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School Board Recognitions
April 1, 2014

6A. VHSL Individual State Wrestling Champions
The School Board is pleased to recognize the 2014 V-H-S-L State Wrestling Champions from Cox and Princess Anne high schools.

Representing Princess Anne High School in Classification 5A:
Konner Pritchard. Konner holds the state championship title for the 182-pound weight class and has a career wrestling record of 146 wins and only 31 losses. This is his third year as a wrestling team captain and recipient of the team MVP honors. Just last weekend, Konner placed fifth in the country at the National High School Coaches' Association's "Senior Nationals" held here in Virginia Beach.

A senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Princess Anne High School, Konner currently has a 4.12 GPA.

Fellow Princess Anne wrestler Larry Hankins did not weigh 100 pounds until his senior year of high school. Now, he is the Classification 5A state champion at the 106-pound weight class. Although he’d taken home conference and regional titles, Larry wasn't ranked going into the state tournament. Thanks to his outstanding performance in each round, he ultimately faced off with the undisputed #1 ranked wrestler in the state for the championship title and beat his opponent 7-3 in the finals! Last weekend, Larry was named an All-American, placing eighth in the N-H-S-C-A Senior Nationals.

Zach Kelleher from Princess Anne High School is the VHSL's Classification 5A state champion at the 195-pound weight class. Zach finished his high school wrestling career with more than 100 wins. In his senior season, he dominated the mat with only three losses. He finished his final match by "fall" and was the only fall in the final round. Zach was a crucial component to PA finishing third overall 5A State team championship.

Please welcome now, the VSHL Classification 6A wrestling champions from Cox High School:

Senior Alex Onufriyenko, is the state champion at the 106-pound weight class. He ended the season with a 38 and 4 season and a career record of 70 wins and 11 losses. Alex is a two-time district/conference champion, a two time regional champion and previously placed third in the state as a junior at 106 pound weight class. Although still undecided about where he will further his education, Alex is considering Virginia Tech, the Air Force Academy and Virginia Military Institute.

Also from Cox High School, senior Collin Saunders is the VHSL Classification 6A state wrestling champion in the 145-pound weight class. He finished the year with a 41-5 season and a career record of 131 and 30. He is a three-time district/conference champion, regional runner-up and champion and 6A state champion at 145 lbs. Collin plans to continue his wrestling and academic career at the division 1 level either at Virginia Tech or ODU.

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding student athletes for their excellence on the mat and in the classroom!

6B. VHSL Individual State Indoor Track Champion
The School Board is pleased to recognize the 2014 VHSL individual state indoor track and field champion from First Colonial High School (Classification 6A) – Jacqueline Meeks.

At the Indoor Track and Field State Championships held February 28 in Hampton, Senior Jacqueline Meeks placed first in the Girls Pole Vault event. Her jump of 12 feet, 9 inches ranks her eighth in the nation. In addition, Meeks has been named "All-State" four times and holds the Beach District, Eastern Region and school records in her event.

Please join me in congratulating this outstanding young woman and student athlete.

6C. VHSL Individual & Team State Swim and Dive Champions
The School Board is pleased to recognize the 2014 VHSL swim and dive state champions from Cox High School (Classification 6A) and Princess Anne High School (Classification 5A).

The VHSL Swim and Dive Championships were held February 20-22 at Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Richmond.

Representing Cox High School is three-time state champion Austin Temple. Austin "owns the pool" in the 100-Yard Breaststroke. In addition to his state championship title, Austin he has been named an "All-American" for the last three years. A senior at Cox, Austin will continue his education and swimming career next year at the University of Texas.

Also making waves in the pool are state champion swimmers (Classification 5A) from Princess Anne High School.

Senior Lydia Jabs holds the championship for Girls 1-Meter Diving. Lydia is a four-year member of the Women's Swimming and Diving Team. She capped off an unprecedented year by going undefeated. Lydia won every regular season dual meet, two invitational diving meets, the Conference 9 and Region 5A diving championships and finally the state championships. By the way, Lydia set a school record at the Region 5A Diving Championships with a score of 410.05 points.

The Princess Anne High School Boys' Swim and Dive team took first place at the state competition and ended the season with a 7-2 record in regular dual meets. The team also won the boys’ division of the Kecoughtan Invitational. Members of this team include:

  • Mark Wilson,
  • Harrison Pierce,
  • Pehuen Moure,
  • Donovan Pope,
  • Ethan Grogan,
  • Jordan Bovee,
  • Brandon Washington,
  • Daniel Arris; and
  • Eric Fuhs

The 200 Medley relay team of Mark Wilson, Daniel Arris, Harrison Pierce and Jordan Bovee broke the National High School N-I-S-C-A record and also won gold in the VHSL State Swim and Dive meet. At the state meet, PA set 3 state records: the 200 medley relay and Harrison Pierce in the 50- and 100-free events. This event, along with the 400 free relay achieved times needed to receive All-American Status.

The team is coached by Jay Smith, Paul Brown and Chris Hakim.

6D. VHSL State Championship Girls Basketball Team
The School Board is pleased to recognize the 2014 VHSL State Girls' Basketball Team Champions (Classification 5A) from Princess Anne High School.

The Lady Cavaliers team won their fifth state championship since 2002 last month by defeating Highland Springs High School. The championships caps a 28-1 season; with the team winning the Beach District and Conference 9 Championship as well as the 5A South Regional Title. Team members include:

  • Kerticia Brown
  • Edley Drawhorn
  • Danyael Goodhope
  • Gadiva Hubbard
  • Brianna Johnson
  • Aliah Kennedy
  • Team Manager Ashley Mickens
  • Diamond Platt
  • Nyla Pollard
  • Jazmine Rogers
  • Justyce Swango
  • Mercedes Tapia
  • Payton Turner
  • Janayla White; and
  • Shanice Woods

The teamed is coached by Darnell Dozier, who will accept the team plaque. The team is assisted by William Alston; Vinton Griffon; Marc Velbis; and Malikah Shabazz.

Please join me in congratulating these outstanding student athletes and their coaches!

Mr. Chairman, this concludes our scheduled recognitions for this evening.

Last Modified on Monday, April 23, 2018