MVAC all-conference players honored


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Elkin players, from left, Miracle Walter, Kylie Thomas and Morgan Randleman, are named all-conference players for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference basketball season. The trio helped lead the Elkin girls team as 1A conference champions.


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Wilkes Central’s Brooke Bentley, left, and East Wilkes’ Chelsea Edwards are recognized as all-conference players for MVAC.


Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

East Wilkes’ Tess Jolly is recognized as an all-conference player for MVAC.


Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Elkin’s Miracle Walters is honored as MVAC Player of the Year following the conference championship game, looking on is all-conference teammate Kylie Thomas. Their coach, Derek Carter, was named coach of the year.


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Starmount players, from left, Andrew Smythers, Kyler Gregory and Griffin Cass, are seen following Starmount’s third consecutive conference championship win. Gregory was named tournament MVP and MVAC Player of the Year, while Smythers was honored as all-conference, and Cass named all-conference honorable mention.


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East Wilkes’ Joah Logan is named MVAC all-conference.


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East Wilkes’ Olivia Bullard, left, and Elkin’s Kenly Burchette are named MVAC all-conference honorable mention.


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East Wilkes’ Camon Bryan is named MVAC all-conference honorable mention.


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Starmount boys pose for a team photo after winning their third consecutive Mountain Valley Athletic Conference championship.


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Starmount’s Brandon Prescott, left, Kyler Gregory, center, and Andrew Smythers show off their all-conference accolades. Gregory was named tournament MVP and conference Player of the Year.


Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Starmount’s Houston Nicks is named all-conference honorable mention.


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Starmount’s Griffin Cass is named all-conference honorable mention.


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Elkin’s Miracle Walters is named Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year.


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The Mountain Valley 1A/2A Athletic Conference basketball recognitions took place at Ashe County High School following the conference tournament championship games, and local teams were well represented taking both men’s and women’s player of the year awards, and the conference champions for varsity.

The Elkin girls team and Starmount boys team took the 1A conference champion honors in their respective competition, with Elkin’s girls junior varsity team also taking the JV conference champion title.

Elkin’s Miracle Walters was named female player of the year for the MVAC, while her coach, Derek Carter, was honored as coach of the year. On the boys’ side, Starmount’s Kyler Gregory was named player of the year.

Those making women’s all-conference from local teams included Elkin’s Morgan Randleman, Kylie Thomas and Miracle Watlers; and East Wilkes’ Chelsea Edwards, Tess Jolly and Alexis Pardue. For all-conference honorable mention, local players recognized were Elkin’s Kenly Burchette and Samantha Cozart; East Wilkes’ Gracie Brown and Olivia Bullard; and Starmount’s Darion Dobson and Skylar Martin.

For the men’s all-conference honors, local players named were Starmount’s Kyler Gregory, Brandon Prescott and Andrew Smythers; and East Wilkes’ Joah Logan and Andrew Nance. Making the honorable mention list were Elkin’s Eli Brown and Jonah Christian; East Wilkes’ Camon Bryan and Shareef Ray; and Starmount’s Griffin Cass and Houston Nicks.

Men’s 2A champion was North Wilkes, and JV champion was Ashe County. Coach of the Year was Marty Behrens of North Wilkes.

Other players in the MVAC named to the all-conference lists for boys were Alex Greer of West Wilkes; Noah Johnson, Kruz Lowe of Wilkes Central; Avery Hash, Hunter Todd of Alleghany; Judd Price, Dante Shuler of Ashe County; and Daniel Pruitt, Jake Richardson and Jordan Wallis of North Wilkes. Honorable mention were Dylan Bauguess, Cameron Tribble of North Wilkes; Skylar Brooks, Zach Shumate of Wilkes Central; Jesse Brown, Evan Edmiston of West Wilkes; Tyler Hanks, Austin Hawkins of Alleghany; and Malachi Poe and Kendall Richardson of Ashe County.

The girls 2A champion was North Wilkes. Other all-conference players for the girls were Brooke Bentley, Kamre Gibbs, Kailey McNeil of Wilkes Central; Alexis Hoppers of Alleghany; Elizabeth Huffman of West Wilkes; Allison Livengood, Emily Phillips, Victoria Young of North Wilkes; and Samantha Woods of Ashe County. Making honorable mention were Samantha Billings, Jennifer Rhodes of North Wilkes; Cassie Burdiss, Caitlin Shepherd of West Wilkes; Sydney Kate Grubb, Chloe Sullivan of Ashe County; Cameron Hawkins, Kayla Lafferty of Alleghany; and Taylor Mastin and Heaven Walker of Wilkes Central.

Elkin players, from left, Miracle Walter, Kylie Thomas and Morgan Randleman, are named all-conference players for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference basketball season. The trio helped lead the Elkin girls team as 1A conference champions.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0177.jpgElkin players, from left, Miracle Walter, Kylie Thomas and Morgan Randleman, are named all-conference players for the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference basketball season. The trio helped lead the Elkin girls team as 1A conference champions. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Wilkes Central’s Brooke Bentley, left, and East Wilkes’ Chelsea Edwards are recognized as all-conference players for MVAC.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0167.jpgWilkes Central’s Brooke Bentley, left, and East Wilkes’ Chelsea Edwards are recognized as all-conference players for MVAC. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

East Wilkes’ Tess Jolly is recognized as an all-conference player for MVAC.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0173.jpgEast Wilkes’ Tess Jolly is recognized as an all-conference player for MVAC. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Elkin’s Miracle Walters is honored as MVAC Player of the Year following the conference championship game, looking on is all-conference teammate Kylie Thomas. Their coach, Derek Carter, was named coach of the year.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0185.jpgElkin’s Miracle Walters is honored as MVAC Player of the Year following the conference championship game, looking on is all-conference teammate Kylie Thomas. Their coach, Derek Carter, was named coach of the year. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Starmount players, from left, Andrew Smythers, Kyler Gregory and Griffin Cass, are seen following Starmount’s third consecutive conference championship win. Gregory was named tournament MVP and MVAC Player of the Year, while Smythers was honored as all-conference, and Cass named all-conference honorable mention.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0408.jpgStarmount players, from left, Andrew Smythers, Kyler Gregory and Griffin Cass, are seen following Starmount’s third consecutive conference championship win. Gregory was named tournament MVP and MVAC Player of the Year, while Smythers was honored as all-conference, and Cass named all-conference honorable mention. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

East Wilkes’ Joah Logan is named MVAC all-conference.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0395.jpgEast Wilkes’ Joah Logan is named MVAC all-conference. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

East Wilkes’ Olivia Bullard, left, and Elkin’s Kenly Burchette are named MVAC all-conference honorable mention.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0166.jpgEast Wilkes’ Olivia Bullard, left, and Elkin’s Kenly Burchette are named MVAC all-conference honorable mention. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

East Wilkes’ Camon Bryan is named MVAC all-conference honorable mention.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0387.jpgEast Wilkes’ Camon Bryan is named MVAC all-conference honorable mention. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Starmount boys pose for a team photo after winning their third consecutive Mountain Valley Athletic Conference championship.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0417.jpgStarmount boys pose for a team photo after winning their third consecutive Mountain Valley Athletic Conference championship. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Starmount’s Brandon Prescott, left, Kyler Gregory, center, and Andrew Smythers show off their all-conference accolades. Gregory was named tournament MVP and conference Player of the Year.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0431.jpgStarmount’s Brandon Prescott, left, Kyler Gregory, center, and Andrew Smythers show off their all-conference accolades. Gregory was named tournament MVP and conference Player of the Year. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Starmount’s Houston Nicks is named all-conference honorable mention.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0393.jpgStarmount’s Houston Nicks is named all-conference honorable mention. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Starmount’s Griffin Cass is named all-conference honorable mention.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0389.jpgStarmount’s Griffin Cass is named all-conference honorable mention. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

Elkin’s Miracle Walters is named Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_DSC_0187.jpgElkin’s Miracle Walters is named Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Ryan DeCosta | The Tribune

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