Courtland continued to roll toward its second straight Commonwealth District title while Park View's victory over Loudoun Valley muddled matters in the Northwestern District. Strasburg and Clarke County each won to set up this weekend's clash for first place in the Bull Run District.
Courtland's Stephan and Rondell Banks combined for 179 yards rushing as the Cougars made Osbourn Park victim number eight, 17-0. Elsewhere in the Commonwealth District Gar-Field held Potomac to under 200 yards in offense in a 20-7 win, and Fauquier handed James Wood its third consecutive shutout loss, 27-0. Woodbridge remained in a tie for second place as running backs Brian Comey and Rob Lawrence rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' win over North Stafford. Stafford kept pace with Woodbridge and Fauquier as it got by Stonewall Jackson, 20-16.
Park View's Tony Conway rushed for 153 yards and the Patriots shut down Loudoun Valley running back Kenny Sims and the Vikings in a 34-7 rout. The Patriots' victory jumped them into into a three-way tie for second place at 3-1. Loudoun Valley, Broad Run and Park View all trail Handley (4-1) by one-half game.
Handley continued to roll behind quarterback T.M. Dickinson and running back John Doleman. Doleman rushed for four touchdowns and Dickinson passed 293 yards and another score in a 49-17 victory over winless Loudoun County.
Broad Run running backs Ricky Roberts and Mike Duffy combined for 200 yards rushing and three scores in a 36-12 win over Paul VI. Tailback Pat Kincheloe took over for injured starter Billy Teel and rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns in Osbourn's 20-0 win over Warren County.
Strasburg handed Brentsville its fourth straight loss, 27-14. Mike Whittle rushed for 75 yards and Chris Mullins returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown.
Clarke County slipped by Manassas Park, 7-0, on Tony Williams' touchdown run. George Mason, which two weeks ago broke a losing streak covering parts of three seasons, won its second straight, defeating Central, 15-0. Stonewall Jackson moved into second place, two games behind the unbeaten leaders with a 18-12 win over Page County.
Strasburg's Staci Richard had 18 points and eight rebounds as the Rams routed Manassas Park, 61-26. Carolyn Guinn joined Richard in double figures with 10 points. The Rams's win combined with Clarke County's upset of Page County moved them into a first place tie. Both teams have 12-2 Bull Run District records.
Clarke County jumped to a 30-16 halftime lead against Page and held off the Panthers by getting 19 points from Jennifer Jones.
Warren County came close to its second win in 15 games, but dropped a 42-39 decision to Central despite four three-pointers and 20 points from Julie Yeabower.
Woodbridge clinched the Commonwealth District team championship and a berth in the Northwestern Regional Tournament this week in Roanoke by defeating Potomac, 9-0. Potomac upset Gar-Field, 8-1, in the semifinals before falling to the undefeated Vikings, who shut out Stonewall Jackson, 9-0, in the semifinal round.
Woodbridge number one player Lisa Arakaki, who defeated Gar-Field's Lisa Ward last week for the district singles title, advanced to the regional singles meet this week in Roanoke. Arakaki and Alison Cackowski, the district doubles champions, will compete in the regional doubles competition.
Woodbridge's boys and girls cross country teams captured the Commonwealth District championship with ease last week. Curtis Grundler, who covered the 5,000 meters in 15:47, paced five Viking runners who placed in the top nine. On the girls side, Michelle Farmer captured the meet with a time of 18:30. Three of her Woodbridge teammates joined her in the top six finishers.
Clarke County's girls cross country team repeated as Bull Run District champions with a 37-67 victory over second place Stonewall Jackson. Becky Runion of Central set a meet record with a time of 17:59 for the 3.1 miles. Michele Herron was the first Clarke County finisher, placing third with a time of 20:30.
Strasburg team held off George Mason to take the boys cross country title. George Mason, led by Richard Murr who set a meet record with a time of 15:39, finished four points behind the Rams. James Krabill finished third for Strasburg, the first of four Rams' runners in the top 10.