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PHS holds spring banquet

Pleasant Home held its annual spring sports banquet Monday night in the PHS auditorium. | Andrew Garner - Star-News

Pleasant Home held its annual spring sports banquet Monday evening in the PHS auditorium.

The basketball, baseball, softball and cheerleaders were recognized, and special awards were given to athletes that excelled in their respective sport.

The following is the list of sports and athletes that received special awards at the banquet.

Basketball

Boys

B-team basketball coach Bradley Stephens recognized each member of the team, and gave out certificates for their efforts this season.

Then, the varsity boys head basketball coach Jerry Davis talked about the season the Eagles had in 2009-10, and gave a short speech about each player on the team, especially the seniors.

“It’s the end of something, and the end of a new time for them,” Davis said. “I appreciate what they’ve done and what they’ve accomplished.”

The offensive player and free throw shooter awards went to Kody Taylor; the defensive player award went to Josh Godwin; the highest field goal percentage award went to Corey Sims; the most steals award went to Sims and Ethan King; most rebounds award went to Sims; the Eagle award went to Sid Newby; and the Frank Ray Garner award went to Blake Herman.

The Eagles finished the season 17-10.

Girls

Girls varsity coach Kelley Garner thanked all of the junior varsity girls for their hard worked and tireless hours of work they put into the season.

For the varsity team, Garner was really appreciative for what the girls did this season, overcoming a lot of “adversity.”

“I appreciate all you have done,” she said. “This has been a very intense season for us.

“I was proud of the way they played.”

Garner recognized each player on the varsity team, in addition to giving out special awards.

Taylor Godwin received the scholastic award; Mary Schwartz received the most improved award; Emily Byrd and Godwin received the rookie award; Brentin Fuller received the best free throw percentage award; Gina Davis received the assist leader award and the defensive player award; Kayla Woods received the offensive player award; Byrd received the leading steals award; team captains are Davis and Woods; and the most valuable player award went to Woods.

Baseball

The Pleasant Home Eagles baseball team finished their season in the second round of the Class 1A state playoffs.

In addition, the Eagles were crowned Area 2 champions, and finished with a 20-9 record.

“It’s been a very enjoyable season,” Stephens said. “I thank you for your hard work.”

Five players on the team batted better than .300. They were Godwin, Colter Poole, Herman, King and Newby.

The “Ace Award” went to Herman for earning a 2.5 ERA on the mound; the highest on base percentage award went to Godwin; the top offensive player award went to Newby; the top defensive player award went to Fernando Torres; the most improved player award went to C.D. Giddens and Hunter Odom; the Mr. Utility award went to Poole; and the Richard McCurley award went to Newby.

Softball

Head softball coach Jimmy Reeves thanked all of the people that helped the team throughout the season.

He recognized the junior varsity team, and gave a special thanks to assistant coach Frankie Wiggins.

The Lady Eagles wrapped up their season Thursday at the Class 1A state tournament in Montgomery, where they finished in fifth place.

Some of their other accomplishments include finishing in third place at the Andalusia softball tournament, claiming the PHS invitational championship and winning the regional championship in Gulf Shores.

This season, the Lady Eagles made their eighth consecutive trip to the state tournament.

“All that they did this year was very surprising,” Reeves said.