Viroqua’s spring athletes in softball, baseball, track, boys tennis and boys golf were recognized at the Viroqua High School Spring Athletic Banquet.
The banquet was held in the high school cafeteria, Monday, June 3.
Softball letter winners were sophomores Haley Ostrem, Kristen Fiske, Mallory Berg; juniors Brianna Vikemyr, Shana Hardy, Rachel Arch; and seniors Danielle Vold, Melaney Olson, Sierra Hansen, Tiffany Glass and Kirsten Bolstad.
Hansen was the defensive MVP, while Vold and Olson were shared offensive MVP honors.
Bolstad and Hansen served a team captains.
Baseball letter winners included sophomores Mason Neprud, Zach Trautsch; juniors Tyler Gabrielson, Joe Huber, Jackson Berra, Tyler Bentz, Dalten Tryggestad, Dustin Stalsberg; and seniors Mason Joholski and Gunnar Clancy.
The Most Valuable Player was Mitch Stalsberg.
Joholski, the captain on the team, received the Eddie Zitzner Award.
VHS boys track letter winners were sophomores Ryan Onshus, Micah Nordgren, Brady Nigh, Jeremy Lee, Garriet Kanis; juniors Michael Swancutt, Jack Poshepny, Keaton Nemes, JJ McClelland, Alex Maldonado, Isaiah Abt; and seniors Tyler Thompson, Josh Stohr, James Schipper, Damien Mikkelson and Tristan Hudson.
Boys track team captains were Stohr and Thompson.
Letters in girls track were handed out to freshmen Jessica Schmidt and Olivia Amrhein; sophomores Sadie Reber, Jaali Parrish, Joslyn Dearborn, Samantha Dach, Rachel Anderson, Jessica Abt,; juniors Maddy Wiltrout, Haley Stafslien, Mackenzie Schneider, Katie Fitzwater, Jessica Cummings. Fiona Conlon, Brianna Abt; and seniors Ginny Young and Lyssa Veres.
Captains for girls track include Young, Veres, Maddy Wiltrout and Schneider.
Three hammer awards were handed out to Young, Veres and Stohr for their leadership on and off the track.
Boys tennis letter winners were freshman Chris Amrhein; sophomores Jon Haynes and Matt Bomkamp; juniors Malachy Koons, Colman Melcher, Jeremiah Green; and seniors Zach Lotz, Wyatt Oldham and Shawn Achenbach.
Melcher was the most valuable player, while Green and Chris Amrhein were the most improved. Achenbach received the Golden Doughnut Award.
Achenbach and Koons were the team’s captains.
Viroqua boys golf letter winners included sophomore Trevor Bolstad; juniors Troy Sanwick and Cole Hewitt; and seniors Collin Campbell, Jake Gardner and Cody Getter-Skrede.
Getter-Skrede was the team’s most valuable player. Sanwick was the most improved and senior Cody Kruse-Hilt received the Extra Effort Award.
And for the first year, certificates were also handed out to all of Viroqua’s three-sport athletes — boys and girls — from freshmen to senior. The senior three-sport athletes will have their names placed on the wall leading to the weight room.
Sierra Hansen and Lyssa Veres received the Joan Mortenson Dahl/Shirley Cowden Herfel Memorial Award for the top female athlete. Shawn Achenbach and Josh Stohr were bestowed the Paul Morterud Memorial Award, which recognizes the top senior athlete, and Clay Fitzpatrick was recognized with the Butch Durden Memorial Award for outstanding sportsman. Chet Melcher was the Fan of the Year.