Falcon athletes earn all-conference accolades
O'Neal student-athletes Rebecca Wooddell, Dylan Andrews and Joseph Taylor, all of Lee County, earned all-conference recognition from the Cape Fear Independent Conference for their spring sports seasons.
Wooddell, a junior, was a strong contributor to O'Neal's track and field team. She was part of the 4x400-meter relay team which won the CFIC championship in a time of 4:38.51. In the NCISAA State Championships she placed second in the 100 in 13.18 seconds - which replaced her own school record. Rebecca is the daughter of Mr. Ed Wooddell and Dr. Teresa Wooddell of Sanford.
On the baseball diamond for the Falcons, Andrews, a junior, and Taylor, a senior, were team co-captains and received All-CFIC honors.
Andrews, a pitcher and catcher, hit for a .500 average in conference play and .455 overall. On the mound, he had a 3.10 ERA and had 20 strikeouts in 20 innings. Behind the plate, he threw out 44 percent of potential base stealers.
Taylor hit .636 in CFIC games and .630 overall along with a .697 on-base percentage. At third base, Taylor made one error all year and started three double plays. On the mound, he had a 3.25 ERA.
Dylan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Andrews of Broadway. Joseph is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Taylor of Sanford.