Wednesday, November 20, 2019

HONORS: Miller, Hodges Named Region Field Hockey Player, Coach of Year

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on being named to the 2019 All-Region 5B Field Hockey team, as voted on by the region's coaches. Atlee honorees are in bold.

FIRST TEAM:

Forward: Taylor Bates, Atlee
Forward: Hanna Pawela, Deep Run
Forward: Alora Dunnavant, Clover Hill
Forward: Hayley Collins, Prince George
Midfield: Kate Miller, Atlee
Midfield: Emma Grace Ficara, Clover Hill
Midfield: Megan McDonald, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Meg Owens, Deep Run
Defense: Anne Grace Louthan, Matoaca
Defense: Carlin Thompson, Atlee
Defense: Ella Burns, Deep Run
Defense: Anna Williams, Douglas Freeman
At-Large: Anna Hundley, Mills Godwin
At-Large: Bella McNulty, Midlothian
At-Large: Amanda Jennings, Midlothian
Goalkeeper: Becca Kramen, Deep Run

SECOND TEAM:

Forward: Hayden Strausburg, Midlothian
Forward: Lauren Meyer, Glen Allen
Forward: Ellie Bird, Deep Run
Forward: Riley Stowell, Glen Allen
Midfield: Jessica Grob, Glen Allen
Midfield: Rylie Nuckols, J.R. Tucker
Midfield: Paige Stewart, Hermitage
Midfield: Rileyanne Collins, Prince George
Defense: Gracie Matz, Mills Godwin
Defense: Katherine Hicks, Deep Run
Defense: Alison De La Cruz, Clover Hill
Defense: Madison Sherman, Douglas Freeman
At-Large: Charlotte Browder, Douglas Freeman
At-Large: Brooke Betke, Mills Godwin
At-Large: Ariana Lanzo, Atlee
Goalkeeper: Logan Gill, Clover Hill

THIRD TEAM:

Forward: Claire Hoover, J.R. Tucker
Forward: Stella Harrison, Atlee
Forward: Hayden Martin, Douglas Freeman
Forward: Riley Martin, Midlothian
Midfield: Abbey Ritter, Atlee
Midfield: Janie Sanborn, Deep Run
Midfield: Megan Frank, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Megan McCarthy, Deep Run
Defense: Caroline White, Clover Hill
Defense: Elizabeth Grebas, Prince George
Defense: Lily DeBruycker, Midlothian
Defense: Luci Owens, Deep Run
At-Large: Jillian Shirey, Atlee
At-Large: Kaitlyn Moore, Midlothian
At-Large: Melissa Campanella, Mills Godwin
Goalkeeper: Marissa Perry, Atlee

CLASS 5, REGION B PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kate Miller, Atlee
CLASS 5, REGION B COACH OF THE YEAR: Heather Hodges, Atlee



Monday, November 18, 2019

VOLLEYBALL: Patrick Henry Plays In State Semifinal

The Patriots look to return to the state championship match for a fourth consecutive year as they battle Warwick in the Class 4 Boys State Semifinal.

WHEN: Tuesday, 6pm

WHERE: Patrick Henry High School

TICKETS: $10

COVERAGE: @hanoversports on Twitter


Monday, November 11, 2019

In The Red Zone: Patrick Henry Girls Basketball Coach Phillip Cobb



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Saturday, November 09, 2019

The 2019 ODAC Football Championship: Randolph-Macon at Bridgewater

CLICK HERE to listen live as the Yellow Jackets attempt to win their third Old Dominion Athletic Conference Football Championship in four years, battling undefeated Bridgewater!

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Friday, November 08, 2019

#TomatoBowl61: How To Listen Live!

Tomato Bowl 61: Patrick Henry (6-3) at Lee-Davis (2-7), 7pm kickoff, 6:30pm airtime!

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Monday, November 04, 2019

In The Red Zone: Football Talk, Hanover Girls Basketball Coach Michael Rohr

It's one of the biggest editions of "In The Red Zone" this year, tonight at 6pm only on 102.9 The Mater, at 102.9 FM and 1430 AM!

CLICK HERE to listen live online, or hit up the @TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall" to join us on any mobile device as we give you the absolute latest on the high school football playoff races with a week to go, we'll review the crazy ending of the Randolph-Macon/Washington & Lee game and preview Saturday's ODAC Championship game at Bridgewater, plus we'll preview the upcoming girls basketball season with Hanover head coach Michael Rohr!

Better yet, have dinner tonight at Sports Page Grille Ashland at 6pm and be part of the show. We hope to see you there. If you can't, be sure to tune in for truly live, local sports talk!


Sunday, November 03, 2019

BASKETBALL: Richmond 70, Randolph-Macon 57

Exactly seven years to the day that the University of Richmond Spiders came to a packed Crenshaw Gymnasium for an exhibition against the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets, they hosted their neighbors from the north at the Robins Center Sunday night.

Both teams entered with plenty of questions, and likely left with just as many, as the Spiders struggled at times to get into an offensive rhythm, while a better shooting night for the Yellow Jackets could have created a different result.

Still, Richmond's 70-57 victory gave the Spiders ideas on what they must improve on before tipping off their 2019-2020 season at home Friday night, and the game should also give Yellow Jacket fans a lot of optimism for a season that will include the necessity for new players to play major roles, as three specific returning players will offer both leadership and experience, both on and off the court.

"Same gun, new bullets", noted junior guard Buzz Anthony, who scored seven of his nine points in the first half Sunday. Freshmen Miles Mallory and Josh Talbert led Randolph-Macon in scoring with twelve and ten points respectively.

But for a team that relies heavily on the ability to stretch defenses and provide consistent offense from outside, specifically beyond the arc, the Yellow Jackets will need to shoot better than the 34.5 percent from the field, and 24.1 percent from three-point range, that they registered Sunday night. It wasn't the different scenery, playing in a place like the Robins Center according to head coach Josh Merkel. It was the Spiders.

"They were really packing that paint, making it hard to get inside. We really didn't touch the paint on a lot of those shots," Merkel explained. "We settled for some of those swing threes, where it just didn't touch the paint, those are going to be tougher shots, and then they've got the aggressive closeout to contest."

Facing the speed of a Division I program, even one looking to bounce back from an injury-plagued season of their own, will benefit the Yellow Jackets. Watching film of the game can help remind them of the tempo they wish to set, especially in attack mode offensively.

Anthony looked even better than last year, when he claimed Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of The Year honors, even though his offensive production waned after halftime. There are others, from Mallory (pictured) and Talbert, to seniors Corey Bays and Korey Turner, who can fill the hoop.

Perhaps the bigger story was on the glass, where Randolph-Macon prevailed 37-36, with ten offensive boards to the Spiders' six. Grant Golden, who led Richmond with 17 points and seven rebounds, was not pleased with his team's performance.

"We didn't play very well tonight. Credit to those guys, they came out, played really hard, ran their stuff really well," Golden said. "We weren't good tonight. Too soft from us. We weren't ready to play, and that's something we can't have, especially to start out the season."

Nick Sherod, returning from a knee injury last December, went three for four from beyond the arc, finishing with eleven points, looking every bit the player he was pre-injury, hoping to provide Richmond with solid offense. Blake Francis, who averaged 17 points per game at Wagner before transferring to the Spiders, scored 15 points in 27 minutes.

Randolph-Macon now prepares to open the season for real this weekend with two games at the Dan Greene Memorial Tournament at St. Mary's College of Maryland, facing Washington College Saturday at 2pm, and the hosts on Sunday at 12pm.


FOOTBALL PODCAST: Randolph-Macon 36, Washington & Lee 35

A ten-point run in the final 39 seconds of the game, including both a successful onside kick and game winning 38 yard field goal by junior Chris Vidal sends Randolph-Macon to an improbable 36-35 victory over Washington & Lee to stay perfect in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play, winning their seventh consecutive game.

To listen to the original radio broadcast heard Saturday on 102.9 The Mater with Marty Wilson and Rob Witham, CLICK HERE.