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2018-06-13 / Sports

Harby and Wood Are Most Outstanding Athletes at WCS

By Tom Coddington


VARSITY CLUB WINNERS — The Walton Central School Varsity Club winners for 2017-18 are, from left in front row, Shaelie McClenon, Riley McAdams and Olivia Harby. From left in back row are McKenzie Clough, Bailey Wood, Joey Yambor, Joel Rhinehart and Jacob Beach. 
Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School VARSITY CLUB WINNERS — The Walton Central School Varsity Club winners for 2017-18 are, from left in front row, Shaelie McClenon, Riley McAdams and Olivia Harby. From left in back row are McKenzie Clough, Bailey Wood, Joey Yambor, Joel Rhinehart and Jacob Beach. Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School WALTON — Dozens of Walton Central School athletes were rewarded for their efforts during the 2017-18 seasons at the annual awards program on June 4.

The top awards saw Olivia Harby receiving the Outstanding Female Athlete honor and Bailey Wood garnered the Outstanding Male Athlete honor. Harby participated in soccer, basketball and track and field, while Wood excelled in football, wrestling and baseball.

The Royale Oasis awards for excelling in athletics and citizenship went to Willow Underwood and Joel Rhinehart.

The Walton Country Store Athlete/Scholar Awards were presented to Wood and Shaelie McClenon. The Joan Mc- Granaghan award was received by Kylie Coviello.


MOST OUTSTANDING ATHLETES — The recipients of the Most Outstanding Athlete award went to Bailey Wood and Olivia Harby. From left are Athletic Director Andy Gates, Wood, Harby and High School Principal Rob Knuschke. 
Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School MOST OUTSTANDING ATHLETES — The recipients of the Most Outstanding Athlete award went to Bailey Wood and Olivia Harby. From left are Athletic Director Andy Gates, Wood, Harby and High School Principal Rob Knuschke. Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School The Varsity Club Senior awards went to Jacob Beach and, posthumously, to Destyni Twyman,

Coviello earned the Breakey Motors field hockey award. The most dedicated award for softball went to Alyssa McNeil. The Lyle Rutherford awards for football went to Josh Johnson for offense and Caleb Stanton for defense.

The wrestling awards were as follows: Margaret Nichols Memorial awards, Kalean Smit and Cael Howland; John A. Tomao Memorial award, Scotty Barnhart; Jeremy Fletcher Memorial award, Tracer Howland; Chuck Hall Memorial camp scholarship, Kaylieb Stanton; Cuneen wrestling award, Chandler Merwin.

The David C. Schmidt memorial track award went to Lucas Walley.


SPECIAL AWARDS — Special award winners at the WCS are, from left, Kylie Coviello, Shaelie McClenon, Bailey Wood, Joel Rhinehart, Jacob Beach and Olivia Harby. 
Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School SPECIAL AWARDS — Special award winners at the WCS are, from left, Kylie Coviello, Shaelie McClenon, Bailey Wood, Joel Rhinehart, Jacob Beach and Olivia Harby. Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School The Walton Booster Club’s soccer camp scholarships were earned by Celestine Mingle and Isaac Vesterfelt.

The Varsity Club awards for most valuable players went to Wood for football, to Beach for boys’ basketball, to Joey Yambor for baseball, and to Elizabeth DeFalco for volleyball.

The Varsity Club awards for outstanding determination went to Harby for girls’ soccer, to Wood for wrestling, to Riley McAdams for softball, to Rhinehart for boys’ track and field, to McClenon for girls’ track and field, to Cindy Lam for field hockey, to Yambor for boys’ soccer, and to McKenzie Clough for girls’ basketball.

Longtime coach Matt Chambers was also honored for his service to the district.



ROYALE OASIS AWARDS — The winners of the Royale Oasis Award were Joel Rhinehart, at left and Willow Underwood. 
Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School ROYALE OASIS AWARDS — The winners of the Royale Oasis Award were Joel Rhinehart, at left and Willow Underwood. Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School

SPECIAL RECOGNITION — Longtime coach Matt Chambers received a special award. He is flanked by Athletic Secretary Rosie Greene and Athletic Director Andy Gates. 
Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School SPECIAL RECOGNITION — Longtime coach Matt Chambers received a special award. He is flanked by Athletic Secretary Rosie Greene and Athletic Director Andy Gates. Photo Courtesy of Walton Central School

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