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John Thanos and Mallory Przybylinski named CHS Senior Athletes of the Year

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When John Thanos and Mallory Przybylinski don their uniforms, the maroon and gold canít look any better.

Itís not their physical attributes that you notice, itís the passion and hard work they exhibit during every minute of every game and every practice.

Thatís why the duo was named the CHS Senior Athletes of the Year at the 2009 Spring Sports Awards Program on Wednesday night.

Thanos earned eight varsity letters while participating in football, basketball and baseball during his career and is a scholar-athlete.

The senior has been team captain and earned the Mental Attitude Award in football and basketball. He also earned the Kurt Ruoff Memorial Award and David Sayka Memorial Scholarship in baseball this season.

Thanos was a member of the schoolís only outright DAC Basketball championship (2007-2008) and DAC Football championship (2008-2009) as well.

Przybylinski won eight varsity letters as a four-year letter winner in girls track and swimming. She has also earned six scholar-athlete awards.

The senior was a member of four Sectional championship teams in swimming, four DAC titles in swimming, two Sectional championship in track and a Regional title in track.

Individually, Przybylinski has been named Most Improved in track and swimming, while earning the Sportsmanship award in swimming and being named Most Versatile in track.

She has won two swimming Sectional championships in the 200 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay. She also won the 200 meter dash in track.

Przybylinskiís DAC championship mantel has the 50 and 100 Freestyle trophies and two 200 Medley Relay titles in swimming. She is also a member of the school-record holding 200 Medley Relay.

CHS Athletic Director Garry Nallenweg also honored the schoolís three-sport athletes with awards at the varsity level going to Shauna Foor (soccer, swimming, track), Milana Socha (cross country, swimming, track), Thanos (football, basketball, baseball), Mitchell Starnes (football, basketball, track), Jon Watson (football, basketball, track) and Samantha Wilburn (cross country, gymnastics, track).

At the freshman/junior varsity level, awards went to Nathan Apathy, Adam Lara, Andrew Bobrowski, William Butz, Andrew Holba, Scott Homner, Allison Keator, Sean Matheny, Sean Miller, Austin Palombizio, Jacob Post, Anna Raffin, Britta Ringas, Kyle Schmidt, Spencer Sutton and Riley Trella.



Posted 5/29/2009