Area briefs: SVCA girls take 3rd place in NACA tourney

Posted: March 8, 2014

From Star staff reports

DAYTON, Tenn. — The Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy girls’ basketball team placed third in the National Association of Christian Athletics Division 3 tournament Friday with a 53-25 win over Central Christian (N.C.).

The Patriots (20-8) were one of eight teams that competed in the tournament. Carol Bartholomew and Sam Yarnall were each named to the all-tournament team, with Yarnall earning defensive MVP honors.

On Friday, the Patriots were led by Grace Snyder (19 points, seven rebounds, four steals, three assists), Yarnall (18 points, nine rebounds, five steals) and Carol Barthlomew (nine points, 10 rebounds, four blocks).

INDOOR TRACK

Several locals earn all-state

LYNCHBURG — Handley’s Dontae Mauck earned all-state honors in two events to highlight local performances at the VHSL Group 4A Indoor Track Championships at Liberty University Saturday.

Mauck finished second in the 55-meter dash (6.52 seconds) and placed third in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 53/4 inches. All athletes who placed in the top eight earned all-state honors.

Handley’s Cole Talton placed eighth in the 1,000 in 2:43.15.

For the Millbrook boys, freshman Alec Schrank was fifth in the 3,200 in 9:53.81, sophomore Tyler Cox-Philyaw placed sixth in the 1,600 in 4:30.31, and the Pioneers’ 4x800 team was eighth in 8:34.02.

Sherando’s 4x800 team was third in 8:19.17, and James Wood senior Matt Vitagliano was eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 41-0.

Overall, the Handley boys placed 15th with 15 points, Millbrook was 21st with 8, Sherando tied for 22nd with 6 points and James Wood tied for 31st with one point.

Handley senior Ashden Personius was the only local athlete to score points in the girls’ meet, taking sixth in the 3,200 (11:47.43). The Judges girls tied for 27th with three points.

SU athletics

SU baseball, softball schedule changes

WINCHESTER — Continued poor weather in the mid-atlantic region has caused the following baseball and softball schedule changes for this weekend.

The baseball team will now play Guilford in its ODAC doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

The Sunday doubleheader with Misericordia, which is a makeup from contests postponed three weeks ago, is again postponed. No makeup date for these games has been announced.

The baseball team has added one game to its 2014 schedule. Coach Kevin Anderson's Hornets will host national power Cortland (N.Y.) State on Sunday, March 16. Game time is 2 p.m.

The softball team's trip to Salem for the Roanoke Softball Bash has been cancelled.