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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
SWIMMING AND DIVING
VHSL GROUP AAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
PH girls finish 14th at state meet
MANASSAS — Patrick Henry’s girls, with a delegation composed exclusively of freshmen and sophomores, finished 14th out of 49 teams scoring points in the Group AAA swimming and diving championships at the Freedom Center.
Patrick Henry, which did not have a single boy or girl qualifier in 2012, took 24th out of 40 boys’ teams that scored.
Freshman girl Jordan Morling was the leading scorer for the Patriots, finishing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke and 11th in the 200 individual medley.
She was joined by Caitlin Prvott, Natalie Kulp and Olivia Stanley on the Patriots’ 400-yard freestyle relay, which took sixth.
Stanley and Privott also scored in individual events.
Patrick Henry senior Jonathan Gomez took seventh in the boys’ 100-yard butterfly and was on an 11th-place 200 medley relay with his younger brother, Maicoll; Noah Ammen, and Niemann Pest.
Jonathan Gomez and sophomore Daniel Morrill also scored points in the 500 freestyle.
Oakton won AAA girls team title and Robinson (Fairfax) won AAA boys.
RICHMOND — Carlisle senior Claire Adkins, who for three years made a two-hour round trip to train in Roanoke, was rewarded with a state championship in the Virginia Independent Schools meet in Richmond.
After taking second in the preliminaries Friday morning, Adkins cut nearly three seconds in winning the girls’ 200-yard freestyle in a team of 1:52.62, finishing more than a second ahead of No. 1 qualifier Peyton Baldwin from Trinity Episcopal.
Adkins, the only Carlisle student who swims scholastically, added a third place in the girls’ 500 freestyle before the meet ended late Saturday night.
She was responsible for Carlisle taking 14th in the girls’ competition.
North Cross senior Mac McNally also topped off his high-school career with a flourish, finishing second in both the boys’ 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle.
McNally was the No. 8 qualifier in the 500 before coming back in a career-best 4:42.12.
The North Cross boys were 16th and the Raiders’ lone girls’ swimmer, sophomore Maddie Robinson, accounted for a 24th-place finish by finishing sixth in the 200 freestyle and 11th in the 100 backstroke.
NORTHWEST REGION TOURNAMENT
Franklin County 81, Stafford 36
ROCKY MOUNT — Charmaine Hairston scored 27 points and the Eagles jumped to a 43-15 halftime lead en route to a first-round win in the Northwest Region tournament Saturday.
Miranda Crockett added 14 poinst, while Brianna Taylor had 13 for Franklin County, which plays at Potomac in a quarterfinal Tuesday.
The Eagles lost a regular-season road game to Potomac 48-46 on Dec. 1.
White 5, Pennant 4, Parker 8, Hill 4, Kithcart 4, McCoy 2, Epps 7, Riley 2.
FRANKLIN COUNTY (17-7)
Hairston 27, Crockett 14, Mattox 10, M.Brooks 2, Mitchell 7, Taylor 13, E.Brooks 2, Greenway 4.
Stafford 8 7 9 12—36
Franklin County 23 22 21 15—81
3-point-goals — Stafford 2 (Parker, White), Franklin County 1 (Hairston).
PIEDMONT DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
Martinsville 69, Magna Vista 66
BASSETT — Devonte Holland scored 17 points and Larry Perkins added 15 as Martinsville edged by Magna Vista to claim the Piedmont District tournament title on Saturday at Bassett High School.
Paris Jamison had 11 points for Martinsville. Corey Kellam and Chris Hampton scored 22 points each and Adrian Hatfield added 15 for Magna Vista.
Kellam hit a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to force the extra period of play.
Holland 17, Perkins 15, Jamison 11, Turner 8, Dillard 7, Pilson 7, Dandridge 2, Gravely 2.
MAGNA VISTA (11-12)
Kellam 22, Hampton 22, Hatfield 15, Perkins 3, Mabin 2, Martin 2.
Martinsville 16 13 18 10 12—69
Magna Vista 14 10 19 14 9—66
3-point-goals — Martinsville 5 (Holland 2, Dillard, Jamison, Perkins), Magna Vista 9 (Hampton 4, Hatfield 3, Kellam 2).
5 Celtics place in state meet
RICHMOND — Five Roanoke Catholic wrestlers placed in the state VISSA tournament at Glen Allen High School this weekend and the Celtics finished sixth overall and were the top team among schools with 125 or fewer students.
The Celtics only champion was 120-pounder Josh Baier, who beat Zach Walker of Benedictine 6-0 in the final. Baier was subsequently named the top wrestler among those in the lightweight (106-132) classes.
Other placing matches for Roanoke Catholic included:
106 – 7th Noah Harilla p. Daniel Koening (Hargrave Military Academy), 1:45.
132 –3rd Brian Sakalas d. Paul Huemme (The Covenant School), 4-2.
138 – 7th Matt Gwin p. Antonio Grant (Episcopal High School), 2:05.
182 – 3rd Nick Nester d. Michael Curtin (Bishop OConnell) , 5-1.
VHSL Group AAA
4 Timeslanders place in states
CHESAPEAKE — Four Timesland wrestlers placed at the Group AAA tournament this weekend at Oscar Smith High School.
The placers included Ryan Clingenpeel of Franklin County (7th at 126), Patrick Henry’s John Stiles (7th at 145), Franklin County’s Justin Altice (7th at 160), and PH’s Anthony Robinson (6th at 200).
It was the second straight year Altice has placed seventh. Robinson won the team title.
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