Davis sports standouts racked up recognition at the end of the school year, both from their own coaches and by other coaches around the state. Due to the pandemic, there was no athletic banquet this year to honor Davis High School athletes, but the yearly awards were named by their coaches.
In spite of a shortened slowpitch softball season, Merrell was named to the West AllState team for her stellar play for the Lady Wolves.
Last week, Martin was named by Oklahoma basketball coaches to the 3A West All-Star team. Martin was also named to the Canadian Valley All-Conference team for his play during his senior season.
Cooper Webb was named the James Hefley award winner as the best all-around athlete for Davis.
“Cooper was a four year starter on the football team, starting in 47 games,” noted head football coach Greg Parker. “He was named defensive MVP of our district and was named an Oklahoma All Star defensive lineman. He also earned a scholarship to play football at NEO.”
In addition to his accolades on the football field, he was recognized for his acheivement on the wrestling mat, where he was a three-time state champion heavyweight. Webb was named an All-State wrestler after his senior season.
“Cooper is a tough, intense, headstrong competitor who seeks to win every contest that he enters,” explained head wrestling coach Gene Bennett. “He has great athletic ability coupled with a tremendous desire to succeed. Cooper is a great asset to the athletic programs he’s involved in and will be greatly missed in the wrestling program”.
This year’s Eddie Branch Scholarship award went to Cole Martin. Martin started the season at quarterback and safety, but missed most of the year due to injury.
“Cole had to overcome a lot to finish his senior season on the field with his teammates,” Parker recalled. “He broke his leg against Sulphur and had surgery the following week. It was expected by everyone but Cole that his football season was over. He worked extremely hard through a lot of pain
and disappointment just to have a chance to play again.
Week 7 he started running on it and week 9 he started playing again. He was never comfortable or pain free but he was willing to endure for his team and an opportunity to play.”
Martin was also named an All-State infielder for the Middle West All-State baseball team. He became just the third baseball player in Davis history to earn the distinction.
This year the Carl White Hustle Award went to Marshall Bolding.
“Marshall played football for Davis Public Schools for six years and never missed a summer workout, film session, or practice,” coach Parker noted. “Marshall was a great teammate; always ready to go; and willing to offer encouragement to players as well as coaches. He never turned down a chance to hold a bag, play on scout team or carry a water jug.”
Jolee Grinstead was given the Bill Springer Girls Basketball Award.
“Jolee has played on the high school team for four years and started three of those,” said girls basketball head coach Jeff Brown. “She has been our team leader in scoring, and rebounding the last two years. Jolee has made All-Conference the last two years and multiple all tourney Davis athletes earn postseason honors teams. Jolee has been a huge asset to every program that she has been involved with.”
Trey Parker was named the Bobby Tiger Baseball Award winner.
“Trey has had some of the best stats on the team all four years as a starter,” said head baseball coach Tylor Lampkin. “He did a great job of helping bring the baseball program to what it is today with all his hard work.”
Lynsey Martin was named the Ray Ashford Softball Award winner.
“Lynsey has been a fouryear starter and has always worked hard to be a great leader on and off the field,” said coach Lampkin. “The softball program wouldn’t be where it is without Lynsey.”