Libby awards studnets for athletic, academic achievement

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  • With his student athletes assembled in front of him, Head Coach Neil Fuller talks about the accomplishments of the Libby High School football team during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School golf Head Coach Dann Rohrer congratulates junior Sydney Croucher, recipient of the “Most Inspirational” team award for the girls golf team during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Cheer Coach Jennifer McElmurry announces the awards for the Libby High School cheer squad during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School golf Head Coach Dann Rohrer congratulates freshman Eric Vinion, recipient of the “Most Improved” team award for the boys golf team during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School girls soccer Head Coach Eric Kapan spoke about both the athletic and academic achievements of his student athletes during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday, with 10 Academic All State recipients on the team. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School girls soccer Head Coach Eric Kapan presents the “Most Improved” team award to senior Lauren Thorstenson during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School boys soccer Head Coach Jeff Zwang presents the “Most Valuable Player” team award to senior Austin Swartzenberger -- who was also named to Second Team All Conference -- during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School cross country Head Coach Rodd Zeiler spoke about not only the accomplishments of this season’s athletes on the high school team, but the inspiration they took from and gave to the new middle school athletes who bolstered the team’s numbers this year during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School boys soccer Head Coach Jeff Zwang spoke about the challenges the team faced during the season, and his enjoyment working with them during his first season as their new coach during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School cross country Head Coach Rodd Zeiler congratulates freshman Vance Ward, who received the “Most Improved” team award for boys cross country during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston spoke to her team one last time about her pride and enjoyment from her time coaching them during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. Saying that in time all the wins and losses would become a blur, she said she hoped they would always remember the stories, events and traditions, “but most of all the relationships that were cultivated as a result of being a team.” (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston hugs senior Linsey Waker, Second Team All Conference, during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston hugs senior Mehki Sykes, All State and First Team All Conference, during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. Ostrem-Johnston said that Sykes “hits the ball so hard she clears the student section out!” (Ben Kibbey/The Western News

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    Libby High School volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston congratulates senior Jayden Winslow -- the player voted “Most Valuable Player”, she also made All State and First Team All Conference -- during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

  • With his student athletes assembled in front of him, Head Coach Neil Fuller talks about the accomplishments of the Libby High School football team during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School golf Head Coach Dann Rohrer congratulates junior Sydney Croucher, recipient of the “Most Inspirational” team award for the girls golf team during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Cheer Coach Jennifer McElmurry announces the awards for the Libby High School cheer squad during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School golf Head Coach Dann Rohrer congratulates freshman Eric Vinion, recipient of the “Most Improved” team award for the boys golf team during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School girls soccer Head Coach Eric Kapan spoke about both the athletic and academic achievements of his student athletes during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday, with 10 Academic All State recipients on the team. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School girls soccer Head Coach Eric Kapan presents the “Most Improved” team award to senior Lauren Thorstenson during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School boys soccer Head Coach Jeff Zwang presents the “Most Valuable Player” team award to senior Austin Swartzenberger -- who was also named to Second Team All Conference -- during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School cross country Head Coach Rodd Zeiler spoke about not only the accomplishments of this season’s athletes on the high school team, but the inspiration they took from and gave to the new middle school athletes who bolstered the team’s numbers this year during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School boys soccer Head Coach Jeff Zwang spoke about the challenges the team faced during the season, and his enjoyment working with them during his first season as their new coach during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School cross country Head Coach Rodd Zeiler congratulates freshman Vance Ward, who received the “Most Improved” team award for boys cross country during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston spoke to her team one last time about her pride and enjoyment from her time coaching them during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. Saying that in time all the wins and losses would become a blur, she said she hoped they would always remember the stories, events and traditions, “but most of all the relationships that were cultivated as a result of being a team.” (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston hugs senior Linsey Waker, Second Team All Conference, during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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    Libby High School volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston hugs senior Mehki Sykes, All State and First Team All Conference, during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. Ostrem-Johnston said that Sykes “hits the ball so hard she clears the student section out!” (Ben Kibbey/The Western News

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    Libby High School volleyball Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston congratulates senior Jayden Winslow -- the player voted “Most Valuable Player”, she also made All State and First Team All Conference -- during the Fall Awards Assembly Thursday. (Ben Kibbey/The Western News)

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

The school also recognized 64 student athletes for receiving Academic All State during last spring season and this fall season, which requires them to maintain a 3.5 GPA while lettering in a Montana High School Association sanctioned sport.

Academic All State

Spring

Softball

Seniors

Haylee Cannon, 3.5

Machenna Slunkard, 3.5

Juniors

Sammee Bradeen, 3.86

Samantha Miller, 4.0

Linsey Walker, 4.0

Jayden Winslow, 4.0

Sophomores

Sheyla Gallagher, 3.57

Ashlyn Monigold, 3.57

Trey Thompson, 4.0

Speech and Drama

Seniors

Kevin Lee, 3.6

Juniors

Ethan Neff, 3.57

Isabella Hollingsworth, 3.86

Autumn Fajotina, 4.0

Tennis

Seniors

Abigail Creighton, 3.8

Isabelle Martineau, 3.86

Juniors

Morgan Snyder, 3.57

Marissa Wood, 3.71

Sophomores

Cierra Lucas, 3.71

Freshmen

Jessica Cunningham, 3.57

Janina Daep, 4.0

Elise Erickson, 4.0

Gabriella Fantozzi, 3.86

Colton Halvorson, 4.0

Sally Weber, 4.0

Laneigha Zeiler, 4.0

Track and Field

Seniors

Logan Christensen, 4.0

Brian Peck, 4.0

Shannon Reny, 4.0

Sidney Stevenson, 3.67

Juniors

Emma Gruber, 4.0

Isabella Hollingsworth, 3.86

Sophomores

John Cheroske, 4.0

Keith Johnson, 4.0

Kylee Quinn, 3.86

Jaycee Thornock, 3.71

Freshmen

Jay Beagle, 4.0

Olivia Gilliam-Smith, 4.0

Fall

Cheer

Seniors

Isabella Hollingsworth, 3.5

Hannah Cannon, 3.5

Juniors

Ashlyn Monigold, 4.0

Jaycee Thornock, 4.0

Sophomores

Haley Benjamin, 4.0

Freshmen

Anna-Marie Kebschull, 3.86

Arista Munsel, 3.71

Cross Country

Seniors

Isabella Hollingsworth, 3.5

Christopher Williams, 3.5

Juniors

John Cheroske, 3.86

Sophomores

Gabriella Fantozzi, 3.71

Ruby Martin, 4.0

Sally Weber, 4.0

Football

Juniors

Lucas Foreman, 3.57

Sophomores

Jay Beagle, 4.0

Golf

Seniors

Sammee Bradeen, 4.0

Ryggs Johnston, 4.0

Juniors

Trey Thompson, 4.0

Boys Soccer

Sophomores

Isaac O’Rourke, 4.0

Girls Soccer

Seniors

Isabella Hollingsworth, 3.5

Amber Winter, 4.0

Juniors

Cierra Lucas, 3.67

Jaycee Thornock, 4.0

Sophomores

Elise Erickson, 4.0

Isabelle Kapan, 4.0

Ruby Martin, 4.0

Alexus Martin, 3.71

Bridget Pena, 3.83

Bethany Thomas, 3.71

Volleyball

Seniors

Alli Collins 3.86

Emma Gruber, 3.57

Jessika Jones, 3.5

Breeanna Runyan, 3.71

Linsey Walker, 4.0

Ryggs Johnston, 4.0

Sammee Bradeen, 4.0

Jayden Winslow, 3.86

Juniors

Sheyla Gallagher, 3.5

Ashlyn Monigold, 4.0

Kenzie Proffitt, 3.5

Kylee Quinn, 4.0

Sophomores

Olivia Gilliam-Smith 4.0

In addition to state honors, Libby High School coaches awarded student athletes on Thursday for their efforts in fall sports, including most valuable, most spirited or inspirational, and most improved.

Cheer

Most Valuable, Hannah Cannon

Most Spirited, Jaycee Thornock

Most Improved, Annika Thorstenson

Boys Golf

Most Valuable, Ryggs Johnston

Most Improved, Eric Vinion

Most Inspirational, Trey Thompson

All State/State Champion, Ryggs Johnston

Girls Golf

Most Valuable, Allie Snyder

Most Improved, Emily Carvey

Most Inspirational, Sydney Croucher

All State, Sammee Bradeen

Girls Soccer

Most Valuable, None (Coach Eric Kapan noted all his players were equally valuable this year)

Most Improved, Lauren Thorstenson

Most Inspirational, Isabella Hollingsworth

Boys Soccer

Second Team All Conference, Austin Swartzenberger

Most Valuable, Austin Swartzenberger

Most Improved, Tanner Eggers

Most Inspirational, Zach Carter

Girls Cross Country

Most Valuable, Mikalyn Zeiler

Most Improved, Savanna Sanderson

Most Inspirational, Mikalyn Zeiler

Boys Cross Country

Most Valuable, William O’Connell

Most Improved, Vance Ward

Most Inspirational, John Cheroske

Football

Coaches’ Award, JJ Davis

Most Inspirational, JJ Davis

Most Improved, Ryker McElmurry

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

Volleyball

Varsity

Most Valuable, Jayden Winslow

Most improved, Ashlyn Monigold

Most inspirational, McKenzie Proffitt

All State/First Team All-Conference

Seniors

Jayden Winslow

Emma Gruber

First Team All-Conference

Senior Alli Collins

Second Team All-Conference

Senior Jessika Jones

Honorable Mentions

Seniors

McKenzie Proffitt

Linsey Walker

2018 Northwest A Coach of the Year

Head Coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston

Junior Varsity

Most Valuable, Ashlyn Monigold

Most improved, Julia Martineau

Most inspirational, Kylee Quinn

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