The Crothersville spring sports programs met one last time Tuesday at the school’s cafetorium.

Codi McDonald and Cassidy Mantz were recognized as the male and female most outstanding senior athletes.

During his career, McDonald competed in cross-country, basketball, track and field and baseball, while Mantz competed in track, softball, basketball and volleyball.

First-year boys golf coach Greg Kilgore kicked off the banquet by introducing his team.

Brandon Riley received the mental attitude award, while Will Amick got most improved.

Averaging a 43 on nine holes, and finish two strokes back of making the regional, senior Tyler Ludeman was named low-medalist.

Kilgore said the team won six matches over the course of the season.

Brian Huey, also in his first-year of coaching, then brought up his softball team.

While the squad didn’t pick up a win in 2016, Huey said to not judge the team by the final record.

Huey said that the girls improved and showed a ton of mental toughness through their games.

Brittany Clem was presented the batting average award, Jada McIntosh the RBI plaque and Carlee Persinger the pitching honor.

The mental attitude award went to Gabby Walters.

With the news arriving during the ceremony, Allison Davidson made the All-Southern Athletic Conference team.

Crothersville’s baseball team finished 2-15 in 2016 after going winless the previous season.

“From last year to this year, I’ve had umpires, coaches and parents say it’s a different team,” baseball coach Jared Richey said. “Every stat went up across the board.”

Jamie Buxton took home the mental attitude award.

Not present, Jesse Fink was announced as the winner of the pitching award.

The batting and RBI awards went to Trevor Peters, who ranked in the top-10 in batting average for Class A.

Carl Bowman, who has coached since 1980, then had his girls and boys track teams take the stage.

For the girls, Breanna Barger was named the most outstanding runner.

In the season, Barger won the 400 and was a part of the first place 4×800 relay team at the SAC meet.

Barger broke the school record in the 400 at the Bloomington North regional in 1:01.71.

Tristan Maschino, Katrina Christian, Piper Hensley and Barger broke the school record in the relay in 11 minutes.

Most improved went to Alisha Basil and Chasta Lamb got most outstanding field event for her efforts in the high jump.

Noah Hoskins won both the most outstanding field events and most outstanding runner awards.

Hoskins ran sprints while also throwing the discus and shot put.

The sophomore broke the school record in the 100 at 11.6.

Lane Winehorst received the most improved award.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.