School and Sports News for May 3

Grandparents visit Wakefield

Wakefield’s preschoolers take their bows after performing at Grandparents Day.
Nikki Lewis
Wakefield’s preschoolers take their bows after performing at Grandparents Day.

About 80 grandparents of students came to Wakefield Country Day School April 25 for Grandparents Day. The event began in the school’s auditorium with a lavish breakfast. The special guests sat down at tables with tablecloths and flowers and laminated souvenir placemats made by their grandchildren.

After a greeting by Head of School Kathleen Grove, grandparents were entertained by a series of performances. The preschool students entered the room in their Wacky Wednesday attire and took the stage to sing a song about grandparents, followed by performances by the pre-kindergarten and then kindergarten.

At assembly, second-graders performed a “Grandparents Rap” and then recited quotes about grandparents from different cultures and countries. Grade four performed “Little Red Riding Hood” in Spanish; each fifth-grader recited poetry written by each student about his or her grandparents. And eighth-graders performed two scenes from “Antigone,” previewing the upcoming classical recital.

Wakefield athletics update

In varsity grls soccer, the Lady Owls traveled to Quantico Middle High School for a conference game April 23. The teams played in the rain in the first half, and Alex Cancio-Bello netted a goal for the visitors. Makenzie Magaro scored a goal in the second half, assisted by Alex Cancio-Bello. Alyssa Hamilton scored as well, assisted by Monica Marciano. The Owls earned a 3-0 shutout over the Warriors.

The Lady Owls traveled to Front Royal to play a non-conference game with the Saint John’s Saints on April 25. The visitors prevailed for their third win in a row. Cancio-Bello had two goals and collected an assist. Kim Pankow scored a goal. Hamilton scored a goal and had an assist. The 4-1 win pushed the team’s record to 4-6 overall.

In varsity boys tennis, the Owls traveled to Fredericksburg Academy for a JV match on April 24. Maeve Dale won at number four singles by the score of 8-5. The Owls went on to sweep the doubles matches to win the overall match! Sean Brown and Alex Foster won in a tiebreaker 9-8 (8-6) in the number one doubles. Tim Johns and Dale won the number two doubles 8-3. Anna Clark and Emily Hennessy also won in a tiebreaker at number three doubles by 9-8 (7-5). The team’s record is now 2-2 on the season.

In varsity boys lacrosse, the Owls traveled to Massanutten Military Academy for a non-conference game on April 19. The Colonels outscored the visitors 9-4 in the game.  Woody Hazel scored two goals. Daniel Chadduck and Sam Nolan added goals. Michael O’Heir had eight saves in the goal.

The Owls hosted the Badgers from Tandem Friends School on April 24. Hazel got the hosts on the board with a goal, assisted by Nolan, with 4:52 remaining in the first quarter. Hazel scored two goals in the second quarter, both assisted by Chadduck; the Badgers scored a goal in between to make the score 3-1 at the half.

The Badgers scored a goal with 8:20 remaining in the third quarter to pull within a goal. Hazel restored the two-goal lead when he scored 29 seconds later. Chadduck scored an unassisted goal with 8:49 left in the game. Nolan scored unassisted with 3:27 left and then again a minute and 13 seconds later to make the final score 7-2. O’Heir had eight saves in the game. The team’s record is 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the DAC.

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