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Lake View wraps up athletic year with annual awards banquet


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Lake View – There was plenty of clapping and back slapping going on as Lake View High held its annual end of the year athletic awards banquet in late May.

The varsity and junior varsity coaching staffs gathered with their respective teams to hand out superlative awards, along with leadership and other various honors.

Starting in the fall sports with football, varsity coach Daryl King awarded Deante Bridgett with the team’s most valuable player on offense award while awarding Tieray Blue as the team’s top defensive player honor. Fred Reaves received the Coach’s award and AJ Wheeler was given the Athlete award.

Taking home offensive awards also were Rameer Sowells, Benji Kelley, Marshall Powell, Elijah Fleming and Lucas Calliham.

Defensive awards were presented to Webb Cardwell, Keyshawn Hanford, Willie Wheeler, William Hayes and Jordan King.

Taking home special recognition in junior varsity football were Arkadius Benjamin, Julius Corbett, JaCorreus Ford, Marquise Johnson, Michael McInnis, Hunter Norton and Adarrian Dawkins.

In volleyball, Spivey Evans received the Outstanding Offensive Player award for the varsity team. Evans also was recognized as all-region and all-state.

Milasha Wheeler, also named all-region, received the Outstanding Defensive Player award while Zandasia McNeil was named the Rookie of the Year. Madison Sweat was the Most Improved Player and an all-region pick as well. Sharing the Coach’s award were Haley Miller and Abby Smith.

For junior varsity volleyball, Baylee Miller earned the Serving Award and Becca Cox was the top defensive player. Zandashia McNeil was top offensive player and Morgan Capps was most improved. Alex Elliott received the Coach’s award.

For the boys varsity basketball team, Fred Reaves was top defender and JaMontrel Waters was top offensive player. Jiyqle Reaves was the Rookie of the Year and Tieray Blue was best rebounder and all-region. Elijah Fleming and Rameer Sowells earned Leadership awards.

JaCorreus Ford was top offensive player on the junior varsity boys team while Michael McInnis was top defensive player. Dylan Bullock received the award for best all-around performer and DaCorreus Ford was the team’s sixth man. Malik McDuffie was the top defensive rebounder and Derrick Bethea was the top offensive rebounder.

In varsity girls basketball, Olivia McDaniel was the team’s most valuable player and Milasha Wheeler was most improved. Tatianna Blue and Tankasia Wheeler received Coach’s awards. Zandasia McNeil was top defensive player and Janiah Waters was top offensive player.

The most valuable player for the junior varsity girls team was Damora Nance. Kayisia Bethea was top defensive player and the Rookie of the year while Samoria Nesmith was the top offensive player.

In cheerleading, senior leadership awards went to Brianna Wheeler, Holly White and Haley Hayes, who also received a captain’s award.

Kayisia Bethea was most spirited jayvee cheerleader and Charlene Bullock earned the Coach’s award.

In varsity softball, senior Payton Bell was the team’s most valuable player. Bell also earned all-region and all-state honors and will play in the North-South all-star game on June 13-14.

Co-offensive player of the year honors were shared by Alex Elliott and Milasha Wheeler, while Spivey Evans and Grace Floyd shared defensive player of the year honors. Elliott, Floyd and Evans also were all-region selections.

The Lady Gator Hustle and Leadership award went to Savannah Church and Kyrston James, while the Iron Woman award went to Kaylee Herlong. Abby Smith was most improved and Baylee Miller was the Rookie of the Year.

Zandasia McNeil was the most valuable player on the junior varsity team. Becca Cox was most outstanding offensive player and Abigail Cooper was most outstanding defensive player. Cornelia Mace was the most improved player.

In varsity baseball, Rameer Sowells, Deante Bridgett, Webb Cardwell and Johnathan Davis received team leadership awards.

Jett Davis received the Hit-Man award and Payton Jackson was most versatile player. Jaleek Roberts earned the pitching award and Hunter Herlong was the Iron Man award recipient. Jordan King received a Captain’s award.

Dylan Bullock received the pitching award for jayvee baseball while Adarrian Dawkins was the team’s top offensive player.

In golf, Dylan Rogers was the team’s most valuable player and an all-region selection. Jackson Elrod received the Coach’s award.




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