BAXTER SPRINGS - Baxter Springs High School recently held the annual sports banquet. The coaches presented their respective letter winners, and individual awards.

Athletic Director Chris Swartz thanked the school administration, the school board, coaches, and most of all the parents.

Cross Country coach Travis Avery recognized three time state qualifier senior Garrett Gantt. Valarie Green received the Work Out Warrior award, along with Hayden Kipp. Most Improved awards went to Henry Riley, Luke Peterson, and Hayden Kipp. Preston Landis and Max Sheffer received the Senior Leadership award.

Heather Parrish honored three students on the Lady Lion golf team. Most Improved went to Sydney Brooks. The Lion Pride award went to Lauren Newton, her second year for the award. Hallie Turner received the Most Valuable Player award.

Cheerleader coach Bailey Oehme gave her Leadership awards to Kallie Cook and Karissa Howey. The Most Dedicated award went to freshman Hannah Wren. Hannah Draper received the Most Valuable Cheerleader award.

Alan Hibner, boys basketball coach, acknowledged Trey White, Max Sheffer, and Preston Landis for being picked for their C-N-C League awards. He also recognized junior Trey White as the Lions Most Valuable Player, as chosen by his teammates.

Lady Lion coach Cory White acknowledged his team for qualify for the Kansas state tournament. He also recognized Delaney Barnes, Abbey Underhill, and Kassity Shafer for being awarded positions on the C-N-C League teams. Abbey Underhill was voted by her teammates as the Lady Lion Most Valuable Player.

Track and Field coach Angela Yarbrough recognized from last spring two state qualifiers. Now senior Garret Gantt qualified in the 1600M and the 3200M. Trey White qualified for state in the high jump.

Since the 2018 spring sports hadn’t started yet, softball coach Tim Yeargain, baseball coach Chris Mercer, track and field Coach Yarbrough, and boys golf coach Chris Swartz, talked about their returning players, and their high expectations for their season.