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Taft High pays tribute to sports stars at Champions of Character ceremony

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Seniors Micah McLeish and Olivia Baker were honored as Taft High athletes who have represented their school with the utmost character throughout their careers; seniors David Jin and Savannah Russo were named Male and Female Athletes of the Year; and wrestling’s Robb Ellis and his squad were named Coach and Team of the Year on Tuesday at the Tigers’ annual Champions of Character ceremony.

Softball’s Ryan Gates was named assistant coach of the year, Lon French was named volunteer coach of the year; Kristina Good was honored with the Lifetime Tiger Award as the person that embodies what it is to be a Tiger.

Trenton Fisher and Shelline Nerup were honored as “tuned” athletes for their abilities in both music and sports, while Jin, Russo, Lydia Prins, William Brooks and Clay Nelson were rewarded with the distinction of being “Iron Tigers” for competing in all three sports seasons for all four years of high school.

Jim Fossum
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Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for SilverandBlackToday.com, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.


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