Area Sports News
The Mathews High School varsity softball team picked up a pair of shutout victories this week.
The Devils beat the homestanding Dukes, 4-2.
The night culminated with a second-place finish for the girls.
They improve the squad’s overall record to 6-3; 3-1 in the Tidewater District.
The GHS duo of Chris Smith and Jacob Cheatham won the men’s double in 3:04.1.
The rowing team netted much improved results over its first regatta just two weeks before.
The girls posted two more Peninsula District tennis sweeps in recent play to stay perfect with one regular season match remaining.
The Blue Devils won in five innings in a game shortened by the slaughter rule.
The event raised $1,600 to help establish a scholarship fund in the memory of former GHS teacher Joyce Bascombe who died in January.
To challenge the young rowers, the GHS coaches entered them in varsity events and the Dukes placed in both.
The Gloucester High School varsity Dukes are tied with Woodside.
For many of the rowers, this was their first racing day on the Class A Occoquan course.