Longtime Muskies Adam McTavish and Sarah Noonan won’t be leaving Fort High empty-handed.
The two collected most valuable player awards in each sport they played this past school year—and took home their respective Athlete of the Year awards.
McTavish and Noonan, along with Siobhan Devlin, also were named to the Muskie Hall of Fame.
This was McTavish’s second-consecutive award as the top male Muskie athlete. He helped lead the hockey team to the all-Ontario ‘A/AA’ gold medal and the footbal team to a berth in the NorWOSSA final as a wide-receiver/place kicker.
He also was the leading goal scorer on the boys’ soccer team.
“It’s been a great year. I can’t believe it,” said McTavish, who will be attending the University of Manitoba this fall but is unsure whether he’ll play football.
Meanwhile, Noonan co-captained the girls’ soccer squad and senior girls’ basketball team.
She said she remembered herself in grade nine, playing with senior students, including 1997 female athlete of the year Hannah Carter, and how doing well on the court and the fields was an important goal.
“It’s definitely something I thought about,” she said. “You’re aware of all these awards and the past athletes who win them. It was something I strived for my entire high school career.”
She plans to enroll at Rainy River Community College in International Falls this fall and play on the basketball team.
The annual recognition assembly was held Monday afternoon at Fort High. The athletic award winners were as follows:
•Paul Renaud Trophy (MVP)—Adam McTavish
•Marc DeGagne Award (outstanding contribution)—Gary Wager
•Reese Scofield Memorial—Jamie Booth
•Muskie ‘B’ Team (MVP)—Dennis Ogilvie
•Most Valuable Player—Kevin Webb/Adam McTavish
•Outstanding contribution—David Lloyd
•Senior Boys’ MVP—Evan Woodland
•Junior Boys’ MVP—Billy Whitecrow
•Senior Girls’ MVP—Siobhan Devlin
•Junior Girls’ MVP—Kelly Kabatay
•Senior Boys’ MVP—Gary Wager/John Sivonen/Evan Woodland
•Junior Boys’ MVP—Kevin Gemmell
•Senior Girls' MVP—Sarah Noonan
•Junior Girls' MVP—Trish Smith
•Senior Boys/Girls' MVP—Jamie Booth/Siobhan Devlin
•Junior Boys' MVP—Jason Pattison
•Junior Girls' MVP—Kim Murray
•Girls' MVP—Kelly Nielson
•Boys' MVP—Adam McTavish
•Girls MVP—Sarah Noonan
•Jim Curr Sr. Memorial—Christian Gagnon
•Struchan Gilson Award (outstanding contribution)—Christin Thomson
•Most dedicated female—Heather Dutton
•Brent Ogden Award (Sportsmanship)—Mark Mecure/Christin Thomson
•Rookie of the Year—Tyler Barker(male); Sarah Barton(female)