WHITEHALL — In case you missed the 2022-23 CatchMark SportsNet West Michigan Conference Winter Sports Player of the Year banquet, no worries. We’ve got you covered.
You can watch a replay of the livestream in the video above and see several images at the bottom of this story.
On Saturday (April 22, 2023) at the Viking Athletic Center, CatchMark highlighted several of the top performers in the conference from the 2022-23 winter sports season.
A crowd of roughly 65 people attended the event, including student-athletes, family members, coaches and other supporters, plus members of the CatchMark team and a VanDyk Mortgage Lakeshore representative. Attendees mingled and enjoyed a taco bar dinner.
A few of the Player of the Year finalists had prom Saturday night and attended the banquet, one even accompanied by his prom date as both were dressed to the nines.
Scott DeCamp, product lead and lead writer for CatchMark SportsNet, emceed the event.
Check out this TikTok of undefeated state champion wrestler Shane Cook of Whitehall:
Three finalists from each of seven winter sports were honored with all nominees receiving certificates and the Player of the Year winners presented individual plaques. A larger trophy with award winners’ names engraved on it resides in the CatchMark office in Whitehall, 112 E. Colby St.
The CatchMark SportsNet panel consisting of DeCamp, Conner Raeth and Tate Stine nominated three Player of the Year finalists for each sport. Our readers decided the winners through a fan vote that generated more than 100,000 total votes.
The award winners included Mason County Central’s Emily Adams in competitive cheer, Holton’s Chase Albright in boys bowling, Oakridge’s Kira Twining in girls bowling, Whitehall’s Shane Cook in boys wrestling, Mason County Central’s Nyveah Wendt in girls wrestling, Whitehall’s Camden Thompson in boys basketball, and Oakridge’s Anna Lundquist in girls basketball.
CLICK HERE for a look at all of the 2022-23 Winter Sports Player of the Year finalists.
This was the fifth Player of the Year banquet that CatchMark SportsNet has hosted. During the 2021-22 school year, CSN held banquets for fall, winter and spring sports.
See the gallery below for images from Saturday night’s banquet:
Photos by Amy Yonkman | CatchMark
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