RRGSD Sports News

According to a press release from Athletic Director Mark Snead, Roanoke Rapids High School held its annual Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, May 29th. It was a wonderful night as the RRHS Athletic Program celebrated the student-athletes that competed in the 20 varsity and 5 JV teams this school year. The evening began by celebrating RRHS's conference championship teams of Golf and Girls Soccer. Coaches Craig Jean for Girls Soccer and Phil Wheat for Golf were each honored as Conference Coach of the Year in their respective sports. Additionally, the following student-athletes were honored as a Conference Player of the Year:

  • Reagan Taylor as Boys Swimmer of the Year

  • Kalissa Williams as Softball Player of the Year

  • Wyatt Beaver as Golfer of the Year

  • Avery Qualls as Girls Soccer Defensive Player of the Year

Each sport then honored their all-conference and team award winners and the evening wrapped up with the presentation of the RRHS Athletics Major Awards.

The following student-athletes were awarded the highest honors from RRHS Athletics for their hard work, dedication, and overall excellence in the way they represented RRHS and the whole community.


Offensive MVP:  Darren Solomon

Defensive MVP: Caleb Hall

Anchor Award: Avery Garner

Coach’s Award:  Gabriel Roberts

Men’s Soccer

MVP:  Logan Williams

Offensive MVP:  Balmoris Gonzalez

Defensive MVP:  Seth Temple

Women’s Cross Country

MVP:  Kara Baird

Coach’s Award: Kamdyn Jean

Most Improved:  Sofie Wade

Men’s Cross Country

MVP:  Connor Melson

Coach’s Award:  Jake Wynne

Most Improved:  Dylan Edmondson


MVP:  Avery Qualls

Offensive MVP:  Casey Neal

Defensive MVP:  Madison Jones

Coach’s Award:  Emma Wells

Women’s Tennis

MVP:  Reagan Mitchell

Most Improved: Amanda Daniel

Coach’s Award:  Emma Snead

Football Cheerleading

MVP: Madelyn Turner

Most Improved:  Abigail Gray

Coach’s Award: Karlie Futrell

Men’s Basketball

MVP:  Darren Solomon

Most Improved:  Thomas Shabazz

Coach’s Award:  Quentez Richardson

Women’s Basketball

MVP:  Shaniah Daniels

Most Improved:   Alexis Bednarczyk

Coach’s Award:  Kara Baird


MVP:  Gabriel Roberts

Most Improved:  Dylan Dixon

Coach’s Award:  Edward Armstrong

Basketball Cheerleading

MVP:  Daria Dancy

Most Improved: Laniyah Joyner

Coach’s Award:  Kaziah Vick

Women’s Swimming

MVP:  Avery Qualls

Most Improved:  Morgan Beam

Coach’s Award:  Jillian Ott

Men’s Swimming

MVP:  Reagan Taylor

Most Improved:  Ethan Yeatts

Coach’s Award:  Landen Briggs


MVP:  Collin Elias

Most Improved:  Ayden Brantley

Leadership:  Shep Fowler

Coach’s Award:  Wil White


MVP:  Kalissa Williams

Offensive Award:  Alayna Davis

Defensive Award:  Kaysie Summerlin

Defensive Award:  Kaylee Collier

Coach’s Award: Maecy Garriss

Women’s Soccer

MVP:  Kamdyn Jean

Offensive Award:  Casey Neal

Defensive Award:  Avery Qualls

Women’s Track

Running MVP:  J’la Bailey

Field MVP: Joslynn Smith

Most Improved:  Kyra Walker Smith

Coach’s Award:  Emma Wells

Coach’s Award:  Emilee Campbell

Men’s Track

Running MVP:   Semaj Pierce

Field MVP:  Gabriel Roberts

Most Improved:  Noah Draughan

Coach’s Award:  CJ Wise

Coach’s Award:  Eddie Hood


MVP:  Wyatt Beaver

Most Improved:  Bryce Ott

Coach’s Award:  Brayden Mills

Men’s Tennis

MVP:  Jack Moore

Most Improved:  Musa Gwanzura

Coach’s Award:  Talan Harris


rrgsd seniors

Sports Club Spark Plug Award (Female):  Cadence Elliot

Sports Club Spark Plug Award (Male):  Seth Temple

Aimee Erwin Award:  Kalissa Williams

Mickey Gukich Award: Gabriel Roberts

Cranford Hoyle Award (Female):  Kayla Whitfield

Cranford Hoyle Award (Male):  Shep Fowler

Best All-Around Athlete Award (Female):   Kamdyn Jean

Best All-Around Athlete Award (Male):  Darren Solomon