Prep & Junior Prep Basketball Sweeps Woodberry Forest Tuesday
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 -- Game Recap
The Fork Union Prep basketball team held off Woodberry Forest, 45-35, to complete the doubleheader sweep Tuesday evening at the Thomas Gym.
The Blue Devils were led by Antonio Pua'auli-Pelham with 16 points and three rebounds, while Dontae Thornton followed with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.
"It was a great team effort. We shot 82% from the free throw line. The team played well enough to win and hopefully we can take this momentum into our other Prep League games. We are a team that usually plays better after Christmas break, so I look forward to the remainder of the season." -- Coach Pelham
Fork Union returns to the court Friday, Jan. 13 when it travels to St. Christopher's for a 6 p.m. tip.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Game Recap
The Fork Union Junior Prep basketball team rallied for a 45-39 win over Woodberry Forest at the Thomas Gymnasium Tuesday afternoon.
In a close contest throughout all four quarters, the Blue Devils held on strong for the victory as sophomores Larry Elder and Iosefa Pua'auli paced the squad with 10 points apiece.
"It was an all around team effort. It felt good to get back to our winning ways after a tough loss against Collegiate last week. We look forward to traveling to St. Chris on Friday." -- Coach Stephen Barnette
The Blue Devils return to the court when they travel to St. Christopher's Friday, Jan. 13 for a 4:30 p.m. tip.
Indoor Track Hosted the Jerry Cutright Classic Thursday
Thursday, January 12, 2017 -- Meet Recap
The Fork Union indoor track team welcomed five teams to the Estes Center for the Jerry Cutright Classic Thursday evening.
The Blue Devils won five events and recorded 16 top-five finishes.
- Long Jump: Nathan Disbrow (1st, 18-08.75), Harrison Duncan (2nd, 18-01.50)
- Shot Put: Brennon Garrison (3rd, 39-11.00)
- Triple Jump: Harrison Duncan (1st, 38-07.50), Daniel Reynolds (4th, 35-02.00)
- High Jump: Nathan Disbrow (1st, 5-10.00), Jonah Hamlin (3rd, 5-06.00)
- 55 Meter Hurdles: Will Stupalsky (1st ,8.39), Edmund Acevedo (5th, 9.58)
- 55 Meter Dash: Reynold Walbrook (1st, 6.65), De'Andre Brockington (2nd, 6.83)
- 500 Meter Run: Julian Yescas (2nd, 1:11.76)
"The meet was a great opportunity to develop our newer athletes. I am very proud of how our guys performed. We are looking forward to this weekend where our top group heads to Liberty." -- Coach Brown
The Fork Union indoor track team will return to the track this weekend when it travels to Liberty University for the two-day MileStat Showcase, starting Friday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.
Middle School Basketball Defeats STAB, 39-32
Thursday, January 12, 2017 -- Game Recap
The Fork Union Middle School basketball team held off Saint Anne's Belfield, 39-32, Thursday night in the Thomas Gymnasium.
The boys did a great job versus STAB. They are one of the most talented teams we will play all season. Our theme for season is ‘serving your teammates, caring for your fellow man’ and I think the entire team displayed those qualities during the contest. Everyone played, everyone contributed and everyone was happy for the team.
Keaton Clark did an outstanding job running the team at the point guard position and making big shots. Logan French was a force on the offensive and defensive glass as well as a shot-blocking presence. Ky Chandler took the responsibility of guarding their best player and rose to the challenge by disrupting their offense. This game showed how hard the boys are working, the growth that taken place this season and their potential to improve.
Thanks to everyone who came to the game and supported our guys, especially the Prep and Junior Prep teams! It displayed the unity of our entire basketball program. -- Coach Berry
The Blue Devils return to the court Wednesday, Jan. 18 when they host county-rival Fluvanna at 4:30 p.m.