Girls Turn Back Granby

DSC_6610Sophomore Cameron Brown scored twice as the Oaks took control of the game in the second half and defeated Granby, 2-0. Thursday at Powhatan Field.

Jessie Cavolt had another strong game in goal and Collegiate blunted any Granby scoring threats.

For more pictures, go to Oaks Girls Soccer.

For video from the game, go to Oaks 2, Granby 1.

DSC_6689The girls play Kempsville High School at 4 p.m. Tuesday at home.


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Girls Rout Saints

DSC_6475Senior Peyton Fancher scored five times, junior Jordan Sibley scored three times, and a host of other Oaks had a pair of goals as the team downed Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 18-8, at home on Tuesday.

The win was the first of the season for the squad. They play Friday at the Steward School.

For more pictures, go to Oaks Girls Lacrosse.

Norfolk Collegiate 18, Nansemond-Suffolk 8

G—NC, Hoover, Grinnan 2, Corliss 2, Fancher 5, Winn 2, Sibley 3, Cook 2, Brodsky; NSA, Kovak 3, Higinbothem 2, Lerner 2, Haddad.

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Hitters Win First of Season


DSC_6060Junior Reid Wilkinson twirled a masterpiece, surrendering only two hits and no earned runs over six innings and the Oaks downed Alliance Christian 7-2 on Monday.

Freshman Jackson Burke had two hits, two RBIs, and scored two runs to power the offense.

The Oaks hung tough in a close game before breaking it open with three runs in the top of the seventh inning for their first win of the regular season.

Norfolk Collegiate 7, Alliance Christian 2

Norfolk Collegiate 010 201 3 — 7 6 3

Alliance Christian000 101 0 — 2 2 5

W—Wilkinson (2-1). L—Williams.

In action last week, the Oaks lost, 3-2, to Northeastern and 9-0 to Pasquatank High School. In the Northeastern game, Paul Mahoney, Ryan Moninger, Blake Gershon, Hunter Flora, Jimmy Hurley and Dylan Cheek had hits. Cheek pitched four innings, surrendering two earned runs while Mahoney threw two innings.

Defending Champs Win Opener

DSC_6311After a sluggish first half, the girls soccer team dominated the final 20 minutes of the match to defeat Hampton Roads Academy, 3-2, Friday at home.

Sophomore Sofia Johnson scored on a rebound with less than a minute left to set off the Oaks’ celebration. The goal came as Collegiate pressed forward again and again in the Navigators’ end.

Earlier in the second half, freshman Sarah Smith scored on a free kick, hitting the upper third with a laser.

Sophomore Cameron Brown scored late in the first half to tie the game, but the Oaks gave up a goal in the final seconds to fall behind, 2-1, as the half ended.

Senior keeper Jessie Cavolt had a strong game in goal with 11 saves.

For more pictures, go to Oaks Soccer.
For more video, go to Oaks win.

On Wednesday, the defending state champion Oaks drew with Maury High School during a scrimmage when the Commodores scored with 40 seconds left in extra time. For video of that game, go to Oaks 1, Maury 1.


Strong Spring Training for Hitters

16527069278_f1f06b5f84_bThe Oaks baseball team, taking their traditional working spring break at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, went 3-1 in pool play and made the tournament finals before falling 10-9.

Junior Reid Wilkinson was strong on the mound, pitching eight innings with no earned runs. At the plate, Wilkinson, fellow juniors Paul Mahoney and Jimmy Hurley and freshmen Jackson Burke and Hunter Flora pounded the ball.

16546055398_ace26b2207_bFreshman Blake Cummings at shortstop and sophomore Chandler Gillikin in center field were solid up the middle.

The team opens the season at Pasquatank High School on Wednesday.

For more pictures, courtesy of Dr. Paul Mahoney, go to Oaks Baseball.

Vero Beach (Fla.) Classic


Norfolk Collegiate 8, The Heights (Md.) 6

Norfolk Collegiate 530 000 0 — 8 12 2

The Heights 000 060 0 — 6 5 3

W—Link (1-0). L—Michaels (0-2). S—Sutelan (1).

Paul Mahoney and Hunter Flora had 2 RBIs apiece. Jackson Burke and Chandler Gillikin each had an RBI triple.


Norfolk Collegiate 17, Quebec Blue (Canada) 8

Quebec Academy Blue 010 601 0 — 8 8 3

Norfolk Collegiate 852 002 x — 17 18 4

W—Cummings (1-0). L—Butters Jr.

Jimmy Hurley and Ryan Moniger had 4 hits apiece. Reid Wilkinson went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs


Beck Earns All-American Honors


Junior Chris Beck placed seventh in the national wrestling meet at Lehigh University recently, becoming the first Oak since 2011 to earn All-American honors.

Junior Chad Bullock also wrestled in the event, which is a premier prep wrestling contest hosted in Bethlehem, PA by one of the nation’s top college wrestling prograIMG_0028NATms.



Heartbreaker: Epic Season Ends at the Buzzer

In game that symbolized the heart and talent of the team, the Oaks boys basketball team roared back from 11 points down in the second half to lead in the final two minutes only to fall to a three-point bomb with 0.5 seconds left on the clock.

DSC_6000Millwood’s Charles Williams launched a shot from deep on the right side that rattled back and forth inside the rim and then dropped, stunning the raucous Treehouse crowd.

The score of the VISAA quarterfinal was 67-66, but the game had enough dramatic moments to last a season.

Marcus Anderson pushed Collegiate into the lead, 65-64 with a putback dunk after a ferocious battle under the boards with 40 seconds left. The Oaks then stopped Millwood, earning possession on a jump ball with 28.9 seconds on the clock and a one-point lead.

However, they could only convert one of four free throws in the final seconds.

Collegiate started ice cold from the field and quickly fell down by double digits, but determined defense opening the third quarter quickly transformed the game into a barn burner. Collegiate tied the scored at 53 with 5:30 left in the final quarter and it was a battle from then to the buzzer.

DSC_5998Mark Madison was a bulldog on the ball. Marcus Anderson did the blue collar work on the boards. Adam Grant drove to the bucket time and again. Kyonze Chavis came back to hit a couple of key shots, including the one that put the Oaks in front in the fourth quarter.

Bash Townes, who battled a bevy of big Millwood bodies in the paint, led the Oaks with 16 points.

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White-Out Game Tonight at Home

DSC_5921You gotta love students with a sense of humor.

It’s a white-out tonight in the Treehouse for the quarterfinal game of the VISAA Division II tournament.

How appropriate is that?

The Oaks, 24-5 and enjoying a stellar season, are the third seed and play sixth seed Millwood, which defeated Hampton Roads Academy, 85-48, on Tuesday. Millwood is 22-9 on the season.

Millwood’s top scorer is Jermaine Matthews Jr., a 6-8 junior who averages 14 points a game.
Millwood gave the Oaks one of their few defeats, 57-51, on December 4 during a tournament game.

DSC_5946On Monday, Norfolk Collegiate lost in the TCIS Championship game to a deep Cape Henry Collegiate squad after playing them tough for the first half, 76-50. The Oaks may have lost the game, but they had the far superior student fan support with the black-out section standing and screaming the entire game.

The Oaks are ranked fourth in Division II and 19th in the state overall by Maxpreps while Millwood is ranked fifth and 20th overall.

So rent a St. Bernard, find a buddy with a four-wheel-drive and a plow, or put on those galoshes and snow pants and walk to Watt-Baker Gymnasium by the 5 p.m. tipoff.

This will be a tight one.



Bullock Earns Second at State Tournament.

IMG_4982Junior Chad Bullock earned a second-place finish at 220 pounds as the upstart Oaks wrestlers finished 13th out of 29 teams at the VISAA state wrestling tournament over the weekend.

Junior Chris Beck, who completed the season with a 44-2 record, suffered a tough luck, 1-0. loss in the semifinals and finished third.

IMG_4941Eighth grader Jacob Roth nabbed a seventh at 113 pounds while freshman Miles Edmond was sixth at 120 pounds.
For more pictures, go to Oaks Wrestlers. Thanks to Louis Roth for the tournament shots.

Team scores — 1. Benedictine 258; 2. St. Christopher’s 253.5; 3. Liberty Christian Academy 246.5; 4. Peninsula Catholic 131.5; 5. Cape Henry Collegiate 128.5; 6. Saint Stephen’s/St. Agnes 125; 7. Paul VI Catholic 122.5; 8. Norfolk Academy 117; 9. Episcopal 109; 10. Fork Union Military Academy 99; 11. Collegiate 94; 12. Woodberry Forest 91; 13. IMG_4542Norfolk Collegiate 83.5; 14. Bishop Ireton 83; 15. Bishop O’Connell 78; 16. The Covenant 76.5; 17. Fishburne Military 62; 18. Grace Christian 68; 19. Potomac 68; 20. Hargrave Military 62; 21. St. John Paul The Great 52; 22. Roanoke Catholic 36.5; 23. Trinity Episcopal 28; 24. Randolph-Macon Academy 22; 25. Bishop Sullivan Catholic 11; 26. Massanutten Academy 11; 27. Blue Ridge 9; 28. Miller 7; 29. Virginia Episcopal 0.

IMG_4556Finals —106: Phillips (LCA) d. McDonough (PVI) 4-2; 113: Prata (STC) d. Harvich (CHC) 11-4; 120: Leffew (LCA) d. Biller (BEN) 8-2; 126: Harvich (CHC) p. Zimmerman (PC); 132: Wyland (BEN) p. Rushing (PC) 1:31; 138: May (FM) d. Ryan (POTO) 10-5; 145: Engh (WBF) md. Hood 15-5; 152: Dupont (BEN) d. Davis (STC) 9-3; 160: Huemme (COV) d. Sakalas (ROAN) 4-3; 170: Bruce (LCA) d. Fergusson (STC) 1-0; 182: Law (CHC) d. Lawson (EPIS) 7-0; 195: Lanier (sTC) d. Gallahan (SSSA) 6-4; 220: Cavazos (FUMA) d. Bullock (NORC) 10-6; 285: Badley (STC) d. Frazier (PVI) 6-5.

Consolation — 106: Skillman (GRAC) by injury default; 113: Kissell (PEN) p. Redfearn (BEN) 4:13; 120: Sebetzki (FUMA) d. Maryk (WBF) 5-0; 126: Yamamoto (EPIS) d. Avgeros (BEN); 132: Cuttino (COLL) p. Ogle (LCA) :23; 138: Roper (COLL) d. Hale (STC) 7-4; 145: Cantrell (LCA) d. Walsh (BEN) 7-2; 152: Aveson (COLL) by injury default; 160: Susinski (BOC) d. Thoma (BEN) 4-2; 170: Beck (NORC) d. Charles (CHC) 3-0; 182: Ames (STC) d. Young (BEN) 3-1; 195: Lovisone (BI) d. Mertz (LCA) 3-0; 220: Wolk (LCA) p. McKnelly (NORA) p. 4:30; 285: Russell (LCA) d. Williams (BEN) 6-2.

Boys Romp; TCIS Championship Monday

They were hot, oh, they were hot.

The boys basketball team was on fire from the outside in the first quarter and then imposed their will on Walsingham Academy for the rest of Sunday’s contest, winning by 23 to earn a slot in Monday’s TCIS Championship game.

Norfolk Collegiate, ranked third among Division II private schools, also will host a quarterfinal state tournament game Wednesday at home.

DSC_5814On Monday, the Oaks play Cape Henry Collegiate, one of the top-ranked teams in the country, at Hampton Roads Academy at 7 p.m. Cape Henry defeated Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, 79-53, to get into the title tilt.

It’s blackout night. Pretend you’re a New Yorker and wear all black.

Against Walsingham, the Oaks played tough defense and never let the visitors get within a dozen points after the first quarter. They led by 13 at the half.

For more pictures, go to Oaks Hoops.

Norfolk Collegiate 75, Walsingham 52

WALSINGHAM: Smith 3, Washington 26, West 3, Brown 2, Seaman 18.

NORFOLK COLLEGIATE: Madison 7, Glover 2, Grant 9, McNair 4, Anderson 11, Chavis 15, Townes 27.




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