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BRIAN HOLLOWAY, the MVAC’S Coach of the Year, talks with North Wilkes’ Adam Winebarger during last week’s NCHSAA 2A Championships.

All four Wilkes County schools were represented on the All-Mountain Valley Athletic Conference boys and girls track teams.

While Ashe County’s Carter Wilson (field) and Tafton Baker (track) were named the league’s most outstanding athletes, North Wilkes’ Brian Holloway was named the Coach of the Year on the boys side.

On the girls side, Ashe County’s Bella Potter and Elkin’s Hannah Oliver were the league’s most outstanding field and track athletes, respectively. Ashe’s Alex Rollins was named  Coach of the Year.

Nineteen Wilkes County athletes were named to the All-MVAC boys team, led by North Wilkes’ seven selections. Wilkes Central and West Wilkes landed six and five, respectively. East Wilkes had one selection.

Eight athletes from the county were named to the All-MVAC girls team led by Wilkes Central’s five selections. West Wilkes and North Wilkes finished with two and one picks, respectively.

Note that some athletes are on both lists.

The honorees, with Wilkes athletes in bold, are as follows:

Boys Track and Field

Conference Champion – Ashe County

Most Outstanding (Field) – Carter Wilson – Ashe County

Most Outstanding (Track) – Tafton Baker – Ashe County

Coach of the Year – Brian Holloway – North Wilkes

All-Conference

Carter Wilson – Ashe                                        

Andre Wilson – Wilkes Central                      

Tanner Kilby – Ashe                                         

Terry Hayes – Wilkes Central                         

Evan Sathre – North Wilkes                           

Shane Pelicano – West Wilkes                       

Grady Rector – Ashe                                        

Adam Winebarger – North Wilkes                

Torin Potter – Ashe                                          

Correy Horton – Wilkes Central                     

Zack Nuzzolilo – West Wilkes                          

Nathan Hall – West Wilkes                              

Hunter Wayne – West Wilkes                        

Keshaun Tillman – North Wilkes                   

Ethan Van Horn – Elkin                                    

Jonathan Anderson – Elkin                              

Charles Walker – Elkin                                     

Chris Lomax – Elkin                                          

Kobe Caesar-Burns – Wilkes Central           

Josh Hardin – Ashe                                          

Garrett Vernon – East Wilkes                         

Jacob Smithey – North Wilkes                        

Mikey Bell – North Wilkes                               

Zack Carlton – North Wilkes                            

Drake Elliott – Ashe                                     

Jason Durr – Ashe

Ethan Pennington – Ashe

Tafton Baker – Ashe

Austin Triplette – West Wilkes

Bryan Francis – Wilkes Central

Carlos Reyes–Martin – Wilkes Central

Mason Carpenter – Ashe

Neil Pate – Ashe

Andreas Ledezma – Ashe

Gregory Tulbert– Coope – Starmount

Keaton Hincher – North Wilkes

Honorable Mention

Tanner Kilby – Ashe

Jonah Pendergrast –  Starmount

Brennen Robinson – Elkin

Mitchell Rea – Alleghany

Carlos Reyes-Martin – Wilkes Central

Riley Lyles – Elkin

Neil Pate – Ashe

Eli Randolph – Ashe

Trent Blevins – Ashe

Josh Hardin – Ashe

Gregory Tulbert-Coope – Starmount

Terry Hayes – Wilkes Central

Bryan Francis – Wilkes Central

Kobe Caesar-Burns – Wilkes Central

Keaton Hincher – North Wilkes

Rodney Watson – Starmount

Drake Funderburk –  Starmount

Will Ray –  Starmount

Tyrece Martin –  Starmount

Hunter Wayne – West Wilkes

Adam Winebarger – North Wilkes

Charles Walker – Elkin

Correy Horton – Wilkes Central

Grant Stone – Wilkes Central

Alejandro Oqueli– Ortiz – Wilkes Central

Girls Track and Field

Conference Champion – Ashe County

Most Outstanding (Field) – Bella Potter – Ashe County

Most Outstanding (Track) – Hannah Oliver – Elkin

Coach of the Year – Alex Rollins – Ashe County

All-Conference

Macie Bowlin – Ashe County      

Emma Sutphin – West Wilkes                   

Shelby Roal – North Wilkes                     

A’Maya Spikes – Wilkes Central               

Bella Potter – Ashe County                       

Kennedy Collins – West Wilkes                

Holly Grant – Ashe County                        

Bella Powers – Ashe County                     

Abigail Keesling – Alleghany                     

Melena Howell – Ashe County                 

Carrie Lowe – Wilkes Central                   

Lacie Allen – Ashe County                         

Olivia Randolph – Ashe County               

Zoe Schell – Ashe County                         

Malorie Eller – Ashe County                     

Katelyn Davis – Alleghany                        

Malena Lafferty – Alleghany                    

Hazel Pasley – Alleghany                         

Ellen Uscange – Alleghany                       

Kylee Cheek – Wilkes Central                 

Nadia Rucker – Starmount                     

Morgan Moxley – Starmount                

Madison Norman – Starmount             

Keyona Reynolds – Starmount              

Hannah Broman – Alleghany                 

Bethany Weaver – Alleghany                

Ashlin Weaver – Alleghany                    

Alexis Blevins – Ashe County

Leah Delp – Alleghany

Courtney Binder – Alleghany

Ashlin Williams – Alleghany

Mahaley Cronk – Ashe County

Rhiannon Riedel – Wilkes Central

Macy Davis – Alleghany

Maddie Beard – Wilkes Central

Hannah Oliver – Elkin                  

Honorable Mention

Wren Brown – Starmount

Courtney Binder – Alleghany

Bella Powers – Ashe County

Macy Davis – Alleghany

Holly Grant – Ashe County

Bella Potter – Ashe County

Hallie Crumpton – West Wilkes

Tessa Foster – West Wilkes

Kassidy Newton – West Wilkes

Katelyn Cothren – West Wilkes

Kennedy Collins – West Wilkes

Savannah Royall – North Wilkes

Brianna Reid – North Wilkes

McKenzie Johnson – North Wilkes

Rebakah Wilson – North Wilkes

Nadia Rucker – Starmount

Tanna Sagraves – Starmount

Madison Norman – Starmount

Keyona Reynolds – Starmount

Malorie Eller – Ashe County

Hannah Vining – West Wilkes

Leah Delp – Alleghany

Mahaley Cronk – Ashe County

Rachel Winkler – North Wilkes

Madison Goforth – North Wilkes

Kaylee Brown – North Wilkes

Catie Beth Brown – Elkin             

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