11/17/23 Weekly Sports Roundup
THIS IS PISTOL PETE ATKESON WITH THE WEEKLY SPORTS ROUNDUP
POCAHONTAS COUNTY SCHOOLS
BATH COUNTY SCHOOLS
The Bath County Chargers football season came to an end Friday night Nov 10th as they lost to the Galax Maroon Tide 42-7. The Chargers finished with a 9-2 record. Ethan Bryant scored on a three-yard run in the second quarter with an Andrew Turner extra point kick to cut the score to 20-7 for the lone scoring opportunity for Bath County. Turner led the Chargers with 92 yards rushing.
Charger’s cross-country runner Natalie White captured fifth place in the Class I Cross-Country State Championships at Green Hill Park on Saturday Nov 11th. She ran a personal best at the 5K distance with a 20:18 and won all-state honors.
HIGHLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS
The Rams opened their middle school basketball season at Shawsville Friday night Nov 10th. The girls lost 31-10 and the boys lost 61-12. Addison Lockridge scored four points for the Lady Rams and both Makynley Smith and Amelia Good added three apiece. Levi Warner scored five points for Ram boys while Owen Honaker had three, both Preston Jaccard and Gavin Neave added two each. Both teams played again on Monday Nov 13th hosting Craig County but there was no report available currently.
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VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
The Virginia Military Keydets faced the #2 Furman Paladins in Greenville, SC on Saturday afternoon losing 37-3 dropping their record to 3-4 in the Southern Conference, 4-6 overall. Collin Shannon finished 14-of-27 for 148 passing yards and Hunter Rice carried the rock on 15 carries for 47 yards to lead VMI. Virginia Military next plays #14 Western Carolina at home on Nov 18th.
The men’s basketball team played Christendom at home Thursday Nov 9th winning 87-53. Four players for VMI scored in double figures – Koree Cotton 17, Tyran Cook 13, Stephen Olowoniyi 11, and Devin Butler 10. Taeshaud Jackson II added 10 rebounds for the Keydets. Up next for the guys was a game against South Carolina in Columbia, SC on Nov 13th which they lost 74-64 dropping their record to 1-2. Three VMI players scored in double figures – Cook led the team with 16 points, D.J. Nussbaum added 14, and Cotton 10. Jackson II added 11 rebounds off the glass. VMI next plays South Dakota in Glendale, AZ on Nov 17th.
VMI’s wrestling team wrestled in a quad meet in Annapolis, MD on Sunday Nov 12th. First up was Pittsburgh where they lost 47-0, second was Navy with the Keydets losing 40-6, and lastly was Morgan State with VMI notching its first win of the season 33-9. Against Navy VMI’s Luke Hart won via injury default to score six points for VMI. In the win against Morgan State seven wrestlers scored points for the Keydets with Ryan Vigil, Brian Jackson scoring six each, and Braxton Lewis scoring five to lead VMI. The Keydets next wrestle Limestone University at home on Nov 19th.
Several VMI cross-country runners competed in the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships on Nov 10th in Spartanburg, SC. Neither the men nor the women had enough runners to qualify for a team score. For the men Kevin Shank placed 121st out of 228 runners and Patrick Lowry finished 146th in the 10K distance. For the women Jillian Sisk finished 151st out of 243 runners and Gretal Shank 207th in the 6K distance.
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
The #21 James Madison Dukes football team remained undefeated moving to 6-0 in the Sun Belt Conference, 10-0 overall by beating the UConn Huskies 44-6 at home. Jordan McCloud completed 33-of-37 passes for 457 yards with four touchdowns, Reggie Brown caught nine passes for 202 receiving yards and two touchdowns, Elijah Sarrett reeled in 13 receptions for 160 yards to lead James Madison. Up next for JMU is a home game against Appalachian State on Nov 18th.
The men’s basketball team went into double overtime to win 113-108 against Kent State in Kent, OH on Nov 9th. Five JMU players scored in double figures led by Terrence Edwards, Jr with 25 points. Xavier Brown tossed in 16, Noah Freidel 15, Michael Green III 13, and Raekwon 12. Edwards also grabbed 10 rebounds off the glass. Next up for the guys was a game against Howard at home on Nov 12th where they won 107-86 improving their record to 3-0. Six JMU players scored in double figures led by Julien Wooden with 22 points, Michael Green III with 17, Terrance Edwards, Jr and T.J. Bickerstaff with 14 each, Quincy Allen with 13, and Raekwon Horton adding 10. Up next for the Dukes is a home game against Radford on Nov 17th.
The women’s basketball team lost 60-49 against Toledo at home on Nov 8th. Ksenia Kozlova scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Dukes. The women next played Xavier in Cincinnati, OH on Nov 11th winning 81-54 to improve their record to 2-1. Peyton McDaniel scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds off the glass to lead the Dukes and Steph Ouderkirk chipped in with 16 points. Up next for James Madison is a home game against Longwood on Nov 15th.
The men’s soccer team faces Pitt in Pittsburgh, PA in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament on Nov 16th.
The women’s soccer team played South Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament at South Carolina losing 2-0 to end their season at 9-5-8.
The women’s volleyball team faced South Alabama in a double-header in Mobile, AL on Nov 9-10 losing the first game in three straight sets and losing the second game in five sets dropping their record to 19-8. The Lady Dukes will play in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Tournament in Foley, AL on Nov 17-19.
The women’s cross-country team competed in the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships on Nov 10th in Spartanburg, SC. The women placed 19th out of 34 teams with Miranda Stanhope leading the way for the Dukes with a 33rd place finish out of 243 runners in the 6K distance.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
The Virginia Cavaliers lost a close one to the #11 Louisville Cardinals 31-24 in Louisville, KY on Nov 9th. The loss dropped Virginia to 1-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, 2-8 overall. Anthony Colandrea went 20-of-31 passing for 314 yards and one touchdown to lead the Cavaliers. Up next for the guys is a game against Duke at home on Nov 18th.
The men’s basketball team faced Florida in the Hall of Fame Series in Charlotte, NC on Nov 10th winning 73-70. Three Cavalier players scored in double figures with Blake Buchanan leading the way with 18 points. Reece Beekman and Jacob Groves chipped in with points each. Ryan Dunn led Virginia with eight rebounds. Up next for the men’s team was a home game against North Carolina A&T on Nov 14th which they won 80-51 moving their record to 3-0. Leon Bond III led Virginia with 16 points and Dunn and Groves scored 13 and 11 points respectively. Dunn also grabbed 11 rebounds for UVA. Next for the Cavaliers is a home game against Texas Southern on Nov 16th.
The women’s basketball team opened their season with a 76-52 win against Maryland Eastern Shore at home on Nov 8th. Four Virginia players scored in double figures led by Camryn Taylor with 22 points. Kymora Johnson added 15, Jillian Brown 14, and Olivia McGhee 12. Brown also contributed 13 rebounds off the glass. The women next played Campbell at home on Nov 12th winning 74-49 to move their record to 2-0. Five players scored in double figures for UVA led by Taylor with 16 points, Johnson with 15, London Clarkson and Brown adding 12 each, and Alexia Smith contributing 10. Up next for the Lady Cavaliers is a game against William & Mary at home on Nov 15th.
The men’s soccer team plays in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship on Nov 19th.
The men’s wrestling team participated in the Mountaineer Invitational/Open in Boone, NC on Nov 11th. Four wrestlers claimed championships in the main draw and a total of 14 wrestlers placed for Virginia in the Mountaineer Invitational. The Cavaliers also had two champions in the open division of the event and the 14 place winners covered both the main draw and open division. Marlon Yarbrough (133), Jack Gioffre (141), Justin McCoy (174) and Colden Dorman claimed titles in the main draw of the Mountaineer Invitational. Evan Buchanan (133) and Griffin Gammell (184) won titles in the open division. In addition to the titles, the Cavaliers had three wrestlers take runner-up finishes: Kyle Montaperto (125), Michael Gioffre (149) and Dylan Cedeno (157). Three wrestlers took third-place finishes: Gable Porter (133), Michael Murphy (165) and Ethan Weatherspoon (197). Erik Roggie (149) and Gavin Cagle took fourth place for the Hoos.
The women’s field hockey team faced Saint Joseph’s on Nov 10th and Maryland on Nov 12th for the first two rounds of the NCAA Women’s Field Hockey National Championship Tournament, winning 2-1 and 4-0. Their overall record now stands at 14-6. Against Saint Joseph’s Dani Mendez-Trendler and Jans Croon scored for UVA and against Maryland Mendez-Trendler, Madison Orsi, Minnie Pollock, and Adele Iacobucci scored goals for Virginia. The women face North Carolina in the semi-finals of the tournament on Nov 17th.
The women’s volleyball team played Notre Dame at home on Nov 12th winning in five sets improving their record to 10-15. The women face Duke at home on Nov 17th.
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships on Nov 10th in Spartanburg, SC. The men, competing at the 10K distance, finished fifth out of 33 teams with Will Anthony placing 7th and Nathan Mountain placing 14th to lead the Cavaliers. The women, competing at the 6K distance, finished third out of 34 teams with Margot Appleton taking third and Jenny Schilling placing 7th to lead the UVA women.
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
The West Virginia Mountaineers football team traveled to Norman, OK on Nov 11th to face the Oklahoma Sooners and lost 59-20 to move their record to 4-3 in the Big 12 Conference, 6-4 overall. Garrett Greene went 10-of-27 passing for 154 yards and two touchdowns while C.J. Donaldson, Jr had 14 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown to lead West Virginia. Devin Carter caught three passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in a contributing effort. Up next for West Virginia is a home game against Cincinnati on Nov 18th.
The men’s basketball team played Monmouth at home on Nov 10th winning 67-59. Four West Virginia players scored in double figures with Jesse Edwards leading the way with 16 points plus 13 rebounds, Quinn Slazinski added 15 points, Kobe Johnson 13, and Seth Wilson 10. The Mountaineers next played Jacksonville State at home on Nov 14th winning 70-57 moving their record to 2-1. Against Jacksonville Edwards led the Mountaineers with 16 points and 13 rebounds with Slazinski adding 15 points, Johnson chipping in with 13, and Wilson adding 10. The Mountaineers next play in the Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament in Fort Myers, FL with their first opponent being SMU on Nov 20th.
The women’s basketball team faced Pitt in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov 11th winning 71-62 improving their record to 2-0. Three players scored in double figures for the Mountaineers – Lauren Fields had 23, Kyah Watson 19, and J.J. Quinerly had 18. Watson also had 12 rebounds. Up next for the Lady Mountaineers is a game against Youngstown State at home on Nov 19th.
The men’s soccer team played a second-round conference tournament match against South Carolina on Nov 8th winning 2-0. Luke McCormick and Yutaro Tsukada scored goals for the Mountaineers. West Virginia next faced #1 Marshall in Huntington, WV on Nov 12th losing 3-2 in the conference tournament final moving their record to 14-2-4. Sergio Ors Navarro scored both goals for WVU. The Mountaineers will be playing in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship against an opponent that has yet to be determined.
The #1 men’s and women’s rifle team, undefeated at 9-0, competed in the WVU Fall Classic on Nov 11th winning against #7 Air Force, #8 Murray State, and #10 Nebraska.
The women’s cross-country team competed in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Bethlehem, PA on Nov 10th finishing fourth out of 27 teams. Alexis Lamb led WVU with a 14th place finish and a personal best of 20:11.1 in the 6K distance.
The women’s volleyball team played in a double-header against Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX on Nov 9-10 losing the first game in three straight sets and the second in five sets dropping their record to 9-19. The Lady Mountaineers next face Baylor in Waco, TX on Nov 18th.
VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY
The Virginia Tech Hokies football team notched a win against the Boston College Eagles on Nov 11th in Chestnut Hill, MA winning 48-22 to improve their record to 4-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, 5-5 overall. Kyron Jones completed 12-of-17 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns plus had 20 carries for 135 yards to lead Virginia Tech. Bhayshul Tuten chipped in with 78 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Up next for the guys is a game against NC State at home on Nov 18th.
The women’s basketball team played #3 Iowa in Charlotte, NC losing 80-76 moving their record to 1-1. Georgia Amoore led the Hokies in scoring with 31 points, Elizabeth Kitley added 16 and Carleigh contributed 11. Kitley also had 16 rebounds. The women next face Houston Christian at home on Nov 16th.
The men’s basketball team played South Carolina in the Hall of Fame Series in Charlotte, NC on Nov 10th losing a close one 79-77. The Hokies drop to 1-1 in the young season. Sean Pedulla led Virginia Tech with 26 points and Hunter Cattoor chipped in 13 and Lynn Kidd 12. Pedulla also grabbed nine rebounds off the glass for Tech. Up next for the men’s team is a game against Campbell at home on Nov 15th.
The men’s wrestling team faced #7 Ohio State at home on Friday 10th losing 24-12 and American at home on Sunday Nov 12th winning 39-4. Against Ohio State Sam Latona, Caleb Henson, Bryce Adonian, and Mekhi Lewis picked up wins for the home team. The Hokies next wrestle #14 Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ on Nov 17th.
The women’s volleyball team played NC State at home on Nov 12th losing in four sets dropping their record to 12-14. The Lady Hokies next face Wake Forest at home on Nov 19th.
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships on Nov 10th in Spartanburg, SC. The men finished 12th out of 33 teams with Declan Rymer finishing in 40th place in the 10K distance to lead the Hokies men. The women finished seventh out of 34 teams with Lindsey Butler coming in 28th place in the 6K distance to lead the Lady Hokies.
The #25 Liberty Flames football team remained undefeated at 7-0 in the Conference USA, 10-0 overall beating the Old Dominion Monarchs at home 38-10 on Nov 11th. Kaidon Salter completed 13-of-22 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 41 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Flames. C.J. Daniels added 137 receiving yards on seven catches and two touchdowns. Up next for the guys is a game against UMass at home on Nov 18th.
The men’s basketball team faced Charlotte in Charlotte, NC on Nov 10th winning 71-59 to improve their record to 2-0. Kyle Rode scored 23 points and Brody Peebles added 12 to lead the winners. Joseph Venzant added 8 rebounds. Liberty next faces Furman in Conway, SC on Nov 16th.
The women’s basketball team faced Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX on Nov 10th, winning in overtime 84-81. Six players scored in double figures for the Lady Flames – Jordan Bailey with 18 points Bella Smuda 14, Emma Hess, and Asia Boone with 13 each, Elisabeth Aegisdottir with 12, and Jordan Hodges with 11. Smuda also grabbed 11 rebounds off the glass. Up next for the women was a game against #13 Texas in Austin, TX on Nov 12th where they lost 75-57 dropping their record to 2-1. Two players scored in double figures for Liberty – Ella Wigal with 11 points and Claudia Acin with 10. The Lady Flames next face North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, NC on Nov 19th.
The women’s field hockey team lost in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship tournament to Syracuse in Durham, NC on Nov 10th 2-1 in overtime ending their season at 17-3. Jodie Conolly scored the lone goal for Liberty.
The Liberty Flames women’s soccer team played Georgia in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament on Nov 10th losing in overtime 2-1 to end their season at 16-3-1. Ivy Garner scored the lone goal for Liberty.
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships on Nov 10th in Spartanburg, SC. The men finished 10th out of 33 men’s teams and the women finished 16th out of 34 teams. Nicholas Kiprotich led the Flames men with a 17th place finish in the 10K distance and Adelyn Fairley led the Lady Flames with a 22nd place finish in the 6K distance.
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