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Chris Huber/Republic Mitchell High School Athletic Trainer Clayton Gropper tapes an ankle before football practice in his office Tuesday afternoon.

Gropper recognized for work at MHS

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Clayton Gropper has taped more than 21,600 ankles in his career at Mitchell High School.

And after putting in countless hours on the field, court and classroom, he's finally being recognized for all that wrapping and work.


The Mitchell High School employee was named Athletic Trainer of the Year by the South Dakota Athletic Trainers' Association for the 2011-2012 school year.

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Brooke Cersosimo
Brooke Cersosimo is The Daily Republic's sports editor.