High School sports

Athletes of the Week: Manchester Valley wrestling’s Chad Shaffer and Chesapeake-AA basketball’s Ashley Chew

Chad Shaffer, Manchester Valley wrestling, athlete of the week


Chad Schaffer

Manchester Valley, wrestling


The senior 138 pounder went 7-0 at the two-day Bauerlein Duals at the former North Carroll High, reaching a milestone on the way in Saturday’s final day. After recording his 100th career win, he claimed a 7-2 decision over Loyola Blakefield’s Owen Dixon in the dual-meet final. The Mavericks finished runners-up to the Dons with a 7-1 team mark. Schaffer is 8-0 on the season and 101-38 for his career. Last season, he won a Carroll County crown and placed sixth at the state championships.

Ashley Chew, Chesapeake, Sr., girls basketball, athlete of the week


Ashley Chew


Chesapeake-AA, basketball

The senior guard showed her versatility in the Cougars’ 58-41 win over Milford Mill last Wednesday, earning a double double with a career-high 35 points to go with 13 rebounds. In addition, the captain contributed four assists and four steals to lead the Cougars (1-2) to their first win. In her third varsity season, Chew is averaging 17.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.7 steals. A three-sport standout, Chew also plays forward for the Cougars soccer team and runs track. This fall, she was an All-Metro second-team selection and Capital Gazette Player of the Year in Anne Arundel County.

To nominate a player for athlete of the week, email by Monday at 10 a.m. with details of accomplishments.