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.