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SIDNEY. HERALD. SUNDAY. JUNE 2. 20|9 A9 SPORTS SOFTBALL 3 Things that happened at the Softball banquet BY NICOLE LUCllflA Sidney Herald 1Coach Frank DiFonzo g a v e a s p e e c h Wednesday night at the softball banquet about the girls season and their performance. He talked about some averages the girls made and said he hopes they come back for next season. "The season was what it was. The girls gave everything they had and were a great bunch of kids. I hope to see them back next year. Coaching them makes me a better person. It’s not hard to do when i like what I'm doing,” DiFonzo said. ZSeveral of the girls received awards both athletic and academic. They also received pins and letters during the banquet. DiFonzo gave recognition to the coaches and all the hard work they put in throughout the season. 3Senior Lauren Beenken spoke and thanked coaches and the athletes for a great experience and also passed out gift bags to all the girls on the team. Beenken prepared a video photo montage with music that highlighted the girls on the team throughout the season. Selectionsmade for softball all-state and conference 2019 Eastern A Softball 5/15/2019 @ Sidney - Chris Lee, AD 1 st Team All-Conference Home. Demi Uffelman Raqi McA uliffe Kelly Feller lst ‘ Courtney Nagle 2nd ’ 55 3rd Natalie Edgar Nicole Green Brooke Franklin Autumn Porter Sloan Blankenship Taryn Wommack OF OF All-Conf. Honorable Mention Brayden Carpenter OF SWIMMING Position Team Pitcher Catcher Utility Name Hardin Miles City Hardin Glendive Hardin Hardin Sidney Miles City Hardin Kayla Brown Ashley Clapp Zoe Thomoe Cora Wood Name J l . Taylor Feller Catcher Laurel Raqi McAuIiffe Deyshia Goodwin 2nd Laurel Kelly Feller Riley Chapman 55 Laurel Courtney Nag/e IF Bailey Chapman Utility Laurel Natalie Edgar Lexie Stahlman Laurel Brooke Franklin Glendive Nicole Green Taryn Wommack Sloan Blankenship Maddie Peters Amber Taylor Josie Chapweske Riley Thiessen Demi Uffelman Autumn Porter 2nd Team All-Conference Position Team Pitcher ' Pitcher Catcher Lauren Beenken lst 2nd SS Glendive OF Sidney OF Laurel OF Hardin All-State Mon Pitcher Catcher IF Hardin Glendive IF Hardin Utility of IF OF OF State and local health officials encourage safe and healthy swimming this summer _4.Spending time outdoors around water-and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during the summer season in Montana. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), along with local health authorities, want to remind Montanans to stay safe while having fun in the water this summer, and to be aware of the related health and safety risks. Over the past 10 years, there have been an average of 20 unintentional drowning deaths per year in Montana. Almost 50 percent of the drownings occurred in natural water, while others occurred at home or in swimming pools. V'Every day in the U.S., two children younger than 14 years old die from downing,” said Maureen Ward, DPHHS injury Prevention Program Manager. 'Drownings are a leading cause of death for children aged 1 to 4.” Ward said parents and guardians can play a key role in protecting children by taking these steps: learn life-saving skills such as CPR and basic swim instructions, fence off swimming pools, always use Coast Guard—approved life jackets around natural waters, and always provide constant supervision when kids are near water, including bathtubs. Ward adds because drownings happen quickly and quietly, adults should avoid distractions, including cellphones and alcohol, when supervising children near water and should always keep the kids in their line of sight. Water recreation can also cause illness from parasites that live in the water. in 2018, 170 cases of cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis were reported in Montana. Of those‘with risk factors reported, 51 percent had recreational water exposure or drank untreated water in the days before they became ill. These parasites can cause illness when someone swims in and ingests water contaminated by an ill individual or infected animal — this can happen in natural water sources as well as sWimming pools. "In order to stay healthy and limit disease‘transmission, avoid swimming when you have diarrhea, and don’t swallow pool, river or lake water,” says DPHHS epidemiologist Rachel Hinnenkamp. When enjoying water this summer, DPHHS offers the following safety tips: - Shower with soap before entering pool - Avoid swimming when you have diarrhea - Don’t swallow pool, river or lake water Take children on bathroom breaks every 60 minutes or check diapers every 30-60 minutes Supervise swimmers, especially young and inexperienced ones be a role model for others - Learn life—saving skills such as CPR Use life vests when recreating in natural waters - Avoid distractions such as alcohol, drugs, or cell r phone use around water For more information on healthy swimming, please visit the DPHHS website at£ BIC} Selection? Léii’W Price-sf item? initilizazmas m m imv ATHLETES First row from left: Brooke Franklin, RileyThiessen, Ashley LeFors,Trutti Speldrich, Chloe Schroeder, Suttyn Barnhart and Cody Obergfell. - Second row from left: Shanti Berkopec, Jade Emly, Serenity Kuniz, Brooke Morrill and Hailey Christensen. Third row from left: Codi Schulz, Zoe Morrill, Cheyenne Christian and Aidan Vlfiese. Fourth row from left: Lexi Metz, Lauren Beenken, Hadley Garsjo PHOTO BY NICOLE LUClNA. SIDNEY HERALD and Maddie Peters. Finalists selected for Sidney Herald and Sidney Kiwanis Club r Athletes of the Year Finalists have been selected for the Sidney Herald and Sidney Kiwanis Club’s Athletes of the Year awards, which will be announced during the Sidney Kiwanis Club’s meeting at 12 p.m., Thursday, June 13, at the Elks Lodge. Male finalists Carson Cayko: Fairview’s Carson Cayko was a standout in football, basketball and track far the Fairview Warriors. As a senior, he was voted All-State at tight end and linebacker. He earned All—State honors in basketball as a junior but couldn’t play his senior season due to a knee injury. He played in two state basketball tournaments. In track, he placed fourth in the 300-meter hurdles and fifth in the liO—meter hurdles as a junior. Christian Dean: Christian Dean was a two-time individual wrestling state champion for the Sidney Eagles. in football, Dean was selected All—State as a kick returner as a senior. He was a second team All-Conference wide receiver and received honorable mention at defensive back. He placed third at the state track meet in the pole vault as a junior and earned second place in the pole vault as a senior. Trevor Dean: Trevor Dean was a leader as ' Sidney won the last two state wrestling team championships. He placed third at the state wrestling meet as a senior. He earned second team All— Conference football honors as a senior. He has qualified for the state track meet in the shot put and javelin. He took seventh in the javelin at the state meet as a senior. Kyler Garsjo: Kyler Garsjo led the Richland Rangers to the state title in Junior Gold hockey this year. He was voted to the All—State team in hockey and he led the state in scoring. He was Sidney’s top golfer at the state meet as a senior. During last baseball season, he was the Richland County Patriots' starting catcher and one of the team's top pitchers. Carter Hughes: Sidney’s Carter Hughes won state track championships in both the discus and shot put as a‘x‘s‘enior. He also won titles in each event as a sophomore and junior. He played a key role for Sidney’s state championship track team as a sophomore. in football, Hughes was voted to the All—State team as an offensive guard as a senior and earned All—Conference \ honors as a defensive lineman. He will compete in track at the University of Minnesota. Seth Prevost: Seth Prevost enjoyed great success in three sports during his career for the R&L Fusion. Prevost earned AlleState honors in football as he led the Fusion to the state semi—final round in one game, he scored 11 touchdowns. He was voted All-Conference in basketball for both his junior and senior seasons In track, , Bryce Reitz: Bryce Reitz was selected an All-State performer in football as he was a standout for the R84 Fusion. He was the distrid champion in the 200 and 400 for the Fusion’s track team as a senior as the Fusion repeated as district champs. He was a part of the Fusion’s two relay teams that placed at the state meet as a senior. He also played a key role in the Fusion winning the team title at the divisional traclt meet. Jace _Winter: Jace Winter was a rare three- year captain for Sidney’s outstanding wrestling program. At the state meet, he placed sixth as a freshman, fourth as a sophomore; second as a junior and foUrth as a senior. He earned second team All-Conference honors for safety during his senior football season.