The Northwest Region track & field meet was held at UVA Thursday & Friday. Ryan Thomas of Albemarle won the boys 1600 meter in 4:15:28 and was the sole local winner. Aaron Elder rounded out the top six in the boys 1600. In the boys 4x400 AHS placed 4th. Complete results are at Milesplit. Meet photos are on YSN's Facebook page.
Western defeated Fluvanna 3 nil Tuesday on their home field and completed their season sweep of the Flucos, and will defend their JD title Thursday against CHS. Charlottesville had not beaten Monticello this season, having a loss and a tie but picked up a win in dramatic fashion on penalty kicks. CHS scored the first goal of the night and the last PK. Grace Paine hooked a shot in the first minute of the game that was hidden from the MHS goalie until it was too late. CHS & MHS were on the pitch for over 2 1/2 hours on a muggy evening.
won their 6th straight VISAA D2 Boys tennis championship at the Boar's
Head Inn’s Boyd Tinsley Courts Saturday afternoon over North Cross 8-1.
Covenant lost only one match during the 2013 campaign, finishing with a
19-1 record. The match was originally scheduled to be played outside at
Western Albemarle boys lacrosse is making their first year coach Alex Whitten feel at home. Delivering the West Central Lacrosse Championship from the cheap seats and making the region tournament will do that. WAHS was the #4 seed and beat Albemarle then Monticello tonight 7-6 to win the title. After losing two regular season games to the Mustangs while dominating the first halves the Warriors needed to close a game out. WAHS led 6-1 at the half and their defense, led by senior Tommy Mullen, was stifling. The 3rd quarter was a different game. Actually it was opposite game.
Bridget Shaffrey scored 6 goals to lead WAHS (11-3,7-0) to another district girls lacrosse championship Thursday night in Crozet over Albemarle (9-7, 5-2), 12-11. Pictures from the game are on YSN's Facebook page. Western trailed by 1 with time running out but managed 2 goals take the lead with under a minute remaining.
Albemarle defeated Brooke Point 5-2 Wednesday and advanced to the Northwest District semi-finals which they will host on Friday at 6. VT commit Joe Burress tossed a 4 hitter. AHS threatened to blow the game wide open in the 4th when they had the bases loaded with 1 out but only managed 1 run. In the 5th Coach Jimmy Bibb used some aggressive base running and two handy bunts to score runners at 3rd back to back and got two more runs to make it 5-0.
Western Baseball (15-3, 5-2) had a very short ceremony for their seniors Tuesday night. It wasn't short because they don't appreciate them. It was short because Nate Rhondeau and Josh Gibson are the only seniors on the team. That probably does not bode well for their opponents for the next few years. Jack Maynard went the distance for WAHS, striking out 6 and giving up only 2 earned runs. John Mark Mastakas went 4 for 4, hit a triple and collected 5 RBI's.
Western Albemarle (10-3) continued their march through Central Virgina lacrosse Tuesday defeating CHS 17-12. WAHS won all 3 games with CHS and will face Albemarle (9-6) Thursday night for the tournament championship. Albemarle defeated Monticello (5-7) Monday night. In the 2 regular season meetings with Albemarle their total margin of victory was 3. Charlottesville finishes their season 5-9. Game photos are on our Facebook page.
Blue Ridge defeated Covenant 14-10 Saturday and got their spot into the VISAA post season. They are the #7 seed in Division 1 and will travel to St.Paul VI on Tuesday. Covenant is the #1 seed and will host Steward (#6) on Tuesday. Drew Goodman of the Daily Progress has complete game coverage here. For the visiting Eagles Jay Gaffney had a hat trick in the first half. Baron Quinton Paven had one as well.