Prep roundup: State football championship games postponed

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The VHSL moved its state championship football games — four of which are on the Peninsula — back one day because of inclement weather.

The VHSL championships will now be Sunday, with two games each at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary. HU hosts the Class 6 and 5 title games, while William and Mary’s Zable Stadium is the site of Class 4 and 3 championships. The smallest classification championship games are in Salem.

“This decision was reached with the utmost concern for travel safety for all participants, teams and fans,” the VHSL wrote on its website.

Hopewell and Heritage-Lynchburg will kick off the action in the Class 3 championship game at noon Sunday at Zable Stadium. The Class 4 championship game, Salem vs. Louisa County, will kick off at 4:30 p.m. with Salem seeking a third straight title. Louisa defeated Lafayette last Saturday in the Class 4 semifinal.

At HU, Tuscarora and Highland Springs start the day in the Class 5 championship game at noon. Oscar Smith meets Westfield in the Class 6 championship at 4:30 p.m.

Boys basketball

Walsingham Academy, 80, Portsmouth Christian 31 — The Trojans raced out to a 28-point first quarter lead, holding Portsmouth Christian to just two points as it raced away with the win Tuesday.

During Walsingham Academy’s dominant first quarter, Jaylin Stewart scored his 1,000th point for the Trojans on a layup.

The Trojans led by as many as 51 points and scored 29 points off of turnovers. They outrebounded the Patriots 39-23.

Marcus Banks made 13 of 16 shots and led the Trojans with 29 points, and Stewart added 19 points. Braden Eton had 12 points and nine rebounds. All nine Walsingham Academy players scored.

Walsingham Academy 75, Isle of Wight Academy 33Sam Jones and Marcus Banks each had 19 points to lead the Trojans (5-1) to a dominating win Thursday.

Williamsburg Christian Academy 72, Carmel 58 — Da’shawn Cook scored 23 points and Cle’von Greene added 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead Williamsburg Christian Academy to the win in Ruther Glen.

Lafayette 58, Tabb 44 — Sutton Perozek scored 17 points for the Rams in the win Wednesday. Lafayette (4-0, 3-0 Bay Rivers) led 51-20 after three quarters.

Bruton 78, Warhill 66 — The Panthers (2-0, 2-0 Bay Rivers District) raced out to a 15-point first quarter lead and didn’t look back in its Bay Rivers District win Wednesday. KeAndre Richards led Bruton with 22 points.

Girls basketball

Jamestown 64, New Kent 46 — Corynthian Williams netted 15 points as the Eagles won a Bay Rivers District matchup Thursday.

Lafayette 29, Bruton 26 — The Panthers nearly overcame a 26-14 deficit at the end of the third quarter by outscoring the rams 12-3 in the fourth, but it wasn’t quite enough.


Warwick earned a pair of victories, defeating Bruton 60-15 and Kecoughtan 54-30.

Indoor track

Jamestown’s boys won the first Bay Rivers District meet of the season, picking up first place finishes from Nicholas Rauchwarg in the high jump (5-8) and another in the 4x800 meter relay (8:42.11).

The Eagles had second place finishes in the 1,000 (John Agnew), 1,600 (John Vogel) and 3,200 meter events (Lloyd Morant), as well as the 4x200 relay and the triple jump (Brian Hoag). Will Plante came in third in the 3,200 behind Morant.

Other area top finishes include Isaiah Gist of Bruton (500 meters), Lafayette’s Braden Underwood took first in the pole vault (12-6) and Warhill’s Anthony Giacchetta coming in second, while the Rams’ Noah Kane finished second in the 55 hurdles. The Rams’ Robert Walton and Elijah Washington took second and third, respectively, in the shot put.

Warhill’s boys finished third in the 4x400 relay.

For the girls, Lafayette won the meet, with Taymar Gorelick finishing first in the high jump (4-8) and second in the long jump. Gorelick’s teammate, Aiyana Jones, finished second in the high jump. The Rams’ Peyton Blanding took first in the pole vault (10-6), their 4x200 relay finished second and Araya Morgado took third in the triple jump.

Other top girls finishers included Bruton’s Clara Wincheski, who took second in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs. The Panthers’ Karena Glass won the 55 meter hurdles.

For Warhill, Jacqueline Jones took second in the 300, Isabelle McLean third in the 500 and Leigha Bartlett second in the shot put.

Jamestown’s 4x400 relay, which took first (4:27.39) and 4x800 relay team, which finished second. Mariella Smith and Raylynn Gibbs came in second and third, respectively in the pole vault. The Eagles’ Caitlyn Day finished third in the long jump.

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