Hickory High honored its 2013-14 tri-athletes in a recent ceremony, the latest installment in a program that began in 2003-04.
Fifty student-athletes (grades 9-12) were cited for having competed in at least one sport in the fall, winter and spring while maintaining a minimum B (85 percent) grade-point-average during the first three 9-week grading periods of the academic year.
Seniors cited their most influential coaches, including: Ashley Addicott (Craig Antush); Anthony Cannone and Nick Mastrian (Nick Cannone); Sophia Fustos (Keith Woods); Brendan Hamilton (Mark Slezak); Alyssa Kostka (John Kostka); Brady Leunis (Mark Thompson); Brett McBride (Tony Mastrian); Justin Peidle (Barb Dzuricsko), and Michael Steach (Michael Nardone).
In addition to the aforementioned seniors, other tri-athletes that were honored included:
ä Juniors — Austin Aikins, M.K. Bair, Madison Bell, Coulter Bishop, Kyle Boyd, Billy Colbert, James Dorko, Jessica Garcia-Ramirez, Kevin Hartenstein, Gerald Koledin, Nicole Lacava, Elena Marchand, Victoria Russo, Justin Walter, Hope Wilterdink.
ä Sophomores — Nathan Aikins, Lexi Bible, Haley Boyd, Alura Dillon, Dylan Fox, Olivia Fustos, Katie Gustas, Malayna Mason, Abby Murphy, Anthony Nardone, Jordan Peidle, John Sims, Robert Thomas.
ä Freshmen — Lauren Bell, Tyler Bishop, Evan Blaire, Caleb Gagliardi, Tori McKinley, Alexander Nelson, Gia Pascarella, Amanda Perrico, Parker Redmond, Jacob Scarton, Noah Stevenson, Abby Wagner.