Spot A Star: March 4-9

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Spot A Star is a list of the top individual performances of the week. Coaches are encourages to submit the names of their athletes who excelled on the field by 7 p.m. every Sunday. The list will be published each Monday.


Josh Barnhill, Pender: Struck out three in 4 2/3 innings to earn the victory against Union on Thursday. Barnhill also went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, two runs and a stolen base in the 7-3 win.

Trent Eason, Ashley: Hit a game-winning two-run triple in the fourth inning to help the Screaming Eagles remain unbeaten with a 2-1 road win over West Brunswick in the Mideastern Conference opener Friday.

Sam Garcia, Laney: In his first start of the season, the lefty tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing only two singles and striking out five in a 10-0 victory over Jacksonville on Saturday.

Laney’s Sam Garcia. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Josh Kidd, Ashley: Pitched 6 1/3 innings against West Brunswick on Friday night and struck out 14 while allowing only one run on four hits. He got a no decision.

Gable Knight, Coastal Christian: In Wednesday’s extra-inning loss at North Brunswick, Knight struck out 10 and allowed only two hits over seven scoreless innings. He did not factor into the decision.

Chris Konrady, Laney: In wins over South Brunswick and Jacksonville, the junior went 3-for-7 with four RBI. He was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run and delivered the game-winning single in the eighth inning during Friday’s 4-3 win over South Brunswick.

Caden Lang and Noah Sibbett, Southeastern Homeschool: The duo combined on a no-hitter with nine strikeouts in Saturday’s 8-3 victory against Wilmington Christian Academy.

Jared Peterson, Laney: Struck out five in three shutout innings out of the bullpen to earn the victory in Friday’s extra-inning contest against South Brunswick.


Tate Bowyer, Hoggard: In his first Mideastern Conference match, Bowyer finished fifth with a 5-over par 77 on Monday at Pine Valley Country Club.

Walker Isley, South Brunswick: The talented junior tied for medalist honors at the Mideastern Conference opener at Pine Valley Country Club, shooting a 1-over-par 73.

Harrison Wierse, Topsail: Barton commit shot a 1-over-par 73 at Pine Valley Country Club on Monday to tie for medalist honors.

Stewart Kinlaw, Hoggard: Freshman was the Vikings’ top finisher, placing third with a 4-over-par 76 at Monday’s MEC match at Pine Valley Country Club.

Hoggard’s Stewart Kinlaw. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]


Kyle Hatcher, New Hanover: Last year’s Mideastern Conference leader in goals scored found the back of the net 13 times in three games.

Scout Philipp, Hoggard: In three victories, the senior scored 11 goals and handed out two assists.

Macon Sumner, Hoggard: Won 69 of 74 faceoffs in Mideastern Conference victories over North Brunswick (23-0), South Brunswick (22-0) and New Hanover (18-5).

Hunter Williams, Hoggard: Scored a team-high six goals to go along with four assists in Friday’s 18-5 win over rival New Hanover. In three games, the senior found the back of the net 14 times and added eight assists.


Bryce Delacourt, Coastal Christian: Won both his singles and doubles matches in contests against South Brunswick and Arendell Parrott Academy.

Alan Dimock, New Hanover: The talented freshman didn’t drop a game at No. 4 singles or No. 2 doubles in 9-0 victories over South Brunswick and Laney.

Marion Nevue, Coastal Christian: Finished the week 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles.


Noah Bullard, South Brunswick: Picked up individual wins in the 200 meters (23.2) and 400 meters (52.7) and was the anchor leg of the victorious 4×200 relay (1:36.8) at Thursday’s MEC meet.

Jieem Bullock, North Brunswick: Captured the long jump title at the New Balance Nationals Indoor on Saturday in New York City. His jump of 24-4.25 crushed his previous personal best of 22-9.

Makhel Henry, Pender: With times of 10.8 in the 100 meters and 23.2 in the 200 meters at Thursday’s meet against Coastal Christian, the senior reached regional qualifying times in both events.


Devon Cavanaugh, Ashley: In victories over New Hanover and Laney, Cavanaugh scored eight goals and dished out three assists.

Ashley’s Devon Cavanaugh. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Kara Cheers, West Brunswick: Helped the Trojans secure a 20-5 win over South Brunswick on Friday by scoring six goals and adding a pair of assists.

Alyssa Fizer, Hoggard: The Cincinnati commit finished the week with four goals, two assists and seven ground balls in a pair of comfortable wins.

Cecelia Vergara, West Brunswick: Broke the score record for goals in a game with 10 and also added four assists in Friday’s 20-5 victory over rival South Brunswick.

Claire Witmer, Hoggard: In lopsided victory over South Brunswick and New Hanover, the junior scored nine goals to go along with two assists and eight ground balls.


Delaney Arthurs, Laney: Put home a pair of goals to lead the Buccaneers to a 9-0 victory over South Brunswick on Tuesday.

Brooke Barton, Coastal Christian: Helped the Centurions pick up a 6-1 home win over North Brunswick on Friday by scoring a pair of second half goals.

Courtney Dwertman, Laney: Had a hat trick in Tuesday’s 9-0 mercy-rule victory over South Brunswick to open Mideastern Conference play.

Grayson Harris, New Hanover: Scored the tying goal and assisted on another Tuesday in a 2-2 draw at West Carteret.

Kayla Jenkins, Laney: Found the back of the net for her first varsity goal in Tuesday’s lopsided win over South Brunswick.

Vivian Jones, Laney: Finished the week with a goal and two assists in contests against South Brunswick, Chapel Hill and Corinth Holders.

Autumn Montague, Coastal Christian: Had a goal and a pair of assists in Friday’s 6-1 win over North Brunswick.

Ainsley Norr, Hoggard: In Tuesday’s Mideastern Conference opening win against Topsail, the sophomore forward had a hat trick and dished out three assists.

Zoe Pitts, Laney: In three contests, the senior scored twice and dished out a pair of assists.

Anna Smith, Coastal Christian: Scored the first two goals in a 6-1 win over North Brunswick on Friday afternoon.

Coastal Christian’s Anna Smith. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Betsy Wheeler, Coastal Christian: The freshman goalkeeper stopped 16 shots in Friday’s 6-1 victory over North Brunswick.


Daisy Hearn, Pender: The freshman had a shot put throw of 8-8 and a discus throw of 11-6 at Thursday’s home meet to meet the regional qualifying standards for the wheelchair division. Hearn claimed the 1A/2A indoor wheelchair shot put title in February with a throw of 7-3.

Anna Shelton, South Brunswick: Helped the Cougars win Thursday’s Mideastern Conference meet at Laney by winning the long jump (15-11), triple jump (33-3) and 100 meters (12.7). She also ran the lead leg on the victorious 4×200 relay (1:36.8).


Morgan Hall, Laney: Helped keep the Buccaneers unbeaten by going 4-for-5 with a triple and four RBI in two victories.

Makayla Himes, North Brunswick: Went 6-for-11 with three doubles and six RBI in games against Pender, East Columbus and Trask.

Tristen Horrell, Laney: In a pair of victories, the Gardner-Webb signee went 4-for-6 with a grand slam, double and six RBI. She also had 13 strikeouts in eight innings to pick up two victories in the circle.

Cameryn Lisi, North Brunswick: The sophomore went 5-for-12 with a home run and five RBI in three contests.

Sierra Simmons, Laney: Finished the week 4-for-6 with a home run, double and four RBI in wins over South Lenoir and South Brunswick.

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