The annual Holy Rosary Sports Banquet was held on Wednesday, January 13, at the Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Parish Hall. The event was hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Sr. Sue Walker offered a blessing upon the gathering and the meal was served. At the conclusion of the meal, all students who had participated in softball, football, basketball and the dance teams were recognized and congratulated for their accomplishments.
Softball coaches, Lynn Ogle and Brad Fuemmeler presented medals, certificates and awards to the following team members: Issy Breid; Mari Gares, Hustle Award; Kylie Harris; Abby Havermale; Ella Hays, Trojan Pride Award; Terryn Moses; Taylor Pfaff, Best Offense Award; Abigail Smith, Best Offense Award; Jaymee Thomas; Ava Yutzy, Most Improved Player Award; Cahlin Chapman, Hustle Award; Samantha Hathaway; Meghan Hays; Avery Johnson; Kylee Kauble; Josie Orf; Natalie Shively; and Audri Youngblood, Best Defense Award. The team managers were Megan Yoder and Olivia Shaw. The softball team ended the season with a record of 7-3.
Football coach, Glenn Thome presented medals and certificates to the following team members: Waylon DeGrave, Owen Fuemmeler, Aidan Oswald and Aidan Hunter. These Holy Rosary students played with the Monroe City RI Middle School Football Team.
The girls’ basketball coaches, Eddie Landis and Mary Yager presented medals, certificates and awards to the following team members: Issy Breid; Mari Gares, Offense Award, Free Throw Award, MVP Award; Ella Hays; Terryn Moses, Most Improved Player Award; Taylor Pfaff, Coaches Award; Abigail Smith; Ava Yutzy; Cahlin Chapman; Samantha Hathaway; Meghan Hays, Most Improved Player Award; Avery Johnson; Kylee Kauble; Josie Orf; Audri Youngbood, Best Defense Award. The team managers were Abby Havermale and Jaymee Thomas. The girls’ team ended the season with a record of 11-4.
The boys’ basketball coaches, Eddie Landis and Mary Yager presented medals, certificates and awards to the following team members: Waylon DeGrave, Best Offense Award, Free Throw Award, MVP; Owen Fuemmeler, Best Defense Award; Denten Hays; Ryan Hays, Coaches Award; Carter Jones, Most Improved Player Award; Aidan Oswald, Most Improved Player Award; and Aidan Hunter. Team managers were Cole Hays and Rhett Watson. The boy’s team ended the season with a record of 10-5.
Mary Yager presented medals and certificates to the members of the Holy Rosary Dance Team: Issy Breid, Mari Gares, Abby Havermale, Ella Hays, Terryn Moses, Taylor Pfaff, Abigail Smith, Jaymee Thomas, Ava Yutzy, Cahlin Chapman, Meghan Hays, Avery Johnson, Kylee Kauble, Olivia Shaw, Natalie Shively and Audri Youngblood. The manager was Samantha Hathaway.
Sr. Sue Walker presented the D.R. (Ozzie) Osbourn Award. Mr. Osbourn was a dedicated basketball coach for the Holy Rosary High School Trojans during the late 1950s and early 1960s. He later became the Missouri State Representative for the Ninth District. Every year the Ozzie Osbourn Leadership Award is presented to an athlete who displays notable leadership qualities on and off the playing field. The recipient receives a trophy and his or her name is placed on the school plaque. The Ozzie Osbourn Leadership Award for this year was presented to Waylon DeGrave.
The banquet was drawn to a close with special thanks to members of the Knights of Columbus for their support of the athletic program and to all coaches, parents, grandparents, students, and fans for their teamwork which brings about a successful Holy Rosary Athletic Program.