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September 2017 Athletes of the Month in Garden Valley

September 2017 Athletes of the Month in Garden Valley

Submitted by Bob Powell, Athletic Director Garden Valley Schools

Caleb Van Dyk – cross country

Caleb has improved his 5k time on every cross country race this season. His most impressive performance so far has been a personal record at the We Love Hills cross country meet in Payette. From the gun, Caleb put himself up with the front runners on a very hilly course. He pushed himself the entire race, never gave up, and still earned a personal record and finished 3rd overall as a sophomore behind 2 seniors in that race. It was a hot day on a hilly, dusty and dirt course, but Caleb still pushed himself the entire time. He is a hard worker, never complains and pushes himself every single day, even when conditions may not be perfect. He is more importantly a positive member for others on the team, others look up to him because of his hard work and accomplishments. He encourages and motivates his teammates and runs with them even if his pace is sometimes faster than theirs.

 

Darell Lindstrom-football

Darell has worked hard to make his team better on and off the field.  He has improved his and his fellow teammates game by pushing practice to a high level. Darell has become one of the top statistical leaders at QB in our league and is a feared defensive lineman.  Also, Darell has been tutoring a struggling player to help him remain eligible.  Darell has shown great leadership abilities and is very deserving of this award.