Celebrating a year of achievements ranging from district championships to state crowns, the Lovelady High School Athlete Appreciation Reception was held Thursday, May 21.
Announcement of the Lion Top Male and Female Athlete Awards highlighted the evening with presentations to junior Emanual Williams and senior Leah Bellis.
Athletic scholarships were awarded to three LHS student-athletes. Alfred Simmons and Kyndal Miller were presented the Jacob Howard Scholarship and Emily Connell received the Madyson Gunnels Scholarship.
The past year's accomplishments included:
* Football: Regional Qualifiers
* Cross Country: Regional qualifiers.
* Girls Basketball: Regional Quarterfinalist
* Boys Track: State Champion, State Qualifiers
* Girls Track: Regional Qualifiers.
* Softball and Baseball: Bi-district Qualifiers.
The reception was sponsored by the Lovelady Athletic Booster Club.
Athletes recognized indvidually by the coaches in each sport were:
Kyndal Miller- District MVP Blocker; Sydney Price- 2nd Team All-District; Avery Brumley, Honorable mention; Hanna Sample, Honorable Mention; Malanta Wiley, Honorable Mention; Kelsey Dorman, Schuylar Schultz, Allison Hay, Katie Ray, Hannah Burleson.
Anayshia Mitchell, Kaitlin Pomeroy, Hope Barnett, Tatyana Bowlin, Emily McClure, Brittany McDonald, Katie Robertson, Miranda Moore.
Managers: Destinie Settlemyre, Jamie Gross, Kaylee Campbell.
Dillon McLaughlin- Defensive MVP.
Brandan Pollock- First Team Offense, First Team Defense; Taylor Golden- First Team Offense, Second Team Defense; Taylor Connell, First Team Defense, Second Team Offense; Sean Bridges- First Team Defense, Second Team Offense; Dustin Ham- First Team Defense; Alex Rodriguez- Second Team Defense; Jacob Jeffus, Second Team Defense; Petey Little, Second Team Defense; Emanual Williams, Brady Field, Noah Johnson, Ryan Strickland, Jose Mora, Hunter Murray, Courtell McQuirter, Lee Holsey, Kade White, Andrew Estes, Mason Lowery, Rogeilo Torres, Brandon Gearheart, Blake Johnson, Joe Wooley, DaMario Mattingly, Max Cousins.
Managers: Logan Lowery, Keira Therwhanger, Seth Campbell, Seth Murray, Slade Murray, Carter Murray.
Junior Varsity Football
Will Sallee, Daniel Cook, Angel Martinez, Brett Huester, Carter Little, Slade Smith, Ethan Campbell, Treyton Wilson, Devon Hammock, Gage Brady, Colt Robinson, Taylor Womack, Cole Cimrhanzl, Elijah Johnson, Alex McKnight, Jacob Stowe, Jesse Bowlin, Mason Phillips, Boudreaux Campbell, Jacob Camarillo.
Emily Connell, Lydia Bell, Cayleigh Moore, Kandice Johnson, Autumn Canton, Heather Elliott, Riley Wiggins, Faith Conwell, Tea Soberano, Jaycee Robinson, Miranda Moore, Rocko Bishop, Mascot Krystal Sutton.
Leah Bellis- District Co-MVP, TABC All-Region, TABC All-State; Katelin Stone, Offensive MVP, TABC All-Region; Kyndal Miller- First Team All-District; Emily McClure- First Team All-District; Emily Connell- Second Team All-District; Caitlin Robinson- Honorable Mention; Elexus Pickrom- Honorable Mention; Hannah Burleson- Honorable Mention.
Anayshia Mitchell, Katelin Pomeroy, Brittani Gambill, Heather Elliot, Sydney Shoemaker, Schuylar Schultz, Brittany McDonald. Managers: Hannah Gresham and Layna Clayton.
Alfred Simmons, Offensive Player of the Year, Academic All-State, TABC All-Region; Max Cousins- Academic All-State; Hunter Murray, First Team All-District; Emanual Williams- Second Team All-District; Courtell McQuirter, Honorable Mention; Petey Little, Mason Lowery, Alex McKnight, Jose Mora, Alex Rodriguez, Kade White.
Boudreaux Campbell, Corey Hawkins, Elijah Johnson, DaMario Mattingly, Colt Robinson, Taylor Womack, Cole Cimrhanzl, Slade Smith, Noah Johnson, Hunter Patton, Jimmy Smith, Devon Hammock, Ty Stubblefield, Garrett Lamb, Mason Phillips, Jacob Stowe. Manager: Allison Hay.
Emily Connell, Baylee Mikes, Hannah Sample, Schuylar Schultz, Riley Wiggins, Sydney Price, Cheyenne Ward, Tea Soberano, Allison Hay, Jamie Gross, Sydney Shoemaker, Malanta Wiley, Heather Elliot, Miranda Moore, Katie Robertson. Managers: Leon McDonald, Katie Ray, Destinie Settlemyre.
Jose Mora, Alex McKnight, Blake Johnson, Brett Huester, Ethan Campbell, Garrett Lamb, Hunter Murray, Jacob Jeffus, Lee Holsey, Mason Lowery, Max Cousins, Slade Smith, Taylor Womack, Treyton Wilson.
Colt Robinson, Hunter Patton, Daniel Cook, Jacob Camarillo, Jesse Bowlin, Mason Phillips, Ethan Tullos. Manager: Carter Murray.
Leah Bellis, Emily Connell, Cheyanne Ward, Heather Elliot, Katelin Stone, Caitlin Robinson, Sydney Shoemaker, Brittany Gambill.
Ty Stubblefield- regional qualifier.
Leah Bellis- area qualifier 100 dash, area qualifier 200 dash; Krystal Sutton- regional qualifier pole vault; Kyndal Miller- regional qualifier 400 dash; Katelin Stone, regional qualifier 400 dash; Emily McClure, area qualifier shot put. Manager: Hannah Gresham.
Alfred Simmons- State Champion 100-meter dash, state qualifier 400-meter relay, regional qualifier 200-meter dash; Taylor Golden- state qualifier 400-meter relay, area qualifier 800-meter relay, area qualifier 1600-meter relay; Kade White- state qualifier 400-meter relay; area qualifier 800-meter relay; area qualifier 1600-meter relay; Emanual Williams- state qualifier 400-meter relay, area qualifier 800-meter relay, area qualifier 1600 relay; Courtell McQuirter- regional qualifier 400, regional qualifier high jump, area qualifier 1600 relay; Ty Stubblefield- regional qualifier 110-meter hurdles, regional qualifier 300 hurdles, area qualifier 1600 relay; Brandan Pollock, regional qualifier Shot; regional qualifier discus; Elijah Johnson- regional qualifier pole vault; Sean Bridges- area qualifier 800 relay, area qualifier 200 dash; Dustin Ham, Brandon Gearheart, Jimmy Smith, Jacorian Hawkins. Manager: Keira Therwhanger.