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Friday, August 31, 2012

Five County Volleyball Teams At Virginia Showcase!

The place to be Labor Day Weekend for volleyball fans is Richmond Volleyball Club in the near West End of Richmond, where over 50 boys and girls teams converged for the two-day Virginia Volleyball Showcase.

Each team plays three three-set games, then will be seeded into championship brackets, which get underway at noon Saturday.

As expected, the Atlee girls team won all six of their competitive sets today, defeating Midlothian and First Colonial....

Lee-Davis' girls squad swept three sets from the Appomattox Regional Governor's School, then played three VERY tight sets against Annandale, losing two of three.

The Hanover girls went 1-5 on the day, while in boys play, Atlee was swept in three sets by Frank Cox of Virginia Beach.....

NOTE:  Follow @hanoversports on Twitter for LIVE updates from the Virginia Volleyball Showcase on Saturday!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Golf Score Update.....

Late word from Wednesday's matchup involving Atlee at Belmont Golf Course on Hilliard Road...

Atlee 165, Varina 207, Highland Springs 249

Thomas Moore shot a 38 for nine holes to lead the Raiders.....

Wednesday Scores and News!

FOOTBALL: In front of a large crowd under the lights at Day Field on the campus of Randolph-Macon College, Glen Allen outpointed Patrick Henry in scrimmage play, 27-19. Two fourth quarter touchdown passes by Tyler Phelps weren't enough to complete a comeback.  The Patriots were down 20-6 at halftime.

FIELD HOCKEY: Atlee topped Lee-Davis Wednesday 2-1 to stay unbeaten early in the season.  It was the Capital District opener for both teams, as the Raiders improved to 1-0, 3-0, while Lee-Davis is 0-1, 0-2.

VOLLEYBALL: The Patrick Henry girls team began Colonial District play with a 3-0 loss to Maggie Walker Governor's School, 25-15, 25-22, 25-20.  The Patriots are 0-2 overall.  In boys action, Lee-Davis fell in four sets to J.R. Tucker and are now 1-1 on the young season.....

ON THURSDAY.....

Golf: Patrick Henry is scheduled to host Deep Run at 3:30pm at Hanover Country Club....
Football: Lee-Davis travels to Chester to scrimmage L.C. Bird at 6:30pm....
              Patrick Henry's JV team scrimmages at Glen Allen at 7pm.....

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday's Field Hockey Results....

Patrick Henry 2, Hanover 1
Atlee 4, Mills Godwin 1

Atlee is now 2-0, Patrick Henry is 2-1, while Hanover is 0-1.

Lee-Davis was idle and practicing in Mechanicsville today....

Friday, August 24, 2012

Atlee wins field hockey opener against PH....

A first-half goal holds up as the Atlee Raiders open their 2012 field hockey season Friday afternoon with a 1-0 win over Patrick Henry.

The Patriots, winners over Lee-Davis in their opener earlier this week, move to 1-1.

Strong Start For Atlee Girls Volleyball.....

The Raiders held serve easily on opening night at home against county rival Patrick Henry, sweeping the Patriots in three sets.

Scores were 25-4, 25-5 and 25-8.  Hailey Brooks had 4 kills and 4 aces on the evening as the Raiders move to 1-0.  Brooks has committed to play college volleyball at the University of South Florida.

In boys action, Lee-Davis took a four-set victory over the Maggie Walker's Governors School Thursday night, winning the fourth set 25-22 after taking the first two and losing the third.

The Confederates are 1-0.

FOOTBALL:

Hanover's only scrimmage of the preseason was Thursday night at home against Eastern Region powerhouse Lake Taylor.  The Titans outscored the Hawks 27-7 in the first half of the scrimmage, finishing with a 48-7 score.  The Hawks played backups liberally in the second half.  Both Sam Rogers and Andrew Knizner saw time at quarterback in the first half.  The Hawks open their season at home September 7th against Patrick Henry, in a game to be heard on WHAN Radio (102.9 FM/1430 AM) and LIVE ONLINE HERE at HanoverCountySports.org.

Atlee battled Manchester in their opening scrimmage tonight, with the Lancers "winning" on the scoreboard, but, again, in scrimmage play, the takeaways are strictly on the field.  Atlee begins their 2012 regular season also on September 7th on the road at Deep Run, a team expected to finish second behind Hermitage in the Colonial District this season....

Patrick Henry scrimmaged at home against Colonial Heights....no word on how the event went.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

More Fall Sports Get Underway!

In field hockey action, Patrick Henry held off Lee-Davis in a defensive battle, 1-0, to take the opening match of 2012 for both teams on Wednesday night.

The Patriots are 1-0, while the Confederates are 0-1.

In volleyball, three county girls teams begin 2012 play Thursday night!  Lee-Davis travels to Douglas Freeman while Patrick Henry is at Atlee.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Football Is Almost Here!!!

Three weeks from tonight, we'll be streaming WHAN Radio's coverage of Patrick Henry vs. Hanover on opening night of the 2012 high school football season!

In the coming weeks, HanoverCountySports.org, in conjunction with the Hanover Herald-Progress, will be presenting extensive team previews of all four county schools.

After a season where three teams made the playoffs and one ascended all the way to the state semifinals (and that team returns its core!), what will our county's student-athletes do for an encore?

What we'll be watching early....

1) Who plays at quarterback for Hanover?
2) Who replaces Israel Vaughan under center for Lee-Davis?
3) How will Kenner Berry's time at QB in the 2011 playoffs help his development for 2012?
4) Is the loss of Raymon Minor too much for a possibly thin Patrick Henry team, or is it addition by subtraction?  Depends upon your perspective.....

There's no doubt the most pressure is found west of Ashland, since Patrick Henry hasn't recorded a winning season since 2008.  Patriot faithful are not used to a significant down period, something that hasn't happened at PH since the late 1970s/early 1980s before the arrival of Ray Long in the fall of 1982.

There's no doubt also that the highest expectations are found on Chamberlayne Road, where Sam Rogers enters his fourth and final year as the heart of the Hawks team.  Add Andrew Knizner's versatility, a third quarterback option coming from JV, the return of L.J. Jones at tailback, and pieces of last year's defense returning, and it's obvious to see that this is "THE" year for Hanover if they want to achieve new heights of success. Ending their first decade as a football program, Hanover already has three Division 5 Regional Titles to their credit, but, in each season they won it, they would hit the road and lose in the state semifinals, sometimes in heartbreaking fashion (see Phoebus, 2009).....

Rogers, Knizner, Jones and other returnees plus a new influx of talent.  Can Hanover finally win a Division 5 Regional Title in an even year, getting a home game in the state semifinal round?  Can Hanover finally play at Scott Stadium for a state championship?

Or....will something unforeseen derail everything, such as the injury to Rogers in mid-season 2011?

Our first stop on the pre-season football tour is Saturday morning for the Green/White Scrimmage at Hanover.  Practice is at 7:30, scrimmage begins at 9am.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday Golf Result.....

Tough day for the Hanover Hawks as they bring up the rear at a quad meet at River's Bend Country Club in Chester....

Thomas Dale 299, Mills Godwin 309, Manchester 337, Hanover 360


Justin Lynn was best scorer for the Hawks, shooting an 81.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

VHSL Reclassification Update

The VHSL released its latest proposals for realignments statewide to a six-classification system.

The latest has Atlee, Lee-Davis, and Patrick Henry in 5A, and Hanover in 4A.

Click HERE to go to the VHSL web page that contains the latest information.  Scroll down to find the two PDF files dated 8/9/12 for the latest proposals.

What do you think?  Are you as confused as we are?  :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Fall Sports Are Underway!

We are back from summer hiatus with our first results of the 2012-13 athletic season!

At The Crossings Golf Course yesterday, Hanover's golf team fell to Douglas Freeman by a single stroke, 182-183.

Atlee's golf team is scheduled for a quad meet in the Capital District tomorrow at 1pm at The Hollows, facing Glen Allen, Varina, and Henrico.

Coming soon: 2012 Fall Sports Previews, especially FOOTBALL!  :)