The Bellevue Hospital Foundation (TBHF) awards were recently presented to the top female and male athletes at Bellevue High School. Formerly known as the Gazette Awards, the trophies have been sponsored and presented by TBHF since 2017.
TBHF Director Dennis Sabo recently presented the trophies to seniors Cory Santoro and Keegan Ray after a vote of coaches and administrators at the high school.
Santoro earned four letters in basketball and three in track & field and follows in the footsteps of her siblings in winning the award, after Jalen (2012 and 2013), Carly (2014 and 2015), and Casey (2020). She was All-Ohio in basketball for three years, All-Conference four years, All-District three years, team MVP as a senior, and is one of three members of the 2,000 career point club in basketball, again joining her sisters Carly and Casey.
Ray earned three letters in football, three in baseball and two in basketball for the Redmen. He was football team MVP this past season, All-Conference the past three years, All-District, and All-Ohio his senior season. He was also recently named All-Conference second team in baseball.
The male Gazette Award has been presented annually since 1951, the female award since 1976.