December 3 FUMA Athletics Newsletter

The Blue Devil Report from Fork Union Military Academy's Athletic Department is your source for weekly updates on the Fork Union Blue Devils. Here's the latest from @FUMAathletics.


  • Weekly Recap
  • Featured Stories: PG Basketball, Junior Prep Basketball, Swimming
  • Next week's schedule
  • Fall Athletic Awards
  • Swimmer Tarek Aboelthana Selected to Join Egyptian National Team
  • Alumni in Action

Weekly Recap

  • Fri., Nov. 18 -- PG Basketball vs. Notre Dame Prep: LOSS, 53-58
  • Sat., Nov. 19 -- PG Basketball vs. St. Thomas Moore: WIN, 81-72
  • Wed., Nov. 30 -- Middle School Basketball at St. Christopher's: LOSS, 21-72
  • Wed., Nov. 30 -- PG Basketball at VMI: WIN, 81-30
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 -- Junior Prep Basketball vs. Hargrave: WIN, 51-29
  • Thurs., Dec. 1 -- Prep Basketball vs. Hargrave: LOSS, 52-84
  • Fri., Dec. 2 -- Middle School Basketball vs. Virginia Episcopal: WIN, 47-37
  • Fri., Dec. 2 -- PG Basketball vs. Washington Academy: WIN, 95-66
  • Sat., Dec. 3 -- PG Basketball vs. Washington Academy: WIN, 69-52

PG Basketball Runs Past VMI

Wednesday, November 30 -- Game Recap

After a 10-day Thanksgiving break, the Fork Union PG basketball team traveled to Virginia Military Institute Wednesday and defeated its club team, 81-30.

Zach McIntire led the team with 16 points, while Jasiah Perry added 12 of his own. Blake Burdack crashed the boards with a team-high eight rebounds.

"Going to VMI and seeing the school was a wonderful experience for the team. The team executed well and took a great first step coming out of Thanksgiving break." -- Coach Donohue

PG Basketball Records Third-Straight with Win over Washington Academy

Friday, December 2-3 -- Game Recaps

On Friday, Fork Union hosted Washington Academy and was led by LePear Toles with 19 points and later completed the sweep over WA with a 69-52 victory on Saturday.

Fork Union will be back in action Tuesday, Dec. 6 against Virginia Prep Sports Academy at 6:45 p.m. in the Thomas Gym.

Junior Prep Basketball Downs Hargrave Military

Thursday, December 1 -- Game Recap

The Fork Union Junior Prep basketball team opened its season with a 51-29 victory over Hargrave Military Academy Thursday night at the Thomas Gym.

Larry Elder paced the squad with 12 points, while he and Iosefa Pua'auli led the defense with three steals each.

"Our team did an awesome job controlling our emotions and executing our game plan, especially for it being our first game of the season. Coach Reggie Barnette and myself could not have been more proud of the way our guys came out and performed against a rival team." -- Coach Stephen Barnette

The squad will return to the court Tuesday, Dec. 6 when it kicks off a triple header at 3 p.m. Junior Prep and Prep host Blue Ridge in back-to-back contests, while the PG team will face Virginia Prep Sports Academy at 6:45 p.m.

Tamas Novoszath Competes at AT&T Winter Nationals

PG swimmer Tamas Novoszath has been competing at the 2016 AT&T Winter National Championships since Wednesday and will complete competition Saturday evening.

After a rough morning swim in the 500 freestyle on Thursday, Novoszath calmed his nerves and dominated the evening session. The Hungarian took four seconds off his personal best and recorded a 4:23.32 mark that would have placed him 11th overall, but since he swam in the C final, he could only place 17th.

On Friday, Novoszath took two whole seconds off his lifetime best in the 200 freestyle, which was both a school record and a US OPEN qualifying swim. He finished ninth overall and qualified for the evening's B final.

Novoszath raced extremely well in the finals of the 200 freestyle, taking .12 off his morning swim, 1:37.59. Watch Novoszath's race below:

Novoszath will complete competition Saturday evening in the 1650 freestyle. To watch Novoszath's final day CLICK HERE.

Up Next in FUMA Athletics

  • Sat., Dec. 3 - Wrestling at Hargrave Military Academy
  • Sat., Dec. 3 - Swimming at AT&T Winter National Championships
  • Sat., Dec. 3 - Indoor Track at Real Deal Track Classic: 8:30 AM
  • Mon., Dec. 5 - PG Football vs. Canadian Federation Bowl: 11:30 AM
  • Tues., Dec. 6 - Middle School Basketball at Collegiate: 4:30 PM
  • Tues., Dec. 6 - Junior Prep Basketball vs. Blue Ridge: 3:00 PM
  • Tues., Dec. 6 - Prep Basketball vs. Blue Ridge: 5:00 PM
  • Tues., Dec. 6 - PG Basketball vs. Virginia Sports Academy: 6:45 PM
  • Wed., Dec. 7 - Wrestling at Albemarle High School
  • Wed., Dec. 7 - Indoor Track vs. FUMA Mini Invitational: 4:00 PM

Bold and Italics denote home contests.

Fall Athletic Awards Ceremony

On Friday, December 2 during Commandant's Call the Athletics Department celebrated the 2016 fall season with an awards ceremony. Each squad announced its annual post-season awards.

Below is the video of the celebration, which includes all award winners:

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Tarek Aboelthana Selected to Join Egyptian National Swim Team

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fork Union Military Academy’s Tarek Aboelthana has been selected to join the Egyptian National Swimming Team, the Egyptian Swimming Federation announced Wednesday.

Aboelthana, a breaststroke specialist, is a postgraduate student at Fork Union, who recently signed with Oakland University last month.

“This is a great accomplishment for Tarek," said Fork Union head swimming coach Ryan Campbell. "He came to Fork Union as a descent breaststroker, however, in just a few months he has shown a large amount of improvement, taking almost 5.5 seconds off in the 200 breaststroke and 1.5 seconds off in the 100 breaststroke, which has helped him not only sign with Oakland University, but also be selected for his national team. I attribute this drastic improvement to the fact that Tarek worked very hard and took advantage of the unique environment that Fork Union offers, allowing him to fully focus on both his academics as well as his athletics without distraction. I look forward to seeing what he can do going forward.”

Aboelthana will begin training with the Egyptian National Swimming Team in the coming weeks in preparation for the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, which will be held on Aug. 23-28, 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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