ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — As another bone-chilling season comes to a close at Edgewood Senior High School, so does a memorable year of winter sports. Edgewood held their annual sports banquet on March 15 to honor all of their winter athletes. With these honors came prestigious awards including the “Most Improved Player” and “Most Valuable Player” for each team.
The cheerleading squad, advised by Jolene Roberts, awarded MIP to Morgan Barnard and MVP to Hannah Coon.
The swimming team, coached by Keith Kister, elected Sarah Parise as their girls’ MIP and Giana Varchetto as their MVP. The boys’ MIP was Tyler Pocsics and the MVP for the second year in a row was Isaac Park. Wrestling was a little different story. Head coach Wes Cleveland said there was no actual MVP but there were two boys who stood out by their performances on the mat. Tanner Perry and Jeoren Ellis each received individual awards for their accomplishments.
Steve Kray, the head coach of the girls’ basketball team recognized Haley Holden as the MIP and Gia Saturday as their MVP. As head coach of the boys’ basketball team, John Bowler had a tough decision naming MVP of his squad. In the end, Eli Kalil and Connor McLaughlin shared co-MVPs.
Junior Jillian Dick, a member of Kray’s team, said, “The awards night was very informative. Athletic Director Steve Kray gave a presentation on how the Athletic Boosters have been supporting the teams by supplying what they need to make their seasons successful. It’s amazing how much it costs to keep a sports program up and going. He recognized and thanked the boosters for all their support.”
Michelle Sardella, Edgewood’s Scholastic Bowl adviser, also has every right to be proud of her Scholastic Bowl team.
“I’m proud of my competitors. They set a good example for the school wherever they go, and always do very well,” she said.