Three inducted into Hall of Fame at WHS Athletic Banquet
Three people were added to the Wayne Athletic Hall of Fame during the annual Wayne Booster Club Athletic Banquet, held Tuesday at the Wayne State College Student Center’s Frey Conference Suite.
Athletes Monica (Novak) Christie and Brad Hochstein were honored, as was retiring coach and athletic director Rocky Ruhl, who is stepping down after a 30-year career as a teacher, coach and administrator at the school. The Wayne Booster Club waived its usual 15-year wait to honor the retiring coach.
Wayne High athletes were honored for their achievements during the 2016-17 school year. Award winners included:
Most Valuable Player – Jack Evetovich, boys cross country; Hannah Leonard, girls cross country; Tyler Pecena, football; Megan Kesier, girls golf; Jenna Trenhaile, softball; Mikey Reyes, wrestling; Payten Gamble, boys basketball; Peyton DeWald, boys golf; Grayson McBride, boys track; Tucker Nichols, baseball; and Kylie Hammer, volleyball, girls basketball and girls track.
Master Sports Award (three sports all four years) – Will Anderson, Kelsey Boyer, Allison Echtenkamp, Ty Grone, Kiara Hochstein, Grayson McBride, Tyler Pecena, Mikey Reyes.
Senior Academic Athletes – Will Anderson, Morgan Barner, Hannah Belt, Kelsey Boyer, Ty Grone, Kiara Hochstein, Morgan Keating, Steven Keiser, Caden Korth, Gabrielle Lutt, Tyler Lutt, Emily Matthes, Tucker Nichols, Marta Pulfer, Lindy Sandoz, Brenna Vovos.
Academic All-State – Will Anderson, Hannah Belt, Kelsey Boyer, Nathan Burrows, Allison Echtenkamp, Jack Evetovich, Austin Fernau, Jamie Gamble, Ashten Gibson, Ty Grone, Kiara Hochstein, Caitlin Janke, Elizabeth Junck, Morgan Keating, Steven Keiser, Caden Korth, Melinda Longe, Gabrielle Lutt, Tyler Lutt, Kennedy Maly, Emily Matthes, Tucker Nichols, Tyler Pecena, Marta Pulfer, Lindy Sandoz, Kecia Schenk, Andrea Torres, Jenna Trenhaile, Brenna Vovos.
Booster Club Scholarship – Will Anderson, Kelsey Boyer, Allison Echtenkamp, Ty Grone, Kiara Hochstein, Grayson McBride, Tyler Pecena, Mikey Reyes.
Law Enforcement Award – Ty Grone and Allison Echtenkamp.
Terry Johnson Award – Frankie Klausen.
Rocky Ruhl Athletic Scholarship – Caden Korth, Marta Pulfer.
Moller Memorial Award – Will Anderson and Kiara Hochstein.
Sportsmanship Award – Ty Grone and Kylie Hammer.
Stan Stednitz Memorial Cross Country Award – Will Anderson and Marta Pulfer.
Larry Gamble Memorial Award – Gage Schultz.
Runza Scholarship – Tyler Lutt and Gabrielle Lutt.