Local atheltes earn All-Conference honors
The Daily Reflector
Friday, June 14, 2019
Athletes from three local schools learned if they received the honor of being named to their sports All-Conference list in the 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference. Take a look at who made the cut.
11 players received all conference honors, with D.H. Conley leading the way with five.UNC-Greensboro commit Robbie O’Neal, Towson commit Jake Lysaght and Pitt Community College commits Shea Ward, Cam Jackson and Mitchell Hoffler all made the cut. Three Vikings were also named as honorable mentions, Eason Warren, Matthew Matthijs and Josh McCarter.
Four J.H. Rose players also made list, led by East Carolina football commit Grant Charles Jarman. Ryker Galaska, Shane Rademacher and PCC commit Clay Stanley also made the list. Breakout freshman Micheal Allen, Noah Stox and Wade Jarman was selected as honorable mentions.
Drew Browne and Alex Bouche made the list to represent South Central.
Jackson was named the conference’s Player of the Year, while Vikings head coach Jason Mills was named Coach of the Year.
Five Conley softball players led off the list, including conference Player of the Year Anna Sawyer, Lexi Phillips, Carson Fleming Lauren Wiles and Alexis Phillips. Madison Bowers, Trinity Nichols, Maggie Craig and Madison Rose received Honorable Mention honors.
For the Falcons Amya Evans, Izzy Moore, Madison Deanes and Anna Mewborn brought home the honors, with Marissa Roach being named an Honorable Mention.
Aaliyah Nobles and Kennedy Harris picked up All-Conference nods for the Rampants, while Aniya Sneed, Mikiyah Corey and Alexis Moore were named as Honorable Mentions.
The Vikings again swept the top two awards, as Sawyer was Plyaer of the Year, DHC head coach Wayne Deans earned Coach of the Year honors.
Rose’s Landon Brown and Cameron Mcewen led the way in boys tennis. Teammate Owen Osborn was received an honorable mention.
Sean Jung, Drew Varnell and Connor Whitehurst all made the cut for Conley.
Kunj Patel represented South Central on the list.
The Vikings loaded the All-Conference list in girls soccer, as nine players earned honors. Maeve English, Jenna Rupp, Ashley Tucker, Mary McKnight, Gabrielle Kirkman and Lydia Overly made the list. Haven Best, Carter Sortini and Sarah McGee were named as honorable mentions.
Four Rose athletes made the list. McKinsey Walter, April Zeng, Bridgett Kenny and Emily Schmidt made the list for head coach Sam Lee’s squad.
Taryn Thompson, Roxanne Kirby and Natalie Haldaman made the list for South Central. Mary Best and Malak Abulabda received honorable mentions.
First year Conley coach Marlen Carbajal was named as Coach of the Year.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
26 girls track and field athletes made the cut, with nine Rose athletes being named All-Conference. Jenequa Wilson (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4x400 relay), Jordan Sales (100, 400, 200, 4x400 relay), Mackenzie Werderman (4x400 relay) and Amaya Perkins (4x400 relay) all made the list.
For South Central Anylah Cox (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) Jayda Rigsbee (400 hurdles), Corinne Cox (800), Ninevah Reddick (200, triple jump), Paige Witteborg (3200), Al’Myra Brown (shot put), Ta’nijae Whittaker (triple jump) made the list.
Emma Cole (1600m, 4x800m relay), Hayley Ferrell (800m, 4x800m relay) Channing Mitchell (3200m), A’riana Crumpler (discus), Eve Curtis (4x800m relay), Annika Stokes (4x800m relay) all made the list for D.H. Conley.
Sales was named athlete of the year and SC’s Kendrick Perkins was named Coach of the Year.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
Jaylin Speight (100m hurdles), Fletcher Bost (1600m, 3200m), Kendrick Britton (300, hurdles), Kevone Harris (300m hurdles), Brandon Hardy (3200m), Phillip Chen (discus), Jyquan Shepard (high jump), Jemere Artis (high jump) and the 4x400 relay team of Cameron Clark, Durrell Simpson, Nkosi Tyson and Britton all made the list for the conference champion Falcons.
For Conley, Seth McKinney (1600m), Jalen Wilson (800m), Zach Tucker (800m), Peyton Walters (3200m), Brock Lasure (discus), Eli Orians (4x400 relay), Jalen Wilson (4x400 relay), AJ Miller (4x400 relay) and Zach Tucker (4x400 relay) were named All-Conference.
Micheal Allen (100m, 200m, 4x200 relay), Jahqarius Daniels (400m, 4x200 relay), Daishon Donald (200m, 4x200 relay) and Traquavious Harris (4x200 relay) were named All-Conference for J.H. Rose.
SC’s Robert Wolbert was named conference Coach of the Year.
J.H. Rose placed four athletes on the list. Davis Fisher, Kris Jackson, Carter Rains and Blake Hess all received honors.
Andrew Gallagher was the lone All-Conference selection for Conley. Gray Mitchum, Carson Hathaway and Travis Gallup were named as honorable mentions.
David Langley made the cut for South Central. Ethan Cook, Alex Hill and Chandler Ebeling were named honorable mentions.
Rose’s Liz Barbee was named Coach of the Year.
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