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Thursday, April 19, 2018

RVA Locals Only: Friday April 20

Start your Friday with ESPN Richmond with the "Black and Drew Sports Huddle" live from Richmond Raceway from 8am to 10am. At 9:30, Rob Witham of The RVA Sports Network joins in for the latest edition of "RVA Locals Only" as we talk with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series driver, and Colonial Heights native, Gray Gaulding about his expectations for Saturday night, coming to his "home track" and more!

RVA Locals Only brings you the latest in high school and local sports every Friday only on 99.5 and 102.7 ESPN! Listen also on 950 AM or online at ESPNRichmond.com!



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK SPECIAL: #4 Randolph-Macon at #1 Virginia Wesleyan Softball

The 30-2 Yellow Jackets battle the 34-0 defending national champion Marlins today at 3pm and 5pm. Hear the action live only on RVA Sports Network on our YouTube Channel using the player below!


Monday, April 16, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK PLAYER: #2 Lee-Davis at #1 Prince George Softball

Use the YouTube player below to listen live to the showdown between Lee-Davis and Prince George at 5pm Monday only on RVA Sports Network!


New Top 10, First Super 7 Spring Polls

Polls are officially in full swing for the remainder of the regular season! There's another chance atop our Top 10 baseball poll, while there's a lot of movement in softball, plus, our Super 7 soccer and lacrosse polls are released for the first time. A reminder that Super 7 polls are VHSL-only polls.

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BASEBALL:

1) Mills Godwin (was #2)
2) St. Christopher's (was #3)
3) Benedictine (was #1)
4) James River (was #5)
5) Prince George (was #6)
6) Hanover (was #7)
7) Glen Allen (was #8)
8) Deep Run (was #4)
9) Cosby (was #9)
10) Manchester (New)

Dropping Out: Atlee

SOFTBALL:

1) Prince George (was #1)
2) Lee-Davis (was #3)
3) Cosby (was #2)
4) Manchester (was #4)
5) Powhatan (was #8)
6) Atlee (was #7)
7) Hanover (was #5)
8) Patrick Henry (was #6)
9) Mills Godwin (was #9)
10) Glen Allen (returning)

Dropping Out: Midlothian



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BOYS LACROSSE:

1) Atlee
2) Midlothian
3) Deep Run
4) Thomas Dale
5) James River
6) Douglas Freeman
7) Patrick Henry

GIRLS LACROSSE:

1) Atlee
2) Deep Run
3) Cosby
4) Hanover
5) Mills Godwin
6) Midlothian
7) Patrick Henry



BOYS SOCCER:

1) James River
2) Deep Run
3) Mills Godwin
4) J.R. Tucker
5) Cosby
6) Thomas Dale
7) Maggie Walker GS



GIRLS SOCCER:

1) Douglas Freeman
2) Deep Run
3) James River
4) Cosby
5) Thomas Dale
6) Matoaca
7) Hanover



Friday, April 13, 2018

RVA Locals Only: Friday April 13

It's a jam-packed edition of "RVA Locals Only" on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle Friday morning as Bob Black, Andrew Wallace and Rob Witham of The RVA Sports Network welcome:

9:30am: Jada Boyd, 2,000 point scorer, and a junior, at Appomattox Regional Governors School

9:45am: Legendary former Highland Springs basketball coach George Lancaster, talking the incredible week that was for Andre Ingram of the Los Angeles Lakers

Join us, 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM and online by CLICKING HERE for ESPNRichmond.com !


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Wrap: Wildcats Win In 'Second" Season Opener

The Deep Run Wildcats softball team should be forgiven for feeling like they've had to start their 2018 season all over again Tuesday afternoon.

After only playing two games during the first four calendar weeks of the season, and none since March 16th, the Wildcats finally took the field again for a game that mattered at James River, and wasted no time with three first-inning runs. A pitching change and several innings later, the Wildcats were trying to hold on for a win. But a pair of double plays, one which included a play at the plate in the sixth inning, prevented the Rapids from completing a late comeback as Deep Run improved to 2-1 with a 3-2 victory over James River.

"I told the girls to come out today and have fun, because this is the first time we've been out on the field because of the weather in two weeks," noted Deep Run head coach Chuck Wade. "We told them, don't be overanxious, just go out and have fun today. We're going to make plays, we're going to make not so good plays."

Wade ended as a clairvoyant, as the Wildcats made good on the positive proclamation, jumping on James River starter Riley Blaha for three runs in their first at-bat, led by a two-RBI single by Maddie Gutermuth (pictured). The Rapids quickly inserted veteran hurler Jordan Webster to quell the early Deep Run uprising, and they didn't scratch on the scoreboard after that first inning outburst. The Rapids, meanwhile, took awhile to get their bats going, finally breaking up a no-hit bid from Allison Iezzi in the fifth inning.

Led by a Skylar Ackerson infield single, then a Webster single up the middle, and smart base running from the Rapids, they put runners at second and third with nobody out. An error on a grounder by Madison Pierpont allowed Ackerson to score. Courtesy runner Grace Rosemont would come in thanks to another Deep Run fielding error to cut the deficit to a run.

But after Iezzi struck out Blaha, Chloe Rose grounded out to leave two Rapids stranded. In the sixth, with the tying run at third, the Wildcat defense stiffened, as a ground ball to third became a 5-3-2 double play, Hanna Cinella throwing out the runner trying to score at the plate to end the inning. Another double play would wrap up the victory in the seventh.

The Wildcats began a stretch where they would play eighteen games in less than five weeks, a sprint towards the regular season's end and the postseason's beginning. With many players on the squad knowing the rigors of travel ball, while it's not a major burden to handle, Wade says for a team that's already had to deal with the injury bug, it's plenty of burden for now, but nothing his team can't handle.

Deep Run gets #9 Mills Godwin Friday night, then travels to Dinwiddie on Monday, while the Rapids battle Clover Hill on Thursday.



OTHER HEADLINES:

SOCCER: Despite dominating in the offensive zone, especially in the second half, it was defense that helped James River hold up a 1-0 lead, getting a 1-0 win at home over Mills Godwin in a battle of two of the top teams in the area. Meanwhile the Deep Run girls get a pair of goals from Bailey Tran to knock off Cosby 2-0.



BASEBALL: #2 Mills Godwin, #6 Prince George and #10 Atlee all win big with double-digit run totals, while Manchester, Patrick Henry and Colonial Heights also had big victories. Midlothian nipped Clover Hill 6-5.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Joseph Tuzzolo's walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth gave Randolph-Macon a come from behind 6-5 win Tuesday at home over Virginia Wesleyan, tying the Marlins atop the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) at 11-1. The Yellow Jackets, currently ranked sixth nationally in Division III, are 21-3-1 overall, and go to Norfolk to face the Marlins again Thursday afternoon.