Area briefs: Local angler to compete in Bassmaster

Posted: November 1, 2012

From Star staff reports

JASPER, Texas — Local angler Michael Callahan will be fishing for the chance of a lifetime in a week’s time.

Callahan will be competing in the four-day 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship tournament on Texas’ Lake Sam Rayburn from Nov. 7-10.

The winner of the tournament goes on to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.

The tournament will feature the best weekend anglers from roughly 25 states across the country and will run out of the Umphrey Pavilion Marina located just north of Jasper, Texas.


Hardesty among Wendy’s Heisman finalists

BERRYVILLE — The 2012 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award program released its list of 20 of Virginia’s top scholar-athletes and Clarke County’s Davey Hardesty was among them.

Of the 45,000 seniors who applied nationwide, 935 applicants came from Virginia.

On Nov. 5 one male and one female finalist from each state will be named State Winners. Of those State Winners, 12 will be chosen as National Finalists and will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on Dec. 7.

National Finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN networks and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools.

One male and one female National Winner will receive a crystal Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy, a $500 gift certificate to Wendy’s, and Wendy’s will donate $10,000 to each winner’s respective high school.

Hardesty is a three-sport athlete at Clarke County, starring on the football, basketball and soccer teams for the Eagles. His older sister Leslie Hardesty (Clarke County class of 2007) was a 2006 State Winner.


Jackets 3, Hornets 0

ASHLAND — Shenandoah University saw its first ODAC volleyball season end with a 3-0 loss to Randolph-Macon Wednesday night in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals.

Macon (23-5), the No. 1 seed in the tournament, eliminated the No. 8 Hornets (13-16) with wins at 14, 14 and 21.

R-MC advances into Saturday’s semifinals where it will host the winner of the No. 4 Lynchburg vs No. 5 Virginia Wesleyan contest.

Senior Megan Gillispie paced SU in its final match with seven kills. Sophomore Samantha Schambach added five and Haley Smith four in support of Gillispie.

Freshman Blake Parkes had a team-high 10 assists while Rachel Gross led the defense with nine digs.