TENNERTON — On Friday, May 27, Buckhannon-Upshur High School (B-UHS) senior Cameron Tenney added his name to a very exclusive, hallowed list of Buccaneer baseball greats to have won the John L. Tenney Memorial Baseball Award. The award, named in honor of John L. Tenney who was the father of both long-time Buckhannon-Upshur Head Baseball Coach Mickey Tenney and long-time West Virginia Wesleyan Head Baseball Coach Randy Tenney and has been annually presented to the B-UHS baseball player that best exemplifies a combination of athletic prowess, leadership ability, overall character and sportsmanship for the last 14 years as chosen by the coaching staff.
Tenney, was presented the award by Mickey Tenney, after a standout senior season in which he posted an efficient .389 batting average from the plate, collecting 35 total hits, scoring 23 runs and driving in 20 RBIs. The Buccaneers senior leader was honored with a ceremony at William E. Phillips Memorial Field in which his name was added to the plaque that honors past winners which can be found inside the high school itself.
Cameron took a moment to sum up his thoughts following being chosen for this prestigious honor, saying, “Mickey Tenney presented this award to me and it was a pleasure to receive it. Coming from a baseball family and knowing what this award means, it feels like an extra special accomplishment. After playing all four years for Coach Squires, I couldn’t ask for a better coaching staff or players. I loved each and every coach and player and was blessed to be placed with them. I don’t think I could’ve been selected for this award without their help behind it by pushing me every day to become a better student, athlete and person.”