The Giant junior was named the Chronicle-Tribune’s Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. He was named to the Indiana All-Star Junior North team and also was named to the IBCA/Subway Underclassman team. Blackmon helped the Giants to a 15-10 record by leading Marion with an average of 21.3 points per game.
8. JC Herring (Wrestling)
The Marion sophomore finished his season with a 16-4 record. He won the sectional and regional at 106 pounds. Herring won his opening match at semistate, beating Max Harris from Union City by pin.
9. Emily Murphy (Gymnastics)
The Marion junior finished with a 14-8 record. He was one match away from advancing to the state finals. Hodge won his first match at semistate, beating Nick Mammolenti from Jimtown by pin.
25. Sam Diedrich (Girls Swimming)
The Marion senior qualified for the consolation finals in the backstroke and 100 freestyle at the sectional. She placed 15th in the 100 freestyle and was 12th in the backstroke. Diedrich took third place in the backstroke and fifth place in the 100 freestyle during the NCC Meet at Purdue University.