CHHS holds spring sports banquet, honors accomplishments of eight Trojan teams

Published 10:31 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Charles Henderson spring sport athletes shunned the cleats, jerseys and gym shorts, and donned dresses, bow ties and slacks Wednesday evening.

The Charles Henderson Champions Foundation hosted the annual spring sports banquet at the Troy Community and Recreation Center, and honored the accomplishments of eight different Trojan teams.

Boys and girls basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field and soccer athletes were all recognized.

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Charles Henderson High School principal Dr. Boyd English said the banquet is a great way to end an “amazing year” for Trojan sports.

“Tonight is kind of the culmination of several of kids careers here at Charles Henderson,” English said. “We came back from spring break, and had 40 days of school left. I challenged all them to finish strong, and they did. Baseball, softball, soccer, track, all of them did a great job.”

In all, 181 athletes were honored for their contribution to Charles Henderson athletics.

In addition to the students receiving honors, longtime tennis coach Robert Lewis announced that he would relinquish the coaching duties.

“I have been retiring little by little,” Lewis said with a grin. “So now, I’m just giving up tennis.”

Charles Henderson baseball head coach Derek Irons, along with his state championship winning team received a standing ovation from the crowd.

English, a fan of slogans and mottos, also informed those in attendance that he had come up with a new motto for Charles Henderson athletics.

“We are not finished yet,” English said. “That may or may not be on a marquee somewhere, but we are not finished yet. It doesn’t stop with one blue trophy. It’s a great day to be a Trojan.”