57th North Idaho Sports Awards banquet: Area prep college athletes, teams enjoy night in the spotlight

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COEUR d’ALENE — Oklahoma State softball All-American Vanessa Shippy, a former Lake City High standout, and University of Idaho women’s basketball star Mikayla Ferenz shared College Female Athlete of the Year honors at the 57th North Idaho Sports Awards banquet Saturday night at The Coeur d’Alene Resort.

RayQuan Evans, who led North Idaho College to a second straight Northwest Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament title, and is attracting Division I recruiting interest, was named College Male Athlete of the Year.

Evans’ coach, Corey Symons, was named College Coach of the Year.

On the high school level, Kale Edwards and Carter Friesz of Coeur d’Alene shared 5A-4A Male Athlete of the Year honors. Klaire Mitchell and Ashley Kaufman of Lake City shared 5A-4A Female Athlete of the Year honors, and Brooke Stevens of Clark Fork was named 3A-1A Female Athlete of the Year.

Among the high school coaches honored were Pete Reardon, Post Falls wrestling; Tom Turpin, Bonners Ferry baseball; Conor Baranski, Sandpoint girls soccer; and Stacy Smith, Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy girls soccer.

Big- and small-school awards were also handed out in each of the high school sports.

Also Saturday, four people were inducted into the Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame — longtime Pac-12 Conference football official Steve Hudson of Coeur d’Alene, former University of Idaho football coach and player Chris Tormey, former Moscow High and New York Giants offensive lineman Doug Riesenberg, and Nancy Monroe, former UI swimmer and volleyball player, and the first UI women’s athlete to receive a scholarship.

The Hall of Fame membership now totals 240.

COLLEGE AWARDS

Team of the Year — Co-Team of the Year: Lewis-Clark State College men’s basketball; and North Idaho College women’s softball;

Coach of the Year — Corey Symons, NIC men’s basketball.

Female Athlete of the Year — Co-winners: Mikayla Ferenz, UI basketball; and Vanessa Shippy, Oklahoma State softball.

Male Athlete of the Year — RayQuan Evans, NIC basketball.

HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS

Boys Team of the Year — 5A-4A: Post Falls wrestling. 3A-1A: Prairie basketball.

Girls Team of the Year — 5A-4A: Lake City volleyball. 3A-1A: Troy volleyball.

Boys Coach of the Year — 5A-4A: Pete Reardon, Post Falls wrestling. 3A-1A: Co-coaches: Tom Turpin, Bonners Ferry baseball; Ryan Ball, Potlatch football and basketball.

Girls Coach of the Year — 5A-4A: Conor Baranski, Sandpoint soccer. 3A-1A: Stacy Smith, Coeur d’Alene Charter soccer.

Male Athlete of the Year — 5A-4A: Co-Athletes of the Year: Kale Edwards, Coeur d’Alene; and Carter Friesz, Coeur d’Alene. 3A-1A Spencer Schumacher, Prairie.

Female Athlete of the Year — 5A-4A: Co-Player of the Year: Klaire Mitchell, Lake City; and Ashley Kaufman, Lake City. 3A-1A: Brooke Stevens, Clark Fork.

Boys Golf — Brayden Ogle, Coeur d’Alene.

Girls Golf — Makena Rauch, Moscow.

Boys Track — 5A-4A: Tyler Trengove, Post Falls. 3A-1A: Nic Griffin, Troy.

Girls Track — 5A-4A: Keara Simpson, Lake City. 3A-1A: Tona Anderson, Deary.

Boys Tennis — Jack DuCoeur, Lake City.

Girls Tennis — Madi Whittemore, Coeur d’Alene.

Girls Softball — 5A-4A: Haley Loffer, Lake City. 3A-1A: Kadi Bateman, Bonners Ferry.

Boys Baseball — 5A-4A: Co-Players Kyle Manzardo, Lake City; and Kodie Kolden, Lake City. 3A-1A: Co-Players: Brady Bateman, Bonners Ferry; and Chase Atkinson, Grangeville.

Girls Volleyball — 5A-4A: Co-Players Klaire Mitchell, Lake City; and Ashley Kaufman, Lake City. 3A-1A: Co-Players Kenzie Dean, Timberlake; and Lindsey Kwate, Troy.

Boys Soccer — Co-Players: Max Mortimer, Moscow; and Isaac Wilson, Bonners Ferry.

Girls Soccer — Co-Players: Bridget Rieken, Lake City; and Riley Walkington, Sandpoint.

Boys Cross Country — Chad Humphreys, Coeur d’Alene.

Girls Cross Country — Lauren Forster, Coeur d’Alene.

Boys Swimming — Aren Kariotis, Lake City.

Girls Swimming — Mikayla Schoening, Sandpoint.

Football — 5A-4A: Kale Edwards, Coeur d’Alene. 3A-1A: Noah Kaschmitter, Grangeville.

Girls basketball — 5A-4A: Kendyll Kinzer, Lewiston. 3A-1A: Brooke Jessen, Timberlake.

Boys Basketball — 5A-4A: Gabe Quinnett, Moscow. 3A-1A: Dacota Hadaller, Potlatch.

Boys wrestling — 5A-4A: Ridge Lovett, Post Falls. 3A-1A: Peyton Whipple, Kamiah.

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