Posted Date: 05/04/2022
Athletic Awards Ceremony Honors Students, Fans
Monday night, May 2, Ranger and Rangerette athletes, coaches, and fans gathered in the Perryton High School auditorium to honor the top athletes in each sport and overall.
Athletic Director Kurt Haberther kicked off the night by introducing the coaching staff. Next, he announced the “Fan of the Year” selection - Charles and Margaret McLarty. They attend and cheer on “almost every event.” Haberthur said.
Next up, Coach Jan Reed introduced the volleyball teams and announced the awards for Fighting Heart - Halley Farney, and Volleyball MVP - Tanya Navarrete.
Coach Hab then introduced the football teams and presented four awards. The offensive player award went the Abraham Hernandez, while Isaias Dominguez received the defensive award. The lineman award went to Bryan Chacon, and the Pete Peterson award, football’s Fighting Heart, was given to Junior Torres.
The Cross Country awards were presented next by Coach Griffin Brosowske. After introducing the teams, he awarded Patricia Ceniceros with the Girls Fighting Heart. The Girls’ MVP award went to Averie Russell. On the boys’ side, the Fighting Heart recipient was Jonathan Alaniz, and the Boys’ MVP was Eduardo Castillo.
Coach Jessie Slover presented the Girls’ Basketball awards. Two girls received the MVP award - Tanya Navarette and Erin Merkel while the Fighting Heart went to Mackenzi Stokes.
On the Boys’ Basketball side, Coach Chad Farmer introduced the teams and awarded Tad Pshigoda with the Fighting Heart. Julian Cervantes received the MVP Award.
The newest sport at PHS, Soccer, took the stage next. While Soccer will not be a UIL sport at PHS until next year, the teams were all recognized and Kevin Cummings introduced the Varsity Boys and Girls teams and discussed some of the highlights of the initial season of Perryton High School Soccer.
The Power Lifting teams were next as Coach Arruda brought up the eight-time regional champion/state runners-up Girls lifters, followed by the regional & state champion Boys. For the honors: the Girls’ Fighting Heart went to Saleen Nayman and Evelyn Becerril while the MVP honor went to Alejandra Salas. The Boys’ Fighting Heart was awarded to Christian Laja, and the MVP went to Jonathan Becerril.
Girls and Boys Track was next up. Coach Slover introduced the girls’ track and announced the Girls’ Fighting Heart - Averie Russell and MVP Mackenzi Stokes. Next, Coach Jeff Schollenbarger introduced the boys’ track team. He announced the awards for Fighting Heart - Kade Gilbert, and MVP - Isaac Gabriel.
This year, there was only a Girls’ Golf team and only two golfers. Coach Josh King introduced the girls and announced the Outstanding Girl Golfer, Halley Farney.
Tennis Coach Toby Brown introduced both the Girls and the Boys tennis teams and announced the awards: Girls Fighting Heart - Yadire Ontiveros and Girls MVPs - Patricia Ceniceros and Evelyn Hernandez. For the boys, Fighting Heart - Brody Bigham and Manuel Granillo, and the MVP was Alfredo Ortiz.
Coach Kelly Cowan introduced the Ranger Baseball teams. Since the district honors have not been selected, no awards were given. Coach Tessa Powell introduced all of the Softball teams. She announced the Fighting Heart award was going to Dalia Becerril and Mya Valenzuela, and the MVPs were Ivana Garcia and Tanya Navarrete.
Principal Ross Sproul announced the Best Girl and Best Boy Student-Athletes - Saleen Nyman and Jonathan Alaniz. Then the Best All-Around Athletes were awarded to Tanya Navarrete and Cuyler Feger,
Outgoing PHS Cheer Sponsor Jennifer Feger introduced the 2021-2022 cheerleaders. Then, incoming Cheer Sponsor Anahi Gutierrez announced next year’s cheerleaders.
The evening closed out with the annual video prepared by David Erickson.
It was a fantastic evening to wrap up a great year of PHS Sports.
Fans of the Year – Charles & Margaret McLarty
Saleen Nyman, Jonathan Alaniz, Cuyler Feger, Tanya Navarette