Category Archives: Athlete Of The Week

Athlete Of The Week: Tajmari Joyner

Athlete Of The Week: Tajmari Joyner

All the work Tajmari Joyner put in during the offseason is starting to pay off. The junior is currently having a breakout season for the Cougars. He is scoring 15 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game. And as the season winds down, Joyner has taken his game to another level. He…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Ella Fox

Athlete Of The Week: Ella Fox

Ella Fox plays basketball and softball at Wayne Christian, and the decision to play multiple sports has paid off. And with the sophomore, the Eagles have done plenty of winning in both sports. On the basketball court, the sophomore led the Eagles with 16.5 points per game. The Eagles finished the regular season with a…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Ta’Korrie Faison

Athlete Of The Week: Ta’Korrie Faison

It is safe to say that all of the hard work Ta’Korrie Faison put in has paid off. Faison is scoring 25 points, 15.1 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game. Over the past five games, Faison has taken his game to another level by averaging 31.4 points and 16 rebounds per game. The Cougars are…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Jamaiya Bass

Athlete Of The Week: Jamaiya Bass

Southern Wayne is off to its best start in over a decade, and Jamaiya Bass has played a vital role in the Saints’ success. Bass said a big part of the Saint’s 13-0 start is their team’s selflessness and chemistry. “It’s a sisterhood. We’re a family, and we might get mad at each other, but…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Kaleb Davis

Athlete Of The Week: Kaleb Davis

A state qualifier as a freshman, Kaleb Davis is looking to make even more strides on the wrestling mat this season. And Davis, who wrestles at 160lbs, is already off to a good start. He came in first at the 30th annual Pierce-Davis tournament and third at USAF-Eagles Invitational. “I like winning, so it feels…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Ja’Kea Brunson

Athlete Of The Week: Ja’Kea Brunson

Coming back from an injury is never easy. It requires an immense amount of hard work and determination, not to mention all the hours spent in physical therapy and rehab. And Wayne Country Day’s Ja’Kea Brunson was willing to do whatever it took to get back on the basketball after her injury. The junior tore…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Kamran Prince

Athlete Of The Week: Kamran Prince

Only a sophomore, Kamran Prince is stepping up in a big for C.B. Aycock on the basketball court this season. The Golden Falcons are 4-0 for the first time in over a decade, defeated Goldsboro for the first time since 2016, and swept the season series against Eastern Wayne. And Prince is a vital piece…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Mckinley Uzzell

Athlete Of The Week: Mckinley Uzzell

Mckinley Uzzell started kicking his sophomore year, and through hard work and determination, he’s become one of the best kickers in the area. “I actually had a concussion, and Ms. Vicky Braswell came up to me and said, ‘we’re looking for a kicker,’ and I said “alright, I’ll try it out,’ and I fell in…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Shiquan Ethridge

Athlete Of The Week: Shiquan Ethridge

Shiquan Ethridge recently helped lead Wayne Christian to its first state title in eight-man football. During the Eagles’ 28-8 victory against Halifax Academy in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association DII championship game, Ethridge scored all four of the Eagles’ touchdowns and rushed for well over 100 yards. “It’s really the coaches. They’ve been telling…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Gavin Davis

Athlete Of The Week: Gavin Davis

One of three seniors on the Rosewood boys’ soccer team, Gavin Davis has helped the Eagles fly to great heights this season. The Eagles’ center back, Davis helped lead the Eagles to a 19-0-2 overall record. Rosewood also reached the third round of the playoffs for the third straight season and won a conference title…read more »

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