Cameron Davidson and Kathleen Newcombe were recognized as Horton High School’s senior athletes of the year when the school’s athletic department handed out its year-end athletic awards recently.
Davidson, a Grade 12 student who played football and hockey for Horton and co-chaired the students’ council athletics committee, was the choice for senior male athlete of the year.
Newcombe, also in Grade 12 and a dedicated multi-sport athlete who participated in cross-country, soccer, hockey, rugby and wrestling, was chosen senior female athlete of the year.
Horton also recognizes junior varsity athletes of the year from Grade 10 and 11, and junior athletes of the year from Grade 9.
The JV female athlete of the year was Gillian Cumby, and the JV male athlete of the year was Gabe Morgan. Junior athletes of the year were Coleman Hooper and co-winners Jayda Veinot and Meghan McLean.
Athletic directors David Lang, who is retiring this year following a 35-year teaching career, and Jason Pleasant Sampson said it was a very successful year for Horton student-athletes and teams.
Horton captured 10 regional championships in 2013-2014, including intermediate boys’ cross-country, junior varsity girls’ soccer, D-1 boys’ volleyball, junior varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball, D-1 girls’ and boys’ basketball, junior boys’ softball, Tier 2 senior boys’ rugby and intermediate girls’ track and field.
Miklos Kanyasi won an individual provincial championship in intermediate boys’ singles badminton. Brock O’Brien and Katherine Theriault both won individual provincial championships in senior wrestling.
The Horton intermediate girls’ track and field team of Gillian Cumby, Jayda Veinot, Jane Hergett, Taylor Kehoe, Maria Rodrigues, Emily MacArthur and Maia Timmons won the provincial team championship, Horton’s first provincial track and field banner since 2003-2004 and only the second provincial championship in the 40 years Horton has competed in NSSAF track and field.
Special recognition was also given to Tyler Carter, a track and field Special Athlete who had two first-place finishes and one third-place finish at the regional championships. He went on to capture ] two silver and a bronze medal at provincials.
Student council representatives Gillianne Gates, Davidson and Alex Whamond presented the student council team of the year award to the girls’ hockey team.
Graysen Parker, Brett Dickie and coach Lang were recognized and presented with certificates for representing Horton at the NSSAF Celebration of School Sport.
NSSAF Scholar-Athlete Awards were presented to Coleman Hooper (junior male), Jayda Veinot (junior female), Ross Bagnell (senior male) and Gisele Rudderham (senior female). Hooper was recognized as the recipient of the Western Region junior male scholar-athlete award.
Horton also presented recognition awards to three international students from the NSSAF. Gian Matteo received the international student outstanding athlete award, Kangwon Kim received the international student athletic sportsmanship award and Harry Kanno received an international athlete sport participation medal.
Coaches Award: Keevan Veinot
Rookie: Oliver Grant-Adam
MVP: Coleman Hooper
Coaches Award: Gillian Cumby
Fair Play and Dedication: Jayda Veinot
MVP: Emily MacArthur
Coaches Award: Ryan Fuller
Fair Play and Dedication: Donovan Cassidy-Nolan
MVP: Bryden Dunphy
Coaches Award: Kathleen Newcombe
Fair Play & Dedication: Carlena Eye
MVP: Jessica Shaffelburg.
Fair Play & Dedication: Ryan O’Rourke
Fair Play & Dedication: Darcy Fuller
MVP: Drew Ward
MVP: Taylor Brown
MVP: Meghan McLean.
Rookie: John Payne, Doug Hassell
Coaches Award: Jason Starratt
MVP: Cameron MacPherson.
Rookie: Isaac Melanson MacKenzie Carr
Unsung Hero: Josh Willoughby, Logan Burhoe
MVP: Jacob Melanson.
Junior Girls’ Soccer
Fair Play & Dedication: Jillian Miller
Most Improved: Georgia Bauer
MVP: Trin MacKenzie.
Junior Boys’ Soccer
Fair Play & Dedication: Parker King
MVP: Simon Wassef.
JV Girls’ Soccer
Coaches Award: Courtney Garland
MVP: Gisele Rudderham, Kathleen Newcombe.
D-1 Boys’ Soccer –
Fair Play & Dedication (Hatt Trophy): Hunter Haas, Nick Crowdis
MVP: Gabe Morgan.
D-1 Girls’ Soccer –
Fair Play & Dedication: Keely Carey, MacKenzie Pardy
MVP: Gillianne Gates, Hilary Roberts.
Junior Girls Volleyball
Fair Play & Dedication (Sandy MacDow Award): Georgia Hall
Most Improved: Joanna Gates
MVP: Taylor Davidson.
JV Girls’ Volleyball
Fair Play & Dedication: Darcy Thimot
MVP: Brittany Briggs.
JV Boys’ Volleyball
Fair Play & Dedication: Brennan Mosher
MVP: Mitchell MacNeil.
D-1 Girls’ Volleyball
Rookie: Claudia Yoell
Fair Play & Dedication: Sydney Boyachek
MVP: Maddy MacDonald.
D-1 Boys’ Volleyball
Fair Play & Dedication: Eric Tynski
MVP: Calum MacKinnon, Jonah Brodeur.
Coaches Award: Ronnie Spencer
MVP: Nicole Smith.
Coaches Award: Catherine Theriault
Fair Play & Dedication: Kathleen Newcombe
Coaches Award: Theo de Muizon
Fair Play & Dedication: Brock O’Brien
MVP: Kirklyn Levy.
Fair Play & Dedication: Justin MacKillop
MVP: Rose Kyd.
Junior Boys’ Basketball
Coaches Award: Lex Corbett
MVP: Jaden Christopher.
Junior Girls’ Basketball
Coaches Award: Ruth Curry, Kaitlyn Zwicker
MVP: Taylor Kehoe, Jade Johnston.
JV Girls’ Basketball
Coaches Award: Haruka Kashiwai.
MVP: Emily Merks.
JV Boys’ Basketball
Top Defensive Player: Glen Fraser
Fair Play & Dedication: Hunter Haas, Sam MacDonald
MVP: Jamile Smith.
D-1 Boys’ Basketball
Coaches Award: Iain Thomas, Matt Ingham
Rookie: Keevan Veinot
MVP: Gage Sabean.
D-1 Girls’ Basketball
Coaches Award: Graysen Parker
Rookie: Haley McDonald, Jayda Veinot
MVP: Lauren Jodrey.
Junior Boys’ Hockey
Coaches Award: Austin Woodland, Wes Weatherbee.
Senior Boys’ Hockey
Coaches Award (Bezanson Trophy): Evan Leslie, Cam Davidson
MVP (Jordan Award): Ben Hewins
Top Graduating Defenceman (Jason Allen Award) Ryan O’Rourke.
Senior Girls’ Hockey
MVP: Morgan Benjamin, Gisele Rudderham, Kathleen Newcombe (co-winners).
Fair Play & Dedication: Taylor Dauphinee
MVP: Chris Leeman.
Rookie: Noah Ford
Fair Play & Dedication: Naomi Kent
MVP: Melissa Meisner.
Intermediate MVP: Miklos Kanyasi
Senior MVP: Jonah Brodeur
Intermediate Fair Play & Dedication: Jennika Fuller
Senior Fair Play & Dedication : Leigh Murphy
Coaches Award: Addy Young.
Junior Girls’ Softball
Fair Play & Dedication: Brenna Huntley
MVP: Trin MacKenzie.
Junior Boys’ Softball
Coaches Award: Lex Corbett
Fair Play & Dedication: Tristan Cavanagh, Nathan Sangster
MVP: Noah MacPherson.
Senior Girls’ Softball
Leadership: Breanna Cook
Fair Play & Dedication: Christie Webb
MVP: Keely Carey.
Senior Boys’ Softball
Coaches Award: Nick Croft
Fair Play & Dedication: Glen Fraser
MVP: Jason Starratt.
Senior Boys’ Rugby
Fair Play & Dedication: Justin Deschenes, Liam Coldwell
MVP: Zach Beaman.
Senior Girls’ Rugby
Rookie: Shay Beaton
Coaches Award: Meredith Murray
MVP: Emily West.
Track and Field
Coaches Award: Emily MacArthur
Rookie: Taylor Kehoe
MVP: Gillian Cumby.
Coaches Award: Isaac Melanson
Rookie: Owen Lee
MVP: Coleman Hooper.
Coaches Award: Emily Merks
Fair Play & Dedication: Jessica Shaffelburg
MVP: Courtney Garland.
Coaches Award: Brock O’Brien
Fair Play & Dedication (Cleveland Award): Colin Hassell
MVP: Tyler Carter.
International Student awards
Outstanding Athlete Award: Gian Matteo.
Student Athletic Sportsmanship Award: Kangwon Kim.
Sport Participation Medal: Harry Kanno
Students’ Council Team of the Year
Senior girls’ hockey
NSSAF Ambassadors of School Sport
Brett Dickie, Graysen Parker and David Lang (teacher/coach).
NSSAF Scholar-Athlete Award
Coleman Hooper (Western Region Junior Male Scholar-Athlete), Jayda Veinot, Ross Bagnell, Gisele Rudderham
Junior Athletes of the Year
Jayda Veinot, Meghan McLean (co-winners), Coleman Hooper
JV Athletes of the Year
Gillian Cumby, Gabe Morgan
Senior Athletes of the Year
Kathleen Newcombe, Cameron Davidson.