The best night in high school sports is back.
The fifth annual Knoxville High School Sports Awards, presented by Farm Bureau Health plans, will premier at 8 p.m. June 28. This year’s awards will again be a virtual show.
The show will feature more than 20 professional athletes and coaches as hosts and awards announcers, including Kevin Garnett, Chipper Jones, T.J. Watt, Katie Ledecky, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Aaron Rodgers.
The show will be available to watch for free on the sportsawards.usatoday.com/knoxville/ on any desktop or smart device, thanks to the continued support of sponsors. The awards show will highlight players of the year in many sports, the male and female athletes of the year, coach of the year and several special awards.
The event will be hosted by sports broadcasters Laura Rutledge and Desmond Howard.
Here are the nominees for each sport:
Baseball: Dylan Loy, Pigeon Forge; Kaden Martin, Catholic; Derek McCarley, Seymour; Angus Pence, Farragut; Logen Sutton, Powell; Brayden Taylor, Gibbs.
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Boys basketball: Blue Cain, Catholic; BJ Edwards, Catholic; Jakobi Gillespie, Greeneville; Jonathan Milloway, Oak Ridge; Trey Morrow, Scott; Reid Satterfield, Greeneville.
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Girls basketball: Denae Frtiz, Maryville; Zneyah McLaughlin, Bearden; Khamari Mitchell-Steen, Oak Ridge; Campbell Penland, Northview Academy; Avery Strickland, Farragut; Avery Treadwell, Bearden.
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Boys bowling: Christian Brown, Sevier County; Carson Gary, McMinn County; Peyton Huskey-Elrod, Sevier County; Devean Littlejohn, Hardin Valley; Caleb Marshall, Sevier County; Jameson Whaley, Sevier County.
Girls bowling: Grace Brison, L&N STEM; Lucy Edwards, South-Doyle; Karissa Lanier, Sevier County; Alexia Leek, Knoxville Webb; Maggie Peterson, Sevier County; Sheyenne White, William Blount.
Boys cross country: Trevor Coggin, Farragut; Nathan Hillis, Hardin Valley; Kaden Keller, Hardin Valley; Mitchell McCown, Hardin Valley; Andrew Schultz, Hardin Valley; Riley Smith, Catholic.
Girls cross country: Maddie Archdale, Hardin Valley; Morgan Blazer, Cocke County; Camryn Johnson, Farragut; Andie-Marie Jones, Maryville; Grace Lathrop, Farragut; Chloe Wade, Sevier County.
Football: DJ Burks, Maryville; Grey Carroll, Alcoa; JD Dunn, CAK; Kalib Fortner, Central; Liam Fortner, Central; Jalen Hunt, McMinn County.
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Boys golf: Reece Britt, Knoxville Webb; Jackson Hughey, CAK; Carson Kammann, Knoxville West; Lance Simpson, Farragut; Harrison Thompson, Catholic; Kaleb Wilson, CAK.
Girls golf: Lexanne Halama, Farragut; Madilyn Newman, Hardin Valley; Kennedy Noe, Catholic; Lindsay Ott, Farragut; Campbell Penland, Northview Academy; Vivian Wang, Farragut.
Boys lacrosse: Sam Beall, Knoxville Webb; Davis Frost, CAK; Hank Johnson, Knoxville Webb; Collin Sapp, CAK; Logan Sims, CAK; Knox Woidtke, CAK.
Girls lacrosse: McKenzie Cates, Seymour; Leslie Clay, Seymour; Kayla Harrington, Seymour; Sydney Jewell, CAK; Jessie McKilligan, Seymour; Ana Palomares,
Boys soccer: Preston Holmes, Knoxville Webb; Timi Omitaomu, Farragut; Ben Pensky, Knoxville Webb; Cheikh Sadibou-Seck, Austin-East; Julian Strickland, Bearden; Cole Turner, Bearden.
Girls soccer: Kayla Barr, Maryville; Lindsey Cook, Greeneville; Abigail Davis, Hardin Valley; Norah Jacomen, Hardin Valley; Brinley Murphy, Bearden; Becca Roth, Bearden.
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Boys swimming: Matthias Brown, Oak Ridge; Caden Fritz, Maryville; Bennett Greene, Homeschooled; Ridge McCay, Hardin Valley; Wes Tate, Maryville; Sam Tate, Maryville.
Girls swimming: Anne Bellah, Maryville; Julia Burroughs, Maryville; Abigail King, Farragut; Rylee Orr, Halls; Gracie Pardue, Catholic; Kelly Wetteland, Maryville.
Boys tennis: Evan Carr, L&N STEM; Wilder Dewhirst, Knoxville Webb; Preston Johns, Gatlinburg-Pittman; Alex Juergens, Knoxville Webb; Andrew Lee, Oak Ridge; Max Willkomm, Maryville.
Girls tennis: Delaney Bone, Knoxville Webb; Allie Faulkner, CAK; Eleni Liakonis, Catholic; Maddie Maben, L&N STEM; Lili Roth, Knoxville Webb; Maeve Thornton, Catholic.
Boys track and field: Matthew Bretscher, L&N STEM; Kevin Burkett, Gatlinburg-Pittman; Grant Campbell, Heritage; Mason Collins, Farragut; Jordan Harris, Alcoa; Christian Langlois, Bearden.
Girls track and field: Samantha Harvey, Farragut; Jewel Jennings, Jefferson County; Ariya Rice, Austin-East; Dominique Romain, Hardin Valley; Madison Romain, Hardin Valley; Sidnee Stanton, Hardin Valley.
Volleyball: Alexa Austin, The King’s Academy; Liv Gravatt, Maryville: Cassie Kuerschen, Catholic; Morgan McMurray, Anderson County; Ainsley Patrick, Oak Ridge; Annabelle Sulish, Concord Christian.
Boys wrestling: Andy Cable, Pigeon Forge; Kodiak Cannedy, Greeneville; Stone Cummins, Anderson County; Garrett Foreman, Pigeon Forge; Josh Parton, Pigeon Forge; Hunter Mason, Greeneville.
Girls wrestling: Jenna Baines, Greeneville; Anna Fisher, Alcoa; Ella Murphey, Hardin Valley; Haley Redmond, Gibbs; Jailynn Tindall, Carter; Hailey Webb, Farragut.
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Female Athlete of the year: Cassie Kuerschen, Catholic; Campbell Penland, Northview Academy; Avery Strickland, Farragut.
Boys Athlete of the year: BJ Edwards, Catholic; Kevin Burkett, Grey Carroll, Alcoa.
Courage award: Anna “Teagan” Fisher, Alcoa.
Team of the year: Austin-East boys soccer; Farragut softball; Gibbs baseball
Coach of the year: Nick Green, Farragut; Jonathan Netherland, Austin-East; Brad Woolsey, Greeneville.
Academic Achievement award: Allie Cooper, CAK; Ploomie Messer, Carter; Dominique Romain, Hardin Valley;