- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Fall sports were in the blue and gold spotlight at the annual Lancaster High School fall sports awards in the LHS auditorium on Thursday, Dec. 6.
A host of fall standouts were honored and LHS athletic director Mark Strickland took a moment to honor the late Paul McGriff. McGriff, an avid LHS supporter, assisted with game management during football and basketball seasons. He died Nov. 29.
“Paul will be sorely missed,” Strickland said. “He was a great person to be around. We will miss him greatly. He was a valuable member of our staff.”
Fall sports coaches presented a host of award at the event sponsored by the LHS Booster Club.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Scotty Munn Memorial Coaches Award which was given to Bruins’ senior center Josh Cato.
Top football honors were presented to senior quarterback Kaderrious Jackson and linebacker Quinshun Evans.
Jackson, an all-region pick, earned the Offensive MVP and Offensive Back Award. Evans was named the Defensive MVP.
In volleyball, Hayden Thorne was selected the Offensive MVP and Morgan Cope earned the Defensive MVP.
Emily Cox and Baylee Evans, a pair of all-region selections in girls golf, shared Lady Bruins golf MVP honors.
Senior Lindsey Hegler, an all-region pick, reaped Lady Bruins’ tennis MVP honors.
In cross country, LHS girls runner JeNae Jones, an all-region and national elite runner, was named the girls Top Runner. Jonathan Reid was presented the boys Top Runner Award.
In swimming, senior Jory Pettit, an all-state swimmer and state silver medalist, and Hannah Jacobs were tabbed as the Most Outstanding Swimmers.
Offensive Player of the Year – Hayden Thorne
Defensive Player of the Year – Morgan Cope
Most Improved Player – Tara Brooks
Coaches Award – Amirah Steward
All-Region – Elizabeth Gaston
Manager Award – Alexa Roman
Jayvee Coaches Award – Lauren Crapps
Jayvee Most Improved – Mya Truesdale
MVP – Emily Cox, Baylee Evans
All-Region – Baylee Evans, Emily Cox
Most Improved – Hope Jewett
MVP – Lindsey Hegler
All-Region – Carley Adams, Sara Hicks, Lindsey Hegler
Most Improved – Ivey Plaza
Coaches Award – Sara Hicks
Girls Top Runner – JeNae Jones
Girls Most Improved – Racquel Mullis
Girls Bruin Award – Eden Christopher
All-Region – JeNae Jones
National Elite Runner – JeNae Jones
Boys Top Runner – Jonathan Reid
Boys Rookie of the Year – Taylor Willis
Boys Bruin Award – Cole Bailey
MVP – Jory Pettit, Hannah Jacobs
All-State – Jory Pettit
Coaches Award – Connor Poston, Gracie Scott
Spirit Award – Pagan Glenn, Adam Augeson
Captain Awards – Rochelle Jewett, Kenneth Martin
Offensive MVP – Kaderrious Jackson
Defensive MVP – Quinshun Evans
All-Region – Quinshun Evans, Kaderrious Jackson
Scotty Munn Memorial Coaches Award – Josh Cato
Most Improved – Deshoun Wright
Defensive Back Award – Will Jackson
Offensive Back Award – Kaderrious Jackson
Offensive Line Award – Jadarius Hammond
Jayvee MVP – Keendarius Truesdale
Jayvee Offensive MVP – K.D. Wright
Jayvee Defensive Award – Jermarick Jones