Sunday, September 17, 2017

Eagles adjust to slay Little Giants

Peyton Rutherford rushes for 344 yards and 5 scores                 Photo by Doug Aylestock  / Photography Concepts
BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles hosted the Waynesboro Little Giants Friday night at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville. The Eagles had their hands full in the first half and went into the locker room leading 21-14 at the half.

Waynesboro tied the game on their opening drive of the second half but the Eagles made adjustments and pulled away with a 42-21 victory to move to 4-0.

Sophomore running back Peyton Rogers rushed for 344 yards on 32 carries and scored 5 touchdown to pace the Eagles. Kyle Baylor added a 65 yard punt return to round out the scoring. Post game interviews with Rutherford, Bryan Wallace, Kyle Anderson and Coach Chris Parker below.  Check back later for more coverage, photo's and highlights.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Eagles continue to gain momentum move to 3-0

WINCHESTER, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles moved to 3-0 on Saturday defeating the Handley Judges 31-10. Peyton Rutherford rushed for 224 yards and for the third time this season scored 3 touchdowns on the ground. Rutherford has rushed for 9 touchdowns gaining 572 yards on 79 carries for an average of 7.2 yards per carry. Rutherford has also added a touchdown receiving and a point after to account for 61 points in 3 games.

Peyton Rutherford has rushed for 9 touchdowns in 3 games.   Photo by Doug Aylestock  / Photography Concepts
Kyle Baylor added a score rushing for 88 yards on 11 carries. Baylor has 196 yards on 26 carries for an average of 8.9 yards per carry. Baylor also averages 24.1 on kick returns and 20.3 on punts and has scored twice this season for the Eagles.

Kyle Baylor always presents defenses with break away threat.     Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
Colby Childs was 3 of 4 passing for 83 yards. 2 of those passes went to Lucas Rogers for 61 yards. Rogers has 131 yards on 6 receptions this season for an average catch of 21.8 yards.

Nick Bahamonde added a 22 yard field goal, and is 13 of 14 on extra points this season.

The Eagles defense has been well rounded, with several players contributing. Bryan Wallace and  Rico Nappi lead the team in total tackles with 38 each, Wallace leads the team with 6 sacks. Lucas Rogers, Ed Buzalsky, Ben Sprouse, and Kyle Anderson each have at least 25 total tackles.

Cole Lawson picked up his 2nd interception of the season and Kyle Baylor picked one off as well.

The Eagles return to "the Felt" this Friday to host the Waynesboro Little Giants (1-2). It is Little League night and local  youth teams will be on the field to welcome the Eagles. Kick off is 7:30pm at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium, on Westwood Drive in Berryville.

Doug Aylestock of Photography Concepts was on hand to capture the game for Clarke County Sports, below are a few more photo's, to see his entire gallery of the game visit his facebook page.

Bryan Wallace leads the Eagles with 38 total tackles and 6 sacks.   Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

Cole Lawson added his 2nd interception       Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

Colby Childs, the Eagles Field General goes to the air     Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

Nick "Baha" Bahamonde drills a 22 yard field goal    Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

The Eagles defense teams up to stuff the run     Photo by Doug Aylestock  / Photography Concepts

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Clarke County Sports Game of the Week 9 1 17

BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles defeated the Manassas Park Cougars 49-0 at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium in Berryville, VA on Friday. Game highlights along with post game interviews can be viewed below. Further game information can be found on the site or our facebook site.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Eagles tame Cougars, move to 2-0

Peyton Rutherford paced the Eagles with 128 yards and 3 TD's        Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts
BERRYVILLE, Va.- The Clarke County Eagles  picked up their second consecutive win with a 49-0 thumping of Manassas Park Cougars Friday night at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium. For the second week in a row sophomore Peyton Rutherford found paydirt three times, gaining 178 yards on 7 carries.

With talk of a possible let down after the big opening win against Dominion, Clarke County (2-0) made sure that was not going to happen.  The Eagles did not disappoint the large crowd on Hall of Fame night.

Rico Nappi scores on defense with a fumble recovery                 Photo by James Murphy / CCS
"Our practice this week was just like any other week," Linebacker Rico Nappi said. "We treated them [Manassas Park] just like any other team, and came out and grinded."

Nappi scored one of Clarke's four first quarter touchdowns recovering a Cougar fumble in the endzone. He also added an interception to help the Eagles secure a shutout.

The Eagles quickly went up 28-0 in the first quarter scoring on the ground, through the air, by defense, and special teams.

Rutherford went in on the third play of the game from 21 yards out, after the Eagles defense held Kyle Baylor bobbled a punt, picked it up broke to the outside and scampered 41 yards for the Eagles second score within 4 plays.

"I dropped the punt and picked it up, saw the sideline open and just ran towards it." Baylor said.
Kyle Baylor's concentration shows,but he was unable to come down in bounds.   Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

Baylor also made a spectacular catch in the end zone but unfortunately could not get his foot inside the line.

Nappi's fumble recovery in the endzone was the third score of the quarter and Eagles quarterback Colby Childs capped a drive going 4 for 4 and finding Rutherford for a 6 yard touchdown pass, the Eagles never looked back.

"We never take an opponent lightly," Eagles coach Chris Parker said. "We wanted to come in the game and do what we do, but then we wanted to work on some things. We had a game plan to work on our passing game in game like situations. That's why we threw it. We came out and pounded it and then started to throw it."

"It felt awesome," Childs said. "The offensive line did their jobs and gave me time to throw the ball, the wide receivers and tight ends caught the ball and it was a good night."

Childs finished the game 6 of 13 for 77 yards and a touchdown. Childs also added a 12 yard run.

Colby Childs rips off a 12 yard run moving the Eagles offense        Photo by James Murphy / CCS

The Eagles defense smothered Manassas Park (0-2) all night with the Cougars never able to mount any kind of a threat. The game was out of reach by halftime with the Eagles entering the locker room with a 42-0 lead.

The Eagles were able to empty their bench and get everybody some quality playing time,as they prepare to go on the road and face local rival, Handley on Saturday at the Handley Bowl.

Our defense played great, as far as I know everybody got quality time with a running clock in the second half, and 49 points and a shutout, I can't complain.

Lucas Rogers and the Eagles defense pitch a shutout against Manassas Park    Photo by Doug Aylestock / Photography Concepts

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Seven set to enter Hall of Fame on Friday

BERRYVILLE, Va. — Four athletes who competed on state championship teams and graduated in 2007, a championship coach and two long-time contributors will be inducted into the Clarke County Athletic Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony Friday during the Eagles’ football game against Manassas Park at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium.

The Hall, started in 1990, has 163 members. A pre-game reception, sponsored by the Bank of Clarke County, will be held before the game and the inductees will be recognized at halftime.

Simon Biddle-Snead      Photo Moe Murphy/CCS
Simon Biddle-Snead
No track and cross country athlete at Clarke County can equal Biddle-Snead’s career as he captured six individual golds and three silvers in helping the Eagles win five team titles.
In cross country, he won a pair of state titles and was runner-up once.
As a sophomore, he was undefeated in district, regional and state competition as he led the Eagles to the state team title. He followed that up with another stellar year as a junior, again claiming district, regional and state titles as Clarke defended its team title. In his senior year, Biddle-Snead was injured and could not compete at districts, but won regionals and placed second at states. He helped the Eagles win their third straight team crown.
He was The Winchester Star’s Cross County Runner of the Year in his final three seasons.
Biddle-Snead was also a standout during the track season.
As a freshman, he won both the 1,600 and 3,200 at districts. He won the 3,200 at states and was fourth in the 1,600.
As a sophomore he was again Bull Run district champion in both the 1,600 and 3,200 as the Eagles won the district title. He defended his title in the 3,200 and placed second in the state meet as the Eagles placed second.
He led the Eagles to their first state track & field title as a junior, winning the 3,200 for the third straight time and placing second in the 1,600. He won both of those events at the district meet.
He captured his fourth consecutive 3,200 gold and took bronze in the 1,600 as the Eagles defended their state title in 2007. He won both events at districts.
He attended the University of Virginia and competed on its track and cross country teams his freshman and sophomore years.

Leslie Hardesty-Kerr        Photo by Moe Murphy / CCS
Leslie Hardesty Kerr
Leslie Hardesty Kerr was a four-sport athlete, participating in volleyball, basketball, track, and soccer.
She was a four-year varsity starter and two-time team captain in basketball, a four-time all-state pick in soccer, a two-year letterman in volleyball and lettered her only season as a freshman in track.
In basketball, she helped lead the Eagles to a state runner-up finish in 2006. Despite missing part of her senior season after a soccer injury the previous spring, Hardesty Kerr helped the Eagles capture their first state basketball crown in 2007.
In soccer, Hardesty Kerr was part of two state champion teams as a sophomore and junior and part of a runner-up team as a senior. She was Bull Run Player of the Year and State Player of the Year and Winchester Star Player of the Year as a junior. She was selected for the VHSL All-Star game and was the Virginia Wendy’s High School Heisman winner.

Taylor Warner-Whitworth  Photo by Moe Murphy/CCS
Taylor Warner Whitworth
Warner Whitworth lettered in volleyball, basketball, track and field and soccer. In her four years, she competed in seven state championships and her teams won four state titles.
She lettered three years in basketball. As a junior, she was Bull Run District MVP and first team All-State as she helped the Eagles to a state runner-up finish.
As a senior, she repeated as Bull Run District MVP, was VHSCA Co-Player of the Year for Group A and The Winchester Star’s Player of the Year as the she led the Eagles to the state title. She was the area leader in steals and was selected to the VHSCA All-Star game.
She was a varsity starter in soccer all four seasons as Clarke won four straight district titles. She helped the Eagles win a pair of state titles (2005, 2006) and place second (2007).
She competed in track in her sophomore and senior seasons. As a sophomore she set a school record in the triple jump. As a senior, she won district titles in the high jump and triple jump and was part of the winning 4x400 relay team. Individually, she placed sixth in the high jump (tying a school mark) and eighth in the triple jump at states. The 4x400 team won the state title, breaking a school mark.
In volleyball, she was a three-year varsity starter.
She went on to play basketball for one year at University of Mary Washington.

Christian Waters    Photo by Moe Murphy
Christian Waters
Waters participated in both track and basketball, helping the Eagles net a pair of state titles.
In basketball, he lettered his junior and senior years for the Class A champs. His steal with 20 seconds left led to the Chandler Rhoads’s game-winning basket with 12.6 seconds left in the 2006 title game.
As a senior, Waters was Bull Run District Player of the Year and first team All-State. He led the area in assists, blocks, and shooting percentage. He set a state tournament record with 24 blocks over the three-game tourney and set a school mark with 294 blocks in just two seasons.
He competed in the shot put in track as a senior.
He went on to play basketball at Ferrum College.

Tim Lawrence      Photo Moe Murphy/CCS
Tim Lawrence
Lawrence coached three sports at Clarke, but was outstanding as girls’ basketball coach from 2004 to 2013, leading the program to three Finals Fours, one runner-up finish and a state title in 2007.
His second season he led the team to a school record for victories and a state runner-up finish with a 29-1 record. He was honored as Bull Run District and Winchester Star Coach of the Year. The following year, he led the team to the district, regional and state titles. He received district, regional, state and Winchester Star Coach of the Year honors.
In 2012-13, the team advanced to the Final Four and he was again The Winchester Star Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year. In nine seasons, he had a 159-74 record. Seven of his players went on to play at the college level.
He also coached boys’ tennis for three seasons and boys’ JV basketball from 1997 to 2004.

Moe Murphy     Photo by Doug Aylestock
Michael “Moe” Murphy
Murphy founded Clarke County Sports in 2003 and the website has run continuously since 2003. It has covered virtually every sport at one time with continuous coverage of the football program since 2003. Murphy also covered the high school for several years as a reporter/photographer for the Northern Virginia Daily and as a reporter, photographer, and eventual sports editor of the Clarke Courier. The school created the Moe Murphy Journalism Scholarship in 2007 in his honor, annually awarding a deserving Clarke County journalism student with a scholarship.

Barry Deuel            Photo via Twitter
Barry Deuel
Originally serving on football sidelines beginning in 1983 while regularly treating injured athletes at his Winchester Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine facility, Deuel has delivered hands-on treatment of Clarke County and local team athletes. Besides his support and assistance at Clarke County sporting events, his membership, training, and participation literally all over the world has made Deuel invaluable with his knowledge and management of sports injuries.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Clarke County Sports Locker Room Show

LANDOVER, Md.-  The Washington Redskins defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-17 at FedEx Field in Landover. Redskin players Kendall Fuller, Chris Thompson, and Junior Galette speak to the media after the game. Hosted by Moe Murphy.