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MCHS Spring Sports Banquet

by Rick Peck / Special to McDonald County Press | July 1, 2021 at 5:55 a.m.
RICK PECK/SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS McDonald County High School baseball coach Kevin Burgi presented team awards for the 2021 season at an athletic banquet held on June 22 at MCHS. From left to right: Cole Martin, MVP; Ethan Francisco, four-year commitment; Wade Rickman, four-year commitment and Baserunner of the Year; Ethan Lett, four-year commitment and Mustang Leadership; and, Jack Parnell, Defensive Player of the Year. Not present: Weston Gordon, Pitcher of the Year and Fisher Sanny, Junior Varsity MVP.

For the first time in two years, spring sports athletes at McDonald County High School had an awards night.

After missing the 2020 season due to the closing of school because of covid-19, McDonald County High School spring sports teams got back on the field for the 2021 season.

Awards for the baseball, boys' and girls' track, girls' soccer and boys' golf team were presented at a banquet held on June 22 at MCHS.

Baseball

The highlight of the baseball team's season was winning the West Division of the Big 8 Conference with a 5-1 record. McDonald County finished the season with an overall record of 15-14.

First-team all-state catcher Cole Martin was named the team's MVP, while Weston Gordon was named the Pitcher of the Year.

Other awards include Wade Rickman, Baserunner of the Year; Jack Parnell, Defensive Player of the Year; Ethan Lett, Mustang Leadership Award; Fisher Sanny, junior varsity MVP; and Ethan Francisco, Lett and Rickman, four-year commitment.

Girls' Soccer

The girls' soccer team was young and inexperienced, dominated by freshman and sophomores.

The team did manage to win one match during the season, a 3-0 win over Pittsburg, Kan.

Kadence Elliott was named Player of the Year. Anna Clarkson was named Offensive Player of the Year and Samara Smith was named Defensive Player of the Year. Yarecci Quintero earned the Varsity Character Award, while Erika Medina took the Junior Varsity Character Award.

Track

The highlight of the track team's season was Mariana Salas qualifying for state in the javelin. Salas earned the girls' team MVP for throws.

Kaycee Factor was the overall team MVP, while Sosha Howard won the MVP for jumps. Anna Belle Price and Gissele Reyes were named the "Climb" Athlete of the Year.

For the boys, Andrew Moritz was the throws MVP, Josh Pacheco was the MVP for jumps, and Hunter Leach was the Runner of the Year. Other Awards were Garrett Gricks, "Climb" Athlete of the Year; Junior Eliam, Newcomer of the Year; and Kaidan Campbell and J.J. Cisneros, four-year commitment.

Boys' Golf

Parker Toney just missed qualifying for state and was named the team's MVP.

Cory Creason was named the Most Improved.

RICK PECK/SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS
McDonald County High School athletic director Bo Bergen presented team awards for the 2021 girls' soccer season at an athletic banquet held on June 22 at MCHS. Samara Smith, Defensive Player of the Year. Not present: Kadence Elliott, Player of the Year; Anna Clarkson, Offensive Player of the Year; Yarecci Quintero, Varsity Character Award; and, Erika Medina, Junior Varsity Character Award.
RICK PECK/SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS McDonald County High School athletic director Bo Bergen presented team awards for the 2021 girls' soccer season at an athletic banquet held on June 22 at MCHS. Samara Smith, Defensive Player of the Year. Not present: Kadence Elliott, Player of the Year; Anna Clarkson, Offensive Player of the Year; Yarecci Quintero, Varsity Character Award; and, Erika Medina, Junior Varsity Character Award.
RICK PECK/SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS
McDonald County High School track coaches Chris Kane and Ashleigh McFarland presented team awards for the 2021 season at an athletic banquet held on June 22 at MCHS. From left to right: Garrett Gricks, "Climb" Athlete of the Year; Kaycee Factor, MVP; and Andrew Moritz, Thrower of the Year. Boys' winners not present: Hunter Leach, Runner of the Year; Josh Pacheco, Jumper of the Year; Junior Eliam, Newcomer of the Year; and, Kaidan Campbell and J.J. Cisneros, four-year commitment. Girls' winners not present: Sosha Howard, Jumps MVP; Mariana Salas, Throws MVP; and, Anna Belle Price and Gissele Reyes, "Climb" Athletes of the Year.
RICK PECK/SPECIAL TO MCDONALD COUNTY PRESS McDonald County High School track coaches Chris Kane and Ashleigh McFarland presented team awards for the 2021 season at an athletic banquet held on June 22 at MCHS. From left to right: Garrett Gricks, "Climb" Athlete of the Year; Kaycee Factor, MVP; and Andrew Moritz, Thrower of the Year. Boys' winners not present: Hunter Leach, Runner of the Year; Josh Pacheco, Jumper of the Year; Junior Eliam, Newcomer of the Year; and, Kaidan Campbell and J.J. Cisneros, four-year commitment. Girls' winners not present: Sosha Howard, Jumps MVP; Mariana Salas, Throws MVP; and, Anna Belle Price and Gissele Reyes, "Climb" Athletes of the Year.

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