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August 28, 2014, 9:20 pm

Cheyney’s Hume, Carter named Athletes of the Year

Cheyney University recently held its sports banquet to recognize some of the Wolves’ top athletes. Simone Carter was named the Female Athlete of the Year. Carter is believed to be the first Cheyney female to participate in the Indoor National Track Championship.

Tim Hume was chosen as the Male Athlete of the Year. Hume was named the PSAC Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Upshaw Award (Best Division II lineman).

Shanavia Thomas and Justin Watkins received Rookie of the Year honors. Thomas is a two-sport athlete who is doing extremely well in track this spring. The freshman has already put her name in the Cheyney record book. She owns the school record in the long jump as well as the 200 meters and has qualified for the PSAC championships in both events. She is also a starter on the Lady Wolves basketball team.

Watkins is an integral part of both the football and track team. He will be participating in the PSAC Outdoor Track and Field championships at Bloomsburg University.

Janelle McKelvey won the Female Presidential Scholar Athlete award. McKelvey played volleyball at Cheyney. Brandon Baylor received the Male Presidential Scholar Athlete award.

The coaches handed other awards in each sport.

Outdoor track (women):

MVP: Shanavia Thomas

MIP: Natasha Lyburn

Unsung Hero: Alean Rhodes

Outdoor track (men):

MVP: Nate McCoy

MIP: John Melvin

Unsung Hero: Kendell Thomas


MVP: Oshaki Thomas

Unsung Hero: Shkera Alston

Unsung Hero: Ciera Brown


MVP: Tim Hume

Leadership: Dominic Crowell

Most Improved: Stan Banks


MVP: Danielle Mines

MIP: Taylor Billington

Unsung Hero: Janae Silver

Men’s basketball

MVP: Jason Sabb

Sportsmanship: Brandon Baylor

Unsung Hero: Anthony Jeune

Cross country (women)

MVP: Jasmine Pitt

MIP: Taniqua Purdue

Unsung Hero: Natasha Lyburn

Cross country (men)

MVP: Jon Soussa

MIP: Nate McCoy

Unsung Hero: Kendell Thomas

Indoor track (men)

MVP: Kemuel Wright

MIP: Lonnell Wilson

Unsung Hero: Kalik Mitchell

Indoor track (women)

MVP: Simone Carter

MIP: Jasmine Carter

Unsung Hero: Ayasha Lyke

Women’s basketball

MVP: Nadirah Brown

MIP: Linda Henderson

Unsung Hero: Alexis Peterson


MVP: Denise Hill

MIP: Jamyra Wilson

Unsung Hero: Nichel Bryant


MVP: Giovannie Laguerre

Most Improved: Jessica LaRoda

Unsung Hero: Jessica LaRoda


Jones Memorial clinic set for June 9

The Little Bobby Jones Memorial Basketball Clinic will be held on June 9 at the Carousel House, 4300 Avenue of the Republic. The event is sponsored by “Philadelphia Legends.” The program will begin with a basketball clinic for the special population at 10 a.m.

After that, there will be the Little Bobby Jones Memorial Awards at noon. Then, the program will have a Philadelphia Student Athletes/Academic Basketball Clinic from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a commemorative basketball game at 3 p.m.


Germantown, MLK High Schools hold alumni and staff basketball game

Germantown High and Martin Luther King High School alumni and staff basketball teams will battle on the basketball court to determine who’ll wear the coveted Northwest District basketball crown. The game will be played on May 11 at Martin Luther King High, Stenton Avenue and Haines Street. The tip-off will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Proceeds from the game benefit the scholarship programs at each school, as well as other related activities. For more information, call (215) 224-1404 ext. 4, or (215) 276-5253 ext. 1500.


Contact staff writer Donald Hunt at (215) 893-5719 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .