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Friday, February 27, 2015

All-Conference 16 Basketball

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for attaining All-Conference 16 Basketball honors:

Boys First Team:
Austin Katstra--Albemarle
Keyshawn Johnson--Halifax
J'Air Rawlings--Orange
Tavion Petty--Halifax
James Pinder--Patrick Henry
Jake Hahn--Albemarle
Juwan Carter--Albemarle
Will Miller--Halifax

Boys Second Team:
John Gillum--Orange
Treyvon Brandon--Halifax
Marcus Holman--Patrick Henry
Sawyer Boyd--Patrick Henry
Mike George, Jr--Patrick Henry
Tyler Hill--Orange
Tre'von Smith--Orange
Myles Adams-Yates--Albemarle

Girls First Team:
KK Barbour--Albemarle
Rebecca Harvey--Orange
Aryna Taylor--Patrick Henry
Kendra Hairston--Albemarle
Brittani Boxley--Halifax
Markiana Smith--Orange
Kiani Hudgens--Orange
Ghanija Gooden--Halifax

Girls Second Team:
Briana Woody--Patrick Henry
Brooke McAllister--Albemarle
Laine Harrington--Orange
Chantell Gordon--Patrick Henry
Shadajah Davis--Halifax
Elisha Richardson--Orange
Shea Burch--Patrick Henry
Anne Ridenhour--Albemarle


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Latest Winter Sports Tournament Changes.....

TRACK & FIELD:

--The 4A State Championship scheduled for this weekend at Tolsma Center in Lynchburg is POSTPONED to Thursday and Friday, March 5th and 6th.

--The 5A/6A State Championships scheduled for this weekend at Boo Williams SportsPlex in Hampton both POSTPONED to Thursday and Friday, March 5th and 6th.

GYMNASTICS:

--The State Individual Championships, originally to be held at Patriot High School in Nokesville February 21st, then pushed back to February 28th, are now rescheduled a second time for Saturday March 7th using the original time schedule.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

STATE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS POSTPONED...

The 5A/6A State Track and Field Championships scheduled for this weekend at Boo Williams SportsPlex in Hampton have been postponed to March 5 and 6. Please note this is a Thursday/Friday schedule.

For Hanover, the 4A State Championships at the Tolsma Center in Lynchburg has been postponed from this weekend also, and also to March 5 and 6.

Lee-Davis Spring Sports Practice Schedule: Wednesday, 2/25

Baseball - 3:45 to 5 PM in the Aux. Gym (Underclassmen - 9/10 Graders ONLY) and 4 PM on the L-D Baseball Field (Upperclassmen - 11/12 Graders ONLY)
Softball - 5 to 6:15 PM in the Aux. Gym
Boys' Soccer - 3:45 to 5 PM in the Main Gym
Girls' Soccer - 6:15 to 7:30 PM in the Main Gym
Boys' Lacrosse - 6 to 8 PM (6:15 to 7:30 PM in the Aux. Gym)
Girls' Lacrosse - 7:30 to 8:45 PM in the Main Gym
Boys' Tennis - 6 to 8 PM on the L-D Tennis Courts (will move inside from 7:30 to 8:45 PM in the Aux. Gym if inclement weather)
Girls' Tennis - 3:45 PM at Stonewall Middle

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hanover Hawks Spring Sports Practice Monday Schedule.....

Due to snowy, wet field conditions and lowering temperatures, here is Monday's schedule for tryouts/practices for spring sports at Hanover....

The following is the revised Spring Sports Practice Schedule for Monday, (2/23) due to last week’s weather issues:
·        Baseball – 3:45 PM --  Baseball Field
·        Softball – 3:45 PM --  PE Hall Way
·        Boys’ Soccer – 3:45 PM – PE Hall Way
·        Girls’ Soccer – 5:45 PM – HHS Commons
·        Boys’ Lacrosse --  5:30 PM – HHS Room 2111(Coach K’s Room)
·        Girls’ Lacrosse --  3:45 PM – ROTC Room
·        Boys’ Tennis –  3:45 PM – HHS Tennis Courts
·        Girls’ Tennis --  3:45 PM – HHS Tennis Courts

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring Sports: Lee-Davis Schedule for Tryouts/Practices Week of February 23

Due to wet and snowy field conditions, Lee-Davis has made the following changes to this week's tryout and practice schedules and locations. Note that if conditions improve, teams will revert to regular practice times and locations. As always, consult the head coach!

Baseball: Mon.-from 3:45-5 PM in the Aux. Gym (upperclassmen 11th and 12th graders only), then Wed.-from 3:45-5 PM in the Aux. Gym (underclassmen 9th and 10th graders only)
     * Regular practice time: Varsity at 4 PM at the L-D Baseball Field
     * Regular practice time: JV at 4 PM at the Stonewall Baseball Field
Head Coach - Kenny Lewis
Softball: Mon.-after school meet in Team Room #1 for paperwork, then from 5-6:15 PM Pitchers and Catchers only in the Aux. Gym, then Tues.-underclassmen 9th and 10th graders only from 3:45-5 PM and upperclassmen only from 5-6:15 PM in the Aux. Gym
     * Regular practice time: Varsity at 4 PM at the L-D Softball Field
     * Regular practice time: JV at 6 PM at the L-D Softball Field
Head Coach - Jackie Davis
Boys' Lacrosse: Mon. through Fri.-from 6:15-7:30 PM in the Aux. Gym
     * Regular practice time: 6 PM at the L-D Practice Field
Head Coach - Jarrott Patteson
Girls' Lacrosse: Mon./Wed./Fri.-from 7:30-8:45 PM and Tues./Thurs.-from 6:15-7:30 PM in the Main Gym
     * Regular practice time: 6 PM at the L-D Stadium Field
Head Coach - Kayla Cooper
Boys' Soccer: Mon./Wed./Fri.-from 6:15-7:30 PM and Tues./Thurs.-from 7:30-8:45 PM in the Main Gym 
     * Regular practice time: 4 PM at the L-D Practice Field
Head Coach - Bob Hummer 
Girls' Soccer: Mon./Wed./Fri.-from 6:15-7:30 PM and Tues./Thurs.-from 7:30-8:45 PM in the Main Gym
     * Regular practice time: 6 PM at Pole Green Park's Field
Head Coach - Rob Foster 
Boys' Tennis: Mon. through Fri.-from 7:30-8:45 PM in the Aux. Gym 
     * Regular practice time: 6 PM at L-D Tennis Courts
Head Coach - Jason Butler
Girls' Tennis
     * Regular practice time: 4 PM at L-D Tennis Courts
Head Coach - Nancy Sheridan
Outdoor Track and Field: will begin on Mon., March 2nd after school (4 PM) at the L-D Track
Head Coach - Neil Mathews

Saturday, February 21, 2015

HISTORY: Randolph-Macon Completes Unbeaten Conference Season

Joe Hassell continued his strong inside play down the stretch with 19 points and 11 rebounds as Randolph-Macon completed the first unbeaten Old Dominion Athletic Conference regular season in school history at 16-0, downing Emory and Henry Saturday afternoon 82-63.

The Yellow Jackets also hit 13 shots from beyond the three-point arc, as they finish the regular season on a twenty-game winning streak at 23-2. Rip Engel had 12 points while Chris Hamilton added nine.

Randolph-Macon next plays the winner of the #8/#9 game in the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament at the Salem Civic Center on Thursday at 1pm. The Yellow Jackets are expected to again be the number one team in Division III nationwide when the new Top 25 poll is released early next week.


Friday, February 20, 2015

VHSL State Championship Changes

Due to forecasted weather for Saturday, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) has made the following major changes to some weekend State Championship Events:

WRESTLING:

ALL State Championships (1A-6A) are condensed to a single-elimination formatted, one-day event, Friday, February 20th. Group 4A is at Salem Civic Center, Group 5A is at James Robinson High School in Fairfax.

Schedule:
Weigh-Ins: 1:00PM
Quarterfinals: 3:00PM
Semifinals: 6:00PM
Championships: 8:00PM

GYMNASTICS:

The State Team Championships scheduled for today, Friday February 20th, is STILL ON as previously scheduled at Patriot High School in Nokesville (Prince William County).

The State Individual Championships scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday February 21st, have been POSTPONED to Saturday February 28th. Further details on the rescheduled event will be released by the VHSL in the coming days.

SWIMMING:

The 2A State Swimming Championships scheduled for Saturday February 21st in Christiansburg have been POSTPONED to Tuesday February 24th, currently using the same time schedule, still in Christiansburg. However, further changes to Tuesday's schedule could be announced by the VHSL.

At this time, there are NO changes to the 5A State Swimming Championships, scheduled for Saturday February 21st at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Chesterfield.

Monday, February 16, 2015

WINTER STORM CHANGES....

UPDATED 2/20/15, 11:40AM:

SWIMMING:
--The 4A State Swimming Championships (Hanover) have been pushed back 24 hours to Friday, February 20th in Christiansburg. The meet will NOT be combined with the 3A Championship still taking place that day.

BASKETBALL:

CONFERENCE 11: (OFFICIAL PLANS as of Thursday PM)

BOYS SEMIS (Saturday 2/21 at Lee-Davis HS):
#4 Hermitage vs. #1 Henrico, 1pm
#3 Deep Run vs. #2 Highland Springs, 3pm

GIRLS SEMIS (Saturday 2/21 at Highland Springs HS):
#5 Atlee vs. #1 Highland Springs, 1pm
#3 Deep Run vs. #2 Henrico, 3pm

CHAMPIONSHIPS (Monday 2/23 at Hermitage HS):
Girls Final, 6pm
Boys Final, 8pm

CONFERENCE 16:
Girls and Boys Semifinals, Patrick Henry at Albemarle, POSTPONED to MONDAY 2/23, girls at 6pm, boys at 7:45.

CONFERENCE 20(First Round and Semis ONLY; NO Championship Games...)

BOYS:

FIRST ROUND (Monday 2/23):
#7 Midlothian at #2 Caroline, 7:30pm
#6 J.R. Tucker at #3 Monacan, 7pm
#5 Hanover at #4 Dinwiddie, 7pm

SEMIFINALS (Tuesday 2/24 at J.R. Tucker HS):
#1 Glen Allen vs Hanover/Dinwiddie winner, 6pm
Midlothian/Caroline winner vs JR Tucker/Monacan winner, 7:30pm
(Semifinal Winners earn 4A South berths, highest seed remaining #1, etc.)

GIRLS:

FIRST ROUND (Monday 2/23):
#7 Dinwiddie at #2 J.R. Tucker, 7pm
#6 Hanover at #3 Midlothian, 7pm
#5 Glen Allen at #4 Caroline, 6pm

SEMIFINALS (Tuesday 2/24 at Midlothian HS):
#1 Monacan vs. Glen Allen/Caroline winner, 6pm
Hanover/Midlothian winner vs Dinwiddie/JR Tucker winner, 7:30pm
(Semifinal Winners earn 4A South berths, highest seed remaining #1, etc.)


TRACK AND FIELD:
--4A South Region Tournament in Hampton for Hanover now rescheduled for Monday, February 23rd, 9am at Boo Williams SportsPlex in Hampton.
--5A North Region Tournament in Landover, MD for PH has been CANCELLED.

WRESTLING:

--4A State Championship (Hanover) has moved up their schedule at the Salem Civic Center due to the threat of wintry weather Saturday. Quarterfinals begin Friday at 3pm, Semifinals are at 8:30pm. Consolation Finals are to start at 12pm Saturday with Championship Round at 2:30. ALL times above are subject to change due to changing weather conditions.

RANDOLPH-MACON:

Baseball road game at Christopher Newport scheduled for Thursday is postponed; will be made good sometime in the spring. This weekend's home games with St. John Fisher and Rowan have been cancelled, and will not be made up.

Softball doubleheader scheduled for Friday against Messiah College is postponed to Wednesday, April 8th at 3pm. Saturday doubleheader with Dickinson College also postponed, no make-up date announced yet.

Men's Basketball game at Emory & Henry moved up from 4pm to 1pm start, Saturday 2/21.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES

CONFERENCE 11: (OFFICIAL)

BOYS:
First Round, Saturday February 14th, Highland Springs High School
    --#5 Atlee vs. #4 Hermitage, 3pm
    --#6 Mills Godwin vs. #3 Deep Run, 5pm
Semifinals: Tuesday February 17th at Hermitage High School
    --#1 Henrico vs. #4/#5 winner, 6pm
    --#2 Highland Springs vs. #3/#6 winner, 7:30pm
Conference 11 Championship: Friday February 20th, 8pm at Highland Springs High School

GIRLS:
First Round, Saturday February 14th, Highland Springs High School
    --#5 Atlee vs. #4 Hermitage, 11am
    --#6 Mills Godwin vs. #3 Deep Run, 1pm
Semifinals: Wednesday February 18th at Hermitage High School
    --#1 Highland Springs vs. #4/#5 winner, 6pm
    --#2 Henrico vs. #3/#6 winner, 7:30pm
Conference 11 Championship: Friday February 20th, 6pm at Highland Springs High School

CONFERENCE 16:

Boys Semifinal: #3 Patrick Henry at #2 Albemarle, Tuesday, 7:45pm
Girls Semifinal: #3 Patrick Henry at #2 Albemarle, Tuesday 6pm

CONFERENCE 20: (OFFICIAL)

BOYS: (Glen Allen is #1 seed, earns bye to semifinals)
First Round: Tuesday February 17th, at Higher Seed
   --#7 Midlothian at #2 Caroline, 7:30pm
   --#6 J.R. Tucker at #3 Monacan, 7pm
   --#5 Hanover at #4 Dinwiddie, 7pm
Semifinals: Wednesday February 18th, Midlothian High School\
   --#1 Glen Allen vs. Dinwiddie/Hanover winner, 6pm
   --J.R. Tucker/Monacan winner vs. Midlothian/Caroline winner, 7:30pm
Conference 20 Championship: Friday February 20th, 8pm at Midlothian High School

GIRLS: (Monacan is #1 seed, earns bye to semifinals)
First Round: Tuesday February 17th, at Higher Seed
   --#7 Dinwiddie at #2 J.R. Tucker, 7pm
   --#6 Hanover at #3 Midlothian, 7pm
   --#5 Glen Allen at #4 Caroline, 6pm
Semifinals: Thursday February 19th,  Midlothian High School
   --Caroline/Glen Allen winner vs. #1 Monacan, 6pm
   --Midlothian/Hanover winner vs. J.R. Tucker/Dinwiddie winner, 7:30pm
Conference 20 Championship: Friday February 20th, 6pm at Midlothian High School

THE WRAP: Randolph-Macon Sets School Record, Clinches Share of ODAC Title....

Last February, Randolph-Macon men's basketball thumped their archrival Hampden-Sydney by 23 points, the crescendo on a promising season that included an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) regular season title, but a very disappointing ending.

Tonight, the Yellow Jackets set a school record for consecutive victories with seventeen, and captured a share of the ODAC championship again, with a 79-65 victory over the Tigers, the ninth over Hampden-Sydney in their last 13 meetings. But this time, Randolph-Macon left the court with a totally different swagger, the look of a team that knows they have much, much work to do.

So how did the Yellow Jackets win seventeen straight?

"It starts with the leadership we have on the team; Marcus and the captains, and the entire senior class," said Yellow Jackets head coach Nathan Davis, who now has a career coaching record of 133-38. "We've got more to play. We've got to keep getting better."

Marcus is point guard Marcus Badger (pictured below), who posted a career-high fourteen assists in the victory.

"Fourteen? Really?," Badger said when told of his line score. "I did not know that, but, yes, that's my career-high."

The senior surveyed the scene as the game began, taking in what the Tigers were doing defensively, and went to work.

"They were helping all over, and we were driving a lot, and I was able to find men open," Badger recalled. "They switched to zone when they figured out the man wasn't working, but we kept on doing what we were doing."

In the first half, that "doing" was nailing three-pointer after three-pointer, especially freshman Mike Silverthorn, who hit his first five three-point shots to help the Yellow Jackets build a 24-12 lead just over ten minutes in. Hanover High graduate Greg Lewis, who had 16 points for the Tigers, helped keep Hampden-Sydney within reach by halftime, down 39-29.

Davis joked about why he offered Silverthorn last year.

"He can shoot the ball," Davis said. "He can, but he also has good size and was athletic enough. And he can really shoot."

The treys didn't rain down as much after intermission, as Randolph-Macon began to attack the paint in response to Tiger defensive adjustments. Joe Hassell, who had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, had seven of each in the second half. Whereas eight of Randolph-Macon's eleven first-half field goals were from beyond the arc, half of their second half performance from the field came inside.

The Tigers cut the lead down to seven on two occasions in the second half, the last at 49-42 with 12:56 to play. What followed was a 10-0 Yellow Jackets run ignited by a three-pointer from Lamont Moore, who scored all seven of his points after the break. It ended on a Silverthorn two-pointer from the baseline for a 59-42 lead. Hampden-Sydney never got closer than twelve points again.

With the victory, the Yellow Jackets clinched a share of the ODAC regular season title, as Virginia Wesleyan lost earlier in the evening to fall to 10-3 in conference play. Randolph-Macon is 13-0 and own two wins over the Marlins. The number one seed in the ODAC Tournament in two weeks is theirs, the title officially outright theirs with one more victory, no sharing of top records.

Badger, one of eight seniors who will be honored on Senior Night next Wednesday against Shenandoah, talked candidly after the game about last season's bitter ending, and how they are ready to prevent it from happening again.

"We can't relax. It all starts on the defensive end," Badger explained. "We kind of let down a little bit today, but we got it back defensively. We focus on that, and play one game at a time."

Randolph-Macon (13-0, 20-2) goes for their 18th straight win Saturday at 2pm when they travel to Randolph College.



Monday, February 02, 2015

UPDATE: 4A South Region Tournament Schedule....

RVA Sports Network received the updated, corrected 4A South Region Winter Sports/Events Tournament Schedule Monday afternoon. The current listing on their website contained some errors and will corrected on Tuesday.

These tournaments would involve Hanover High School.

BOYS BASKETBALL: February 27 through March 6th at higher seeds
GIRLS BASKETBALL: February 27 through March 6th at higher seeds
SWIMMING: February 9th, Midtown Aquatic Center, Newport News
GYMNASTICS: February 14th, Deep Run High School
WRESTLING: February 13th and 14th, Hanover High School
INDOOR TRACK: February 18th and 19th, Boo Williams Sportsplex, Hampton

SCHOLASTIC BOWL: February 7th, Monacan High School
FORENSICS: February 26th, Grafton High School
DEBATE: March 28th, Deep Creek High School