Natalie Batzel finished 14th to lead the way for the Oaks girls, who finished fourth overall Saturday at the Bill McGough Invitational in Newport News.
Frances Boyer, who was making her cross country debut, was close on her heels at 16th. Maddie Foster finished 19th, while Claudia King – another first-year runner – followed in 20th. Timeri Jordan rounded out the effort for the resurgent Oaks, who were down three runners because of prior commitments.
For the varsity boys, it was Chandler Branton leading the way finishing 24th overall, while Thomas Batzel, competing in his first meet, followed in 39th. Frankie White and Jobin Chandi were the third and fourth runners for the Oaks.
Peninsula Catholic won both the boys and girls divisions.
The team runs at Walsingham Academy on Thursday.
The girls volleyball team stayed on the winning track, downing St. Margaret’s in a series of close games, 3-1, on Friday.
Junior Bailey Jones had 19 kills, Faith Rush had nine aces, and senior Peyton Fancher added 18 assists.
The game scores were 27-25, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-23.
The team plays at Christchurch School on Tuesday.
Rachel Brodsky clinched a hard-fought victory for the girls tennis team with a win in her number two singles match and the Oaks beat Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, 6-3, Tuesday afternoon.
Many of the matches were close and the contest could have gone either way if not for some clutch performances.
Brooke Walthall, at number four singles, Kiersten Potter at number five, and Natalie Jett all won matches. Walthall won 3-6,6-4,10-8. Potter won 6-2,6-4. Jett triumphed 6-1,6-4.
The team of Gabrielle Toomy and Brodsky dominated at number one doubles winning 8-3, while Walthall and Potter won at number three doubles, 8-3. The number two doubles team of Toni Farny and Jett lost a close match, 9-7.
The highlight of the day was Walthall’s win at number four singles. After losing the first set 6-3, Brooke came rolling back to win the second set 6-4 and eventually won the third set tiebreaker in a very close 12-10.
The Oaks next match is Tuesday, September 16 at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.
The varsity girls volleyball team got on the winning track Tuesday with a 3-1 victory at Tallwood High School.
The Oaks lost the first game 25-14, but came back from a 10-point deficit to edge the home team 25-24 in the second game before closing out the win with 25-14 and 25-21 victories.
“It’s really tough to beat a team that has five club players,” Coach Diego Fama said. “However, the girls stuck together, played fundamentally, and pulled out the win.”
Over the weekend, the girls earned bronze in the silver bracket of the Endless Summer Tournament, billed as the largest high school tourney in the nation. The team’s games were played at Virginia Wesleyan College.
Junior Bailey Jones was named to the all-tournament team.
The squad plays Friday at St. Margaret’s School.
Norfolk Collegiate d. Tallwood, 3-1
(14-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-21).
Norfolk Collegiate’s sailors finished second in the first regatta of the season Saturday at Christchurch School.
Christchurch’s top team won the regatta, 13 points ahead of Collegiate. The second Christchurch team finished second, but only one team of two boats per school counts in the official standings. The second Norfolk Collegiate team finished seventh overall.
There were 18 teams representing 14 schools at the contest.
The Collegiate JV squad competed in a tough field, finishing eighth.
Team races are Thursday nights on the Elizabeth River while fleet races take place on Saturdays.
VISA Fleet Race Regatta
1. Christchurch 31; 2. Norfolk Collegiate 44; 3. Norfolk Academy 53; 4. Poquoson 78; 5. St. Christopher’s 103; 6. Nansemond-Suffolk 118; 7. Smithfield 129; 8. Phoebus 127; 9. York 144; 10. Walsingham 153; 11. Maury 161; 12. Kecoughtan 177; 13. Hampton Roads 178; 14. St. Catherine’s 184.
The varsity volleyball team dropped a straight-set decision Tuesday to Norfolk Christian at home, despite competing in every game.
For more pictures from the game, go to Oaks Volleyball.
Norfolk Christian d. Norfolk Collegiate, 3-0
(25-22, 25-14, 25-22)
Sam Verhaagen had 8 aces and 5 assists.
Demetra Protogyrou scored a goal with about three minutes left in extra time as the girls field hockey team defeated Salem High School, 1-0, at home on Tuesday.
The Oaks had several chances throughout the game, but could not capitalize until Protogyrou drilled a shot high into the net.
For more pictures from the game, go to the NCS Athletics page at Oaks Field Hockey.
It’s a busy week for the Oaks culminating with the Blue and White night Thursday for the boys soccer team’s 4 p.m. game with Atlantic Shores.
Be there to support the fall teams and nosh on some Moe’s burritos. Bring your checkbook and become a member of the Norfolk Collegiate Booster Club.
The soccer team is just one of the squads playing at home this week. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, the field hockey team plays Salem High School at 4:30 followed by girls volleyball against Norfolk Christian at 6:30. The girls tennis team also plays a home match at ODU against Peninsula Catholic at 4 p.m.
On Thursday, the boys soccer squad plays at 4 p.m. followed by girls volleyball against Green Run at 5 p.m.
For the full schedule of varsity, JV, and middle school contests, go to Weekly Schedule.
In a match that was closer than the final score indicated, the varsity girls tennis team lost to Norfolk Christian, 7-, Thursday at Lakewood.
All three doubles matches were close, particularly #2 doubles (Gabrielle Toomy and Toni Farny), who lost 9-7.
Winning their matches in singles were Gabrielle Toomy at #2 (6-3,6-1) and Rachel Brodsky at #3 (6-3,1-6,10-2).
The girls will play Peninsula Catholic at home (ODU) at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
For more pictures from the match, go to Oaks Girls Tennis.
Here are the awards for the Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player and the OAK Award winner for the spring teams.
The OAK Award is presented to a student-athlete “who maximizes his or her abilities (Overachiever), exhibits the proper (Attitude) in practice and games, and is a real student of the sport (Knowledge).”
Varsity track (girls) – Alexis Shelton (OAK), Shahra Madison (MVP), and Alejandra Radiguet-Correa (MIP)
Varsity track (boys’) – Steve Turack (OAK), Marcus Anderson (MVP), and Henry Lou (MIP)
JV track (girls’) – Joi Harper (OAK) and Aja Shelton (MVP)
JV track (boys’) – Henry Lou (OAK) and K’yonze Chavis (MVP)
MS track (girls’) – Ella Bashara (OAK)
Varsity baseball – Cabell Thomas (OAK), Mark Howlett (MVP), and Reid Wilkinson (MIP)
JV baseball – Jackson Burke (OAK) and Hunter Flora (MVP)
MS baseball – Michael Gilday (OAK)
Varsity soccer – Georgia Drinkwater (OAK), Natalie Kanter (MVP), and Madison Parker (MIP)
JV soccer – Catherine Moore (OAK) and Georgia White (MVP)
MS soccer – Logan Michelon (OAK)
Varsity golf –Sammi Rappaport (OAK), Baodan Collins (MVP), and Alex Holt (MIP)
JV golf – Tyler Hamlin (OAK) and Nick Selig (MVP)
Varsity boys’ lacrosse – Trey Ritter (OAK), Joey Swartz (MVP), and Chris Beck (MIP)
MS boys’ lacrosse – Chris Bunch (OAK)
Varsity crew (girls’) – Hannah Garcia (OAK), Frances Boyer (MVP), and Lauryn Brooks (MIP)
Varsity crew (boys’) – Michael Ortiz (OAK), Gates Breeden (MVP), and Nathan Stell (MIP)
Varsity boys’ tennis – Narain Rijhwani (OAK), Alex Loope (MVP), and Chase Pearson (MIP)
JV/MS boys’ tennis – Austin Sisino (OAK) and Jordan Laster (MVP)
Varsity softball — Morgan Kimberly (OAK), Emma Stell (MVP), and Julia Bianchi (MIP)
JV/MS softball – Allison Casper (OAK) and Catherine Perrine (MVP)
Varsity girls’ lacrosse –-Annie Bashara (OAK), Virginia Marshall (MVP), and Savannah Hoover (MIP)
JV/MS girls’ lacrosse – Grace Georgo (OAK) and Gabby Grinnin (MVP)
JV/MS girls’ softball—Meredith Perrine
JV/MS tennis –Miller Solomon
Varsity softball – Clay Tinkham
Varsity girls’ lacrosse — Zoe Papadopoulos