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Sandridge & Bekemeier Headline 2023 Awards

Kaemyn Bekemeier and Connor Sandridge are this year’s honorees as Republic Tiger Sports Lady Tiger and Tiger of the Year.

Republic keeps track of 30 individual girls basketball records. Bekemeier owns or shares 12 of them. She was also a mainstay on the Republic volleyball team, which had its best season in a decade. For the second year in a row, she’s our Lady Tiger of the Year.

Connor Sandridge was the leading rusher for Republic’s resurgent football team, the starting second baseman for Republic’s winningest-ever baseball team, and he earned all-state recognition with a fourth-place wrestling medal in Columbia. He did it all while battling nagging injuries throughout the year, earning him our Tiger of the Year Award.

Our upcoming June issue will also include:

  • The Triple Threat Award
  • The Performance of the Year
  • The Play of the Year
  • The Game of the Year
  • The Special Olympics Athlete of the Year
  • The Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Plus a list of every school record broken over the past year, and a list of every all-state athlete in every sport. We’ll publish the magazine issue online right here early next week.