Gar-Field's wrestlers maintained its spotless record with a victory over Stafford. Loudoun Valley handed Handley its first Northwestern District basketball loss. Gar-Field's boys basketball team became the latest team in the Commonwealth District to make a run at the top spot with two wins last week and Woodbridge's girls basketball team remained unbeaten.
Gar-Field won two games last week to jump into the Commonwealth District race. The Indians defeted Fauquier (95-69) and Stafford (73-35) to raise their record to 7-4 in the district, 9-5 overall. Skip Saunders led four Indians in double figures with 16 against Stafford. Gar-Field outscored Fauquier. Jamel Perkins had 28 points in the victory over the Falcons.
Potomac crushed Osbourn Park, 78-49, to remain atop the Commonwealth standings. Mike Wardlaw scored 18 points and Shawn Wright 17 for the winners.
Stonewall Jackson won twice to move within a half game of Potomac. Jeremy Snyder led the Raiders with 22 points in a 72-57 win over Courtland. Tim Brown chipped in 17. Peter Giorgio paced the Raiders with 16 points as they beat Woodbridge, 66-48.
Loudoun Valley avenged an earlier loss to Handley with a 71-66 victory. Chris Leonard had 20 points and Eric Alder 18 as the Vikings (11-2, 6-2 in the district) closed to within a half-game of the Northwestern District-leading Judges (10-2, 5-1). Roger Corley had 24 for the losers.
Danny Vander Woude scored 48 points, grabbed nine rebounds and passed for nine assists in Seton's 97-75 win over The Heights of Potomac, Md. The 5-foot-9 senior guard made 20 of 23 free throws for Seton, which is 13-10 overall.
Top-ranked Woodbridge (16-0, 11-0) remained unbeaten as the Vikings pounded Stonewall Jackson, 51-30. Rebecca Wakefield had 17 points for the winners. Osbourn Park (12-2, 8-1) crushed Potomac, 63-34, to stay in striking range of Woodbridge.
Gar-Field got 23 points from the Commonwealth District's leding scorer, Jackie Carter, as the Indians raised their record to 8-2 in league play (11-4 overall) with a 59-41 victory over Fauquier. Robin Beasley and Charleata Beale each scored 14 points for the winners.
Woodbridge's A. J. Johnson ran his record to 14-2 with a technical fall over Potomac's Jim Thrall as the Vikings defeted the Panthers, 47-27, in a Commonwealth District wrestling match last week.
Gar-Field remained undefeated with a 44-14 pounding of Stafford. Gar-Field posted four pins and Stafford heavyweight Leonard Short suffered his first loss of the year as an injury cut short his match with Glen Baucom. Short suffered a rib injury in the first round and was forced to withdraw midway through the second period.
Stonewall Jackson won three nondistrict matches. The Raiders defeted two Northern Region teams, Stuart and Annandale, before pounding Manassas Park, 60-6, Adrian Joy remained unbeaten at 119 pounds.