Submitted By Gallis
While the sports world is in a state of nothingness, here at the Kern Valley Sun it’s a chance to catch up on some things that were never reported. Kern Valley High School held its winter sports award’s night recently to close out the middle part of the school year. This is the time when all of the sports teams from the winter are gathered to honor not only the brawn, but also to showcase those student-athletes that shine in the classroom. Nine squads are active in the winter at Kern Valley HS. There are four basketball teams, two soccer teams, two wrestling and finally the cheerleaders.
The Lady Broncs soccer team took top honors when it came to student athletes. They had eight members of their squad honored for academic achievement. Following behind them was the Lady Broncs varsity basketball team with five athletes selected. A pair of teams tied with three athletes getting honored. They were the Broncs varsity basketball team and the varsity cheerleaders. Six teams each had one athlete honored. The boys soccer team, the boys and girls wrestling squads, the jayvee Broncs and jayvee Lady Broncs basketball teams, and finally the junior varsity cheerleaders.
Here are the athletes that were honored: Lady Broncs varsity soccer team- Anne Keverline, Haily Martinez, Brooke McConnell, Mila Morgan, Hannha Ocampo, Olivia Wagner, Brooke Watson, and Molly Watson. Girls varsity basketball: Alyson Bangert, Brookelynn Gallis, Addy Goulding, Maddie Hurley, and Mariah Maxwell. Varsity boys basketball: Jeffrey Cawein, Spencer Hansen, and Kieran McCarthy. Varsity cheerleaders: Madelyn Kuhar, Mariah Maxwell, and Jamie Sundberg. Boys wrestling-Dean Hinkey, Girls wrestling: Lydon Olivares. Boys soccer-Gerron Cassidy. Jayvee boys basketball: TJ Sanders. Jayvee girls basketball- Kasey Lassen. Turning to the Most Valuable Player from each squad there were only two teams that had Co-MVP’s.
The jayvee boys basketball teams saw Derrick Hinkey and Jaison Scruggs collect either award. The junior varsity girls basketball team selected Kaila Gholson and Kassey Lassen as MVP’s. Here are the other MVP’s for Kern Valley. Varsity boys basketball: Kaden Preston. Varsity girls basketball-Maddie Hurley. Boys wrestling: Diego Tapia. Girls wrestling-Makenzie Christensen. Boys soccer: Zach Goss. Girls soccer: Haily Martinez. The Most Improved athlete were noted for the following teams: Varsity boys basketball- Lucas Harris. Varsity girls basketball-Bryce Kelso. Boys wrestling- William Lekas. Girls soccer- Erin Hall. Boys soccer- Nathan Montgomery. The cheerleaders select outstanding cheerleaders. For the varsity squad it was Bailey Hurst and Jamie Sunberg.
For the junior varsity squad it was Kinedy Thomey. Last but not least two teams were recognized for winning the High Desert League during the winter. The Kern Valley wrestling team and the varsity Lady Broncs basketball squad walked away with this honor. With all this over it is time to shut down the winter sports program at Kern Valley High School.