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BHS swimmers honored Thursday

Sunnie Chason and Lucas NeSmith won the girls and boys high-point awards highlighting Thursday night’s annual Bainbridge High School Swim Team awards banquet at the Potter Street Community Center.

Rookie of the year awards, which are given annually to the top first-year swimmers, went to Libby Unfricht and Chad Sellars.

The coach’s award winners were Jessica Allen and Dane Culverson.

Lady Cats and Bearcats head Coach Keith Midler explained that coach’s awards are earned through hard work and dedication.

“Coach’s awards go each year to the girl and boy who are most dedicated and loyal to the team and always put the team first,” Coach Midler said. “They are always at practice and they always work hard at what they are asked to do.”

Coach Midler and his son Michael, the assistant coach, gave special awards to the Lady Cats and Bearcats six seniors, Sunnie Chason, Jessica Allen, Aubrie Provence, Dane Culverson, Chad White and Chad Sellars.

The swimmers presented Coach Midler with appreciation gifts. He received a drinking mug inscribed with his name and a scrapbook full of highlights of the season.