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Hartsville hands out spring sports superlatives at banquet


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Hartsville – The Hartsville High athletic department wrapped up the 2018 spring sports season with its year-end banquet in late May.

The softball team advanced to the Class AAAA state finals before losing a three-game series to Union County. Senior Taylor Watford was named the team’s most valuable player while senior Myra McDonald was the offensive player of the year. Teasia McPhail was the defensive player of the year and Saquita Johnson received the Leadership award.

Liz Stroud and Jessica McWhorter received Coach’s awards and McDonald and Watford were recognized for their selections to play in the North-South all-star games in mid-June.

Alyssa Poston was the offensive MVP in junior varsity softball while Emily Woodham was the defensive MVP. Taylor Atkinson was the overall MVP.

In golf, Parker Wilkinson was most valuable player and Dalton Jefferson was the most improved player. Trevor Gerald earned the Coach’s award and Daniel Coker was recognized for winning the region 6-AAAA tournament. Rhett Cagle and Luke Johnson were most improved on the junior varsity team.

Widener Wilfong was the offensive most valuable player on the varsity baseball team. Dariyas Pendergrass was the defensive MVP and Braden Robinson earned the pitching award. Mason Gainey was honored with the Coach’s award.

Offensive mvp for junior varsity baseball was Tate Hawkins while Josh Irick was the defensive mvp.

In boys soccer, Caleb Caldwell was the offensive mvp and Nathen Johnson won the award for top defensive player. Chase Elsesser was named most improved and Croxton West earned the Coach’s award. Zack Farmer was recognized for being named the Region 6-AAAA keeper of the year.

In girls soccer, Tessa Fonteneau was the most valuable player on offense while Alex Gardner won the award for top defensive player. Marelyn Reyes was the rookie of the year and Mickey King earned the Coach’s award.

Tillman Munson was the jayvee teams mvp and Jennie Fort earned the team spirit award.

Coach’s awards in boys tennis were shared by Jacob Prozzi and Michael Norris. Cole Beasley received the Red Fox award and Duncan Crawley was named most improved player.

In track, the most valuable performer for the girls team was Katherine Askins while Clay Ewing won the award for the boys team. Madeline Johnson and Carter Jett won the awards for sprinting and InaMarie Sullivan was the most improved girls team member.

Rod Gattison was most improved in track events and Lee Prescott was most improved in field events.




© 2017 High School Sports Report

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