Northern Nash graduate Alexus Hill scored eight points for the East squad in Monday night's N.C. East-West All-Star girls' basketball contest. Hill will play at Gardner-Webb next season.

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Northern Nash graduate Alexus Hill scored eight points for the East squad in Monday night's N.C. East-West All-Star girls' basketball contest. Hill will play at Gardner-Webb next season.

Twin Counties well-represented at East-West All-Star events

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Twin Counties athletes and coaches are well-represented at this week’s North Carolina East-West All-Star events in Greensboro.

Southern Nash’s Brian Foster will serve as the head coach of the East squad when the football contest kicks off at 8 p.m. from Greensboro Grimsley’s Jamieson Stadium.

Foster will have a chance to coach two of his top players from last season in quarterback Deon Lavender and tight end Cory Schulz.

Schulz will play at UNC-Pembroke next season.

Tarboro’s Radja Bobbitt, who was the Vikings’ leading rusher last season and the Telegram’s 2013 All-Area Offensive Player of the Year, also is on the East squad.

2014 Telegram All-Area Player of the Year – Tarboro’s Shayla Thorne – participated in the girls’ soccer match Tuesday evening, which was won by the West squad, 4-1.

The area’s best boys’ and girls’ basketball players from last season – Rocky Mount High’s Dante Battle and Northern Nash’s Alexus Hill – were members of the East squads Monday night.

Battle finished with a double-double (13 points, 13 rebounds) in his team’s 98-86 defeat.

Battle will play for Wallace State (Ala.) Community College next season.

Hill, who will play at Garder-Webb next season, scored eight points in the East’s 82-68 loss.

The East-West All-Star contests began in 1949 and feature some of the state’s better graduating high school seniors in their respective sports.