Holmes Community College honored its spring athletes Tuesday night with an end-of-season banquet in Carroll Cafeteria. Also recognized were Athletic Director Hugh Shurden and Head Softball Coach Ricky Casey. Shurden is retiring for Holmes, and Casey picked up his 100th win since becoming head coach at Holmes.
Softball awards included: Char Gordon, MVP; Keana Wash, Michelle Gregory, Best Offensive Player; Katherine Pennington, Best Defensive Player; Brett Whitlock, Most Improved Player; Sam Meadows, Lady Bulldog Award; Char Gordon, Keana Wash, First Team All-State North Division; Sam Meadows, Second Team All-State North Division; Taylor Jordan, Michelle Gregory, Katherine Pennington and Katie Johnston, Honorable Mention All-State North Division; and Char Gordon, First Team All-State.
Men's basketball awards included: Hustle Award, Travis Johnson; Assist Award, Dayshawn Watkins; Sportsmanship Award, Justin McCleary; Rebounding Award, Patrick Banks; Best Shot Blocker, Vercel Webster; Best Free Throw Shooter, Travis Johnson; Best Defensive Player, Tamarico Wilson; Best Offensive Player, Dayshawn Watkins; MVP Tamarico Wilson; and Frank B. Branch Award, Justin McCleary.
Women's basketball awards included: Carmesha Nalls, MVP; Taylor Johnson, Most Improved Player; Brandi Carter, Lady Bulldog Award; Alexis Jackson, Team's Highest GPA Award; and Xavier Woodard, Manager.
Tennis awards included: Johnna White, Devin Langham, Rami Jamileh, MVP; Jennifer Rule, Connor Willson, Claire Shores, Will Godfrey, Most Improved; Katie Wood, Justin Sawyer, Sportsmanship Award; Laurie Alvis, John Crews, Animal Award; Lori Nesbitt, Dylan Throgmorton, Liz Petro, Sarah Walden, Kaitlyn Savage, Tennis Award; and Kayla Collins, Jake Korokis, Brittany Varsel, Cory Levi Chamblee, Manager Award.
Cheer awards included: Kaitlyn Howell, Austin Purvis, MVP; James David Ingram, Lisa Peterson, Most Improved; Kaitlyn Howell, Brett-Tyler Christensen, Leadership; Chante Hughes, DeShawn Oliver, Best Spirited; Austin Purvis, Mary Margaret Johnson, Bulldog Award; Kimberly Ables, Allen Campbell, Bridget Hancock, Kaitlyn Howell, James David Ingram, Kelsee Ledbetter, Shelby Soyars, Scholar Athlete; and Kimberly Ables, Fred Borganelli, Allen Campbell, Brett-Tyler Christensen, Bridget Hancock, Kaitlyn Howell, Chante Hughes, Kelsee Ledbetter, Clint McNeil, Sophomore Recognition.