Brookhaven athletes presented awards

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Brookhaven athletes in 15 sports were recognized Tuesday at theschool’s Athletic Awards Night which was held at theBrookhaven/Lincoln County Multi-Use Facility. BHS athleticdirector/head football coach Tucker Peavey served as moderator inthe brisk, 45-minute event.

Most Valuable Player awards went to Megan Bateman in slowpitchand fastpitch softball; Jimmy Johns in football, Jasper Hall inboys basketball, Anna Autman in girls basketball, Jessie Bowman inpowerlifting, Grant McDonnieal in golf, Mitch Huckaby and BetsyLynch in tennis, Kenyata Coleman in girls track, Jimmy Johns inboys track, and Billy Hay and Carolyn Alexander in crosscountry.

Baseball awards were omitted due to Brookhaven’s participationin the Class 4A state championship series later this week. The BHSstate championship cheerleader squad also was recognized lastnight.

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Brookhaven Sports Awards

Slowpitch Softball: Most Valuable Player-Megan Bateman; MostValuable Hitter-Ashley Sykes; Most Valuable Fielder-Brittany Smith;Hustle Award-Kayla Prince; Most Improved-Kelly Vinson; ScholasticAward-Jana Wallace.

Fastpitch Softball: Most Valuable Player-Megan Bateman; MostValuable Hitter-Allyson Wallace; Most Valuable Fielder-AshleySykes; Hustle Award-Kayla Prince; Most Improved-Terri Hodges;Scholastic Award-Jana Wallace.

Football: Best Offensive Lineman-Grant McDonnieal, Adam Ogden;Best Offensive Back-Ronny McNulty; Best Defensive Back-JarvisWilson; Therrell-Tanner Award-Darius Perkins, Josh Patrick;Scholastic Award-Josh Patrick; Most Valuable Player-Jimmy Johns;Best Defensive LIneman-Philip Tobias, Jessie Bowman.

Cross Country: Most Valuable Boy-Billy Hay; Most ValuableGirl-Carolyn Alexander; Scholastic Award-Billy Hay, CarolynAlexander.

Boys Basketball: Most Improved-Jermaine Culver; Mr.Hustle-Jerome Avery; Most Valuable Defensive Player, GaneiroRichardson; Most Valuable Offensive Player-Philip Tobias; PantherPlaymaker-Rodney Daniels; Scholastic Award-James Dickey; MostValuable Player-Jasper Hall.

Girls Basketball: Best Defensive Player-Chiquita Rancifer; BestOffensive Player-Anna Autman; Most Improved-Blanche Wilson; PantherAward-Kristen McCray; Scholastic Award-Kristen McCray; MostValuable Player-Anna Autman.

Powerlifting: Most Valuable Lifter-Jessie Bowman; MostImproved-Tyler Gatlin.

Cheerleaders: Scholastic Award-Mary Gwen Lynch; StateChampionship Squad: Mary Gwen Lynch, Sabrina Armstrong, BrittanyColeman, Claire Cox, Ashley Farris, Lindy Lewis, Lauren Payne,Emily Oberschmidt, Lauren Mitchell, Cally Moore, Lindsey Hall,Lauren Grady, Misty Ratcliff, Catherine Carty, Kayla Fisher.

Girls soccer: Most Valuable Offensive Player-Hannah Lowman; MostValuable Defensive Player-Allyson Wallace; Scholastic Award-ChristiAutrey.

Boys soccer: Most Valuable Offensive Player-Tyler Alexander;Most Valuable Defensive Player-Sheldon Nations; ScholasticAward-Nathan Kimmons.

Tennis: Most Improved Girl-Claire Cox; Most Improved Boy-ScottPickett; Most Valuable Boy-Mitch Huckaby; Most Valuable Girl-BetsyLynch; Scholastic Award-Mary Gwen Lynch; Panther Award-LindseyHall.

Golf: Most Valuable Player-Grant McDonnieal; MostImproved-Austin Mills; Scholastic Award-Nathan Kimmons.

Girls track: Most Valuable Player-Kenyata Coleman; Most ValuableSprinter-Shalecia Trunner, Alicia Hawkins; Most Valuable FieldEvents-Latoria Kerr; Most Improved-Tamara Stovall; ScholasticAward-Kenyata Coleman.

Boys track: Most Valuable Player-Jimmy Johns; Most ValuableSprinter-Ronny McNulty; Most Valuable Field Events-Jimmy Johns;Most Valuable Distance runner-Anthony Nelson; Most Improved-TaureanJones; Scholastic Award-Anthony Nelson.