High School Sports

Season recap: Ridge View cross country

Ridge View’s cross country runners were honored recently at a season-ending awards banquet.

“It was a great night to honor the girls team, which made great strides as a program this year and the boys team which repeated as region champions for the first time ever in school and finished third at the state meet,” said Blazers coach Brian Rosefield.

“These young men and women are the hardest working group I have ever been associated with. It's a real pleasure to be able to work with them. I am a very lucky man.

Our seniors - Mike Dabeck, Bill Waldrop, Marquis Benton, Nilk Mathur, Joseph Stogner, Justin Tolbert, Leonard Love, Nick Gladden, Sierra Henderson and - will be sorely missed as well. They have been a driving force in our success these past few years and are all on their way to bigger an better things.”

Girls Cross Country Team

Team Captain: Sierra Henderson and Tamara Smith

Most Valuable Runner: Sierra Henderson

Most Improved Runner: Alesha Love

Rookie of the Year: Elizabeth Wilson

Scholastic Athlete of the Year: Elizabeth Wilson

Most Team Spirit: Andi Braxton

Letter Winners: Sierra Henderson, Emily Hart, Andi Braxton, Macy Gordon, Kimberly Ruiz, Rebekah Clark, Kiyanna Muhammad, Elizabeth Wilson, Adalin Kucherina, Tamara Smith and Rachel Clark

Boys Cross Country Team

Team Captain: Nick Gladden

Most Valuable Runner: David Jennings

Most Improved Runner: Jeb Baker

Rookie of the Year: Joe Keitt

Scholastic Athlete of the Year: David Jennings

Most Team Spirit: Bill Waldrop

Letter Winners: Nick Gladden, Marquis Benton, Joseph Stogner, Bill Waldrop, Mimoun Annouri, Joe Keitt, Jay Lynch, Ty're Ware, David Jennings, Ben Smick and Jeb Baker.