Williston-Elko athletes awarded at sports banquet
The Williston-Elko High Blue Devils’ athletic department held its annual awards ceremony on Monday, May 22 in the school auditorium.
Each sport honored its student-athletes for various team awards. The Blue Devil athletic department also recognized their team achievements with the varsity football team, cross country team and golf team all winning region titles.
“I really appreciate the athletes for all their hard work and dedication in the classroom as well as in competition,” Williston-Elko High athletic director Derek Youngblood said.
In the individual award presentations, the Charles F. Dooley Memorial Athletic Awards went to Will Nolind, Tywan Wright and Shakira Ryans. Tyshawn Allen was the recipient of the Blue Devil Award.
For cross country competition, Kristen Ulmer was voted Most Valuable Player for the females and JC Wood was named Most Valuable Player for the males. Also in cross county, Lillie Allen received the Coach’s Award.
In varsity football, Tyran Parker was selected Offensive Player of The Year. The Defensive Player of The Year honors went to Jasper Lott. Demarkiis Doe received the Coach’s Award.
For girls’ tennis, Jasmine Geter was selected Most Valuable Player. Most Improved Player went to Yasmine Dukes and Skylar Brown was named Rookie of The Year.
In boys’ tennis, Most Valuable Player honors went to Austin Smith. Tymel Jones was named Rookie of The Year and Tyran Parker was named Most Improved Player.
For girls’ varsity basketball, Tasheeka Whetstone was voted Offensive Player of the Year. The Defensive Player of The Year honors went to Mya Fagans while Shakira Ryans received the Outstanding Leadership Award.
In boys’ varsity basketball, Keshawn Toney was selected Most Valuable Player. The Sixth-Man Award went to Leonard Williams. Tyran Parker received the Coach’s Award.
In boy’s junior varsity basketball, Alex Brant was selected Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of The Year honors went to Darrien Folk.
The volleyball awards winners include: Mya Fagans as Most Valuable Player, Tasheeka Whetstone with Defensive Player of The Year honors and Offensive Player of The Year recipient Rachel Weatherford.
For baseball, Tres Rimes was voted Most Valuable Defensive Player. The Most Valuable Player was Noah Wootten and Most Valuable Pitcher went to JC Wood.
In softball, Shelby Miller was Most Valuable Player. Most Improved Player honors went to Madisyn Williams and Chara Wootten got the Best Hustle Award.
The golf awards winners included Tyler Sauls and Leon Dorch as Co-Most Valuable Players. Maggie Smith was named Most Improved Player.
In girls’ track and field, Kristen Ulmer and Shakira Ryans were recipients of the Coach’s Award.
For boys track and field, the Coach’s Award winners included Demarkiis Doe, Alex Bryant and Kelvonte Allen.
The varsity girls cheerleader award winners includes Shakira Ryans as Cheerleader of The Year. Jakayla Riddle received the Basketball Cheerleader Award and Coach’s Award went to Shelby Miller.
The middle school cheerleader award recipients were Shaylin Gaffney and Javier Johnson with the Outstanding Leadership Awards.
In middle school football, Jeb Lott received the Coach’s Award and Most Valuable Player honors went to Javier Rudolph.
For middle school boys’ basketball, Adrian Chandler and Javier Rudolph were selected Co-Most Valuable Players.
In middle school girls’ basketball, Yamiya Wilson was voted Most Valuable Player. The Dedication Award went to Kayla A. Creech.
The Triple-Threat Award recipients included: Tyshawn Allen, Daquan Cuthbertson, Evander Tyler, Tywan Wright, Meddikis Priester, Austin Smith, Demarkiis Doe, Tyran Parker, Maggie Smith, Danielle Edwards, Leon Dorch, Shakira Ryans, Jasmine Jeter, Jennifer Kanagy, Maia Cummings and Madisyn Williams.