Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We'll be taking a quick break over the holiday weekend here at as schools are closed, BUT, we will return next week with coverage from the 2011 Lady Patriots Basketball Classic from Patrick Henry High School!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Southerner Classic Champion Crowned

Congratulations to Trinity Episcopal, who captured the 2011 Southerner Classic Tournament Title with a 64-42 win over Lee-Davis last night in Mechanicsville.

In the consolation game, Colonial Heights defeated King William 72-43.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Southerner Classic Results

Lee-Davis and Trinity Episcopal were first round winners Tuesday night in the annual Southerner Classic held in Mechanicsville.

The Confederates got by King William 42-30 while Trinity Episcopal disposed of Colonial Heights 79-50.

King William and Colonial Heights will be in the 6pm consolation game Wednesday night, while Lee-Davis battle Trinity for the championship at approximately 7:30pm!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

FINAL: Patrick Henry 57, Glen Allen 42

The Patriots boys basketball team go into the holiday break over .500 at 5-4, winning on the road Tuesday afternoon in a game postponed from December 7th.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lee-Davis Falls at Siegel Center....

Caroline Newman's 15 points weren't enough, as Lee-Davis fell to Meadowbrook 54-34 in the 7th place game in the girls' bracket of the 2011 Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament.

Lee-Davis now falls to 4-5 as it prepares to host The Southerner Classic on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lee-Davis Falls in TDIT.....

The Lady Confederates fell in first round action Friday night to St. Catherines, and, in the consolation bracket Saturday, lost to Hermitage, 47-29. Lee-Davis is now 4-4 and will play Meadowbrook at 9am Monday in the 7th place game in the girls bracket of the Times-Dispatch Invitational at the Siegel Center.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

FINAL: Benedictine 87, Patrick Henry 55

Despite 20 points from Raymon Minor, the Patriots fall to 4-4 and next face Glen Allen in a makeup game from December 7th this Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 at Glen Allen High School on Staples Mill Road.

Friday, December 16, 2011

FINAL: Mills Godwin 59, Patrick Henry 57

The Patriots' fourth quarter comeback fell just short as Raymon Minor missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1.7 seconds left, as Mills Godwin held on at home for a 59-57 win.

Patrick Henry opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run to take the lead for the first time since early in the first, but could not close the door in the end.

The Patriots next go out of the Colonial District to face private school power Benedictine Saturday night on the road.

Friday's Basketball Schedule


Lee-Davis vs. St. Catherines, 1st Round of Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament, 6pm at St. Christopher's.


Patrick Henry at Mills Godwin, 7pm.


Thursday's Results For Hanover County Teams!


Armstrong 59, Atlee 31 (Raiders now 0-3 in Capital, 0-7 overall)


Atlee 54, Armstrong 45 (Raiders now 1-2 in Capital, 2-3 overall)

(at Hanover)

Hanover 129.75,
Douglas Freeman 107.5,
Henrico 96.95

(at Deep Run)

Deep Run 140.1
Atlee 133.3
Lee-Davis 131.95
Glen Allen 121.25
Varina 107.7

Thursday, December 15, 2011

PH Sweeps Hanover In Hoops

Raymon Minor's 28 points led Patrick Henry to a 93-71 win over Hanover Wednesday night in boys basketball action. The Patriots (3-2) took a three-point lead after one quarter, outscored the Hawks by 10 in the second quarter, and never looked back.

Sam Rogers scored 14 for the Hawks, who are now 2-3 going into winter break. Patrick Henry next plays in its Holiday Tournament beginning December 28th.

In girls action, Patrick Henry used dominant performances in the second and third quarters to defeat Hanover 59-47 to stay unbeaten at 6-0. The Lady Hawks are now 3-2.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday's Scores--Wednesday's Schedule


Hanover 77, Atlee 53 (Hanover now 2-2, Atlee 0-6)
Glen Allen 42, Lee-Davis 37 (L-D now 3-3)


Lee-Davis 51, Glen Allen 43 (L-D now 4-2)



BOYS: Patrick Henry at Hanover, 7:30pm

GIRLS: Hanover at Patrick Henry, 7:30pm

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thursday Results


Atlee was outscored by 14 in the final quarter, giving Colonial Heights a comeback 68-56 win over the Raiders, who are now 0-4.


Mills Godwin 136.5
Deep Run 136.0
Atlee 134.55
Hanover 124.30

Wednesday Results


Patrick Henry 54, Glen Allen 26 (Patriots now 4-0)


Patrick Henry at Glen Allen, PPD (leaky roof in Glen Allen gym)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

PH/Glen Allen Basketball Postponed

Due to a heavy roof leak in the gymnasium of the new Glen Allen High School, the JV game (won by Glen Allen) was moved in the midst of the game to the auxiliary court.

After varsity squads warmed up, it was determined the leak was worsening and, in the interest of player safety, the varsity game was postponed to a later, as yet to be announced date.

This only affected the boys game. The girls teams were meeting tonight at Patrick Henry.

Wednesday's Hoops Schedule



Patrick Henry at Glen Allen, 7:30pm


Glen Allen at Patrick Henry, 7:30pm
Lee-Davis at King William, 7:30pm

Tuesday's Basketball Results.....


Highland Springs jumped to a 29-point lead by halftime and rolled over Lee-Davis Tuesday night 89-40, handing the Confederates their first loss of the season (now 0-1 in the Capital District, 3-1 overall).

Hanover, still shorthanded as football players begin to join the basketball team, fell in their Capital District opener to Henrico 87-61. Tyler Shannon led the Hawks (0-1 Capital, 0-2 overall) with 26 points.

John Marshall scored a mind-boggling 34 points in the first quarter en route to a 104-67 win over Patrick Henry in Colonial District play. The Patriots fall to 0-2 in the Colonial, 1-2 overall.


Hanover jumped out to a huge first quarter lead and never looked back, winning their first game of 2011-12 over Henrico 71-38. The Hawks are 1-1 overall, 1-0 in the Capital District.

Patrick Henry continued its winning ways with a 19-point win over John Marshall, 75-56 to go to 3-0 in the Colonial District and overall.

Lee-Davis couldn't muster much offense in its Capital District opener, losing to Highland Springs 62-25. The Confederates are now 2-1 overall.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Tuesday's Basketball Schedule


John Marshall at Patrick Henry (2-0), 5:30pm
Lee-Davis (3-0) at Highland Springs, 6:30pm
Hanover (0-1) at Henrico, 7:30pm


John Marshall at Patrick Henry (1-1), 7pm
Highland Springs at Lee-Davis (2-0), 7:30pm
Henrico at Hanover (0-1), 7:30pm

Tough Night For Atlee, Hanover....

The boys and girls teams from Atlee and Hanover all lost in basketball action Monday night.

In boys action, a furious fourth quarter comeback fell short as Atlee lost to Clover Hill, 68-61 to fall to 0-3. Meanwhile, a 20-6 Cosby run through the third quarter evaporated a Hanover halftime lead, providing cushion for a 72-61 win over the Hawks in their season opener (now 0-1).

In girls play, Atlee fell to 0-2 by virtue of a 56-33 loss to Clover Hill, while Cosby had no problem with Hanover, 65-26. The Hawks are 0-1.

All-Region Team Members and Coach Of The Year!

Congratulations to Atlee coach Roscoe Johnson for being named Division 5 Central Region Coach of the Year for 2011 by his peers!

Named to All-Central Region First Team were wide receiver Will McCombs and his teammate Joseph Pulisic, named as first-team punter.

Named to the Second Team were:

Cole Stout, Atlee (Offensive Lineman AND Defensive Lineman)
Josh Hutto, Hanover (Offensive Lineman)
Sam Rogers, Hanover (Tight End)
L.J. Jones, Hanover (Running Back)
Xavier Crocker, Hanover (Defensive Back)

Monday, December 05, 2011

First Step To Expanding Central Region Playoffs?

It's known as the "8-6" plan. Click the title link above to read a free article from Tom Garrett at outlining the plan and how the 2011 playoffs would have looked had the "8-6" plan been in effect.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

FINAL: South County 38, Hanover 22

Third down.

For Coach Josh Just and the Hanover Hawks staff, and especially for their defense, those two words will haunt them for a long time.

When asked how frustrating third downs were for his Hawks, Just answered, "Very. You hit the nail on the head."

Hanover's inability to stop South County on third down on a minimum of nine occasions cost the Hawks dearly as the Stallions built a 24-0 halftime lead on the way to a 38-22 win in the State Division 5 Semifinal in Lorton Saturday.

South County scored on their opening drive, setting up shop at the Hanover 40 after a 35-yard opening kickoff return by Ryan Taylor. On the drive, Hanover did stop the Stallions on third down, but on fourth and short, the Stallions rushed up the middle enough for a first down. On the next play, quarter Shane Foley threw deep for his favorite target, wideout Michael Ferguson, who outwilled and outleapt Hanover's Xavier Crocker for the first touchdown.

"I'd put X on him again", said Hanover Coach Josh Just after the game. "Number 8 (Ferguson) is incredible."

The Hawks spent the first half trying in vain to move the chain and spending little time on the Stallions side of the field. Tailback L.J. Jones, who rushed for 450 yards in two regional playoff wins, only accounted for 18 in the first half.

The Stallions increased their lead for good in the second quarter, first by Andrew Rector's 22 yard touchdown run. Later, after Hanover fumbled the ensuing kickoff for the first of their three turnovers, the Stallions reached into their bag of tricks. On a third down, a double-reverse flea flicker pass to Ferguson was good for 35 yards to the Hawks 5. After the Hawks backed them up to the 11, on third down and goal, running back Jake Josephs took a pitch, stopped, and threw an 11-yard halfback option touchdown pass to Ferguson, making it 21-0.

"We watched alot of tape on these guys and didn't see that", Just said.

Hanover scored on the opening possession of the second half, sparked by a 72-yard pass completion from Andrew Knizner to Sam Rogers. L.J. Jones scored from nine yards out, the first of his three second half touchdowns, to quickly cut the lead to 24-7.

But if there were any doubts of the Stallions' dominance on this day, they would be erased by the Foley-led offense, counterpunching with a touchdown drive of their own four minutes later. The Hawks answered again on a three-minute drive, capped off by a six-yard run by Jones, but the Stallions scored one final time on the first play of the fourth quarter to nail down the victory.

Hanover scored once more late in the fourth on Jones' third touchdown run from five yards out. Jones also converted the two-point conversion to finish the scoring.

The Hawks were uncharacterstically undisciplined in the penalty area, committing nine fouls, including four personal fouls, for 85 yards. Knizner finished 11 of 19 for 197 yards, 117 of them to Sam Rogers. Jones finished with 60 yards on just 12 carries, but the three second-half touchdowns.

Some Hanover fans, and this observer, questioned why several false start penalties seemingly committed by the South County offense weren't called, especially in the first half, as it seemed Foley would take at least a half-step back prior to the ball snap. It would be the third quarter before a false start was called on their motion-filled offense.

Foley finished 12 of 16 for 184 yards and three passing touchdowns for South County, with Michael Ferguson accounting for five receptions, 95 yards, and three touchdowns.

South County (11-3) moves to next Saturday's State Division 5 Championship against Phoebus, a 27-26 overtime winner over North Stafford.

The Hawks finish 2011 at 10-3, and though they lose several key players, the nucleus of this team, including Jones, Rogers and Knizner, will return in 2012.

When asked about the future, Just said, "...we'll focus on that later. Right now we want to spend time with our seniors and appreciate what they've done for this program. Then we'll work on picking up where we left off. That's what we do."

Listen to Hanover/South County BY CLICKING HERE!

Click the title link above to listen LIVE to the State Division 5 Semifinal between the Hanover Hawks (10-2) and South County Stallions (10-3), from Lorton, Virginia, starting with pre-game at 3:30pm! Join Rob Witham for all the action on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM in Richmond/Hanover, and online HERE!

High School Basketball Action!

The Patrick Henry girls basketball team moved to 2-0 on the young season with their second straight Colonial District win, 62-58 over Mills Godwin on Thursday night. The Patriots were down by one after three quarters, but outscored the Eagles 23-18 in the final stanza for the victory. Katie Anderson led PH with 25 points and 13 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Patrick Henry's boys team got their first win of 2011-12 over county rivals Atlee 81-54, pulling away before halftime and maintaining a comfortable lead throughout the second half. Khalil Mock had 11 points and 8 rebounds, plus 3 assists and 3 steals for the Patriots, now 1-1. Atlee is 0-1.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Rogers Leads, Just Not From Under Center....

Rogers returns from injury to help Hawks reach state playoffs--click on the title link for an article on Hanover's rollercoaster ride to the State Semis from Arthur Utley, veteran high school reporter from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Hanover County Boys Basketball Preview

Courtesy of the Mechanicsville Local; click on the title link to read about all four schools!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Highland Springs Football Player Killed

UPDATE: Highland Springs student killed in pedestrian wreck on Wednesday evening near RIC Airport. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and teammates. Click on the title link for more information.

Lee-Davis Girls Win Opener

The Lady Confederates opened the 2011-12 campaign Wednesday with a big win over Maggie Walker Governors School, 56-32.

Lee-Davis hits the road this evening to face J.R. Tucker at 7pm.