Saturday, September 29, 2012

FOOTBALL WEEK 4: Heartbreak for Hanover, Jackson Amazes....

The Hanover Hawks arrived at Highland Springs Friday afternoon already with a disadvantage: the absence of Sam Rogers.

Rogers dislocated his finger in practice Monday, had surgery, and is expected to miss at least one more game (October 5th vs. Atlee).  This is a story first reported by on Twitter.

Andrew Knizner played the whole way at quarterback, Hanover built a 21-6 third quarter lead, and Donte Haynesworth did a bit of everything, catching two touchdown passes, blocking an extra point, intercepting a pass, and recovering a fumble to race 35 yards for a defensive touchdown.  That made the score 21-6.

Then the resurgence of Highland Springs began.

The Springers scored 18 unanswered points, including the winning touchdown with no time remaining to storm back for a 24-21 win over the Hawks in the Capital District opener for both teams.

Highland Springs found a way to stop the Hanover running attack of L.J. Jones, held to under 100 yards, with most of those yards gained in the first half.  Slowly but surely, Highland Springs whittled away at the lead until they forced a Hanover punt, taking over at their 47 yard line with 1:47 left in the game.

In the final minute, reaching the Hanover 23, Springers quarterback D.J. Johnson connected across the middle on a 15-yard completion.  Highland Springs hurried to the line of scrimmage to spike the ball, and there were only three seconds left in the game.

Highland Springs sent the field goal unit out to attempt to tie the game, but Hanover called time out.  This gave Highland Springs head coach Loren Johnson time to reconsider.

After the timeout, D.J. Johnson and the offense returned to the field, and it was all or nothing for Highland Springs.  From the 8, Johnson took the snap, rolled left looking to pass.  Seeing no one open, he made a beeline to the left corner pylon of the end zone, just beating Ryan Mallory's attempted tackle, and the Springers had completed the comeback.

The heartbreaking loss puts Hanover at 0-1 in the Capital District, 3-1 overall, but still in great shape for reaching the Division 5 playoffs.  To not have Sam Rogers on the field and lead a game at Highland Springs for 31 1/2 minutes is a fantastic accomplishment.  But they couldn't make that one final stop.

Hanover returns home next Friday for a rivalry matchup in the Capital against Atlee.


Atlee moved to 3-1 tonight as Morris Jackson continues to rack up incredible rushing numbers.  343 yards and five more rushing touchdowns for Jackson tonight as the Raiders defeated Henrico 59-34.  Jackson now has rushed for 1,035 yards and scored 18 rushing touchdowns in just four games.

The bad news for Atlee is the defense, again, allowed a large amount of points, albeit some of them when the game was no longer in doubt.  The Raiders now prepare for Hanover next Friday on the road.


Lee-Davis fell in their Capital District opener at home to Varina, 27-0.  Chris Simpson ran for 136 yards for the Confederates, now 0-1 in the Capital, 2-2 overall. Lee-Davis next faces Henrico at home next Friday.


Three touchdown passes from Tyler Phelps to Travis Phillips weren't enough as John Marshall outlasted Patrick Henry in Ashland 27-21 in their Colonial District opener. The Patriots fought back from an early 12-0 deficit but could never take the lead, falling to 0-1 in the Colonial, 0-4 overall.  Patrick Henry hopes to get their first win next Friday when they travel to Douglas Freeman, who lost Friday night to Hermitage 55-21.

Friday, September 28, 2012

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Hanover (3-0) at Highland Springs (3-0), air time 6:30PM on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM, and online HERE on the link at the top of the page!

Varina (2-1) at Lee-Davis (2-1)
John Marshall (0-3) at Patrick Henry (3-0)
Atlee (2-1) at Henrico (0-3)

Armstrong (2-1) at Glen Allen (1-2)
Mills Godwin (2-1) at Deep Run (1-2)
Hermitage (3-0) at Douglas Freeman (2-1)
Thomas Jefferson (1-2) at J.R. Tucker (1-2)
Petersburg (0-1, 1-3) at Colonial Heights (0-3)
Thomas Dale (1-0, 1-2) at Matoaca (1-2)
Dinwiddie (1-2) at Prince George (2-1)
Hopewell (2-1) at Meadowbrook (2-1)
L.C. Bird (3-0) at James River
George Wythe (0-2, 0-3) at Clover Hill (0-1, 0-3)
Monacan (1-1, 1-3) at Cosby (2-0, 3-1)
Huguenot (0-2, 0-4) at Midlothian (1-1, 2-1)
Eastern View at Caroline
Louisa at South Lakes
Prince Edward at Powhatan
Bluestone at Goochland
King William at Nandua
Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot (2-3) at Trinity Episcopal (2-2), 4PM

Episcopal (2-1) at Collegiate (2-1), 1:30pm
St. Christopher's (3-1) at Benedictine (3-1), 1pm

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hanover Volleyball Sweep, Hanover JV Football Shut Out...

Thursday Night Scores:


Hanover 3, Varina 0 (Hawks move to 4-0 in Capital, 4-4 overall)
Glen Allen 3, Lee-Davis 0 (C-Feds fall to 2-4 in Capital, 5-5 overall)
Patrick Henry 3, Maggie Walker Gov School 0 (PH now 6-2 in Colonial, 8-2 overall)


Hanover 3, Varina 0 (Hawks now 3-1 in Capital, 7-4 overall)
Maggie Walker Gov School 3, Patrick Henry 0 (PH falls to 3-4 in Colonial, 3-7 overall)


Highland Springs 36, Hanover 0
Varina 30, Lee-Davis 0

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday Results


Douglas Freeman 3, Patrick Henry 0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-20)
              --Patriots move to 5-2 in Colonial, 7-2 overall

Atlee 3, Highland Springs 0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-15)
              --Raiders remain unbeaten in Capital (4-0), are 9-2 overall

Hanover 3, Armstrong 0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-14)
              --Hawks still unbeaten in Capital at 3-0, 4-3 overall


Atlee 3, Highland Springs 0 (25-4, 25-11, 25-7)
              --The top girls team in the region now 4-0 in Capital, 11-0 overall

Douglas Freeman 3, Patrick Henry 0 (25-14, 25-9, 25-16)
              --Ellen Davidson had 22 digs for PH, now 3-3 in Colonial, 3-6 overall

Lee-Davis 3, Varina 0 (25-13, 25-13, 27-25)
              --Jordan Martin with a monster 34 assists for the C-Feds, now 3-1 in Capital, 9-3 overall

Hanover 3, Armstrong 0 (25-5, 25-6, 25-7)
              --Hawks move to 2-1 in Capital, 6-4 overall

Monday, September 24, 2012

Lee-Davis Wins Capital District Golf Tournament

The Lee-Davis Confederates rose to the occasion Monday at The Hollows, capturing the 2012 Capital District Golf Tournament team title.  Lee-Davis finished with a score of 317, followed in second by Hanover, six strokes back at 323. Glen Allen had a strong showing, finishing third with a 324, just a shot away from tying for second.

Atlee, who won the regular season team title, finished fourth with a score of 328.  Varina, Henrico, and Highland Springs rounded up the team standings.

Hanover's Justin Lynn was the medalist today, shooting a 5 over par 75 for the best individual score of the day.  Lynn's teammate, Chris Melton, who shot a 77 Monday, was named Capital District Player of the Year.  Jamie Edwards of Atlee was named Coach of the Year.


LEE-DAVIS (317): Eric Ashby 83, Austin Diehr 79, Bryan Hare 76, and Zak Lewis 79
HANOVER (323): Chris Melton 77, Justin Lynn 75, Matt Alexander 83, Evan Wright 88
GLEN ALLEN (324): Holden Davis 77, Patrick Fernandez 77, Matthew Cox 85, Matthew Shaw 85
ATLEE (328): Thomas Moore 81, Matt Sweeney 83, Levi Brizendine 82, and Ben Crowe 82
VARINA (387): Troy Fiorillo 91, Bryce Conway 96, Billy Stoneman 98, Matthew Hanvey 102
HENRICO (400): Blake Bombere 90, Samuel Schmidt 111, Henry Weber 96, John Weber 103
HIGHLAND SPRINGS (459): Brad Anderson 117, Colie Hudgins 121, Thomas Schill 111, Jacob Trueman 110

Justin Lynn, Hanover
Chris Melton, Hanover
Holden Davis, Glen Allen
Patrick Fernandez, Glen Allen
Matt Alexander, Hanover
Matthew Cox, Glen Allen

All District/District Medalists:
Justin Lynn, Chris Melton--Hanover
Bryan Hare, Austin Diehr, Zak Lewis--Lee-Davis
Holden Davis, Patrick Fernandez--Glen Allen

Capital District All-Academic Team 2012:
Atlee--Thomas Moore, Sam Bean, Matt Sweeney, Levi Brizendine, Phillip Sening, Ben Crowe, Ariana Martin and Garrett Palmer
Hanover--Chris Melton, Justin Lynn, Matt Alexander, Danny Polk, Evan Wright, Ben McIlwaine, James Pollard and Lacey Sullivan
Lee-Davis--Eric Ashby, Austin Diehr, Owen Knollenberg, and Joe Wilson
Glen Allen--Matthew Cox, Patrick Fernandez, and Daniel Willis
Varina--Matthew Hanvey, D.J. Hunsucker and Abbie Carroll
Henrico--James Bellows, Samuel Schmidt and John Weber
Highland Springs--Brad Anderson, Austin Armstrong, Colie Hudgins and Thomas Schill

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Monday: Golf Tournaments, Field Hockey and More!

Here's Monday's schedule:

--Colonial District Tournament gets underway Monday morning at Belmont Golf Course. Mills Godwin was the regular season champion.
--Capital District Tournament tees off at 10am at The Hollows in Montpelier. The Atlee Raiders captured the regular season title.


Patrick Henry (1-3, 3-4) at Deep Run, 5:30pm
Varina at Atlee (5-0, 7-1), 5pm
Lee-Davis (4-1, 4-2) at Hanover (2-2, 2-5), 6pm


Hanover (2-0, 4-4) at Patrick Henry (5-1, 6-1), 6:45pm
Highland Springs at Lee-Davis (1-2, 4-4), 7pm


Lee-Davis (1-1, 7-3) at Highland Springs, 7pm
Patrick Henry (2-2, 2-4) at Hanover (1-1, 4-4), 7pm

Week 3 Football: Lee-Davis Survives, Hanover Rolls, Atlee Stunned...

The latest edition of the oldest Hanover County football rivalry, The Tomato Bowl, looked as if it would break two recent trends.  In the end, it only broke one.

Lee-Davis became the first home team to win the Tomato Bowl since 2006 with a 27-20 win over Patrick Henry.  The Confederates rolled out to a 20-0 lead by early in the second quarter, and it seemed there would not be a close contest, as had been the case each of the past four years.

But Patrick Henry would score before halftime to cut the lead to 20-7, and overcome a special teams mistake on the opening kickoff of the second half, giving Lee-Davis the ball in Patrick Henry territory en route to their final score of the game, to provide yet another nail biting finish to the storied rivalry.

In a 13 minute stretch, Patrick Henry scored two touchdowns to make it 27-20.  Lee-Davis played ball control, chewing up clock until their drive stalled due to penalties and the Patriots took over with 50 seconds left at their own 29 yard line, with no time outs.

Miraculously, the Patriots were able to move the chain twice, the second time on a 29-yard pass completion from Tyler Phelps to Travis Phillips.  The clock stopped with :00.2 left.  The Patriots raced to the Lee-Davis 15 to get ready to snap the next play before time expired, giving them one last shot at the end zone and a tying touchdown.  But Phelps' last pass was knocked down by a Confederate defender, and the thousands of Lee-Davis fans in attendance breathed a huge sigh of relief.

Chris Simpson led all rushers with 251 yards on 35 carries for Lee-Davis (2-1).  The Confederates begin Capital District play Friday night at home against Varina.

Patrick Henry, now 0-3 for the third time in the past four seasons, has lost 11 of their last 12 games against county opponents.  The Patriots open Colonial District play Friday night at home against 3-0 John Marshall, a team extremely hungry to reach the Division 5 playoffs after finishing 7-3 last year but missing out on VHSL rider points to a 6-4 Confederates team.


Hanover welcomed Deep Run to their Chamberlayne Road campus Friday, and played like they weren't being paid by the hour.

In a performance packed with precision, Hanover dispensed of the Wildcats 47-0 in a game that took only an hour and 45 minutes in real time, some 30 minutes quicker than an average high school football game.

L.J. Jones continued his great start to the season rushing, gaining 140 yards on just 12 carries, scoring three touchdowns.  Sam Rogers ran for two scores, one in each of the first two quarters, to open the scoring. It was 27-0 by halftime.

NOTE: Hanover (3-0) begins its Capital District schedule with a huge road test at Highland Springs on Friday night.  WHAN Radio (102.9 FM/1430 AM) will broadcast the Hanover/Highland Springs game LIVE on Friday beginning at 6:30pm.  The game will also be available online and on your smartphone at


The Atlee Raiders suffered a stunning loss in their home opener, falling to 2-1 after a 49-48 loss to Douglas Freeman Friday.  Both teams pummeled their opponents' defense, trading touchdown for touchdown throughout the game. Freeman led to begin the 4th quarter 42-35, but the Raiders stormed back with Morris Jackson tying the game with a four-yard touchdown run, his fourth of the game and 13th of the year. Then, as the final minutes began, Kenner Berry found Chad Jacob for a 30-yard touchdown pass for a 48-42 lead.

The play of the game occurred when the extra point attempt failed, opening the door for one final Freeman comeback.  The Rebels succeeded, driving down the field, tying the game with three seconds remaining when Eli Farinholt caught a nine-yard TD pass from Rebels quarterback Kyle Farkas.  The extra point gave Freeman the winning margin.

The Atlee offense has been prolific, scoring 145 points in their first three games.  But their defense has been very suspect, allowing 121 points in those three contests (Deep Run, Patrick Henry, Douglas Freeman).  The Raiders open Capital District play Friday at Henrico, a team that mirrors Atlee so far this year, capable of scoring lots of points, but also likely to allow a lot of points to their opponent.  The team that can turn their defensive fortunes around will take this Capital opener.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Listen To The Tomato Bowl! Click "Listen Here" Below!

Click LISTEN HERE to enjoy live coverage of the 53rd Tomato Bowl between Patrick Henry and Lee-Davis beginning at 6:30pm!  Rob Witham will bring you all the action on your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone!

The game will also be heard in Metro Richmond on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM!

Football Friday!!

Here's the rundown of Week 3 action going on today and tonight!


Collegiate (2-0) at Landon School (Bethesda, MD) (2-1), 4pm
    (COVERAGE at 3:45pm on WHAN, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM!)

The 53rd Tomato Bowl: Patrick Henry (0-2) at Lee-Davis (1-1), 7pm
    (LIVE coverage begins at 6:30 on WHAN Radio and at above link for computer/smartphone users!)

Other County Schools:

Deep Run (1-1) at Hanover (2-0)
Douglas Freeman (1-1) at Atlee (2-0) (Atlee's home opener!)

Other Central Region Games:

Hermitage (2-0) at Varina (2-0)
Highland Springs (2-0) at Dinwiddie (1-1)
Glen Allen (1-1) at Mills Godwin (1-1)
Henrico (0-2) at J.R. Tucker (0-2)
Thomas Dale (0-2) at Petersburg (1-2) (Central District opener for both teams)
Manchester (1-0, 2-1) at L.C. Bird (1-0, 2-0) (Winner w/inside track for Dominion title)
John Marshall (2-0) at Prince George (2-0)
Armstrong (1-1) at Colonial Heights (0-2)
Clover Hill (0-0, 0-2) at Monacan (0-1, 0-3) (Cavaliers' first Dominion game)
Huguenot (0-1, 0-3) at Cosby (1-0, 2-1)
Hopewell (1-1) at Brunswick (1-2) (Hopewell won last year 41-18, Brunswick is Division 3)
Benedictine (2-1) at James River (1-1)
George Wythe (0-1, 0-2) at Midlothian (0-1, 1-1)

Byes This Week: Thomas Jefferson, Matoaca, Meadowbrook

Other Area Games:

St. Christopher's at Norfolk Academy, 4pm
Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot at Greenbrier Christian
Trinity Episcopal at St. Anne's-Belfield
Caroline at Spotsylvania
Monticello at Louisa
Warhill at New Kent
Greensville at Powhatan
Buckingham at Amelia

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Night Scoreboard.....


Deep Run 3, Patrick Henry 0 (25-10, 25-6, 25-13)
       ---Patrick Henry falls to 2-2 in Colonial, 2-4 overall.  They miss standout Hannah Herbert, on crutches and out with an injury....
Atlee 3, Varina 0 (25-8, 25-21, 25-23)
       ---Atlee now 3-0 in Capital, still unbeaten at 10-0 overall.
Lee-Davis 3, Hanover 0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-19)
       ---Lee-Davis improves to 1-1 in Capital, 7-3 overall while Hanover is now 1-1, 4-4


Hanover 3, Lee-Davis 0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-12) Hanover 2-0 in Capital, 4-4 overall, L-D now 1-2 in Capital District, 4-4 overall....
Atlee 3, Varina 0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-11)
       ---Atlee now 3-0 in Capital, 8-2 overall
Deep Run 3, Patrick Henry 1 (25-22, 16-25, 25-15, 25-13)  PH now 5-1 in Colonial, 6-1 overall, 1/2 game behind Deep Run in Colonial (6-1, 7-2)


Cosby 3, Hanover 0 (Hawks fall to 2-2 in Capital, 2-5 overall)
Atlee 4, Henrico 2 (Raiders move to 5-0 in Capital, 7-1 overall)


Patrick Henry 7, Lee-Davis 6 (both teams are now 1-2)


Mills Godwin clinches Colonial District regular season title with 147-161 win over Patrick Henry in a nine-hole match at Hanover Country Club.
Hanover defeated Capital rivals Varina and Henrico at Meadowbrook CC, 181-202-203.

The Colonial and Capital District Golf Tournaments are scheduled for Monday

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Week Two Football!!

It was a memorable night for high school football in Hanover County, especially if you were starting at tailback.

Atlee traveled to Ashland to face Patrick Henry in the Patriots' home opener.  The Patriots struck first early on a 75-yard touchdown pass from Chesdin Harrington to Travis Phillips.  The Raiders responded, and the teams went back and forth, going to the half in a 21-21 tie.

The third quarter belonged to Atlee, as Morris Jackson took over the game, winning the time of possession and driving down the field for score after score.  The Raiders scored 22 unanswered in the 3rd for a 43-21 lead, and extended it to 50-21 early in the 4th.

The Patriots did not quit, with Bryson Wong scoring his second rushing touchdown to finish the scoring, producing the 56-35 final.  Atlee moves to 2-0, while Patrick Henry fell to 0-2.  Atlee simply wore out the Patrick Henry defense in the third quarter, enabling the Raiders to finally break away in a game that ended up much closer than many expected.

PH quarterback Chesdin Harrington markedly improved from his week one performance at Hanover, throwing for 177 yards and three touchdowns, two to Travis Phillips and one to Jim Huber.  Otis Harris ran for 87 yards.

THE star of the night, by far, was Atlee tailback Morris Jackson, who rushed 34 times for 284 yards and an amazing SEVEN rushing touchdowns.  Kenner Berry passed for 241 yards and one touchdown, plus he completed two two-point conversion pass attempts in the second half.

Atlee has their home opener next Friday against Douglas Freeman while Patrick Henry now travels to Mechanicsville for the 53rd Tomato Bowl against Lee-Davis.


LEE-DAVIS COMEBACK: Chris Simpson continued his stellar rushing, with 125 yards tonight and two touchdowns, including the game-winning score with 1:18 left in the game as Lee-Davis came from behind to defeat Hopewell 21-20.  This game could have huge Division 5 playoff implications later in the season, as both teams have hopes of the playoffs.  Both teams are now 1-1.  It cannot be understated how important this win was for the Confederates...


HANOVER ROLLS: As expected, Hanover had an easy road win tonight, 42-8 over J.R. Tucker.  L.J. Jones rushed for 213 yards and 3 touchdowns for the 2-0 Hawks, who return home next Friday for their final non-district matchup when they welcome 1-1 Deep Run to Chamberlayne Road.  The Wildcats defeated Henrico tonight.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Listen HERE to tonight's Atlee/Patrick Henry clash, heard in Richmond on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM beginning at 6:30pm.


Hanover at J.R. Tucker
Lee-Davis at Hopewell (7:30pm)
Varina at Thomas Dale
Fredericksburg Christian at Glen Allen
Douglas Freeman at Highland Springs
Meadowbrook at Mills Godwin
Midlothian at Cosby
Deep Run at Henrico
John Marshall at Armstrong

THIS AFTERNOON: Benedictine at Collegiate, 4pm, LISTEN LIVE on WHAN Radio!

Other Thursday Scores....


Lee-Davis 166, Hanover 174
Patrick Henry 167, Douglas Freeman 181


Henrico 2, Hanover 0
Lee-Davis 5, Varina 0
Douglas Freeman 3, Patrick Henry 0


Patrick Henry 3, Hermitage 0 (Patriots unbeaten at 5-0 in Colonial, 6-0 overall)
Atlee 3, Lee-Davis 0


Atlee 3, Lee-Davis 0 (Raiders are 2-0 in Capital, 9-0 overall; Lee-Davis is 0-1, 6-3)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Atlee Girls Volleyball passes stiff road test.....

If there was going to be a hiccup, a bump in the Capital District road for the Atlee Raiders girls volleyball team, it was probably going to be tonight when they traveled to face Lee-Davis.  The Confederates are considered the team with the most talent and best opportunity to knock off Atlee in regular season play.

Atlee passed another early season test with flying colors tonight, sweeping Lee-Davis Thursday night 25-18, 25-16, 25-8.

Head Coach Curtis Carpenter was happy to have this one behind him. Senior Hailey Brooks took over the game for good with seven aces in the first ten points of the third game to give the Raiders a 10-1 advantage, cruising to the final set win.

Atlee next plays at Armstrong Tuesday night.....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Schedule....

GOLF: Patrick Henry vs. J.R. Tucker, 3:30pm at The Hollows


Boys--Atlee at Glen Allen, Highland Springs at Lee-Davis, 7pm
Girls--Glen Allen at Atlee, Lee-Davis at Highland Springs, 7pm

Monday, September 10, 2012

Field Hockey: First Atlee Win Over Hanover In 2 Years

Yes, Hanover lost 17 players to graduation from their 2011 Group AAA state runner-up team.  But with some 40 players on the roster last year, the Atlee Raiders were taking nothing for granted Monday afternoon.

The goal: play their game.  And they did. A first half goal by Anna Maimone and a second half tally by Hayley Martin, coupled by stellar goaltending by Hayley Smith pushed Atlee to a 2-0 win over the Hawks at home Monday afternoon.

The Raiders improve to 3-0 in the Capital, 5-0 overall with their first win over Hanover since 2009.  The Hawks are now 1-1 in the Capital, 1-3 overall.

---Meanwhile, Lee-Davis creeps up in the Capital District with an easy 8-0 win over Highland Springs Monday evening.  The C-Feds are now tied with Hanover in the district at 1-1 and are 3-1 overall.

Friday, September 07, 2012


Atlee, in a classic season opener, gets a huge road victory over Deep Run on opening night.  Down 24-14, Atlee scored two touchdowns to take a 28-24 lead.  The Wildcats later took the lead late, 37-35, but Atlee scored a winning touchdown to take the 41-37 triumph.

This win may turn out to be a much bigger victory for the 2012 Raiders than their 55-14 thumping of Deep Run was for last year's team.  This team is young, hungry, and has proven they can come back on the road and get a win.


Bad news for Patrick Henry, who host Atlee next Friday, and are smarting after a 41-0 loss in their opener at Hanover.  The Patriots threw five interceptions in the first half alone, seven for the game, and the Hawks took full advantage.  All 27 first half Hanover points came off turnovers.

L.J. Jones rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns.  Andrew Knizner took about 75 percent of the quarterback snaps, with Sam Rogers spending most of the night at H-Back, completing his only two pass attempts.  The Hawks begin strong in this, the most highly anticipated season in school history.


Lee-Davis had a tall task, hosting Hermitage in their opener, and they fell, as expected, 35-7.  They did get on the scoreboard on the Panthers, something Fork Union cannot say they did two weeks ago.  The Confederates will travel to Hopewell for a good test against an improved Blue Devils team next Friday.


Hanover 41, Patrick Henry 0
Atlee 41, Deep Run 37
Hermitage 35, Lee-Davis 7
Glen Allen 39, J.R. Tucker 15
Douglas Freeman 18, James River 6
Mills Godwin 20, Monacan 7
Armstrong 24, Thomas Jefferson 12
L.C. Bird 14, Thomas Dale 7
Manchester 45, Matoaca 30
Prince George 14, Clover Hill 7
Collegiate 28, Trinity Episcopal 0
Midlothian 29, Powhatan 7
Highland Springs 48, Meadowbrook 28
Varina 14, Dinwiddie 7
Monticello 51, George Wythe 12
Petersburg 29, Huguenot 16
Benedictine 28, Woodberry Forest 19
FUMA 28, Goochland 10


Click HERE to listen to Hanover battle Patrick Henry TONIGHT at 6:30pm from WHAN Radio!

Follow us on Twitter (@hanoversports) for score updates all night from all the action throughout the Central Region, including Hermitage/Lee-Davis and Atlee/Deep Run!!

Thursday, September 06, 2012


High school football fans, your wait is OVER!

The first full week of football in the Central Region, and for Hanover County schools is Friday night!  Atlee opens the season on the road with a tough test against running back Evan Hinkle and the Deep Run Wildcats.  Lee-Davis is at home, but with an even tougher opening test, welcoming two-time Division 6 regional champion Hermitage to Mechanicsville.  The Panthers are 1-0 after a 38-0 pasting of Fork Union Military Academy on ESPNU two weeks ago.


The Patriots look for their first win over Hanover since 2007, while the long-anticipated senior season of Sam Rogers, Andrew Knizner, L.J. Jones and others begins on Chamberlayne Road.  In their decade-long history, the Hawks have already captured three Division 5 regional titles, but have never won the crown in back-to-back years (2007, 2009, 2011).  The Hawks were not sharp in their lone scrimmage two weeks ago against Eastern Region power Lake Taylor.  Will they be ready?  Will they have too much for Patrick Henry?

ON THE AIR: WHAN Radio, at 102.9 FM and 1430 AM, beginning at 6:30pm.  Not near a radio or going to the game?  Listen online OR on your smartphone!  We'll have a link to game audio HERE at at the top of our page!

Volleyball, JV Football.....

Thursday nights in the fall!  Here's the latest from the first Thursday of the 2012-13 school year....


Hanover 7, Patrick Henry 2 (PH drove to the Hanover 5 yard line in the final minute before the Hawks intercepted a pass in the end zone to preserve the win....)
Hermitage 44, Lee-Davis 0 (The Panther assembly line doesn't seem to be slowing down...)
Atlee defeated Deep Run (still looking for a final score....)


The Patriots and Confederates went head-to-head tonight; the boys in Ashland and the girls in Mechanicsville.  The home teams prevailed, both in three-set sweeps.

Patrick Henry boys were led by a strong performance by senior Scott Brigham, especially with his serving.  The Patriots remain unbeaten as they enter Colonial District play, while Lee-Davis falls to 2-2 with the Capital District on the horizon.

The Lee-Davis girls, coming off a good showing at the Virginia Volleyball Classic Labor Day weekend, swept the Patriot girls at home.....

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Patriots Win In Colonial District Girls Volleyball Action....

Hannah Herbert led Patrick Henry with three aces, four blocks, twelve digs and sixteen kills as the Patriots swept J.R. Tucker Tuesday night in three sets for their first win of the 2012 season.

Patrick Henry (1-1, 1-2) also received good play from Kayla Hall (two aces, two blocks, four assists and seven digs) and timely serving from Alexis Tew.

The Patriots step out of district Thursday night to face arch rival Lee-Davis in Mechanicsville at 7pm.


Patrick Henry 3, J.R. Tucker 1 (24-26, 25-19, 25-12, 30-28)
       Scott Brigham had 20 kills for the Patriots now 2-0 in the Colonial and overall....

Atlee 3, Mills Godwin 0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-19)
       Davis Ellenberger led the Raiders with 11 kills and 11 digs...Atlee now 5-2....