Lady Bears glove conference awards
Capping a 26-2 season which ended in the final four of the state tournament and with both Yadkin Valley softball titles, Chatham Central's Kelsey Hayes was named the conference's Player of the Year and head coach Mike Langone was the YVC's Coach of the Year as the conference's spring sports honors came out last week.
Chatham Central went through the YVC season and tournament undefeated and spent much of the season top-ranked in 1A in the state by the N.C. Softball Coaches Association.
Hayes, a senior, was the Lady Bears' primary pitcher as Chatham Central recorded 12 shutouts, including four shutouts through the first four rounds of the state tournament.
Senior catcher Erin Sugg and senior third baseman Cayley Oldham made the all-conference team. Sugg is going on to a scholarship with North Carolina.
Lady Bears Kayla Williamson and Jessica Cockman made honorable mention all-Yadkin Valley.
Yadkin Valley Conference
Spring all-conference members
First team: Kelsey Hayes (Player of the Year), Cayley Oldham, Erin Sugg
Honorable mention; Jessica Cockman, Kayla Williamson
First team: Zack Burke, Seth Elkins, Chase Fuquay
Track and field
Boys 400: LaQuinn Mordecai
Boys 3,200: Chris Jaeger
Boys Long jump: LaQuinn Mordecai
Field Athlete of the Year runner-up: LaQuinn Mordecai
First team: Lupita Gomez, Katleen Morris
First team: Jessie Sheffield, Heather Dunmyer, Casey Turner, Cyrenia Chalflinch
First team: Dustin Morrison, Kirby Lambert
Track and field
Girls high jump: Teosha Horn
Girls triple jump: Alicia Baldwin
Girls shot put: Mone Little
Girls discus: Courtney Spencer, Brenda Richardson
Field Athlete of the Year (co-winner): Alicia Baldwin, (runner-up) Mone Little
Boys 300 hurdles: Denzel Herron