WHS sports: Golf, volleyball teams prevail

Published 7:25 pm Friday, September 9, 2022

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Windsor High School’s varsity golf and girls volleyball teams have led what has been a notably successful week in Dukes athletics.

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Windsor golf team remained unbeaten this season by defeating a five-team field at Cypress Cove Country Club in Franklin with a nine-hole team score of 186. Greensville County High School came in second with a 214, Southampton High School was third with a 217, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School shot a 252, and Franklin High School shot a 259.

Windsor is now 7-0 overall, including a 6-0 mark in Tri-Rivers District play.

The Lady Dukes volleyball team defeated visiting Sussex Central High School 25-5, 25-1, 25-7 on Wednesday.

With that victory, the Lady Dukes improved to 3-1 overall, including a 1-0 mark in the district.

Also on Wednesday, the Windsor varsity boys cross country team placed second in the district meet at Franklin High School. Individually for the Dukes, junior Peyton Goetz placed fifth, freshman Ethan Brinkley-Sawyer placed seventh and sophomore Caden Pierce placed eighth.

For the Windsor varsity girls cross country team, senior Chloe Griffin placed second individually.

Windsor Athletic Director Chuck Parrish noted that Wednesday was a “great day for WHS athletics.”

On Thursday, Sept. 1, the Windsor girls volleyball team topped visiting Nansemond River High School in a match that went to five sets — 25-20, 25-20, 9-25, 20-25, 15-13.

The junior varsity Lady Dukes volleyball team also was triumphant, beating Nansemond River 2-1 to push its record to 2-1.

The Windsor varsity football team met a significant challenge in the form of host King and Queen Central High School on Friday, Sept. 2. After putting up more than 30 points in their home opener Aug. 26, the Dukes were shut out by the Royal Tigers on Friday, falling 58-0.

Windsor (0-2) will look to bounce back Friday, Sept. 9, as it hosts Middlesex High School (1-1). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.