MIDDLEBURY — Nate Ritchie and Pete Smith in boys basketball, Morgan Miller and Brianne O'Dell in girls basketball, and wrestling MVP Ryan Baxter received some of the top awards during the Northridge High School winter sports awards program Tuesday, March 18.
Jon Stoller and Katie Hughes were cited in boys and girls swimming, respectively, as high-point leaders. Ritchie and Miller earned top offensive awards in basketball, and Smith and O'Dell key defensive awards.
Boys Basketball: Mental attitude — Sam Ahonen. Offense — Nate Ritchie. Defense — Pete Smith. Most improved — Tom Morrison. JV mental attitude — Gavin Herman. JV offense — Spencer Jones. JV defense — Matt Miller. Frosh mental attitude — Luke Morrison. Frosh offense — Joe Smith. Frosh defense — Lucas Ganyard.
Girls Basketball: Big O — Morgan Miller. Mental attitude — Molly Bontrager. Big D — Brianne O'Dell. Miss Hustle — Mikaela Zook. Most improved — Baleigh Carithers. FG percentage — Miller. FT percentage — Ellie Lengacher. Assists — O'Dell. JV mental attitude — Keianna Yoder. JV most improved — Destinee Boutwell. JV Miss Hustle — Brennah Tadeo.
Boys Swimming: High point — Jon Stoller. Mental attitude — Stoller. Most improved — Chayton Friesen. Courage & Ambition — Seth Cripe.
Girls Swimming: High point — Katie Hughes. Mental attitude — Sydney Boyer. Most improved — Allison Lantz. Courage & Ambition — Tessa Peter. Outstanding diver (uni-sex) — Rylee Dahlman.
Wrestling: MVP — Ryan Baxter. Mental attitude — Logan Bontrager. Takedowns — Baxter. Pins — Isaac Zickafoose. Most improved — Jon Yoder. Near fall — Chris Howe. Reversal — Nick Maher. JV mental attitude — Chris Mitschelen. JV most improved — Trent Bixler.
Cheerleading: Mental attitude — Melissa Hartman. Most improved — Gracie Herman. Spirit of Northridge — Evan VanCuren. JV mental attitude — MacKenzie Diaz.