WCDS soc­cer hon­ors

Rappahannock News - - SCHOOLS & SPORTS - — Lisa Ramey

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

Sarah, Olivia, Han­nah

4 each by

3 by and 1 by

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!),

with 9,

Court­ney Atkins’ Han­nah East Am­ber Smoot Deanna Ab­dul­lah

and

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.

BY LISA RAMEY

2017 Player of the Year Con­nor Glen­non and Coach of the Year Gus­tavo Tis­era.

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