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Friday, January 29, 2016

LISTEN LIVE: Patrick Henry at Lee-Davis Basketball Doubleheader!

The RVA Sports Network High School Basketball Game of The Week is doubleheader action from Mechanicsville!

It's Hall of Fame induction night for the Lee-Davis Athletics Class of 2016 as the Confederates welcome their oldest rivals, the Patrick Henry Patriots in for two varsity showdowns.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE as Patrick Henry battles Lee-Davis beginning with the girls game at 6pm, followed by the boys game around 7:30 ONLY on RVA Sports Network's YouTube Channel!

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Friday, January 22, 2016

WINTER STORM STATEMENT (Friday 12:30pm)

From The National Weather Service (this concerns Western Hanover from Ashland to the Louisa, Caroline, and Spotsylvania County lines. Bold emphasis ours.)

1149 AM EST FRI JAN 22 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
SUNDAY...

* AREAS AFFECTED: PIEDMONT OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

* HAZARDS: HEAVY SNOW...GUSTY WINDS.

* STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS: 15 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH
  LOCALLY 2 FEET POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER PORTIONS OF LOUISA
  AND FLUVANNA COUNTIES.

* TEMPERATURES: FROM THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* WINDS: NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH TODAY...BECOMING NORTH AND
  INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 TO 35 MPH
  TONIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA LATE THIS MORNING
  THROUGH MIDDAY...CONTINUING HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THIS
  EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING IN INTENSITY BY SATURDAY MORNING.
  THE SNOW MAY OCCASIONALLY MIX WITH SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN LATE
  FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY MORNING. ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF SNOW
  ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS: ROADS WILL QUICKLY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS.
  A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO TRAVEL AND SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE
  EXPECTED FRIDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND
  GUSTY WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. ONLY
TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Update From Hanover County Public Schools On Exams

The following was released by the school system late Wednesday afternoon.

n advance of possible inclement weather that may have a significant impact in our area this week, we would like to inform you of our contingency plan for exams scheduled for next week in the event of a school closing or delay.  We hope this information will be useful to you and your student so you can plan ahead.

Today, our teachers reviewed for exams with your student.  Exam review will continue on Thursday.  In addition, teachers will post review materials and answer keys to Blackboard and/or provide hard copies to students.

Lastly, our staff have and will continue to communicate with your student about the importance of taking all necessary instructional materials home with them for all classes no later than Thursday afternoon in the event school is closed on Friday.  Please help us by reinforcing this message with your student to ensure they are fully prepared for exams upon their return.

All exams will be given on the day they are scheduled (regardless of when students return):
  • Tuesday, January 26 (A1 & A3)
  • Wednesday, January 27 (B1 & B3)
  • Thursday, January 28 (A2 & A4)
  • Friday, January 29 (B2 & B4)
Note:                                 
  • If school is closed, exams scheduled for that day will be re-scheduled for a later time; an early release schedule will be followed.
  • If there is a 2-hour delayed opening, a full day of school at all levels will follow in order to administer two exams at all middle and high schools; each middle and high school will publish a schedule for the day to include two exam blocks and lunch.
Should you have any questions, please contact your student’s school.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

GYMNASTICS: Patrick Henry Bests Atlee, Hanover....

Here are top results from Wednesday night's quad meet at Hanover as the Hawks battled county rivals Patrick Henry and Atlee as well as Henrico.

BARS:
1) Keion Greenhow, Patrick Henry: 9.05
2) Sierra Baxter, Patrick Henry: 8.9
3) Emily Johnson, Patrick Henry: 8.55
4) Katelynne Gillis, Hanover: 8.5
5) Elizabeth Bosley, Atlee: 8.45
6) Hailey Hulser, Atlee: 8.2

VAULT:
1) Keion Greenhow, Patrick Henry: 9.2
2) Emily Johnson, Patrick Henry: 8.9
3) Bridgette Davis, Hanover: 8.85
4T) Katelynne Gillis, Hanover: 8.8
4T) Elizabeth Bosley, Atlee: 8.8
5) Miranda Westbrook, Atlee: 8.75
6) Jennifer Flores, Patrick Henry: 8.2

BEAM:
1) Sierra Baxter, Patrick Henry: 9.5
2) Emily Johnson, Patrick Henry: 9.05
3) Hailey Hulser, Atlee: 8.85
4) Elizabeth Bosley, Atlee: 8.55
5) Keion Greenhow, Patrick Henry: 8.45
6T) Katelynne Gillis, Hanover: 8.1
6T) Addie Scarborough, Atlee: 8.1

FLOOR:
1) Elizabeth Bosley, Atlee: 9.0
2) Sierra Baxter, Patrick Henry: 8.95
3) Hailey Hulser, Atlee: 8.9
4T) Katelynne Gillis, Hanover: 8.85
4T) Emily Johnson, Patrick Henry: 8.85
5) Keion Greenhow, Patrick Henry: 8.75
6T) Nikki Johnson, Atlee: 8.6
6T) Megan Siepka, Atlee: 8.6

ALL-AROUND:
1) Sierra Baxter, Patrick Henry: 35.9
2) Keion Greenhow, Patrick Henry: 35.45
3) Emily Johnson, Patrick Henry: 35.35
4) Elizabeth Bosley, Atlee: 34.8
5) Hailey Hulser, Atlee: 34.5
6) Katelynne Gillis, Hanover: 34.25

TEAM SCORES:
1) Patrick Henry: 138.05
2) Atlee: 133.85
3) Hanover: 121.75
4) Henrico: 68.3

(File photo of Sierra Baxter courtesy of Nick Liberante....)

Monday, January 04, 2016

HONORS: Lamont Moore Named ODAC Player Of The Week

Three wins and three big performances from Randolph-Macon men's basketball's lone senior earn Lamont Moore the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of The Week honors.

Moore averaged over 18 points per game, leading the Yellow Jackets to two victories in their Holiday Classic presented by Kay Jewelers, then scored 19 points as Randolph-Macon held off Guilford for their first conference win Saturday 71-68.

Read more about Moore's week by clicking HERE!


Saturday, January 02, 2016

THE WRAP: Randolph-Macon Toughens Up In Win Over Guilford

After allowing an 11-0 run by Guilford to end the first half down by two rather than up by nine, and being outrebounded by a two-to-one margin, something had to change for the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets Saturday in the second Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game of the season.

"We gave better effort," senior Lamont Moore said when asked about the second half.

Indeed, they did. Moore scored 14 of his game-high 19 points in the second half, and the Yellow Jackets held the Quakers to just eight defensive rebounds, and 12 overall, after intermission, riding 53 percent field goal shooting, and clutch work at the line late, for a 71-68 win to improve to 1-1 in ODAC play, 5-6 overall.

Head Coach Josh Merkel is convinced his young squad, who have now won three straight and four of their last five, is getting better.

"Regardless of the wins and losses, I think defensively now, though I would've like to hold (Guilford) a little under 44 percent (shooting), but certainly (holding them to) 41 percent in the second half, those are the keys for us," Merkel said. "Defensively, being where we need to be; we guarded the arc for the most part. They hit a couple late, but yes, absolutely, we're getting there."

Randolph-Macon went 18-of-22 at the free throw line, an almost 82 percent clip, while Guilford struggled there, shooting just 52 percent. Still, the Quakers had a chance with the ball, down by three with the final shot, but good Yellow Jacket defense forced a desperation trey from beyond the top of the key that clanked off the left side of the rim as the buzzer sounded.

The Yellow Jackets return to Crenshaw Wednesday when arch rival Hampden-Sydney comes to Ashland for a 7pm tip. Moore, and teammates like Mike Silverthorn (14 points) and Michael Taylor (12 points) know the atmosphere surrounding a battle between the Yellow Jackets and Tigers, and notes the new members of Randolph-Macon are in for an experience.

"It'll be an eye-opening experience for them, but I think we prepare for it like we do every other game," Moore explained. "And then, once game time comes, get all the nervousness and jitters out and just go play."