Like last year's, this season's Tabb High field hockey seniors finished their careers without losing a Bay Rivers District game (the district tournament loss in 2010 counts only against the overall record).
As impressive as that is, numerous groups of Bay Rivers seniors can claim the same. Jamestown's girls tennis teams and Lafayette's boys swim teams went years without losing a district game, and, like Tabb, ran off impressive consecutive state championship streaks.
The legacy this year's Tabb seniors leave goes beyond the field, however. A look at the info sheet passed out prior to the 10-0 win over Smithfield on Senior Night includes an impressive list of academic achievements.
Eight of the nine seniors are National Honor Society members and most are members of multiple honor societies. Many of the Tabb players plan to enter the medical field, while another will study engineering in college.
And here's the answer to those wondering if Tabb is all talent or a combination of talent and chemistry. Virtually every one of the seniors listed team meals and similar bonding experiences as their fondest memories.
Tabb's seniors are Morgan Ames, Alison Harmatz, Madison Landers, Hayley Mills, Betsy Wusk, Hailey Vann, Marissa O'Brien, Macy Peebles and Chelsea Portuese.
District rushing leaders
Not only will the Jamestown-Lafayette game Friday help in determining the playoff situation for both teams, it will go a long way toward deciding who wins the Bay Rivers District rushing title. According to our unofficial statistics, Lafayette's Jahlil Green and Jamestown's Daivon Turner are tied for the district rushing lead at 842 yards each.
Below are the top rushers in the district. Look for other individual and team stats on the Inside the Bay Rivers District blog on Thursday.
Rushing leaders: Jahlil Green (Lafayette) 842 yards, Daivon Turner (Jamestown) 842, Brent Hinson (Tabb) 788, Devonte Dedmon (Warhill) 701, Jake Brown (Tabb) 628, Kajoun Johnson (Bruton) 548, Trey Lee (New Kent) 536, Dylan Bartells (Grafton) 518, Najai Williams (Smithfield) 516, Connor Tsigaridas (Lafayette) 484, Kapri Doucet (Bruton) 437, Grayson Boyce (Poquoson) 430.
Rams' Steck ranked high
Lafayette High's Kurtis Steck is the only Bay Rivers District cross country runner listed in the latest Cream of the Crop rankings from Mile Stat. Steck is ranked No. 15 in the state for all classifications, and leads the Rams to a No. 9 ranking among all schools: AAA, AA and A.
The highlight of his season is a third-place finish in the (elite) A division of the William and Mary Invitational. Steck ran 16:12 to help the Rams finish fifth.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun