Farewell to winter
At Sullivan West the celebration began with a welcome by principal Margie Tenbus and an introduction of the coaches by athletic director Dave Franskevicz. Winter’s most laudable achievements came as Rachel Deppa took 11th in states in the racewalk and placed 26th in the Nationals. The boys basketball team, which reveled in a great turnaround from previous struggles, was selected as a recipient of the NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete honors. Drew Billard and Kendall Menges competed at states in skiing. The following athletes received trophies and accolades for their fine performances.
Girls Basketball: Stephanie Hauschild, Coaches Award; Sydney Sipple, Miss Basketball 2012. Boys Basketball: Matt Cardona, Best Offensive Player; John Masten, MVP. Boys Winter Track: Reed Scott, Top Track Athlete; Todd Roeder, Top Field Athlete. Girls Winter Track: Rachel Deppa, Most Valuable Indoor Track Athlete; Hannah Feinman, Most Valuable Indoor Field Athlete. Alpine Skiing: Kendall Menges and Drew Billard, Most Valuable Skiers; Jimmy Finn, Most Improved Skier. Basketball Cheerleading: Xhesika Lushaj, Most Spirited Cheerleader; Jenna Keesler, Most Improved Cheerleader.
Both awards ceremonies concluded with musical slide shows, which chronicled the winter sports season presented by sportsiinsightsny.com. You can visit www.sportsinsightsny.com for photos of all of the award winners, archived stories from 2009 to the present and coverage of the spring season, which is about to get underway.