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Saturday, May 18, 2013
RICHMOND - The North Cross boys tennis team was dominant in Friday's VISAA Division II state semifinals, downing Norfolk Collegiate 5-1 to advance to today's championship match.
In the five matches won by North Cross, no opponent took more than 4 games in the 10-game single-set format.
"We heard reports that we be much better than they would be," North Cross coach Robert Robillard said. "But it was surprising that we ended up winning by that score."
The Raiders (17-2) will face their VIC nemesis Covenant at 11 a.m. today at Richmond Collegiate High School. The Eagles are the only team to beat North Cross this year - by a score of 5-4 during the regular season, and 6-3 in last week's VIC tournament final.
"We think this will be a close match," Robillard said. "If we can pick up three singles sets tomorrow, it could get real interesting in doubles."
No. 1: Joseph Cartledge (NCross) def. Alex Loope, 10-1.
No. 2: Michael Fleming (NCross) def. Chase Pearson, 10-2.
No. 3: Aidan Davy (NCross) def. Narani Dishwani, 10-3.
No. 4: Miguel Garcia (NCross) def. William Howell, 10-0.
No. 5: Nick Baker (Norfolk Col.) def. Jack Fishwick, 10-3.
No. 6: Zander Theoharis (NCross) def. Jobin Chandi, 10-4.
TRACK AND FIELD
River Ridge District meet
Pulaski County's Sydney Anderson broke her own high jump record as the River Ridge District track and field championships got under way at Salem High School.
Anderson cleared 5-5, an inch higher than the record she set in the 2011 district championships.
Both records fell in the pole vault, held Wednesday.
Christiansburg's Aaron Cridlin cleared 11-6, two feet over the record established last year by Blacksburg's John Mattingly. The Bruins' Joe McDonald also cleared 11-6, but Cridlin won based on fewer misses.
In the girls vault, Emily Fulton of Cave Spring got over 10 feet, topping the 8-6 standard set by Blacksburg's Katie Olszewski last year. Olszewski also cleared the 10-foot mark on Wednesday but had more misses than Fulton.
Blacksburg's girls set a new record in the 3200 relay, one of two running finals held Friday. The team ran 9:39.71 to trim about five seconds off the record set by a Bruins foursome in 2012.
Through six events Cave Spring was leading the girls competition with 60 points, while Christiansburg's 50 points put the Blue Demons ahead on the boys side.
at Salem High School
Boys team scores (through six events)
1. Christiansburg (C) 50, 2. Blacksburg (B) 49, 3. Pulaski County (PC) 22, 4. Hidden Valley (HV) 18, 5. Salem (S) 8, 6. Cave Spring (CS) 7
Boys individual results
Pole vault (Wednesday) - 1. Aaron Cridlin (C) 11-6 (Meet record. Old meet record 9-6, John Mattingly (B) 2012), 2. McDonald (B) 11-6, 3. Kim (B) 9-6, 4. Iler (CS) 9-6, 5. Poole (B) 9-6, 6. Steinhafer (CS) 9-6
Triple jump - 1. Sayers (HV) 43-3.25, 2. Cook (C) 42-1.25, 3. Eaves (PC) 41-5.5, 4. Moore (C) 41-5.25, 5. DeMaurice (S) 40-8.5, 6. Velarde (C) 40-7
Shot put - 1. Calfee (PC) 51-0, 2. Fenton (C) 48-0.5, 3. Clowser (S) 46-1, 4. Caldwell (C) 44-3.35, 5. Reynolds (PC) 42-8, 6. Napper (C) 42-8
3,200 relay - 1. Blacksburg 8:18.20, 2. Christiansburg 8:29.61, 3. Hidden Valley 8:41.71, 4. Pulaski County 8:41.83, 5. Cave Spring 8:55.89
3200 - 1. Link (B) 9:33.65, 2. Combs (B) 9:47.28, 3. Chase (C) 10:03.39, 4. Teller (B) 10:07.57, 5. Long (HV) 10:10.51, 6. Conner (B) 10:18.07
Girls team scores (though six events)
1. Cave Spring (CS) 60, 2. Blacksburg (B) 42, 3. Pulaski County (PC) 30, 4. Christiansburg (C) 26, 5. Hidden Valley (HV) 18, 6. Salem (S) 9
Girls individual results
Pole vault (Wednesday) - 1. Emily Fulton (CS) 10-0 (Meet record. Old meet record 8-6, Katie Olszewski (B) 2012), 2. Olszewski (B) 10-0, 3. Rahmes (C) 9-6, 4. Sedivy (CS) 7-0, 5. Timmerman (CS) 6-6, 6. McMahon (B) 6-0
High jump - 1. Sydney Anderson (PC) 5-5 (Meet record. Old meet record 5-4, Sydney Anderson (PC), 2011), 2. Timmerman (CS) 5-0, 3. Fortner (CS) 5-0, 4. Fulton (CS) 4-8, 5. Brown (HV) 4-4, 6. McMahano (B) 4-2
Triple jump - 1. Smith (PC) 35-11, 2. Hooper (S) 35-3, 3. Fulton (CS) 34-5, 4. Austin (CS) 33-0, 5. Rahmes (C) 32-7.5, 6. Sallah (S) 32-6
Discus - 1. Eddleton (C) 114-0, 2. Fulton (CS) 96-11, 3. Crump (HV) 95-10, 4. Wright (PC) 93-6, 5. McGuire (C) 85-10, 6. Schmeling (HV) 79-9
3,200 relay - 1. Blacksburg 9:39.71 (Meet record. Old meet record 9:44.58, Blacksburg, 2012), 2. Hidden Valley 9:44.75, 3. Pulaski County 10:21.20, 4. Christiansburg 10:21.22, 5. Cave Spring 10:48.72
3,200 - 1. Angermeier (B) 11:16.04, 2. Beatty (B) 11:16.14, 3. Fortner (CS) 11:29.36, 4. Ewing-Nelson (B) 11:49.22, 5. Sherman (C) 11:53, 6. Harding (HV) 11:54.11.
Blue Ridge District meet
DALEVILLE - Staunton River's Lily Garrecht won three events to lead the Eagles to the first day lead in the Blue Ridge District track and field championships at Lord Botetourt.
Garrecht won the pole vault, the long jump and the triple jump as Staunton River racked up 98 points through eight events. William Byrd was in second with 68 points.
Marcellus Fletcher of William Byrd was a double winner, taking the long jump and triple jump.
Staunton River, which got wins from Cortlan Frederick in the discus, Colton Parker in the high jump and from its 3200 relay, had the early lead in the boys team competition with 108 points. William Byrd was second with 49.
at Lord Botetourt High School
Boys team scores (through eight events)
1. Staunton River (SR) 108, 2. William Byrd (WB) 49, 3. Alleghany (A) 45, 4. Lord Botetourt (LB) 35, 5. Northside (N) 13, 6. Rockbridge County (RC) 5
Boys individual events
High jump - 1. Colton (SR) 5-6, 2. Cook (A) 5-6, 3. Brown (SR) 5-4, 4. Ballengee (SR) 5-4, 5. Palmer (WB) 5-4, 6. Fletcher (WB) 5-2
Pole vault - 1. Jones (SR) 12-6, 2. McClung (SR) 7-0
Long jump - 1. Fletcher (WB) 20-9.75, 2. Hunt (SR) 20-2.75, 3. Palmer (WB) 20-0.5, 4. Loughlin (A) 19-8, 5. Brown (SR) 19-5.75, 6. Christian (A) 18-6
Triple jump - 1. Fletcher (WB) 45-9.25, 2. Hunt (SR) 41-3, 3. Palmer (WB) 39-6.25, 4. Parker (SR) 39-4.25, 5. Jones (SR) 38-9.5, 6. Moreno (N) 36-9
Shot put - 1. Winger (LB) 43-3.25, 2. Rice (A) 42-1.5, 3. Frederick (SR) 41-5, 4. Zala (SR) 39-11.5, 5. Helton (A) 39-5.5, 6. Thomas (WB) 39-0.25
Discus - 1. Frederick (SR) 137-6, 2. Goode (SR) 118-5, 3. Helton (A) 118-3, 4. Lauridsen (LB) 117-9, 5. Masu (N) 113-6, 6. Hugus (A) 110-3
4X800 - 1. Staunton River 8:30.88, 2. William Byrd 8:44.67, 3. Alleghany 8:50.13, 4. Lord Botetourt 8:55.73, 5. Northside 9:09.87, 6. Rockbridge County 9:45.77
3200 - 1. McBane (LB) 9:48.41, 2. Nicely (A) 10:05.51, 3. Hogan (LB) 10:35.68, 4. Rice (SR) 10:40, 5. McNabb (N) 10:46.34, 6. Gibson (WB) 10:48.34
Girls team scores (through eight events)
1. Staunton River (SR) 98, 2. William Byrd (WB) 66, 3. Northside (N) 43.5, 4. Lord Botetourt (LB) 35, 5. Rockbridge County (RC). 6. Alleghany 1.5
Girls individual events
High jump - 1. Keaton (N) 4-10, 2. Vineyard (WB) 4-10, 3. Jones (SR) 4-6, 3 (t). Karkenny (LB) 4-6, 5. Benoit (A) 4-6, 5 (t). Konin (N) 4-6
Pole vault - 1. Garrecht (SR) 10-6, 2. Jones (SR) 7-0, 3. Kern (SR) 6-0
Long jump - 1. Garrecht (SR) 17-4.75, 2. Jones (SR) 16-3.5, 3. Keaton (N) 16-1.5, 4. Jones (WB) 15-7, 5. B. McGowan (N) 15-5, 6. Konin (N) 14-6.25
Triple jump - 1. Garrecht (SR) 35-6, 2. Jones (SR) 34-4.75, 3. Konin (N) 31-7.25, 4. Keaton (N) 31-2.25, 5. Jackson (WB) 30-10.25, 6. Barnhill (WB) 29-4.5
Shot put - 1. Jones (SR) 31-8.5, 2. Stephens (SR) 31-5, 3. Butler (WB) 31-1, 4. Huffman (N) 30-6.5, 5. Brown (RC) 28-2.5, 6. Moran (SR) 27-3.75
Discus - 1. Moughrabi (LB) 96-1, 2. Butler (WB) 93-0, 3. Jones (SR) 90-1, 4. Anderson (LB) 86-7, 5. Garrecht (SR) 85-9, 6. Moran (SR) 84-9
3,200 relay - 1. Lord Botetourt 11:04.38, 2. William Byrd 11:08.95, 3. Northside 11:20.49, 4. Staunton River 11:37.80, 5. Rockbridge County 11:43.38
3,200 - 1. McPhail (WB) 11:53.44, 2. Lopez (WB) 11:54.21, 3. O'Connor (WB) 12:09.78, 4. Turney (LB) 12:12.56, 5. Rice (N) 12:23.44, 6. Sheffield (RC) 12:29.08
WEST DIVISION TOURNAMENT
Salem 13, E.C. Glass 5
LYNCHBURG - Chad Fisher scored three goals and Connor Sampson and Joe Robertson each added a pair as the Spartans defeated the Hilltoppers in the West Section Championship game, and will host Albemarle in the West Central Section playoffs at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Evans Pierce made 16 saves in goal for Salem (12-2).
Patrick Henry 22, Rockbridge County 3
Joe Clifton scored four goals and Thomas Vance and Christian Blackwell added three apiece as the Patriots won the West Division third place game and clinched a spot in the West Central Section tournament.
Sam Boxley, Blake Anderson and John Stiles also added two goals for Patrick Henry (10-5), which will now play at Deep Run in sectional quarterfinals.
Adam Doll-Hennis, Hunter Campbell and Will Friedman each scored a goal for Rockbridge County.
Three Rivers District
FLOYD - Radford's Walker Mogen and James Williams each set a meet record, leading the Bobcats to a sweep of the team titles at Floyd County High School.
Mogen established a new mark in the 800 meters at 1 minute, 58.79 seconds. Williams blew away the record in the discus with a throw of 171 feet.
Radford outscored runner-up Giles 189-71 in the team standings.
Radford's girls outscored Giles 174-92. Cameron Schafer (800, 1,600) and Tess Carper (long jump, triple jump) were double winners for the Bobcats, while Alex Pennington (100 hurdles and 300 hurdles) and Diamond Meadows (shot put and discus) won two events for the Spartans.
WEST DIVISION TOURNAMENT
Rockbridge County 9, E.C. Glass 7
Jackie Arnold, Keely Fresh and Virginia Paulk scored two goals each to help the Wildcats to a win over the Hilltoppers in the third-place game of the Western Division tournament at Patrick Henry.
Amanda Cuchler, Toree Baldwin and Taylor Sokolowski added a goal each for Rockbridge County, and Emily Coleman stopped five shots.
The Wildcats clinched a spot in the West Central Sectional tournament and will play at James River (Midlothian) in the quarterfinals.
RIVER RIDGE DISTRICT
Salem 7, Christiansburg 6
CHRISTIANSBURG - Zach Mineroldi scored on an error in the top of the seventh and the Spartans went on to edge the Blue Demons.
Mineroldi finished with three hits and three runs scored, and Hunter Allen added a two-run home run for Salem (8-12, 5-5 River Ridge District) in the top of the first inning.
Justin Bowler led Christiansburg (12-6, 5-5) with three RBIs, including a two-run homer in the first inning. Andrew Dunn added a solo homer for Christiansburg.
Winning pitcher Gavin Sweeney struck out two and allowed seven hits over four innings.
Abingdon 5, Carroll County 2
HILLSVILLE - Jacob Meade scored twice and had two hits to help lead the Falcons to a win over the Cavaliers and clinch the Southwest District regular-season title.
Tied 2-2 after one, Abingdon (16-4, 7-1) scored a run in the third, fifth and seventh innings to pull away.
Reece Edwards led Carroll County (11-7, 5-3) with two hits and a run scored.
THREE RIVERS DISTRICT
Auburn 4, Giles 3
RINER - Levi Bower hit a two-out walk-off RBI single to right field that scored Gabe Spencer for the Eagles.
Erik Gaynor tallied two hits and an RBI for Auburn (12-5, 6-4 Three Rivers District) and Spencer scored twice and had two hits. Spencer also picked up the win, striking out seven and giving up five hits and no earned runs over seven innings.
Dillon Graham led Giles (7-12-1, 3-7) with two RBIs.
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT
Grayson County 12, Graham 2, 5 inn.
INDEPENDENCE - Ty Cannaday hit a 3-run home run in the first inning and Max Rodgers added an RBI single for the regular-season champion Blue Devils (14-5, 9-1 Mountain Empire District) in a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Winning pitcher Matthew Cornett struck out two, allowed two hits and two walks in three innings of work.
James River 13, Parry McCluer 0, 5 inn.
BUENA VISTA - Garrett Dorton had four strikeouts and allowed only one hit in a complete game pitched as he had three hits and three RBI from the plate to lead James River (9-10, 6-2 Pioneer District) over Parry McCluer (8-7, 6-2).
James River scored seven runs in the fourth, five of those were earned to secure the victory.
Although James River, Parry McCluer and Covington finished tied for first place in the district, it was previously determined that in case of a tie, Parry McCluer and Covington would play for the regular-season title in a playoff on Monday, and James River has been declared the third-place team.
For Parry McCluer, Gunner Beverly had one hit.
Bath County 17, Craig County 7, 6 inn.
NEW CASTLE - Jonah Ford hit a three-run home run and Brandon Via added three RBIs as the Chargers downed the Rockets in game called after six innings due to the 10-run rule.
Bath County scored 12 runs in the top of the sixth. Derek Oliver added two hits and two RBIs for Bath, while Michael Criser struck out seven and gave up five hits over four innings on the mound.
Alex Carper hit a two-run double, and Trevor Edwards had a solo home run for Craig County.
WESTERN VALLEY DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
Patrick Henry 15, William Fleming 2, 5 inn.
Alexis Cox and Kellen Dunnavant each had RBI doubles as Patrick Henry (9-12) clinched the Western Valley District's final Northwest Region berth by downing the Colonels in a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Cox finished with two hits and three RBIs for PH, which scored eight times in the third inning.
Jasmyne Guther had an RBI single for Fleming.
The Patriots will play their NW Region quarterfinal game on Thursday.
HOGOHEEGEE DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
Chilhowie 13, George Wythe 0, 5 inn.
CHILHOWIE - Kiki Murphy pitched a no-hitter and Mary Lutrell drove in four runs to lead the Warriors to a five-inning win over the Maroons in the first round of the Hogoheegee District Tournament.
Jensen Sturgill added a double, single and two RBIs for Chilhowie (10-11), while Emily Henniger singled twice and scored twice. Lutrell tripled and singled for the Warriors.
Murphy allowed just two walks over five innings.
THREE RIVERS DISTRICT
Floyd County 12, Auburn 7
FLOYD - Riley Underwood belted a three-run home run and Aimee Royal had three hits and drove in two runs as the Buffaloes out-slugged the Eagles and clinched the regular-season district title.
Dani Harris and Karlee Pendleton each added two hits and Christine Phillips pitched 5 1⁄3 innings allowing five runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts for Floyd County (17-2, 9-1 Three Rivers District).
Taylor Helms, Olivia Cleary, Haley Sale and Amber Linkous all had two hits for Auburn (15-4, 7-3).
RIVER RIDGE DISTRICT
Blacksburg 3, Salem 1
BLACKSBURG - The Bruins scored a pair of second-half goals to defeat the Spartans.
Salem (9-5-2, 6-3-1) opened the scoring as Troy Hamner's shot was deflected en route to the goal.
Andrew Kim of Blacksburg (13-0-2, 9-0-1) tied the game before the half on a goal assisted by Bruno Ramaj.
Geinda Smith converted on a penalty kick for the Bruins in the second half and set up Bradford Mills' goal to put Blacksburg up 3-1.
Gillen Beck made five saves for Blacksburg and Andrew Franklin made nine saves for Salem.
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT
Galax 12, Narrows 0
GALAX - Junior Espinosa had three goals and two assists, and Edgar Guzman added three goals of his own for the Maroon Tide.
Denver Nuckols also scored twice for Galax (16-0, 8-0 Mountain Empire District).
RIVER RIDGE DISTRICT
Blacksburg 4, Cave Spring 0
Jessi Wollmann and Morgan Evans each scored twice as the Bruins clinched their fourth consecutive district title by blanking the Knights.
Laura Albert and Mary Kate Quinn combined for four saves for Blacksburg (13-2, 9-1) while Haley Mitchell made nine saves in goal for Cave Spring (8-7-1, 5-5).
Salem 1, Christiansburg 1
Anna Hakkenburg's goal with under 20 minutes to play allowed the host Spartans salvage a tie.
Kady Cox scored for Christiansburg (7-6-2, 4-5-1) to give the Blue Demons a 1-0 lead at the half.
Carrie West made one save for Salem (12-2-2, 7-1-2) and Kaylee Taylor had 10 saves for Christiansburg.
Glenvar 2, George Wythe 0
Omri Carpenter finished a cross from Chris Bell to put the Highlanders out front early.
Cody Woolwine headed home a cross from Evan Webb to give Glenvar (7-5-2) a 2-0 halftime lead.
Cory Thompson stopped seven shots for Glenvar.