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ANNUAL SPORTS AWARDS & MEMORIALS

Every spring, Pioneer presents the following honors at the annual Athletic Awards:

  • Friends of Pioneer Athletes (FOPA) scholarships
  • Erin Pinter Award: Is awarded to a FEMALE senior athlete who demonstrates Erin’s commitment to athletics, community, family and friends. This award winner must carry at least a 70 average and plan on attending a 2 or 4-year college. The winner of this award will receive a $1,000 check and a plaque.
  • Randy Davis Memorial Award: This award is presented in memory of Randy Davis, a former pioneer wrestler. This plaque is awarded to outstanding senior wrestler who plans on attending college next year.
  • Mark Carballada Scholar/Athlete Award: This award is provided by the Carballada Family as a memorial to Mark, Pioneer High School, Class of 1980. This award is intended to encourage high standards of morality, citizenship, sportsmanship and a scholarship. The winner of this award will receive $1000.00 check and a plaque.
  • Phylis M. Johnston Memorial Award: This award is presented in memory of Phylis Johnston; an avid participant, fan, and supporter of athletics. Awarded to the senior female athlete who plans to participate in college athletics. The winner of this award will receive $100.00 and a plaque.
  • Thomas Rule Memorial: Given in honor of Thomas Rule, Awarded to a deserving bowler and a deserving baseball player. The Rule family has a tradition of bowlers and baseball players. On a historical note, Tom bowled the first 300 game in ECIC Competition. He accomplished this feat as an eighth grader. Each winner will receive a $50 check and a plaque.
  • Gary Scherff MemorialGiven in honor of a former bowling coach, awarded to an outstanding male or female bowler that best exemplifies dedication to the sport of bowling. The winner of this award receives a plaque.
  • William Gethicker Memorial: Given in honor of William “Buddy” Gethicker. Awarded to the Senior Football player with the most Football “Spirit.” The winner of this award will receive a plaque.
  • Robert Chaddock Memorial: Given in honor of Robert “Buzz” Chaddock, who was the first Athletic Director at Pioneer Central School. Awarded to the Senior female student athlete who best exhibits dedication, discipline, and sportsmanship in the sport of Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. Each of the three winners will receive a plaque.
  • Andy Volk Memorial: Given in memory of Andy Volk, former Pioneer student athlete who participated in Football, Baseball and Basketball. Awarded to the senior who exemplifies team loyalty, citizenship and sportsmanship. The winner of this award will receive a plaque.
  • Dwight Dedrick (Deadrick) Memorial: Given in memory of former Delevan-Machias student who was killed the Vietnam War. Awarded to the Senior student athlete who participated in the sport of basketball and best exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship and citizenship. The winner of this award will receive a $100 check and a plaque.
  • Babe Ruth Foundation: Awarded to the Senior male and female student athlete who best exhibits and promotes the ideals of sportsmanship. The winner of this award will receive a trophy.
  • Ken Kittleson Memorial: Given in memory of Ken Kittleson, an Arcade High School graduate who was an outstanding three sport athlete. Awarded to the outstanding female and male student athlete at Pioneer for this school year. The winner of this award will receive a trophy.