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Posted November 27, 2015 at 8:46 am

The El Dorado Springs VolleyDogs only graduate one senior but Kinli Simmons’ record indicates how much the team will miss her. She is the 2015 Offensive Player of the Year. Season stats: 338 serve attempts, 50 aces (leader), Serve Percentage-96% (leader), 132 kills (2nd on team), 31.3 % kill percentage (2nd), 1290 attempts (leader), 375 assists (leader) avg. 4.9 per game (leader), 39 solo blocks (2nd), 31 block assists, 151 digs (leader), averaged 2 digs per game (tied for first on the team), MVP (voted on by team). She was named 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All Region, and Honorable Mention All State. Coach Ashley Rogers said, “Kinli was the leader on this team. She took these younger girls under her wing and taught them all she could along the way. She is the only player

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    Amy Ford and Kaiden Simmons were honored at the Volleyball Banquet on Saturday. Coach Ashley Simmons said, “These two were vital to our program. They were always eager to help out-whether it was keeping stats, filming, helping out in practice, or just doing any extra tasks I had. They did everything with a positive attitude and they made my life a lot easier.”

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    These VolleyDogs were singled out for honors at the Volleyball Banquet Saturday evening in the Sac Osage

    Community Room: (Front row, from left) – Tori Rawlings – Varsity Rising Star, Varsity Most Improved; Kelsey Thomas – JV Most Inspirational and JV Most Valuable, Kinlee Ihde – Varsity Most Inspirational; (Back row- from left)-Keili Tough – JV Most Improved; Taylor Robison – All District-2nd Team; Tiffany Nikodim – Varsity Bulldog Award; Kayla Collins – Varsity Defensive Player of the Year, All District-1st Team, All

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    These 12 El Dorado Springs Bulldogs surprised everyone in the district except themselves and their coaches and supporters when they took their 9 – 19 record to the district matches and came home with the trophy. They are (front row, from left) Riley Jeffries, Madi Scott, Alexis Tough, Tori Rawlings, Kelsey Thomas and Kinlee Ihde; (back row, from left) Keili Tough, Brittany Stevens, Taylor Robison, Tiffany Nikodim, Kayla Collins and Kinli Simmons.

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    Rachel Jones, a junior at El Dorado Christian High School, received the 2015 MCSAA All State 2nd Team Division II award at the State Playoffs in Joplin. Photo by Dr. Cammie Housh.

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    ECS Senior Anna Buttorff received Division II All State 1st Team award at the MCSAA State Volleyball playoffs in Jopli on Oct. 24. Photo by Dr. Cammie Housh.

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    El Dorado Springs Senior Kameron Schaaf signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Southwest Baptist University in the fall. She has played basketball for the Bulldogs since she was in the seventh grade and is a member of the 2014 State Championship Team.

    With Kameron are (from left) Coaches Beau Swopes and David Rogers; her mother, Terri; sisters, Reese and Neeley; father, Dusty; and Athletic Director Mike Durnell.

    The event ended with Kameron having a group picture with

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    Tessa Durnell, a four year stand out cross country and long distance track competitor for the Bulldogs, signed a letter of intent Thursday morning, Nov. 12, to compete next year for Ft. Hays State College in Hays, KS. Present for the ceremony were her parents, Suzan and Mike Durnell; coaches, Josh Smith and Brian Goatley; principal, David Hedrick; and many classmates; cross country and track teammates; friends and well wishers. Her dad is the Bulldog athletic director. Her mom is the Elementary librarian.

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    The District Champion El Dorado Springs softball team held it 2015 awards banquet Thursday, Nov. 12, after enjoying a delicious carry-in dinner that shows where the players get their strength – Moms’ home cooking. Those Head Coach Jarrod Mays singled out for individual honors were: (from left): Cameron McPeak: Bulldog Award, 1st Team All-District and 1st Team All-Region Infielder; Anyssa Salazar: Highest Batting Average, Highest Fielding %, 1st Team All-District and 1st Team All-Region Catcher; Kameron Schaaf: Most Improved Player, 2nd Team All-District Infielder; Paige Esry: Rising

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    2015 Bulldog Cross Country awards

    This is the Cross Country award winners from the banquest on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    High School Boys: Ronnie Bohrer, sr, Lettered, 5 years; Tommy Cornejo, sr, Lettered, Team Captain, 5 years; Tyler O’Banion, sr, 5 years; Tyler Goatley, jr, Lettered, MVR, Bulldog, 5 years; Wyatt Cartwright, jr, Lettered, 4 years; Chris Reddick, so, Lettered, 4 years, Brendon Parshall, so, Lettered, 1 year; Alex O’Banion, so, 1 year; Nick Raddatz, fr, Spirit, 2 years; Caleb Mooney, fr, Lettered, Most Improved, 2 years.

    High School Girls: Tessa Durnell, sr, Lettered,

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