Tri-Valley Community Television recognized more than four dozen local high school athletes for their accomplishments last season during a recent ceremony featuring local elected officials and guest speaker Dennis Brown, a retired defensive end from the San Francisco 49ers.
Each of the 52 student athletes had been selected as a 2013-14 Athlete of the Week on TV30's weekly sports show "Tri-Valley Sports Final," hosted by Ian Bartholomew, George "Dr. B" Baljevich and Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti.
More than 250 people attended TV30's fourth annual Outstanding High School Athletic Awards event at the Robert Livermore Community Center on May 29.
The athletes received congratulations from Brown and mayors Sbranti, Jerry Thorne (Pleasanton) and John Marchand (Livermore) as well as recognition on behalf of U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), State Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) and Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty.
A taped broadcast of the awards event, which includes player and coach interviews, is airing on Tri-Valley Television through Aug. 31 and is available online at www.tv30.org.
In all, 21 students from Pleasanton high schools were honored during the ceremony.
From Amador Valley High: Stokley Chaffee (basketball), Cambi Cukar (lacrosse), Jackie Gilbert (lacrosse), Johanna Grauer (softball), Kimberly Liu (golf), Ashley Lotoszynski (softball), Ariah Mack (basketball), Tyler Pangia (soccer), Austin Piscotty (baseball), Brandon Plihal (water polo) and Michael White (football).
From Foothill High: Ryan Anderson (football), Emily Barrett (basketball), Jennifer Beadle (water polo), Rachael Butler (wrestling), Cory Frederickson (volleyball), Tanner Hughes (golf), Kyle Kearns (football), Arthur Knatt (wrestling), Isaiah Langley (football) and Maddie Smith (volleyball).