|Como-Pickton honors athletes at annual banquet|
|From Staff Reports|
May 27, 2004 -- COMO - Como-Pickton honored its high school athletes last week at the annual All-Sports Banquet, with MVP and Fighting Heart awards given in most sports.
The Ron Heflin Fighting Heart Awards, named after the former head football coach, were the top awards given in each sport.
Giving the awards in the order which they were played during the school year, the following were given to players:
Volleyball - Head coach Trish Zimmermann named Nicole Dulude as the Fighting Heart winner, Elizabeth Melton as Most Valuable Player, Taylor Moss as Offensive MVP, and Kelli Harmon as Defensive MVP.
Cross Country - Martha Vellenga was named MVP for the girls, while Salvador Mejia and Alex Mowat were Co-MVPs for the boys.
Football - Caleb Lewis was named Fighting Heart winner, while Steve Stinson was Most Valuable Player, John Vires was Defensive MVP and Blake Jordan Offensive MVP.
Girls Basketball - Rhandi Johnson was awarded the Fighting Heart by coach Mike Jones. Charlot Harper was the Most Valuable Player and Offensive MVP, and Elizabeth Melton was Defensive MVP.
Boys Basketball - Steve Stinson received the Fighting Heart from coach Randell Wellman. Josh Biggerstaff was awarded MVP, while Tyrin Porter was Offensive Player of the Year and Blake Jordan was Defensive Player of the Year.
Powerlifting - Coach Joe Ryzman awarded John Garrett with the Fighting Heart and Caleb Lewis with the MVP.
Golf - MVP and Fighting Heart awards were given by coach Tony Martinez to Britany Murray for the girls and Josh Biggerstaff for the boys. Jensen Mabe was named Newcomer of the Year.
Girls Track - Coach Tamie Carrell gave the MVP and Fighting Heart to Shannon Russell.
Boys Track - Co-MVPs were Caleb Lewis, Tyrin Porter, Casey Smith and Trent Vail.
Softball - Taylor Moss was presented the Fighting Heart by coach Trish Zimmermann, while Christy Hunt was MVP. The Defensive MVP was Elizabeth Melton, and the Offensive MVP went to Brittney Wright.
Baseball - Caleb Lewis won the Fighting Heart, given by coach Mike Jones. Casey Smith was the Most Valuable Player, Trent Vail was Offensive MVP and Josh Biggerstaff was Defensive MVP.
Cheerleading - Shannon Russell was the recipient of the Miss Eagle Spirit Award.
Special Recognition was given to coach Steve Stinson, who is retiring after 35 years in education, the final two at Como-Pickton.