North Stafford High School has named former Wolverines assistant coach Tripp Burton its interim boys basketball coach.

Burton, an assistant at North Stafford from 1996 to 1998 and an assistant last season at Stafford High School, replaces Eric Neff, who resigned this summer to become assistant principal at Manassas Park.

The Wolverines went 28-39 under Neff, including 9-13 last season.

High Schools

Brentsville Wins, 69-53

Brentsville's girls basketball team gave new Coach Amy Beard a win in her first game as head coach with a 69-53 victory over Amherst on Thursday night in the Fauquier Times Democrat Tip-Off Tournament at Liberty High School.

With the win, the Tigers will play host Liberty, a 55-41 winner over George Mason, in the tournament championship tonight at 7:30.

. . . Matt Pophin scored three goals as Emmanuel Christian's boys soccer team got its season off on the right foot with a 7-2 victory at Notre Dame on Thursday. Mike Young added two goals for the Flames.

Football

Victory on the Road

The Virginia Monarchs semipro football won its United Football League opener last Saturday, defeating King George, 30-12, on the road.

Quarterback DeWayne Wilson threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Steven Greene, and running back Steve Willowby rushed for two touchdowns. On defense, safety Alonzo Robinson took an interception 95 yards for a touchdown, and cornerback Junior Scott made six tackles and picked off his 13th pass of the season. Scott had 14 interceptions last year.

The week before, Scott had three interceptions and Charles "Moose" Carter scored on a 23-yard run as the Monarchs avenged their only loss of the season with a 9-0 victory over the Richmond Hornets. It was the defense's fourth shutout of the season.

The Monarchs (7-1) will host the Baltimore Rams at Gar-Field High School tonight at 7.