Pictured is Coach Bailey Moore and Rheagan Sanford
The Waldron Bulldogs ended the 2018-2019 school year with their annual Spring Sports Banquet. It’s a night that players and coaches alike look forward to. A chance to put on your best evening attire and celebrate the season’s highs with your fellow teammates.
Earning the Captains Award for Cheer was Maggie Hudgens, Jillian Davis, Mackinzie Callahan, Lauren Trampp, Aubrey Butler, Rena Owens, and Madison Patrick. Achieving All-Conference for Lady Bulldog Basketball was Chenoa Burdess and Mackinzie Callahan. Samantha Slater was awarded All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Securing All-Conference for Bulldog Baseball was Tyler Owens, Seth Hunt, Braden Williams, and Caden Fuller. Tyler Owens was also crowned the All-Star Nominee and awarded the Pitching Award for a 1.32 ERA and 82 strikeouts. Seth Hunt received the Batting Award for a .400 AVG and a .525 OBP. Earning the Catching Award was Braden Williams with a 42% CS. And securing the Defensive Award was Bryson Bailey with a 1.000 fielding percentage.
The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs Track teams saw great success this season. Earning All-District for the ladies was Mackinzie Callahan, Chelsea Stidman, Chenoa Burdess, Taylor Horn, Erica Davis, Samantha Engelke, Jaden Kirkendoll, Lauren Trampp, Hannah Jeffries, Ryleigh Anschutz, Stephanie Sexton, Desiree Hunt, and Kaylie Martinez.
Stephanie Sexton made MVP. The Cinderella Story Award went to Jaden Kirkendoll. And the Heartbeat of the Team Award went to Kaitlin Keener. Securing All-State for their participation in the 4×800 relay was Ryleigh Anschutz, Madison Patrick, Stephanie Sexton, and Kentucky Spence. Receiving an award for All-State in the 4×400 relay was Ryleigh Anschutz, Desiree Hunt, Kaylie Martinez, and Stephanie Sexton.
Hannah Jeffries earned All-State for the 60m Hurdles. Jaden Kirkendoll won All-State in High Jump. Alyssa Byford received All-State in Shot Put. And Erica Davis took home All-State in the 60m Hurdles. The Lady Bulldogs were also named the 3A State Champions for Outdoor Track.
Landing an All-Conference Honorable Mention Award from their participation in Bulldog Basketball was Jacob Avila and Gada Wagner. Earning All-Conference was Drew Dozier and Peyton Brown. Brown also picked up an award for All-State and 3A State Tournament Team.
The Lady Bulldogs hosted some pretty impressive talent on their softball team this season. Capturing an award for All-State Honorable Mention was Rheagan Sanford. Making All-Conference was Ashton Young, Whitney Richmond, and Mackinzie Callahan who also received All-Star Selection. Receiving the Lady Bulldog Award was Bayleigh Lipham and Taylor Stacy.
The Freshman of the Year Award went to Sydney Hudgens. Earning the Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were Mackinzie Callahan and Mason Cox. Male and Female Athlete of the Year went to Drew Dozier and Mackinzie Callahan.
Rounding out the award ceremony was the Bulldog Track team who ended their season the 3A State Champions. Making All-Conference was Isaac Villareal, Trevor Root, Matthew Tegtmeyer, Caden Fuller, Ruben Valdez, Gabino Grano, Levi Haden, and Bryson Bailey. Placing All-State in Indoor Track was Grano, Hayden, Bailey, and Mason Ford. Track Athlete of the Year Award went to Bryson Bailey. And Levi Hayden made Field Athlete of the Year.