Tanner Moesch, Camdenton Soccer
Camdenton's soccer team had some growing pains this season, and a less-than .500 record (8-16), but the biggest bright spot for the Lakers this season had to be the playing of their goalkeeper, Tanner Moesch. Moesch's playing this season proved to be the key to the defense this season, and the best example of that was his game against Rolla, where he finished with over 30 saves in the match.
Moesch has a knack for reading the opponent, but his athletic skills allow him to stretch and leap to make the save. Camdenton's goal is in safe hands for next season, so the team can focus on continuing to build around Moesch and return the Lakers to dominance in the soccer world.
Kylee Compton and Kelly Uthe, Camdenton Softball
The Camdenton Lakers, in general, will be a team to watch next season, but two new pieces to the puzzle this year made the Lady Lakers ready to take the next step. An incoming class of freshmen provided not only depth, but two starting pitchers and third basemen. Kylee Compton and Kelly Uthe made heads turn with their pitching in their freshman outing, but adding their solid hitting and fielding at third base, the two Lady Lakers added to an already stacked team, built around a number of juniors and sophomores. If these two can make the next leap in 2014, Camdenton looks to be primed to finally make the push in the district playoffs.
Taylor Good, Osage Softball
Osage's young squad has steadily been making strides over the past two seasons, and a large part of this season's success can be laid on the shoulders of Osage's pitcher Taylor Good. Good's strong and accurate arm proved to be deadly from the mound, and carried the team through a number of games. At the plate, Good was one of the most consistent bats, propelling her team to a 7-13 season.
Cross Country: Julianna Timm and Chase Cook (Eldon), Matt Reid and Gabrielle Hill (Osage)
These four were the only runners from the lake area to make it to the state meet this season. All of them showed steady progress through the season with good times, and it makes sense to think that these runners could do the same once again in the coming year.
Cross country is one of the most demanding sports one can compete in, and to do so at a level that these four are currently at is a credit to their work ethic and drive as athletes.