TENNERTON – Nick Calef-Boring was named the 2019 winner of the John L. Tenney Memorial Baseball Award that is presented annually to a Buckhannon-Upshur High School baseball senior who displays athletic ability, character and leadership skills.
This is the 12th year the award has been presented and is selected by members of the Buckhannon-Upshur baseball coaching staff.
Calef-Boring was selected over 11 other B-U seniors.
“It was a tough decision with so many seniors on the team,” noted Buckhannon-Upshur head baseball coach Adam Squires. “We selected Nick because he works harder than anybody I have ever coached, so he is very, very deserving of it. There is no better player than Nick. It should go to a player that truly represents the school and the team and he embodies those qualities.”
Calef-Boring, the son of Kevin and Lisa Calef-Boring, split time this season between being the designated hitter and first baseman.
Calef-Boring hit .330 for the Bucs this season with 31 hits in 114-at bats with five doubles and a team-best 26 RBIs.
“It always feels good when your hard work is noticed and pays off,” explained Calef-Boring. “Winning this award just means everything. My family is close to the Tenney family and it is simply an honor to be selected for this award. To know my name will be on a plaque at the high school for this award it just awesome. It feels like I am part of history now.”
Former and long-time Buckhannon-Upshur head baseball coach Mickey Tenney presented the award to Calef-Boring during a brief ceremony at the William E. Phillips baseball field on Thursday.
“It is an honor for our family to present this award,” said Tenney. “It not only represents the time and effort my father put in the programs but it recognizes a senior baseball player that shows athletic ability, leadership and character. I have followed Nick’s career the last four years and I know he has worked hard to achieve this. It’s also meaningful because his grandfather Rich Calef and my father were very close baseball friends.”
Calef-Boring will continue his baseball career at Glenville State this fall.