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Jay Smith was named the Most Valuable Player as the Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a 22-5 season at the annual team banquet on April 28.
Smith, who will play basketball collegiately at Transylvania University, also received the awards for Most Defensive Rebounds, Most Steals, Most Assists, Free Throw Percentage, and the Leadership Award.
Smith shared the Academic Award with manager Katie Rogers and shared the Keith Foster Most Committed Award with Kyle Sutherland.
Sutherland also received the Coaches Award and the Best Defensive award. Austin Linzy took home the awards for Most Charges, the Best All-Around Offensive, Most Offensive Rebounds and the 110 Percent Award.
Smith, Sutherland, Linzy and Rogers are all seniors.
Underclassmen award winners were: Luke Mann – Best 2-point Field Goal Percentage, Most Dependable, Best All-Around Offensive and the Sixth Man Award; Austin Cummins – Most Improved, Best 3-Point Percentage, Best Offensive Guard; Ross Cox – Best Defensive, Most On the Floors, 110 percent award, Most Blocked Shots.
Zach Freeman – Coaches Award, Teammate of the Year, Most Improved; Tyler Harrod – Coaches Award, Best Upcoming Player; Darius Harvey – Most Improved, Best Upcoming Player; Christian Estes – Most Deflections, Most Improved Player, Most Consistent, Best Offensive Guard, Free Throw Percentage; Josh Brown – Most Improved.
Junior varsity (17-2) awards were: Zach Carmichael – 110 percent award, Best Defensive; Josh Brown – Best Offensive, Best Defensive, Most Assists; Tyler Harrod – 110 Percent Award, Most Rebounds; Dusty Puckett – Most Steals, Most Deflections, Best Defensive and Most Improved; Chase Sutherland – Best 3-point percentage; Darius Harvey – Best Offensive, Most Rebounds, Best Free Throw Percentage; Zach Freeman – Most Rebounds, 110 Percent Award; Chris Sea – Best 3-point Percentage, Most Improved; Brayden Russell – Most Improved; Trevor Pevely – 110 Percent Award; Cole Labhart – Coaches Award.
Regional tennis tournament delayed
Rain delayed the Eighth Region Tennis Tournament, which began on Monday after press deadlines. The tournament, set to start Monday morning, did not get underway until Monday afternoon. For updates, see www.theandersonnews.com.
Bearcat football golf scramble announced
The Anderson County High School football team will host a golf scramble on Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.
The cost is $50 per person or $200 per team. Door prizes will be awarded through the day.
For more information contact Anderson County football coach Mark Peach at 839-0366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bearcat basketball camp dates announced
Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach Glen Drury has announced the annual Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6.
The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 1-9.
Campers entering grades 1-3 should report to Saffell Street School while campers in grades 4-9 should report to Anderson County High School where further gym assignments will be made.
Camp hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. but camp staff will be present from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Drury says the Bearcat camp offers individual and team instruction, competitive games, team competition, competitive drills and a learning atmosphere. Individual awards will also be given.
Concessions will be available but campers should bring a sack lunch.
Pre-registration is $70 per camper, with first-day registration at $75. The camp fee includes a t-shirt and basketball.
Camp applications are available at all Anderson County schools.
For more information, contact Drury at 502-600-2482.
--From staff reports