For The Tribune

Allison Carney and Kailen Flynn each took home three special volleyball awards when Medora High School honored its volleyball players and cross-country runners Friday night.

Carney and Flynn both received setting awards with Carney having 99 percent good sets and Flynn finishing at 97 percent.

Carney also received the blocking award for having 82 percent successful blocks, and she received the hitting award for having 86 percent good attacks with 86 kills.

Flynn received the service ace award, as she had 73 aces.

Flynn and Kelsey Turner were co-recipients of the serving award. Both had 90 percent good serves.

Katie Beesley received the passing award for having 91 percent good passes, and Lillie Hatfield received the coaches award.

Sara Todd coached the Hornets to a record of 10-12. The Hornets lost to Shawe Memorial in four sets in the Class A Edinburgh Sectional.

“I thought we had a good season,” Todd said. “We finally got a rotation that worked. The girls had a good time.”

Cross-country coach Mitch Pumphrey presented Jackson Combs with the top runner award for the boys and Charley Pumphrey with the top runner award for the girls.

“Jackson became a force to be reckoned with,” coach Pumphrey said. “Overall, the kids did really well. They overcame aches and pains and worked hard.”

Athletics director Brad McCammon announced the scholar athletes. Students had to have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher to make that list, and McCammon said all 10 recipients were members of either the volleyball or cross-country teams.

The middle school volleyball and cross-country teams also were honored.

At a glance

Other awards presented during Medora’s fall athletics awards ceremony included:

High school scholar athletes: Katie Beesley, Kailen Flynn, Emily Newby, Marsadeez Phillips, Jackson Combs, Allison Carney, Lillie Hatfield, Kelsey Turner, Keyla Newby and Charley Pumphrey

Junior high special awards

Volleyball:

Most improved: Rebekah Ginter and Riley Pumphrey

Setting: Laykin Hinderlider

Serve reception: Aralyn Hackney

Hitting: Jenna Bowers

Serving award: Jarey Babcock

Cross-country

Boys top runner: Wyatt Combs

Girls top runner: Kaitlyn Davidson

Most improved: Alexis England

Coaches award: Riley Pumphrey

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.