St. Joseph honors players

St. Joseph High School recently held its end-of-season basketball awards presentations. Players, managers and cheerleaders in the seventh through 12th grade were recognized for their achievements.

The two top awards went to the senior boy and girl for their all-around athleticism, academic standing and community service. 

Spencer Pope received the Jim Banks Award, named after the school’s first boys’ basketball coach, who began the program in 1952. 

St. Joseph’s Brianna Wells received the Father James Beagan Award, the top award for a senior girl on the school basketball team.The Father James Beagan Award went to Brianna Wells. Father Beagan was instrumental in starting the girls’ basketball program at St. Joseph.

Both players were selected for the 2017-18 edition of the 501 Basketball Team for their contributions on and off the court.