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Tennis Team Comes up Just Short; Finishes Second in State

The Oaks were tied with Covenant School after the singles matches during Saturday’s state championship match, but couldn’t get over the hump in doubles, losing two of three matches to fall, 5-3.

Seniors Alex Loope, Austin Beale and Alex Duvall won their individual matches for Collegiate. The loss ended a stellar season for the Oaks.


Girls Fall in Semifinal

The Oaks girls soccer team just couldn’t solve the Norfolk Academy defense this season. They were unable to score in three games and Friday in Richmond that meant they lost, 1-0, in the Division I state semifinal.

The team ended the season 16-4. Senior Cameron Brown, who is headed to Brown University to play soccer, was named TCIS Player of the Year.

Molly Beegle, Sarah Smallets, Ashby Larkin and Shelby Hall were also named to the team.

The Oaks have advanced to at least the state semifinal game in the last four years.

In 2014, they won the state title. In 2015 and 2017, they lost in the semifinal. And in 2016, they were runner-up to St. Catherine’s School.

TCIS ALL Conference
First team

Cameron Brown, Norfolk Collegiate; Hannah Antonick, Norfolk Academy; Leigha Arcand, Hampton Roads; Katie Atherton, Cape Henry; Molly Beegle, Norfolk Collegiate; Abby Herrod, Nansemond-Suffolk; Veronica Hine, Bishop Sullivan; Anna Longacher, Cape Henry; Mackenzi Mills, Norfolk Academy; Emily Santana, Bishop Sullivan; Lauren Shohan, Hampton Roads; Sarah Smallets, Norfolk Collegiate; Taylor Smith, Cape Henry; Ruthie Techanchuk, Norfolk Christian; Haley Young, Norfolk Academy.

Second team

Kaitlyn Antonick, Norfolk Academy; Madison Capps, Norfolk Christian; Shelby Hall, Norfolk Collegiate; Kelly Hogan, Nansemond-Suffolk; Rebecca Jackson, Peninsula Catholic; Lindsay Kovalcik, Hampton Roads; Ashby Larkin, Norfolk Collegiate; Ginny Lynch, Walsingham; Laiken Speagle, Walsingham.





Tennis Team Wins; Plays for State Title on Saturday

The boys tennis team won their semifinal match, 5-1, over the Steward School in Richmond today and plays for the state title on Saturday.

The team plays Covenant at 11 a.m. Saturday for the Division II championship.


Tennis Team Triumphs; Semifinal on Friday

Senior Alex Loope, headed to Davidson, won No. 1 singles and teamed with Justin Silverman to take No. 1 doubles to lead the Oaks to a 6-2 win over North Cross in the Division II state quarterfinal. Senior Austin Beale also won 10-4 at No. 4 singles.

The third-seeded Oaks play in the semifinal at noon Friday at Collegiate School in Richmond.


Girls Win; State Semifinal Friday

Cameron Brown, Ashby Larkin, Shelby Hall and Hannah Beale scored in a penalty kick shootout after the state quarterfinal game against Trinity Episcopal went past overtime and the fifth-seeded Oaks prevailed, 2-1.

The team plays top-seeded Norfolk Academy at 4 p.m. Friday in Richmond. Collegiate bowed to Academy, 3-0, Monday in the TCIS championship game.


Cameron Shot, Corner

Baseball Season Ends with TCIS Loss

The baseball season ended with a loss at Norfolk Christian in the opening round of the TCIS Tournament.

The Oaks ended the season with a 6-10 record, the highlight a win over Cape Henry during the regular season.

For more pictures, go to Oaks Baseball.


Postponements: Soccer, Tennis, Golf in TCIS Today

Three teams are in TCIS tournament action today postponed from Friday and the weekend.

The golf team plays in the TCIS tournament all day. The tennis team, ranked number 3 in the state in Division II, plays at Norfolk Academy in an abbreviated TCIS tournament. And the girls soccer team, seeded fifth in the state in Division I, plays Norfolk Academy at ODU at 5 p.m. in the TCIS title game.

The girls soccer team is scheduled to open the state tournament at Trinity Episcopal, seeded fourth, on Tuesday.



Girls Win; Play Academy for TCIS Title Today

The girls soccer team, the defending TCIS champions and 2016 state runner-up, defeated Cape Henry, 2-1, on Wednesday and play at 4:30 today at ODU against Norfolk Academy for the 2017 TCIS title.

Shelby Hall broke a scoreless tie seconds into the second half with a goal against Cape Henry. Ashby Larkin added insurance with minutes left before Cape Henry scored a desperation goal to make it tight in the closing seconds.

The Oaks and the ‘dogs played to a 0-0 draw in the regular season.


Shelby Goal v. Cape Henry, TCIS Semifinal
Ashby Goal

Girls Win; Play Cape Henry in TCIS Semifinal Today

The girls soccer team, the defending regular season and tournament TCIS champions, crushed Norfolk Christian Academy Tuesday, 4-0, in the tournament quarterfinal.

Molley Beegle scored twice and Ashby Larkin and Emma Kalingking scored once as the Oaks turned a 1-0 halftime lead into a rout.

The team plays at home today at 4:30 against Cape Henry. The Oaks lost to the Dolphins during the regular season.

For more pictures and video, go to Oaks Soccer.

Molly Goal
Molly Goal


Softball Demolishes Sullivan; Plays Greenbrier Today

The softball team, enjoying a strong season, defeated Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, 23-0, last week and is headed to the TCIS quarterfinals today against Greenbrier Christian.

Sophomore Allison Casper earned the win for the Oaks. The team is 4-6 on the season.

For more pictures, go to Oaks Softball.

Norfolk Collegiate 23, Bishop Sullivan 0

Norfolk Collegiate 341 78 — 23 12 1

Bishop Sullivan 000 00 — 0 3 3

W—Casper (4-6). L—Smith. HR—Casper (1).