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By David Sharp
Parents, coaches and student-athletes gathered on May 31, 2007 for the Knox County R-I MS/HS Spring Activities Award ceremony at the Knox County High School gym.
Middle school and high school track coaches along with baseball and campus bowl coaches presented awards, letters and certificates of participation.
Middle School track coach Craig Miller presented certificates of participation to 32 KCMS track and field athletes along with manager Jamie Adair. High school track coaches Kate Murphy and Ann Murphy presented a long list of awards to a very successful Knox County track team.
Awards were presented for all-conference, all-district, state and sectional qualifiers.
Top eight finishers at the state track meet are considered all state. Tessa Ramer, Katie Ausmus, Lorelei Schlueter, and Amanda Woods earned Class 1 girls’ all-state track status. Graduating senior Morgan Nunan became a two time all-stater in the high jump and 4x200m relay.
High school boys’ track award winners included Team Captain Thor Wolter. Mitchell Pegg earned an award for Boys’ Most Team Points. Cody Pegg earned an award for Boys’ Most Improved.
Girls’ track and field awards included Team Captain Chelsea Redding. Bobi Jo Goodrich was selected as Girls’ Most Improved. Lorelei Schlueter earned an award for Girls’ Most Team Points.
Graduating senior Jessica Shultz won the Team Spirit Award. Freshman all-stater Katie Ausmus was presented with an award for breaking the school record in the girls’ 3200 meter run. Katie Ausmus won the second Knox County High School fourth place state track medal since consolidation in 1963 in the metric two mile.
Baseball coach Jesse Crawford presented 2007 baseball awards. Freshman Cody Morgenstern was among those presented with awards for all-conference and all district performances. Cody Morgenstern was named to the 2007 Tri-Rivers All-Conference Baseball Second Team.
Junior Daniel McMahon won baseball awards for Offensive MVP and Pitcher of the Year. Graduating senior Caleb Shubert was presented with the 2007 Defensive MVP Award. Shubert and Daniel McMahon batted a combined .710 during the district tournament. The Eagles lost to Canton in the District 11 baseball championship game.