Lady Clippers basketball season awards


AMBOY – The Amboy Lady Clippers’ Awards Night was held March 21 at the Long Branch for the 2017-18 basketball season.

The following players were recognized for their participation this season:

Seniors – Kallie Appleman, Logan Winters, Taylor Stevens

Juniors – Noelle Jones, Kelsey Stewart, Rachel Lachat, Breanna Fisher, Hope Sachs, Adriana Bartoschek

Sophomores – Ashley Althaus, Kyleigh Donna

Freshmen – Abi Payne, Mallory Powers, Gabby Jones, Madelyn McLaughlin, Brianna Blaine, Eden Lindenmeyer, Tori Daniels, Kenzie Gerdes

The following players were presented with awards:

Four captains – Appleman, Winters, Stevens, Noelle Jones

Amboy Holiday All-Tournament – N. Jones

NUIC Second-Team All-Conference – Payne

Sauk Valley Sports All-Area – Payne, special mention; N. Jones, honorable mention

Best Rebounder – N. Jones

Best Free Throw Percentage – N. Jones

Most Assists – Payne

Best Defense – Appleman

Most Improved – Winters

MVP – N. Jones

Country Companies Teammaker Award – Appleman, Winters, Stevens

The following is a list of thank-yous that were greatly appreciated:

  • Clipper Shootout sponsors (were also listed on the Lady Clipper stat booklets and on the back of the Lady Clipper T-shirts
  • Winter program sponsors
  • Sponsors for the program for girls’ holiday tournament and Clipper Shootout
  • Amboy Athletic Boosters and their officers
  • Clipper Shootout concession workers and Mandy Powers
  • Mrs. Mekeel and the Pep Band
  • Athletic director George Schwamberger, the administration and the Amboy School Board
  • Karen McCoy, who makes quilts every year for the “Pink Game”
  • Kirsten Donna and Amanda Blaine for helping and organizing the “Pink Game”
  • The AFC girls’ program for being part of the “Pink Game” and their family and fans
  • Coach Paul Smith with his help with sponsors
  • Joe Jahn and Neil Brinkmeier for their continued help with keeping the scorebook and doing stats
  • Mychala Dinges and Rayven Wehling for stats and filming
  • Olivia Dinges, manager
  • Bill and Pat Burke for their continued support
  • The parents of our team
  • The Long Branch
  • Assistant coaches Todd Hobbs, Chris Payne, Shawna Dinges, part-time coach Kennedy Dinges
  • The players
  • Community, parents and players for their continued support and prayers for Jaron and his family, Shawna and her family, and Mike and Pam McCracken.


  • Little Lady Clippers starts April 3 and is held Tuesday Thursday and Saturday in April.
  • Amboy Girls’ Basketball Camp is May 29-June 1 and June 4-8 (nine days). For more information, call coach McCracken at (815) 440-1628.