High School Sports

Mallard Creek’s Johnson, Berry’s White named District 9 girls coach, player of the year

Berry’s Ra’Shika White, who averaged 28 points and 13 rebounds, was named N.C. Basketball Coaches Association District 9 player of the year.

Mallard Creek’s Clarence Johnson was named District 9 coach of the year.

The NCBCA recently released its all-district teams.


First team: Ra’Shika White, Berry; Chanin Scott, Myers Park; Chase Muhammad, Ardrey Kell; Mahaley Holit, Central Cabarrus; Chantel Williams, Mallard Creek

Second team: Shareka Mitchell, Harding; Gabby Smith, Hickory Ridge; Amanda Cherry, Sun Valley; Shameka Mitchell, Harding; Remi Roberts, Weddington

Third team: McKenna Haire, Myers Park; A’lea Gilbert, South Meck; Brittany Autry, Parkwood; Stacia Means, Hickory Ridge; Destiny Heyward, North Meck; ShaNiya Lester, North Meck


First team: Ariyana Williams, Freedom; Lindsey Adams, Freedom; Destiny Johnson, East Lincoln; Jordan Bryant, Stuart Cramer; Evonna McGill, Ashbrook

Second team: Gabby Buruato, Draughn; Savannah Coble, East Burke; Amaryah Corpening, Freedom; Mikayla Dyson, Lincolnton; Sherry Johnson, Ashbrook

Third team: Madison Ervin, Freedom; Autumn Williams, St. Stephens; Saylor Whitesides, Lincolnton; Tyra Mitchell, Bunker Hill; Courtney Robinson, Draughn

Coach of the year: Amber Reddick, Freedom

Other Observer-area honorees: Tatum Briggs, W. Iredell (first team D11); Shimiah Oglesby, W. Iredell (third team D11)