WOODEN BRIDGE –Matthew Topham of Millbrook High School placed second in the Battle of the Bridge wrestling tournament, which ended Wednesday at Woodbridge High School.
Struggling at 132 pounds, Topham went 3-0 with two pins and a major decision on Day 1 to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals. Topham won a major 11-2 decision over Herndon’s Brady Calderwood before being pinned in the second period by Peninsula Catholic’s Luke Murray in the title game.
After losing in the second round on Friday, Jett Helmut of the Pioneers recorded four straight pins before losing a 2-1 decision. Helmut would bounce back and win the match for fifth place with a second-half pin against Maurcio Moeleo of Locust Grove.
Sherando reached three quarter-finals
CHAMBERSBOURG, Pennsylvania. – Sherando High School had three wrestlers alive in the championship after opening day of the Trojan War wrestling tournament on Tuesday.
Anthony Lucchiani (120 pounds), Keagan Judd (145) and Brogan Teter (152) each qualified for the quarterfinals in their respective weight classes. No information was available at press time on Wednesday’s quarterfinal matches.
With other wrestlers alive in consolation matches, the Warriors were 14th late Wednesday afternoon with 60.5 points in the 49-team tournament. Smyrna (Del.) Led with 83 points.
Women’s basketball: Central 58, Handley 39
WOODSTOCK – Central outscored Handley 21-3 in the first quarter and took the victory over the judges on Wednesday.
Handley fell to 1-9 on aggregate.
Leaders: Handle: Emeryce Worrell 11 points; Olivia Jett 7 points. Center: Makenna Painter 15 points, Emma Eberly 13 points.
James Wood 78, Jefferson 62
WINCHESTER – Brynna Nesselrodt has her first career double-double, scoring 30 points and taking 13 rebounds in a semi-final victory over Jefferson (W.Va.) in the James Wood tournament on Wednesday.
The Colonels advanced to Thursday’s 4 p.m. title game at the Shirley Gymnasium against Freedom, which scored a 46-31 victory over Musselman (W.Va.). Jefferson and Musselman will play in the third place match at 2 p.m.
Nesselrodt was 5 for 6 to 3 points in the game for the Colonels (2-6), who led 36-32 at halftime and 58-46 after three quarters.
Officers of James Wood: Aleeya Silver 16 points (3 3-points), 5 rebounds; Gaby Valentinetti 10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals; Emma Grace Bursey 10 points; Aubrey Grove 6 rebounds, 6 blocks.
Strasbourg 33, Sherando 27
STRASBOURG – A cold first half condemned Sherando as the Warriors fell against the host of the Strasbourg tournament on Wednesday.
The Warriors scored just six points in the first half and were down 16-6 at the half. Sherando (8-2) saw his six-game winning streak interrupted by the Rams.
Leaders: Sherando: Grace Burke 14 points; Meghan Harris 9 points; Strasbourg: Kenly Smith 10 points. Nyla Sperry 8 points.
Boys’ basketball: EC Glass 45, Sherando 26
PENN LAIRD –Sherando struggled to score as the Warriors fell in the first round of the Spotswood Invitational on Wednesday.
The Warriors scored just six points in the first half as they fell to 4-5.
Managers of Sharando: Lazare Adingono 8 points.
Martinsbourg 71, Millbrook 60
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Millbrook saw his five-game winning streak interrupted with a loss to tournament host Martinsburg Invitational.
The game was just a two-point game (56-54) going into the final period before the Bulldogs pulled away.
Leaders: Millbrook: William Croyle 17 points, Ryan Liero 16 points.
Swimming: Clarke County boys go their separate ways
STRASBOURG –The Clarke County boys shared two decisions and the Eagles girls lost two in Wednesday’s tri-meet at Signal Knob Recreation Center.
On the boys’ side, Clarke County beat Central 87-20 and lost a 74-68 decision to Strasbourg. The Eagles girls fell 65-56 against Central and 112-39 against Strasbourg.
Clarke County Boys Winners: Patrick Whalen (200 free in 2: 16.41 and 500 free in 6: 03.92); 400 free relay (P. Whalen, Ryan Hooks, Daylan Rosenbohn, Liam Whalen) 4: 16.84.
Clarke County Girls Winner: Kayla Sprincis (200 free in 2: 12.17 and 500 free in 5: 44.94).
James Wood boys, Sherando girls win
WINCHESTER –James Wood won the boys ‘competition and Sherando won the girls’ competition in the Northwest District Class 4 action Wednesday at Jim Barnett Park.
The Colonels have won each event en route to a 107-48 victory for the boys, while the Warriors take first place in all 11 events for a 120-50 for the girls.
James Wood Boys Winners: Trent Rakowski (200 freestyle in 2: 22.76); Paul Warnagiris (200 individual medley in 2: 18.69, 100 backstroke in 1: 04.15); Andrew Thompson (50 free in 26.62 and 400 free in 4: 46.09); Joseph Warnagiris (100 butterfly in 1: 07.78, 100 breaststroke in 1: 16.25); Alex Hua (100 free in 1: 03.58); 200 medley relay (J. Warnagiris, P. Warnagiris, Thompson, Hua) 1: 56.27; 200 freestyle relays (Reagan Kite, Ethan Britton, Hua, Rakowski); 400 free relay (Thompson, Rakowski, J. Warnagiris, P. Warnagiris) 4: 00.51.
Winners Sherando Girls: Lexi Schellhammer (200 free in 2: 30.09); Chelsey Jones (200 IM in 2: 40.51, 400 free in 4: 59.43); Natalie Tusing (50 free in 29.85); Gracie Defibaugh (100 flies in 1: 14.31); Taylor Smith (100 free in 1: 01.79 and 100 chest in 1: 19.38); Madelynn Twigg (100 back in 1: 12.72); 200 QN relays (Twigg, Addy Wallin, Smith, Tusing) 2: 16.72; 200 free relay (Schellhammer, Jennifer Angel, Deanna LaDuca, Jones) 2: 11.81; 400 free relay (Tusing, Defibaugh, Jones, Smith) 4: 31.02.
Men’s basketball: CNU 87, SU 60
NEWPORT NEWS –Christopher Newport opened the game with an 11-2 run and never lagged as the captains whipped through Shenandoah University in the Captains Classic on Wednesday afternoon.
SU (2-8) will face South Virginia today at 2 p.m.
CNU (11-2) dominated the action on the inside, passing the Hornets 50-22 from inside the paint, and had a 26-7 point advantage on turnovers. The captains took a 44-30 halftime lead and SU never came close to that margin in the second half.
Jaylen William of SU led all scorers with 17 points and had nine rebounds, a team record. Davion Roberts added 10 points and five assists.
Jason Aigner and Ty Anderson tallied 15 points each as four of the captains’ starters scored in double digits. Trey Barber and Jahn Hines added 14 and 11 points, respectively.