2017-12-07 / Sports

Pickford Panthers Athletes Awards: LaMothe, Dodds, Opolka, Satchell MVPs


The Pickford Panthers held their fall athletic banquet Monday, November 27, when 25 student-athletes were honored with awards from their coaches. Many of those honored are pictured here with their awards in the high school cafeteria. (Photograph by Susan Edington) The Pickford Panthers held their fall athletic banquet Monday, November 27, when 25 student-athletes were honored with awards from their coaches. Many of those honored are pictured here with their awards in the high school cafeteria. (Photograph by Susan Edington) Pickford High School held its Fall Athletic Banquet Monday, November 27. Members of the school’s fall sports teams were honored, with awards given in several categories.

In football, John LaMothe and Garrett Dodds were named as the team’s Most Valuable Players (MVP). LaMothe was also named Outstanding Defensive

Player with Jimmy Storey. Joey Boik and Lane Warner were named Outstanding Offensive

Players. Dodds received the Outstanding Lineman award and Nolan Benson was given the Sportsmanship

Award. Nick Edington and Matt Bush were named Most Improved.

For junior varsity football, Isaac Brown was named as MVP and Top Offensive Player. Sam Burton and Luke Batho earned Top Defensive Player awards. Blaine Burnaby and Isaiah May were named the team’s top linemen, and Maxwell Strichert received the Sportsmanship Award.

In volleyball, Taylor Opolka was the team’s MVP. Darcy Bennin was named the team’s Most Improved Player and Kaylee Weihman was given the Coach’s Award. Hannah Mc- Conkey was named as the junior varsity MVP. Crystyn Cornwell was named Most Improved and Cassey Cottle received the Coach’s Award.

Michael Satchell was named MVP for the boys cross country team and Blaine Miller and David Nayback were named as the team’s Most Dedicated Runners. Natalie Miller was awarded MVP for the girls cross country team, and Crimson

Lewis was named Most Dedicated Runner.

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