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Wednesday's multi-sport high school roundup: Grafton's softball win all but ensures York of BRD crown; Jamestown's Reynolds pitches no-hitter

GolfHigh School SportsCourtney Smith

Softball:

Grafton earned an 8-1 home triumph against New Kent, virtually ensuring that York (14-2) will capture the outright Bay Rivers District championship.

Hannah Olson batted 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles for the Clippers (14-4). ...

Arianna Reynolds pitched a five-inning no-hitter and struck out 10 as Jamestown breezed past Lafayette 19-0.

Courtney Smith batted 4-for-4 with three RBI for the Eagles (5-12), while Kailey Smith, Jessica Stone and Maddie Maharty belted home runs. ...

Trish Webb struck out 10 as fifth-seeded Isle of Wight Academy beat No. 4 Highland 11-1 in Warrenton in a Virginia Independent Schools Division II quarterfinal.

The Chargers advance to Thursday's semifinals at Dinwiddie Sports Complex, south of Richmond. They will face top-seeded Greenbrier Christian.

Girls tennis:

York shut out Southampton 5-0 and Lafayette defeated New Kent in the Colonial Rivers Conference 25 semifinals, clinching berths in the Group 3A East Regional.

First, the Falcons and Rams will meet in the conference final Thursday at York — the undefeated Falcons won 7-2 over the previously unbeaten Rams Monday on Lafayette’s courts.

York's singles winners Wednesday were the top three of Teresa Alvarez, Gaby Tersigni and Kristin Dantzler, plus Courtney Jenkins and Casey Jutras. ...

In a regular-season contest, Kayla Ervin and Felicia Tucker combined for three team points as the top of the lineup to help Smithfield defeat Bruton 7-2. ...

Great Bridge won all three doubles matches to edge Warwick 5-4 in a matchup of two of the PenSouth Conference's best teams.

No. 1 Casey Williams was among the Raiders' four singles victors.

Boys tennis:

Third-seeded Poquoson upended host York 5-4 in a dramatic Colonial Rivers Conference semifinal, earning the right to travel to Colonial Heights for the tournament final Thursday and gaining a spot in the Group 3A East Regional.

The Islanders took a 3-2 lead on the second-seeded Falcons with singles victories by No. 1 Sam Washburn, No. 2 Tyler Moore and No. 4 Jay Brooks. Tuan Nguyen made it 4-2 by edging his opponent 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) on line 6.

But York, which won all three doubles to win 5-4 at Colonial Heights late in the regular season, almost pulled off another trifecta. Brothers Ethan and Walter Buck won 8-4 at No. 2 doubles and the Falcons won 8-3 at 3, meaning the team match hinged on No. 2.

Moore and Trace Cruz trailed 7-6 and 8-7 in the pro-set but forced a tiebreak at 8-all. In that tiebreak, the Falcons led 6-4, but the Islanders won six of the last eight points -- including the final pair.

Bruton shut out Smithfield 9-0, ending the Packers' regular season at 1-8.

The Panthers, led by reigning Bay Rivers singles champ Kurt Mittmann, could be a major factor in the Group 2A East playoffs.

Boys soccer:

West Point beat nearby rival New Kent 4-2.

Golf:

Isle of Wight Academy and Atlantic Shores shot 382s at Kiskiack in Williamsburg to share the Metro Conference tournament championship.

Atlantic Shores' Tyler Putnam took the medal with a 14-over-par 85, edging Isle of Wight seventh-grader Sydney Grimes by a stroke.

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