Monday, December 17, 2018

HONORS: Arruza Named Coach Of The Year; Yellow Jackets Honored

The following is from a release sent by Randolph-Macon College.

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After leading Randolph-Macon to its 11th ODAC title and its first NCAA Championship victory, Pedro Arruza was named Coach of the Year in the state of Virginia by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

The Yellow Jackets had eight players earn All-State First Team honors: senior offensive lineman Greg Castle(Kenley, N.C./North Johnston), senior running back Tre Frederick (Angier, N.C./West Johnston), senior linebacker Yonis Blanco (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair), junior tight end Sam Tanner (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis), junior offensive lineman Jake Wernle (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove), junior defensive lineman Steve McNair (Elkridge, Md./Howard), junior safety Anthony Williams (Ashburn, Va./Woodgrove) and sophomore kicker Chris Vidal (Wake, N.C./Wake Forest). Senior wide receiver Eric Hoy (Clayton, N.C./Clayton) was voted to the All-State Second Team.
Castle was All-ODAC First Team, All-South Region First Team and All-America Third Team. Frederick was All-South Region Second Team and All-ODAC Second Team. Tanner and Wernle were All-ODAC First Team and All-South Region Third Team. Blanco, Hoy, McNair, Williams and Vidal were All-ODAC First Team.

Arruza, in his fifteenth season at R-MC, led the Yellow Jackets to an 8-2 regular-season mark and 6-1 record in ODAC play. R-MC won its eleventh ODAC title, tying Emory & Henry for the most championships in the history of the conference. The Yellow Jackets earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship and received a trip to No 8 John Carroll. R-MC won its first NCAA playoff game in program history with a 23-20 victory over the Blue Streaks. The Yellow Jackets would have their season end at No. 23 Muhlenberg in the second round of the NCAA Championship. R-MC finished No. 18 in the final D3football.com Top 25.



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2018 VaSID Football College All-State Team

2018 VaSID All State Offensive Player of the Year
QuarterbackHaydenBausermanShenandoah University
2018 VaSID All State Defensive Player of the Year
LinebackerRe'ShaunMyersBridgewater College
2018 VaSID All State Offensive Rookie of the Year
Running BackKalebSmithHampden-Sydney College
2018 VaSID All State Defensive Rookie of the Year
Defensive LinemanJosephLedbetterAverett University
2018 VaSID All State Coach of the Year
PedroArruzaRandolph-Macon College
First Team
PositionPlayer FirstPlayer LastSchool
QuarterbackHaydenBausermanShenandoah University
Running BackTreFrederickRandolph-Macon College
Running BackBrianMannFerrum College
Wide ReceiverMajorMorganHampden-Sydney College
Wide ReceiverCaseyStewartShenandoah University
Tight EndSamTannerRandolph-Macon College
Offensive LineGregCastleRandolph-Macon College
Offensive LineMichaelHeadAverett University
Offensive LineMitchHornsbyWashington and Lee University
Offensive LineMattRittenhouseChristopher Newport University
Offensive LineJakeWernleRandolph-Macon College
Defensive LineBenJamesChristopher Newport University
Defensive LineJohnKlineHampden-Sydney College
Defensive LineJosephLedbetterAverett University
Defensive LineSteveMcNairRandolph-Macon College
LinebackerYonisBlancoRandolph-Macon College
LinebackerDejonBrooksAverett University
LinebackerRe'ShaunMyersBridgewater College
CornerbackDamianJiggettsChristopher Newport University
CornerbackDaquanPridgetShenandoah University
SafetyChadVanlandinghamHampden-Sydney College
SafetyAnthonyWilliamsRandolph-Macon College
Place KickerChrisVidalRandolph-Macon College
PunterColeWestberryAverett University
Return SpecialistBradleyJeffersonAverett University
Second Team
PositionPlayer FirstPlayer LastSchool
QuarterbackAlecCobbHampden-Sydney College
Running BackJoshBreeceWashington and Lee University
Running BackAkivaWedgeSouthern Virginia University
Wide ReceiverJoshuaDavisChristopher Newport University
Wide ReceiverEricHoyRandolph-Macon College
Tight EndGrantMonsonBridgewater College
Offensive LineSeanClarkWashington and Lee University
Offensive LineAndrewGrageHampden-Sydney College
Offensive LineWillHoffmanBridgewater College
Offensive LineJordanSawyerChristopher Newport University
Offensive LineTylerWeterringsEmory & Henry College
Defensive LineAndrewFrailerWashington and Lee University
Defensive LineJohnathonJohnsonFerrum College
Defensive LineMuhammadKhanBridgewater College
Defensive LineKhrisSmithApprentice School
LinebackerWillCorryWashington and Lee University
LinebackerGriffinDavisHampden-Sydney College
LinebackerDonavanMontagueUniversity of Virginia-Wise
CornerbackRaekwonJacksonApprentice School
CornerbackD.J.WrightChristopher Newport University
SafetyMattDangBridgewater College
SafetyNeilDavisSouthern Virginia University
Place KickerColeWestberryAverett University
PunterBoSheridanWashington & Lee University
Return SpecialistDavontaWomackBridgewater College

Monday, December 03, 2018

IN THE RED ZONE MONDAY

Click HERE to listen live as Atlee head coach Matt Gray joins us live on "In The Red Zone" at SportsPage Grille Ashland Monday night from 6 to 7pm on 102.9 The Mater!

Listen on the radio on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, or at the link above, plus you can listen on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall" !



Friday, November 23, 2018

LISTEN LIVE: NCAA Football Division III Second Round: Randolph-Macon at Mulhenberg

We are live in Allentown, Pennsylvania Saturday as ODAC Champion Randolph-Macon looks for their first-ever ten-win season and their second straight NCAA Division III Championship victory in Second Round action at Scotty Wood Stadium against Muhlenberg College of the Centennial Conference!

If you're making the trip to watch the Yellow Jackets live, tickets are sold at the gate for $10.

Our LIVE coverage with The Voice of The Yellow Jackets Marty Wilson and Rob Witham begins at 11:30am exclusively on radio on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM, 1430 AM), online at the link below, and is available on the TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall"!

CLICK HERE to listen live to Randolph-Macon online!

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NOTE: There is also a watch/listen party at SportsPage Grille in Ashland, so for the best seats, be there by 11:30am!





Monday, November 19, 2018

IN THE RED ZONE LIVE MONDAY NIGHT

Join us at 6pm at SportsPage Grille for the best in live, local sports talk only on 102.9 FM The Mater!

CLICK HERE to listen live online, or better yet, come out and join us live!

GUESTS:

Patrick Henry Boys Volleyball Head Coach Michael Townsend

Richmond Times-Dispatch High School Football Reporter/Writer Eric Kolenich

PLUS:

We'll relive the historic Randolph-Macon Football NCAA First Round win Saturday at John Carroll!

Don't miss "In The Red Zone" tonight on The Mater!




Friday, November 16, 2018

LISTEN LIVE: NCAA FOOTBALL FIRST ROUND: Randolph-Macon at John Carroll

We are live near Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday as ODAC Champion Randolph-Macon looks for their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory at Don Shula Stadium against Ohio Athletic Conference runner-up John Carroll!

LIVE coverage begins at 11:30am with The Pregame Show Featuring The Last Word Before Kickoff with Head Coach Pedro Arruza only on 102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, and on the TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall"!

CLICK HERE to listen live online!




Sunday, November 11, 2018

NCAA Division III Football First Round: Randolph-Macon at John Carroll

The Yellow Jackets, by virtue of their 48-35 win over Hampden-Sydney Saturday, win the 2018 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship and, with that, a trip to the NCAA Division III Football Championship.

Randolph-Macon will travel to University Heights, Ohio to face John Carroll University (9-1) on Saturday beginning at 12pm.

LISTEN LIVE: Head Coach Pedro Arruza joins Rob Witham live Monday night "In The Red Zone" from SportsPage Grille in Ashland! Hear our conversation about "The Game", the ODAC Championship, the senior class and the upcoming NCAA first round game.

"In The Red Zone" airs from 6-7pm only on 102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, CLICK HERE to listen live online or use the TuneIn Radio App to listen on "Radiall"!


Friday, November 02, 2018

TOMATO BOWL 60

CLICK HERE to listen live! Also available on 102.9 FM The Mater and 1430 AM, and on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!


4PM: "60 Years Of The Tomato Bowl": Rob Witham hosts this retrospective featuring an exclusive sit down interview with former Lee-Davis head coach Mac McConnell and former Patrick Henry head coach Ray Long, who faced each other twenty times in the Tomato Bowl's storied history.

4:30PM: "On The Sidelines Pregame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance": Rob and Marc Davis of NBC12 talk Week 11 football and get you ready for kickoff!

5PM: Tomato Bowl 60: Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry



THURSDAY HEADLINES

FOOTBALL: Atlee defeats Hanover 27-7 to win the County Championship, finish 7-3, and will be either the #4 or #5 seed in Region 5B depending on the result of Saturday's game between Highland Springs and Varina.

A Highland Springs win gives Atlee the #4 seed and a home first round playoff game against Glen Allen. A Varina win places the Blue Devils at #4, the Raiders at #5, and Atlee would return to Varina in round one.

VOLLEYBALL: Patrick Henry boys and Atlee girls both clinch state tournament bids on Thursday night, the Patriots sweeping Midlothian in the Class 4, Western Section semifinals, while Atlee defeated Matoaca in four sets in the Region 5B Semifinals.

Hanover's girls defeated Monacan in a Region 4B Quarterfinal and will host #5 Patrick Henry Monday. The Patriots won at #4 King George in four sets.

CROSS COUNTRY: Rachel Mudd of Atlee won the Region 5B Girls Individual Championship as the Raiders nipped Deep Run for the team title.