Canton gives out athletics awards

Last week, Canton High School held its annual athletics awards ceremony virtually to recognize its student-athletes. In total, seven awards were given out.

The Ed Larcom Memorial Award was given to Taylor Gilbert (female recipient) and Zachary Rentzel (male recipient). It is given to a senior boy and girl who are multi-sport athletes that demostrate exceptional offseason work ethic, pride in their school and display a personable attitude.

The Ernest R. Route Memorial Award was presented to Carson Stiner. It’s given each year to a student who participated in football and/or wrestling.

The Warrior Booster Club Memorial Award was given to Nicholas May (male athlete of the year) and Emily Ferguson (female athleteof the year).

Josie Kelly (female) and Zach Rentzel (male) received the Sportsmanship Awards, which is given to a male and female athlete who has exhibited the best sportsmanship in athletics.

The Outstanding Athlete Award, which is chosen by the coaches and presented to a male and female athlete, was given to Garrett Storch and Ellianna Binford, respectively.

The Letterman’s Club Trophy is given by coaches to a female athlete who is a great athlete, very coachable, a good leader, has a good all-around personality and is respected by her teammates. This year, that award was presented to Esther Martin.

Finally, the Robert McWilliams Trophy was given to Uriah Baillie. The award is given to a male athlete who is a great athlete, very coachable, a good leader, has an all-around good personality and is respectful to his teammates.

The man the award was named after was a 1966 Canton graduate who was killed in the Vietnam War.


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