Chloe Godown and Preston Broyles were crowned Tri-Village Queen and King during homecoming. (Dale Barger Photo)

Tri-Village Homecoming Presentation

NEW MADISON – Tri-Village presented the Grand Patriot and Homecoming Court prior to their football game with Arcanum Friday night.

The Grand Patriot this year was Monyca Schlechty.  Monyca is a 1980 Tri-Village graduate and has lived in the new Madison area her whole life.  During her years at Tri-Village Monyca was an outstanding athlete as well as a student leader.  Monyca is currently the Mayor of New Madison and has actively been involved with the community in several ways throughout the years, including School Fair.  

Next up class representatives were introduced; representing the freshman class was Tagen Blankenship and Shaun Crawford, sophomore representatives Macy Howell and Paul Brewer, and junior candidates were Tori Richards and Wilson Suggs.

After the class representatives were introduced the 2021 Senior Homecoming Court walked across the field.  

The court was Reece Arnett – Layne Sarver, Chloe Godown – Preston Broyles, Delanee Gray – Jason Hale, Grace Lips – Ty Linkous and Isa Ramirez – Josh Scantland.

Reece is the daughter of Brett and Jaimi Dill and Chris and Carrie Arnett.

Her high school activities include student council, softball, college credit plus, prom committee, prom court and school fair queen her sophomore year. She plans to attend a university and major in criminal justice.

Layne is the son of Eric and Christy Sarver, and his high school activities include football, basketball and track where he was state champion in the high jump.  His future plans are currently undecided.

Chloe is the daughter of Greg and Amy Godown, and her high school activities include cheerleading, basketball, softball, key club, NHS and class secretary.  She plans to attend college and study psychology to become a behavioral therapist.

Preston is the son of Josh and Jackie Asher and Tony and Amber Broyles. His activities include archery and the big brothers/big sisters club.  He plans to attend IU East and major in sociology.

Delanee is the daughter of Brad and Brooke Gray, and her high school activities include varsity basketball, prom committee, prom court and college credit plus.  She plans to attend the university of Kentucky and major in nursing.

Jason is the son of Becky Spencer and the late Jason Hale.  His high school activities include varsity football, basketball and baseball. He plans to attend college and is undecided on a major.

Grace is the daughter of Aaron and Casey Lipps.  Her high school activities include varsity football cheer, varsity basketball cheer, competition cheer, competition dance, and varsity softball. Her future plans are to attend IU East and pursue a bachelor’s in fine arts for graphic design.

Ty is the son of Randy and Katie Linkous, and his high school activities include varsity basketball.  He plans to attend college with an undecided major.

Isa is the daughter of Shannon and Aaron Holmes. Her high school activities include golf, college credit plus and is involved in a pre-medical internship.  She plans to attend Miami University to major in psychology.

Josh is the son of Layth and Tami Scantland. His high school activities include varsity football, varsity basketball, track, national honor society, key club and treasurer. He plans to attend college with an undecided major.The 2021 Homecoming King and Queen were Preston Broyles and Chloe Godow

Monyca Schlechty was honored as the Grand Patriot for the Tri-Village Homecoming this year. (Dale Barger Photo)
2021 Tri-Village Homecoming Court. (Dale Barger Photo)

Dale Barger / Sports Editor

Dale Barger is a lifelong sports enthusiast and has covered high school athletics for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio and now becomes sports editor for Darke County now. For 18 years Dale has been a sportswriter for The Daily Advocate and has been published in online sorts magazines and conference websites. Dale is also an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years. Dale is a member of The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and was a 2019 recipient of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southwest District Media Service Award. Dale lives on a 72-acre farm outside of New Madison, Ohio and is married to Rita Ann (Fourman) Barger and together they have two sons and three grandkids. If you don’t see Dale at a sporting event you might catch him following his other passion – photographing nature and wildlife. Contact Darke County Now Editor Media Sports Editor Dale Barger at

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