Friday, October 30, 2015

Conference 20 Volleyball Tournament Brackets

Here's the complete schedule for Conference 20 Boys and Girls Volleyball Tournaments!


QUARTERFINALS: (Monday at Higher Seed)
#6 Huguenot at #3 Hanover, 7pm
#5 Dinwiddie at #4 Maggie Walker, 7pm

SEMIFINALS: (Wednesday at Top Two Seeds)
Dinwiddie/MWGS winner at #1 Midlothian, 7pm
Huguenot/Hanover winner at #2 Monacan, 7pm

CHAMPIONSHIP (Thursday at Higher Seed)
Semifinal Winners, 7pm


QUARTERFINALS: (Monday at Higher Seed)
#5 Monacan at #4 Dinwiddie, 6pm

SEMIFINALS: (Wednesday at Top Two Seeds)
Monacan/Dinwiddie winner at #1 Hanover, 7pm
#3 Midlothian at #2 Powhatan, 7pm

CHAMPIONSHIP (Thursday at Highest Seed)
Semifinal Winners, 7pm

NOTE: All Championship participants earn berths in the 4A East Region Tournament for Girls, the 4A East Western Section Tournament for Boys.

Conference 12 Boys Volleyball Tournament Schedule

Atlee and Patrick Henry move to Conference 12 for the postseason, beginning their quests for the 5A State Championship in tournament quarterfinal action on Monday in Chester.

The complete tournament schedule is below:

QUARTERFINALS: (Monday November 2nd)

#1 Atlee vs. #8 Highland Springs, 5:45pm at LC Bird
#4 Patrick Henry vs. #5 LC Bird, 7:15pm at LC Bird
#2 Matoaca vs. #7 Meadowbrook, 5:45pm at Prince George
#3 Prince George vs. #6 Varina, 7:15pm at Prince George

SEMIFINALS: (Wednesday November 4th)

Atlee/HSHS winner vs PH/LCBird winner, 5:45pm at Prince George
Matoaca/MBK winner vs PG/Varina winner, 7:15pm at Prince George

CHAMPIONSHIP: (Thursday November 5th)

Semifinal Winners, 7:15pm at Prince George

NOTE: Both championship match participants clinch berths in 5A South Region Tournament the week of November 9th.

Monday, October 26, 2015

New VHSL Football Standings

Some more clarity for the four county schools with just two games left in the regular season as the new VHSL Football standings were released Monday morning. Here's the analysis:

A) Lee-Davis takes fourth in 5A South Central, but only by a quarter point over 8-0 Douglas Freeman. The Confederates are being rewarded for playing a tougher schedule (Capital District) versus the Rebels (Colonial District). Lurking two points below Lee-Davis in sixth is their opponent Friday when they travel to #6 Henrico (in a game you'll hear live on our "Game of The Week"). If Lee-Davis wins out, they could, repeat, could, host a first-round playoff game. But if they win out and Douglas Freeman upsets Hermitage on November 6th, Lee-Davis could find themselves the fifth seed, and on the road in round one on November 13th.

B) Atlee solidifies position in 5A North, while Patrick Henry falls further behind. The Raiders now hold 13th place alone after being tied for it a week ago before their home win over the Patriots, who drop from 17th to 18th place in a region where the top sixteen teams make the postseason. Atlee is over two and a half points ahead of the 17th seed, Potomac, but a loss to Varina Friday, coupled with a Potomac upset of #3 seed Brooke Point could all but erase their 21-point lead, and bring Atlee back towards the cut line. Wins over Varina and Armstrong all but assures Atlee a postseason berth.

The Patriots can easily vault into the top sixteen if they win their final two games, but that's a huge "if". They must try to stop the Highland Springs express Friday at home on Senior Night, then they must travel to Lee-Davis for the 57th Tomato Bowl November 6th (to be heard live on our "Game of The Week"). Two wins, and Patrick Henry is in. One win, and it depends on the fate of other teams like Halifax, Potomac, George Marshall and Patrick Henry-Roanoke. The Patriots likely must win once if they want to play on November 13th.

C) Hanover stays right where they were in 4A West in the Conference 19/20 subregion, despite their loss to Lee-Davis Friday. The Hawks are second, three-quarters of a point behind top-seeded Courtland, who were upset by #8 seed King George. Monacan is just behind the Hawks in 3rd, but just have one game left, this Friday hosting Manchester. One point behind Hanover in a tie for fifth are Chancellor and Eastern View. The Hawks go to Armstrong Friday, then host Henrico to finish the regular season. Two wins should give Hanover that second seed they now own, unless Courtland loses their final two games, highly unlikely since they close at hapless Caroline. But a loss in the next two weeks, depending on results from the other teams noted, could put the Hawks anywhere from second to fifth. A fifth place finish means a road trip November 13th, while a second place finish assures them of two home games to start the postseason.

To see the complete VHSL standings, visit our main network website by CLICKING HERE!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Conference 16 Field Hockey Tournament Schedule

Tuesday (Semifinals)
#4 Orange at #1 Atlee, 6pm (game at football stadium)
#3 Patrick Henry at #2 Albemarle, 6pm

Championship: Semifinal Winners, 6pm at higher seed*

*--If Atlee wins Tuesday, they host as top seed. Only way Patrick Henry can host is if they beat Albemarle and Orange beats Atlee.

NOTE: Semifinal winners currently scheduled to clinch berths in the 5A North Region Tournament.


#10 Lee-Davis 20, #9 Hanover 12: The Confederates' defense bends, but never breaks, holding the Hawks to four field goals as Nathan Evans scores with 54 seconds left to turn a one-point lead into an eight-point win. Lee-Davis is 7-1, Hanover falls to 5-3.

Atlee 34, Patrick Henry 20: AJ Zollar has two touchdown runs, including a 79-yarder, while Rasharrd Harris threw two touchdown passes as the Raiders pulled away from the Patriots in the second half. Both teams are now 4-4.


Lee-Davis: Now 7-1, could move ahead of their next opponent, Henrico, in the 5A South Central subregion standings when released Monday. Have outside chance at the #4 seed, which would mean a home game in round one. Plenty to play for.

Hanover: Now 5-3, lost a golden opportunity to become #1 seed in their eight-team subregion (Conferences 19/20) when King George upset top-seeded Courtland. Hawks must again regroup, head to Armstrong, then finish at home with Henrico. Hanover is 1-3, though, in front of the home crowd, 4-0 on the road. Still in good shape for postseason.

Atlee: Now 4-4, much-needed win, trying to move higher than 13th in 5A North. Could be 12th when new standings release. Host Varina, then at Armstrong, the easier part of Capital District schedule, but both teams will be desperate for a win for their own playoff hopes. That's dangerous.

Patrick Henry: Now 4-4, started tonight 17th, 1/10th of a point out of the playoffs. #16 Briar Woods won, as did #18 Halifax. The Patriots may drop to 18th. They must win one of last two to be in the playoff conversation, really need both to solidly earn a postseason bid in 5A North. As we feared in August, the 2015 Patriots could be better than the 2014 Patriots, but the new Capital District, rather than Colonial District schedule, could end up producing a worse record (Patriots went 6-4 in regular season a year ago).

Friday, October 23, 2015

LISTEN LIVE LINK: Patrick Henry at Atlee on Game of The Week

CLICK HERE to listen live to the Patriots and Raiders fight for a playoff berth in 5A North starting at 6:30 with the On The Sidelines Pre-Game Show Powered By Sheehy Ford of Ashland with Rob Witham and NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis!

NOTE: The game is heard locally on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM! We also will have LIVE updates from RVA Sports Network Correspondent Taylor Luck from the Lee-Davis/Hanover game on air and on Twitter all evening long! Follow us at @hanoversports and at @TaylorRVASN !

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Field Hockey Finals: (Updated Information in BOLD)

#4 Atlee 3, Hanover 0 (Raiders finish regular season 13-3, clinch #1 seed in Conference 16 Tournament, will host #4 Orange in semifinal Tuesday at 6pm. Hawks finish 7-7-1, face Powhatan in Conference 20 semifinal Monday at 7pm at River City SportsPlex in Chesterfield.)

Glen Allen 2, Patrick Henry 1 (OT; Jaguars win 2-1 in shootout): Aidan Rossman had the regulation goal and penalty shot in shootout. Patriots finish 6-7, will travel to Albemarle in Conference 16 Tournament semifinals on Tuesday at 6pm.

Field Hockey: Hanover Third Seed in Conference 20

The Hanover Hawks are the #3 seed in the Conference 20 Tournament which begins Monday.

Hanover will face #2 Powhatan in one semifinal at 7pm on Field #4 at River City SportsPlex in Chesterfield, while top-seeded Midlothian faces #4 Monacan in the 5:30pm semifinal.

Winners clinch berths in the 4A East Region Tournament and play for the Conference 20 Championship on Tuesday at 6pm, also at River City.

VOLLEYBALL: Atlee Boys Remain #1, Three Wins in Three Nights....

Atlee celebrated Senior Night on Wednesday with a three-set sweep of Armstrong to improve to 19-2 on the season. The Raiders, top-ranked in the RVA Sports Network Super 6 Boys Volleyball Poll, knocked off fourth-ranked Mills Godwin Monday in four sets.

In between, the Raiders handled county rival Patrick Henry. RVASN correspondent Taylor Luck was there and filed this report:

Tuesday saw the Atlee Raiders boys volleyball team, currently the top seeded team in the Super 6 Poll, take on their county rival Patrick Henry Patriots in what may well be a preview of a first round match in the Conference 12 tournament. Patriots came into the night with a 13-6 record, and planned on using the game as a measuring stick to see how far they had progressed over the season. But the Raiders wanted to show why they've earned their top ranking, bringing a dominating performance in all aspects of the game for a 3-0 victory over the Patriots.

Atlee jumped out to a 5-0 lead early in set 1 and only increased that lead before taking the set, and the 1-0 match lead, 25-16. The first 10 points of set 2 were close, but Atlee rallied for another 25-16 win after being tied 9-9 earlier in the set. Set 3 was never close, as Atlee gained a 5-2 advantage early on and never looked back. Patrick Henry made a last ditch effort to come back with their backs against the wall down 24-15, but their 4 point rally wouldn’t be close to enough as Atlee finished their dominating sweep with a 25-20 set 3 victory.

Patrick Henry had no answer to Atlee's control of the net, including powerful kills from Eric Rohr and Jake French. Rohr led the way for Atlee, with 11 kills on the night. Owen Ward totaled 33 assists and Jacob Rehmer-Stephens had 18 digs against the Patriots. The Raiders finish their regular season away Tuesday against Henrico.

Patrick Henry is now 13-7, and is trying to earn as high a seed as possible in the upcoming Conference 12 Tournament. The Patriots came into tonight without senior Dalton Nash, and lost senior Austin Spencer to what appeared to be an ankle injury after the second set. With injuries spreading them thin, and familiar issues of letting close balls go and poor serving plaguing the team; Patrick Henry faces an uphill battle as the postseason draws near. The Patriots finish off their season with a final home game on Thursday against Highland Springs, and two away games next Tuesday and next Wednesday against Varina and Armstrong. A 3-0 record in the final stretch should help the Patriots boost their seeding for the following week's tournament.

Atlee and Patrick Henry join Conference 12 for the postseason because no other team in their regular conference, Conference 16, plays boys volleyball. The tournament brackets are available on our sister website by CLICKING HERE.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

FOOTBALL: PH Falls Out of Playoff Spot in Revised Standings

Updated VHSL playoff standings released Tuesday morning have placed Briar Woods ahead of Patrick Henry into the 16th and final playoff berth in the 5A North Region.
Briar Woods (2-6) is at 22.375 points, with the Patriots (4-3) at 22.143. Patrick Henry does have a game in hand, with three left to play, while the Falcons have two, against Chantilly and Stone Bridge.
Patrick Henry goes to Atlee, currently tied for 13th in 5A North, this Friday in a game that can be heard LIVE on the Game of The Week on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and online by CLICKING HERE

NOTE: To see ALL area VHSL Playoff Standings, CLICK HERE!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

BOYS VOLLEYBALL: Conference 12 Tournament Information (Atlee and PH)

Atlee and Patrick Henry, having no conference boys volleyball tournament in Conference 16 since the other conference teams do not sponsor the sport, will move to Conference 12 to begin their postseason play.

Conference 12 consists of L.C. Bird, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Prince George, Highland Springs and Varina. The Conference 12 Boys Tournament schedule is below.


#8 seed vs. #1 seed, 5:45pm
#5 seed vs. #4 seed, 7:15pm

#7 seed vs. #2 seed, 5:45pm
#6 seed vs. #3 seed, 7:15pm

One set of games will be held at Varina High School, the other set at Prince George High School.

#1/8 winner vs #4/5 winner, 5:45pm
#2/7 winner vs #3/6 winner, 7:15pm

Semifinal Winners at 7:15pm

Friday, October 16, 2015


Game Of The Week: #3 Highland Springs 42, #6 Lee-Davis 0 (first loss for LD, now 6-1)

#12 Hanover 45, Varina 9 (Hawks improve to 5-2)

Patrick Henry 48, Armstrong 7 (Patriots snap three-game skid, now 4-3)

#7 Henrico 34, Atlee 20 (Raiders have lost three straight, now 3-4)

#6 Lee-Davis (6-1) at #12 Hanover (5-2), 7pm
Patrick Henry (4-3) at Atlee (3-4), 7pm

NOTE: Next Friday will be the first time ever two games between two county schools will be played on the same night.

Listen LIVE to Patrick Henry at Atlee on the Game of The Week on WHAN, 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, and online HERE at from RVA Sports Network!


#3 Highland Springs (5-1) at #6 Lee-Davis (6-0), 7pm--LISTEN LIVE at 6:30pm on WHAN, 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, and online by CLICKING HERE!

Atlee (3-3) at #7 Henrico (5-1), 7pm
Patrick Henry (3-3) at Armstrong (2-4), 7pm
#12 Hanover (4-2) at Varina (3-3), 7pm

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Atlee knocks off Hanover in Girls Volleyball in Super 6 Battle

(RVASN correspondent Taylor Luck filed this report from Tuesday night's match between the third-ranked Hanover Hawks and fourth-ranked Atlee Raiders...)

Hanover High School was electric Tuesday night as two Super 6 girls volleyball teams faced off in Hanover’s Bird Cage. The third ranked Hanover Hawks came into the night with a 15-3 record, having dropped a match since September 5th. The fourth ranked Atlee Raiders were 16-4, and out for revenge after being defeated 3-0 at the hands of the Hawks on September 22nd. They were without senior leader Molly Jarvis in the first meeting due to injury, but Jarvis returned and made her presence known.

Atlee gained an early advantage in set 1 and would hold on to that lead for the entire set, winning 25-23 and taking a 1-0 lead. Set 2 was all Hanover as the Hawks jumped out to a 6-2 lead early, and run away with the game on a 14-2 run to win the set 25-13. Set 3 was dead even for its duration, up until Jarvis deflated Hanover with a ground shaking spike to give Atlee a 23-22 lead, late in the set. Atlee would score the final 4 points of the set, winning 25-23, and taking a 2-1 advantage heading into set 4. Set 4 saw both teams rallying back and forth, but neither was able to gain any sort of advantage until the Hawks went on a 10-4 run to win the set 25-17 and send the match to a decisive fifth set. Set 5 was extremely close as expected, and remained tied at 14 before Atlee finally broke the draw and won the set 16-14, also taking the match 3-2.

Now sitting pretty at 17-4, the Raiders split the season series against Hanover with the win. Jarvis was likely the best player on the court tonight, totaling 16 kills, 7 blocks, and 3 digs. Lauren O’Reilly contributed 8 kills, 2 blocks, and 2 digs; and Claire Baldacci scored up 27 assists, 7 digs, and 2 aces in the winning effort. Atlee heads to Varina on Thursday, before finishing their road trip against Patrick Henry on Tuesday, the 20th.

Despite the loss, Hanover is undoubtedly a top team in the region. Sophomore Kylie Tuxford racked up a whopping 25 kills tonight, while Miranda Hall got 12 kills, 2 aces, and 2 blocks. Senior Kendall Pully ended the match with 52 assists, 3 kills, 5 digs, and 1 block. The 15-4 Hawks finish this week away at Highland Springs, before returning home next Tuesday against Lee-Davis.

Monday, October 12, 2015

NEW NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll

More changes, but not across the top five, as we get ready for Week Eight, and the homestretch, of the 2015 regular season. The big gainer? The Lee-Davis Confederates, now 6-0 heading into our Game of The Week LIVE radio broadcast Friday hosting third-ranked Highland Springs.

1) L.C. Bird (6-0, was #1)
2) Hermitage (6-0, was #2)
3) Highland Springs (5-1, was #3)
4) Benedictine (5-0, was #4)
5) Thomas Dale (5-1, was #5)
6) Lee-Davis (6-0, was #10)
7) Henrico (5-1, was #9)
8) Douglas Freeman (6-0, was #7)
9) Monacan (6-1, was #8)
10) Matoaca (5-1, was #11)
11) Manchester (5-1, was #12)
12) Hanover (4-2, was #6)

Saturday, October 10, 2015


#3 Highland Springs 45, #6 Hanover 0 (Hawks fall to 4-2, game called after three quarters due to lightning)

Varina 34, Patrick Henry 14 (Patriots now 3-3, game called in fourth quarter due to lightning)

SATURDAY: #10 Lee-Davis (5-0) at Atlee (3-2), 12pm

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

New Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball Polls!

To see the new NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll, CLICK HERE.

For the new Super 6 Polls in Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Volleyball, listen to the new "Central Region NOW!" Podcast now available for download at the top of the page!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Monday Results, #TheLineUp For Tuesday October 6th!


#10 Hanover 23, Patrick Henry 16 (Hawks move to 4-1, fending off last minute effort by Patriots (3-2) to tie. Hanover has won last ten meetings between two teams)

#3 Highland Springs 49, Atlee 24 (Springers rack up 667 yards of total offense, score 26 unanswered in the first half for a 26-3 halftime lead. Atlee cuts the margin to ten before the Springers pull away to move to 4-1. The Raiders are 3-2 coming home for Silver Anniversary Homecoming football Saturday at noon against unbeaten Lee-Davis.)

BOYS VOLLEYBALL: Patrick Henry 3, Maggie Walker GS 0
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: Patrick Henry 3, Maggie Walker GS 0

Patrick Henry at Lee-Davis, postponed to Tuesday, 10/13
Atlee at Hanover, postponed to Thursday, 10/22


Lee-Davis at #4 Atlee, 7pm (LISTEN LIVE on RVA Sports Network by CLICKING HERE)
Patrick Henry at #3 Hanover, 7pm

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

Monday, October 05, 2015

#TheLineUp For Monday October 5th

#3 Atlee at Hanover, 6pm
Patrick Henry at Lee-Davis, POSTPONED to Tuesday, October 13th

Maggie Walker GS at Patrick Henry, 7pm

Patrick Henry at Maggie Walker GS, 7pm

#10 Hanover (3-1) at Patrick Henry (3-1), 7pm

GAME OF THE WEEK: Atlee (3-1) at #3 Highland Springs (3-1), 6:30pm pregame, 7pm kick on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM, and LIVE online by CLICKING HERE!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Changes Saturday At Randolph-Macon....

Due to the weather, Randolph-Macon College has announced Family Weekend has been cancelled. Below is a list of other weekend changes at the college....

1) The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony scheduled for Saturday night is postponed.

2) The "Play4TheCure" Field Hockey match with Eastern Mennonite is postponed.

3) Both men's and women's soccer matches scheduled for Saturday are postponed.

Make-up dates will be forthcoming from the college's athletic department.

Currently, Randolph-Macon football WILL play Emory and Henry in their ODAC opener Saturday, 1pm, at Day Field. Admission to this game will be free.