Patterson honors athletes
From Staff Reports
Hardware was plentiful Monday evening as Patterson High School coaches honored athletes for their accomplishments during the 2011-12 sports season.
Awards were handed out in volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, track and field, golf, swimming, cheerleading, dance team and football.
All senior athletes were presented plaques, while Jessica DeCuir and Dylan Sanders were named the school’s Scholar Athletes of the Year. The award is given to the senior male and female who have the highest grade point average among those participating in multiple sports.
Football dominated the event as PHS coach Tommy Minton presented numerous district and state honors. He also noted that this year’s group of seniors recorded 41 victories in four years, and in 2011, they played for a state title and on national television. He called the seniors “one of the most accomplished classes in the history of Patterson football.” Seven members of that squad will move on to the collegiate ranks, too.
Below is a recap of the awards presented in each sport:
District 9-3A Offensive MVP: Trevon Stewart
District 9-3A Defensive MVP: Tremaine Lightfoot
First team All-District 9-3A: Justice Jones (quarterback), Stewart (running back), Jaydrick DeClouet (wide receiver), Mark Jones (wide receiver), Treylon Jenkins (offensive line), Kelon Bourgeois (offensive line), Jade May (defensive line), Josiah Parker (defensive line), Lorenzo Phillips (linebacker), Lightfoot (linebacker), Kiyan Jones (defensive back) and LaRon Todd (defensive back)
Second team All-District 9-3A: Earl Andrews (wide receiver), Deondre Skinner (wide receiver), Matthew Tregle (offensive line), Kevin Merritt (offensive line), Tarrike Phillips (defensive line), James Tarleton (linebacker), Denzel Johnson (linebacker) and Kendall Hunter (defensive back)
Honorable mention All-District 9-3A: Elijah Johnson (defensive line) and Nick Morrison (defensive line)
Class 3A All-State: Stewart (running back), J. Jones (quarterback), DeClouet (wide receiver), L. Phillips (linebacker) and Lightfoot (linebacker)
Academic All-District: K. Jones.
Captain’s Award: Jenkins, Lightfoot, Stewart, L. Phillips and J. Jones
District 9-3A Coach of the Year: Tommy Minton
Second team All-District: Caitlyn Fontenot
Honorable Mention All-District: Keisha Kinchen
Academic All-District: DeCuir, Katelyn Sonnier, Chynna Williams and Kasey Stratton
Coaches Award: DeCuir
First team All-District 9-3A: Skinner and Lightfoot
Second team All-District 9-3A: Dylan Sanders
Honorable mention All-District: Stewart, Gino Hall and D. Johnson
Academic All-District: Sanders
Captain’s Award: Sanders and Lightfoot
District 9-3A Coach of the Year: Ryan Taylor
First team All-District 9-3A: Claudia Fine
Honorable Mention All-District: Kinchen, Williams and T’ala Johnson
Academic All-District 9-3A: Fine, Williams, Brianna Gray and Kassandra Merritt
Captain’s Award: Fine
Coaches Award: Alexis Webb and Merritt
First team All-District 9-3A: DeClouet (outfield), Spencer Landry (shortstop) and Dallas Hamlett (utility)
Second team All-District 9-3A: Cameron Clements (pitcher), Cameron Fontenot (pitcher) and Ryan Wade (catcher)
Honorable mention All-District 9-3A: Bryce Tabor (outfield)
Academic All-District 9-3A: Wade, Clements and Aaron Hazel
Coaches Award: Clements and Wade
Second-team All-District 9-3A: Rebecca Taylor (catcher), Caitlyn Fontenot (shortstop), Madi Morris (outfield), Carissa Fontenot (utility), Jordon Aucoin (utility) and Rachel Easley (utility).
Honorable Mention All-District 9-3A: Carli McIntyre and Arianna Ross
Academic All-District 9-3A: Morgan Lavergne
Captain’s Award: Taylor
Coaches Award: Ross and McIntyre
Track and Field
First team All-District 9-3A: Jonothan Jeffcoat
Second team All-District 9-3A: Traylin Jennings
Honorable mention All-District 9-3A: LaRon Todd, Daylon Charlot, K. Jones, Stewart, Kendall Hunter, L. Phillips and Joe Duffie
Academic All-District 9-3A: Jones, Tori Grogan, Claudia Fine and Williams
Captain’s Award: Todd, Jimari Brown
Coaches Award: Jeffcoat, Shianna Phillips and Duffie
Second team All-District 9-3A: Bobby Abshire
Coaches Award: Bridget Bienvenu
Class 3A Academic All-State: Katelyn Craddock
Captain’s Awards: Brandi Smith (captain), Sonnier (co-captain) and Angel Dugas (co-captain).
Captain’s Award: Acacia Freeman