Region A teams bound for state competitions, others end season

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Region A Division 2 Baseball

The Northern Neck’s Lancaster Red Devils and Essex Trojans have both been eliminated from the Region A Division 2 Baseball Tournament which opened on May 28. This comes after Essex was knocked out on the road in the opening round and Lancaster was dropped in the semifinals. Last year’s region champion Nandua will defend their title against King William on Friday.

On May 28 in the quarterfinals, third seeded Windsor fell at home to sixth seeded Lancaster, 9-1, in game two. In the Tidewater area, fourth seeded Mathews defeated fifth seeded Essex 5-4 after 10 innings.

Nandua dropped Mathews in the semifinals round on May 29, 9-4, and on the same day second seeded King William defeated Lancaster, 2-1.

King William traveled to Nandua for the Region A Finals on May 31 and won 6-4. Both teams will compete in the first round of the Group A Division 2 State Baseball Tournament.

King William, the Region A Champion, will host the first round against, Wilson Memorial, the Region B runner-up on June 4 (time TBD), while on the same evening Nandua, the Region A runner-up, will travel to William Monroe, the Region B champion’s site (time TBD). The winners will then travel to Radford University for the semifinals round on June 7. Should Nandua win they will play at 10 a.m. against the winner of the Region C and D runner-up game, and King William will play at 1 p.m. against the winner of the Region D or Region C runner-up game.

The winning teams will remain in Radford for the state finals on June 8 at 10 a.m.

Region A Division 1 Baseball

Rappahannock defended their region title on Friday in finals over the visiting Surry Cougars, 8-5.

On May 28 in the quarterfinals, third seeded Colonial Beach fell to sixth seeded Middlesex 4-1. in game two. In the Tidewater area, fourth seeded West Point defeated at home fifth seeded Franklin 7-6

Rappahannock defeated West Point, 10-0, in the semifinals round on May 29 and on the same day second seeded Surry defeated Middlesex, 6-5.

Rappahannock hosted the visiting Surry Cougars in the Region A Finals on May 31 and defeated them 8-5. Both teams each earned a bid to the Group A Division 1 State Baseball Tournament.

Rappahannock, the Region A Champion, will host the first round against Riverheads, the Region B runner-up, on June 4 at 5 p.m., while on the same evening, Surry, the Region A runner-up, will travel to the William Campbell, the Region B champion’s site (time TBD). The winners will then travel to Kiwanis Park in Salem for the semifinals round on June 7. Should Surry win, they will play at 10 a.m. against the winner of the Region C and D runner-up game, and Rappahannock will play at 1 p.m. against the winner of the Region D or Region C runner-up game.

The winning teams will remain in Radford for the state finals on June 8 at 10 a.m.

 

Region A Division 2 Softball

The Northumberland Softball Team came from behind twice this week and now have earned a spot in the Region A Division 2 Softball Tournament Finals. But in the finals, last year’s region champion King William shut out Northumberland bringing their head-to-head record this to 3-0.

On May 28 in the quarterfinals, third seeded Windsor fell at home to sixth seeded Northumberland, 7-5, in game two. In Tappahannock, fourth seeded Essex was shut out by fifth seeded Mathews, 7-0.

King William defeated Mathews in the semifinals round, 3-0, and on the same day, second seeded Nandua fell to Northumberland, 10-4.

Northumberland traveled to King William for the Region A Finals on May 31 only to leave with a 13-0 loss. However, both teams each earned a bid to the Group A Division 2 State Softball Tournament.

King William, the Region A Champion, will host the first round against Goochland, the Region B runner-up on June 4 (time TBD), while on the same evening, Northumberland, the Region A runner-up will travel to Dan River, the Region B champion’s site (time TBD). The winners will then travel to Radford University for the semifinals round on June 7. Should Northumberland win, they will play at 10 a.m. against the winner of the Region C and D runner-up game, and King William will play at 1 p.m. against the winner of the Region D or Region C runner-up game.

The winning teams will remain in Salem for the state finals on June 8 at 10 a.m.

 

Region A Division 1 Softball

The Region A Division 1 Softball Finals featured two of the Northern Neck teams vying for this year’s championship. At the end of the week, last year’s region champion, Rappahannock Lady Raiders, defended their title shutting out Colonial Beach, 7-0.

On May 28 in the quarterfinals, third seeded Colonial Beach shut out at home sixth seeded Middlesex, 9-0, in game two. In the Tidewater area, fourth seeded West Point fell at home to fifth seeded Chincoteague 8-7 in 11 innings.

Rappahannock defeated Chincoteague, 4-0, in the semifinals round on May 29 and on the same day second seeded Sussex was dropped by Colonial Beach, 9-2.

Colonial Beach fell on the road to Rappahannock, 7-0, for the Region A Finals on May 31. Both teams qualify for the Group A Division 1 State Softball Tournament.

Rappahannock will host the first round against Madison, the Region B runner-up, on June 4 at 5 p.m., while on the same evening Colonial Beach, the Region A runner-up, will travel to East Rockingham, Region B champion’s site 5 p.m. The winners will then travel to Moyer Complex in Salem for the semifinals round on June 7. Should Colonial Beach win, they will play at 10 a.m. against the winner of the Region C and D runner-up game, and Rappahannock will play at 1 p.m. against the winner of the Region D or Region C runner-up game.

The winning teams will remain in Salem for the state finals on June 8 at 10 a.m.

 

Region A Boys Soccer

In the opening round of the region playoffs, the Essex and Washington & Lee Boys Soccer Teams were eliminated Region A Boys Soccer Tournament. Last year’s region champion Northampton remains in the hunt to defend their title against West Point.

On May 28 in the quarterfinals, top seeded Washington & Lee fell at home in overtime to eighth seeded King William, 2-1, in game one; fourth seeded Windsor fell to at home Northampton, 6-0, in game two; third seeded West Point defeated at home sixth seeded Essex, 1-0, in game three; and second seeded Nandua defeated seventh seeded Appomattox at home, 10-0, in game four.

King William fell in overtime to Northampton, 1-0, in game five on May 29 and in game six West Point defeated Nandua, 4-3.

West Point will travel to Northampton for the Region A Finals on May 31 at 6 p.m. (subject to change by site director) and both will also compete in the Group A State Boys Tournament.

The Region A Champion will host the first round against George Mason, the Region B runner-up on June 4 (time TBD), while on the same evening the Region A runner-up will travel to Stonewall Jackson, the Region B champion’s site. The winners will then travel to Radford University for the semifinals round on June 7. The Region A runner-up will play at 10 a.m. against the winner of the Region C and D runner-up game, and the Region A Champion will play at 12 p.m. against the winner of the Region D or Region C runner-up game.

The winning teams will remain in Radford for the state finals on June 8 at 10 a.m.

 

Region A Girls Soccer

Two teams from the Northern Neck, minus one after the opening round, remain in the hunt for the Region A Girls Soccer Tournament beginning May 28. Last year’s region champion, Northampton, looks to defend their title while Essex, Northumberland and King William look to challenge this week.

On May 28 in the quarterfinals, fifth seeded W&L fell on the road to fourth seeded Essex, 2-1, in game one. In the Tidewater area, third seeded King William defeated sixth seeded Nandua, 5-2.

Northampton defeated Essex in the semifinals round, 4-1, on May 29 and on the same day second seeded Northumberland was dropped in overtime by King William, 2-1 (Penalty kicks 4-2).

King William will travel to Northampton for the Region A Finals on May 31 at 7 p.m. (subject to change by site director) and both will also compete in the Group A State Girls Tournament.

The Region A Champion will host the first round against Stuarts Draft, the Region B runner-up on June 4 (time TBD), while on the same evening the Region A runner-up will travel to George Mason, the Region B champion’s site (time TBD). The winners will then travel to Radford University for the semifinals round on June 7. The Region A runner-up will play at 2 p.m. against the winner of the Region C and D runner-up game, and the Region A Champion will play at 4 p.m. against the winner of the Region D or Region C runner-up game.

The winning teams will remain in Radford for the state finals on June 8 at 12 p.m.

 

Region A Girls Tennis

Rappahannock earned a spot in the Region A Girls Tennis Tournament after posting an overall record of 7-1 this season. But their opportunity to reach the state tournament is now gone with a season done after falling shy to Mathews on Thursday.

On May 28, Rappahannock defeated Northampton, 5-2, to advance to the finals and face the defending region champion Mathews on May 30 at the Howard Mast Tennis Complex at 10 a.m.

However, on Thursday Rappahannock lost as a team to Mathews, 4-5, sending their opponents, to the Group A Girls Tennis Tournament at Radford University to play the Region C Champ on June 7 at 12 p.m. Rappahannock’s Megan Knight lost-1-6 2-6, Lori Gagnon won 3-6, 6-0, 6-3; Amanda Fallin won 0-6, 6-4, 6-3; Emily Gay lost 4-6, 6-6, tie breaker 7-4, 3-6; Rex Jones won 6-2, 6-1; First doubles won 1-6, 6-4, 6-2; 2nd doubles lost 6-1, 5-7, 3-6; and third doubles lost 4-6, 6-1, 0-6.

Abby Gozka and Lori Gagnon, last year’s region doubles champs, defend their title on May 29. The duo defeated Northampton at the Howard Mast Tennis Complex against the doubles team from Northampton (6-0, 6-1) and in the finals over Appomattox Regional Governor’s School (2-6, 6-4 and 6-1).

The duo have now qualified to compete in the Group A Girls Doubles Tennis Tournament at Radford University on June 7 at 3 p.m. against the Region B Champions.

The winning team from the opening round of the state tournament will remain in Radford to play in the finals on June 8 at 12 p.m. against the winning team of either Region C or D.

Rappahannock’s Megan Knight stood alone in the Region A Girls Singles Tennis Tournament and fell to Northampton’s Mary LeMoyne in the opening round (4-6, 6-4 and 3-6) on May 29 at the Howard Mast Tennis Complex. The loss put Knight out of competition for the Region Finals and State Championship.

Region A Boys Tennis

The hopes of repeating as state tournament qualifiers fell in the for the undefeated and defending region champion Rappahannock Boys Tennis Team (7-0). This comes after falling to Windsor, who will now compete in the Group A State Boys Tennis Tournament in Radford.

Set at the Howard Mast Tennis Complex, Rappahannock fell to Windsor, 5-2, on May 30.

Rappahannock’s Bradley Cole and Bradley Hedges both won their singles matches but we came up short overall.
Chris France and Brandon Wiseman won the Region A Doubles Championship on May 29 defeating Windsor in two sets (6-1, 6-3) at the Howard Mast Tennis Complex. This came after defeating Windsor’s including Kyle Hollowell and Daniel Klausmeier.

Wiseman and France are now eligible to compete in the Group A Boys Doubles Tennis Tournament at Radford University on June 7 at 3 p.m. against the Region B Champions. The winning team from the opening round of the state tournament will remain in Radford to play in the finals on June 8 at 12 p.m. against the winning team of either Region C or D.

Wiseman stood alone and depleted in the Region A Boys Singles Tennis Tournament falling to Appomattox’s Nathan Salle on May 30.

This loss will send Sale to the Group A Boys Singles Tennis Tournament on June 6 at Radford University to compete against the Region D winner at 9 a.m. The winner of the match will then compete in the finals on June 6 at noon to face off against the winner of the match between Region B and C.

Head Coach Keith Peyton said he was impressed with Wiseman’s effort after bearing some harsh conditions like much of the other competitors.
“Brandon had already played two other matches in the team competition and the 90+ temperature prior to his singles match,” Peyton said, adding that “in spite of being already exhausted and dealing with the heat, he played on of the best matches of the season but was defeated in two straight sets by Appomattox Regional Governor’s School.”

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