Track and field:
Peninsula Catholic’s Molly McKenna ran two Peninsula all-time No. 1 times in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Raleigh, N.C.
On Friday, McKenna ran 17 minutes, 30.55 in the 5,000 meters, a rarely run high school outdoor event, finishing 14th in the race. Then on Saturday, she ran 10:49.44 in the emerging elite 2-mile run to finish fourth. She already had the top Peninsula times in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races earlier this year.
Phoebus’ Carolyn Brown ran a career-best 11.69 in the girls 100 meters, finishing seventh.
Hampton’s Chantel Ray, a leading contender in the girls 100 hurdles, fell during her qualifying heat. And the Crabbers’ girls 400-meter relay ran 46.92 in trials, but did not advance to the final.
Phoebus’ Charles Graham finished fifth in the 110 hurdles in 13.97. That’s the No. 8 time in Peninsula history. In trials, he ran 13.96, which equals the No. 3 time.
Group 5A:Hickory rolled past Stone Bridge 9-1 in Northern Virginia to reach the state Group 5A championship game.
The Hawks earned their way into Sunday's final on Robinson's field as junior left-hander Connor Eason, who has committed to pitch for the Virginia Cavaliers, struck out eight in the first six innings.
Stephen Polansky drove in a run with a first-inning single, Ryan Berglund hit a two-out RBI double in the second, and the Hawks all but ensured the triumph when Zach York hit a three-run double in the sixth.
Hickory will face Douglas Freeman, the Richmond-area team that beat the Hawks for the South Region crown. Freeman cruised past Freedom of South Riding 7-0 behind pitcher Daniel Lynch.
Western Branch overcame McLean 5-4 at Robinson to reach Sunday's 6A title game against Chantilly.
Jordan Mason, the Bruins' No. 9 batter, drove in two of their first three runs.
Group 2A:Page County scored five runs in the final inning, the seventh, to beat King William 5-2 for the Group 2A state crown in Lynchburg.
South County beat First Colonial 1-0 in the 11th inning on Caitlin Maglich's RBI double to right field.
The win earned South County a spot in the title game against unbeaten Cosby, which seeks its second state championship in three years.
James Moreno, who scored twice in a semifinal win over Grafton, netted a breakaway goal in the final seconds of regulation to send Loudoun County past Midlothian 1-0 for the state championship in Lynchburg.
Moreno is the son of former D.C. United standout Jamie Moreno.
Washington-Lee of Northern Virginia shut out Grassfield 1-0 in a semifinal.
Derryck Aquice scored midway through the first half, and the Arlington squad made the lead hold up.
Group 4A:Dominion, which beat Tabb 1-0 in a semifinal Friday, beat Jefferson Forest 13-12 in penalty kicks to win the Group 4A state final at Liberty University. The game was tied at 3 after two overtimes.
George Mason won its state-record seventh consecutive VHSL championship, beating Maggie Walker 2-1 in Radford as junior Ava Roth scored twice.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun