The North Johnston boys soccer team had a record-setting year and Offensive MVP Ian Walston had a lot to do with it. The junior forward posted 42 goals and 32 assists (school record) to lead the Panthers to a 21-5-1 record.
Walston was named to the 2A all-state team. Teammate Tyler Jackson earned the Defensive MVP award. Jackson had 21 goals and eight assists and often had the unenviable task of defender’s the opponents’ most dangerous attacking weapon.
Olivia Narron earned MVP honors for the North Johnston volleyball team leading the Panthers to a 16-9 overall record and third place finish in the difficult Eastern Plains 2A Conference. Morgan Foster won Most Improved.
For the football team which took a huge step as a program last year, just barely missing out on a playoff berth, A.J. Edwards and his 668 yards of total offense was good enough for Offensive MVP honors. Dallas Krob led the team in tackles with 79 and won the Defensive MVP award.
State qualifiers Heather Crocker and Brilyn Parker were recognized as MVP and Most Improved for the girls golf team.
In cross country, Maghan Sherrod placed fifth in the Eastern Plains 2A Conference championship to take the MVP award for the girls. Garrett Mitchell received that same award for the boys as he finished in fifteenth place in the boys competition in the conference championship.
Skylar Thomas took home top honors for the girls tennis team while teammate Cassidy Dowling was awarded the Most Improved.
Girls MVP: Meghan Sherrod
Girls Most Improved: Sydney Swartz
Boys MVP: Garrett Mitchell
Boys Most Improved: Dylon Jacovitch
Offensive MVP: A.J. Edwards
Defensive MVP: Dallas Krob
Offensive Most Improved: Cy Daughtry
Defensive Most Improved: Matthew Griswold
MVP: Heather Crocker
Most Improved: Brilyn Parker
Offensive MVP: Ian Walston
Defensive MVP: Tyler Jackson
Most Improved: Rakim Stancil
MVP: Skylar Thomas
Most Improved: Cassidy Dowling
MVP: Olivia Narron
Most Improved: Morgan Foster