PLATTSMOUTH – Plattsmouth High School officials recognized several Blue Devils for their achievements May 9 during the annual PHS Honors Night event.
Plattsmouth seniors Katie Oatman, Sierra Witherell and Draven Ray all received the PHS Master Athlete Award at the event. They were recognized for participating in three sports for all four years of their high school careers.
Oatman participated in golf, basketball and soccer for the Blue Devils. Witherell took part in golf, basketball, soccer and track and field. Ray competed for Plattsmouth in football, basketball and baseball.
Oatman and Garrett Quinn each received the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Students had to own a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and be involved in at least one sport in high school. They also had to be involved in a wide variety of school and community activities.
Three students earned the 2017-18 Plattsmouth Outstanding Athlete Award. All PHS coaches voted for students based on their athletic achievements throughout the year. Students who received the most votes from coaches won the award.
Katie Oatman and Chloe Sabatka each earned Female Athlete of the Year honors after receiving identical vote totals. Oatman lettered in golf, basketball and soccer. She was the golf team’s top scorer and led the basketball squad with 80 rebounds. She also made 23 pass deflections, two blocks and 26 steals and scored 96 points on the court. Oatman ended this past soccer season with four goals and five assists.
Sabatka lettered in volleyball, basketball and track and field. She helped the volleyball team with 107 kills, 11 aces, 12 ace blocks, 24 digs, four assists and 74 serve receptions. She scored a team-best 189 points and added 27 steals, 33 pass deflections, six charges taken, nine blocks and 74 rebounds on the basketball court. Sabatka qualified for this spring’s state track and field meet in three events and placed third in the triple jump at the conference meet.
Charlie Knust earned the Male Athlete of the Year honor. He lettered in cross country, basketball and track and field for the Blue Devils.
Knust improved his cross country times throughout the season and was a starter on the basketball team. He collected a team-best 141 rebounds and posted 151 points, five assists, five blocks and 11 steals. He participated in both the shot put and discus this spring and earned medals in both events. He won the discus title at the Platteview Invite and finished third in the shot put at the Plattsmouth Invite.