WHITEHALL — The 2021-22 high school sports year is in the books for the West Michigan Conference.
CatchMark SportsNet put a bow on it by honoring spring sports athletes and celebrating them along with their families and other attendees during the VanDyk Mortgage West Michigan Conference Player of the Year banquet at the Viking Athletic Center Thursday night.
A crowd of 60-70 people attended the event, including student-athletes, their families and other supporters, plus members of the CatchMark team.
CatchMark Technologies managing partner Brent Raeth, founder of CatchMark SportsNet, emceed the event. Attendees mingled and enjoyed a picnic-style dinner. VanDyk Mortgage Lakeshore Team 131 sponsored the banquet.
Three finalists from each of seven spring sports were honored with all nominees receiving certificates and the Player of the Year winners presented individual trophies. A larger trophy with award winners’ names engraved on it resides in the CatchMark office in Whitehall, 112 E. Colby St.
Photos by Amy Yonkman | CatchMark
The CatchMark SportsNet panel consisting of Raeth, Scott DeCamp and Conner Raeth nominated three athletes for each sport. Our readers decided the winners through fan polls that generated more than 20,000 total votes.
The award winners were: Hart’s Jessica Jazwinski in girls track and field, Whitehall’s Trannon Aylor in boys track and field, North Muskegon’s Noa Bowen in girls tennis, North Muskegon’s Logan Wolters in boys golf, North Muskegon’s Natalie Pannucci in girls soccer, Oakridge’s Brooklyn Galdeen in softball and North Muskegon’s Troy McManus in baseball.
CatchMark also hosted West Michigan Conference Player of the Year banquets for fall and winter sports.
See the photo gallery and video above for sights and sounds from Thursday’s banquet.
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