A couple of former Colonial Forge wrestlers had a big weekend at the Division III Southeast Conference tournament in Montgomery, Ala.

Ferrum won its fourth straight team championship, thanks in part to a 133-pound title from freshman Levi Englman, who went 3–0 on the weekend. He beat Averett sophomore Kaz Gootee (Massaponax) 3–2 in the final.

Also winning his weight class was Averett freshman Jared Lough), who notched two pins at 157 before earning a 6–1 decision over Greensboro’s Conan Wilson in the final.

Next up is the NCAA Southeast Regional tournament Feb. 22–23 in Williamsport, Pa.

MORE WRESTLING

  • Coker (S.C.) juniors
  • Brett Shurina
  • (Eastern View) and
  • Marco Mason Jr.
  • (Colonial Forge) earned wins at 157 and 184 pounds, respectively, but the Cobras lost Sunday’s dual match to King (Tenn.) 25–18. Shurina pinned King’s Tyler Williams in 1:54.
  • George Mason freshman
  • Paul Pierce
  • (Brooke Point) earned a 6–2 decision over Franklin & Marshall’s Christopher Bolletino at 184 as the Patriots won Saturday’s dual match, 36–10.

TRACK AND FIELD

  • VCU freshman
  • Jaekob Vollbrecht
  • (Courtland) won the men’s shot put (56–2.25) and placed fifth in the weight throw (50–6.75) at last weekend’s VMI Winter Relays. Mary Washington senior
  • Ripken Smith
  • (Stafford) was fourth in the weight throw (51–11).

At the same meet, VCU junior Lucas Sidle (Riverbend) placed second in the men’s 1,000 (2:31.20) and sixth in the mile (4:23.44), and classmate Chukwuezugo Aguolu (King George) was second in the 500 (1:06.13). Lynchburg junior Kaitlyn Johnson (Courtland) set a school record in finishing sixth in the women’s 3,000 (10:17.57).

  • Sophomore
  • Gordon Lewis
  • (Riverbend) anchored N.C. Central’s winning 1,600 relay team (3:19.20) at last weekend’s Liberty Invitational. He was also second in the 400 meters (49.21). At the same meet, Charlotte junior
  • Bridget Abbatiello
  • (Stafford) placed sixth in the women’s mile (5:02.89).
  • Northeastern junior
  • Naukym Morton
  • (North Stafford) won the men’s 60 meters (6.85) at the Valentine Invitational in Boston.
  • Marshall sophomore
  • Taylor Robinson
  • (Louisa) finished second (8.73) in the women’s 60-meter hurdles final at Saturday’s Qdoba Marshall Invitational.
  • Waynesburg (Pa.) freshman
  • Aubrey Wingeart
  • (King George) was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference female athlete of the week after her recent fifth-place finish in the 5,000 (17:58.13) at Youngstown State’s National Mid-Major Invitational. She also anchored her school’s second-place distance medley relay.

BASKETBALL

  • Virginia Wesleyan’s
  • Jayla Harris
  • (Chancellor), the reigning Old Dominion Athletic Conference player of the week, celebrated her senior day with 25 points in Saturday’s 80–51 win over Ferrum and is now 42 points shy of Amy Simpson’s school career record of 1,910 points.
  • Senior guard
  • Marco Haskins
  • (Colonial Forge) scored 23 points in Wingate’s 84–75 loss to Catawba Wednesday and 15 in Saturday’s 67–64 loss to Lincoln Memorial.
  • Freshman
  • Aaron Hill
  • (Fredericksburg Christian) scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the second half of Valley Forge’s 78–71 loss to Cairn (Pa.) Tuesday.

BASEBALL

  • After winning Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association pitcher of the week honors for his opening shutout, Central Oklahoma junior
  • Dylan Hall
  • (Mountain View) allowed four runs in six innings in Friday’s 7–6 victory over Arkansas Tech.
  • Sophomore catcher
  • Ray Tricarico
  • (Eastern View) went 3 for 5 with five RBIs in Eastern Mennonite’s 11–8 win at N.C. Wesleyan Sunday. Classmate
  • Corey Willis
  • (Massaponax) was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

SOFTBALL

  • Freshman
  • Hannah Marsteller
  • (Riverbend) homered twice in the eighth inning of her college d
  • é
  • but as Shippensburg beat UNC Pembroke 10–5 Saturday.
  • Freshman shortstop
  • Arizona Ritchie
  • (Brooke Point) went 6 for 15 with two RBIs, but Virginia dropped all five of its games at the weekend FAU Classic in Boca Raton, Fla.

FOOTBALL

  • Former West Virginia receiver
  • Gary Jennings
  • (Colonial Forge) has accepted an invitation to the NFL Combine Feb. 26–March 4 in Indianapolis. Jennings caught 54 passes for 917 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2018 and is projected as a mid-round draft choice.


Steve DeShazo: 374-5443

sdeshazo@freelancestar.com

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