Our varsity volleyball team is having a fabulous season and is currently ranked #10 in the state in the most recent VISAA poll and seated #1 in the Delaney Athletic Conference. Last week, they defeated cross-town rival STAB 3-2 and made the local news - check it out here. They then crushed both Foxcroft and Blue Ridge Christian School 3-0, leaving Tandem with a 15-3 season record to date. Coach Brandon couldn't be prouder. Check out some great video footage of the Blue Ridge Christian School game here - and catch one of their upcoming home games in the gym to cheer on this great squad!
Our varsity cross country team ran in the Ragged Mountain Cup at local Panorama Farm on Tuesday, August 27 to great results. Coach Jason reports: "The season has officially started. It’s always special to begin our year at the Ragged Mountain Cup. It’s the only time all the local public and private schools compete against each other. Mason and Nathan cracked the top 20 (Mason 11th/Nathan 16th). 8th grader Charlie K finished 7th in the open race and lots of kids ran in their first meet ever." Way to go, Badgers!
Tandem Friends School basketball players received All-Conference honors this weekend, announced during the conference championship matchups at Highland School on February 23. Congratulations to these great players!
Varsity girls honored include 8th grader Alana Carter-Johnston (1st Team), sophomore Stella Lane (1st Team), and senior Maya Goldstein (2nd team). Gordon Fields was given Co-Coach of the Year honors.
Varsity boys honored include senior Jalen Anderson (1st Team), junior Dean Lockley (1st Team), and junior Kobi Copeland (Honorable Mention).
Our indoor track team had a great showing in the VISAA Indoor State Track Meet held at St. Christopher's School last weekend. Our mens 4x800 team came in fifth in the state! There were lots of personal records all around, and senior Charlie Kennedy shaved 20 seconds off of his 3200 time. It was a great season for the indoor track team and for coaches Melissa Winder, Jason Farr and Brandon Edwards. Go Badgers!
It was a busy week in the Badger den, as both varsity basketball teams hosted DAC tournament matchups. The varsity boys hosted a quarterfinal matchup against Trinity Christian on Tuesday, winning in an intense matchup by a score of 65-56. Check out some footage of that game here. This put them on the road last night, playing Highland at Highland School in the tournament semifinals. They had a disappointing loss, 40-68, to end their DAC play. They await word on possible state play.
Our girls won their semifinal matchup last night against Chelsea Academy - check out some great news footage here. The victory earned them the right to play in the DAC2 Girls Basketball Championship game tomorrow, February 23, at 2:00pm versus Quantico. The DAC finals are being held at Highland School in Warrenton, an hour and a half straight up 29 North. Coaches Gordon and Abby have done an amazing job preparing and guiding the girls through a very successful season. There is an admission charge for the game - students $3 and adults $5. Click here for full tournament info. The girls also ended their great year as regular season co-champions.
GO BADGERS! Check out some photos of both teams here, including Senior Night pics of seniors Maya, Anthony and Jalen.
Tandem's varsity basketball teams took on Randolph Macon Academy in a home double header on February 5 and walked away with two victories. In the first game, the girls came away with a 35-28 win. 8th grader Alana Carter-Johnston scored a game high 19 points. The varsity girls currently have an impressive 10-2 record, with two more games this week. They take on Chelsea Academy and Stuart Hall in away games, then return for two home games on 2/12 and 2/14 to finish the regular season.
The boys game started slowly but ended in a sound defeat of RMA at 61-41. Senior Jalen Anderson was the high point scorer in that game. The varsity boys currently have a 12-6 record; they play on the road against Stuart Hall this week, then return for home games against Trinity Christian and Fredericksburg Christian on 2/9 and 2/14 to finish the regular season.
Congratulations to Tandem Friends senior Jalen Anderson - named Schewel's Athlete of the Week in the Daily Progress. Jalen plays guard for the 9-5 Tandem basketball team, averaging 19.5 points per game while balancing academics and serving as a great youth mentor in the community. We're proud of you, Jalen!
It was a great week for Tandem varsity basketball. On Tuesday, our varsity girls' basketball team had a big win - and first-time-ever win - over Randolph Macon Academy, defeating them 58-37. 8th grader Alana Carter-Johnston scored 21 points (she is averaging 26 points per game), Stella Lane scored 16, and Maya Goldstein put up 9 points. That put their season at 7-1 - first place in the conference. Later that night, the varsity boys defeated RMA's boys by a score of 73-50.
Last night, the teams took on cross-town rival Covenant, at Covenant. The girls played first in a hard-fought loss of 31-42. Check out some TV coverage of that game here. Read a Daily Progress article on the game here. The boys team took on Covenant's team after the girls game and defeated them 70-62, with senior Jalen Anderson leading the scoring with 21 points. That's two wins against Covenant in one season, which has to be a Tandem first! Check out some TV coverage of the boy's game here. Read a Daily Progress article on the game here.
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.