Wishes and dreams for sports in the new year

Published 3:04 pm Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It’s hard to believe that 2008 is already coming to an end. It seems the older you get, the faster time goes by.

This time of year is when we all make our New Year’s resolutions and hopes for the upcoming year. Here are mine for 2009:

For Darren Parker — a lot of great players coming up from the undefeated JV football team

For Windsor football — a rule change to get rid of the “Eastern Shore District” rule, which automatically gives a bad ESD team the fourth seed in the Group A, Region A, Division 2 playoffs

For Windsor athletics — a move out of the Tri-Rivers District, especially in baseball

For Southampton athletics — success in its move over to the Southside District, especially in football

For Franklin girls’ basketball — the need for “no height”

For Windsor basketball, both boys and girls — a few wins this season. They are trying hard.

For Southampton Academy soccer — a conference championship

For Tidewater Academy football — a victory this year, or maybe two

For Isle of Wight Academy football — revenge over Blessed Sacrament Huguenot

For me — to cover more “non-revenue” sports!

For the Detroit Lions — the wisdom to use the first pick in the NFL draft to pick a quarterback

Eight Isle of Wight Academy players were named to the Virginia Independent Schools Football Association Division III All-State team. They included:

Daniel Brown, second team quarterback

Heath Price, second team running back; second team defensive back

 Zack Warnick, second team wide receiver; first team defensive back; second team kick returner

Zach Lamb — first team tight end; first team punter

Brent Wills, first team offensive line; second team linebacker

 Jason Duck, first team defensive line

Cody Bradshaw, first team linebacker

Justin Vick, second team kicker

 One Southampton Academy player, Richard Poland, was named second team offensive lineman.