J-Y Athletic Awards
By Fred Stabbert
JEFFERSONVILLE June 13, 2000 -- It was a night filled with
trophies, tales of courage and tears as coaches from
Sullivan West Jeffersonville-Youngsville School handed
out its top athletic awards Sunday night before a packed
house of 400 in the schools gymnasium.
Thanking parents, athletes and administration, coach
after coach came to the podium to hand out the top awards
in each sport.
The highlight of the evening came when the coaches
announced the 1999-2000 Most Valuable Senior Male and
Beth Fanning, a star player in basketball, softball and
soccer, took home the top female athlete and received her
award to a standing ovation.
Fanning will be attending Elmira College in the fall,
where she will earn a four-year sports scholarship valued
at $76,000. She will play soccer and basketball.
The Most Valuable Male Athlete went to standout runner
Brandon Rose, who lettered in cross country, winter
track, spring track and basketball during his high school
In an emotional speech, Rose accepted the award from his
father, coach George Rose, then gave his award to fellow
senior Meaghan Mullally for her example as a fearless
competitor and terrific athlete.
Rose said Mullallys accomplishments, which included
qualifying for states for seven years in a row, were
Both athletes embraced, then walked back to their seats
to a standing ovation.
See Fridays edition for a complete list of
outstanding athletes in every sport.