The start of their Evergreen District schedule didn’t slow down the Kettle Run Cougars.
Kettle Run won its 10th consecutive volleyball match Tuesday by beating the Liberty Eagles, 25-14, 25-17, 25-19, on the road in Bealeton.
The Cougars improved to 10-1 overall and 1-0 in the district, while Liberty fell to 4-5 and 0-1 despite serving at 90.2 percent in the match.
While the Eagles served well, they struggled hitting. Liberty finished with 24 errors versus 20 kills for a negative-.042 rate.
Emily Fitzwater led the Eagles with four kills, 2.5 blocks and 10-for-10 serving, while Sarah Guerra and Sadie Ryestad also had four, Brittanie King had three and Aryelle Smith had two. Lizzie Berger and Sam Untiedt added two digs each, while Guerra had nine assists.
Highland cross country wins DAC girls race
The Highland Hawks won the girls race of a Delaney Athletic Conference cross country meet Tuesday at Foxcroft.
The Highland boys placed fifth.
“Everyone’s time improved during this meet and the kids ran a great race,” Hawks coach Patti Bounds said.
Sophomore Olivia Saunders led the Highland girls by finishing third, while Shane Buss finished 17th for the boys.
Highland volleyball 3, Southside Baptist 0
The Highland Hawks improved their volleyball record to 5-3 Tuesday with a 3-0 sweep of Southside Baptist on the road in Richmond.
Highland (1-1 Delaney Athletic Conference) won 25-11, 25-21, 25-16.
Highland field hockey 7, Fredericksburg Christian 0
Eighth grader Buckley Norman scored three goals to help the Highland Hawks shut out the Fredericksburg Christian field hockey team, 7-0, Tuesday on the road.
With the win, Highland improved to 2-0 in the Delaney Athletic Conference (2-0 overall).
“We played with a lot of speed and hustle. It was a fast game,” Hawks coach Mollie Thorsen said. “Everyone played very well.”
Juniors Madeline Terpilowski, Mackenzie Walker and Sophia Sirianni scored one goal each, while sophomore Carley Eldredge had one.
Highland boys soccer 3, Randolph Macon 1
The Highland Hawks rebounded from their first loss of the season to beat Randolph Macon, 3-1, Tuesday on the road in Front Royal.
Eddie Campell led Highland (2-1 overall, 1-1 Delaney Athletic Conference) with two goals on assists by Tim Bartz and Manolo Cortes. Bartz also scored a goal off with assist from Campell.
“I am overall happy with the guys. We showed flashes of very good possession and created a lot of attack opportunities,” Hawks coach Reynolds Oare said. “The defense played disciplined and solid.”
Highland girls tennis 6, Randolph Macon 1
Despite the absence of their No. 1 singles player, the Highland Hawks got their first win of the girls tennis season Tuesday by beating Randolph Macon, 6-1, on the road in Front Royal.
In singles play, Highland sophomore Brynn Gibson filled in at No. 1 for the absent Finley Broaddus and won 8-1, while No. 2 Camille LaBranche won 8-3, No. 3 Mallory Ackerson won 8-1, No. 4 Logan Van de Water won 8-2 and No. 5 Soleil Becker lost 8-4.
In doubles action, Hawks No. 1 team of Gibson and Ackerson won 8-4, while LaBranche and Van de Water won 9-8 at No. 2.
Highland improved its record to 1-1 overall and in Delaney Athletic Conference play.
Fauquier wrestlers qualify for Super 32
On Saturday, three Fauquier High wrestlers qualified for the upcoming Super 32 Challenge by placing in the top four of their weight classes during a qualifier tournament at Skyline in Front Royal.
Facing off against wrestlers from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and New Jersey, Fauquier’s Matt Raines, Daniel Ariola and Justin Sanker each advanced to the Super 32, which will be Oct. 26-27 in Greensboro, N.C. Garrett Tingen previously qualified by placing third at the 2012-13 Group AA state meet.
Raines went 5-1 Saturday and placed third out of 40 wrestlers at 138 pounds, while Ariola recovered from an opening loss to go 6-2 and finish fourth out of 32 wrestlers at 120. Sanker went 1-2 and took fourth at 285 pounds.
Elsewhere for Fauquier, Kyle Strum and Kyle Roche each went 2-2, while Trevor Marable and Tingen went 3-2 and Andrew Smith went 1-2.
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