Spot A Star: December 2-7, 2019

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, court or course by 7 p.m. every Sunday. The list will be published each Monday.


Jajuan Carr, Pender: Led the Patriots to a pair of home victories over Topsail (69-57 on Thursday) and Laney (65-61 on Friday) by averaging 28.5 points, 8 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

Pender’s Jajuan Carr. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Jordan Jenrette, South Brunswick: Averaged 18.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2 steals in three contests, including a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds in an overtime loss at Jacksonville on Monday.

Miguel Miller, South Brunswick: The junior averaged 13.7 points and 2 steals in games against Jacksonville, Trask and Riverside.

Brady Rankin, Hoggard: Averaged 19 points in three contests, including a season-high 28 in Saturday’s loss at Greensboro Day.

AJ Rossi, South Brunswick: In three games, the senior guard averaged 18 points, 4 assists and 2 steals.


Jason Bunn, Hoggard: Junior diver opened his season with a first-place finish by scoring 295.28 points on Wednesday at the MEC meet at UNCW.

Tristen DeLeon, Topsail: At Wednesday’s season-opening meet at UNCW, DeLeon had new personal bests in both the 100 butterfly and the 500 freestyle (dropping 10.32 seconds).

Forrest Hoover, Topsail: Sophomore had a pair of new personal bests in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke at Wednesday’s meet.

Cooper Hyldahl, Hoggard: Helped the Vikings cruise to the victory at Wednesday’s MEC meet at UNCW by touching the wall first in the 200 IM (2:19.52) and 500 freestyle (5:25.36).

Lucas Kuhn, South Brunswick: Won the 20o IM with a time of 2:25.00 at Wednesday’s season-opening meet at Brunswick CC.

Ryan Langtry, Hoggard: In his first high school meet, Langtry won the 200 freestyle in 1:55.12 and was also on the winning 200 medley (1:46.46) and 400 freestyle (3:40.40) relays.

Liam McBride, Topsail: Swam new personal bests in the 50 freestyle (dropping 1.52 seconds) and the 100 freestyle (dropping 2.64 seconds) on Wednesday.

Will Parker, Hoggard: Junior was the only swimmer to win all four events on Wednesday. He captured the 50 freestyle (22.59) and 100 freestyle (50.43) and also swam the anchor leg on the victorious 200 medley (1:46.46) and 200 freestyle (1:36.67) relays 

Evan Stuck, Hoggard: Freshman won the 100 backstroke in 59.82 and swam the backstroke leg on the 200 medley relay that won with a time of 1:46.46.

Topsail 200 free relay: The team of Chase Davis, Ryan King, Liam McBride and Oscar Sessoms achieved an automatic regional qualifying time 1:42.86 to finish second at Wednesday’s meet at UNCW.


Lydia Bradshaw, North Brunswick: Reached double figures in all three contests, averaging 17.3 points against Dixon, Wallace-Rose Hill and Jacksonville.

Claire-Emma Britt, Hoggard: Was instrumental in guiding the Vikings to wins over Coastal Christian and Croatan, averagin 13 points and 7 rebounds.

Riley Gurganus, Pender: Scored six points and added three steals in a 41-35 home defeat against Topsail on Thursday.

Sydney Hartgrove, Topsail: Had another huge week, averaging 18.3 points in victories over White Oak, Pender and Northside-Jacksonville. She had back-to-back 20-point performances on Thursday and Friday.

Tyanna Holmes, Pender: In Thursday’s loss to Topsail, Holmes scored a team-high 16 points.

Bella Kross, Topsail: Helped keep the Pirates unbeaten by scoring 16 points to go along with four rebounds and four assists in Friday’s 50-43 win over Northside-Jacksonville.

Laney’s Kennedy Martin. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Kennedy Martin, Laney: In victories over Northside-Jacksonville, Jacksonville and Pender, the senior averaged 8.3 points.

Anya Massey, Hoggard: Averaged 10 points and 7 assists in victories over Coastal Christian and Croatan that kept Hoggard unbeaten.

Saniya Rivers, Ashley: In her first two games with her new team, the junior averaged 29 points, 9.5 steals, 6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in lopsided wins over Havelock and Coastal Christian.

Sonti Robinson, Pender: Was one of the Patriots’ top performers against Topsail on Thursday, finishing with nine points and three rebounds.

Julia Sullivan, Topsail: Had back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Pender on Thursday (11 points and 11 rebounds) and Northside-Jacksonville on Friday (11 points and 17 rebounds).

Icess Tresvik, Hoggard: Junior guard scored a game-high 16 points to go along with six rebounds and four steals in Tuesday’s lopsided victory over Coastal Christian.


Kylee Barkentin, Topsail: Swam personal bests in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke at Wednesday’s meet at UNCW.

Laurie-Anne Bazinet, Hoggard: Opened her senior season with a great meet at UNCW by winning two events and a pair of relays. She was victorious in the 100 freestyle (57.35), 100 backstroke (1:03.58), 200 medley relay (1:55.21) and 200 freestyle relay (1:49.10)

Liz Boldt, South Brunswick: At Wednesday’s season-opening meet at Brunswick CC, Boldt won both of her individual events – 200 IM (2:26.19) and 100 backstroke (1:07.55). She was also on a pair of relays that were second.

South Brunswick’s Liz Boldt. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

Morgan Hawthorne, Hoggard: Won the 100 butterfly in 1:02.71 and was also on the winning 200 medley (1:55.21) and 400 freestyle (4:05.04) relays on Wednesday.

Madison Hoover, Topsail: Senior standout touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.25 on Wednesday.

Riley Hubbard, Hoggard: In her first high school meet, the freshman touched the wall first in the 20 freestyle with a time of 2:12.47. 

Emma Johnson, Hoggard: Guided the Vikings to the team victory over Laney, New Hanover and Topsail on Wednesday by claiming the 200 IM (2:19.65), 100 breaststroke (1:10.08) and 200 medley relay (1:55.21).

South Brunswick 200 freestyle relay: The teams of Liz Boldt, Hannah Overton, Aubrey Sherrod and Emma Stone completed the race in a regional qualifying time of 1:53.76 to finish second on Wednesday.

Emma Stone, South Brunswick: Captured the 100 butterfly in 1:06.41 during Wednesday’s MEC meet against Ashley and West Brunswick.


Ethan Blevins, Topsail: Talented freshman won his third straight individual tournament title with a hard-fought 6-5 decision in the finals at 106 pounds at the Swiss Bear Classic in New Bern on Saturday.

Alex Hopper, Topsail: Avenged his only loss of the season in finals of Saturday’s Swiss Bear Classic at New Bern to earn his third straight individual tournament title.

Jon Luke Horne, Ashley: Finished 5-0 with all five victories earning his team bonus points on Saturday at the Alan Sewell/Dan Willis Duals at Laney.

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