Crowley's Boutte, Guidry win Gardiner Memorial Awards

CROWLEY – Tonori Boutte and Maranda Guidry are no strangers to success both on the athletic field and in the classroom.

Both student athletes have started in one sport or another for the better part of their high school careers and each has excelled.

On Tuesday, the two standout athletes were honored for all their hard work and dedication when they were awarded Crowley High’s highest awards – the Gardiner Memorial Award - at the annual CHS Athletic Banquet.

The prestigious award symbolizes the school’s top male and female student/athlete.

“The Gardiner Memorial Award goes to the top male and female scholar athlete each year,” said CHS football coach and athletic director Tommy Tate. “A lot of it is based on character, sacrifice, team play, participation and academics. It goes to a student/athlete who is going to represent Crowley High where ever they are.

“The two winners are just class acts and are both very deserving of this award.”

Boutte was a two-sport athlete for the Gents, lettering in both football and track.

He started three years in football, earning second team All-District honors at two positions, wide receiver and running back. His teammates voted him the hardest worker in his senior year.

Boutte’s strength, however, was on the oval.

The speedster was the district and regional champion in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes the last three years and was a state runnerup in both events the last two years. He broke the CHS record in the 200 twice, the last time with a clocking of 21.57. He also broke the school record in the 100 during the 2011 season with a blazing time of 10.38.

Boutte, who also earned CHS’ Outstanding Track award for the third straight year, will graduate with a 3.1321 GPA. He is unsure of where he will attend college, but a number of schools are courting him for track.

Guidry was a three-sport athlete, participating in softball, powerlifting and cross country.

A four-year starter in softball, she earned All-District first team honors in 2011 after hitting .317 with 13 RBI. She was a second team All-District selection last year.

Voted as the Most Athletic Female by the 2011 senior class, Guidry also powerlifted for two years, winning regionals twice while earning state runnerup honors as a junior.

She will graduate with a GPA just under 3.0 and she plans to continue her education at either UL-Lafayette or LSU-Eunice where she plans to pursue a degree in education.

OTHER AWARDS

Volleyball

Hardest Worker - Akeela Dugar

Newcomer - Skylor Huval

MVP - Mercedes Rogers

Softball

Most Improved - Hannah Doucet

Comeback Player - Megan Guidry

Def. Player - Emily Boullion

Off. Player - Heather Trahan

MVP - Olivia Boullion

Girls Basketball

Captain- Arlissa Byers

Hardest Worker - Vivian Barker

Co-MVP - Mercedes Rogers,

Kara Wilridge

Boys Basketball

Most Improved - Danny Malbrough

Captain – Tuskani Figaro

MVP - Jerrell Andrus

Baseball

Newcomer - Mackay Mouton

Gold Glove - Philip Artall

Batting Champ - Taylor Doughty

Captain - Chad Hoffpauir

MVP - Brody Deshotel

Girls Track

Hardest Worker - Olivia Boullion

Outstanding Track - Mercedes Rogers

Outstanding Field - Mercedes Rogers

Boys Track

Captain - Devin Hebert

Hardest Worker - Sophomore Class

Co-Outstanding Field - Nick Cavell, Kaleb Cormier

Outstanding Track - Tonori Boutte

Girls Cross Country

Hardest Worker - Gabrielle Istre

MVP - Adrian LeJeune

Boys Cross Country

MVP - Rontravious Foreman

Football

Hardest Worker - Tonori Boutte

Def. Captain - Travoris Robinson

Off. Captain - Devin Hebert

Def. MVP - Nick Hoffpauir

Off. MVP - Davante Bourque

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