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Ten Timesland players have been named first-team all-state in girls soccer by the Virginia High School Coaches Association. Blacksburg placed midfielder Kim Shaver and forward Jessie Wollmann on the All-Group AA first team.
They were joined by Salem defender Kim Migliarese, Northside midfielder Emily Rawlings and Jefferson Forest defender Jessica O’Bryant.
Radford put three players on the All-Group A first team: forward Lexi Denny, midfielder Megan Mitchell and defender Tess Carper.
James River forward Kendall Moyer and Glenvar goalkeeper Paige Stinson also made first-team All-Group A.
Second-team picks from Timesland schools in Group AA were Morgan Evans of Blacksburg, Cassidy Ratliff of Jefferson Forest, Emma Wade of Northside, Megan Branigan of Hidden Valley, Carrie West of Salem and Miriah Martin of Lord Botetourt.
Group A second-team picks from Timesland were Courtney Estep of Giles, Hannah Showalter of George Wythe, and Valentina Donnini and Teresa Theimer of James River.
Murielle Tiernan of Stone Bridge (Group AAA), Sarah Hardison of Woodgrove (Group AA) and Claire Trevisan of George Mason (Group A) were named players of the year.
Forward – Murielle Tiernan, Stone Bridge, sr.; Elizabeth Ball, Deep Run, jr.; Laila Gray, Chantilly, jr.; Colleen Gawkins, Battlefield, jr.; Midfield – Ashley Herndon, Stone Bridge, sr.; Kelly Siewers, Deep Run, sr.; Karina Lacey, Battlefield, jr.; Sammie Shifflette, Chantilly, sr.; Back – Autumn Berry, Forest Park, sr.; Niomi Serrano, Colonial Forge, jr.; Regan Dahlberg, W.T. Woodson, jr.; Lizzy Patrick, Cosby, sr.; Alexa Wagoner, Battlefield, sr.; Goalkeeper – Taylor Kerxton, Battlefield, sr.; Blayne Fink, Cosby, sr.
Forward – Elizabeth Aherns, Douglas Freeman, sr.; Sydney Arnold, Colonial Forge, sr.; Meghan Flynn, Yorktown, sr.; Helene Schillo, Floyd Kellam, sr.; Kristin Schnurr, Patriot, soph.; Maggie Tubridy, Albemarle, sr.; Midfield – Tessa Broadwater, Cosby, sr.; Ali Bunner, Patriot, sr.; Madi Conyers, Cosby, jr.; Grace Haverly, Ocean Lakes, sr.; Carolyn Seltzer, Westfield, sr.; Ali Starr, Albemarle, jr.; Ashley Whited, Frank Cox, sr.; Back – Caitlin Hite, North Stafford, sr.; Kaylee Hohein, Westfield, sr.; Michelle Krause, Frank Cox, jr.; Jackie Kim, Hickory, sr.; Clara Logsdon, Centreville, sr.; Gaela Normile, Floyd Kellam, sr.; Alexis Pringle, Atlee, sr.; Goalkeeper – Bailie Fout, Floyd Kellam, soph.; Sara Vigen, South Lakes, soph.
Sydney Varney, Franklin County.
Player of the year
Murielle Tiernan, Stone Bridge.
Coach of the year
Kevin Hilton, Battlefield.
Forward – Sarah Hardison, Woodgrove, sr.; Jessie Wollman, Blacksburg, soph.; Marina Clark, Western Albemarle, sr.; Marybeth McBroom, Courtland, jr.; Midfield – Brittany Basinger, Woodgrove, sr.; Kaleigh Chiodini, Briar Woods, sr.; Kim Shaver, Blacksburg, sr.; Emily Rawlings, Northside, sr.; Back – Kim Migliarese, Salem, sr.; Ivan Szwejekowski, Kettle Run, sr.; Marissa Segala, Jamestown, sr.; Jessica O’Bryant, Jefferson Forest, sr.; Goalkeeper – Maggie Buxton, Woodgrove, sr.; Hannah Sams, Jamestown, sr.; At-large – Sarah Thomas, E.C. Glass, sr.
Forward – Paige Majdic, Jamestown, jr.; Morgan Evans, Blacksburg, sr.; Cassidy Ratliff, Jefferson Forest, jr.; Emma Wade, Northside, sr.; Midfield – Emily Littell, Loudoun County, soph.; Abby Downey, Tuscarora, jr.; Bailey Christian, Jamestown, soph.; Arianna Bradley, Courtland, sr.; Back – Jordan Chapman, Jamestown, sr.; Sydney Wallace, Courtland, soph.; Megan Branigan, Hidden Valley, sr.; Alex Dayton, Jamestown, jr.; Goalkeeper – Carrie West, Salem, soph.; Miriah Martin, Lord Botetourt, sr.; At-large – Shannon Wratchford, Spotsylvania; Paige Robertson, Courtland, soph.; Jennifer Pandolf, York, sr.; Cassidy O’Donnell, Spotswood; Hannah Duff, Christiansburg, sr.; Allie Higgins, Northside, jr.
Laura Garbarini, Liberty; Taylor Tester, Staunton River; Skyler Hayes, Salem; Rachael Scott, Marion; Kelsey Conner, Martinsville; Nicole Shelton, Bassett; Kennedi VanRavestein, Lord Botetourt.
Player of the year
Sarah Hardison, Woodgrove, sr.
Coach of the year
Ann Vierkorn, Briar Woods.
Forward – Lexi Denny, Radford, sr.; Ava Roth, George Mason, soph.; Mayzie Lewis, Stuarts Draft, se.; Kendall Moyer, James River, sr.; Whitney Browning, Graham, sr.; Midfield – Claire Trevisan, George Mason, jr.; Aubrey Fletcher, Clarke County, sr.; Megan Mitchell, Radford, sr.; Megan Edwards, Gate City, soph.; Back – Tess Carper, Radford, jr.; Hailey Thomas, George Mason, sr.; Austin Wampler, Stuarts Draft, jr.; Sarah Alger, Clarke County, sr.; Goalkeeper – Katie Cheney, George Mason, soph.; Paige Stinson, Glenvar, soph.
Jillian Lewis, Stuarts Draft; Madison Vaughn, Gate City; Katie Barker, John Battle; Mary Keenan, George Mason; Taylor Marshall, Clarke County; Christina Mills, Goochland; Michelle White, Rappahannock; Rhea Jett, Stonewall Jackson-Quicksburg; Ashley Jones, Honaker; Maddie Smith, Virginia High; Courtney Estep, Giles; Hannah Showalter, George Wythe; Valentina Donnini, James River; Morgan Whisman, Graham; Teresa Theimer, James River; Sasha Haderer, John Battle; Megan Fisher, John Battle.
Bailee Coleman, James River, Alex Moreno, Galax.
Player of the year
Claire Trevisan, George Mason
Coach of the year
Jennifer Parsons, George Mason
Here is the final 2013 Timesland track and field checklist, with the top 15 in each boys and girls event.
The Timesland male and female performers of the year will be announced June 30.
Care to guess who they will be?
2013 TIMESLAND TRACK AND FIELD CHECKLIST
NOTE: Rankings are based on major invitationals and postseason meets. Meets include are Knights Invitational, Raleigh Relays, Big Red Invitational, Vince Bradford Relays, Mike Brown Invitational, Falcons Track Classic, Colonel Classic, Judy Thomas Invitational, Frank Carver Invitational, All-American Relays, Amherst Invitational, Tri-Cities Classic, Penn Relays, Buffalo Invitational, MileStat Elite Classic, Joe Curcio Invitational, Bearcat Invitational, Times-News Relays, Dogwood Classic and Cosmopolitan Invitational, Western Valley, Blue Ridge, Piedmont, River Ridge, Seminole, Southwest, Hogoheegee, Mountain Empire, Pioneer, Three Rivers, VIC/Blue Ridge, Northwest Region, Region III, Region IV, Region C, Group AAA, Group AA, Group A and VIS.
1. Brandon Carter, Martinsville (Piedmont-Q), 10.84
2. Josh Pearson, Bassett (Piedmont-Q), 10.91
3. Khalil Bonds, William Fleming (Western Valley), 11.00
4. Trey Hairston, Martinsville (Piedmont-Q), 11.03
…..Rasheed Whorley, Patrick Henry (Western Valley-Q), 11.03
6. Andrew Storms, George Wythe (Region C), 11.09
7. Bryce Hankins, Magna Vista (Piedmont), 11.16
8. Ryan Layman, George Wythe (Region C), 11.25
9. Patrick Shulz, James River (Region C), 11.29
10. Tanner Reed, Christiansburg (River Ridge), 11.34
11. Marquis Smith, Franklin County (Western Valley), 11.37
12. Jerome Hill, William Fleming (Jones), 11.38
13. Riley Blevins, Marion (Southwest), 11.39
14. Ricky Claytor, Hidden Valley (Jones), 11.40
…..Michael Shough, Patrick County (Piedmont-Q), 11.40 Read more »
The new Timesland top 15 is out and plenty of changes were made after four major meets were held over the weekend.
Among the highlights:
*Blacksburg put four runners under two minutes in the boys 800 meters at the MileStat Elite Classic in Richmond.
*Nick Link of Blacksburg ran 4:16.05 in the 1,600, while Noah Combs clocked 9:22.88 in the 3,200. Blacksburg’s Emily Beaty ran 5:06.22 in the girls 1,600.
*William Byrd’s Marcellus Fletcher went 46 feet in the triple jump at the Joe Curcio Invitational in Lynchburg where Alexis Brown of James River tossed the shot 38-10 and Liberty’s Nicole Smith threw the discus 121-8.
2013 TIMESLAND TRACK AND FIELD CHECKLIST
NOTE: Rankings are based on major invitationals and postseason meets. Meets include are Knights Invitational, Raleigh Relays, Big Red Invitational, Vince Bradford Relays, Mike Brown Invitational, Falcons Track Classic, Colonel Classic, Judy Thomas Invitational, Frank Carver Invitational, All-American Relays, Amherst Invitational, Tri-Cities Track Classic, Buffalo Invitational, MileStat Elite Classic, Joe Curcio Invitational and Bearcat Invitational.
1. Khalil Bonds, William Fleming (Colonel), 11.03
2. Andrew Storms, George Wythe (All-American), 11.10
3. Brandon Carter, Martinsville (Colonel), 11.18
4. Ryan Layman, George Wythe (All-American), 11.40
5. Arius McConnell, Salem (All-American), 11.41
6. Tanner Reed, Christiansburg (Colonel), 11.43
7. Riley Blevins, Marion (Thomas), 11.48
8. Joey Augustin, Christiansburg (Curcio), 11.53
9. Jamaal Preston, Liberty (Big Red), 11.55
…..Travis Hedgepeth, George Wythe (All-American), 11.55
11. Ryan Sims, Blacksburg (Knights), 11.57
12 Josh Pearson, Bassett (Buffalo), 11.58
13. Patrick Shulz, James River (All-American), 11.64
14. Ryan Kelly, Hidden Valley (Colonel), 11.65
15. Davonta Womack, Salem (Curcio), 11.67 Read more »
Northside’s Tierra Saunders took over the 2013 Timesland lead in the girls 400-meter run with an impressive clocking of 57.66 seconds last week in winning the event at the Amherst Invitational in Amherst.
William Byrd’s Marcellus Fletcher is the new Timesland leader in the boys triple jump at 44 feet, 11 inches.
Those were among the top performaces over the weekend in Timesland.
The updated Timesland track checklist is below.
NOTE: Rankings are based on major invitationals and postseason meets. Meets include are Knights Invitational, Raleigh Relays, Big Red Invitational, Vince Bradford Relays, Mike Brown Invitational, Falcons Track Classic, Colonel Classic, Judy Thomas Invitational, Frank Carver Invitational, All-American Relays, Amherst Invitational and Tri-Cities Track Classic.
1. Khalil Bonds, William Fleming (Colonel), 11.03 2. Andrew Storms, George Wythe (All-American), 11.10 3. Brandon Carter, Martinsville (Colonel), 11.18 4. Ryan Layman, George Wythe (All-American), 11.40 5. Arius McConnell, Salem (All-American), 11.41 6. Tanner Reed, Christiansburg (Colonel), 11.43 7. Riley Blevins, Marion (Thomas), 11.48 8. Jamaal Preston, Liberty (Big Red), 11.55 Travis Hedgepeth, George Wythe (All-American), 11.55 10. Ryan Sims, Blacksburg (Knights), 11.57 11 . Josh Pearson, Bassett (Colonel), 11.59 12. Patrick Shulz, James River (All-American), 11.64 13. Ryan Kelly, Hidden Valley (Colonel), 11.65 14. Elijah Onks, George Wythe (Thomas), 11.69 15. Fe’zahn Scott, Patrick Henry (Knights), 11.71 Dean Sayers, Hidden Valley (Colonel), 11.71 Read more »
Greetings from Saturday morning after Round 2 of the VHSL football playoffs. I rolled back in after midnight from Lynchburg where Brookville whipped Northside 29-7 in a Region III Division 3 semifinal and Bees quarterback Kendall BeCraft went over the 9,000-yard mark in career passing yardage.
Just as I returned home around 12:30 a.m., an excited Bristol Herald Courier sports writer and proud John Battle High School alumnus Tim Hayes called me about the Trojans’ 37-14 drubbing of Giles in a Division 2 West Section second-round game. Even so, Hayes was somewhat surprised at the outcome, but not as much as I was. That’s why John Battle’s win is No. 1 today on my list of things that caught my eye last night. Read more »
The kickoff times have been set for the 14 second-round VHSL football playoff games this weekend.
Thirteen of the games are Friday night with the exception being Galax’s trip to Honaker, which will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Here is the full VHSL schedule:
Meadowbrook (9-1) at Varina (9-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
L.C. Bird (10-0) at Hermitage (10-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Salem-Virginia Beach (10-1) at Oscar Smith (10-1), TBA
Western Branch (9-2) at Ocean Lakes (11-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Chantilly (8-3) at Westfield (11-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Oakton (7-4) at Centreville (8-3), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Battlefield (8-3) at C.D. Hylton (8-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Colonial Forge (9-2) at Stonewall Jackson (9-1), Friday, 7:30 p.m. Read more »
It’s 10 a.m. Saturday, mere hours since I rolled back into Roanoke from Pearisburg where Giles senior Ian Mann put up more than three bills of rushing yardage and threw a TD pass in the Spartans’ 41-14 win over James River in the first round of the Division 2 West Section football playoffs.
Sixty-four games took place across Virginia on Friday night. Eight more are today, wrapping up the opening round. The Central Region finished its regular season last night. The Richmond-area Group AAA teams will join the playoff party next week.
Here’s what jumped out at me Friday:
1. Some Group A schools from the 434 and 804 struggled big-time.
Covington destroyed Rappahannock 51-28 on the road, while Parry McCluer handled Charles City 33-7 in the Division 1 East Section. Bath County nearly pulled off a second straight first-round win in losing at No. 2 seed Sussex Central 14-10. Also, in Division 2 Gretna was hammered at Grayson County 44-31, while Dan River got steamrolled 55-27 at home by Stuarts Draft. Division 2 East top seed Essex, unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in Group A by the AP, had a fairly close shave against 3-7 Luray before winning 28-12.
Was the Dogwood District that far down this year? It appears so after last night. William Campbell, at 3-7, saved some face for the league with a 41-22 win over West Point in Division 1 East. Altavista, seeded No. 4, hosts Surry County today, but this is an Altavista team that lost earlier this year to James River.
Conversely, the Shenandoah District had a pretty good night. Stuarts Draft, Riverheads and Wilson Memorial all had blowout wins. East Rockingham also won a Division 2 East game and will get its shot at Essex next week. The game between Riverheads and Wilson Memorial next week in Fishersville should be a monster. Read more »
Twenty-eight Timesland teams will be involved in 22 games Friday and Saturday as the VHSL football playoffs open across the state.
So, I’ve been a little busy this week collecting enough information on some of these outlying teams as well as compiling the final Timesland regular-season statistics, which will appear in their usual place in The Roanoke Times on Friday.
A version of these capsule previews also will run in the paper. They will include my predictions for Friday’s 21 games and the one Timesland game Saturday. The prep fearless forecasters contest is still running, although the emails with the list of games was not sent out until late this afternoon.
Also, check Friday’s paper for a feature story on Patrick Henry assistant coach Jeff Johnson and a story on Cave Spring place-kicker Daniel Seymour, who will play in a football game Friday night and then run in the VHSL Group AA cross country championships Saturday morning.
One note to those who have asked. Yes, the All-Region IV team did appear briefly on the blog Wednesday. It was sent in prematurely by one of the league’s ADs, and I complied with a request to take it down until further notice.
The playoff capsules sans predictions are below:
NORTHWEST REGION DIVISION 6
PATRICK HENRY (8-2) at COLONIAL FORGE (8-2)
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Coaches: Patrick Henry (Alan Fiddler), Colonial Forge (Bill Brown).
Scouting Patrick Henry: PH is in the playoffs for the first time since 2000 with the last playoff win in 1994. Virginia Tech-bound QB David Prince has run for 687 yards and passed for 703. Xavier Whorley (174 carries, 1,210 yards, 18 TDs) is the top back. LB Demetrius Anderson and DE Nate Lee (21 TFLs) lead the defense. PK Jacob Otterman has five FGs.
Scouting Colonial Forge: The Forge, located in Stafford, lost 21-14 at Franklin County last year in the first round. The Eagles are 3-2 against AAA playoff teams with losses to C.D. Hylton (35-16) and Massaponax (59-30). QB Damen Daniel (592 rush yards, 962 pass yards) leads the offense. Brown has won VHSL state titles at two other schools.
Next week: The NW Region reseeds. The winner gets either Hylton or Stonewall Jackson. Read more »
The schedule for the first-round of the VHSL playoffs has been set for Timesland teams. Twenty-one of the 22 Timesland games will be played on Friday. Radford will play at Clintwood at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The complete statewide schedule is below:
FIRST-ROUND VHSL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS
Granby (9-1) at Ocean Lakes (10-0), Friday, 7 p.m.
Bayside (8-2) at Oscar Smith (9-1), Friday, 7 p.m.
Grassfield (8-2) at Salem-Virginia Beach (8-2), Friday, 7 p.m.
Western Branch (8-2) at Bethel (8-2), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Read more »