PoY Cash leads PCHS all-region honorees

Published 1:23 pm Friday, June 11, 2010

Polk County High School pitcher/outfielder Lucas Cash has been voted Western Highlands 1A/2A Player of the Year and was among a conference-high six Wolverines to earn Western Highlands 1A/2A all-region baseball honors.

Cash joined PCHS teammates Danny Fraga, Clint Harris, four-time selection Brandon Jolley, Robert Taft and Joel Booker on the all-region team.

Lucas was a dominant force on the mound, said PCHS head coach Ty Stott. So many times, you could just see other teams just give up when he was out there for us.

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Cash was also solid at the plate this past season, hitting five home runs with 23 RBI and a .583 slugging percentage. On the mound, he went 6-2 with a 1.33 earned run average and 64 strike outs in 47 innings of work.

Jolley, a senior pitcher, third-baseman and outfielder, earned all-region honors for the fourth time in as many years. He led the team with a .449 batting average and was 9-2 with a 2.07 ERA on the mound.

Here are lists of Western Highlands 1-A/2-A all-region selections for spring sports:


Daniel Huff (Avery County); Connor Cope, Paul Posthumus and Anthony Franco (Hendersonville); Matt McPeters and Cody Shook (Madison); Zach Wiseman (Mitchell); Jacob Neil, Josh Laws and Steven Wilson (Mountain Heritage); Kaleb Fowler, Brandon Spivey, Dylan Hensley, Jonathon Groce and J.D. Chaplain (Owen); Danny Fraga, Clint Harris, Brandon Jolley, Lucas Cash, Robert Taft and Joel Booker (Polk County).

Coach of the Year: Mark Cook (Hendersonville).

Player of the Year: Lucas Cash (Polk County).


Elyse Perry, Melinda Eggers, Mary Chesnut Smith, Emily Banner, Hayden Blackburn, Mercedes Bentley and Katelyn Eudy (Avery County); Alexandra Clark, Tori Haynes, Samantha Reeves and Kristen Stout (Hendersonville); Allison Yates (Madison); Caitlyn Blevins (Mitchell); Sarah Ludwig (Mountain Heritage); Caitlin Foreman and Mary Kendall (Owen); Anna Trakas, Peyton Habenicht, Katie Wilson and Emily Antonio (Polk County).

Coach of the Year: Brian Espinoza (Thomas Jefferson).

Goalkeeper of the Year: Mercedes Bentley (Avery County).

Player of the Year: Mary Chesnut Smith (Avery County).


Kaylea Davis (Avery County); Chesnee Foster and Amber Patterson (Hendersonville); Sarah Smith, Carrie Gentry, Shelby Metcalf, Allie Leake and Kaitlin Huff (Madison); Autumn Thompson (Mitchell); Samm Chandler and Penny Lane Buckner (Mountain Heritage); Cyndal Patton, Bell Moss, Meghan Latak, Taylor Fisher, Sheena Twitty, Allie Brandon and Stephanie Jones (Owen); Alyssa Montgomery, Jamie Hrobak, Nikki Williams and Haley Champion (Polk County).

Coach of the Year: Don McGeary (Owen).

Co-Players of the Year: Sheena Twitty, Allie Brandon and Stephanie Jones (Owen).



Alex Villanueva (Avery County); Richmond Felton, Thomas OConnell, Daniel Orr, Grant Rivers, 400-meter relay, 800-meter relay and 3,200-meter relay (Hendersonville); Ronnie Gosnell (Madison); Casey Peterson (Mountain Heritage); Bryan Lieberman, Valentin Santos, Kayce Martin, John Spencer Wolfe and 1,600-meter relay (Polk County).


Hailey Cook and Kristen Stout (Hendersonville); Alesia Reece and Cynthia Griffin (Madison); Danica Huskins (Mitchell); Penny Lane Buckner (Mountain Heritage); 400-meter relay, 800-meter relay, 1,600-meter relay and 3,200-meter relay (Owen); Latoya Twitty, Cheyenne Miller, Maggie Conner, Savanna Mitchell (Polk County).


Chase Watson (Avery County); Wiekus Tolles and Grant Hahn (Hendersonville); Thomas Buchanan, Marcus Wood and Luke Stewart (Mitchell); Mickey McKeithan (Owen); Kyle Brown, Davis Horne and Dylan Jones (Polk County).

Coach of the Year: Quentin Buchanan (Mitchell).

Player of the Year: Thomas Buchanan (Mitchell).