Two county schools hosted wrestling tournaments before the Christmas holiday, while track and swimming athletes got one more competition under their belts before the holiday.
Lee-Davis was victorious in team competition at the annual Lee-Davis Holiday Classic in Mechanicsville Saturday. The Confederates were led by Chris Morris, named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, who won the 132-pound division with an 11-7 decision over Ben Hutchins of Cox High School.
Jake Harris of Patrick Henry was the champion at 182 pounds as he made quick work of Aaron Causey of Manchester, winning via fall in 1:07. Two other Confederates placed second in their classes, as Nick Timok lost in the 120-pound final by fall in 1:52 by Xane Austin of Jamestown, while Taylor Campbell lost by decision, 13-6, to Trent Parker of Midlothian at 195 pounds.
Winning third place honors for Lee-Davis were Hayden Keener at 113 pounds, Tyler Wooten at 126, and David Boyle at 152 pounds.
Meanwhile, Benedictine ruled the day at the annual Raider Duels held at Atlee Saturday, besting Kempsville and Liberty Christian for the team title.
The Raiders, in their matchup with Benedictine, fell 62-18. Two of their three victories were via forfeit, the lone earned win being at 285 pounds as Matt Raab won via fall in just 29 seconds.
Patrick Henry got the better of Hanover in their annual meet Thursday night at Randolph-Macon College by scores of 95-75 in girls action, 100-69 in boys.
The Patriots won four of six relay events, including the girls 400 freestyle by just .55 of a second. The Hawks’ win in the boys 400 freestyle was by .97.
Patrick Henry girls individual winners included Madeline Montgomery in the 50 freestyle (27.55), Meade Reihl in the 100 freestyle (1:05.72), Hallie Blevins in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.28) and Josephine Koren in the 100 backstroke (1:13.10). Boys winners included Ted Schubert in the 100 backstroke (57.66) and 50 freestyle (22.37), Dalton Nash in the 100 butterfly (1:00.53), Thomas Perkins in the 100 freestyle (49.03) and 200 individual medley (2:04.91), and Coleman Cheeley in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.47).
The Hanover girls were led by Mattison Grant, winning the 500 freestyle in 5:41.88, Sarah Browning, victorious in the 200 freestyle (2:03.00), and Brittany Townsend in the 100 butterfly (1:13.85). For the boys, Seth Gulas won the 500 freestyle in 5:56.12, while Garrett Gauntt captured the 200 freestyle in 2:07.81.
Atlee and Lee-Davis were among 23 schools competing in the Green Dragon Relays at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond Saturday.
Bryce Simpson cleared 13 feet to win the pole vault, while teammate Charlie Buyas and Lee-Davis’ Michael Doggett tied for third at 11 1/2 feet. As the Raiders wait for shot-put standout Austin Cannon to return from injury suffered late in football season, senior Evan Griffey is stepping up. Griffey won Saturday with a throw of 46 feet, 2 inches.
T.J. Warren jumped 6 feet to win the boys high jump by 2 inches over Grant Layne of Varina, while India Lowe leapt 37 feet, 7 1/2 inches for victory in the girls triple jump. Lee-Davis took second, third, and fourth in the boys triple jump behind winner Raheem Smith of Thomas Jefferson, as Quintez Mason jumped 42 feet, 1 1/4 inches, followed by Gabriele Penna and Tim Hewlett.
On the track, Atlee swept the 55-meter hurdles; Lowe winning the girls in 8.95, Warren the boys in 8.29. The Atlee girls 4 X 55 relay team nipped Dinwiddie by .06 of a second in a time of 30.06. The Lee-Davis boys relay squad finished just .02 behind winner John Marshall, clocking a time of 26.32.
The Raiders 4 X 200 girls relay team was victorious by nearly four seconds in 1:53.75. The Confederates girls 4 X 800 relay team won handily in 10:30.98 besting runner-up Mills Godwin by nearly 50 seconds. Lee-Davis and Atlee were one-two in the boys 4 X 400 relay, the Confederates winning by just .27 of a second, 3:51.66 to 3:51.93.