Two Peninsula products will be among seven people inducted into the Virginia Military Institute Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 13 and 14.
Johnny Garnett, who went to Kecoughtan High and was in the Keydets’ class of 1978, was a versatile receiver and defensive back who played for two Southern Conference championship teams.
Ben Judge, a Denbigh High graduate, led VMI to the 1980 state indoor title by setting a meet record in the 400 meters and running a leg on the winning 1,600 relay. He also won both events in the Southern Conference indoor meet that year.
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U.Va. rising sophomore Hannah Solis-Cohen of New York earned gold and bronze medals at the 19th International Maccabiah Games in Israel. She earned gold with the U.S. women’s quadruple sculls and bronze with the U.S. women’s double sculls.
In women's soccer, two Cavaliers were honored as TopDrawerSoccer.com announced its Preseason Best XI teams. Junior midfielder Morgan Brian was named to the first team and senior defender Annie Steinlage, a transfer from Michigan State, was named to the third team.
National Spring Football League tryouts set
This developmental league, for players who are interested in trying to get into the NFL or Canadian Football League, will begin in March 2014 and include the Virginia Beach Stringrays.
Virginia Beach coach Dave Keeny said the Stingrays will hold a tryout for players ages 21-29 on Aug. 25 at Dre Bly Field at 1276 Baker Road in Virginia Beach. Registration is at 12:30 p.m., and the cost is $65. Tryouts begin at 2.
For more information, call Keeny at 484-529-3906.
Other teams in the league include the Arizona Racers, Boston Freedom Fighters, Florida Tide, Georgia Blaze, Los Angeles Xplosion, Ohio Pride, Oklahoma Cyclones, Rhode Island Navigators, San Antonio Defenders, San Jose Rush and Texas Heat Seekers.