By Spencer DuPuis
Viva Loudoun High School intern
Leesburg (March 11, 2014) – Here is how Heritage High School finished off its winter sports season: boys basketball lost to Millbrook and girls basketball lost to Sherando in the Conference 21 quarterfinals. The Pride wrestling team had two wrestlers compete in the 4A North Region Championship. The Pride boys swim team won the 4A North title and placed 4th in the state. The Girls swim team claimed 5th place at the 4A North Region meet and 11th in the state. The gymnastics team sent Courtney Walker to regionals.
Boys Basketball lost in the Conference 21 quarterfinal to Millbrook 45-40.Pride’s Jesse Case scored a team high 16 points; juniors Aj Gray and Stanley Seldon combined for 14 rebounds and 6 blocks. Coach Smart promoted sophomore guard Zach Nylund and freshman forward Darick Edmond for game. Junior guard Case was named first team All-Conference 21, and senior forward Seldon named second team. Also senior guard Paul Conteh signed to play football at D1 VMI next year.
Girls Basketball fell in the Conference 21 quarterfinal against Sherando, 73-54. Senior Kayla Tibbs scored 27 points in her final game for Heritage; sophomore Mikayla Winslow scored 12; and junior Ashley Sivernale scored 5. Tibbs was named first team All-Conference 21 as well as Conference 21 Player of the Year. Junior Silvernale was named second team All-Conference 21. Also Tibbs had her official signing ceremony in February to play at Division II Glenville State.
The Pride wrestling sent junior Matt Marsteller and sophomore Fletcher Davis to the 4A north region meet but neither could qualify for the state championship. Marsteller finished 7th in the 106 pound weight class with victories over the Conference 23 runner-up and a Woodgrove wrestler, who had beaten Marteller three times earlier this season. He also held a lead halfway through his first match against the Conference 24 champion. While Davis finished the region meet finished 9th in the 138 pound weigh class with a dominant victory over Conference 23 runner up. Fletcher also competed well against the 3rd ranked wrestler in the state and Conference 24 champion losing in the final seconds of the match.The coaching staff and team would like to thank all of its supporters this season
The Pride boys and girls swim teams traveled to the state meet in Christiansburg after the boys won the 4A north region championship. The boys placed 4th and the girls placed 11th in the state meet with the boys winning the state title in the 200 Medley Relay. That relay team was made up of seniors Jake Schroth and Tim Burris, sophomore Phillip Crouch and freshman Michael Burris. Schroth and Crouch finished 7th and 8th respectively in 100 Butterfly. Tim Burris finished 2nd in the 100 Freestyle. Also, freshman Emilia Missing placed 7th in the 500 yard Freestyle.
The gymnastics team finished its season off with junior gymnast Courtney Walker competing at the 5A North regional. She performed well but unfortunately did not advance to States. Her scores and places are as followed:
Vault: 8.867 10th place, Bars: 7.833 13th place,and Floor: 8.617 20th place.
Writer’s note: Thanks to everyone who has read my articles about winter sports at Heritage, I will be doing articles for the spring sports at Heritage as well. Watch out for the Spring Sports Preview coming soon.
Spencer DuPuis is a sophomore at Heritage High School
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