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West Lincoln honors athletes at Banquet

DAILY LEADER / THERESA ALLRED / The West Lincoln Bears football team was honored during the school's athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) James Carroll, Effort Award; Nathaniel Addison, Team Spirit; Jamison Fauver, Most Improved; Curt Thornton, Hustle Award; Keith Burns, Commitment Award; Nicholas Burns, Offensive Line; Andrew Kimble, Best Attitude; Ty Forman, Most Valuable Offensive Player, All-District 7-2A; Lofton Sills, Defensive Line Award, Most Valuable Defensive Player, District 7-2A Super 22 Defensive End; (Standing) Gabe Nations, Iron Man Award, All-District 7-2A; Matthew Allred, Most Versatile; Jayden Rushing, Offensive Back Award, All-District 7-2A; Julian Anderson, Defensive Back Award, All-District 7-2A; Aaron Byrd, District 7-2A Super 22 Offensive Tackle; Bryce Temple, Most Valuable Team Player, Bear Award, District 7-2A Super 22 Wide Receiver; Liam Rutland, Academic Award; and Charles Wayne Smith, All-District 7-2A.

DAILY LEADER / THERESA ALLRED / The West Lincoln Bears football team was honored during the school’s athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) James Carroll, Effort Award; Nathaniel Addison, Team Spirit; Jamison Fauver, Most Improved; Curt Thornton, Hustle Award; Keith Burns, Commitment Award; Nicholas Burns, Offensive Line; Andrew Kimble, Best Attitude; Ty Forman, Most Valuable Offensive Player, All-District 7-2A; Lofton Sills, Defensive Line Award, Most Valuable Defensive Player, District 7-2A Super 22 Defensive End; (Standing) Gabe Nations, Iron Man Award, All-District 7-2A; Matthew Allred, Most Versatile; Jayden Rushing, Offensive Back Award, All-District 7-2A; Julian Anderson, Defensive Back Award, All-District 7-2A; Aaron Byrd, District 7-2A Super 22 Offensive Tackle; Bryce Temple, Most Valuable Team Player, Bear Award, District 7-2A Super 22 Wide Receiver; Liam Rutland, Academic Award; and Charles Wayne Smith, All-District 7-2A.

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 track teams.

West Lincoln Bears Athletic Director Willie Brumfield welcomed the large crowd to the banquet that was held at the Lincoln County Civic Center.

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.

In archery, Hope Addison and Cole Little were selected as the Gold Medalists. Timothy Stogner and Mary Beth Thornton took home the Silver Medalists honors. Kameron Case and Marisa Wallace earned the Bronze Medalists Award.

Alex Neal was honored with the Player of the Year Award and received the Golden Glove honors in baseball. Bryce Temple was selected Best Offensive Player in baseball.

DAILY LEADER / THERESA ALLRED / West Lincoln honored two athlete with two special awards during their athletic banquet (from left) Sebastian Harrell earned the FCA Award and Micah Redd was recognized as the Lindy Callahan Award nominee winner.

DAILY LEADER / THERESA ALLRED / West Lincoln honored two athletes with two special awards during their athletic banquet (from left) Sebastian Harrell earned the FCA Award and Micah Redd was recognized as the Lindy Callahan Award nominee winner.

Hanna Moak was honored with the Most Valuable Offensive Player and the Most Valuable Rebounding Award. Demesha Deer received the Most Valuable Defensive Player in girls’ basketball.

Ronnie Edwards received the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award. Keshaun London was recognized as the Most Valuable Defensive Player. Javian Mackabee earned the Most Valuable Rebounder in boys’ basketball.

In cheerleading, Carlie Smith was honored with the Best Team Spirit Award and Anna Hennington was selected as the Best All-Around Cheerleader.

Jason Watts took home the district, region, South State Champion and All-State honors in boys cross-country. Watts also captured the Running Bears award in both track and cross-country. He received numerous awards in both the 3200 meter run and 1600 meter run in track competition.

In football, Bryce Temple was honored with the overall Most Valuable Player Award and earned the Bear Award. Ty Forman received the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award. Lofton Sills was selected as the Most Valuable Defensive Player and took home the Defensive Line Award.

In Golf, Ty Forman got the Male Golfer Medalist. MaKayla Shelton received the Female Golfer Medalist.

Micah Redd received the Most Valuable Pitcher Award and Makennah Redd earned the Most Valuable Defensive Player honors in fastpitch softball.

In slowpitch softball, all 15-varsity players received plaques to honor their performance as back-to-back undefeated Region 7-2A champs.

In tennis, Katy Clark and Kara Clark were selected as the Most Valuable Doubles honors and were recognized as the back-to-back state champs in girls’ doubles. Sebastian Harrell received the Most Valuable Player in singles.

Coach Brumfield presented two special awards. He recognized Micah Redd as the Lindy Callahan Award nominee winner. Sebastian Harrell received the FCA Award.

In the conclusion of the ceremony, West Lincoln’s principal Jason Case thanked the athletes, coaches and families for their great season at West Lincoln.

 West Lincoln Athletic Awards 

ARCHERY

Bronze Medalists:  Cameron Case, Marisa Wallace. Silver Medalists: Timothy Stogner, Mary Beth Thornton. Gold Medalists:  Hope Addison, Cole Little.  Most Improved:  Jacey Whittington.  William Tell Legend Award: Timothy Stogner.  Highest State Score:  Peyton Robinson, Hope Addison.  Captain Awards:  Cole Little, Savannah Morgan, Ryan Smith, Hannah Smith, Kristi King, Timothy Stogner

BASEBALL

Player of the Year: Alex Neal.  Coaches Award:  Daniel Spears.  Most Improved Player:  Hunter Maxwell. Mr. Hustle Award:  Ty Forman. Gold Glove Award:  Alex Neal.  Best Offensive Award:  Bryce Temple. All-District Award:  Austin Burris, Seth Bivens, Ty Forman, Bryce Temple, Alex Neal.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Most Valuable Defensive Player:  Demesha Deer.  Most Valuable Offensive Player:  Hanna Moak. Most Valuable Rebounder:  Hanna Moak. Most Improved:  Alli Mullins.  Miss Hustle: Carly Holden. Best Attitude:  Carly Holden.  Manager Award:  Anna Grace Brown. All-Lincoln Coaches Team: Alli Mullins, Hanna Moak.  All-District 7-2A:  Alli Mullins, Hanna Moak.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Most Valuable Offensive Player: Ronnie Edwards. Most Valuable Defensive: Keshaun London. Most Valuable Rebounder:  Javian Mackabee. Best Attitude: Michael Quin.  Most Improved:  Zekenith Porter. Mr. Hustle:  Le’Darrius Jones. All Lincoln County Coaches 1st Team:  Keshaun London, Ronnie Edwards.  All-District 7-2A:  Keshaun London, Ronnie Edwards.

CHEERLEADER

Captain Award:  Carlee Doty.  Co-Captains Award:  Brittney Blakney. Best All-Around Cheerleader: Anna Hennington. Highest Academic Average: Madison Franklin. Most Improved:  Adrianna Laird. Best Team Spirit:  Carlie Smith. Rookie Award:  Grace Williams. Mascot Award:  Mary Beth Thornton.

CROSS COUNTRY

Girls All-District:  Georganna Allen, Carlie Smith, Morgan Newman.  Girls All-Region:  Georganna Allen. Boys All-District:  Jason Watts, Jordan Montgomery. Boys All-Region:  Jason Watts, Jordan Montgomery. District/Region/South State 2A Champion:  Jason Watts.  Boys All-State:  Jason Watts.

TRACK

Most Outstanding Runner:  Jason Watts. District/Region/South State 2A Champion in 3200 meters: Jason Watts. District/Region 2A Champion in 1600 meters:  Jason Watts. Class 2A All-State Team in 3200 meters: Jason Watts.  “Running’ Bear” Award:  Jason Watts.

FOOTBALL

Bear Award:  Bryce Temple. Hustle Award:  Curt Thornton. Most Improved: Jameson Fauver. Iron Man Award:  Gabe Nations. Effort Award:  James Carroll. Commitment Award: Keith Burns.  Most Versatile: Matthew Allred. Team Spirit:  Nathanael Addison. Best Attitude:  Andrew Kimble. Offensive Line:  Nicholas Burns. Defensive Line:  Lofton Sills. Offensive Back:  Jayden Rushing. Defensive Back:  Julian Anderson. Most Valuable Defensive Player:  Lofton Sills. Most Valuable Offensive Player:  Ty Forman.  Most Valuable Team Player:  Bryce Temple.  Academic Award:  Liam Rutland.  District 7-2A Super 22:  Aaron Byrd-Offensive Tackle, Bryce Temple-Wide Receiver, Lofton Sills-Defensive End.  All-District 7-2A:  Julian Anderson, Ty Forman, Gabe Nations, Jayden Rushing, Charles Wayne Smith.

 GOLF

Boys Medalist:  Ty Forman. Girls Medalist:  MaKayla Shelton.

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

Back-to-Back Undefeated District 7-2A Champs:  Micah Redd, Malori Hall, Brianna Fauver, Addie Spring, Hanna Moak, Millane Lewis, Layton Sills, Alli Mullins, Ashley Thomas, Peyton White, Makennah Redd, Anna Brooke Davis, Sara Jane Doty, Demesha Deer, McKenzie Pyles. MAC All-Star Selection:  Micah Redd.

FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

Rookie of the Year:  Anna Brooke Davis. Most Valuable Pitcher: Micah Redd. Slugging Award:  Millane Lewis. .400 Club:  Millane Lewis, Micah Redd, Addie Spring.Defensive MVP: Makennah Redd. All-District 7-2A:  Micah Redd, Addie Spring, Malori Hall, Brianna Fauver. MAC All-Star Selection: Micah Redd, Layton Sills. Best Batting Average:  Micah Redd.

TENNIS

Most Improved Girl:  Hollie Smith.  Most Improved Boy:  Liam Rutland. Most Valuable Doubles: Katy Clark/Kara Clark. Back-To-Back State Champs:  Katy Clark/Kara Clark. Most Valuable Singles:  Sebastian Harrell. Sportsmanship Girl Award: Carlie Smith. Sportsmanship Boy Award:  Timothy Stogner.

SPECIAL HONORS

Lindy Callahan Nominee:  Micah Redd. FCA: Sebastian Harrell.

DAILY LEADER / THERESA ALLRED / The West Lincoln slowpitch softball varsity team was honored with plaques for back to back undefeated district 7-2A season champs in Monday night's athletic banquet. Receiving awards were (seated, from left) Addie Spring, Peyton White, Mackenzie Pyles, Sara Jane Doty, Anna Brooke Davis, Brianna Fauver, Micah Redd, MAC Slowpitch All-Star; (standing) Makennah Redd, Demesha Deer, Hanna Moak, Ali Mullins, Millane Lewis, Layton Sills and Malori Hall.

DAILY LEADER / THERESA ALLRED / The West Lincoln slowpitch softball varsity team was honored with plaques for back to back undefeated district 7-2A season champs in Monday night’s athletic banquet. Receiving awards were (seated, from left) Addie Spring, Peyton White, Mackenzie Pyles, Sara Jane Doty, Anna Brooke Davis, Brianna Fauver, Micah Redd, MAC Slowpitch All-Star; (standing) Makennah Redd, Demesha Deer, Hanna Moak, Ali Mullins, Millane Lewis, Layton Sills and Malori Hall.