NorthWood salutes winter athletes

    Eight students were recognized in six sports.

    Posted on March 13, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.

    NAPPANEE — NorthWood High School has presented winter MVP sports awards to Garrett Griffin and Derek Weldy in wrestling, Nathan Nunemaker in boys swimming, Austin Conrad in boys diving, Morgan Olson and Jordyn Frantz in girls basketball, Jamie McBride in girls swimming and Sarah Wysong in cheerleading.

    Boys basketball awards will be given at the close of its season.

    NorthWood Awards

    Boys Basketball: To be given at a latter date.

    Wrestling: MVP — Garrett Griffin, Derek Weldy. Co-Captains — Zach BeMiller, Josh Chupp, Derek Weldy. Most Improved — Zach BeMiller (year-to-year), Mike Edwards (season). Mental Attitude — Derek Weldy. Quick Pin — Ryan Price (:10). Most Pins — Garrett Griffin (15). Most Escapes — Michael Leonard (27). Most Takedowns — Josh Chupp (31), Garrett Griffin (31). Most Reversals — Josh Chupp (19). Near Falls — Josh Chupp (15 3-point and 14 2-point). JV — Tucker White. Freshmen — Garrett Griffin. Workhorse (Practice) — Derek Weldy,

    Boys Swimming: MVP — Nathan Nunemaker (swimming), Austin Conrad (diving). Co-Captains — Riley Smith, Jacob Snider. Most Improved — Alex McBride (swimming), Loren Schmucker (diving). Mental Attitude — Nathan Blucker.

    Girls Basketball: MVP — Morgan Olson, Jordyn Frantz. Co-Captains — Tiffanie Alexander, Taylor Fielstra, Morgan Olson, Inger Yoder. Most Improved — Haley Roe. Mental Attitude — Inger Yoder. Most Rebounds — Morgan Olson. Free Throw — Jordyn Frantz. Outstanding Defense — Morgan Olson, Jordan Frantz.

    Girls Swimming: MVP — Jamie McBride. Co-Captain — Katelyn Davis. Most Improved — Leah Tuttle (swimming). Mental Attitude — Natalie Hostetler.

    Cheerleading: MVP — Sarah Wysong. Most Improved — Jade Murphy. Mental Attitude — Haley Bowling (varsity), Madison Kuhn (JV), Tilly Stillson (freshmen). Most Spirited — Coralee Young (varsity), Baillie Richner (JV), Aria Skaggs (freshmen). Best Jumps — Ashley Stump (varsity), Jillian Croff (freshmen). Best Tumbler — Kaytee Mishler, Kristen Norville. JV Football Season MVP — Tyra Southern. JV Basketball Season MVP — Haiden Evans. Freshmen Most Improved — Kaylee Hoffer, Bethany Schwartz.

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