Running strong! At Darlington Saturday, freshman Warner Ray broke his own HIES record. His 16:25 eclipsed his old mark of 16:59 as he took third overall. Kyle Donahue, Robert Rousseau, Ross Waters and Charlie Brereton rounded out the boy’s top five. Christine Georgakakos took 13th overall and also earned a medal; Eboni Statham, Katie Keith, Megan Westmoreland and Erin Peck were close behind. They also ran at Westminster Tuesday. Keith and Statham were particularly impressive for the girls, Rousseau, Creighton Aldridge, George Dobbs, Will Broms and Charles Spencer for the boys. …MS girls had a first-place finish in Darlington. Top 20 finishers and medal winners included Emma Rolader (4th), Megan Cahillane (5th), Mary Mac Hailey (6th), Lauren Toman (7th), Patterson Williams (8th), Claire Kelsey (9th) and Talia Momon (13th). The third-place boys saw Clayton Null (3rd), Brad Kale and Ben Davies take medals. At Westminster, the girls took first for the fourth straight time – HIES captured second through eighth in the race overall -while the boys were second. Toman, Rolader, Caroline Saltmarsh and Cahillane were second through fifth for the girls; Null finished runner-up overall for the boys.
Touchdown! Varsity (4-2, 2-1) bested Mt. Pisgah 48-21 Friday. John Galloway gained 283 yards on 17 carries and scored three TDs, Harrison Andros gained 125 on seven carries and three scores and John McKay rushed eight times for 88 yards. Defensively, Lee Davis (10 tackles), Howard Joe (four broken up passes), Charlie Stroman (one interception, three broken up passes) and Justin Fashaw (two sacks) led the way. …JV blasted Pace 35-6 behind 325 yards total offense. Robert Woolfolk gained 125 yards on 15 carries; Malik Hatcher and Owen Penn also ran well. Ethan Turner, Grant Gosden and Clay Pfohl also all stepped up…8th grade got a TD from Roderick Davis and great “D” from Martin Williams in a loss to Mt. Vernon last week. ...7th grade stopped Pace 26-12 behind strong offensive play from Martin Williams, Christian Ketchup and Liam Collins and solid “D” by Max Walton, Brent and Russell Duncan.
Game over! A great turnaround season came to a close last Thursday as softball was eliminated from the 5A tourney. They topped King’s Ridge 18-8 before bowing to Wesleyan. The team will say goodbye to three seniors – Kat Conway, Hannah Gilman and Callan Phillips. …MS swept Wesleyan Saturday 19-1 and 12-4. Rebecca Maitski hit three homers and drove in seven in the two games; Brittany Rottner, Andee Poulos and Kate Chapman got it done on the mound. They ended their season Tuesday with a 6-1 win over Pace. Rottner threw a 2-hitter and Carter Basham had a big day defensively at second base.
Area time! Volleyball is in action in the Area Tournament at 5 p.m. tonight at home against a team to be determined. They topped Fellowship 2-0 Tuesday night and followed with a close loss to Blessed Trinity. Lexy Kepano excelled vs. FCA with 15 kills, Anne Yanda had 22 assists and Mackenzie Brehm nine digs. Against BT, Brehm had six kills, Yanda 13 assists and four kills and Brooke DeVore had 10 digs and a good night passing. A win tonight will advance them to state as either the #3 or #4 seed.
The Ultimate! The MS ultimate Frisbee team had a come-from-behind 12-10 win over Galloway last week. Mark Kale and Clay Milling led the offense, Alexandra Stoughton and Nate Davies the defense. In the home opener Monday, the 7th/8th grade topped Paideia 11-2 behind top scoring from Kale and James Kendrick. Ross Johnson and Cade Anderson led the 6th grade in a tough loss, also vs. Paideia.
Until next time,
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From the desk of Sports Information Director Dunn Neugebauer