For the first time in two years, spring sports athletes from McDonald County High School hosted an awards night.
After missing the 2020 season due to the school being closed due to covid-19, the spring sports teams at McDonald County High School have returned to the field for the 2021 season.
Awards for the baseball, boys ‘and girls’ track and field, girls ‘soccer and boys’ golf teams were presented at a banquet on June 22 at MCHS.
The highlight of the baseball team’s season was winning the Big 8 Conference West Division with a 5-1 record. McDonald County finished the season with a 15-14 overall record.
All-State first-team receiver Cole Martin was named the team’s MVP, while Weston Gordon was named pitcher of the year.
Other accolades include Wade Rickman, Baserunner of the Year; Jack Parnell, Defensive Player of the Year; Ethan Lett, Mustang Leadership Award; Fisher Sanny, college junior MVP; and Ethan Francisco, Lett and Rickman, four-year engagement.
The girls’ soccer team was young and inexperienced, dominated by freshmen and sophomores.
The team managed to win one game during the season, a 3-0 victory over Pittsburg, Kan.
Kadence Elliott was named Player of the Year. Anna Clarkson was named offensive player of the year and Samara Smith was named defensive player of the year. Yarecci Quintero won the Varsity Character Award, while Erika Medina won the Junior Varsity Character Award.
The highlight of the track team‘s season was Mariana Salas’ qualification for the javelin state. Salas won the title of MVP of the women’s team for throws.
Kaycee Factor was the team’s overall MVP, while Sosha Howard won the MVP for jumps. Anna Belle Price and Gissele Reyes were named “Climb” Athlete of the Year.
For the boys, Andrew Moritz was the throwing MVP, Josh Pacheco was the vault MVP and Hunter Leach was the runner of the year. The other awards were Garrett Gricks, âClimbâ Athlete of the Year; Junior Eliam, newcomer of the year; and Kaidan Campbell and JJ Cisneros, four-year engagement.
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Parker Toney narrowly missed qualifying for the state and was named the team’s MVP.
Cory Creason was named the most improved.
RICK PECK / SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS McDonald County High School athletic director Bo Bergen presented the team’s awards for the 2021 women’s football season at an athletic banquet held June 22 at MCHS. Samara Smith, Defensive Player of the Year. Absent: Kadence Elliott, Player of the Year; Anna Clarkson, offensive player of the year; Yarecci Quintero, Academic Character Award; and Erika Medina, Junior Varsity Character Award.
RICK PECK / SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS McDonald County High School track coaches Chris Kane and Ashleigh McFarland presented the team awards for the 2021 season at a sports banquet on June 22 at MCHS . Left to Right: Garrett Gricks, âClimbâ Athlete of the Year; Factor Kaycee, MVP; and Andrew Moritz, pitcher of the year. Winners boys not present: Hunter Leach, runner of the year; Josh Pacheco, jumper of the year; Junior Eliam, newcomer of the year; and Kaidan Campbell and JJ Cisneros, four-year engagement. The winners girls not present: Sosha Howard, MVP of the jumps; Mariana Salas, Throwing MVP; and, Anna Belle Price and Gissele Reyes, âClimbâ Athletes of the Year.