FAIRMONT — Three Rivers Conference Coach of the Year Sandy Thorndyke had plenty of company atop the All-Conference teams. Player of the Year Chance Leggett was joined by Cole Lovin, Alec Brewington and Gage Hardin on the first team list. Julius Caulder, Ryan Mayers, Tyler Musselwhite, Michael Simmons and Jacoby Oxendine received honorable mentions for their seasons.
Red Springs had Maliq Johnson and Antwaun McNeill named to the first team with Brad Hardin and Caleb McNeill earning honorable mention honors. St. Pauls’ Justin Baker led the way as the team’s only player to make the first team. Teammate Trent Jacobs was named honorable mention.
A pair of South Robeson Mustangs also made the All-Conference baseball team for the Three Rivers Conference. Corbin Hunt was selected to the first team for the Mustangs. Also being honored was Devin Smith with an Honorable Mention.
In the Southeastern Conference, Lumberton had four players make All-Conference. Daniel Oxendine was named a co-Player of the Year with Richmond’s Nic Bullard and Pinecrest’s Tristan Helms. Jacob Saulnier, Evan Odum and Justice Sampson also earned a spot on the team for the Pirates.
Purnell Swett’s Ironeyes Locklear, Jordan Swett and Drew Armstrong were named to the squad. Richmond’s Ricky Young and Pinecrest’s Jeff Hewitt shared Coach of the Year honors.
Jacobs leads softball All-Conference teams
ROWLAND — Robeson County Player of the Year Taylor Jacobs joined Cheyenne Chavis as the two representatives from South Robeson on the Three Rivers All Conference Softball first team. The duo was joined by honorable mentions Emeral Warrel and Savanna Hunt.
Whiteville’s coach Olivia Scott was named Coach of the Year for the conference and Bailey Dyson of South Columbus took Player of the Year.
Fairmont’s Tiffany Hicks and Christa Thorndyke were named to the first team, with teammates Katelon Floyd and Courtney McCormick given honorable mentions.
Red Springs followed with Victoria Hammonds as a first team representative and LuKira Smith as an honorable mention. St. Pauls saw Courtney Yanosik added to the first team list, with Taylor Linardy added as an honorable mention as well.
Lumberton’s softball team Joy Church, Taylor Hammonds and Danielle Smith all named to the SEC All-Conference team. Courtney Oxendine and Mikala Lowry represented Purnell Swett.
LHS dominates conference, regional awards
LUMBERTON — The Lumberton soccer team’s strong season was rewarded with plenty of mentions on both the All-Conference and All-Region teams.
Madi Britt was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and was joined on the team by Chloe Locklear, Michaela Nash, Kendall Blaine, Summer Martin and Nikki Hansen. Kenny Simmons was named the conference Coach of the Year after leading the team to a near-perfect record in SEC play.
The Pirates had a strong showing on the All-Region team, with Blaine, Britt, Locklear and Nash being honored on the team. Britt, Locklear and Nash were also nominated for the All-State team. Simmon was named the region’s top coach as well.
Purnell Swett had three players named to the All-Conference team, with Haleigh Jones, Geena Locklear and Rebecca Jacobs all getting the nod.
Red Springs was the only Robeson County school to earn All-Conference honors in the Three Rivers Conference. Daisy Vasquez, Viridiana Tapia and Nancy Salgado were named first team with Noemy Castrejon, Carina Talentino and Ingrid Banegas named honorable mention.