Cape recognizes sports in the community with Youth Sports Award Banquet

Sunday, January 29, 2017
John "Doc" Yallaly accepts his Life Achievement Award at the Celebration of Youth Sports Award Banquet on Friday. Yallaly coached American Legion baseball for more than 40 years. He was among the people honored by Cape Girardeau's Parks and Rec department
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The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department held its Celebration of Youth Sports Award Banquet on Friday, recognizing the work and achievements of numerous individuals both young and old who have contributed to the area's community sports during the last year.

A total of 36 awards were handed out on the night.

Those honors were headlined by a handful of special awards, including Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to Terry Slatter for 30 years of dedication to baseball in Cape Girardeau and John "Doc" Yallaly for more than 40 years coaching American Legion baseball.

Dan Muser earned the Community Impact Award for 25 years of service as Parks and Recreation Director.Youth Sports Official of the Year went to jeff Pulley, who is th official supervisor of the organization's youth soccer leagues.

The Bank of Missouri was recognized as Sponsor of the Year for its support of the Parks and Rec Department.

See below for a full list of winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award -- Terry Slattery, John "Doc" Yallaly

Community Impact Award -- Dan Muser

Sponsor of the Year -- The Bank of Missouri

Youth Sports Official of the Year -- Jeff Pully

FIRST TEE GOLF

Athlete of the Year -- Yuktee Skrikant

YOUTH TRACK CLUB

Athlete of the Year -- Jackson Witvoet

GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Coach of the Year -- Scott Givens

Athlete of the Year -- Maddie Jo Preusser

Team of the Year -- Roofers Mart (5th/6th grade)

S*M*A*S*H* VOLLEYBALL

Coach of the Year -- Julie Brandmeyer

Athlete of the Year -- Rachel Margrabe

CAPE YOUTH TACKLE FOOTBALL

Coach of the Year -- DeMardrae Rowe

Athlete of the Year -- Morgan Diamond

Team of the Year -- Cowboys

GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Coach of the Year -- Mike Patrick

Athlete of the Year -- Brynna Greenley

Team of the Year -- Dobbs Tire & Auto (AA Division)

NFL FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Coach of the Year -- Mike Ford

Athlete of the Year -- Truman Clubb

Team of the Year -- Seahawks (9-10-year-olds)

YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE

Coach of the Year -- Amy Gibbs

Boys Athlete of the Year -- Ben Sanders

Girls Athlete of the Year -- Claire Gibbs

Team of the Year -- Dash (3rd/4th grade)

TRAVEL TEAM

Female Team of the Year -- SEMO Sizzle

Male Team of the Year -- Missouri Bulls 10U

BOYS BASEBALL LEAGUE

Coach of the Year -- Keith Daum

Athlete of the Year -- Morgan Diamond

Team of the Year -- Cape 12s All Stars

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI SOCCER CLUB

Girls Most Inspirational Player -- Emma Riney

Boys Most Inspirational Player -- Eli Shaffar

Girls Most Improved Player -- Ashlynd Yamnitz

Boys Most Improved Player -- Joey Charlton

Girls Athlete of the Year -- Allison Buchheit

Boys Athlete of the Year -- Chalon Domian

Team of the Year -- U9 Boys Fire

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