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Middlesex High athletics win top district honors

Middlesex High School coaches stand with the many district and regional trophies that Charger teams won in 2008-09. The coaches are, front row from left, William Griffin, varsity girls basketball;  Bonnie Abbott, JV softball; Greg Harrow, varsity golf and varsity baseball; Jennifer Harrow, varsity volleyball; Brad Norris, athletic director and JV baseball; Scott Rae, varsity soccer; Bill Murray, cross-country; Johan Odom, track and cross-country; Neil Bailey, varsity boys basketball; Amy Daniel, varsity boys basketball; and Jonathan Norris, JV baseball. In the back row, from left, are  Danielle Early, scholastic bowl; Pete Shepherd, varsity tennis; Wade Traynham, varsity softball; Lee Anderson, football and wrestling; Jason Daniel, JV boys basketball; Timmy Blake, varsity  baseball ; and Joel Anderson, wrestling and track.

The Middlesex High School Athletic Department recently won the two highest honors that are awarded to member schools of the Tidewater District—the district-wide Sportsmanship Award and Traveling Trophy.

The Sportsmanship Award is given in each sport and is voted on by district coaches. MHS accumulated the most sportsmanship awards this season, thus making it the winner of the award.

The Traveling Trophy is the highest award given by our district. This trophy goes to the school that accumulates the most points at the conclusion of the athletic season. Points are awarded on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis—the first place team during the regular season is awarded 6 points, the second place team 5 points, and so forth.  A school also receives one point for each sportsmanship award received.

“This is the first time in many years that we have won the Traveling Trophy,” said MHS athletic director Brad Norris. “I know it has been more than 10 years since we have won it. King William is the usual winner of this award. We also have also been recognized at the regional and state levels for sportsmanship during the past  year.”

posted 06.17.2009

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