Seven players were named to the Southern Piedmontâ€™s 1A/2A All-Conference volleyball team recently.
For Southern Piedmont runner-up East Lincoln, Kassi Henry and Lauren were rewarded for their stellar play, being named all-conference.
Hannah Parker and Charlotte Clark were selected from the Lincolnton Lady Wolves.
West Lincolnâ€™s Sara Elmore and April Norman also received all-conference honors. Chastity Morgan was North Lincolnâ€™s lone selection.
South Iredellâ€™s Emily Watts was named Player of the Year, while her coach Meaghann Bradshaw garnered Coach of the Year honors.
Middle School Volleyball
West Lincoln Middle fell to East Rutherford 3-1; 25-22, 27-29, 17-25, 15-25 Tuesday.
Leading scorers for the Lady Chiefs were Ashley Rhyne with 12 points, Tonye Willis with 10 and Sadie Saine with six points.
Lydia Boyles contributed five, while Kathryn Sledzewski and Emily Workman both had three in the losing cause. It was the teamâ€™s season opener.
The Lincolnton Wildcats fell to Chase 3-2; 25-12, 25-17, 11-25, 17-25, 13-15 in a heartbreaking season opener.
Maggie Cline paced the Wildcats with 18 points, while teammate Emily Brown had 16. Tanetta Mutz contributed 13 points in the loss.
Other scorers for Lincolnton were: Peggy Williams with 12 points, Allison Storey with 10 points, Katie Wray with four points and Mercedes Moten with two.
Southern Piedmont Soccer
South Iredell swept the major honors for the conference in soccer. Mario Gonzalez was named Player of the Year, while his teammate Pedro Martinez took home Keeper of the Year.
Vikingsâ€™ head coach David Basinger was named Coach of the Year.
East Lincoln Middle (6-1) beat Shelby 22-14 in the regular season finale recently.
Austin Culp, once again, had a huge day racking up 105 yards on just 11 carries. Culp scored on the first play from scrimmage, rambling 71 yards for a touchdown. He also chipped in with two two-point conversions.
Josh Wilson had two touchdown runs of 27 yards and 12 yards and ended with nine carries for 91 yards. Wilson also impacted the game on the defensive side of the ball from his safety position.
Center Matt Fortenberry, offensive guard Jordan Saurez, defensive guard Ryan England, offensive tackle Austin Stortz and defensive tackle A.J. Frazier, who all play on both sides of the ball, did a â€˜tremendous job all year long,â€™ according to head coach Eric Miller.
by John Mark Brooks