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West Lincoln’s banquet recognizes athletes

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / The West Lincoln Bears football team was honored during the school's athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Julian Anderson, Hustle Award; Brennan Cagle, Senior Award; Jayden Rushing, Offensive MVP, All-District; Liam Rutland, All-District; Patrick Nottingham, Offensive Lineman Award; (standing) Matthew Allred, Defensive Lineman Award; Gabe Nations, All-District; Chase Owen, Elite Hands Award, Super 22-WR; Lofton Sills, Defensive MVP, Super-DE; Ethan Howell; Nicholas Burns, Senior Award.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / The West Lincoln Bears football team was honored during the school’s athletic banquet. Players receiving awards were (seated, from left) Julian Anderson, Hustle Award; Brennan Cagle, Senior Award; Jayden Rushing, Offensive MVP, All-District; Liam Rutland, All-District; Patrick Nottingham, Offensive Lineman Award; (standing) Matthew Allred, Defensive Lineman Award; Gabe Nations, All-District; Chase Owen, Elite Hands Award, Super 22-WR; Lofton Sills, Defensive MVP, Super-DE; Ethan Howell; Nicholas Burns, Senior Award.

West Lincoln recognized its football, basketball, slowpitch softball, baseball, cheerleader, fastpitch softball, tennis, golf, archery, cross-county and track athletes at a banquet recently.

In archery, Hope Addison and Caleb Weeks were selected as the Gold Medalists. Heather Montgomery and Dalton West took home the Silver Medalists honors. Jacie Whittington and Peyton Robinson earned the Bronze Medalists award.

In baseball, Daniel Spears was honored with the Most Valuable Player of the Year award. Kylar Fielder earned the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award and Nathaniel Addison received the Golden Glove/Most Valuable Defensive Player honors.

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

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / The West Lincoln Powerlift team was honored during a sports athletic banquet. James Carroll received a Class 2A State Competitor certificate.

Daily Leader / Teresa Allred / The West Lincoln Powerlift team was honored during a sports athletic banquet. James Carroll received a Class 2A State Competitor certificate.

Ronnie Edwards and Keshaun London both received the Most Valuable Offensive Player award and Most Valuable Rebounder honors. Dominique Chism was recognized as the Most Valuable Defensive Player in boys’ basketball.

In cheerleading, Hanna Moak was honored with the Best Team Spirit award and Abigail Lofton was selected as the Best All-Around Cheerleader.

Jason Watts took home the district, region, South State Champion and State Champion honors in the boys’ cross-country. Watts also received the Running Bear Award in Cross Country.

In football, Jayden Rushing was honored with the Offensive Most Valuable Player. Lofton Sills was selected as the Most Valuable Defensive Player.

In golf, Cooper Moak got the Male Golfer Medalist. Makayla Shelton received the Female Golfer Medalist.

Makennah Redd received the Slugging award in fastpitch softball.

In slowpitch softball, Hanna Moak captured the Best Batting Average Award and Slugging Award. Makennah Redd also received the Slugging Award.

In tennis, Katy Clark and Kara Clark were selected as the Most Valuable Doubles and were recognized as three-peat state champs. Sebastian Harrell received the Most Valuable Player in singles.

In powerlift, Peyton Robinson and James Carroll were recognized as Class 2A state competitors.

West Lincoln Athletic Awards

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL 

Best Batting Average: Hanna Moak. Rookie of the Year: Megan Gerald. Slugging Award: Hanna Moak, Makennah Redd. MAC All-Star: Hanna Moak. All-District: Hanna Moak, Makennah Redd, Alli Mullins.

 FASTPITCH SOFTBALL 

Rookie of the Year: Megan Gerald. Slugging Award: Makennah Redd. Team Sacrifice: Anna Brooke Davis. All-District: McKenzie Pyles, Sara Jane Doty, Makennah Redd.

BASEBALL 

MVP Player of the Year: Daniel Spears. Offensive MVP: Kylar Fielder. Golden Glove-MVP Defensive: Nathaniel Addison. Pitcher of the Year: Daniel Spears. Mr. Hustle: Gavin Burris. Most Improved: Dylan Griffin. Bear Award: Brady Thompson. A;;-District: Lofton Sills, Seth Bivens, Daniel Spears, Kylar Fielder.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Most Valuable Defensive Player: Demesha Deer. Most Valuable Offensive Player: Jana Case. Most Valuable Rebounder: Hanna Moak. Most Improved: Skylar Hall. Miss Hustle: Carly Holden. Best Attitude: Megan Gerald. Leadership Award: Hanna Moak, Layton Sills. All-Lincoln Coaches Team: Hanna Moak, Jana Case. Daily Leader’s All-Area First Team: Hanna Moak, Jana Case.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL 

Most Valuable Offensive Player: Ronnie Edwards, Keshaun London. Most Valuable Defensive: Dominique Chism. Most Valuable Rebounder: Ronnie Edwards, Keshaun London. Best Attitude: Adam Martinez. Most Improved: Donterrius Taylor. Mr. Hustle: Jayden Rushing. Leadership: Keshaun London, Ronnie Edwards, Jayden Rushing. All Lincoln County Coaches First Team: Keshaun London, Ronnie Edwards, Adam Martinez. Daily Leader’s All-Area First Team: Keshaun London, Ronnie Edwards.

ARCHERY

Gold Medalists: Hope Addison, Caleb Weeks. Silver Medalists: Heather Montgomery, Dalton West. Bronze Medalists: Jacie Whittington, Peyton Robinson. Legends of Archery award: Hope Addison. Senior Awards: Hope Addison, Becca Wilson, Katie Wallace, Alex Wilson, Cameron Case.

FOOTBALL 

Offensive Lineman: Patrick Nottingham. Offensive MVP: Jayden Rushing. Defensive Lineman: Matthew Allred. Defensive MVP: Lofton Sills. Best Attitude: Liam Rutland. Hustle Award: Julian Anderson. Senior Awards: Breanna Cagle, Nicholas. Elite Hands: Chase Owens. Super 22 Awards: Chase Owens, Lofton Sills, All-District: Jayden Rushing, Gabe Nations, Liam Rutland.

POWERLIFT 

2A State Competitor: Peyton Robinson, James Carroll.

CHEERLEADER 

Captain Award: Ashlyn Reynaud. Co-Captain Award: Madison Franklin. Best All-Around Cheerleader: Abigail Lofton. Highest Academic Average: Carlie Smith. Most Improved: Kaylee Porter. Best Team Spirit: Hanna Moak. Rookie Award: Anna Coldiron.

TENNIS 

Most Valuable Doubles: Katy Clark, Kara Clark. Three-peat State Champs: Katy Clark, Kara Clark. Most Valuable Singles: Sebastian Harrell.

CROSS COUNTRY

All-District: Jason Watts, Jordon Mont Jason Watts, Jordon Montgomery, Lillianne Rushing, Jana Case, Ashley Tabor, Georganna Allen gomery, Lillianne Rushing, Jana Case, Ashley Tabor, Georganna Allen. All-State: Jason Watts. Coaches Award: Lexie Leggett, Carlie Smith. Running Bear Award: Jason Watts.

TRACK

1600 Meter 1st place finish in Division, Region, South State: Jason Watts. 3200 Meter 1st place finish in Division, Region, South State, State champion: Jason Watts. 3200 Meter 3rd place finish in Division, Region: Jonathan Mathis. 3200 Meter 4th place finish in South State: Jonathan Mathis.

GOLF

Boys Medalist: Cooper Moak.  Girls Medalist: <cTypeface:Plain> Makayla Shelton.