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Fall sports stars recognized at banquet


Doug Radunich

Left to right- Volleyball athletes Shelby McGuire, Heather Oxford and Nikki Pacheco, the team's three seniors, share a group hug at the Saratoga High School fall sports banquet.

Tears were shed as Saratoga High School athletes closed the fall season with an awards banquet, which honored efforts shown from the school's 2013 football and volleyball teams.

The Platte Valley Community Center Great Hall was filled with friends, family members and school officials during the Nov. 25 event, where supporters witnessed awards being given and inspirational coach speeches. The Saratoga volleyball players were first honored by coaches Shayley Love and Amy Johnston, and following were Saratoga varsity football coaches Scott Bokelman and Josh Sandlian, who announced and handed out their specialized player awards.

The list of player awards and honorees is as follows:

Junior Varsity

Volleyball Awards

Assists Award- Sarah Burton

Serving Award- Alicia Zaragoza

Dig Award- Meredith Lincoln

Kill Award- Sierra Schutte

Blocking Award- Justine Fourman

Most Improved- Shaelee Hamann

Coaches Award- Nina Ford

Varsity Volleyball


Senior Awards- Shelby McGuire, Heather Oxford and Nikki Pacheco

Assists Award- Shelby McGuire, with 288 assists for the season

Serving Award- Mati Love, with a serving percentage of 92.2 percent, and 14th overall in conference for serving

Defense Award- Veronica Lincoln, with 301 digs, and 5th overall in conference for digs

Kills, Blocks and Digs Award- Heather Oxford, with 243 total kills, 80 total blocks and 456 total digs

Most Improved Award- Justine Fourman, made 28 blocks

Coaches Award- Kylie Theesfeld

Panther Award- Nikki Pacheco

Rookie of the Year Award- Meredith Lincoln

MVP Award- Heather Oxford

2A Southeast Regional All-Conference Team placers- Shelby McGuire, Heather Oxford and Veronica Lincoln

South All-Star Selection from Saratoga High School- Heather Oxford

Letter Winners- Veronica Lincoln, Meredith Lincoln, Heather Oxford, Kelsie Samson, Shelby McGuire, Mati Love, Nikki Pacheco, Kylie Theesfeld, Haley Soles and Justine Fourman

Varsity Football


Doug Radunich

Left to right- SHS football players Thatcher Spiering, Rodrigo Escobedo and Tate Stinson are presented as All-Conference honorees by coach Scott Bokelman (with microphone), while coach Josh Sandlian goes through certificates to hand out. Stinson also received All-State honors at the banquet.

All-Conference Awards- Tate Stinson, Rodrigo Escobedo and Thatcher Spiering

All-State Award- Tate Stinson

Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 Honorable Mention- Tate Stinson and Kyle Bartlett

Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year- Tate Stinson

Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year- Thatcher Spiering

Special Teams Player of the Year- Rodrigo Escobedo

Perseverance Player of the Year- Ryan Malone

Letter Winners- Tate Stinson, Thatcher Spiering, Thomas Ingleby, Cameron Lehr, Kyle Bartlett, Tyler Hughes, Alex Ziegler, Ryan Malone, Bradley Bifano, Zane Michelson, Morgan Rempel, Rodrigo Escobedo and Darian Williams

Manager Awards- Becca Treat and Michelle Hooker

Senior Awards- Tate Stinson, Ryan Malone and Shawn Ingleby


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