The Shawano Youth League held their awards ceremony Wednesday night, recognizing the hard work and achievements of the boys and girls ages 7 through 12.
Dustin Beyer is in his third year as Youth League President and is happy they can recognize all those who dedicate their time to making the league a success.
“It’s a fun night for myself to see all the kids’ smiling faces and getting their awards for all the hard work they put in,” Beyer said of the night. “It’s a great time, the parents get to come ouit and get a picture of their boy and girl. It’s just a fun night for everybody, especially for the little ones it means a lot to them. It’s just nice to recognize the boys and girls for all the hard work they did throughout the summer.”
Beyer said the weather made this one of the more challenging years he’s experienced with all of the rainouts, but with a lot of hard work and a slightly extended season they were able to get all of the games in.
“I think we had six or seven nights where we got rained out,” he said about this season. “We try and make them up as quick as we can, doing three games a night on each diamond sometimes, but it was a big challenge. I appreciate the head coaches and the umpires especially for working with me and the patience. We got them all in is the main thing.”
About 400 kids participate in the Shawano Youth League and Beyer says it takes the dedication of many volunteers that helps ensure their season is a success.
“There’s a 16-person board for the youth league and obviously all the coaches, and all the parents. There’s a lot of people that make this thing run and it’s a great organization to be a part of.”
First Place Girls 7/8: Razorbacks coached by Grant Bystol
Kierstyn Halstead, Lauren Harkey, Riley Krueger, Lauren Seehafer, Natalie Bystol, Jacey Cowden, Maci Beyer, Sofia Koenig, Tessa Bahr, Jasmine Bartz, Leah Nordin
First Place Boys 7/8 (Interleague Champs): Owls coached by Jason Kuehl
Xavier Tourtillott, Quinten Harkey, Teagan Harkey, Landon Roe, Tristan Lawe, Jameson Paiser, Josiah Kuehl, Miles Wilber, Collin Dieck, Parker Hendricks, Franklin Wilber, Swede Corn
First Place Girls 9/10: Badgers coached by Kris Johnson
Abby Bystol, Ella Stuber, Gabby Koenig, Ivy Winslow, Macey Krueger, Abby Wachtel, Piper Hunter, Aubrey Holsten, Sophia Marsh, Alli Johnson, Kennedi Meyers, Mataya Hill
First Place Boys 11/12: Braves coached by Al De Munck, Don Grassman and Nick Keszo
Isaac Buettner, Joryn Koelbl, Roman Stempa, Ethan Demunck, Tommy Rindt, Roan Pubanz, Michael Metcalf-Grassman, Jermaine Perez, Kaden Persha, Darius Kelley, Thomas Keszo, Lane Bonde-Duquaine
Boys 11/12 Interleague Champs: Angels coached by Clint Sumnicht
KJ Fischer, Owen Curran Carsen Herm, Ashton Henning, Jackson Sumnicht, Nathanyel Davis, Dallin Winslow, Dantae Krueger, Ty Waupekenay, Isaac Welander, Brady Hannes
First Place Boys 9/10 (Interleague Champs): Pirates coached by Dustin Beyer (Not Pictured)
Ian Sleeter-Gast, Jeffrey Jagodzinski, Cooper Boucher, Nicolas Nelson-Mendoza, Bradley Miller, Aidan Demunck, Ayden Bystol, Jerzy Brocker, Parker Beyer, Logan Korth, Isaac Curran, Brayden Waukau