Hatchet athletes honored with end-of-year awards
By Jed Buelow
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports and Nature Editor
Considering all the talent and high school careers that ended at the State Championships down in Madison this school year, it should come as no surprise some big end-of-year awards were in the waiting for more than a few Hatchet athletes.
Tomahawk Activities Director Ron Wilson recently released the list of well-deserving athletes. Coming off a season where the Lady Hatchet girls’ cross country team advanced and competed in the WIAA D2 State Championship, senior Haley Voermans-Dean was selected as the Bill Fischer Outstanding Female Athlete as well as was named the Don Dorski Scholar Athlete Awards for the female division. The male division was won by senior Travis Phillips, who became Tomahawk’s first-ever State Champion in the history of the boys’ swim program after winning the 50-yard free at the WIAA D2 State Championship in Madison.
Another guy who made a pretty fantastic run that ended in the runner-up finish in Madison, heavyweight Tony “The Legend” Matti was selected for Bill Stiff Sportsmanship Award as well as was honored with the Gary Kuntz Outstanding Male Athlete Award.
Other awards were presented to Hatchet’s ace on the softball mound flamethrower Madeline Marino earned the Jim Tayler Sophomore Scholar/Athlete. Earning her third recognition, Haley Voermans-Dean was selected as a WIAA Scholar Athlete, which was also earned by Cody Scholz for his outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom.