Trojans’ Madi Story is CVAC’s top player

Bandys sophomore Madi Story was named the Catawba Valley 2A player of the year Friday, while the Trojans’ Beth Queen is the top coach in the conference.

Story joins her sister, Jesse, as back-to-back CVAC players of the year.

The Trojans had a league-leading four players named all-conference, including Chelsey Queen, Taylor Sigmon and both Story sisters.

Newton-Conover had the second-most selections in the Catawba Valley 2A, including Taylor Petty, Shynese Whitener and Kadesha Gibbs.

Maiden’s lone selection in the conference was Sabrien Gaither.

Other players honored include South Iredell’s Aaliyah Jackson and West Caldwell’s Brittany Dixon.

Six county boys are All-CVAC

Six Catawba County boys basketball players are members of the All-CVAC team.

The selections include Newton-Conover’s Kevin Cline and Joshuwell McCombs, Bunker Hill’s Colton Chapman and Jordan McGinnis and Maiden’s Jalen Gibbs and Matt Johnson.

East Burke, Draughn and West Caldwell also earned two All-CVAC selections each.

East Burke’s Clay Byrd is the conference’s player of the year.

In his first year with the Warriors, West Caldwell’s Hank Newson took home top CVAC coaching honors.