Knoxville High School Sports Awards: Meet the 2022 winners

The sixth annual Knoxville High School Sports Awards, presented by Farm Bureau Health Plans, honored our community’s high school athletes. The event was held in-person at the Tennessee Theatre on Thursday night for the first time since 2019. 

Here is a list of the award winners.

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Baseball player of the year: Dylan Loy, Pigeon Forge

Why chosen: Loy, a Tennessee commitment, helped lead Pigeon Forge to its second consecutive 2A state championship appearance. He was a 2A Mr. Baseball finalist, the District 2-2A Most Valuable Player and the Gatorade Tennessee Baseball Player of the Year. Loy was the Tigers’ ace, ending with a 0.59 ERA and 126 strikeouts. He also batted .418 and hit 34 RBIs.

Boys basketball player of the year: Ja’Kobi Gillespie, Greeneville

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