Thursday, December 19, 2019

RVA Locals Only: Alex Oliver and Tyler Warren of Atlee Football: National Signing Day

Hear our exclusive interview with Tyler Warren (Penn State) and Alex Oliver (VMI) from their National Signing Day ceremony held Wednesday only on "RVA Locals Only" on ESPN Richmond coming up between 9:15 and 10am on 99.5 FM, 950 AM, at or on the ESPN Richmond app!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Townsend Named State Coach of The Year: Class 4 All-State Boys Volleyball Announced

Congratulations to Patrick Henry head boys volleyball coach Michael Townsend for winning the 2019 Class 4 Boys Volleyball Coach of The Year award presented by the Virginia High School League Tuesday as the league announced the All-State Team.

Congratulations as well to the following student-athletes:


Nathaniel Morrison, Churchland (named Player of The Year)
Grant Collier, Maggie Walker GS
Cal Inge, Patrick Henry
Charlie Unice, Maggie Walker GS
Ben Russell, Patrick Henry
Alex Moody, Churchland
Ben Coker, Churchland
Antonio Martin, Heritage
Jaelen Franco, Warwick (Defensive Specialist)
Jamary Starks, Denbigh (Libero)


Link Hammerschmidt, Patrick Henry
Cole Jenkins, Lee-Davis
Nick Rodgers, Lee-Davis
Micah Whitman, Menchville
Mark Autry, Monacan
Deshawn Bridgett, Denbigh
Zach Rios, Menchville
Justin Weaver, Denbigh
Tyler Pimblett, Maggie Walker GS (Defensive Specialist)
Phillip Page, Colonial Heights (Libero)

Monday, December 09, 2019

In The Red Zone: Burke Estes and Tre Frederick of Randolph-Macon Football

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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Patrick Henry Season Ends A Half Yard Short

The Patrick Henry Patriots almost completed a comeback against the Lake Taylor Titans Saturday afternoon in the Class 4 State Semifinal, almost defying the odds, almost stunning the Virginia high school football universe.

With five seconds remaining, after scoring to cut the Titan lead to 36-35, the Patriots opted to go for two points and the apparent victory rather than kick an extra point to force overtime.

But, as Lake Taylor has done to Monacan (in miracle fashion) and Hanover before them this decade, the Titans pushed back at the goal line, the Patrick Henry two-point conversion falling a yard short, thus, ending their Cinderella season one step short of the Class 4 State Championship.

Lake Taylor will go on to face Tuscarora, winners over Salem in the other Class 4 semifinal, next Saturday in Lynchburg, for the state title.

The Patriots complete a season that maybe happened two to three years sooner than expected under first-year head coach Ken Wakefield at 10-4. There will be big losses to graduation, but there is a big nucleus of underclassmen returning, and, no doubt, they will spend the offseason hungry, and motivated by one thing.

One Final Yard.

We congratulate the Patriots on an outstanding season, their best since going 10-1 in 2005. We were honored to bring you ten of Patrick Henry's fourteen games live on 102.9 The Mater and on The RVA Sports Network.

Special thanks to Kelly Hughes and Jeff Keys of Patriot Talk Live for handling Saturday's play by play duties.


Friday, December 06, 2019

Listen Live: Class 4 State Semifinal: Patrick Henry at Lake Taylor

WHAT: Class 4 State High School Football Semifinal: Patrick Henry at Lake Taylor

WHEN: Saturday, 1pm, Lake Taylor HS, Norfolk

Our LIVE exclusive coverage begins at 12:30pm with a special edition of the "On The Sidelines Pregame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance" with Rob Witham! Then, Kelly Hughes and Jeff Keys of "Patriot Talk Live" will have the call live from Norfolk at 1pm!


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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

LISTEN LIVE: Region 4B Football Championship: #7 Dinwiddie at #4 Patrick Henry

An unlikely matchup in a wild Class 4, Region B Championship! After the top three seeds are eliminated in the first two rounds, the young Generals of Dinwiddie, fresh off two road wins, come to Ashland to battle a Patrick Henry team coming off a stunning victory at top-seeded and formerly unbeaten Louisa!

CLICK HERE to listen live online to the Class 4, Region B Football Championship between #7 Dinwiddie (7-5) and #4 Patrick Henry (9-3), beginning with the "On The Sidelines Pregame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance" with NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis and Rob Witham at a special start time of 3:30pm!

RADIO: 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM)

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Friday, November 22, 2019

LISTEN LIVE: Region 4B Football Semifinal: #4 Patrick Henry at #1 Louisa

CLICK HERE to listen live online to the Class 4, Region B Football Semifinal between #4 Patrick Henry (8-3) and #1 Louisa (11-0), beginning with the "On The Sidelines Pregame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance" with NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis and Rob Witham at a special start time of 7pm!

RADIO: 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM)

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

HONORS: Miller, Hodges Named Region Field Hockey Player, Coach of Year

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on being named to the 2019 All-Region 5B Field Hockey team, as voted on by the region's coaches. Atlee honorees are in bold.


Forward: Taylor Bates, Atlee
Forward: Hanna Pawela, Deep Run
Forward: Alora Dunnavant, Clover Hill
Forward: Hayley Collins, Prince George
Midfield: Kate Miller, Atlee
Midfield: Emma Grace Ficara, Clover Hill
Midfield: Megan McDonald, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Meg Owens, Deep Run
Defense: Anne Grace Louthan, Matoaca
Defense: Carlin Thompson, Atlee
Defense: Ella Burns, Deep Run
Defense: Anna Williams, Douglas Freeman
At-Large: Anna Hundley, Mills Godwin
At-Large: Bella McNulty, Midlothian
At-Large: Amanda Jennings, Midlothian
Goalkeeper: Becca Kramen, Deep Run


Forward: Hayden Strausburg, Midlothian
Forward: Lauren Meyer, Glen Allen
Forward: Ellie Bird, Deep Run
Forward: Riley Stowell, Glen Allen
Midfield: Jessica Grob, Glen Allen
Midfield: Rylie Nuckols, J.R. Tucker
Midfield: Paige Stewart, Hermitage
Midfield: Rileyanne Collins, Prince George
Defense: Gracie Matz, Mills Godwin
Defense: Katherine Hicks, Deep Run
Defense: Alison De La Cruz, Clover Hill
Defense: Madison Sherman, Douglas Freeman
At-Large: Charlotte Browder, Douglas Freeman
At-Large: Brooke Betke, Mills Godwin
At-Large: Ariana Lanzo, Atlee
Goalkeeper: Logan Gill, Clover Hill


Forward: Claire Hoover, J.R. Tucker
Forward: Stella Harrison, Atlee
Forward: Hayden Martin, Douglas Freeman
Forward: Riley Martin, Midlothian
Midfield: Abbey Ritter, Atlee
Midfield: Janie Sanborn, Deep Run
Midfield: Megan Frank, Douglas Freeman
Midfield: Megan McCarthy, Deep Run
Defense: Caroline White, Clover Hill
Defense: Elizabeth Grebas, Prince George
Defense: Lily DeBruycker, Midlothian
Defense: Luci Owens, Deep Run
At-Large: Jillian Shirey, Atlee
At-Large: Kaitlyn Moore, Midlothian
At-Large: Melissa Campanella, Mills Godwin
Goalkeeper: Marissa Perry, Atlee

CLASS 5, REGION B COACH OF THE YEAR: Heather Hodges, Atlee

Monday, November 18, 2019

VOLLEYBALL: Patrick Henry Plays In State Semifinal

The Patriots look to return to the state championship match for a fourth consecutive year as they battle Warwick in the Class 4 Boys State Semifinal.

WHEN: Tuesday, 6pm

WHERE: Patrick Henry High School


COVERAGE: @hanoversports on Twitter

Monday, November 11, 2019

In The Red Zone: Patrick Henry Girls Basketball Coach Phillip Cobb

CLICK HERE to listen live from Sports Page Grille Ashland at 6pm! Also on radio at 102.9 FM and 1430 AM.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

The 2019 ODAC Football Championship: Randolph-Macon at Bridgewater

CLICK HERE to listen live as the Yellow Jackets attempt to win their third Old Dominion Athletic Conference Football Championship in four years, battling undefeated Bridgewater!

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Friday, November 08, 2019

#TomatoBowl61: How To Listen Live!

Tomato Bowl 61: Patrick Henry (6-3) at Lee-Davis (2-7), 7pm kickoff, 6:30pm airtime!

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Monday, November 04, 2019

In The Red Zone: Football Talk, Hanover Girls Basketball Coach Michael Rohr

It's one of the biggest editions of "In The Red Zone" this year, tonight at 6pm only on 102.9 The Mater, at 102.9 FM and 1430 AM!

CLICK HERE to listen live online, or hit up the @TuneIn Radio app on "Radiall" to join us on any mobile device as we give you the absolute latest on the high school football playoff races with a week to go, we'll review the crazy ending of the Randolph-Macon/Washington & Lee game and preview Saturday's ODAC Championship game at Bridgewater, plus we'll preview the upcoming girls basketball season with Hanover head coach Michael Rohr!

Better yet, have dinner tonight at Sports Page Grille Ashland at 6pm and be part of the show. We hope to see you there. If you can't, be sure to tune in for truly live, local sports talk!

Sunday, November 03, 2019

BASKETBALL: Richmond 70, Randolph-Macon 57

Exactly seven years to the day that the University of Richmond Spiders came to a packed Crenshaw Gymnasium for an exhibition against the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets, they hosted their neighbors from the north at the Robins Center Sunday night.

Both teams entered with plenty of questions, and likely left with just as many, as the Spiders struggled at times to get into an offensive rhythm, while a better shooting night for the Yellow Jackets could have created a different result.

Still, Richmond's 70-57 victory gave the Spiders ideas on what they must improve on before tipping off their 2019-2020 season at home Friday night, and the game should also give Yellow Jacket fans a lot of optimism for a season that will include the necessity for new players to play major roles, as three specific returning players will offer both leadership and experience, both on and off the court.

"Same gun, new bullets", noted junior guard Buzz Anthony, who scored seven of his nine points in the first half Sunday. Freshmen Miles Mallory and Josh Talbert led Randolph-Macon in scoring with twelve and ten points respectively.

But for a team that relies heavily on the ability to stretch defenses and provide consistent offense from outside, specifically beyond the arc, the Yellow Jackets will need to shoot better than the 34.5 percent from the field, and 24.1 percent from three-point range, that they registered Sunday night. It wasn't the different scenery, playing in a place like the Robins Center according to head coach Josh Merkel. It was the Spiders.

"They were really packing that paint, making it hard to get inside. We really didn't touch the paint on a lot of those shots," Merkel explained. "We settled for some of those swing threes, where it just didn't touch the paint, those are going to be tougher shots, and then they've got the aggressive closeout to contest."

Facing the speed of a Division I program, even one looking to bounce back from an injury-plagued season of their own, will benefit the Yellow Jackets. Watching film of the game can help remind them of the tempo they wish to set, especially in attack mode offensively.

Anthony looked even better than last year, when he claimed Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Player of The Year honors, even though his offensive production waned after halftime. There are others, from Mallory (pictured) and Talbert, to seniors Corey Bays and Korey Turner, who can fill the hoop.

Perhaps the bigger story was on the glass, where Randolph-Macon prevailed 37-36, with ten offensive boards to the Spiders' six. Grant Golden, who led Richmond with 17 points and seven rebounds, was not pleased with his team's performance.

"We didn't play very well tonight. Credit to those guys, they came out, played really hard, ran their stuff really well," Golden said. "We weren't good tonight. Too soft from us. We weren't ready to play, and that's something we can't have, especially to start out the season."

Nick Sherod, returning from a knee injury last December, went three for four from beyond the arc, finishing with eleven points, looking every bit the player he was pre-injury, hoping to provide Richmond with solid offense. Blake Francis, who averaged 17 points per game at Wagner before transferring to the Spiders, scored 15 points in 27 minutes.

Randolph-Macon now prepares to open the season for real this weekend with two games at the Dan Greene Memorial Tournament at St. Mary's College of Maryland, facing Washington College Saturday at 2pm, and the hosts on Sunday at 12pm.

FOOTBALL PODCAST: Randolph-Macon 36, Washington & Lee 35

A ten-point run in the final 39 seconds of the game, including both a successful onside kick and game winning 38 yard field goal by junior Chris Vidal sends Randolph-Macon to an improbable 36-35 victory over Washington & Lee to stay perfect in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play, winning their seventh consecutive game.

To listen to the original radio broadcast heard Saturday on 102.9 The Mater with Marty Wilson and Rob Witham, CLICK HERE.

Monday, October 14, 2019

In The Red Zone: Randolph-Macon Men's Basketball Coach Josh Merkel

Listen LIVE from Sports Page Grille in Ashland tonight at 6pm on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM) as Rob Witham welcomes Josh Merkel, men's head basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College, on the eve of the beginning of practice for the 2019-2020 season!

We'll also have the latest high school sports news including VHSL Region Standings and the new NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 Poll!

CLICK HERE to listen live online!

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

HONORS: Lee-Davis Athletic Hall Of Fame Welcomes New Members

Congratulations to the Lee-Davis Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020, announced by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Tuesday.

The student-athletes were, according to the committee, "...elected from the substantial universe of outstanding athletes who have competed with excellence since the school's establishment in 1959. The Class of 2020 is composed of five former student-athletes with accomplishments including district, region, metro, state distinctions, and beyond."

The Class of 2020 will be recognized at halftime of the Glen Allen/Lee-Davis football game on Friday, October 25th. The annual Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for Friday, January 24th, 2020 at Lee-Davis High School. Ticket information for the banquet can be obtained from the committee by emailing The Lee-Davis High School Athletic Hall of Fame Facebook page will also contain banquet information.

CLASS OF 2020:

Charles Bradley "Brad" King: Class of 1964, Football, Basketball, Baseball

Gerome Lewis: Class of 1972, Football, Track

Kara Malloy Gallaher, Class of 1989, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Tyler Johnson, Class of 2005, Baseball, Basketball

Kelly Heinz Frazier, Class of 2012, Softball

Monday, October 07, 2019

In The Red Zone: Randolph-Macon Women's Basketball Preview

Join us tonight (Monday) at 6pm LIVE at Sports Page Grille in Ashland for "In The Red Zone"! Our guest will be Randolph-Macon head women's basketball coach Carroll LaHaye as we preview the 2019-2020 just ahead of the beginning of practice next week!

We will also analyze the new VHSL Football Region Rankings and debut the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football Big 12 Poll.

RADIO: 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM)

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Friday, October 04, 2019


Listen LIVE to our Day/Night High School Football Game of The Week Doubleheader on 102.9 The Mater and here at our website!

2:15pm: Woodberry Forest (0-4) at Collegiate (3-1), 102.9 FM/1430 AM, CLICK HERE to listen online! Also available on the @TuneIn app on "Radiall"!

6:30pm: Patrick Henry (3-2) at Atlee (2-2), 102.9 FM/1430 AM, CLICK HERE to listen online! Also available on the @TuneIn app on "Radiall"!  We begin with the "On The Sidelines PreGame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance as NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis and Rob Witham preview all the Week 6 prime time action!

During the "Game Of The Week", catch all the score updates from around the region on the "Luck Chevrolet In-Game Scoreboard"!

9:20pm: RVA Sports Network Scoreboard Show, 102.9 FM/1430 AM, CLICK HERE to listen online. Also available on the @TuneIn app on "Radiall'!  Rob will have all the final scores as they come in, talk live with Marc Davis for a preview of "On The Sidelines" on NBC12 at 11:13 tonight, and have the winning head coach LIVE!

11:13pm: "On The Sidelines" on NBC12: Join Marc Davis and his team of photographers for highlights from games all across the RVA, plus all the scores and more!

11:34pm: "On The Sidelines Extra", LIVE on the NBC12 Facebook page. Join the conversation! It's #TheFinalWord on Week 6 of high school football, a look at the playoff races, and your first look at Week 7 including the #1 vs #2 showdown between Highland Springs and Manchester!

Type your questions or comments on Facebook and we'll get to as many of you as we can. It's the ONLY place to interactively talk high school football every Friday after the games!

CLICK HERE to go to the NBC12 Facebook page, then click the "On The Sidelines Extra" video at or after 11:34 to join us!

Friday, September 27, 2019


GAME OF THE WEEK: #12 Patrick Henry (3-1) at #10 Henrico (2-2), 6:30pm airtime on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM)

CLICK HERE to listen online!

Atlee at Armstrong, 7pm
Hanover at #4 Varina, 7pm

Lee-Davis (BYE)