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  • Star Track: Wiktoria Plawska

     Star Track: Wiktoria Plawska
    Wiktoria Plawska of Yorktown enjoyed an excellent freshman season of college tennis on the West Coast, earning second-team All-Northwest Conference honors and nearly leading her Lewis & Clark team from Portland, Ore., to the NCAA Division III tournament. Plawska, a Hampton Roads Academy graduate, played on line 3 in every dual match except one. She went 11-3 in singles, dropping matches to nearby Division I opponents Portland State and Portland to start the year. But then she won her next 11 contests, including wins against year-end No. 36 Texas-Tyler, No. 22 Whitman and a pair against No. 34 Linfield. Her streak finally ended when Whitman's Morgan Lawless beat Plawska 6-2, 6-4 to give the host Missionaries a 4-2 lead in the Northwest tournament championship match in Walla Walla, Wash., in late April. Whitman went on to win 5-4, qualifying for the NCAA team tournament and leaving the Pioneers barely out. In doubles, Plawska was 10-5. She lost on line 1 against Portland State and Portland, then moved to line 3 with Aurora Garrison and was 10-3 against Division III opponents at that spot. Plawska was the only player from the eastern half of the country competing for the Pioneers, who finished 17-4. They ended with the No. 6 ranking the West, one of Division III's four regions, and 29th in the nation. Plawska excelled throughout high school before heading west. She won the 2012 Group AA singles crown for York, then transferred to HRA. With no individual title available there, she sparked the Navigators to the Virginia Independent Schools Division II team titles in the autumn seasons of 2012 and '13. She was the VIS D-II Player of the Year and Daily Press Player of the Year as a senior. At Lewis & Clark, she is on a forested campus that has about 2,000 students and suits her environmental focus. Renowned for her sense of adventure, the well-traveled Plawska runs long distances, hikes, skis, climbs summit and writes extensively on her website,
  • Davis on Lakers summer roster

    Davis on Lakers summer roster
    Will Davis II, the standout UC Irvine forward, is on the Los Angeles Lakers' Las Vegas summer league roster, the Lakers announced Thursday. Davis closed out his college career by leading the Anteaters to their first NCAA Tournament appearance this...

    Former North Central College star Mark Schmitt hired as swimming coach

    Former North Central College star Mark Schmitt hired as swimming coach
    Ever since Mark Schmitt returned to his hometown of Naperville to swim at North Central College in 2003, he knew where he wanted to be. After completing the 2006 season for the Cardinals, a season in which he became the NCAA Division III national...

    Tom Sorensen: Snubbed in draft, ex-Kentucky shooting star Aaron Harrison seeks spot with Hornets

    Aaron Harrison, who led Kentucky in scoring last season, watched last week's NBA draft from home. He saw teammates selected first, sixth, 12th and 13th. Andrew Harrison, his twin brother who is younger by a minute, was selected 44th. Big man Dakari...

    Women's soccer, wrestling are Virginia Tech's best hopes for first NCAA title

     Women's soccer, wrestling are Virginia Tech's best hopes for first NCAA title
    Clinging to a one-point lead, Virginia Tech's football team was a quarter away from the school's first national team championship. But Florida State owned the final 15 minutes that January 2000 evening in New Orleans to deny the Hokies and secure the only...