Seniors Martha Webb and Destry Wiggins were named the 2011 DCHS basketball Most Valuable Players Thursday night at the annual team banquet, while Juniors Allison Judkins and Ashlee Whitehead were each selected as Most Valuable Cheerleaders. The awards were presented by Chad Kirby of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. The MVP and MVC awards are named in memory Chad's grandfather, Allen D. Hooper.
Webb, who scored over 1,200 points in her career at DCHS, also received the best offensive player award and she was recognized for being named to the second team all-district.
In addition to winning the MVP honor, Wiggins also took home awards for best ball handler, smartest player, hustle, best offensive player, and best athlete. He was further recognized for being named to the first team all-district and the district's all defensive team.
The season for the DeKalb County Tigers ended with a loss to the Cannon County Lions in the semi-finals of the Region 4-AA Tournament at White County High School in Sparta. The Tigers concluded the 2010-11 campaign with an over-all record of 23-9.
The DeKalb County Lady Tigers wrapped up their season losing to Cannon County in the opening game of the District 8 AA basketball tournament at Sparta. The Lady Tigers finished with an over-all record of 14-14.
Other individual cheerleading awards included:
Most Spirit: Kelsey Hale
Most Improved: Katie Agee
Best Jumps: Jasmine Dimas
Best Dance: Christian Atnip
Best Stunts: Kaylee Cantrell
STAR Award (Spirit, Team, Attitude, Respect): Erin Cantrell-Pryor
Tiger Mascot: Chase Cantrell
Other Lady Tiger basketball awards were as follows:
MVP, Best offensive player, 2nd team all-district: Martha Webb
Tiger Award: Mercedes Luna
Best Practice: Lauren Adcock
Best Attitude, Best Defensive Player: Alex Meadows
Best Sixth Man: Brooke Hutchings
Best Rebounder: Lydia Foutch
Most Improved: Chelsea Lewis
Best Newcomer, All district Freshman Team: Danielle Tyson
For the Tigers,
MVP, Best Ball Handler, Smartest Player, Hustle Award, Best Offensive Player, Best Athlete, 1st team all-district, All district defensive team: Destry Wiggins
Best Defensive Player, Best Attitude, All district honorable mention: Tyler Kent
Best Practice Player: Randy Hansard
Most Improved, Best Foul Shooter, All district honorable mention: Dylan Roller
Best Passer: Will Molander
Best Sixth Man: Braxton Atnip
Best Rebounder, All district defensive team, 3rd team all- district: Sonni Young
All district honorable mention: Cody Puckett
Meanwhile, the late Price Harrison, a long time supporter of DeKalb County athletics, was named the Tiger basketball Fan of the Year. His daughter Hart Harrison received the award . Mr. Harrison died in January.
The annual DCHS basketball banquet was held at the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center.
TOP PHOTO : MVP Basketball Players and Cheerleaders: left to right- Destry Wiggins, Martha Webb (MVP) Allison Judkins, Ashlee Whitehead (MVC). Awards presented by Shelia and Chad Kirby of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home
SECOND PHOTO FROM TOP: DCHS Tiger Basketball Player Award Winners: Front Row- Chase Cantrell (Tiger Mascot), Dylan Roller, Will Molander, Destry Wiggins, and Tyler Kent; Back Row- Randy Hansard, Braxton Atnip, and Sonni Young
THIRD PHOTO FROM TOP :DCHS Lady Tiger Basketball Award Winners: left to right- Danielle Tyson, Chelsea Lewis, Brooke Hutchings, Alex Meadows, Martha Webb, Lydia Foutch, Mercedes Luna, and Lauren Adcock
FOURTH PHOTO FROM TOP :DCHS Basketball Cheerleader Award Winners: left to right-Kaylee Cantrell, Christian Atnip, Allison Judkins, Ashlee Whitehead, Erin Cantrell-Pryor, Kelsey Hale, and Katie Agee
BOTTOM PHOTO: The late Price Harrison named the recipient of the DCHS Basketball Fan of the Year Award: Harrison's daughter, Hart Harrison (right) accepts the award from Lynda Hansard (left)