The ride has been long, loving, and successful for retired veteran Aurelia head football coach Myron Radke, who shared his thoughts with his community during the recent Aurelia Fall Awards ceremonies. Photo by Dan Whitney
Aurelia High School held its Fall Sports Banquet on November 24 to honor the athletes who competed in fall sports. The cheerleaders, cross country runners, volleyball players and football players were honored at an awards ceremony following the banquet, held in Aurelia's gymnasium.
It was noted by Volleyball Coach Ann Dornack that her entire squad earned academic honors this fall, and the first-year coach said she and Assistant Coach Kellie Barnes both enjoyed working with the girls and seeing their improvement as the season progressed.
Aurelia AD Grant Peckenschneider, who has played for, and coached with, Coach Myron Radke, reflects upon his experiences with the man he calls his "mentor." Photo by Dan Whitney
Things got sentimental as the football awards were handed out, as both long-time Coach Myron Radke and "the Voice of the Bulldogs," long-time announcer Randy Langlitz, are retiring from those positions. Coach Radke presented Langlitz with a football signed by all the Bulldogs.
In his closing remarks, Coach Radke stated that he and his wife Sue have loved living in Aurelia and decided early on that this was the town in which they would live and raise their family. A standing ovation from the large crowd signaled that the appreciation was mutual.
Randy Langlitz (at podium), the "Voice of the Bulldogs," collects his thoughts after being presented a football autographed by team members at the 11/24 Fall Sports Banquet in Aurelia. Langlitz is retiring from his announcer's position, as is Head Coach Myron Radke (right). Assistant Coach Mike Fry (left) takes it all in. Photo by Dan Whitney