Bandys' Beatty 3-peats as CVAC's top swimmer

For the third-straight season, a Bandys girls swimmer is the best in the Catawba Valley 2A.

Senior Michaela Beatty, who placed in the top three of each of her individual events Saturday at the 2A regionals, won the 2012 CVAC girls swimmer of the year. She claimed the award in 2010 and 2011 as a sophomore and junior, respectively.

Beatty is the only girl from a Catawba County school represented on the CVAC’s all-conference teams.

Joining her as All-CVAC are Draughn’s Haley Brinkley, Emily Farris, Alexis Lynn, Elizabeth Phillips and Karoline Pittman.

South Iredell earned four selections, including Hannah Clark, Ashley Cromie, Jessie Cromie and Kaitlyn Kent.

East Burke’s Rachel Piciano rounded out the all-conference team.
T.R. Robinson, of Draughn, earned coach of the year honors.

4 Red Devils boys named All-CVAC

Four Newton-Conover boys swimmers are among the 17 boys named All-Catawba Valley 2A.

The Red Devils who earned honors are Cameron Abernathy, Michael Atkinson, Gabe Crider and Michael O’Boyle.

Draughn’s Alex McGee picked up conference swimmer of the year to go along with being named All-conference.

East Burke led with five all-conference selections.