Banquet honors W. Lincoln athletesPublished 11:30am Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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The West Lincoln faculty and coaches honored their varsity athletes with a spring banquet to recognize the football, basketball, slowpitch softball, baseball, cheerleader, fastpitch softball, tennis, golf, archery, cross county and weightlifting teams.
West Lincoln Bears Athletic Director Willie Brumfield welcomed the large crowd to the banquet held at Poppa’s Fish House.
After the meal, coaches from each sport recognized their team’s achievements during the year and players were given awards to signify their hard work.
Layton Sills received the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award in slowpitch softball. Brianna Fauver received the Most Valuable Player Award in fastpitch softball. Duane Marshall received the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award in boys’ basketball. Keshaun London was recognized as the Most Valuable Defensive Player in boys’ basketball. Sam Bivens earned the Rebounding MVP in boys’ basketball.
Destiny Allen was honored with the Most Valuable Offensive Player. Hanna Moak earned the Most Valuable Rebounding Award in girls’ basketball. Layton Sills received the Most Valuable Defensive Player in girls’ basketball.
Jonah King got the Male Golfer medal. Skylar Hall and Destiny Wallace received the Female Golfer Medalist. Jason Watts received the boys cross country Most Dedicated and the Running Bears award in Track.
In tennis, boys’ doubles Gage Butler and Tay Applewhite and girls’ doubles Katy Clark and Kara Clark were selected as the Most Valuable Players. Gage Butler and Caroline Laird received the MVP Award in tennis singles.
In archery, Hope Addison and Cole Little were recognized as the Gold Medalists.
Brady Wilson was honored with the Most Valuable Pitcher and Offensive Player Awards in baseball. Tyler Moak was selected Most Valuable Defensive Player in baseball.
Jonah King was honored with the overall Most Valuable Player Award in football. Bryce Temple received with Offensive MVP in football. Tyler Moak was selected as the Most Valuable Defensive Player in football. Dalton Brown was recognized as the Big Grizzly award winner in weightlifting.
Before the end of the ceremony, Coach Brumfield presented two special awards. He recognized Caroline Laird and Jonah King as the Lindy Callahan Award nominee winners. Emily Walker received the FCA Award. Principal Jason Case honored Jonah King as the Scholar Athlete winner.
In the conclusion of the ceremony, teammates, friends, families, coaches and West Lincoln’s faculty watched a slide show in appreciation of their teams’ achievements.
West Lincoln Athletic Awards
Most Valuable Bronze Medalists Archers: Mary Beth Thornton and Dalton Brown. Most Valuable Silver Medalists Archers: Savannah Morgan and Cameron Case. Most Valuable Gold Medalists Archers: Hope Addison and Cole Little. Most Improved Male Archer: Ryan Smith. Most Improved Female Archer: Marley Fauver. William Tell Legend Award: Brady Dunaway.
Most Valuable Offensive Player: Brady Wilson. Most Valuable Pitcher: Brady Wilson. Most Valuable Defensive Player: Tyler Moak. Most Improved: Alex Neal. Rookie of the Year: Ty Forman. Scholastic Award: Bransen Ainsworth. Black & Blue Award: Tyler Moak. Most QABs Award: Brady Wilson. All-District Award 8-2A: Brady Wilson, Tyler Moak, Ty Forman and Alex Neal. D.M. MHSAA All-Star Team Selection: Brady Wilson.
Most Valuable Defensive Player: Layton Sills. Most Valuable Offensive Player: Destiny Allen. Most Valuable Rebounder: Hanna Moak. Most Improved: Hanna Moak. Miss Hustle: Carly Holden. Leadership: Heather Moak and Bentley Sills. Best Attitude: Karley Smith. All-Lincoln Coaches Team: Destiny Allen and Hanna Moak. All-District 7-2A: Destiny Allen.
Most Valuable Offensive: Duane Marshall. Most Valuable Defensive: Keshaun London. Most Valuable Rebounder: Sam Bivens. Best Attitude: Sid Griffin. Most Improved: Ronnie Edwards. Mr. Hustle: LeKeith Ward. Leadership: Javian Mackabee. Leadership Award: Chase Buckles. All Lincoln County Coaches 1st Team: Sam Bivens and Ronnie Edwards. All Lincoln County Coaches MVP: Duane Marshall. All-District 7-2A: Sam Bivens, Ronnie Edwards and Keshaun London. All-District 7-2A MVP: Duane Marshall.
Captain Award: Savannah Rushing. Co-Captains Award: Becca Case, Anna Wallace and Emily Walker. Best All-Around Cheerleader: Carlee Doty. Highest Academic Average: Madison Franklin. Most Improved: Carlie Smith. Best Team Spirit: Hanna Moak. Rookie Award: Laura Leigh Dunaway. Mascot Award: Bentley Sills.
Girls ALL-District 4K: Georganna Allen, Lillianne Rushing and Lexis Leggett. Girls All-Region & All-State Lillianne Rushing. Boys ALL-STATE, All-District 5K: Jason Watts. Most Dedicate: Jason Watts. “Running’ Bear” Awards: Jason Watts.
Bear Award: Jonah King. Hustle Award: Kodie Carroll. Most Improved: Javian Mackabee. Iron Man Award: Sloan Nations. Determination Award: Jayden Rushing. Commitment Award: Tyler Moak. Offensive Line: Tyler Moak. Defensive Line: Luke Barrileaux. Offensive Back: Bryce Temple. Defensive Back: Ty Forman. Special Teams: LaRontae Byrd. Most Valuable Defensive Player: Tyler Moak. Most Valuable Offensive Player: Bryce Temple. Most Valuable Team Player: Jonah King. District 7-2A Super 22: Bryce Temple, Lofton Sills, Tyler Moak, Luke Barrilleaux. All-District 7-2A: Jonah King and Sloan Nations.
Big Grizzly: Dalton Brown. Big Bear Improvement: Jade Use.
Boys Medalist: Jonah King. Girls Medalist: Destiny Wallace and Skylar Hall.
Best Batting Average: Micah Redd and Layton Sills. Most Valuable Offensive Player: <cTypeface:Plain> Layton Sills. Slugging Award: Destiny Allen. Daily Leader All-Area MVP: <cTypeface:Plain> Heather Moak. All-District 7-2A: Hanna Moak, Heather Moak, Destiny Allen, Micah Redd and Layton Sills. .450 Club Award: Micah Redd and Layton Sills.
Rookie of the Year: Millane Lewis. Most Improved: Peyton White. Down & Dirty Award: Brianna Fauver. Most Valuable Pitcher: Malori Hall. All-District 7-2A: Micah Redd, Malori Hall, Brianna Fauver, Hanna Moak and Destiny Allen. .400 Club Award: Micah Redd, Malori Hall, Brianna Fauver, Hanna Moak and Destiny Allen. Best Batting Average: Hanna Moak. MAC All-Star Selection: Micah Redd. Most Valuable Player: <cTypeface:Plain> Brianna Fauver.
Most Improved Girl: Madison Franklin. Most Improved Boy: Austin Patt. Most Valuable Doubles: Gage Butler and Tay Applewhite; Katy Clark and Kara Clark. Most Valuable Singles: Caroline Laird. Sportsmanship Award: Matt Gill, Matthew Allred and Carlie Smith. Rookie Award: Laura Leigh Dunaway.Leadership: Kodie Carroll and Sebastian Harrell
Lindy Callahan Nominee: Jonah King and Caroline Laird. FCA: Emily Walker. Scholar-Athlete: Jonah King.