Undermanned Oaks Win First Dual

The Oaks won the battle of undermanned teams last Wednesday downing Greenbrier Christian Academy 30-12.

Five wrestlers earned wins — 106 Max Edwards, 113 Truman Skaggs, 126 Porter Foster, 132 Jacob Roth, and 285 Jake Rosenblum.

With just six wrestlers, including three eighth graders, it’s been a challenging season for the Oaks.

One highlight has been the wrestling of Jacob Roth, who won the Ram Rumble and is undefeated for the season.

Following a first round bye at the Ram Rumble, the third seeded Roth dismantled the rest of the field. First, pinning Martinez of Jamestown in 47 seconds. Then tech-falling Bell of Western Branch 19-3 in 3:45, he then major decisioned Latta of York 12-3. Jacob punched his ticket to the finals by pinning second seeded Sorensen of Grafton in 2:58. Jacob earned his 4th tournament title of the year with a solid 5-2 victory over top seeded Jordan Robins of Lafayette.

At the Franklin Bronco’s Duals, freshman Truman Skaggs and senior Jacob Roth won all five of their bouts. Truman won his first four bouts by pin and closed out the day with a free wheeling 15-10 over-time victory! The finest outing of his young wrestling career.

Senior Captain Jacob Roth(17-0) cruised to a 5-0 record on the day and finished with a pin in 1:28 vs. Deep Creek’s Tyler Merrill who had won his 100th match earlier in the day. Jacob also had an amazing 12-second pin in the previous round.

Eighth graders Porter Foster 132, Ty McKay, and Jake Rosenblum wrestled well against tough competition on the day.


Boys Down Christian; Battle Tops 1,500 Points

The boys basketball team continued to roll through an up and down season with a 64-51 win over Norfolk Christian on Saturday, upping their record to 13-7 with a host of TCIS contests on the horizon.

Junior Jordan Battle, a scoring machine, topped 1,500 points in his career and shows no sign of slowing down. He is averaging more than 28 points per game, one of only two players in double figures on the team. He also leads the team in assists and rebounds.

The team plays away this weekend, then is back at the Tree House for a pair of conference games next week.

For more pictures and video, go to Oaks basketball.


Sailors 11th at Atlantic Coast Championships

Norfolk Collegiate finished 11th out of 20 teams invited to the 2018 Atlantic Coast Championship sailed off of Annapolis this past weekened.

Ranney School from New Jersey won the event while Virginia’s Christchurch School was second.

Schools from as far away as Indiana, New Jersey, Maine, and Illinois competed.


Another Winning Season Ends in State Semis for Girls Tennis

Another winning season ended for the Oaks girls tennis team with a defeat to Norfolk Christian School in the state semifinals.

Collegiate defeated Fredericksburg Academy in the quarterfinals before falling to the Ambassadors.

Team members were Anabelle Groves, Caroline Jordan, Margaret Lockhart, Sydney Matthews, Calie Quinn, Ellis Robertson, Catherine Sarris, Julianna Selig, Audrey Spurgeon, Corey Tharp, Gabrielle Toomy, Solana Wesley, and Caroline Wynne.


Field Hockey Team Falls in TCIS Quarterfinal

The varsity field hockey season ended with a 4-0 loss to Cape Henry in the TCIS quarterfinal.

Team members were Nolwen Andre, Lucy Bashara, Molly Beegle, Annabeth Cary, Allison Casper, Elizabeth Connors, Blair Given, McKenzie Grigg, Jackalyn Gulley, Shelby Hall, Charlotte Herndon, Victoria Jones, Sylvia Mack, Abigail McMonagle, Kyleigh O’Brien, Frances Pierce, Emily Scott, Megan Silverman, Emma Wentworth, and Anna Winn.

For more pictures from the season, go to Oaks Field Hockey.

Girls Volleyball Ends Season on High Note

The varsity volleyball team went out in style, finishing their season with a comeback win over Green Run, 18-25, 25-18, 25-11, 26-24.

The Oaks were 3-8 midway through the season. No final record has been posted.

Teams members were Kaitlyn Baxter, Maria Behling, Bren Coakley, Pascale Disch, Hailey Hux, Caroline James, Kaitlyn Kaplan, Caely Kloc, Ava Link, Emily Myers, Brooke Rogers, Skylar Tessler, and Mackenzie Woodson.

For more pictures, go to Oaks Volleyball.


Oaks Sailors Sixth in Mid-Atlantic Championship

The Oaks braved heavy winds on the East River in New York to finish sixth over the weekend in the Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Sailing Association team racing championship.

Christchurch School won the event. Norfolk Academy finished ninth.

Sailing for the Oaks were Chris Robertson ’19, Matt Wright ’19, Parker Purrington ’19, Ray Domena ’19, Harrison Thomson ’22, Sam Beck ’21, Robert Chase ’22, and Maggie Campbell ’22.

In the Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association state championships a week earlier, Norfolk Collegiate teams finished third behind two Christchurch teams and seventh.

For more pictures from the weekend and the season, go to Oaks Sailing. Thanks to parent Scott Robertson for the pictures from New York.

Boys Soccer in TCIS Championship Game Today

 The boys soccer team, the number two seed, plays for the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championship at Cape Henry at 4 p.m. today.

The Oaks earned the title shot with a 3-1 win over the Steward School last week. Junior Nick Howlett scored in each half and fellow junior Braeden Thomson added a second-half goal as the Oaks advanced to the championship for the first time since 2010. 

Norfolk Collegiate 3, Steward School 1

G-NC, Howlett 2, Thomson; SS, Maiese

Sailors Race to TCIS Title

The Norfolk Collegiate sailing team won its fourth consecutive TCIS title Thursday afternoon on the Elizabeth River.

Chris Robertson was named TCIS Sailor of the Year. Ray Domena, Matt Wright and Parker Purrington were named to the All-TCIS team.

The team competes in the VISA Fleet Championships today at Christchurch.

For more pictures, go to Oaks Sailing.


Boys Soccer Wins TCIS Quarterfinal; Semifinal at Home Today

The boys soccer team cruised past Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 5-0, on Tuesday and plays Steward School at home today at 4:30 p.m. in the tournament semifinals.