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Thursday, March 28, 2013

POSTPONEMENT AND TIME CHANGE

The Atlee at Lee-Davis baseball game scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to poor field conditions.

The Atlee at Lee-Davis softball game's start time has been moved up one hour.  First pitch is now 6PM.

We will LIVE TWEET from the softball game and the two soccer games, which are still scheduled at their regular time.....

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WEDNESDAY RESULTS--THURSDAY SCHEDULE

SOFTBALL:
Caroline 2, Patrick Henry 1
Lee-Davis at J.R. Tucker, PPD (to April 15th)

BOYS LACROSSE:
Atlee 13, Mills Godwin 3

BOYS TENNIS:
Armstrong at Lee-Davis, PPD (to April 12th)


THURSDAY SCHEDULE:

BASEBALL:
Hermitage at Patrick Henry, 6pm
Atlee at Lee-Davis, 7pm
Glen Allen at Hanover, 7pm

SOFTBALL:
Hermitage at Patrick Henry, 6pm
Atlee at Lee-Davis, 7pm
Glen Allen at Hanover, 7pm

BOYS SOCCER:
Hermitage at Patrick Henry, 7:30pm
Atlee at Lee-Davis, 7pm
Glen Allen at Hanover, 7pm

GIRLS SOCCER:
Hermitage at Patrick Henry, 6pm
Atlee at Lee-Davis, 5:30pm
Hanover at Glen Allen, 7pm

BOYS LACROSSE:
Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry, 6pm, at Poor Farm Park

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Stafford at Atlee, 5:30pm
Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry, 7:30pm at Poor Farm Park

BOYS TENNIS:
Mills Godwin at Patrick Henry, 4:30pm
Lee-Davis at Varina, 5pm

GIRLS TENNIS:
Patrick Henry at Mills Godwin, 4:30pm
Hanover at Atlee, 4:45pm
Varina at Lee-Davis, 5pm

Sunday, March 24, 2013

SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY: GAME POSTPONEMENTS

With Hanover County Schools closed Monday, along with all other major school systems in the Metro Richmond area, the following scheduled games are postponed.  Most do not have make-up dates set as of yet.

BOYS TENNIS:
Hermitage at Patrick Henry (has been rescheduled to April 15th)
Cosby at Hanover (rescheduled from a previous date)

GIRLS TENNIS:
Patrick Henry at Hermitage (has been rescheduled for April 15th)
Hanover at Cosby (rescheduled from a previous date)
Lee-Davis at Manchester (CANCELLED)
Jamestown at Atlee

BASEBALL:
Patrick Henry at Colonial Heights
Lee-Davis at J.R. Tucker

SOFTBALL:
Patrick Henry at Dinwiddie
Lee-Davis at J.R. Tucker

BOYS LACROSSE:
Patrick Henry at Glen Allen

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Glen Allen at Patrick Henry
Midlothian Gold vs. Lee-Davis at Pole Green Park

BOYS SOCCER:
Colonial Heights at Lee-Davis

GIRLS SOCCER:
Lee-Davis at Colonial Heights

Thursday, March 21, 2013

THURSDAY SCOREBOARD!

Thursday FINALS:

SOFTBALL: Atlee 5, Deep Run 0 (Jessica Holte with a shutout and contributing offensively and Raiders go to 3-0)

BASEBALL: Patrick Henry 13, John Marshall 0 (5 innings--Jared Dorton pitched a perfect game with 12 of the 15 batters he faced going down on strikes...)

Atlee 11, Deep Run 1 (5 innings)
Mills Godwin 3, Lee-Davis 1 (Godwin scored all of their runs on a double in the 4th inning)

PH now 3-0 in Colonial, 3-1 overall, Atlee is 3-0 overall, while Lee-Davis is 0-1. Lee-Davis welcomes Patrick Henry at 6pm tomorrow night for both softball AND baseball!

GIRLS LACROSSE: Atlee 9, Midlothian 8
BOYS LACROSSE: Lee-Davis 13, Hermitage 11
GIRLS TENNIS: Lee-Davis 7, Atlee 2

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

TUESDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES....

While all scheduled tennis matches are still playing, several of today's events have been postponed. The following events will NOT happen today, makeup dates if available in parentheses beside them.....

BASEBALL: Patrick Henry at J.R. Tucker (4/24); Lee-Davis at Mills Godwin (3/21)
SOFTBALL: Patrick Henry at J.R. Tucker (4/29); Lee-Davis at Mills Godwin (4/10)
GIRLS SOCCER: Clover Hill at Lee-Davis; J.R. Tucker at Patrick Henry (4/24)
BOYS SOCCER: Patrick Henry at J.R. Tucker (4/24); Atlee at Douglas Freeman (4/15)

NOTE: The following Lacrosse games WILL BE PLAYED TONIGHT!

GIRLS: St. Gertrude's vs. Patrick Henry at Poor Farm Park (4:30pm)
BOYS: Powhatan vs. Lee-Davis at Pole Green Park (6pm)

ALSO still on for tonight is Lee-Davis at Clover Hill in boys soccer at 7pm.

Monday, March 18, 2013

MONDAY POSTPONEMENTS

Due to the weather which caused a two-hour delay in opening schools today, the following games for this evening are postponed:

BOYS LACROSSE:
James River at Atlee

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Atlee at James River
Hanover at Deep Run

SOFTBALL:
Douglas Freeman at Atlee
Dinwiddie at Hanover
Matoaca at Lee-Davis

BOYS TENNIS:
Armstrong at Lee-Davis



Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Jackets' Season Ends in Sweet Sixteen....

Maybe it was just too much to ask.  It was a Herculean assignment, to be sure, with the NCAA Division III Committee having Randolph-Macon travel not once, not twice, but three times in 14 days to Bronx, New York (330 miles one-way), Worcester, Massachusetts (494 miles), then Amherst, Massachusetts (485 miles) to make its way to Salem and the Elite Eight.

They almost pulled it off.

Twenty minutes of rough basketball would make the difference, as the "Lord Jeffs", the #2 ranked team in the nation in Division III coming into the Tournament, scoring a mind-boggling 58 points in the first half on a team that didn't give up 58 points in 11 games during the year, en route to a 93-76 win, sending Amherst to Salem.

Randolph-Macon finishes the season with a 21-10 record playing arguably the toughest schedule in school history. Andre Simon led the Jackets in scoring with 20 points, while senior Lamar Giggetts played his final game in black and yellow, adding 18.  Connor Sullivan added 16 while Marcus Badger had 10.

Dylan Cole, Hanover High School graduate and the other senior on the roster, saw his first playing time in the NCAA Tournament late in the second half.  He had been out since suffering an ankle injury at the ODAC Tournament three weeks ago.

With Simon, Sullivan, Badger, and the likes of Joe Hassell, Trent Walker, Chris Hamilton and Akeem Holmes returning, the 2013-14 Yellow Jackets will, again, be a force to be reckoned with in the ODAC and beyond.

For their sake, though, we hope "The Road To Salem" next year isn't nearly 1,550 miles long.

Friday, March 15, 2013

THURSDAY ROUNDUP: Classic Softball Opener....

The weather felt like March, but the atmosphere on the diamond matched May as Hanover and Cosby, the defending state champions, began the 2013 softball season in Chesterfield Thursday afternoon.

Under bright sunshine while fighting occasional gusty winds, the Titans and Hawks battled back and forth into extra innings, and, once again, Cosby would beat a county opponent in walk-off fashion, this time 4-3 in 8 innings.

Kiandra Mitchum pitched four innings, then Shannon Albright moved from shortstop to pitch four of her own. Mitchum would start the offense with a lead-off double to start the game and later score on a wild pitch by Cosby starter Chelsea Whitcomb for a 1-0 lead.

Cosby responded with a run in the second to tie the game, but the Hawks counterpunched, as Eryn King singled to start the 3rd and later scored on an Albright single for a 2-1 lead.

The Titans then reeled off four straight singles for a run, then got a second run when a grounder to 3rd with the bases loaded was fielded by Lacey Sullivan, but her throw home for the force out was a little high, drawing Maura Long off the plate.

The Hawks fought back in the 4th as Sullivan roped a double to center, scoring Jessica McLaughlin, who walked to start the inning. We would stay at 3-3 until the 8th....

Cosby started their extra frame with a double, scoring the winning run three batters later with two out when Alex Beyer grounded to third, but Sullivan's throw to first was late allowing the fourth run to cross the plate.

The Hawks (0-1) had six hits off Whitcomb, who struck out nine. Hanover next plays at home versus Hermitage on Wednesday.

OTHER SCORES:

SOFTBALL:
Lee-Davis 12, Deep Run 1 (Kinsee Stonebreaker with four hits for the 1-0 Confederates)
Patrick Henry 7, MWGS 0 (Ashley Samuels with a double and triple for the 1-0 Patriots)

BASEBALL:
Patrick Henry 4, MWGS 3 (PH moves to 2-0)
Hanover 11, Cosby 8 (battle of two of the top teams in the Region; Titans leave bases loaded in the 7th inning as Hawks move to 1-0)
Lee-Davis at Deep Run, PPD

BOYS SOCCER:
Lee-Davis 4, Hopewell 0
Patrick Henry 1, MWGS 1

GIRLS SOCCER:
Lee-Davis 7, Hopewell 0
MWGS 4, Patrick Henry 0
Hanover at Cosby, PPD to May 9

BOYS TENNIS:
Patrick Henry 7, Thomas Jefferson 2 (Patriots now 1-2)
Henrico 9, Lee-Davis 0

GIRLS TENNIS:
Lee-Davis 7, Henrico 2
Patrick Henry 9, Thomas Jefferson 0
Hanover 5, Varina 4

Thursday, March 14, 2013

THURSDAY SCHEDULE (UPDATED) 3/14/13----

SOFTBALL: Lee-Davis begins their 2013 season at Deep Run while Patrick Henry has their first game under new head coach Shelby Webb this evening in Ashland against Maggie Walker Governors School, both games begin at 6pm.

Hanover opens their season traveling to play the defending state champions, Cosby, first pitch at 4:30.  We will LIVE TWEET from this game (@hanoversports)!

BASEBALL: Hanover opens their season at Cosby in a battle of two of the top-rated preseason teams at 4:30pm.  We will LIVE TWEET from this game!

Patrick Henry hosts Maggie Walker Governors School at 6pm looking to start 2-0 after their win yesterday over Thomas Jefferson.

The Lee-Davis/Deep Run game set for 6pm has been POSTPONED to a later date, TBA.

BOYS SOCCER: Cosby begins its season at Hanover, game time is 7pm. Patrick Henry will host MWGS at 7:30pm while Lee-Davis opens its season at home versus Hopewell at 7pm.

GIRLS SOCCER: Patrick Henry opens 2013 at MWGS at 7pm, while Lee-Davis travels to face Hopewell also at 7pm.

The Hanover at Cosby game scheduled for tonight is POSTPONED until May 9th.

TENNIS: Atlee boys tennis hosts Armstrong at 4:45, while Lee-Davis goes to Henrico at 5pm. Patrick Henry boys host Thomas Jefferson at 4:30 and Hanover hosts Varina at 5pm.

In girls play, Hanover girls go to Varina at 5pm, Patrick Henry is at TJ at 4:30. Lee-Davis hosts Henrico in their season opener at 5pm.

LACROSSE: Atlee's JV Girls Lacrosse team plays St. Gertrude's at the field on Scott Road off Parham near Route 1 at 5pm.

COLLEGE------------------------

The Randolph-Macon softball team is making up their doubleheader with Averett from February 23rd today at 2:30 and 4:30 in Ashland.  The Jackets come into the game at 9-2.

The women's lacrosse team has a match at Marymount beginning at 4pm.

WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP....

Randolph-Macon jumped on their arch rivals, Hampden-Sydney, in their baseball game Wednesday at Hugh Stephens Field, scoring 3 runs in the first and 3 more in the second. They were ahead 13-5 going into the 9th inning....

...but the Tigers weren't done. A surge rally in the 9th fell two runs short as the Jackets survived 13-11 to go to 3-2 in ODAC play, 7-6 overall. Atlee graduate, freshman Mitch Keeler had a career game, hitting for the cycle and driving in six of Macon's 13 runs.

Minutes after the win, attention turned to Day Field where the men's lacrosse team faced off against Ferrum, capturing a 17-13 win in their final pre-ODAC tuneup. Randolph-Macon improved to 4-4 with the win, and start conference play Saturday at Washington & Lee at 1pm.

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In the first game in the history of Lee-Davis girls lacrosse, the Confederates fell hard at Deep Run, 19-0. It was 14-0 at halftime, but head coach Catherine Ostoich kept the girls positive and confident, and it paid off in better defensive play in the second half.

"Defense has to be our foundation," Ostoich said after the game. "While it would be great to be on the attack, first you have to have the ball."

Goalkeeper Harper Matthews, one of six players on the roster with lacrosse experience, was peppered all game by the Wildcats' offense.  Though it was a hard first outing, it was a solid foundation game for the Confederates, and this day will be looked back upon years from now as the launching point of a successful program...

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OTHER SCORES:

SOFTBALL: Atlee 9, Clover Hill 2 (Atlee now 1-0; Holte with the complete game victory, Annamarie Warley had 2 hits and Cameron Hall slammed a home run...)

BASEBALL: Atlee 10, Clover Hill 6
                     Patrick Henry 15, Thomas Jefferson 1 (5 innings)

Atlee will be 1-0 when they come to PH Friday at 6pm. The Patriots first host Maggie Walker Governors School Thursday evening.

BOYS SOCCER: Atlee 2, Henrico 2 (Raiders begin the season with a draw, now 0-0-1, will play at Patrick Henry Friday at 7:30...)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The List of Tuesday's Rescheduled Events!

BASEBALL: Atlee at Clover Hill will be played Wednesday at 5pm.
                     Patrick Henry at Thomas Jefferson will be played Wednesday at 4:30pm.

SOFTBALL: Atlee at Clover Hill will be played Wednesday at 5pm.

BOYS SOCCER: Atlee at Clover Hill will be played on April 18th at 7pm.
                            Patrick Henry at Thomas Jefferson will be played Wednesday at 4:30pm.

GIRLS SOCCER: Clover Hill at Atlee will be played on April 18th at 7pm.
                            J.R. Tucker at Lee-Davis will be played Friday at 7pm.


LACROSSE: Girls scrimmage between Atlee and Hermitage is cancelled.
                     Boys match vs. Benedictine will be rescheduled, no date yet.

GIRLS TENNIS: Clover Hill at Lee-Davis will be played Wednesday at 4:30.
                           Patrick Henry at Douglas Freeman will be played Wednesday at 4:30.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

SATURDAY ROUNDUP: Jackets To Sweet Sixteen; PH Grad With Walk-Off Homer!

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Randolph-Macon made their second trip north in eight days to play WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) in the 2nd Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Neither snow nor rain nor long bus rides would deter Coach Nathan Davis and his team's appointment with the Sweet Sixteen.

Joe Hassell had a huge night, pouring in 18 points to lead the Jackets past the Engineers 79-68, handing WPI only their 3rd loss of the year.  Double figures also were found by Lamar Giggetts and Connor Sullivan, as well as Marcus Badger.

The Jackets led most of the way, though they could never pull away.  Several WPI runs, especially in the second half, kept the Engineers within striking distance, at one point missing a chance to cut the Macon lead to just three.

When forced to foul the Jackets late to extend the game, Randolph-Macon converted. This combined with a total reliance by WPI's offense on three-point shots in the final minutes, not making many of them, sealed the win for the Jackets (21-9).

Sunday it will be announced the day and time of the Randolph-Macon Sweet Sixteen Matchup against #2 ranked Amherst College, likely to be held at Amherst, Massachusetts. This means in the span of two calendar weeks, the Jackets will have traveled by bus to and from the Bronx, NY, Worcester, Mass fighting a snowstorm, and now to Amherst, a town nestled more in northwestern Massachusetts and better known for being the home of the University of Massachusetts.

LeFrak Gymnasium, on the Amherst College campus, seats about 2,450 and, as the crow flies, is only a mile or two from the UMass football stadium.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: PH grad Katie Woody was the hero in the first of two games today as she slammed a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th to lead Randolph-Macon to a comeback 4-3 win over Wilkes University. The teams entered extra innings tied at 2-2 with Wilkes scoring one in their half of the frame before Woody's heroics at the SeaGull Classic in Salisbury, Maryland.

In the nightcap against Alleghany College, PH grad Madison Gilman started the offense with an RBI groundout to score Christa Simon. The Jackets added another in that first inning, one more in the second, then broke the game open with four runs in the fourth as "Scoop" Simon ripped a two-run single with the bases loaded to plate two, then pitcher Heather Lewis laced a double scoring two more.

The 9-1 win puts Randolph-Macon at 8-2 on the 2013 season. Lewis, the senior leader from Deep Run High School, pitched both games, extending her record to 6-1.

Next the Jackets make-up what would have been their season opening doubleheader with Averett, originally scheduled for February 22nd. First pitch for game one of the twinbill in Ashland is set for Thursday at 2:30pm.

HIGH SCHOOL: All four county baseball teams were in scrimmage action today as Atlee bested Meadowbrook, Patrick Henry defeated Monacan, Lee-Davis defeated Midlothian and Hanover was victorious over Marple Newtown High School from Pennsylvania.

In softball action, Dinwiddie defeated Lee-Davis.  The Patrick Henry softball team spent the morning working feverishly to get their field in regular season shape. They will get to make up one scrimmage postponed due to weather when they play Caroline in Ashland Monday at 5pm. The 2012 State Runner-Up, led by new head coach Shelby Webb, will open the 2013 season with back-to-back home games, Thursday at 6pm in the Colonial District against Maggie Walker Governors School, then Friday at 6pm in a county rival game with Atlee!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

2013 High School Baseball and Softball Previews!

Click HERE to read about the upcoming baseball season...

Click HERE to read about the upcoming softball season....

NOTE:  The Cosby/Patrick Henry softball scrimmage, rescheduled to Friday, March 8th, has been cancelled.