Loyd Star banquet honors athletesPublished 12:30pm Friday, May 23, 2014
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Loyd Star’s faculty, coaches and family honored the Hornet athletes with a banquet to honor the football, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, golf, baseball, cheerleader, softball and tennis teams Wednesday night.
Loyd Star principal Robin Case opened the ceremony welcoming the large crowd to the banquet that was held at the Lincoln County Civic Center.
After the meal, coaches recognized their team’s achievements during the year and players were given awards for their hard work.
Peyton Flowers received the Most Valuable Player award in football. Bradley Archer won the overall Most Valuable Player award in boys’ soccer.
Lesley Walker received the Most Valuable Player award in girls’ soccer. Caleb Windham secured the boys MVP in golf. Autumn Cronin earned the girls’ Most Valuable Player in golf.
Marcey Givens was honored as the Best Offensive Player in girls’ basketball. Julie Smith received the Best Defensive Player honor in girls’ basketball. Jordan Shelby earned the Best Rebounder award.
Edrick Alsworth and Caleb Yarborough were selected as the Best Offensive Players in boys’ basketball. Alsworth won the Best Rebounder award.
La’Treall Smith and Ethan Newman collected the Best Defensive Player award in boys’ basketball.
Seth Farmer captured the Most Outstanding Player honors in baseball. Caleb Yarborough secured the Most Outstanding Pitcher Award and the Defensive Player of the Year awards in baseball. Peyton Flowers also received the Most Outstanding Pitcher Award honor. Ali Gartman was honored with the Most Valuable Player award in softball. Abigail Thornton won the Golden Glove award in softball.
Lani Smith aced the Most Valuable girls singles. Tyler Dunn netted the Most Valuable boys. Faith Bergeron and Caylee Grace Yarborough received the Most Valuable team doubles award.
KenBriana Foster earned the Best All Around, Leadership and Coaches awards in cheerleading.
Before the end of the ceremony, Hornets’ Athletic Director Billy Vaughn presented two special awards. He recognized two seniors with the Scholar-Athlete Award: Haleigh Hux and Tyler Dunn.
Case closed the ceremony, thanking the athletes, coaches and families for all of their hard work and accomplishments in another wonderful season at Loyd Star.
Loyd Star Athletic Banquet
Scholar/Athlete of Year: Haleigh Hux and Tyler Dunn.
Roe Burns Weightlifting Award: Shay Hodges and Nicholas K. Smith. Anthony Henderson Award: Colby Cade. Best Offensive Lineman: Mitchell Thornton. Best Defensive Lineman: Nicholas D. Smith. Best Offensive Back: Zac Arnold. Scholastic Award: Cole Moak. Most Valuable Player: Peyton Flowers. Team Captains: Seth Farmer, La’Treall Smith, Peyton Flowers and Nicholas D. Smith. All-District: Dustin Hart, La’Treall Smith and Konner Allen. Super 22 Award: Nicholas D. Smith, Peyton Flowers, Seth Farmer.
Best Defensive Player: Julie Smith. Best Free Throw Shooter: Megan Givens. Scholastic Award: Ruby McCullough. Best Rebounder: Jordan Shelby. Most Three Pointers: Marcey Givens. Best Attitude: Hannah Dickerson. Most Assist: Megan Givens. Best Team Player: Raigan Smith. Miss Hustle: Victoria Cupit. Most Improved: Hannah Dickerson and Jordan Shelby. Best Offensive Player: Marcey Givens.
Senior Players: Heath Haas, Ethan Newman and La’Treall Smith. Scholastic Award: Will Watts. Mr. Hustle: Ryan Smith. Best Rebounder: Edrick Alsworth. Best Defensive Player: Ethan Newman, La’Treall Smith. Best Free Throw Shooter: Edrick Alsworth. Most Improved: Levi Redd and Brad Jasper. Best Attitude: Dorian Beard. Most Blocked Shots: Brad Jasper. Most Assists: Caleb Yarborough. Most Three Pointers Made: Caleb Yarborough. Top Newcomer: Javion Beard. Best Offensive Player: Edrick Alsworth and Caleb Yarborough.
Most Valuable Player: Bradley Archer. Rookie Award: Hayden Brownlee. Most Improved: Mason Falvey. Hornet Award: Jordan Michele. Most Valuable Midfielder: Jordan Michele. Most Valuable Offense: Blayne Brister. Most Valuable Defense: Bradley Archer. Coaches Award: Bradley Archer. Scholastic Award: Cole Moak. Individual District Awards: Bradley Archer (Most Valuable Defender), Hayden Brownlee (Most Valuable Keeper). All-District: Jordan Michele, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Smith and Blayne Brister.
Most Valuable Player: Lesley Walker. Rookie Award: Colleen Engels. Most Improved: Joey Davis. Hornet Award: Ashlyn Locke. Most Valuable Midfielder: Lesley Walker. Most Valuable Offense: Mallory Holden. Most Valuable Defense: Shelby Richardson. Coaches Award: Shelby Richardson. Scholastic Award: Joey Davis. Individual District Awards: Shelby Richardson (Most Valuable Defender) and Lesley Walker (Most Valuable Midfielder). All-District: Mallory Holden, Joey Davis, Ashlyn Locke and Madisyn Brister.
Rookie Award: Chad Martin. Most Improved: Jeffrey Kramer. Most Valuable Player: Caleb Windham. Scholastic Award: Peyton Bullock. District Medalist: Sawyer Norton.
Rookie Award: Madi Lewis. Most Improved: Michaela Marler. Most Valuable Player: Autumn Cronin. Scholastic Award: Courtney Wyant.
Most Spirited: P’Laura King. Most Reliable: Ruby McCullough. Most Improved: Faith Bergeron. Best Tumbler: Colleen Engels. Best Motions: Victoria Cupit. Best Base/Backspot: Marcey Givens. Best Flyer: Taylor Berch. Best Jumps: Colleen Engles. Best All Around: KenBriana Foster. Rookie of the Year: Kimberly Anding. Scholastic Award: Ruby McCullough. Leadership Awards: KenBriana Foster . Coaches: KenBriana Foster.
All-Division: Lexie Butler, Abigail Thornton, Megan Norton, Madison Jones and Ali Gartman. Most Improved: Megan Norton. Curtis Smith Will To Win: Lexie Butler, Kelsie McCullough, Julie Smith and Madison Jones. Best Batting Average: Ali Gartman. Golden Glove: Abigail Thornton. Rookie of the Year: Johnna Norman. Slugger of the Year: Ali Gartman. Scholar Athlete: Raigan Smith. Off-Season Workout Award: Abigail Thornton and Makenzie Smith. Most Valuable Player: Ali Gartman. Senior Award: Lexie Butler. Coaches Award: Brooks Rushing
Rookie of the Year: Lani Smith. Most Improved Girl: Lani Smith and Madisyn Brister. Most Improved Boy: Bryson Brister. Will to Win Award: Connor Crosby. Most Valuable Girl: Caylee Grace Yarborough. Most Valuable Boy: Tyler Dunn. Most Improved Doubles: Toni Banks and Jordan Shelby. Most Valuable Doubles: Faith Bergeron and Caylee Grace Yarborough. Hornet Award: Tyler Dunn. Coaches Girl Award: Ashlyn Locke. Coaches Boy Award: Bryson Brister. Toughest Hornet: Gavin Thomas. Senior Award: Tyler Dunn. Scholastic Award: Cole Moak. All-District: Caylee Grace Yarborough, Faith Bergeron, Ashlyn Locke and Connor Crosby. Loyd Star Manager: Ella Haynes Kimbrell.
Most Improved: Levi Redd and Hayden Brownlee. Hornet Award: Seth Farmer. Rickey Smith Coach’s Award: Dustin Hart and T.K. Patterson. Most Outstanding Pitcher: Caleb Yarborough and Peyton Flowers. Rookie of Year: Bradyn Brister and Cole Smith. Defensive Player of Year: Caleb Yarborough. Offensive Player of Year: Peyton Flowers. Most Outstanding Player: Seth Farmer. All-District Team: Caleb Yarborough, Seth Farmer, Brett Calcote, Peyton Flowers and Levi Redd. Senior Awards: Dustin Hart and Seth Farmer.