DCHS fall athletes receive awards
By Anthony Varriano
Ranger-Review Staff Writer
Dawson County High School senior golfer Breilyn Riggin and junior cross country runner Emily Kuehn received All-State honors at the annual fall sports awards dinner held at the Moose Hall last Tuesday.
Riggin is the state’s lady golf champion, and Kuehn was seventh at the State Cross Country Meet in Kalispell.
Joining Riggin with All-Conference honors were junior golfers Tyra Rowsey and Hailey Cantrell. Six boys and all three girls received varsity letters on the golf team.
Six girls and seven boys received varsity letters on the cross country team. Red Devil junior captain Ase Ackerman was named most valuable along with Kuehn. Seniors Kendra Zander and Travis Kinn were named most inspirational, and freshman Taylor Munro was named most improved for the girls’ team. Senior Tristan Hilgart won the award on the boys’ team, in his first year running cross country.
Sophomore Keegan Mires took home First Team All-Conference honors as punter for the DCHS football team. He was also named All-Conference Second Team at defensive end, so his two positions should be locked in the next two years.
Also receiving Second Team All-Conference honors were senior defensive tackle Elijah Marley and senior running back Jameson Crisafulli. Marley and Crisafulli were also co-captain award recipients. A total of 24 varsity letters were awarded to DCHS football players.
Senior outside hitter Ceeara Staiger was named Second Team All-Conference in volleyball. She took home the award for most kills on her team. Team MVP and winner for most blocks was senior Taya Torres. Defensive MVP and winner for most digs, Thea Robson, will be around for a while. She’s just a sophomore.
The volleyball team’s best server will also return, as junior Addie Reinhart hit the most aces on the team this season. Classmate Jaley Wyse was named most improved, and 13 varsity letters were awarded.
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