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Lloyd, Klawitter get Parker's top athletic award

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May 23, 2008
— Harold Lloyd and Alexis Klawitter have been named the top senior athletes at Janesville Parker High School.

They received the American Legion Athletic Medal, presented by the Richard Ellis Post, at the school senior awards ceremony Wednesday night.


Lloyd is the son of John and Kim Lloyd, 5844 S. Pinnow Grove Road, Beloit. Klawitter is the daughter of Tom and Sarah Klawitter, 3220 Dover Court.


The annual Legion award, based on athletic participation and citizenship, has been presented in Janesville since 1922. It has been given at Parker and Craig each year since the school split in 1967, and it is in its 21st year as a co-ed award.


It will be awarded tonight at Craig.


Elizabeth Bohler immediately preceded Klawitter on the Parker girls Legion honor roll. Lloyd follows Ben Armer as Parkerís 41st male recipient.


Lloyd, who ranks in the top 10 percent of his class academically and has accepted a football scholarship at Wayne State University in Detroit, earned his Legion honor by winning 11 letters. He lettered three times in football and four each in wrestling and track.


The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Lloyd started three years in the offensive and defensive lines for Parkerís football teams. He helped the Viking to a 9-0 regular season and Big Eight championship as a junior and was the conferenceís Offensive Lineman of the Year the last two seasons.


As an open-enrollment student, Lloyd made Janesville football history last fall in becoming the cityís first player since 1979 to be named Associated Press first-team all-state on offense and defense.


Lloydís football success carried over to wrestling, where he was on conference championship teams all four years. He won the Big Eight title at 285 pounds as a junior and placed second as a senior. He qualified for the WIAA Division 1 state tournament both years and placed fifth this past season after reaching the semifinals as a junior.


As a thrower, Lloyd helped Parkerís track and field team win a Big Eight championship last season. He placed fourth in the shot put in Monday nightís regional and competes today in the Burlington Sectional.


Klawitter, a class valedictorian, also was an 11-letter winner in three sports. She lettered four times each in basketball and cross country and three times in softball.


As a second-team all-conference selection this year, Klawitter helped Parkerís girls basketball program to a share of its fourth straight Big Eight championship, a No. 1 state rating and an appearance in the Division 1 sectional finals.


She also played in the state tournament as a freshman and sophomore.


Klawitter was a team captain in all three sports this school year. She also was an All-Big Eight second-team outfielder in softball as junior and received the Womenís Sports Advocates of Wisconsin Award of Excellence earlier this year.


Along with their Legion honors, Klawitter and Lloyd were recognized as the schoolís nominees for the WIAA Scholar/Athlete Award.


Lloyd also got the U.S. Army Reserve Scholar/Athlete Award, and Klawitter received a Westside Basketball Booster Club scholarship.


Westside Basketball Booster Club scholarships also went to these girls: Ashleigh Busfield, daughter of Thomas and Susan Busfield, 2119 W. Britt Road; Kelley Koebler, daughter of John and Katherine Koebler, 3133 Bond Place; Carly Martelle, daughter of Dave and Christine Martelle, 2275 Royal Oaks Drive; Jennifer Newlin, daughter of William and Louise Newlin, 3766 Redstone Drive; Katie Prom, daughter of Norm and Joy Prom, 3454 N. Edgewood Drive; Belinda Quillman, daughter of Rodney and Kathi Quillman, Black River Falls; and Kelsie Quinn, daughter of Greg Quinn, 2425 Sauk Drive, and Brigitt Franklin, 1027 N. Oakhill Avenue.


Male recipients of Westside scholarships were Jared Fox, son of Rebecca Fox, 1051 S. Washington Street; Riley Grafft, son of James and Heidi Grafft, 3723 N. Edgewood Drive; Kevin Hesser, son of William and Barbara Hesser, 2436 Oakbrook Court; DíMerius Holbrook, son of Ryan and Heather Holbrook, 1105 S. Grant Avenue.; Trent Moe, son of Polly Moe, 560 N. Pine Street; Ian Rung-Slatter, son of Steve Slatter, 1400 Winchester Place, and Heidi Richards, Batesville, Miss.; Loney Sam, son of Nara and Khamsen Sam, 1408 Purvis, Avenue; and Mark Scharenbroch, son of Mark and Mary and Scharenbroch, 2227 Moreland Road.


Scharenbroch also got the Janesville Youth Baseball scholarship, and Prom received a Parker Athletic Booster Club scholarship.


Parker Athletic Booster Club scholarships also went to David Dvorak, son of David and Jodie Dvorak, 4551 W. Eau Claire Road; Tess Fiedler, daughter of Greg and Gina Fiedler, 3421 S. Murray Road; Carol Moore, daughter or Joel and Leigh Moore, 2323 Laurel Avenue; Daniel Pernot, son of Lee and Cindy Pernot, 3014 Darmouth Drive; and Katelyn Presti, daughter of Joseph and Nancy Presti, 3233 W. Rockport Park Drive.


Dvorak also got the J-Hawk Swim Parents Association scholarship.


Matthew Beyer received the Janesville Youth Football scholarship, Joel Bumgarner-Most Dedicated Baseball Scholarship, and Southern Wisconsin High School Bowling Club scholarship. He is the son of Scott Beyer, Rockton, Ill., and Natasha Jarstad, 2602 Citation Drive.


Garrett Vincetich-Morris got the Michael Grogran Memorial Scholarship. He is the son of Ljubica Vincetich-Morris, 4519 Noss Road, Beloit, and Angel Morris.


Alex Benedict, son of Ralph and Donna Benedict, 2220 Sheridan Street, received the Joel Struebin Memorial Wrestling Scholarship.


Lewis Lobrano and Dustin Rucinski got Janesville Youth Wrestling scholarships. Lobrano is the son of Ralph and Anna Lobrano, 3312 Turnberry Drive. Rucinski is the son of Gary and Jodi Rucinski, 542 Miller Avenue.


Samuel Larson and Carol Anne Maveety each received the George Clatworthy Riverside Menís Golf Association Scholarship. Larson is the son of Barry and Jane Larson, 1517 Nicolet Street. Maveety is the daughter of Bo and Cheryl Maveety, 3313 Lapidary Lane.


Lindsey Whitescarver, daughter of Doug and Joyce Whitescarver, 2423 Mole Avenue., got the Gene Thorp, Fred Parkinson, Don Kazda Riverside Menís Golf Association Members Scholarship.


Kyle Haney, son of Dean and Deb Haney, 3300 W. Rockport Road, received the Evelyn Kettle/RiversEdge Bowl Scholarship.



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