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High School Notebook: Kelly moving on to military academy
BY TAFT COGHILL JR.
Spotsylvania County resident Rashard Kelly has decided where he’ll spend the upcoming school year.
The former Chancellor High School basketball standout will play for Massanutten Military Academy.
Kelly played for the Chargers as a freshman, but spent the past two seasons at Bishop O’Connell, a private school in Arlington. Kelly also considered Blue Ridge School before he settled on Massanutten, which is located in Woodstock.
“I feel like this is a better opportunity for me to showcase myself more,” Kelly said. “I’ll go up against college-level players all year instead of average high school players.”
Kelly, a 6-foot-7 small forward, said he’ll enter Massanutten as a senior. However, he added that if he doesn’t get the type of scholarship offers he wants, he’ll return for a postgraduate year.
Kelly said he holds scholarship offers from Delaware, James Madison, Northeastern and Winthrop. He said he’s receiving interest from several other Division I programs. He said he’ll make a decision by next spring whether he’ll head to college or back to Massanutten.
As for now, Kelly is busy on the AAU circuit with D.C. Assault, currently in Orlando, Fla. After a tournament there, he’s headed to Milwaukee, Wis., Atlantic City, N.J., then to Richmond.
He said he’ll wrap up his AAU season at the end of this month. He’ll begin school at Massanutten on Aug. 19.
FOXES MAKE THEIR PICKS
Three former King George baseball standouts will play at the college level, Foxes coach Thad Reviello said.
All-Area first baseman Dylan Dombrowskas is headed to Patrick Henry Community College. Catcher Tyler Truslow will play for Mary Washington, while pitcher Lex Estes is headed to Guilford (N.C.) College.
Dombrowskas batted .430 for the Foxes last spring as they advanced to the Group AA state tournament.
Reviello said Truslow was the team’s quiet leader, who “was always doing exactly what he was supposed to be doing.”
Reviello said Estes was a reliable No. 2 starter behind Damion Carroll, who has signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
CYCLONES ON THE MOVE
Two Eastern View football standouts will continue their careers, Cyclones coach Greg Hatfield said.
Running back Jeremiah Yates received a scholarship to play for Division II Chowan University in Murfreesboro, N.C.
“He has good speed and he kept getting better as the year went on,” Hatfield said of Yates. “He’s a tough kid.”
Also, defensive lineman Alan Wayland will play for Newport News Apprentice School. Wayland was a second-team all-Battlefield District selection in 2011.
BIG HONOR FOR FALCON
Fredericksburg Academy rising junior Meghan Norair is one of 128 field hockey players nationwide to be chosen for the Junior Olympics. Norair will compete in Houston July 30–Aug. 4.
Norair participates in the Futures program, which is divided into nine regions across the country.
The midfielder and forward was selected based on her performance in the National U16 Futures Championship. The top players from the Junior Olympics will be named to the Junior National Team in the fall.
Norair’s younger sister, Colleen, a rising freshman at Fredericksburg Academy, has been selected to participate in the National U14 Futures Championship.
Taft Coghill Jr.: 540/374-5526