Chesterton Tribune

Trojan fall athletes garner All State honors

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Another stellar fall sports season at Chesterton High School has found Trojan student-athletes receiving multiple post-season awards. Among those awards are All-State, All-Conference and All-District honors.

In football, junior quarterback Alex Beierwalter, junior offensive lineman Grant Cartwright and senior defensive back Adam Hutnick earned honorable mention All-State awards from The Associated Press in Class 5A.

Hutnick was also named 1st team Big State All-State as a defensive back after intercepting a school-record eight passes by the Bloomington Herald-Times. Classmates Chris Hoenke and Nick Kokinakos both were honorable mention defensive lineman, while Travis Anderson was an honorable mention running back/wide receiver.

A trio of CHS juniors including Beierwalter and offensive lineman Sam Jaeger and Mark VanDenBurgh also garnered special mention Junior All-State honors from the Herald-Times.

Beierwalter completed 179-of-314 passes for 2.569 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. He also rushed 87 times for 224 yards and seven TDs. VanDenBurgh had 29 pancake blocks and gave up just two sacks in 314 pass attempts over 11 games.

Hutnick, Hoenke, Kokinakos, VanDenburgh and Beierwalter also earned All-Duneland Athletic Conference honors.

In soccer, junior Jordan Lewis was named 2nd team All-State by the Associated Press. Lewis also earned Duneland Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors.

First team All-District honors went to Lewis, Mark Babcock and Alex Mannen. Ricky Garvey earned second team All-District honors. On the All-DAC team were Babcock, Mannen, Garvey, Lewis and Richard Nava.

In boys cross country, Chester Vanek earned 3rd team All-State honors by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. Teammates Russell Wilk and David Osborn were named as honorable mention selections.

In boys tennis, Gerard Pannekoek was named to the DAC All-Conference team and was an Academic All-State honorable mention selection. Nick Kendall and Aaron Dittman earned All-DAC honors, All-District honors and were honorable mention All-State. They also were Academic All-State honorable mention choices.

In volleyball, senior Jessica Sharp was chosen to participate in the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association North/South senior tryout. Sharp, junior Stephanie Harrell and junior Amanda Gough were all named to the All-DAC team.

In girls soccer, the trio of Elaine Schnabel, Kathleen Spears and Kate McCusker were all named to the All-DAC team.


Posted 11/30/2006