IWA teams find success to start season

Published 5:22 pm Tuesday, September 14, 2021

By James J. Lidington

Isle of Wight Academy

The Isle of Wight Academy volleyball team ran its record to 4-0 to start the season with wins last week against Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot and Banner Christian.

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The Lady Chargers escaped three close games with the Knights, 25-20, 25-20 and 25-17, on Tuesday in Jester Gym.

IWA also triumphed over Banner Christian, 3 games to 2, on Thursday. The team returns to the court with matches Thursday at Fuqua School.

The IWA cross country squad dominated at its meet Thursday versus Kenston Forest.

Hannah Edwards was the top finisher in the girls varsity race with a time of 19:42 — 19 seconds faster than her time last year on that 3-mile course, which is shorter than the customary 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) layout.

Pierce Cutler was the top boys finisher with a time of 18:49. He and Edwards were among seven IWA runners who set new course and personal records Thursday.

The teams were set to run again this week Tuesday at Banner Christian and Saturday at Walsingham Academy.

The IWA football team returns to action at 7 p.m. Friday hosting King and Queen High School at William M. Hooper Field.