Area briefs: James Wood swimming sweeps Clarke County

Posted: January 8, 2013

From Star staff reports

STRASBURG — The James Wood boys’ and girls’ swimming teams swept Clarke County in a non-district dual meet Monday at Signal Knob Recreation Center.

The Colonel boys won 96-68 and the girls won 91-79.

The James Wood boys were led by Conor Babington, who won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 4.53 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 58.87; and Brian Baker, who took the 200 individual medley in 2:07.09 and the 500 free in 5:32.68.

The Clarke County boys were led by Andrew Walraven, who took the 100 free in 1:00.20 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.87.

The James Wood girls were led by Erin Jackson, who took the 100 backstroke in 1:07.82, and McKenzie McNemar, who won the 100 butterfly in 1:15.33.

Those who won two individual events for the Clarke County grls were Giulia Invernizzi (the 200 free in 2:11.66 and the 500 free in 5:46.82) and Emily Deem (the 200 IM in 2:35.96 and the 100 free in 59.31).

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Patriots 92, Lions 32

ROMNEY, W.Va. — Chris Cook scored 16 points to lead Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy to a win over the West Virginia School for the Deaf Monday.

Also leading the Patriots (6-6), who outscored the Lions 27-2 in the first quarter, were Jacob Rash (12 points, 10 rebounds), Tanner Foster (10 points, 10 rebounds), Matt Tennant (12 points) and Madison Brewer (10 points).

Applemen 97, Colonels 90

WINCHESTER — James Wood was unable to hold a 13-point halftime lead and lost in non-district action to Musselman (W.Va.) Monday night.

The Colonels (6-6) led 53-40 at the half, but the Applemen outscored James Wood 26-11 in the third quarter to take a two-point lead, then outscored the Colonels 31-26 in the fourth.

James Wood was led by Nick Foura (22 points), Ryland Williams (21 points, eight rebounds, seven assists), Cam Butler (17 points), Nick Goode (12 points) and Michael Carter (seven points, three steals).

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Judges 45, Falcons 39 (OT)

WARRENTON — Handley outscored Fauquier 10-4 in overtime to earn a non-district win over Fauquier Monday night.

The Judges (6-5) were led by Angelica Robinson, who scored 18 points, and Alysandra Worrell, who had 16 points.

COLLEGE ATHLETICS

Record number get academic honors

WINCHESTER — The Shenandoah University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that more than 200 of its student-athletes have earned Dean’s List or Athletic Director’s List honors for the fall 2012 semester.

A record 137 student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List (3.25 GPA or above) with an additional 65 named to the Athletic Director’s List.

Student-athletes on the AD List earned at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale this past fall.

The 203 total student-athletes named shatters the previous high of 176 set in the spring 2012 semester.

The total is better than 45 percent of the 450 student-athletes competing in intercollegiate athletics for Shenandoah.

All 20 teams had at least one student-athlete earn Athletic Director’s List honors with the football and baseball teams leading the way with 36 and 33 honorees, respectively.

The women’s cross country team saw all seven of its members earn at least a 3.0 GPA to take high-concentration honors.

Women’s soccer, with 19 of 25 women (76 percent), men’s golf (9 of 13, 69 percent), softball, (15 of 22, 68 percent) and men’s soccer (16 of 24, 67 percent), backed up the female harriers.

Women’s field hockey saw 58 percent of its players earn at least a 3.0 GPA and had a department-high four members — Katherine Brady, Sarah DeLuca, Katelyn Gregory and Sarah Wohld — post perfect 4.0 GPAs.

Molly Barb (women’s tennis), Brittany Guepe (softball), Nate Long (men’s soccer) and Jon Nicholson (baseball) joined the four field hockey players in earning a 4.0.

An additional 18, led by a 3.95 from women’s lacrosse captain Sydney Anderson, had at least a 3.9.

“I would like to commend our student-athletes and their coaches for the outstanding performance in the classroom this fall,” said AD Doug Zipp. “It is clear that both the student-athletes and coaching staff understand the Division III ideal and are living it everyday.”