Friday, October 13, 2017

GAME OF THE WEEK: Listen Live Link!

CLICK HERE to listen online to The 27th Stew Bowl: #10 Lee-Davis (5-1) at Atlee (2-4) on the Game of The Week starting at 6:30 with the On The Sidelines Pregame Powered By Sheehy Ford of Ashland with Rob Witham and Marc Davis of NBC12!

We'll have scores from Hanover/Patrick Henry and across the RVA on the Virginia Farm Bureau In-Game Scoreboard, and, immediately after the game, don't miss the Massey Wood And West Scoreboard Show with finals as they come in, a live preview of On The Sidelines on NBC12 at 11:15 with Marc, and we'll talk to the winning head coach live!

RADIO: 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM) and 1430 AM

APP: @TuneIn, search "Radiall" !





Monday, October 02, 2017

HONORS: 2018 Lee-Davis Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

(The following is from the Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee released Monday with some revisions. RVA Sports Network congratulates the five worthy selections!)

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The Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, Mechanicsville, Virginia, is pleased to announce our inductees for the Class of 2018 of The Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame. These five athletes were elected from the substantial universe of outstanding athletes who have competed with excellence since Lee-Davis' establishment in 1959. The Class of 2018 is composed of four former student-athletes and one coach with accomplishments including district, region, metro and state distinctions, and beyond.

The inductees are:

--Jock Jones (Football, Track and Field, Class of 1986)

--Ron Wooddy (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Class of 1964)

--Doug Melton (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Class of 1973)

-- Kenny Lewis (Baseball Coach 1993-2015, Golf Coach 2004-2015, Football Assistant Coach 1987-1996)

--Greg Gregory (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Class of 1976)

The Class of 2018 will be recognized during halftime of the Varina vs. Lee-Davis football game on Friday, October 20th. A banquet and induction is scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2018, at Lee-Davis High School.

For ticket information on January's event, please email the LDHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee at LDHSathleticHOF@yahoo.com. You can also learn more about the 2018 class and banquet at the Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame Facebook page.






VHSL Football Standings After Week 6

Lee-Davis rises into the top four in Region 5B as Atlee climbs in its fight to reach the top eight, while Hanover falls out of the top eight in Region 4B as Patrick Henry slips following their Friday loss. The latest region standings are below. The top eight teams make the playoffs in both regions.


REGION 5B:

1) Hermitage: 30.333
2) Highland Springs: 28.667
3) L.C. Bird: 27.0
4) Lee-Davis: 25.4
5) Varina: 25.2
6) Henrico: 24.6
7) J.R. Tucker: 22.6
8) Meadowbrook: 21.4
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9) Douglas Freeman: 21.333
10) Deep Run: 21.2
11T) Prince George: 20.4
        Mills Godwin: 20.4
13) Atlee: 20.2
14) Glen Allen: 19.2
15) Matoaca: 18.6

REGION 4B:

1) Dinwiddie: 28.0
2) Monacan: 27.2
3) Eastern View: 24.667
4) Louisa: 24.4
5) Patrick Henry: 21.8
6) Huguenot: 21.166
7) Midlothian: 20.2
8) King George: 19.5
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9) Hanover: 18.2
10) Caroline: 18.0
11) Courtland: 17.0
12) Powhatan: 15.2
13) Chancellor: 14.333

Friday, September 29, 2017

WEEK 6 SCHEDULE, GAME OF THE WEEK LISTEN LIVE LINK

GAME OF THE WEEK: #12 LEE-DAVIS (3-1) at HANOVER (1-3), 7pm---airtime 6:30pm on 102.9 The Mater, 102.9 FM/1430 AM, CLICK HERE to listen online!

The Game of The Week also heard on the TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall"!

PATRICK HENRY (3-1) at ATLEE (1-3), 7pm (Live Tweet Coverage with @TaylorRVASN and on @hanoversports)

Saturday, September 23, 2017

FOOTBALL FINALS:

#3 Highland Springs 48, #8 Lee-Davis 0

#11 Varina 42, Hanover 3

Henrico 35, Patrick Henry 34 (OT)

Atlee 37, Armstrong 22


NEXT FRIDAY (9/29):

Game of The Week: Lee-Davis (3-1) at Hanover (1-3), 6:30pm airtime on 102.9 FM/1430 AM, online here on our website, and on TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!

Patrick Henry (3-1) at Atlee (1-3), 7pm (Live Tweet Coverage with @TaylorRVASN and @hanoversports!)


Thursday, September 21, 2017

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

GAME OF THE WEEK: #3 Highland Springs (3-1) at #8 Lee-Davis (3-0), 7pm (Airtime at 6:30pm on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM (WHAN Radio), on @TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall", or CLICK HERE to listen live online!)

Patrick Henry (3-0) at Henrico (2-1), 7pm: Robbie Witham of RVA Sports Network will be live providing updates! Follow @hanoversports on Twitter!

Hanover (1-2) at #11 Varina (2-1), 7pm: Follow @andy_loce15 for live Twitter coverage of the game!)

Atlee (0-3) at Armstrong (2-2), 7pm: Updates available on Twitter at @hanoversports!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NEWS: Tickets For Lee-Davis/Highland Springs Game Available In Advance

Lee-Davis High School has announced tickets for this Friday's "Game of The Week" against #3 Highland Springs will be available in advance during all four lunch periods on Friday. Tickets are seven dollars and only cash will be accepted.

To purchase your ticket(s), please see Mr. Metzger, who will be on stage in the Commons during lunches on Friday.

REMINDER: Our live radio coverage of #3 Highland Springs at #8 Lee-Davis begins Friday at 6:30 with the On The Sidelines Pre-Game Show Powered By Sheehy Ford of Ashland on:

102.9 The Mater (FM)
1430 AM
On @TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"
Online here at HanoverCountySports.net !


Saturday, September 16, 2017

WEEK 4 FOOTBALL FINALS:

#8 Lee-Davis 51, Glen Allen 13

Game of The Week: Patrick Henry 30, Deep Run 27

Hanover 10, Mills Godwin 7

Douglas Freeman 28, Atlee 7


COUNTY RECORDS:
Lee-Davis 3-0
Patrick Henry 3-0
Hanover 1-2
Atlee 0-3

Friday, September 15, 2017

LISTEN LIVE LINK: Game of The Week: Deep Run at Patrick Henry

CLICK HERE to listen live at 6:30pm, or listen on WHAN, 102.9 The Mater, 1430 AM and on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!

Monday, September 11, 2017

MONDAY SCOREBOARD

FIELD HOCKEY:

Hanover at Atlee, 5pm

Lee-Davis at #7 Patrick Henry, 5:30pm




LOOKING AHEAD: CLICK HERE to listen live to our Tuesday High School Volleyball Game of The Week when #1 Patrick Henry travels to Class 4, Region B rival Hanover, airtime is 7:15pm!

Monday, September 04, 2017

LISTEN LIVE LINK: Patrick Henry at Caroline

It's a special Labor Day edition of the Game of The Week as we return for our 16th season to WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM starting at 4:30 as the Patrick Henry Patriots open the Keith Braxton era facing the Caroline Cavaliers live from Caroline High School!

Listen on the radio or CLICK HERE to listen online at 4:30pm! You can also listen on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"! We'll begin with the "On The Sidelines Pregame Show Powered By Sheehy Ford of Ashland" at 4:30.




Thursday, August 31, 2017

WEEK 2 FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

#8 Lee-Davis 30, Mills Godwin 0 (Ned Anthony, pictured, left, with a fumble recovery for a touchdown for Lee-Davis, now 1-0)

Deep Run 13, Atlee 7 (Raiders lose home and season opener, now 0-1)

NOTE: The Patrick Henry at Caroline game scheduled for our Game of The Week Friday has been postponed to Monday at 5pm. Airtime will be 4:30pm on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, and online here at www.hanovercountysports.net !


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

LISTEN LIVE LINK: Game Of The Week Football: Lee-Davis at Mills Godwin

Press play on the embedded player below to listen to Lee-Davis' 2017 football opener at 1-0 Mills Godwin Thursday night at 7:15 on our RVA Sports Network YouTube Channel!


Saturday, August 26, 2017

WEEK 1: Monacan 26, Hanover 14

Over 300 yards passing by Tyler Elrod was not enough as Monacan built an early 20-0 lead, then spent the rest of the night holding off a young, hungry Hanover Hawk squad 26-14 in the season opener for both teams Friday night, as heard live on The RVA Sports Network.

Hanover scored 14 unanswered points thanks to two John Dustin field goals and an 80-yard strike from Elrod to Parker Chenault after a big interception at Eric McLemore caused a touchback, keeping Monacan from extending their lead in the second quarter.

Korey Bridy rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns for Monacan, including a 28-yard run in the third quarter which gave the Chiefs a cushion Hanover could not overcome. The Hawks, 0-1, have a bye next week, then go to Massaponax September 8th.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

GAME OF THE WEEK: Monacan at Hanover

Press play and listen live Friday at 6:45 as the Hanover Hawks begin the 2017 football season hosting Monacan exclusively on the RVA Sports Network Game of The Week!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

TUESDAY SCOREBOARD

GOLF:
Hanover 153, Atlee 166, Lee-Davis 175, Patrick Henry 180

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:
Lee-Davis 3, Maggie Walker GS 0
Patrick Henry 3, Midlothian 2 (Patriots win tiebreaker 15-9)
Hanover 3, Mills Godwin 0
Atlee 3, Clover Hill 0

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:
Hanover 3, Mills Godwin 0
Lee-Davis 3, Maggie Walker GS 1
Midlothian 3, Patrick Henry 0

FIELD HOCKEY:
Patrick Henry 7, Louisa 0
Lee-Davis 10, Hermitage 0


Monday, August 21, 2017

#amRVA Podcast; Tuesday August 22

Hanover and Atlee field hockey begin play Monday, the annual County Golf Quad is today, plus Patrick Henry boys volleyball among several teams opening play Tuesday night!

CLICK HERE for the Tuesday edition of #amRVA, the exclusive morning mini-podcast of The RVA Sports Network!


Sunday, August 20, 2017

#amRVA Returns!

CLICK HERE for the return of the morning mini-podcast of The RVA Sports Network, #amRVA, available weekdays at 5am throughout the 2017-18 high school sports season with the latest scores, schedules, news and much more!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Revised School Dress Code Approved

After multiple complaints at their July meeting, the Hanover County School Board revised and adopted a new dress code for the 2017-18 school year at their meeting Tuesday night.

The text is below:


2017-2018 Student Dress Code
Student dress is an important factor in maintaining a positive educational environment.  The School Board and school division staff rely on parents and students to support the division’s emphasis on safety and avoiding disruptions in the learning environment.  A student’s dress and appearance should not cause disruption, distract other students from their school work, or compromise health or safety.  This dress code applies to all school functions.  Note:  Principals can make exceptions to the student dress code at their discretion to account for age appropriateness and special events.

  1. For health and safety reasons, appropriate footwear, as determined by the building principal, must be worn at all times.
  2. Skirts, dresses, jumpers, and shorts must completely cover the pelvic area and extend to the mid-thigh at all times, including while students are standing, sitting, or engaging in physical activity.
  3. Clothing should not expose the student’s midriff, chest, or private areas at any time.
  4. Sleeveless garments must have 2 inch straps and not expose undergarments.  Spaghetti straps, tube tops, halter tops, camis, and tank tops may be worn under tops, shirts, and blouses that have at least 2 inch coverage across each shoulder.
  5. Yoga pants and leggings may be worn with tops that provide additional coverage of the pelvic area.
  6. Pants and shorts must be worn and secured to prevent the student’s undergarments from being exposed, to prevent the waistband from sagging below the student’s hips, and to prevent the garment from dragging on the floor.

Students MAY NOT WEAR the following:

  1. Clothing, jewelry, and other personal belongings displaying language or images that are vulgar, lewd, or obscene; that reflect adversely on or disparage another’s race, gender, sexual orientation, skin color, religion, national origin, ancestry, or disability; that promote the use of drugs, illegal substances, or alcohol; or that contain threats, gang symbols, symbols of groups associated with threatening or violent behavior, or groups that promote the unlawful use of weapons or other criminal behavior.
  2. Hats, hoods, face masks, or head coverings of any kind while inside school buildings during regular school hours, unless worn for religious or medical reasons or approved in writing in advance by the building principal.
  3. Sunglasses while inside school buildings unless required under a physician’s prescription.
  4. Chains of any type or studded/spiked jewelry.
  5. Pajamas, sleepwear, swim wear.
  6. Clothing that is constructed of see-through fabric, is revealing, or that resembles undergarments.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

COMMENTARY: How I Will Handle The Atlee Aftermath

(The following is an editorial by RVA Sports Network's Rob Witham concerning the situation involving the Atlee Junior Softball All-Stars that caused their disqualification from the World Series this weekend....)

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Saturday August 5th, 2017 was the most difficult day of reporting I've experienced in 32 years of media. By late evening, I purposefully closed my laptop and phone, and walked away for a couple of hours so that I, as a person, could decompress from, not as much the news of the day involving the disqualification of the Atlee Junior Softball All-Stars from the World Series due to the now infamous Snapchat post, but from the myriad of reaction to it.

The reaction continues, from all directions, hot and heavy today, Sunday, just as these girls will return to what should be their safe haven. Home. 

Before I continue, readers should understand that there is, and always will be, a clear line between what I do as a reporter, and what I do as a private citizen. 

So, going forward, this is how the RVA Sports Network will handle this situation:

1) We will continue to follow, and report, the story and any other possible developments, if there are any. The outcome of the tournament will not be changing. Poland, Ohio won the World Series over Kirkland, Washington on Saturday and that will go into the record books. But if there are any follow-up stories or details that should be reported, we will endeavor to do so.

2) We will continue to treat this story the same way we do with all stories about student-athletes under the age of 18. We will never post the infamous picture in question. While TV stations and, now, national newspaper outlets, are posting it while blurring out faces and the inexcusable gesture, we have chosen not to post it at all. We've received complaints about it being "the center of the story", and, thus, we should post, and while that is true, a description of the picture suffices. 

Now, we're not naive. We know the picture has gone viral on phones and texts and via other channels over the past 24 hours. What private citizens do is their business. RVA Sports Network has never been about attempting to gain web hits at the expense of 12 to 14 year old children or any teenage student athlete. I can guarantee you that is part of the motivation of some national media to run with the story. We are in an age where long-time reputable media members have, at the bottom of their web pages, "click bait" with ridiculous headlines in the hopes of you clicking on it to better their page results so they can attract more advertisers. You don't see that here.

3) We are here to celebrate the achievements of our area's student-athletes, and in the case of this site, @hanoversports on Twitter, and our Facebook page, we also do our dead level best to report the truth. And sometimes the truth is very tough. This was the case on Saturday.

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Now, let me explain to you how I will handle this situation as a person, taking off my media hat for a moment.

1) I choose to celebrate the on-field accomplishments of the Atlee Junior Softball All-Stars. They were clearly the best team at the World Series, and likely would have been bringing a championship trophy home today were it not for such poor judgment off the field. Their work on the field should be applauded.

2) I choose to use this as a teachable moment. I understand the perils of social media, and understand the platform I have in Hanover County that, perhaps, no other person has, on the very social media that is at the heart of this story. As we have spotlighted important issues over the past year from teenage depression and suicide (which is on the rise) to equality in athletic opportunity in this, the 45th anniversary year of Title IX legislation, we will also spotlight how to use social media in today's rapidly-changing world.

3) After talking long and hard with friends and family privately Saturday night, I spent hours trying to place myself as the parent of a player involved in the photograph. I've decided that there was no punishment I could give my child in this situation that could be any more effective or long-lasting than the one they've already received. 

When they turn on the TV or their smartphone to watch the World Series in October, or next year's College Softball World Series, they'll remember. When they step on the field in high school, they'll remember. I don't need to go further to prove my point.

The members of this team will have to deal with this forever. So I choose to support these young ladies, pray that they have and will continue to learn from this error so that they can turn it, both personally and in other ways, into a positive so that weeks, months, or years from now, they can help others in the position where they were Friday not make the same mistake. I'm praying this incident makes them stronger.

I'm very, very ready, as a person, to begin helping the process of letting these young ladies put this ordeal behind them, letting them grow from it, and letting them move on to the next adventures of their lives.

I'll support them. Fully

Did they let us down with a terrible lapse of judgment? Yes.

Will we suffer like they are because a trophy didn't come home to Atlee Little League? Absolutely not

They need us to move forward as a county, so they can, too. 

So let's get started.

Rob Witham
RVA Sports Network (@hanoversports)

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NOTE: Have comments? They can be left here (and are monitored) or you can contact Rob directly at hcsmediallc@gmail.com.  

Saturday, August 05, 2017

WORLD SERIES: Atlee Disqualified

An inappropriate social media post has caused the disqualification of the Atlee Junior Softball All-Stars from today's World Series Championship Game in Kirkland, Washington.

Click HERE for the latest on the story from RVA Sports Network.

Friday, August 04, 2017

WORLD SERIES: Atlee Junior All-Stars Reach Championship Game

Atlee has owned the sixth inning this postseason, but things weren't going their way in the bottom of the sixth on Friday evening.

They found themselves in a gritty 1-0 battle with host Kirkland, Washington, a team they defeated in pool play by fourteen runs, and suddenly, a pair of errors gave Kirkland the chance to take the lead in the bottom of the sixth, turning the script on Atlee. But the hometown heroes found a way to get out of that inning, then pulled off the biggest double play in Hanover County since the Atlee Raiders pulled a 6-4-3 double play to win the 2016 VHSL Group 5A State High School Championship, as Kirkland left the field having the winning run on base, but not able to get the tying run to cross the plate.

The 1-0 win, as Leslie Currie strikes out five, puts Atlee in the Little League Junior Softball World Series Championship Saturday afternoon in Washington State where they will face the Central Region champions of Poland, Ohio, who handed the East Region champions from Warwick, Rhode Island their first and only loss 6-1 in the other semifinal, for the title at 3pm Eastern Time. The game will be televised live on ESPN2. Atlee defeated Ohio in pool play, but as the semifinal game showed, past results mean nothing when everything is on the line.

Congratulations to the Atlee Junior Softball All-Stars, one win away!



Saturday, July 29, 2017

WORLD SERIES: Atlee Junior Softball Sees Five-Year Dream Come True

(This story, on the Atlee Junior Softball Little League team winning the Southeast Region Tournament for the first time to clinch a berth in the Little League Junior Softball World Series, was originally published in the The Herald Progress in the July 27th edition.....)

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It was more than just a victory. It was a dream come true, a dream, a vision over five years in the making. And, when the final out was made Sunday afternoon in Salisbury, North Carolina, the Atlee Junior Softball All-Stars finally added Southeast Region Champions to their long and impressive resume.

The team arrived back in Hanover County late Sunday night, and were back on the practice field at noon Monday.

"It was at noon because three of our players had basketball camp at 8:30 in the morning," noted Atlee head coach Chris Mardigian. 

The motors within these young ladies never quit, and now, they're headed to Kirkland, Washington and the Little League Junior Softball World Series, the culmination of the vision Mardigian had back when she first saw this group on a softball field.

"They were eight years old when we started playing All-Stars, and they had an understanding of the game and were extremely competitive," Mardigian recalled. "They wanted to win. They wanted to beat each other, too, when we played league against each other. They always did their best, but at the end of the game they were still friends. It's amazing. They play different positions, it doesn't matter to them. They go to another position, and it's seamless."

As these ladies have grown into teenagers, they've experienced great success, and a fair share of disappointment, including a runner-up finish at the Southeast Region Tournament just last season. But, rather than be discouraged, or worse, point fingers, every player has taken the lessons learned along the way, grown, and have played their role in putting Atlee where they are now, at the pinnacle of their sport at this level.

In the midst of the celebration, it's easy to forget some of the logistics the team will face over the next week, like how many players may be flying for the first time. But to get that experience, they had to get over the regional hump.

A 20-1 opening win over Tennessee set up a showdown with Florida last Saturday. Leslie Currie scattered five hits over seven innings and Atlee overcame two errors, scoring runs in the third and fifth innings to secure a berth in the title game with a 2-0 victory.

"They feed off each other. They're led, they lead. We'd been there before, we knew what to expect, and we knew we had to hold it together," Mardigian said of the tough semifinal win. "That's what brought us through that game, that and their chemistry."

Julia Mardigian doubled in the third inning, scoring on a Currie sacrifice fly to take the lead. Kelly Ayer scored in the fifth when a Currie groundball to shortstop was misplayed. 

Sunday's final brought Moorefield, West Virginia to the diamond. Currie was strong again in the circle, scattering six hits in the 7-0 title game win. Jessica Russell opened the scoring for Atlee with an RBI single in the third inning, followed by another RBI single, this one from Emma Keys for a 2-0 lead.

Atlee added two runs in the fourth, scored by Reagan Hill and Ayer, then broke the game open with three runs in the sixth. Hill, Ayer and Mardigian each singled to load the bases. Hill scored on a wild pitch, while Ayer and Mardigian plated on a single from Currie. 

In spite of multiple storm delays, the team kept focused and finished the shutout win to finally snare the region crown and bring it back to Hanover County.

Coach Mardigian, a second-generation Little Leaguer, has made a promise to herself to enjoy every moment of her team's journey to the Pacific Northwest. And now, with the trip of a lifetime about to start, she also took time to reflect on what this team, what these young ladies, have taught her.

"It's all about the love of the game. You can never lose the love of the game," Mardigian said in a moment of reflection. "You have to really want to be there and understand, get into your game knowledge and why you do what you do every day on the field. They taught me that. They showed me, quit being so competitive, love the game, let's get back to enjoying what we do."

You can be sure this group will enjoy every moment in the Pacific Northwest while doing everything they can to bring the ultimate trophy back home. But whether that happens or not, the Atlee Juniors have already learned a lesson many adults still seek to understand: never forget to love what you do, and do it for the love.

Atlee begins play Sunday in Pool A against the Asia-Pacific Region Champion at 5:45pm Eastern Time. They will face the Central Region champs Monday at 4:45, host Kirkland, Washington Tuesday at 2pm and the champions from Canada Wednesday at 1:45pm. Should they advance from pool play, single elimination games begin next Thursday.

Other members of the team are Alyssa Broaddus, Rylan Hubbard, Brylea Hicks, Aniston Martin, and Bella Pastore.

A GoFundMe page has been set up so individuals and businesses can help support the team by helping with expenses incurred for the trip. To learn more, and to donate, go to www.gofundme.com/atlee-little-league-allstars-2017.


(The Atlee All-Stars meet pilot, and Hanover resident, Phil Judson at Richmond International Airport Friday en route to Seattle, Washington for the Little League World Series which begins Sunday afternoon)

Friday, July 28, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: How Latest VHSL Changes Affect Hanover County High Schools

(This article first appeared in the July 27th issue of The Herald Progress, available on newsstands across Hanover County, including Walmart, Food Lion, and Wawa locations....)

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Just as most fans have finally gotten used to the newest classifications and playoff formats for high school sports in the region, they are about to change again.

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) voted last year to make major adjustments to the reclassification project that was originally put into effect in the Fall of 2013. The biggest driving force behind the reclassification, the League's first since 1970, was to attempt to pair similar-sized schools in region and state playoff competition.

In the past, some Richmond schools found themselves facing teams from schools with much higher student populations, and thus, a competitive advantage, in state competition. While the newest changes continue the competitive balance at the region and state level, there are some major adjustments coming to all four county high schools, and one school in particular. Here is a look at what you need to know as fall sports tryouts begin next week.

1) Goodbye Conferences: The conferences, designed to replace the old district format in order to group schools better by enrollment size at the first level of competition, are dead. They lasted four seasons. In truth, the former districts never officially went away, as schools have continued to base the majority of their regular season schedules around district opponents.

All four county schools are part of the Capital District along with Varina, Henrico, Highland Springs and Armstrong. Patrick Henry "moved" from the Colonial District, where it had been for over 35 years, to the Capital two seasons ago so the Patriots could play home and home regular season series against county brethren, and, hopefully, increase both fan interest and ticket sales in sports like basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse.

With the conferences gone, all indications are the districts will not revive their postseason tournaments because, even if they did, they would have no bearing whatsoever on the actual playoffs governed by the VHSL, which brings us to....

2) New Regions, New Playoffs: Also gone are the days of classifications, or what used to be called groups, having two regions. Each classification, now referred to as a "Class", has four regions. 

For example, in the new Class 5 (formerly Group 5A), Atlee and Lee-Davis are part of the 15-member "Region B", consisting of Richmond-area schools of similar size. Other members are L.C. Bird, Deep Run, Douglas Freeman, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin, Henrico, Hermitage, Highland Springs, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Prince George, J.R. Tucker, and Varina.

Still to be unveiled by the VHSL, however, even at this late date, is how the new region tournaments will take place. For example, with fifteen teams in Region B described above, how many teams qualify for the postseason? It could be eight as it is in football, or more, since there is time to play a 12-team region tourney as the old 5A North Region has done for the last four years.

3) Patrick Henry Moves To 'Class 4': Taking into account enrollment figures, the VHSL moves schools up or down a classification every two years, and for the 2017-19 cycle, the Patriots are now in the same classification as Hanover. 

The new Class 4, Region B has thirteen schools. Joining Patrick Henry and Hanover are Caroline, Chancellor, Courtland, Dinwiddie, Eastern View, Huguenot, King George, Louisa, Midlothian, Monacan and Powhatan. Hanover has played teams such as Midlothian, Monacan, and Powhatan in the past in the former Conference 20.

Patrick Henry Activities Director Matt Crowder says the changes created challenges in getting schedules ready for Patriot teams for 2017-18.

"Scheduling was much more difficult this year. Due to the latest changes in the classification system, many schools waited to see how regions were going to advance teams to the postseason before completing their out-of-district schedules," Crowder explained. "I believe some schools hesitated to schedule fearing they would be penalized for playing lower classification (schools). We usually have the bulk of our scheduling done by March or April. This year, we are still looking for games in a few sports."

Crowder says Patrick Henry will play some Region 4B schools in regular season games, but those closer in proximity, and is excited as to how being in the same region as the neighboring Hawks could affect fan interest.

"I think the potential of PH and Hanover facing off in the postseason will make some of our regular season contests more meaningful, Crowder said. "Hopefully, it will translate into more people coming out to games. We have several 4B schools that are closer drives that what we experienced in 5A North. I hope this will translate into a stronger traveling 'PHanbase' come playoff time."

A region semifinal, even at a Fredericksburg-area school like Chancellor or Courtland, is more attractive than past trips Patriot teams have made deep into Northern Virginia at the region level. Those trips are over, at least at the region level.

4) Welcome Back State Quarterfinals: Prior to 2013, to win a state championship, many sports required teams win three games at the state level. However, most VHSL-sponsored sports dropped the quarterfinals over the past four years. The League, needing to make up multiple six-figure annual losses since 2013, reinstated state quarterfinals in basketball recently, and now, other sports will do the same thing.

The quarterfinal round is usually played early of each sport's state tournament week by Tuesday, while semifinals and championships are later in the week. Different sports have different championship sites, depending upon Class.

So, the school most affected by the changes is Patrick Henry, moving from Class 5 to Class 4. Atlee returns to a region within Class 5 where they will see teams from Richmond early in postseason play. Things change little for Hanover in Class 4 and Lee-Davis in Class 5. We will continue to keep you informed as various sports announce their postseason schedules as high school sports begins, yet again, another "new era" in this most tumultuous decade.


Thursday, July 06, 2017

Top 10 of 2016-17: #9

The Hanover Girls Tennis team is named the #9 team of 2016-17 by The RVA Sports Network, while Lee-Davis' thrilling 5-4 softball victory over Patrick Henry in early April was named the #9 game of the year.

CLICK HERE to read about Hanover Girls Tennis.

CLICK HERE to relive the final out in the L-D/PH thriller.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Salute To The Class of 2017!

From the pages of The Herald Progress (available Thursday June 22 on newsstands), our comprehensive coverage of Commencement 2017 and a salute to at least some of the student-athletes and moments that we won't soon forget.

CLICK HERE to read and enjoy!





Thursday, June 15, 2017

HONORS: Atlee Lacrosse Players Named To All-State Team

Congratulations to the Atlee Raiders named to the 2017 Group 5A All-State Lacrosse Teams by the Virginia High School League on Thursday (names in bold):

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack:
Ben Winicour, George Marshall
Kyle Brickerd, Broad Run
Cole McDowell, Thomas Edison
Dylan Rice, Atlee
Nick Cole, Stone Bridge

Midfield:
Brice Johnson, PH-Roanoke
Ted Palmer, Douglas Freeman
Will Stockhausen, Atlee
Kyle Mollica, PH-Roanoke
Aaron Casteel, Briar Woods

Defense:
Phoenix Hines, Stone Bridge
Patrick Cline, Tuscarora
Nick Pace, PH-Roanoke
Andrew Hamilton, PH-Roanoke
DJ Hazell, Briar Woods

Goalkeeper:
Ikie Smith, PH-Roanoke

SECOND TEAM:

Attack:
Cole Pearsall, Briar Woods
Brooks Waskey, PH-Roanoke
Kenyon John, PH-Roanoke
Drew Miller, Atlee
Collin Beebe, Mills Godwin

Midfield:
Ryan Braithwaite, Broad Run
Ian Samuelson, Thomas Edison
Ned Mize, Douglas Freeman
Luke Capace, Stone Bridge
Dan McMinn, Briar Woods

Defense:
Walker Everhart, Atlee
Nick Gariepy, George Marshall
Donovan Quinn, Atlee
Brandon Huynh, Falls Church
John Bryson, Mills Godwin

Goalkeeper:
Will Juneau, Briar Woods

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GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack:
Savannah Callan, Massaponax
Kylie Eastman, Atlee
Kelsey Curl, Potomac Falls
Carley Moore, Stone Bridge
Rebecca Winicour, George Marshall

Midfield:
Tori Birks, Potomac Falls
Morgan Whitaker, Deep Run
Maria Keener, Stone Bridge
Lauren Deaver, George Marshall
Molly DeCarli, Potomac Falls

Defense:
Kellyn McGlamery, Atlee
Hannah Smith, George Marshall
Karis Roberts, Potomac Falls
Malley McFarlane, Stone Bridge
Amanda Tooke, George Marshall

Goalkeeper:
Fiona Rickels, George Marshall

SECOND TEAM:

Attack:
Emily LaBorne, Deep Run
Morgan Rose, Albemarle
Gracie Douglas, Douglas Freeman
Miranda Grier-Sprately, Thomas Edison
Sophia Omar, Falls Church

Midfield:
Faith Anna, Atlee
Madison Callan, Massaponax
Jenn Wendelken, Albemarle
Annie Ellis, Stone Bridge
Anna Smith, Deep Run

Defense:
Jenna Corvin, Massaponax
Madelyn Decarli, Potomac Falls
Jane Pinnata, Albemarle
Ally Parlantieri, Deep Run
Rachel Riley, Stafford

Goalkeeper:
Savannah Clarke, Atlee



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

HONORS: #5A All-State Softball Team Announced

Congratulations to Peyton St. George of Atlee for being named Group 5A State Softball Player of The Year by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Wednesday, and to head coach Tom McIntyre, named State Coach of The Year.

Three Atlee Raiders and three Lee-Davis Confederates were named First Team, while a fourth Confederate and fourth Raider earned Second Team honors. The complete team is listed below:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Peyton St. George, Atlee
Pitcher: Kayley Scott, Lee-Davis
Pitcher: Bre McDowell, Hickory
Catcher: Sophie Wools, Tuscarora
1st Base: Caroline Helmer, Hickory
2nd Base: Katelyn Biando, Nansemond River
3rd Base: Arizona Ritchie, Brooke Point
Shortstop: Lauren Taylor, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Hannah Crist, Princess Anne
Outfield: Kelly Warren, Atlee
Outfield: Sydney Guess, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Ashlyn Rogers, Nansemond River
DP/Flex: Bailey Roberts, Hickory
Utility: Casey Barrett, Atlee

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Nicole Lucia, Brooke Point
Pitcher: Jess Osborne, Stone Bridge
Pitcher: Madison Rhoads, Nansemond River
Catcher: Cammie Brummitt, Glen Allen
1st Base: Libby Griffis, Broad Run
2nd Base: Jordan Durbin, Atlee
3rd Base: Sarah Thompson, Prince George
Shortstop: Amelia Ely, Marshall
Outfield: Morgan Bettinger, Albemarle
Outfield: Amber Clements, Edison
Outfield: Lauren Fox, Stone Bridge
Outfield: Heather Childress, Lee-Davis
DP/Flex: Lexi Lomax, Orange
Utility: Jenna Harlow, Menchville

5A STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Peyton St. George, Atlee
5A STATE COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom McIntyre, Atlee







Friday, June 09, 2017

Finally! Atlee, Lee-Davis Battle For State Title

With Lee-Davis' 11-1 win over Stone Bridge and Atlee's 7-1 win over Nansemond River Friday in the 5A State Softball Semifinals, the stage is set for the long-awaited County vs County battle for a state championship.

In each of the last two years, county rivals battled in the state semifinals, Atlee defeating Patrick Henry in 2015, then Lee-Davis last year en route to state championships. Saturday, the Raiders seek their third consecutive state title, while the Confederates look for their first title since 2011, a game won on the site of Saturday's game, Westfield High School in Chantilly.

LISTEN LIVE! Use the embedded player below to listen to RVA Sports Network's live and exclusive coverage of the 5A State Championship Saturday beginning at 12:45pm.


Thursday, June 08, 2017

HONORS: All 5A North Region Teams Announced

Peyton St. George is named Softball Region Player of The Year from Atlee, while her coach, Tom McIntyre, takes Coach of The Year honors. All four All 5A North Region teams are posted below with county honorees in bold.

BASEBALL:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Wilson Ayers, Briar Woods
Pitcher: Andrew Abbott, Halifax
Pitcher: Bradley Hanner, Orange
Catcher: Clay Lloyd, Halifax
1st Base: Casey Johnson, Stone Bridge
2nd Base: Robert Guenther, Marshall
3rd Base: Tannor Sullivan, Stafford
Shortstop: Jake Kleifges, Briar Woods
Outfield: Michael Ludowig, Briar Woods
Outfield: Trevon Smith, Orange
Outfield: Andrew Abbott, Halifax
Outfield: Blake Elliot, North Stafford
DH: Evan Antonellis, Potomac
Utility: Colton Poythress, Wakefield

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Justin Cherry, North Stafford
Pitcher: Tanner Sullivan, Stafford
Pitcher: Gary Fuller, Stone Bridge
Catcher: Zach Buck, Broad Run
Catcher: Kevin Leford, North Stafford
1st Base: Brody Mack, Potomac
2nd Base: Matthew Ritchie, Broad Run
3rd Base: Ethan Heckler, Wakefield
Shortstop: DJ Lardge, Stafford
Shortstop: Jake Karton, Wakefield
Outfield: Garrett Reams, Mountain View
Outfield: Cole Sowers, Stafford
Outfield: Casey Lauer, Marshall
Outfield: Jonathan Hough, Stone Bridge
DH: Zach Beach, Atlee
Utility: Matt House, Stone Bridge

5A NORTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Andrew Abbott, Halifax
5A NORTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Jason Miller, Briar Woods

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SOFTBALL:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Peyton St. George, Atlee
Pitcher: Nicole Lucia, Brooke Point
Pitcher: Jess Osborne, Stone Bridge
Catcher: Sophie Wools, Tuscarora
1st Base: Libby Griffis, Broad Run
2nd Base: Jordan Durbin, Atlee
3rd Base: Arizona Ritchie, Brooke Point
Shortstop: Amelia Ely, Marshall
Outfield: Kelly Warren, Atlee
Outfield: Lauren Fox, Stone Bridge
Outfield: Amber Clement, Edison
Outfield: Morgan Bettinger, Albemarle
DP/Flex: Lexi Lomax, Orange
Utility: Casey Barrett, Atlee

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Charlotte Mitchell, Patrick Henry
Pitcher: Kyleigh Richardson, North Stafford
Pitcher: Mary Pauly, Tuscarora
Catcher: Victoria Capilonch, Lee
1st Base: Kasie Pace, Albemarle
2nd Base: Kari Jacobson, Tuscarora
3rd Base: Madison Stemer, Edison
Shortstop: Grayson Radcliffe, Patrick Henry
Outfield: Erin Cassidy, Broad Run
Outfield: Kara Tokarchic, Stone Bridge
Outfield: Caroline Adams, Stafford
Outfield: Logan Friesen, Albemarle
DP/Flex: Maddy Carpe, Stone Bridge
Utility: Elena Gonzalez, Stone Bridge

5A NORTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Peyton St. George, Atlee
5A NORTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom McIntyre, Atlee



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BOYS SOCCER:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Irakoze Donasiyano, PH-Roanoke
Riley Croce, Mountain View
Alex Corado, Stone Bridge
Daniel Crespo, Tuscarora

Midfield:
Endjick Albert, PH-Roanoke
Alejandro Barrancos, Potomac
Joaquin Sanchez, Edison
Noah Mazzatenta, Tuscarora

Defense:
Jake Nash, Thomas Jefferson S&T
Nate Albrecht, Briar Woods
Michael Vaughn, Albemarle
Sam Knisely, PH-Roanoke
Andy Mensah, Lee
Bryan Scoffield, Mountain View
Gadsoni Abel, Massaponax

Goalkeeper:
Micah Scott, Briar Woods

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Kalefa Boyar, PH-Roanoke
Tareq Al-Jumalli, Massaponax
Attila Burl, Broad Run
Ben Bae, Thomas Jefferson S&T
Vagner Marquez, Falls Church

Midfield:
Andrew Weber, Albemarle
Brandon Mahon, Albemarle
Aidan Sullivan, Briar Woods
Rohit Chhatre, Stone Bridge
Chris McGhan, Lee
Jorge Borrayo, Falls Church

Defense:
Michael Woodard, Atlee
Bo Keppeler, Mountain View
Corey Long, Potomac
Kaz Gootee, Massaponax

Goalkeeper:
Nabil Milani, George Marshall

5A NORTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Irakoze Donasiyano, PH-Roanoke
5A NORTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Francois Bernard, Briar Woods.

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GIRLS SOCCER:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Megan Watts, Mountain View
Fizzy Gonzalez, Albemarle
Tyria Smalls, Massaponax
Jordan Beverina, JEB Stuart
Catie Bryant, Briar Woods

Midfield:
Anna Heliferty, JEB Stuart
Anna Deutsch, Broad Run
Brooke Bauman, Albemarle
Jensen Margheim, Mountain View
Margaret Lister, George Marshall

Defense:
Olivia Bolton, Mountain View
Leah Deutsch, Broad Run
Chloe Beverina, JEB Stuart
Caroline Jones, Atlee
Taylor Laine, Massaponax

Goalkeeper:
Alyanah Tyler-Cooper, Albemarle

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Peyton Emory, George Marshall
CeeCee Harris, Atlee
Emma Kerns, Broad Run
Carly Lane, Mountain View
Katie Schnell, Albemarle

Midfield:
Alexa Anderson, Falls Church
Riley Cook, Atlee
Marianna Hershner, JEB Stuart
Caitlin Kirtley, Massaponax
Alyssa White, Stone Bridge

Defense:
Kylie Clark, Falls Church
Emma Dize, Stone Bridge
Selena Kaup, George Marshall
Madison Kersey, Albemarle
Nicole Morrow, Massaponax
Kaela Price, Briar Woods
Megan Schantz, Albemarle

Goalkeeper:
Jenny Bullers, Mountain View
Miranda Walker, Broad Run

5A NORTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alyanah Tyler-Cooper, Albemarle
5A NORTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Amy Sherrill, Albemarle







Monday, June 05, 2017

HONORS: All 4A East Region Baseball Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes honored by being named to the 2017 All 4A East Region Baseball team:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Ryan Devine, Jamestown
Pitcher: Antonio Balducci, Hanover
Pitcher: Caleb Elder, Great Bridge
Catcher: Kevin Mooney, Jamestown
1st Base: Dalton Jackson, Great Bridge
2nd Base: Colin Glenny, Eastern View
Shortstop: Zach Thomas, Eastern View
3rd Base: Andrew Barrow, Jamestown
Outfield: Andruw Harman, Great Bridge
Outfield: Justin Bowers, Grafton
Outfield: Shane Reviello, King George
Outfield: Zack Donovan, Dinwiddie
DH: Burghie Miller, Great Bridge
Utility: Matt Carter, Caroline

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Liam Grubbs, Louisa
Pitcher: Seth Mayberry, Dinwiddie
Pitcher: Jack Dragum, Hanover
Catcher: Ray Tricarico, Eastern View
1st Base: Mike Schmidt, Jamestown
2nd Base: Will Driskill, Dinwiddie
Shortstop: Brelon Harden, Great Bridge
Shortstop: Cameron Ochsenfeld, Denbigh
3rd Base: Stephen Bowen, Courtland
Outfield: Ethan Fletcher, Louisa
Outfield: Donnell Sparrow, Deep Creek
Outfield: Tomas Sanchez, Dinwiddie
Outfield: Chase Bauer, Lafayette
DH: A.J. Hart, King George
Utility: Noah Floyd, King's Fork

HONORABLE MENTION:
Pitcher: Ray Tricarico, Eastern View
Pitcher: John Reynolds, Louisa
Pitcher: Andrew Barrow, Jamestown
Catcher: Logan Amiss, Powhatan
2nd Base: Tyrese Ruff, Denbigh
3rd Base: Alex Ziemke, Great Bridge
Outfield: Jeffery Pates, Chancellor
Outfield: Nate Coley, Lafayette
Outfield: Ross Lewis, Powhatan
Outfield: Spencer Pietruzynski, Jamestown
DH: Robert Martinez, Denbigh
Utility: Brayden Hodges, Grafton

4A EAST CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:
Dalton Jackson, Great Bridge
Jack Dragum, Hanover

4A EAST COACH OF THE YEAR: Charlie Dragum, Hanover

HONORS: All 4A East Region Girls Soccer Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2017 All 4A East Region Girls Soccer team. County players are noted in bold:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Cydney Nichols, King's Fork
Sofie Fox, Jamestown
Emily Wells, Monacan
Alex Struder, Monacan
Kate Ignudo, Courtland

Midfield:
Anja Wilson, Monacan
Kennedy Mills, Jamestown
Rebecca Washburn, King's Fork
Kylie Devine, Jamestown
Hannah Marston, King's Fork

Defense:
Page Frantz, Jamestown
Skylar Wall, King's Fork
Jaymie Bollman, Courtland
Shannon Huskey, Monacan
Ashley Bido, King's Fork

Goalkeeper:
Haley Eiser, Monacan

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Rachel Andrezejewski, Hanover
Ayanna Kelley, Deep Creek
Hannah Potter, Lafayette
Sarah Aud, Midlothian
Mikala Dean, Smithfield

Midfield:
Maggie Glass, Monacan
Onika Hammond, Churchland
Kylie Reid, Courtland
Abby Snead, Midlothian
Madeline Bauman, Smithfield

Defense:
Summer Haag, Jamestown
Erin Flamm, Courtland
Elizabeth Wickersham, Monacan
Sydney Zari, Smithfield
Paige Summers, King's Fork

Goalkeeper:
Alicia Jacobs, Courtland
Jordan Fransee, King's Fork

HONORABLE MENTION:

Joeli Stewart, Great Bridge
Julia Larsen, Grafton
Caedyn Berg, Chancellor
Sierra Leppell, Great Bridge
Taylor Gubler, Lafayette
Jordan Schuetz, Grafton
Katherine Healy, King George
Emily Brett, Chancellor
Nia Nickerson, King's Fork
Alaina McKnight, Lafayette
Cardyn Winn, Courtland
Erin Junkerman, Midlothian

4A EAST REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Page Frantz, Jamestown
4A EAST REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Michelle Dawson, Kevin Dawson, Jamestown

HONORS: All-5A South Region Softball Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All 5A South Region Softball team:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Kayley Scott, Lee-Davis
Pitcher: Bre McDowell, Hickory
Pitcher: Madison Rhoads, Nansemond River
Pitcher: Julia Fritz, Glen Allen
Catcher: Cammie Brummitt, Glen Allen
1st Base: Caroline Helmer, Hickory
2nd Base: Kaitlyn Biando, Nansemond River
3rd Base: Sarah Thompson, Prince George
Shortstop: Lauren Taylor, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Hannah Crist, Princess Anne
Outfield: Ashlyn Rogers, Nansemond River
Outfield: Heather Childress, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Sydney Guess, Lee-Davis
DP/Flex: Bailey Roberts, Hickory
Utility: Jenna Harlow, Menchville


SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Laura Thompson, Prince George
Pitcher: Angela Sperandeo, Deep Run
Pitcher: Olivia Webster, L.C. Bird
Pitcher: Katie Higgins, Matoaca
Catcher: Alyssa Swords, Prince George
1st Base: Lauren Golmon, Glen Allen
2nd Base: Ella Alvis, Lee-Davis
3rd Base: Dominique King, Hermitage
Shortstop: Bree Huggins, Hickory
Outfield: Caitlyn Abernethy, Prince George
Outfield: Daylah Sawyer, Hickory
Outfield: Allison Iezzi, Deep Run
Outfield: Kamryn Steinruck, Glen Allen
DP/Flex: Katie Bareford, Lee-Davis
Utility: Jessica Pittman, Kempsville

HONORABLE MENTION:
Catcher: Fetuliana Iosefa, Green Run
Catcher: Bridget Motley, Gloucester
2nd Base: Haley Howerin, Princess Anne
3rd Base: Leslie Whitiing, Menchville
Outfield: Kelly Lafferty, Nansemond River
Outfield: Mikayla Wessel, Kempsville
Outfield Tyra Byrd, Warwick
DP/Flex: Myla Mundie, Matoaca

5A SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Hannah Crist, Princess Anne
5A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Layne Nuckols, Glen Allen

Saturday, June 03, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 20 Lacrosse Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2017 All-Conference 20 (Richmond Conference) Boys and Girls Lacrosse Teams!

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack:
Dylan Carlson, Hanover
Dillon Crytser, Hanover
Jason Goodwin, Midlothian
Peyton Grubbs, Hanover
Dillon Powell, Midlothian
Will Sayegh, Midlothian

Midfield:
Chandler Attkisson, Hanover
Josh Blue, Hanover
Bryson Miller, Midlothian
Will Pomeroy, Midlothian
Coleman Rock, Midlothian

Defense:
Jacob Atkins, Hanover
Tim Dubec, Hanover
David Foster, Midlothian
Palmer Martin, Hanover
Tyler Schrimpsher, Midlothian

Goalkeeper:
Casey Joyce, Midlothian

SECOND TEAM:

Attack:
Troy Bischoff, Monacan
Benjamin Leamer, Monacan
Parker Massengill, Powhatan
Matt Mauro, Monacan
Corey Palmore, Powhatan
Jarred Summerville, Powhatan

Midfield:
Trevor Christmas, Midlothian
Kyle Dailey, Monacan
Sterling Mason, Midlothian
Ward Smith, Hanover
Keegan Smither, Hanover
Mark White, Monacan

Defense:
Brayden Gordy, Midlothian
Eric Overby, Midlothian
Dylan Schork, Monacan
Caleb Seiders, Hanover
Dominic Stage, Powhatan
Mac Whitten, Midlothian

Goalkeeper:
Tyler Cook, Hanover

CONFERENCE 20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jason Goodwin, Midlothian
CONFERENCE 20 COACH OF THE YEAR: Greg Bernard, Midlothian

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GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack:
Olivia Coleman, Midlothian
Jenna Kyte, Midlothian
Taylor Wayne, Hanover
Natalie Webster, Midlothian
Natalie Willett, Hanover

Midfield:
Ciarra Ashworth, Hanover
Katie Badgerow, Monacan
Brenna Everette, Hanover
Melanie Stender, Monacan
Caroline Wilkes, Midlothian

Defense:
Isobel Harrison, Midlothian
Lexie Heath, Monacan
Kora Kane, Hanover
Katie Oakey, Midlothian
Emma Will, Monacan

Goalkeeper:
Olivia Hunter, Hanover

SECOND TEAM:

Attack:
Hailey Camp, Powhatan
Madison Gould, Hanover
Amanda Lane, Monacan
Brandilyn Williamson, Hanover
Julia Yeager, Hanover

Midfield:
Katie Call, Midlothian
Keri Kane, Hanover
Nicole Mann, Monacan
Reagan Thomas, Powhatan
Ashley Van Buskirk, Powhatan
Jennifer Yeager, Hanover

Defense:
Camryn Carter, Monacan
Anna Dockum, Hanover
Alexis Evans, Powhatan
Addison Michaels, Hanover
Annika Rocchiccioli, Hanover

Goalkeeper:
Alexa Battle, Midlothian

CONFERENCE 20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Natalie Webster, Midlothian
CONFERENCE 20 COACH OF THE YEAR: Devoe Reagan, Midlothian




HONORS: All-Conference 16 Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to All-Conference 16 teams for spring sports! County honorees are in bold.....

BASEBALL:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Andrew Abbott, Halifax
Pitcher: Bradley Hanner, Orange
Pitcher: John Kish, Atlee
Catcher: Clay Lloyd, Halifax
1st Base: Ryan McEachern, PH-Roanoke
2nd Base: Ryan Porter, Albemarle
3rd Base: JT Fitzpatrick, Atlee
Shortstop: Andrew Porter, Albemarle
Outfield: Trevon Smith, Orange
Outfield: Andrew Abbott, Halifax
Outfield: Brayden Moore, Halifax
Outfield: Kaleb Smith, Patrick Henry
DH: Zach Beach, Atlee
Utility: Hunter Hart, Patrick Henry

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Noah Zook, Patrick Henry
Pitcher: Scott Reid, Albemarle
Pitcher: Jacob Smither, Atlee
Catcher: Jake Browning, Albemarle
1st Base: Christian Amos, Orange
1st Base: Clay Naff, Atlee
2nd Base: Chase Mills, Patrick Henry
2nd Base: Tyler Duffer, Halifax
3rd Base: Drew Harlow, Halifax
3rd Base: Carter Mason, PH-Roanoke
Shortstop: Jonathan Spaulding, Patrick Henry
Shortstop: Adam Jewell, Atlee
Outfield: Nathan Toney, Albemarle
Outfield: Ian Haney, Albemarle
Outfield: Cam Harris, Atlee
Outfield: Kamari Davis, Atlee
Outfield: Dalton Davis, Atlee
DH: Holt Powell, Halifax
DH: Allen Seeley, Orange
Utility: Eric Mendelowitz, PH-Roanoke
Utility: Scott Reid, Albemarle

CONFERENCE 16 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Andrew Abbott, Halifax
CONFERENCE 16 COACH OF THE YEAR: Kenneth Day, Halifax

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SOFTBALL:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Peyton St. George, Atlee
Pitcher: Charlotte Mitchell, Patrick Henry
Pitcher: Ellie Cain, Albemarle
Catcher: Mackenzie Lawter, Halifax
1st Base: Kasie Pace, Albemarle
2nd Base: Jordan Durbin, Atlee
3rd Base: Ashlee Brassart, Orange
Shortstop: Grayson Radcliffe, Patrick Henry
Outfield: Kelly Warren, Atlee
Outfield: Morgan Bettinger, Albemarle
Outfield: Autumn Slemaker, Patrick Henry
Outfield: Logan Friesen, Albemarle
DP/Flex: Lexi Lomax, Orange
Utility: Casey Barrett, Atlee

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Carol Fears, Halifax
Pitcher: Hannah Meadows, Orange
Catcher: Megan Powell, Patrick Henry
Catcher: Amanda Bohannon, Atlee
1st Base: Amya Ferguson, Orange
2nd Base: Lindsey Slaughter, Orange
2nd Base: Delaney Nuckols, Patrick Henry
3rd Base: Meghan Watts, Halifax
Outfield: Erin O'Flaherty, Atlee
Outfield: Jeri Lynn Tyler, Halifax
Outfield: Anna Clowdis, Halifax
Outfield: Jamie Hughes, Patrick Henry
DP/Flex: Meghan Brown, Albemarle
Utility: Quinn Graves, Albemarle

CONFERENCE 16 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Peyton St. George, Atlee
CONFERENCE 16 COACH OF THE YEAR: Tom McIntyre, Atlee

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BOYS SOCCER:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Irakoze Donasiyano, PH-Roanoke
Kalefa Boyar, PH-Roanoke
Jason Ferrufino, Orange
Nick Rosche, Halifax
Coleman Cheeley, Patrick Henry

Midfield:
Endjick Albert, PH-Roanoke
Andrew Weber, Albemarle
Ford Morrison, Halifax
Brandon Mahon, Albemarle
Corey Finchum, Patrick Henry

Defense:
Michael Vaughn, Albemarle
Sam Knisely, PH-Roanoke
Michael Woodard, Atlee
Trey Hill, Orange
Axel Bax, Atlee

Goalkeeper:
Eli Sanchez, PH-Roanoke

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Stanley Alexis, PH-Roanoke
Daniel Starr, Albemarle
Cameron Smith, Atlee

Midfield:
Jax Bosiger, Halifax
Bonere Ndayizeye, PH-Roanoke
Henri Bohdal, Orange
Matt Baicells, Albemarle
Jason Peay, Atlee

Defense:
Tristin Yesaiavich, Halifax
Matt Bain, Halifax
Peyton Luck, Patrick Henry
Collin Vaughan, Patrick Henry
Felix Counihan, PH-Roanoke
Ethan Tribastone, Albemarle
Drew Klesat, Atlee

Goalkeeper:
Brody Phillips, Patrick Henry

CONFERENCE 16 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Irakoze Donasiyano, PH-Roanoke
CONFERENCE 16 COACH OF THE YEAR: Chris Dowdy, PH-Roanoke

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GIRLS SOCCER:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Fizzy Gonzalez, Albemarle
Katie Schnell, Albemarle
Leticia Freitas, Albemarle
CeeCee Harris, Atlee
Hannah Eiden, Albemarle

Midfield:
Brooke Bauman, Albemarle
Elle Prillaman, PH-Roanoke
Marie King, PH-Roanoke
Riley Cook, Atlee
Alyse Armentrout, Atlee

Defense:
Madison Kersey, Albemarle
Caroline Jones, Atlee
Megan Schantz, Albemarle
Cameron Koviak, PH-Roanoke
Caitlin Rutherford, Patrick Henry

Goalkeeper:
Alyanah Tyler-Cooper, Albemarle

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Ella Higgins, PH-Roanoke
Louisa Prillaman, PH-Roanoke
Makinna Winterton, Albemarle
Grace Gompers, Atlee
Laine Harrington, Orange

Midfield:
Anna Meyers, Patrick Henry
Brooke Namack, Orange
Mary Pat McCombs, Atlee
Keeley Nelson, Halifax
Katherin Brady, Albemarle

Defense:
Jessica Hudson, Halifax
Gracie Williams, Albemarle
Sydney Sears, Atlee
Olivia Offermann, PH-Roanoke
Caroline Joyce, Patrick Henry

Goalkeeper:
Katie Pierson, Atlee

CONFERENCE 16 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alyanah Tyler-Cooper, Albemarle
CONFERENCE 16 COACH OF THE YEAR: Any Sherrill, Albemarle