Prep Roundup: Walsingham field hockey defeats rival

tjefferson@vagazette.com

Walsingham Academy’s field hockey team avenged an early season loss against Hampton Roads Academy with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night.

Martha Page scored her team-high 12th goal with less than five minutes left in regulation.

The Trojans will conclude their regular season at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 against St. Margaret’s. It is the Trojans’ final home game, and seniors will be honored with a ceremony before the game.

Thursday, Smithfield earned a 1-0 win over non-district opponent Nansemond River. …

Wednesday, Grafton and York earned shutout victories. The Clippers beat non-district opponent Heritage 8-0 and the Falcons improved to 7-2 in the Bay Rivers District with a 4-0 win over Jamestown. The Eagles fell to 1-8 in district play.

Track and field

Jamestown's Alexa Halko was named female track athlete of the year in the U.S. Paralympics on Monday.

Halko competed at the world championships in London. She won two silver medals in the women’s 400- and 800-meter races and a bronze in the 100.

She also leads the charts in the 400 meter, 800 meter and 1,500 meters and is the American record holder in all three events, according to the U.S. Paralympics.

Halko also is the record holder in the 200 meters.

This is Halko’s third straight nomination to the All-American list.

“This 2017 class has already excelled at the elite level and we are extremely excited to see the impact they’ll have in the years to come,” said Cathy Sellers, high performance director of U.S. Paralympics Track and Field in a news release. “One of the most impressive high school groups in recent years, this field boasts world championship medalists and athletes who are moving on to compete at the highest level of collegiate track and field which goes to show the strength and promise for our Paralympic program.”

Jamestown’s girls won the Bay Rivers District championship. Thorin Jean led the Eagles with a time of 18:52 at Wednesday’s tri-meet against New Kent and Poquoson.

Kirsten Long finished in second with a time of 19:47.

The Jamestown girls are 10-0.

At Wednesday’s tri-meet, Clint Gault finished in first place among the boys for Poquoson with a time of 16:23.

Jamestown’s John Agnew, Taylor Beall, John Vogel and Andrew Denny rounded out the top five.

Girls volleyball

Thursday, Jamestown swept Lafayette 25-8, 25-11, 25-13 to remain undefeated in Bay Rivers District play. The Eagles improved to 18-2, 16-0 and the Rams fell to 6-12, 4-12.

Jamestown clinched at least a tie for its seventh straight district championship. Emma Schriner led the Eagles with 10 aces and 16 kills while Lafayette’s Emily Sullivan collected four kills. …

In other action Thursday, Grafton swept Tabb 3-0 to improve to 14-2 in the district. The Tigers fell to 8-9. … New Kent and Poquoson upped their district marks to 8-6 with straight-set wins. The Trojans beat Smithfield, dropping the Packers to 1-15 while the Islanders swept Bruton. The Panthers fell to 6-10. …

Tuesday, Warhill improved to 13-3 with a 3-1 win over Tabb.

Jefferson can be reached by phone at 757-790-9313.

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