Thursday, January 26, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT: Mental Health Series: The Austin Cannon Story

CLICK HERE to read the second in our special three-part article series in conjunction with the Herald Progress on today's student-athletes and mental health, as former Atlee and current Virginia Tech football player Austin Cannon recalls the night of his suicide attempt, what led to the fateful evening, and what good has come out of it, as he hopes to end the stigma of mental illness on the Blacksburg campus. (Photo Courtesy of Hokie Sports)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

9-0: Randolph-Macon Pulls Away From Virginia Wesleyan

Up by six points in Norfolk at halftime, Randolph-Macon found another gear in the second half as the bench again flexed its muscle on the scoreboard as the Yellow Jackets completed a regular season sweep of Old Dominion Athletic Conference preseason favorite Virginia Wesleyan with a 76-57 victory Wednesday night.

Sophomore Montese Adams (#4, pictured below) shattered his previous career-high of 13 points with 22, along with 11 rebounds, while freshman Korey Turner (#1, pictured below) also had a career high with 16 points. Sophomore Grayson Midulla added twelve points as the Yellow Jackets received 64 of their 76 points from bench players.

Virginia Wesleyan was playing without the ODAC's leading scorer, Khory Moore, suspended for the game due to his role in an altercation near the end of the Marlins' game last Saturday.

Randolph-Macon, now 9-0 in the ODAC, a game ahead of second place Guilford, and 13-5 overall, has won 12 of their last 13 games, and return to Crenshaw Gymnasium to face Washington and Lee on Saturday at 4:30pm for Alumni Day.

Monday, January 23, 2017

HONORS: Lane, Townsend Sweep VHSL Volleyball Awards

NOTE: There was a mistake in the original All-State Team list released on Monday, January 23 by the Virginia High School League. RVA Sports Network, after requesting it, received the updated, corrected list Tuesday night.

Completing a magical season for 5A State Champion Patrick Henry Boys Volleyball, junior Adam Lane was named Group 5A State Player of The Year Monday by the Virginia High School League (VHSL), while sixth-year head coach, and Patrick Henry alum, Michael Townsend, was named State Coach of The Year.

In all, seven county student-athletes made the All-State First and Second teams, which are listed below and we congratulate everyone for their honors!

GROUP 5A STATE COACH OF THE YEAR: Michael Townsend, Patrick Henry

Adam Lane, Patrick Henry
Jarrett Carrano, Patrick Henry
Cam Shannon, Princess Anne
Lucas Gray, Menchville
Connor Hicks, Mills Godwin
Andrew Lyons, Maury
Alex Field, Atlee
Jake French, Atlee
Zack Sinacori, Princess Anne (Libero)

Connor Logan, Patrick Henry
Jaxon Delgado, Patrick Henry
Cole Schlothauer, Lee-Davis
Jaden Perini-Anderson, Douglas Freeman
Michael Wright, Deep Run
Trey Fortner, Gloucester
Connor Dooren, Princess Anne
Hunter Green, Gloucester
Gavin Satterwhite, Douglas Freeman (Libero)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Randolph-Macon Freshman Named Division III National Player Of The Week

From the United State Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), a look at the award for the Yellow Jacket freshman Kelly Williams.


ST. LOUIS (USBWA) – Frank Schettino of the College of Staten Island (Staten Island, N.Y.) and Kelly Williamsof Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, Va.) were named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Players of the Week for the week ending January 8.

Schettino, a 5-11 senior guard from Staten Island, averaged a triple-double in the Dolphins’ (8-6) two victories last week. On Wednesday against Baruch, he totaled 21 points, eight rebounds, 13 assists, and four steals in Staten Island’s 77-68 victory. On Friday against Medgar Evers, Schettino had 18 points, 12 rebounds, 17 assists, and three steals in an 83-65 victory. For the week, he averaged 19.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 15.0 assists, and 3.5 steals. The 17 assists against Medgar Evers represents the highest total of any player this season at any NCAA division. Schettino, who was also selected the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) and Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MWBA) Player of the Week, currently leads Division III with 8.6 assists per game.

Williams, a 6-3 freshman forward from Garysburg, N.C., averaged a double-double in the Yellow Jackets’ (8-4) two victories last week. In an 81-54 win over Bridgewater on Tuesday, she scored 20 points (9-of-14 FG) and pulled down 16 rebounds to go with a career-high six blocks, two steals and an assist in only 27 minutes. On Saturday, in a 62-58 victory over Emory & Henry, Williams scored a career-high 25 points (8-of-12 FG), including the go-ahead layup with 1:20 remaining, while adding 13 rebounds, four blocks and two steals. For the week, she averaged 22.5 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 2.0 steals, and 0.5 assists while shooting 65.4 percent (17-of-26) from the field. Williams, who was also named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of the Week, now has nine double-doubles this season, tied for sixth in Division III.

Each Tuesday, the USBWA is selecting men's and women's Division III National Players of the Week. This is the third season that the USBWA will recognize national players of the week from Division III. 

(Photo Courtesy of Joel Klein)

Sunday, January 08, 2017


Hanover County Public Schools are closed Monday January 9th, 2017. Employees are to use Code 1.

The Mills Godwin at Atlee and Armstrong at Patrick Henry boys basketball games scheduled for Monday night are postponed. No word yet on if the games will be rescheduled.

Friday, January 06, 2017

LISTEN LIVE: Hanover At Atlee Basketball Doubleheader

It's a Friday night pre-snowstorm doubleheader as Hanover battles Atlee on "Silent Night" at Atlee High School! The RVA Sports Network will be live with the girls game at 6pm, followed by the boys game. Listen on the YouTube player below!

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Atlee's Armentrout Scores 1,000th Point As Raiders Beat Varina

A putback in the lane in the second quarter by Atlee's Alyse Armentrout gave the senior her 1,000th career point, part of a 22-point effort that led the Raiders to a convincing 51-38 win over #10 Varina Tuesday night on the road to improve Atlee's record to 8-3.

Armentrout, who now has 1,019 career points, was joined in double figures by Kylie Eastman, who added 13 points as the Raiders took the lead early and never let it go. The Raiders return to action hosting 7-5 Hanover Friday at 6pm in a game that can be heard live on The RVA Sports Network.