Playoffs: Upsets, champions mark holiday weekend
SOCCER: Patrick Henry girls soccer upset Halifax County 4-0 in the Conference 16 Tournament semifinals Friday night in South Boston, clinching a berth in the 5A North Region Tournament that begins Friday.
Miranda Cowardin scored twice for the Patriots, who also got goals from Hailey McGrain and Madison Brown. Patrick Henry advanced to Monday’s Conference championship game, where they fell to top-seeded Albemarle 3-0.
Lee-Davis Girls Soccer’s Lauren Wolfgang. They won their Conference 11 quarterfinal Monday 4-0 over Henrico and Wolfgang scored a goal in the second half.
In Conference 11 action, the Lee-Davis and Atlee boys were both upset in quarterfinal action on Monday. The second-seeded Confederates lost to #7 Hermitage 2-1, while the third-seeded Raiders lost in overtime to #6 Douglas Freeman 3-2. Lee-Davis finishes the season 10-5, Atlee at 8-5-2.
Their girls counterparts were victorious, as the top-seeded Raiders easily handled Hermitage 15-0, while fourth-seeded Lee-Davis handled Henrico 4-0 with goals from Lane Courter, Mason Courter and Lauren Wolfgang. The Confederates and Raiders faced each other in the Conference 11 girls semifinals on Wednesday after press time.
BASEBALL: One county team pulled off an upset, while theother was the upset victim, in Conference 11 quarterfinal action Monday.
#5 Atlee eliminated #4 Deep Run 5-3 to set up a semifinal match with top-seeded Douglas Freeman, while third-seeded Lee-Davis fell victim to upset-minded Hermitage 3-2. The Panthers scored in the seventh when leadoff hitter Kendall Jordan got on base with an infield single, stole second, then scored when Lee-Davis second baseman Adam Trice’s throw to first on an inning-ending double play ball to first base was low and wide.
The Confederates went down in order in their half of the seventh to see their season end jarringly at 12-6.
SOFTBALL: Atlee and Lee-Davis are a game away from a showdown for the Conference 11 Tournament championship. The Raiders won their quarterfinal over Henrico when the Warriors forfeited over the weekend. Lee-Davis easily handled Highland Springs Monday, 14-0 in five innings.
Their paths got tougher Wednesday in semifinal action when Atlee faced Deep Run on their home field, as the rest of the tournament is being hosted by the Wildcats, while Lee-Davis, the second-seed, must face third-seeded Mills Godwin, a team they defeated 4-1 May 5.
Winners play for the title tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m.
TRACK & FIELD: The Conference 11 and 20 Championships were held Friday at Atlee High School with three county teams emerging victorious. The Lee-Davis boys continued their year-long battle with Highland Springs in Conference 11, defeating the Springers 132-119.5 for the title, while the Atlee girls won the girls team crown with 166.5 points. The Hanover girls team captured the Conference 20 team title by 10.5 points over Glen Allen, 147.5 to 137.
Conference 11 individual champions from Atlee include India Lowe in the girls 100 meter hurdles (14.79) and 300 hurdles (45.56), CeeCee Harris in the girls 100 (12.54), Carly Feyerabend in the girls high jump (5’ 6”), Betsy Chilcoat in the girls shot put (34’ 9 1/4”), Austin Cannon in the boys discus (158’ 1”) and shot put (53’ 1/2”), and Bryce Simpson in the boys pole vault (13’ 6”).
Lee-Davis had a double individual winner in Lee Warren in both the boys 110 meter hurdles (14.51) and 300 hurdles (39.01).
In Conference 20, individual champions for the Hawks were freshman Kirsten Swindells in the girls 400 meters (1:01.29), Taylor McCormick in the girls high jump (4’ 10”) and long jump (17’ 1/4”), Samantha Seymour in the girls pole vault (10 feet even), and Ryan Long in the boys discus (148’ 1”).