Berryville athletes receive awards at banquet
The Berryville Bobcats held their annual awards banquet on Tuesday, May 8 and numerous athletes walked away as winners.
Cross Country: Nathan Engel and Claira Watson each won the Kevin Helmlinger Memorial Award.
Football: Brett Parsons won the Carroll Clark Hustling Sophomore Award, while Charlie Archer won the outstanding offensive back award and Devon Smith won the Burlsworth offensive lineman of the year award. Ben Diaz was the defensive lineman of the year, while Byran McIntosh was the outstanding defensive back of the year. Denton McCullough was the Terry Hussey defensive player of the year. McIntosh was an all-conference player.
Golf: Ty Allen was the boys player of the year and McKayla Hussey was the girls player of the year. Allen and Hussey were both all-state golfers.
Volleyball: Kamryn Smith was the setter of the year, while Chaney Seitz was the hitter of the year and Kelcee Hopper was the blocker of the year. Kamryn Smith was the best server and Aspen Smith was the defensive player of the year. Aspen Smith was also Ms. Bobcat. Marlea Stone, Lexy Anderson, Kate Powell and Taylor Swofford were members of the all-conference team. Aspen Smith was an all-state player and Maryn Jones made the all-state tournament team.
Boys Basketball: The offensive player of the year was Zach Webb and the defensive player of the year was Cody Allen. Ty Allen had the best three-point field goal percentage. Jarrett Ray was king of the boards. Webb had the best field goal percentage, while Ty Allen had the best free throw percentage and Ray was the leading scorer. The Mr. Hustle award went to Kooper Logan and Ty Allen was Mr. Bobcat. Ty Allen, Ray and Webb earned all-conference honors and Webb was also all-state.
Girls Basketball: Kelcee Hopper had the best field goal percentage, while Baylea Smith had the best three-point field goal percentage and Hannah Morrell led the team in free throw percentage. Morrell led the team in blocks and rebounds, while Lexy Anderson led the team in steals. Aspen Smith was the defensive player of the year and Baylea Smith was Ms. Bobcat. All five starters were all-conference selections. Baylea Smith was an all-state player and Anderson was the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Division II player of the year.
Wrestling: Carlos Escobar and Rafael Perez were the most improved wrestlers. John Barrios was the newcomer of the year. Brett Parsons, Colton Record and Christian Lemus were all-state wrestlers. John Barrios, Rafael Perez, Carlos Escobar and Cesar Martinez were all-state honorable mention.
Baseball: Jarrett Stringer was the rookie of the year, while Austin W. Woods was the pitcher of the year. Chay Myers was the offensive player of the year and Kooper Logan was the defensive player of the year. Austin K. Woods won the hustle award, while Justin Mueller was Mr. Bobcat and Austin W. Woods was the MVP. Austin W. Woods, Ethan Gregory, Rusty Colbert, Logan and Myers were all-conference selections.
Boys Track: Tristan Updegraff was the jumper of the year, while Harley Tittsworth was the sprinter of the year and Braden Scrivner was long distance runner of the year. Connor Worley was the thrower of the year and Brett Parsons was Mr. Bobcat.
Girls Track: Cecilia Doss was the jumper of the year, while Lexy Anderson was the sprinter of the year and Alexis Steele was the long distance runner of the year. Kate Powell was the thrower of the year and Anderson was Ms. Bobcat.
Softball: LoraGrace Hill was the offensive player of the year and Aspen Smith was the defensive player of the year. Taylor Kelley was the pitcher of the year and LoraGrace Hill was the rookie of the year. Eve Linz won the hustle award and Anna Caroline Stone was named Ms. Bobcat. Kate Powell was the most improved and Hayley Rivett was the MVP. Maleah Bryant, Lexi Woods, Aspen Smith, LoraGrace Hill, Hayley Rivett and Taylor Kelley were all-conference players.
Soccer: Soccer awards weren’t presented until Thursday night, as both soccer teams advanced to the state finals.