(l-r) Hailey Boser and Tess Pearman receive their Ponoka Athletics Award for skill

Athletic successes awarded at PSC

Athletes at Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC) were treated to a special day of awards and recognition for their hard work over the school year.

Athletes at Ponoka Secondary Campus (PSC) were treated to a special day of awards and recognition for their hard work over the school year.

Celebrating along with the athletes were coaches and family members Wednesday, June 8 at the school. The banquet also gave coaches or athletes a chance to recognize dedication in football, cross country, golf, volleyball, basketball, curling, badminton and track and field.

Bantam football coach Todd Lewis recognized both his team and the senior football athletes for a strong year. He is eager to see what his players moving up to the senior program will do to keep the momentum. “I was extremely lucky. We had awesome coaches and staff to help,” said Lewis.

Co-coach for the senior team Cody Baird added that the big accomplishment for the year was their first win. Considering the program is only several years in, he looks forward to upcoming seasons.

For volleyball there were accomplishments to mention including the senior girls landing a spot at provincials. While at provincials. the team earned most-sportsmanlike title of the tournament, explained team member Delaney Brachman. “(It was) a year filled with success and great memories,” said Brachman.

For some teams, it was a year of learning and growth. Adrian Paolinelli, the junior girls’ basketball coach said the girls had some challenges at the second half of the season playing against tougher teams. Despite those challenges, he is happy with how the season finished off.

Senior boys’ basketball coach Tylor Johnson said while there were some tough games over the season his team never gave up. He had coaches come up to him after games praising the athletes for their dedication to playing hard in all four quarters.

Curling saw Ponoka’s first medal at provincials after a dry spell for some years. Senior girls’ skip Nikki Smith was proud to have earned a bronze medal. She praised coach Kelly Smith for his dedication to the game.

Among the awards are the coveted Bronc and Athlete of the Year, which are awarded to a male and female athlete in each grade.

For the Athlete award coaches and staff take into consideration actions over and above the call of duty for that athlete, explained athletic director Paula Chapman. For the Bronc of the Year they consider not only athletic accomplishments but how that athlete represents the school overall.

Broncs of the Year for Grades 7 to 12:

Grade 7: Emery Young, Gina Mercer and Ashton Bandet

Grade 8: Emily David and Nick Mercer

Grade 9: Paisley Wilson and Travis Hyink

Grade 10: Hayden Krzywy and Dakotah Nichols

Grade 11: Jayden Hagemann and Sarah Morin

Grade 12: Samira Rowland, Hailey Boser and Darcy Hoogers

Athlete of the Year for Grades 10 to 12:

Grade 10: Clayton Raugust and Kiana Weed

Grade 11: Jaden Sandin and Tess Pearman

Grade 12: Iggy Cattleman and Mackenzie Henderson.

 

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