These are the 2021-22 Boone County Sports activities Awards of Athlete of the Yr

The Columbia Every day Tribune is proud to announce the 2021-22 Boone County Excessive College Sports activities Awards of the 12 months.

The Boone County Excessive College Sports activities Awards is a part of the U.S. Excessive College Sports activities Awards TODAY, the biggest highschool sports activities program within the nation.

Males’s and ladies’s athletes and coach of the 12 months will likely be introduced later this month.

Listed below are the Boone County Sports activities Awards of the 12 months:

Battle sports activities

Rock Bridge’s Andrew Hauser crossed the finish line as one man in the MSHSAA Class 5 boys Cross Country Championship.

Younger males cross the bottom

Andrew Hauser, Rock Bridge

Following within the footsteps of his brother, Hauser is our Crossing Ladies of the Yr. The runner-up completed first within the 2021 state MSHSAA Class 5 competitors and was named the Missouri Gatorade Cross Nation Distance Runner of the Yr.

Tolton's new girlfriend Elyse Wilmes checks the timing as she runs to first place in the 3rd grade girls' group.

The ladies are crossing the ground

Elyse Wilmes, Father Tolton

Wilmes exploded there as the brand new woman in Tolton, the place she claimed the state title for 2021 as she led the Trailblazers to the MSHSAA Class 3 race. Within the state, there’s a 21-second hole between Wilmes and the runner-up.

Rock Bridge's Maggie Lin lined up to return the ball in their game against Jefferson City in the final of Group 3 of District 4 at Cosmo-Bethel Park.

Ladies tennis

Maggie Lin, Rock Bridge

For the thirteenth time in a row, the Rock Bridge tennis women have received the district title. Lin performed a key function in that effort, as she made her solution to the semi-finals of the MSHSAA Singles Class 3.

Rock Ella Swindle was one of the most sought after soccer players as a junior and aims to win the state championship before her high school career ends.


Ella Swindle, Rock Bridge

Swindle is our netball participant of the 12 months after main the Rock Bridge to its first quarter last. The College of Texas recorded 690 assists as a junior throughout the 2021 season and was named the Missouri Gatorade Music Participant of the Yr.

Tolton's Audrey Rischer put the ball before putting it on the 18th green during the 2020 Class 2 state championships at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield.

Golf women

Audrey Rischer, Baba Tolton

The second champion made his approach up and right down to the highest of the Boone district golf course in a spectacular approach. Rischer set an MSHSAA file when she scored 60, 12 rounds beneath Helias’ invitation. She completed her second season within the MSHSAA Class 3tournament.

Hickman's Sam Ragsdell scored 31.5 points during the MSHSAA Class 2 match.

The boys are swimming

Sam Ragsdell, Hickman

Ragsdell not solely took second place within the 50-meter sprint on the MSHSAA Class 2 occasion. He tied his outdated brother’s file within the race with a time of 21.28. Ragdsell scored 31.5 factors total within the state as nicely.

Hickman's Mo Lehmedi (8) runs to the side as he throws the ball into the Rock Bridge.

Males’s soccer

Mo Lehmedi, Hickman

This 12 months’s soccer gamers have been a significant contributor to Hickman’s 19-4-1 season. Lehmedi was the first-choice crew of all states after the 2021 season, scoring eight targets and helping 11.

Rock Bridge’s Abby Hay (23) follows a home run while playing Hickman at Hickman High School.


Abby Hay, Rock Bridge

Hay is the chief for the Bruins, who received 27 video games throughout the 2021 season with out a senior of their roster. The soccer participant of the 12 months was named the primary all-state crew as a catcher throughout her junior 12 months and was decided to play in Missouri.

Hallsville's Tyger Cobb (4) jumps on Blair Oaks during a game on October 8.


Tyger Cobb, Hallsville

Cobb’s profession has led Hallsville to an unbeaten season, and that’s the reason he has grow to be our skilled soccer participant of the 12 months. He received the Class 2 title of the third all-state group after scoring 46 targets mixed as a runner and passer. He led all the Boone County gamers with simply 2,000 yards.

Rickie Dunn of Battle (6) led his team to the stadium.

Soccer defender

Rickie Dunn, Battle

Our participant of the 12 months, Dunn was one of many solely gamers within the Boone district who recorded lots of rebounds, interceptions and defensive tackles. Dunn received the Class 5 District 4 award after his 2021 commencement.

Winter sports activities

Father Tolton's Lindsey Hervey raced to first place in the 500-meter dash at the MSHSAA Class 1 event.

The ladies are swimming

Lindsey Hervey, Father Tolton

Hervey received gold within the 500-meter sprint within the MSHSAA Class 1 race, successful with a time of six seconds between one and two. She additionally completed third within the 200-meter sprint.

Hickman's Hank Benter (106) is working to bring down Staley's Parker Leverknight before he gets a pin and wins his quarterfinals at Mizzou Stadium.

Younger males wrestle

Hank Benter, Hickman

There’s nothing like perfection to start out your highschool profession. Benter, a brand new scholar, accomplished a full 41-0 victory, successful the state MSHSAA Class 4 competitors on the Mizzou Area in the identical format alongside his brother, Hayden.

Rock Bridge's Anna Stephens, left, begins rolling Aubrey Porter of Battle into the crib during the Jan. 4 game.

The ladies are wrestling

Anna Stephens, Rock Bridge

Stephens completed 30-6 in her senior season as she battled to the MSHSAA Class 4 District 2 Championship for the third time in a row. She completed her Bruins profession with 125 wins.

Baba Tolton Jevon Porter (14) hit the ball in the penalty spot during Saturday's Class 4 Championship at the JQH Arena in Springfield.

Males’s basketball

Jevon Porter, Baba Tolton

In his last season, Porter led Tolton to the Class 4 state championship. His measurement, top and talent made him one of many hardest gamers within the state. Porter led Tolton by 29 factors over Vashon within the Champions League.

Rock Bridge's Averi Kroenke (21) is set to play during the Jan. 17 game against Blue Springs South at Truman High School.

Basketball women

Averi Kroenke, Rock Bridge

The Missouri Class 6 Co-Participant of the Yr Coach of the Yr, Kroenke led the Rock Bridge to an incredible 26-2 file in his senior season because the participant who dominated the tip of the court docket. She’s going to proceed to play in Missouri.

Summer season video games

Father Tolton's Christian Rischer jumps during a Class 3 golf course in Sedalia.

Golf children

Christian Rischer, Baba Tolton

Rischer turned the primary total participant within the state in 2021. In 2022, he completed third however was the important thing to lifting the Trailblazers to the state championship. The 2-day Rischer of 145 accomplished one stroke after one of many state’s high champions.

Rock Bridge coach Ben Loeb trained Max Litton, left, and Akhil Elangoven during the Class 3 boys' tennis tournament on May 20 at Cooper Tennis Stadium in Springfield.

Youngsters tennis

TIE, Max Litton and Akhil Elangovan, Rock Bridge

Within the last season of their senior teaching employees, Elangovan and Litton sacked Ben Loeb because the state champion. The duo received the Class 3 MSHSAA double title.

Tamyra Nevills by Rock Bridge is ready to throw.

Ladies sing and playground

Tamyra Nevills, Rock Bridge

Demonstrating its power, the Nevills dominated the playoffs. She claimed the state title of Class 5 within the negotiations with a scoring of 42.03 yards.

Rock Bridge’s Chris Giles set a new Class 5 record in the 100-meter dash, winning the state title with a time of 10.46 seconds.

Sing to the youth area

Chris Giles, Rock Bridge

Giles helped the Bruins win the fifth Class Championship, successful gold within the 100m and 4x400m relays. He set a brand new fifth grade file within the 100 meter race, successful the state title with a time of 10.46 seconds.

Rock Bridge's Madison Hendershott (20) kicked from corner to center during Bruins' 3-1 win over Kickapoo in the MSHSAA state division on 28 May.

Ladies soccer

Madison Hendershott, Rock Bridge

The Bruins’ magic dash to the Fourth Last was unintentional. Hendershott and the 2022 crew have been particular. As a junior, Hendershott has performed a key function in current sprints as a participant, district and some other occasion.

South Boone's Carter Karotka helped the Eagles get their first state title.


Carter Karokta, South Boone

The Eagles’ first win is the results of a crew that has performed nicely at its finest. The Karotka bat helped South Boone rating and his hand closed the sport. Karotka has been named the winner of the Gold Glove Award as one in all solely 9 athletes within the nation to win the award.

Chris Kwiecinski is the sports activities editor for the Columbia Every day Tribune, director of pictures for the College of Missouri and Boone County. Comply with him on Twitter @OchoK_ and phone him at or 573-815-1857.

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