All-Conference honors announced

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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By Jay Spivey

For the Clemmons Courier

Winter sports have come and gone, and spring sports are in full gear. So, that means it’s that time of year when all-conference honors are announced.
The Central Piedmont 4-A released its honors Tuesday morning, and West Forsyth athletes and coaches are littered throughout the list.

However, Jacari Brim was named the player of the year in boys basketball, and Sandy Thomerson was named the girls swimming coach of the year.
Other than Brim, who is the son of Coach Marlon Brim of boys basketball team for the Titans, Cameron White made all-conference.

Mount Tabor, which won the conference in boys basketball, had three players on the all-conference team — Shamarius Peterkin, JaDon Blair and Joay Shay. Jackson Powers and Bryson Mickey made it from Davie County, Bryce Baker and Jaire Richburg made it from East Forsyth, Cooper Jackson and KJ Ford of Reagan made it, Joshua Moore and Brock Jackson of Parkland made it, and Antoine Jones of Reynolds and Chancellor Royal-Owens of Glenn made it.

Coach Josh Pittman of Davie County was named the boys basketball coach of the year.

In girls basketball, Mount Tabor, which won the conference, dominated all-conference. Shaymiah Bailey of Mount Tabor was named girls player of the year, and Richie Lyons, in his first season at Mount Tabor after replacing Rick Anderson, was named the girls basketball coach of the year
Emma Staples was the lone representative from the West Forsyth girls basketball team to make all-conference.

Other than Powers from Mount Tabor, Kieiauna Riddick and Ava Hairston also made it. Elliott Jessup, Destiny Thompson and Shyla Simms of Reynolds, Malayka Rankin and Peyton Spaugh of Davie County made it. Other players who made all-conference were Reagan’s Grace Gaylon and Brikayla Forte, Parkland’s Justace Williams and Jordan Fisher, Mya Booth of East Forsyth, and Alyssa Jessup of Glenn.

Other than Thomerson, West Forsyth had many boys and girls swimmers who made all-conferences.

In girls for the Titans, Katie Kennedy made it in the 200-yard freestyle, Katherine Perdue in the 200 IM and the 100 back, Kaidy Stout in the 100 breast, and Stout, Kennedy and Perdue, along with Sydney Davenport made it in the 200 medley relay. Also, in the girls 400 relay, Kennedy and Perdue made it, along with swimmers Lulu Serang and Reese Walton.

For the Titans’ boys, Ethan Frondoza made it in the 50 free and 100 back, and Carter Patterson in the 500 free.
Other girls swimmers from other schools who made all-conference were Camden Robertson from Reynolds in the 200 free, Claire Farrell from Reagan in the 200 IM, Riley Petronzio of Mount Tabor and Peyton Clifford of Reagan in the 50 free, Ava Kiser of Reynolds and Clifford from Reagan in the 100 fly, Kiser from Reynolds and Katie Krieger from Mount Tabor in the 100 free, Keegan Brown from Reynolds and Mary Dasher High from Mount Tabor in the 500 free.

Also making it in the girls were Camden Robertson from Reynolds in the 100 back, Krieger from Mount Tabor in the 100 breast, Reagan’s Farrell, Adah Clifford, Addison Clifford and Addison Drenan in the 200 medley relay. In the 200 free relay, Mount Tabor’s Petronzio, Claire Bryant, Caroline Armentrout and Claire Isaac, as well as Reagan’s Addison Mitchell, Peyton Clifford, Drenan and Denise Coleman made it. In the girls 400 free relay, Reynolds’ Brown, Emma and Camden Robertson, and Kiser made it.

The girls swimmers of the year were Kiser and Robertson from Reynolds.

The boys coach of the year was Lance White of Davie County. The boy swimmers of the year were Bence Burton and Connor Vargas from Reagan.
Other boys swimmers from other schools who made all-conference were Zach Hirata of Davie County and Cooper Smits from Mount Tabor in the 200 free, Burton and Grant Turner from Reagan in the 200 IM, Vargas from Reagan in the 50 free, Earnhardt Harris of Davie County and Tyler Burton from Reagan in the 100 fly, Vargas from Davie County and Max Mahler in the 100 free, Grant Raney from Reagan in the 500 free, Zach Hirata from Davie County in the 100 back, and Bence Burton and Tyler Burton from Reagan in the 100 breast.

In the boys relays, Reagan’s Bence Burton, Turner, Tyler Burton and Vargas, and Davie County’s Aiden Davis, Logan Zuleger, Hirata and Harris made it in the 200 medley relay. In the 200 free relay, Reagan’s JT Trowbridge, Tyler Burton, Ian Campbell and Vargas, as well as Davie County’s Bryce Hamsberger, Hirata, Aiden Davis and Harris made it. In the 400 free relay, Reagan’s Logan Truskowski, Campbell, Trowbridge and Bence Burton, as well as Mount Tabor’s Cooper Smits, Wyatt Sidden, Maddox Pirkle and Ben Grimstead.

In boys wrestling, West Forsyth had four wrestlers — Nathan O’Dell, Aiden Koontz, Lucas Nolette and Devon Eaves — make it. Davie County, which won the Central Piedmont 4-A, had 12 wrestlers make it – Hunter Testa, Stephen Jacobs, William Tehandon, Tiaj Thao, Andrew Davis, Brett Foster, Elliot Gould, Jerred Alexander, Maddox Creason, Christian Boswell, Brysen Godbey and Ryder Strickland. Glenn’s Yusel Aguilar, Alex Colon-Perez, Colzack Farrow, Alex Lopez and Braylon Neal, Reynolds’ Isaac Lloyd, Andrew Runion, Amarr Lumpkins and Hamzah Mahmoud, Reagan’s Nate Jones, Marlon Jocol, Brady Robinson and Priest Gwyn, Mount Tabor’s Chris Cantaina, Bryson Jerald and D’Ivory Puryear, and East Forsyth’s Mark Bailey made all-conference.

The lower-weight wrestler of the year was Aguilar of Glenn, and the upper- weight wrestler of the year was Testa from Davie. Larry Barron from Glenn was named coach of the year.