Announcing Madras High School’s April Athletes of the Month!

We are thrilled to contiue highlighting our student-athletes in 24 Spring Sports season with Athlete of the Month! These exceptional athletes from baseball, softball, track and field, golf, and tennis have shown outstanding dedication and sportsmanship on and off the field, course, and court.

Each head coach took the time to write down summaries on why these individuals truly stand out. Let’s give a roaring cheer for these April stars!

Baseball: Bentley has really come on strong as the season has moved along. He has established himself as one of our best starting pitchers. The last 2 games that he has started, he has pitched 2 complete game shutouts on the road, including 1 that he only threw 74 pitches in 7 innings, leading our team to 2 League victories. His great attitude, and calm demeanor allows the rest of the team to settle in and play well. Bentley is also only a Sophomore, so his future is really bright. He is also developing into a very good outfielder and is always willing to play anywhere we need him, including stepping into 1st or 3rd base.

He is a very important part of our team, and is a very positive influence in the dugout even when he isn’t playing in the game. This is a very well deserved award for Bentley.

– Head Coach Jerry Shaw

Softball: Probably one of the best, most positive attitudes on the team. Doesn’t complain. Works hard. Top hitter and fielder for the team. Takes dedication to another level. She hasn’t missed much of anything in four years. Great asset to the program! Really have enjoyed coaching Ash!

– Head Coach Shawna McConnell

Boys Track & Field: Michael Evan is the example of hard work pays off. Michael has been working extremely hard in the Shot Put this year and has thrown a lifetime best of 41′ 1/4″ which puts him in the top 10 all time for MHS shot putters. Michael also works extremely hard in the classroom and is an excellent student. Michael will be attending OSU next fall to major in Sports Marketing where we all know he will be very successful.

– Head Coach Mike Dove

Girls Track & Field: Kahmussa runs the 400, 300 Intermediate Hurdles, and a leg on our Girls 4 x 400 M Relay team. Kahmussa has run a lifetime best in the 400 this year of 1:03.48 which puts her number 3 all time at MHS, she has run a lifetime best in the 300 Intermediate hurdles this year of 52.77 s which put her number 7 all time in this event. Kahmussa has received the Ford Foundation Scholarship and is planning on attending Eastern Oregon University in the Fall.

– Head Coach Mike Dove

Boys Golf: Maikel came to us with no tournament golf experience, and has worked his way from playing in JV tournaments to, not only playing in Varsity tournaments, but posting meaningful scores that are helping our overall team score. He has beat his own personal best in each of the last three tournaments that we have played, and that rapid improvement has earned him a spot on our squad in the upcoming District Tournament. We believe that his success there may end up being a difference maker in our quest to qualify for the State Tournament. Maikel is a fantastic student as well, sporting a 3.6 GPA, despite being asked to miss a ton of school to participate in golf tournaments.

– Head Coach Johnny Wilson

Girls Golf: Maddy has participated in every tournament and every practice since joining the Golf Team. She has shown a commitment to improving her game and understands that getting better is a process and that she is gaining valuable experience.

– Head Coach Allen Hair

Boys Tennis: Last year, we were finalizing our spots for District seeding, much to Brody’s and Manny’s surprise after playing JV all season, to hear they were going to play in the Varsity #4 doubles position. It was because of their commitment and dedication to coming to practice on a daily basis with eagerness to learn something new and improving upon those skills along with playing against their varsity teammates in fun group practice activities, we knew they would represent MHS Tennis well at District. Spending extra hours on the court after practice, weekends, and vacation time are proof that our team motto “Those who show up, go up” desire stands true. This same tenacity trickled into the summer months and during the school year’s off-season to be even better when the 2024 tennis season started. When either one is having an off-day, they know the right thing to do to keep each other focused and get back into the game to win. They are drama-free, appreciate and compliment each other on the court. A recent example is when they were asked to move up from their #3 doubles ranking to compete on a Saturday in the #1 doubles spot. Without hesitation and huge smiles, they replied, “When does the bus leave?” This is why we want to honor them this month.

– Head Coach Margaret Kincaid & Assistant Coach Byron Scott

Girls Tennis: Idaly is a 4 year tennis player, 3 years as a varsity player. She has been half of the same doubles team for 4 years and has been half of the #1 doubles team for the past two. She is being nominated because of her willingness to be flexible, step outside her comfort zone of doubles and play singles in two matches and a tournament as well as her dedication to the sport.

– Head Coach Lori Stock

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