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Dorchester Academy hands out athletic awards at banquet


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

St. George – The 2017-18 athletic year ended with a bang at Dorchester Academy as the baseball and softball teams captured Class A state championships in SCISA for the second consecutive year.

After all the action on the field was complete, the school took some time to honor the top athletic performers from the winter and spring sports seasons at their annual athletic banquet.

In addition to each team honoring their top performers, the school also awards special honors to the overall top athletes.

The Alfred Wamer award goes to a senior male athlete who excelled in football, baseball and basketball. Senior Lance Brownlee earned the honor for the 2017-18 year.

Brownlee also received the schools Academic Athlete of the Year as the school’s valedictorian.

The Wyman Mole award, given to the student/athlete that overcomes adversity, was presented to Cassidy Gruber.

The Josh Canady award for a senior athlete that excels in football and baseball while demonstrating good leadership and sportsmanship was presented to Jack Berry.

In team awards, Brownlee was named the MVP of the boys basketball team. He also was recognized for being named to the SCISA North-South all-star game.

The defensive award went to Colby Weeks and the offensive award went to Chase Way. Rhett Mizzell received the Coach’s award.

In varsity girls basketball, Elizabeth Huff was the team’s MVP while Lydia Hofstetter was the top offensive player. Savanna Shelton was best defensive player and Morgan Parker received the Coach’s Award.

Huff also was named the region player of the year and a North-South all-star game selection, along with Hofstetter.

In baseball, the offensive award went to Josh Chinners and the defensive award went to Jack Berry. Landon Way received the Coach’s award. Junior pitcher Chase Way was named the region 3-A player of the year and was named all-region, along with Brownlee, Mizzell and David Beane. Coach Josh Mitchum was named the region coach of the year.

For softball, junior pitcher Hannah Reeves was the team’s mvp and also was named the region 3-A player of the year. Savanna Varn was named top offensive player and Savanna Shelton was the top defender. Lydia Hofstetter earned the Coach’s award.

Sharing the Rookie Award were Cassidy Gruber, Maura Weathers, Sherrelle Infinger, and Kayden Wade.

Honored as all-region selections were Shelton, Varn, Reeves, Ashlynn Nelson, Ashlynn Lynch, Grace Judy and Elizabeth Huff.

Coach Jack Reeves was recognized as the region coach of the year.

Colby Weeks earned all-region honors in golf.



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