Lafayette advances to face Jamestown in C-18 volleyball; Bruton makes regional

In the Conference 33 volleyball semifinals Monday, No. 2 seed Bruton — led by Alexa Woolson, Gabby Calloway, Mikayla Johnson and Mykael Johnson — defeated Nandua 25-11, 25-16, 25-15.

Bruton (11-11-3) ensured itself of a 2A East regional berth and gained the right to host Wednesday's 6 p.m. conference final against No. 4 Maggie Walker, which defeated No. 1 Washington and Lee in Montross.

No. 4 Lafayette defeated No. 5 Heritage in the 4A Conference 18 quarterfinals and the Rams will visit top-seeded Jamestown on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, No. 1 Warhill will host No. 4 Poquoson, which swept No. 5 New Kent Monday.

Football

Ryan Pabon carried Grafton (8-1, 7-1 Bay Rivers) on his shoulders with 207 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries at Bailey Field in the Clippers 40-14 win over Jamestown.

The Clippers will face Smithfield in their regular-season finale and likely again in the 4A East playoffs. The winner next week probably will be at home for the postseason clash.

Grafton's defense held Jamestown (2-7, 2-6) to under 200 total yards of offense.

Alumni

Bruton graduate Kayla Copeman, a sophomore at Lynchburg College, was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week in field hockey. She contributed in all three games for Lynchburg last week and helped the Hornets return to the top of the ODAC tournament field.

Copeman opened with an assist in an 8-0 non-conference win over Ferrum. She then scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Roanoke. She capped her week with a goal in a 4-1 triumph over Eastern Mennonite. For the season, Copeman has notched 13 points on four goals and five assists. ...

Lafayette High graduate Zach Weaver led the Pfeiffer University men's golf team last month to a third-place finish at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate. Weaver became the second Falcon this season to be crowned tournament champion, after the senior carded a three round total of 204. He shot a final round -2, 68 and won the tournament by five strokes.

Lafayette High graduate Trey Neville, a freshman on Army's football team, was named Scout Player of the Week last week after his performance on the practice field. Neville was rewarded by carrying out an American flag ahead of the team alongside a teammate who shared the honor before Army's win at Wake Forest Saturday.

Keith Hornsby, who grew up in Williamsburg, was chosen in the first round of the NBA D-League's draft Sunday.

Hornsby, who was signed in July as an undrafted free agent by the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, was chosen with the ninth pick of the first round by their D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.

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