Western's student section is in mid season form. They got to the game early, dressed in what appeared to be summer party theme, identified their favorite Jefferson Park player for the night, and started yelling his name. They offered coaching tips and advice about fouls. Their basketball team looked pretty good too. With Patrick Maupin coming off the bench to lead all scoring with 14 and fellow forward Jeremy Baruch adding another 13 the Warriors won 72-59 over a tough Cavalier team. Once the Cavs started to miss some shots the Warriors slowly pulled away.
Charlottesville opened their 2012 campaign at home against Harrisonburg High School Tuesday. The Blue Streaks were overwhelmed by the Black Knight pressure and the fresh legs that seemed to always coming on to the floor. CHS lead by as much as 20 in the first half and won 60-31. Senior Darius Watson led the way with 21. WAHS won at R.E. Lee 77-67, Covenant blew out Tandem 72-40, Fluvanna wins at Spotsylvania 73-57. CHS will host William Monroe Thursday and WAHS will be hosting their tournament starting this Friday when they face Jefferson Forest.
Monticello lost to Kettle Run 24-21 at Monticello High School Friday night. To say MHS came out flat would be an understatement. It was fortunate that the Cougars chose to shoot themselves in the foot more than a few times. On their second possession a Jhalil Mosley pass was tipped and then picked off by Tim Coleman and taken to the house. After the Cougars had their first fumble deep in their own territory Monticello was unable to convert it into any points. Kettle Run then marched straight up the field, with Dee Jackson capping the drive with a 25 yard touchdown run.
makes Kettle Run? It’s pretty obvious what drives the Mustangs. A
steady dose of T.J. Tillery and a lot of Jahlil Mosley. Monticello
opened up the season 4-0 but got blanked by Western Albemarle 28-0 at
home and then went to Charlottesville sans Mosley and gave up another 28
Blue Ridge wins 41-16 at home over Nansemond Suffolk Academy to get the championship trophy. The Saints rolled up to St. George with a full contingent of fans, cheerleaders, and multiple tour buses. They were on their second 4 game winning streak. After opening the season 0-2, they won 4 then dropped and then won their next 4 to get to Blue Ridge. BRS took care of the streak but the Saints had a hand in their own demise. They had two fumbles and an interception in their first 3 possessions and Blue Ridge turned them both into touchdowns.
The Patriots won the NW Region Championship and will have home court advantage when states start on Tuesday. Unfortunately these Patriots wear purple and not the more traditional red, white and blue. Patrick Henry rolled back to Roanoke on their charter bus after having defeated AHS 3-2 (26-24, 19-25, 19-25, 28-24, 15-13). In set 1, Patrick Henry rushed out to a 20-17 lead,
mostly on the strength of their incredible outside hitter, Sarah Miller.
Monticello's offense did not get on the field for most of the first quarter. It didn't really matter. After a solid defensive stand MHS dropped a punt and the Falcons were staring at the end zone. Unfortunately for them their offense runs a lot of passes to the flats, which is where Willie James of Monticello happened to be hanging out. He ripped the ball out the air and housed it 84 yards later. QB Jahlil Mosley found Chase Phillips wide open in the end zone late in the first and that was it.
Tommy Mullin placed the nail that Western Albemarle (10-1) hammered into Charlottesville's coffin Friday night. With the score 27-6 and 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Mullin stepped in front of a Rashard Davis pass and took it the other way for 6 points. Until that point CHS seemed to have a chance. Although WAHS was dominating the scoreboard the threat of a CHS offensive explosion was lurking. After the senior trucked into the end zone it was done. On the night Kent Henry was threw for his normal 300 plus yards, rushed for 2 touchdowns and threw 4.
STAB field hockey wins the LIS championship over Covenant on Friday in a contest held at STAB. TCS held it close in the first half, trailing 2-1. It was a senior fest as Maddie Brayman opened the scoring for STAB and then Catherine Towers answered the lone Covenant goal by Megan Frye. Lauren Gamper got STAB's 3rd goal and then Towers capped off her home fockey career with her second goal of the day. Both Covenant and STAB will be playing next week in VISAA Division II championship.
local lacrosse scene just got a jolt. Western Albemarle has named Alex
Whitten Head Boys Lacrosse Coach at Western Albemarle High School.
Whitten has spent the past 9 years coaching in Southern Connecticut,
most recently at New Canaan High School. Coach Whitten grew up in