By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Academy Sports Banquet was held on February 24 at Lee First Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. The banquet was a great success with all of the coaches, parents and close loved ones of the athletes in attendance. Of the many in attendance, the young men and women athletes were the honorary guests. The night was in their honor.
Volleyball team members were recognized during the banquet. They were Summer Blair, Aubrey Day, Caroline Jennings, Claire Maultsby, Anna Collins, Shellby Cooke, Kali Lancaster, Katelyn Scott, Kaylie Rogers, Alexis Bowen, Katelyn McCamman, Meghan Tobin, Natalie Vasquez and Teagan Dunn. The Head Coach was Cathy Rogers, assisted by Julie Townsend.
“It was a pleasure to be able to coach such hard working and dedicating young ladies. I was very impressed by the improvement of not only their skills but their love for the game as well. I appreciate all the support from their parents, teachers, family and friends throughout the season,” said Coach Kathy Rodgers.
Cheerleaders were honored during the ceremony. Cheerleaders for the Academy were Cali Dyal, Gracie Galbraith, Jadyn Gore, Mikenzi Plain, Aubrey Day, Caroline Jennings, Olivia Graham, Reese Rutherford and Kylie Andrews. The Head Coach was Rhonda Gore, assisted by Jamie Andrews.
“We are excited for the opportunity to work with such a great group of girls. We are very proud of the progress that they made throughout the season,” said Coach Rhonda Gore and Jamie Andrews.
Basketball players were also given recognition during the sports banquet. Basketball players for the Panthers were: Bailey Browning, Michael Downing, Skyler Dunn, Ross Bass, Jim Flournoy, John Flournoy, Michael Goley, Jacob Hanners, Stephen Miller, Dorian Alberti and Michael McCamman.
The Head Coach was Zach Iott, assisted by Robert Goley.
“We recognize these young men and women, not only for playing a sport, but for going above and beyond the call of duty by representing not only themselves, but Madison Academy and the community of Madison County,” said Coach Zach Iott.