Weekly Sports Round-Up: March 4-8

Last Thursday, the Bishops had much to celebrate with the baseball team playing their home opener against Fishburne Military Academy and the Winter Sports Awards Banquet.

The VES baseball team (1-1) put up seven runs in the first inning on its way to a 12-2 victory over Fishburne Military on a chilly afternoon at Meador Park, avenging last year’s 16-1 loss at the hands of the Caisson. The Bishops offensive onslaught was led by Nixon Rascoe ‘20, Jaden Waterman ‘21, Selden Poore ‘19 and James Fentress ‘21, who were all credited with RBIs in the first inning. David Basnight ‘22 earned the win for VES.  David surrendered zero runs on one hit over two innings, striking out five and walking one. Selden and Jackson Mutch ‘19 entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. The Bishops were sure-handed, even with cold hands, and did not commit a single error. Huntley Davenport made the most putouts with six. Baseball is quickly becoming a “new tradition” at VES and warm sunny days are just around the corner. 

Celebrating the winter season with the Winter Sports Awards, many individuals were recognized by their teams for their hard work and effort all winter long. 

From the boys basketball program, the following individuals were recognized:

Deacon: Davis and Tanner Nau ‘21 (Most Valuable Players), Johnny Zhou ‘21 (Most Improved), Will Orchowski ‘22 (Coaches Award) and Tommy Glen ‘22 (Heart of Deacon).

JV: Will Twadell ‘20 (Most Valuable Player), Jaden Waterman ‘21 (Most Improved Player), Charlie Dodson ‘21 (Offensive Player of the Year), Tremain Parker ‘21 (Defensive Player of the Year) and Cole Workman ‘21 (Coaches Award).

Varsity: Bryce Waterman ‘19 (Most Valuable Player), Ismael Plet ‘20 (Offensive Player of the Year), Saliou Diop ‘19 (Defensive Player of the Year) and Michael Caprise ‘19 (Most Improved Player and Coaches Award).

From the girls basketball program, the following individuals were recognized:

JV: Mary Outland ‘21 (Most Valuable Player), Ellie Cordell ‘21 (Most Improved Player), Ximena Organista ‘21 (Unsung Hero), Paige Nair ‘21 (Coaches Award) and Eleanor Fortsch ‘22 (Heart Award).

Varsity: Nia Cummings ‘20 (Offensive Player of the Year), Ariel Mial ‘19 (Defensive Player of the Year), Emme Gravely ‘20 (Most Improved Player of the Year), Carson Shepard and Grace Williams ‘19 (Bishop Award) and Cameron Basnight ‘19 (Coach’s Award).

From the swim team:

Boys: Spencer Miles ‘20 (Most Valuable Swimmer), Xander Dirom ‘21 (Most Improved Swimmer), Jack Prahinski ‘21 (Golden Fin) and John McNally (Coaches Award).

Girls: Sarah Bennett Smith ‘20 (Most Valuable Swimmer), Charlotte King ‘22 (Most Improved Swimmer), Sadie Royer ‘19 (Golden Fin), and Corte Perry ‘19 and Lara Wood ‘20 (Coaches Award).

From the table tennis team:

Joseph Stanley ‘19 (Most Valuable Player) and Jordan Anderson ‘20 (Most Improved Player).

From the wrestling team:

Nana Kofi Obeng-Mensah ‘20 (Most Valuable Wrestler), Neguens Ovincy ‘20 (Most Improved Wrestler) and Will Barnes ‘21 (Spirit & Sportsmanship Award).

Congratulations to everyone for another wonderful winter season!
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