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Shawano honors athletes at spring banquet

DePerry, Timm named athletes of year

By Morgan Rode

Leader Photo by Morgan Rode Shawano seniors Crede Timm, left, and Tori DePerry were named the Athletes of the Year at the school’s spring athletic banquet at The Gathering on Monday.

Shawano Community High School held its final athletic banquet of the school year at The Gathering on Monday, honoring athletes from spring sports and handing out some annual awards.

Seniors Tori DePerry and Crede Timm were named the school’s athletes of the year.

Senior Alice Hoffmann was the recipient of several annual awards, being named the WIAA Scholar Athlete, Scholar Athlete of the Year and winner of the Martzke Award.

Senior Karson Rades was the male WIAA Scholar Athlete and Scholar Athlete of the Year, while senior Steven Hoffmann was other Martzke Award recipient.

The school also honored eight senior athletes that were involved in sports during each season of their high school careers. Steven Hoffmann, DePerry, Timm, Rades, Collin Buerman, Nick Grignon, Bryce Stomberg and Carrie Young earned that distinction.

Boys tennis

The boys tennis team, coached by Matt Zoll, handed out four awards on the night.

The No. 1 doubles team of Cesar Ramirez and Christopher Black were named the team’s Most Valuable Players. The duo landed on the Bay Conference’s first team.

Camden Kroll was tabbed the team’s Rising Star, while Black and Anton Piantek received Heart of the Hawk awards. Ramirez was named the Coach’s Fearless Leader.

Wyatt Theis and Rhain Rodenbeck landed on the all-conference second team for their play at No. 2 doubles.


Under the direction of coach Brian Johnson, the Hawks softball team tied for third in the Bay Conference.

Gracyn Habeck was named the team’s Most Valuable Player and Silver Slugger after leading the team at the plate and lending a hand from the circle.

Bayleigh Laabs picked up the Golden Glove for her fine work defensively as a shortstop. Sarah Mente was tabbed the team’s Most Improved Player, while Taylor Johnson was the Most Dedicated Player.


The Shawano baseball team came into the season inexperienced and, according to coach, Rob Wolff, were never able to get all the aspects of the game clicking at the same time. Still, several individuals enjoyed strong seasons on the diamond and were recognized for their play.

Steven Hoffman was the team’s Most Valuable Player, doing whatever the coaching staff asked him to do.

Nick Grignon was the team’s Offensive Player of the Year, while Mason Dingeldein grabbed the Defensive Player of the Year award. Andrew Popp earned the Rookie of the Year honor.

Boys golf

Going into the season not sure what to expect, coach Dean Kugler was thrilled with the season the boys golf team put together.

Kaden Marcell enjoyed a strong freshman season that ended with him competing in sectionals, and he was named the team’s Most Valuable Golfer as a result.

Owen Moesch was tabbed the team’s Most Improved Golfer, while Nick Sherman earned the Heart of the Hawk honor.

Girls soccer

Coach Bob Croschere was pleased with how the girls soccer team continued to battle all season despite earning a 4-17-1 record.

Goalie Peyton Buerman was named the team’s Most Valuable Player after her work defending the net this spring. Lindsey Roloff was the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player, while Emily Watters was recognized as the Most Valuable Defensive Player.

Georgia Eggert earned the Most Improved Player honor, while Makayla Stoddart was the team’s Most Dedicated Player.

Track and field

The Shawano track and field teams had a memorable season under coach Dave Hanssen, breaking numerous records and setting personal bests throughout the season.

Parker Pues was named the boys Al Hartman MVP, while Lydia Beyer earned the honor on the girls side.

Ethan Chelberg (distance), Elliott Lowney (sprints) and Nathan Krizan (throws) were named boys Most Valuable Athletes. Alice Hoffmann (distance), Carrie Young (sprints) and Morgan Weinig (throws) earned Most Valuable Athlete awards on the girls team.

Lowney was also awarded the Best First Year. Odessa Arce, Grace Beyer and Isabel Roloff earned Best First Year honors for the girls.