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Winter Sports Awards Program Hosted At Escalon
Among the varsity Cougar basketball boys taking home honors from the recent Sports Awards night were, from left, Ben Fletcher, Sammy Jimenez, Zack Valencia, Sawyer Mello, Jack Anderson, Logan Huebner, Cameron Dalpogetti. Photo Contributed
Freshmen recognized for their efforts on the basketball court this season included, from left, Issac Petalio, Wyatt Riesenbeck, Aydun Melo, Matix Trimble. Photo Contributed
Recognition for the JV basketball boys this season went to players including, from left, Dom Arauza, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Lewis, Ben Ferreira. Photo Contributed

Athletes from the winter sports season gathered for individual team recognition meetings on Tuesday, March 7 and then convened in the new gym on the Escalon High School campus for presentation of top honors.

Athletic Director Andrew Beam said that 116 of the 184 students taking part in winter sports – 63 percent – maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above during the course of the season. There were 15 athletes with a GPA of 4.0 or higher and a total of 15 new 3.5 GPA or higher athletes.

The winter sports season included boys and girls basketball, boys and girls wrestling, boys and girls soccer.

The new scholar-athlete recognition went to: Anthony Jones, Christian Rodriguez, Preston Sizuela, Benjamin Gonzalez, Ashlyn Paxman and Aislinn Ingles, wrestling; Cameron Dalpogetti, Logan Huebner, boys basketball; Kevin Romero, Christopher Valle, Victor De La O Vigil, Victor Martin-Rodriguez, boys soccer; Soraya Aguayo, girls soccer; Chloe Farley, Madison Babasa, girls basketball.

The Times will include information on the various sports honors, along with photos, over the next couple of weeks. This week, the freshman, JV and varsity boys basketball teams are in the spotlight.

For the varsity boys, this year’s award winners were: Jack Anderson, most valuable player and most outstanding offensive player; Sammy Jimenez, most outstanding defensive player; Derek Fragoso, most improved; Cam Dalpogetti, Zack Valencia, best teammate; Logan Huebner, Sawyer Mello, coaches award. Jack Anderson was also recognized as the Trans-Valley League’s most outstanding player while he and Jimenez were named TVL first team All-Stars and Ben Fletcher, along with Huebner and Valencia, received TVL honorable mention.

Junior varsity players earning recognition included: Ryan Lewis, most valuable player; Dom Arauza, most outstanding defensive player; Ben Ferreira, glue guy; Treye Ingram, most improved; Ryan Murphy, coaches award.

At the freshman level, players taking home honors were: Issac Petalio, most valuable player; Wyatt Riesenbeck, best teammate; Aydun Mello, most improved; Matix Trimble, coaches award.