PECHS Tennis Continues To Roll Through Southside
Note: The following is a weekly update produced by Prince Edward County High School Athletics Department for the Farmville Herald.
For the first time this spring sports season, the Prince Edward County High School athletics schedules were affected by rain.
Still, between the drops, the Eagles managed to play a couple of games played between April 23-28.
The Lady Eagles Varsity Girls Soccer team lost to the Goochland Bulldogs in a non-district match 3-1. Despite the bad weather and being down by two starting defenders, the Lady Eagles showed improvement holding off the Bulldogs 0-0 at halftime.
As the weather continued to get worse, PE gave up two goals, before senior forward Katrina Lowe put the Lady Eagles on the board.
The boys tennis team defeated Greensville 9-0. This win puts the Eagles in first place in the Southside District.
The No. 1 doubles team of Asim Brooks and Ryan Steward used preciously placed shots to defeat their opponent 8-0.
Keiston France and Dean Jewett continued the domination by overpowering their opponents with forehand and backhand shots that seemed to find their target at just the right time.
West Bogese only allowed his opponent five points in the entire match thus winning easily 8-0. Ryan Steward served six aces in his win. Brooks was equally impressive in this championship bid for the No. 1 seed. Keiston France at the No. 3 seed used his overpowering forehand shots to finish out the match and come home with the victory.
The Prince Edward Eagles and the Park View Dragons started their second go around of district play Tuesday night.
Fans who showed up for this game got their money's worth in what turned out to be a 2-1 loss for the Eagles in ten innings.
Prince Edward played very inspired baseball. The game was tied 1-1 after the seventh inning, and lasted another three before Park View finally broke through in the top of the tenth with a two out triple.
Darrell Shumaker and Chay Fitts did a great job of keeping Park Views bats in check. The Eagle defense played ten innings of error free baseball.
Prince Edward squandered some opportunities late in the game to win, but played one of their best games of the season.
They will continue district play next week with games against Greensville, Southampton and Brunswick.
In a matchup of teams tied for 1st place in the Southside District Park View beat Prince Edward 10-0 to pull one game ahead in the standings. Casey Meadows had a double for the Eagles in the loss.