Wilkes Central Coach Scott Waugh along with three Eagles and a North Wilkes player were named to the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-District 11 team that was released on Monday.
The all-district teams are filled with numerous representatives from the Northwest 1A/2A and Mountain Valley 1A/2A conferences.
Waugh was named District 11 coach of the year after leading Wilkes Central to a 30-2 season that culminated with the 2A West Regional championship and a runner-up finish in the NCHSAA 2A State Championship game.
Wilkes Central’s Paige Love and Katie Ryder were named to the all-district first team while teammate Haley Williams and North Wilkes’ Jackie Denny were named to the all-district third team. Love, Ryder and Williams are seniors while Denny is a freshman.
District 11 is comprised of 36 high schools from the following counties/school systems – Alexander, Alleghany, Caldwell, Iredell, Watauga, Surry/Mount Airy/Elkin, Stokes, Rowan, Ashe, Davie, Yadkin and Wilkes. Schools have at least one coach be a member of the NCBCA to nominate a player.
The complete list of all-district from District 11 is as followed:
Player of the Year – Brielle Blair (Salisbury)
Coach of the Year – Scott Waugh (Wilkes Central)
Brielle Blair (Salisbury)
Jordan Hiatt (Mount Airy)
Paige Love (Wilkes Central)
Morgan Midkiff (North Surry)
Katie Ryder (Wilkes Central)
Kristina Rumplasch (North Surry)
Keisha Corpening (Hibriten)
Keri Fulp (East Surry)
Bri Johnson (North Iredell)
Doreen Richardson (Salisbury)
Jackie Denny (North Wilkes)
Haley Williams (Wilkes Central)
Malaya Johnson (North Surry)
Cassidy Joyner (Surry Central)
Hannah Margolis (Watauga)
Eagles climb into baseball rankings
Thanks to a 5-0 start, the Wilkes Central baseball team has climbed into the most recent IMPACT Baseball North Carolina High School team polls.
The Eagles jumped up to No. 5 in 2A after being unranked in the first polls back in late February. Also representing the Mountain Valley Conference is Starmount, who’s currently ranked third in 2A. The Rams and Wilkes Central will meet in Boonville this Friday.
West Wilkes has dropped out of the Class 1A polls after beginning the year in the top 10.