Franklin County junior Eli Foutz and Eagles sophomore Haven Mullins won all-district laurels in men’s basketball in the Blue Ridge District for the 2021-22 season by coaches’ vote league leader.
Both are second-team selections.
Foutz is a sophomore college artist, while Mullins recently completed his rookie college campaign.
The first team members are senior Ayrion Journiette and juniors Lawrence Cole and Sydney Webb from Northside; William Fleming’s junior Elijah Mitchel and second Jaron Walker; junior Jackson Crawford and senior Conner Tilley of Lord Botetourt; and Camden Richardson senior of William Byrd.
Journiette and Mitchel are co-players of the year and William Fleming’s boss, Mickey Hardy, is coach of the year.
Hardy led the Colonels to three consecutive Blue Ridge District Championships (2020, 2021, 2022).
Joining Foutz and Mullins in the second team are senior Ashton Bramblett and junior Tyler Meade of Lord Botetourt; senior Ethan Hairston and senior Trevor Ruble of William Byrd; Cameron Abshire senior of Northside; sophomore Isaac Higgs of William Fleming; and Lucas Overstreet senior of Staunton River.
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Board, Copeland and Caron are cited by Blue Ridge coachesFranklin County rookie Kenzie Board earned first-team all-district women’s basketball honors in the Blue Ridge District for the 2021-22 season by a vote of the league’s head coaches.
Board is one of two first-team freshmen and one of three to receive all-league accolades.
Teammates Kameron Copeland, a senior, and rookie Maddie Caron earned second-team accolades.
Joining the first-team board are seniors Jeni Levine and Cali Levine of Staunton River; senior Ally Spangler and sophomore Taylor Orange of Lord Botetourt; senior Emilie McCaskill and junior Sophia Chrisley of William Byrd and rookie Deasia Priest of William Fleming.
Jeni Levine is the league’s player of the year and Staunton River’s Kim Jones is the district’s coach of the year.
Jones led the Golden Eagles to a 25-1 record, with wins in their first 25 games, a second-place finish in the Class 3 region and a berth in the state tournament where they face Spotswood in the quarterfinals. gfame this week.
Staunton River ended William Fleiming’s two-year reign as district champion this season.
Joining Copeland and Caron on the second team are Lord Botetourt sophomores Gracie Huffard and Ainsley Anderson; senior Tamiyah Gates of Northside; Grace Dolue senior of William Fleming; and seniors Jayda Jones and Maddie Hamren.
Knott, Baumberger and Whitlow are part of the all-league mat teamFranklin County junior Robbie Knott and seniors Alex Baumberger and Lee Whitlow were awarded Wrestling All District honors for the 2021-22 season in the Blue Ridge District by a vote of the league’s head coaches.
Knott, competing at 152 pounds, won the Class 6 Region A championship and placed sixth in the state tournament in his weight class. Additionally, he won the title in his weight class at the Big Orange Classic.
Baumberger, a Class 6 state qualifier at 160 pounds, and Whitlow were the Eagles’ team captains last season.
Northside rookie Joel Swanson, junior Caleb Swanson and junior Evan Elliot also earn laurels from all leagues; Colin Sell senior, Conner Shifflett senior and Xavier Williams junior of Lord Botetourt; seniors Jacob Henderson and Frioz Diljo of William Fleming; first year Colin. Martin and Noah Nininger and Logan Arnold senior of Staunton River; and juniors Xavier Preston and Dominic Pascoe and senior Hunter Richards of William Byrd.
Preston was named Wrestler of the Year and Staunton River’s Scott Fike was named Coach of the Year.
Staunton River ended Lord Botetourt’s two-year reign as District Champion in 2022.
Arnold, the Class 3 state runner-up at 145 pounds, started his career in Franklin County and was the Big Orange freshman runner-up and Big Orange sophomore champion during his career with the Eagles.
Fike is a former Eagles head coach who led the program for one season.