Great athletic year!

Sabine soccer players Mauricio Vega, Pedro Alamilla, Fernando Jaimes and Samuel Acosta were among the many award winners at

Thursday’s banquet. (Photo by MARVIN HILLHOUSE)

Athletes from all Sabine High School sports, plus a few other special folks, were honored at the school’s annual all-sports banquet last Thursday night at the auditorium.

Players of the year and most improved for each sport were among the awards presented, as well as special contributor awards for Charlie Walker (Charlie’s Sno-Balls) and photographer and SHS alumni Marvin Hillhouse.

Both soccer programs at Sabine made the playoffs for the first time ever, and the boys got to the second round (including a regular-season win over Kilgore). Mauricio Vega and Pedro Alamilla were named co-defensive most valuable players and Fernando Jaimes was named offensive MVP. Sam Acosta won the hustle award.

For girls soccer, Leslie Badillo was defensive MVP, Sierra Richter and Dajhah Lewis offensive MVP, and Greta Taylor, the fighting heart award.

Macy Rutland and David Robinson were named most outstanding cross-country award-winners, and in boys track, Kaden Manning was outstanding field athlete, and Robinson and Preston Collins, outstanding runners.

In girls track, Mikinzi Cantrell was outstanding field athlete, Taylor outstanding runner, Ruby Torres fighting heart and Sam Bell the overall MVP.

In football, Landon McKinney (offense) and Kobe Renfro (defense) were named MVPs, and Tristan Green most valuable lineman. Chadwick Foster was the fighting heart winner, and Jaimes the special teams MVP.

Richter and Cantrell were named co-MVPs in volleyball . Sarah Davis won fighting heart, Bell outstanding hitter, and Aubree McCann, most improved. In tennis, Matt Morgan was named most improved and Julie Darby the girls MVP.

Cayden Phillips and Macy Rutland were named most improved in golf. In powerlifting, outstanding lifter was state record-setter B.J. Stidham, and and most improved was Carson Hester. In girls powerlifting, state qualifiers Erika Lowry and Alli Lewis shared outstanding lifter, and Addi Morris was most improved.

Scottie Taylor (defense), Tray Oliver (offense) and Elyan Goodwyn (overall) were named MVPs in boys basketball, and Tucker Gabriel won fighting heart. In girls basketball, Davis was named the MVP. Cantrell won offensive player honors and Gracie Taylor, defense. Natalie Morgan was the fighting heart winner.

Rounding it out, A.J. Gresham was named baseball’s MVP; McKinney was named offensive player and Jace Burns, top pitcher. Carter Patterson and Gabriel shared the hustle award. In softball, Calleigh King was named overall MVP. Sarah Davis was named best on offense, Callie Sparks best on defense, and Lowry won fighting heart.


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