Isle of Wight Academy rounds up recent sporting events

Published 1:31 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2023

By James J. Lidington

Isle of Wight Academy

Isle of Wight’s girls volleyball team defeated Hampton Christian, 3-1, Thursday, Oct. 19, to wrap up a 6-12 season.

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The Lady Chargers also fell to local powerhouse Nansemond River, 3-0, Monday, Oct. 16.

Five IWA runners qualified for the JV state meet Oct. 21 at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville. Joe Phillips, Luke Lemasters-Stover, Hunter Levelle, Ella Huber and Hannah Whitley competed in the race.

IWA varsity runner John Butler won the All Age event at the 2023 Smithfield Hog Jog. Butler  ran the 3.1-mile course in 18:17, besting a field of 286 competitors.

Team IWA finished third in the event.

The IWA Cross Country Team will compete in the VISAA Cross Country State Championships Nov. 9 at Woodberry Forest.

IWA’s varsity football team traveled to Charlottesville Friday, Oct. 27, and was defeated, 49-0, by St. Anne’s-Belfield to fall to 1-6.

The 6-2 Falcons are the No. 4 team in VISAA Div. II football and are likely playoff contenders.

The Chargers host Smith Mountain Lake Friday in their final home game of the 2023 season. The team will honor its senior class in pregame ceremonies. Game time is 7 p.m. at William Hooper Field.