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Spring athletes’ effort recognized in traditional banquet

June 6, 2018

NEEDLES — The spring sports awards (baseball, golf and softball) banquet for the Needles High School Mustangs and Lady ’Stangs was held on May 30 in BPO Elks Lodge 1608.

The first to present was the Mustangs varsity golf coach, Bill Darrow.

The most improved players were Trevyn Diaz and Teran Woody, the coach’s award went to Raymond Jenkins, player of the year was Eric Upshaw.

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 2A South All-League academic awards went to Tyler Weiss, Kameron Ostby and Lucas McCann; the NIAA 2A All-State academic awards went to Ostby and McCann.

Named to the All-League Second team were Upshaw and Diaz.

Mustangs junior varsity baseball awarded most improved player to Gabriel Belt, the Mr. Hustle Award to Cody Scott, the offensive player of the year to Landin Perritt and the pitcher of the year award to Jacob Chavez.

Mustangs varsity baseball head coach Ken Parker awarded most improved player to Josiah Kidd, rookie of the year to Dawsen Yeager, defensive player of the year to Dillon Horn, pitcher of the year to Dillon Darrow, offensive player of the year to Jayden Yeager and Ezrah Ponce. The sportsmanship award went to Robert Hancock.

The NIAA 2A South All-League academic awards went to Darrow, Kidd, Nathan Parker, Ponce; All-State academic awards went to Darrow, Kidd, Parker, Ponce, Dawsen Yeager.

NIAA All-League team awards were: honorable mentions Tyler White and Hancock; second team Dawsen Yeager, Kidd, and Horn; first team Darrow, Jayden Yeager and Ponce.

All-State second team went to Jayden Yeager, Ponce and Darrow.

The Lady ’Stangs junior varsity team head coach Amy Bailey presented the coach’s award to Cheyanne Mello, Kristen Gaston, Harlie Pascual, Ally Pletcher and Aliyah Rentas.

Lady ’Stangs varsity softball head coach Alex Chandler presented the sportsmanship award to Cassy Harter, the most improved award to Mandy Zubiate, defensive player of the year to Preslee Murch, offensive player of the year to Paige Murch, player of the year to Jaycee Fragoso, and the coach’s award to Nicole Hooper.

NIAA 2A South All-League academic awards went to Charley Andrews, Riley Breaux, Katie Cameron, Fragoso, Harter, Hooper, Kandice Summers, Brooklyn McCorkle and the two Murch sisters; All- State academic awards went to Andrews, Cameron, Harter, Hooper, Preslee Murch and Summers. All-League honorable mention was Riley Breaux; second team went to Erin Breaux, McCorkle and Summers; first team went to Paige Murch, Preslee Murch and Hooper. The All-League player of the year was Fragoso. The All-State second team award went to Andrews and Hooper; the first-team award went to Paige Murch, Preslee Murch, and Fragoso.

The NIAA 2A South All-League coaches were Lady ’Stangs varsity head coach Alex Chandler and Sandy Chandler.

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