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Panhandle Hall of Fame inducts five new members

AMARILLO, TX. - At the 59th annual Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame inducted five new members Sunday at the Amarillo Civic Center.

PSHOF 2016 Class

Vanessa Wells Thibert, Palo Duro/West Texas State, 171st member

Bryan Millard, Dumas/University of Texas/Seattle Seahawks, 172nd member

Chad Fox, Amarillo/University of New Mexico, 173rd member

Garland Head, Clovis/Texas Tech/Spearman/Dumas, 174th member

Walter McNew, Amarillo High/ University of Texas, 175th member

 

Coaches of the Year

Baseball: Jeff Timmons, Amarillo High

Basketball: Steve Jackson, Tascosa

Cross Country: Rebekah James, Randall

Football: Chris Koetting, Canadian

Golf: Barry Stevens, Happy

Soccer:  Mark Smith, Caprock

Softball: Kevin Blaskowski, West Texas A&M

Tennis: Darby Norman, Randall

Track: Darren Flowers, West Texas A&M

Volleyball: JaNeen Eudy, Bushland

Wrestling: David Quirino, Randall

 

Athletes of the Year

Baseball: Clay Koelzer, Amarillo High

Basketball: Nicole Hampton, Canyon/Lubbock Christian

Cross Country: Butare Rugenerwa, Amarillo High

Football: Holton Hufstetdler, Canadian

Golf:  Kyle Kelting, Amarillo

Soccer (co): Rici Galdean, Randall; Bobby Carlton, Amarillo High

Softball: Alyx Cordell, Canyon

Tennis: Avery Zavala, Tascosa

Track: Jake Merrell, Valley

Volleyball: Emerson Solano, Amarillo High

Wrestling: (co) Khalil Gipson, Palo Duro; Mario Vasquez, Palo Duro

Special Achievement Awards     

Joe Lombard, Canyon; Tate Lombard, Wall; father/son win state girls basketball championships

Duke Kicinski, West Texas A&M, national champion in discus

Kellie Kaputin, West Texas A&M, three-sport track All-American

Shaley Goad, Fort Elliott; consecutive state titles in 1A golf

Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo High; alternate in 2016 Olympics in trampoline

Super Team Award: Canyon girls basketball team, 5A state champions

Leslie and Nard Cazzell Big Play Award:  Matthew Lynch, Canadian, overtime free throws provided playoff win over Panhandle in route to 2A state basketball title

Dick Risenhoover Award: Jan Barker, Amarillo High volleyball coach

Dee Henry Inspiration Award: Bret Barnard, Stratford, trapshooter

 

 


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