GILBERTSVILLE - Marshall County High School celebrated their Lady Marshals and Marshals successful seasons at their annual Awards Banquet Thursday, March 22, at the Kentucky Dam Convention Center. Sheriff Kevin Byars served as Master of Ceremonies as the cheerleaders, Lady Marshals and Marshals were honored for their outstanding achievements from the 2011-2012 basketball season.
The Lady Marshals concluded their season with a 27-9 record, winning the Lady Marshals Holiday Classic championship and are the 4th District and Region 1 Champions. The Lady Marshals trip to the KHSAA Sweet 16 state tournament at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green ended their season with a 56-52 loss to Hopkinsville. The JV Lady Marshals won the Lady Marshals JV Tournament and ended their season with a record of 13-5 and the freshman squad won the Lady Marshals Freshman Tournament and concluded their season with a record of 14-3.
The Marshals 32-3 season broke the record for most season wins with the best win percentage of 91.4 percent. They also broke the record for home wins at 15-0. The Marshals won the Hancock Bank Brand 40 Classic Christmas tournament and are the reigning 4th District and Region 1 Champions. Their season also ended in the first round of the KHSAA Sweet 16 boys state tournament in Lexington with a 59-43 loss to Scott County. The Marshals JV squad ended their season at 9-7 while the freshman team recorded an 18-2 season also winning the Graves County Freshman Tournament as well as the Marshall County Freshman Tournament.
It was also a night to celebrate individual accomplishments and honor the cheerleader, Lady Marshal and Marshal seniors. Senior cheerleaders are Jansen Barrett and Tori Taylor. Two Lady Marshals will graduate from this year's team and they are Tory Fehrenbacher and Melanie McKendree. Six Marshals have played their final season and they include Chase Buchanan, Cole Nelson, Tanner Jessup, Peter Northcutt, Logan Taylor and Chase York.
Cheerleading Coach Debbie Bushart, along with coaches Melissa Gunn and Laryssa Hobbs, recognized their cheerleading squads who were awarded with letters and bars. Members of this year's Varsity squad are Tori Taylor, Sydney Colburn, Allison Manley, Charlstyn Beard, Amy Ford, Kaitlyn Heibert, Madison Evans, Shelby Webb, Elyssa Bradley, Sarah Oswalt, Carolyn Lamm, Lauren Sirls, Kara Kelley, Megan Riley, Savannah Futrell, Jansen Barrett and Kelsey Weather. The Junior Varsity squad members are Brittany Nichols, Chaney Stearns, Allie Pearson, Kelsey Owens, Rebecca Smith, Alyssa Smith, Samantha Ruley, Kaitlyn Hooper, Brittany Sauders and Tori Wood.
Lady Marshals Head Coach Joseph Simmons and Assistant Coaches Doug Lyles, Kala Cary and Shannon Gipson recognized their Lady Marshals Freshman, JV and Varsity squads. The Varsity team members are Ashley McKenty, Bailey Greer, Claire Waggoner, Tory Fehrenbacher, Melanie McKendree, Taylor Meadows, Mariah McKenty, Allie York, Toni Fehrenbacher, Michaela Manley, Amanda Bailey, Rachael Reed, Caitlyn York, Melissa Ross, Alex Brown and Alyssa Barnard. Junior Varsity team members are Amanda Bailey, Alyssa Barnard, Chelsea Beard, Jessie Brewer, Maryanna Frazier, Bailey Greer, Sarah Hendricks, Michaela Manley, Ashley McKenty, Rachel Northcutt, Rachel Prange, Rachael Reed, Melissa Ross, Claire Waggoner and Caitlyn York. Freshman team members are Amanda Bailey, Alyssa Barnard, Maryanna Frazier, Bailey Greer, Sarah Hendricks, Michaela Manley, Rachel Northcutt, Rachel Prange and Melissa Ross. Team Managers are Keyra Tarr, Sydney Sedlock, Jacob Cox and Bryce Ladd.
The 2011-2012 Lady Marshal awards went to Allie York for Most Rebounds with 269, an average of 7.5 per game. The Best Field Goal Percentage award went to Alyssa Barnard with 54 percent. Mariah McKenty won the Most Assists Per Game, Most Steals per game and Defense awards averaging 4.2 in assists and 3.5 in steals per game. The Best Three Point Percentage Award went to Allie York who shot 36 percent and Taylor Meadows was the recepient of the Best Free Throw Percentage Award with 76 percent for the second straight year. Academic Awards went to Tory Fehrenbacher and Melanie McKendree and Fehrenbacher also picked up the Defense Award. Most Improved Player was awarded to Alyssa Barnard and Alex Brown received the award for Most Blocked Shots. The last two seasons the Lady Marshals have racked up a record 935 steals and Tory Fehrenbacher is now the all-time leader in steals with 343.
Marshals Head Coach Gus Gillespie and Assistant Coaches Brent Lovett, Vince Doom, Brandon Fisher and Aaron Beth recognized their 2011-2012 Marshals. Making up the Varsity squad are team members Landon Taylor, Noah Steele, Nathan Solomon, Peter Northcutt, Logan Taylor, Chase Buchanan, Cole Barnard, Tanner Jessup, Mason Wooten, Chase Clark, Collin Travis, Chase York, Cole Nelson, Nolan Nichols, Drew Warnick, Dalton McCoy, Austin Rentfrow and Skyler VanMeter. The Junior Varsity team members are Cole Barnard, Dalton McCoy, Landon Taylor, Nolan Nichols, Nathan Solomon, Collin Travis, Skyler VanMeter, Drew Warnick and Mason Wooten. Freshman team members are Cole Barnard, Sam Dunn, Travis English, Sam Gold, Andrew Granstaff, Hunter Harvey, Dalton McCoy, Cole McGregor, Skyler VanMeter, Lane Roberts, Nathan Solomon, Collin Travis, Jake Walker and Mason Wooten. Team Managers are Lane Dyke, Conner Morgan and Kyler Riddle.
Receiving the Defense Award was Chase York and Landon Taylor. The Best Free Throw Percentage Award went to Chase Clark with 74 percent. Austin Rentfrow received the Most Rebounds Award with 212 and the Most Improved Player Award. Most Assists Award went to Cole Nelson with 127 on the season. Nelson also won the Most Steals Award with 64 and Most Three Pointers making 47 out of 107 attempts. Best Field Goal Percentage Award went to Tanner Jessup with 63 percent. Peter Northcutt and Noal Steele both received the Coaches Award. With 20 charges on the season, Chase Buchanan won the Most Charges Award. The Marshals honored Backboard Club President Keith Steele and Rick Clark with the Honorary Marshal Awards. Coach Gillespie said what made this team great this season was their unselfishness and great team balance.
Sissy Womack awarded the annual RE/MAX Peoples Choice Awards, as voted on by the community, to Tory Fehrenbacher, Tanner Jessup and Peter Northcutt.
Keith Steele announced the Backboard Club Scholarship recipients and they were Jansen Barrett, Chase Buchanan, Peter Northcutt, Melanie McKendree and Tory Fehrenbacher.
Special thanks also went out to Dana Dowdy who kept the books, Brad Salyers the statistician and Athletic Trainer Jason Crivello.
Krazy Lady Bonnie Rose, announced an recipe book fundraiser, with proceeds going towards the Lady Marshals trip to Hawaii next December. The deadline to submit receipes is April 30th and you can contact any of the Krazy Ladies for more details. Photo Gallery