Saturday, November 26, 2016

HONORS: 5A South All-Region Volleyball Teams Released

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 5A South All-Region Volleyball teams. (NOTE: Even though 5A South technically split into sections as 5A North does not play boys volleyball, this is labeled an All-Region team. VHSL All-State teams to be announced soon.)


5A South Region Player of The Year: Cam Shannon, Princess Anne
5A South Region Coach of The Year: Randy Jones, Atlee

Cam Shannon, Princess Anne
Jarrett Carrano, Patrick Henry
Adam Lane, Patrick Henry
Alex Field, Atlee
Jake French, Atlee
Andrew Lyons, Maury
Lucas Grey, Menchville
Zach Sinacori, Princess Anne (Libero)

Jaden Perini-Anderson, Douglas Freeman
Michael Wright, Deep Run
Connor Logan, Patrick Henry
Jaxon Delgado, Patrick Henry
Trey Fortner, Gloucester
Connor Dooren, Princess Anne
Hunter Green, Gloucester
Cole Schlothauer, Lee-Davis
Gavin Satterwhite, Douglas Freeman (Libero)


5A South Region Player of The Year: Abby Bottomley, Princess Anne
5A South Region Coach of The Year: Craig Dooren, Princess Anne

Alyssa Presto, Princess Anne
Jayna Francis, Princess Anne
Ayanna Swan, Mills Godwin
Tatum Kendall, Deep Run
Chika Osuchukwu, Princess Anne
Ashley Burgess, Princess Anne
Quiana Griffin, Salem
Stella Johnson, Warwick
Peyton Washington, Princess Anne (Libero)

Brittney Dintaman, Deep Run
Molly Bruce, Douglas Freeman
Lani Mason, Matoaca
Julia Rochester, Princess Anne
Madison Gant, Warwick
Hannah Smith, Warwick
Hunter Newland, Hickory
Siena Naotala, Menchville
Anaya Ghacham, Salem

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

FOOTBALL: Randolph-Macon Sweeps All-ODAC Honors

The 2016 Old Dominion Athletic Conference football champion Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets have swept the top All-ODAC awards announced Tuesday by the league office.

Sophomore tailback Tre Frederick, who rushed for 1,387 yards and eleven touchdowns, both ODAC-best figures, was named the ODAC Offensive Player of The Year, while defensive end Cole Burdette, who had 9.5 of the Yellow Jackets' league-leading 34 sacks, and helped spearhead an offense that gave up just 11.5 points per game in the regular season, was named ODAC Defensive Player of The Year.

Randolph-Macon head coach Pedro Arruza, completing his thirteenth season by compiling a school record-tying nine season wins, was named ODAC Football Coach of The Year.

Frederick and Burdette were also two of eight Yellow Jackets named First Team All-ODAC, along with running back/wide receiver Eric Hoy, offensive lineman Greg Castle, kicker Seth Yurgel, defensive tackle Xavier Strothers, linebacker Logan O'Neill, and defensive back Eric Long.

Six Yellow Jackets earned Second Team honors, while an additional three were named to the Third Team. CLICK HERE to see the 2016 All-ODAC team in its entirety.

HONORS: 4A "Western Section" Boys Volleyball Team

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 4A "Western Section" All-Section Team in boys volleyball:


Lance Johnson, Monacan
Drew Buckley, Monacan
Turner Cole, Hanover
Steven Hawks, Monacan
Tyler Gregory, Midothian
Adam Wajciechowski, Midlothian
Jakinah Oliver, Armstrong
Andrew Moore, Hanover
Dante Jennings, Colonial Heights (Libero)


Noah Bryant, Colonial Heights
Brennan Richie, Midlothian
Mike Livesay, Colonial Heights
Cameron Cox, Colonial Heights
Jayvon Reid, Armstrong
Trey Green, Petersburg
Ethan Smith, Midlothian (Libero)

4A Western Section Player Of The Year: Lance Johnson, Monacan
4A Western Section Coach Of The Year: Josh Shrader, Monacan

Sunday, November 20, 2016

NCAA Football Final: Johns Hopkins 42, Randolph-Macon 21

The most successful season in over thirty years for Randolph-Macon football ended Saturday the same way it began each year from 2012 to 2015.

Faced with a familiar foe, Randolph-Macon fell behind early and could not catch up as Johns Hopkins quarterback Jonathan Germano passed for four touchdowns to lead the unbeaten Blue Jays to a 42-21 victory Saturday over the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in Baltimore, Maryland.

Eric Hoy rushed for two touchdowns for Randolph-Macon, who finished with a 9-2 record, their nine wins this year as many as they achieved in both 2014 and 2015 combined. It was also just the second nine-win season in school history, joining the 1984 team.

Friday, November 18, 2016

LISTEN LIVE LINK: Patrick Henry at Massaponax on Game Of The Week

CLICK HERE to listen live to 5A North Region Second Round football, as Patrick Henry travels to Massaponax! We begin at 6:30pm with the On The Sidelines PreGame Show Powered By Sheehy Ford of Ashland with Rob Witham and NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis.

The game is also on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, and on mobile devices on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Finally: Patrick Henry Boys Volleyball Claims The Championship


After 8,014 days, and some individual state title winners, a team proudly wearing a Patrick Henry Patriot uniform raised a state championship trophy high above their heads.

"Finally" was the Patriots own word to describe their five-set marathon win over Maury at home Tuesday night to send them to Thursday afternoon's 5A State Championship against Princess Anne, a team Patrick Henry fell to a week earlier in the Western Section Finals in five sets.

But that first match did not include Patriots setter Adam Lane, who was healthy and ready, along with the rest of his teammates, as they took the court to avenge the defeat and seize a championship years in the making.

A cursory look at the match statistics show a true team effort in the Patriots' three-set sweep, 25-22, 25-13, 25-22. The match was highlighted by a defensive effort, both in digging and blocking, that few teams in the Central Region have matched this season. And there may not be a better individual set played in Virginia this year than what Jarrett Carrano put together in set two, a set which saw the Patriots separate themselves from the Cavaliers in a match almost everyone expected to go the full five sets.

"Jarrett's a baller," said Patrick Henry head coach Michael Townsend, who was a eighth grader sitting on the bench the last time the Patriots played for a state title, a five-set loss to Clover Hill in 2001 in the former Group AAA format. "He's 5' 11", but he will go for anything."

Both schools enjoyed strong student section support, and the first set went back and forth, as everyone expected, before the Patriots pulled out the three-point win. That set the stage for both Carrano on the attack, joined defensively by Jaxon Delgado, Luke Puckett and others, to seize the momentum of the match with the second set victory.

It seemed early in set three it was all but over, but the Cavaliers, a regular participant at the state championship level, had one more run in them, tying the set several times before Patrick Henry was able to get two points at the end to set off a celebration that included the paying off of a bet.

"The guys told me if we won states back in August, I would have to dive on the floor and let them do the dogpile," Townsend recalled. "I had hoped they had forgotten about that, until they reminded me of it in our meeting last night."

The bet was from senior Carter Riddle, who wasn't interested from the first day of practice in watching this season be a preparation for a possible state title run next year.

"I have to say it. I called it first," Riddle said with a big smile during the post-game press conference.

The last time that Patrick Henry won a team state championship was in football, when Ray Long's Patriots knocked off Deep Creek 21-7 at City Stadium on December 10, 1994.

8,014 days ago.

With all major contributors on the court other than Riddle returning next season, the Patriots may not have to wait that long again.

A complete report on the Patrick Henry championship will appear in the Thanksgiving Week edition of the Herald-Progress.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


5A State Semifinals:

Patrick Henry 3, Maury 2: Patriots clinch their first bid in a state boys volleyball championship since 2001, winning 15-6 in the tiebreaker to advance to Thursday's title match, a rematch with Princess Anne, who defeated the Patriots last week in the 5A Western Section finals.

(CLICK HERE for photo gallery from Patrick Henry win)

Princess Anne 3, Atlee 2: The Raiders see their season come to a disappointing close, falling 17-15 in the fifth set tiebreaker.

4A State Semifinals:

Great Bridge 3, Hanover 2: Hawks fall in the fifth set tiebreaker by a 15-12 score as the Hanover season comes to a close.

Monday, November 14, 2016


Get all the details on Atlee, Patrick Henry and Hanover volleyball, plus Patrick Henry football, as postseason tournaments continue!

CLICK HERE for Tournament Central at !


Maury at Patrick Henry, 5A State Boys Volleyball Semifinal, 6pm

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Randolph-Macon goes for their first ODAC Championship since 2008 when the Yellow Jackets battle Hampden-Sydney in the regular season finale live from Farmville.

Marty Wilson and RVA Sports Network's Rob Witham bring you all the action starting at 12:45pm.

CLICK HERE to listen live, or listen on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!

Friday, November 11, 2016


5A North Region First Round:

#8 Patrick Henry 53, #9 Briar Woods 28: Patriots score six second half touchdowns to win first playoff game in nine years, advance to face #1 Massaponax in second round next Friday at 7pm, a game which can be heard live on WHAN Radio and the RVA Sports Network.

#3 Stone Bridge 38, #14 Atlee 10: Stone Bridge scores all 38 of their points after halftime to end the Raiders' season at 5-6.

5A South Region First Round:

#4 Douglas Freeman 14, #5 Lee-Davis 7: Confederates struggle in the red zone, are held to one touchdown as their season comes to an end with a record of 8-3.

LISTEN LIVE LINK: Lee-Davis at Douglas Freeman Football

CLICK HERE to listen live to the 5A South Region First Round matchup between #4 Douglas Freeman and #5 Lee-Davis, tonight at 6:30pm on the RVA Sports Network!

Game is also available on area radio on WHAN, 102.9 FM.

Monday, November 07, 2016

HONORS: All-Conference 11 Football Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 11 Football Team:


Center: Matt Vozar, Henrico
OL: Khari Edmundson, Hermitage
OL: Vida Smith, Henrico
OL: Nathan Johnson, Lee-Davis
OL: Jeb Boswell, Lee-Davis
OL: Antoine Whitner, Mills Godwin
TE: Jalen Hargrove, Lee-Davis
WR: Nasir Hines, Hermitage
WR: Jahad Carter, Henrico
WR: Jebril Murray, Glen Allen
WR: Jack Pollard, Douglas Freeman
RB: Jordan Hall, Hermitage
RB: Nathan Evans, Lee-Davis (pictured below)
RB: Wesley Dugger, Mills Godwin
RB: Devin Flowers, Glen Allen
QB: Woody Winborn, Hermitage
K: Alex Burton, Hermitage
KR: Jamon Coffey, Lee-Davis
KR: Percy Mayers, Hermitage
UTILITY: Tanner Dobrucky, Douglas Freeman

DE: Jamhol Robinson, Hermitage
DE: Aaron Wright, Deep Run
DL: Jordan Jackson, Hermitage
DL: Akeem Smith, Henrico
DL: Nick Ackies, Douglas Freeman
DL: Jalen Hargrove, Lee-Davis
LB: Mateo Jackson, Hermitage
LB: Lamond Fox, Hermitage
LB: A.J. Martin, Henrico
LB: Sam Murphy, Douglas Freeman
DB: Shamond Fox, Hermitage
DB: D'Andre Walker, Henrico
DB: Josh Rice, Lee-Davis
DB: Jakari Williams, Douglas Freeman
P: Alex Burton, Hermitage
PR: Tanner Dobrucky, Douglas Freeman
UTILITY: Wy'ell Jefferson, Henrico



C: Adam Jones, Douglas Freeman
OL: Malik Lewis, Hermitage
OL: Tucker Larson, Glen Allen
OL: Joe Hoskins, Douglas Freeman
OL: Jack Oppenheim, Deep Run
TE: Justin Goode, J.R. Tucker
WR: Christian Velasquez, Hermitage
WR: Lucas Carlisle, Deep Run
WR: Michael Jackson, J.R. Tucker
WR: Jakari Williams, Douglas Freeman
RB: Shaheed Adeyola, Henrico
RB: Jacob Hutchinson, Deep Run
RB: Austin Pytko, J.R. Tucker
RB: Tanner Dobrucky, Douglas Freeman
QB: Trey Laughlin, Douglas Freeman
K: Egan Alsheskie, Henrico
KR: Anthony Freeman, Henrico
KR: Raymon Damon, Henrico
UTILITY: Aiden Wheeler, Deep Run

DE: Immanuel Lee, Henrico
DE: Connor Scott, Lee-Davis
DL: Landon Jones, Hermitage
DL: Zeke Elswick, Mills Godwin
DL: Jacob Cardounel, Deep Run
DL: Bryant Bonzali, J.R. Tucker
LB: Ned Anthony, Lee-Davis
LB: Zach Green, Lee-Davis
LB: Minas Stathis, Mills Godwin
LB: Jacob Hutchinson, Deep Run
LB: Matthew Johnson, Deep Run
DB: Jeffery Woody, Hermitage
DB: Jamon Coffey, Lee-Davis
DB: Colter Mahon, Mills Godwin
DB: Jebril Murray, Glen Allen
P: Nick Ackies, Douglas Freeman
PR: Nasir Hines, Hermitage
UTILITY: L.J. Crossley, Douglas Freeman


C: Kamerian Goodman-Wallace, Hermitage
C: Bryce Hilliard, Lee-Davis
C: Matthew Atkins, Deep Run
OL: Alim Hunter, Henrico
OL: Chandler Dessenberger, Deep Run
OL: Fushanw Ortiz, Hermitage
TE: Michael Johnson, Deep Run
WR: Robert Joseph, Henrico
QB: Jalon Jones, Henrico
QB: Zach Lass, Lee-Davis
K: Joseph Hudnall, Lee-Davis
K: Eric Garcia, Deep Run
RETURN: Tanner Dobrucky, Douglas Freeman
UTILITY: Nathan Evans, Lee-Davis

DE: Mitch Jackson, Hermitage
DE: Ty Mills, Lee-Davis
DE: Demi Adepegba, J.R. Tucker
DE: Jack Miller, Douglas Freeman
LB: James Newsome, Henrico
LB: Logan Dockman, Lee-Davis
LB: Drake Penicook, Mills Godwin
LB: Caleb Brown, Douglas Freeman
DB: Wy'ell Jefferson, Henrico
DB: John Peaden, Deep Run
DB: Daeshon Hodges, J.R. Tucker
DB: Luke Murphy, Douglas Freeman
P: Eric Garcia, Deep Run
UTILITY: Cadell Moore, Hermitage

Saturday, November 05, 2016


The 58th Tomato Bowl: #10 Lee-Davis 14, #12 Patrick Henry 7: Jamon Coffey's 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 4:03 left sealed the County Championship for the Confederates, who finish 8-2. Patrick Henry finishes 7-3.

Atlee 42, Armstrong 14: The Raiders, now 5-5, clinch a postseason bid in 5A North with the Senior Night victory.

Henrico 49, Hanover 7: The Hawks finish 2-8, out of the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

OUR PLAYOFF PROJECTIONS (Official Pairings will be released Sunday morning by the VHSL):

#5 Lee-Davis (8-2) at #4 Douglas Freeman (9-1)

#9 Briar Woods at #8 Patrick Henry (7-3)
#14 Atlee (5-5) at #3 Stone Bridge

Friday, November 04, 2016


CLICK HERE to listen live to The 58th Tomato Bowl, #10 Lee-Davis (7-2) at #12 Patrick Henry (7-2), at 6:30pm on RVA Sports Network!

The Tomato Bowl is also on radio on WHAN, 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, and on mobile devices on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"! Listen to our postgame show tonight right after the game for first playoff projections!


Armstrong (0-9) at Atlee (4-5), 7pm: Raiders need win for 5A North Region bid on Senior Night.

Hanover (2-7) at Henrico (5-4), 7pm: Hawks try to play spoiler and finish regular season on two-game winning streak.