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Bearcat student-athletes receive Lion Club awards 

Paso Robles High School Sportsmanship Award recipients

Paso Robles High School Sportsmanship Award recipients: Front Row (L to R): Kaden Gallant (Freshman Football), Alycia Doucette (JV Girls Tennis), Madison Anderson (JV Girls Volleyball), Madison Owens (Varsity Girls Cross Country), Alex Fletes (Varsity Girls Tennis), Isabella Belflower (Freshman Cheer), Middle Row: Elijah Palomino (Varsity Football), Brooke Bigelow (Freshman Girls Volleyball), Chloe Kerns (Varsity Girls Volleyball), Mary Hambly (Varsity Girls Golf), Gavin Smolik (JV Boys Cross Country), Pablo Cortes (Varsity Boys Cross Country), Top Row: Maddie Moerman (JV Cheer) Will Stroud (JV Football), Cy Quinn (Varsity Boys Water Polo), Jack Brown (JV Boys Water Polo), Gwen Lundy (JV Girls Cross Country). Not Pictured: Laticianna Alexander (Varsity Cheer).

Sportsmanship awards based on leadership, teamwork and work ethic

–The Paso Robles Lions Club honored 18 Paso Robles High School (PRHS) athletes during the Fall Sportsmanship Awards ceremony. The ceremony, held Tuesday night at the Paso Robles Elks Club, was attended by Lion’s Club members, the athletes and their families and coaches. The recipients are selected by their teammates based on attributes such as leadership, teamwork, and work ethic. The Lions Club has honored Paso Robles High School student-athletes 1946.

Paso Robles High School Athletic Director Tom Harrington introduced the coaches who in turn introduced the award recipients. During his opening speech, Harrington reminded the recipients that the teamwork and dedication that their teammates recognized would continue to sustain them as they move forward in their lives. The Lions Club holds the awards ceremony three time a year in January, March and May for each sport season. Harrington noted that nine of the 16 coaches attending Tuesday’s ceremony are former Bearcat athletes.

Tuesday night’s recipients are:

  • Elijah Palomino, Varsity Football
  • Will Stroud, Junior Varsity Football
  • Kaden Gallant, Freshman Football
  • Chloe Kerns, Girls Varsity Volleyball
  • Madison Anderson, Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
  • Brooke Bigelow, Girls Freshman Volleyball
  • Pablo Cortes, Boys Varsity Cross Country
  • Gavin Smolik, Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country
  • Madison Owens, Girls Varsity Cross Country
  • Gwen Lundy, Girls Junior Varsity Cross Country
  • Cy Quinn, Boys Varsity Water Polo
  • Jack Brown, Boys Junior Varsity Water Polo
  • Mary Hambly, Girls Varsity Golf
  • Alex Fletes, Girls Varsity Tennis
  • Alycia Doucette, Girls Junior Varsity Tennis
  • Laticianna Alexander, Varsity Cheerleading
  • Maddie Moerman, Junior Varsity Cheerleading
  • Isabella Belflower, Freshman Cheerleading


The Paso Robles Lions Club supports community youth through a variety of programs including the Sportsmanship Awards, the Midstate Fair Livestock Purchase program, PRHS Student Scholarships, PRHS Student Speakers Contest and free elementary school eye screening. Other community programs include vision screening and eye care assistance for those in need, hearing aid funding assistance, installing public bicycle racks and benches, and the free Paso Robles Pioneer Day Bean Feed.


About the author: Reporter Jackie Iddings

Jackie Iddings is a contributing reporter and photographer for the Paso Robles Daily News.