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Jan. 12 high school sports roundup

Monday, Jan. 14 | By Jeff Malmgren
Melissa McCann and the Kettle Run Cougars lost to Fluvanna, 37-29, Saturday. --Times-Democrat Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
The Kettle Run Cougars suffered their fourth consecutive loss Saturday, falling to the Fluvanna girls basketball team, 37-29, on the road in Palmyra.

Kettle Run (4-9 overall, 0-2 Evergreen District) led by three points in the third quarter after entering halftime tied, 12-all, but then Fluvanna applied better defensive pressure to force some Cougars turnovers.

“We are letting games slip through our fingers,” Kettle Run coach Sarah Ventresco said. “The girls need a win to get their confidence back.”

Addy Foudray led the Cougars with seven points, while Hannah Small had six points and seven rebounds, and Jasmine Webster had five points.

Kettle Run also lost to John Handley, 48-40, Friday at home in Nokesville. Despite a 13-9 run in the third quarter, the Cougars couldn’t overcome a 23-18 halftime deficit. Melissa McCann had 14 points and seven rebounds, while Webster had seven. Scoring five points each were Foudray, Emily Yergin and Kiana Walker.

Previously, on Jan. 8, the Cougars lost a district home game to Warren County, 37-30. McCann had 13 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and four steals, while Yergin had six points, four steals and three assists.

Liberty boys fifth at Heritage track invite

The Liberty Eagles finished fifth in girls standings of the Heritage track and field invitational Saturday.

They scored 38 points, while Monticello won with 55.50. The Liberty boys placed 10th with 22 points, while Heritage won with 74.

Mackenzie Earl and Danny Collins led the Eagles by winning one event each. Earl won the girls 300-meter dash in 46.57 seconds and placed fifth in the 500 (1:29.84). Also for the Liberty girls, Taylor Brown finished second in the 1,000 (3:20.74) and placed third in the 500 (1:28.42), while Erin Morant took third in the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches) and Kayla Mayo placed fourth in the pole vault (7-0) and fourth in the triple jump (33-3.5).

For the Liberty boys, Collins won the 3,200 in 10:43.88, while Eric Stiggle placed second in the 55 hurdles (8.66) and Charles Walker placed sixth in the 1,600 (5:00.92).

Fauquier wrestling goes 1-2 at Virginia Duals

The Fauquier Falcons went 1-2 in the Black & Blue High School Division at the Virginia Duals wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday in Hampton.

A No. 1 seed, Fauquier beat Phoebus, 60-21, in the first round, but lost in the quarterfinals to Nansemond River, 38-33, and in the consolation bracket to Tabb, 34-33.

Daniel Ariola (113 pounds), Garrett Tingen (126), Ben Brady (160) and Max Strum (195) each went 3-0 over the weekend to lead the Falcons. Going 2-1 were Caleb Strum (106), Jake Hilleary (120), Matt Raines (132) and Clifford Harris (138).

Going 1-2 were Trevor Marable (145), Andrew Smith (152), Erick Lemus (170) and Justin Sanker (285). Going 0-3 were Tyler Devers (182) and Thomas Palmer (220).
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