Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
The Springfield Sports Commission awards were handed out to over 200 local athletes throughout the Southwest Missouri region and the Lakers.
Camdenton having three players named….Kam Durnin named the Boy’s athlete of the year and Angel Dickerson named the Track Athlete of the Year, along with Golfer Rylee Hodges who received an “Inspiration Award.”
The Lebanon’s Girl’s wrestling team also named the girl’s team of the year, along with teammate Jessa Joiner who’s named the winner of the Lower Weight Classes division for the year.
They also see Dakota Windsor picking up a win for the Boys Swimming & Diving category.
Alongside Durnin’s win for the Boy’s, El Dorado Springs’ Macie Mays was named Girl’s Athlete of the Year.
Read From the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame:
Kam Durnin, Camdenton High School: A three-sport athlete, Durnin was a Second Team All-State selection in Class 5 as a wide receiver. He also played basketball, where he earned All-Ozark Conference as a defensive specialist. In basketball, he was on the All-Ozarks Conference All-Defensive Team after being talked into playing his senior year, helping the team to 14 wins. In baseball, he was All-Ozark Conference in batting .417 with seven home runs, 13 doubles and four triples – his slugging percentage was .825 – and set the school record in several categories.
Lebanon High School Girls Wrestling Team
For the fourth time in five years, the Lebanon Yellowjackets girls wrestling team won a state championship, this time in Class 2. Jessa Joiner (110 pounds) and Mariyah Brumley (190 pounds) won individual weight classes, and seven others earned medals. Lilliam Cottongim (105) and Halea Bartel (125) placed third, while Taylor Johnson (135) was fourth. Adeline Cottongim (115) and Bailey Joiner (145) were sixth. The team was coached by Matt Neely and scored 134.5 points, or 31.5 more than the runner-up.
The full report can be found here: Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame Review