It is the time of year that champions are crowned and several area teams claimed titles last week. Lee captured the girls Group AAA state soccer championship and Chancellor won the boys Group AA state soccer crown. James Monroe won the Group AA state tennis title. Lake Braddock won the girls Group AAA state track championship.
Chantilly and West Springfield captured Northern Region championships in softball and baseball, respectively. Potomac won the Northwestern Region softball title. Girls Soccer
Lee completed a perfect 20-0 season with a 13-0 rout of First Colonial to win the state championship. It was the Lancers second state title and first unbeaten season. Lee won the state crown in 1985.
Jonnell Berry scored four of the Lancers state-record 13 goals. Jamilia Ashford, Kirstyn Woodside and Brandy Stafford added two goals apiece. Boys Soccer
After regulation time, two overtimes and two sudden death periods, Chancellor defeated Blacksburg, 2-1, to win the Group AA state championship. Following the sudden death periods, the Chargers outscored the Indians, 3-2, in penalty kicks to claim the title.
Steve Heck scored the Chargers goal in regulation and Donnie Hart, Buddy Kourouklis and Jeff Hopkins converted penalty kicks.
Hopkins scored three goals in the Chargers easy 5-0 semifinal victory over York County. Neil Collins assisted on three goals and the Chancellor defense limited York County to only one shot. Boys Tennis
James Monroe claimed its first state tennis title with a 7-2 victory over Salem. The Yellow Jackets defeated Franklin in the semifinal, 7-2. The Yellow Jackets finished the season with a perfect 15-0 mark.
Seniors Jussi Koivisto and Tyler Harding each won their singles matches in both contests and combined to win in doubles against Franklin. Baseball
Jaime Warren hammered two home runs and Bill Martz added a big three-run shot as West Springfield came-from-behind to defeat W.T. Woodson and win the Northern Region title, 12-7.
Woodson appeared poised for its second straight region crown with a 7-1 lead after 3 1/2 innings and standout pitcher Doug Newstrom on the mound. But the Spartans struck for four runs in the fourth and five in the fifth for the decisive runs. Martz's three-run homer was the big blow in the fifth inning.
West Springfield and W.T. Woodson advanced to the state tournament in Richmond this week. Girls Softball
Potomac and Chantilly won their respective region titles with convincing victories. Chantilly defeated Oakton, 9-2, and the Panthers overcame Halifax, 5-2.
The Chargers took advantage of six Oakton errors and a consistent rain to defeat the Cougars. Chantilly pitcher Scarlett Bowen handled the wet conditions favorably, striking out seven and allowing only five hits.
Both teams advanced to the state tournament.
Potomac pitcher Sheri Costa limited Halifax to six hits and Xandra Bense homered in the first inning as the Panthers claimed a 5-2 victory for the Northwestern Region crown. Track
Lake Braddock claimed the girls state title with a 36-34 edge over runnerup Hampton.
The Bruins set a meet record in the 3,200 meter run as Carey Foor, Kerry Newberry, Heather Schwalber and Angel Carbone teamed to post a 9:31.6.
Meghan McCarthy won both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs. McCarthy clocked a 5:00.00 in the 1600. Her 11:03.2 in the 3200 was enough to defeat Herndon's Alexa Lange (11:10.6) and Stafford's Kelly Donahoe (11:17.1).
Shavonne Dargan of Gar-Field won the triple jump (38-feet-8) and Dionne Dodson of Stuart captured the shot put (41-8 1/2). Devon Lindahl of West Springfield took first in the 800 meter run (2:15.1).
T.C. Williams finished second in the boys championship. Heritage totaled 46 points to edge the Titans with 40 points.
The Titans set a meet record in the 3,200 meter relay as Alain Koukoui, Maxwell Massaquoi, Troy McNeil and Jesse Gipson teamed to clock a 7:48.6.
Dennis Toole of Gar-Field was a double winner. The senior sprinter captured the 110 high hurdles (14.03) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (37.15). Tommy Cooke of James Wood posted a 14-feet-6 to win the pole vault.
Robinson's Durmia Marshall won the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.68 seconds. Mayura Bogollagama of Marshall won the 3,200 meter run in 9:26.9. Crew
Washington-Lee posted two second-place finishes at the U.S. Scholastic Rowing Regatta in Camden, New Jersey. The Generals finished behind LaSalle (Pa.) in the varsity boys heavyweight eight and runnerup to St. Joseph's (Pa.) in the varsity boys lightweight eight.