Trumann honors athletes
Trumann High School held their annual sports athletic banquet this past Saturday night at the TIS cafeteria. The event was hosted by the Trumann Athletic Booster Club.
Volleyball was the first sport to be honored on the night. In junior high all-conference performers Savannah Morgan and Ashton Parker were awarded the best passer and best setter awards respectively. Hitter of the year award went to Hannah Wood, Ainsley Bowers was named Most Improved, Haylie Drewery was Most Spirited, Emily Miller was Best Attitude and Taelor Gartman won the Wildcat Pride award. On the senior high squad, Blocker of the Year was Julia Jones, Passer of the Year was Kelly Guthrie, Setter of the Year was Macey Davis, Hitter of the Year was Hannah Walters, Most Spirited was Erika Jones, Morgan Taylor was Most Improved, Best Attitude went to Scarlett Davis, Courtney Toddy was awarded the Wildcat Pride and Guthrie was name MVP. Guthrie, Davis and Walters were named all-conference.
Golf was next up as only two players were on the this years team. Matthew Montgomery was a four-year letterman and named Outstanding Golfer. Coltan Mann was a one-year letterman.
Kaleb Capps was named the Outstanding Male Player and Morgan Haney Outstanding Female Player in tennis. Katie Benson was Most Improved.
Junior high football awarded Trey Moody with the Player of the Year award. Rico Moreno got the Offseason Award. In senior high football Nathan Maxwell won the Offensive Player of the Year, Josh Evan was named Defensive Player of the Year and Dustin Hanna won the Wildcat Pride Award. Maxwell and Evans were named all-conference.
Cheering was next up as the junior high squad was honored first. Most Entertaining went to Lauren Walker, Most Outstanding Stunt Group was Misty Moye, Kenzye Rowe, Hannah Maxwell and Walker, Makayla Hicks was named Best Team Player, Most Spirited was Elle Eaves and Outstanding Leaders were Mikayla Hammers and Ashton Parker. Parker, Hammers, Moye and Savannah Morgan were named all-americans. The senior high group had Kaytlin Patterson as Rookie of the Year, Mika Link was Most Entertaining, Most Outstanding Stunt Group was Reagan Heilman, Blair Jones, Ashley Blagg and Macy Barnes, Best Team Player was Blair Jones, Most Spirited was Gabrielle Giddings and Outstanding Leader was Barnes. Alli Victory was named all-american.
Junior high and senior high girls basketball gave out two awards each. Hannah Wood and Taelor Gartman won the Defensive and Offensive Player on the year awards respectively. Shutavain Jones won the senior high Lady Wildcat awards as Guthrie was named MVP. In junior high boys, Tyler Burgess won Most Improved, Lyric Washington won Hustle Award and Murphy Tabor got the Wildcat Pride Award. Maxwell won the Wildcat Pride in senior high basketball, Grayson Dye won the Hustle Award and Most Improved went to Jacob Brumley. Jones, Maxwell and A.J. Winningham were named all-conference.
The softball team recognized Macy Hicks, Guthrie and Walters as all-conference. Guthrie was also name all-state.
The baseball team awarded Maxwell with the lowest ERA, Jones won for best average, most hits, best on-base percentage and stolen bases. Jay-Ryan Woods hit the most home runs and struck out the most while pitching. Josh Evan got the slugging award. Jones was named offensive MVP and Maxwell won the defensive MVP. Jones got the Mr. Baseball Award. Maxwell was select all-state.
The track teams were up next as the junior high girls' awards went to, Sprinter of the Year, Shakara Smith, Field Events Award to Gloria Burnside, Distance Runner of the Year to Baylee Bowers and Wildcat Pride to Ainsley Bowers. The junior high boys' awards went to Lorenzo Buchanan for Sprinter of the Year, Lyric Washington won Field Event of the Year and Distance Runner of the Year went to Kevin Blagg. The senior high boys' track awarded Forrest Carter the Distance Runner of the Year.
New Wildcats football coach Scott Waymire spoke briefly about how honored he was to be the new coach. He said the guys are working hard and he's looking forward to the season. Waymire said the team motto this year would be "Believe."
The booster club awarded four $750 dollar scholarships to close the program. Club president Greg Wilson presented Julia Jones, Macy Hicks, Cameron Jones and Nate Maxwell with the awards.