North and South Stokes accumulated 59 all-conference or honorable mention athletes in the Northwest 1A Conference this spring with Jeff Frye (softball) and Michael Richardson (ladies soccer) being named coaches of the year in their sport. North Stokes also had two conference players of the year in Autumn Martin (softball) and Jacob McGee (men’s track).
North Stokes softball won the regular season championship and collected nine all-conference spots with Martin, Reid Hawkins, Kelsey Hawkins, Sydney Mabe, Sierra Hubbard, Lora Wood, Alee Boles, Sarah McBride and Carley Gravely. South Stokes chimed in with four including Maddie Shore, Grace Mabe, Jessica Joyce and Molly Crouse.
In baseball, both North and South each had four all-conference selections and two honorable mention picks. North’s Jake Craddock led the list with Layton Helms, Dustin Bowman, and Isaiah East. Shemar Dalton picked up the most votes for South with Cody Mullins, Adam McMillian, and Ricky Gonzalez not far behind. Honorable mentions were North Stokes Koby Clark and Christian Shemo and South Stokes Wesley Buck and Logan Bray.
McGee was selected as runner of the year after winning three events in men’s track with Viking teammates Michael Overstreet and Eligah France joining him on the all-conference team. Lady Vikings Abigail Hemric, Skylar Murray, Makayla Rogers, Emma Stanberry, Rachel Overby, Hailey Sheppard, Josie Stanberry, Maliya Wright, and Kenzie Stahly also made all-conference. For South, Caleb Richardson, Nimai Browning, Kaleb Mitchell, Austin Harger, Bryson Autry, PJ Samuels, Elijah Dunn and Olivia Smith made all-conference honors.
The Lady Sauras won the women’s soccer conference championship and put five on the all-conference team. Freshman Evan O’Leary, Lilly Weaver, Madison Green, and Summer Coates, Riley Kiser were all-conference, while Hannah Fischer and Mary Weaver were named honorable mention. North Stokes collected two all-conference players with first year player Karley Jessup and Kaitlyn Johnson. Honorable mentions were Addie Bryant and Morgan Cone.
In men’s golf, South Stokes Justus Moorefield and Seth Bibey were all-conference and North’s Weston Fulp made the team as well.
Each high school looks to improve their team standings next year with 49 of the 59 athletes coming back next season.
Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.