Kellen Holtzman

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Kellen Holtzman writes about community, high school and College of William and Mary sports for the Virginia Gazette.

Recent Articles

  • Jamestown named top athletic program in 4A

    Jamestown was recognized as the top athletic program in the state in its classification for the first time since 2001 on Friday when the school received the 2016-17 Virginia High School League Wells Fargo Cup award for Group 4A. The other winners were Radford (1A), Maggie Walker (2A), Blacksburg...

  • Positive attitudes paying off for Wildflowers as postseason nears

    Positive attitudes paying off for Wildflowers as postseason nears

    No matter where manager Doug Mitchell instructs his Williamsburg Post 39 players to line up on the field, they abide without complaint. And for the better part of this American Legion Senior season, the relatively inexperienced group compared to years past has fused their willingness to fill in...

  • Walsingham's 'pure scorer' takes top honors in boys soccer

    Walsingham's 'pure scorer' takes top honors in boys soccer

    In the fall, Solvi Bjornsson said scoring goals came naturally but that he had not been a superstar striker for his club in Reykjavik, Iceland prior to his one-year stint as a Walsingham Academy exchange student. At the time, Bjornnson had netted 33 goals in 12 for matches for the Trojans before...

  • Lafayette's Crookston a model of consistency on the track

    Lafayette's Crookston a model of consistency on the track

    William and Mary made Lafayette's Brooke Crookston think long and hard about staying close to home to run track in college. But Crookston's final decision in May went in favor of her dream school, BYU. Her parents, grandparents and other relatives graduated from the Provo, Utah campus and Crookston...

  • Jamestown's Bell repeats as area's top golfer

    Jamestown's Bell repeats as area's top golfer

    Jamestown's William Bell is one of only three local athletes to earn top Virginia Gazette spring honors for the second consecutive season, joining Grayson DeBerry of Jamestown boys tennis and Keely Rochard of Warhill softball. No repeats will follow next year since all of this season's honorees...

  • U.Va.-bound Jordan Willis closes career with stunning performance at states

    U.Va.-bound Jordan Willis closes career with stunning performance at states

    Jamestown's Jordan Willis was so good in the Group 4A track and field championships that he nearly helped the Eagles to a surprise team title. The 2017 Virginia Gazette Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year won four total gold medals, in four events, helped push Jamestown within three points...

  • Fierce Frantz brought more than skills to field for Jamestown girls soccer

    Fierce Frantz brought more than skills to field for Jamestown girls soccer

    Having a player that can read a game like Page Frantz is not an annual occurrence for the Jamestown girls soccer program, or many other teams for that matter. The soccer IQ and tenacity of Frantz, the 2017 Virginia Gazette Girls Soccer Player of the Year, set her apart. She normally played defensive...

  • Rochard and Warhill: a softball force not soon to be forgotten

    Rochard and Warhill: a softball force not soon to be forgotten

    Because they tend to ride one arm throughout a season, great high school softball teams usually have elite pitchers. There is no getting around that. There is no getting around that for years and years to come, 2017 Virginia Gazette Softball Player of the Year Keely Rochard will be synonymous with...

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