By Ellie Bowen
On Thursday, May 1st, Tri- City had its annual sports banquet. Most of the athletes and their families showed up to take part in the final sports event of the school year. Everyone had a great time reminiscing about their successful athletic seasons.
The first sport to be honored was archery. All of the archers lined up to receive their awards. The coaches, Mr. Batzli and Mr. Terauchi, talked about the archery team’s great season. Hunter Kruse, Miles Mabey, and Zachary Wilhelm qualified for the national archery competition this year.
The next sport to be honored was volleyball. Varsity’s MVP was Hannah Sherwood, and junior varsity’s MVP was Sabrina Flick. The freshmen team’s MVP was Jenna Inman. Coach Wamsley announced his retirement from coaching and handed the reins over to Coach McGrane, this year’s freshmen coach.
Cross country was recognized next. The cross country coach handed out awards to all of the runners. There was also a story told about the time that the cross country team got lost on a course.
Soccer came next. Coach Valentine told stories about each of the players. Dallas Meade and Hunter Middleton were recognized for an all-state team. Meade was also Tri-City’s player of the year.
The girls’ basketball team was the next sport honored. Coach Wamsley talked about the great season the team had. Emily Beaman and Amanda McGuire received the special awards.
The boys’ basketball team came up next. Coach Sherwood introduced each of the team’s players. He also told many stories about amazing plays and perfect shots.
The rowing team was also honored. Coach Kaplan talked about the rowing team’s many successes. He also handed out many special awards to several different students.
Tri- City’s golf team was recognized as well. Coach Welborn introduced the team and told of their various wins. Patrick Welborn was the captain of the golf team this year.
The softball team was the final sport recognized. Coach Randall and Coach Hurtado spoke about the girls’ successful season.
This banquet wrapped up Tri- City’s 2013- 2014 sporting events. Hopefully TCP will continue with its successful sports program in future years.