Each week, we’ll honor the top performances in baseball, softball, girls soccer and boys and girls lacrosse with a “PrepsNow Best of the Week” column.
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In the season’s first edition, we look back to the first month of the high school sports season to honor those who have put up incredible numbers. Six athletes in each sport were selected.
BEST OF THE WEEK
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Justin Bullock, South Granville: Batting .514 with four homers and 22 RBIs; has 0.78 ERA.
Tucker Brown, South Granville: Batting .647 with eight RBIs.
Noah Campbell, Cardinal Gibbons: Batting .625 with one homer and 11 RBIs.
Chris Crabtree, Riverside: Batting .667 with one homer and nine RBIs.
Camden Munise, Holly Springs: 3-1 overall with a 0.32 ERA.
Dylan Radford, North Johnston: 3-0 overall with a 0.00 ERA.
Hailee Cutts, J.F. Webb: Batting .808 (21-of-26) with six homers and 23 RBIs.
Arianna Fuller-Bell, Louisburg: Batting .750 (18-of-24) with three home runs; has 0.62 ERA.
Jessica Little, Rocky Mount: Batting .762 (16-of-21) with three home runs.
Vianna Rodriguez, Panther Creek: Batting .629 with nine doubles and two home runs.
Whitney Sanford, Lee County: 8-0 overall with a 0.28 ERA and 107 strikeouts.
Carson Shaner, Northwood: Batting .621 with five home runs.
Laurynn Ansted, Southern Lee: 26 goals, 1 assist.
Kaitlyn Bouck, Wakefield: Leads area with 12 assists.
Linzi Long, Nash Central: 17 goals, 7 assists.
Isabel Pearce, Woods Charter: 23 goals, 4 assists.
Robin Pollard, West Johnston: 25 goals, 8 assists.
Haleigh Stackpole, Overhills: 32 goals, 10 assists (seven games).
Tanner Althoff, Northwood: 19 goals, 21 assists.
Owen Caputo, Middle Creek: 25 goals, 23 assists.
Jared Halverson, Jordan: 36 goals, 16 assists.
Alec Lademann, Millbrook: 20 goals, 25 assists.
Van Parker, Broughton: 39 goals, 13 assists.
Tyler Thompson, Jordan: Won 73.6 percent of faceoffs; 66 groundballs.
Ellie Bromley, Apex: 39 goals, six assists.
Addie Camak, Broughton: 21 goals, 22 assists.
Sam Caputo, Middle Creek: 29 goals, 15 assists.
Tess Muerling, Apex: 44 goals, eight assists.
Samantha Volz, Holly Springs: 38 goals, seven assists.
Shannon Wulff, Chapel Hill: 22 goals, eight assists.