- Madison's cross country teams recently held their awards banquets.

Award winners were: Quenton White, Most Valuable Runner (Boys); Aslee Allen, Most Valuable Runner (Girls); Will Monroe, Most Valuable Newcomer (Boys); Liz Ray, Most Valuable Newcomer (Girls); Andrew Strouse, Most Improved (Boys); Anna Johnson, Most Improved (Girls); Alex Nunan, Academic Award (Boys) and Senior Award (Boys); Hannah Miller, Academic Award (Girls); David Gibson, Senior Award (Boys); Paige Hess, Senior Award (Girls) and X Factor (Girls); Kendal Spiller, Heart Award (Boys); Lilly Owens, Heart Award (Girls); and Josh Howell, X Factor (Boys).

- Shawe Junior High's cross country team held its awards banquet recently. Award winners were: Zane Love, co-Most Valuable; Ryan Storm, co-Most Valuable; Emory Fisher, Most Improved; Ethan Goebel, Top Performer.

- Switzerland County's girls basketball home opener against Southwestern on Tuesday will also serve as the Lady Pacers' Angel Tree Game.

The team is asking fans to bring a toy to the game to receive a chance to put their name in a drawing to win a Pacer basketball rainproof pullover. The more toys they bring, the better their chances of winning. The winner will be drawn at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the varsity game.

The angel tree committee will be also in attendance for anyone who is interested in adopting an angel. Fans will also have the opportunity to earn a chance to win the pullover if they adopt an angel.