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Pinewood Prep awards top spring performers at athletic banquet


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Summerville – The Pinewood Prep athletic department recently held its annual spring sports awards banquet to recognize and honor the top performing athletes of the 2018 spring sports season.

Athletes in baseball, soccer, track and boys tennis were recognized with superlative awards as well as all-region and all-state mentions.

The boys soccer team lost in the state semi-finals of the SCISA Class AAA state tournament this spring. Several athletes earned postseason honors, including Steven Ross, who was named all-state as well as the region 3-AAA player of the year. Coach Chip Eakes was recognized as the region coach of the year.

Also earning all-state honors were Ben Diffley and Chandler Sigwald. They also earned all-region honors, along with Ben DeLillo and Preston Walthall.

Gabe Gross was named most improved player while Nolan Heflin received the Coach’s award. DeLillo received the Pure Panther award and Walthall received the Panther Pride award. Sigwald was named the Panther of the Year and Mikey McVeigh earned the Panther Perseverance award.

In girls soccer, Grace Powell also was named the region player of the year and earned all-state honors. She also was named the team’s most valuable player and was tabbed Miss Soccer for SCISA by the High School Sports Report.

Perry Strickland received the Coach’s award and Riley Lax was the Rookie of the Year. Haley Welch, an all-state selection, was tabbed as the offensive player of the year. Sharing defensive player of the year honors were Lauren DaRe and Mary Hannah Rodgers.

The Panther award went to Anna King, who also was named all-state, along with Rodgers. Coach Gail Osborne was honored as the region coach of the year.

In junior varsity boys soccer, the coach’s award went to Dominic Duncan and Corbin Rogers was most improved. Sara Clayton received the coach’s award for jayvee girls soccer. Mackenzie Arendall was the offensive player of the year and Jessica Osborne received the Panther award.

In golf, Andrew Kaslick was most outstanding player while Ben Siegel was most improved. Jack Kolpacke earned the Coach’s award.

Ben Diffley earned a second all-state honor as the mvp of the boys’ tennis team this spring. Grayson Mann received the Panther award and also was named all-state. Jake Knowland was most improved.

Pitcher Cody Waite and catcher Sammy Casey shared the honor of region player of the year in baseball. Both also were all-state performers.

Casey earned the team defensive player award while Waite earned the pitching award. Matthew Latham was the best offensive player and Ethan Clark earned the Coach’s award.

In track, Ethan Hirsch received a Coach’s award for sprinters. Isabelle Kay was the team mvp and the most improved girl was Mary Ha while the most improved boy was Mitchell Bishop.

Coach’s awards for distance performers went to Anna Rook and Dominic Kassing while Ayden Meadows was most improved. Most improved thrower was Caroline Terry and Chris Miles was boys team mvp.



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