January 20 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.


  • Athlete of the Week - Will Stupalsky (Indoor Track & Field)
  • Weekly Recap
  • Featured Stories: Indoor Track & Field, PG Football, Wrestling, PG Basketball
  • Next week's schedule

Athlete of the Week

Will Stupalsky -- Indoor Track & Field

Indoor track and field's Will Stupalsky has been named this week's Athlete of the Week for clearing 14 feet in the pole vault and was a member of the 4x400 meter relay that leads the state with a time of 52.7 this past weekend at the MileStat Showcase. In addition to this past weekend's performance, the junior won the 55 meter hurdles last Thursday at the Jerry Cutright Classic with a time of 8.39.

"Will Stupalsky had a great week. He continues to improve in the hurdles and he was fantastic at the Showcase in both the pole vault and 4x400 relay. He narrowly missed 14’6 and showed great leadership in the 4x400 by volunteering for a hurt athlete." -- Coach Brown

Weekly Recap

  • Fri., Jan. 13 -- Junior Prep Basketball at St. Christopher's -- LOSS, 31-45
  • Fri., Jan. 13 -- PG Basketball vs. Combine (Myrtle Beach) -- WIN, 89-76
  • Sat., Jan. 14 -- Wrestling at Western Albemarle Tournament -- 4th
  • Sat., Jan. 14 -- PG Basketball vs. Hargrave Military (Myrtle Beach) -- LOSS, 80-83
  • Tues., Jan. 17 -- Junior Prep Basketball at Trinity Episcopal -- LOSS, 53-66
  • Tues., Jan. 17 -- Prep Basketball at Trinity Episcopal -- LOSS, 76-93
  • Wed., Jan. 18 -- Middle School Basketball vs. Fluvanna -- LOSS, 28-31
  • Thurs., Jan. 19 -- PG Basketball at Pfeiffer University -- WIN, 97-88

Indoor Track & Field Competes at MileStat Showcase

Saturday, January 14, 2017 -- Meet Recap

The Fork Union indoor track and field team traveled to Lynchburg, Va., for the two-day MileStat Virginia Showcase this past weekend at Liberty University.

Notable MileState Virginia Showcase Times:

  • Pole Vault: Will Stupalsky, 14-ft, t-2nd overall
  • 300 Meter Dash: Ebruba Etta, 36.04, 12th overall
  • 2 Mile: Julian Yescas, 10:02.80, 18th overall
  • 4x200 Relay: De'Andre Brockington, Nathan Disbrow, Reynold Walbrook, Daniel Reynolds, 1:31.68
  • 4x400 Relay: Ebruba Etta, Nathan Disbrow, Giovani Degrottes, Logan Justice, 3:29.26

Fork Union will return to action when it hosts the 38-team Fred Hardy Invitational Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.

PG Football Hosts Annual MLK Combine

Monday, January 16, 2017 -- Event Recap

The Fork Union PG football program hosted its annual MLK Combine this past Monday at the Estes Athletic Center.

The Blue Devils welcomed 15 student-athletes to campus who are interested in joining the program next season. The event started at 9 a.m. with a campus tour, followed by several workouts that lasted throughout the day.

The event was highlighted by the return of FUMA PG alum Marc Washington who is a football coach in Greenville, S.C.

"Our MLK combine started us on our journey of selecting the best prospects for our program. We are looking for players who will immerse themselves in the concepts of our school. The concepts of body, mind and spirit are supported by our value systems. We begin a new year with these mottos: Be a team of destiny — Know our situation — Every play is magnified — Rise and Grind." -- Coach Shuman

Wrestling Hosts Dual Meet in the Thomas Gym in front of the Corps

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Event Recap

The Fork Union wrestling team hosted dual matches against Armstrong High School and Grace Christian Academy on Wednesday in the Thomas Gym in front of the Corps of Cadets.

The Blue Devils faced Armstrong first, followed by Grace Christian Academy, and downed both teams convincingly.

The highlight of the night was eighth-grader Messiah Levy, who at the time had only been on campus for two-days. The newcomer defeated Grace Christian's Will Swain in the 106 weight class for his first-career win as a member of the Fork Union wrestling team with a dramatic takedown and pin.

The Blue Devils return to the mat Saturday, Jan. 21, when they travel to county-rival Fluvanna at 9 a.m.

PG Basketball Travels to Myrtle Beach to Face Combine & Hargrave

Friday, January 13, 2017 -- Game Recaps

The Fork Union PG basketball team traveled to Myrtle Beach to face Combine Academy and Hargrave Military Academy in the Myrtle Beach Classic this past weekend.

The Blue Devils got off to a hot start, downing Combine Academy, 89-76, before dropping a close game against Hargrave Military Academy, 83-80. Lamont McManus led the squad with 21 points against Combine Academy, while Darian Peterson recorded a team-high 20 points against Hargrave Military.

"Myrtle Beach was an amazing trip! We played in two great games against Combine Academy and Hargrave Military Academy at Myrtle Beach High School. I was very proud of the effort from the guys. They showed great class in how they represented our school." -- Coach Donohue

The Blue Devils return to the court Friday, Jan. 20 when they complete a two-game road trip at Pfeiffer University. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Up Next in FUMA Athletics

  • Fri., Jan. 20 -- PG Basketball at Pfeiffer University -- 3:00 PM
  • Fri., Jan. 20 -- Junior Prep Basketball vs. Christchurch -- 4:00 PM - THE CUBE
  • Fri., Jan. 20 -- Swimming & Diving vs. FUMA Diving Invitational -- 4:45 PM
  • Fri., Jan. 20 -- Prep Basketball vs. Christchurch -- 5:45 PM - THE CUBE
  • Sat., Jan. 21 -- Wrestling at Fluvanna Duals -- 9:00 AM
  • Sat., Jan. 21 -- Indoor Track vs. Fred Hardy Invitational -- 10:00 AM
  • Sat., Jan. 21 -- Junior Prep Basketball vs. Saint Anne's Belfield -- 12:00 PM -
  • Sat., Jan. 21 -- Prep Basketball vs. Saint Anne's Belfield -- 1:30 PM -
  • Mon., Jan. 23 -- Middle School Basketball vs. New Community School -- 3:00 PM
  • Mon., Jan. 23 -- Junior Prep Basketball vs. New Community School - 5:00 PM
  • Tues., Jan. 24 -- PG Basketball at Massanutten Military Academy -- 7:00 PM
  • Wed., Jan. 25 -- Wrestling at Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft
  • Thurs., Jan. 26 -- Middle School Basketball at Fluvanna Middle School -- 4:30 PM
  • Thurs., Jan. 26 -- Junior Prep Basketball vs. Trinity Episcopal -- 5:00 PM
  • Thurs., Jan. 26 -- Prep Basketball vs. Trinity Episcopal -- 6:45 PM

Bold and Italics denote home contests.

All home basketball events will be streamed live on the CUBE. Click here to see the event schedule.

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