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Mr. and Ms. October

The Poplar Bluff Mules Booster Club has named high school softball player Shelby Sievers and football player Steven Haley the October Athletes of the Month.

Pictured presenting the awards on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the PBHS Student Activity Center is Booster Club President Jason Smothers.

Pictured presenting the awards on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the PBHS Student Activity Center is Booster Club President Jason Smothers.

Haley, a senior, is only seven tackles short of the school record with 131. His stats include 21 tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. In the classroom, Haley maintains an 11.100 GPA, and scored a 31 on his ACTs.

“He’s a great person and player,” said Mules Football coach Mark Barousse, “the kind of teammate you want to have.”

Sophomore Sievers holds the record for hits in a single season with 50, runs batted in with 34, and extra base hits with 21. Her batting average is .543 and her pitching record is 12-3. Academically, Sievers is ranked 20th in her class with a 10.643 GPA.

“She excels in all areas of the game of softball and also sets a great example off the field,” Sievers’ coach Lisa Boyer stated.