By ROB WITHAM
H-P Sports Correspondent
Golf: Jessica Rathbone of Patrick Henry shot a final round 73 to capture the 2017 Class 4, Region B Individual Golf Championship last week at Mattaponi Springs Golf Club in Ruther Glen. Rathbone, a sophomore, has elected not to participate in the Class 4 State Championship, choosing instead to be an automatic qualifier to the 2017 Virginia High School League (VHSL) Girls Golf State Open Championship, which will take place October 23rd and 24th at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian.
Soccer: Randolph-Macon’s men’s team moved to 8-1-0 on the season Saturday with a 2-0 shutout of Randolph College to even their Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) record at 1-1-0. Anthony Astruc scored his third goal of the season on a free kick in the first half to open the scoring, while Andrew Griggs added an insurance goal in the 62nd minute for his third tally of 2017.
Also Saturday, the Yellow Jacket women’s team earned a Family Weekend win in ODAC play, shutting out Guilford 1-0. Junior Jenna Burns scored the only goal of the match in the 69th minute, assisted by Kasey Martino. The Yellow Jackets outshot the Quakers 21-4 to improve to 2-1-0 in conference play, 5-3-1 overall. Randolph-Macon goes to Bridgewater for an 11 a.m. match on Saturday before hosting Eastern Mennonite Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Day Field.
Field Hockey: Kirsten Lamb, Claira McMillion and Brynn Gibson each tallied second half goals as Lee-Davis earned its sixth victory of the season Monday evening, shutting out Patrick Henry at home 3-0 to sweep the season series with their oldest rivals. The Patriots fell to 3-6 with the defeat.
Also Monday, Faith Anna led Atlee with a pair of goals as the Raiders earned a season split with rival Hanover, winning on the Hawks’ home field 5-2. Reaghan Kolb also had a goal and an assist for Atlee, who won their sixth straight match to improve to 7-4 on the season. The Raiders will hold Senior Night Thursday against Glen Allen before a trip to Patrick Henry on Monday. The loss moves Hanover to 6-5 ahead of a rematch with Lee-Davis this Monday.
Hall of Fame: The Lee-Davis Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was announced by the Hall of Fame Committee on Monday. Longtime head baseball and golf coach Kenny Lewis leads a group of five honorees, who will bring the total membership of the Hall to 25.
Lewis, who served as baseball coach from 1993 to 2015 and golf coach for over a decade, is joined by Jock Jones, a football and track standout in the mid-1980’s, Greg Gregory, a football, baseball and basketball player in the mid-1970’s, Doug Melton, who starred in those same three sports, graduating in 1973, and Ron Wooddy, also a three-sport standout who graduated in 1964.
The newest inductees will be recognized October 20 during halftime of Lee-Davis’ football game against Varina, and will be officially inducted on January 26 at the school.