Top athletes at Highland and Blackwell recognized

Blackwell and Highland this week recognized top athletes from the past year.Highland’s Lora Stewart and Ron Covington were the recipients of the Fighting Hornet award. Also, Hornet awards for the top girls athlete went to Stewart in cross country, Sierra Allen in basketball and Beth Richburg in track; and for the boys, Michael Hyde in football, Covington in basketball and Sheldon Hall in track.Stephanie Metcalf and Jayden Jones were named the outstanding girls and boys athletes, respectively, at Blackwell. Metcalf was also honored as top ath-lete in girls basketball and track, and Jones was named top athlete in boys track and football. The Fighting Hornet award went to Kal-eb Edwards and Bailey McGlothlin; Hailey Bennett and Charlie Cano were the top newcomers; and Cody Shamblin and Shianne Solis received the Monty Pillion Scholar award. Other top athletes were Mason Magness in boys basketball and golf; McGlothlin and Franck Cano in cross country; Bennie Wester in tennis; and Elizabeth Rozzlle in girls golf.