OHS makes the grade

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 2/19/20

While their seasons have been over for a while now, student-athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and softball were recognized Monday night during the monthly meeting of the Gasconade …

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OHS makes the grade

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While their seasons have been over for a while now, student-athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and softball were recognized Monday night during the monthly meeting of the Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education.

Additionally, one member of the Owensville band earned recognition for her clarinet-playing abilities.

Tara Schnelting was selected to the All-State band as part of the clarinet section.

OHS band director Jordan Palmer presented Schnelting with a certificate from the R-2 board.

On the course, OHS head cross country coach Matt Candrl had a pair of Dutchgirl harriers earn All-State status for their top-25 finishes during the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Cross Country Championships at the Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia.

This marked the first time in over 30 years that the MSHSAA Cross Country Championships were not held at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.

Seniors Sophia Ashner and Kendra Hults both finished within the top 25 during the Class 3 Girls Race.

Hults also earned Academic All-State recognition in the classroom from the Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (MTCCCA).

Other OHS harriers earning Academic All-State honors were Austin Terry, Treyden Williams, Freddy Zheng, Harm Rademacher, Mekayla Gibson, Katie Candrl and Kyah Weirich.

Hannah Wehar’s first year as Dutchgirl head softball coach saw plenty of highlights on and off the field.

Released recently, Wehar’s Dutchgirl softball team tied for 10th in Class 3 with a team grade-point average of 3.730.

Dutchgirl softball players earning individual Academic All-State recognition include Mackenzie Rademacher, Katelyn Landolt, Addison Wright, Anna Finley and Leah Reed.

Seeing a handful of football players earn recognition from the Four Rivers Conference (FRC), Dutchmen head football coach Nathan Cabot had five players earn Academic All-State honors to coincide with the ones they earned on the field.

Football players recognized during Monday’s R-2 board meeting were Derek Brandt, TC Fisher, Michael Miles, TJ Whelan and Austin Lowder.

Jamie Ridenhour’s Owensville Dutchgirl volleyball team also had several players earn Academic All-State recognition from the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association (MHSVCA).

Those players included Emma Jahnsen, Taylor McClure, Grace McFalls, Emily McKinney and Cadi Ruth.

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