PITTSBORO — The Big Eight 3A Conference recently announced its 2018-2019 Winter Sports All-Conference teams, with Northwood having a number of individuals recognized for their athletic achievements …
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PITTSBORO — The Big Eight 3A Conference recently announced its 2018-2019 Winter Sports All-Conference teams, with Northwood having a number of individuals recognized for their athletic achievements in men’s and women’s basketball, as well as wrestling plus women’s swimming.
Deuce Powell (second year in a row) and Aaron Ross were named to the Men’s All-Conference basketball team, while Jalen McAfee and Alex Snively were chosen to the Honorable Mention squad.
Northwood concluded the year tied for third in the final league standings with a record of 8-6 and finished 19-10 overall following a third-round 3A state playoff loss to Northern Nash.
Chandler Adams (second year in a row) was selected to the Women’s All-Conference basketball team, while Myla Marve received Honorable Mention recognition.
The Lady Chargers ended up tied for fourth in the final league standings with a record of 7-7 and closed out the year with a mark of 14-13 following a first-round 3A state playoff loss to Greensboro Dudley.
Northwood managed to place half a dozen individuals on this year’s All-Conference wrestling team, including Ian Katz (126-pound class), Jamison Davis (138), Grant Ray (145 – second year in a row; previously at 132), William Lake (182), Matt Briggs (220 - second year in a row) and Abraham Pena (285).
The Charger matmen wound up fourth in the final conference standings with a 4-3 ledger while finishing 12-6 overall.
Regarding swim results, the Lady Chargers ended up third in the final league standings, with Madeline Posse chosen as the Female Swimmer of the Year while Sara Graham was named the Female Swim Coach of the Year.
The Lady Chargers’ team of Mia Corrado, Suzanne Earnshaw, Maddie Posse and Julia Earnshaw won first place in the conference 200-yard medley relay, while Posse finished first in the 200-yard freestyle.
Suzanne and Julia Earnshaw captured first and second place, respectively, in the 200-yard IM, whereas Julia took second place in the 100-yard butterfly event.
Posse claimed first place in the 100-yard freestyle, while Corrado won first place in the 500-yard freestyle. Corrado finished second in the 100-yard backstroke, whereas Suzanne Earnshaw finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Last but not least, the team comprised of Posse, Corrado and the two Earnshaws won first place honors in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Congratulations are extended to all these student athletes plus coach Graham for their accomplishments while representing Northwood during the winter sports season.