Top five moments
Mathews' James Pavik Jr. entered the Group A state wrestling tournament with a 24-0 record. And to cap his senior season, he pinned all four opponents at state in the 220-pound weight class to win the state championship.
2. PONY EXPRESS BACKFIELD EXPLODES
Mr. Pavik didn't only wrestle. As part of the one-two punch of the Pony Express backfield, he and Chris Davis ran wild in a 73-64 victory over West Point. Pavik scored six touchdowns and rushed for 317 yards, while Davis scored five times and had 223 yards.
3. CAN'T STOP CHRISTCHURCH'S FOOTBALL TEAM
A 48-15 victory finished off a 10-0 season and gave Christchurch the VISAA Division II football championship. Christchurch outscored its opponents 419-65. The fewest points the Seahorses scored in a game was 30 and the most they allowed were 15.
4. GREAT DAY FOR WILLIAMSBURG CHRISTIAN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS
Winning one state championship is tough enough, but in early March the school won two. The girls team rolled past Amelia Academy 70-43 for the VISAA Division III title. Then the boys knocked off Christ Chapel of Woodbridge 59-37 for the boys Division III title.
5. NOT TO BE OUTDONE, HRA WINS TWO IN A DAY, TOO
At the Freedom Aquatics Center in Manassas, the Navigators swam to Division II titles. It was the boys' first since 2008 and the girls' first since 1998. HRA broke 10 team records in the meet and Jeff Scott was named state coach of the year. Hollis Allen won the boys' 100 breastroke.
Five athletes to remember
1. DERON POWERS | WILLIAMSBURG CHRISTIAN
Powers finished his career at WCA with more than 2,000 points and more than 500 assists. He was the VISAA Division III state player of the year and accepted a scholarship from Hampton University. As a senior, he averaged 21.2 points a game.
2. COREY BROWN | WALSINGHAM ACADEMY
Brown scored more than 1,300 points during his time at Walsingham. He was a Tidewater Conference all-star for three years and was named to the VISAA all-state team three times. He will play at Randolph College next year.
3. KIMBERLYN SCHINDLER | DENBIGH BAPTIST
She was outstanding on the volleyball court, earning all-state honors and a scholarship to Liberty University. She was both the Metro Conference and VISAA Division III player of the year. She also excelled in basketball, earning all-state honors in that sport, too.