2017 SPRING SPORTS WINNERS

South Point High School held its annual spring sports awards banquet on Tuesday, May 23rd. Awards were presented for junior varsity and varsity baseball, varsity softball, ladies junior varsity and varsity soccer, men's golf, men's tennis, and men's and women's track. Also, presented were the following major awards: The Jack Huss Scholar Athlete Award, Male and Female Sportsmanship awards, the Male and Female Athlete of the Year awards and the Joe Steel Fan Appreciation Award. Also recognized was the Academic All Conference team for the fall sports season and those who were named All Conference for the spring sports season.

The Jack Huss Scholar Athlete Award is presented to a senior who has participated in a least two sports during the past year. The Award winner must have the highest academic average of those who qualified. Jack Huss was a longtime resident of Cramerton, an outstanding athlete and coach and a WWII veteran. This is a very appropriate award to be named for Jack Huss because as a coach, he knew the value of athletics in the lives of our youth, and as a teacher and later principal at Cramerton High School, he also knew the importance of academics in the lives of young athletes to prepare them for the future. The winner of the award this year is Worth Walker. Worth has been recognized as a NCHSAA Scholar Athlete. He was selected All Conference in soccer and was awarded the team's Best Offensive player during las fall's season. This winter Worth competed on the Red Raider swim team where he received the Breakout Swimmer award for his hard work and leadership.

The Jack Lineberger Scholarship is a scholarship presented each year to a senior member of the football team. It is given in memory of Jack Lineberger who played football at Belmont High School during 1953-54 and graduated in 1954. He was named to the 1953 All State Football team and played in the Shrine Bowl where he was the runner-up for the MVP award. He went on to play varsity football at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was the starting guard until an injury ended his career.

This year we have two winner: James Granson and Nick Farmer.

James Granson was awarded a $2500 scholarship. He received the Dr. Eddie Lineberger Best Blocker award and was named to the Big South All Conference football team as an offensive guard. He was also chosen to the First Team Offense Gaston Gazette 2016 Football Team. He is a NCHSAA Scholar Athlete and recently earned his Eagle Scout award. James will attend East Carolina University in the fall.

Nick Farmer was awarded a $1500 scholarship. He received the Rollins Insurance Most Versatile award and was named All Conference as a defensive back for the NCHSAA State 3A Championship Red Raider football team. Nick was also named to the Big South All Conference baseball team as an outfielder this spring. Nick is also a NCHSAA Scholar Athlete and will attend Appalachian State University in the fall.

The Male and Female Sportsmanship Awards are presented to a senior who has participated in at least 2 sports. Those nominated are then voted on by the coaches. This Award expresses much more than physical achievement. J It exemplifies and embodies the actions and attitudes of the recipient. To be chosen for this award, the student-athlete has to exhibit the qualities of fairness, courtesy and grace-in winning and in defeat-on and off the field. The recipient must be a person of integrity. To win this award you have to stand apart from the crowd. You have to lead others by your attitude, your hard work and your example. You cannot be li8ke everyone else. You have to realize that, as someone wisely put it, "a man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."

The winner of the Female Sportsmanship Award is Hannah Stockton. She competed on the basketball and soccer teams. She has been described by her coaches and fellow teammates as a young lady, a hard worker, and the consummate team player. She has been a designated a NCHSAA Scholar Athlete and will attend Appalachian State University in the fall.

The winner of the Male Sportsmanship Award is James Granson. He has been a significant contributor on the football and track teams. Coaches and teammates alike describe him as being unselfish and committed to his team. He is always willing to help out and do what is right. He believes in being of service to others in his community. James recently earned his Eagle Scout award and also received the Jack Lineberger Scholarship Award. He will attend East Carolina University this fall.

The Joe Steele Fan Appreciation Award is given by the South Point Booster Club to a volunteer or volunteers who go beyond expectation in support of South Point athletics. The winner this year is the Reverend Joe Lawing. Reverend Lawing attends games for all Red Raider teams and spends many hours coordinating logistical issues for pre-game meals and travel. He also serves as the team chaplain for the football team.

South Point also named its Male and Female Athlete of the Year. The Female Athlete of the Year is Jaelin Griffin. Jaelin played on the basketball and softball teams throughout high school and was named the Big South Conference player of the year last season and also was selected to the All State team in softball. Even though her career was hampered this year by major reconstructive knee surgery, Jaelin remained positive and was a key contributor to both her teams with her inspirational attitude, encouragement, and willingness to mentor and coach younger players. She is an outstanding young lady and an outstanding student. She will attend North Greenville University this fall on a softball scholarship.

The Male Athlete of the Year is Nick Muse. He received the Dr. Wade Breeland MVP award in football this year and was a Big South All Conference linebacker and receiver. In basketball, he was selected the team MVP leading his team to a third round playoff game and was also named to the Big South All Conference team. In track and field he qualified for the NCHSAA State track meet in discus. Nick earned a football scholarship and will be attending The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA this fall.


Listed below are the awards winners.





MAY 2017 | MAJOR AWARD WINNERS
Spring Awards Winners 2017
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Front Row: L-R -Nick Farmer, Jack Lineberger Scholarship Award; Hannah Stockton, Female Sportsmanship Award; Jaelin Griffin - Female Athlete of the Year

Back Row: L-R - Worth Walker - Jack Huss Scholar Athlete; Nick Muse, Male Athlete of the Year; James Granson - Male Sportsmanship Award & Jack Lineberger Scholarship Award

Not Pictured: Joe Lawing, Joe Steele Fan Appreciation Award


MAY 2017 | SPRING ALL CONFERENCE AWARD WINNERS
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Front Row: Dy'Air McCormick, Track; Haley Stockton, Soccer; Haley Nixon, Soccer; Alexis Altizer, Soccer; Sophia DeMark, Soccer; Skylar Griffin, Softball; Neeral Patel, Tennis

Row 2: Sierra Ghorley, Softball; Ethan Shell, Baseball; Grant Tilley, Baseball; Tim Davila, Baseball; Nick Farmer, Baseball; Abby Henry, Softball; Alex Webb, Tennis; Hana McKee, Softball

Back Row: Brandon Tudor, Golf; Charles Cason, Track; Jacob Hunsucker, Golf; Nick Muse, Track; Chase Sturgis, Tennis; Mason Secrest, Baseball

Not Pictured: Sam Killen, Tennis


MAY 2017 | BASEBALL
Spring Awards Winners 2017
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Front Row: Israel Johnson, JV Best Defense; Jacob Landis, JV MVP; Nolan Cochran, JV Best Offense; Nick Farmer, Varsity Puddin Broome Most Improved

Back Row: Ethan Shell, Eddie Lineberger MVP; Grant Tilley, Billy Potter Leadership and Priorities Award; Tim Davila, Karl Witzke Best Hitter; Mason Secrest, Scott Barnes Memorial Award (Highest GPA) & Best Defense


MAY 2017 | M GOLF
Spring Awards Winners 2017
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Jacob Hunsucker, Co-MVP; Brandon Tudor, Co-MVP

Not Pictured: Emory Kualii Coach's Award


MAY 2017 | W SOCCER
Spring Awards Winners 2017
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Front Row: Mollie Lund, JV Soccer MVP; Hannah Stockton, Coach's Award

Back Row: Riley Racz, Hustle Award; Mary Walker, Best Teammate; Natalie Bond, Leadership Award

Not Pictured: Natsumi Sasaki, JV Most Improved


MAY 2017 | SOFTBALL
Spring Awards Winners 2017
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Front Row: Brittany Franks, Coach's Award; Skylar Griffin, Defense Award; Hannah Brewer, Most Improved

Back Row: Sierra Ghorley, MVP; Abby Henry, Offense Award


MAY 2017 | M TENNIS
Spring Awards Winners 2017
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Neeral Patel, Co-MVP; Alex Webb, Coach's Award

Not Pictured: Sam Killen, Co-MVP


MAY 2017 | TRACK & FIELD
Spring Awards Winners 2017
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Front Row: Dy'Air McCormick, Women's Track MVP; Portia Shouse, Women's Track Most Improved

Back Row: Nelson Lomick, Men's Sportsmanship; Nick Muse, Men's Field MVP; Charles Cason, Men's Track MVP

Not Pictured: Jada Alston, Women's Field MVP






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