Gar-Field's boys basketball team won its seventh straight game against to create a three-way tie with Potomac and Fauquier in the Commonwealth District basketball race. Loudoun Valley took advantage of Park View's upset of Handley to move into a first place tie in the Northwestern District.
Central's boys wrapped up the Bull Run District regular season title and Gar-Field's girls team helped Woodbridge take sole possession of first place and kept their own hopes for a regular season championship alive by ending an eight-game Osbourn Park winning streak.
Woodbridge's girls and boys track teams each captured the Commonwealth District meet. The top six qualifiers in each event advance to this weekend's Northwestern Regional at Virginia Military Institute.
Gar-Field won three games last week to stretch its winning streak to seven games, and moved into a first place tie with Fauquier and Potomac in the Commonwealth District. Osbourn Park, the only other team in striking distance, is one game behind the trio. Jamal Perkins of Gar-Field, Carlton Raymond of Fauquier and Ron Keyes of Potomac led their teams with outstanding performances.
Perkins, a five-foot-10 guard, scored 61 points in three Indians' victories over Osbourn Park (88-81), Stafford (83-55) and Courtland (88-70).
Raymond scored 43 points in two games. The senior guard scored nine of his game-high 18 points during the fourth quarter as the Falcons held off North Stafford. He had 25 ii Fauquier's 74-57 win over Stonewall Jackson, which knocked the Raiders from contention from the regular season title.
Keyes led Potomac with 28 points in a 63-61 win over Stonewall Jackson and scored a season-high 38 points in a 82-65 victory over Woodbridge.
Loudoun Valley won its only Northwestern District game last week and moved into a first place tie as Handley was upset by Park View. 61-59. David Matson scored 24 points to lead the upset of the Judges. Loudoun Valley was edged by Jefferson County (W.Va.), 69-57, in a non-district game but came back to rout Loudoun County Friday, 95-57, as Chris Leonard had 33 points. Handley also stumbled last Saturday, falling to neighboring rival James Wood, 89-85, in a non-district contest.
Central clinched the Bull Run District regular season title with victories over Page County (63-57) and George Mason (69-61). The Falcons, 18-1 overall and unbeaten in 15 district games, have one district game left with Rappahannock.
Danny Vander Woude scored 50 points to lead Seton past Engleside last Friday, 89-68. It was the sixth time this season Vander Woude, who went over the 3,000-point mark in his career, scored 50 or more points in a game this season.
Gar-Field made the Commonwealth District a three-team race again by downing Osbourn Park, 53-40, and ending the Yellow Jackets' eight-game winning streak. The Indians also routed Stafford, 47-23. Osbourn Park rebounded to handle Courtland twice last week, 65-44, and 59-24.
Woodbridge, which downed Stafford (68-26) and Stafford (73-35), took over sole possession of first place. Gar-Field (tied for second with Osbourn Park) meets Woodbridge Friday in the final game of the regular season.
In other action. Amy Bordaus scored 13 points, including a free throw which turned out to be the only points of two overtimes as Courtland edged Stafford 42-41.
Woodbridge's boys team eased to the Commonwealth District meet championship at Virginia Military Institute while the Vikings' girls squad dominated three long distance events to finish first. Both Vikings' squads successfully defended their championships.
Curtis Grundler and Jay Johnson led the Woodbridge boys, who finished with 141,5 points to easily outdistance second place Gar-Field (100 points). Potomac finished third with 72 points.
Grundler captured the 1,000 meter run with a time of 2:38.5, a half-second faster than teammate Mark Godfrey. Grundler also took first in the 1,600 meter run with Godfrey again taking second place.
Johnson won both the 300 and 500 meter in times of 36,2 and 1:07.4 Other Woodbridge winners were Terry Weir in the 3,200 meter run and Wendell Lockhart in the long jump.
Gar-Field was led by 55-meter hurdles' winner Dennis Toole and Jason Headley, who captured the triple jump: The Indians also won the 1,600 mete relay.
Potomac captured four events, including the 400 meter relay. Other winners for the Panthers were Bob Lund in the high jump, Aaron Swenson in the pole vault and Marcus Howard in the 55 meter hurdles.
Woodbridge's girls team scored just seven points in the first eight events, but dominated the 1,000, 1,600, and 3,200 meter runs, taking 14 of the 18 places and scoring 78 points out of a possible 93. The scoring in the three vents alone was more than enough to defeat James Wood, which finished second with 67 points. Woodbridge totaled 88 points. Third place Stonewall Jackson finished with 64 points.
Therese Langley led the Woodbridge charge with wins in the 1,000 with a time of 3:10.9 and in the 1,600 with a time of 5:29.8. Twins Alison Harris and Jennifer Harris placed two-three in both events. Megan Grundler captured the 3,200 with a time of 12:08.0.
Lisa Eastridge took first place in the high jump for James Wood, which also captured the 3,200 with a time of 1:08.0.
Nene Hosby led Stonewall Jackson to third place by capturing the 300- and 500-meter dashes. Vorita Pavis (long jump) and Kim Graham (55 meter dash) also won events for the third-place Raiders.
Alexis Clark led fourth-place North Stafford (41 points) with a win in the triple jump. Susan Moates of Gar-Field won the shotput while Fauquier's Julie McNichols took first place in the 55 meter hurdles.