By JACKSON WILSON
Enquirer Democrat Reporter
Carlinville High School’s football and volleyball teams recently held their annual “end of season” banquets.
Each event was held in similar style, with a dinner followed by the awards ceremony.
The CHS football team held their banquet at the Carlinville Elk’s Lodge on November 9th.
After a brief season recap from coaches Chad Easterday, Alan Cooper and Michael Morrison, the team recognized its all-conference representatives and presented plaques to individual honorees.
This year’s All-Conference Cavaliers were Declan Braley, Jake Schwartz, Zach Reels, Rex Reels, Liam Tieman, Ethan Gibbel, Jack Rouse, Gabe Henson and Ryenn Hart.
Varsity awards were presented to Z. Reels (Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Linebacker); Rouse (The Most Valuable Runner); Braley (Most Valuable Offensive Lineman, Most Valuable Defensive Lineman); Tieman (Most Valuable Wide Receiver/Tight End); Gibbel (Defensive Most Valuable); Hart (Special Teams Player); and Tristan Keller (Scout Team Player). R. Reels and Gabe Henson shared Most Improved Player honors.
The top rated players on the junior varsity team, which went 7-2 this year, were Mason Gilpin (offense) and Mason Wise (defense).
Talen Colbert (offensive) and Noah Convery (defensive) received freshman MVP awards.
From left, Melanie Murphy, Chloe Pope, Makenah Dugan, Isabella Tiburzi, Hannah Gibson, Jordyn Loveless and Kallie Kimbro received plaques at the Carlinville High School Volleyball Awards Banquet. Contributed photo.
On November 13, the CHS volleyball team honored its all-conference athletes and individual award winners in the CHS cafeteria.
Melanie Murphy and Isabella Tiburzi were chosen as this year’s Most Valuable Players.
Kallie Kimbro received the Most Improved Player award.
The 110% award was presented to Chloe Pope.
Murphy and Lizzy Clarkson were honored as team captains.
Jordyn Loveless was the primary offensive threat and Makenah Dugan proved to be the team’s most elite defender.
Kaitlyn Reels and Madeline Murphy were the Junior Players of the Year.
Tiburzi (first team) and Dugan (third team) represented CHS on South Central’s All-Conference list.
Liz Hammann was recognized for her role as team manager.
Coaches also awarded certificates to varsity, junior varsity and freshman athletes who led their respective teams in a particular statistic.
Chloe Pope (187 digs, 210 attempts, 89%)
Makenah Dugan (362 digs, 413 attempts, 88%)
As highs (university)
Makenah Dugan (41 aces, 339 attempts)
Isabella Tiburzi (2,008 attempts, 474 assists, 98%)
High service points (university)
Makenah Dugan (196 service points, 339 attempts)
High Service Percentage (College)
Isabella Tiburzi (94.8 percent, 309 attempts)
High Kills (University)
Isabella Tiburzi (159 kills, 417 attempts)
High Death Rate (College)
Isabella Tiburzi (.271, 417 attempts)
Hannah Gibson (.160, 331 attempts
Reception service (university)
Makenah Dugan (93 percent, 749 attempts)
Hannah Gibson (33 blogs)
Chloe Pope (63 digs, 71 attempts, 89%)
High Aces (JV)
Braley Wiser (37 aces, 180 attempts)
Braley Wiser (723 attempts, 205 assists, 97%)
High Service Points (JV)
Braley Wiser (102 service points, 180 attempts)
High Service Percentage (JV)
Bella Widner (96 percent, 100 attempts)
High Kills (JV)
Kaitlyn Reels (74 kills, 199 attempts)
Madeline Murphy (74 kills, 180 attempts)
High kill percentage (JV)
Madeline Murphy (.283, 180 attempts)
Reception Service (JV)
Chloe Pope: 75 percent, 85 attempts
Kaitlyn Reels (100 blocks, 12 material blocks)
Madeline Murphy (98 blocks, 10 material blocks)
Jill Jackson (110 digs, 122 attempts, 90 percent)
High Aces (Frosh)
Hallie Gibson (23 aces, 105 attempts)
Madeline Murphy (193 attempts, 40 assists, 93%)
High Service Points (Frosh)
Madeline Murphy (63 service points, 114 attempts)
High Serving Percentage (Frosh)
Bella Widner (94 percent, 105 attempts)
Adair Sullivan (94 percent, 70 attempts)
High Kills (Frosh)
Taylor Brandenburg (35 kills, 70 attempts)
High Death Rate (Frosh)
Taylor Brandenburg (.314, 70 attempts)
Service Reception Award (Frosh)
Bella Widner (49 percent, 129 attempts)
Taylor Brandenburg (19 material blocks, 78 blocks)