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Thursday, February 15, 2018

REGION TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: Your High School Basketball Guide

No more conferences, we head straight to regional play just like football in this latest new era of the postseason in basketball. Bookmark this page to return now through February 26th for scores, updated brackets, game times, locations and more!

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REGION 6B:

BOYS:

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game 1: #8 Clover Hill at #1 James River, 7:30pm
Game 2: #5 Colonial Forge at #4 Riverbend, 7pm
Game 3: #6 Cosby at #3 Thomas Dale, 7:30pm
Game 4: #7 Manchester at #2 Franklin County, 6pm

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed):

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, time TBA
Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA

GIRLS:

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game 1: #8 Clover Hill at #1 Cosby, 6pm
Game 2: #5 Franklin County at #4 Thomas Dale, 6pm
Game 3: #6 Manchester at #3 Colonial Forge, 6pm
Game 4: #7 Riverbend at #2 James River, 6pm

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed):

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, time TBA
Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


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REGION 5B:

BOYS:

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game #1: #8 Highland Springs at #1 L.C. Bird, 7:45pm
Game #2: #5 Meadowbrook at #4 Mills Godwin, 7:45pm
Game #3: #6 Henrico at #3 Douglas Freeman, 7:45pm
Game #4: #7 Prince George at #2 Varina, 7:45pm

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Meadowbrook HS):

Game #1 Winner vs. Game #2 Winner, 6pm
Game #3 Winner vs. Game #4 Winner, 7:45pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Meadowbrook HS):

Semifinal Winners, 7:45pm

GIRLS:

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19 at Top 4 Boys Seeds)

Game #1: #8 Hermitage vs. #1 Highland Springs, 6pm, Douglas Freeman HS
Game #2: #5 Matoaca at #4 Varina, 6pm
Game #3: #6 Glen Allen at #3 Mills Godwin, 6pm
Game #4: #7 Deep Run at #2 L.C. Bird, 6pm

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at J.R. Tucker HS):

Game #1 Winner vs. Game #2 Winner, 6pm
Game #3 Winner vs. Game #4 Winner, 7:45pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Meadowbrook HS):

Semifinal Winners, 6pm

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REGION 4B:

BOYS:

Play-In Game (Friday February 16)

#13 Hanover 76, #12 King George 72

First Round (Monday February 19)

Game #1: #9 Patrick Henry at #8 Eastern View, 7pm
Game #2: #13 Hanover at #5 Courtland, time TBA
Game #3: #10 Chancellor at #7 Dinwiddie, 7pm
Game #4: #11 Powhatan at #6 Midlothian, 7:30pm

Quarterfinals (Wednesday February 21)

Game 5: Game #1 Winner at #1 Caroline, time TBA
Game 6: Game #2 Winner at #4 Monacan, time TBA
Game 7: Game #3 Winner vs. #2 Huguenot, 7pm, Arthur Ashe Center
Game 8: Game #4 Winner at #3 Louisa, time TBA

Semifinals (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, time TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Monday February 26 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


GIRLS:

Play-In Game (Friday February 16)

#13 Louisa 63, #12 Dinwiddie 47

First Round (Monday February 19)

Game #1: #9 Courtland at #8 Midlothian, 6pm
Game #2: #13 Louisa at #5 Chancellor, 7pm
Game #3: #10 Huguenot at #7 Powhatan, time TBA
Game #4: #11 Patrick Henry at #6 Caroline, 7pm

Quarterfinals (Wednesday February 21)

Game 5: Game #1 Winner at #1 Eastern View, time TBA
Game 6: Game #2 Winner at #4 Hanover, time TBA
Game 7: Game #3 Winner at #2 Monacan, time TBA
Game 8: Game #4 Winner at #3 King George, time TBA

Semifinals (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, time TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Monday February 26 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


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REGION 3A:

BOYS:

First Round (Friday February 16):

Game #1: #8 Lakeland 81, #9 Southampton 56
Game #2: #5 Petersburg 72, #12 New Kent 38
Game #3: #7 Booker T. Washington 64, #10 York 32
Game #4: #6 I.C. Norcom 70, #11 Colonial Heights 45

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game 5: #8 Lakeland at #1 Hopewell, 8pm
Game 6: #5 Petersburg at #4 Tabb, 7:45pm
Game 7: #7 Booker T. Washington at #2 Phoebus, time TBA
Game 8: #6 I.C. Norcom at #3 Park View-South Hill, time TBA

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed):

Game 5 Winner vs. Game #6 Winner, time TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game #8 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed):

Semifinal Winners, time TBA

GIRLS:

First Round (Friday February 16):

Game #1: #8 Petersburg 47, #9 Colonial Heights 32
Game #2: #5 Park View-South Hill d. #12 York
Game #3: #7 New Kent 66, #10 Lakeland 28
Game #4: #11 Booker T. Washington at #6 Southampton

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game 5: #8 Petersburg at #1 Tabb, 5:30pm
Game 6: #5 Park View-South Hill at #4 Phoebus, time TBA
Game 7: #7 New Kent at #2 Hopewell, 6pm
Game 8: Game #4 Winner at #3 I.C. Norcom, time TBA

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed):

Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, time TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed):

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


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REGION 3B:

BOYS:

Quarterfinals (Friday February 16):

Game 1: #1 George Wythe 66, #8 Brentsville District 37
Game 2: #5 Armstrong 75, #4 James Monroe 62
Game 3: #2 John Marshall 104, #7 William Monroe 34
Game 4: #3 Culpeper 75, #6 Manassas Park 57

Semifinals (Tuesday February 20 at Higher Seed)

#5 Armstrong at #1 George Wythe, 7pm
#3 Culpeper at #2 John Marshall, 7pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winner, time TBA

GIRLS:

Quarterfinals (Friday February 16):

Game 1: #1 William Monroe 73, #8 Thomas Jefferson 44
Game 2: #4 Brentsville District 37, #5 Spotsylvania 21
Game 3: #3 Culpeper 51, #6 Skyline 34
Game 4: #2 Armstrong 54, #7 John Marshall 45

Semifinals (Tuesday February 20 at Higher Seed)

#4 Brentsville District at #1 William Monroe, 7pm
#3 Culpeper at #2 Armstrong, 5:30pm (NEW START TIME)

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winner, time TBA

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REGION 2A (Two Brackets with #1 Seed in each receiving byes)

BOYS:

First Round (Friday February 16)

Game 1: #4 Nottoway 71, #5 Prince Edward 57
Game 2: #3 Bluestone 88, #6 Brunswick 64
Game 3: #2 Randolph-Henry 75, #7 Amelia 38
Game 4: #4 Maggie Walker GS 43, #5 Nandua 42
Game 5: #6 King William 54, #3 Poquoson 51
Game 6: #2 Bruton 64, #7 Arcadia 47

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19 at Higher Seed)

Game 7: #4 Nottoway at #1 Greensville, 8pm
Game 8: #3 Bluestone at #2 Randolph-Henry, 7pm
Game 9: #4 Maggie Walker GS at #1 Goochland, 7pm
Game 10: #6 King William at #2 Bruton, 7pm

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed)

Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, time TBA
Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA

GIRLS:

First Round (Friday February 16)

Game 1: #4 Amelia 51, #5 Nottoway 37
Game 2: #3 Brunswick 46, #6 Bluestone 22
Game 3: #2 Greensville 64, #7 Randolph-Henry 22
Game 4: #5 Bruton 69, #4 Arcadia 15
Game 5: #3 Goochland 54, #6 King William 49
Game 6: #2 Poquoson 91, #7 Nandua 18

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19 at Higher Seed)

Game 7: #4 Amelia at #1 Prince Edward, 7pm
Game 8: #3 Brunswick at #2 Greensville, 6pm
Game 9: #5 Bruton at #1 Maggie Walker GS, 6pm
Game 10: #3 Goochland vs. #2 Poquoson, 6pm

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed)

Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, time TBA
Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA

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REGION 1A (GIRLS):

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

#5 Appomattox Regional GS at #4 Cumberland, 6pm (Winner faces winner of Central-Lunenburg and Altavista in Semifinals on Wednesday 2/21)

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LIS TOURNAMENT (GIRLS)

Quarterfinals (Friday February 16)

Game 1: #8 Covenant at #1 St. Anne's-Belfield, 5pm
Game 2: #4 St. Catherine's 67, #5 Saint Gertrude 59
Game 3: #3 Collegiate 49, #6 Veritas School 28
Game 4: #2 Trinity Episcopal 70, #7 St. Margaret's 33

Semifinals (Tuesday February 20 at Higher Seed)

Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, time TBA
#3 Collegiate at #2 Trinity Episcopal, time TBA

Championship (Thursday February 22 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Blue Devils, Titans Top Final Top 10 Polls

Our final Top 10 basketball polls see the Varina boys and Trinity Episcopal girls finishing on top as the regular season comes to a close on Wednesday, and the 2018 region tournaments begin Friday!

BOYS:

1) Varina
2) John Marshall
3) Trinity Episcopal
4) L.C. Bird
5) Hopewell
6) Douglas Freeman
7) George Wythe
8) Collegiate
9) Louisa
10) Caroline

GIRLS:

1) Trinity Episcopal
2) Highland Springs
3) Hopewell
4) Cosby
5) L.C. Bird
6) Monacan
7) Varina
8) Matoaca
9) Mills Godwin
10) James River



Thursday, February 8, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK: Listen Live Player for Meadowbrook at Mills Godwin

Tonight, 7:30, the current #3 and #5 seeds in Region 5B Boys Basketball collide! For Meadowbrook, it's about keeping a home game in the quarterfinals, while for Mills Godwin, with four teams breathing down their neck, it's about assuring a postseason bid while also looking for a home game.

Listen live only on RVA Sports Network beginning at 7:30 tonight on the YouTube Player below!


Monday, February 5, 2018

Announcement: Game of The Week Updates And More....

Happy Monday everyone!

For Eagles fans, it's a great day. For my family, it's been a whirlwind week. I suffered a bout of gastroenteritis, recovered in time to hear of the untimely passing of a dear member of our family, only to turn less than 36 hours later and experience the once-in-a-lifetime euphoria of becoming a grandfather for the very first time.

So, through doctor visits and sad messages, lack of sleep and countless smiles looking down on my grandson, our coverage schedule took a big hit. Thus, in order to take care of all of our top commitments which keep our network up and running, we have to make the following changes:

1) Our Game of The Week doubleheader broadcast scheduled tonight between L.C. Bird and Highland Springs has been canceled. We must be at another game tonight in order to complete our work for this week's edition of The Herald Progress. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience, as we have looked forward to those games for weeks.

2) As of now, our two other broadcasts this week are still on. Thursday's Meadowbrook at Mills Godwin boys basketball game, with big Region 5B playoff implications, is a go. Friday's doubleheader, Hanover and Atlee, looks safe for now.

3) We still plan to get to as many schools as we can on Wednesday, National Signing Day. We're still looking for information concerning NSD events, so, if your school is having one, let us know by DM'ing us on Twitter!

These are the joys, and realities, of being an independently-run organization. We aren't a corporate entity. Family comes first. We thank you for your understanding and your patience.

And, we look forward to a basketball postseason to remember!

Sincerely,

Rob Witham
COO, Social Media/Broadcast
The RVA Sports Network


Thursday, February 1, 2018

New Era: Region Basketball Formats

With the conference era of the Virginia High School League (VHSL) behind us, basketball, as well as baseball, softball, soccer and other sports begin to resemble the football path to a state championship, where playoffs begin at the region level, then proceed to state tournament play.

Before breaking down how each region plans to run their tournaments (based on information sent to RVA Sports Network by Tournament Directors or posted by the VHSL), let's remind you of a few important things.

1) Each region can determine how their tournaments (boys and girls basketball) are to be held (number of teams, locations, etc.). Tournaments need to be completed by February 27. The State Tournaments are to begin on March 2nd.

2) The VHSL will not use "Super Sites" for State Quarterfinal and Semifinal rounds as was the case last year. The Quarterfinals are March 2 and 3, the Semifinals March 5 and 6, and should be at higher seeds (i.e. Region Champion for quarterfinals, highest seeded quarterfinal winner in semifinals). All State Championship games are at the Siegel Center at VCU in Richmond.

3) This year, as in football, Region A and Region B will meet in quarterfinal action (B Runner-Up vs. A Champion in Richmond, Region A Runner-Up vs. Region B Champion in Tidewater). Winners play in the state semifinals, so, there's no chance of two teams playing in the same region meeting in the State Championship.

4) Regions can create their own formulas for seeding for their tournaments, so don't go strictly by current win/loss records. We will not attempt to do so unless we receive official standings from a region as the regular season winds down. Some regions, like Region 4B, will have all of their teams qualify, others only eight.

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NOTE: All following information covers both boys and girls tournaments for each region.

REGION 6B:

Quarterfinals: Monday February 19 at Higher Seeds

Semifinals: Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seeds

Championships: Friday February 23 at Higher Seed

REGION 5B (Top Eight Finishers Qualify):

Quarterfinals: MONDAY FEBRUARY 19 at BOYS Higher Seeds

BOYS:
Game 1: #8 seed at #1 seed, 7:45pm
Game 2: #7 seed at #2 seed, 7:45pm
Game 3: #6 seed at #3 seed, 7:45pm
Game 4: #5 seed at #4 seed, 7:45pm

GIRLS:
Game 1: #8 seed at #1 seed, 6pm at Boys Site TBD
Game 2: #7 seed at #2 seed, 6pm at Boys Site TBD
Game 3: #6 seed at #3 seed, 6pm at Boys Site TBD
Game 4: #5 seed at #4 seed, 6pm at Boys Site TBD

Semifinals:

BOYS: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, Meadowbrook HS:
Winner of Boys Game 4 vs Winner of Boys Game 1, 6pm
Winner of Boys Game 3 vs Winner of Boys Game 2, 7:45pm

GIRLS: Wednesday February 21, J.R. Tucker HS:
Winner of Girls Game 4 vs Winner of Girls Game 1, 6pm
Winner of Girls Game 3 vs Winner of Game Game 2, 7:45pm

Championships: Friday February 23, Meadowbrook HS

Girls Championship: 5:30pm
Boys Championship: 7:30pm

REGION 4B:

Play-In Game: Friday February 16, #13 seed at #12 seed

First Round: Monday February 19 (Top 4 teams earn byes):
Game 1: #13/#12 seed winner at #5 seed
Game 2: #11 seed at #6 seed
Game 3: #10 seed at #7 seed
Game 4: #9 seed at #8 seed 

Quarterfinals: Wednesday February 21:
Game 5: Game 1 winner at #4 seed
Game 6: Game 2 winner at #3 seed
Game 7: Game 3 winner at #2 seed
Game 8: Game 4 winner at #1 seed

Semifinals: Friday February 23 (at Higher Seeds):
Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 winner
Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner

Championships: Monday February 26 (at Higher Seeds)

REGION 3A: Not Available

REGION 3B:

Quarterfinals: Friday February 16 at Higher Seeds

Semifinals: Tuesday February 20 at Higher Seeds

Championships: Friday February 23 at Higher Seed


     


Monday, January 29, 2018

Top 10: Trinity Stays Atop, Cosby Makes A Move

Changes in the top five of our girls basketball poll this week after two late week matchup results shake things up, while most of the boys poll stays the same! Three weeks left in our Top 10, and two and a half weeks left in the regular season.


BOYS:

1) Trinity Episcopal (was #1)
2) Varina (was #2)
3) John Marshall (was #3)
4) L.C. Bird (was #4)
5) Hopewell (was #6)
6) George Wythe (was #5)
7) Collegiate (was #7)
8) St. Christopher's (was #8)
9) Caroline (was #10)
10) Monacan (returning)

Dropping Out: Douglas Freeman

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GIRLS:

1) Trinity Episcopal (was #1)
2) Highland Springs (was #3)
3) Hopewell (was #4)
4) Cosby (was #5)
5) L.C. Bird (was #2)
6) Monacan (was #6)
7) Varina (was #7)
8) Matoaca (was #8)
9) Collegiate (was #9)
10) Powhatan (was #10)



Thursday, January 25, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK PLAYER: #2 L.C. Bird at #5 Cosby

Listen live tonight at 7pm on the YouTube player below as the Skyhawks battle the Titans in a Top 5 Girls Basketball showdown, only on The RVA Sports Network!