A strong spring from Wilkes County golfers was reflected on this spring’s All-Mountain Valley Athletic Conference team.

For the second time, Wilkes Central’s Quinton Metz was named the league’s Golfer of the year and David Brooks was named the MVAC Coach of the Year.

Seven Wilkes County golfers received All-MVAC nods, led by three selections apiece from East Wilkes and Wilkes Central. North Wilkes earned one selection.

In boys tennis, athletes from three Wilkes County schools were named to the 2019 All-MVAC team.

Twelve Wilkes County tennis players were selected, led by East Wilkes’ six selections. Aaron Simmons, the Cardinals’ head coach, was also named the league’s Coach of the Year.

West Wilkes earned four nods while Wilkes Central had two picks. MVAC dual champion Elkin had four selections.

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

Boys Golf

Conference Champion – Wilkes Central

Player of the Year:  Quinton Metz – Wilkes Central

Coach of the Year:  David Brooks – Wilkes Central

All Conference

Quinton Metz – Wilkes Central            

Garrett Dawson – Wilkes Central        

Micah Caudill – East Wilkes                  

Caleb Scott – Ashe County                   

James Owings – Elkin                            

Payton Brown – Starmount                  

Jais Norman – East Wilkes

Landon Battle – Wilkes Central

Bryson Vestal – Starmount

Cameron Greene – North Wilkes

Ryan Sturgill – Alleghany

Mason Absher – East Wilkes

Honorable Mention

Jake Patton – Ashe County

Huston Hall – East Wilkes

Hayden Foster – Starmount

Gavin Blankenship – West Wilkes

Jake Bentley – Wilkes Central

Drew Hayes – Wilkes Central

Boys Tennis

Conference Champions – Elkin

Player of the Year:  Silas Coley - Elkin

Coach of the Year:  Aaron Simmons – East Wilkes

All Conference

Dylan Black – East Wilkes

Adrian Arado – Ashe County

Ty Cleary – East Wilkes

Silas Coley – Elkin

Patrick Gallion – Elkin

Adam Huston – Starmount

Tate Johnson – Wilkes Central

Noah Macrae – West Wilkes

Jake Myers – East Wilkes

Quintin Parsons – West Wilkes

Gabe Powers – Ashe County

Jake Reavis – Ashe County

Johnny Reyna – Ashe County

Devin Rupard – Ashe County

John Shepherd – West Wilkes

Jack Shepherd – Wilkes Central

Charlie Smythers – Starmount

Camron Somers – East Wilkes

Joe Soos – Elkin

Abram Sparks – East Wilkes

Graylan Walker – West Wilkes

Dylan Ward – East Wilkes

Michael York – Ashe County

Jose Zuniga – Elkin

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