Brad Crawford Staff writer
December 10, 2013
FAIRMONT — The Three Rivers Conference has revealed its fall sports all-league squads and as usual, Robeson County is well represented.
Headlining the area’s top individual honors was Jonathan Baldazo, the league’s boys soccer player of the year, boys cross country runner of the year Billy Jones and coach of the year Brian Grice, both from South Robeson.
All-Conference selections are based on self-nominations from league coaches. There is a limit on the number of players chosen based on order of finish and league champions are automatically chosen as coaches of the year.
Individual awards are determined by a league-wide vote.
In football, Whiteville’s Luke Little and Jake Fonvielle from South Columbus shared top coach honors after tying for the title as conference newcomers. County coach of the year Stephen Roberson helped South Robeson to its first playoff wins in 11 seasons but wasn’t eligible based on conference rules.
County player of the year Jarrod Neal, who tallied the second-most touchdowns in area history with 51, was one of 10 Fairmont all-conference players. St. Pauls also had 10, led by area offensive player of the year Malik Livingston, Red Springs nine and South Robeson nine.
Neal led the Three Rivers in total yards and touchdowns.
Red Springs quarterback Blake Greene was a first-team selection for the fourth consecutive season. He finished his prep career as the state’s third-leading touchdown producer in history with 151 scores, behind only Independence’s Chris Leak and Albemarle’s T.A. McLendon.
Reggie Frink, the league’s interceptions leader at cornerback for South Columbus, was named defensive player of the year. Whiteville running back Terrin Manning earned top offensive honors.
The Southeastern Conference all-league squad will be released after the 4A state championship game Saturday featuring Scotland and Greensboro Dudley.
Full Three Rivers All-Conference teams from cross country, football, volleyball and boys soccer can be viewed online.
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ALL-THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE
Boys cross country
Billy Jones, South Robeson
CJ Locklear, South Robeson
Austin Hunt, South Robeson
Randy Oxendine, South Robeson
Brandon Hunt, South Robeson
Malilk Milton, Fairmont
Julian Massey, Fairmont
Jamison Locklear, Fairmont
Zack Moore, Whitevile
Keelan McPhaul, Red Springs
Runner of the Year — Billy Jones (South Robeson)
Coach of the Year —Brian Grice (South Robeson)
Girls cross country
Madison Creech, Whiteville
Ivey Long, Whiteville
Marilu Castrejon, Whiteville
Margaret High, Whiteville
Zoey Barton, Whiteville
Grace Morningstar, Whiteville
Daisy Valquez, Red Springs
Rocia Penia, Red Springs
Shania Leach, Red Springs
Chantara Chavis, South Robeson
Runner of the Year — Madison Creech (Whiteville)
Coach of the Year — Will Dorn ( Whiteville)
South Columbus: 1st Team — Hannah Lee, Miranda Harris, Brittany Sellers; Honorable Mention — Allison Edwards, Katie Evans, Bailey Dyson, Lindsey Jones
Fairmont: 1st Team — Christa Thorndyke, Niya Dickens; Honorable Mention — Reva Locklear, Marsha Clewis, Khadijah Thompson
Whiteville: 1st Team — Shelby Jecius, Shae Cokley; Honorable Mention — Geena White, Malerie Leviner, Sage Mclelland
South Robeson: 1st Team — Savanna Hunt, Illiyah White-Bennett; Honorable Mention — Jaquel Stackhouse, Rachel Harris, Haeli Chavis
East Columbus: 1st Team — Olivia Kissam, Morgan McKeithan
St. Pauls: 1st Team — Kristen Locklear; Honorable Mention — Coronda Glover, Audrey McKinnon
Red Springs: 1st Team — Robyn McPhaul; Honorable Mention — Victoria Hammonds, Kelsey Locklear
West Columbus: 1st Team — Alexandra Barnhill; Honorable Mention— Princess Flowers
Coach of the Year — David Marlowe, South Columbus
Player of the Year — Hannah Lee, South Columbus
South Columbus — Dashaun Daniels; Kalil Soles; Perry Keene; Ryan Armstrong Samuel Dixon, Jr.; Wade Floyd; Gage McPherson; Preston Worley; Reid Worley; Andrew Register; Quinlan Hammond; Matt Miller; Rashaad Chatman; Cephus McGill; Justin Dudley
Whiteville — Aljere Adams; Spencer Campbell; Adam Bastug; Antonio Powell; Zach Wilson; Taj Powell; Dylan Williams; Tasean Shipman; Tyqwann McDougal; Antonio Faulk; Garrett Wilson; Austin Reaves; Bradley Merritt; Nic Ciamillo; Gerardo Maggioli; Nate Powell
St. Pauls — Shayron Jones; Daquan Blue; Malik Livingston; Xavier Downing; Chuck Walters; Javon Crawford; Daymien McMillan; Michael Freeman; Tim Billinger; Alex Jones
Fairmont — Jarrod Neal; Ethan Baldwin; DeShawn Fields; Quenton Walker; Shemar Barfield; Shyheim Hines; Naim Bellamy; Kashawn Leonard; Zach Gibson; Damian Ransom; Silas Oxendine
South Robeson — Juan Ellerbe; Corbin Hunt; Andrew Hill; Angelo Brown; Michael Smith; Adam Miller; Tyler Roller; T.J. Smith; Darius Munley
Red Springs — Blake Greene; Terry Collins; CJ McGeachy; Jamison Baker; Markeiss Blue; Jalik Woods; Deandre Hallman; Eric Graham; Dwayne Fairley
East Columbus — Nick M
cClure; Jaech Austin; Carlos Campbell; Khydeim Robinson; Ryan Howard; Greg Melvin; Elijah Gresham; Jalen Dumas; Tavon Pierce
West Columbus — Kalyk Banks; Rolston Bromell; Adrian Buie; Tommy Bryant; Tanner Daniels; Anthony Davis
Coach of the Year — Jake Fonvielle (South Columbus); Luke Little (Whiteville)
Offensive Player of the Year — Terrin Manning (Whiteville)
Defensive Player of the Year — Reggie Frink (South Columbus)