Friday, October 19, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK: #1 Highland Springs at #12 Atlee

Listen LIVE!

6:30pm airtime on 102.9 The Mater, on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, on @tunein radio app on "Radiall", or...

CLICK HERE!


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

THE WEEK AHEAD (October 16-20)

From makegood matches to Homecoming at Randolph-Macon, it's a huge week of sports in Hanover County. Here's #TheLineUp:

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 16:

FIELD HOCKEY:

Atlee at Patrick Henry, 5:30pm

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Atlee at Patrick Henry, 7pm
Hanover at Lee-Davis, 7pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

Patrick Henry at Atlee, 7pm
Lee-Davis at Hanover, 7pm

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17:

WOMEN'S SOCCER:

Virginia Wesleyan at Randolph-Macon, 3:30pm

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

Bridgewater at Randolph-Macon, 7pm

WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY:

Washington & Lee at Randolph-Macon, 7:30pm

CROSS COUNTRY:

Meet at Pole Green Park, 5pm

FIELD HOCKEY:

Hanover at Lee-Davis, 5:30pm
Atlee at Douglas Freeman, 6:30pm

THURSDAY OCTOBER 18:

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Patrick Henry at Henrico, 6pm
Lee-Davis at Varina, 7pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

Highland Springs at Hanover, 7pm
Varina at Lee-Davis, 7pm
Henrico at Patrick Henry, 7pm

FRIDAY OCTOBER 19:

FOOTBALL:

#1 Highland Springs at #12 Atlee, 7pm (CLICK HERE to listen live at 6:30pm)
Armstrong at Patrick Henry, 7pm (Homecoming)
Hanover at #4 Henrico, 7pm
Lee-Davis at #5 Varina, 7pm

WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY:

Shenandoah at Randolph-Macon, 6pm (Homecoming)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

Bridgewater at Randolph-Macon, 1pm (Homecoming, CLICK HERE to listen live)

WOMEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER:

Bridgewater at Randolph-Macon, 11am (Homecoming)

WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL:

Randolph-Macon vs. Ferrum, 1pm, Salem
Randolph-Macon vs. Roanoke, 3pm, Salem

MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER:

Emory & Henry at Randolph-Macon, 3:30pm


Monday, October 08, 2018

Lee-Davis Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announced

Congratulations to the newest inductees into the Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame! The following is a release from the Hall of Fame Committee.


The Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, Mechanicsville, VA, is pleased to announce our inductees for the Class of 2019 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 the school’s establishment in 1959. The Class of 2019 is composed of five former student athletes with accomplishments including district, region, metro, state distinctions, and beyond.
The inductees are Avi Hopkins (Football, Track and Field, Wrestling, Baseball, Class of 1994), Robbie Chenault (Football, Basketball, Baseball, Class of 1996), Carroll Gathright (Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Class of 1965), Pepper Wilson (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Class of 2003), Judy Williams (Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Class of 1980).
The Class of 2019 will be recognized during halftime of the Henrico vs. Lee Davis football game on October 26, 2018. A banquet is scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019, at Lee-Davis High School.  
For ticket information on the banquet, email the LDHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee at LDHSathleticHOF@yahoo.com.  You can check out the Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame Facebook page as well for more information about the banquet.



Friday, October 05, 2018

WEEK 7 FOOTBALL

GAME OF THE WEEK: #6 Henrico (3-1) at #10 Atlee (5-0), 6:30pm on 102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, online by CLICKING HERE, and on TuneIn radio app on "Radiall"!

Hanover (1-4) at #1 Highland Springs (6-0), 7pm

Patrick Henry (1-3) at #4 Varina (5-0), 7pm

Lee-Davis (1-4) at Armstrong (0-5), 7pm


Monday, October 01, 2018

LISTEN LIVE: In The Red Zone

Live tonight, 6-7pm at SportsPage Grille in Ashland. Rob Witham welcomes the first men's head volleyball coach in Randolph-Macon history, Jared Horrigan!

CLICK HERE to listen online, join us on radio in the RVA at 102.9 FM, The Mater!



Friday, September 28, 2018

WEEK 6 SCHEDULE:

GAME OF THE WEEK: Hanover 43, Lee-Davis 40

#10 Atlee 34, Patrick Henry 21

Friday, September 21, 2018

WEEK 5 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:

GAME OF THE WEEK: #5 Henrico at Patrick Henry, 6:30pm, 102.9 FM, 1430 AM

(CLICK HERE to listen live!)


Armstrong at #10 Atlee, 7pm

Lee-Davis at #1 Highland Springs, 7pm

#4 Varina at Hanover, 7pm

Monday, September 17, 2018

Rivalry Night Field Hockey Postponed

Mother Nature, specifically, the remnants of Hurricane Florence, cause Monday Night Field Hockey to be postponed.

Hanover at Lee-Davis, now Wednesday October 17th, 5:30pm

Atlee at Patrick Henry, now Tuesday October 16th, 5:30pm


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:

Randolph-Macon 41, Catholic 6 (Yellow Jackets to 2-1, open ODAC play at Washington & Lee on September 29th)

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL:

Atlee 39, Douglas Freeman 20 (Raiders to 3-0, host Armstrong next Friday)
Glen Allen 39, Lee-Davis 20 (Confederates now 1-2, at #1 Highland Springs next Friday)
Mills Godwin 14, Hanover 13 (Hawks fall to 0-3, face #6 Varina next Friday)

MONDAY:

Patrick Henry at Deep Run, 6pm

FOOTBALL WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

Here's #TheLineUp for tonight's college and high school football action, how to listen, and follow on Twitter!

COLLEGE:

Catholic at Randolph-Macon, 7pm (CLICK HERE TO WATCH/LISTEN LIVE) (Note: Game will be rebroadcast Thursday, 12pm on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM))

HIGH SCHOOL:

GAME OF THE WEEK: Glen Allen (1-1) at Lee-Davis (1-1), 7pm (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN):
Airtime is 6:30pm on 102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, on @TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"



Douglas Freeman (2-1) at Atlee (2-0), 7pm

Mills Godwin (0-3) at Hanover (0-2), 7pm

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NOTE: Patrick Henry (1-1) at Deep Run (0-2) is currently scheduled for Monday, September 17 at 6pm.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

FOOTBALL GAMES MOVING TO WEDNESDAY

With the threat of Hurricane Florence looming in Virginia and the Southeast, our High School Football Game of The Week, Glen Allen at Lee-Davis, has been pushed up 48 hours to Wednesday.

Listen live beginning at 6:30pm on 102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, online by CLICKING HERE or listen on the TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall".

OTHER CHANGES:

Mills Godwin at Hanover, now Wednesday at 7pm
Douglas Freeman at Atlee, now Wednesday at 7pm


Saturday, September 08, 2018

FOOTBALL SATURDAY: Averett at Randolph-Macon

WHO: Averett (1-0) at Randolph-Macon (0-1)

WHEN: Saturday, 6pm

WHERE: Day Field, Ashland, Va.

RADIO: 102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, 5:40pm airtime.

WEB: CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

VIDEO: CLICK HERE TO WATCH

MOBILE: TuneIn App on "Radiall"


NOTES: Yellow Jackets have defeated Averett in every meeting in the series. Cougars defeated Hampden-Sydney 33-14 in their season opener last weekend. The Yellow Jackets scored 24 first half points last Thursday before being held to seven in the second half in their loss at #19 Johns Hopkins.



Thursday, September 06, 2018

WEEK 3 FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

A wild night fans as weather played a huge role in games, delaying them by lightning, with some locations not receiving a drop of rain.

WEEK 3 SCOREBOARD:

GAME OF THE WEEK: Atlee 21, Mills Godwin 7

Douglas Freeman 48, Lee-Davis 34
Glen Allen 35, Patrick Henry 8
Massaponax 51, Hanover 3

WEEK 4 SCHEDULE:

GAME OF THE WEEK: Glen Allen (1-1) at Lee-Davis (1-1), 6:30pm airtime, 102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, live online here at our website!

Patrick Henry (1-1) at Deep Run (0-1), 7pm
Mills Godwin (0-3) at Hanover (0-2), 7pm
Douglas Freeman (2-1) at Atlee (2-0), 7pm



Saturday, September 01, 2018

Week 2 Scoreboard

Game Of The Week: Patrick Henry 51, Caroline 6 (205 yards rushing, three touchdowns on the ground for Alex Sikkar, Patriots 1-0)

#11 Lee-Davis 14, Mills Godwin 7

Atlee 21, Deep Run 13

NEXT WEEK:

Game of The Week: Atlee at Mills Godwin, 7pm immediately following Collegiate/Trinity Episcopal on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM), online here. Special start time for On The Sidelines Pregame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance at 4pm.

Patrick Henry at Glen Allen, 7pm
Massaponax at Hanover, 7pm
#11 Lee-Davis at Douglas Freeman, 7pm




Friday, August 31, 2018

WEEK 2 FOOTBALL

CLICK HERE to listen live to the "Game Of The Week", Caroline at Patrick Henry, airtime 6:30pm with the "On The Sidelines Pregame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance" with Rob Witham and NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis updating the Friday action! Kickoff is set for 7pm.

SCHEDULE (Updated Friday AM):

Atlee at Deep Run, 5:30pm

Mills Godwin at #11 Lee-Davis, 6pm

Game of The Week: Caroline (1-0) at Patrick Henry, 7pm

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REMINDER: Get your high school football highlights tonight with NBC12 "On The Sidelines" with Marc Davis at 11:15pm, then, at 11:35pm, switch over to the NBC12 Facebook Page for "On The Sidelines Extra" as Marc and Rob analyze Week 2 action, preview Week 3, and we take your questions live on Facebook!




Busy Friday For Randolph-Macon!

Randolph-Macon Athletics
August 31, 2018

We have several Yellow Jacket teams in action today. See the links below the follow the action.

Men's Soccer vs Baruch, 1:00 PM, Washington, D.C.
Live Video
Live Stats

Women's Volleyball vs Alverno, 3:00 PM, Virginia Beach, Va. 

Live Video

Women's Soccer vs St. Mary's, 4:00 PM, Ashland, Va (R-MC Soccer Field)
Live Video
Live Stats

Field Hockey vs McDaniel, 4:30 PM, Ashland, Va. (Day Field)
Live Video
Live Stats

Women's Volleyball vs Widener, 7:00 PM, Virginia Beach, Va. 
Live Video



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Randolph-Macon Football Season Opener!

GAME: Randolph-Macon at #19 Johns Hopkins, 7pm, Baltimore, Maryland

LISTEN LIVE ON RADIO: 102.9 FM, The Mater and 1430 AM, airtime 6:40pm

LISTEN LIVE ONLINE: CLICK HERE

LAST MEETING: Johns Hopkins 42, Randolph-Macon (2016 NCAA Division III First Round in Baltimore)





Friday, August 24, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK SEASON PREMIERE

Our 17th season of high school football hits the airwaves and online Friday night as the Hanover Hawks begin their campaign in Chesterfield against the fifth-ranked Monacan Chiefs, looking to avenge a season-opening loss a year ago.

Here's all you need to know!

GAME OF THE WEEK: Hanover at #5 Monacan

KICKOFF: 7:30pm

AIRTIME: 7pm for "On The Sidelines Pregame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance with Rob Witham and Marc Davis of NBC12

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

ONLINE: CLICK HERE

AFTER THE GAME: Listen to the RVA Sports Network Scoreboard Show immediately following the game on 102.9 FM or at the link above for the latest scores, winning coach's interview and more!

THE FINAL WORD: Join Marc Davis for "On The Sidelines" only on NBC12 live at 11:15, then at 11:35, go to the NBC12 Facebook page for "On The Sidelines Extra", as Marc and Rob review the night's action and take your high school football questions live!

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The Game of The Week is also brought to you by Luck Chevrolet, sponsors of our In-Game Scoreboard, Ferber's Tire and Auto and by Lipscombe Appliance!





Tuesday, August 21, 2018

TUESDAY SCHEDULE

GOLF:

Lee-Davis, Patrick Henry, Highland Springs vs Varina, 2:15pm
J.R. Tucker vs. Hanover, 3pm, Hanover Golf Club

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Midlothian at Patrick Henry, 7pm (Live Tweet Coverage: @hanoversports)
Hanover at Glen Allen, 7pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

Patrick Henry at Midlothian, 7pm
Glen Allen at Hanover, 7:30pm

Monday, August 20, 2018

FOOTBALL: Yellow Jackets Tie For First In ODAC Poll, Lee-Davis Enters Preseason Big 12 HS Poll

Randolph-Macon earns respect from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's coaches, finishing in a tie for first place with defending league champion Washington And Lee in the 2018 Preseason ODAC Poll released Monday by the conference office.

The Yellow Jackets and Generals finished with 44 points each, with Hampden-Sydney and ODAC newcomer Ferrum each garnering one first place vote to place third and fourth in the poll respectively.

Randolph-Macon begins the 2018 season a week from Thursday night in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins. You can hear the game live on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM) beginning at 6:40pm with Marty Wilson and Rob Witham.



Meanwhile, Lee-Davis is the lone county entrant in the 2018 Preseason NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll, released tonight in a radio exclusive on 102.9 The Mater. See the entire poll HERE, and be sure to join NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis and Rob Witham this Wednesday at 3:15 live on Facebook for the premiere of the "On The Sidelines Wednesday Playbook", where Marc and Rob will break down the poll and preview all the Week One action, including the season premiere of the Game of The Week when Hanover goes to Monacan Friday at 7pm exclusively on 102.9 The Mater, and online here at this website!


MONDAY SCHEDULE

FIELD HOCKEY:

Mills Godwin at Atlee, 5pm
J.R. Tucker at Patrick Henry, 5:30pm
Midlothian at Hanover, 6:30pm

GOLF:

Lee-Davis, Patrick Henry vs. Highland Springs, 10am, Glenwood GC
Henrico, Varina vs. Atlee, 4:30pm, The Crossings



Monday, August 13, 2018

In The Red Zone Live!

CLICK HERE to listen to "In The Red Zone", as host Rob Witham talks live with Patrick Henry head coach Abbey Rossman, interviews Atlee football coach Matt Gray and talks the latest sports news including Rockville and Glen Allen baseball's Cal Ripken World Series appearances!

Listen on radio on 102.9 FM, The Mater in Hanover and the RVA.

Monday, August 06, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2018

As announced first exclusively Monday night on the debut of "In The Red Zone" on 102.9 The Mater, WHAN Radio, here is the projected broadcast schedule for the 17th season of the High School Football Game of The Week, which premieres on Friday August 24th when Hanover opens the season at Monacan in a Region 4B battle.

All Game of The Week broadcasts will begin with the "On The Sidelines Pre-Game", airing 30 minutes before kickoff, on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, online on the @TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall" and at links available both on this website and at RVASportsNetwork.com. Marc Davis of NBC12 joins Rob Witham each week with the most in-depth preview of high school football action in the area, only on the "Game of The Week" 30 minutes prior to kickoff!

This season, it is also the return of Collegiate Cougars football on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM) beginning September 7th. We'll have live doubleheaders throughout the season, an exclusive to WHAN Radio and The RVA Sports Network!

SCHEDULE (all broadcasts begin at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted):

Friday August 24: Hanover at Monacan (special airtime of 7pm, kickoff 7:30)

Friday August 31: Caroline at Patrick Henry

Friday September 7:
Collegiate at Trinity Episcopal, 4pm (On The Sidelines Pre-Game airs at a special time of 4pm, with kickoff at 4:30)
Atlee at Mills Godwin, 7pm

Friday September 14:
Collegiate at Bishop O'Connell, 3:15pm
Glen Allen at Lee-Davis, 6:30pm

Friday September 21:
Collegiate at Flint Hill, 3:45pm
Henrico at Patrick Henry, 6:30pm

Friday September 28:
Episcopal at Collegiate, 3:45pm
Atlee at Patrick Henry OR Hanover at Lee-Davis, 6:30pm

Friday October 5:
Collegiate at Woodberry Forest, 3:45pm
Henrico/Atlee, Hanover/Highland Springs, or PH/Varina, 6:30pm

Friday October 12:
Benedictine at Collegiate, 3:45pm
Patrick Henry at Hanover OR Atlee at Lee-Davis, 6:30pm

Friday October 19:
Fork Union Military Academy at Collegiate, 3:45pm
Lee-Davis at Varina or Highland Springs at Atlee, 6:30pm

Friday October 26:
To Be Announced, 6:30pm

Saturday October 27:
Collegiate at Norfolk Academy, Tape Delay, time TBA

Friday November 2:
The 60th Tomato Bowl: Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry, special 6pm airtime with one-hour pre-game show featuring "History Of The Tomato Bowl"

Sunday November 4:
St. Christopher's at Collegiate, Tape Delay, time TBA

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Coverage of the 2018 playoffs will begin on Friday, November 9. 102.9 The Mater and RVA Sports Network reserve the right to flex to a different game with higher playoff implications beginning October 5th on "Game of The Week" primetime series.

Listen Live! "In The Red Zone" Debut Broadcast

We are LIVE on 102.9 The Mater, WHAN Radio, with the debut broadcast of "In The Red Zone", our brand new live and local sports talk show, which will be heard each Monday evening from 6 to 7pm.

CLICK HERE to listen live if you are outside of the Richmond area.

Our special guest tonight is Randolph-Macon head football coach Pedro Arruza, and we will reveal the 2018 High School Game Of The Week broadcast schedule as well.







Friday, July 20, 2018

"In The Red Zone" Live Sports Talk Radio Show Debuts August 6th!

The RVA Sports Network, 102.9 The Mater and Sports Page Grill in Ashland are teaming up to take you "In The Red Zone"!

Join host Rob Witham every Monday night from 6 to 7pm live at Sports Page Grill on England Street as we talk local sports live on 102.9 FM, and live online here at HanoverCountySports.net.

We'll have weekly guests from county high schools, Randolph-Macon College and more, take your questions and have interactive social media polls throughout the show!

Come have dinner on Monday nights and watch the show as it happens live from Sports Page Grill in Ashland, and get "In The Red Zone" with Rob Witham, starting August 6th only on 102.9 The Mater from The RVA Sports Network!



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

HONORS: Three Raiders Earn First Team All-State Girls Lacrosse Honors

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2018 Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 5 All-State Girls Lacrosse Team. Local players denoted in bold:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack: Morgan Rose, Albemarle
Attack: Morgan Koeneke, Freedom
Attack: Kellyn McGlamery, Atlee
Attack: Kelsey Myers, Albemarle
Attack: Mary D'Lugos, Mountain View
Midfield: Emily Maier, Freedom
Midfield: Kate Miller, Atlee
Midfield: Mikayla Coghill, Mountain View
Midfield: Morgan Whitaker, Deep Run
Midfield: Julia Horner, Rock Ridge
Defense: Ari Wheeler, Atlee
Defense: Megan Pelletier, Freedom
Defense: Bridget Pinnaya, Albemarle
Defense: Madelyn DeCarli, Potomac Falls
Defense: Madison Hatcher, Mountain View
Goalkeeper: Grace Hyde, Potomac Falls

SECOND TEAM:

Attack: Kelly Wyman, Deep Run
Attack: Carly Moore, Stone Bridge
Attack: Lizzie Ranberger, Mountain View
Attack: Sydney Seligman, Edison
Attack: Emily Karn, Atlee
Midfield: Mason Whitmore, Potomac Falls
Midfield: Faith Anna, Atlee
Midfield: Paige Barwick, Edison
Midfield: Kerry Nease, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Jenn Wendelken, Albemarle
Defense: Hannah Braswell, Deep Run
Defense: Sadie Thompson, Rock Ridge
Defense: Erin Fitzgerald, Stone Bridge
Defense: Ellie Woodward, Atlee
Defense: Colleen Schneider, Stafford
Goalkeeper: Mackenzie Schaeffer, Mountain View

Class 5 Player of The Year: Emily Maier, Freedom
Class 5 Coach of The Year: Richard DeSomma, Freedom


Thursday, June 21, 2018

RVA Sports Network Annual Year-End Survey

Be sure to answer our SurveyMonkey to vote on the top games and teams of the 2017-18 high school season, plus other questions where you can help us improve our coverage!

The survey is on the right hand side of the page.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Honors: Four Lee-Davis Softball Players Earn All-State Honors

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2018 Class 5 All-State Softball Team Tuesday by the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Lee-Davis placed four players on the team, and they are denoted in bold:

FIRST TEAM:

Pitcher: Laura Thompson, Prince George
Pitcher: Brooke Bond, Kecoughtan
Pitcher: Savanah Henley, Lee-Davis
Catcher: Bailey Roberts, Hickory
First Base: Kassie Pace, Albemarle
Second Base: Arizona Ritchie, Brooke Point
Third Base: Bianca Palmer-Scott, Kempsville
Shortstop: Sarah Thompson, Prince George
Outfield: Sydney Guess, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Ashlyn Rogers, Nansemond River
Outfield: Caitlin Abernethy, Prince George
Outfield: Nicole Lucia, Brooke Point
DP/Flex: Alyssa Heath, Hickory
Utility: Lauren Murphy, Mills Godwin

SECOND TEAM:

Pitcher: Noelle Sterner, Brooke Point
Pitcher: Bre McDowell, Hickory
Pitcher: Alexis Robinson, Kempsville
Catcher: Logan Hawker, Lee-Davis
First Base: Jesse Gentry, Lee-Davis
Second Base: Jenna Harlow, Menchville
Third Base: Ashley Brassart, Orange
Shortstop: Lexi Lomax, Orange
Outfield: Hannah Smith, Warwick
Outfield: Hannah Crist, Princess Anne
Outfield: Raegann Boone, Kecoughtan
Outfield: Logan Friesen, Albemarle
DP/Flex: Aimya Ferguson, Orange
Utility: Mackenzie Smith, Gloucester

Class 5 State Player Of The Year: Bailey Roberts, Hickory
Class 5 State Coach Of The Year: Cindy Winter, Kecoughtan





Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Honors: Atlee Sweeps Top Region 5B Lacrosse Awards

It's a clean sweep for Atlee Raiders Lacrosse, as Andrew Cook and freshman Kate Miller win Region 5B Player of The Year honors, while Fielding Crawford and Christina Dobson earn Coach of The Year accolades. Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2018 All-Region 5B Team:

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BOYS LACROSSE:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack: Drew Miller, Atlee
Attack: Ford Burke, Douglas Freeman
Attack: Mason Walczak, Atlee
Attack: Mikey Krongaard, Mills Godwin
Attack: Murfy Flickinger, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Andrew Cook, Atlee
Midfield: Kevin Dunne, Atlee
Midfield: Aidan Wheeler, Deep Run
Midfield: Brandon Smith, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Ian Shirey, Atlee
Defense: Walker Everhart, Atlee
Defense: John Bryson, Mills Godwin
Defense: Trevor Tan, Deep Run
Defense: Hayden Moore, Atlee
Defense: Brent Blackmon, Mills Godwin
Goalkeeper: Easton Chucker, Douglas Freeman

SECOND TEAM:

Attack: Brian Hufnagle, Glen Allen
Attack: Aidan Shields, Atlee
Attack: Randy White, Lee-Davis
Attack: Luke Babilon, Deep Run
Attack: Thomas Laughlin, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Carson Ayers, Deep Run
Midfield: Garrett Keogh, Mills Godwin
Midfield: Evan Herkins, Deep Run
Midfield: Dominic Demodna, Deep Run
Midfield: David Goodwyn, Highland Springs
Defense: Thomas Gentry, Douglas Freeman
Defense: Ian Courter, Lee-Davis
Defense: Quinn Broughton, Deep Run
Defense: Jack Drimer, Mills Godwin
Defense: Alex Moss, Douglas Freeman
Goalkeeper: Carter Strother, Glen Allen

REGION 5B BOYS LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Andrew Cook, Atlee
REGION 5B BOYS LACROSSE COACH OF THE YEAR: Fielding Crawford, Atlee

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GIRLS LACROSSE:

FIRST TEAM:


Attack: Kellyn McGlamery, Atlee
Attack: Kelly Wyman, Deep Run
Attack: Annie Bartley, Mills Godwin
Attack: Bridget Patton, Douglas Freeman
Attack: Emily Karn, Atlee
Midfield: Kate Miller, Atlee
Midfield: Morgan Whitaker, Deep Run
Midfield: Faith Anna, Atlee
Midfield: Kerry Nease, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Reaghan Kolb, Atlee
Defense: Ari Wheeler, Atlee
Defense: Hannah Braswell, Deep Run
Defense: Elizabeth Mauck, Douglas Freeman
Defense: Ellie Woodward, Atlee
Defense: Haley Woods, Mills Godwin
Goalkeeper: Stella Harrison, Atlee

SECOND TEAM:

Attack: Jessica Peffer, Atlee
Attack: Courtney Teyssier, Douglas Freeman
Attack: Ashley Varner, Lee-Davis
Attack: Caroline Godkin, Mills Godwin
Attack: Lilly Lutton, Lee-Davis
Midfield: Hanna Pawela, Deep Run
Midfield: Stephanie Bunce, Mills Godwin
Midfield: Madison Ulm, Lee-Davis
Midfield: Kameryn Shears, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Landin Bostian, Mills Godwin
Defense: Jordan Chucker, Douglas Freeman
Defense: Ally Parlantieri, Deep Run
Defense: Lauren Oliver, Glen Allen
Defense: Hope Butler, Lee-Davis
Defense: Kathryn Super, Atlee
Goalkeeper: Gabriella Mignardi, Douglas Freeman

THIRD TEAM:

Attack: Elizabeth Moore, Atlee
Attack: Morgan Boyer, Glen Allen
Attack: Libbie Smith, Mills Godwin
Attack: Madison Gowin, Lee-Davis
Attack: Liza Loughlin, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Anna Smith, Deep Run
Midfield: Ann Riley Goldschmidt, Mills Godwin
Midfield: Emma Josi, Glen Allen
Midfield: Margaux Schimick, Douglas Freeman
Defense: Jillian Slaydon, Mills Godwin
Defense: Allie Kelley, Deep Run
Defense: Devan Johnson, Glen Allen
Defense: Emily Devlin, Atlee
Defense: Madison Sherman, Douglas Freeman
Goalkeeper: Amber Stallings, Mills Godwin

REGION 5B GIRLS LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kate Miller, Atlee
REGION 5B GIRLS LACROSSE COACH OF THE YEAR: Christina Dobson, Atlee



Honors: Guess Wins POY Award For Region 5B Softball

Congratulations to Lee-Davis outfielder Sydney Guess for winning the Region 5B Softball Player of The Year Award as voted on by the region's coaches. The 2018 All-Region Team is listed below with Hanover County players noted in bold. Congratulations to all!

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FIRST TEAM:

Pitcher: Laura Thompson, Prince George
Pitcher: Savanah Henley, Lee-Davis
Pitcher: Rachel Davis, Atlee
Catcher: Logan Hawker, Lee-Davis
1st Base: Jesse Gentry, Lee-Davis
2nd Base: Ashley Hailey, Glen Allen
3rd Base: Korey Ellen, Glen Allen
Shortstop: Sarah Thompson, Prince George
Outfield: Sydney Guess, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Caitlin Abernethy, Prince George
Outfield: Rayn Robinson, Henrico
Outfield: Kelly Ayer, Atlee
DP/Flex: Emme Collins, J.R. Tucker
Utility: Lauren Murphy, Mills Godwin

SECOND TEAM:

Pitcher: Emerson Aiken, Glen Allen
Pitcher: Emme Collins, J.R. Tucker
Pitcher: Sam Conner, Henrico
Catcher: Alyssa Swords, Prince George
1st Base: Meg Rooney, Glen Allen
2nd Base: Alyssa Bernardini, Atlee
3rd Base: Angela Sperando, Deep Run
Shortstop: Lauren Taylor, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Hanna Cinella, Deep Run
Outfield: Hannah Mahan, J.R. Tucker
Outfield: Alexis Mills, Hermitage
Outfield: Madison McLaughlin, Lee-Davis
DP/Flex: Cassidy Maitland, Matoaca
Utility: Maddie Gutermuth, Deep Run

THIRD TEAM:

Pitcher: Claire Hoover, J.R. Tucker
Pitcher: Chloe McPhearson, Hermitage
Pitcher: Adaisia Randolph, Meadowbrook
Catcher: Emily Friel, Atlee
1st Base: Kyla Nase, Prince George
2nd Base: Brooke Loving, Prince George
3rd Base: Hayli Wagner, Lee-Davis
Shortstop: Carmen Betts, Glen Allen
Outfield: Amanda Cubeira, Mills Godwin
Outfield: Sydney Kuester, Atlee
Outfield: McKenna Mehlbrech, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Sydney Blackwell, Mills Godwin
DP/Flex: April Hooper, Atlee
Utility: Alexis Garnett, Varina

REGION 5B SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sydney Guess, Lee-Davis
REGION 5B SOFTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR: Rasheeda Crews, Henrico


Sunday, June 10, 2018

An Appreciation: Ladies Dominate End of 2017-18 Season

One team was crowned state champion. Two others fell just short. But, in the end, the ladies in Hanover County left in all on the court, field, and diamond as the 2017-18 season drew to a close this weekend.

At The RVA Sports Network, one of our main tenets is to provide equal coverage, as much as possible, between boys and girls sports at the high school level. The hard work, determination, success, and lessons taught by these three teams this spring, in victory as well as defeat, prove that our policy is a good choice.

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Class 4 State Girls Tennis Championship: Hanover 5, John Handley 2

Everyone, including the players from Hanover's unbeaten 2017 state championship team, heard the rumblings.

That was Stephanie's team. What do they do when Stephanie's not there?

Stephanie Broussard, the talented #1 a year ago who won the state singles, doubles and led the team to their first state championship, was in college. So, come February, what did all the returnees do? Whether consciously or not, they set out to prove that the 2017 title was no fluke, that not only a fourth straight trip to the Class 4 State Tournament was possible, so was back-to-back titles.

Then, Madison Moore is paired with freshman Raine Weis for doubles. With the lineups set, the Hawks set off to do exactly what they did a year earlier, ending with a 22-0 team record, culminating with a 5-2 victory over John Handley Saturday at Roanoke College.

When asked about the team's mentality in February as practice began for another climb towards a state trophy, Moore knew one thing that would help.

"We knew Raine was coming up, and we knew Raine was really good," Moore recalled. "We were only losing one of the top six, so we were like if Raine can take Steffi's spot, and we work together. Only losing one, and Steffi was a really big loss, but getting Raine helped."

But it wasn't nearly as simple as "plug in, replace, and play". Weis had to quickly learned the varsity ropes. She and Moore had to gel as a team quickly. Meanwhile, some unsung heroes continued to, in the words of Bill Belichick, "do their job" deeper into the singles rotation.

Seniors Brooke and Morgan Kazelskis each completed 22-0 seasons to go with their 22-0 seasons of a year ago, winning in #5 and #6 singles Saturday, both in straight sets at a time where the balance of the championship match could have gone either way. Moore and Weis had gotten the Hawks an early 2-0 lead with singles wins, but Handley won at #3 and #4 to tie the match at 2-2.

Brooke and Morgan stepped up, as they've done, according to their coach, Lindsey Wyeth Hein, for the past four years, each winning singles in straight sets, both winning set two 6-0. Then, it was time for Moore and Weis, who had won the 2018 Class 4 Doubles Championship Friday, to get on the court and finish the job. Two sets later, it was 6-3, 6-2 and the celebration was on. Again.

"We've relied heavily on (Brooke and Morgan) for the past four years, and they've gone a great job at #5 and #6, undefeated this year, undefeated last year. Having the confidence that they're stepping on the court, I had no doubt in my mind that they would come through," Hein explained.

In many ways, the 2018 championship brings a large measure of validation to the 2017 title, something Broussard would have readily agreed with a season ago. This year, as was last year, was a total team effort. And, to celebrate the victory, the Hawks received the customary Hanover County Sheriff's Office escort from Interstate 295 to the school. This year, it included a K-9 unit.

And, when the girls piled out of their "victory van" with the trophy, they almost immediately asked to meet "Scout", who immediately became the team mascot. Other teams in Class 4 will now have to "scout" Hanover, thanks to these past two seasons, for many seasons to come.



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Class 5 State Lacrosse Championship: Freedom-South Riding 9, Atlee 8:

They hadn't been truly tested all season long. They weren't supposed to be this good. They weren't supposed to replace a Division I goalkeeper with a freshman and dominate area competition.

But after Atlee went to Cosby and routed the Titans in late March, it was clear early on that the 2018 Raiders had the potential to be even better than the 2017 edition, who had qualified for the Class 5 State Tournament for the first time in school history last June.

With a spark plug named Kate Miller scoring goals at will, the veteran leadership of Faith Anna, Kellyn McGlamery, Reaghan Kolb and others, Atlee rolled through the regular season, barely broke a sweat at the Region 5B Championship Tournament, and were clearly better than two-time defending state champion Potomac Falls when they ousted the champions in the Class 5 State Semifinals last Tuesday night.

And, in a cruel twist of fate, maybe that was the achilles heel which, in the end, held Atlee back, falling just short to Freedom-South Riding Saturday in an intense, physical, and very close match. None of those adjectives could have described a previous Atlee match this season. And that was a problem head coach Christina Dobson worried about before her Raiders took the field at Deep Run High School.

"We got out of our game a little bit, and one of my concerns was not being challenged enough during the season," Dobson noted following the match. "Being put in this situation for the first time, and, we just kind of got out of our heads mentally."

After Miller, the freshman, scored the first goal of the match less than a minute in, the Raiders committed five uncharacteristic turnovers. The Eagles' defense demanded crisper passes, better routes, and with a worthy opponent and maybe an early case of nerves, Atlee struggled early. But Stella Harrison, also a freshman, stood tall in goal, and the five turnovers only resulted in two Freedom goals.

The Raiders responded with a 3-0 run to retake the lead and had a 5-4 advantage late in the first half. But a clock management issue gave Freedom a late chance to tie the match, and they did, at 6.6 seconds left, for a 5-5 halftime score. Miller scored four of her team-high five goals in the first half. The Eagles made adjustments to Miller for second half play, and the Raiders did not answer.

The second half was nip and tuck all the way, tied at 8-8 when the Raiders committed two costly penalities. Two players down for the final three minutes, and just over two minutes left, Freedom connected on the game-winner, got possession back, and ran out the clock. A controversial call in the final minute where Anna looked to have forced a turnover was called in Freedom's favor, ending Atlee's final hope for a comeback, and overtime.

It has been blatantly obvious this season that Kate Miller is the best player in Region 5B, though just in ninth grade, and Harrison, in that same class, is among the top goalkeepers. And Dobson, in immediate retrospect, thought maybe there was too much responsibility placed on the duo. Watching them play, it's hard to remember they have three more years of high school ahead of them.

The next, and final, step for these Raiders to return and seize the title, begins not in February, but now, just as this year's Raider squad used a youth camp nearly a year ago to continue to forge team unity and lay the foundation for this championship game run.

"This group has relied on girls like Kellyn and Faith for a number of years now, and so that'll be a tough loss for us, but I think it's more about the program sort of growing and adapting for a new norm," Dobson explained. "The junior class is really big, solid, and a great group of kids, so it's about them finding their role, finding their voice, and finding new leaders."

If we have learned one thing from the 2018 Atlee girls lacrosse team, it is they refused to let large graduation losses affect them. They clearly looked to the future from the moment they returned from their first appearance in state tournament history in Northern Virginia last June. Now, the 2019 Raiders must quickly turn the page from the disappointment of Saturday, and use the many successes of this season as the foundation for 2019, and to continue striving to, as they would say, finish their business.


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Class 5 State Softball Semifinal: Prince George 4, Lee-Davis 0

All season long, softball fans with a keen eye noticed that there was something different, something special about the 2018 edition of Lee-Davis softball. There was a camaraderie there that was unspoken, not absent from past teams, but definitely stronger.

Maybe it was fueled in part by determination to take the final step, after making the state semifinals in 2016, then the state championship in 2017, only to fall both times to rival Atlee, but, likely, it was mainly fueled by family. While Lee-Davis went about their business this season, quite successfully, the air around them showed an intense respect and appreciation for one another.

The only time, prior to the seventh inning of Friday's Class 5 state semifinal against Prince George, where the Confederates seemed deflated was, ironically, when they played at Prince George during the regular season in April, as a 1-0 lead turned into a 7-1 deficit by the fourth inning. There was no fight left. That day.

But Lee-Davis bounced back, won classic walk-off comebacks over county rivals Atlee and Hanover in walkoff fashion, both thanks to senior Jesse Gentry. Fellow seniors Logan Hawker, Sydney Guess and others fueled both offense and defense. Sophomore lefty Savanah Henley grew up in front of our eyes in the circle. And, after defeating Prince George 2-1 in a classic Region 5B Championship last Friday, the Confederates seemed primed to take the final step.

In the end, however, it was the inability of Lee-Davis to find a way for "the big inning" at the plate, and Prince George's ability to do it at the best possible time for the Royals, and the worst possible time for the Confederates, that ended the dream of the program's second state title this decade. Two solo home run were Lee-Davis' effort against the Royals in the region final. A Gentry two-run homer was the difference in their 2-1 state quarterfinal win over Kempsville.

On Friday, the score stood 0-0 after six intense innings, as Henley and Prince George's Laura Thompson matched each other pitch for pitch, out for out. Then, in the seventh, the Royals found timely hitting, with not one, but three well-placed hits down both the left and right field lines, turning the rally into four runs thanks to a squeeze bunt and a bases-clearing double. It was just the kind of inning Lee-Davis was praying for, but never got when they needed it the most.

"I felt like, you know, earlier along the way in regions and states we had a little bit of luck help us through it, and I think...it takes a little bit of luck and they were able to those right inside the line," Lee-Davis head coach Jackie Davis noted following the 4-0 defeat. The Confederates put two runners aboard to threaten a rally in the seventh, but pinch runner Sydney Gentry was thrown out trying to advance to third on an errant throw, and, even though it was only the first out of the inning, as was the case in April, it seems the final bastion of hope disappeared for the Mechanicsville faithful.

Henley battled valiantly in the circle, the victim of the Royals' good luck finding fair territory down the lines in the seventh. The sophomore will be a lynchpin for the Confederates in 2019.

"For six innings, I thought we played really solid defense. Savanah looked great on the mound, and has really grown a lot. She's done a heckuva job for us with us not being able to produce a lot of runs," Davis noted.

The big story, for this year's edition of Lee-Davis softball, was the countless contributions, both in game play, during practice, and especially away from the diamond, of this senior class. The vibe was different, their head coach seemed looser, enjoying the little things that this season of success, no matter the final result, produced. That includes three straight region championships.

Davis could not hold back emotions when asked about the players who will receive their diplomas this Saturday at the Siegel Center.

"I've been doing this for nineteen years," Davis said through tears. "And along the way, you always come across special kids, kids that you have that connection with. But to say that I had that with this senior class, the entire class, they had that connection, they had that fight. They're an amazing group of young ladies, and, I really, I really wanted this for them because they a special group, they were tight, they were close. They left it all out there today, and that's all I can ask of them. I'm going to miss them."

Some teams do not need trophies to show their immeasurable impact on lives and institutions, from between teammates to reaching their community. Davis, and all Lee-Davis fans, are thankful and indebted to softball's contribution to the Class of 2018.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

LISTEN LIVE: Class 5 State Softball Semifinal: Prince George vs. Lee-Davis

Use the embedded YouTube player below to listen live to the rubber match between the Lee-Davis Confederates and Prince George Royals as the teams play for the right to advance to the 2018 Class 5 State Championship Game on Saturday!

Online radio coverage begins at 9:56am ET Friday exclusively on The RVA Sports Network, presented by the Lee-Davis Athletic Booster Club.


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Didlake, Tavares Earn Top Girls Soccer Region Honors

Congratulations to Lauren Didlake, senior for Hanover, named the 2018 Region 4B Girls Soccer Player of The Year Wednesday as voted on by region coaches. Hawks head coach Manny Tavares was named Region 4B Coach of The Year. Didlake is pictured below.

The All-Region teams are listed below:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward: Rachel Andrzejewski, Hanover
Forward: Lydia Burke, Chancellor
Forward: Lauren Didlake, Hanover
Forward: Rowan Geukgeuzian, Courtland
Forward: Emily Wells, Monacan
Midfield: Nicole Czyzewski, Midlothian
Midfield: Kassie Demps, Courtland
Midfield: Erin Junkmann, Midlothian
Midfield: Kylie Reid, Courtland
Midfield: Courtney Rosser, Hanover
Defense: Olivia Adams, Hanover
Defense: Jaymie Bollman, Courtland
Defense: Ally Cook, Chancellor
Defense: Erin Flamm, Courtland
Defense: Summer Hansen, Hanover
Goalkeeper: Mikki Easter, Eastern View

SECOND TEAM:

Forward: Sarah Aud, Midlothian
Forward: Logan Georgel, Midlothian
Forward: Katherin Healey, King George
Forward: Alisha Holcombe, Eastern View
Forward: Katelyn Ignudo, Courtland
Midfield: Emily Brett, Chancellor
Midfield: Dani Eddo, Eastern View
Midfield: Margaret Glass, Monacan
Midfield: Sarah Hatfield, Eastern View
Midfield: Jill Nix, Hanover
Defense: Sydney Clayton, Monacan
Defense: Shannon Huskey, Monacan
Defense: Eleanor Ross, Midlothian
Defense: Melody Washington, Chancellor
Goalkeeper: Zoe Long, Midlothian

HONORABLE MENTION:

Forward: Caedyn Berg, Chancellor
Forward: Sarah LaPeter, Hanover
Midfield: Julia Betancourt, Monacan
Midfield: Brooke Burrell, Chancellor
Midfield: Mackenzie Hoang, Hanover
Midfield: Camryn Mason, Louisa
Midfield: Madison McDermott, Courtland
Midfield: Maggie Sobel, Hanover
Defense: McKenzie Barker, Monacan
Defense: Allison Bunn, Hanover
Defense: Erin Cole, Monacan
Defense: Becca Diaz, Chancellor
Defense: Kyla Greenway, Powhatan
Defense: Hannah Koepfinger, King George
Defense: Elizabeth Row, Hanover
Defense: Erin Wasson, Midlothian
Defense: Cardyn Winn, Courtland
Goalkeeper: Olivia Haynes, Courtland
Goalkeeper: Kylee Maiolo, Powhatan




Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Double Champs: Atlee Boys, Girls Win Lacrosse Titles.....

The Atlee girls lacrosse team spotted Deep Run the first goal, then went on a tear, scoring 13 unanswered en route to a 19-5 defeat of the Wildcats to claim the 2018 Region 5B Girls Lacrosse Championship at Randolph-Macon College. The victory keeps the Raiders unbeaten as they prepare to host a Class 5 State Semifinal early next week.

Meanwhile, the Atlee boys dispensed of Douglas Freeman, leading from start to finish with a 17-7 victory to claim the Region 5B boys crown. The Raiders earn a bye to the state semifinals where they will host the winner of Briar Woods and Douglas Freeman, who play a Class 5 state quarterfinal this weekend, early next week.

Congratulations, Raiders!



Sunday, May 27, 2018

College World Series: Yellow Jackets Win Twice Sunday, Must Win Monday

Two down, one to go on the back half of the holiday weekend for Randolph-Macon at the College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin.

In Sunday's first game, an eight-run inning broke open a 5-5 tie as the Yellow Jackets eliminated the team that defeated them in their opener, Misercordia, 14-6, advancing to a Sunday evening affair with unbeaten Texas-Tyler. Rick Spiers' three-run inside the park home run paced the Yellow Jackets (38-8-1) to a 6-1 win to force a winner-take-all rematch Monday at 1pm.

A win for the Yellow Jackets Monday over Texas-Tyler will place them into the best-of-three championshp series, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Cody Thompson (Atlee, pictured below), pitched the ninth inning in the Texas-Tyler victory.

To see the bracket, and for a link to Monday's game to watch live, CLICK HERE.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday Playoff Preview

After a tough night for Patrick Henry, a history making night for Hanover girls lacrosse, and wins for Hanover girls soccer, baseball and softball on Thursday, we turn our attention to Friday and the beginning of the rest of the Region 5B Tournament schedule....

BASEBALL:

Region 5B Quarterfinal: #6 Atlee at #3 Glen Allen, 7pm: The Raiders enjoyed a huge win over the Jaguars during the regular season as part of our "Game of The Week" series on YouTube. Now the Jaguars hope to exact revenge at home. Both teams are two wins away from a state tournament bid, as are these two teams....

Region 5B Quarterfinal: #7 Lee-Davis at #2 Prince George, 5pm: An early start down south as the Confederates take on an experienced Royals team who made it all the way to the state semifinals one year ago. Lee-Davis will need, perhaps, their best performance of the season, especially defensively, in order to advance to semifinal play next Wednesday.

SOFTBALL:

Region 5B Quarterfinal: #6 Matoaca at #3 Atlee, 6pm: The hope for a "four-peat" remains alive as the Raiders, who struggled at times against tough opponents, look to start another march towards June. Atlee defeated the Warriors in the regular season, and, with a victory, could be looking at Round 3 with a familiar foe.....

Region 5B Quarterfinal: #7 Deep Run at #2 Lee-Davis, 6pm: After a state semifinal appearance in 2016 and after being state runner-up last year, seeing their seasons end both times at the hands of Atlee, the Confederates see 2018 as their year, their opportunity. They will be favored tonight over a Wildcat team who lost 10-0 in Mechanicsville earlier this month on Senior Night.

BOYS SOCCER:

Region 5B Quarterfinal: #5 J.R. Tucker at #4 Atlee, 7:30pm: After an 0-3-1 start, the Raiders have won twelve straight matches heading into tonight's battle with a surprisingly good Tiger squad who owns a win over second-seeded Meadowbrook, who eliminated Lee-Davis Thursday night. A win could give Atlee a shot at one of two unbeatens in the area in top-seeded Deep Run.

GIRLS SOCCER:

Region 5B Quarterfinal: #5 Glen Allen at #4 Atlee, 5:30pm: After a 3-1 win over the Jaguars April 30th, the Raiders have won just twice on the field in May. The rematch is tonight, with the Raiders two wins from a return to the state tournament.

BOYS LACROSSE:

Region 4A Semifinal: #4 Hanover at #1 Midlothian, 6pm: Ironically, these former Conference 20 rivals did not meet in the regular season, but they square off tonight with a bid to the Class 4 State Tournament on the line. The Trojans enter at 12-3, while Hanover is 8-6.

Region 5A Semifinal: #4 Mills Godwin vs. #1 Atlee, 5:30pm (Randolph-Macon College, Day Field): The Raiders only lost to St. Christopher's in regular season play and begin the climb to a possible fourth straight state title game appearance against the Eagles, whom they did not meet during the regular season. This is Atlee's first game since May 7th. (NOTE: The Atlee girls lacrosse semifinal is Saturday at 10am, also at Day Field).

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And, lest we forget??

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES:

#1 Randolph-Macon vs. Misercordia, 2:15pm, Appleton, Wisconsin (WATCH LIVE HERE): The journey finally complete, now the Yellow Jackets, in their maiden voyage at the Division III College World Series, must get to work on the field as they take on the team that eliminated Virginia Wesleyan in their regional final. A win puts the Yellow Jackets in the winners bracket Saturday, also at 2:15, a loss means an elimination game first thing Saturday at 11am.

Stay with @hanoversports on Twitter for updates throughout the afternoon and evening and get a complete scoreboard wrap-up on Facebook Friday night by clicking HERE.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday Playoff Preview

It is an absolutely crazy day of high school playoff action on this Thursday across the area. Let's set the table for you here!

BASEBALL:

Region 4B Quarterfinal: #5 Dinwiddie at #4 Patrick Henry, 6pm: Seth Mayberry and the Generals come in off a late night victory in the first round Tuesday, while the Patriots have had some time to rest, and to heal. Will that offset a little rust, having not played since their rain-shortened win at Atlee thirteen days ago?

Region 4B Quarterfinal: #6 Hanover at #3 Eastern View, 6pm: The Hawks, for a return trip to the Class 4 State Tournament, must become road warriors, beginning with tonight's trip to Culpeper. With their storied history in baseball this decade, the target on the back of Hanover looms very, very large.

SOFTBALL:

Region 4B Quarterfinal: #5 Dinwiddie at #4 Patrick Henry, 6pm: Dinwiddie made the trip to Ashland Monday May 14, and led 2-0 in the top of the fifth inning when a powerful wind storm arrived, forcing people to race to their cars for shelter and safety. Now, Taylor Johnson and company return to Patrick Henry feeling confident they can get the win. The Patriots need an early lead to erase the memory of last Monday, and consequently, put the pressure on the visitors.

Region 4B Quarterfinal: #6 Hanover at #3 Courtland, 4:30pm: A quick turnaround for the Hawks, who did not score in the Wednesday portion of their 2-1 triumph over Chancellor in the first round. Courtland enters with a 12-7 record. Whether it's Ellen Palya or Leslie Currie, or a combination of both, Hanover needs their bats to come alive. Three runs or more may be necessary in this one.

GIRLS LACROSSE:

Region 4A Semifinal: #6 Hanover at #2 Patrick Henry, 6pm: It's Round Three between the Hawks and Patriots, Hanover winning the two regular season meetings. The Hawks held off Patrick Henry in a closely-played, sometimes hotly contested, first meeting, then Hanover blew out the Patriots in Ashland at the rematch. Revenge is a big factor for Patrick Henry's hopes, but even more, a trip to the Class 4 State Tournament is on the line, something Patrick Henry has never accomplished.

BOYS SOCCER:

Region 5B Quarterfinal: #7 Lee-Davis at #2 Meadowbrook, 7:30pm: This will be a very tough test for Lee-Davis, taking on a program in Meadowbrook which has made significant strides over the past few years and are ready to finally get a signature playoff win against a team north of the James River.

Region 4B Quarterfinal: #5 King George at #4 Hanover, 7:30pm: Time to see if Hanover has another gear in order to improve play to the point where they can seriously contend for a Class 4 State Tournament berth. They'll need two wins to earn it, beginning with this battle with the Foxes.

GIRLS SOCCER:

Region 4B Quarterfinal: #7 King George at #2 Hanover, 5:30pm: Quietly, consistently, the Hawks have put together one of their best seasons in school history. None of that will matter, especially to the senior class, without a state tournament bid. They, too, need two wins for that, and the first win is theirs for the taking tonight at home.


Monday, May 21, 2018

History! Randolph-Macon Baseball Sweeps South Region, Heads To College World Series

In the end, there was never a doubt.

Randolph-Macon swept every game, every opponent, claiming the 2018 NCAA Division III South Regional Championship Sunday afternoon in Holly Springs, North Carolina with an 11-2 romp over Christopher Newport, the same team the Yellow Jackets defeated 4-3 the night before to claim a berth in the final round, clinching the team's first-ever trip to the Division III College World Series.

The Yellow Jackets scored six first inning runs and never looked back, moving to 35-7-1 on the season, winning all four regional games, and defeated the Captains for the third time this month and fourth time this season.

Randolph-Macon's 35 victories ties the single-season program record for wins set two years ago.

For more coverage of the championship game, CLICK HERE.

For the postgame press conferences, CLICK HERE.

(Thanks to R-MC Athletics for the photo)


Thursday, May 17, 2018

RVA Locals Only: Interview with Atlee Lacrosse's Christina Dobson on ESPN Richmond

Friday morning on ESPN Richmond, The RVA Sports Network's Rob Witham joins Bob Black for "RVA Locals Only Presented By Farm Bureau Insurance" and we'll shine the spotlight on undefeated Atlee girls lacrosse, talking live with head coach Christina Dobson! We'll discuss the Raiders' season, the contributions of two key freshmen, and the growth of high school lacrosse this decade.

Plus, we'll have the latest high school playoff information, from VISAA State Baseball to all the VHSL spring sports getting underway.

Listen on 99.5 or 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online by CLICKING HERE, or on the ESPN Richmond app for iPhone or Android!

Plus, Rob with sit in with Bob for the entire 9am hour, talking sports, The Preakness and more! Hope you'll tune in and join us!