C A M D E N T O N H I G H S C H O O L 2 0 1 2 FA L L SPORTS guide Laker Athletic Boosters, Inc., Benefitting the Camdenton R-III Athletic Programs The following Gold and Purple Sponsors’ contributions benefit every Camdenton Laker Student Athlete by providing needs such as equipment, facilities, special programs, and improvements. Contributions from sponsors like these, along with the Camdenton Athletic Booster Club, have exceeded $740,000 from 1987 through 2011. On behalf of the Camdenton Athletic Boosters, we would like to say THANKS to all of our sponsors. If anyone would like more information about the Laker Invitational Golf Tournament, or about being on our sponsor list, please contact Jason Hulett at 346-7272 or John Blair at 346-2235. 2011 GOLD SPONSORS 1150 KRMS-93.5 Mike FM 92.7/Classic Hits 102.7 FM ACI Frangkiser Hutchens All American Termite and Pest Control All Pro Homes Alpha Graphics Andy’s Frozen Custard John Beckett Motor Co. Bednara, Vanderveld & Company Herb and Janet Baker Jim and C.J. Blair Blair Cedar Blair’s Landing Camdenton Rotary Todd and Michelle Campbell Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks Clark’s Concrete Const. Co. Mac Decker Denny’s Dairy Queen W. Gary Drover Ezard’s Inc. First National Bank Dr. Chris and The Honorable Diane Franklin G & G Marina George K. Baum & Co. Tim and Amy Hadfield Hedge’s-Scott Funeral Home Matt and Jeane Herfurth HMI Fireplace Shop Hulett Chevrolet-Buick-GMC Innovative Procurement Jack’s Sporting Goods Jiffy Stop Food Marts Lake Dental Clinic Lake Oasis Convenience Stores Lake Ozark Anesthesiology Lake Professional Engineering Lake Regional Health System Lake Regional Orthopedics Lakeland Oil Lens Mart Optical Leslie Orthopedics Main Street Road and Asphalt Marty’s Marine McDuffey Law Firm McGrath Insurance Group Med Pay, Inc. Ronda Miller Missouri Bell Telecom Missouri Builder’s Service Missouri Eagle Naught Naught InsuranceJay Jennings Robert Nielson, DO Ozark Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Ozark Ready Mix Ozarkland Ozark’s Coca Cola/Dr. Pepper Company Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter & Welch, P.C. Stover Carpet and Drapery Tan-Tar-A Resort WeHoop - Rogie Carlock Yacht Club Marina 2011 PURPLE SPONSORS A-B Rental Selynn Barbour Econo Lift Boat Hoist Evers and Company Graves and Associates Jim and Marjorie Herfurth Innovative Real Estate Lake Digestive Health Dr. Kevin Byrne Ozark Trophy and Engraving SAMCO Business Products Sleep Inn - Inn and Suites Carl and Jan Tidgren Westport Construction Support Project Graduation Raffle 2013 Chevy Camero Project Graduation is an all-night, chaperoned, substance-free celebration for the graduating seniors of Camdenton High School. The purpose of the evening is to congratulate the seniors for completing their high school curriculum as well as to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for these students on their graduation night. The hope is that these young adults will carry into the future the message that a good time can be had without the use of drugs and alcohol. Tickets only $10 Each May be purchased at various high school events. For more information visit: camdentonprojectgrad.com Photo provided by: DLJonesPhotography.com Welcome to Camdenton High School “Home of the Lakers” Brett Thompson, Principal Welcome to Camdenton High School, Home of the Lakers! It is an exciting time to be a Laker, and we are looking forward to a successful fall season of CHS activities. With the hard work and commitment of our students, coaches, and sponsors we are sure to continue that winning Laker tradition that is second to none. As we look forward to a new season of activities, we want to thank our community for the continuous support provided to our students and our school. By working together, we are sure to maintain a positive learning community for our students and help them achieve great successes both in the classroom and on the field. Extra-curricular programs are an extension of the classroom, and they play a significant role in our students’ education. Participation in these activities allows students to realize the importance of individual responsibility, competition, and teamwork - all of which will contribute to their future accomplishments. Through their commitment to team success, students also learn valuable lessons regarding character and sportsmanship that not only help them succeed on the field of play, but also provide them experiences that allow them to become productive citizens and adults. I encourage you to continue to support our students and recognize their efforts by displaying that positive “Laker Pride” for your school, your teams, and your community. We look forward to seeing you at our events this fall. Go Lakers!!! Jeff Whitney, Director of Athletics and Activities Welcome to another great season of activities in the Camdenton School District! My name is Jeff Whitney. As the Camdenton R-III Athletic Director, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our fans and guests to this interscholastic activity. Extra-curricular activities play a special part in our school’s educational program. Our school and community are dedicated to our students’ pursuit of excellence and the values taught by interscholastic competition. The playing arena is viewed as an extension of the classroom where lessons about sportsmanship, self-discipline and perseverance are often learned. In addition, these competitive endeavors offer opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to learn the value of teamwork, cooperation and mutual respect for teammates, opponents and officials. As spectators we are also an important component in the lessons taught to our student-athletes. The constructive actions we show and the positive words we use at athletic events and other activities help create a productive atmosphere, of which our students can be proud. Officials, coaches and athletes will often fall short of perfection just as we all do in our daily lives. With this in mind it is important that we continue to serve as a positive example for our student body. Our coaches and students as well as those from visiting schools have worked extremely hard and put in many hours to give us their best performances. Enjoy these contests and cheer on our student-athletes! GO LAKERS! Camdenton R-III School District Everyone Learning Every Day C A M D E N TO N MIS SOU RI PO Box 1409 Camdenton, MO 65020-1409 Phone: 573-346-9213 Fax: 573-346-9211 Superintendent Tim Hadfield, Ed.D. Deputy Superintendent Brian Henry, Ed.D. Assistant Superintendents Roma Lee France Jim Rich, Ph.D. Dear Patrons, On the pages that follow, you will be introduced to the greatest resources of the Camdenton R-III School District: our students and staff. Our students are dedicated to the activities in which they participate and strive to represent our District in a positive manner. They are supported by skilled coaches, directors, and sponsors. These dedicated staff members not only teach the necessary skills of the activities they promote, they also instill life-long values. “Purple Pride” runs deep in our community and we thank you for your support of our students and staff. Camdenton is one of the premier school districts in the state. We are fortunate to have first-class facilities, thanks to the support of our patrons. Last year we experienced one of the most successful years ever for our District. We look forward to surpassing these accomplishments this school year. Please continue to support our students and staff by displaying positive Laker Pride. Your example assists our students in continuing the proud traditions of “Laker Nation.” Our entire school community encourages you to enjoy our activities. We look forward to cheering with you to support our amazing students. It's a Great Day to be a Laker! Tim Hadfield, Superintendent Board of Education Nancy A. Masterson Chris C. McElyea Selynn Barbour John L. Beckett Jim Besancenez Laura Martin Jackie Schulte Linda Leu President Vice-President Treasurer Director Director Director Director Secretary VARSITY CHEERLEADERS Seniors Ashlei Bruewer Brett Helms Amber Lucas Mariah McWhirter Shae Smith Hannah Whitney Juniors McKena Baumert Samantha Holmes Tatum Donald Macy Sparks Sophomores Shelby Briscoe Danaelyn Flint JUNIOR VARSITY CHEERLEADERS Junior Sabrina Looney Freshmen Bradi Brewster Bailey Cairns Abbie Kenniston Sophomores Devon Brown Nikki LeMay Crystal Marval Melissa Oakes The Laker Cheerleading program has been built on a long-standing tradition of high expectations. Each year, the girls strive to raise the skill level and continually pursue excellence in tumbling, stunts, and cheers. This year is no exception. Tayla Ford Cassi Reed FRESHMAN CHEERLEADERS Mikayla Oakley Corrine Rogers Lacey Schmidt Tiffanie Sheets Kassi Denny Kayla Frentzel Sara Hamilton Ashley Jackson Jenna Sims Jennifer Taylor 2012 Laker Cheerleaders In June, the girls attended National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) camp. They received several superior ribbons. Seven girls were selected as All-Americans and three of those were recommended for NCA Staff. The Competition Squad will compete in January at the NCA Competition in St. Charles, Missouri. They are working hard, knowing perfect practice make for a perfect performance. They hope to make Laker Nation proud! We are looking forward to an exciting year! Whether it’s the competition floor or the sideline of a game, the Laker Cheerleaders aim to raise the spirit and enthusiasm for all Laker fans! Let’s Go Lakers! The Laker Cheerleaders are coached by Head Coach Michelle Neal, Junior Varsity Coach LuTana Griffin, and Freshman Coach Cara Enos. T his year’s Laker Dance team is looking forward to a fabulous year! We have a variety of routines lined up for this year’s football performances, including a special feature with the drum line and a fantastic routine for the Purple Goes Pink event. This past summer the Dance Team attended camp in Springfield on the Missouri State University campus. Dance Team The team worked really hard at becoming a unit and Coaches: learned many new routines. During camp the girls Lydia Briscoe learned, performed, and were evaluated individually Jamie Hedrick on routines, earning a total of 30 blue ribbons! As a result of their hard work, the team earned a Superior Trophy. They were also evaluated as a team and earned the Full Out Team Award, given only to a select few. The team is very excited to share these routines with the Camdenton Laker crowd. The Laker Dance team is a very talented group of girls who not only participate on our school team, but also are very involved at their dance studios. They are an amazing group of young women who give 110% to the dance team, their studios, schoolwork, and community functions. They are energetic and so “pumped up” about trying new things this school year! I am very proud of each individual girl and all of the work they have done to make this the best Dance Team yet! 2012 Dancers Freshman Katie Sanders Sophomores Megan Gericke Felicia Roberts Erin Robbins Maddison Sherrow Juniors Danielle Spanburg Becca Woltemath Seniors *Sarah Gericke *Olivia Oliver *Jordyn Schell * Captains LAKERS DANCE TEAM THE PRIDE OF THE LAKE MARCHING BAND FALL 2012 The 160-member Pride of the Lake Marching Band takes the field again this fall after surviving one of the hottest pre-seasons on record. Working through the high heat and hot sun, the group has emerged on the other side with another halftime show that exemplifies the drama and spectacle of the modernday marching band. The show, entitled Guardians, is a narrative of redemption that takes the ensemble through the transitions from evil to good, from dark to light, and from predator to guardian. The selections for this year’s musical tale are all taken from the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the most prolific and influential composers of the last five-hundred years. It has been adapted specifically for the Pride of the Lake Marching Band by Don Hill, one of the marching band world’s most highlysought arrangers. This year, the band will compete in Missouri and Oklahoma against some of the top bands in the nation. The festival outings include the St. Charles West Marching Warrior Festival and the Lafayette Contest of Champions, both in the St. Louis area. The band will also travel to the Broken Arrow Invitational in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and the Bands of America Super Regional held at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The band is directed by Paul Baur, with assistants Amanda Fall and Mike Fenn. The percussion instructor and frontline arranger is Alisha Baur. Additional percussion staff includes clinicians Tom Pannullo, and Pride of the Lake alumni Aaron Short and Kristi Patrickus. Our battery arranger is Chad Schaedler. Our color guard instructor is Chris Garstang along with designer and clinician Tim Roettgen. Other staff members include Jennifer Canfield and Austin Jay. Our drill is written by Brian Youngblood and our show designer is Wes Cartwright. PRIDE OF THE LAKE MARCHING BAND Fall 2012 DRUM MAJORS Kyle Gulshen Bobby Johnson Victoria Robinson CLARINET FLUTE Rachel Danforth Karen Diaz Rodrigo Diaz Montana Huston Alex Jenkins Karol Knierim Tristan Newman Jessica Ogden Elvy Ramirez Sheila Reynolds Gabie Schulte Jill Shepherd Marcus Wyatt Kate Zgiet Crystal Andrews Katie Barnstable Autumn Bellew Ashley Bledsoe Shayla Brock Stephanie Creach Paige Davis Karrie Dodson Allyson Donley Sarah Fuller Chelsea Goodman Meghan Harmann Rachel Harmon McKayla Humiston Judy Keys Brionna Lizotte Lacey Lopez Fernanda Mendez Ryne Myers Victoria Potter Rebecca Reed Randi Sheppard Jacob Stauch Autumn Stelmaszak Mikale Ward Jamie Wiggs Ashley Willis Jordan Zedaker ALTO SAX Alisha Allen Garret Brown Emily Burke Ricky Call Chris Collins Nick Crockett Chase Fowler Austin Freit John Fritz Kaylyne Halsey Colleen Magelky Ryan Summers MELLOPHONE Rachel Buttram Taylor Hughes Nick Miller Ashleigh Pool Melia Thompson Martina Wilson TENOR SAX Dan Doran Becca Molt Travis Nowak Alaina Sonksen BARI SAX Brian Dame Riley Short Jordan Shoults BARITONE James Bail Jeff Fox Sarah Hockley Steven Landon Matt Riga Laura Rounds J.J. Ryan Austin Salsman Noel Shoults Eric Sinner Michael Warner Casey White Stephen Wright PERCUSSION TRUMPET TUBA Remington Anderson Katie Bird Louis Brother Devon Brown Katie Chappell Kali Crockett Erica Dorhauer Anne Holland Brandon Jones Tiffani Jones McKenna Lawler Kevin Marschke Josh Ogden Michele Patrickus Austin Perez Christy Robinson Madison Stehle Tristan Straw Lucas Applegate Landon Bishop Emily Blackman Caleb Crockett Kyle Cunningham Rachel D’Arcy Erika Engelson Dalton Gray Daniel Hall Jordan Hammerstone Sam Knierim Josh McDonald Megan Prather Jaren Risner Elizabeth Sinner Mitchel Summers Joseph Tobin Connor Uberroth Gage Windsor Ryan Eidson James Hooker Colt McCorkle Tyler Nowak Skyler Reeves Chris Smith Band Director Paul Baur checks the formation during summer practice. COLOR GUARD Per fo r ma n c e S ch e d u l e Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 19-20 Home Football Game Mozingo Drumline Competition Laurie Hillbilly Parade Home Football Game St. Charles West Warrior Festival Lafayette Marching Festival Home Football Game Broken Arrow Marching Festival Home Football Game Mid-Season Camp Bands of America Super-Regional Alexis Asmus Julie Bridges Kendra Brown Morgan Brown Airiel Bures Sarah Fain Ally Garton Alison George Mehri Habibi Jenna Jackson Anna Kirkpatrick Constance Losey Sarah Lottman Stephanie McQueen Seth Miller Tori Moore Katie Moulder Karissa Pirrie Rachael Reed Sam Roper Elizabeth Smith Jett Strand Jovi Strand Miranda Theis Cassidy Vance Christine Wilkening Home of the Lakers 2012 Hogs 2012 Varsity Football Coaching Staff Andrew Nolting Tight Ends Defensive Ends Shawn Maschino Offensive Line Steve Bayless Defensive Line Jeff Shore Head Coach Quarterbacks Travis Ezard Running Backs Lance Foulk Receivers Defensive Backs Nick Bruck Linebackers The Lineup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 47 48 50 51 52 53 55 Landon Knopf Mike Beliel Luke Burris Dylan Hymes Cory Simpson Jordan Strong Jordan Knight Aric Osborn Charles Carpenter Ty McDuffey Ryan Elliott Kullen Carlock Stephon Elliott-Peterson Tyler Cunningham Sam Georgopoulous Kris Paschel Aspin Hill Jordan Webster Brendan Babbs Shayne Cook Elijah Ollison Justin Bernabe Jacob Wise Cale Wirths Mason Hadfield Derek Beck Kegan Ray Michael Smythe Carter Ford Kyle Smith Murphy Ward Jacob Voorhees Vlad Melnikov Luis Vasquez Jared Kilpack Luke Wilson John Payne Jimmy Sanders Mason Bennett Ryan Harris Matt Endsley David Sheets Tyler Scheig CJ Santon Kyle Rizer Ben Parish Shawn Martin Josh Mejia 10 12 11 12 12 12 10 12 10 10 11 11 10 11 10 11 10 11 11 11 10 12 10 11 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 10 12 11 10 12 5’9” 5’10” 5’8” 6’0” 6’0” 5’8” 5’8” 5’9” 5’9” 6’1” 5’11” 6’2” 5’10” 6’2” 5’10” 5’7” 5’8” 6’0” 5’9” 5’11” 5’9” 5’7” 5’7” 6’0” 5’9” 5’9” 5’9” 5’8” 5’7” 6’0” 5’8” 5’9” 5’11” 5’7” 5’8” 6’0” 5’11” 5’8” 5’11” 5’5” 5’10” 5’9” 5’10” 5’10” 6’0” 6’0” 5’10” 5’8” 150 175 160 190 180 135 140 165 150 180 155 175 135 190 150 145 140 155 155 180 175 160 130 150 150 165 185 190 160 165 185 210 165 110 130 135 150 165 145 170 190 150 190 225 220 200 140 185 TB-LB SE-DE TB-LB TE-DE QB-DB SE-DB QB-DB SE-DB TB-LB QB-DB SE-DB QB-DB SE-DB QB-LB SE-DB SE-DB SE-DB SE-DB SB-DB TE-LB SB-DB TB-DB SE-DB SB-DB SB-DB SB-DB TB-LB FB-LB FB-LB SE-DB TB-DB FB-LB SB-DB SE-DB SB-DB SE-DB TB-LB FB-LB K SE-DB FB-LB TB-LB TE-DE OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL 2012 56 57 59 61 62 64 66 67 68 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 82 83 85 86 87 88 Colby Rizer Kahlan Enriquez Shad Mustain Henry Brownell Shawn Frazier Austin Waters Alec Everett Logan Sousley Zach Burns Alex Palomo Colby Brauer Jarrett Glissendorf Ace Martin Tyler Danuser Cole Briscoe Marc Wittrock Joshua Lashley Justin Murdock Stephen Straw Joey Ferreri Chase Nugent Alex Wilsman Dylan Dodds Trevor Casady Eric Frandsen Joey Ginnings 11 10 10 10 10 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 10 12 11 12 10 11 10 11 10 5’6” 5’10” 5’10” 6’3” 5’10” 5’10” 6’2” 5’9” 5’9” 5’10” 5’9” 6’0” 6’4” 5’11” 6’0” 5’9” 5’10” 5’10” 5’8” 5’11” 6’2” 6’4” 5’11” 5’4” 5’9” 6’0” 180 190 185 292 180 265 200 190 160 225 200 230 270 240 225 270 225 225 195 170 220 200 165 120 190 185 OL-DL OL-DL OL-LB OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL OL-DL SE-DE TE-DE TE-DE SE-DB SE-DB TE-DE TE-DE Varsity Football Schedule Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 24 31 7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26 Hillcrest T West Plains T Lebanon H Kickapoo T H Parkview (Homecoming) Rolla T Waynesville (Purple goes pink) H Joplin H Glendale T District Game TBA 7:15 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 JV Football Schedule Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 27 4 10 17 24 1 8 11 15 Hillcrest West Plains Lebanon Kickapoo Parkview Rolla Waynesville Jeff City Helias H H T H T H H T T 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 7:00 4:15 2 3 5 6 9 10 14 15 16 17 18 19 19 21 22 24 25 27 30 35 Michael Windsor Trevor Smith Austin Blain Ethan Walters Dalton Poe Seth Crockett Liam Kholer Riley Shriver Bryce Murray Michael Terry Michael Buscher Troy Kenoche Tristin Whetstine Daniel Meier Ethen Pineda Tyler Nafzinger Alec Burris Ian Peter Zach Endsley Jordan Licardie 5’8” 5’7” 5’9” 5’6” 6’0” 5’10” 5’7” 5’9” 5’8” 6’2” 5’3” 5’10” 5’9” 5’9” 5’5” 5’11” 5’6” 5’6” 5’7” 5’9” 119 147 136 126 173 146 119 139 124 154 110 192 119 137 153 140 123 153 137 162 SE/CB TB/FS QB/FS SE/CB TE/DT QB/LB SE/CB QB/DE QB/CB SE/FS SE/CB T/DT SE/DB SE/CB SB/DB SB/CB SB/C SB/LB FB/LB FB/LB 40 53 54 55 56 57 59 61 62 64 65 67 69 72 74 75 77 82 83 84 Carter Williams Brandon Goodman Nate Paschel Joshua Keys Mackenzie Topel Colten Boots Nate Simmerley Terrance Saradia Kody Helms Jacob Emery Forrest Chappell Tyler Walsh Michael Bank Isaiah Hills Cody Roberts Louis Leonarduzzi Bailey Parish Kent Waldoch Abe Morris Corey Ginnings 5’8” 163 RB/LB 5’5” 147 G/DT 5’8” 158 G/DE 5’10” 239 G/DT 6’2” 233 T/DT Team Manager 6’0” 225 T/DL 5’10” 236 G/DL 6’5” 315 T/DT 6’0” 174 G/LB 6’0” 260 T/DT 5’10” 250 OL/DL 5’6” 143 C/LB 6’0” 255 T/G 6’2” 240 T/DT 6’0” 211 G/DT 6’1” 193 C/NG 6’0” 186 TE/DE 5’10” 194 TE/DE 5’5” 126 SE/CB Freshman Football Schedule Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 27 4 10 17 24 1 8 11 15 Hillcrest West Plains Lebanon Kickapoo Parkview Rolla Waynesville Jeff City Helias T T H T H T H T H 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:30 5:00 5:30 2012 Freshman Football Coaching Staff 2011 Freshman Win/Loss Record: 8-0 Allen Schwantes Todd Nicklas Jeff Knight Welcome fans to the 2012 Laker Football season. Head Coach Jeff Shore leads the Camdenton Lakers are Deep and Lakers into his second year Experienced! as head coach. His first year was a success, with the Lakers making their second Quarterfinal appearance in the last two years. The Lakers were also District Champs and ended the season with a record of 7-6. Last year’s team kept up the Laker tradition by playing tough, hard-nosed football. This year’s team looks to take last year’s experience to improve this season and make a run for the Conference title and go deep into the playoffs. Let’s take a look at this year’s players - starting with THE HOGS!!! Seniors Jarrett Glissendorf, Kyle Rizer, Josh Lashley, and Austin Waters are four returning starters for the HOGS. Other seniors looking to earn a spot are Alec Everett, Colby Brauer, Stephen Straw, Cole Briscoe, and Tyler Danuser. Juniors Logan Sousley, Zach Burns, Ben Parrish, Alex Palomo, and Ace Martin also look to compete for a spot on Friday nights. The Lakers are deep and experienced when it comes to the skills positions. We return starters from last season at running back, fullback, tight end, and wide receiver positions. At slot back this year will be Kullen Carlock, a junior who started last year as a sophomore and will provide a great target for the Lakers this year. At split end is junior Ryan Elliott. He looks to have a big year for the Lakers this upcoming season. Other Lakers who will see some time at these two spots are senior Aric Osborn and juniors Jordan Webster, Brendan Babbs, Elijah Ollison, and Dylan Dodds. The tight end position returns last year’s starter Chase “Ralph” Nugent. Chase is an all-around football player. He has excellent hands, speed, and size. All of these help Chase block and catch and make plays for the Lakers. He will build on last year’s success and help lead the Lakers into the 2012 season. Dylan Hymes is also a senior and will see playing time when the Lakers use him in different offensive sets. Juniors Eric Frandsen, Shayne Cook, and Tyler Scheig look to see playing time at the tight end position. The quarterback position will be filled by last year’s starter Cory Simpson. Cory had a very good 2011 season and is looking to continue that success this year in his senior campaign. Cory possesses the football savvy and skill it takes to play the quarterback position -- including arm strength, speed and good presence in the pocket. Cory will be handing the ball off to All-State running back Murphy Ward. Murphy rushed for over 1700 yards last season. This fine athlete is only two hundred yards away from the all-time rushing title in Camdenton Football history. Also having a share of carries is senior Justin Bernabe. Justin rushed for over 500 yards last year. Justin brings quickness and speed and is very hard to contain. Murphy and Justin are a great one-two punch for the Lakers. Junior Luke Burris is also a very tough runner and will take handoffs when these two are not on the field. At fullback, senior Jacob Voorhees and junior Matt Endsley will take most of the responsibility for helping with the rushing attack of the Lakers - whether it is blocking or carrying the ball. The Lakers look to have a very successful and high-impact offense this year. Cory will spread the ball around to targets Nugent, Carlock, and Elliot while the HOGS open up holes for Ward and Bernabe. The defense coordinator position was handed over to former Laker Nick Bruck last season. He made some minor adjustments to the defense that helped propel the Lakers into the post season. Key positions left open by last year’s seniors will be filled by young talent coming up; it should be exciting to watch the Purple Haze this year. On the defensive line there are returning starters seniors Alec Everett and Chase Nugent. Chase was an All-State defensive end last year. He terrorizes offensive linemen and their backfields on Friday nights. The other defensive spots will be filled by seniors Marc Whitrock, Josh Lashley, Tyler Danuser, and Kyle Rizer. Junior Colby Rizer, younger brother of Kyle Rizer, returns with playing experience. You will see the Rizer brothers dominating the line of scrimmage together. Other juniors looking to rotate onto the field are Zach Burns and Logan Sousley. The defensive end position will have All-State player Chase Nugent on one side and on the other side, a number of players helping the Laker defense senior Mike Beliel and juniors Tyler Scheig and Eric Frandsen. The inside linebacker position will have experience returning with senior Jacob Voorhees and juniors Matt Endsley and Shayne Cook. Our linebackers are tough and mean, making it hard on opponents’ offenses to score on the Purple Haze defense. Anchoring the outside backers’ position will be Kullen Carlock and Tyler Cunningham. These two bring speed, size, and a nose for the football to help stop opposing offenses. The secondary will have two players who gained a lot experience last year during the playoffs. Senior Aric Osborn and junior Ryan Elliott will help prevent passing games from getting past the Laker defense. Some juniors looking to help provide some assistance in the secondary are Jordan Webster, Elijah Ollison, and Brendan Babbs. These three will be key to intercepting and breaking up opposing teams’ passes. This year the Lakers open up at home with the Jamboree. Then the Lakers take to the road playing three of their first four games away. The opening regular season game will be against Hillcrest High School in Springfield. The next week the Lakers take off again to West Plains to take on the Zizzers. The season home opener will be week three against the Lebanon Yellowjackets at Bob Shore Stadium. The Lakers go back on the road to face another Springfield school --the Kickapoo Chiefs. Last year the Lakers lost a close heartbreaker to the Chiefs and look to avenge that loss this year. Homecoming will be against Parkview High School in week five. Then Lakers will head east up I-44 to play the Rolla Bulldogs. Week seven, the rival Waynesville Tigers roll into the JOD. The last two years the Lakers and Tigers have played some close District Championship and playoff games. The last home game of the year is against the Joplin Eagles. This will be Senior Night to honor our seniors for all they have done for the Laker program during their time in the purple and gold. The last regular season game will be on the road to play the Glendale Falcons in Springfield. As always, the Laker coaching staff and athletes would like to thank the parents of each player for their time, effort, and commitment that you have put in throughout the years to give your child the opportunity to play Laker Football. And to the faithful LAKER NATION, thank you for all of your support. Ask any former Laker Football player what one of their favorite memories was of their senior season and, without a doubt, they always say the tremendous fan support every Friday night. We look forward to seeing each of you again this season. GO HOGS and GO LAKERS!!! #55 Josh Mejia #4 Dylan Hymes “I remember all of the different traditions that are done throughout the week. I am ready to get back at Kirkwood after losing to them two years in a row in the Quarterfinals. I am also ready to beat Lebanon after two years of losing to them.” #5 Cory Simpson “Playing Camdenton Laker Football has been like a dream come true for me. Memories of watching State Championship teams and my brother Kyle will last forever. Along with the memories I have made watching former teams, I have made many of my own. My brother and I grew up watching the Lakers and we made it a goal to play quarterback for Camdenton. We both reached that goal and I will remember every moment of it. All of the coaches, teammates, and alumni will stick with me forever. I am proud to be a member of the Camdenton Laker Football family.” #23 Justin Bernabe “I remember when the whole football team went to Chase Nugent’s house to eat and we went swimming in the river. There was that awkward moment for all of us when a boater came by and saw all of us swimming in our boxers. Other than that, the Laker Football experience has been awesome and it’s an experience that I will carry with me throughout my life.” #32 Carter Ford “I can’t wait for my senior year of football. I’ve been with this team all these years and can’t wait to see how the team has grown.” #33 Kyle Smith “My experience with football has been one of the best. It has meant a lot to me and shows what I am capable of doing. My first year of playing football was actually my sophomore year. So far, it’s been my favorite year. My favorite moment out of the past two years was playing Jeff City Jays on JV. It takes teamwork to get as far as we did in the past. I believe every individual has the ability to go far and once everyone uses this to an advantage, we can go anywhere. Becoming State Champions is no easy task, but it is very possible to get there. All I really want to do is be as good as my older brother was. I had to watch and learn a few things from him. He made me believe in my abilities and how far I can go. No one person can make a difference, but as a team almost all things can happen. My plan after high school is to go to college and finish my career in the military.” #34 Murphy Ward “Football has served as the catalyst for several amazing experiences and dynamic emotions and sensations that without I would be a completely different individual. I would like to thank all of those precursors that have paved my way in the phenomenal program and all of the individuals who have supported, pushed, revered, hated, or encouraged me. No matter which side of the spectrum they may be on, they have created me. Thanks for the coaches who have served as pseudo-fathers and for their foresight on my latent skill. Hopefully I still have enough skill to excel at the pedigree necessary for our team’s success. I would like to give an acknowledgement to my mom who is my number one fan and friend. Also, I want to tell the rest of the family that I will not ever forget their contributions and they are my motivation. I hope this year we can again be in contention in the race for State. I hope we can make it to the Dome and exit victorious. I understand there are dozens of games prior to that point and I remain grounded; yet it is necessary to have a vibrant dream. We have several great tools and if they all work in conjunction then our potential is limitless. The main necessity is to band together and fuel our joint effort with the cohesive quality of teamwork, but still with a humble confidence. For post season I want to say the works of Caesar, ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’ I came, I saw, I conquered; yet, we came, we saw, we conquered.” “I can’t say a whole lot about the season for myself because of my injury, but what I can say is I had the time of my life. Last year was unfortunately my first year, but it was still great and I plan on getting my knee good and playing some football this season.” #64 Austin Waters “When I was a freshman, I remember working out every day after school with the upper classmen. Eli Schmidt and Justin Daughtry were probably my favorites. They were going to be seniors the next year and watching their work ethic made me work harder that next year and I became the only sophomore to win the award. Some of my favorite moments of the past years have been watching TJ Scott knock out the Joplin quarterback my sophomore year. Then when Eli Schmidt hit this kid from Parkway West in the playoffs that same year, it was intense. I heard the hit from the sidelines. Then in W-Word, watching Levi Calvert pick off the pass in the final seconds of the game. I lost my voice screaming. Biggest thing I remember most from my last two years of football is Lebanon and Kirkwood beating us. IT STOPS THIS YEAR!” #66 Alec Everett “I can’t believe it’s my senior season. Time goes by so fast! I remember playing in seventh and eighth grade. It was tough, because I moved from a small town that was known for baseball. I never really got playing time until around my freshman year after I started hitting the weight room. I thank God for the support of my teammates and family to keep pushing myself to get better. I strongly believe this is our year to do something special and I’m so proud to be a part of it. There will never be anything like putting on that purple jersey and playing my heart out for all the screaming fans. It’s not just football, it’s a brotherhood.” #35 Jacob Voorhees “One of the greatest memories I have as a Camdenton Laker Football player has to be when I took my first step on the field Friday night at the Bob Shore Stadium. It has to be the best adrenaline rush ever when playing a sport. All of the fans cheering and clapping just to watch you play. I will always remember my days as being part of the Laker Football family and playing at Bob Shore Stadium.” #71 Colby Brauer “Playing Camdenton Laker Football has been a great life experience. The brotherhood developed by the team is awesome. We have achieved great success the last two seasons. This year, however, we are on a mission to bring Camdenton Laker Football back to the top where it belongs.” #72 Jarrett Glissendorf “I moved here my junior year. In my time at Camdenton playing football, I learned what it takes to be a Laker. I learned that hard work and dedication lead to success. Being a Laker is important to me on and off the field. My teammates made me feel welcome and became more than teammates - we became a family, a band of brothers. I will always remember my years at Camdenton.” overhead is indescribable. My most memorable moment is when JV played the Jeff City Jays. We were down 6-28 at half and we came back to beat them 30-28. All the hard work at practices pays off on Friday night.” #74 Tyler Danuser “I remember when we were at the Parkview Vikings game my sophomore year. Coach Jeff Shore gave a speech. He said, ‘When Vikings would go to take over new lands they would smash their own ships, never expecting to retreat’. Then he pulled out a toy ship and we all smashed it. After that, we ran on the field and won 30-0.” “I remember when I was younger watching my older brother play at Bob Shore Stadium when he got his first interception and it was returned for a touchdown. After seeing that, it gave me something to look forward to and to work for. But wearing that purple helmet is the best thing that has happened to me in high school. Being a Laker is the best experience any high school student could ever have. Your team becomes a family, a family that cannot be broken up. The opponents you face show how much you have come together to play as a team to win. You do not just play for you, you play for your team. ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth’.” #75 Cole Briscoe “Playing Laker Football has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. Running out onto the field every Friday night with thousands of fans yelling and screaming at you as the fireworks explode #77 Joshua Lashley #79 Stephen Straw “I’m really excited for my senior football season. I think that as a team and as a senior class we have a lot to prove. Last year we had a slow start, but we made it to the Quarterfinals. This year we want to win State because people remember State Champions, not Quarterfinalists. I also really want to beat Lebanon badly this year. Since seventh grade, our senior class has not beat Lebanon and we play them at home this year and with the new District system, we have a chance to beat them twice. I think that if we have the hard work, dedication, and fan support we had last year, great things will happen this year.” #82 Chase Nugent “Football means everything to me! I love every aspect of the game. The relationships and brotherly bonds that I have made with my teammates and coaches on the gridiron are the ones I will never forget. One of the most memorable moments would have to be Coach Nolting’s pump-up speeches before each game my sophomore year. There was one time when he ate a bar of soap. It was pretty awesome, and it pumped everyone up. The two quotes that are drilled in my head are: ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,’ and ‘Never be satisfied with where you are. Always strive to be the best you can be’.” #2 Mike Beliel #6 Jordan Strong #8 Aric Osborn #36 Vlad Melnikov #37 Luis Vasquez #47 David Sheets #51 Kyle Rizer #76 Marc Wittrock Photos by: Scott Shellhorn Distributed by: Kelsey Adams Photography Laker Seniors Camdenton Laker Football All-State Players 1965 Elbert Anderson 1969 Dan Cartwright 1st Team Tackle 1st Team Wide Receiver 1973 1977 1977 1977 1977 1978 Rusty Sallee Chuck Blair Jack Freeman Jim Jackson Chuck Miller Jim Lewis 1st Team Running Back 1st Team Punter 2nd Team Running Back 1st Team Place Kicker 1st Team Defensive Tackle 1st Team Defensive Tackle 1980 1981 1982 1982 1982 1982 1982 1983 1985 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1986 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1989 Manning Williams Brien Jenkins David Fisher Jon Paul Kohler Steve Metcalf David Porter Tim Ripley John Rodriguez John Ruder Wayne Caldwell Lance Dye Bruce Harvey Tim McDuffey Par Pitts Jeff Shore Darren Spurgeon Shon Watts Brad Boles Rod Brownell Cory Craig Lance Dye Andy Everly Travis Ezard Shawn Maschino Marty McGuire Jeff Shore Tom Sullivan Doug Wilmouth Lance Foulk Jason Hulett Robbie Ollison Joey Tobin Tom Williams Allen Jefferies 2nd Team Quarterback 1st Team Wide Receiver 1st Team Defensive Nose Guard 1st Team Defensive Back 2nd Team Offensive Guard 1st Team Center 1st Team Offensive Tackle 2nd Team Place Kicker 1st Team Wide Receiver 2nd Team Linebacker 1st Team Wide Receiver 2nd Team Defensive End 1st Team Offensive Tackle 1st Team Offensive Guard 1st Team Quarterback 1st Team Defensive Nose Guard 1st Team Defensive Back 1st Team Linebacker 1st Team Running Back 1st Team Defensive Tackle 2nd Team Wide Receiver 1st Team Offensive Guard 2nd Team Wide Receiver 1st Team Defensive Back 2nd Team Defensive Back 1st Team Quarterback 1st Team Offensive Tackle 1st Team Place Kicker 1st Team Wide Receiver 2nd Team Quarterback 2nd Team Defensive Tackle 2nd Team Running Back 2nd Team Defensive Back 1st Team Wide Receiver 1990 1992 1992 1992 1993 1995 1995 1995 1995 1995 1996 1996 1996 1998 1998 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 Allen Jefferies Tate Turner Jason Whittle Jake Windsor Wes Tull Neil Box Brian Colyer Jeff Ford Zach Franklin Shawn Wade Chris McGuire J.W. Sweatt Matt Terry Josh Martin Nick Bruck Ryan Brodecker Nick Bruck Chris Hyde Ryan McGuire Jay Webb 1st Team Wide Receiver 1st Team Linebacker 1st Team Defensive End 2nd Team Defensive Back 2nd Team Defensive Tackle 1st Team Wide Receiver 2nd Team Linebacker 2nd Team Place Kicker 2nd Team Quarterback 1st Team Defensive Line 2nd Team Linebacker 2nd Team Running Back 1st Team Offensive Guard 1st Team Wide Receiver 2nd Team Linebacker 1st Team Offensive End 1st Team Linebacker 1st Team Offensive Line 1st Team Defensive Line 2nd Team Place Kicker To submit a photo of your favorite All-State player email Joi at [email protected] 2000 2001 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2005 2005 2005 Roger Kure Kyle Arnold Ryan Dickerson Patrick McGrath Ryan Dickerson Will Drover Mark Duggan Patrick McGrath Daniel Eidson Daniel Eidson Trevor Franklin Charlie Gordon Brandon Hayes Luke Shaw Forrest Shock Dustin Smith Mickey Turner Dennis Chairs Daniel Eidson Channing Major 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2011 1st Team Wide Receiver 2nd Team Offensive Line 2nd Team Defensive Line 2nd Team Linebacker 2nd Team Defensive Line 2nd Team Running Back 2nd Team Defensive Back 2nd Team Linebacker 1st Team Punter 1st Team Punter 2nd Team Defensive Line 1st Team Offensive Line 1st Team Defensive Line 2nd Team Defensive Back 2nd Team Linebacker 2nd Team Offensive Line 1st Team Offensive End 1st Team Running Back 1st Team Punter 3rd Team Defensive Line Luke Shaw Forrest Shock Austin Spradling Mickey Turner Mickey Turner Jake Wackerman Cole Walker Clay Arnold Channing Major Derek Libby Travis Sanford Jake Kirtley Clayton Melville Cayden Shockley Cayden Shockley Chris Sullens Derek van Kluyve Murphy Ward Michael Salts Chase Nugent 1st Team Defensive Back 1st Team Linebacker 1st Team Defensive Line 1st Team Defensive Line 1st Team Tight End 1st Team Offensive Line 1st Team Offensive Line 1st Team Offensive Line 1st Team Defensive Line 1st Team Punter 2nd Team Defensive Line 1st Team Defensive End 2nd Team Offensive Line 2nd Team Defensive Back 1st Team Defensive Back 1st Team Punter 3rd Team Offensive Line 1st Team Running Back 2nd Team Linebacker 3rd Team Defensive End Action photos provided by: DLJonesPhotography.com State Champions 2005 1999 1987 1995 1986 State Runner-Up State Quarterfinalists 2011 2010 2004 1988 1980 1978 1983 1982 2008 2007 2005 2004 2002 District Champions 1996 1977 State Semifinalists 2001 2000 1984 Ozark Conference Champions 2011 2009 2005 2004 2001 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995 1989 1986 1983 1980 1992 1988 1985 1982 1978 1990 1987 1984 1981 1977 Lady Laker Volleyball Sarah Burns “This year is going to be a great year. With ten seniors, we have a very strong team! I have played with these girls for six years now, starting back in the seventh grade. We aren’t just teammates, we are friends. We spend a lot of time with each other off the court, too, which makes our bond on the court a lot stronger. I love how much fun we have. There isn’t a practice or game that goes by without a good laugh. Some of my favorite memories are from practice. Whether the whole team was taping themselves or we were ‘falling off the bus’ in the dreaded bus drill, I always have a great time. I can’t wait to make more great memories this season as a senior! I’m so grateful for these six years playing volleyball and I am looking forward to having an awesome last year. I could not have ever done it without the support of my family or most importantly God who gave me the ability to play this sport and placed me with an awesome team!” Kennedy Calton “Every volleyball player likes to think they were blessed with the best team however, I know no one was blessed like I was. My team made my volleyball experience out of this world. We are a huge group of best friends that turned into a family along the way. Not only do I cherish my memories with my team, I also value the things I’ve learned. Volleyball taught me to be very versatile. Not one year from middle school ball to my senior year have I played consistently in one position. With that I learned that as long as I have an open mind, I can do anything as long as I work at it. I hope to make the best of my last year and take all my memories with me as I continue my path of life.” Courtney Foulk “It seems like it’s only been a few years since I was starting kindergarten at Dogwood, and it’s crazy to think that my senior year is finally here. Playing volleyball for the Lakers has been an awesome experience. I am thankful that God gave me the ability to play sports and am even more thankful for the opportunities He has given me to learn life lessons through playing them. To my teammates and coaches who have spent countless hours in the gym pushing me to improve, to every coach who ever helped me in the weight room, to my dad who has practiced with me even after the gym was empty and supports me through every high and every low, to my mom who has made me numerous on-the-go dinners and reminds me that volleyball is just a game, to my sister who is one of the biggest fans, and to the rest of my friends and family who have supported me, THANK YOU! You have shaped me into the person I am today. Without your support, I never would have been able to make it this far. I am so excited to play with my team this season. We have all worked hard and we’re ready to make our mark on the court for the final time together.” Morgan Haas “Senior season is what I’ve been looking forward to ever since I first picked up a volleyball in eighth grade. Coach Pfender got me started with the sport and Coach Gulshen is the one who perfected me and gave me my confidence. My team has become my family and support system through my two season-ending injuries the past two years. I am ready to make this season unforgettable and injury-free! I am ready to come out as winners of our District and victors over Lebanon and Helias! Let’s play our game and go get ‘em girls.” Madi Hayes “I cannot believe it’s senior year already! Time has definitely flown by! I am so glad I got the chance to play with such awesome girls and I am hoping we finish off this season with a bang. The memories my teammates have given me will always stay with me!” Beth Kogan “Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday I was a freshman often finding myself looking up to the upper classmen for advice. Now that I am a senior, I hope to live up to the standards set before me and continue to raise the bar for those who choose to follow. Different coaches have different styles and teaching methods and I believe that has helped me become a more well-rounded player both on and off the court. My experiences through the years with all the different coaches, camps, and games have helped me become a better player mentally and physically. I believe the most important thing that I have learned is that no matter who you are, you should never let success go to your head or failure get to your heart. For you can achieve anything you set your mind to. With that being said, I am looking forward to a good season with a great group of girls and the memories that are to come.” Courtney Loge “Knowing that my senior year is already here is mind blowing. I remember starting volleyball at Camdenton in seventh grade and realized how much I loved the sport. When I was introduced into the setter position I knew that was exactly the position I wanted to strive for. The most rewarding part about this position is assisting the hitter to get a kill. In the eighth grade I was determined to play front row, so I asked Coach Pfender how I would be able to and she said ‘grow a foot’. Those have always been the truthful words I dread to hear, but I was so driven to not let that get the best of me. Freshman year I remember serving a whole match against West Plains. I didn’t stop smiling the whole night. My ultimate favorite moment would have to be sophomore year on JV beating Lebanon on their home court. That was the most intense game I have ever played. They won the first match, we took the second. Then in the third we were behind and came back. Since seventh grade, our class has been together through school ball and club ball. We all are very good friends and close teammates on the court. It is very sad that this is the last season I will be playing with all of these amazing girls. I am looking forward to an exciting and memorable season with ten seniors! After this year it would be an amazing opportunity to continue my passion and play volleyball in college. I am very grateful for my friends, family, and coaches for always being there for me. Please continue to support us in the season we have all been waiting for!” Volleyball has had such a positive impact on my life and I know that I love the sport as much as I do because of my amazing teammates. The group of girls that I have been blessed to play with have not only been the best teammates I could ask for, but also the best friends. We have always had each other’s back, both on and off the court. We have grown so close over the past years. I am sad to think of this being our last season together. Our team has pushed each other to reach our potential, encouraged each other when it’s easy to get down, and celebrated together when the hard work paid off. I would like to thank the senior volleyball girls for the incredible years we have shared together. You all really have become a family to me. I look forward to our final season together and showing everyone the greatness that resides among our team.” Megan Weber “I can’t believe senior year is already here! It seems like just yesterday we were nervous about going to seventh grade tryouts with Coach Sullivan. The best thing about the team this year is that we have been together from the start. From seventh grade to senior year and all of the club teams in between, we’ve formed an amazing bond with each other. I have made many great memories with this team through the years and am sad to think that this is my last year playing for Camdenton. I am very grateful for my family, friends, and coaches for giving me support over the years, and for God for giving me that ability to play volleyball. This year we are capable of accomplishing many things and going far, and I am ready to give it my all.” Abi Williams “I have played volleyball since I was in seventh grade, so it is a very big part of my life. I have learned many good lessons from volleyball, such as how to deal with failure as well as success, how to rely on others and not just myself, and how to love a group of girls as my family. I thank God every day for every coach I have ever had in the sport and the nine girls that I call my family.” Allina Robie “For so many years volleyball has been such an enormous part of my life. There have been a few rough moments, but mostly just a lot of laughter, joy, and pure silliness. Senior photos provided by: Natalie Adams synergy syn·er·gy [sin-er-jee] 1. The interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements. Lady Laker Volleyball Varsity Roster 1 2 3 4 7 10 14 19 22 23 28 Madi Hayes Megan Weber Courtney Loge Abi Williams Courtney Foulk Morgan Haas Beth Kogan Kennedy Calton Allina Robie Hannah Gehner Sarah Burns 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 5’4” 5’8” 5’5” 5’6” 5’9” 5’10” 5’6” 5’7” 5’11” 5’8” 5’11” Freshman Roster 5 6 9 11 12 15 33 Katelyn Bartels 5’4” Hannah Sullens 5’4” Kaelin Mosher 5’11” Faith Manning 5’7” Sidney Winn 5’5” Madison Steingrubey 5’7” Hannah Lowther 5’5” Girls’ Volleyball Schedule Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. 27 28 4 6 8 13 15 15 18 19 22 25 27 29 2 4 6 6 6 9 11 15 16 18 *Conference Games Junior Varsity Roster 16 18 20 21 24 25 27 31 32 35 36 Morgan Laufer Abby Moulder Jessica Schmidt Kirstin Thompson Josie Dinsdale Schae VanderPloeg Polly Dinsdale Kayla Kuse Kailey Lembke Alison Carter Brittany Kurtz 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 10 10 5’10” 5’9” 5’7” 5’7” 5’5” 5’8” 5’5” 5’5” 5’7” 5’6” 5’3” Bolivar Eldon Logan-Rogersville West Plains* Branson Tourn. (V) Kickapoo* Helias Tourn. (9th) Jeff City Tourn. (JV) Nixa Glendale* Camdenton Tourn. (V) Jefferson City Hillcrest* Waynesville Tourn. (JV) Hickman Joplin* Nixa Tourn. (9th) Lebanon Tourn. (JV) Lebanon Tourn. (V) Waynesville* Lebanon* Helias Parkview* Rolla* H H T T T H T T T H H H T T H H T T T T T T H T 9/JV will play in different gyms at same time 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 TBA 5:00 TBA TBA 5:00 5:00 TBA 5:00 4:30 TBA 5:00 5:00 TBA TBA TBA 5:00 5:00 5:30 5:00 5:00 All-State Honors Freshman Coach Stacy Asante Head Coach Austin Warren Junior Varsity Coach John McNabb 1986 2001 2002 2003 2005 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 Sherri Gentry Kelsey Wackerman Kelsey Wackerman Jill Wallace Jessica Williams Lindsey Hale Bailey Lupardus Brittney Sedillo Haley Baker Shelby Metzger Haley Baker Shelby Metzger 1st Team 2nd Team 1st Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team 2nd Team Hon. Men. 2nd Team Hon. Men. 2nd Team Hon. Men. Lady Lakers Welcome New Head Coach Austin Warren “I could not be more excited to step into the role of ‘head coach’ for the Camdenton High School Volleyball program. This team has the right tools to compete with the best teams in the state. As always, there are very high expectations for this year’s team, but they are not afraid. I am very eager to get started this season and make a strong run in the post season. ample amount of playing time this season. We will spend a large amount of practice time focusing on ball control, speeding up our offense, and becoming a force at the net by competing in competitive, game-like situations each day. Coach McNabb, Coach Asante and I have a lot to look forward to this year. With a large senior class, we will rely heavily on all ten athletes to lead and motivate underclassmen in the program. A solid group of juniors and sophomores will lead the JV as the experience will be needed for the future. The freshmen, with limited numbers, will benefit greatly as all of them will see an I could not ask for a better group of girls and coaches with whom to work my first year. They are ready for the challenges that lie ahead of us and compete hard each time we step on the floor. This will no doubt be an exciting season for the Lady Lakers on the volleyball court,” shares Coach Warren. V A R S I T Y Team Photos by: Scott Shellhorn V A R S I T Y J U N I O R 2008, 2004, 2001, 1985, 1982, 1981 District Champions 2008 Sectional Playoff Winner 2009, 2005, 2002 Ozark Conference Champions 2011 Win/Loss Records: Varsity: 13-14-6, JV: 21-10-4 , Freshman: 11-6 2012 Manager: Austin Moulder FRESHMAN Soccer 2012 E X C E LLE N C E! The Laker Soccer program would like to say thank you to all those who support it both during the season and in the offseason. We would not be where we are today without the support, dedication, and hard work of our administration, numerous parents, community supporters, volunteers, and students. The Camdenton Laker Soccer program, entering its fourteenth season, is looking to establish itself among the Conference and the District. This is all possible in large part because of the time and effort put in by so many people who you will not see roaming the sidelines or playing on the field during a match. Our main focus this year will be “Excellence”. This not only applies to on the field play, but in all aspects of our team. This phrase, and belief, will be included in the way we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis. Both at practices and games we will expect nothing less. In the classroom and in the community, we will strive to excel. In our personal lives, in regard to relationships and achievements, we will aim for this to be our focus. Our team will work each day not only on soccer and the pursuit of a District title, but also on making quality decisions and life choices that will make us successful young men. Last season taught everyone in the program lessons on hard work, dedication, and togetherness. We believe that these learned lessons will translate into positives on the field this season and good results will be the outcome. This year’s team looks very different from previous seasons and the players are ready to play and improve with each game. The seniors from last season’s team will definitely be missed. Most of them had spent four years in the program and have had a huge impact on not only last season, but on the entire program. They leave some huge shoes to fill and will definitely be missed both in the games and in practice. This year's senior class is very large in number. It includes Connor Smith, Kyler Moore, Brian Norris, Johnathan Hyde, Ryan Hargus, Hunter McMahon, Trent Ledbetter, Lance Toth, Caleb Arnold, Juan Vasquez, Chris Bachtel, Luc Ginoux, and Oscar Diaz. Each one of these seniors has spent a lot of years playing soccer and looking forward to this season. Our varsity captains for the season are Josiah Blansett, Caleb Arnold, Brian Norris, and Connor Smith. These captains will be looked on to lead the team in every way possible and be an example. This year's varsity team returns some starters from last year, but the plan is to maneuver and shift a few players around. This will create some position openings that were not there last season. That leaves many spots out there to be filled this season by upcoming players of all ages. The competition for those open spots should intensify each practice, drill, and moment on the field. The junior varsity had a very successful season last year as well. They finished with a winning record again to make it five years in a row that that has happened. Much of their success will be counted on to translate at the varsity level this season. This season’s coaching staff will look a bit different than previous seasons. Coach Ingold returns as the head coach while Coach Stuart will serve as the program's goalkeeper coach and Camdenton alum Chris Byington will direct the junior varsity. We would love to see you out at a few, if not all, of our games this season. We really look to make some improvements in a few areas and hope to be competitive and ready to compete each night. We have a very tough schedule this season, but with enough focus, teamwork, and preparation we feel as though we will be able to come away with positive results this season. Head Coach Jason Ingold (center) Assisted by: Chris Byington (left), and Brent Stuart (right) Boys’ Soccer Schedule 8/28 8/30 9/4 9/7-8 9/11 9/13 9/14-15 9/17 9/18 9/18 West Plains* Helias Kickapoo* Waynesville Tourn. (JV) Glendale* Waynesville* Parkview Tourn. Sedalia Hillcrest* Fair Grove (JV) H H T T T H T H H T 4:30 5:00 5:00 TBA 5:00 5:00 TBA 5:00 5:00 4:30 9/20-22 Bolivar Classic 9/25 Joplin* T TBA T 4:30 9/27 9/28-29 9/28-29 10/2 10/4 10/8 10/9 10/11 10/16 10/19-20 10/22 10/23 10/24 T H T H H H T T T T H H H Stover (JV) Laker Shootout Sedalia Tourn. (JV) Moberly Lebanon* Fair Grove (JV) Parkview* Jefferson City Rolla* Parkview Tourn. (JV) Crocker Hickman Stover (JV) 5:00 TBA TBA 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 5:00 TBA 5:00 5:00 5:00 Soccer photos provided by: DLJonesPhotography.com 2012 Varsity Soccer Team 00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Hunter McMahon Tanner Moesch Brian Norris Dylan Bergthold Caleb Arnold Chris Bachtel Lance Toth Juan Vasquez Oscar Diaz Ryan Moffitt Ryan Hargus 12 10 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 10 12 11 12 13 14 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 GK GK Midfield Midfield Defense Defense Defense Forward Forward Midfield Defense Luc Ginoux Trent Ledbetter Josiah Blansett Connor Hickman Connor Smith Johnathan Hyde Kyler Moore Cody Farrant Brooks Green Riley Paskach Liam Gardner 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 11 10 10 11 Midfield Midfield Defense Midfield Midfield Midfield Forward GK Defense Defense Forward Team managers: Bri Bullock and Grace Scheidemantle 2012 Junior Varsity Soccer Team 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 Tanner Moesch Tristan Vieth Parker Jones Riley Paskach David Schlenfort Nick Weber Christian Helvey 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 GK Forward Midfield Defense Midfield Midfield Forward 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 Ryan Moffitt Joey Dutton Josh Hitt Brendon Harmon Mac Burmeister Luke Martin Will Pierce 10 10 10 9 9 10 9 Forward Midfield Midfield Defense Defense Defense Midfield 17 18 19 20 23 Cody Farrant 11 Josiah Alkire 9 C.J. Borden 10 Brendan Galbreath 9 Cody Meyers 9 Forward Midfield Forward Forward Midfield Caleb Arnold “I remember when I started my first practice on the Camdenton soccer team my freshman year. It has been one of the most challenging things in my life. It has prepared me physically and has taught me many important lessons about teamwork and to never give up. Going into my senior year, I just hope I can be a good example to all my teammates.” Chris Bachtel “During my previous soccer seasons as an underclassman, I have enjoyed my time on and off the field with my fellow teammates. I remember looking up to the senior players; it was something I did to learn new tricks, plays, etc. when I first started my freshman year. My favorite part of the program would have to be doing the things we’ve never done, to get to the places we never have. Along with beating opponents, setting records, and developing team bonds, I can’t wait to start my senior soccer season and finish my high school career on a high note.” Oscar Diaz “The year I remember the most was my sophomore year. It was the year I improved the most. That year was also very memorable because it was the year we won Districts. That District Championship meant a lot to the team, because the year before that we lost the District game. We watched them celebrate and that experience gave the team a goal and made us better as individual players and as a team because we didn’t want to experience a loss like that again. But that wasn’t the only memory from that year. There were a lot more memories, like how much fun the team had during bus rides. Also, all the games we won. Now, I am improving and getting better as a player. For my senior season, I want to win rival games. I would like the team to become better and try to win a District Championship.” its going to, in turn, help us out this year. As juniors we saw the mistakes that we made and, hopefully, we will be able to learn from them. Every year is a fun year with Coach Ingold, but I think this year is going to be a great one!” Ryan Hargus Hunter McMahon “Senior Year! Soccer has created many emotions from fun to hard work to pain and exhaustion, but it has taught me many life experiences. My fondest moment was when Robbie put a coffee bag in the microwave and it caught on fire at the Show-Me Games.” “I am totally pumped for this upcoming year. I know we struggled to come together as a team last year, but I feel like we ended up learning a lot from our mistakes. One of my favorite moments from last year would be sleeping in a doghouse before Districts with Brian Norris “I’ve learned a lot by playing soccer at Camdenton; not only about the sport but the importance of trusting one another on the team. One of my favorite moments was my first year playing. On our way to an away game we stopped at a gas station and Brett knocked over a bottle of diesel gel and told nobody about it. I’m really looking forward to this season because we have a chance to redeem ourselves from last year. These past couple years have been a blast and I can’t wait for this season!” Connor Smith “Senior year is heading fast at us and so is our final soccer season as high school players. It has meant so much to me being a part of the squad for four years, and it has also meant so much for Coach Ingold to give me all of the opportunities he has. There are many memories I have built up over my years with the program, such as the District victory over Rolla my freshman year, and the District final defeat against Rolla (where we played better than them the majority of the game). I want to thank Coach Ingold for all of his encouragement throughout my high school career and I hope he is as happy with me as I am with him. For the underclassmen, I wish every single one of you the best of luck in future performances so we shall extend this program further and further. And always remember to never be satisfied.” Soccer Seniors Johnathan Hyde “Me not starting to play soccer till my senior year, I thought it might be weird; but since the first day I got there, they treated me like I was family. That’s something cool about the team it isn’t just a team, it’s a family.” Trent Ledbetter “I cannot wait for this upcoming season. I can remember being a freshman and having to get the balls out of the creek. Climbing the fence, ripping my shirt, and completely covering my socks in stick seeds will not be missed. Since my freshman year, I’ve heard Coach Ingold telling the seniors that it’s time to prove themselves. Now that I’m a senior, I can’t wait to prove ourselves and get as far as we can. As a team, we had a rough year last year, and I think Cody Farrant. One of my worst memories from last year would be getting beat 6-0 to Rolla and this year, I really want to improve and have a better showing come District time.” Kyler Moore “The feeling that I get when I play soccer is indescribable. It is the greatest feeling in the world. I spend each day thinking about the best and worst moments in my high school career and every time I do, I can’t help but smile. I remember the goal I scored against Helias my sophomore year because it helped our team to beat them for the first time ever. I am grateful for every success and bump in the road that soccer has provided for me, and I will love every moment of my high school soccer career for the rest of my life.” Lance Toth “My favorite moment was when Brett Dog and Little Tyler found boxers on the bus and put them on Kael, the foreign exchange student from freshman year.” Juan Vasquez - quote unavailable THERE IS NO GLORY IN HARD WORK, BUT WITHOUT HARD WORK THERE IS NO GLORY! Let’s start the year with a quiz: What animal can run farther than a human? If you are thinking a cheetah, deer, horse, or camel, you are not even close. That’s because there is no animal that can come close to equaling the endurance of man. Man was built to run – period. So it is with cross country. This year’s group of fine young athletes has chosen to accept the gift of endurance running and the sport of cross country. We do so because of our love of running and the ultimate challenge that comes with cross country racing. In 2011 the boys’ team qualified for the State Sectionals after a five-year hiatus and we return six of our top seven runners. They are led by seniors Jeremy Ryan, Connor Brady, and Logan Gilbert. Jeremy and Connor are the top two runners from last year and are both District medalists. All three seniors have had the best summer running, in terms of mileage, that we have had in the last ten years and it should pay off big for them. It has been since 2005 that we have had a team member make it to State and we are hoping to reverse that trend with these seniors. We will also look to these young men for leadership in guiding the younger runners through difficult workouts and races. Juniors include Sectional Qualifiers Kemper Virtue and Jacob Rabenold. Kemper was injured the majority of last year and Jacob was a “rookie” in just his first season. I am looking forward to great improvements from these two. Sophomores Cole Roam and Kyler Virtue return for their second year and are on the cusp of breaking onto the varsity squad. Freshmen Blake Jesse, James Hooker, Liam Kohler, and newcomer James Bail will give us a solid foundation for the future. All were solid middle school runners and have a great work ethic. I believe that this will be the best boys’ team that we have had in a number of years and qualifying for State Sectionals will once again be our priority. Last year’s girls’ team had a record-setting year. They finished fourth (highest ever) in the tough Ozark Conference race, and became the first girls’ team in school history to qualify for State Sectionals! To top things off, Faith Scheidemantle became the school’s first State individual State Qualifier. The 2012 edition will have their work cut out for them as several runners have moved on. However, the cupboard is not bare. Seniors Elvy Ramirez, Kristina McDonald, Brigitta Reth, and Lexie Brewer will provide a core group of runners who have a great deal of experience and ability. Cross country is one of the most difficult sports for girls and these seniors have committed themselves to improving our program over the years. I am looking forward to our last year together. The other returnee from last year’s squad is the previously-mentioned sophomore Faith Scheidemantle. Faith had a great freshman campaign in making it to State and setting a new school record of 19:45 at our home meet. Faith is a fine two-sport athlete and has her sights set on Jefferson City again. Junior transfer McKenzie Wright is a track athlete who also loves distance running and should be a nice addition to our team. We have six freshmen this year who look to help the team out by pushing for varsity spots. They include Tessa Weber, Charley Blair, McKayla Hines, Jordan Zedeker, Alyssa Murray, and Emily Blackman. Tessa had a great eighth grade campaign and set school records in cross country, the mile, and 800 meter run. We are very excited about this year’s squad and I am looking forward to spending time on the roads with them. I always cherish the time with the kids, especially the seniors. As I mentioned earlier, cross country is a tough and challenging sport. But it’s like I always tell them, “There is no glory in hard work, but without hard work there is no glory.” XC Senior Boys Connor Brady 2011 District Medalist “Well, I suppose the last year comes around for everyone at some point. It’s thoughts like this that allow me to smile in recollection of the fact that my long successful running career happened just by chance. I owe it to my 7th grade track coach Mrs. Pfender for showing me my potential for the sport as well as Coach Weber for persuading me to turn in my helmet and shoulder pads for a pair of spikes and a stopwatch. To me, running is a necessity for a healthy lifestyle that can be maintained beyond the senior year of high school. This is why I constantly try to lead and encourage my fellow teammates to strengthen their abilities, just as my righteous predecessors did for me. No matter how many injuries or obstacles I ran into over the seasons, it was this team’s unique camaraderie that kept me running. And now I just hope that this last year goes smoothly, allowing me to access my full potential so that I can know I did everything I could for this team in return for all the fond memories it has given me. But, regardless of the outcome, I know I’ll have fun along the way. For more inside jokes see Logan Gilbert’s quote” Logan Gilbert 2011 Academic All-Conference “Sorry, I am out running!” Seniors Connor Brady Lexi Brewer Logan Gilbert Kristina McDonald Elvy Ramirez Brigitta Reth Jeremy Ryan Jeremy Ryan Academic All-Conference 2011 Sectional Qualifier and District Medalist “Cross country had been one of the biggest parts of my life the past three years of high school and I want to make the last one the most memorable. Although this sport has put me through some difficult challenges, it has taught some very important lessons and I would not be the same person without them. Coach Weber has played a major role in influencing me during these challenges and I have gained some very important qualities that include: perseverance, confidence, dedication, cooperation, integrity, courage, sacrifice, and hard work. One of my most memorable moments as a cross country runner was when I medaled at the District meet and qualified for State Sectionals. This was one of my biggest goals and the joy that came from achieving it was remarkable. I’m looking to finish my final year as a cross country runner at Camdenton with no regrets, knowing it will not come easily.” 2012 Cross Country Team Roster Freshmen Juniors Jacob Rabenold Kemper Virtue McKenzie Wright Sophomores James Bail Cole Roam Faith Scheidemantle Kyler Virtue Emily Blackman Charley Blair McKayla Hines James Hooker Blake Jesse Liam Kohler Alyssa Murray Tessa Weber Jordan Zedeker XC Senior Girls Lexi Brewer Elvy Ramirez “Cross country is equally the greatest and most memorable experience I am proud to have accomplished in high school. The moments in summer training, practice, and races will not soon be forgotten. The companionship attained from enduring the toughest of workouts together will forever be cherished. The years have passed, and it is almost overwhelming to look back at where I was and see where I am now. I have grown both athletically and as an individual. As I prepare for my senior year, I cannot wait to gather more memories and miles with the Laker Cross Country team!” “As a freshman on the XC team I thought I was just going to do it for one year then quit, but as I completed that first year I just couldn’t give up being on the team. I had learned to love running. Even though running can be very exhausting, at the end of the day I am happy to be a runner. Now as a senior I can’t imagine it all coming to an end. The hard work and dedication put out by me and my teammates have paid off. If anyone would ask me if they should join XC, I would definitely say yes! I am glad to be on the Laker Cross Country team.” Brigitta Reth Kristina McDonald 2010, 2011 District Medalist “Waking up at 6:30 a.m. isn’t a chore, it’s a choice. We have the guts and the mental capacity to run further and faster than any hog. Running is a way of life.” Cross Country Schedule Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Oct. 3 SWCCA Lebanon (jv, v) Joplin Rolla Laker Invitational Ozark Conference Waynesville Districts Sectionals State Spfd. T T T H Spfd. T Jeff City TBA TBA 8:30 4:00 10:00 4:00 9:30 10:00 4:00 11:00 11:00 TBA Academic All-Conference “This is one experience I will not forget. Cross country is not an easy sport, but it is well worth the effort. I was never the best or fastest runner, but I always tried my best. I plan on making this season my best. After high school I plan on going to the United States Naval Academy. Because of cross country, I am confident in my abilities to make it there.” Assistant Coach Gary Thompson Head Coach David Weber XC Coaches Soccer photos provided by: DLJonesPhotography.com 2012 Softball - Together The 2011 Camdenton Softball season was a learning experience for many of the Lady Laker Softball players. In 2011 the team started four freshmen and a sophomore on the varsity and the junior varsity started as many as seven freshmen and had several sophomores filling out the line-up. The season was not only marked by inexperience, but also by injuries as only two players, freshman left-fielder Lyndsay Reeves and freshman shortstop Makinley McCaffrey, started every game. The experience gained last year should serve this year’s version of the Lady Laker’s Softball team well as they work to improve upon last year’s record. Coach Calbert addressed expectations for the season by saying, “In order to improve on last year’s 10-17 season, several things have to occur: First, the Lakers must fill the large void left by graduation, as they must find replacements for Stevie Downen, an All-Conference third baseman and Nikki Jeffries, a four-year starter and AllConference and All-District catcher. Second, the Lakers need to remain healthy and take advantage of the experience that was gained last year. Third, we need to stay away from allowing opponents to have big innings. I think we are definitely headed in the right direction, as we have several players who spent the off-season playing travel ball; we have also had several players attend open fields throughout the spring and if you couple that with a busy summer, we should be ready to take on the rigors of our fall schedule.” While the team graduated two very accomplished seniors, we do return several players who have at least one season of varsity starting experience. Senior pitcher Brittany Vale returns and should handle the bulk of this season’s pitching duties, sophomore Danielle Ballard is expected to help Brittany with the pitching duties on occasion. Senior Haylee Baker returns and brings a lot of experience as a third baseman and designated player. According to coach Calbert, “Brittany appears ready to take on her senior year and if she can remain healthy will give us a lot of valuable pitching experience in the circle, Haylee is very valuable because of her ability to make contact and she may be the team’s best bunter.” Senior Candace Rushin will help handle pitching chores and add experience and depth to the Laker’s Softball roster. Junior second baseman Bailee Maher returns as well and sophomores Danielle Ballard, Hope Johns, Lyndsay Reeves and Makinley McCaffrey all started as freshmen last year and return ready to take on the challenges of their sophomore season. Reeves, an Honorable Mention AllConference outfielder, and McCaffrey have both been playing a lot of travel ball and appear ready to improve upon their successful freshman year. According to coach Calbert, “Danielle and Hope have both shown a lot of growth throughout the summer and we are expecting a big year from both of these young ladies. And I think that Mac, Lyndsay, and Danielle Owens will have very successful seasons given their experience from travel ball and the hard work that they have all put in during the spring and summer.” There will be a new assistant coach on the field for the Lady Laker Softball team this year as coach Jared O’Quinn joins the staff. Coach Calbert addressed the addition to the coaching staff by saying, “I am very excited to have coach O’Quinn join our staff; he has enjoyed great success coaching several Softball photos provided by: DLJonesPhotography.com sports over his career and has a strong background in both baseball and softball. He will work with our outfielders and coach first base, and I have no doubt that he will help us a great deal.” Coach Carrie Boots will again assist on the varsity and coach the junior varsity which finished 7-5 last season. Coach Calbert states that, “Coach Boots does an excellent job of working with our catchers and leading the junior varsity; she is a hard worker, has a lot of softball knowledge and great enthusiasm for the game.” High expectations are held for several junior varsity players as the team enters the 2012 season. Sophomore Danielle Owens has played a lot of travel ball and worked hard over the summer to hone her catching skills as she works to fill the varsity catching role. Sophomore Emily Baker and junior Abi White both bring a lot of speed and quickness to the team, and should see extended varsity playing time. Sophomores Morgan Righter, Katie Burns, Brooke Hussey, MacKenzie McGuire, and Jordyn Woods all return with a year of junior varsity experience as well, and the expectation is that they will help the team a great deal this season. Sophomore Cheyan Collins is a newcomer to the team and has shown continued improvement as she gains experience. The 2012 team also boasts a strong class of incoming freshmen with Bailey Bilyeu, Kelsei Davis, Morgan King, Brittany Runyon, Madison Selby, Jordan Stanton, and Brittany Ware all ready to enter their first season on the team. According to coach Calbert, “Bailey Bilyeu has a lot of softball experience and should help the varsity immediately. Madison Selby and Kelsei Davis have also played a lot of softball and will both definitely make us better as they continue to improve. Brittany Runyon, Morgan King, Jordan Stanton and Brittany Ware will provide us with depth and competition on the junior varsity and help us to build for the continued success of the softball program.” Coach Calbert concluded by saying, “I think that it will be a season full of challenges; we have strengthened the schedule by adding Jefferson City, and we have some key positions to fill, but I know that the coaches and players are going to work as hard as they possibly can to step up to the challenges ahead of us and put together a very successful 2012 campaign.” Varsity Team Roster 4 5 6 14 15 16 18 20 21 25 26 27 Emily Baker Makinley McCaffrey Bailee Maher Abbi White Haylee Baker Candace Rushin Hope Johns Lyndsay Reeves Danielle Owens Bailey Bilyeu Brittany Vale Danielle Ballard 10 10 11 11 12 12 10 10 10 9 12 10 Utility Infield Infield Outfield Infield Pitcher Utility Outfield Catcher Infield Pitcher Utility Haylee Baker “Softball has been a very influential part of my life. I’ve played softball for about ten years now. Growing up with these girls that share the same love for softball as I do has given me the chance to experience real friendship and leadership. Leadership has been a huge aspect for our team, knowing that you can depend on all of our teammates, and knowing that your teammates respect you is nice. I won’t ever forget the girls who have taken me under their wing and the leadership that was shown to me. I want to thank all the girls who have become my life-long friends, and thank the coaches who have shown me how to be not only the best player I can be, but also the best person I can be. I love and will miss all of you!” Candace Rushin “Well, I’ve been re-writing this quote since my sophomore year. I would first like to thank all of the coaches I have had throughout my years playing softball from little league to high school. I would also like to thank my mother for running me back and forth to practices when I was younger and for being my cheerleader in the stands every game. Softball has been a big part of my life since I was in 4th grade. I have played with most of this team since little league and have become really good friends with most of them. I will never forget the life lessons my teammates and coaches have taught me throughout my years of playing. ‘Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”- A Cinderella Story.” Brittany Vale “I have been playing softball since I was nine years old. Eight years is a long time to be playing that sport almost every weekend. It’s very time-consuming, but I can’t imagine doing anything else. The game has been my life. I have met my best friends playing softball. Our team is like one big family. We are there for each other no matter what! Last year was my first year playing here. I was very nervous trying out not knowing anybody, but they took me in and now I have made life-long best friends. We have had some pretty good and funny moments on the team. On the bus rides to away games, jamin’ out to music, seeing who can get the most semi honks, hollerin’ at guys from the bus, gas stations, pop rocks, gag gifts, our team definitely enjoys the little things! After high school, I plan to attend either SBU or MSU and pursue my teaching degree in special education and also become a photographer. Even though my softball journey will end after high school, softball has made me who I am today and I am grateful for my coaches, family, friends, and teammates for supporting me over the years.” Junior Varsity Team Roster 1 2 4 5 6 10 11 12 14 16 18 19 20 22 27 Brittany Runyan Kelsei Davis MacKenzie McGuire Morgan Righter Emily Baker Madison Selby Katie Burns Jordyn Woods Abigail White Candice Rushin Brittany Ware Brooke Hussey Morgan King Cheyan Collins Jordan Stanton 9 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 11 12 9 10 10 10 9 Outfield Catcher Infield Infield Infield Utility Infield Outfield Outfield Pitcher Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Infield Softball Schedule Aug. 23 Glendale* Aug. 25 Buffalo Tourn. Aug. 28 West Plains* Aug. 30 Hillcrest* Sept. 4 Richland Sept. 6 Joplin* Sept. 7-8 Capital City Tourn. Sept. 10 Lebanon* Sept. 11 Jefferson City Sept. 13 Rolla* Sept. 17 Waynesville* Sept. 20 Kickapoo* Sept. 21-22 Springfield Tourn. Sept. 24 Parkview* Sept. 27 Bolivar Sept. 28 Dixon T T T H T H T H H T T H T T T T 4:30 TBA 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 TBA 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 TBA 4:30 4:30 4:30 *Conference Games Jared O’Quinn Rick Calbert Carrie Boots 2012 Tennis Team Freshmen Jazmine Aufdenkamp Amanda Baxter Maisy Borden Carleigh Emanuel Ariana Ernst Sophomores Janelle Blackwell Taylor Erickson Jenifer Prather Finessa Rassel Juniors Grace Bommel Lydia Beanland Ali Bradney Danica Brewer Emily Crickard Maria Martin Lindsey Morice Sabrina Thompson Kiana Wood Seniors Morgan Bigge Kaitlin Blair Jocelyn Camack Millie Cowgill Jordan Edwards Megan Hoover Emily Kincaid Renee Kramer Hailey Leighty Daniela Lotze Amy Nelson Kasey Schaumburg Martha Taylor True Competitors Head Coach Richey comments, “I considered it an extreme privilege to have been given the opportunity to take over such a stellar tennis program last season from one of the best tennis coaches in the entire state. Coach Ted Houx has done a tremendous job of molding all tennis players of the Camdenton R-III School District into true competitors on the court throughout his tenure as head coach. Now, in my second year as head coach, I remain focused on continuing the winning tradition that former coach Ted Houx began years ago. The 2012 varsity Lady Laker Tennis squad will return many veterans. Seniors Jordan Edwards, Daniela Lotze, Kasey Schaumburg and Martha Taylor will be looked upon for leadership by the younger varsity players such as sophomore Finessa Rassel and juniors Grace Bommel and Kiana Wood. All of these players earned many varsity wins during the 2011 season for the Lady Laker Tennis team. Outstanding team leaders Lindsey Morice, Danica Brewer, Maria Martin, Amy Nelson, Jenelle Blackwell and Jocelyn Camack will anchor a solid Lady Laker junior varsity team this season. This will no doubt be an exciting season on the hard courts for the 2012 Lady Laker Tennis team. We hope that you make it a point to come out to the Laker Tennis complex and Kirk Ted support your Lady Lakers!” Richey Houx 2011 Varsity regular season record: 10-6 2011 Waynesville Tournament Champions 2011 District Semifinalists 2011 Ozark Conference: 4th Place Girls’ Tennis Schedule Aug. 23 Aug. 24-25 Aug. 28 Aug. 30 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 13 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 29 Hillcrest Glendale Tourn. Joplin/Glendale Lebanon Bolivar Waynesville Sedalia Rolla Richland Osage Helias Jefferson City Fulton Ozark Conference Waynesville Tourn. H T Spfd. T H T H H T T T H T Spfd. T 4:00 TBA 2:00 4:30 4:30 4:00 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:00 4:30 TBA TBA Jocelyn Camack “Being a senior, I am looking forward to this season a lot. I started as a junior, so I didn’t have much experience under my belt like most of the girls. However, my first year was amazing. I can honestly say tennis is now one of my favorite sports. I love the whole aspect of it. You play as an individual, yet you win as a team, which makes it a very chill sport, but also a competitive one.” Jordan Edwards “My school years have gone by way too quickly. I cannot believe this is going to be my fourth year playing tennis. The sport is so much fun to play and has created so many awesome memories. I will never forget my freshman year. I remember always wanting to play doubles with Daniela. Every game day both Daniela and I would run up to the coaches and beg them to let us play together. Thankfully, they almost always said yes. Little did I know that during our junior year, Daniela and I would be doubles partners on the varsity team! Last year was an amazing year. I hope this year will be even more awesome! I truly cannot wait to see what this new season brings!” to play again and I love it. I’ve loved tennis for many years, even before my brother Nathan (class of ’09) got into it. Though this is my last year in high school, I plan to continue playing through college. I’m excited to be a senior only because I’m a step closer to being an adult and not having to get up at 6:30 a.m. every morning. Oh, and I love cats.” Daniela Lotze “This is my fourth and final season of playing high school tennis. It’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone by and to think that I’m already a senior! Tennis has provided countless memories and has been such a great experience throughout my high school career. Some of the memories include Jordan and I, freshman year, always begging to be partners. Most of the time our nagging paid off. Last year we were lucky enough to be doubles partners on varsity. I’ve always had a blast being doubles partners with Jordan - from our serious, intense matches to our goof off, have fun matches. I am looking forward to my final season on the tennis team and hope it is just as great, if not greater, than the last. And this is for you Jordan, ‘Pretty Princesses Unite’!” TENNIS SENIORS! Megan Hoover ‘This is my first year in tennis and so far it’s been very interesting and a little challenging. I thought it wasn’t going to be this hard. Being a senior is very exciting, but scary at the same time because you’re thinking about what you’re gonna do after high school and how you are going to be out on your own. I’m really looking forward to graduating because I’m ready to get away and start my life.” Emily Kincaid “This is not technically my first year in tennis, because I played freshman year and quit for a lame reason. I regretted it my sophomore and junior years, so I decided Kasey Schaumburg “Wait..What? It’s senior year? Okay. Lemme grab my inhaler and let’s do this.” Martha Taylor “Throughout my high school career, tennis has definitely played a large roll in my life. I’ve never been much of a sports person, but something about the game has always and will continue to bring me a calm and relaxing state of mind. Being on varsity the last three years has been such an awesome experience for me. The amount of fun and new friendships I have gained through tennis is unfathomable and I am so excited to see what’s in store for my final season as a tennis player for Camdenton.” 2012 Ladies’ Golf Team he Lady Laker Golf team is coming off a successful match season that provided much experience for new varsity golfers. They finished their match season with an 11-3 winning record. The ladies gained tournament 18-hole experience in tournaments and placed 5th in the Ozark Conference. Mackenzie Griffin placed 16th in the State tournament in a storm shortened one-day competition. T Providing experience and leadership for the 2012 team is returning Ozark Conference Champion, Capital City Classic co-medalist, Helias Tournament medalist, All-District varsity golfer, and State tournament golfer Mackenzie Griffin. Varsity senior golfers Hailli Myers and Felicia Baltzell are also returning senior leaders. The golf program continues to grow as we are fielding a Coach Jane Eidson 2010 District Champions 2010 Ozark Conference Champions 2010 Undefeated Match Season Joni Purvis All-State 2008-10 team of sixteen golfers this season. With several experienced golfers returning this year, the ladies will be using a variety of lineups throughout the season. The Lakers will host the Lady Laker Invitational tournament at Old Kinderhook this year and will have a bigger and more competitive field of teams participating this season as this tournament continues to grow. Lady Lakers continue to play a very competitive tournament schedule and have a busy match season. Practice and play will be at our home courses of Lake Valley Country Club and Old Kinderhook while also playing matches at Deer Chase and The OaksTan-Tar-A. The Lady Laker Golf team appreciates all the area golf courses who make them feel welcome by allowing the team to practice and play. Golf Schedule 8/23 8/28 8/29 9/4 9/6 9/10 9/13 9/17 9/18 9/20 9/24 TBA Lebanon/Helias (L.V.) H 4:00 Helias Invitational T 8:30 Laker Invitation (Kinderhook) H 9:00 Osage/Rolla/Waynesville (D.C.) H 4:00 H 4:00 Lebanon/Stover (The Oaks) Sedalia Tournament T 10:00 Jeff. City/Waynesville/Osage (K) H 4:00 Osage/Leb./Crocker (Dogwood) T 4:00 Ozark Conf. Tourn. Spfd. TBA MSU Relays Spfd. TBA Capital City Invitational T 9:00 District Golf TBA TBA my grandma, Terry Griffin, for always being there every day to support me and the other girls. She truly is a saint and we would lose our heads without her and Coach Jane watching over us. This team is full of girls who truly care about me and I think that’s the most valuable trait this team has formed. I love these girls, my coach, and my grandma for wanting me to succeed and giving me the tools I need to move on after high school. I am blessed to have them.” Felicia Baltzell “As senior year approaches, I find myself reflecting on how the team has grown into what it is today, and I with it. Starting out, golf wasn’t something I excelled at by any means, but the more experienced girls made me feel comfortable about being a part of a team as well as helping to improve my game as an individual. Although our team was small, being part of a team was huge for me. I learned how it feels to be part of something that relies on all of its components to work efficiently. No one excluded. I know I didn’t play well on many occasions, but the attitude and effort that our whole team displayed, no matter the game, built the reputation of courteous girls that the Lady Laker Golf team still is today. Going into senior year I know there will be obstacles to face, but I also know the strength I have to overcome them. I definitely wouldn’t be the same without my experience with golf and Hailli Myers being there with me every step of the way! Being a part of this team has taught me how to tackle things patiently and be a part of something bigger than myself. I’m proud to have these skills to carry me through senior year and after I graduate! But if worse comes to worse, I can vent my frustrations through 18 holes!” Mackenzie Griffin “Now that my journey through high school is almost coming to an end, I’m proud to say that golf has made a place in my heart forever. I couldn’t ask for more lovely girls than the ones on the Lady Laker Golf team. We have grown close and I know I can always count on my teammates and Coach Jane’s support. I love all of them very much and I don’t know what I would do without them, because the sisterly bonds continue after season is gone. I would also like to thank Hailli Myers “I would first like to say I am extremely excited to be close to finishing high school. Golf has been a huge part of my high school experience. I started Lady Laker Golf as a freshman with my friend Felicia and our nervous feelings and high hopes to one day be on varsity. Ever since freshman year, each year has been progressively better. Last year when coach put me on varsity, I was stoked. I seriously have the best team anybody could ever ask for. Even as a younger member of the team, the upper classmen were welcoming and supportive. Our team has always been incredibly close, last year especially. I wouldn’t trade all the amazing memories we all have made for anything in the world. My team will always be known as ‘the team with personality’. I absolutely love all of my teammates. I want to thank my Daddy for introducing me to a sport I love so much. He has always been there for me and has been honest and supportive. Love you Daddy. I also want to thank Coach Jane. She has never given up on me or anybody else on the team. She is an amazing coach. This year is going to be awesome and I don’t want to see it end. Next year I will miss my team immensely.” 2012 Golf Team Roster Juniors Seniors Felicia Baltzell Mackenzie Griffin Hailli Myers Sarah Hockley Anne Holland Brianna Knopf Laura Rounds Sophomores Katie Alford Haylea Lane Summer Reid Taylor Searcy Freshmen Katie Bird Kelsea DeCook Payten Letterman Ryne Myers Amber Theobald Sportsmanship Of Spectators Ozark Conference Creed The Ozark Conference is proud of the behavior and sportsmanship displayed by its players, coaches, and spectators who: * Value healthy rivalry, encourage spirited and fair play, and appreciate positive support * Represent themselves, their teams, and their school with pride and poise * Treat visiting teams and officials as guests, extending to them every courtesy * Are modest in victory and gracious in defeat The primary purpose of Ozark Conference interscholastic athletics is to promote the physical, mental, moral, and emotional well-being and development of all involved through the medium of contests. Ozark Conference Sportsmanship Standards Ozark Conference players, coaches, and spectators will: * Regard game officials as fair, accept their decisions as final, and treat officials with respect * Respect the property of our school and other schools * Cheer for their team * Treat the opponent’s coaches, players, and spectators with respect * Show appreciation of good play by both teams * Accept the decisions and judgments of the coaches * Wear t-shirts/clothing that display positive language * Remain off the playing field/court before, during, and after events * Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat * Maintain an atmosphere of good sportsmanship at all times Ozark Conference players, coaches, and spectators will refrain from: * Actions that will offend, embarrass, or intimidate any individual athlete * Actions that will call attention to yourself * Taunts, chants, noises, cheers, jeers, songs, profanity or motions directed at the opposing team, coach, or school * Using noisemakers * Throwing objects * Displaying signs of any type other than official school banners Failure to comply with the Ozark Conference Sportsmanship Standards may result in your removal from the site of competition and may result in further disciplinary action. Camdenton R-III School District is a smoke-free campus. Superintendent Deputy Superintendent Assistant Superintendent Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tim Hadfield Dr. Brian Henry Roma Lee France Dr. Jim Rich Principal Director of Activities Assistant Principals Brett Thompson Jeff Whitney Dr. Paula Brown, Larry Lewis, Anne Wall The Fall Sports Guide is created by the Camdenton R-III School District’s Community Relations Department: Coordinator Joi Dickemann, assisted by Susan Manton. The department would like to thank all athletic coaches, administrators, staff members, photographers, and volunteer editors/writers for their cooperation in providing information for this publication.
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