Thursday, January 09, 2020

GAME OF THE WEEK DOUBLEHEADER: Patrick Henry at Hanover

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Wednesday, January 08, 2020

UPDATED: #4 Randolph-Macon Goes Cold, Falls At Mary Washington

Once leading 50-40 with 13:34 left, #4 Randolph-Macon watched as Mary Washington hit three straight three-pointers, changing the complexion of the game with pressure defense in the backcourt, then went cold from the field late as the Yellow Jackets lost their first game of the 2019-2020 season Wednesday night, the Eagles victorious 70-65 at Ron Rosner Arena at the Anderson Center in Fredericksburg.

Randolph-Macon (4-0 ODAC, 12-1 overall) held the lead for most of the first half, taking a 38-32 lead into intermission. It took the Yellow Jackets nearly three minutes to score their first points of the second half, as senior guard Korey Turner came off the bench for a critical five point stretch to help the Yellow Jackets build the aforementioned ten-point advantage.

But after the barrage of three-pointers made by the Eagles, Mary Washington employed a trap pressure backcourt defense which helped to both shake the offensive rhythm of Randolph-Macon, and create transition opportunities for a team who is much better than their 10-5 overall record indicates.

Leading 56-53 with 7:08 remaining, the Eagles went on a 7-0 run to take the lead, holding on to it for nearly five minutes before two Buzz Anthony free throws tied the game at 65 apiece. But those would be the final Yellow Jacket points as two three-point shots in the final minute did not fall, and freshman Josh Talbert missed a pair of free throws in a double bonus situation.

In the loss, Anthony registered his second triple-double in the last four games, and only the third in program history, leading with 16 points, grabbing eleven rebounds and dishing out ten assists. Corey Bays scored all 15 of his points from beyond the arc while freshman Miles Mallory scored 13 points and added seven rebounds.

Randolph-Macon returns to Crenshaw Gymnasium on Saturday to face Ferrum, as their non-conference schedule came to an end tonight. Tip time will be at 2pm in Ashland.

"One loss doesn't change this group. We need to be ready to go on Saturday. We win or lose as a team, and we won't let a loss beat us twice," head coach Josh Merkel said on the postgame online radio show after the contest.

In women's action Wednesday night, Randolph-Macon fell at Bridgewater 69-61 despite double-doubles from both Charlotte Woods and Kelly Williams. Both had 16 points while Woods had 16 rebounds and Williams 10. Michal Ross led the Yellow Jackets in scoring with 19 points, and return to Crenshaw Saturday to face Guilford at 4:30pm.


Monday, January 06, 2020

In The Red Zone: Randolph-Macon Football Head Coach Pedro Arruza

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Listen live, or join us live Monday night at 6pm at Sports Page Grille Ashland for the first edition of "In The Red Zone" for 2020!

Our special guest will be Pedro Arruza, head football coach of Randolph-Macon, as we look back to the 2019 Yellow Jacket season, talk Division III and ODAC football and what lies ahead for the program!

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

RVA Locals Only: Alex Oliver and Tyler Warren of Atlee Football: National Signing Day

Hear our exclusive interview with Tyler Warren (Penn State) and Alex Oliver (VMI) from their National Signing Day ceremony held Wednesday only on "RVA Locals Only" on ESPN Richmond coming up between 9:15 and 10am on 99.5 FM, 950 AM, at ESPNRichmond.com or on the ESPN Richmond app!



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Townsend Named State Coach of The Year: Class 4 All-State Boys Volleyball Announced

Congratulations to Patrick Henry head boys volleyball coach Michael Townsend for winning the 2019 Class 4 Boys Volleyball Coach of The Year award presented by the Virginia High School League Tuesday as the league announced the All-State Team.

Congratulations as well to the following student-athletes:

FIRST TEAM:

Nathaniel Morrison, Churchland (named Player of The Year)
Grant Collier, Maggie Walker GS
Cal Inge, Patrick Henry
Charlie Unice, Maggie Walker GS
Ben Russell, Patrick Henry
Alex Moody, Churchland
Ben Coker, Churchland
Antonio Martin, Heritage
Jaelen Franco, Warwick (Defensive Specialist)
Jamary Starks, Denbigh (Libero)

SECOND TEAM:

Link Hammerschmidt, Patrick Henry
Cole Jenkins, Lee-Davis
Nick Rodgers, Lee-Davis
Micah Whitman, Menchville
Mark Autry, Monacan
Deshawn Bridgett, Denbigh
Zach Rios, Menchville
Justin Weaver, Denbigh
Tyler Pimblett, Maggie Walker GS (Defensive Specialist)
Phillip Page, Colonial Heights (Libero)


Monday, December 09, 2019

In The Red Zone: Burke Estes and Tre Frederick of Randolph-Macon Football

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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Patrick Henry Season Ends A Half Yard Short

The Patrick Henry Patriots almost completed a comeback against the Lake Taylor Titans Saturday afternoon in the Class 4 State Semifinal, almost defying the odds, almost stunning the Virginia high school football universe.

With five seconds remaining, after scoring to cut the Titan lead to 36-35, the Patriots opted to go for two points and the apparent victory rather than kick an extra point to force overtime.

But, as Lake Taylor has done to Monacan (in miracle fashion) and Hanover before them this decade, the Titans pushed back at the goal line, the Patrick Henry two-point conversion falling a yard short, thus, ending their Cinderella season one step short of the Class 4 State Championship.

Lake Taylor will go on to face Tuscarora, winners over Salem in the other Class 4 semifinal, next Saturday in Lynchburg, for the state title.

The Patriots complete a season that maybe happened two to three years sooner than expected under first-year head coach Ken Wakefield at 10-4. There will be big losses to graduation, but there is a big nucleus of underclassmen returning, and, no doubt, they will spend the offseason hungry, and motivated by one thing.

One Final Yard.

We congratulate the Patriots on an outstanding season, their best since going 10-1 in 2005. We were honored to bring you ten of Patrick Henry's fourteen games live on 102.9 The Mater and on The RVA Sports Network.

Special thanks to Kelly Hughes and Jeff Keys of Patriot Talk Live for handling Saturday's play by play duties.

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