Area briefs: Sherando’s Miller commits to play basketball at Concord
Posted: February 5, 2013
From Star staff reports
STEPHENS CITY — Sherando senior basketball player Aaron Miller has verbally committed to play at Concord University (W.Va.) on a full athletic scholarship in the fall.
Miller, who entered last week averaging a team-best 20.3 points per game, has helped lead the Warriors (14-5, 7-0 Northwestern District) to a regular season district title.
The Division 2 Mountain Lions compete in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and are currently 7-7 in the conference and 11-7 overall.
Miller will sign his letter of intent in April.
Wotring commits to University of Charleston
WINCHESTER — Handley senior linebacker Skylar Wotring verbally committed to play football at the University of Charleston (W.Va.) in the fall on a partial athletic scholarship.
Wotring finished with 112 tackles for the Judges (3-7, 1-3 Northwestern District) this season and also rushed for 244 yards and a score.
The Division 2 Golden Eagles compete in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, where they went 6-2 and 9-2 overall last season.
Wotring will sign his letter of intent on Wednesday.
Eagles 50, Mountaineers 47
BERRYVILLE — Junior Anna Blue Catlett scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Clarke County girls’ basketball team to a come-from-behind win over visiting Madison County Monday evening.
Clarke County (17-4, 10-3 Bull Run District) trailed 38-34 heading into the fourth quarter but erased the deficit behind some stingy defense, clutch free-throw shooting and eight fourth-quarter points from Blue Catlett.
Classmate Sydney Chrane added nine points and eight rebounds and Becky Smith and Allison Hicks chipped in with six points apiece in the win.
Patriots 66, Conquerors 27
STEPHENS CITY — Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in a win over Mountain View Christian Academy Monday.
SVCA (14-2, 7-0 VACA) had four players scored in double figures, led by senior Amanda Barlow’s double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Freshman Grace Snyder scored 13 points and teammates Hannah McGann and Samantha Yarnall added 11 points each for the Patriots.
The Conquerors got seven points apiece from Caitlyn Manuel and Hannah Hardman in the loss.
Conquerors 70, Patriots 43
STEPHENS CITY — Seniors James Kirksey and Brandon Pressley combined for 52 points and Mountain View Christian Academy rolled to a win over host Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy Monday evening.
MVCA went into halftime with a 26-13 lead and blew the game open with a 24-point third quarter.
Kirksey (27 points) and Pressley (25 points) led the way and teammate Wayne Alsberry added 12 points in the win.
SVCA (10-8) got 26 points from guard Evan Hotek and seven points from teammate Mike Powell.
Hornets announce 2013 schedule
WINCHESTER — Shenandoah University Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach Andy Marrocco announced his fall 2013 schedule Monday morning.
Marrocco, who is in the middle of his seventh year heading up the Hornets cross country and track programs, has six meets on his regular season schedule prior to the ODAC Championships on Nov. 2 and the NCAA South/Southeast Regionals on Nov. 16.
Christopher Newport University is the host of the 2013 Regional, and the harriers will open the season on Aug. 31 running at the CNU Opener.
This meet will be on the same course as the NCAA Regional.
The Hornet Harrier, hosted at Kernstown Battlefield, returns after a one-year absence on Sept. 6.
Marrocco’s two teams will then compete in traditional meets at Dickinson on the 21st and Salisbury on the 28th to round out September.
The final two regular season meets come on Oct. 12 at the University of Delaware and the 19th at Christopher Newport.
“Our schedule has a good progression to it,” Marrocco said. “The first CNU meet, along with our home meet and the Dickinson meet, will all be 5,000 meters or shorter.
“The final two meets prior to the ODAC Championships will be at the 6,000- and 8,000-meter distances and so we should be in top form by the end of the season.”