The Northumberland golf team always gets their season off earlier than most fall sports even get their practices going. They also close out their season before anyone else does. This year they closed out the Northern Neck District season by taking the team title last Monday at the Quinton Oaks Golf Course. They took the eighteen hole match by a two stroke margin over Lancaster, 330-332. Other teams were Rappahannock (Warsaw) with a 356 and Essex with a 370 total.
Patrick Lewis led the Indians, shooting a 77. He was followed by Chase Fisher, 79; Corey Palubinski, 84; and Bailey Lewis with a 90 as the scoring team members. Matthew Jett shot a 103. Lancaster’s Colby Sullivan was the match medalist with a 73.
For the Indians it was a magical season. The opened up match play the first of August and rolled off three straight wins. Then things seemed to go south and they lost the next three before bouncing back to win their last three dual matches. Topping that off with the district championship last Monday. Patrick Lewis and Chase Fisher were both selected for the All Northern Neck team.
The field hockey team put together their best week thus far this season. They traveled Thursday to 5A Highland Springs High and came home with a 2-0 victory. On Saturday, they traveled to Menchville High for a double header in the heat and humidity. They lost the opener 0-2 to 5A Norview but rebounded for a 1-0 win over 5A Woodside. Not a bad showing at all for the young Indians.
Up from the JV team, Christyn Loving had opening score at the Springers. Emily Rice, also in the first half, scored on a “short corners” play with an assist from Corrie Minor. Coach Mark Fridenstine noted it was the Indians first score on a short corner play this season. The defense was so dominant in the game that goaltender Kendra Jett did not even touch the ball.”The defense did a fabulous job,” said Fridenstine.
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The Northumberland Indians show off their new trophy.