Kostis named NWC's Wrestler of the Year
by Staff Reports
Watauga's Demetre Kostis was named the Northwestern Conference's Wrestler of the Year by the league's coaches.
Kostis finished the season with a 48-1 record. He won the 130-pound weight class league championship. He'll wrestle in the state 4-A Western Regional on Saturday.
Kostis is one of three Pioneers to be named all-conference. Jeremy Critcher and Mark Townsend were also named to the team.
Fred T. Foard, which reached the state 3-A dual championship, had 12 wrestlers named to the team. Freedom had five, while St. Stephens had four.
Watauga swimmer Reed Conner was officially named All-Northwestern Conference by the league's coaches.
Conner was also part of Watauga's 400-meter relay team that was also named all-conference. Joel Brown, Ben Watson and Nick Woody were members of that relay team.
All the all-conference selections were predetermined by the results from the NWC meet.
South Caldwell's Clay Graves was named the swimmer of the year. Brent Tomberlin, also from South Caldwell, was named coach of the year.
South Caldwell was the league champion, while Freedom was second and St. Stephens third. Hickory was fourth and Watauga was fifth.
Watauga's Anne Taylor was named All-Northwestern Conference by the league's coaches.
Taylor won the 50-meter freestyle at the NWC meet. No other Pioneers finished in the Top two of any events.
Hickory's Emmaline Peterson was named the swimmer of the year. LeeAnn Privett from St. Stephens was named coach of the year.