It was a successful weekend for the wrestling Dosado siblings of Caroline County.
One day after her brother James won the Class 4 state high school title at 152 pounds, University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) freshman Elizabeth Dosado claimed the Mid-South Conference women’s title at 101 pounds Sunday in Bowling Green, Ky.
Dosado defeated Indiana Tech’s Whitley Blake by a 10–0 technical fall in her opener, then pinned Life (Ga.) University’s Devin Gomez in 55 seconds before earning a 4–0 decision over Life’s Unity Cordova in the final.
Ranked second in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Dosado will compete in the NAIA championships March 12–13 in Fargo, N.D.
- Shakira Austin
- posted her fifth straight double double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Mississippi’s 66–55 loss to fifth-ranked Texas A&M Sunday, becoming the first Rebel to do so since 2007. Earlier, she had 17 points and 11 boards in Friday’s 84–74 loss at Arkansas.
- Freshman guard Arkese Claiborne (Massaponax) scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting in Messiah (Pa.)’s 89–86 loss to Stevenson (Md.) Saturday.
- Former Stafford standout Alexi Hempe scored 10 points in South Dakota’s 77–54 win over Oral Roberts on Saturday and had nine points and seven rebounds in a 76–54 win in the rematch Sunday.
In her first Atlantic Coast Conference championship meet, Virginia Tech freshman
- Caroline Bentz
- (King George) placed eighth in the 100-yard backstroke (53.01) and ninth in the 200 individual medley (1:56.99) and 200 back (1:53.86, a time that won the B final and would have placed sixth in the championship race). She also anchored the Hokies to fourth-place finishes in the 200 freestyle relay (1:28.96) and 400 free relay (3:15.81).
- Fredericksburg resident Rachael King won the women’s 200-meter butterfly (2:52.05) and 200 IM (2:45.16) as Bridgewater beat William Peace in a dual meet Saturday. Freshman
- Bethany Viventi (Mountain View) helped the Eagles set a school record in the 200 free relay (1:57.96).
- Senior Dylan Peck (Chancellor) finished second in the men’s 100 back (50.84) in George Mason’s season-opening meet against George Washington, Richmond, William & Mary and Delaware.
TRACK AND FIELD
Two former Courtland throwers reunited at the Virginia Tech Challenge. Duke redshirt senior
- Ben Beatty
placed second in the men’s shot put (59–7.5), while VCU junior
- Jaekob Vollbrecht
- set a school record (58–9.75) in finishing fifth. Vollbrecht was also fifth (57–5.5) and Beatty sixth (55–9.25) in the weight throw.
- South Dakota sophomore Gen Hirata (Stafford) cleared 13–10 to win the women’s pole vault at Saturday’s South Dakota State University Last Chance meet.
- Roanoke junior Hannah Koepfinger (King George) finished second in the women’s long jump (16–7.75) and 800 meters (2:32.08) at Saturday’s Finn-Pincus Invitational on her home track.
- Marshall senior Taylor Robinson (Louisa) placed seventh in the women’s 60-meter hurdles (8.81) at Saturday’s Conference USA championships in Birmingham, Ala.
- Lauren Thatcher
- (Mountain View) had a goal and four assists in Southern Virginia’s season-opening 14–13 victory over Centre (Ky.) College Saturday.
- Senior goalie Jacob Shriver (Mountain View) made 11 saves in Averett’s 7–6 win over Oglethorpe (Ga.) Saturday.
- M.J. Hampton
- (Stafford) made five tackles in James Madison’s season-opening 52–0 shutout of Morehead State Saturday.
Home-schooled Fredericksburg resident
- Alex Dinger
scored her first career goal on senior forward
- Kennedy Culbreath’s
- (Massaponax) 10th career assist in Longwood’s season-opening 1–1 tie with USC-Upstate Sunday.
- Kevin Ledford
- (North Stafford) struck out four in two innings of relief to earn the win as Roanoke topped William Peace 6–5 in 10 innings in its season opener Sunday.
- Arizona Ritchie
- (Brooke Point) had three RBIs in Virginia’s 12–3 victory over Pittsburgh Sunday in Raleigh, N.C.
Despite a combined 16 kills from senior
- Emma Swope
- (Massaponax), Toledo lost a pair of 3–0 weekend decisions to Kent State.
- McKinley Smith
- (Eastern View) blanked Monmouth’s Sydney DeNardo 6–0, 6–0 at No. 6 singles in Army’s 7–0 win on Saturday.
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