To all those who are wondering and have been asking, Lee Scripture is home and recovering. A few more weeks and he will be up on his feet again, but in his words… “the sports still have to be written.”
Northumberland girls’ softball had a great week with two wins. Tuesday against Lancaster, they won 14 to 6. Lexi Grilakis went 2 for 4, Mackenzie Vanlandingham went 5 for 5, and Haley Wallace went 4 for 4.Thursday, Northumberland hosted Essex for Senior night. Channing Reynolds went 3 for 3, Lexi Grilakis went 2 for 4. In both games, Bailey Lewis was the starting and winning pitcher. Against Essex, she struck out 10 and only allowed three hits.
Boys soccer had a busy week with two losses and a win. Northumberland lost to Westmoreland and Rappahannock, but pulled off a close win against Lancaster for Senior night. The final score was 3 to 2 with both Bay Wiggins and Zach Moore scoring. Caleb Tarmon scored as well, with an assist from Martin Smith. Coach Smith said, “Both teams came out playing hard, but the Indians had a vast improvement in the short practice week from Rappahannock and Lancaster and came out ahead.” This week the Indians will be at W & L on Monday and then host Middlesex on Wednesday.
Last week was a busy week for the Lady Indians’ soccer team as well. They played West Point on Wednesday and brought home their first loss of the season, 0-7. Their record is currently 4 -1. West Point ladies came out strong, scoring three goals in the first half and followed by four in the second. The Indians had their moments and several opportunities to score, but couldn’t seal the deal. Goalie Jayne Bramblet had a great game and many saves. Jessica Lee and Layla Leo each had five steals, but West Point proved too much. Coach Fridenstine said, “They pass the ball very well and it’s hard to cover all of the players they put forward.” Friday night, the Lady Indians redeemed themselves against Essex. The Indians controlled the game from start to finish with a final score of 12-0. A goal scored by Abby Jennings with an assist by Layla Leo, in the first minute, started the game. Star Essex player, Heaven Walker, was held in check by the good defensive plays of Layla Leo and Keyaira Ball. Scoring for the Lady Indians were Abby Jennings with two goals and one assist, Layla Leo with three goals (called a hat trick in soccer) and one assist. Captain Jessica Lee scored two goals with two assists, Emily Rice with one goal and one assist, defender Jazman Mena with one goal, captain Grace Sisson with one goal, one assist, and five shots, defender Camdin Sisk with one goal, and goalie captain Jayna Bramblet with one goal. Several strong plays by Jessica Lee, Darrah Downing, Liz Ryard, and Keyaira Ball added to their success. The ladies did an outstanding job of shutting down the Trojans with only four shots, with two saves in the first half by Jayna Bramblet and another save in the second half by Cristal Acosta.
Northumberland Indians Track and Field team traveled to West Point for a meet with West Point, Cumberland, Richmond Christian Academy, Rappahannock, King William, and Northumberland. Cam Seldon was first in his heat of the 100-meter dash with a time that ranks him first in the state (10.81), which is his second fastest time ever. He also ran a PR in the 200 with 22.2, also ranking him first in the state. Grant Biddlecomb won the 400 with 53.9, which ranks him first in the region. Kyle Dobyns ran a PR in the 400 with a 57, placed third 300 meter (PR). Hawthorne Blackwell ran the 800-meter for the first time and placed fourth overall. Tremoni Rice placed fourth in the discus with 100’5, and seventh in the shot put. Jay Bea placed third in the shot put with 37’5 and sixth in the discus. For the girls, Key Morris ran a PR in the 400 meter dash placing him in second and eighth in the 800. Sophia Saparana placed fourth in the 800 and sixth in the 400. Trinity Smith placed seventh in the 400 (PR). Mia Bundy placed 12th in the 400 (PR). The girls 4x400 meter relay team of Sophia Saparana, Trinity Smith, Mia Bundy, and Key Morris placed second with a PR. The boys 4x100 meter relay team of Anthony Gregory, Terrell Howard, Bobby Clarke, and Cameron Seldon placed second in a close finish to beat West Point at the finish line. Terrell Howard ran a PR in the 200-meter dash as well. Ashley Burgess placed second in the shot put and third in the discus. Cassidy Lane placed third in the shot put and sixth in the discus. Cumberland girls won the meet with Northumberland placing fourth. King Williams’ boys won and Northumberland boys finished fifth.