Quitman HS celebrates a year of successes

By Larry Tucker
editor@wood.cm
Posted 5/19/22

A successful year of athletics was celebrated by over 250 people at the annual Quitman athletic banquet at Carroll Green Civic Center last Tuesday night.

Athletic Director Shane Webber set the …

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A successful year of athletics was celebrated by over 250 people at the annual Quitman athletic banquet at Carroll Green Civic Center last Tuesday night.

Athletic Director Shane Webber set the tone with a positive outlook on the past year and the anticipation and confidence of the future for Bulldog sports teams.

The stage was filled with trophies and honors earned this year. “Let me tell you something. Look up here on the stage and this wasn’t evident last year. We have cross country championships, we have basketball and volleyball champions, we have track championships, second in regional power lifting and softball championships and we have five athletes going to compete in the state track meet,” Webber noted. “Look at this stage and it’s your kids who are doing this. We want our kids to compete in everything they do. In life, you have to compete for jobs, they have to compete for spouses, and they have to compete in life every day. We are excited, great things are happening in Quitman.”

Athletes who earned any type of honors were recognized. After being honored for all-district, region and state honors, athletes were named for team honors.

Winners of the Quitman Athlete of the Year awards were Brooklyn Marcee and Jack Tannebaum.

The following were those named to Bulldog team honors.

Football: Most Improved, Thomas Sebedra; Offensive Player of the Year, Wyatt Hightower; Defensive Player of the Year: Ethan Presley; MVP: Mason Reynolds.

Volleyball: Most Improved, Carley Spears; Defensive Player of the Year, Alexis O’Neal; Offensive Player of the Year, Brooklyn Marcee; MVP, Ava Burroughs.

Cheerleading: Bulldog Spirit, Kameran Farnham; Leadership, Brooklyn Marcee.

Boys Cross Country: Top Runner, Dakota Jimenez; MVP Brandon Jimenez.

Girls Cross Country: Top Runner Katy Degorostiza and Kendall Davis; MVP Madyson Pence.

Girls basketball: Most Improved, Reiny Luman; Offensive Player of Year, Ashley Davis; Defensive Player of the Year, Madyson Pence; MVP, Kaysi Parker.

Boys basketball: Offensive Player of the Year, Brady Floyd; Co-Defensive Players of the Year, Ford and Jack Tannebaum; MVP, Levi Thompson.

Girls Power Lifting: Most Improved, Baily Hughes; MVP, Brooklyn Marcee.

Boys Powerlifting: Most Improved Hayden Batchelder; MVP Carlos Flores.

Tennis: MVP, Lindsey Champion.

Girls Golf: MVP, Ava Burroughs.

Boys Golf: MVP, Parker Simpkins.

Softball: Most Improved, Sofia Tannebaum and Carley Spears; Utility Player of the Year, Reiny Luman; Offensive Player of the Year, Alexis O’Neal and Larkin Spears; Defensive MVP, Ashley Davis; MVP, Kennedi Elmore.

Baseball: Most Improved, Tommy Drinkwine; Offensive Player of the Year, Landon Richey; Co-Defensive Players of the Year, Dalton Crowson and Jack Tannebaum; MVP, Mason Reynolds.

Girls track: Most Improved, Isis Murlin; MVP, Brooklyn Marcee.

Boys track: Most Improved, Dakota Jimenez; MVP boys 4X400 relay team Dalton Crowson, Cason Johnson, Brandon Jimenez and Jack Tannebaum.

Bulldog Heart of a Champion: Delaney Flanagan and Ethan Phillips.

Webber also introduced Wyatt Hightower who has been chosen to play in the Heart of Champions Bowl football all-star game in June.

Webber presented Head Volleyball Coach Ashlee Lingo with a Career Service Award for her 11 years. Lingo is retiring from coaching. Coach Blake Hamrick was also honored for earning his 100th win as a varsity basketball coach.