Best of All-Centex Preps: Complete Winners List

Best of All-Centex Preps: Complete Winners List

The Horn joined the Austin American-Statesman in celebrating and honoring the achievements of Central Texas High School athletes at the first Best of All-Centex Preps.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was the guest speaker.

Thomas J. Henry Inspiration Award went to the girls basketball team from the Texas School for the Deaf, which advanced to the TAPPS Class 4A Final Four after an undefeated regular season and setting a national record among deaf schools with 33 wins and dominated a schedule mostly made up of hearing-able teams.

Coach – Brian Sepak
Seniors Janelle Coons, Leila Sicola and Sunita Schmidjord

Sames Red Barn Motors Courage Award went to Glenn High School junior Ayrton Hignojos for his play on the Grizzlies’ offensive line. Hignojos started for the first-year program, which went 7-5 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. He impressed teammates and coaches by squatting 410 pounds. And he did it all with one arm.

Team of the Year Award – Manor High School Boys Basketball 
Coach – Anthony Swain 
The team made it to the UIL Class 5A semifinals led by Jamal Shead, a transfer from Connally who averaged 19 points and four assists. This is the first Manor team to advance to the state tournament in any sport.

Female Athlete of the Year – Avery Kalsu Junior Dripping Springs
Kalsu led the team to state in volleyball, competed in seven seven track and field disciplines.

Male Athlete of the Year – Brett Baty Senior Lake Travis
Baty graduated Lake Travis and is a first-round draft choice of the New York Mets. Baty was also a standout in basketball, contributing to a 33-5 record.

Coach of the Year – Jeff Walker Football Liberty Hill
Walker coached his team to teh Class 4A football state championship game in his second season and oversaw an athletic program that sent three teams (football, boys basketball and girls soccer) to the state final.

Boys Swimming – Greyson Alarcon – Georgetown
Girls Swimming – Ana Herceg – Weiss
Girls Basketball – Mikayla Woods – Hendrickson
Boys Basketball – Will Baker – Westlake
Girls Soccer – MaKenzie Harvey – Pflugerville 
Boys Soccer – Rodrigo Arellano Jr. – Hendrickson
Boys Tennis – Gaurav Singh – Westwood
Girls Tennis – Megha Dania – Lake Travis 
Boys Wrestling – Micah Wiginton – Weiss
Girls Wrestling – Aylen Vivar – Bowie
Boys Cross-Country – Cameron Kleiman – LBJ
Girls Cross-Country – Jordan Mathis – Vandegrift
Softball – Danielle Serna – Austin High 
Football – Chase Griffin – Hutto 
Boys Track and Field – Dushon Orr – Taylor
Girls Track and Field – Bailey Goggans – Marble Falls
Boys Golf – Thomas Bockholt – Westlake
Girls Golf – Sadie Englemann – Westlake

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June 11th, 2019

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