Area Sports Briefs: All-NPC and All-CCC teams announced
From staff reports
All-North Piedmont Conference and All-Central Carolina Conference teams were announced.
The player of the year is Carson pitcher/shortstop Owen White. Carson’s Chris Cauble, who led the Cougars to regular season and tournament championships, is the coach of the year.
Carson also placed outfielder Luke Barringer, pitcher/first baseman Maddux Holshouser, pitcher/infielder Cameron Prugh and catcher Garrett Alewine on the All-NPC team.
West Rowan pitcher/first baseman Daniel Durham and outfielder Mykal Berger made All-NPC.
East Rowan pitcher/outfielder Hayden Setzer, outfielder/pitcher Will Brown and outfielder/DH Wayne Mize made All-NPC.
Carson pitcher Rylie Stewart and West Rowan third baseman Mary Sobataka shared player of the year honors.
Carson also placed shortstop Katie Jewell, DP Kaitlyn Honeycutt, first baseman Liza Simmerson and second baseman Kary Hales on the All-NPC team.
West placed catcher Parker Greene, pitcher/DP Hannah Roberts, pitcher/DP Taylor Walton and second baseman Alexandra Linder on the All-NPC team.
East’s lone All-NPC player was catcher Mackenzie Sprinkle.
Carson’s Hannah Smith, Gracie Thomason and Lani Isley made the All-NPC team, along with East’s Lauren Weisensel and West’s Stacey Ketchie.
East Rowan swept NPC golf honors. East’s Bryson Sprinkle was the player of the year, while Rhett Teems was voted coach of the year.
East also placed Colby Patterson, William Garland, Austin Miller and Alex Miller on the all-conference team.
Carson’s Zain Tucker made all-conference.
Carson’s Lucas Sides and Hunter Smith; East Rowan’s Landon Shuping, and West Rowan’s Kevin Sullivan made the All-NPC team.
NPC boys track
East Rowan’s Christian Bennett was named the league’s top performer in field events, while East’s John Fitz was coach of the year after leading the Mustangs to the conference championship.
East’s Sean Incardona, Adam Whitley, Chase Whitley, Ross Alexander and Sam Wall made all-conference.
West’s Jalen Houston, Jojoo Brush, Jakari Gardner and DJ Robinson made all-conference.
Carson wheelchair athlete William Fuller represented the Cougars on the team.
NPC girls track
Carson’s McKenzie Gadson was named the league’s sprinter of the year, while Ashleigh Kirkpatrick was named coach of the year after leading the Cougars to the NPC title.
Carson also placed Brianna Hargrove, Taylor Conrad, Malia Hughley, Taylor Wiggins, Olivia Gabriel and Isabella Jerman on the all-conference team.
East’s Iyahnna Neal and Victoria Texler made All-NPC, along with West’s Honesty Carter, Hydeya Robbins, Tekeya Robbins and Deja Phillipe.
Salisbury has four All-CCC baseball players — pitcher/outfielder Jack Fisher, catcher/pitcher Bo Rusher, shortstop/pitcher Griffin Myers and first baseman Chandler Lippard.
Fisher was runner-up for pitcher of the year honors.
South Rowan third baseman Garrett Harrington and versatile Jarrid Nelson made All-CCC.
South Rowan first baseman Brooke Lowery and outfielder Summer McKeon made the All-CCC team, along with Salisbury pitcher Ellen Yang.
Lowery was runner-up for player of the year honors. South coach Dean Mullinax was runner-up for coach of the year.
Salisbury swept all the top honors.
Matt Parrish was named coach of the year after leading theHornets to a perfect regular season.
Julia Honeycutt is the offensive player of the year, while Lillie Rusher is the defensive player of the year.
Salisbury also placed Piper Muire, Freya Obermueller, Elle Kennedy and Emily Mann on All-CCC.
South Rowan’s Madison H enry, Taylor Mauldin and Rhiannon Kimmer made All-CCC. Henry was runner-up for offensive player of the year.
Salisbury’s Alex Antosek, Will Fowler and Hank Robins made All-CCC, along with South Rowan’s Andrew Coward and Andrew Jackson.
Coward was runner-up for player of the year honors.
Salisbury’s Milton Griffith is the league’s coach of the year. He led the Hornets to an undefeated season in the league.
League champ Salisbury has four All-CCC players — Ethan McGee, Roarke Burton, Adam Drye and Jandor Rodas.
CCC girls track
Salisbury’s Lexie May and South Rowan’s Madison Lowery, Jahleah Butler and Janiya Downs made All-CCC.
CCC boys track
Salisbury’s Tyrone Johnson and Christian Morgan made All-CCC. Johnson was all-conference in three events, and Morgan in two.
Grace Yatawara (Salisbury) is competing in the Carolinas Women’s Amateur in Greenville, S.C.
She’s shot 75 and 77 and is tied for 17th in the Championship Flight.
She had an unusual 33-44 — 77 on Monday.
Starting on the back, she made three birdies and made the turn at 3-under, but she had two double bogeys on the front nine.
She’ll tee off at 9 a.m. today.
Hunter Little had three hits and drove in two runs as Eastern Randolph topped Kernersville, 3-2, on Monday in a Northern Division game in Area III.
Hurley Y Warriors
Results from Satuday’s Ken Roberts Track and Field Challenge at Southeast Guilford High:
1st: Triston Rabon: 5:19.56
7th: Matthew Burroughs: 5:22.42
8th: Jalen Bacon-Jackson: 5:23.59
8th: Matthew Burroughs: 2:32.36
9th: Jalen Bacon-Jackson: 2:43.37
1st: Macy Miller: 4-02
11th: Jason Burroughs: 15-09
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