School & sports news for March 13

RCPS winter athletic awards

Scholastic Bowl

MVP: James MacLeod
Coaches’ Awards: R.T. Leake and Daniel Schlosser
RRC and Region 1A champs

Varsity cheer

Coaches’ Awards: Laikyn Farmer and Renee Jenkins

J.P. cheer

Coaches’ Awards: Mackensie Clark and Allie Phillips

J.P. wrestling

MVP: Connor Culbertson
Coach’s Award: Hunter Nicodemus

Varsity wrestling

MVP: David Smoot
Coach’s Award: Dylan Hitt

J.P. boys’ basketball

MVP: Colby Frye
Coach’s Award: Ryan Atkins
2013-14 VMSC champions

Varsity boys’ basketball

Coaches’ Awards: Ben Estes and Evan Hitt

J.P. girls’ basketball

MVP: Sarah East
Coaches’ Awards: Brooklyn Phillips and Olivia Atkins
2013-14 VMSC champions

Varsity girls’ basketball

MVP: Kayla Robey
Coaches’ Awards: Lily Endre and Kathryn Fisher

WCDS athletes of the month

The Wakefield Country Day School athletes of the month for February are Josephine Burns and Time Johns.

Burns, from Front Royal, helped anchor a successful Owls’ varsity swim team, placing fifth at the Delaney Athletic Conference (DAC) championship meet in the 100 Butterfly. Her sixth-place finish in the 100 Backstroke and anchor in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays helped the girls to an overall seventh-place finish. She also finished in the top 20 at the VISAA State Meet, successfully dropping 17 seconds from her 200 IM time. “Josephine is the leader of the girls’ team . . . she brings team spirit to all of WCDS swimming,” said head coach Brad Boelter. “Josephine works hard at all aspects of swimming: Technique, pacing and racing. She encourages her teammates, and makes an effort outside of practice to reach excellence. Josephine has demonstrated that she represents the symbol on the WCDS Crest that strives for excellence in all that she does.”

Johns, from Woodville, became a dangerous offensive threat for the varsity boys’ basketball team late in the season, scoring in double figures in three of the six games the Owls played last month. Johns’ 58-point total from February — including 15 points and seven rebounds in a blowout win over St. Michael’s — was enough to net him an honorable mention to the All-DAC Division II team. “Tim came on as the season progressed and had a nice February. He used his athleticism to do a good job rebounding his position in the month. He increased his scoring. When he went down with an injury in the Tandem game in the DAC tournament it had a big impact on the game,” noted head coach Mark Dick.

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