The 2nd Annual Mid-Utah Radio Sports Award Show/Banquet Proves Successful

first_img Written by Tags: Mid-Utah Radio Sports Banquet FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-Tuesday evening, Snow College Richfield hosted the 2nd annual Mid-Utah Radio Sports Award Show/Banquet with numerous star athletes scattered throughout the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area being honored for their achievements during the 2018-19 athletic season.The star of the banquet was longtime Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network sportscaster John Yardley, who has been with the company for 35 years.Yardley is best known for broadcasting 1-A (Region 20 primarily games) featuring Piute, Panguitch, Bryce Valley, Valley and Wayne (who returns to Region 20 this next athletic season) throughout his illustrious career.Mid-Utah Radio general manager Doug Barton presented Yardley and surmised that Yardley has broadcast more than 1,000 games.Meanwhile, the Millard Eagles were named as the sports school of the year, wresting the title away from defending champion Panguitch.Named as the head coach of the year is Milford baseball coach Tyler McMullin, as he led his Tigers to the 2-A baseball state championship. This is a noteworthy achievement as Milford plays 1-A in virtually all other sports.Richfield’s Alexa Lord was named as the Mid-Utah Radio female athlete of the year, excelling in both volleyball and basketball for the Wildcats.Milford’s Bryson Barnes was named as the Mid-Utah Radio male athlete of the year, excelling in football, wrestling, track & field, and baseball.Barnes was also named as the football player of the year with Connor Jorgensen of North Sanpete earning the defensive player of the year award. South Sevier’s Tyson Chisholm is the football offensive player of the year. Blake Mangelson of Juab earned the football lineman of the year award.In volleyball, Kapri Orton of Panguitch was named as the player of the year and Lord was named as the volleyball offensive player of the year. Raygen Newton of Juab is the volleyball defensive player of the year.Nicole Nelson of Manti is the girls’ soccer player of the year and Savannah Nielson of Delta is the girls’ soccer offensive player of the year. Ashton Wood of Manti is the girls’ soccer defensive player of the year.Hayden Harward of Richfield is the boys’ cross country runner of the year and Millard’s Katy Kelly is the girls’ cross country runner of the year.The boys’ golfer of the year is River Dillman of North Sanpete and the girls’ tennis player of the year is Giulia Stocchino of Wasatch Academy, concluding the fall sports.In the winter sports, Derek Smith of Delta was named as the boys’ basketball player of the year, with Kaetz King of South Sevier winning the boys’ offensive player of the year. Emmitt Hafen of Richfield is the boys’ basketball defensive player of the year with Beaver’s Sydnee Gillins earning the girls’ basketball player of the year award. Lord is the girls’ basketball offensive player of the year. Tavy Gale of Beaver earned the girls’ basketball defensive player of the year award.In wrestling, the lower weights (106-145) wrestler of the year is Richfield’s Denim Torgerson, who went 55-1 this season. In the upper weights, (152-285), the wrestler of the year is Millard’s Calun Whitaker.The boys’ swimmer of the year is Richfield’s Levi Maxfield with Millard’s Drew Roper earning girls swimmer of the year honors.In the spring sports, Emmitt Hafen of Richfield is the baseball player of the year, with his teammate, Morgan Albrecht, being named the baseball silver slugger of the year. The baseball pitcher of the year is Janzen Keisel of Gunnison Valley and Ryker Albrecht of Beaver is the baseball gold glove winner of the year.The softball player of the year is North Sanpete’s Aubree Ison, the silver slugger of the year is Tayler Brackett of Gunnison Valley. The softball pitcher of the year is Manti’s Kiana Pogroszewski and the gold glove winner is Gunnison Valley’s Jaida King.The boys’ track and field overall athlete of the year is Harward, adding this to his cross country award. The boys’ track and field runner of the year is Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb and the overall boys’ field athlete of the year in track and field is Treyson Harris of Beaver.The girls’ track and field overall athlete of the year is Ronnie Walker of Juab and the runner of the year for the girls is Adi Nielson of Delta. The girls’ track and field “field” athlete of the year is Karlee Eyre of Panguitch.The boys’ soccer player of the year is Wyatt Alcala of Millard and the boys’ soccer offensive player of the year is Jaume Llabres of Richfield. Preston Roberts of Beavers is the boys’ soccer defensive player of the year.The girls’ golfer of the year is Hayden Harris of Richfield and Kevin Clark of Manti is the boys’ tennis player of the year, rounding things out. Brad James June 18, 2019 /Local News, Sports News – Local The 2nd Annual Mid-Utah Radio Sports Award Show/Banquet Proves Successfullast_img read more