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May 8 Fauquier County high school sports roundup

Thursday, May. 8 | By Jeff Malmgren
Shelby Sipes and the Wakefield Owls lost, 18-5, Thursday to Foxcroft in the DAC tournament semifinals. --Photo by Sue Lewis
Avenging a loss earlier this season to the Seton boys tennis team, the Wakefield Owls defeated the Conquistadors, 5-2, Thursday on the road in Manassas during the semifinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference tournament.

“A great day,” Owls coach Simon Sjogren said. “Collectively some of [Wakefield’s] best tennis of the season.”

The Owls improved their record to 7-4 after struggling though a 1-4 stretch at midseason that included a 6-1 loss to Seton on April 16. The Owls’ win Thursday earned them a spot in the DAC final Friday.

On Thursday, Wakefield No. 2 singles player Will Driskill beat Matt Bartolozzi, 8-0, while No. 4 Harwood Wolfson defeated Tommy Vander Woude, 8-5, and No. 5 Henry Ohrstrom topped Kevin Geiran, 8-2. No. 1 Gabe Himelfarb lost to Thomas Rowzie, 8-4, and No. 3 Connor Mulvey fell to Tommy Shaw, 8-2.

In doubles action, Driskill and Mulvey defeated Rowzie and Shaw, 8-3, while Himelfarb and Wolfson beat Bartolozzi and Vander Woude, 8-3.

Highland baseball 10, Trinity Christian 3

Using 14 hits, the Highland Hawks beat Trinity Christian, 10-3, Thursday in the semifinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference baseball tournament at home in Warrenton.

"Our most complete game of the season,” Hawks coach Micah Higgins said. “The boys came out [with] energy and focus. Pleased with our performance.”

With the win, top-seeded Highland improved its record to 10-2 and advanced to the DAC championship game for the second consecutive season. The Hawks will face No. 2 Seton at 5 p.m. Friday in Warrenton.

Against Trinity, Highland’s Shane Buss pitched his second complete game of the season to get his fourth win. He allowed three earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings.

The Hawks took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning led by a two-run single from J.P Graham. Trinity responded with three runs in the top of the fifth inning, but never took a lead.

Highland’s Matt Kelly went 3-for-4 with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI, while Timmy Stephan went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double. Buss added two runs, an RBI and a stolen base on 3-for-4 hitting, while Tyler Zimmerman had a two-run double.

Foxcroft girls lacrosse 18, Wakefield 5

Foxcroft eliminated Wakefield Owls from the Delaney Athletic Conference tournament in the semifinals Thursday with an 18-5 win at home in Middleburg.

Wakefield finished the regular season with a 3-11 record, but qualified for the VISAA Division II state tournament.

Sarah Steenson ended the regular season with 43 goals, eight assists and 14 ground balls, while Shelby Sipes had 29, eight and 21, and Gabby Castano had 12, nine and 18.

Eastern View boys tennis 8, Liberty 1

The Liberty Eagles lost to the Eastern View boys tennis team, 8-1, Thursday on the road in Culpeper.

Liberty No. 1 singles player Zachary Frack beat Alex West, 10-6, No. 2 Andrew Long lost to Hunter Lacy, 10-0, No. 3 Scott Simpson lost to Sean Weaver, 10-1, No. 4 Jesse Ahokannel lost to Liam Kearney, 10-1, No. 5 Tyler Green lost to Ben Vial-Schneider, 10-1, and No. 6 Patrick Choy lost to L.J. Hackley, 10-2.

In doubles play, Frack and Long lost to West and Lacy, 10-1, at No. 1, while Simpson and Ahokannel lost to Weaver and Vial-Schneider, 10-1, at No. 2, and Green and Joey Cox lost to Kearney and Hackley, 10-0 at No. 3.

Liberty's record fell to 0-12.

Highland boys tennis 7, Fredericksburg Academy 0

The Highland Hawks defeated Fredericksburg Academy, 7-0, Thursday at home in Warrenton during the semifinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference boys tennis tournament.

The regular-season champion Hawks (8-1) advanced to play Wakefield in the finals Friday at 5 p.m. in Warrenton.

In singles play against Fredericksburg, Highland No. 1 Jack Thomas defeated Peter Brown, 8-1, No. 2 Rich Gerhardt defeated Bernard, 8-0, No. 3 Ward Van de Water defeated Rohan Chandine, 8-2, No. 4 Tim Bartz defeated Wyatt Davies, 8-0, and No. 5 Hampton Massie defeated Stephan Buban, 8-0.

In doubles action, Thomas and Van de Water defeated Brown and Bernard, 9-7, at No. 1, and Gerhardt and Manolo Cortes defeated Chandine and Green, 8-0, at No. 2.

Seton girls soccer 3, Highland 0

Seton eliminated the Highland Hawks in the Delaney Athletic Conference girls soccer tournament Thursday with a 3-0 win on the road in Warrenton.

The Hawks' record fell to 6-4-2, but they will still compete in the VISAA Division II state tournament next week after finishing second in the DAC regular season.

"We came out really well in the first 15 minutes," Highland coach Reynolds Oare said of the match Thursday. "We took a big hit when senior Michele Micciche went down. Being short handed, the heat really started to take its toll. We just didn't have the energy."

Highland softball 13, Quantico 1

With three doubles by Hailey Place, the Highland Hawks defeated Quantico, 13-1, Thursday at home in Warrenton during the Delaney Athletic Conference softball tournament semifinals.

The Hawks impove to 9-1 and will host Fredericksburg Christian Friday in the DAC final at 5 p.m.

"I am proud of my girls and the season that we've had," said Highland coach Jerry Williams, whose team won the DAC regular season title with a 7-0 record. "We had some girls who came out never having touched a softball before and made it work."

Against Quantico, Place and Julia Granary each went 3-for-3 with an RBI while Mallory Ackerson went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Pitcher Jordanna Shorts got the win by allowing one unearned run while striking out 10.

Highland girls lacrosse 12, Fredericksburg Academy 8

With four goals each from Mackenzie Walker and Jessica Crew, the Highland Hawks beat Fredericksburg Academy, 12-8, Thursday at home in Warrenton during the semifinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference girls lacrosse tournament.

"I am extremely proud of the effort my girls put out today," Highland coach Kristen Conques said.

The Hawks (7-3) advanced to play in the DAC final Friday against regular season champion Foxcroft, which twice beat Highland earlier this season.

Against Fredericksburg, Sophia Sirianni had three assists, three ground balls and two goals, while Carley Eldridge had four draw controls, two goals, two interceptions and an assist. Crew added two assists and two draw controls, while goalie Emma Walsh had 12 saves on 22 shots.

Highland boys lacrosse 9, Wakefield 8

The Highland Hawks survived against Wakefield, 9-8, Thursday at home in Warrenton during the semifinals of the Delaney Athletic Conference boys lacrosse tournament.

The Hawks (7-5) advanced to play Trinity Christian in the final Friday.

Against Wakefield, Nick Whiteheads had four goals, four ground balls and an assist while Brandon Landers had three goals, three assists and nine ground balls. Decatur Pritchard and Gus Moss added seven ground balls each while Johnny Bounds had three assists and a goal.

Jack Silvernale added four ground balls and won 8 of 10 face-offs, and Liam Walsh had 11 saves on 22 shots.
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