County sweep

Wilkes Central’s Skylar Brooks (Player of the Year), West Wilkes’ Riley Ledford (Pitcher of the Year) and West Wilkes Head Coach Drew Ward (Coach of the Year) won the MVAC’s top honors this spring. Also in the photo is Canaan Ward.

Wilkes County baseball players were very well-represented on this year’s All-Mountain Valley Athletic Conference team.

Fifteen county players were selected to spring’s 23-player first team, led by five selections apiece from West Wilkes and Wilkes Central.

East Wilkes and North Wilkes had three and two players, respectively.

In addition, Wilkes Central’s Skylar Brooks was named the league’s player of the year while West Wilkes’ Riley Ledford was named the MVAC’s top pitcher.  It’s the second time both athletes have won their respective awards.

Drew Ward was named the league’s top coach.

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

Conference Champions – West Wilkes

Conference Tournament Champions – West Wilkes

Player of the Year – Skylar Brooks – Wilkes Central

Pitcher of the Year – Riley Ledford – West Wilkes

Coach of the Year – Drew Ward – West Wilkes

Tournament MVP – Riley Ledford – West Wilkes


Jared Foley – Alleghany                                         

Joe Hampton – Alleghany                                    

Zach Bare – Ashe County                                     

Porky Windish – Ashe County                             

James Burcham – East Wilkes                             

Caedan Howell – East Wilkes                              

Sean Sidden – East Wilkes                                   

Wyatt Jester – Elkin                                              

Sammy Johnston – North Wilkes                       

Cole Chipman – North Wilkes                             

Dawson Smith – Starmount                                

Dillon Draughn – Starmount                               

Trey Dezern – Starmount                                    

Colton Stotler – West Wilkes                              

Riley Ledford – West Wilkes                                

Braxton Church – West Wilkes                            

Cory Lackey – West Wilkes

Caleb Miles – West Wilkes

Skylar Brooks – Wilkes Central

Noah Johnson – Wilkes Central

Ethan Adams – Wilkes Central

Hunter Johnson – Wilkes Central

Colby Lakey – Wilkes Central

Honorable Mention

Blake Murphy – Alleghany

Brandon Nichols – Alleghany

Cole Hudler – Ashe County

Cory Treva – Ashe County                                                     

Austen Absher – East Wilkes                                                     

Ben Longbottom – East Wilkes

Ryley Cheek – Elkin      

Maston Renegar – Elkin

Nathan Childers – North Wilkes

Seth Kyle – North Wilkes

Eric Wiles – Starmount

Justin Williams – Starmount

Justin Dickson – West Wilkes

Trenton Mastin – West Wilkes

C.J. Clements – Wilkes Central     

Aiken Minton – Wilkes Central

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