Paul White, a longtime high school coach in the Northern Neck, was named Apprentice School's head football coach Wednesday. He served as an assistant coach last season for the Builders, working with linebackers.
"We are both excited and fortunate to name Coach White as our new head football coach," athletic director Keisha Pexton said. "After a long and thorough search, we determined that the best candidate to lead our football program was already on staff. His familiarity with our program, rapport with players, and previous coaching experiences at various levels is certain to contribute to a promising future for Builder football."
White was the athletic director and football coach at Mathews High for seven years. His 2011 Blue Devils finished 10-2 and advanced to the state quarterfinals, and he was the named Tidewater District and Region A Division I Coach of the Year.
Prior to Mathews, he served as head coach at Gloucester High and assistant coach at Ferrum College. He also had two stints as an assistant coach at Fork Union Military Academy.
White was a four-year letterman at Ferrum, where he was a starter on the 1988 and 1989 NCAA Division III South Region championship team. He was a co-captain of the 1989 squad.
No. 1 Virginia beat William and Mary 11-2 in Charlottesville.
The Cavaliers (31-6) limited the nation's No. 1 scoring offense to four hits. Two of them were doubles by Michael Katz, who drove in both runs for W&M (22-14).
Artie Lewicki gave up just one hit in five innings for the victory.
Matt Thaiss went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI to highlight Virginia's 14-hit night. Branden Cogswell added a pair of hits and also scored twice. Daniel Pinero singled, walked three times and also had a sacrifice bunt; he has reached base safely in his last 10 official plate appearances. ...
Host Christopher Newport beat Frostburg State 2-1 in one of Wednesday's three first-round games in the double-elimination Capital Athletic Conference tournament.
Senior left-hander Nick Santalucia (7-0) struck out a career-high 11 batters to outduel Bobcats starter Kenny Georgius (5-1). Tommy Vitaletti had three hits and stole a base for CNU.
With the score tied at 1 in the eighth, freshman A.J. Nicely singled to right field, scoring Curtis Pittman with what proved to be the winning run for the Captains (21-13). Bryan Bierlein worked around two hits in the ninth for a save, dropping Frostburg State to 23-9.
The event will resume Friday at top-seeded York (Pa.), where the Captains will face Salisbury. ...
Vimael Machin homered and drove in four runs to lead VCU (26-8) to a 13-1 win over Norfolk State (12-20) at The Diamond.
The Rams (26-8) had four extra-base hits. Three VCU pitchers combined to limit NSU (12-20) to just two hits in a contest that was shortened to seven innings due to the 10-run rule.
Hampton earned a split of a doubleheader against George Washington, winning Game 2 7-3 after losing Game 1 5-4.
GW (16-24-1) bolted to a 5-0 lead by the first game's fourth inning. The Pirates (16-18) couldn't quite catch up, though freshman Danielle Budden -- the reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week -- had three hits and two RBI for HU.
Game 2 featured HU freshman Kayla DeSchepper, who batted 3-for-3, stole home as part of a double steal. She joined Taylor Clark in driving in two runs each for interim coach Michael Pelegrino's squad.
Jecholia Pratt pitched a six-hitter for her fifth win of the season.
Ashton Marshall had 11 points, including the 300th of her career, as host CNU (9-6) routed Southern Virginia 20-0.
Marshall contributed six goals and five assists to join Meghan Harkey and Kaitlin Quigley in CNU's 300-point club. Fellow senior Jessica Singer added seven points, including five assists.
The Knights, in their first season, fell to 1-11.
Brendan Short and Joe O'Connor netted three goals apiece -- their first collegiate hat tricks -- as CNU (10-4) won 17-4 at Southern Virginia in Buena Vista, snapping a two-game losing streak.
The Knights fell to 0-15.
No. 15 seed Tulane earned the right to face the tournament host, No. 7 Old Dominion, Thursday in the Conference USA tournament’s second round by ousting No. 10 East Carolina 4-0 at Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
Apprentice heavyweight Ian Jones and Old Dominion 184-pounder Jack Dechow made the Virginia Sports Information Directors' all-state first team, which primarily was dominated by U.Va. and Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech swept the top awards, with Wrestler of the Year Devin Carter -- the NCAA runner-up at 141 pounds -- Rookie of the Year Joey Dance, a 125-pounder, and Coach of the Year Kevin Dresser.
ODU's second-teamers included Brandon Jeske (125), Chris Mecate (141), Alexander Richardson (149), Tristan Warner (157) and Billy Curling (174).
International League:Julio Borbon drove in three runs and Caleb Joseph had three hits as the Norfolk Tides (4-9) ended a four-game slide by beating host Durham 9-6 in a series opener.
The Bulls (10-4) pulled out to a 4-1 lead in the first inning, but Eddie Gamboa steadied himself by holding Durham scoreless in the next four innings. He finished with seven strikeouts.
The Tides went ahead 6-4 with a three-run third inning, but the Bulls pulled even by scoring in the sixth and seventh.
Norfolk broke the tie in the eighth when Henry Urrutia hit an RBI double following walks by Borbon and Jemile Weeks. Brett Wallace's sacrifice fly to center brought home Weeks.
Preston Guilmet, recently acquired by Baltimore from Cleveland, worked a 1-2-3 ninth for a save.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels earned a split of a two-game series with Reading, beating the Fightin Phils 4-1 Wednesday afternoon at The Diamond.
The Squirrels took the lead for good in the sixth.
Tyler Graham reached on a fielding error by third baseman Cesar Hernandez. Brett Krill followed by lining a double into right-center field. Matt Duffy then singled through the right side of the infield to plate Graham for a 2-1 lead.
Squirrels right-hander Austin Fleet (1-0) earned the win in relief. He worked two scoreless innings to stretch his string of scoreless innings to 9 1/3.
Bill Saunders, one of the Peninsula’s best age 60-and-over players, beat Heritage High’s Darnell Wilkins 8-3 on Hampton Tennis Center’s clay to win the 14th annual Mary V. Bicouvaris Memorial Tennis Tournament.
The made-for-television match will be shown on NNPS at a time TBA.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun