-The boys basketball team lost 53-47 to Denbigh on Tuesday to drop to 2-5, 1-5 PD. Next up is a first-round date with Atlantic Shores at 10am on 12/27 at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Thankfully, Duke sophomore guard Andre Dawkins graduated from Atlantic Shores last year. If the Raiders win, they'll play at 7pm on 12/28; if they lose, they'll play at 10am on 12/28. The PD game against Heritage that was snowed out has been rescheduled for 01/05.
-The girls basketball team beat Denbigh 56-32 behind 27 points from LaQuanda Younger; 21 of Younger's points came on 3-pointers. The Raiders (4-2, 4-2 PD) took a 28-10 halftime lead and never looked back. The Raiders don't have another PD game until 01/04 against Bethel; they come back and play the next night in a make-up game against Heritage. The girls team is playing in the Northumberland Christmas Tournament. Their first game is 12/28 against Lancaster at 4pm and the second game is 12/29 against Northumberland at 6pm.
-The Raiders indoor track teams have had a great deal of success in the early season. The girls are led by senior Lerice Bynum and freshmen Lacey Elliot and Ryneisha Alston. Bynum has cleared 5 feet in the high jump and already qualified for the Eastern Region Championships. Elliot and Alston lead a strong group of underclassmen for the Raiders; the middle school track program in Newport News is definitely helping the high school teams out.
On the boys side, a core cross country group that took 4th at Districts has been joined by a few football players and newcomers to form the best Warwick team since the 02-03 season. Junior Javon Walker has the PD's top time in the 1000m and also runs a leg on the District-leading 4x800m relay team along with Desmond Fogg, Darius Williams, and Myles Spivey. Marquis Hill's 20-02.50 foot mark in the long jump is leading the District and Eric Poindexter has qualified for the Eastern Region Championships with his 6-foot clearance in the high jump. The boys have won multiple medals in the season's first two invitationals and won the first regular season meet convincingly on Monday without many of their top athletes.
-If any swimmers or wrestlers have updates, please let me know in a message and then I'll be in touch.