Covering High School Sports in America
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Johnathan Gray, Aledo

Record-setting running back Johnathan Gray has headed just about every list imaginable this school year. Add another top honor to his accomplishments.

The National High School Coaches Association recently announced its selections for the 2012 National High School Seniors of the Year, and Gray, of Aledo (Texas), was one of 20 overall honorees. Gray set a national record last season for career touchdowns (205).

Athletes were selected in 20 sports overall, with 13 coming from different states. Colorado and Texas each had three honorees. This is the 13th year the NHSCA has selected national winners.

"The 20 young men and women we are honoring today represent the thousands of success stories produced in high school athletics," NHSCA executive director Bob Ferraro Jr. said in a release. "They have worked extremely hard to develop their skills and have become not just great athletes, but outstanding role models as well, and we are proud to be honoring them."
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Joey Gallo, Bishop Gorman


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Baseball: Joey Gallo, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)

Basketball – Boys: Perry Ellis, Heights (Wichita, Kan.)

Basketball – Girls: Breanna Stewart, Cicero-North Syracuse (Cicero, N.Y.)

Cross country – Boys: Futsum Zeinasellassie, North Central (Indianapolis)

Cross country – Girls: Molly Seidel, University Lake (Hartland, Wis.)

Field hockey: Emma Bozek, Lakeland (Shrub Oak, N.Y.)
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Brenna Stewart, Cicero-North Syracuse


Football: Johnathan Gray, Aledo (Texas)

Golf – Boys: Wyndham Clark, Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)

Golf – Girls: Megan Blonien, Altus (Okla.)

Soccer – Boys: Andrew Harris, Gilman (Baltimore)

Soccer – Girls: Ashley Spivey, McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)

Softball: Rainey Gaffin, Legacy (Broomfield, Colo.)

Swimming – Boys: Matias Koski, Northview (Johns Creek, Ga.)
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Bonnie Brandon, Cherry Creek


Swimming – Girls: Bonnie Brandon, Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colo.)

Tennis – Boys: Brett Clark, Barron Collier (Naples, Fla.)

Tennis – Girls: Ronit Yurovsky, Plum (Pittsburgh)

Track & Field – Boys: Jarron Lawson, Liberty-Eylau (Texarkana, Texas)

Track & Field – Girls: Shelbi Vaughan, Mansfield Legacy (Mansfield, Texas)

Volleyball: Jordan Burgess, Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.)

Wrestling: Mark Grey, Blair Academy (Blairstown, N.J.)