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Long Co. high school gives sports awards
Tide basketball player Donte Brown received the boys hustle award. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

Long County High School winter sports teams recently had their awards banquet. Plaques and trophies were presented to athletes who excelled during the season.

For the Blue Tide, the player of the year was Jimmy Bacon, who received a two-column, 20-inch trophy. Bacon also received the offensive player of the year trophy. Justin Boyd brought home the defensive player of the year trophy.

Bacon and Boyd also were recognized for their achievements in the 2-AA Region. Boyd received a plaque for making the First Team All-Region and Bacon got a plaque for being the region co-player of the year.

The most improved trophy went to Johnnae Jones for varsity, while the JV’s most improved trophy went to Caleb Bailey.

This year, there were two sixth man of the year trophies. Ricky Rivera took home one and Norman Thompson nabbed the other.

For academic achievement, Tommy Freeman brought home a plaque, as did Bailey.

The award for the player who always put forth effort and did what the coach asked, the Blue Tide Hustle Award, went to Donte Brown, who received a plaque.

For the Lady Tide, the most valuable player was Brittany Mills, who received a 20-inch, two-column trophy. She also was recognized at the 2-AA Region level, making First Team. For this, she received a plaque.

The offensive player of the tear trophy went to Shanetra Quarterman, while the defensive player of the year was Calae LaRochester. LaRochester also was recognized for her excellence in the classroom, receiving a plaque for academic achievement.

Also recognized for academic prowess was Christa Prescott, who got a plaque.

For the Lady Tide, the sixth woman award went to Rhea Rose. The junior varsity’s most improved player was Ashley Banks. Both girls received trophies.

The hustle award for the girls went to Sharika Turner. The Lady Blue Tide Award went to India Gamble, who received a plaque.

For the Long County cheerleaders, the leadership award went to Heather Reddish, while the spirit award went to Lashana Howard.

Being recognized in the classroom for the cheerleaders was Kamaren Dansby.

One award from fall sports was presented at the winter banquet. Receiving the most improved player in softball was Skylar Ogden.

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