By EVELYN LONG
Winter sports athletes were honored when the Cardington-Lincoln High School held its Winter Sports Awards ceremony on Thursday, March 27, in the Patrick Drouhard auditorium.
Seventy four athletes were recognized for their participation in basketball, bowling and wrestling.
Jodi Brown, varsity girls basketball coach, gave trophies to Kirsten Dever for positive leadership; Jane Perry, for being a scholar athlete; Chelsea Burkhardt was named the Most Improved Player and Brittany Wolf-Delawder earned the Pirate Award.
Boys basketball coach Rodney Brown honored Tyler Dornon and Mitchell Yake as co-most valuable players; Cole Hess for Most Improved and Mac Thompson and Mason Richardson with the Defense Award trophies.
MOAC Blue Division Girls Bowling Coach of the year Tim Edgell, awarded Lexia Wilson and Morgan Walker with MVP trophies; Mikayla Eubank as Most Improved and Brea Arnold with the Pirate award. Lexia Wilson was also issued her certificate for qualifying as an individual for the OHSAA State Bowling tournament.
MOAC Blue Division Boys Bowling coach of the year Bill Long honored Liam Chandler and Jacob Long as MVP’s. John Wilhelm was named Most Improved and Austin Edgell was given the Pirate Award. Bill Long also issued all of the boy
bowlers with their certificates for qualifying for the first time as a team to compete in the OHSAA state bowling tournament.
Cheerleader advisor Tracy Williamson gave trophies to Ashlee Parsons for Pirate Pride; Kimberlyn Seitz for Outstanding Leadership, Destiny Williamson for Most Spirited, Jazmin Mosher for Most Improved and Kelsey Barker for Most Potential.
Wrestling coach John Hinton gave trophies to Colton Jenkins for most wins of the season and for reaching the 100 win milestone. He also gave Pirate Awards to Lane Waddell and Jarrod Fair. Hinton then utilized this opportunity to honor eighth grader Devin Jackson for being the Central Ohio Athletic League (COAL) champion at the League Tournament in the 104 pound weight class.
The following athletes earned their 12 point awards: Kaitlyn Kavanaugh, Jane Perry, Shelby Harper, Cole Hess, Mikhal Taha, Clayton Fisher, Liam Chandler, Kirsten Dever, Taylor Diamond, Lindsey Gilmore, Destiny Williamson, Jarrod Fair and Lane Waddell.
The last awards were given to Jacob Long who earned his 25 point award and senior Colton Jenkins, earning his 38 point award.
Emcee of the program was Athletic Director John Brehm.