TUPELO – Several area athletes won awards and gained recognition at the 2019 Daily Journal Spring Sports Banquet in Tupelo on Tuesday, June 4.

In boys’ soccer, Vardaman High School’s Miguel Vazquez was named Player of the Year for small schools.

In boys’ basketball, Okolona High School’s Jacorrius Stanfield was named Overall Player of the Year and Player of the Year for 1A. The Okolona Chieftains were named Best Team in 1A boys’ basketball.

In fast-pitch softball, the Vardaman Lady Rams were named Best Team in 1A.

Also In fast-pitch softball, Aquana Brownlee was selected as Overall Player of the Year and Player of the Year for 3A.

These athletes represented our area well this past sports season and certainly deserved all the awards and recognition that they received. We are proud of them, coaches, players and fans agreed.

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