Coach Brandon Varner of the Randleman girls’ basketball team was selected as Coach of the Year for girls’ basketball in District 8 by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.
Varner led Randleman to an undefeated regular season and into the Class 2-A regional semifinals of the state tournament. The Tigers finished with a 25-1 record.
Players chose for the All-District girls’ teams include teammates Gracyn Hall (first team) and Elizabeth York (third team) of Randleman, Alexis Maness (third team) of Southwestern Randolph and Autumn Gentry (third team) of Trinity.
On the boys’ side, the All-District team has Zane Caudle of Providence Grove and Ashton Troutman of Uwharrie Charter Academy on the first team, Dominic Payne of Trinity on the second team and Tramir Martin of Asheboro on the third team.
Last week, the NCBCA named all-state teams. Senior Indya Nivar of Apex Friendship was the Player of the Year for girls and senior Chase Lowe of Weddington received that distinction for the girls.
For statewide Coach of the Year, Kerri Snipes of Northwood was picked for the girls’ honor and Gary Ellington of Weddington was tabbed for the boys’ honor.
Dunn picks college
Senior Dawson Dunn of the Uwharrie Charter Academy boys’ basketball team announced last week that he’ll play in college for Pfeiffer, a Division III school in Misenheimer, Dunn is a guard.