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School names MVPs, most improved in each sport

By TIM GUERCIO

THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

NATCHEZ — Lance Gaude Jr. took home one of the top honors as the Most Valuable Player on the Green Wave football team while Baylee Graning earned MVP on the Lady Green Wave baskeball team.

“It could have been about three of us,” Gaude said of winning the award. “I was excited to hear my name called out.”

Those were just two of the top awards handed out last month at Cathedral school’s athletic awards ceremony.

Below is a list of award winners:

Football Awards

Lance Gaude Jr, Team MVP; Tyriek Lee, Offensive MVP; Bryson Moore, Defensive MVP; Hollis Lees, Scout Team MVP

First Team-All District

Lance Gaude Jr., Tyriek Lee, Chris Johnson, Ethan Huff, Ty Bertelsen, Bryson Moore.

Basketball Awards — Boys

Colby Passman, District 5-AAA, MVP; Sam Mosby,  Offensive MVP and All-District; Colby Passman, Defensive MVP, and MAIS All-Star; Chase Kaiser, Most Improved; Trey Gill, Coaches Award; Clayton Devening, Best Free Throw Percentage; K.J. Washington, Best Rebounder; Jones Richardson, Sixth Man Award; Harris Pyron, Hustle Award; Adam Phillips, Dedication Award; J.C. Harris,  Newcomer Award.

Basketball Awards — Girls

Baylee Graning, Team MVP; Ryleigh Probst, Best Offensive Player; Hailey Ellis, Best Defensive Player; Madeline Smith, Most Improved; Allie Feltus, Coaches Award.

All-District: Baylee Graning, Ryleigh Probst

Baseball

Ben White, MVP; Landon Lees, Sam Mosby, Best Pitchers; Will Mabry, Noah Russ, Best Defensive Players; Ben Foster, Conner Murray, Coaches Award.

All-District: Ben White, Ben Foster, Conner Murray, Landon Lees, Sam Mosby.

Softball

Baylee Graning, Addison Jackson, CO-MVP’s; Lauren Dunbar, Hailey Ellis, Best Defensive Player; Madeline Smith, Fisher Iseminger, Coaches Award; Allie Feltus, Hustle Award. All-District : Baylee Graning, Addison Jackson, Lauren Dunbar, Fisher Iseminger, Allie Feltus.

Soccer — Boys

Donovan Deer, Team MVP; Ty Bertlesen, Offensive MVP; Liam Blackburn, Defensive MVP; Colby Costa, Most Improved; Hayes Daly, Hustle Award; Will Vaughn, Bennett Jeannesone Memorial Award; Kennedy Williams, Corey Adams Memorial Award. All-District: Ty Bertelsen, Donovan Deer.

Soccer – Girls

Olivia Moore, Team MVP, Offensive MVP; Taylor Maples, Defensive MVP; Samantha Montgomery, Most Improved; Haley Ellis, Hustle Award; Maggie Ulmer, Rookie of the year. All-District: Olivia Moore, Taylor Maples, Alexandra Person.

Golf-Boys

Chase Kaiser, MVP; Dow Hairston, Most Improved.

Golf-Girls

Kayla Starr, MVP; Maggie Ulmer, Most Improved; Liza Mayo, Team Captain.

Tennis-Boys

Harris Pyron, MVP; Hartley Pyron, Most Improved; Aiden Whitaker, Hustle Award.

Tennis-Girls: Taylor Lessley, MVP; Annalyce Riley, Most Improved.

Track-Boys

Ryan Skates, MVP; Ty Bertelsen, Lance Gaude Jr. Coaches Choice.

Cross Country-Boys

Ryan Skates, MVP; Cade Miller, Coaches Choice.

Track Girls

Allie Feltus, MVP; Hailey Ellis, Coaches Choice

Cross Country Girls

Gracie Foster, MVP; Fisher Iseminger, Coaches Choice.

The Roy J. Garcia Award is given each year to an athlete who competes with top effort with loyalty and a Christian attitude.

This years winners are Mia Gamberi and Will Vaughn.

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