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.
Hardest Worker - Akeela Dugar
Newcomer - Skylor Huval
MVP - Mercedes Rogers
Most Improved - Hannah Doucet
Comeback Player - Megan Guidry
Def. Player - Emily Boullion
Off. Player - Heather Trahan
MVP - Olivia Boullion
Captain- Arlissa Byers
Hardest Worker - Vivian Barker
Co-MVP - Mercedes Rogers,
Most Improved - Danny Malbrough
Captain – Tuskani Figaro
MVP - Jerrell Andrus
Newcomer - Mackay Mouton
Gold Glove - Philip Artall
Batting Champ - Taylor Doughty
Captain - Chad Hoffpauir
MVP - Brody Deshotel
Hardest Worker - Olivia Boullion
Outstanding Track - Mercedes Rogers
Outstanding Field - Mercedes Rogers
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
Hardest Worker - Tonori Boutte
Def. Captain - Travoris Robinson
Off. Captain - Devin Hebert
Def. MVP - Nick Hoffpauir
Off. MVP - Davante Bourque