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May 20, 2012

District girls soccer champs honor their coach

GREENVILLE —   Greenville’s District 19-4A girls soccer champions officially said goodbye to their coach during the Greenville High School Athletic Banquet on Saturday night.

  The Lady Lions, who finished at 22-2-2 for the season including their second straight district championship, presented their departing head coach Ryan Dunlevy with a gift basket during the banquet put on by the Lions Athletic Booster Club. Dunlevy is heading to Midland to coach girls soccer.

  Marvin Sedberry, back for his third stint as head coach and athletic director of the Lions, addressed the crowd in the Paul Mathews Auditorium.

  “It feels good to be back,” he said.

  Sedberry told the student-athletes that to be successful takes commitment.

  “When you commit to something that means you’re all in,” he said.

  He said he’s there to provide leadership not only for the coaches but the student-athletes.

Sedberry coached the Lions from 1992-2000 and from 2002-2003. guiding them to five district football championships, five bi-district titles, two regional titles and to eight playoff berths.

  Quarterback Shay Sellers and defensive end Max Noriega were presented the offensive and defensive most valuable player awards for the past football season.

  Shortstop Sidney Tippit earned the MVP award for softball.

  Shot putter Mackenzie Cooper and sprinter Elcherri Neal shared the MVP honor in girls track and field.

  The boys track and field MVP honor went both to sprinter Alfred Champion and shot putter-discus thrower Hunter Smith.

  Austin Martin captured the boys powerlifting MVP award and the girls powerlifting honor went to Rosa Castillo.

  William Strickland and Ryan Litchfield shared the boys golf MVP honor.

  Hannah Bench captured the girls MVP golf award.

  Franki Aisporna earned the MVP honor in boys tennis and girls honor went to Laura Boshart and Kacie Vance.

  Team tennis MVP awards went to Connor Mulkey and Lauryn Prather.

Miguel Sanchez and Shay Sellers shared the boys soccer MVP award and the girls honor went to Maddy Crabtree.

  Kenneth Neal earned the Ken Gibson award in boys basketball.

  MacKenzie Cooper claimed the girls MVP award in basketball.

  Cross country MVP honors went to Israel Loredo and Jennifer Martinez.

  Maygan Bloyed was awarded the MVP honor in volleyball.

  Justin Koger and Chris Hazlett shared the Monty Stratton Award.

  Henry Neal, Harry Bond and Doug Hooten were recognized as new members of the GHS Athletic Hall of Honor.

  Kody Crumpton, president of the Lion Athletic Booster Club, recognized the club’s top volunteers.


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