Sissom, Tobin Athletes of Year

TONY STINNETT, Courier Co-Editor

Sissom, Tobin Athletes of Year

Justin Tobin is presented Male Athlete of the Year by Co-Editor Tony Stinnett.
Abbey Sissom and Justin Tobin were named Female and Male Athlete of the Year, respectively, during the second Cannon Courier  Hall of Fame and All Sports Awards Banquet Thursday (May 17).

Sissom dominated the basketball scene during her sophomore season. She became a member of the school’s 1,000-point club after averaging 20 points and scoring more than 625 during the 2011-12 campaign.

Sissom also was named a Class AA Miss Basketball finalist, joining former great Julie Powell as the only two Miss Basketball finalists in program history.

“It’s an honor to win this award and it is also a surprise,” Sissom said. “I tried to do my best and give everything I had for my team each time I played. I am very appreciative.”

Tobin was a three-sport standout in 2011-12, starring in football, basketball and baseball. He was an all-district football player, a starter on the basketball team and was regarded as one of the top pitchers on the baseball team.

“I am honored to get this award and it is very unexpected,” Tobin said. “It means a lot because I try to put a lot of effort into everything I do in order to help the team succeed so it is nice to be recognized.”

The Cannon Courier announced its Players of the Year in each of Cannon County’s TSSAA-sponsored sports during the banquet.

(The Cannon Courier will publish a special section commemorating all sports winners in June).