Fluvanna Sports in Review 11/18

Cross Country

Concluding an outstanding cross country season, Sophomore Saige Haney placed 24th overall at the State Cross Country meet on Nov. 11. She had a time of 20:09, while Senior Jackie Rodriguez placed 58th with a time of 21:47.


In their second competition of the season, the Forensics team competed at the Nov. 12 CFL (Catholic Forensics League) tournament at Madison County High School. After winning their last tournament on Nov. 5, the Flucos were hoping to clean house, but it did not turn out as expected. “It was a wakeup call,” said Forensics Coach Craig Edgerton, who said the team came in 10th out of 15 teams. A total of 13 students competed in five categories, and out of those 13 students, two made it into the top 5:

Eva McGehee placed 5th in Original Oratory

Hollyn Pleasants and Halley Smith placed 5th in Extemp

Dasia Watkins tied for 4th/5th in Original Oratory

Cameron Taylor tied for 5th in Dramatic Performance;

Danielle Sumner got a “1” in OI

Delaney Kerry Murphy-Hammond got a “1” in Declamation

The Flucos will compete again on Dec. 8 at Turner Ashby and on Dec. 10 at Fluvanna.

Scholastic Bowl

The FCHS Academic Team took on Powhatan, Western, and Orange in a competition on Nov. 16. “It’s like Jeopardy, but against other schools,” said Coach Jimmy Small. Although they were missing about half of the team due to a band rehearsal, the Flucos beat Orange, but fell to Western and Powhatan. The next competition will take place on Nov. 30.

Fall Sports Banquet

On Nov. 15, the Flucos came together to celebrate the conclusion of the 2016 season with the Fall Sports Banquet. Coaches recognized their players during the banquet and announced their honorees.

Golf: Jack Stanke was named All-Region and All-Conference. “Jack has been a very valuable player for our golf team.  He has qualified for the regional golf tournament all four years.  His scoring average has gotten better every year and that culminated into him qualifying for the state golf match for his senior year,” said Head coach Bryan Searcy.

Cross Country: Jackie Rodriguez was named All-Conference; Saige Haney was named All-District, All-Conference, and All-Central VA; and Jack Rice received All-Conference honors.

Volleyball: Sophie Kershner was named 1st Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-Region, and Led Team in Blocks; Abby Sherman was named 2nd Team All-Conference, as well as Led Team in Kills; Candice Shaheen was named 2nd Team All-Conference Libero, and Led Team in Digs; and Amanda Harris received Honorable Mention All-Conference, and Led Team in Assists and Aces.

Football: Allen Torres received 1st Team All-Conference Punter. Honorable Mention was awarded to Craig Russo (Linebacker), Antonio Washington (Kick Return Specialist), Jake Morris (Offensive Line), Jordan Melton (All-Purpose Offensive Player, and Joey Van Dyke (Tight End).