Butler County Times Gazette
  • Awards week: Top AHS teams

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  • 5: Tie-Boys soccer, wrestling teams
    The boys soccer team was the biggest collection of talent the Orioles have had in several seasons. Ryan Albright was a fantastic scorer. AJ?Willett, Logan Hiser, Dalton Wheat, Tanner Janzen, Ian Hall, Josh Riddle and Kaleb MacNicol all were exciting to watch. As for the wrestling team, the Orioles were young and injury-plagued, but still got four to go State, including runner-up champion Jake?Goldenstein and senior Chase Wells.Tie-Boys soccer, wrestling teams
    The boys soccer team was the biggest collection of talent the Orioles have had in several seasons. Ryan Albright was a fantastic scorer. AJ?Willett, Logan Hiser, Dalton Wheat, Tanner Janzen, Ian Hall, Josh Riddle and Kaleb MacNicol all were exciting to watch. As for the wrestling team, the Orioles were young and injury-plagued, but still got six to go State, including runner-up champion Jake Goldenstein and senior Chase Wells.
    4: Baseball team
    This team had the talent to get to State before losing a heartbreaker to Circle in extra innings. Logan?Hiser, Joe Cannady and Kolton Schenker formed one of the best rotations around. Dalton Wheat was a standout hitter and a solid shortstop. They were better than their 10-10 (10-11 after Regionals) record indicated, especially after losing so many one-run games.
    3: Boys track and field team
    This was a deep team with several talented athletes. Colton Robinson was always competing for a shot put title. The 4x100-meter relay team was fast. Alex Clausing did well when he competed in the triple jump. Kaleb MacNicol was a great javelin thrower. Oh, and then there’s Zach Budda, who set a new school record and won a Class 4A state championship in high jump.
    2: Boys bowling team
    This team was stacked. Adam Tabor, Isaac Gonzalez, Kayl Warne, Eric Smith and Sam Davis all could bowl with the best of them. Oh, then there’s Brandon Hallmark, an All-State bowler who earned a 14th-place medal at the state meet. The Orioles qualified as a team and took sixth place overall.
    1: JV, Varsity softball teams
    Augusta’s varsity softball team had all nine of its starters earn All-League honors this season. Led by seniors Taylor Williams, Sidney Dey and Christina Downs, the Orioles came so close to beating nemesis Mulvane in the regional title game to earn a trip to State. It wasn’t meant to be, apparently.
    The JV?team, meanwhile, clobbered just about all of its opponents on way to an 18-2 record. The future varsity Orioles have potential to do great things in the coming seasons.
    Honorable mentions: Boys basketball (Varsity, freshman)

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