Junior Rebels celebrate sports year
Riverside honored junior high athletes May 21 with a banquet and awards ceremony held at Caraway. The junior Rebels garnered numerous team and individual awards after a successful 2008-2009 campaign.
Head coach Buster Campbell's junior boys basketball team captured the Marmaduke Invitational Championship last October to highlight their season. Three players were named to the 2A-3 All-Conference team, Morgan Fletcher, Cole Winford and Logan Meurer.
Fletcher took home three individual honors, winning the awards for Best Free Throw Percentage (71 percent), Most Assists (89), and Most Steals (65). Winford picked up a pair of awards, including Total Rebounds (192) and Best Field Goal Percentage, shooting an astounding 67 percent on the year.
Other team members included Brock Adams, Coby Blagg, James Boness, Michael George, Chase Jackson, Braden Peaster, Alteeno Sain, Jake Spencer, Mitchell Staggs, Steven Stice, Juan Trujillo, Alexander Walker, Cody Williams and Dylan Wright. Team managers were Jeffery Wisham and Blaine McClung.
The Lady Rebels finished second in both the Bay and Marmaduke Invitational Tournaments. Freshman Becca Frayer and eighth grader Lauren Weaver both garnered All-Conference honors.
Weaver took home three individual awards handed out by first year Coach Carrie Redman. Weaver won Best Field Goal Percentage (46 percent), Rebound Average (8.1 per game), and Most Blocks (32). Frayer took the awards for Most Assists (67) and Most Steals (85). Anna Brickell led the team in Free Throw Percentage (59 percent).
Rounding out the Lady Rebel squad was Lindsey Bennett, Megan Boness, Kristen Carner, Cassie Harder-Neely, Teylor Hill, Emily Jordan, Leslie Lyles, Emilee Manues, Jordan Miller, Susan Sailor and Kenzley Wilson.
The junior girls track team took home a district runner-up finish in the 2A meet. Team members were Lindsey Bennett, Amber Booth, Anna Brickell, Allie Burch, Kristen Carner, Amber Fletcher, Brittany Frazier, Becca Frayer, Teylor Hill, Emily Jordan, Leslie Lyles, Emilee Manues, Jordan Miller, Catlyn Sailor, Susan Sailor, Lauren Weaver and Kenzley Wilson.
The junior boys track team featured James Boness, Morgan Fletcher, Ramon Garcia, Tyler Glover, Anthony Grooms, Kent Hill, Tyler Jones, Logan Meurer, Lathe Lunsford, Travis Spencer, Mitchell Staggs, Sean Terrell, Josh Utley, Cody Williams and Dylan Wright.
Both track teams were coached by Carrie Redman.
Riverside's cheerleading team consisted of Skye Booth, Allie Burch, Amber Fletcher, Brittany Frazier, Lindsey Gamble, MaKayla Lyles, Chaney McLean, and Kayla Zamora. Cheerleading coaches were Kristen Emery and Brandi Wallace.