Top athletes

The outstanding Tomah High School athletes from the Class of 2018 are, from left, Noah Nick, Reis Derousseau and Travis Von Haden.

Reis Derousseau has been named the outstanding girls athlete for the Tomah High School Class of 2018, while Noah Nick and Travis Von Haden shared the boys award.

The three-sport athletes were honored during the athletic awards banquet held at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Derousseau played volleyball, basketball and softball and was awarded all-conference recognition by the Mississippi Valley Conference in all three sports.

Von Haden competed in football, wrestling and baseball, while Nick played soccer, hockey and tennis.

Other athletes who met the criteria for nomination were:

  • Girls—Brooke Brown, Lindsey Conway, Taylor Gular, Abbey Larsen, Mollie Lelonek, Mallory Pierce and Hannah Scorsone.
  • Boys—Peter Brey, Wade Eno, Trey Gnewikow, Luke Grygleski, Nathaniel Hausman, Kyle Kroener, Derek Millard, Trevin Nelson, Dalton Prielipp and Trevor Shutter.

Four other awards were announced.

  • Mackenize Myers won the Golden Hand Award for most valuable student trainer.
  • Trevor Shutter and Trey Gnewikow shared the Bach/Thorpe Award for students who excelled in athletics and music. Both are three-sport athletes who also performed in show choir.
  • Gymnastics coach Karen Brown was named Honorary Coach of the Year.
  • Cassie Carney, Taylor Gular, Trevor Nelson and Noah Nick won the Bill Schroeder Award sponsored by the Tomah Sports Boosters Club. The award is named after the former Tomah Journal sports editor.

Three athletes were recognized for setting school records.

  • Freshman Hannah Wilcox-Borg set the girls cross country record with a time of 19:49 and became the first Tomah girl to crack the 20-minute barrier since the girls race was lengthened from 3,200 to 5,000 meters.
  • Junior Madison Lindauer set a single-season scoring record in girls basketball with 429 points.
  • Junior Sevanna Utesch became Tomah’s first-ever wheelchair track and field athlete and established records in the 100-meter dash (35.5 seconds) and shot put (7-10).

Four sports − boys and girls golf, volleyball and gymnastics − compile all-state academic teams. Tomah members are as follows:

  • Volleyball—Ella Plueger, Madisyn Brey, Hunter Eirschele, Brooke Brown, Reis Derousseau, Abbey Larsen and Mallory Pierce.
  • Girls golf—Josie Mathison, Sarah Peterson, Abby Sherwood, Angie Bauman, Molly Larsen and Grace Pokela.
  • Boys golf (announced after banquet)—Nolan Stees, Trey Gnewikow and Trevor Shutter.
  • Gymnastics—Sara Peardot, Reyna Herold, Arianna Hohenstein and Anna Jackson.

The following senior athletes earned four or more letters during their careers:

  • Four—Zachary Buchholz, Josh Dahlke, Brea Fryett, Seth Huneck, Isaac Klema, Dawson Klump, Daniel Loendorf, Sam Peterson, Triston Riedesel and Edgar Rodriguez.
  • Five—Mason Brandt, Jesse Johnson and Grace Pokela.
  • Six—Kaitlyn Austin, Peter Brey, Wade Eno, Luke Grygleski, Nathaniel Hausman, Alyssa Hayward, Molly Larsen, Caleb McNutt, Derek Millard, Dalton Prielipp and Hannah Scorsone,
  • Seven—Mallory Pierce.
  • Eighth—Brianna Battista, Taylor Gular, Kyle Kroener, Mollie Lelonek, Mackenzie Myers, Trevin Nelson and Trevor Shutter.
  • Nine—Trey Gnewikow, Abbey Larsen, Noah Nick and Travis Von Haden.
  • Ten—Reis Derousseau.
  • Eleven—Cassie Carney.
  • Twelve—Brooke Brown and Lindsey Conway.
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Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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