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Brawley and Calexico honor spring athletes at banquets

June 09, 2001

BRAWLEY — Brawley Union High School's Richard Santana, Raul Cobian and Lisa LeBaron were recently named the school's outstanding athletes in a banquet at Palmer Performing Arts Center.

Honored with grade-point average medals were Brooke Pace, Marianne Wenzel, Spencer Kellogg, Kaylin Rubin, Adam Whittle, Wheeler Morgan, Robert Fernandez, Shehla Admani and Brandon Wellcome.

Jennifer Cardenas was named the girls Pepsi most valuable swimmer. Denae Smith was named most versatile on the swim team, Stephanie Luckey was named backstroke specialist, Pace was breaststroke specialist, Lauren Roberts was freestyle specialist and Tracy King and Wenzel received the Wildcat award.

For the boys team, Kellogg was named most valuable swimmer. Mark McConnell won the coaches' award. Robbie Overstreet was named most versatile and Jeremy Schmidt won the Wildcat award.


Jorden Tucker was named golf MVP. Adam Schmidt was named most improved, Michael Quick was most confident, Garrett Fargo received the coaches' award and Tucker received the long drive and short game award. Taylor Smith was named the junior varsity most improved player and Ryan Mamer was the rookie of the year.

The baseball MVP was David Santana. Andy Buckner was most improved and Sergio Romo was pitcher of the year. Lafayette Lofton was junior varsity MVP and E.J. Padilla won the coaches' award. Jeff Taylor was the frosh MVP.

Leighan Sudduth was named softball team MVP. Hannah Howard won the Wildcat award and Ebony Lofton was named most versatile. Carol Salazar and Jamie Woods were the junior varsity MVPs. Cassie Cortez won the defense award and Michelle Palacio was named most improved. Alexis Cortez was named frosh pitcher of the year. Jade Padilla won the coaches' award and Kendra Caffarella was named the most all-around player.

Doug Williams was named tennis MVP. Juan Carlos Mendoza and Trevor Finnell won the hustle award. Jacob Amidon won the coaches' award.

Cobian, Santana, Marcellus Edwards, Richard Encinas, Marcos Torres, Wellcome, Silvia Mendez, Marquita Travis, Amelia Acevedo, Cynthia Flores and Brook Burnett were named outstanding track athletes.

Calexico honorees

CALEXICO — Spring athletes were honored at a banquet at Calexico High here recently.

Hector Rivera was named baseball MVP. Diego Lopez won the coaches' award, Juan Lopez won the Cy Young award, Chris Wong was offensive player of the year and Zeke Gutierrez was defensive player of the year.

Jennifer Martinez was softball MVP. Soni Lopez was named most improved. Christina Ramirez won the coaches' award and Beatriz Cruz was most inspirational.

Ricardo Ortega was the golf MVP and Ivan Vargas was named most improved.

Miguel Cota and Chris Cota shared the award for best tennis singles player. Samuel Garcia won the coaches' award.

Nathan Armstrong and Alicia Torres were track MVPs. David Paco and Donna Garnica were most improved and Ralph Galvan and Carla Chavez won the coaches award.

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