Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 30, 2013

Princeton back on the courts

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — The Princeton High School tennis teams completed one match from earlier in the week and then played two others, Saturday at the Princeton courts. The boys lost twice to Oak Hill and to Shady Spring, while the girls split with Oak Hill and lost to Shady Spring.

Princeton  William Robertson, who qualified for the state tournament last year, is 5-0 on the season. In team play both the boys and girls teams are 2-3 and are off this week for spring break, playing a week from Monday at Richlands.


Oak Hill 6, Princeton 1


William Robertson (P) def. Cameron Heath (OH) 8-5; Christian Heath (OH) def. Jacob Jones (P) 8-5; Nick Oxendale (OH) def Luke Lilly (P) 8-3; Joel Bracken (OH) def. Ryan French (P) 8-2.


Heath-Heath (OH) def. Robinson-Jones (P) 8-4; Oxendale-Bracken (OH) def. Lilly-French (P) 8-0; Rowan Wiles-Simon Parks (OH) def. Matt Lamothe-Adam Anderson (P) 8-5.

Oak Hill 6, Princeton 1


William Robertson (P) def. Cameron Heath (OH) 8-6; Christian Heath (OH) def. Jacob Jones (P) 8-3; Nick Oxendale (OH) def. Ryan French (P) 8-5; Joel Bracken (OH) def. Adam Anderson (P) 8-6.


Heath-Heath (OH) def. Robinson-Jones (P) 8-6; Oxendale-Bracken (OH) def. French-Anderson (P) 9-7; Simon Parks-Brett Garris (OH) def. Matt Lamothe-Hunter Alford (P) 8-6.

Shady Spring 5, Princeton 2


William Robertson (P) def. Ryan Albaugh (SS) 8-3; Jacob Buckland (SS) def. Jacob Jones (P) 8-1; Josh Rhudy (SS) def. Ryan French (P) 8-3; Josh Buckland (SS) def. Adam Anderson (P) 8-2.


Albaugh-Ja. Buckland (SS) def. Robinson-Jones (P) 8-6; Abshay Kesari-Jo. Buckland (SS) def. French-Anderson (P) 9-8, 7-5 tiebreaker; Ranuja Nanda-Rhudy (SS) def. Matt Lamothe-Hunter Alford (P) 8-0.


Princeton 4, Oak Hill 3


Marykate Rosiek (OH) def.  Alaina Blankenship (P) 8-8, 7-2 tiebreaker; Loren King (P) def. Makayla Toler (OH) 8-1; Kelsi Browning (P) def. Kelli Martin (OH) 8-6; Savannah Farmer (P) def. Miranda Clark (OH) 8-1.


Rosiek-Toler (OH) def. Blankenship-Aleigh Cooper (P) 8-2; Martin-Clark (OH) def. Browning-King (P) 8-3; Rachel White-Lyndsay Jordan (OH) def. Miranda Basconi-Emily Hendricks (P) 8-2.

Oak Hill 4, Princeton 3


Alaina Blankenship (P) def. Marykate Rosiek (OH) 8-5; Makayla Toler (OH) def. Loren King (P) 9-7; Kelsi Browning (P) def. Kelli Martin (OH) 8-3; Miranda Clark (OH) def. Savannah Farmer (P) 8-5.


Rosiek-Toler (OH) def. Blankenship-Farmer (P) 8-6; Martin-Clark (OH) def. Browning-King (P) 9-8, 9-7 tiebreaker; Miranda Basconi-Aleigh Cooper (P) def. Rachel White-Lyndsay Jordan (OH) 8-5.

Shady Spring 5, Princeton 2


Carly Killmer (SS) def. Alaina Blankenship (P) 8-2; Nicole Treadway (SS) def. Loren King (P) 4-3, retired; Kelsi Browning (P) def. Sierra Williams (SS) 8-2; Savannah Farmer (P) def. Lyndsey Thompson (SS) 8-3.


Killmer-Thompson (SS) def. Blankenship-Farmer (P) 8-1; Browning-King (P) def. Treadway-Williams (SS) 8-0; Nicole Fama-Taylor Fama (SS) def. Miranda Basconi-Allie Sears (P) 8-2.


James Monroe 11, Greenbrier East 7

FAIRLEA — Laine Shiflet collected three hits, including a home run, while driving in three runs and scored two, as the Mavericks defeated the Spartans.

Bailee Jackson also had three hits for James Monroe, while Rebecca Ratliff and Megan Bailey had two hits apiece.

Jackson scored three runs, while Haileah Pickles scored twice.

Ratliff earned the win in the circle for the Mavericks, while Mikayla Wickline picked up the save.

James Monroe.............040  034  0 —  11  14  2

Greenbrier East.............000  600  1  —  7  7  0

W—Ratliff; S—Wickline. HR—L.Shiflet.

College Track

RICHMOND, Va. — Donnie Kirk broke the school record for the 400-meter hurdles during the Fred Hardy Invitational on Saturday.

Kirk completed the 400-meter hurdles in 1:05.10 to break Meagan Savioli's former record of 1:05.17. The time, which was good enough for 10th place in the race, is the top time by a WVIAC athlete in the event this year.

Several athletes also qualified for the WVIAC Championships, including

Rachel Williams (800 meters), Micalyn Miller (1,500 meters), Maya Ihejirika (100 meters, 200 meters) and Courtney Vannatter (10,000 meters).

Ashleigh Taylor was Concord’s top field athlete in Richmond, placing 10th in the high jump.

Concord is back in action April 5 at the Duke Invitational.