R-H winter sports awards

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The success of Statesmen was celebrated March 6 when the 2017-18 Randolph-Henry High School Winter Sports Reception took place at the school. Coaches had many great thoughts and memories to share with parents and team members. The R-H teams involved with the winter sports reception included the boys and girls varsity and junior varsity (JV) basketball, varsity and JV cheerleading and wrestling.

R-H varsity boys basketball team honorees include, from left,
Jordan Jones and Tremaine Pugh.

For the wrestling team, Caleb Calhoun and Billy French were each named MVP, Danny Parrish received the Coaches Award and Chandler Newcomb was named Most Improved. Calhoun competed in the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 2 state tournament in February.

Representing the Court House Wrestling Club, Parrish won the 182-pound class of the Virginia Challenge Wrestling Super States event March 3 at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg.

“I never had anything like that before,” he said of the state title. As for how long he’s been aiming for this achievement, he said, “It’s probably since last year when I took second. I lost by one point in the finals.”

The event was open to all VHSL and Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association wrestlers.

Statesmen and club Head Coach Zack Mowery said Parrish’s win made “him the first state champ I have had since becoming the coach. This is a great accomplishment with all the classes being grouped together. I could not be more proud of Danny and Caleb for all the hard work they have put in over the years.”

Calhoun placed fourth in the 285-pound weight class at the event.

Tremaine Pugh was named MVP for the varsity boys basketball team, while Jordan Jones was named the Best Offensive Player.

In JV boys basketball, Brenden Francisco drew the Most Improved honor, and Joe Simpkins achieved the Coaches Award.

Morgan Spencer drew the MVP honor for the varsity girls basketball team. The Most Improved Player honor went to Carletta Anderson.

For the JV girls basketball team, Hannah Shay was named Most Improved Player, and Najada Robertson was the MVP.

Shy Banks achieved the Most Improved Player accolade for varsity cheerleading, and Brooke Stoots was the Coaches Award recipient.

On the JV cheerleading team, the Coaches Award went to Corryne Boyd, and Allison Waddell was named Most Improved Player.