Athletes of the year named

The Millie Wise Sportsmanship Awards went to seniors Stefan Deason, left, and Avica Burrill during the Port Aransas High School Athletic Banquet on Monday, May 9. At right is Steve Reaves, athletic director. Courtesy photo by Jeff Moss

The Millie Wise Sportsmanship Awards went to seniors Stefan Deason, left, and Avica Burrill during the Port Aransas High School Athletic Banquet on Monday, May 9. At right is Steve Reaves, athletic director. Courtesy photo by Jeff Moss

Athletes of the Year, sportsmanship and other athletic achievement awards were presented during the Port Aransas High School Athletic Banquet.

The event was held Monday, May 9, under the Fred Rhodes Pavilion at Roberts Point Park.

Kyler Spaeth and Kris Jones shared honors as Male Athletes of the Year, athletic director Steve Reaves announced.

Avica Burrill was named Female Athlete of the Year.

The Millie Wise Sportsman Ship Awards went to Stefan Deason and Burrill.

Since the Marlins baseball team won the bi-district championship on Saturday, May 7, and are advancing in the play-offs, baseball awards will be presented at a later date.

Individual awards were presented in each sport.

Recipients were:

Cross-Country

All Region, Zach Childs and Spaeth All State, Childs and Spaeth Academic All State, Thomas McGrady, Childs, Spaeth, Ellish Brennan, Taylor Sullivan Outstanding Runners, Childs, Spaeth, Elsa Temples Most Improved Runners, Gavin Locke, Gretchen Groseclose Marlin Award, McGrady Lady Marlin Award, Brennan

Port Aransas ISD Athletic Director Steve Reaves, left, presented three Port Aransas High School students with athletes-of-the-year awards during the Port Aransas High School Athletic Banquet on Monday, May 9. From left, Kyler Spaeth and Kris Jones shared honors as Male Athletes of the Year, while Avica Burrill was named Female Athlete of the Year. Courtesy photo by Jeff Moss

Port Aransas ISD Athletic Director Steve Reaves, left, presented three Port Aransas High School students with athletes-of-the-year awards during the Port Aransas High School Athletic Banquet on Monday, May 9. From left, Kyler Spaeth and Kris Jones shared honors as Male Athletes of the Year, while Avica Burrill was named Female Athlete of the Year. Courtesy photo by Jeff Moss

Golf

Outstanding Golfer, Austin Bepko Most Improved Golfers, Drew Preston, Hudson Harris

Boys’ Basketball

MVP, Kris Jones Offensive Player of the Year, Sydney Herndon Defensive Player of the Year, Dominic Ford Marlin Award, Stefan Deason

Girls’ Basketball

MVP, Hannah Ramsden Defensive Player of theYear, Avica Burrill Offensive Players of the Year, Jordan Patteson, Ellis Burrill Lady Marlin Award, Claire Pitre TABC Academic All-State, Taylor Alcorn, Avica Burrill, Jordan Patteson, Ramsden, Hope Shoemaker TABC All Region, Ramsden

Track

Boys MVP, William Carlough Boys Marlin Award, Gunner Belcher Girls MVP, Avica Burrill Girls Marlin Award, Temples

Softball

MVP, Jenny Clark Offensive Player of the Year, Bianca Martinez Defensive Player of the Year, Samantha Chastain Marlin Fight Award, Savanna Whitley

Tennis

Most Outstanding Male, Zach Childs Most Improved, Christian Janosky, Brody Milina Most Outstanding Females, Jesica Harder-Neely, Sophia Pressley

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