Wednesday's/Tuesday's multi-sport high school roundup: Menchville's Jury, Avery combine to pitch softball no-hitter vs. Hampton

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Alexa Jury and Mary Blake Avery joined forces to pitch a seven-inning no-hitter as Menchville (8-7, 1-1 PenSouth Conference 10) beat visiting Hampton 8-0 Wednesday.

Jury pitched the first four innings, and Avery completed the last three. Kelsey Sweeney, who scored two runs, and Leah Andrews each had two of the Monarchs' 11 hits. ...

Pinch hitter Kaitlyn Finney hit a two-run walk-off single for New Kent (10-3) in the seventh inning to overcome Jamestown 3-2.

Finney singled with line drive into shallow right-center, handing Eagles pitcher Adrianna Reynolds a tough-luck loss. Abby Spangler singled and Dani Foster reached base on a throwing error to spark the rally.

Track and field:

Lafayette won the boys and girls divisions in the Bay Rivers District championship meet. ...

Peninsula Catholic's Molly McKenna won two events and was named the most valuable runner in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championship meet Tuesday at Norfolk Academy.

McKenna won the 800- and 1,600-meter races.

Other Peninsula Catholic winners included Martine Hunnicutt and Phillip Harpen in the girls and boys 3.200 meters, respectively, and the boys 3,200 relay. Hampton Roads Academy's David Watlington won the boys triple jump and Walsingham's Duncan Hamra won the boys discus.


New Kent rolled past Jamestown 10-0 in five innings as Tyler Lambert pitched a five-hitter, batted 2-for-3, drove in two runs and scored twice.

That win came on the heels of the Trojans' dramatic 10-9 victory Tuesday over Smithfield as Steven Carpenter belted a two-run hit over the left fielder's head with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Trojans led 6-1, then saw Smithfield score eight consecutive runs. But New Kent responded with two in the sixth to cut the margin to 9-8, then won on Carpenter's blast. ...

Clayton Kennedy and Jake Rivard combined to strike out 14 and pitched a four-hitter as Great Bridge won 7-0 at Warwick.

Boys soccer:

Andrew Smith scored on a well-placed 30-yard shot from the left side five minutes before halftime, enabling Warwick (12-0) to earn a 1-0 victory at Heritage (2-8).

The Hurricanes had several chances to pull even against the unbeaten Raiders, but goalkeeper Robert Kelsick and the Warwick defenders turned them away. ...

Gunnar Copeland scored twice and Neil Harris had a goal and an assist as Smithfield beat New Kent 7-1.

Boys tennis:

York (5-3) knocked off previously unbeaten Colonial Heights 5-4 in dramatic fashion, winning all three doubles pro-sets to overcome the Colonials' 4-2 home-court edge.

Colonial Heights, south of Richmond, came into the match 10-0. But, led by the tandem of brothers Ethan and Walter Buck at No. 1, the Falcons won two tiebreakers and an 8-6 pro-set for a Group 3A Colonial Rivers Conference 25 win. ...

Chesapeake teams handled Peninsula squads in a pair of PenSouth Conference 10 matches, with Hickory shutting out Gloucester 9-0 and Great Bridge blanking Warwick 9-0.

Girls tennis:

York improved to 8-0 with a dominant 9-0 win over Colonial Rivers Conference foe Colonial Heights. The Falcons lost just five games in nine matches.

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