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Wayne High Student-Athletes Honored At Annual Banquet

Posted: 15 May, 2013

WAYNE (KTCH/KCTY) – Wayne High athletes of past and present were honored at the annual athletic awards banquet Tuesday night. First to be recognized were the newest inductees into the Wayne High Athletic Hall of Fame, Mike Dunklau and Stanley “Mike” Mallette. Dunklau is a 1974 graduate of Wayne High and participated in football, track, basketball and wrestling. Mallette was head baseball coach at Wayne High from 1964-1984. His teams were state champions in Class B in 1968, 1970 and 1976. They were runners-up in 1969, 1971 and 1979.  Wayne High Athletic Director Rocky Ruhl was honored by Superintendent Mark Lenihan for his 20 years of service as boys' head basketball coach. Dozens of other awards were handed out during the banquet. The following is a list of special awards.

Law Enforcement Award:
Jared Anderson and Victoria Kranz

Distinguished Athlete Award:
Brady Soden and Sarah Maxson

Terry Johnson Award:
Tara Stegemann

Master Sports Award:
Grant Anderson, Danny Melena, Steven Sherman, Sydney Harris and Brady Soden

Moller Memorial Award:
Hannah Gamble and Brady Soden

Sportsmanship Award:
Brady Soden and Angie Nelson

Stan Stednitz Memorial Cross-Country Award:
Ben Hoskins and Cassie Heier

Larry Gamble Memorial Award:
Aaron Svenson

Runza and KTCH/KCTY Scholar Athlete Award and Scholarship:
Megan Hoffart and Hannah Gamble

Wayne Booster Club Scholarship:
Grant Anderson, Danny Melena, Steven Sherman, Sydney Harris and Brady Soden

Most Valuable Player Award:

Boys’ Cross Country: Ben Hoskins
Girls’ Cross Country: Cassie Heier
Football: Jalen Barry
Girls’ Golf: Marissa Wiese
Volleyball: Sydney Burke
Softball: McKenna Gibson
Wrestling: Demetrius Alexander
Girls’ Basketball: Sarah Maxson
Boys’ Basketball: Grant Anderson
Boys’ Golf: Kaje Maly
Boys’ Track: Demetrius Alexander
Girls’ Track: Angie Nelson
Baseball: Drew Carroll

Photo: The students who received the Most Valuable Player Award in their respective sports.

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