Washington’s boys and girls tennis teams had an easy time in winning the Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday at Jefferson High School.
The Patriot boys scored 18 points, well ahead of runner-up and host, Jefferson, who scored 11 points. Martinsburg edged out Spring Mills for the third spot in the team standings, 8-7, with Hedgesville fifth at 5.
On the girls’ side, Washington defeated Martinsburg, 15-8. The Cardinals got third (7), just squeezing by the fourth-place Cougars (6). The Eagles finished fifth (4) and Musselman was sixth (3).
At No. 3 boys’ singles, Washington’s Sujay Prasath won an 8-4 decision over Spring Mills’ Sidney Crockett for the championship. The Patriots’ Jackson Snyder won at No. 4 singles, defeating Martinsburg’s Hayden Banks in the title match, 8-4. Jefferson’s Cole Gore defeated Washington’s Jack Schottler at No. 1 boys singles, 8-4. The Cougars’ Christian Gotttlieb turned back Washington’s Nathan Perry for the No. 2 singles crown, 8-6.
In boys’ doubles Washington’s Sujay Prasath and Snyder defeated Jefferson’s Henry Evans and Ben Jacob for the championship at No. 2 doubles, 8-1. The Patriots No. 3 boys doubles team of Jake Kable and Peter Mejia turned back Spring Mills’ Ian Kidwell and Tyler Bennett, 8-5.
In the girls’ division, at No. 3 singles, Washington’s Anna Walter defeated Spring Mills’ Sarah Rader for the title, 8-1. The Patriots’ Avrin McGinnis had an easy win over Hedgesville’s Paige Richmond at No. 4 singles, 8-1.
Washington’s Madi Vickers and McGinnis combined to defeat Martinsburg’s Liz Silver and Scout Spencer at No. 1 doubles, 8-4. The Patriots’ Mallory Jacobs and Walter turned back the Bulldogs’ Madison Scott and Sarah Seelinger at No. 2 doubles in the title match, 8-5.
At No. 3 doubles, it was Washington’s Sarah Slagiel and Mila Catrow defeating the Cardinals’ Rader and Chelsea McIntosh for the title, 8-1.
TRACK AND FIELD
At Spring Mills High School on Saturday, Jefferson’s Isaiah Fritts was a triple-winner.
He swept the boys’ 200 (22.96 seconds) and 400 (49.9, personal best). He also ran on the winning 4x100 (44.23) and 4x200 relay teams (1:32.68).
Justin Gottlieb won the 800 (2.02.53, personal best). He also ran on the winning 4x800 relay team (8:26.67). Caleb Shelton ran on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.
Spencer Powell was a double-winner for Jefferson, running on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.
Chase Brown ran a personal-best 42.53 in winning the 300 hurdles for Jefferson.
Keyshawn Robinson (4x100 relay), Jullian Matthews (discus, 137-8, personal best), Chase Brown (high jump, 5-10), Justin deMoulin (4x200 relay), Harris Kester, Cameron Jennings and Kyle deNobel (4x800 relay) were single-event winners for the Cougars.
Konnor Hawthorne, Benjamin Riston, Wyatt Miles and Adel McCray won the 4x400 relay for Washington’s boys (3:36.45).
Frankie Amore, the top-ranked boys’ pole vaulter in all WVSSAC classifications, won Saturday’s event in 15-6 for Washington. He set a school record (16-6) earlier in the week.
Lorelei Bangit won four events for Jefferson’s girls. She won 200 (26.8) and 400 (57.12, personal beat) and ran on the winning 4x100 (50.28) and 4x200 relay teams (1:48.21).
Hailey Dillow was a triple-winner, taking the 100 (12.78, personal best) and running on the two winning relay teams. Trinity Blue was a double-winner, being a part of both winning relay teams.
Hope Gestl (48.71, personal best) won the 300 hurdles for the Cougars. Arayla Maiben (4x100 relay), Jordan Carr (4x200 relay) and Briauna Goins (16 feet 1 ½ inches, personal best) were single-event winners for Jefferson.
The Cougars also won the sprint hurdles relay (1:14.38).
Washington’s Emily Pizzuti (16.55) won the 100 hurdles for Washington.
SHEPHERD ATHLETICS ROUNDUP
The Rams have moved up in the most recent National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association’s Atlantic Region Poll. Shepherd moved up a spot, from seventh to sixth as of April 26.
Seton Hill remains atop the region poll, followed by Charleston and Millersville.
In its most recent outing, the Rams lost and tied in a doubleheader with East Stroudsburg last Thursday at Fairfax Field. East Stroudsburg won the first game, 12-6, with the Rams and the Warriors playing to an 8-8 tie in the second game.
Cole Daugherty had three hits for Shepherd in the second game. Caleb Walls had three hits with a home run in the first game for the Rams.
Shepherd split a Sunday doubleheader with West Liberty on the road. The Rams won the first game, 2-0, but lost the second, 7-1.
Leann Brown and Ashley Burger each had two hits in the first game for Shepherd. Burger had three hits in the second game.