The Legends of The Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Honored At Prestigious Banquet

The Legends of The Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Honored At Prestigious Banquet

RICHFIELD, Utah-Mid-Utah Radio hosted its first-ever sports award show and banquet Tuesday.  This event saw numerous athletes throughout the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area awarded for their magnificence in their particular sports.

The recipients of previous awards as determined by Mid-Utah Radio sportscaster Robert Lovell have been decided and all of these illustrious athletes received invitations to the banquet.

What was determined this evening were the sports school of the year, the coach of the year, the female athlete of the year and the male athlete of the year.

The event, hosted at the Snow College Richfield Administration Building, commenced with dinner for all the recipients of awards and their families.

Also on hand at the event were Snow College athletic director Rob Nielson and Snow College head football coach Paul Peterson.

With renowned Mid-Utah Radio personality J.D. Fox serving as master of ceremonies, the event had an air of elegance to it.

In order, the fall, winter and spring sports athletes of the year in their respective competitions, were honored.

Additionally, Nielson spoke for a few moments and awarded a $200 scholarship to all 45 student-athletes in attendance at this gala, to Snow College. Should any of these student-athletes in question attend Snow College, Nielson confirmed they shall be accommodated with what he promised.

This means that all of them who should attend Snow College among those in attendance will be awarded $200 from those scholarships.

“We’re really proud to give to the athletes of the service area of Snow College,” Nielson stated.

The boys’ coach of the year was Manti head coach Devin Shakespear, who has won two state titles in five seasons at the helm for the Templars. He was honored at the event, with his wife Lacee accompanying him. Incidentally, both Devin and Lacee are alums of Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools, Devin at Escalante High School and Lacee at Piute High School.

The female athlete of the year is Panguitch High’s Kapri Orton, who excels in girls’ basketball and track, while Beaver’s Porter Hollinghsead is the male athlete of the year, having starred in football, basketball and baseball for the Beaver High Beavers.

Also, once again, the Panguitch Bobcats were the school of the year in the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network, remaining the perpetual athletic power that they are.