Como-Pickton athletes receive awards at banquet
From Staff Reports

June 20, 2006 - COMO - Several Como-Pickton athletes received their final high school awards during the Como-Pickton Athletics Banquet held last month.

Como-Pickton graduating senior Bryan Hicks and junior Reece Caddell received three superlative awards on the boys side, while freshman Maci Kight received two superlatives awards on the girls side.

Hicks was named the Co-MVP in baseball, the defensive MVP in baseball and the defensive MVP in basketball, while Caddell was the Fighting Heart winner in track and basketball and the MVP of the track team. 

He also shared MVP honors in baseball with senior Trent Vail - who also was named the Offensive MVP for baseball by coach Kurt McCain. Austin Darby received the Fighting Heart award.

Kight was named the MVP for the basketball team and was the Offensive MVP for the Lady Eagles. She also received District 17-2A honors as the Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-District. Kight was also First Team All-District in softball and was the Co-Newcomer of the Year.

Teammates Rebecca Humphrey and Liz Melton were named the Defensive MVP and the Fighting Heart winners respectively.

In softball, Madelyn Russell was the Offensive Player of the Year, while Courtney Thompson added to her Second Team All-District selection with the Defensive Player of the Year. Alyssa Taylor was named the Fighting Heart winner and was also a First Team All-District selection this year.

 After making it to his second straight state tournament in powerlifting, junior John Garrett was named the Most Valuable Player, while senior Kaleb Mosley received the Fighting Heart award. Mosley went to the state meet last year as a junior.

Graduating senior Clayton Humphrey received two awards at the banquet as he was named the MVP and Offensive MVP for the basketball team by coach Randy Fewell.

In boys golf, Jensen Mabe was named MVP, while Hannah Manverse won the girls award.

In soccer, coach Tony Martinez gave out six awards as he named Pedro Gutierrez the Fighting Heart winner, while Jose Diosdado and Noe Tellez were the Co-Offensive MVPs. Defensive MVP winners were Salvador Mejia, Tony Mercado and Paul Jacobs. On the girls side, Alma Lara was named Offensive MVP, while Christina Sandate was named Defensive MVP and Angelica Perez was the Fighting Heart winner.

After reaching the state tournament in track, Bethanie Stinson received the Fighting Heart award, while Samantha Jones was named the MVP.

Below is the list of the superlatives winners during the Como-Pickton Athletics Banquet:

Baseball - Offensive MVP: Trent Vail; Co-MVP: Trent Vail and Bryan Hicks; Defensive MVP: Bryan Hicks; Fighting Heart: Austin Darby.

Softball - Offensive MVP: Madelyn Russell; Defensive MVP: Courtney Thompson; Fighting Heart: Alyssa Taylor.

Powerlifting - Fighting Heart: Kaleb Mosley; MVP: John Garrett.

Golf - MVP: Jensen Mabe and Hannah Manverse.

Basketball - Most Valuable Player: Clayton Humphrey; Offensive MVP: Clayton Humphrey; Defensive MVP: Bryan Hicks; Fighting Heart: Reece Caddell.

Girls Basketball - MVP: Maci Kight; Offensive MVP: Maci Kight; Defensive MVP: Rebecca Humphrey; Fighting Heart: Liz Melton. 

Track - Fighting Heart and MVP: Reece Caddell; MVP: Samantha Jones; Fighting Heart: Bethanie Stinson.

Soccer - Offensive Co-MVP: Jose Diosado and Noe Tellez; Defensive Co-MVP: Salvador Mejia, Tony Mercado and Paul Jacobs; Fighting Heart: Pedro Gutierrez. 

Girls Soccer - Offensive MVP: Alma Lara; Defensive MVP: Christina Sandate; Fighting Heart: Angelica Perez.

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