Area stars continue to shine

Published 9:08 pm Saturday, January 10, 2009

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Former area stars continue to shine at the collegiate and professional levels.
Terrance Copper, a former standout at Washington High School and East Carolina University, is a wide receiver/special teams ace with the Baltimore Ravens. He wasn’t active for his team’s game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Copper doesn’t have a catch and has two special teams tackles this year.
The Ravens play at the Tennessee Titans in playoff action today.
Damien Wilkins is averaging 5.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Elton Coffield, a former star at Williamston High School, is averaging 23.0 points with the BSW Sixers (Germany).
Joe Barber, a former standout at Terra Ceia College, is averaging 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 rebounds with the Sendai 89ers (Japan).
Stephanie Holton, a former star at Columbia High School, is playing with the Shenandoah Hornets. She has appeared in five games and is averaging 2.2 points per game. The sophomore scored nine points, hitting all four of her shots and her only free throw attempt, in just four minutes of action in a 87-69 win over Mount Aloysius.
Whitney Stokes, a former standout at Plymouth High School, is averaging 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds with the Elizabeth City State University Vikings. Stokes had nine points in 17 minutes of action in a 63-54 win over Chowan.
Cor-J Cox, a former standout at Washington High School, is averaging 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds with the Olney Central College Blue Knights.
Bradley Van Staalduinen, a former standout at Terra Ceia, is averaging 1.7 points and 2.2 rebounds with the Wingate Bulldogs.
Hunter Johnson, a former standout at Pungo, is averaging 3.7 points and 1.4 rebounds with the Meredith Avenging Angels. She is hitting 54.2 percent of her shots, and 93.8 percent at the foul line.
Samantha Smith, a former standout at Washington High School, is averaging 2.0 points and 2.4 rebounds with the Tallahassee Community College Lady Eagles.
Calvin Daniels, a former star at Washington High School, is playing with the Elizabeth City State University Vikings. Daniels, Washington’s all-time leading scorer, has appeared in one game and has one assist with the Vikings.
Raphael Marable, a former standout at Southside High School, is playing with the UNC-Pembroke Braves. He has appeared in three games and has not yet scored.
Here is a listing of former area athletes who are on college rosters for baseball and softball:
Trent Whitehead at ECU (outfielder from Washington)
Styron Barfield at Elizabeth City (from Williamston)
Ronald Phelps at NC A&T (from Plymouth)
Josh Woolard at Lenoir Community (from Washington)
Alan Swain at Lenoir Community (from Washington)
Nicole Jordan at ECU (from Jamesville)
Meredith Knox at Anderson (from Washington)
M.J. Williams at Lees-McRae (from Mattamuskeet)
Kat Cahoon at Mount Olive (from Columbia)
Frannie Pittman at NC Central (from Plymouth)
Tiffany Frey at Pitt (from Jamesville)
Lauren Rodriguez at Campbell (from Northside)
Dominique Mills at Fayetteville State (from Williamston)
Donecia Ebron at Fayetteville (from Northside)
T.J. Midgette at UNC-Wilmington (from Southside)
Gina Valenti at Lees-McRae (from Washington)
Know of any other area athletes competing in college? E-mail sports editor Kevin Travis at