NEEDLES – For Needles High School, the NIAA 2A South League spring season ended with their annual sports banquet on May 29 in the El Garces.
Bill Darrow, NHS Athletic Director, welcomed parents, friends, coaches and athletes to the fall sports banquet and thanked everyone who had a part in the different sports played during the season.
Darrow jumped right into the program by calling up the NHS Mustangs Golf Team to be recognized.
Golfers who achieved Academic All-League were James Hughes, Lucas McCann, Michael Necochea, Gunnar Powell and Parker Wagstaff, who was the only one to achieve Academic All-State status.
The Mustang golfers who were named All-League Second Team were Chris Powell, and Raymond Jenkins; All-League First Team was Trevyn Diaz.
Darrow presented the most improved award to Chris Powell, Mustang Award to James Hughes, Golfer of the Year to Raymond Jenkins and Trevyn Diaz.
Once Darrow concluded, he introduced the NHS Mustangs Baseball team.
Ken Parker, Mustangs Baseball head coach, introduced the junior varsity team and thanked them for their help throughout the season. Parker then had the varsity team stand to be recognized and acknowledged for their season.
Baseball players who achieved Academic All-League awards were Jacob Chavez, Dillon Horn, Damon Lewis, Nathan Parker and Gabriel Belt, who received the Academic All-State Award as well.
All-Leauge honorable mention went to Wyatt Orderwortle, Jacob Chavez and Landon Perritt; Second Team All-League went to Tyler White, Damon Lewis and Dawsen Yeager; First Team All-Leauge went to Nathan Parker and Dillon Horn.
Nathan Parker and Dillon Horn were both awarded the Second Team All-State honor.
Parker then gave out team awards: Most Improved to Coy Cameron and Wyatt Orderwortle; Offensive Player of the Year to Damon Lewis; Defensive Player to Dawsen Yeager; Pitcher of the Year to Dillon Horn and Sportsmanship Award to Gabriel Belt.
Once Parker concluded he introduced The NIAA 2A State Champion Lady ’Stangs Softball team.
The Lady ’Stangs junior varsity team were called up to the front to be recognized for their season.
Once the junior varsity team finished NIAA 2A Coach of the Year Alex Chandler asked the varsity girls to come up to the front to receive the awards they earned.
The NIAA 2A All-League Academic awards went to Charlie Andrews, Riley Breaux, Katie Cameron, Imani Evans, Savannah Hazlewood, Paige Murch, Juliana Ortiz, Kobrea Phillips, Kandice Summers, Mandy Zubiate and Leslie Mills. The NIAA 2A All-State Academic awards went to Katie Cameron, Paige Murch, Kobrea Phillips, Julianna Ortiz and Kandice Summers.
Second Team All-League awards went to Kobrea Phillips and Mandy Zubiate; First Team All-League went to Avion Jackson, Riley Breaux, Imani Evans and Charlie Andrews; the NIAA 2A South League Most Valuable Player Award went to Paige Murch.
The First Team All-State awards went to Charlie Andrews, Imani Evans and Riley Breaux; All-State Rookie of the Year went to Avion Jackson; the NIAA 2A State MVP Award went to Paige Murch.
Chandler then gave out her team awards: the Leadership Award to Julianna Ortiz; Defensive Player of the Year to Kobrea Phillips; Offensive Player of the Year to Charlie Andrews; Team MVP to Paige Murch; coach’s award to Imani Evans.