Prep Roundup: Jamestown volleyball wins region championship

Jamestown defeated Grafton in five sets to win the Region 4A girls volleyball championship on Thursday night.

The Eagles beat the Clippers 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-8. Jamestown improved to 23-2 and Grafton fell to 21-5.

“I’m extremely proud of our team,” said head coach Tom Stephenson. “We graduated five starters from our state runner-up team last year, and we have a lot of kids that have been waiting in the wings and stepped up this year.”

Emma Schriner led the Eagles with 17 kills, three aces, three blocks and 10 digs.

Emma Yaugo posted 14 kills, 5 blocks and four digs and Madison Kolda added 45 assists and 17 digs.

Stephenson said the team runs through Schriner, but he feels the team has plenty of other weapons.

On Wednesday, Jamestown swept Warhill (15-10) to advance to the championship.

“Everyone has contributed, it’s a team effort,” Stephenson said. “I’m proud of all the girls who stepped up. I only had two returning starters from last year’s team.”

Next week, Jamestown will play a team that has not been determined yet in the state quarterfinals.


757 Swim hosted the first USA Swimming sanctioned swim meet Oct. 28 at the WISC Aquatic Center.

Participating teams included 757swim, Poseidon Swimming of Richmond and Poseidon Swimming of Hanover.

Abby Larson, a 757 swimmer and Virginia Tech commit, finished in first place in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 freestyle and 50 freestyle. She finished in second place at the 200 individual medley.

757 swim member and Olympic Trials qualifier Colby Hurt finished in first place at the 200 IM and second place in the 100 free, 100 breaststroke and 200 free.

Kaitlyn Sullivan, who participated in the 13- and 14-year-old age group, finished in first place in the 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 free, 100 breast, 50 free and 1,000 free.

In the 11-year-old and 12-year-old age group, Elijah Fields finished in first place in the 50 butterfly, 100 free, 100 IM, 50 free, 200 free and 1,000 free.

Field hockey

On Thursday, Great Bridge upended Smithfield 3-1 in the 4A championship game at the Regional Training Center in Virginia Beach. The Packers did shut out Deep Creek 7-0 on Wednesday. …

In the 4B championship game, host Powhatan edged Warhill 1-0. Both teams will join Great Bridge and Smithfield in the state Class 4 field. It will be the Lions’ first state appearance. …

Tabb eased past Poquoson 6-0 at Bailey Field in Thursday’s Region 3A championship. Both teams will head to the state Class 3 tournament. On Wednesday, the Tigers blanked York 4-0.

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

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