by Mitchell McCluskey
Warren High School hosted an Athletic Banquet to acknowledge the skill and determination of the participating athletes. The coaches recognized all of the sports and the seniors that participated in them, as well as those who demonstrated excellence in their sport.
The first athletes recognized were the football players. Special acknowledgment went to All-District qualifiers Bryce Glosson, Hunter Holloway, Kolton Perfect, and Ty Murray as well as the six graduating seniors, Travis Messer, Ty Murray, Jacob Blackshear, Jonathon Bobo, Vance Lambright, and Dresden Chatman. The next presented sport was volleyball. The team featured a total of nine seniors, Tara Ard, Rachel Babino, Jamie Burks, Shelby Ford, Alyssa Loving, Ashley Odom, Haley Roach, Jordan Spivey and Sierra Wilson. Loving, Roach, and Spivey were also All-District qualifiers.
Cross Country was the next presentation, which featured no seniors. Mercedes Sanchez received special recognition for being the sole regional-qualifying member of Warren's cross country team. Interest then shifted to girls' basketball. The seniors of the Lady Warriors basketball team were Meagan McCluskey, Haley Roach, Jordan Spivey, and Shelby Ford. The players chosen for All-District were Brenna Johnson, Kaelin Miller, Jordan Spivey, Meagan McCluskey, and Mollie Applewhite. Boy's basketball also had a successful year with three seniors, Dresden Chatman, Jacob Jensen, and Jacob Blackshear, who was an Academic All-State Nominee due to his prowess in basketball. The All-District selections were Blackshear, Bryce Glosson, Kolton Perfect, Tyler Conner, and Jacob Jensen.
No seniors participated in Power Lifting; however, recognition went to the regional qualifying Gaylon Stoobing, for his determination in weight lifting. Girls' and boys' tennis featured 4 seniors, including Nathan Aulbaugh, Jacob Blackshear, Kristyn Miller, and Vance Lambright. Aulbaugh, Blackshear, and Miller all advanced to regionals, where Aulbaugh and Blackshear placed third in boys' doubles. Those two were also the only two seniors to participate in golf, in which Blackshear placed eighth at regionals. Brenna Johnson also participated in golf and placed thirteenth out of eighty-nine golfers in regional competition.
Softball had five seniors participate, including Shelby Ford, Meagan McCluskey, Ashley Odom, Haley Roach, and Jordan Spivey. The All-District selections were Shelby Ford, Chelsea Hammons, Meagan Hollingsworth, Brenna Johnson, Meagan McCluskey, Kaylon Morvant, Kacy Priddy, Haley Roach, and Jordan Spivey. Baseball featured no seniors and the All-District picks are yet to be determined.