Grafton High two-way lineman Michael Maloney said he will play football at VMI.
Maloney, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound senior, said VMI recruited him as a preferred walk-on.
Maloney was recruited by Keydets assistant Greg Harris, a star tight end on Tabb's 1990 Division 4 state championship team. Maloney, a second-team All-Bay Rivers District selection on the defensive line, hopes to work his way into scholarship money. He said VMI will wait until practice begins to decide which side he'll play.
Pointers' Roane chooses SpidersWest Point junior Aaron Roane told Richmond's coaches early this week that he would become a Spider, according to West Point coach John Fulks and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Roane, 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, played linebacker and running back last season for the Pointers. The Spiders "like him on either side of the ball," Fulks said.
New Kent's Allen on state second teamNew Kent senior Steven Allen was voted to the Virginia High School Coaches Association Group AA all-state boys basketball second team.
The Bay Rivers Player of the Year averaged 20.6 points, 5.8 steals and 4.7 assists and made 79 3-pointers in leading the Trojans to a 25-3 record, the Bay Rivers District title and a berth in the Division 3 state semifinals.
McAdoo, Rickmond among state's bestThe Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association all-state basketball teams were full of Hampton Roads players, especially in Divisions II and III.
In Division II, Norfolk Christian star junior James McAdoo was named the Player of the Year. Blessed with international experience, he led the Ambassadors to the state championship for medium-sized private schools. Norfolk Christian's Michael Allen was chosen as Coach of the Year.
The D-II first team also included Walsingham Academy's Corey Brown, Christchurch's James Ford, William and Mary-bound Brandon Britt of Atlantic Shores, Cape Henry Collegiate teammates Terrell Allen and Demetrius Pollard, and Norfolk Christian's Mike Murray and Dontrell Silver.
In Division III, for smaller independents, Tidewater Academy added top honors to its state title. Casey Rickmond was named Player of the Year and Walter Westbrook was picked as Coach of the Year.
The D-III first team included Tidewater's Tommie Starkes, Hampton Christian's Bobby Thomas, Isle of Wight Academy's Daniel Brown and Williamsburg Christian's Deron Powers. The second team included IWA teammates Brandon Black and Brandon Privette and Tidewater's Austin Westbrook.
In Division I, Bishop O'Connell of Arlington swept the top honors. Kendall Marshall — who, like McAdoo, has committed to play for North Carolina — was the Player of the Year, and Joe Wootten was Coach of the Year.
ElsewhereIn boys soccer, Kecoughtan's Max Wayman-Arndt scored with less than a minute left in regulation to force overtime, and Josh Richardson's header gave the Warriors a 2-1 win at Salem in Virginia Beach. ... Almost all of Friday's baseball and softball was rained out. In baseball, today's games now include Denbigh at Menchville at 1 p.m., Woodside at Bethel at 2, Gloucester at Warwick at 2 and Phoebus at Kecoughtan at 3.
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