SPORTS ITEMS

Wilson Hall sweeps four games from Williamsburg

From staff and wire reports
Posted 11/22/17

Wilson Hall swept Williamsburg Academy in four season-opening basketball games on Monday at Nash Student Center.

WH won the varsity boys game 62-38, the varsity girls contest 66-24, the junior varsity girls game 44-7 and the boys B team contest …

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Wilson Hall sweeps four games from Williamsburg

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Wilson Hall swept Williamsburg Academy in four season-opening basketball games on Monday at Nash Student Center.

WH won the varsity boys game 62-38, the varsity girls contest 66-24, the junior varsity girls game 44-7 and the boys B team contest 58-42.

In the varsity boys matchup, Daulton Dabbs led the Barons with 16 points. Greyson Sonntag and Grant DeVarona both added 12.

E.J. Muldrow led Williamsburg with nine points.

In the varsity girls game, the Lady Barons outscored WA 23-7 in the third quarter to turn a 29-13 halftime advantage into a 52-20 lead.

Courtney Clark led a balanced Wilson Hall scoring attack with 16 points. Susanna Hutson had 14, Cameron Duffy had eight and Haley Roone McCaffrey and Sydney Jarecki both had seven.

Liza Segars had six assists and five steals.

Owings Holler led the JV girls with 14 points. Abbie Beatson and Lucy Matthews both had six.

In the boys B team contest, Tate Sistare led Wilson Hall with 19 points. Doc Walker had 12 and Dylan Richardson 11.

YAS Spartans seeking financial support for championship game trip

The Youth Athletics of Sumter Spartans Pee Wee football team is seeking financial support and sponsors from the community to play in the Pop Warner National Championship to be held Dec. 1-9 at Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

The team has set up a GOFUNDME page at https://www.gofundme.com/sumter-pee-wee-road-to-disney.

Prior to going to Orlando, the Spartans will travel to Virginia Beach, Va., to play the Cleveland Rams from Clayton, N.C., in the region championship game on Saturday.

For more information, contact Ivan Sanders at (803) 464-8453.

Chipper Jones, Thome on Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK - Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for baseball's Hall of Fame.

They are joined by Johan Santana and Chris Carpenter. Also among the newcomers to the 33-man ballot announced Monday are Jamie Moyer, Andruw Jones, Carlos Lee, Kevin Millwood, Carlos Zambrano and Johnny Damon.

Trevor Hoffman, who fell five votes short last year, leads holdovers that include Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling.

Falcons top Seattle 34-31

SEATTLE - Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons did enough through 3 quarters that even the best comeback attempt by Russell Wilson fell short this time.

A couple of yards short to be exact.

Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes, Adrian Clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score and the Falcons watched Blair Walsh's 52-yard field goal attempt in the final seconds fall short, holding off the Seattle Seahawks for a 34-31 win on Monday night.

Atlanta won its second straight to stay on the heels of New Orleans and Carolina in the NFC South, and handed Seattle a second consecutive home loss.

"What an absolute team win from the guys tonight," Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said. "Coming here, in this environment, with the crowd, we thought it would be two competitive, tough teams that were going to battle for it in the biggest way."

Ryan threw TDs to Mohamed Sanu and Levine Toilolo, while Tevin Coleman added a 1-yard TD run on Atlanta's opening possession.

Ball continues to bash Trump

WASHINGTON - Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing his son's release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview.

The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball "is unaccepting of what I did for his son" and "very ungrateful!" LaVar Ball has refused to thank Trump.

From staff and wire reports