Broadway girls soccer ended their season with a 4-1 loss to Harrisonburg in the Valley District tournament. Broadway coach Seth Crissman was named Valley District Coach of the Year. First-team selections include Vanessa Morgan and Jess Bergan. Allie Sawyer and Brianna Zook were named to the second team.
On the boys team, Evan Hylton and Tyler Skinner were second-team selections.
Six boys and five girls on Stonewall Jackson High School’s soccer teams were selected to Shenandoah All-District teams. Ed Juarez was named Player of the Year. Joining him on the first team are sophomore forward Roberto Cardoso and junior midfielder/forward David Dobson. Second-team selections include sophomore midfielder Edgar Cardoso and sophomore midfielder Jonas Jacuinde.
Boys coach Nate Hissong was Coach of the Year.
Juniors Michaela Koontz, Taylor Koontz and Rhea Jett earned first-team honors, while junior Hope Madaris and senior Christina Chroninger were second-team selections.
In the Valley District tournament, the Gobblers softball team lost to regular-season champions Fort Defiance Thursday 5-1 at Harrisonburg High School. They defeated Brookville Tuesday night in Region III action. Both Fort and BHS qualified for the Region III tournament, which started Monday. Turner Ashby won a play-in game Monday 7-6 over Alleghany and will meet Fort Defiance today the quarterfinals.
All-District teams were not available at presstime.
On Friday night, second-seeded Broadway routed No. 5 seed Fort Defiance to win the Valley District tournament title in Staunton. Broadway (17-6) enters regional play this week.
Josh Eberly was named Valley District Player of the Year. The catcher had seven triples, seven doubles, 25 RBIs, 10 steals and 26 runs scored in 20 games. Other first team selections include first baseman Ian Eberly (.443), outfielder Nathan Wisman (.529) and pitcher Quinn Arbogast (3-2, 2.35 ERA). Designated hitter Dalton Morris was a second team selection.
Broadway junior Holly Knupp was scheduled to play this week in the Region III singles quarterfinals tournament at E.C. Glass. Nursing an ankle injury she suffered last week during a match against Spotswood, Knupp may decide to opt out. The injury forced Knupp to forfeit her match Thursday against Spotswood’s No. 1, Delaney Westwood, and gave the Blazers a 5-0 win against BHS and a bid to the state tournament. Broadway was also down its No. 2 player, Sarah Donaire, after a leg injury ended her season.
SJHS Track and Field
John Michael Pirtle won a Region B title Thursday in the 110m hurdles in 15.24 seconds. The Generals mile relay team of Trevor Warner, Cody Stout, Devon Martin and Dylan Shirley were narrowly edged in the final event of the meet, the 4x400m relay, to finish second to Strasburg 52-51.
Pirtle was also third in the 300m hurdles in 41.43.
Dylan Shirley was third in the long jump with a mark of 21-09.75; third in the 400m in 50.5; and fifth in the triple jump, 43-01.75.
Cody Stout was second in the 1600m in 4:35.36 and fourth in the 800m in 2:04.
The girls’ only state qualifier was Ashton Davis, who finished second in the 400m in 1:01.88. The girls team finished 11th.
Top six places advance, as well as those athletes who have met qualifying marks in previous meets. The Group A state meet is Saturday at Radford University.
BHS Track and Field
Broadway’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams combined for six individual titles, five more than any other Valley District school at the Region III track meet Saturday at Turner Ashby High School.
Gobbler senior Allison Corbo won both the girls’ 1600 meters (5 minutes, 17.22 seconds) and 3200 meters (11:51.90) less than two hours apart. Richard Robinson was the other multi-event winner for BHS, taking the boys’ 100 hurdles (14.59) and the 300 hurdles (40.02).
Broadway senior Joseph Martin won the boys’ 400 (50.69) and junior Katie Stroup the girls’ discus (122 feet, 4 inches). BHS had the only event winners from Harrisonburg/Rockingham County schools.
Morgan Boswell was the only Valley District athlete to post three state qualifying marks in individual events: the 100 (fifth place), 200 (fifth) and triple jump (sixth).
Also qualifying were Jacob Dunlap, third in the shot put and fifth in the discus.
E.C. Glass swept the boys’ and girls’ meets.
The Gobblers had the highest point totals on both the boys’ and girls’ among Valley teams, placing sixth in boys (39) and seventh in girls (35).