Area Sports News
Justin Adams and Kate van Emmerik each earned All-State honors, placing in the top 15 individually.
After beating Northampton on Nov. 13 in the first round of regional play, the Mathews High School varsity volleyball team then fell on Saturday afternoon in the regional semifinals to the eventual 1A East champions from Altavista.
The Gloucester High School field hockey team added the first-ever 5A South Region crown to its growing list of achievements last week.
The boys defied the odds and took first place, narrowly beating out the very strong Altavista team (68) by a score of 65 points.
If Mathews had won the game, the Devils would have had a good chance to make the Conference 42 playoffs.
The Mathews High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams both dominated their Conference 42 foes last Wednesday.
The Dukes were slated to play Kellum yesterday in a regional battle for a state bid.
The Dukes finished the year with a 2-7 record against Peninsula schools; 2-8 overall.
The Lady Blue Devils defeated the visiting Lady Chargers, 25-4, 25-22 and 25-17.
The Mathews High School varsity football team had its best performance of the year last Thursday night.
Gloucester got on the board when James Scott took the ball 80 yards for a score late in the first half to make it 15-7 at the break.