AHS holds spring banquet
Andalusia High School held its 25th annual spring sports banquet Tuesday night at the Bulldog Bistro.
Players from the softball, baseball, tennis and golf teams were recognized, and special awards were given to select athletes who excelled in their respective sport.
Before each sport gave its awards, all head coaches thanked the school administration, the board of education, the parents, AHS Booster Club and the volunteers who helped throughout the season.
The Lady Bulldogs finished their season at the Class 4A, Area 3 tournament last week at Straughn, and completed their season 11-24.
The varsity and junior varsity teams were recognized, and each received their letter award.
“This was a hard working group of girls,” AHS head softball coach Marcus Taylor said.
Special awards were given to: A.C. Riley, offensive most valuable player; Emily Terry, defensive MVP; Megan Pugh, academic award; Andi Hughes, most improved player award; Olivia Dixon, Bulldog award; and seniors Anna Locklier, Aubri Morgan, Ellie Pollock, Pugh and Riley were given plaques for their time on the softball team.
Additionally, Locklier and Morgan were recognized for their efforts as managers on the team.
Andalusia’s baseball team ended its season with a 4-3 victory over Class 6A’s Northview, and a 14-17 season record this year.
All varsity and junior varsity baseball players received letter awards,
“The guys showed a lot of effort throughout the year,” AHS head baseball coach Jonathan Rasberry said.
Special awards were given to: Tyler Raines, most improved player award; Jay Brewer and Lee Miles, Bulldog award; Robert Woodall, offensive award; Dilan Manring, defensive and academic awards; Rob Maddox, team captain; and all seniors received a plaque and their home jerseys for their time on the team.
Chris Smith, who was named the most valuable player, finished in the finals of the Class 4A state tennis tournament.
Players on the boys tennis team received their letter awards, and special awards were given to: David May, most improved and rookie of the year; Brandon Scruggs, Bulldog award; Alex Evans, academic award; and Mayur Patel and Evans, team captains.
On the girls team, all players received a letter award, and special awards were given to: Hunter Albritton, rookie award; Susie Watson, most improved player award; Lauren Beasley, Bulldog award; Maggie Jones, academic award; Aubrey Boyington, MVP award; and team captains, Boyington and Anna Bay McCord.
Josh Atkinson finished his state tournament run Tuesday with a 79 at Magnolia Grove in Mobile.
Atkinson also was given the captain and top medalist awards at the banquet Tuesday night.
John Starr, who won the academic award, and Stinson Thompson were named captains; the most improved player award went to Jordan Theus; and the newcomer award went to Kathryn Williams.
The golf team won 12 matches this season.