Monday, March 30, 2020

IN THE RED ZONE: Carroll LaHaye

CLICK HERE to listen live online or join us live on 102.9 The Mater tonight at 6pm for "In The Red Zone".

We are honored to be joined by Carroll LaHaye, who announced this past week that she is retiring as head women's basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College after 38 seasons and 647 victories.

We'll talk about her career, how a Maine native found Ashland, the big moments on and off the court, and, what's next for her!

It's all live from The Mater studios tonight at 6pm. Please join us!


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Help Vote Kelly Williams To All-Star Game!

ATLANTA – Randolph-Macon senior Kelly Williams is on the cusp of becoming a Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-Star, it was announced Tuesday morning. But the Garysburg, N.C. native, needs your help! Williams is one of five nominees for two remaining positions on the All-Star teams that will be voted on by fans.

Williams will exit Randolph-Macon with a host of records, including for most career rebounds in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference record books, as well as second in scoring in Randolph-Macon history. She had the second-most double-doubles in Division III Women's Basketball this season, finishing with 22 on the year. She was the ODAC Player of the Year and the ODAC/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Outside of the two fan-selected All-Stars, the other 18 All-Stars were chosen by a committee of head women's basketball head coaches. Voting is now open. Click here to access your all-star ballot. Fan voting ends at noon ET, Sunday, March 15. The final list of all-stars and team rosters will be announced Monday, March 16.
The second annual Beyond Sports Women's Collegiate All-Star Game will be played at the Capital Center Performance Arena on the campus of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, on March 21 immediately preceding the NCAA Division III women's basketball national championship game. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. ET.


Friday, March 06, 2020

NCAA SCOREBOARD

Men's First Round: Randolph-Macon 81, Wesley 69 (Buzz Anthony with 21 points, 18 for Miles Mallory)

Second Round: TCNJ at Randolph-Macon, Saturday, 6:30pm

Tickets are available for the second round of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship in Crenshaw Gym.
Third-ranked Randolph-Macon will host TCNJ on Saturday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Students can pick up tickets beginning at 2 p.m. in the lobby of Crenshaw Gym.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with tickets available to the public at that time. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students, youth and senior citizens.


Women's First Round: Randolph-Macon 78, Transylvania 68 (Becca Arrington scores 24 points while Michal Ross adds 17 points in the victory)

Second Round: Randolph-Macon vs. Oglethorpe, Saturday, 5pm, Lexington, Kentucky

NCAA FIRST ROUND FRIDAY:

MEN: Wesley at Randolph-Macon, 6:30pm

Tickets are sold out!  CLICK HERE to watch the game as Marty Wilson and Andrew Price bring you all the action.



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WOMEN: Randolph-Macon at Transylvania, 6pm, Lexington, Kentucky

CLICK HERE to watch the game live!


Monday, March 02, 2020

NCAA Tournament Information For Randolph-Macon

MEN:

Hosting first two rounds of tournament this Friday and Saturday.

First Round (Friday 3/6):

Marietta vs. TCNJ, 4pm
Wesley vs. Randolph-Macon, 6:30pm

Second Round (Saturday 3/7):

First Round Winners, 6:30pm

CLICK HERE for ticket information.



WOMEN:

Randolph-Macon travels to Lexington, Kentucky for the first two rounds.

Transylvania vs. Randolph-Macon, 6pm
William Peace vs. Oglethorpe, 4pm

Second Round (Saturday 3/7):

First Round Winners, 5pm

The Yellow Jackets face the hosting and ninth-ranked Transylvania Pioneers in the opening round on Friday, March 6. The other two teams in the pod are the eighth-ranked Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels and William Peace Pacers. The Stormy Petrels and Pacers will face off at 4:00 PM, while the Pioneers and the Yellow Jackets square off at 6:00 PM. The winners of the two games will meet on Saturday, March 7 at 5:00 PM.
All games will take place on Transylvania's campus at the Clive Beck Center. The Beck Center is on the corner of North Broadway and West 4th Street in Lexington. Parking is available around the Beck Center, with visitors encouraged to make sure the parking lot is marked as a Transylvania University lot.
Tickets for each day's tournament session are $8 for adults, $5 for students (9th grade up to seniors in college), and $4 for children in eighth grade and under. Children aged 2 and under are admitted for free. Tickets will be sold at the door and cash and credit cards will be accepted. 
All three NCAA Tournament games will be broadcast live on the Transy Sports Network.
For more information on Lexington, Transylvania University and the Lexington Region, you can visit the Lexington Regional website HERE.



Saturday, February 29, 2020

Yellow Jackets Survive Maroons In ODAC Semis

Korey Turner's layup after a steal at midcourt by Josh Talbert with nineteen seconds remaining lifted top-seeded Randolph-Macon, who trailed by as many as ten points in the second half, to a 60-59 win over #5 Roanoke in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men's Basketball semifinal at the Salem Civic Center.

Buzz Anthony (pictured), who scored eleven of his seventeen points in the second half, went nine-of-ten at the free throw line while Josh Talbert and Ian Robertson each had eleven points, Robertson with two key three-pointers in the comeback effort.

The Yellow Jackets are now 25-2 and will play either Virginia Wesleyan or Lynchburg Sunday at 3:30pm for the ODAC title. Randolph-Macon, winners of the last three regular season titles, seeks their first tournament crown since 2015 and first under head coach Josh Merkel, who won his 100th career game as Yellow Jacket head coach in the victory.


Ross Powers Randolph-Macon To ODAC Final

Senior Michal Ross (Glen Allen, pictured, left) poured in a season-high 27 points, just two shy of her career high, while senior Kelly Williams, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of The Year had 24 points and fourteen rebounds as #4 Randolph-Macon eliminated top-seeded Emory and Henry 72-68 in an ODAC Championship Semifinal Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

After leading by a point after a period, the Yellow Jackets (17-9), outscored the Wasps 20-7 in the second period, as Ross hit her only three-point attempt of the game at the buzzer to give Randolph-Macon a 37-23 halftime lead. The Wasps turned to Sydney McKinney, who scored a game-high 30 points helping Emory and Henry launch a furious comeback in the final minutes.

It wasn't until Aimee DeBell hit a free throw with :08 left to give the Yellow Jackets a four-point lead that Randolph-Macon fans could breath a sigh of relief. DeBell scored seven points, while Cheridan Hatfield (pictured, bottom) had nine points, seven rebounds and four assists.

The win puts Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Championship Game on Sunday at 1pm against either Guilford or Roanoke. Tip-off is at 1pm. Live Twitter Coverage will be available on @hanoversports.

The Yellow Jackets will be playing for their tenth ODAC title, second in three seasons, and fifth in the last twelve years.

NOTES: Today's final score is the exact same final score of the 2018 ODAC Championship Game, won by the Yellow Jackets over the Wasps. Head Coach Carroll LaHaye won her 645th career game as Randolph-Macon head coach.



Monday, February 17, 2020

Yellow Jackets to #2 Nationally

With a 72-50 win Saturday over Washington and Lee, Randolph-Macon moved to 22-1 on the season. Thanks to the results of two other Saturday affairs, the Yellow Jackets are in prime position both in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and nationally.

Emory and Henry's stunning defeat of Virginia Wesleyan in double overtime gave Randolph-Macon, 14-0 in ODAC, their fourth consecutive regular season championship. #4 St. Thomas knocked off #2 St. John's in Minnesota on Saturday, paving the way for the Yellow Jackets to move up from #3 to #2 in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25 released Monday afternoon.

Randolph-Macon earned two first place votes behind #1 Swarthmore, who has held the top spot the entire season and is the lone unbeaten left in Division III. The Yellow Jackets host Hampden-Sydney at Crenshaw Gymnasium on Wednesday night at 7pm.


Monday, February 10, 2020

In The Red Zone: Eric Kolenich and Charles Gray

Use the link to the right to listen to "In The Red Zone", Monday night at 6pm live from Sports Page Grille Ashland! The show is also heard on 102.9 The Mater, at 102.9 FM and 1430 AM, and on the TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall"!

GUESTS:

Charles Gray, Director of Tennis, Randolph-Macon College

Eric Kolenich, Richmond Times-Dispatch