Libby 2018 Fall Sports Awards

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  • Libby High School football team Head Coach Neil Fuller congratulates senior JJ Davis during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. Davis made All State and First Team All Conference. He was also voted “Most Inspirational” and received the Coach’s Award. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School recognized 64 students who made Academic All-State — maintaining a 3.5 GPA while earning a varsity letter in a Montana High School Association sanctioned sport — during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School Athletic Director Nik Rewerts presents a saw blade painted with her many accomplishments to Libby volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday.

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    Libby High School cross country Head Coach Rodd Zeiler presents a “Running Strong” poster to sophomore Savannah Sanderson, who received the team award for “Most Improved” during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday.

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    Libby High School golf team Head Coach talks about the accomplishments of his athletes during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday, including seniors Ryggs Johnston and Sammee Bradeen on the far right. Johnston finished his high school career as a four-time state champion, and Bradeen -- who first picked up a golf club a little overa year ago -- made All State in her second season playing.

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    Libby senior Alli Collins signed to play volleyball at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota, during a short ceremony on Wednesday. Pictured are parents Chad and Paula Collins, brothers Trevor and Ryan Collins, Alli Collins and Dickinson Head Coach Jennifer Hartman. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby senior Alli Collins signs to play volleyball at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota, during a short ceremony Wednesday. Pictured are Collins and Dickinson Head Coach Jennifer Hartman.

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    Libby senior Ryggs Johnston signs to play golf with Arizona State University during a short ceremony Wednesday at Libby High School.

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    Libby senior Ryggs Johnston signed to play golf with Arizona State University during a short ceremony Wednesday at Libby High School. Pictured are father Roger Johnston, mother Cindy Ostrem-Johnston, grandfather Norm Ostrem and Ryggs Johnston. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Members of the Libby High School Volleyball team and senior Austin Swartzenberger pose with the 2018-2019 Western A Divisional Second Place trophy during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. Pictured are senior Mehki Sykes, Swartzenberger, senior Jayden Winslow, senior Emma Gruber, senior Alli Collins, senior Linsey Walker and senior Jessika Jones.

  • Libby High School football team Head Coach Neil Fuller congratulates senior JJ Davis during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. Davis made All State and First Team All Conference. He was also voted “Most Inspirational” and received the Coach’s Award. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School recognized 64 students who made Academic All-State — maintaining a 3.5 GPA while earning a varsity letter in a Montana High School Association sanctioned sport — during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School Athletic Director Nik Rewerts presents a saw blade painted with her many accomplishments to Libby volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday.

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    Libby High School cross country Head Coach Rodd Zeiler presents a “Running Strong” poster to sophomore Savannah Sanderson, who received the team award for “Most Improved” during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday.

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    Libby High School golf team Head Coach talks about the accomplishments of his athletes during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday, including seniors Ryggs Johnston and Sammee Bradeen on the far right. Johnston finished his high school career as a four-time state champion, and Bradeen -- who first picked up a golf club a little overa year ago -- made All State in her second season playing.

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    Libby senior Alli Collins signed to play volleyball at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota, during a short ceremony on Wednesday. Pictured are parents Chad and Paula Collins, brothers Trevor and Ryan Collins, Alli Collins and Dickinson Head Coach Jennifer Hartman. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby senior Alli Collins signs to play volleyball at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota, during a short ceremony Wednesday. Pictured are Collins and Dickinson Head Coach Jennifer Hartman.

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    Libby senior Ryggs Johnston signs to play golf with Arizona State University during a short ceremony Wednesday at Libby High School.

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    Libby senior Ryggs Johnston signed to play golf with Arizona State University during a short ceremony Wednesday at Libby High School. Pictured are father Roger Johnston, mother Cindy Ostrem-Johnston, grandfather Norm Ostrem and Ryggs Johnston. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Members of the Libby High School Volleyball team and senior Austin Swartzenberger pose with the 2018-2019 Western A Divisional Second Place trophy during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. Pictured are senior Mehki Sykes, Swartzenberger, senior Jayden Winslow, senior Emma Gruber, senior Alli Collins, senior Linsey Walker and senior Jessika Jones.

On Wednesday, Libby HighSchool seniors Ryggs Johnston and Alli Collins signed with colleges.

Johnston will play golf at Arizona State University and Collins will play volleyball at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota.

At the Fall Sports Awards assembly at Libby High School on Thursday, athletes were honored for academic and athletic acheivement, including both team and state awards.

The school recognized 64 student athletes for receiving Academic All State, which requires them to maintain a 3.5 GPA while lettering in a Montana High School Association sanctioned sport.

The state honors for the Libby football team were also announced publicly for the first time at the assembly.

Retiring Libby volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem Johnston -- the Northwest A Coach of the Year for volleyball -- was also recognized for her 32 years coaching, 29 of them at Libby. Ostrem-Johnston’s record for conference games up to state level from 1993 to the present is 333-190.

Her tenure coaching included eight first and seven second place conference titles, three years as district champions and one in second of the four years for the Northwest A, nine Divisional Champion years, three years in second and three years in third place.

She has also coached the Loggers to the State Championship Tournament eight years, taking the State Championship once, second place three times, third place once and fourth place three times.

Logger Football State Honors

All State

Senior wide receiver JJ Davis

First Team All Conference

Senior wide receiver JJ Davis

Second Team All Conference

Junior offensive guard Cyrus Sweedman

Junior offensive/defensive tackler Tanner Marshall

Sophomore defensive linebacker David Patterson

Sophomore running back Dawson Young

Junior defensive end Cayman Lee

Honorable Mentions

Junior offensive guard Chris Schedlbauer

Junior offensive tackle Riley Vogel

Sophomore defensive safety Ryker McElmurry

Junior defensive corner Chandler Bower

Sophomore tight end David Patterson

Sophomore defensive corner Jay Beagle

The Nov. 20 Western News will feature more honors and photos from Thursday.

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