West claims Larry Williams IMAC All-Sports Award

Morristown West High School is the recipient of the 2018-19 Larry Williams IMAC All-Sports Award, given to the school in the Inter Mountain Conference with the top overall team performance for the school year in all sports. Pictured are members of West’s athletic coaching staffs and administrators. Front row, from left, are Mary Mitchell, Kristie Noble and Heather Kelley. Second row, from left, are Joshua Marsh, Raymond Farmer, Alvin Sanders, Terry Young and Johnny Galyon. Third row, from left, are Doug Burroughs, Jeff Kinsler, Rodney McCash and Greg Hardin. Back row, from left, are Ralph Noble, Steven Nease, Mike Reed and Calvin Decker.

Morristown West High School is the recipient of the 2018-19 Larry Williams IMAC All-Sports Award, given to the school in the Inter Mountain Conference with the top overall team performance for the school year in all sports.

West piled up 84 points to win the award, named after the late Larry Williams, who coached football at Cocke County High School. Morristown East was second with 75.5 points, while two-time defending award winner Jefferson County was third with 72 points. Sevier County was fourth at 45.5, followed by South-Doyle (37.5), Cocke County (36), Seymour (34) and Cherokee (32.5).

West had eight first place finishes during the 2018-19 school year, including six from the boys. The Trojans were IMAC champions in wrestling, cross country, golf, track and tennis while being co-champions with East in basketball. The Lady Trojans claimed championships in cross country and basketball, while finishing second in track.

East won two championships on the girls’ side in golf and softball, while the Hurricanes were co-champions in basketball while finishing second in golf. The Lady ‘Canes were runners-up in cross country and tennis.

The Lady Patriots won the track and tennis titles while finishing second in basketball and softball. The Patriots were runners-up in wrestling, track and tennis.

Sevier County’s best finishes came in boys cross country (second), baseball (second) and girls track (third). South-Doyle’s highest finish was third in girls’ golf, while Cocke County tied for third in girls’ basketball, Seymour won the baseball title and Cherokee was second in girls’ golf.

The points system for the award allows one point for a last place finish and as high as eight points for winning a regular season title. If less than eight teams participate in a sport, the number of teams that play is the point value for first place.