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Keenan Batsell • Sophomore • Monroe City football

Batsell has emerged as a threat in the Panthers backfield to complement runners such as Zach Osborn and Cole Pennewell. The sophomore amassed 121 yards rushing during a 56-26 win over South Shelby in the Class 1 District 5 championship last Friday night, including a 56-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Bailey Wagner • Sophomore • HLGU cross country

Wagner qualified for the NAIA National Cross Country Meet with her sixth-place (19:43 5K) finish at the American Midwest Conference championships. The feat is redemption for the sophomore after falling just short of nationals a year ago. Joining her there Nov. 18 in Washington state will be Lady Trojans freshman teammate Lauren Sisco.