The following students were nominees for the 2012 Sportscasters Club Scholarship for their respective school. The nominees were chosen by the faculty and staff at each of their schools and the winners were chosen by the Sportscasters Club members.
Michael McMullen: Football (4), Wrestling (4)
Michael was a second-team All-AVCTL selection at running back, and an honorable mention selection at running back and linebacker by the Wichita Eagle. He was a three-year varsity letter winner and a four year AVCTL Academic letter winner. He was a fourth place finisher at 220 pounds at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament in February. In addition to his academic achievements, Michael also helps with concessions at Salina Speedway, and helps people move with the football team. He plans to attend Dodge City Community College to play football and major in Fire Science. Michael is the son of Trisha and the late Michael McMullen.
Jetta Greene: Track (4), Cross Country (3), Basketball (1), Volleyball (1)
Jetta was an Academic All-State honoree in cross country, and a two-time first-team All-AVCTL runner. She is a three time state finalist in track. Jetta is a Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee. She received the Superintendent’s Excellence Award for qualifying for state cross country twice. Jetta is a member of the National Honor Society, a Student Council Representative, the senior class vice president, on the school climate committee, and a scholars’ bowl member. She is a Kansas Honor Scholar and four-time recipient of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Jetta has volunteered with Relay for Life, United Way, Monkey In My Chair, and is a book club member. Jetta plans to attend the University of Kansas and major in biological sciences. Jetta is the daughter of Michell Hoffpauir and Marcus Greene.
Dalton Peters: Football (4), Wrestling (4)
Dalton was a four-time state qualifier in wrestling and a three-time regional champion. He placed second in Class 5A in 2015, and third in 2016. He was named Regional Wrestler of the Year in 2015. Outside of Central, Dalton was named Rocky Mountain National Champion. In football, Dalton was a first-team All-State selection in 2015, and was a two-time All-AVCTL honoree and two-time honorable mention All-State selection. Dalton also participated in National Honor Society and Spirit Ambassadors. He was on the honor roll all four years, and is a four-time academic letter winner in football and wrestling. He volunteers with construction and management at the Salina Church of Christ, Twin Oaks labor for Bobby Stein, the Ambucs Coronado Playground Project, helps people with moving projects and is a Salina Kids Wrestling Club table worker. Dalton plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to wrestle and major in Physical Therapy. He is the son of Shannon and Lisa Peters.
Matthew Berneking: Basketball (4), Tennis (4), Cross Country (1)
Matthew placed third in the Class 5A state tennis tournament in doubles as both a sophomore and a junior. He was part of the AVCTL Division I and Regional doubles championship team in his junior season. He is a two-time All-State tennis player. He also qualified for state tennis as a freshman in singles. In addition to tennis and basketball, Matthew is a member of the National Honor Society and participated in band his freshman year. He has been named to the Academic All-State team in basketball, has earned an academic letter in all four years. He has been named a Renaissance Student, and was on the honor roll all four years. He volunteers with Student Leadership at First Covenant Church, helps with little kids tennis at Genesis Health Club, volunteers with the Frosty 5K and Polar Plunge, Junior Cougar basketball, and Special Reach Ministries at First Covenant Church. Matthew plans to attend Kansas State University and major in General Engineering. He is the son of Kirk and Beckie Berneking.
Balie Stamps: Volleyball (4), Softball (2), Track (2)
Balie was selected to the 2016 Kansas Volleyball Association and Noth Central Kansas All-Star teams. She was an All-State honorable mention selection in 2016, a first-team All-AVCTL selection, and a two-time second-team All-AVCTL selection. She placed third in Class 5A in the javelin and seventh in the shot put in 2015. She was the regional javelin champion in 2015. She was a Class 5A powerlifting runner up in 2014 and 2015, and was the Class 5A state bench press champion in 2015. Balie is the senior class president. She is the committee chair for Saline County Youth Relay for Life, and is a mentor to seventh grade girls through Power of One. She is a Kansas Honors Scholar, a U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Award recipient, a Washburn Academic Scholarship Recipient, and has won the Superintendent’s Award of Excellence. She is a member of New Community Christian Church, a Link Crew leader, and a mentor and coach for young girls in volleyball. Balie plans to attend Washburn University to play volleyball and major in Kinesiology. She is the daughter of Shannon Vance.
Jacob Yarochowicz: Football (4), Basketball (4), Baseball (4)
Jacob was an All-AVCTL first team selection at designated hitter and a second team selection at pitcher in 2015. He was an honorable mention All-AVCTL selection as a utility player and pitcher in 2014. In football, Jacob was an All-State honorable mention selection and All-AVCTL second team selection at quarterback in 2015. In basketball, he was a second team All-AVCTL selection in 2016, and an honorable mention selection in 2015. He is a member of the National Honor Society and Link Leaders. He is a four-year Academic Letter recipient, a 2012 recipient of the Citizenship Award, was on the honor roll, and a Renaissance Student. He volunteered with the Polar Plunge, Frosty 5K, coached summer sports camps in basketball and baseball, has helped with the Fourth of July Golf Course Cleanup, and is a tutor at Stewart Elementary. Jacob plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Architecture. He is the son of Jay and Cathy Yarochowicz.
Belle Barbieri: Tennis (4), Basketball (4), Track (4)
Belle was a third-team and honorable mention All-State basketball selection. She was an All-NCKL selection and on the Salina Invitational Tournament All-Tournament team. She was the MVP of the Cloud County All-Star basketball game. Belle also placed 11th at the state tennis tournament in 2015. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Lone Rangers, a Peer Tutor, Art Club, and Cowboy Creations. She participated in Prayer and Action Mission, CYO, Volunteer coach and referee, Eisenhower Marathon volunteer, Parents as Teachers Fitness Fair, Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll, March for Life, NCYC, and the Talmage Progressives 4-H Club. Belle plans to attend Fort Hays State University and play basketball for the Tigers while majoring in Nursing. She is the daughter of Ted and Katy Barbieri.
Cara Donley: Volleyball (4), Basketball (4), Track and Field (4)
Cara was a three-time second-team All-State and first-team All-League selection in basketball. She was a four-time All-Tournament team selection at the Salina Invitational Tournament. In volleyball, Cara, was a three-time All-League pick and a second-team All-State selection in 2015. She was twice named to the KVA All-State All-Academic team. She is a member of National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has been on the High Honor Roll for four years and completed the Kansas Honor Scholar curriculum. She has participated in Relay for Life, Catholic Charities, CYO, FCA, volunteering at Church, volunteering with Salina and Abilene Parks & Recreation, Parents as Teachers, and Junior Civitan. Cara plans to attend Washburn University and play basketball for the Ichabods while majoring in Biology. She is the daughter of Clay and Jana Donley.
Andrew Schwarting: Cross Country (4), Basketball (4), Track and Field (4), Golf (1)
Andrew is a four-time state medalist in track, placing in the 400 meters, 800 meters, the 4×400 relay and the 4×800 relay. He also owns the Abilene school record for free throw percentage. Andrew was on the honor roll and an honorable mention All-NCKL selection. He has volunteered with SLAM ball, a kids basketball program. He has also helped as a referee for 3 on 3 basketball, has served as a liturgist at church, distributed race tags on the 4th of July Run, volunteered with the Salina Rescue Mission, helped work on lawns and rake leaves of the elderly women in his church, helped with the Optimist Youth Track Meet and Middle School track meets. Andrew plans to attend Pittsburg State University and run track for the Gorillas while majoring in Business Management. He is the son of John and Ann Marie Schwarting.
Southeast of Saline
Easton Montgomery: Football (4), Basketball (4), Track and Field (2)
Easton was a first-team All-State selection in basketball. He owns the single-season and career scoring and shooting percentage records at Southeast of Saline. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Crime Stoppers. He is a Kansas Honors Scholar, a Kansas State Board of Regents Scholar, and a Coca Cola National Scholarship Finalist. He has participated in Bowl for Kids Sake, the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Drive, and the Numana Food Drive. Easton is undecided on which college he will attend, but plans to major in Pre-Med. He is the son of Chris and Tonya Montgomery.
Erica Montgomery: Volleyball (4), Basketball (4), Softball (4)
Erica was a three-time first-team All-State and All-NCAA selection in volleyball. She was a first-team All-State selection and a four-time All-NCAA selection in basketball. She holds six different volleyball records and nine different basketball records at Southeast of Saline. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Trojans Helping Trojans, Varsity Club, Student Council, Science Club, and Fun Night. She is a KU Honors Award Recipient, Academic Award Excellence winner, part of Salina Junior Leadership, winner of the Excellence in Community Service Award, Outstanding Big Sister, Trojan Choice Award recipient, Excellency in Writing Award winner, and has an academic letter winner. Erica has volunteered with Team Wyatt, Salvation Army Toy Drive, Bowl for Kids Sake, and Prairie Patch Craft Show. Erica plans to attend Washburn University and play volleyball for the Ichabods. She is the daughter of Chris and Tonya Montgomery.
Allison Stutterheim: Cross Country (4), Basketball (4), Track and Field (4)
Allison is a four-time state qualifier in cross country and track. She won the individual NCAA cross country championship all four years, and was part of back-to-back state championship teams. She has the record for the fastest course times in school history in both the 4K and 5K. In track, she owns the school record in the 800 meters, 1600 meters, and 3200 meters. Allison is also a four-time USATF Junior Olympic national placer. She was an All-NCAA honorable mention selection in basketball two years. She has participated in National Honor Society and Student Council, serving as President one year in both. She is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Science Club. She is a Kansas Honors Scholar, 2016 Big Sister of the Year, Wendy’s Heisman State Finalist, All-State Cross Country Academic Award winner, Citizenship Award winner, George Eastman Young Leaders Award winner, participated in Bowl for Kids Sake, and completed Junior Leadership course. She has volunteered with her church, is a Salina Regional Youth Volunteer, and has helped with Trojans Helping Trojans, Vacation Bible School, Drive For Your School, SES Fun Night, Salvation Army Christmas Toy Drive, Toys for Tots, and Honor Flight for World War II Veterans. Allison plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Pre-Nursing. She is the daughter of Dan and Jennifer Stutterheim.
Makenzie Kack: Volleyball (4), Basketball (4), Softball (4)
Makenzie was an All-NCAA selection in volleyball, basketball and softball. She is on the yearbook staff and is an editior. Makenzie is a member of Junior Civitan, National Honor Society, and CLASH. She has been on the High Honor Roll. Makenzie has completed over 100 hours of community service. She is a big for Big Brothers Big Sisters and a member of Relay for Life. Makenzie plans to attend Kansas State University to major in Kinesiology and Gerontology. She is the daughter of Dennis and Jackie Kack.
Jacey Goetz: Volleyball (4), Basketball (4), Track (4)
Jacey was a Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association Academic All-State selection. She is Junior Civitan Service Group President, Yearbook Editor, a member of Friends of Rachel, a Student Council member and class officer. She is a National Honor Society member and was on the High Honor Roll. She won the President’s Award for Eductional Excellence, and is an Outreach Ministry letterman. Jacey participates in Relay for Life, CYO, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Totus Tuus, is a Vacation Bible School volunteer, and the Prayer and Action Summer Mission Program. Jacey plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Interior Design. She is the daughter of Terry and Melissa Goetz.
Jerod Toogood: Football (4), Basketball (4), Track (3), Baseball (1)
Jerod was a first-team All-State selection in both football and basketball. He was chosen to play in the North Central Kansas and Kansas Basketball Coaches’ Association All-Star Games. In track, he is the reigning state champion in the javelin, and owns the school record in the javelin. He participated in Catholic Schools Week and the Little Knights Basketball Club. Jerod plans to attend Pittsburg State University to play football for the Gorillas while majoring in Construction Management. He is the son of Jeff Nuss and Michelle Toogood.
Dakota Came: Football (4), Powerlifting (3), Wrestling (1), Track (4)
Dakota was an All-State selection in football at both running back and linebacker. He was a two-time state track qualifier. He is a fourth place finisher at the state powerlifting meet. He has served as FFA President, Student Council President, National Honor Society Vice President, and Business Professionals of America Vice President. He has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Brookville Rodeo, Brookville Easter Egg Hunt, and DVACK. He is a Hansen Scholarship Recipient, Kansas Honor Student, Kansas State Scholar, and a National FFA Scholarship Recipient. Dakota plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Agribusiness. He is the son of Bill and Laurie Came.
Callie Cameron: Volleyball (4), Basketball (4), Track (4)
Callie is a three-time state track qualifier in the hurdles and various relays. She has participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters and PALS. She has been an FFA Greenhand and on the A Honor Roll. She is a part of Youth Group, Relay for Life, Bowl For Kids’ Sake, the Brookville Easter Egg Hunt, and Hoops for Heart. Callie plans to attend Wichita State University and major in Pre-Education. She is the daughter of Jayme Klocke and Brian Cameron.
Koby Ingalsbe: Football (4), Basketball (4), Baseball (3)
Koby is an All-State selection and two-time All-League selection in football. He is an honorable mention All-League selection in basketball. He has participated in FFA and Hoops for Heart. He was on the A Honor Roll. He has volunteered in the concessions stand and scoreboard for little kids softball games and helps prepare the Lions Club Dinner. Koby plans to attend Hutchinson Community College and major in Fire Science. He is the son of Kerry and Melina Ingalsbe.