Vivian Risch Photo
UC Scholar Athletes Gold Certificate Awards...Seated-Hailey Grimes, Katie McCashland, Reece Watterson, Emma Cox, Kyleigh Payne, Emma Wooley. Standing-Caden Coffman, Shelby Hill, Payten Logue, Carly McCashland, Skylar Legear, Gretchen Schlichter, Mackinzie Carter.
Vivian Risch Photo UC Scholar Athletes Gold Certificate Awards...Seated-Hailey Grimes, Katie McCashland, Reece Watterson, Emma Cox, Kyleigh Payne, Emma Wooley. Standing-Caden Coffman, Shelby Hill, Payten Logue, Carly McCashland, Skylar Legear, Gretchen Schlichter, Mackinzie Carter.

The Union County Patriots Spring Athletic Awards Program heard from coaches of the spring athletic teams and recognized the student/athletes who make Union County spring sports interesting.

Team members were introduced by coaches who shared comments on the season past.

Ryan Overholt recognized first-year coach Dillon Miller with a trophy  noting his first year.

”We had a rough season with all the weather conditions but the girls made do with the gym and working out in the weight room. When we first started this season, most of the girls did not know a whole lot about tennis,” Miller said. “I can say from a coach’s standpoint that all of these girls have improved a lot this season. I’m excited to see what the future brings and how much stronger we are going to be for years to come. We still have a lot of work to do, but I have some of the hardest working girls you could ask for.” 

Ten UC student athletes who earned varsity letters for four years were also recognized.  

Student athletes were recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom with the presentation of UC Scholar Athlete Gold and Silver Certificates and Tri-Eastern Conference Academic All-Conference certificates. 

Individual team meetings were held where coaches announced the special award winners in each sport.

2022 Union County High School Spring Sports Special Awards
Baseball: John Ridenour-Offensive MVP. Nate Reffitt-Blake Fields Mental Attitude Award. Devyn Shepherd-Defensive MVP. Kyle Sams-Most Improved Player.
Boys Golf: Nick Orr-Lowest Scoring Average. Gabe Cox-Team Captain. Gage Tipton-Most Improved Golfer. Carson Whitley-Mental Attitude Award.
Softball: Annalea Adams-Charlie Hustle Award, Offensive Leader Award. Chloe Greene-Outstanding Pitcher Award. Brooke Fields-Mental Attitude Award. Harly Pilgrim-Mental Attitude Award. Sophia Knock-Most Outstanding Player. Emma Wooley-Spirit Award. Hannah Smith Spirit Award. Ally Gray-Rookie of the Year Award. Shelby Hill-Golden Glove Award. Faith Richardson-Tara Williams Toughness Award. Reily Frazer-Snspiration Award. 
Girls’ Tennis: Emma Mitchell-Most Improved Player. Peityn Gillman-Rookie of the Year Award. Skylar Legear-Mental Attitude Award. Madison Richardson-Outstanding Sportmanship Award. 
Boys Track & Field: Reece Watterson-Most Valuable Participant. Ty Elleman-Most Valuable Participant. Keaghan Coyle-All-Heart Award. Bradley Meadows-Mental Attitude Award. Logan Harris-Most Improved Award.
Girls Track & Field: Emma Cox-All-Heart Award. Libby Page-Mental Attitude Award. Katie McCashland-Most Valuable Participant. Sierra Garrett-Most Improved Award.
TEC All-Conference: Baseball-John Ridenour, Eric Burdine, Devyn Shepherd (HM). Boys Golf-Nick Orr, Gabe Cox. Softball-Sophia Knock, Annalea Adams, Shelby Hill, Chloe Greene, Ally Gray (HM), Bailey Mathews (HM). Boys Track and Field-Reece Watterson (D).Girls Track and Field-Carly McCashland (400M), Katie McCashland (100M, LJ).
TEC Champion Teams: Softball.
Sectional Champion Individuals: Girls Track and Field-Kaleah Louden (100H), Katie McCashland (100M, LJ).
Sectional Championship Teams: Softball.
Regional Qualifying Individuals: Girls Track and Field-Kaleah Louden (400R), Carly McCashland (400m, 400R), Emma Cox (400R), Katie McCashland (400R), Libby Page (LJ), Haley Alcorn (400R), Sierra Garrett (400R), Alexis Brashears (400R), Kelsie Coyle (400R).
4-Year Varsity Letter Winners: Boys Golf-Nick Orr. Softball-Sophia Knock, Reily Frazer, Faith Richardson. Boys Track and Field-Reece Watterson, Jack Dodd. Girls Track and Field-Zora Allstatter, Emma Cox, Priscilla Kelly, Kaleah Louden.
Academic Achievements
UC Scholar Athletes 
(3.5 or above GPA)
Gold Certificate (4.0 or above): Baseball-Gavin Davis. Softball-Brooke Fields, Shelby Hill, Chloe Greene, Payten Logue, Kyleigh Payne, Emma Wooley, Mackinzey Carter. Girls Tennis-Skylar Legear, Julia West, Gretchen Schlichter, Peityn Gillman. Boys Track and Field-Reece Watterson, Caden Coffman, Landon Klingman. Girls Track and Field-Emma Cox, Carly McCashland, Marissa Young, Bailey Boatright (Man.), Katie McCashland, Hailey Grimes.
Silver Certificate (3.5-3.99): Baseball-Joshua Klein, Benton Richardson, Mason Stewart, Brady Woeste, Andrew Hounchell, Caeleb Brewer, Logan Boone. Boys Golf-Timothy Lawson. Softball-Faith Richardson, Reily Frazer, Annalea Adams, Whitney King, Harly Pilgrim, Kiera Curry. Girls Tennis-Julianna Goecke, Hallie Hughes. Boys Track and Field-Ty Elleman, Jack Witter. Girls Track and Field-Lilly Witter, Kaleah Louden, Keilyn Jones, Brooklyn Vauthier, Libby Page, Hallie Moster, Johannah Nelson, Riley Blevins, Haley Alcorn, Rayn Story.
TEC Academic All-Conference (Varsity with 3.5 or above cumulative GPA). Baseball-Josh Klein, Mason Stewart, Brady Woeste, Logan Boone. Softball-Faith Richardson, Reily Frazer, Brooke Fields, Shelby Hill, Chloe Greene, Payten Logue, Kyleigh Payne, Annalea Adams, Whitney King, Emma Wooley, Mackinzie Carter, Harly Pilgrim, Kierra Curry. Girls Tennis-Skylar Legear, Julianna Goecke, Gretchen Schlichter, Peityn Gillman, Hallie Hughes. Boys Track and Field-Reece Watterson, Ty Elleman, Jack Witter, Caden Coffman, Landon Klingman. Girls Track and Field-Emma Cox, Lilly Witter, Kaleah Louden, Carly McCashland, Marissa Young, Keilynn Jones, Brooklyn Vauthier, Libby Page, Hallie Moster, Johannah Nelson, Bailey Boatright (Man.), Riley Blevins, Haley Alcorn, Katie McCashland, Hailey Grimes, Rayn Story.