Wednesday's high school roundup: Kecoughtan girls earn regional volleyball berth by winning Peninsula District semi

Here's a look at Wednesday's high school playoff results:

As for the highlights:


Peninsula District: McKenna Simpson had 11 kills, six digs and six aces as Kecoughtan clinched an Eastern Region tournament berth with a 25-10, 25-14, 25-19 victory over Warwick in a Peninsula tournament semifinal.

The second-seeded Warriors earned a berth in Friday's championship match against No. 1 Menchville, which, like the semis, will be played at Woodside.

Menchville beat No. 4 Gloucester 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 in a Peninsula District semifinal behind Katie Evans' eight aces and 18 assists.

TCIS: In the quarterfinals, No. 1 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and No. 2 HRA were straight-sets victors.



Region I: On a day of four quarterfinals against Battlefield District squads, the Bay Rivers District won three.

The most dramatic came as Grafton rallied for a 4-3 overtime win against James Monroe by scoring the game's last two goals on King George High's artificial turf.

The Clippers earned a semifinal berth against four-time defending state Group A/AA champion Tabb, which breezed past Courtland 7-0 at Wanner Stadium.

The Tigers advanced to play a semifinal on Poquoson Middle School's field at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The first semifinal on the PMS artificial turf, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, will pit Bruton against Chancellor, the Battlefield's top team.

Bruton, officially the home team in a regional game for the first time in program history, breezed past King George 7-0.

Chancellor cruised past York 8-1 on King George's turf.


Eastern Region: In the quarterfinals at the National Training Center, Gloucester beat Granby 3-1. The Peninsula District regular-season and tournament champion Dukes advanced to face tournament favorite First Colonial, which romped past Grassfield 13-0.

But Peninsula tournament runner-up Kecoughtan fell 3-0 to Maury. The Commodores will face traditional power Cox, which beat Southeastern District No. 1 seed Lakeland 3-2on Maddy Humphrey’s goal  in the second overtime.

TCIS: In the quarterfinals, Madeline Montgomery scored on a scrappy play in front of the goal with 20:10 left in the second half, giving No. 5 seed Hampton Roads Academy a 1-0 victory over No. 4 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. The Navigators earned the right to face top-seeded Cape Henry Collegiate in a semifinal at 5 p.m. Thursday at the National Training Center.


Denbigh Baptist won the boys and girls Metro Conference meet, while Hampton Christian's Andre McGowan and Denbigh Baptist's Madison Strickland were the individual champs.