Banquet honors Cougar athletes

Published 5:00 am Friday, May 7, 2004

WESSON — Brookhaven Academy honored its athletes Thursday nightwith an awards banquet at the Billy B. Thames Center on the Co-Lincampus.

Headmaster Dan R. Boyce presented the Cougar Leadership Award toseniors Alex Davis and Hannah Estess.

Receiving Most Valuable Player honors were Amber Beeson in girlsfastpitch softball, Alex Davis and Jonathan Winborne in boysbasketball, Cole Hodges in baseball, Emily Langley in track, DustyBratton and Price Sessums in track, Ben Rowley and Anna C. Moak intennis and John Rushing in golf.

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BA girls basketball coach Barry Gray and the Lady Cougarbasketball team received a standing ovation for going undefeatedand capturing the Overall State title.

Gray announced that the girls decided not to give out individualawards this year and Gray supported their decision. Instead ofawards, Gray and his assistants presented the girls with a teamplaque and a 7-minute video highlighting the exceptional yearincluding camp clips, newspaper clippings and game actionclips.

Coaches from other sports presented awards and talked abouttheir teams and their accomplishments.

Athletes in other sports such as cheerleading and dance wereawarded certificates or medallions.