Switzerland County High School honored its boys and girls basketball teams and cheerleaders during its annual winter sports athletic banquet held last Thursday night in the high school cafeteria.
— Boys freshman coach Sean McGarvey presented awards for his team. The freethrow award was earned by Brandon Otter; and the award for the most improved player was earned by Ryan Peters.
— This year’s girls freshman basketball team was coached by Denny Bowling, who outlined another successful season. The award for the best freethrow percentage was earned by Amber Smith; while Morgan Ross earned the most improved award.
— Brian Bowen presented awards to his junior varsity boys basketball team. The award for the best freethrow percentage was earned by T.J. Sefton. The award for playing the best defense was earned by Zach Getz; and Jordan Pavy earned the most improved award.
— The girls jayvee team was coached again this year by Steven Konkle. He presented awards for the best freethrow percentage to Tanya Sefton; the defensive award to April Thieman; and the most improved award to Courtney Cole.
— The boys varsity basketball team was introduced and honored by head coach David Todd. Awards presented to the varsity Pacers included Mat Deaton earning the freethrow percentage award; Josh Reagan earning the award for the best two-point shooting percentage; and B.J. Shelton earning awards for the best three-point shooting percentage and the leading rebounder.
Travis Webster was honored for leading the team in assists and also for being the steals leader; Cody Peters earned the award for playing the best defense; Chancey May earned the academic award for his work in the classroom; Josh Snow was honored as the most improved player; and Ryan Owings earned the mental attitude award.
— Coach Wayne Ellegood presented awards to the Switzerland County Lady Pacer varsity basketball team.
Ashley Chase earned honors for the best two-point shooting percentage, being the leading rebounder, and also for being the steals leader; and Ashley Bright earned the best freethrow percentage trophy and the award for leading the team in assists.
Kodi Driver was honored for having the best three-point shooting percentage; Brittany Cole earned the award for best defense; Natalie Daugherty earned the academic award for her classroom work; Jaclyn Ranz earned the most improved award; and Holly Jackson earned the leadership award.