Award winners from Harnett Central’s athletic banquet Thursday evening are pictured abive. On the front row from left are Marcayla Jones (girls basketball coach’s award), Sebastian Owens (JV baseball defensive MVP), Emma Vaughn (girls swimming most improved), Reese Buie (girls swimming top scorer), Spencer Wallis (boys swimming team leader), Laderique McNeill (boys track and field MVP), Fallon Wimberly (softball best all-around), Alexis Carroll (softball best offense), Michaela Cabe (girls basketball Heart and Hustle Award), Tanner Williford (softball leadership award), Maliah Banks (girls basketball best all-around, girls track and field MVP), Tinasia Davis (girls track coach’s award), Austin Bowling (girls soccer most promising), Amilie Bryant (gymnastics MVP), Abbie Page (gymnastics coach’s award), Brittany Mills (JV girls basketball offensive award), Ella Prince (JV softball best offense), Madison Truelove (cheerleading encouragement award), Kaylea Brown (JV cheerleading most spirited), McKinley Heston (girls soccer extra effort award), Alexis Gordon (girls soccer MVP), Lauren Greenspahn (girls track and field, best in track) and Valarie Sorrell (JV softball leadership award). On the back row are Syniah McMiller girls basketball most promising), Matthew Rogers (boys swimming best all-around), Baker Nelson (baseball MVP), Cole Long (boys golf MVP), Oliver Cole (boys golf most promising), Trenton Wallis (boys swimming top scorer), Tyrone Montgomery (wrestling most promising), Khaddrick Graham (wrestling sportsmanship), Kasey Perkins (boys basketball most promising), Kaizer Ray (boys basketball most improved), Paul Gervase (baseball sportsmanship), Elijah Cornelius (wrestling most improved), Randy Zepeda (wrestling MVP), John Rhody (boys track and field, best in field), Everett Blake (boys track and field coach’s award), Noel Lanier (cheerleading most dedicated), Madyson Arnold (JV cheerleading leadership), Emily White (JV softball best all-around), Madeline Langdon (girls soccer extra effort award, JV girls basketball defensive award) and Austin Swan (baseball defensive MVP). Not pictured are Juan Valderas (boys swimming most improved), Maggie McCormick (girls swimming best all-around), Allison Wakefield (girls swimming leader), Sydney McGee (gymnastics most improved), Chase Mullins (boys basketball best rebounder), Jalaan Signal (boys basketball best offensive player), Jesus Gonzalez (Boys’ Track and Field – Best in Track), Jamele Bryant (Girls’ Track and Field – Best in Field), Victor Cunningham (boys tennis most improved), Eric Nunes (boys tennis sportsmanship), Thomas Lopez (boys tennis coach’s award), Luis Garcia (boys tennis MVP), Kyle Milliron (boys golf most improved), Ryan Hayes (JV abseball offensive MVP), Johnny Grizzard (baseball most improved) and Jared Raynor (baseball Silver Slugger). Note that the publication program takes the interior of photos for display out front. The full image is shown above. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)
After a meal catered by Ed’s Family Restaurant, Harnett Central held its annual athletic awards presentations in the cafeteria on Thursday night.
Athletic director Will Gage said the athletes of the year would be recognized later at a school assembly.
Central moved from the Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference to the Tri-County Six 3-A Conference this school year.