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.


Monday, October 14, 2019

In The Red Zone: Randolph-Macon Men's Basketball Coach Josh Merkel

Listen LIVE from Sports Page Grille in Ashland tonight at 6pm on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM) as Rob Witham welcomes Josh Merkel, men's head basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College, on the eve of the beginning of practice for the 2019-2020 season!

We'll also have the latest high school sports news including VHSL Region Standings and the new NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll!

CLICK HERE to listen live online!