Here are the top performers from Week 12 of WNC spring sports, including a golf state champ

Here are the Western North Carolina athletes who had top performances this week in spring sports.

This list is compiled from information provided to the Citizen Times ( or posted on MaxPreps or social media. It will be updated throughout the week.

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Track and field

Jeremiah Dodd, Asheville Christian Academy: Dodd claimed a state championship in the 110-meter hurdles with a 15.94 second mark in the boys NCISAA Division II state championships. Dodd also finished second in the long jump.

Ella Jane Osada, Asheville Christian Academy: Osada's mark of 56.54 seconds in the 400-meter dash earned her a state title at the girls NCISAA Division II state championships. She also took second in the 200-meter dash.

Lily Kelpin, Asheville Christian Academy: Kelpin finished in 2:20.19 to win the 800-meter run, narrowly outrunning two Asheville School competitors.

Holly Lanter, Asheville Christian Academy: Lanter took first place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.18 to win the state championship.

Cameron Hawklove, Asheville School: Hawklove took the pole vault state title with a mark of 12 feet, 6 inches at the boys NCISAA Division II state championships.

Abby Smith, Asheville School: The senior took the state championships in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:12.62 and the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:22.66. She also finished in second in the 800-meter run, helping the Blues to the team state championship.

Journey Morrison, Asheville School: Morrison's time of 15.06 earned her the 100-meter hurdles state championship.

Caroline Barton, Carolina Day: Barton took state titles in the 1,600-meter run and 3,200-meter run with times of 5:04.90 and 11:02.75, respectively, at the girls NCISAA Division III state championships. She also finished in second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.01.

Skyler Romero, Carolina Day: Romero's high jump of exactly five feet earned her the state championship.

Dawson Reeves, Christ School: Reeves swept the long-distance events at the boys NCISAA Division II state championships, winning the state crown in the 800-meter, 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter to bring the Greenies to a team state championship.



Micah Simpson, Roberson: Simpson doubled and drove in two runs in a seven-run first inning for the Rams. He also threw 5⅓ innings on the mound, striking out four and helping the Rams win 8-5 over West Forsyth to reach the 4A West Regional final.

Reno Jeter, Roberson: Jeter drove in two runs despite not recording a hit in the victory.

Amos Rich, Tuscola: Rich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBIs, leading the offense in a 6-4 win over North Davidson to send the Mountaineers to a 3A West Regional final.

Kolt Nelson, Tuscola: Nelson threw four innings in the victory, striking out six and giving up two hits to earn the win.


Sophie Roberts, Robbinsville: Roberts hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh, giving the Black Knights enough support to hold off Uwharrie Charter's comeback in a 4-3 victory. The Black Knights reached the 1A West Regional finals.

Zoie Shuler, Robbinsville: Shuler homered to lead off the game, scored three times and walked three times in the win.

Track and field

Michael Haskin, Asheville High: Haskin finished second in the 3,200-meter run at the NCHSAA 4A state championships, running a time of 9:03.96.

Turner Knox, Hendersonville: Knox ran a time of 4:30.53 in the 1,600-meter run at the NCHSAA 2A state championships to earn a second-place finish.

Trevae Woodyard, Owen: Woodyard's 37.83 mark earned him the NCHSAA 2A state championship in the 300-meter hurdles.


Girls soccer

Sadie Hambright, Asheville High: Hambright scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Reagan in the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

Charley Goodwin, Brevard: The freshman scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Madison to lift the Blue Devils into the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

Claire Rhoden, Reynolds: Rhoden made seven saves during her return from injury in a 2-1 second-round win over East Lincoln.

Marianne Maxon, West Henderson: Maxon scored a hat trick to bring the Falcons to a 3-2 win over Central Cabarrus in the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs.


Men's Golf

Sage Osteen, Asheville Christian Academy: With a score of 154 over two days at the NCISAA Division II boys state championship, Osteen finished 10-over-par and earned a 21st-place tie.

Hank Johnson, Avery County: Johnson shot 114 over two days at the NCHSAA 1A boys golf championships, tying for sixth place.

Hayden Fox, Christ School: Fox shot a 4-over-par 76 two finish tied for 19th at the NCISAA Division I boys state championship.

Collier Lilly, Christ School: Lilly shot a 77 to finish in a tie for 22nd.

Hunter Toney, Hendersonville: Toney shot 4-over par on the second day of the 2A boys golf championships and tied for 25th place.

Chase Arnold, Madison: Arnold shot 155 in the two-day tournament to finished tied for 25th at the 2A boys golf championships.

Connor Warren, Mitchell: Warren shot an even-par 35 through nine holes, giving him a score of 107 through two days to win his third consecutive 1A boys golf individual state championship.

Brody Miller, Mitchell: Miller was 12-over par in 27 holes at the 1A boys golf championships, giving him a 15th-place individual finish and helping Mitchel win its second consecutive state championship.

Bryce Miller, Mitchell: The sophomore was the third-best finisher for the Mountaineers with a card of 124, good for a 24th-place tie.

Carson Anglin, Mountain Heritage: The freshman shot 9-over par on both days of the 1A boys golf championships, helping him tie for 24th place.

Carson Murphy, Owen: Murphy's 14-over par score over two days let him finish 28th at the 2A boys golf championships.

Matthew Mehaffey, Pisgah: Mehaffey shot 3-over par on the second day of the 3A boys golf championships to finish tied for 28th place, WNC's best 3A finisher.

Avery Harden, Polk County: Harden's score of 117 over 27 holes helped him to a 12th-place finish at the 1A boys golf championships.


Evan Conner, Tuscola: Conner homered twice to lead the Mountaineers to a 7-2 upset win over West Henderson in the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

Amos Rich, Tuscola: Rich struck out six batters over six innings, allowing four hits and two runs to earn the win. He also drove in two runs at the plate.

Jude Lyda, West Henderson: Lyda drove in both of West Henderson's runs in a 7-2 loss to Tuscola.


Girls soccer

Peyton Case, Asheville High: Case scored a brace and assisted on two other goals, pacing the Cougars' offense in a 9-0 mercy-rule win over Hopewell in the first round of the 4A playoffs.

Lily Foo, Asheville High: Foo's two goals matched her teammate's scoring output. She also assisted on a goal.

Maya Pattanayak, Asheville High: The freshman scored a brace of her own in only 20 minutes on the pitch.

Charley Goodwin, Brevard: Goodwin scored a hat trick and tallied two assists, helping a powerful Brevard offense to an 11-2 win over R-S Central in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

Lily Rogers, Brevard: Rogers also scored three goals in the Blue Devils' mercy rule victory.

Meleah Foster, Brevard: The senior scored a brace, the third of Brevard's multi-goal scorers in the win.

Amber Hernandez, Madison: Hernandez tallied two goals in a 3-0 win over Randleman in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

Elena Carroll, Polk County: The senior's two goals led the effort in Polk County's 5-1 victory over Mountain Heritage in the first round of the 1A playoffs.

Jaylee Monteith, Reynolds: In only her second game with the Rockets, Monteith scored a brace to lead Reynolds to a 4-0 victory over St. Stephens in the first round of the 3A playoffs. Her first goal came in 59 seconds.

Christina Diavatis, Reynolds: The freshman also scored two goals for the Rockets in the win.

Lucy Sloan, Roberson: Sloan scored two goals and assisted on another in a 5-1 first round win over Grimsley in the 4A playoffs.

Kate Pratt, Roberson: Pratt also scored a brace for the Rams in the win.

Anna Gray, Swain County: Gray recorded a hat trick to lead the Maroon Devils' offense in a 7-0 first round 1A playoff win over Tri-County.

Mya Burrows-Kurr, Swain County: The junior scored an additional two goals and assisted on three of her teammates' scores.

Julia Wells, Tuscola: Wells made nine saves, but the Mountaineers lost in the first round of the 3A playoffs 3-1 to Oak Grove.

Marianne Maxon, West Henderson: Maxon tallied a hat trick and assisted on two more goals in an 8-0 win over North Lincoln in the first round of the 3A playoffs.

Rhylie Druskis, West Henderson: Druskis added a brace to help the Falcons' scoring outburst in the playoff victory.


Chip Hoornstra, Asheville Christian Academy: Hoornstra went 2-for-3 at the plate and struck out four batters in 1⅔ hitless innings, but Hickory Grove Christian walked off the Lions for a 4-3 win.

Malachi Huskins, Mountain Heritage: Huskins drove home two runs in Mountain Heritage's 15-5 loss to Uwharrie Charter in the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

Reno Jeter, Roberson: Jeter threw five innings of one-hit ball in Roberson's 7-0 win over Ragsdale in the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs, striking out six.

Caden Davidson, Roberson: Davidson homered in the first inning to score two runs. He also doubled and walked.


Layla Presnell, McDowell: Presnell struck out 10 batters in 5⅓ innings pitched. She allowed four hits and gave up three runs in a 3-2 loss to South Caldwell in the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

Zoie Shuler, Robbinsville: Shuler scored two runs to set a new NCHSAA single-season record with 64 runs scored, surpassing the record set in 2015. The Black Knights beat Cherryville 5-1 to advance to the fourth round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

Memory Frapp, Robbinsville: Frapp threw a complete-game one-hitter in Robbinsville's third round win, striking out three and allowing one unearned run.

Evan Gerike is the high school sports reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times. Email him at or follow him on Twitter @EvanGerike. Please support this type of journalism with a subscription to the Citizen Times.

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