I’m cleaning out the notebook a bit as we ramp up for the 2013-14 prep season. Let’s run through some year-end and spring award honors for area high schools. …
Clayton: Clayton’s boys tennis, track and field, girls soccer and golf teams presented individual awards. The Comets’ baseball and softball teams did not.
Klein Evans was the boys tennis MVP, while Ian Bliss took the coaches award and Jalen Smith (singles) and Naren Guha (doubles) earned most improved honors.
Four-year letterman awards went to track team members Mollie Williams, Evan Anderson, Connor Barbour and Jared Stratton.
Claudia Woznichak (offensive) and Kelsey Grady (defensive) were the girls soccer players of the year, while Lauren Daniels received the rookie award and Lauryn Kabrich was the coaches award recipient.
Matthew King was the boys golf player of the year, while Drew Edwards took the Jeff Adams Most Improved Award and Jamerson Pearson and Alex Owen received coaches awards.
Other four-year letterman awards announced went to Kelsey Grady, Nicole Bone and Kayla North.
Corinth Holders: The Pirates handed out the inaugural Ross Renfrow Pirate Awards to the top athletes at the school: Nella Chamblee and Kenneth Collins.
Baseball awards went to Adams Evans (most improved), Corey Shrik (most inspirational) and Cobi Taylor (coaches award), while softball awards went to Chamblee (most outstanding), Erica Driver (coaches award), Kayla Mears (most improved) and Kayla Narron (most improved).
In girls track and field, Marie Pickett was the track MVP and Essence Scott was the field MVP and Arden Vessie was the athlete of the year. For the boys track team, Hunter Starr was the MVP, while field athlete of the year honors went to Matt Duncan and track athlete of the year honors went to Anthony Mercado.
Nick Routhier was the boys golf team MVP and Brandon Corbitt (most improved) and Sam Baxter (coaches award) were also honored.
Lauren Pyle received the Pirate Pride award for girls soccer. Other soccer honors went to Brandi Tyler (most improved), Sammi Berumen (coaches award) and Amber Rogers (coaches award).
In boys tennis, William Xia was the most outstanding player and Jake Altman picked up most improved honors. Braxton Brewington took the coaches award.
Cleveland: The Rams’ conference championship-winning girls soccer team named Monique Torres as its offensive MVP and Briele Cochran as its defensive MVP. Katelyn Lowery was the leadership award.
The track and field teams honored Donqua Williams as boys MVP and Syndi Fields as girls MVP. Other track awards went to Austin Blumenberg (coaches award), Lawson Lamm (most improved), Alyssa Rivera (coaches award) and Marina Roe (most improved).
Baseball honors were presented to Patrick Banks (most improved), Kyle Noel (coaches award), Taylor Finn (coaches award) and MVP Kodi Whitley.
In softball, Brittany Bucklin was the team MVP, while Alexis Ivey won the coaches award. The most improved award went to Jade Witmer.
Thomas Baraldi received the Golden Racquet Award in boys tennis, while Jesse Olmstead was the MVP and Adam Kurtz took home the most improved award.
In golf, Jared Lisec was the team MVP, the coaches award went to Will Jones and Bryson Peter was named most improved.