Monday, October 14, 2019

In The Red Zone: Randolph-Macon Men's Basketball Coach Josh Merkel

Listen LIVE from Sports Page Grille in Ashland tonight at 6pm on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM) as Rob Witham welcomes Josh Merkel, men's head basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College, on the eve of the beginning of practice for the 2019-2020 season!

We'll also have the latest high school sports news including VHSL Region Standings and the new NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll!

CLICK HERE to listen live online!

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

HONORS: Lee-Davis Athletic Hall Of Fame Welcomes New Members

Congratulations to the Lee-Davis Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020, announced by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Tuesday.

The student-athletes were, according to the committee, "...elected from the substantial universe of outstanding athletes who have competed with excellence since the school's establishment in 1959. The Class of 2020 is composed of five former student-athletes with accomplishments including district, region, metro, state distinctions, and beyond."

The Class of 2020 will be recognized at halftime of the Glen Allen/Lee-Davis football game on Friday, October 25th. The annual Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for Friday, January 24th, 2020 at Lee-Davis High School. Ticket information for the banquet can be obtained from the committee by emailing The Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame Facebook page will also contain banquet information.

CLASS OF 2020:

Charles Bradley "Brad" King: Class of 1964, Football, Basketball, Baseball

Gerome Lewis: Class of 1972, Football, Track

Kara Malloy Gallaher, Class of 1989, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Tyler Johnson, Class of 2005, Baseball, Basketball

Kelly Heinz Frazier, Class of 2012, Softball

Monday, October 07, 2019

In The Red Zone: Randolph-Macon Women's Basketball Preview

Join us tonight (Monday) at 6pm LIVE at Sports Page Grille in Ashland for "In The Red Zone"! Our guest will be Randolph-Macon head women's basketball coach Carroll LaHaye as we preview the 2019-2020 just ahead of the beginning of practice next week!

We will also analyze the new VHSL Football Region Rankings and debut the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football Big 12 Poll.

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

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Friday, October 04, 2019


Listen LIVE to our Day/Night High School Football Game of The Week Doubleheader on 102.9 The Mater and here at our website!

2:15pm: Woodberry Forest (0-4) at Collegiate (3-1), 102.9 FM/1430 AM, CLICK HERE to listen online! Also available on the @TuneIn app on "Radiall"!

6:30pm: Patrick Henry (3-2) at Atlee (2-2), 102.9 FM/1430 AM, CLICK HERE to listen online! Also available on the @TuneIn app on "Radiall"!  We begin with the "On The Sidelines PreGame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance as NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis and Rob Witham preview all the Week 6 prime time action!

During the "Game Of The Week", catch all the score updates from around the region on the "Luck Chevrolet In-Game Scoreboard"!

9:20pm: RVA Sports Network Scoreboard Show, 102.9 FM/1430 AM, CLICK HERE to listen online. Also available on the @TuneIn app on "Radiall'!  Rob will have all the final scores as they come in, talk live with Marc Davis for a preview of "On The Sidelines" on NBC12 at 11:13 tonight, and have the winning head coach LIVE!

11:13pm: "On The Sidelines" on NBC12: Join Marc Davis and his team of photographers for highlights from games all across the RVA, plus all the scores and more!

11:34pm: "On The Sidelines Extra", LIVE on the NBC12 Facebook page. Join the conversation! It's #TheFinalWord on Week 6 of high school football, a look at the playoff races, and your first look at Week 7 including the #1 vs #2 showdown between Highland Springs and Manchester!

Type your questions or comments on Facebook and we'll get to as many of you as we can. It's the ONLY place to interactively talk high school football every Friday after the games!

CLICK HERE to go to the NBC12 Facebook page, then click the "On The Sidelines Extra" video at or after 11:34 to join us!

Friday, September 27, 2019


GAME OF THE WEEK: #12 Patrick Henry (3-1) at #10 Henrico (2-2), 6:30pm airtime on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM)

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Atlee at Armstrong, 7pm
Hanover at #4 Varina, 7pm

Lee-Davis (BYE)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Week 4 Friday Football Schedule

GAME OF THE WEEK: #6 Deep Run (3-0) at Patrick Henry (3-0), 7pm

Airtime is 6:30pm LIVE on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM), CLICK HERE to listen online or use the @TuneIn Radio app and listen on "Radiall"!


Lee-Davis (0-3) at Glen Allen (0-2), 7pm
Hanover (0-2) at Mills Godwin (1-2), 7pm
Atlee (1-1) at Douglas Freeman (2-1), 7pm

NOTE: Follow @hanoversports on Twitter for continuous score updates throughout the night!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

In The Red Zone: Randolph-Macon Football, Lacrosse

CLICK HERE to listen LIVE Monday night at 6pm to "In The Red Zone", our weekly local sports talk show broadcast live from Sports Page Grille in Ashland, only on Richmond radio on 102.9 The Mater!

Guest: Randolph-Macon Women's Lacrosse Head Coach MK Geratowski, who will talk about the team's summer trip to Europe!

We will also have a look back at the biggest comeback for Randolph-Macon football in the past fifteen years with Saturday's 30-27 win at Averett and the latest sports news!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Week #2: Randolph-Macon at Averett

CLICK HERE to listen live online as the Yellow Jackets (0-1) look for their ninth straight victory over the Cougars, live from Danville!

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Friday, September 13, 2019


Patrick Henry 21, Glen Allen 6
Atlee 35, Mills Godwin 7
Douglas Freeman 14, Lee-Davis 6
Chancellor 43, Hanover 14

Immediately After The Game: RVA Sports Network Scoreboard Show: Marc Davis of NBC12 joins us LIVE with a preview of "On The Sidelines" at 11:15 on NBC12, plus we'll talk with the winning head coach and have all the Week 3 scores as they come in!

11:15PM: "On The Sidelines" only on NBC12! Join Marc for all the highlights, scores, and more from Week 3 in high school football!

11:33PM: CLICK HERE to join the conversation! "On The Sidelines Extra" with Marc Davis and Rob Witham brings you #TheFinalWord on Week 3, a look ahead to Week 4, and we take YOUR questions LIVE on the NBC12 Facebook page!

Thursday, September 05, 2019

GAME DAY: #6 Johns Hopkins at #24 Randolph-Macon


WHERE: Day Field, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland

TICKETS: $10 (Children 12 and under are free)

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--Johns Hopkins leads the all time series between the schools 23-16-1, winning the last six encounters, including a season-opening win in Baltimore last August. The Blue Jays are the defending Centennial Conference champion, reaching the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Footballl Championship before falling to eventual national runner-up Mount Union 28-20.

--Randolph-Macon looks to win their third Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship in the past four seasons. Head Coach Pedro Arruza begins his sixteenth season as head coach, capturing 90 victories over that span. The current senior class boasts an overall three-season record of 25-8, including two nine-win campaigns (2016, 2018).

--Tonight will be the first of two non-conference games where the Yellow Jackets will face a preseason conference favorite. The Blue Jays topped the Centennial Conference preseason poll, while Averett University, Randolph-Macon's next opponent on September 14th in Danville, topped the USA South Conference preseason survey. The Yellow Jackets are the preseason favorite in the ODAC.

--Expect temperatures in the 70s at kickoff with a chance of rain and thunderstorms and increasing breezy conditions as the evening continues due to the approach of the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian.

Monday, September 02, 2019

IN THE RED ZONE: R-MC Football Preview

CLICK HERE to listen live to the Labor Day edition of "In The Red Zone", which will be in studio tonight, 6pm, on 102.9 The Mater, at 102.9 FM and 1430 AM.


"Voice of The Yellow Jackets" Marty Wilson: Previewing the Randolph-Macon season opener against Johns Hopkins and the 2019 season

Collegiate Cougars head football coach Mark Palyo: Previewing the Cougars' 2019 season which opens Friday afternoon at home against Trinity Episcopal. Hear it live at 4:30pm, followed by #9 Monacan at Hanover at 7pm only on 102.9 The Mater!

Friday, August 30, 2019


Game Of The Week: Patrick Henry 42, Osbourn 34 (Patriots' Alex Sikkar accounts for four touchdowns, 335 yards of total offense as Patriot defense stops Eagles inside the 10-yard line on the final play of the game).

Deep Run 37, Lee-Davis 7

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday Results, Week 1 Football Primer



Atlee 3, Douglas Freeman 0
Prince George 1, Lee-Davis 0


Lee-Davis 24, Deep Run 20



GAME OF THE WEEK: Osbourn (0-0) at Patrick Henry (0-0), 6pm kickoff, 5:30pm airtime on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM).

CLICK HERE to listen to the Game of The Week online, brought to you by Luck Chevrolet, Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance, South University and by Massey, Wood, and West!


Lee-Davis (0-0) at Deep Run (0-0), 7pm

Monday, August 26, 2019

IN THE RED ZONE: R-MC Men's Soccer's Josh Laux And Football Season Preview!

CLICK HERE to listen online tonight at 6pm for "In The Red Zone", LIVE from Sports Page Grille Ashland, as host Rob Witham welcomes Randolph-Macon Men's Soccer Head Coach Josh Laux, debuts the 2019 NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll, plus a look at the ODAC Football preseason poll out today!


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Reigning ODAC Champion Randolph-Macon Football Atop Preseason Poll

It's eight out of nine first place votes for the defending Old Dominion Athletic Conference champions, Randolph-Macon, in the 2019 ODAC Preseason Poll released Monday.

The Yellow Jackets, who went 9-3 in an historic season in 2018 which saw the team win its second ODAC Championship in three years, their first postseason game in 49 years, and their first-ever win in the NCAA Division III Football Championship, now prepare to defend that title with a heavy supply of returning starters and players who saw significant playing time.

The offense returns fifth-year senior running back Tre Frederick (pictured), who sits third on the ODAC all-time rushing list with 4,056 yards, just 220 yards behind all-time conference leader Remon Smith, also of Randolph-Macon (Class of 1988), and senior quarterback Burke Estes, who completed 64 percent of his passes last season with 15 touchdown passes.

Jake Wernle, a preseason Second Team All-America selection, anchors an offensive line looking to be as dominant as they were last season.

On defense, 2018 All-ODAC performers returning include defensive lineman Steve McNair, defensive backs Anthony Williams and Calvin Whitehead, and linebacker Bryan Sullivan. First Team All-ODAC selection Chris Vidal is back to handle kicking duties.

The Yellow Jackets, ranked 24th in the first Top 25 poll of the 2019 season, open play at home Thursday September 5th against #5 Johns Hopkins. Kickoff is set for 7pm. All Randolph-Macon games can be heard live on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM), and on the RVA Sports Network online.

Bridgewater, who took Randolph-Macon to double overtime last season before the Yellow Jackets eeked out a 44-41 win, received the other first place vote and is second in the preseason survey. Hampden-Sydney, Ferrum and Washington and Lee round out the top five.

Emory and Henry, the Yellow Jackets' first ODAC opponent when they open conference play at home on September 21st, was sixth, followed by Shenandoah, Guilford, and the newest football member of the conference, Southern Virginia University. Randolph-Macon's first ODAC game against SVU will be on October 19th in Buena Vista.

Monday, August 19, 2019

IN THE RED ZONE: Turnage, Townsend, Carpenter All Joining Us Live!

It's the busiest edition of "In The Red Zone" yet, as we get you ready for the 2019 football and volleyball seasons with three major special guests!

--Patrick Henry Boys Volleyball Head Coach Michael Townsend
--Lee-Davis Head Football Coach Ryan Turnage
--Atlee Girls Volleyball Head Coach Curtis Carpenter

CLICK HERE to listen live online Monday night, live from Sports Page Grille Ashland, beginning at 6pm! You can listen in the Richmond area on 102.9 The Mater at 102.9 FM and 1430 AM. You can also listen on any mobile device on the @TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!

Better yet, come support your team and have dinner between 6 and 7pm and watch the show live! See you Monday night.

Monday, August 12, 2019

In The Red Zone: Randolph-Macon Volleyball And Field Hockey Previews!

CLICK HERE to listen live to "In The Red Zone", live from Sports Page Grille Ashland, Monday at 6pm on 102.9 The Mater! Our guests are:

Randolph-Macon head women's volleyball coach Bill Rogers
Randolph-Macon head field hockey coach Jessica Weiss

Listen in the Richmond area on 102.9 FM and 1430 AM!

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