Comets hand out more than two dozen awards

From Staff ReportsDecember 27, 2013 

Clayton High School presented more than two dozen of its fall sports standouts with individual awards at its fall athletic banquet.

The Comets’ girls tennis team, which has won more than 60 straight conference matches, handed out five awards. Carmelle Joyner, the conference singles champion, was named the team’s most valuable player and Katherine Riley won the coach’s award. Spencer Rich was recognized as the most improved player and Logan Boykin and Elezcia Singletary received an award for the best doubles record in school history.

The boys soccer team named co-defensive players of the year in Chase Jones and Jackson Keener. Brandon Sainz was the offensive player of the year and Alex Owens received the coach’s award.

The girls golf co-players of the year were Olivia Hall and Maryanna Byrd, while Katherine Dull received the Jeff Adams Award. Lauren Kallam picked up the coach’s award.

The conference championship volleyball squad presented five awards. Kennedy Paine received the coach’s award and Caitlin Davis was the most improved player. Jordan Daniels took the motivation award and Rachel Maness picked up the inspiration award and Ashley Murphy received the best teammate award.

Outstanding performer awards in cross country went to Carmen Tormey, Ginny Tormey, Kaelin Amaya, Alex Roy and Klein Evans. Samantha Nelson picked up the most improved award for the girls team.

Charlie Morgan was the boys coach’s award winner and Jackson Simpson was named the most improved boys runner.

The football team did not announce any individual awards.

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