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Sunday, December 23, 2012

SATURDAY WRAP: Green Dragon Relays, PH in T-DIT....

The 30th Annual Green Dragon Relays took place Saturday in Richmond's Arthur Ashe Center, with Lee-Davis and Atlee participating and turning in several strong performances!

--Madison Angus of Lee-Davis finished 3rd in the girls pole vault at 9 1/2 feet...
--Michael Doggett of Lee-Davis finished 3rd in the boys pole vault at 12 feet...
--Austin Cannon of Atlee WON the boys shot put at 50 feet, 3.5 inches, his teammate Evan Griffey placed 3rd at 44 feet, 3 inches...
--Logan Shearon of Atlee, a freshman, placed 3rd in the girls high jump at 4 1/2 feet, just ahead of Lee-Davis' Dawnyshia Griffin...
--Dallas Tennessee of Lee-Davis finished 2nd in the girls long jump at 17 feet, 1/2 inch...
-- India Lowe of Atlee was 4th in the girls triple jump at 32 feet, 7 inches, followed by teammate Cierra Shelton in 5th (32 feet, 2 3/4 inches)..
--Derek Henderson of Atlee was 4th in the boys triple jump (38 feet, 4 3/4 inches), followed by teammate Javaughn Gordon at 38 feet, 1/2 inch.

In track events....

--David Segovia of Atlee WON the boys 55 meter hurdles in 8.23; Lee Warren of Lee-Davis finished 3rd at 8.27 with Atlee's T.J. Warren 5th at 8.70.
--Bonny Turnage of Lee-Davis easily WON the girls 1600 meters (5:31.49), with teammate Hailey Warren finishing second in 5:43.82.
--Maggie Morgan of Lee-Davis WON the girls 1000 meter freshman run in 3:39.44, with 8th grader Mary Kate Roberson of Atlee placing 2nd (3:47.83) and Lee-Davis' Shelby Rathert third (3:49.82).
--Michael Bright of Atlee finished 2nd in the boys 1000 meter freshman run in 3:05.60.
--Highland Springs won the girls 4 X 200 relay in 1:54.67, but Lee-Davis and Atlee placed 2nd and 3rd respectively (1:56.29 and 1:56.37).
--Lee-Davis finished second to Highland Springs in the boys 4 X 200 relay at 1:41.85...
--Atlee cruised to VICTORY in the girls and boys 4 X 800 relays: the girls won in 10:58.34, the boys at 8:55.89.  The girls won by 30 seconds, the boys by nearly seven.
--Atlee and Lee-Davis finished one-two in the girls 4 X 400 freshman relay....
--Lee-Davis WON the boys 4 X 400 freshmen relay in 4:08.73...
--Lee-Davis took second in the girls 4 X 400 relay in 4:32.66...

And in the final race of the day, Atlee fell just short of winning the boys 4 X 400 relay, finishing second to Varina.  The Blue Devils came in at 3:46.97, the Raiders under a second behind at 3:47.63. Lee-Davis was third at 3:50.88.

Congrats to all participants!!

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Unfortunately for Patrick Henry's girls basketball Saturday, their shooting was as icy as the cold drink containers in the concession stand.  Varina took full advantage of the Patriot baskets not falling to retake a lead, then hold on to defeat Patrick Henry 62-60 in the 5th place game of the Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament at the Siegel Center Saturday afternoon.

Summer Price, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, poured in 32 points, half of them in the fourth quarter when the Patriots were desperately trying to erase a small but consistent Varina lead.  Jasmine Pinder had one of her better offensive outputs in some time, scoring 14.  Amber Lee had 6, low for her, as she was bit by the "cold shooting bug", as were others, in the second half.  Three-pointers, runners in the lane, even a point-blank layup for Price, all missing their mark.

That was enough of an opening to allow Varina, led by Mia Fitts' 19 points, to erase a 31-27 halftime deficit to march to victory. Varina moves to 10-1 with the win, while Patrick Henry moves to 9-2 and must next prepare to play the one team they did defeat in the tournament, Deep Run, on Thursday January 3rd when Colonial District play heats up.

Patrick Henry is alone in first in the Colonial at 5-0, while every other team has at least two district losses.  The Patriots beat Deep Run in a nip and tuck battle Friday 52-49.






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