Region 8-AAAAA officials recently released the all-region lists for the region’s Fall Sports programs.

Fort Dorchester senior defensive end Manny Johnson has been named the 2019 Region 8 Football Player of the Year. Johnson led the Patriots to a clean sweep of their region opponents this season and participated in the 2019 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl all-star event in Myrtle Beach.

The 2019 Region 8 Football Coach of the Year is Stall’s Joe Bessinger.

Other athletes named to the all-region team are Ashley Ridge’s Matt Duncan (QB), Troy Grant (RB), Kamryn Petrick (OL), TJ Wilson (LB) and Anthony Jackson (DL); Fort Dorchester’s Darryle Ware (LB), Daquan Robinson (DL), Brandon Johnson (DL), Keith Dessasure (WR), Quayjon Simmons (WR) and Ronald Williams (OL); Summerville’s Brody Hopkins (WR), Luke Taylor (LB), Adam McKanna (OL), Zavier Davis (DL), Colby Shirey (QB) and Perry Wilder (WR); West Ashley’s Marion Nelson (DE), Nelson Huggins (K/P), Jaden Washington (WR) and Justin Mazyck (RB); and Stall’s Corey Speights (QB) and Lamontae Heatley (DE).

Ashley Ridge junior middle hitter Alli Atkinson has been named the 2019 Region 8 Volleyball Player of the Year. She also led her team to a clean sweep of its region opponents and received all-state honors.

Ashley Ridge’s Lori Thomas is the 2019 Region 8 Volleyball Coach of the Year.

Other athletes named to the all-region team are Ashley Ridge’s Vanessa Blake (MH) and Audra Martin (Libero); Fort Dorchester’s Chidera Nkem-Ossai (MH) and Alessandra Thompkins (OH); Summerville’s Marley Myers (OH) and Victoria Diggett (OH); West Ashley’s Abigail Kothera (OH) and Zoe King (Libero); and Stall’s Jessica Haynes (utility).

Ashley Ridge freshman Caroline Jacky is the 2019 Region 8 Girls Tennis Player of the Year. She also led her team to a clean sweep of its region opponents.

Ashley Ridge’s Sean McCawley is the 2019 Region 8 Girls Tennis Coach of the Year.

Other athletes named to the all-region team are Ashley Ridge’s Megan Schmedeke and Kenzie Moten; West Ashley’s Katie Lowe and Madison Clayton; Summerville’s Hannah McKee and Annelise Pagan; and Fort Dorchester’s Serene Cheung.

The top awards for girls’ golf were split with Summerville’s Taylor Perry being named the 2019 Region 8 Girls Golf Player of the Year and Fort Dorchester’s Cory Deering being named the 2019 Region 8 Girls Golf Coach of the Year.

Other athletes named to the all-region team are Fort Dorchester’s Katie Skipper, Anna Walsh and Grace Patterson and Ashley Ridge’s Avery Smith.

For an article on the all-region awards for cross country and swimming see the Jan. 22 print edition of the Summerville Journal Scene or visit www.journalscene.com after Jan. 21.

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