PHS holds spring banquet Monday night
Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Pleasant Home held its spring sports banquet Monday night at the high school’s auditorium.
The Eagles celebrated the seasons of the volleyball, baseball, boys and girls basketball, and softball teams.
PHS baseball coach Cody McCain presented the Richard McCurley Rocket Fire Award to senior Hunter Weaver, and each player on the team was recognized.
Then, the cheerleaders were recognized for their efforts during the football and basketball seasons.
The Lady Eagles finished their season with a 17-11 record, and at the regional tournament at Donoho in the playoffs.
PHS coach Jerry Davis recognized each player on the team, and gave individual awards to the players that excelled during the season in the fall.
Caitlin Jernigan won the best setter award; Taylor Godwin won the best spiker award; Raven Woods won the best blocker award; Abigail Kelley won the best defensive and libero award; Jernigan and Kim Reid won the best server award; Krissie Herman and Courtney Slaughter won the most improved award; and Emily Byrd and Chelsea Walker won the two-way player award.
PHS finished its season with a 14-7 record, and coach Kelley Garner said the girls’ maturity level increased as the season went along.
“They grew up an awful lot,” she said.
The Lady Eagles were five points shy of scoring 1,000 points on the season, she said.
Garner recognized each player and said a little bit about each, and how much they meant to her and what they’ll mean to the team in the coming years.
The scholastic award went to Kendra Bryan; the most improved award went to Erica Bullard; the rookie award went to Jade Self; the rebound award went to Ashley Williamson and Woods, who finished first and second, respectively; the best free throw percentage award went to Bullard; the hustle award went to Byrd; the assists and steals leader award went to Bullard; the offensive award went to Woods, who scored more than 400 points this season; the defensive award went to Byrd; the team captain was Bullard; and the most valuable player award went to Woods.
The Eagles finished their season 20-8, and will graduate seven seniors this year.
Each senior was recognized, along with the rest of their teammates.
The most rebounds award went to Jeffrey Slaughter; the most steals award went to Kaleb Powell; the free throw award went to Lance Davis; the field goal award went to Josh O’Neal; the three-pointer award went to Tyler Worley; the assists award went to Powell and Davis; the defensive player award went to Powell; the offensive player award went to Davis; the most improved player award went to Ty Bass; the Eagle award went to Austin Johns; the team captains are O’Neal and Powell; and the Frank Ray Garner award went to Powell.
The Lady Eagles are preparing for the Class 1A South Regional Tournament this Friday and Saturday, and PHS coach Bradley Stephens said he “gave the team to the Lord” at the beginning of the season.
“God has had his hand on these girls,” Stephens said.
The Lady Eagles sit at 25-13 going into the regional tournament this week.
Stephens recognized each player by their nick name, and the only senior, who is Mary Schwartz.
PHS will face McIntosh at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the Sportsplex in Gulf Shores.