Roundup: Glisan steps down as Jamestown girls basketball coach

Mary Glisan resigned as Jamestown girls basketball head coach earlier this month after six seasons with the Eagles.

Glisan, who joined the Jamestown basketball staff as an assistant coach in 2006, led the Eagles to the Conference 18 tournament title and a Group 4A East Region tournament berth last season. She has coached girls basketball in the area for 28 years including a successful stint at Berkeley Middle's coach.

"My current team at (Jamestown) is young and will eventually become a very competitive team under the right leadership," Glisan wrote in her resignation letter. "Unfortunately, I am interested in refocusing my energy toward other professional opportunities and will not be there to assist them."

Glisan has been coaching at Jamestown the last 15 years, having also served as a softball coach. She wrote in the letter that she has sought for academics to be the priority in her programs and it will be difficult to say goodbye to Jamestown. "Although my personal basketball experience goes back as far as I can remember, the highlight is winning the state championship my senior year of high school in Louisville, Kentucky.

"I am still friends with many of the players from my high school teams. That is the type of program I have tried to develop at (Jamestown) – academics first, citizenship/school representation second and then competitive athletics – in order that they too might find bonds to their teammates that could last a lifetime."

Softball

Keely Rochard struck out 19 and pitched her second no-hitter of the season as host Warhill (4-0) beat New Kent 9-0 Thursday.

Kieran McClure batted 3-for-4, while she and Emma Harris drove in two runs apiece for the Lions, who took on Jamestown Friday. ...

Madalyn Morton pitched a no-hitter Wednesday for Jamestown with 10 strikeouts and went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Eagles to a 17-0 victory against Heritage.

Jamestown had five players with a four-game hitting streak entering Friday's contest and had scored 38 runs in the last four games.

Baseball

Bruton shut out Washington and Lee 2-0 Thursday for the Panthers' first victory of the season.

Boys soccer

Jamestown overcame Gloucester 6-2 Thursday behind Kevin Tripp's hat trick that included four goals. Michael Meese and John Henry scored the other two.

Boys basketball

Jamestown's Mason Wang, who led the Eagles to second place in the Group 4A state tournament, was invited to participate in the Allen Iverson Regional All-Star Game on April 19.

It is part of a week of events that will culminate in a national-caliber all-star game April 21 at Churchland High in Portsmouth. Bethel center Dajour Dickens is expected to play in that contest. ...

Bruton's Donevan Adkins was named to the Group 2A all-state second team.

TCIS addition

Steward, a Richmond school that is a provisional member of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools in 2016-17, will become full members of the conference in the fall of 2017.

The conference includes Cape Henry Collegiate, Greenbrier Christian, Hampton Roads Academy, Nansemond-Suffolk, Norfolk Academy, Norfolk Christian, Norfolk Collegiate, Peninsula Catholic and Walsingham Academy.

Bishop Sullivan, which was suspended from the TCIS this season because of differences in athletics philosophy, is trying to negotiate to end the suspension, the Virginian-Pilot reported.

Girls lacrosse

Before Tuesday's loss to Steward, Walsingham outlasted Cape Henry 11-10 in overtime last Friday.

Walsingham's Cammie Mann finished the game with six goals and two assists, scoring with only seconds left to tie the game in regulation.

Isabelle LeJeune scored five goals and had 10 draw controls, and goalie Maddie Kerner finished with eight saves.

Track and field

The Lafayette boys were first overall in Saturday's Shoot the Gun and Run Invitational at New Kent High.

The Rams bested host New Kent by 60 points and Warhill was fifth out of 14 schools.

Lafayette's girls were second behind Richmond's Tucker High, which topped the Rams by 64 points. The Warhill girls were fifth in the 12-team competition.

Warhill claimed both the boys' and girls' 4x800-meter relays.

Individual winners

Girls

100: Jasmine Pryor, Warhill 13.28; 800: Brooke Crookston, Lafayette 2:21.51.

Boys

100: Rashawn Smith, Lafayette 11.34; 200: Hezekiah Grimsley, Lafayette 23.06. 300: Noah Cane, Lafayette 41.96. 800: Devon Underwood, Lafayette 2:03.60; discus: Tyler Jump, Lafayette 142 feet, 3.50 inches; shot put: Jump 45 feet, 2 inches.

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