Top five dynamic duos
March 6, 2023
As the winter sports season comes to a close, we have nominated five pairs of athletes for the Dynamic Duos award. This award goes to a pair of players that build off each other’s successes perfectly and also impact the team’s overall performance. Whether they were both stellar performers in the game, or they are simply great friends who make a positive impact on the team.
Wes Baldwin & Luke Stiles – Varsity boys bowling
Whenever the varsity boys bowling team played, it seemed like every time Wes and Luke were in rhythm with each other, the team was winning. During the regular season, both of them were pretty consistent when it came to hitting as many pins as possible. The team’s overall chemistry was better than it ever was, Wes and Luke became two big leaders on the team which resulted in the team improving greatly throughout the season. Therefore, they are the first choice for the Dynamic Duos award.
Jonas VanderWoude & Ty Hudkins – Varsity boys basketball
Jonas and Ty are always cooking something whenever they’re on the court. With many great victories on the court, they both make a great impact in their own right. With Ty being a great shooter and Jonas simply being Captain Clutch himself, Rangerball is once again geared for another playoff run. They are both great motivators that will push the team through the playoffs. They have balled their way to being the second choice for the award.
Ben Rogala & Gavin Cai – Boys swim and dive
As the swim team treads its way into a statewide competition, Ben and Gavin are two swimmers that are constantly involved in the team’s victories. Ben was one of the all-conference winners that allowed the team to make it into the competition in the first place. Gavin always places high in his relays and always is there to make sure he and his teammates succeed in the races. Ben was involved in a record-breaking 400-yard relay in which they finished with a time of 3:12.74. Overall, the two are beasts when they’re playing, and are the third choice for the award.
The Mielock Brothers – Hockey
Sammy Mielock and Benny Mielock, although one is a senior and one is a freshman, have been destroying teams together left and right. In the state quarterfinals against the Capital City Caps, Benny and Sammy combined for four of the six goals in the win. This is just one performance of the many they have had this year where they have completely dominated the opposition. Benny and Sammy have had a family connection since game one and it has only taken off from there. They are also two of the top scorers on the team always helping the team pull away with wins with clutch goals and assists. For all of this, they are the fourth choice.
Maggie Sneider and Inara Banks – Varsity girls basketball
Although Inara is younger, she and Maggie have been putting up points and clinching games for the Lady Rangers the whole season. On December 6, the FHC girl’s Rangerball team faced off against Hopkins high school and Maggie Sneider dropped 20 out of 33 points the Rangers scored. Inara banked against Calvin Christian on January 31 and scored 4 three-pointers in a matter of a few minutes. These are just two examples of the energy they have on the court. They have helped the Lady Rangers win multiple games and have been forced to be reckoned with the whole year, and they are our fifth and final choice.
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