Poplar Bluff R-1 January athletes of the month named - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff R-1 January athletes of the month named

PIctured presenting the awards to Savannah Hicks and Tanner Dunivan on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the weight room is Booster Club member Brian Taylor PIctured presenting the awards to Savannah Hicks and Tanner Dunivan on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the weight room is Booster Club member Brian Taylor
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

Wrestler Tanner Dunivan and basketball player Savannah Hicks have been named Poplar Bluff High School Athletes of the Month for January by The Mules Booster Club.

According to her coach John Pattillo, Hicks, a freshman, recently under went open-heart surgery after a murmur was discovered during a physical.

Hick returned to the court after six weeks of recovery.

She scored 15 points in eight games and maintained straight A's in the classroom while according to her couch being an inspiration to the team, school and the entire community.

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

Dunivan, 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-District linebacker.

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved. 

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY today due to strong winds

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY today due to strong winds

    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:52 AM EST2017-11-18 13:52:52 GMT
    (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)(Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    An Action Day has been issued for Saturday, November 18 due to high winds and storms.

    An Action Day has been issued for Saturday, November 18 due to high winds and storms.

  • Bob Kelly named Rend Lake College Foundation Alumnus of the Year

    Bob Kelly named Rend Lake College Foundation Alumnus of the Year

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:25 AM EST2017-11-18 09:25:24 GMT
    Source: Rend Lake CollegeSource: Rend Lake College

    The Rend Lake College (RLC) Foundation Alumnus of the Year awarded former RLC Communications Director Bob Kelley as 2017 Alumnus of the Year. This is RLC's 50th anniversary, making Kelley's winning special because he was a member of the first-ever RLC freshman class. Following his time at RLC, Kelley transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he majored in journalism, followed by a career in newspaper writing and then back to RLC.

    The Rend Lake College (RLC) Foundation Alumnus of the Year awarded former RLC Communications Director Bob Kelley as 2017 Alumnus of the Year. This is RLC's 50th anniversary, making Kelley's winning special because he was a member of the first-ever RLC freshman class. Following his time at RLC, Kelley transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he majored in journalism, followed by a career in newspaper writing and then back to RLC.

  • KY quarterfinal state playoff games

    KY quarterfinal state playoff games

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:01 PM EST2017-11-18 04:01:23 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Several Heartland teams are playing in state playoff games on Friday, Nov. 17. In Class 2A, Mayfield is taking on Owensboro Catholic.

    Several Heartland teams are playing in state playoff games on Friday, Nov. 17. In Class 2A, Mayfield is taking on Owensboro Catholic.

Powered by Frankly