Henry Sibley fall sports wrap up
Henry Sibley fall sports wrap up
Posted on 11/30/2018

Season highlights from Henry Sibley High School’s fall athletics: 

Fall Sport Wrap Up GraphicCross Country - Head Coach: Erik Kluznik
The Henry Sibley boys’ cross country team ended their regular season with a second place finish at the Metro East Conference championship with captains Payton Weber-Rolfes and Bennett Challifour leading the way. Weber-Rolfes, the team MVP, Magnus Herschbach and Brad Alton were named all-conference honorees, while Challifour was awarded all-conference honorable mention. Jacob Ledermann was chosen as the team’s most improved.

Led by captain and Rose Dill, the girls’ cross country team earned their third-consecutive first place victory at this year’s Metro East Conference Championship meet. Dill, Olivia Segura, Jaylen Rosga, Francisca Franco Omana and Amanda Tuvey were each named all-conference, while Nicole Gonsalez was named honorable mention. Franco Omana was voted most improved by her teammates. Dill finished the season by earning the team MVP award along with her third and final trip to the Class AA State Cross Country Meet.

Football Head Coach: Tom Orth
The 2018 season was one of growth and determination for the Henry Sibley football team, which finished the season with an overall 0-9 record. Gabe Delmont and Quinn Davies led the team as captains, while also earning all-conference awards. This year’s all-conference honorable mention awardees included Anthony Charles, Jack Nulty, AJ Stringer and Stefon Telles. Davies was named the team MVP and Grady Clem was voted most improved player. 

Girls Soccer - Head Coach: Lindsay Kruger
The Henry Sibley girls’ soccer team, led by captains Hope Korte, Emily Hinze, MaKenna Dubs-Bidon and Lily Stringer, completed the 2018 season with a 5-8-2 overall record (2-4-1 in the Metro East Conference). Dubs-Bidon was named the team MVP as well as received all-conference honors along with Korte and Hinze. Other players awarded all-conference honorable mention were Claire Allen, Natalie Parnell and Kavya Vellicolungara. Alivia Weldon was voted as the team’s most improved player.

Boys Soccer - Head Coach: Terry Doud
Captains Oliver McEllistrem, Alex Fenne, Kevyn Grado-Nunez and Joseph Juliette led the Henry Sibley boys’ soccer team during the 2018 season. Oliver McEllistrem,
was awarded all-conference and the team MVP while Grado-Nunez and Brandon Morris also picked up all-conference for the Warriors. Collin McEllistrem, Brian Doud and Sean Gehrts were named all-conference honorable mention. The boys finished the season with a 7-7-0 overall record (4-4-0 in the Metro East Conference). Micah Dove received the team’s most improved player award.

Girls Swimming - Head Coach: Will Anzion 
The 2018 Henry Sibley girls’ swimming and diving team was led by captains Sonja Hanson, Jaymee Gulsvig, Ellie Elander and Lily Klein. Hanson and Avery Vogen each landed All-Metro East Conference honors, while Gulsvig, Annika Overvig and Rachel Maslow earned all-conference honorable mention awards. The team finished their season placing fourth at the Metro East Conference Championship and third at the Section 4A Tournament with two individuals qualifying for the Minnesota State Swim and Dive Meet.

Overvig exemplified her talents on the diving board this year earning herself a personal high score of 311.55 at the Section 4A Dive Championship, which secured a third place finish and a chance to compete in the Minnesota State Swim and Dive Meet. She was the first female diver to represent Henry Sibley at the State meet in almost 20 years. In addition, Vogen earned a trip to State in two events–the 100-meter and 200-meter Freestyle. Another season highlight for Vogen was breaking the decades-old girls’ varsity records in both the 100-meter Freestyle (53.94) and the 200-meter Freestyle (1:56.64).

Girls Tennis - Head Coach: Tony Gatti
The Henry Sibley girls’ tennis team finished the 2018 season with an 8-8 overall record and a 4-3 mark saw the Warriors finish in fourth place in the Metro East Conference. Team captains Allie Prokosch and Jaelyn Orth were named the team MVP’s and picked up all-conference honors along with Madeline Smith. Abby Ludwig and Emma Nagel were awarded all-conference honorable mention. Smith was chosen by her teammates as the most improved player.

Prokosch and Orth partnered up to win the Section 3AA Doubles Tennis Championships, which qualified them for the Minnesota State Tennis Tournament. The two were the first members from the Henry Sibley girls’ tennis team to qualify for the State tournament since 2006.

Volleyball Head coach: Katie Naughton
Captains Brooke Solberg and Brooke Bosworth helped guide the Henry Sibley volleyball team to a 15-13 record during the 2018 season, including a 3-4 mark in the Metro East Conference. Solberg and Bosworth were named the team MVP and added all-conference awards to their careers. Maria Ramos and Erica Kladar were named all-conference honorable mention. Most improved player went to Julia Masica.