Athlete of the Week: Janie Spicer

Athlete of the Week: Janie Spicer

Janie Spicer is a senior for the Union Pines’ girls’ lacrosse team and a previous Athlete of the Week winner after helping lead the Vikings to an undefeated season and their first-ever state championship. Spicer won the Most Valuable Player award in the title game, as well as the NCHSAA Sportsmanship Award. The accolades keep coming. Spicer was just awarded one of the NCHSAA’s Heart of a Champion awards for the 2023-24 school year, which recognizes athletes who exemplify outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship on the field and in their community. Spicer will continue her athletic career at Winthrop, where she…
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Athlete of the Week: Wesley Little

Athlete of the Week: Wesley Little

Pinecrest boys’ lacrosse junior Wesley Little is the Athlete of the Week. The three-time conference champions have won 28 straight games in the United 8/All American/Sandhills Conference, including a 10-0 mark in the league this year. Little, the Patriots’ goalkeeper, led the conference in goals-against average and save percentage. He also finished second in the state in save percentage and sixth in goals against average. That earned him all-state and all-region honorable mentions, as well as a spot on the all-conference first team. He was also voted the team’s defensive MVP.
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Athlete of the Week: Janie Spicer

Athlete of the Week: Janie Spicer

Janie Spicer is a senior for the Union Pines’ girls’ lacrosse team. The Vikings won their first-ever state title and wrapped up an undefeated season. Spicer led the way winning NCHSAA Most Valuable Player honors after scoring three goals, with four assists, in the championship game. She also took the NCHSAA Sportsmanship Award. For the season, Spicer led Union Pines in shots on goal and was second in goals and assists. She also led the squad in ground balls and was second in turnovers forced. ‌
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Athlete of the Week: Bohdi Robertson

Athlete of the Week: Bohdi Robertson

Pinecrest baseball’s Bohdi Robertson is our Athlete of the Week. Robertson is a sophomore for the Pinecrest baseball team. Robertson got the ball for the Patriots’ playoff opener, against Green Hope, and threw a complete game shutout for the 5-0 win. Robertson struck out eight in the 92-pitch gem and allowed just two hits and a walk. For the year, Robertson is 9-1 in 12 games and has 67 strikeouts in 46 innings while allowing less than a baserunner an inning and sporting an 0.90 ERA.
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Athlete of the Week: Maddy Telemeco

Athlete of the Week: Maddy Telemeco

Maddy Telemeco is a junior for the Union Pines girls’ lacrosse team. The top-ranked Vikings blew out Havelock, 27-0, in their second-round game in the NCHSAA playoffs. Telemeco led the way for Union Pines with 10 points in the game. She scored four goals and added six assists. She also added four ground balls and controlled six draws. Telemeco leads Union Pines in assists and shot percentage. She’s second in turnovers caused and total points and ranks third on the team in goals.
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Athlete of the Week: Pinecrest lacrosse’s Peyton Page

Athlete of the Week: Pinecrest lacrosse’s Peyton Page

Peyton Page, a senior for the Pinecrest girls’ lacrosse team, is our Athlete of the Week. The Patriots head to the playoffs on a seven-game unbeaten streak after beating Jack Britt, 20-6 to close the regular season. Page had four goals in the win, tying for tops on the Patriots. For the season, she is second on Pinecrest in goals, assists and points. She’s also third in turnovers forced and second in ground balls.
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Athlete of the Week: Allie Hirst

Athlete of the Week: Allie Hirst

Allie Hirst is a senior for the Pinecrest girls’ lacrosse team. The Patriots are 11-3-1, 5-2 in the Sandhills Conference and riding a three-game winning streak and five-game unbeaten streak, including a pair of victories last week. Hirst came up big in both games. In a 12-10 win over Wakefield, Hirst scored five goals and added another four assists. Two days later, in an 18-4 win at Terry Sanford, she did it again, scoring another five goals and assisting on another four. On the season, Hirst leads Pinecrest in goals, assists and ground balls. She also ranks in the top…
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Athlete of the Week: Mason Konen

Athlete of the Week: Mason Konen

Pinecrest baseball’s Mason Konen is the Athlete of the Week. The 6-foot-3 righthanded senior is perhaps best known for football, where he has thrown for 2,750 yards and 19 touchdowns over the last two seasons as the Patriots’ quarterback. Konen stood out on the mound last week, however, going the distance in a 9-0 win over Northwood. In the complete game win, Konen threw a no-hitter for Pincecrest. He retired 21 of the 25 batters he faced, striking out one. The only batters to reach base were three walks and a hit batter.
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Athlete of the Week: Connor Tepatti

Athlete of the Week: Connor Tepatti

Connor Tepatti is a senior for the Pinecrest baseball team. He played a role in both of the Patriots’ wins last week. Tepatti threw four scoreless innings in a win over East Bladen and helped his cause at the plate by going 1-for-2 with 2 runs scored. He also went 2-for-4 in Pinecrest’s win over Heritage. Tepatti leads Pinecrest in batting average, on-base percentage, runs, hits, doubles and slugging.
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Athlete of the Week: Natalie Auman

Athlete of the Week: Natalie Auman

Natalie Auman is a senior for the Union Pines softball team. She was also the top three-point shooter on the Vikings’ girls’ basketball team in the winter. Union Pines split two games last week, and Auman had big games in both outings. In a win over Greenbrier East, she went 4-for-5 with 2 runs scored and 3 driven in while adding a double and a stolen base. Against James Madison, she went 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored and a pair of steals.
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