Charles Henderson holds spring sports banquet

Published 10:31 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Over 100 Charles Henderson student athletes were honored Tuesday night at the annual spring sports banquet (Photo/Ryan McCollough)

Over 100 Charles Henderson student athletes were honored Tuesday night at the annual spring sports banquet (Photo/Ryan McCollough)

While Tuesday night’s spring sports banquet honored the accomplishments of the past year, Charles Henderson athletic director Jamey Dubose made it clear that the best is yet to come.

Charles Henderson honored the accomplishments of its spring sports team Tuesday night at the Troy Recreation Department by inviting each and every athlete to the front of the large crowd to receive certificates and plaques.

Over 100 athletes from basketball, golf, tennis, track, soccer, softball and baseball were recognized for their accomplishments.

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Dubose, who as been the CHHS AD since February, always he enjoys the banquet nights.

“Tonight was a celebration of goals being reached and great performances on the field,” Dubose said. “It is also a night where we celebrate great achievements in the classroom. It is always a lot of fun when you give out awards for great play and to be able to recognize the achievements of great men and women and what they do for the school.”

The guests of honor of the evening were the members of the Charles Henderson baseball team. The Trojans captured the 2014 AHSAA baseball title last Friday, becoming the first CHHS athletic to win back-to-back state championships.

Derek Irons, CHHS baseball coach, said being able to do that is one of his favorite memories.

“Coach (Adam) Helms told our guys that we have won championships, but no one has ever been able to remain at that same level the next year,” Irons said in his speech. “I am really proud of these guys, and they have put in the work to be called back-to-back champions.”

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojan basketball team was also honored for their outstanding season, and trip to the 4A Final Four.

While Dubose made sure every student-athlete at Charles Henderson was honored Tuesday, he pointed out that there is no room to get complacent.

“You can see where the athletic program is going,” Dubose said. “Golf just missed out on a trip to the state tournament, softball is so young and has so much talent, tennis and soccer bring back a lot of great players and the accomplishments of baseball and girls basketball are just great. It is great time at Charles Henderson right now, but I think the future can be even better.