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WHS Dukes soccer team wins district, tournament

Published 12:25pm Saturday, May 25, 2013

WINDSOR—The Dukes took home both the District trophy (7-1) and the Tournament trophy home Wednesday. The two-day tournament saw Appomattox Regional beat Franklin High School Tuesday night and WHS beat Surry.

Head captain “Rocky” Doherty is hoisted up with the Tournament trophy by fellow captain Davis Earnhardt and Dukes leading scorer Evan Binkley following the Dukes victory over ARGS in tournament play. -- SUBMITTED PHOTO/LESLEE UMPHLETT
Head captain “Rocky” Doherty is hoisted up with the Tournament trophy by fellow captain Davis Earnhardt and Dukes leading scorer Evan Binkley following the Dukes victory over ARGS in tournament play. — SUBMITTED PHOTO/LESLEE UMPHLETT

In the championship game Wednesday against ARGS, the Dukes were down 0-1 at the half. In the second half, WHS kept firing shots and came up with three goals by Evan Binkley and one by Jeremiah Fly to win 4-1. The ARGS Dragons were the only Duke loss in district play this year, which ended in overtime.

Coach JD Turner said, “These guys have exceeded anything I could have asked this year. When this young group is on their game, they can really move the ball and control a match. ARGS is a great side, but our guys were determined that they weren’t done yet.”

The first game of regional play for the Dukes will be at home against Northampton at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 28.

WHS District Award Winners

1st team All Academic

* Kayne Bartholomew, Evan Binkley, Devon Collins, Gavin Dale, Racquel Doherty, Davis Earnhardt, Curtis Guilford, Conner McKnight, Austin Meier, Grant Morrill, Nina Nichols and Jacob Watson

1st team All District

* Racquel Doherty, Davis Earnhardt, Jacob Watson

2nd team All District

* Evan Binkley, Danny McManaway, Tyler Fontenot

All Distric Honorable Mentions

* Gavin Dale, Curtis Guilford, Austin Meier, Grant Morrill

District Champs

* WHS

District Tournament Champs

* WHS

Coach of the Year

* WHS – JD Turner

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