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Awards presented at Huskies’ annual All-Sports Banquet

Seniors for the Pawhuska Huskie baseball team are shown with head coach Brian Edwards, left, and assistant coach Patrick McCarty, right, are (left to right) Kendall Oller, Bryce Wilson, Tyler Culver, Zalin Edwards, Taylor Priest and Connor McNeil. The PHS squad won 18 games, two tournament titles and a district championship. Special award presentations included: Zalin Edwards - Top Offensive Player, Wilson - Top Defensive Player, Culver - Top Pitcher, McNeil and Priest - Top Utility Players and Oller - Team Leader of Year. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Seniors for the Pawhuska Huskie baseball team are shown with head coach Brian Edwards, left, and assistant coach Patrick McCarty, right, are (left to right) Kendall Oller, Bryce Wilson, Tyler Culver, Zalin Edwards, Taylor Priest and Connor McNeil. The PHS squad won 18 games, two tournament titles and a district championship. Special award presentations included: Zalin Edwards - Top Offensive Player, Wilson - Top Defensive Player, Culver - Top Pitcher, McNeil and Priest - Top Utility Players and Oller - Team Leader of Year. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Pawhuska Huskie boys basketball honors were presented by coach Monty Unruh to these three seniors. From left, Mason Moody received the Max Shuck Award, Tyler Culver was named Top Offensive Player and Bryce Wilson was the Top Defensive Player. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Pawhuska Huskie boys basketball honors were presented by coach Monty Unruh to these three seniors. From left, Mason Moody received the Max Shuck Award, Tyler Culver was named Top Offensive Player and Bryce Wilson was the Top Defensive Player. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Pawhuska High School senior cheerleaders Morgan Waddle, second from left, and Darian Lookout, second from right, are shown with squad sponsors Stephanie Priest, left, and Jodi Culver, right. Waddle was a four-year member of the cheerleading team while Lookout was a two-year cheerleader. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Pawhuska High School senior cheerleaders Morgan Waddle, second from left, and Darian Lookout, second from right, are shown with squad sponsors Stephanie Priest, left, and Jodi Culver, right. Waddle was a four-year member of the cheerleading team while Lookout was a two-year cheerleader. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Flanked by PHS assistant football coaches Brian Edwards, on left, and David Hindman, at right, are the senior players of the 2013 Huskies (left to right) Justin Barnes, Bryce Wilson, Kendall Oller, Zalin Edwards, Taylor Priest, Connor McNeil and Logan BigEagle. Head football coach Bob Craig (not pictured) noted that Pawhuska qualified for the 2A state playoffs in all four years of their high school careers. Wilson was chosen to receive the Ormand Beach Memorial Award and Edwards was named as this year’s Outstanding Athlete of the Huskies. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Flanked by PHS assistant football coaches Brian Edwards, on left, and David Hindman, at right, are the senior players of the 2013 Huskies (left to right) Justin Barnes, Bryce Wilson, Kendall Oller, Zalin Edwards, Taylor Priest, Connor McNeil and Logan BigEagle. Head football coach Bob Craig (not pictured) noted that Pawhuska qualified for the 2A state playoffs in all four years of their high school careers. Wilson was chosen to receive the Ormand Beach Memorial Award and Edwards was named as this year’s Outstanding Athlete of the Huskies. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Chosen as the Outstanding Lady Huskie Athlete for the year was senior Haley Malaske, who also earned top honors in softball and girls’ basketball. Lady Huskie head basketball coach Austin Minshall named Malaske as the team’s outstanding player of the year and also presented her with the Oren Terrell Excellence Award. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Chosen as the Outstanding Lady Huskie Athlete for the year was senior Haley Malaske, who also earned top honors in softball and girls’ basketball. Lady Huskie head basketball coach Austin Minshall named Malaske as the team’s outstanding player of the year and also presented her with the Oren Terrell Excellence Award. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Lady Huskie senior soccer players, left to right, are Carlie Culver, Kailsey Cheves, Anna Schroeder, Kaytlyn Swan, Dava Daylight and Morgan Waddle. The Lady Huskies of head coach Giovanie Soliano finished 11-2 and reached the quarterfinals of the Oklahoma 4A Tournament. It marked the second state tourney appearance in three years for the girls’ soccer program of PHS, which was started in 2011. Waddle, the team captain, and Culver were both four-year starters. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Lady Huskie senior soccer players, left to right, are Carlie Culver, Kailsey Cheves, Anna Schroeder, Kaytlyn Swan, Dava Daylight and Morgan Waddle. The Lady Huskies of head coach Giovanie Soliano finished 11-2 and reached the quarterfinals of the Oklahoma 4A Tournament. It marked the second state tourney appearance in three years for the girls’ soccer program of PHS, which was started in 2011. Waddle, the team captain, and Culver were both four-year starters. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
PHS softball honors went to four-year varsity starter Haley Malaske, left, as the Lady Huskies’ team MVP, and Alexis Martin, right, as the top defensive player. Coach Olivia Chronister presented the awards. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
PHS softball honors went to four-year varsity starter Haley Malaske, left, as the Lady Huskies’ team MVP, and Alexis Martin, right, as the top defensive player. Coach Olivia Chronister presented the awards. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Three PHS seniors who earned wrestling honors are shown with head coach Wade Rogers, left, and Brian Edwards, right. Pictured from left are Grant Moore, Zalin Edwards and Taylor Priest, who each qualified for the Oklahoma 3A Wrestling Tournament. Edwards and Priest placed fourth in their weight classifications. Another senior of the Huskies, Sean Valencia, was honored with the Smoot/Chambers Memorial Award. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital
Three PHS seniors who earned wrestling honors are shown with head coach Wade Rogers, left, and Brian Edwards, right. Pictured from left are Grant Moore, Zalin Edwards and Taylor Priest, who each qualified for the Oklahoma 3A Wrestling Tournament. Edwards and Priest placed fourth in their weight classifications. Another senior of the Huskies, Sean Valencia, was honored with the Smoot/Chambers Memorial Award. Jack Buzbee/Journal-Capital

The past year’s achievements by Pawhuska High School athletes were honored March 19 at the Huskies All Sports Senior Banquet.

Named to receive the Outstanding Athlete Award for the Huskies was Zalin Edwards, while Haley Malaske earned the Lady Huskie Outstanding Athlete Award.

Bob Roberts served as master of ceremonies at the banquet. Cindy Javellas and Jon Marie Wilson coordinated the event and Athletic Director Bob Craig assisted with the presentations.

Other special honors for PHS student-athletes went to Sadie Sellers, who was presented with the Huskie Pride Award for school spirit, and Bryce Wilson, who received the Ormand Beach Memorial Award as voted by players on the Huskies’ football team.

Two members of the community were honored for their service to PHS athletics. Nada Malone received the Bill Palmer Memorial Award and Jon Marie Wilson was presented with the Jearl Holt Memorial Award.

Special appreciation was expressed to the following businesses and individuals who donated to the program’s successs: American Heritage Bank, Bad Brad’s, Bob and Joyce Butts, Robert and Randi Chesbro, Jack Cheves, Citizens Bank of Oklahoma, Frederick and Janet Drummond, Metcalf Enterprises dba Subway, Jack and Connie Miles, Tallgrass Motors, Tri Am Acid & Fracture.

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