Three sport athletes at Exeter-Milligan. Pictured back row from the left: Braden Capek, Mikey Bartu, Adrian Schoofs, Tyler Due, Marcus Krupicka, Jayden Capek, Olivea Swanson, Malorie Staskal, Cameran Jansky, Emma Olsen and Jasmine Turrubiates. Front row from the left: Carter Milton, Aidan Vavra, Draven Payne, Andrew Vavra, Lily Jeffries, Kierra Papik, Savana Krupicka, Taylor Pribyl and Jozie Kanode.Exeter-Milligan students who received outstanding athlete awards at the banquet on Monday, April 25. From the left are Lily Jeffries, Becca Krupicka, Cameran Jansky, Olivea Swanson, Emma Olsen, Peyton Pribyl, Kole Svec, Mikey Bartu and Ben Bartu.
Coach Filipi presented a plaque honoring his 39 years coaching in the district.
Exeter-Milligan recognized all of their athletes at a banquet on Monday, April 25 in Exeter.
A slideshow honoring retiring head football, boys basketball and boys golf coach, Dean Filipi played during the meal. Filipi has coached at Milligan and Exeter-Milligan for 39 years.
Each coach for each sport took a turn at the microphone speaking about the season and sharing about the athletes. Coach Filipi took the opportunity to thank “the parents, fans, boosters and players for putting up with me.”
He also recognized the “o-line” reminding the audience that they are what makes it possible for yardage to be gained on the field.
Jackson Krejci, head girls basketball coach, commented on how the team gelled after a rough start, “They bought into their roles on the team. A lot of people didn’t think we could get there this year.”
The banquet recognized the three sport athletes including six freshmen Mikey Bartu, Jayden Capek, Lily Jeffries, Carter Milton, Kierra Papik and Aiden Vavra.
Seven sophomores earned the medal including Tyler Due, Savana Krupicka, Draven Payne, Taylor Pribyl, Adrian Schoofs, Malorie Staskal and Andrew Vavra.
The four juniors recognized were Jozie Kanode, Marcus Krupicka, Olivea Swanson and Jasmine Turrubiates. Just three seniors participated in all three seasons. They were Braden Capek, Cameran Jansky and Emma Olsen,
Special medals were the final part of the evening. Becca Krupicka was recognized as the female golfer of the year. Olivea Swanson was presented the Leonard Kassik softball player of the year. Emma Olsen earned the Bill Fitzgerald volleyball trophy.
The outstanding football player of the year was given to Peyton Pribyl. Kole Svec was named the Gary Ruhl male basketball player of the year. Cameran Jansky received the Gary Ruhl female basketball player of the year. The Bill Fitzgerald rookie of the year award was given to Mikey Bartu and Lily Jeffries.
Female team player of the year was Cameran Jansky and Ben Bartu was the male team player of the year. Jansky also received the female athlete of the year and Pribyl was presented the male athlete of the year.