High School Sports

Big 8 all-conference boys soccer, volleyball, girls tennis and cross country teams, 2015

Orange’s Andie McKinnon (left, No. 2), Caroline Compton (10), Mileah Shriner (18) and Eva Porter (13) celebrate a 3-2 win against Chapel Hill on Sept. 17. McKinnon was named Big 8 player of the year.
Orange’s Andie McKinnon (left, No. 2), Caroline Compton (10), Mileah Shriner (18) and Eva Porter (13) celebrate a 3-2 win against Chapel Hill on Sept. 17. McKinnon was named Big 8 player of the year. newsobserver.com

The Big 8 Conference has released its all-conference teams in boys and girls cross country, girls tennis, boys soccer and volleyball. Football is being withheld until Southern Durham exits the playoffs.

Chapel Hill claimed the majority of Big 8 titles, winning in boys and girls cross country, girls tennis and boys soccer. Cedar Ridge took home the volleyball championship.

Cedar Ridge’s Ian Elliott (boys cross country), Chapel Hill’s Katherine Dokholyan (girls cross country), Cedar Ridge’s Chris Walker (boys soccer), Chapel Hill’s Caroline Coch (girls tennis) and Orange’s Andie McKinnon (volleyball) won player of the year awards.

Though not all Big 8 teams play field hockey or girls golf, Northwood, Orange and Chapel Hill had all-conference selections as well.

Big 8 All-Conference boys cross country

Player of the year: Ian Elliott, Cedar Ridge.

Coach of the year: Joan Nesbit-Mabe, Chapel Hill.

Sportsmanship award: J.F. Webb.

All-Conference

Ian Elliot, Cedar Ridge; Hunter Spitzer, Orange; Eric Vanderford Chapel Hill; Spencer Husen, Orange; Colin Bunner, Cedar Ridge; Max Blackburn, Chapel Hill; Ryan Combs, Chapel Hill; Danny Archibald, Orange; Nat Romaine, Chapel Hill; Ben Campbell, Chapel Hill; Silas Buckner, Chapel Hill; Austin Korynta, Northwood.

Big 8 All-Conference girls cross country

Player of the year: Katherine Dokholyan, Chapel Hill.

Coach of the year: Jennifer Pepin, Cedar Ridge.

Sportsmanship award: Cedar Ridge.

All-Conference

Katherine Dokholyan, Chapel Hill; Marija Crook, Chapel Hill; Clare McNamara, Chapel Hill; Maeve Gualtieri-Reed, Chapel Hill; Liz Zarzar, Cedar Ridge; Madi Marvin, Chapel Hill; Grace Tate, Chapel Hill; Adalyn Fleming, Orange; Reagan Roeber, Chapel Hill; Juliana Lester, Orange; Sarah Terzotis, Northwood; Keely Burleson, Northwood.

Big 8 All-Conference boys soccer

Player of the year: Chris Walker, Cedar Ridge.

Goalkeeper of the year: Lu Lue, Chapel Hill.

Coach of the year: Chris Walker, Cedar Ridge.

Sportsmanship award: Northwood.

All-Conference

Cedar Ridge: Chris Walker, Brandon Boss, Ivan Carbajal, Lachlan McGrath, Noah Leesnitzer.

Chapel Hill: Blake Johnson, Oliver Reuland, Lu Lue, Nick Hebert, Sam Linker, Will Berner.

J.F. Webb: Jacob Capps, Taylor Currin.

Northern Vance: Brooks Faulkner, Lucas Hamrick.

Northwood: Cade MacAllister, Moses Palacios, Sam Holloway, Angel Rosas.

Orange: Chandler Compton, Lionel Reid-Shaw, Alfredo Rodriguez.

Southern Durham: Maycon Rosales, Joshua Melton.

Big 8 All-Conference girls tennis

Player of the year: Caroline Coch, Chapel Hill.

Coach of the year: Neil Alderman, Chapel Hill.

Sportsmanship award: Orange.

All-Conference

Chapel Hill: Caroline Coch, Gabby Kmiec, Gabe Chew, Hailey Polsky

Cedar Ridge: Tess Johnson, Kate Milner, Leah Thompson.

Northwood: Faith Peoples, Natalie Huggins.

J.F. Webb: Brycyn Smith, Anna Freuler.

Northern Vance: Caroline Oakley.

Big 8 All-Conference volleyball

Player of the year: Andie McKinnon, Orange.

Coach of the year: Charlie Oakley, Cedar Ridge.

Sportsmanship award: J.F. Webb.

All-Conference

Cedar Ridge: Asha Barnes, Liliana Henry, Karsen Lee.

Chapel Hill: Katie Huge, Hannah Wander, Shea Golden.

Orange: Andie McKinnon, Kayla Durham, Macy Hughes.

J.F. Webb: Meagan Radford, Harper Pruitt, Ashley Owens. 1.) Asha Barnes – Cedar Ridge

Northwood: Cera Powell, Khoury May.

Northern Vance: Megan Andrews.

Southern Durham: Jasmine Cofield.

Carolina Central all-conference girls golf

All-Conference

Chapel Hill: Gina Kim.

Northwood: Logan McClamroch, Cameron Bernstain.

Orange: Amanda Hill.

Carolina Central all-conference field hockey

All-Conference

Chapel Hill: Jane McMurry, Julia Grant, Elizabeth McBurney.

J. Mike Blake: 919-460-2606, @JMBpreps

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