Wilson caps off record-setting season
Robinson junior running back Joe Wilson busted through more than just would-be tacklers this season. He also busted 13 all-time school records, including most rushing yards and touchdowns in a single season, according to coach Trey Taylor.
Wilsonís 233 rushing yards gave him 2,358 yards and 33 touchdowns this season, which passed the 2,346 rushing yards and 31 touchdowns that Marcus Howard put up during the 1996 season.
Wilsonís single-season rushing record also eclipsed past Robinson greats such as Chris Warren, Mike Imoh, Lucas Caparelli and Jared Velasquez. The junior tailback received 336 carries in 11 games this year.
Baseball players make college commitments
Flint Hill junior pitcher Tommy Doyle recently committed to play college baseball at the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound right-hander, who was Flint Hillís ace as a sophomore last season, landed on Virginia after also considering Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
West Springfield senior Frank Sturek Jr. signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play for Charleston Southern University, a Division-I program in the Big South Athletic Conference. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound recruit has thrived both in the outfield and at the mound for the Spartans, though he likely will devote his energies to the outfield at the next level.
Sturekís senior teammate, Taylor Boyd, signed to play at Saint Josephís University, a Division-I program in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Boyd has excelled as a middle infielder for the Spartans.
Foxcroft runner earns All-State honors
Foxcroft School runner Amy Edgemond finished 18th at the VISAA Cross Country Championships last Friday in Orange, Va. The junior from Reston became the first Foxcroft cross country athlete to earn All-State honors in her first competitive season of running.
Jefferson athletics aim for contest title
Students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology are gunning for first place in a nationwide competition that promises $140,000 worth of uniforms, apparel, equipment and other materials to the winning school. The competition is called Finding Undeniable, a contest sponsored by Under Armour that puts forth a number of challenges that help schools accumulate points, all for the purpose of seeking out the most passionate student athletes in the country.
Senior Christine Galloway entered Jefferson in last yearís contest, which resulted in a second-place finish for the Colonials. Currently in 15th place, Jefferson hopes to pull ahead by Jan. 4, when the winner will be declared at the Under Armour All-American Game.