Friday, September 21, 2012
High school roundup: Lord Botetourt captures Blue Ridge golf title
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Justin Nichols fired a 1-under-par 70 to take medalist honors as Lord Botetourt backed up its regular-season title by capturing the Blue Ridge District tournament championship Wednesday at Ole Monterey.
The Cavaliers posted a 22-over total of 306 to coast to a 22-stroke victory over Staunton River. William Byrd was third, followed by Rockbridge County, Northside and Alleghany. Lord Botetourt, Staunton River and William Byrd all qualified for the regional.
Byrd's Ben Belcher finished second, three shots behind Nichols. Staunton River's Dustin Roberts, the district's player of the year, was third at 74. Rockbridge's County's Peter Shaner and Botetourt's Brandon Feury tied for fourth at 76.
Shaner and his brother, Mark, and Northside's Carson Wimmer will go to the regional as individual qualifiers.
Botetourt's Todd Smith was the league's coach of the year.
Nichols, Roberts and Belcher joined Botetourt's Lyndsey Hunnell, Byrd's Dylan Carr and Staunton River's John Lyle on the all-district team.
At Ole Monterey (par-71)
Medalist - Justin Nichols, Lord Botetourt, 70
Lord Botetourt (306) - Nichols 70, Brandon Feury 76, Kris Hoffman 78, Lyndsey Hunnell 82, Jacob Barnard 82, Hal Bailey 85.
Staunton River (328) - Dustin Roberts 74, John Lyle 77, Andrew Phillips 86, Lukas Davis 91, Scott Ellis 93.
William Byrd (334) - Ben Belcher 73, Dylan Carr 83, Austin Chocklett 85, Ty House 93, Austin Otey 100, Austin Andersen 106.
Rockbridge County (335) - Peter Shaner 76, Mason Grist 86, Cole Huffman 86, Connor Staton 87, Mark Shaner 91, Gus Spencer 96.
Northside (356) - Carson Wimmer 77, Tyler Bower 91, Brandon Jackson 93, Parker Linden 95, Blake Chitwood 97, Jeremy Ragland 97.
Alleghany (392) - Michael Kessinger 87, Daniel Persinger 99, Philip Cash 101, Dru Beirne 105, Seth Brown 105, Travis Allard 115.
VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE
North Cross 4, Holy Cross 0
LYNCHBURG - Christian Entleitner scored three goals and had an assist to lead the Raiders (9-0, 3-0 VIC).
Christopher Pollock also scored for North Cross, and Bennett Holley made five saves in goal.
Holy Cross fell to 3-7-1, 2-1.
Carlisle 4, Liberty Christian 0
LYNCHBURG - The Chiefs got goals from Preston Key, Nick Clark, Corey Gaylor and Bennett White to easily put away Liberty Christian.
Mitchell Hamlett made six saves in net for Carlisle (8-0, 3-0).
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT
Chilhowie def. George Wythe 25-16, 25-17, 25-11.
Jasmine Harber, Sasha Parks and Brennen Younger each recorded two kills, but their effort wasn't enough to topple the Warriors, who won in three straight games.
Lord Botetourt def. William Byrd 25-16, 26-24, 25-18
Brooke Fuhrey had 13 kills and Meaghan Catron added eight, as the Cavaliers got past the Terriers.
Rachel Parker also chipped in 33 assists for Lord Botetourt (10-4, 1-0).
Autumn Vineyard led William Byrd (5-6, 0-1) with five kills and four blocks while Carly Jennison added 15 digs and Courtney Chattin added seven digs and four aces.
Rockbridge County def. Staunton River 25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-17
LEXINGTON - Logan Fitzgerald doled out 18 kills, and Sydney Farrington added 27 assists as the Wildcats defeated the Golden Eagles in four games.
Hayden Fontenot also had 16 digs for Rockbridge County (6-3, 1-0).
Brianna Holdren led Staunton River (5-5, 0-1) with 10 kills and two blocks, and Katelyn Dallas added 19 assists.
Northside def. Alleghany 25-10, 25-12, 25-16
Aleah Keaton pounded out 17 kills and seven blocks, and Elena West dished out 37 assists as the Vikings easily put away the Mountaineers.
Kelsey Jarrett added eight kills, and Olivia Earls chipped in 11 digs for Northside (10-7, 1-0).
Liberty def. E.C. Glass 14-25, 11-25, 16-25.
BEDFORD - Paige Riley tallied 16 assists and four aces to help lead E.C. Glass (10-2, 4-0).
For Liberty, Mikalah Jones had six kills, three blocks and two aces, and Oksana Kittrell had nine digs.
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT
Galax def. Narrows 25-14, 25-18, 25-10
GALAX - Lindsay Ayres had 10 kills and Paige Hanks followed with eight as the Maroon Tide swept the Green Wave.
Ashley Frye added 12 assists and three digs for Galax (10-1, 4-1).
Tiffany Perdue led Narrows (6-6, 3-2) with four kills and a block while Madison Bragg had a kill and 10 digs.
Grayson County def. Graham 25-8, 25-6, 25-9.
BLUEFILED, Va. - Camryn McGrady had 11 kills to lead the Blue Devils (9-1, 5-0 Mountain Empire District).
Autumn Halsey and Madison Shupe added five kills apiece.
Dayspring Christian def. Faith Christian 19-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-16
BLACKSBURG - Rachel Cook had eight kills and Casey Miller served nine aces to lead the Lions.
For visiting Faith Christian (2-9, 1-5 VACA South), Amelia Dalton had 10 aces, eight kills and 61 digs. Victoria Baldwin added 31 digs.
Roanoke Valley Christian def.Christian Heritage 25-15, 25-19, 25-8
ROCKY MOUNT - Beth Snyder served 12 aces, and Emily Conner had 11 digs for the visiting Eagles (13-3, 4-2 VACA South).
Hidden Valley def. Franklin County25-7, 25-17, 25-16
Madison Morris had 11 kills and three aces, Denny Clark had nine kills, seven digs and three aces, Hanna Podeschi had 28 assists and Lauren Thomas had seven kills for Hidden Valley (8-2).
Salem def. Patrick Henry 22-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-21.
Carleigh Studtmann had 11 kills and five blocks, and Barrett Kemp added 18 kills and 11 digs to lead the Spartans (9-1).
Savannah Stevens added 20 assists and seven kills.
For Patrick Henry (6-6), Sarah Miller had 13 kills. Abby Wolpert added nine kills, and Caroline Brailsford had 27 assists.
Giles def. Christiansburg 25-22, 25-11, 27-25
PEARISBURG - Emily Harless had 11 kills, and Marinna Dowdy added 10 kills and 20 digs as the Spartans kept their record perfect.
Maggie Boggess chipped in 18 assists, and Tori Belcher contributed 22 digs for Giles (10-0).
Maggie Edelton led Christiansburg with 34 digs while Ashleigh Lovelace added 10 blocks.
Covington def. Glenvar 25-18, 25-20, 25-19
COVINGTON - Leteashia Clarke had eight kills, and Autumn Phillips added six kills for the host Cougars (8-3).
Briana Moore finished with three kills, six digs and nine assists for Covington.
Glenvar fell to 4-6.
Craig County def. Eastern Montgomery 27-25, 25-22, 25-21
ELLISTON - Melia Hutton had seven kills and four aces, and Stacy Dysk added three kills and four more aces as the Rockets defeated the Mustangs in three tight games.
Morgan Bass also added 15 assists for Craig County (6-6).
Afton Graham led Eastern Montgomery (2-7) with 14 kills while Sarah Simpkins added eight kills and five aces, and Kayla Wickstrom chipped in 38 digs and five aces.