Seniors Chelsea Lewis and Braxton Atnip were named the 2013 DCHS basketball Most Valuable Players Thursday night at the annual team banquet, while Senior Kaylee Cantrell was selected as the Most Valuable Cheerleader. 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.
Atnip, who went over 1,000 points in scoring for his career at DCHS during the Chattanooga Howard game in the sectionals or sub-state, also received the best rebounder and smartest player awards
In addition to winning the MVP honor, Lewis took home awards for best foul shooter as well as the hustle award.
DeKalb County's Sonni Fullilove, who scored 1,641 points for his high school career, was named the boy's Defensive Player of the Year in District 8 AA while Tiger Coach Lynus Martin was the Boy's District Coach of the Year. In addition to taking the Defensive Player of the Year award, Fullilove was also named to the All-District's 1st Team along with Braxton Atnip. Stephen Howell was named to the 2nd Team. Ethan Roller made the 3rd Team and Lucas Phillips and Will Molander received Honorable Mention.
Loren Cripps of the Lady Tigers made the All-District 3rd Team. Ashley Chew and Morgan Pedigo were selected to the All Freshman Team and Chelsea Lewis received Honorable Mention.
Tiger Coach Lynus Martin reached a milestone late in the season earning his 200th career coaching win.
The season for the DeKalb County Tigers ended with a loss at Chattanooga Howard in the sectionals or sub-state. The Tigers concluded the 2012-13 campaign with an over-all record of 30-7, the most ever wins in a single season in school history. They were also regular season district champs and runners-up in the district and regional tournaments.
The DeKalb County Lady Tigers wrapped up their season losing to Livingston Aacademy in their opening game of the District 8 AA basketball tournament at Cookeville. The Lady Tigers finished with an over-all record of 16-16.
Other individual cheerleading awards included:
Most Spirit: Chloe White
Most Improved: Chloe White
Best Jumps: Kara Kanipe
Best Dance: Katie Roehner
Best Stunts: Victoria Vincent
Best Overall Attitude: Kaylee Cantrell
STAR Award (Spirit, Team, Attitude, Respect): Kaylene Ferguson
Leadership Awards: Emily Webb, Kelsey Hale, and Erin Cantrell-Pryor
Other Lady Tiger basketball awards were as follows:
MVP: Chelsea Lewis
Best Foul Shooter: Chelsea Lewis
Hustle Award: Chelsea Lewis
Charge Award: Abbey Caldwell
Coaches Award: Abbey Caldwell
Best Rebounder: Lydia Foutch
Defensive MVP: Lydia Foutch
Most Improved: Morgan Pedigo
Sixth Woman: Ashley Chew
Best Passer: Paige Winningham
Best Three Point Shooter: Loren Cripps
Offensive MVP: Loren Cripps
Tiger Award: McKenzie Poteete
For the Tigers,
MVP: Braxton Atnip
Smartest Player: Braxton Atnip
Best Rebounder: Braxton Atnip
Best Passer: Will Molander
Hustle Award: Ethan Roller
Best Practice Player: Aaron Patterson
Most Improved: Justin Bone
Sixth Man: Justin Bone
Best Athlete: Stephen Howell
Best Ball Handler: Stephen Howell
Best Attitude: Eli Lomas
Best Foul Shooter: Sonni Fullilove
Best Defensive Player: Sonni Fullilove
Meanwhile, Wallace and Joyce Johnson were named the Tiger basketball Fans of the Year.
The annual DCHS basketball banquet was held at the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center.
(TOP PHOTO: Left to right- Chad Kirby, Chelsea Lewis, Braxton Atnip, Kaylee Cantrell, and Shelia Kirby)
(SECOND PHOTO FROM TOP: Left to right seated- Will Molander, Braxton Atnip, and Ethan Roller: STANDING Left to right- Aaron Patterson, Justin Bone, Stephen Howell, and Eli Lomas)
(THIRD PHOTO FROM TOP: Left to right seated-Lydia Foutch, Chelsea Lewis, and Abbey Caldwell; STANDING Left to right-Morgan Pedigo, Ashley Chew, Paige Winningham, Loren Cripps, and McKenzie Poteete)
(FOURTH PHOTO FROM TOP: Left to right seated-Kara Kanipe, Kayee Cantrell, and Victoria Vincent; STANDING Left to right- Emily Webb, Kaylene Ferguson, Chloe White, Katie Roehner, Kelsey Hale, and Erin Cantrell-Pryor)
(BOTTOM PHOTO: Joyce and Wallace Johnson