Each spring, the athletics directors at the county’s public high schools nominate students for the annual athlete-of-the-year and sportsmanship awards.
Choosing the award recipients from among the nominees is difficult. Each one is an accomplished athlete, talented student in the classroom and a good example for their peers. So the award truly is a best-of-the-best situation.
This year’s Male Athlete of the Year nominees were Justin Veteto, Center Grove; Dakota Sneed, Edinburgh; D.J. Smith, Franklin; David Dalton, Greenwood; Brenden Smith, Indian Creek; and Jesse Street, Whiteland.