UHS athletes honored at banquet

Hundreds of Uvalde High School student athletes were honored during the Uvalde Athletic Booster Club’s 2019 UHS Sports Banquet Monday night.

A standing-room-only-size crowd was on hand for the activities at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex.

Highlighting the banquet was the presentation of the special awards.

Uvalde High School athletic director R.T. Gonzales announced the special award winners, while members of the UHS coaching staff formed a receiving line to congratulate the award winners.

The top two awards went to Adelyhda “Lala” Perez and Chris Embers.

Perez received the Lobo Award, presented annually to the top UHS female athletes, while Embers received the Orville Etheridge Award, presented annually to the top UHS male athlete.

Marcus De La Cruz and Anahi Ramirez were the winners of the UHS Fighting Heart Award.

Jordan Ortiz was named as the recipient of the Mike King Hustle Award.

Eric De La Rosa claimed the Pappy Drennan Award given to the UHS male athlete who achieves his personal best through athletics.


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