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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TUESDAY FINALS....

TUESDAY FINALS:

Baseball:
#2 Hanover 3, Atlee 0 (Grey Lyttle pitches a no-hitter with ten strikeouts, Hawks are 3-0)
Glen Allen 2, #6 Lee-Davis 0 (Confederates held to just one hit, now 3-2)

Softball:
#10 Hanover 3, #3 Atlee 2 (9 innings) (Hawks are 3-0, Raiders are 2-1)
#1 Lee-Davis 9, Glen Allen 0 (LD improves to 5-0)

Boys Soccer:
Atlee 1, Hanover 1
Lee-Davis 3, Glen Allen 1

Girls Soccer:
Atlee 5, Hanover 0
Glen Allen 2, Lee-Davis 0

Girls Lacrosse:
Patrick Henry 15, Lee-Davis 10

Sunday, March 29, 2015

NEW Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls from RVA Sports Network

BASEBALL (3/29/15)
1)    James River (4-0, #1)
2)    Hanover (2-0, #2)
3)    Deep Run (4-0, NR)
4)    Steward (5-0, #8)
5)    Benedictine (3-2, #7)
6)    Lee-Davis (3-1, #5)
7)    Douglas Freeman (2-2, #3)
8)    Patrick Henry (3-1, #6)
9)    Manchester (2-2, #10)

10—Cosby (2-2, #4)

SOFTBALL (3/29/15)
1)    Lee-Davis (4-0, #1)
2)    Manchester (3-0, #4)
3)    Atlee (2-0, #5)
4)    Cosby (3-3, #3)
5)    Prince George (1-0, #6)
6)    Patrick Henry (2-1, #2)
7)    King William (2-0, #7)
8)    Clover Hill (2-0, #9)
9)    Deep Run (3-1, NR)
10—Hanover (2-0, NR)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Schedule Changes....

Here are the changes we have received for action set for Friday....

BASEBALL:
#6 Patrick Henry at Maggie Walker GS, postponed to April 24th

SOFTBALL:
#2 Patrick Henry at Maggie Walker GS, postponed to April 24th
#1 Lee-Davis at Matoaca, postponed

BOYS TENNIS:
Lee-Davis at Mills Godwin, postponed to May 1st
Hanover vs. Monacan at Rockwood Park, postponed

GIRLS TENNIS:
Mills Godwin at Lee-Davis, postponed to May 1st
Monacan at Hanover, postponed

BOYS SOCCER:
Mills Godwin at Atlee, postponed

GIRLS SOCCER:
Atlee at Mills Godwin, postponed

BOYS LACROSSE:
Patrick Henry at Lee-Davis, postponed

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry, postponed

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TOP 10: Baseball and Softball Polls Released

Here they are! The first RVA Sports Network Top 10 polls for high school baseball and softball for the 2015 season...

BASEBALL:

1) James River
2) Hanover
3) Douglas Freeman
4) Cosby
5) Lee-Davis
6) Patrick Henry
7) Benedictine
8) Steward
9) Midlothian
10) Manchester

SOFTBALL:

1) Lee-Davis
2) Patrick Henry
3) Cosby
4) Manchester
5) Atlee
6) Prince George
7) King William
8) James River
9) Clover Hill
10) Thomas Dale

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Randolph-Macon Falls Two Points Short of Final Four.....

Lamont Moore scored 18 points, and Randolph-Macon overcame withering defensive pressure from Virginia Wesleyan in the second half to take the lead, only to see the Marlins shut them down late and seize a 49-47 war in the NCAA Division III Round of Eight Saturday night at Crenshaw Gymnasium, ending the Yellow Jackets' season and their school-record 25-game winning streak.

The Yellow Jackets still had a chance to win with three seconds to play, but needing to go 94 feet to the basket. A perfectly designed play got Chris Hamilton the ball on the baseline, but his jumper at the buzzer hit the left side of the rim, bounced off the right and landed on the floor. The final chance to extend the season was gone.

Ironically, the 25-game winning streak began in Norfolk December 3rd with a 55-47 win at Virginia Wesleyan. Randolph-Macon entered the game 3-0 against the Marlins this season, including an 81-74 overtime win in the ODAC Tournament Championship on March 1st.

The Yellow Jackets end their season at 28-3. Complete coverage of the game, and the season, coming from us in this week's new edition of the Hanover Herald-Progress.

Friday, March 13, 2015

THE WRAP: Randolph-Macon Advances To Round of 8....

The free throws did not fall. The rebounds were still not up to expectations. The senior point guard was limited to just 18 minutes due to foul trouble. But, championship teams must overcome these types of adversity in order to seize the prize, win the day.

In the end, Randolph-Macon found ways to keep a pesky St. John Fisher Cardinals squad at bay, winning 64-57 to capture their 25th consecutive victory and advance to the NCAA Division III Round of Eight tomorrow against familiar Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Virginia Wesleyan.

"We knew coming in this would be a tough game. They are well-coached, they defend," said Randolph-Macon head coach Nathan Davis, who improves to 9-5 in six seasons in the NCAA Tournament. "We were fortunate enough to make a few plays to get a lead, and do things to hang on down the stretch."

The Yellow Jackets never trailed, and were only tied once, at 9-9 with 14:12 left in the first half. But like the Thanksgiving family guest that doesn't leave, the Cardinals, champions of the Empire Eight conference and owners of an 18-game winning streak of their own this season, wouldn't go away. Tyler Hart, one of five Cardinals to average in double figures, exceeded his point average with eleven in the first half to help Fisher stay within five points, cutting the lead to three at intermission at 29-26.

Joe Hassell continued his strong postseason in the paint with a double-double, 21 points and ten rebounds. The points were distributed evenly with ten in the first, eleven in the second half, as he drew and his teammates drew foul after foul against a bigger, stronger Cardinals squad.

The issue, though, was the Yellow Jackets didn't connect at the line. Shooting just 56 percent (14 for 25), the door was kept open for Fisher throughout most of the second half. The Cardinals went on a 5-0 run in 74 seconds to cut the lead to three again at 55-52 with 2:54 to go. The usual under four minute media timeout hadn't happened. Davis was still comfortable.

"This time of year, you've got to make shots, but you've got to make the right play," Davis explained. "I didn't want to call time, then end up with another timeout. Our guys knew what to do, got Akeem (Holmes) the ball, he was able to take it to the rim and make a shot."

The basket from Holmes, who only had four points, was the backbreaker. Randolph-Macon countered with a 6-0 run of their own sparked by Holmes' basket at 2:21 left, ended with authority a Lamont Moore ended a fastbreak down the baseline with a dunk. It was 61-52 with 47 seconds left.

In addition to Hassell's 21 points, Badger and Chris Hamilton each had ten points, while Lamont Moore and Mike Silverthorn had five each.

So, despite 41 percent shooting, struggling at the line, and their point guard sitting more minutes than playing, the Yellow Jackets advance to the Round of Eight, where they face the Marlins, who eliminated Dickinson College 75-65 Friday afternoon at Crenshaw.

No public tickets are available for the Saturday night game. Tip-off is at 7pm. Randolph-Macon last made the NCAA Division III Final Four in Davis' first season: 2009-10. They have a chance to return to Salem in less than 24 hours.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Randolph-Macon Hosts Rounds of 16, 8 in NCAA Tourney

Randolph-Macon announced Monday they will host one of four Round of 16 Sectionals, which includes a Round of Eight game, in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

In Friday's Round of 16 doubleheader, ODAC rival Virginia Wesleyan will face Dickinson College at 5pm. Randolph-Macon will host St. John Fisher, Empire Eight Conference champions from Rochester, New York, at 8pm.

The winners will face each other on Saturday night at 7pm at Crenshaw Gymnasium for a berth in the NCAA Division III Final Four March 20th in Salem, Virginia.

Randolph-Macon earned their berth in the Round of 16, their second in three seasons, with a 78-65 win over Catholic Saturday night.

Tickets for Friday's second game involving the Yellow Jackets are sold out. Tickets for the first game are still available. Details are available HERE.




Wednesday, March 04, 2015

State Indoor Track Championships Moved Again.....

Will the indoor track season ever end?

Both the 3A/4A and 5A/6A State Championships, postponed from February 27 and 28 to March 5 and 6, have been postponed again due to the expected winter weather for Thursday.

The 3A/4A State Championships will still be held at the Tolsma Center in Lynchburg, but are now Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10.

The 5A/6A State Championships will still be held at Boo Williams SportsPlex in Hampton, but are now Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10.

All-Conference 11 Basketball Honors....

Congratulations to the following student-athletes who have been honored.

*--denotes All-Academic status

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

De'Monte Buckingham--Henrico*
Ryan Pearson--Henrico*
Walter Williams--Henrico
Georgie Pacheco--Deep Run*
Brett Buisson--Mills Godwin*
A.J. Gaston--Highland Springs
Mike'l Simms--Highland Springs
Robbie Osborne--Hermitage*

SECOND TEAM:
Gus Rowland--Henrico
Blake King--Deep Run*
Clayton Leep--Douglas Freeman*
Robert (RJ) Jenkins--Atlee*
Jarris Hendricks--Atlee*

HONORABLE MENTION:
Evan Clark--Deep Run*
Aaron Simmons--Deep Run*
Keidrell Gray--Lee-Davis
Irving Jones--Lee-Davis
Dillon Thomas--Mills Godwin*
Gabe Fountain--Douglas Freeman
Rakhi Person--Hermitage
Na'Quon Trapp--Highland Springs
Kirvell Alexander--Highland Springs

Conference 11 Boys Player of The Year: De'Monte Buckingham--Henrico
Conference 11 Boys Coach of The Year: Vance Harmon--Henrico

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Cece Crudup--Highland Springs*
Na'Jai Pollard--Highland Springs*
Amanda Turner--Deep Run*
Ashley Weaver--Atlee*
Destini Walker--Hermitage*
Jennifer Coleman--Highland Springs*
Hakilah Hudson--Henrico
McKenzie Spencer--Henrico
Mallory Odell--Deep Run*

SECOND TEAM:
Olivia Tuck--Lee-Davis*
Taylor Cain--Hermitage*
Cam Gatling--Highland Springs*
Taya Bolden--Highland Springs*
Jamari Blackwell--Atlee*
Alyse Armentrout--Atlee*
Precious Waddy--Henrico
Morgan Jupe--Deep Run*

HONORABLE MENTION:
Lauren McIntyre--Lee-Davis*
Austyn Merrill--Lee-Davis
Megan Sherman--Mills Godwin
Zaria Credle--Henrico
Erykah Ra-Sheem-I--Henrico

Conference 11 Girls Player of The Year: Destini Walker--Hermitage
Conference 11 Girls Coach of The Year: Franklin Harris--Highland Springs




Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Big Possible Changes To Field Hockey Overtime.....

These will be the new overtime rules in both regular season and postseason field hockey if approved by the VHSL. The Executive Committee recommended approval Monday. Membership and Group Classification meetings are next week in Richmond during the State Basketball Championships.


D.  PM 66-4-2 FIELD HOCKEY REGULAR SEASON TIE-BREAKER (submitted by Westfield High School)

FIELD HOCKEY REGULAR SEASON TIE-BREAKER (OT-PS-SVPSOO, OOSV)
  • 5-minute intermission
  • Captains meet with officials
  • Home Visiting team captain calls the coin toss
  • Winner chooses possession or direction
  • 15-minute, Reduced Player, sudden victory overtime
  • Teams will change ends of the field at the first stoppage of play at or after the 7 minute 30 second mark
  • Any "eligible" player may participate in overtime.
  • All rules governing the 11-player game will be used EXCEPT: A maximum of FOUR (4) defenders may be behind the end line on penalty corners.
  • Neither team may request a time out.
  • Substitution during the 15-minute overtime period will be allowed.

If after the completion of the overtime period, the game is still tied, the procedure described below will be followed.

PENALTY STROKES (PS)
  • 2-minute intermission
  • Captains meet with officials
  • Visiting captain calls the coin toss
  • Winner of the toss chooses whether to stroke or defend first
  • Coaches provide an ordered list of 5 players (names and numbers) to the Official Scorer
  • Any "eligible" player may participate
  • Players must be listed in order, 1 through 5
  • Officials select the goal
  • Only coaches and remaining team members may be on the field, behind the 25-yardline (out of the goalkeeper's direct line of sight)
  • Teams alternate strokes
  • The game ends if one team has a goal advantage that cannot be overcome.  If, after completion of the penalty stroke procedure above, the game is still tied, another set of "Sudden Victory" penalty strokes (SVPS) will take place.

SUDDEN VICTORY PENALTY STROKES (SVPS)
  • 2-minute intermission
  • Coaches provide names and numbers of 5 players (as above in the PS procedure)
  • Any eligible player can be listed
  • Team that took the first stroke in the procedure above will defend first during the SVPS
  • First team scoring more goals after an equal number of strokes is the winner

The Sudden Victory penalty stroke procedure (SVPS above) is repeated until there is a winner.

One –On –One –

A Series of five shots on goal shall be taken by individual players in a one-on–one situation (attacker vs. goalkeeper)  To begin this procedure, the attacker stands on the 25 yard line and the goalkeeper stands on the goal line.  Play continues for 10 seconds with follow up shots permitted.

Note: the one-on–one play could be conducted with follow-up shots not permitted.  A foul or violation by the attacker ends the procedure.  A goal is awarded for a foul or violation against the goalkeeper.  The procedure also ends when: (1) the 10 seconds has elapsed; (2) a goal is scored; (3) the ball goes out of play over the end line, sideline or outside the circle.

a.  Each coach will present a list of 5 players to the official and the shots will be taken by the players in the order they are listed.  The team attempting the first shot will be decided by a coin toss, with the visiting captain calling the toss.  If a player participates out of order, that one-on-one is over and no goal is awarded.  The next correct player is to play the team’s next one-on-one.

b.  The  five players listed for each team will attempt the shots on goal on an alternate basis and the team scoring the most goals is declared the winner.

c.  If the game is still tied each team will attempt “sudden victory” shots on an alternating basis.  This procedure will continue until the tie is broken.  You may allow a repeat of the first 5 players.  The order of the players may be changed at this time.

FIELD HOCKEY POST SEASON- OVERTIME

66-4-3 Breaking Ties, Post-Season Play-If a tie exists during post-season play, the tie shall be broken by administering the Post Season Tie-Breaking Procedures published on the League's website.

PM 66-4-3 FIELD HOCKEY POST SEASON TIE-BREAKER (OT-OT-PS-PS-SVPSOO, OO, OOSV)

If the game is tied at the end of regulation, teams will play a maximum of TWO 15-minute, reduced-player, sudden victory overtime periods. The first OT will be played as detailed in the Regular Season procedure described previously.

If the game is still tied at the end of the first overtime, a second 15-minute, reduced-player, sudden victory overtime period shall be played.

  • 2-minute intermission
  • Report lineup changes to the Official Scorer
  • Teams change goals
  • Team not having the center pass to start the first OT will have it to begin the second
  • Play a second 15-minute, REDUCED PLAYER, sudden victory overtime

If the game remains tied after two OT periods, teams shall proceed with the Penalty Strokes (PS) procedure outlined previously. If, after completion of the first set of penalty strokes, the
score is still tied, teams shall REPEAT the Penalty Stroke (PS) procedure. The following provisions apply:

  • 2 minute intermission prior to beginning this second set of penalty strokes
  • Coaches may change the players and/or order of players to take this set of penalty strokes
  • The team that defended first in the previous set of penalty strokes will stroke first for the second set

If, after two sets of regular Penalty Strokes, the game remains tied, Sudden Victory Penalty Strokes (SVPS) will be used to determine a winner.
  • 2-minute intermission
  • Each coach provides an ordered list (names and numbers) of five players who will take the penalty strokes for her/his team
Team that went first in the initial set of penalty strokes will go fist in the SVPS.  This procedure is repeated until one team has more goals after an equal number of strokes

One –On –One –

A Series of five shots on goal shall be taken by individual players in a one-on–one situation (attacker vs. goalkeeper)  To begin this procedure, the attacker stands on the 25 yard line and the goalkeeper stands on the goal line.  Play continues for 10 seconds with follow up shots permitted.

Note: the one-on–one play could be conducted with follow-up shots not permitted.  A foul or violation by the attacker ends the procedure.  A goal is awarded for a foul or violation against the goalkeeper.  The procedure also ends when: (1) the 10 seconds has elapsed; (2) a goal is scored; (3) the ball goes out of play over the end line, sideline or outside the circle.

a. Each coach will present a list of 5 players to the official and the shots will be taken by theplayers in the order they are listed.  The team attempting the first shot will be decided by a coin toss, with the visiting captain calling the toss.  If a player particiapates out of order, that one-on-one is over an no goal is awarded.  The next correct player is to play the teams next one-on-one.

b.  The  five players listed for each team will attempt the shots on goal on an alternate basis and the team scoring the most goals is declared the winner.

c. If after completion of the first five one on ones the score is still tied, teams shall REPEAT the one on one procedure the following provisions apply:

d.  2 minute intermission prior to beginning this second set of one on ones

e.  Coaches may change the players and/or order of players to take this set of one on ones

f.  The team that defended first in the previous set of one on ones will go first for the second set.

g.  If the game is still tied, each team will attempt “sudden victory” shots on an alternating basis.  This procedure will continue until the tie is broken.  You may allow a repeat of the first 5 players.  The order of the players may be changed at this time.

Staff recommends as long as there is support from each/most of the field hockey regions.

All-Conference 20 Basketball Honors

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 20 Boys and Girls Basketball teams (* denotes All-Academic):

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Grayson Midulla--Glen Allen*
KeAndre Robinson--Glen Allen
Isaiah Gholson--Dinwiddie
Vondell Green--Caroline
Alan Dabney--Hanover*
Jason Wade--Hanover
Wallace Washington--Monacan
Nick Parks--Monacan*

SECOND TEAM:
Paul Flowers--J.R. Tucker*
Trey Pride--Glen Allen*
Jalyn Jarrett--Dinwiddie
A.J. Derricott--Caroline*
Aaron Fowlkes--Glen Allen
Dae Dae Roby--Midlothian
Marquis Robinson--Dinwiddie
Darian Peterson--Monacan

HONORABLE MENTION:
Herman Tillman--Glen Allen
Darius Young--Caroline
Mark Loving--Caroline*

ADDITIONAL ALL-ACADEMIC:
Ryan Payne--Hanover*
Ryan Madison--Hanover*
Roman Thomas--J.R. Tucker*
Tanner Fuller--Midlothian*
James Pemberton--Glen Allen*
Joel Hudalla--Glen Allen*

Conference 20 Boys Coach of The Year--Ryan Stein, Glen Allen
Conference 20 Boys Player of The Year--Grayson Midulla, Glen Allen

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Megan Walker--Monacan*
Caroline Averette--Midlothian*
Alex Parson--Monacan*
Annemarie Beran--J.R. Tucker*
Michal Ross--Glen Allen*
Jaiden Morris--Monacan
Zhara Tannor--Midlothian*
Hope Toliver--Caroline*

SECOND TEAM:
Danielle Weldon--Glen Allen*
Jazmen Moore--Caroline*
Jasmine Norman--Monacan*
Lovie Harden--J.R. Tucker*
Tina Lindenfeld--Midlothian
Madison Steele--Midlothian*
Tiera Johnson--J.R. Tucker*
Ashley Armstrong--Dinwiddie*

HONORABLE MENTION:
Kelsey Scott--Glen Allen*
Morgan Roberts--Hanover
Erica Adkins--Glen Allen*
Taylor Peay--Hanover*
Abby Appleton--J.R. Tucker*
Mary Beth Ratchford--Hanover*

Conference 20 Girls Coach of The Year: Adam Layton, Midlothian
Conference 20 Girls Player of The Year: Caroline Averette, Midlothian

Monday, March 02, 2015

Randolph-Macon Earns NCAA Tournament First Round Bye

After completing a 19-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) run with an overtime win over rival Virginia Wesleyan Sunday in the ODAC Tournament Championship in Salem, the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets earned one of two first round byes in the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. The tournament bracket was announced earlier Monday.

Randolph-Macon, winners of 23 straight games, is now 26-2, and the number one team in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll. The Yellow Jackets will host the winner of the first round game between Alvernia and Catholic on Saturday night, 7pm at Crenshaw Gymnasium. The Crusaders and Cardinals will play in Washington, D.C. on Thursday night.

Ticket information can be found when it becomes available at rmcathletics.com. (Photos from ODAC Championship Game courtesy of Nick Liberante...)