QHS celebrates sports achievements at annual athletic banquet

One of the more productive years in sports competition was celebrated at Quitman High School recently at the annual Athletic Banquet that was held on May 23rd in the gymnasium. The Wolverine athletic program ended the 2021-22 year of competition with a Class B state runner-up finish in golf, state semi-final appearance in baseball and district 2B championships in softball and girls basketball. There were also three individuals who won state championships in track and field.

Below are the awards that were given out as submitted by the QHS coaching staff

Boys Basketball – Head Coach Mike Black

Ladayrun Manning — Offensive MVP
Blake Carter —Defensive MVP
Bailey Keys — Teammate Award
Shane Rowe — Coach’s Award
Luke Morgan — Sixth Man
John Pabaya –Attitude Award
Logan Ponder – Wolverine Award
Ty Simonelli — Leadership Award

Girls Basketball – Head Coach Kyle Leach

All-District Award Winners
1. Cali Deal – 1st Team All District/Honorable Mention All-State
2. Bethany Leach – 1st Team All-District
3. Brayli Stewart – 2nd Team All District
4. Emma Carter – Honorable Mention

2021-22 Team Awards:
Emma Carter: Defensive Specialist, Short Corner Sniper
Summer Grillette: Defensive Specialist, Beast Mode Physicality
A.J. Gray: Wolverine Award
Ansley Folks: Most Improved
Cali Deal: Offensive Specialist- 15.3 ppg, Rebound Leader(7.3), FTA Leader/Attacker
Bethany Leach: Offensive Specialist- 10.6 ppg,FT% Leader, Assist Leader, Playmaker
Brayli Stewart: Offensive Specialist- 11.3 ppg, Most 3’s Made, Sideline Sniper

Girls Softball  – Head Coach Justin Dodson

All-District Award Winners
1. Cali Deal – MVP, 1st Team All-District
2. Maggie Guyotte – 1st Team All-District
3. Madison Kaye Brymer – 1st Team All-District
4. Madison Chaplin – 1st Team All-District
5. Madeline Vail – 1st Team All-District
6. Skylar Hall – Honorable Mention
7. Averie Williams – Honorable Mention

Coaches Awards

Defensive MVP-Karley Huckaby
Lady Wolverine Award-Marley Bell
Most Improved-Averie Williams
Most RBI and most home runs – Maggie Guyotte
Highest Batting Average and Slugging percentage -Cali Deal

Boys Baseball – Head Coach Joe Lockhart

All-District Award Winners
Luke Morgan 
Ty Simonelli 
Blake Carter
Ian Tilley
Logan Ponder

Coaches Awards
Wolverine Award – Jake Potts
Offensive Player of the Year – Ty Simonelli
Defensive Player of the Year – Luke Morgan
Breakout Player of the Year – Blake Carter
Pitcher of the Year – Ian Tilley
Utility Man Award – Riley Duck
100th Hit Award – Luke Morgan

Powerlifting – Head Coach Joe Lockhart

Class B State Qualifiers
LaJaesha Bailey
Lillian Crawford
Maggie Ray
Sebastian Guin
Jake Patton

Tennis – Head Coach Tommy Smith

Regional Winner – Kayton Pennington
Regional Winner – Emani Gomez
Regional Winner – Sebastian Ginn
Regional Qualifier – Emma Carter
Regional Qualifier – Hunter Folks
Regional Qualifier – Gage McMurray
Regional Qualifier – Walker Medaries

Boys Track and Field – Head Coach Bradley Speir

Class B State Champion – Bryan Lay, Pole Vault
Class B State Champion – Bailey Keys, Shot Put
Outstanding track – John Pabaya
Outstanding field- Bailey Keys 
Most Improved- Nathan Harvey
Wolverine coaches award – Bryan Lay

Girls Track and Field – Head Coach Bradley Speir

Class B State Champion – Emma Carter, High Jump
Girls outstanding track – Madi Chaplin and Maddie Grace Giddens
Girls outstanding field – Emma Carter
Most improved – Ansley Folks
Wolverine Coaches Award – Lajaesha Bailey

Cross Country – Head Coach Tara Carter

Blue & Gold Award – Maddie Grace Giddens
Leadership Award – Faith Odom
Workhorse Award – Lillian Crawford
Rookie of the Year Award – Tyler Lay
Grit Award – Chance Chaplin
Wolverine Award – Caden West

Cheerleading – Kara Teague (Sponsor)

Wolverine Award – Maddie Grace Giddens
Outstanding Jump – Breanna Brown
Most Spirited – Abi Temple
Leadership Award – Raven Martin
Strongest Man – Layla Shumake
Base of the Year – Emma Hardwick
Backspot of the Year – Breanna Brown
Flyer of the Year – Madison Patton
Perfect Attendance – Anna Bougues


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