WCDS soccer honors
Once again, Wakefield Country Day School earns Player and Coach of the Year honors in Delaney Athletic Conference (DAC) DII boys soccer: stellar senior Connor Glennon is Player of the Year, and champion coach Gustavo Tisera is Coach of the Year. This combination of top honors has happened seven times at WCDS since 2009: 2009, 2010, 2011 Brian Shafran Player of the Year and Gustavo Tisera Coach of the Year;
2012 Alex Foster Player of the Year and Gustavo Tisera Coach of the Year; 2013 Tim Johns Player of the Year and Gustavo Tisera Coach of the Year;
2015 Tanner Perry Player of the Year and Gustavo Tisera Coach of the Year; 2017 Connor Glennon Player of the Year and Gustavo Tisera Coach of the Year. by and
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That win propelled the Panthers into the semifinal playoff game at home this past Monday night, hosting the Dukes of Cumberland High School. With a berth in the regional championship AND a spot in the state tourney on the line,
Panthers took the court at 6 p.m., nervous but ready.
The Panthers jumped out to an early lead in the first set but then a very athletic Dukes team settled down and knotted the score at 10 apiece, even briefly taking a lead. However the Rapp girls stuck to their game plan of solid passing and working to set up the big hitters and it paid off, as Rapp won the first set and never looked back, cruising to another three set playoff victory. Stats leaders included with 13 kills (at least three of which brought the crowd to its feet with their ferocity!),
Courtney Atkins’ Hannah East Amber Smoot Deanna Abdullah
Deana Amber, Virginia. Coach Sarah East
2 by with 4 each, and with 2 with 1. tallied a kill to go along with her 31 assists and the Panthers serve game was spot on, with Amber, Deana and Virginia recording multiple aces.
Next up for the Panthers is the Regional Championship, played last night, Wednesday Nov. 8, at Alta Vista High School, results too late for this article. But win or lose in the Regional Championship, the Panthers’ Volleyball team is BACK in the State Tournament, with their first round game scheduled for this coming Saturday, time and place TBA. Good luck to Coach Atkins and Wyatt and the entire team as they look to earn new hardware for the Rapp trophy case!
With winter sports underway, the Winter Sports Parent Meeting will be held tonight, Thursday November 9, at 6:30 in the high school auditorium. Parents of winter sports athletes will want to be in attendance. And remember, all Rapp Public Schools athletic game and practice schedules can be found at the Rapp Athletic website at www. bullrundistrictva.org. Click on Rappahannock once in the site and you can create your own personalized schedule for your specific teams.
— Jimmy Swindler
Virginia Wyatt Megan Dodson Olivia Atkins HEARTHSTONE HALLOWEEN
Hearthstone recently hosted two fun-filled Halloween events, including the annual outdoor Fairy Tale Walk, when fairy tales come alive in the darkness. This year, students, parents and staff performed skits from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Red Hen, The Shoemaker and the Elves, and Rapunzel.
Once assembled, the attendees, dressed in Halloween costumes, were led along lighted paths to watch the different scenes. After each skit, healthy treats were given to the audience, and all assembled for snacks and socializing afterwards. It was a fun and magical evening for all.
Hearthstone also hosted a Halloween Tween Mixer for kids aged 10 to 13, including homeschoolers and students from public and private schools. The tweens arrived in their Halloween costumes and enjoyed games, music, dancing and snacks. Several more mixers are planned for later in the school year.
2017 Player of the Year Connor Glennon and Coach of the Year Gustavo Tisera.