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Sunday, November 11, 2018

STATE TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

FIELD HOCKEY:

TUESDAY: (All Games, Tickets $10)

CLASS 6 QUARTERFINAL:

Frank W. Cox 11, Cosby 0

CLASS 5 QUARTERFINAL:

Deep Run 4, Menchville 2
Gloucester 9, Atlee 1

CLASS 5 SEMIFINAL:

Deep Run 2, Mountain View 1 (2 OT)


CLASS 5 CHAMPIONSHIP:

Gloucester 2, Deep Run 1 (2 OT)

CLASS 4 QUARTERFINAL:

Midlothian 2, Deep Creek 0

CLASS 4 SEMIFINAL:

Chancellor 3, Midlothian 0

VISAA:

DIVISION I QUARTERFINALS:

#1 Trinity Episcopal 5, #8 Bishop Ireton 0
#3 St. Catherine's 2, #6 St. Stephen's St. Agnes 0
#2 Collegiate 4, #7 Bishop Sullivan 0

DIVISION I SEMIFINALS (Friday at Evergreen SportsPlex, Loudoun County):

#1 Trinity Episcopal 2, #4 Norfolk Academy 0

#2 Collegiate 2, #3 St. Catherine's 1

DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP:

#1 Trinity Episcopal 3, #2 Collegiate 0

DIVISION II QUARTERFINAL:

#4 Covenant School 6, #5 Steward School 0

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BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

CLASS 6
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State Semifinals (Tuesday 11/13):

James River 3, Ocean Lakes 1
Thomas Dale 3, Frank W. Cox 1

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Thursday 11/15):

James River vs. Thomas Dale, 8pm, Kaplan Arena, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg

(Twitter Coverage: @cfieldsports)

CLASS 5:

State Semifinals (Tuesday 11/13):

Glen Allen 3, Maury 0
Deep Run 3, Indian River 1

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Thursday 11/15):

Glen Allen vs. Deep Run, 6pm, Kaplan Arena, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg

(Twitter Coverage: @henricosports)

CLASS 4:

State Semifinals (Tuesday 11/13):

Patrick Henry 3, Heritage-Newport News 0
Great Bridge 3, Colonial Heights 2

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Thursday 11/15):

Patrick Henry vs. Great Bridge, 4pm, Kaplan Arena, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg

(Twitter Coverage: @hanoversports)

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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

CLASS 5:

Quarterfinals (Saturday 11/10):

Atlee 3, Kempsville 1
Princess Anne 3, Mills Godwin 0

Semifinals (Tuesday 11/13):

Princess Anne 3, Atlee 0

CLASS 4:

Quarterfinals (Saturday 11/10):

Warhill 3, Hanover 0
Grafton 3, Midlothian 2



Thursday, November 8, 2018

2018 VHSL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD: FIRST ROUND


REGION 6B:

#1 Colonial Forge (BYE)

#2 Manchester 49, #7 James River 0
#3 Thomas Dale 7, #6 Cosby 0
#4 Franklin County 14, #5 Clover Hill 0

SEMIFINALS (Next Friday):

#4 Franklin County at #1 Colonial Forge
#3 Thomas Dale at #2 Manchester

REGION 5B:

#1 Highland Springs 42, #8 Deep Run 0
#2 L.C. Bird 49, #7 Douglas Freeman 14
#3 Henrico 28, #6 Varina 13
#5 Glen Allen 34, #4 Atlee 14

SEMIFINALS (Next Friday):

#5 Glen Allen at #1 Highland Springs
#3 Henrico at #2 L.C. Bird

REGION 4B:

#1 Louisa 36, #8 Huguenot 3
#2 Monacan 26, #7 Powhatan 6
#6 Courtland at #3 Dinwiddie, SATURDAY, 1pm (this is a change)
#4 Eastern View 40, #5 Midlothian 3

SEMIFINALS (Next Friday):

#4 Eastern View at #1 Louisa
Courtland/Dinwiddie winner at #2 Monacan

REGION 3A:

#8 New Kent at #1 Phoebus, Saturday, 2pm
#2 Hopewell 54, #7 Petersburg 12
#3 I.C. Norcom 14, #6 Booker T. Washington 0
#4 York 17, #5 Park View-South Hill 14

SEMIFINALS (Next Friday):

#4 York vs. New Kent/Phoebus winner
#3 I.C. Norcom at #2 Hopewell

REGION 3B:

#1 Culpeper County 22, #8 Armstrong 6
#2 Spotsylvania 51, #7 George Wythe 14
#3 Thomas Jefferson 7, #6 James Monroe 3
#4 Brentsville District 12, #5 John Marshall 6

SEMIFINALS (Next Friday):

#4 Brentsville District at #1 Culpeper County
#3 Thomas Jefferson at #2 Spotsylvania

REGION 2A:

#1 Goochland 26, #8 Brunswick 8
#2 Amelia 46, #7 Arcadia 0
#3 Poquoson 44, #6 Nottoway 6
#4 King William 35, #5 Greensville Co. 0

SEMIFINALS (Next Friday):

#4 King William at #1 Goochland
#3 Poquoson at #2 Amelia

REGION 1A:

#8 Washington & Lee 42, #1 Franklin 19
#7 Colonial Beach at #2 Northumberland, Saturday, 1pm
#6 West Point 39, #3 Rappahannock 7
#4 Essex 46, #5 Northampton 26

SEMIFINALS (Next Friday):

#8 Washington & Lee at #4 Essex
#6 West Point vs. Colonial Beach/Northumberland winner





Friday, November 2, 2018

REGION TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

FIELD HOCKEY:

REGION 6B CHAMPIONSHIP:

Quarterfinals (Thursday 10/25: #1 Cosby has bye)

#2 Riverbend 15, #7 Manchester 0
#3 James River 4, #6 Thomas Dale 1
#4 Colonial Forge 10, #5 Clover Hill 0

Semifinals (Monday 10/29 at higher seed)

#1 Cosby 4, #4 Colonial Forge 2
#2 Riverbend 7, #3 James River 0

Championship (Thursday 11/1 at higher seed)

#2 Riverbend 3, #1 Cosby 2

REGION 5B CHAMPIONSHIP:

Quarterfinals (Wednesday 10/24):

#6 Douglas Freeman 2, #3 Prince George 1
#5 Lee-Davis 2, #4 Matoaca 1 (OT)
#1 Deep Run 4, #8 Mills Godwin 0
#2 Atlee 2, #7 Glen Allen 1

Semifinals (Monday 10/29 at Douglas Freeman HS):

#1 Deep Run 9, #5 Lee-Davis 0
#2 Atlee 3, #6 Douglas Freeman 2 (OT)

Championship (Wednesday 10/31 at Douglas Freeman HS):

#1 Deep Run 5, #2 Atlee 0

REGION 4B CHAMPIONSHIP:

Quarterfinals (Monday 10/29):

#2 Powhatan 4, #7 Jamestown 0
#3 Midlothian 2, #6 Lafayette 0
#4 Grafton 5, #5 Monacan 0

Semifinals (Tuesday 10/30):

#1 Warhill 2, #4 Grafton 0
#3 Midlothian 1, #2 Powhatan 0

Championship (Thursday 11/1):

#3 Midlothian 1, #1 Warhill 0

REGION 4C CHAMPIONSHIP:

First Round (Wednesday 10/24):

#8 Louisa 1, #9 Caroline 0
#7 King George 3, #10 E.C. Glass 0

Quarterfinals (Thursday 10/25):

Game 1: #1 Eastern View 14, #8 Louisa 0
Game 2: #5 Charlottesville 1, #4 Hanover 0
Game 3: #3 Courtland 7, #6 Patrick Henry 0
Game 4: #2 Chancellor 10, #7 King George 0

CLASS 1-3, REGION B:

Quarterfinals (Thursday 10/25):

#6 Monticello 1, #3 Maggie Walker GS 0

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VOLLEYBALL:

BOYS:

REGION 6B:

Quarterfinal (Tuesday 10/30):

#4 Manchester 3, #5 Clover Hill 2

Semifinals (Thursday 11/1):

#1 Thomas Dale 3, #4 Manchester 0
#2 James River 3, #3 Cosby 0

Championship (Monday 11/5):

#2 James River 3, #1 Thomas Dale 1

REGION 5B:

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 10/30):

Game 1: #1 Deep Run 3, #8 Matoaca 0
Game 2: #5 Mills Godwin 3, #4 Douglas Freeman 2
Game 3: #3 Atlee 3, #6 J.R. Tucker 0
Game 4: #2 Glen Allen 3, #7 Prince George 0

Semifinals (Monday 11/5 at Glen Allen HS):

#1 Deep Run 3, #5 Mills Godwin 0
#2 Glen Allen 3, #3 Atlee 1

Championship (Wednesday 11/7 at Glen Allen HS):

#2 Glen Allen 3, #1 Deep Run 2




CLASS 4, WESTERN SECTION:

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 10/30):

Game 1: #1 Colonial Heights 3, #8 Dinwiddie 0
Game 2: #5 Monacan 3, #4 Maggie Walker GS 2
Game 3: #2 Patrick Henry 3, #7 Hanover 0
Game 4: #3 Midlothian 3, #6 Petersburg 0

Semifinals (Thursday 11/1 at higher seed):

#1 Colonial Heights 3, #5 Monacan 0
#2 Patrick Henry 3, #3 Midlothian 0

Championship (Wednesday 11/7 at higher seed):

#2 Patrick Henry 3, #1 Colonial Heights 1

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GIRLS:

REGION 6B:

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 10/30):

Game 1: #1 Colonial Forge 3, #8 Riverbend 0
Game 2: #5 Cosby 3, #4 Manchester 0
Game 3: #3 Franklin County 3, #6 Thomas Dale 0
Game 4: #2 James River 3, #7 Clover Hill 0

Semifinals (Thursday 11/1 at Higher Seed):

#1 Colonial Forge 3, #5 Cosby 0
#3 Franklin County 3, #2 James River 0


REGION 5B:

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 10/30):

Game 1: #1 Mills Godwin 3, #8 Douglas Freeman 0
Game 2: #4 Glen Allen 3, #5 Deep Run 2
Game 3: #3 Atlee 3, #6 Lee-Davis 0
Game 4: #2 Matoaca 3, #7 Henrico 0

Semifinals (Thursday 11/1 at Glen Allen HS):

#1 Mills Godwin 3, #4 Glen Allen 1
#3 Atlee 3, #2 Matoaca 1

Championship (Wednesday 11/7 at Glen Allen HS):

#3 Atlee 3, #1 Mills Godwin 1



REGION 4B:

First Round (Tuesday 10/30):

#8 Monacan 3, #9 Dinwiddie 0
#5 Patrick Henry 3, #12 Eastern View 0
#7 Chancellor 3, #10 Caroline 0
#6 Powhatan 3, #11 Louisa 0

Quarterfinals (Thursday 11/1):

Game 1: #1 Hanover 3, #8 Monacan 0
Game 2: #5 Patrick Henry 3, #4 King George 1
Game 3: #2 Courtland 3, #7 Chancellor 2
Game 4: #3 Midlothian 3, #6 Powhatan 1

Semifinals (Monday 11/5 at Higher Seed):

#1 Hanover 3, #5 Patrick Henry 1
#3 Midlothian 3, #2 Courtland 0

Championship (Wednesday 11/7 at Higher Seed)

#3 Midlothian at #1 Hanover, time TBA

REGION 2A:

Quarterfinals (Saturday 11/3):

#4 Goochland 3, #5 Nandua 1
#3 Poquoson 3, #6 Amelia 1
#7 Maggie Walker GS 3, #2 Nottoway 1

Semifinals (Monday 11/5):

#8 Bruton 3, #4 Goochland 1
#3 Poquoson 3, #7 Maggie Walker GS 0

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

WEEK 11 FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

#2 Manchester 71, George Wythe 0
#3 Henrico 44, Armstrong 0
#5 Hopewell 61, Meadowbrook 7
#6 Dinwiddie 35, Colonial Heights 0
#8 Monacan 41, Huguenot 0
#11 L.C. Bird 20, Cosby 14 (OT)
James River 21, Midlothian 10 (Rapids clinch #7 seed in Region 6B)
Atlee 27, Hanover 7
Glen Allen 27, J.R. Tucker 7
Petersburg 50, Matoaca 21
Deep Run 19, Mills Godwin 14 (Wildcats clinch #8 seed in Region 5B)
Powhatan 42, Orange 7
King William 67, King and Queen 0




FRIDAY:

TOMATO BOWL 60: Coverage begins at 4pm with "60 Years of The Tomato Bowl", featuring a sit-down interview with former Lee-Davis head coach Mac McConnell and former Patrick Henry head coach Ray Long! Kickoff is at 5pm on 102.9 FM/1430 AM The Mater, and on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

VHSL Football Standings: Week 11

One week left, and weather is creating a weekend filled with high school football games which will determine who is in, who is out, and where teams will begin postseason play on November 9th! Reminder that the top eight teams qualify in each region except where otherwise noted....

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REGION 6B (Top 7 qualify, #1 seed bye through first round)

1) Colonial Forge (9-0): 35.778
2) Manchester (9-0): 34.222
3) Thomas Dale (7-2): 29.667
4) Franklin County (5-4): 26.778
5) Clover Hill (5-5): 26.3
6) Cosby (4-5): 25.444
7T) Riverbend (1-8): 22.0
      James River (2-7): 22.0

ANALYSIS: Colonial Forge has clinched the #1 seed, their lead too insurmountable for Manchester due to the Lancers facing a winless team in George Wythe. Strength of schedule doomed the Lancers there. Who they face in round one is up in the air as a two-win James River team has tied one-win Riverbend, and, while the Bears hold the head-to-head matchup, it's rating points that determine who's in and who's out. Both idle Clover Hill and Cosby have a shot at a home game and the #4 seed, but Tunstall must beat Franklin County and for Cosby, they have to knock off an LC Bird team fighting for position in Region 5B.

6A TOP THREE: 1) Ocean Lakes 34.0, 2) Oscar Smith 31.667, 3) Woodside 30.7


REGION 5B:

1) Highland Springs (9-0): 30.889
2) Henrico (7-1): 29.875
3) L.C. Bird (7-2): 29.333
4) Glen Allen (7-2): 27.556
5) Varina (8-1): 27.222
6) Atlee (6-3): 27.111
7) Douglas Freeman (7-3): 25.9
8) Mills Godwin (5-4): 24.111
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9) Deep Run (4-4): 23.625

ANALYSIS: First, the Mills Godwin/Deep Run game, now Thursday, is a play-in game. The winner grabs a playoff berth, and the loser is out. Because the #8 and #9 seeds are head-to-head, it blocks both Prince George and Matoaca from making a move to #8. If the Eagles and Wildcats were playing other teams, we'd likely have a four-team race for one spot. Idle Douglas Freeman can finish no lower than seventh and can slide into the sixth seed.

The real race here is who jockeys themselves into better position. Highland Springs clinches the top seed with a victory on Saturday, but, of all things, #3 L.C. Bird could actually catch them if Varina wins, but George Wythe would have to beat Manchester or Huguenot would have to beat Monacan. Henrico cannot catch Highland Springs. The biggest battle is who gets the fourth seed, and a home game, in the first round. Glen Allen has it now, but plays 0-9 J.R. Tucker. The Jags would get 24 points for a win, but Varina would get 22 points for losing to Highland Springs. Atlee, with a win over Hanover, could still end up at #4.

5A TOP THREE: 1) Indian River 32.889; 2) Maury 30.667; 3) Salem (VB) 30.444


REGION 4B:

1) Eastern View (9-0): 29.778
2) Louisa (9-0): 29.556
3) Monacan (7-2): 29.444
4) Dinwiddie (8-1): 29.222
5) Midlothian (6-3): 28.111
6) Courtland (7-2): 25.111
7) Powhatan (5-3): 23.750
8) Huguenot (4-5): 23.0
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9) Hanover (3-6): 21.111

ANALYSIS: First, the known. Louisa clinches the #1 seed with a win over 6-3 Fluvanna. Then it gets crazy. Monacan can threaten Eastern View for #2 should both win, as the Chiefs play 4-5 Huguenot, while the Cyclones play 1-8 King George. Dinwiddie may win and still stay at #4, but a slip above them, and off they go, and there's a tiny chance Midlothian moves to #4, but only if Colonial Heights pulls the upset of the year over the Generals.

Midlothian won't finish lower than fifth. Hanover is still alive to sneak in at #8, but they must beat Atlee, Monacan must defeat Huguenot. A Mills Godwin win over Deep Run couldn't hurt.

4A TOP THREE: 1) Lafayette 32.0; 2) Lake Taylor 30.556; 3) Deep Creek 25.444


REGION 3A:

1) Phoebus (8-1): 30.667
2) Hopewell (7-1): 29.375
3) Booker T. Washington (6-3): 24.667
4) I.C. Norcom (5-4): 24.333
5) Park View-South Hill (7-2): 24.111
6) York (6-3): 23.111
7) Petersburg (6-3): 22.667
8) New Kent (6-3): 22.333
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9) Tabb (4-5): 20.778
10) Lakeland (2-7): 20.0

ANALYSIS: If Phoebus defeats Menchville, the Phantoms will take the #1 seed. Hopewell can finish no worse than #2. The big race now is at the bottom where Petersburg is trying to hold on with New Kent breathing down their neck for #7. Both seem safely in at this point.

REGION 3B:

1) Spotsylvania (6-3): 23.0
2) Culpeper Co. (5-4): 22.778
3) Thomas Jefferson (5-4): 21.667
4) Brentsville District (5-5): 19.6
5) John Marshall (3-6): 18.556
6) James Monroe (2-7): 17.556
7) Skyline (2-7): 16.556
8) William Monroe (3-6): 16.333
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9T) Armstrong (1-8): 16.0
      George Wythe (0-9): 16.0

ANALYSIS: Thomas Jefferson is in, and should host a first round game. John Marshall, with a win over Thomas Jefferson, would possibly move past Brentsville, whose regular season is done. Yes, Armstrong or George Wythe, even if they lose, could move past William Monroe, who plays Culpeper, into the top eight, but Culpeper must win.

REGION 2A:

1) Amelia (9-0): 25.111
2) Goochland (9-0): 24.750 (one game non-VHSL)
3) Poquoson (7-2): 24.444
4) King William (7-1): 23.143 (one game non-VHSL)
5) Greensville (5-4): 18.556
6) Nottoway (5-4): 18.333
7) Arcadia (5-4): 16.778
8) Brunswick (3-6): 16.333
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9) Nandua (3-7): 15.3
10) Bluestone (3-7): 15.1

ANALYSIS: It's a Saturday showdown between Amelia and Goochland and, even if Poquoson beats York, the winner between the Raiders and Bulldogs will likely grab the #1 seed. King William won't finish lower than fourth.

2B TOP THREE: 1) East Rockingham 27.111; 2) Central-Woodstock 23.556; 3) Luray 22.556


REGION 1A:
ANALYSIS: Rappahannock and Franklin are tied for first, Essex is in fifth, half a point behind West Point for the fourth seed (and a first round home game), with Northampton just behind them in sixth by less than four-tenths of a point. If Essex beats Rappahannock and Clarke County beats West Point, a Trojans home game is definitely possible.






Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Week 11 Football Changes, Latest #Big12Poll

With the threat of thunderstorm activity on Friday, some football games are being moved up from Friday to Thursday in the final week of the regular season. Also, check out the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football #Big12Poll, released Monday evening!

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NOW THURSDAY:

George Wythe at #2 Manchester, 7pm
#3 Henrico at Armstrong, 7pm
Meadowbrook at #5 Hopewell, 7pm
#6 Dinwiddie at Colonial Heights, 7pm
Huguenot at #8 Monacan, 7pm
#11 L.C. Bird at Cosby, 7:30pm
Mills Godwin at Deep Run, 7pm
Glen Allen at J.R. Tucker, 7pm
Hanover at Atlee, 7pm
Matoaca at Petersburg, 7pm
Midlothian at James River, 7pm
King and Queen at King William, 7pm
Orange at Powhatan, 7:30pm

NOW SATURDAY:

#1 Highland Springs at Varina, 3pm
#10 Goochland at Amelia, 5pm
Prince George at #7 Thomas Dale, 7pm

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NBC12/RVA SPORTS NETWORK BIG 12 POLL:

1) Highland Springs
2) Manchester
3) Henrico
4) Varina
5) Hopewell
6) Dinwiddie
7) Thomas Dale
8T) Louisa
      Monacan
10) Goochland
11) L.C. Bird
12) Glen Allen

Dropping Out: Amelia

Thursday, October 25, 2018

WEEK 10 FOOTBALL!

FINALS:

#1 Highland Springs 51, Patrick Henry 0
#2 Manchester 70, Hermitage 0
#9 Hopewell 7, #3 Dinwiddie 0
#4 Henrico 61, Lee-Davis 6
#5 Varina 35, Atlee 0
Midlothian 24, #6 Monacan 20
#7 Thomas Dale 30, Granby 10
#8 L.C. Bird 33, George Wythe 14
#10 Louisa 48, Charlottesville 12
#12 Amelia 46, Nottoway 0
Glen Allen 34, Deep Run 14
Mills Godwin 23, Douglas Freeman 20
Clover Hill 16, Huguenot 0
Powhatan 21, Albemarle 20 (OT)
Norfolk Academy 36, Collegiate 35
Benedictine 34, Avalon 27
Petersburg 22, Meadowbrook 0
James River 12, Cosby 6 (OT)
Appomattox 24, Colonial Heights 0