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Hammond High School

Successful spring campaign ends with athletic banquet at Hammond


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Columbia – The 2018 spring sports campaign ended in mid-May for the Hammond School athletic department.

The department and its coaching staff for spring sports recently rewarded the top performers from this spring at the annual awards banquet. Superlative awards in baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf, lacrosse, equestrian and sporting clays were presented at the event.

In baseball, Seth Addeo was recognized with a Leadership award and for earning all-region and all-state honors. He also was selected to play in the North-South all-star game.

Graham Wilson also earned all-region honors and received the Kettle Award, while Ford Pugh received the Coach’s award and was recognized as all-region and as a North-South all-star game selection.

Wilson McCall was named most improved player while retiring coach Ray Derrick was honored for his service from 2004-18. Derrick won more than 200 games at Hammond and led the Skyhawks to a state title in 2014.

Lorena Streit received the Kettle Award in softball while Janie Hammersla was named most improved. Maggie Irvin and Ahlea Myers were all-region selections with Myers named to the North-South all-star game. Irvin received the Coach’s award.

In boys tennis, Will Lynch received the Kettle award and was the team’s player of the year. Julian Owens earned all-region honors and the team leadership award while Benjamin Gardner received the Coach’s award.

In girls soccer, captain awards were presented to Grace Scraibman, Parker Ramsey and Mason Kapp. Coach Rafael Marquez was recognized as the region 1-AAA coach of the year. Earning all-region honors were Anna Weaver, Claire Lewis, Kapp and Ellie Rickenmann. Rickenmann received the Coach’s award and was a North-South all-star selection, as was Lewis.

Hundley Coleman was the most improved player and Ramsey received a leadership award.

The boys soccer team won the SCISA AAA state championship this spring. Earning all-region honors were James Runge, Lucas Prickett, Meade Fowler, Lucas Al-Habash, Wade Oliver and Aaron Zalesne.

Runge also was the Co-goalkeeper of the year and earned the team’s defensive award. He, Fowler and Prickett were North-South all-star selections while Habash was the offensive player of the year. Isaac Mikell was presented with the Carl Foster award and Prickett earned a leadership award.

The boys lacrosse team was the state runner-up this spring. Earning all-region notice were Corbett Glick, Cle Pennington and Henry Locke.

In sporting clays, Justice Myers earned all-state honors.

From the state champion winning Western Equestrian team, Maddy Best was named most improved while Hannah Jane Lucas received the Kettle award. Marci Leath earned the Coach’s award and Claire Pound the team Leadership award.

Bronson Myers was the Golfer of the Year and state medalist in leading the golf team to the AAA state title. Joining Myers as an all-state golfer was Blake Weinbach, who also earned the Kettle award. Chalmers Allen received the Captain’s award and leadership award and Harry Mashburn was most improved. All four earned all-region notice as well.

In track and field, Cameron Obioha and Makayla Turner received Leadership awards. Cleo Canty and Alanna Jones received Coach’s awards while Lucy Mills Sammatro and Omari Bennett were most improved. Anna Malanuk and Sumpter Clarke received Kettle awards.




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