It was a terrific week for boys basketball at Tandem, with our boys teams beating two major cross-town rivals at home, STAB and Covenant. In their opening home game, our varsity boys took on and defeated STAB's varsity team, leading for almost the entire game and fighting off a last quarter rally by STAB to win in a nail-biter finish of 69-68. The gym was filled to overflowing. Last night, both JV and varsity teams defeated Covenant. The JV won in a close matchup by one point with a shallow bench. The varsity kept a strong lead throughout their game, defeating Covenant 70-49. What a great start to the season! The girls team lost their season opener to Stuart Hall last night, but during this rebuilding year, coach Gordon says they just keep getting better. Check out some news footage on the recent games using the links below and check the website calendar for upcoming games.
The Tandem varsity boys basketball team won Tuesday's home non-conference game against cross-town rival STAB's varsity team by a score of 69-68. The Badgers led for most of the game, fighting off a last-quarter effort by STAB to take the lead. It was a great display of the season to come and a full house in the Badger den! Check out news footage here.
Tandem's fall sports teams had terrific seasons, with volleyball and soccer clinching regular season second place in the conference and both teams making it to the tournament championship finals. The cross country boys team clinched first place in the conference and fifth place in the state. Mason Love was the top runner in the conference and fourth place runner in the state.
All Conference honors were awarded as follows to Tandem athletes: Soccer 1st Team honors went to senior Conor Shillue, and sophomores Josh Warren and Jake Connelly; Volleyball 1st Team honors went to sophomore Julia Dailey and 8th grader Anna Warren, 2nd Team went to senior Maya Goldstein and Honorable Mention went to sophomore Stella Lane; Cross Country 1st Team honors went to seniors Charlie Kennedy and Luka van der Pluijm, junior Meredith Frazee and sophomore Mason Love; Coach of the Year honors were given to Jason Farr.
We’re really proud of our first-ever DAC championship boys cross country team! In the DAC2 championship meet on November 1 at Foxcroft School, our boys finished first, winning by over twenty points. Our girls team finished 6th, their highest year-end finish ever. In the actual race, Tandem's Mason Love finished first, Charlie Kennedy finished third with his best-ever time, and Luka van der Pluijm finished fourth. Meredith Frazee finished 13th in the girls race.
As for All-Conference honors, Mason was named Runner of the Year, Meridith earned All Conference status for the 4th year in a row, and Tandem coach Jason Farr was named Coach of the Year. The Badger runners compete at Fork Union Military Academy on Saturday, November 8 for the state championship race.
The Delaney Athletic Conference just announced spring All-Conference honors and eight Tandem varsity athletes were named. In boys lacrosse, seniors Noah Tinsley and Fisher Brodie, junior Logan Ratzlaff and freshman Jake Connelly were named First Team. Junior Mike Cao was named to Second Team. In girls soccer, senior Laila Whynott, sophomore Olivia Bullock and freshman Olivia Bowers were all named to First Team. Way to go, spring athletes!
Tandem's varsity boys basketball team qualified for play in the VISAA division 2 state tournament - the first time our boys team will play in a state matchup. Ranked #12 in their division, the boys will play #5 seed Life Christian Academy on Tuesday, February 27 at 6pm in Petersburg at Richard Bland College(8311 Halifax Road, Petersburg, VA 23805). Note that the game is not being played at Life Christian Academy. We will be live streaming it on our Facebook page, so help us cheer on the Badgers one way or another!! If the boys win in the first round, they will play Carlisle School in Martinsville on Wednesday night at 7pm.
Both of our varsity teams played great basketball in the DAC Tournament Championship games held at Highland School on February 24. The girls lost to Chelsea Academy in a tough, close game. The boys played Quantico right after, winning the tournament championship 79-65 and securing both the regular season and tournament championships. Senior Latrell Winkey scored 38 points in the game and was named co-player of the year for the conference.
The Delaney Athletic Conference announced all-conference basketball honors for this season for DAC Division 2 athletes and Tandem received many nods. On our girls team, Tori Carter-Johnston and Stella Lane were named First Team and Lilah Hassell and Emma Hitchcock were named Second Team. On the boys team, Latrell Winkey and Jalen Anderson were named First Team, Logan Ratzlaff and Jacob Rice were named Second Team and Matthew McCullough received Honorable Mention. Boys coach Robert Jordan was named Coach of the Year. Senior guard Latrell Winkey was named Co-Player of the Year. What a great year for Badger basketball!
In true Tandem Friends style, senior Emma Passino didn't give up on playing lacrosse her senior year just because there weren't enough girls interested in playing. Known for her determination (she took on rock climbing for her senior project), Emma explored other options and joined the varsity boys team instead. Now she's just 'one of the guys' on the team. Check out the great Daily Progress article on Emma and Morgan Parsons, who plays on the boys team at Miller School.
The Delaney Athletic Conference announced basketball honorees during the DAC tournament championship on Saturday, and more than a few TFS players made the list. Three varsity girls team members were honored: Senior Kate Dean McKiney and junior Emma Hitchcock were named First Team All-Conference players; junior Tori Carter-Johnston was named a Second Team All-Conference player. Two varsity boys team members were honored: Junior Latrell Winkey (who finished the season ranked was named a First Team and All-Conference Player of the Year; senior Rodes Jarman was named a First Team All-Conference player. Coach Robert Jordan, who has coached the varsity team for three years, was named DAC Coach of the Year.
The varsity boys basketball team clinched both the Delaney Athletic Conference regular season championship, and the DAC tournament championship on Saturday with a stunning last-seconds victory over Quantico in the tourney finals held at Highland School.
Congratulations to our varsity cross country team on their phenomenal performance at the VISSA State Finals. The boys came in 8th in the state at the VISSA State Finals and sophomore Luka van der Pluijm placed 15th on the All State team. Freshman Meridith Frazee was 21st overall, missing All State honors by only one second. Way to go, Tandem runners!
Congratulations to our student athletes receiving All-Conference honors from the Delaney Athletic Conference, Division II. Students were presented with their awards today during morning meeting by Athletic Director Al Sadtler and their coaches. In soccer: Seniors Daake Browne and Rodes Jarman and junior Keegan Brunner, first team. In volleyball: Junior Ke'alani Sison, first team; junior Tori Carter-Johnston, second team; seniors Nan Marsh and Aaliyah Williams and junior Kalina Zizulka, honorable mention. In cross country: Sophomores Charlie Kennedy and Luka van der Pluijm and freshmen Meridith Frazee and Nathan Stevenson, all conference honors. Well done!
The varsity boys soccer team defeated St. Michael's yesterday by a 6-1 score. Junior Keegan Brunner scored a hat trick for the second game in a row (he scored three in Tuesday's game against Chelsea Academy). In yesterday's game, goals were also scored by seniors Daake Browne and Rodes Jarman, and 8th grader Jake Connelly. Nice playing!
The Middle School cross country team competed in Annie's Run, a 1.5 mile meet held by Grymes Memorial School in Orange, with Grymes, Tandem and Madison runners participating. 8th grader Olivia Bowers finished in fourth place and 7th grader Sohpie Moseley finished in tenth place; eight other Tandem runners finished in the top twenty!
The varsity boys soccer team played Fork Union Military Academy on October 4 and a TV sports crew was on hand to catch some footage. Although the boys lost 1-5, check out the great footage in this video link, which begins at minute 1:06.