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Long high school has spring sports banquet
Long County golf coach Marc Roe presents awards to his team at the spring sports banquet. - photo by Photo by Patricia Durham

LUDOWICI — Long County High School had its spring sports banquet May 21 to honor the athletes who excelled in golf, track and baseball.

On the golf team, Alex Melvin and Beth Vandervort were selected the most valuable players for the boys and girls teams and both received 20-inch, two-column trophies to recognize their accomplishments.

The most improved golfers were Ted Turner and Kimber Sapp, who also received trophies.

Receiving plaques for the Blue Tide Award and for academic achievement on the girls golf team was Jennifer Arnold, while on the boys team Ryon Herndon picked up a Blue Tide Award, with Tyler Edwards getting the academic achievement award.

On the track and field team, receiving trophies for most consistency were Lee Bailey and Dominick Torres, while the most competitive trophy went to Marcus Williams.

The most improved track athlete was Marie Masson, who received a trophy. While Linda Stephens got the plaque for academic achievement.

For baseball, Bryan Wingate received the 20-inch, two column trophy for being selected most valuable player. He also was recognized with a trophy as top pitcher. The junior also picked up a plaque for being selected to the First Team 2-AA All Region Team.

Receiving a trophy for the best offensive player was Tommy Freeman, while getting the trophy for the junior varsity team was Carlton Milton.

On the defensive side, the varsity trophy went to Shane White. And the JV trophy went to Nick Moody.

The most improved player for the Blue Tide baseball team was Richard "Rat" Johnson, who got a trophy, while excelling in the classroom and getting a plaque for academic achievement were Tyler Chambless and Brandon McManus.

"All of the spring sports teams at our high school experienced good seasons," LCHS Athlectic Director Karen Swindell said. "The baseball team narrowly missed the playoffs and the track team and golf team showed signs of improvement from previous years."

The AD added, "I would like to thank all of the Blue Tide supporters who have extended their help in improving our athletic program."

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