Community R-VI Students Honored With Awards At Athletic Banquet

Story contribution and photo credits to Leslie Meyer:

The Community R6 junior high and high school athletics program held their athletic banquet Thursday, May 4 at the high school in Laddonia. Students were recognized for their participation in each sport, coaches highlighted the season, and other awards were given to outstanding athletes in honor of previous alumni.

The banquet kicked off with the Community R6 Booster Club acknowledging parent volunteers Cindy Fort and Carol Rohan. Fort is a former officer of the booster club as well as a dedicated volunteer. With her youngest son, Lance, graduating this spring, the booster club wanted to acknowledge her contributions. Carol Rohan was acknowledged for the countless hours she spent handling the concession stand, ordering and picking up supplies from Sam’s Club, and other volunteer duties. Coach Tad Shotten was presented the final booster club award for his assistance with a variety of projects throughout the school year.

Junior High Individual Awards

Junior High Softball

–          Offensive Player of the Year, Lydia Hoyt who averaged .379, 11 hits and 11 stolen bases

–          Hard Work and Effort Award, Myla Carroll who was always one of the first athletes at practice and usually one of the last to leave.

–          Team Player, Macy Poindexter as she played various positions for the team.

–          Most Improved Player, Bailey Miller, the first baseman


–          Central Activities Conference Champions: Caden Thomas in the discus and Grace Welch in the 100m hurdles

–          9 Junior High Records were broken this year. Three for the girls and six for the boys.  Those included:

o   Myla Carroll, shot put, 30’11.25”

o   Kerragan Matich, high jump, 4’2”

o   Lydia Hoyt, Kerragan Mach, Cooper Schafer, and Katlynn Arens, the 4×400 m relay

o   Rhett Curtis, shot put, 36’5”

o   Ezra Johnson, Colton Peak, Layton Wright, and Caden Thomas, 4x100m relay

o   Layton Wright, 100m hurdles

o   Caden Thomas, boys high jump, 4’8.75”

o   Will Swaim, Layton Wright, Caden Thomas, and Katavyn Wheeler, 4x400m relay

o   Earlier in the season, Ezra Johnson broke and held the boys’ high jump record, but ultimately, at the same meet, Thomas broke it.

High School Individual Awards


–          The team was named as an Academic All-State Team with a 3.76 GPA. Nine girls had a 3.7 GPA or higher. They were: Olivia Kuda, Ivy Hays, Lydia Forbis, Adrianna Woodson, Sarah Angel, Olivia Schafer, Brooklynn Glasgow, Rylee Rafferty, and Jocelyn Curtis

–          First-team All-Conference, First-team All-District, First-team All-Region, Sarah Angel

–          First-team All-Conference Olivia Kuda

–          First-team All-District, catcher; First-team All-conference, Honorable Mention Brooklynn Glasgow

–          First-team All-District, pitcher Paige Painter

–          Defensive Player of the Year, Brooklynn Glasgow

–          Offensive Player of the Year Jocelyn Curtis with a .403 batting average

–          Ace of the Staff Paige Painter who completed the season with an ERA 3.54 on the mound

–          MVP Sarah Angel

–          Golden Glove awards Sarah Angel and Brooklynn Glasgow

–          Rookie of the Year Peyton Schafer

–          Outstanding Outfield Kayla Jett

–          Utility Player of the Year Ivy Hays

Girls’ Basketball

–          Junior Varsity Player of the Year Peyton Beamer

–          All-District Olivia Kuda

–          Class 1 Player of the Year, District 10, Sarah Angel

–          CAC Honorable Mention Kylie Brooks and Kayla Jett

–          CAC First-team Sarah Angel and Olivia Kuda

–          Most Improved Aaliyah Welch

–          Hustle Award Brooklynn Glasgow

–          Highest Free Throw Percentage with one at 70% Sarah Angel

–          Queen of the Boards Olivia Kuda who averaged 8.3 rebounds per game

–          Highest 3-point percentage with 32 completed in the season Alyssa Beamer

–          Most Coachable Sarah Angel

–          Winstinct Award Kylie Brooks

–          Defensive Player of the Year, tied, Sarah Angel and Kayla Jett

–          Offensive Player of the Year Sarah Angel

Boys’ Basketball

–          Hustle Award Kyler Swaim

–          Most 3-point shots Mason Carroll

–          Most Improved Eli Johnson

–          Sixth Man Brandt Cope

–          Team Leader Tucker Robnett

–          Defensive Player of the Year Logan Johnson

–          Offensive Player of the Year and Team MVP Gain Allen, who was also a conference MVP finalist


–          Rookie of the Year Jenna Eikel

–          Best Team Player Olivia Schafer

–          MVP Kate Robnett


–          Four school records this season:

o   Sarah Angel, 400m dash

o   Gavin Allen, Javelin and shot put

o   Victoria DiSalvo, 300m hurdles

–          The girls’ team received a fourth-place finish at the Central Activities Conference meet

–          Girls’ Running MVP Victoria DiSalvo

–          Girls’ Field Events MVP Ivy Hays

–          Boys’ Running MVP Lane Carter

–          Boys’ Field Events MVP Gavin Allen

–          Top Newcomer Adrianna Woodson

–          Record-Setter, broke the most PRs or school records Gavin Allen

–          Team Leader Taylor Johnson


–          Golden Glove Ayden Miranda

–          Best Hitter Eli Johnson

–          Cy Young Award Mason Carroll

–          Wade Hester Award Gavin Allen

Awards, voted on by all Community R6 Coaches

Sandra Schutte Award: Victoria DiSalvo and Ian Johnson

George M. Dameron Award for Multi-Sport Athletes: Brooklynn Glasgow and Mason Carroll

Lady Trojan Sarah Angel

Trojan Gavin Allen