January 2017 AOM

January 2017 Athletes of the Month
Posted on 02/15/2017

The Mules Booster Club has named wrestler Tanner Dunivan and basketball player Savannah Hicks the Poplar Bluff High School Athletes of the Month for January. 

Savannah, a freshman, recently under went open-heart surgery when a murmur was discovered during her sports physical, and was incredibly back on the court after just six weeks of recovery. She scored 15 points in eight games and maintained straight A’s in the classroom, according to her coach John Pattillo, who noted Savannah has been and inspiration to the team, school and the entire community. 

“She is a quality person with a lot of heart both figuratively and literally,” Pattillo exclaimed. “Her strength and courage is a great example for us all.”

Tanner, a junior, has a 38-6 record. He placed first at the Rockwood Summit and SEMO Conference last month, and was a state qualifier for the past two years. 

His coach, David Sievers, noted that he is a “two-sport standout,” also excelling at football as an All-Conference/All-District linebacker.


Cutline: Pictured presenting the awards to Savannah Hicks and Tanner Dunivan on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the weight room is Booster Club member Brian Taylor.

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