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Tri-County 6 all-conference teams, 2017-18

Lee County's Jahmir Smith (3) breaks away from Triton defenders on October 27, 2017.
Lee County's Jahmir Smith (3) breaks away from Triton defenders on October 27, 2017. newsobserver.com

The Tri-County 6 Conference has announced its all-conference lists and player and coach of the year awards.

Conference champions were:

Football - Lee County

Boys Soccer - Southern Lee (tournament: Lee County)

Volleyball - Union Pines and Triton (tournament: Union Pines)

Boys Cross Country - Union Pines

Girls Cross Country - Union Pines

Girls Tennis - Union Pines

Girls Golf - Lee County

Boys Basketball - Southern Lee (regular season and tournament)

Girls Basketball - Union Pines and Harnett Central (tournament: Union Pines)

Wrestling - Western Harnett (tournament: Union Pines)

Boys Swimming - Union Pines

Girls Swimming - Union Pines

Baseball - Southern Lee (regular season and tournament)

Softball - Harnett Central (regular season and tournament)

Girls Soccer - Union Pines (regular season and tournament)

Boys Track and Field - Southern Lee

Girls Track and Field - Union Pines

Boys Tennis - Union Pines

Boys Golf - Union Pines

BASEBALL

Player of the Year: Ryder Giles, Union Pines

Pitcher of the Year: Baker Nelson, Harnett Central

Coach of the Year: David Miller, Southern Lee

All-Conference:

Southern Lee: Luke Craig, Jonathon Husk, Adam Dossenbach, Hayden Cross. Western Harnett: Andrew Kelly, Bradley Wilson, Kaleb Denkins. Union Pines: Matthew Bailey, Alex Maudlin, David Stem. Harnett Central: Johnny Grizzard, Austin Swan. Lee County: Carson Kelly. Triton: Colton Neighbors.

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SOFTBALL

Player of the Year: Kaila Cooney, Triton

Pitcher of the Year: Fallon Wimberly, Harnett Central

Coach of the Year: David Miller, Southern Lee

All-Conference:

Harnett Central: Fallon Wimberly, Tanner Williford, Alexis Carroll, Colby Medlin, Anna Ausley. Triton: Gracyn Slaughter, Brittany Ireland, Hayden Smith. Union Pines: Samantha Allred, Megan Foster, Angel Johnson. Lee County: Braynka Brown, Kayla Taylor. Western Harnett: Casey Genthe, Raynee Redington. Southern Lee: Fahren Cotten.

Sportsmanship Awards: Shelbie Gill (Harnett Central); Allure Smith (Triton); Hannah Tyner (Union Pines); Greely Hibbard (Lee County); Sidney Roberts (Western Harnett); Isabel Poole (Southern Lee).

GIRLS SOCCER

Offensive Player of the Year: Emily Bowbliss, Union Pines

Defensive Player of the Year: Ellie Saunders, Union Pines

Goalkeeper of the Year: Myra Holder, Western Harnett

Coach of the Year: James Horwath, Union Pines

All-Conference:

Harnett Central: Hannah Nutt, Braelyn Barnes. Lee County: Lexis Goldberg, Mimi Dang, Lily Bennett. Southern Lee: Kiley Way, Brisa Rubio, Landri Stein. Triton: Anna Beth Brewer. Union Pines: Olivia Ivey, Emma Ring, Allyson Gailey, Katie Gailey, Emily Bowbliss, Ellie Saunders. Western Harnett: Myra Holder, Kaitlyn Dwyer.

Sportsmanship Awards: Madeline Langdon (Harnett Central); Yaritizi Guerrero (Lee County); Jocelyn Miranda (Southern Lee); Mona Sango (Triton); Trinity Balloue (Union Pines); Rose Diaz (Western Harnett).

TRACK AND FIELD

Boys Runner of the Year: Laderique McNeill, Harnett Central

Girls Runner of the Year: Kelsey Begley, Union Pines

Boys Coach of the Year: Leroy Payton, Union Pines

Girls Coach of the Year: Nat Carter, Union Pines

BOYS GOLF

Player of the Year: Nevin Bullough, Union Pines

All-Conference:

Nevin Bullough, Union Pines (76.8); Zack Martin, Lee County (79.8); Justin Minter, Southern Lee (80.4); Caine Sivier, Union Pines (81.4); Cole Long, Harnett Central (82.2); Allen Weaver, Union Pines (82.6); Drew Spurlock, Union Pines (83.8); Joseph Reinhardt, Union Pines (83.8); Seth Hagen, Harnett Central (84.8); Lee Bass, Triton (86.2); Cam Brown, Triton (87.6); Ryan Carlson, Western Harnett (87.6).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Player of the Year: Khalil Ridges, Southern Lee

Coach of the Year: Gaston Collins, Southern Lee

All-Conference:

Southern Lee: Kajoen Swinnie, Nate Thompson, Phillip Martin. Lee County: Walker Harrington, C.J. Stone. Harnett Central: Kasey Perkins, Jalaam Signal. Triton: Chrishawn Henry, Maurice Williams. Western Harnett: Darnell Carver, Jamar Butler. Union Pines: Ryder Giles.

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Southern Lee's Khalil Ridges (10) goes up high for lay up as Lee County's Trey North (24) tries to block shot during the Lee County's High School boys basketball game against Southern Lee High School in Sanford, N.C. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Southern Lee's boys won 55 to 36. Don Beard newsobserver.com

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Player of the Year: Amoria Neal-Tysor, Lee County

Coach of the Year: Greg Mayer, Union Pines

SWIMMING

Boys Co-Swimmer of the Year: Josiah Beasley, Triton & Caleb Geffney, Southern lee

Girls Swimmer of the Year: Madison Schmitz, Union Pines

Boys Co-Coach of the Year: Mark Kline, Lee County & Nathan Cochrane, Southern Lee

Girls Coach of the Year: Ava Maldonado, Harnett Central

WRESTLING

Player of the Year: Fred Lewis, Western Harnett

Coach of the Year: Josh Gordon, Western Harnett

All-Conference:

(106) Andrew Clark, Union Pines; (113) Jack Taylor, Western Harnett; (120) Trevor Wicker, Western Harnett; (126) Fred Lewis, Western Harnett; (132) Josh Yeshulas, Union Pines; (138) Jake Bumgardner, Union Pines; (145) Elijah Martin, Union Pines; (152) John Ross, Union Pines; (160) Alex Faison, Union Pines; (170) Anthony Woods, Southern Lee; (182) Xavier Jackson, Western Harnett; (195) Tyree Cameron, Triton; (220) Jonathan Terrell, Lee County; (285) Michael Carvin, Triton.

FOOTBALL

Offensive Player of the Year: Jahmir Smith, Lee County

Defensive Player of the Year: Kamau Fairley, Union Pines

Special Teams Player of the Year: Richard McCollum, Southern Lee

Coach of the Year: Burton Cates, Lee County

All-conference: Lee County: Colin Johnson (QB), Jahmir Smith (RB), Jacobie Minter (WR), Koby Crump (OL), Steven McKinney (OL), Jonathon Terrell (DL), Desmond Evans (DL), Keaton Forbes (LB), Jordan Terrell (LB), Jordan Graves (DB), Evan Wells (DB). Union Pines: Justin Eberhart (RB), Brandon Deloatch (WR), Andrew Butner (OL), Kamau Fairley (LB). Triton: De’Marius Staton (RB), Da’John Williams (RB), Jay Carvin (DL), Christion Green (DB). Southern Lee: Octavius Flack (QB), Nate Thompson (WR), Jayson Lamb (OL), Caleb Medlock (LB), Jarvus Jackson (LB), Tanoah Lockley (DB), Richard McCollum (K/P). Western Harnett: Connor Graham (OL), Lance McLean (LB). Harnett Central: Kaizer Ray (OL), Richard Hayes (DL), Zach Dixon (DB).

Sportsmanship award winners: Lee County – Hunter Johnson, Harnett Central – Solomon Machado, Southern Lee – David Heldt , Triton – Corey Dean, Union Pines – Matt Green, Western Harnett – Devonte Sanders.

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Nate Thompson, center, of Southern Lee carries the ball against the pursuit of Jimmie Gist (9) and Jeffroe McAlister (28) of West Johnston. The Southern Lee Cavaliers played the West Johnston Wildcats in a football game that took place in Sanford, N.C. on Thursday, August 31 2017. Fabian Radulescu newsobserver.com

BOYS SOCCER

Offensive Player of the Year: Gage Smith, Triton

Defensive Player of the Year: Tony Chavez, Lee County

Goalkeeper of the Year: Christian Martinez, Union Pines

Coach of the Year: Brad Wicker, Lee County

All-conference: Harnett Central: Angel Ramirez, Zach Sippel, Jonny Ibanza Solis. Lee County: Tony Chavez, Erik Contreras, James Arellano, Osciel Dominguez, Jose Aguirre. Southern Lee: Nathan Ramos, Jacob Bowers, Rush Campbell, Brayan Martinez, Oscar Aguirre. Union Pines: Christian Martinez, Alex Forsythe, Ethan Blatz, Ryusuke Ukon. Triton: Gage Smith. Western Harnett: Adam Flores.

Sportsmanship award winners: Western Harnett – Angel Hernandez; Lee County – James Slade; Union Pines – Ryusuke Ukon; Southern Lee – Oscar Aguirre; Harnett Central – Colby Bowles; Triton – Ahmad Musleh.

VOLLEYBALL

Player of the Year: Abby Vacha, Union Pines

Coach of the Year: Toni Douglas, Union Pines

All-conference: Harnett Central: Camryn Huber. Lee County: Mackenzie Hulsey, Jeni Dalrymple, Elyria Hackney. Triton: Sophia Saltzman, Grace Gaines. Union Pines: Abby Vacha, Eliza Athans, Hadiya Balser, Morgan Prots. Western Harnett: Cassidie Edwards.

Sportsmanship award winners: Harnett Central – Jenna Comly; Lee County – Kamryn Howard; Southern Lee – Tanner West; Triton – Ella Layn; Union Pines – Kelsey Leitschuh; Western Harnett – Layne Randolph.

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Hunt’s Michela Evans (15) spikes the ball past Union Pines’ Abby Vacha (14) during the Union Pines High School volleyball game against Hunt High School in Wilson, N.C. on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Carl Copeland newsobserver.com

CROSS COUNTRY

Boys Runner of the Year: Laderique McNeill, Harnett Central

Girls Runner of the Year: Kelsey Begley, Union Pines

Boys Coach of the Year: Carter Benge, Harnett Central

Girls Coach of the Year: Carter Benge, Harnett Central

All-conference boys: 1. Laderique McNeill, Harnett Central; 2. Ben Verchick, Union Pines; 3. Trace Fraley, Union Pines; 4. Pieter Enkema, Union Pines; 5. Taft Cummings, Western Harnett; 6. Jesus Gonzalez, Harnett Central; 7. Nick Benefield, Lee County; 8. Kyle Hadding, Harnett Central; 9. Drew Adams, Harnett Central; 10. David Larson, Harnett Central; 11. Sam Patterson, Union Pines; 12. Ahmad Musleh, Triton; 13. Josh Patterson, Union Pines.

All-conference girls: 1. Kelsey Begley, Union Pines; 2. Emily Bowbliss, Union Pines; 3. Maggie McCormick, Harnett Central; 4. Kaity Culbreth, Harnett Central; 5. Christen Fleming, Union Pines; 6. Sarah Barnes, Union Pines; 7. Wilson Schaper, Union Pines; 8. Lauren Greenspahn, Harnett Central; 9. Samantha Davis, Union Pines; 10. Lillie Gardne, Harnett Central; 11. Abbie Page, Harnett Central; 12. Billie Kate Pope, Triton; 13. Elizabeth Needham, Western Harnett.

GIRLS TENNIS

Player of the Year: Hailee Haymore, Union Pines

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Hailee Haymore of Union Pines hits a return during the women dual team tennis games between the Union Pines Vikings and the Marvin Ridge Mavericks that took place at the Burlington Tennis Center in Burlington, N.C. on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Fabian Radulescu newsobserver.com
Coach of the Year: Jenee Peace, Lee County

All-conference: Harnett Central: Allyson Buzzard, Reese Buie, Kaitlyn Stocks, Rebecca Sorrell. Lee County: Laura Hedrick, Ana Profio. Southern Lee: Abigail Ellis. Triton: Hayden Smith, Daughtry Williams, Ashley Wachtel, Mackie Brown. Union Pines: Hailee Haymore, Charlotte Craven, River Britt, Sam Allred. Western Harnett: Morgan Jackson.

Sportsmanship award winners: Union Pines – Charlotte Craven; Triton – Mackie Brown; Harnett Central – Jordan Gilchrist; Lee County – Georgia Lucas; Southern Lee – Abigail Ellis; Western Harnett – Ana Risano.

GIRLS GOLF

Player of the Year: Kathryn Elliott, Triton

Coach of the Year: Mark Whitman, Triton

All-conference: 1. Kathryn Elliot, Triton; 2. Allison Von Canon, Lee County; 3. Morgan McRae, Lee County; 4. Cherokee Hall, Lee County; 5. Reece Patterson, Western Harnett; 6. Haley Kissell, Union Pines; 7. Ana Beth Brewer, Triton; 8. Lana Klein, Triton; 9. Aubri Bishop, Union Pines; 10. Lilly Hedrick, Lee County; 11. Claire Hanhauser, Union Pines.

Sportsmanship award winners: Triton – MiKaylee Flowers; Union Pines – Haley Kissell; Western Harnett – Makinly Melby; Harnett Central – Savannah Russell; Southern Lee – Caroline Hegwer; Lee County – Lilly Hedrick.

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