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UCHS athletes earn Spring athletic awards

Last week’s Union County Patriots Spring Athletic awards program highlighted the athletic and academic success of each of the six spring athletic teams

Following UCHS athletic director Ryan Overholt’s welcome, coaches offered a summary of the season and introduced team members.

Athletic academic accomplishments were announced by athletic director, Ryan Overholt prior to dismissing for individual team meetings, where special awards were announced.

2017 Union County High School Spring Sports Special Awards

Baseball: Mental Attitude -Blake Fields. Coach’s Award - Preston Scott. Outstanding Defensive Player - Leighton Schulte. Outstanding Offensive Player - Mason Miller.

Softball: Mental Attitude Award/Patriot Toughness Award - Tara Williams and Makayla Pike. Most Improved - Fayth Hill. Outstanding Offensive Player - Emma Adams. Gold Glove Award - Kristin Klein. Most wins (11)/Most Strikeouts (98) - Rachel Sparks (12). Rookie of the Year - Haylee Richards. JV Most Outstanding Player - Kayla Campbell. School record - Emma Adams: Home runs in a season (10), Season batting average (.558), Season slugging percentage (1.069), Season on-base percentage (.614).

Girls’ Tennis: Most Outstanding Player - Emily Myers. Mental Attitude - Sierra Brown. Most Improved Player Award - Ashley Horn.

Boys Track & Field: Outstanding Sprint participant - Isaac Bentley. Outstanding distance participant - Dakota Elleman. Most Improved Award - Joshua Nixon. Mental Attitude Award - Dakota Lewellen. School record - 4x100 relay (44.9) Isaac Bentley, Justin Beasley, Ryan Hensley, Dylan Dunaway. School Record - 100m dash (10.8), 200m dash (22.6) - Isaac Bentley.

Girls’ Track & Field - Outstanding Sprint Participant - Kirsten Hill. Outstanding distance participant - Samantha Ramey. Most Improved Award - Lillian Hampton. Mental Attitude - Addie Ellinger.

Boys Golf: Best Average (42.7), Most Pars (70) - Tyler Dunn. Mental Attitude Award/Most Birdies (6) - Cody Peters. Most Improved - Tyler Osborne.

Tri-Eastern Conference All-Conference selections:

Baseball-Caleb Greene, Leighton Schulte, Denton Shepler, Nate Webb (HM), Justin Witter (HM).

Boys’ Golf - Tyler Dunn, Tyler Osborne.

Softball - Emma Adams, Makayla Pike, Kristin Klein, Tara Williams, Fayth Hill (HM).

Boys Track & Field - Isaac Bentley (100m, 400m relay, 200m, long jump); Dakota Elleman (1600R), Dakota Lewellen (400R), Joshua Nixon (400M, 1600R), Matt Snyder (1600R), Justin Beasley (400R), Luke Haas (1600R), Ryan Hensley (1600R).

Girls Track & Field - Anevay Antrim (1600M), Kirsten Hill (400R), Samantha Ramey (800M, 1600R), Lily Hampton (400R, 1600R), Emma Cannon (100H, 300H, 1600R), Kendall Jones (400R), Sarah Myers (1600R).

TEC Championship teams - Softball, Girls Track & Field.

Sectional Championship Individuals - Boys Track & Field - Isaac Bentley (100M), Joshua Nixon (400M). Girls Track & Field - Emma Cannon (100H).

Sectional Championship Teams - Baseball.

Regional Qualifying Individuals: Boys Track & Field - Isaac Bentley (200M, 400R), Dakota Elleman (1600R, 3200R), Dakota Lewellen (400R), Joshua Nixon (1600R), Dylan Poe (3200R), Matt Snyder (1600R), Justin Beasley (110H, 400R), Evan Couser (3200R), Ravi Dare (3200M, 3200R), Luke Haas 1600R), Ryan Hensley (400mR), Dylan Dunaway (200M).

Girls Track & Field - Anevay Antrim (1600M, 1600R), Kirsten Hill (100m, 400R), Samantha Ramey (800m, 1600R), Lily Hampton (400R, 1600R), Kendall Jones (400R), Sarah Myers (400R, 1600R).

Four-Year Varsity Letter Winners: Baseball - Caleb Greene. Boys’ Golf - Tyler Dunn. Boys Track & Field - Isaac Bentley, Joshua Nixon, Dylan Poe, Matt Snyder. Softball - Emma Adams, Makayla Pike.

Academic Achievement

UC Scholar Athletes

(3.5 or above current GPA)

Gold Certificate Winners (4.0 GPA or above): Baseball - Caleb Greene, Nate Webb. Boys Golf - Tyler Osborne. Softball - Haylee Richards. Girls’ Tennis - Madilyn Gaebel. Girls’ Track & Field - Addie Ellinger, Alyssa West, Nora West, Emma Cannon, Taylor Sibert. Boy’s Track & Field - Luke Haas, Evan Couser, Russ Hensley, Ryan Hensley, Luke Bantz, Dylan Dunaway, Nate Burress.

Silver Certificate Winners (3.5-3.99 GPA): Baseball - Cameron Donovan, Blake Fields, Denton Shepler, Matthew Derickson, Noah Greene, Dustin Freeman. Boys Golf - Cody Peters. Softball - Brooke Shelton, Tara Williams, Kristin Klein, Emma Sharp. Girls Tennis - Emily Myers, Jessica Robinson, Jessica Holt, Aubrey Volz. Girls’ Track & Field - Samantha Ramey, Brooklyn Wilson, Riley Williams, Kamryn Brock (mgr) Breeann Johnson Allyson Gayhart (mgr). Boys’ Track & Field - Dylan Poe, Dakota Elleman, Justin Beasley, Elijah Marcum, Ian Robinson.

Tri-Eastern Conference Academic Team (Varsity with 3.5+ cumulative grade point average): Baseball - Caleb Greene, Cameron Donovan, Nate Webb, Blake Fields, Denton Shepler, Dustin Freeman. Boys Golf - Tyler Osborne, Cody Peters. Softball - Tara Williams, Kristin Klein, Haylee Richards. Girls Tennis - Emily Myers, Jessica Robinson. Girls’ Track & Field - Addie Ellinger, Alyssa West, Samantha Ramey, Nora West, Emma Cannon, Taylor Sibert, Brooklyn Wilson, Kamryn Brock (mgr), Breeann Johnson, Allyson Gayhart (mgr). Boys’ Track & Field - Dylan Poe, Dakota Elleman, Luke Haas, Evan Couser, Justin Beasley, Russ Hensley, Ryan Hensley, Luke Bantz, Dylan Dunaway.






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