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Category Archives: Athlete Of The Week

Athlete Of The Week: Kinsley Botkin

Athlete Of The Week: Kinsley Botkin

A multi-sport athlete, Kinsley Botkin is enjoying her first season in a Princeton jersey. A junior, Botkin spent her two years of high school at Dixon High School in Holly Ridge before she moved and started to attend Princeton this year. “It’s different but good,” Botkin said. “I’ve made a lot of new friends and…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Dantzler Bonner

Athlete Of The Week: Dantzler Bonner

Dantzler Bonner’s love for volleyball started in the seventh grade, and now she spends as much as possible on the volleyball court, either playing for Goldsboro or with her club team. “A lot of my friends played, and ever since middle school, it’s been something that I’ve really loved,” Bonner said. “It just pushes me…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Anthony Valentine

Athlete Of The Week: Anthony Valentine

A vital piece of the Wayne Country Day soccer team, Anthony Valentine is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team win. So far this season, Valentine has scored 15 goals and dished out a team-high 22 assists. The Chargers are currently 14-2 overall and have won 10 games in a row. “It’s…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Bailey Wood

Athlete Of The Week: Bailey Wood

Bailey Wood only started playing volleyball in the eighth grade, but throughout her high school career, she has blossomed into one of C.B. Aycock’s key players. “I started late, but some of my friends encouraged me to play in my eighth-grade year, and ever since then, I’ve just enjoyed playing it,” Wood said. The Golden…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Gavin Simons

Athlete Of The Week: Gavin Simons

A team captain since he was a sophomore, Gavin Simons has had no trouble leading Southern Wayne on the soccer pitch this season. Simons admitted that being a team captain as a sophomore was difficult at times, but now as a senior, he has no trouble stepping into a leadership role on this year’s team.…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Adam Cain

Athlete Of The Week: Adam Cain

Southern Wayne’s Adam “Stone” Cain always wanted to play running back, but when he was younger playing pop warner, he could not live out his dreams of carrying the football. “I played in little league, and there was always a weight limit, and I was always over it,” Cain said. “No matter how much I…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Areth Jaimes-Mendez

Athlete Of The Week: Areth Jaimes-Mendez

The Eastern Wayne boys’ soccer team needed a goalie, and Areth Jaimes-Mendez stepped up to fill that role. Jaimes-Mendez typically plays as the Warriors center defensive midfielder, but he has no problem helping his team fill out a crucial role. “I had to step up for the team.” The junior had a standout performance against…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: David Lamm

Athlete Of The Week: David Lamm

Rosewood’s David Lamm enjoyed a breakout performance during last week’s Little River Rivalry against C.B. Aycock. After a tough first half, Lamm bounced back in a big way by finishing the game with three rushing touchdowns and helping to lead the Eagles to a 27-26 victory. Down 20-12 at halftime, the Eagles stormed back to…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Kate Hunter

Athlete Of The Week: Kate Hunter

Four years ago, Kate Hunter decided to give volleyball a try. Now a sophomore at Wayne Country Day, Hunter is a team captain and one of the key pieces on the Wayne Country Day volleyball team. “I tried an open gym in sixth grade, and I really liked it, and I started practicing a lot…read more »

Athlete Of The Week: Justin Holland

Athlete Of The Week: Justin Holland

Justin Holland’s summer playing for Wayne County Post 11 was a whirlwind, but he wouldn’t have had it any other way. Holland, who played his senior year at Greenfield and will attend Brunswick Community College, said he was a little nervous joining Post 11, but he quickly found his place on the team. “Going into…read more »

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