Published On: Mon, May 14th, 2012

CHS athletes honored at banquet

     Cherokee High School held its annual Athletic Banquet at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel on Sunday, May 13.  Following is a list of award winners:

Peaches Squirrell (right) presents Elizabeth Wahnetah with the Peaches Squirrell Honorarium "Miss Brave" Award at the CHS Athletic Banquet on Sunday, May 12. (Photos courtesy of Nancy Wahnetah)

Peaches Squirrell Honorarium “Miss Brave”

Elizabeth Wahnetah

Noland Crowe Honorarium “Mr. Brave”

Gabe McMillan

Bertha Saunooke Memorial Female Athlete of the Year

Avery Mintz

James “Hog Eye” Taylor Memorial Male Athlete of the Year

Forrest Stamper

Charlie Stamper Memorial Academic Athlete

Female – Meshay Long

Male – Tsaladi Sequoyah

Most Determined Athlete

Barbara Sequoyah Memorial – Shayna Ledford

Ray Owle Memorial – Colby Yanez

Vernon Hornbuckle Memorial Christian Athlete

Female – Elle Bradley

Male – Francisco Javier

Noah Powell Memorial Leadership Award

Female – Alexis Maney

Male – Kenzie Garcia

Ray Kinsland (right) presents the Ray Kinsland Sportsmanship Award to Jordynn Thompson as Wilbur Paul looks on.

Ray Kinsland Honorarium Best Sportsmanship

Female – Jordyn Thompson

Male – Jeremy Wolfe

Chief John A. Crowe Memorial Most Dedicated Athlete

Female – Kendall Toineeta

Male – Sam Wahnetah

Special Recognition Athletes (3 or more sports)

Alea Tisho, Alexis Maney, Avery Mintz, Bradley Welch, Callie Phillips, Darisus Thompson, Deija Burgess, Elizabeth Wahnetah, Gabe McMillan, Jayce Girty, Jeremy Wolfe, Jordyn Thompson, Kendall Toineeta, Levi Swearengin, Meshay Long, Miranda Smith, Nick Hill, Peri Wildcatt, Punky Magana, Taylor Wilnoty, Zach Strong

Special Recognition Athletes (4 or more sports)

Chris Queen, Derrick Ledford, Elle Bradley, Hye Long, Sabrina Wooten, Shayna Ledford

Special 4-year Letterman Awards

Abby Long, Jada Long, Forrest Stamper, Taylor Toineeta, Colby Yanez, Elizabeth Wahnetah, Shayna Ledford, Tsalidi Sequoyah, Will Bird, Cain Oocumma, Wesley Long, Meshay Long, Jeremy Wolfe

All-State basketball player Tsalidi Sequoyah was named Offensive MVP for Varsity Boys Basketball. .

JV Volleyball

Offensive MVP – Dre Crowe

Defensive MVP – Kayla Bradley

Coach’s Award – Hye Long

Varsity Volleyball

Offensive MVP – Callie Phillips

Defensive MVP – Elizabeth Wahnetah

Coach’s Award – Taran Swimmer

Varsity Cheerleading

MVP – Brianna Smith

Coach’s Award – Jessica French

Ladies Golf

MVP – Elle Bradley

Coach’s Award – Gabby Thompson

Mens Soccer

Offensive MVP – Colby Yanez

Defensive MVP – Wade Wolfe

Coach’s Award – Kenzie Garcia

Varsity Cross Country

Women’s MVP – Kendall Toineeta

Men’s MVP – Levi Swearengin

Coach’s Award – Shayna Ledford

JV Football

Offensive MVP – Kobe Toineeta

Defensive MVP – Taylor Davis

Coach’s Award – Austin Padilla

Varsity Football

Offensive MVP – Forrest Stamper

Defensive MVP – Jeremy Wolfe

Coach’s Award – Tavi Rivera

JV Girls Basketball

Offensive MVP – Peri Wildcatt

Defensive MVP – Taran Swimmer

Coach’s Award – Hye Long

JV Boys Basketball

Offensive MVP – Reven Frankiewicz

Defensive MVP – Jalon Lossiah

Coach’s Award – Zack Strong

Varsity Girls Basketball

Offensive MVP – Avery Mintz

Defensive MVP – Kendall Toineeta

Coach’s Award – Elizabeth Wahnetah

Varsity Boys Basketball

Offensive MVP – Tsalidi Sequoyah

Defensive MVP – Seth Littlejohn

Coach’s Award – Taylor Toineeta

Varsity Wrestling

MVP – Cain Oocuuma and Colby Yanez

Coach’s Award – Wesley Long

Ladies Soccer

Offensive MVP – Avery Mintz

Defensive MVP – Taran Swimmer

Coach’s Award – Anna Cline

Mens Golf

MVP – Tagan Crowe

Coach’s Award – Jeremy Wolfe

Varsity Baseball

Offensive MVP – Corbin Wright

Defensive MVP – Taylor Toineeta

Coach’s Award – Gabe McMillan

Varsity Girls Track & Field

MVP Field – Hye Long

MVP Track – Kendall Toineeta

Coach’s Award – Miranda Smith

Varsity Boys Track & Field 

MVP Field – Dylan Saunooke

MVP Track – Gerald Mahan

Coach’s Award – Cole Wildcatt

Note: Awards for JV Softball and Varsity Softball had not been determined by the time of the banquet. 

     For more photos of this event, please visit the One Feather photo gallery at:

– Cherokee Booster Club