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Friday, February 24, 2017

STATE TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

The RVA Sports Network is your home for the absolute latest in VHSL State Basketball Championship information! All the area teams, all the brackets, schedules and scores you need to know, all the way to the Siegel Center!

TICKETS: ALL tickets are $10 for all rounds. For quarterfinals, tickets are good for sessions, as sites will not be cleared between games. Siegel Center may be subject to clearing during State Championship Weekend per VHSL.

VHSL:

5A:

BOYS: (Teams Qualified: L.C. Bird, Varina)
Quarterfinals (Friday March 3rd, Hampton University)
Game 1: L.C. Bird 61, Potomac Falls 44
Game 2: Albemarle 65, Varina 55
Game 3: Hampton 64, Potomac 52
Game 4: Bethel 62, Wakefield 56

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, Hampton University)
L.C. Bird 61, Albemarle 57 (2 OT)
Bethel 66, Hampton 58

State Championship (Saturday March 11th, Siegel Center)
L.C. Bird vs. Bethel, 3pm

GIRLS: (Teams Qualified: Highland Springs, Atlee, L.C. Bird)
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd, Hampton University)
Game 1: Salem 54, Tuscarora 41
Game 2: Princess Anne 51, Wakefield 42
Game 3: Edison 61, L.C. Bird 51
Game 4: Highland Springs 60, Atlee 33

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, Hampton University)
Princess Anne 41, Salem 29
Highland Springs 80, Edison 78 (2 OT)

State Championship (Saturday March 11th, Siegel Center)
Princess Anne vs. Highland Springs, 1pm

4A:

BOYS: (Teams Qualified: Hanover, Monacan)
Quarterfinals (Friday March 3rd, Salem Civic Center)
Game 1: Jamestown 64, William Fleming 45
Game 2: John Handley 87, Hanover 56
Game 3: Loudoun Valley 83, Monacan 61
Game 4: GW-Danville 68, Smithfield 55


GIRLS: (Teams Qualified: Monacan, Midlothian)
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd, Salem Civic Center)
Game 1: Monacan 71, Charlottesville 32
Game 2: Lake Taylor 55, Loudoun County 52
Game 3: Millbrook 55, Midlothian 45
Game 4: King's Fork 56, Carroll County 47

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, Salem Civic Center)
Monacan 66, Lake Taylor 50
King's Fork 62, Millbrook 48

State Championship (Friday March 10th, Siegel Center)
King's Fork vs. Monacan, 6:30pm

3A

BOYS: (Teams Qualified: John Marshall, George Wythe)
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd, Siegel Center)
Game 1: Phoebus 62, Western Albemarle 35
Game 2: Northside 71, John Marshall 59
Game 3: I.C. Norcom 62, Spotswood 56
Game 4: George Wythe 68, Heritage 62

Semifinals (Friday March 3rd, Siegel Center)
Northside 73, Phoebus 61
I.C. Norcom 42, George Wythe 32


GIRLS: (Team Qualified: Hopewell)
Quarterfinals (Wednesday March 1st, Siegel Center)
Game 1: Magna Vista 50, Hopewell 33
Game 2: Hidden Valley 57, Tabb 54
Game 3: Brookville 64, Warhill 35
Game 4: Broadway 54, Culpeper 36

2A

BOYS: (Team Qualified: Amelia)
Quarterfinals (Friday March 3rd, JMU Convocation Center)
Game 1: Madison County 61, Chatham 47
Game 2: Amelia 45, Richlands 40
Game 3: Dan River 65, Bruton 56
Game 4: RE Lee/Staunton 81, Gate City 74

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, JMU Convocation Center)
Amelia 61, Madison County 55
RE Lee/Staunton 75, Dan River 72 (OT)

State Championship (Thursday March 9th, Siegel Center)
RE Lee/Staunton vs. Amelia, 8:30pm

GIRLS:
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd, JMU Convocation Center)
Game 1: Nottoway 53, Ridgeview 51
Game 2: Martinsville 61, George Mason 45
Game 3: Floyd County 59, Stuarts Draft 45
Game 4: Central Wise 51, East Rockingham 37

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, JMU Convocation Center)
Martinsville 55, Nottoway 46
Central-Wise 60, Floyd County 43

1A

GIRLS:
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd at Virginia High School)
Game 1: Surry 65, Eastside 56
Game 2: Parry McCluer 64, Riverheads 37
Game 3: George Wythe 68, Cumberland 25
Game 4: Honaker 64, Appomattox Regional GS 43

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th at Virginia High School)
Parry McCluer 51, Surry 48
George Wythe 51, Honaker 26

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VISAA:

BOYS:

DIVISION I:

First Round (Tuesday February 28th)
Game 1: #8 Episcopal 67, #9 Bishop Ireton 49
Game 2: #5 St. Stephens-St. Agnes 58, #12 Collegiate 45
Game 3: #6 Potomac School 56, #11 Benedictine 55
Game 4: #7 Bishop Sullivan 73, #10 St. Christopher's 66

Quarterfinals (Wednesday March 1st)
Game 5: #1 Paul VI 83, #8 Episcopal 55
Game 6: #4 Cape Henry 53, #5 St. Stephens-St. Agnes 50
Game 7: #3 Bishop O'Connell 66, #6 Potomac School 28
Game 8: #2 Trinity Episcopal 90 #7 Bishop Sullivan 74

Semifinals (Friday March 3rd at Virginia State University, Ettrick)
#1 Paul VI 71, #4 Cape Henry 62 (2 OT)
#2 Trinity Episcopal 71, #3 Bishop O'Connell 50

Championship (Saturday March 4th at Virginia State University, Ettrick)
#2 Trinity Episcopal 95, #1 Paul VI 78 (Photo Courtesy @TES_Athletics on Twitter)





DIVISION II:

First Round (Tuesday February 28th):
Game 1: #8 Atlantic Shores 58, #9 Highland 54
Game 2: #5 Hargrave Academy 67, 12 Middleburg Academy 52 
Game 3: #6 Millwood 59, #11 Steward 58
Game 4: #7 Walsingham Academy 62, #10 St. Anne's-Belfield 57

Quarterfinals (Wednesday March 1st)
Game 5: #1 Blue Ridge 61, #8 Atlantic Shores 43
Game 6: #4 Virginia Episcopal 48, #5 Hargrave Academy 45
Game 7: #3 Virginia Academy 75, #6 Millwood 55
Game 8: #2 Miller School 80, #7 Walsingham Academy 43

Semifinals (Friday March 3rd at Virginia State University, Ettrick)
#1 Blue Ridge 59, #4 Virginia Episcopal 53
#2 Miller School 69, #3 Virginia Academy 60

Championship (Saturday March 4th at Virginia State University, Ettrick)
#1 Blue Ridge 73, #2 Miller School 36

DIVISION III:

First Round (Tuesday February 28th)
Game 1: #8 Fredericksburg Academy 55, #9 Eastern Mennonite 41
Game 2: #5 Christ Chapel 80, #12 Grace Christian 31
Game 3: #11 Richmond Christian 55, #6 Life Christian Academy 51
Game 4: #7 Roanoke Catholic 58, #10 Fuqua School 46

Quarterfinals (Wednesday March 1st)
Game 5: #1 Amelia Academy 74, #8 Fredericksburg Academy 63
Game 6: #5 Christ Chapel 62, #4 Wakefield Academy 61
Game 7: #3 Williamsburg Christian 97, #11 Richmond Christian 45
Game 8: #2 North Cross 49, #7 Roanoke Catholic 43

Semifinals (Friday March 3rd at Virginia State University, Ettrick)
#1 Amelia Academy 73, #5 Christ Chapel 70 (2 OT)
#3 Williamsburg Christian 51, #2 North Cross 31

Championship (Saturday March 4th at Virginia State University, Ettrick)
#3 Williamsburg Christian 77, #1 Amelia Academy 55

GIRLS:

First Round (Tuesday February 28th)
Game 1: #8 Potomac 60, #9 Episcopal 46
Game 2: #5 Bishop O'Connell d. #12 St. Stephens-St. Agnes
Game 3: #6 Trinity Episcopal 53, #11 St. Gertrude 48
Game 4: #7 Flint Hill 61, #10 Collegiate 28

Quarterfinals (Wednesday March 1st)
Game 5: #1 Paul VI d. #8 Potomac
Game 6: #5 Bishop O'Connell 59, #4 St. Catherine's 52
Game 7: #3 Bishop Ireton 48, #6 Trinity Episcopal 41
Game 8: #2 St. Anne's-Belfield 44, #7 Flint Hill 42


Sunday, February 19, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 26 Basketball Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 26 Girls and Boys Basketball Teams. All-Academic selections are noted with "*":

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Daijah Jefferson, Hopewell*
Tyah Hunter, Hopewell*
Tyjana Simmons, Hopewell*
Nadine Pope, John Marshall*
Trae'quira Taylor, Petersburg
Destiny Fuller, Petersburg*

SECOND TEAM:
Shakinah Oliver, Armstrong*
Tai-Tonia Owens, Armstrong*
Shamonei Johnson, John Marshall*
Samiyah Jackson, Thomas Jefferson*
Amaya Archie, Spotsylvania*
Imani Edmonds, Hopewell*

HONORABLE MENTION:
Katimala Green, George Wythe*
Serenity Samuels, George Wythe
Audrya Jiggetts, John Marshall*
T'orri Crocker, Petersburg
Takiyah Carter, Thomas Jefferson*
Nakiya Bumgardner-Ferguson, Spotsylvania

CONFERENCE 26 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Daijah Jefferson, Hopewell
CONFERENCE 26 GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR: Jackie Edmonds, Hopewell

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BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Brian Harris, Armstrong
Ja-Ree Brown, George Wythe*
Eugene Williams, George Wythe*
Malik Jefferson, Hopewell*
Greg Jones, John Marshall*
Isaiah Todd, John Marshall*

SECOND TEAM:
Marques Dortch, Armstrong
Darrell Purdie, George Wythe
Faizhon Tylor, Hopewell
Anthony Lundy, Petersburg*
Trey Green, Petersburg*
Nick Woolfolk, Thomas Jefferson*

HONORABLE MENTION:
Jalen Jefferson, Hopewell*
Isaiah Anderson, John Marshall*
Levar Allen, John Marshall
Demarr McRae, John Marshall*
Stanley Davis, Petersburg
Aubrey Merritt, Thomas Jefferson
Li Ron Hilliard, Thomas Jefferson*

CONFERENCE 26 BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Greg Jones, John Marshall
CONFERENCE 26 BOYS CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR: Wilard Coker, George Wythe and Elvin Edmonds, Hopewell



Friday, February 17, 2017

REGION TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

Here's your complete source for all things VHSL Region Basketball for the next eight days through February 25th! Keep up with schedules, brackets, state qualifiers, and, of course, the latest scores, for all RVA area teams in one place from The RVA Sports Network!

For a look ahead at the VHSL State Tournament Schedules, check out our Championship Primer by CLICKING HERE!

REMINDER: The most important game for all teams in region tournament play is actually the quarterfinal! A win there secures a spot in the State Tournament beginning March 1st. Region Semifinals and Championship/Third Place Games will determine state tourney seeding.



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BOYS:

6A SOUTH:

Quarterfinals (Monday 2/20 at Higher Seed)
Game 1: Franklin County 54, Woodbridge 45
Game 2: Landstown 49, Oscar Smith 47
Game 3: Western Branch 76, Kellam 68
Game 4: CD Hylton 62, Thomas Dale 41


5A SOUTH:

Quarterfinals (Monday 2/20):
Game 1: L.C. Bird 44, Mills Godwin 41
Game 2: Varina 53, Hermitage 34
Game 3: Hampton 63, Maury 49
Game 4: Bethel 51, Green Run 44

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/22)
L.C. Bird 62, Varina 50
Bethel 48, Hampton 47

Championship (Saturday 2/25):
L.C. Bird 75, Bethel 63

Third Place Game (Saturday 2/25):
Varina 52, Hampton 51

4A EAST:

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 2/21):
Hanover 75, King George 53
Monacan 70, Eastern View 64
Jamestown 87, Deep Creek 62
Smithfield 61, Lake Taylor 60

Semifinals (Thursday 2/23, matchups based on power rating):
Jamestown 64, Monacan 56
Smithfield 67, Hanover 66

Championship (Friday 2/24):
Jamestown 65, Smithfield 56

Third Place Game (Friday 2/24):
Hanover 82, Monacan 71

3A EAST:

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 2/21):
Game 1: John Marshall 105, James Monroe 47
Game 2: Phoebus 89, Southampton 42
Game 3: George Wythe 62, William Monroe 52
Game 4: I.C. Norcom 63, Colonial Heights 56

Semifinals (Thursday 2/23):
Phoebus 79, John Marshall 73
George Wythe 52, I.C. Norcom 50

Championship (Friday 2/24):
Phoebus 78, George Wythe 72

Third Place Game (Friday 2/24):
John Marshall 58, I.C. Norcom 53

2A EAST:

First Round (Friday 2/17):
Game 1: Bruton 44, Nottoway 36
Game 2: Stuarts Draft 75, George Mason 58
Game 3: RE Lee/Staunton 77, Clarke County 37
Game 4: Brunswick 74, Nandua 62
Game 5: Amelia 62, Maggie Walker GS 49
Game 6: East Rockingham 56, Central Woodstock 35
Game 7: Madison County 77, Page County 59
Game 8: Greensville 78, King William 74

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 2/21 at Higher Seed):
Game 9: Bruton 72, Stuarts Draft 60
Game 10: RE Lee/Staunton 93, Brunswick 54
Game 11: Amelia 81, East Rockingham 67
Game 12: Madison County 84, Greensville 55

Semifinals (Thursday 2/23)
RE Lee/Staunton 78, Bruton 45
Madison County 61, Amelia 56 (OT)

Championship (Saturday 2/25 at Hanover High School)
Madison County 59, RE Lee/Staunton 57

Third Place Game (Saturday 2/25 at Hanover High School)
Amelia 64, Bruton 42

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GIRLS:

6A SOUTH:

Quarterfinals (Monday 2/20 at Higher Seed)
Game 1: Woodbridge 60, James River 48
Game 2: Ocean Lakes 51, Western Branch 50
Game 3: Landstown 52, Woodside 23
Game 4: Colonial Forge 50, Cosby 43


5A SOUTH:

Quarterfinals (Monday 2/20):
Game 1: Highland Springs 71, Deep Run 50
Game 2: L.C. Bird 64, J.R. Tucker 56
Game 3: Princess Anne 78, Warwick 47
Game 4: Salem 58, Nansemond River 39

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/22)
Highland Springs 83, L.C. Bird 45
Salem 53, Princess Anne 37

Championship (Saturday 2/25):
Salem 51, Highland Springs 48

Third Place Game (Saturday 2/25):
Princess Anne 73, L.C. Bird 50

5A NORTH:

First Round (Monday 2/20):
Game #1: Thomas Jefferson S&T 48, Albemarle 43
Game #2: Wakefield 55, Orange 31
Game #3: Briar Woods 63, Stafford 51
Game #4: Massaponax 56, Broad Run 42

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 2/21):
Tuscarora 46, Thomas Jefferson S&T 42
Wakefield 78, Mountain View 53
Atlee 56, Briar Woods 47
Thomas Edison 73, Massaponax 46

Semifinals (Thursday 2/23):
Wakefield 47, Tuscarora 39
Thomas Edison 57, Atlee 48

Championship (Saturday 2/25):
Edison 64, Wakefield 47

Third Place Game (Saturday 2/25):
Atlee 57, Tuscarora 52

4A EAST:

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 2/21):
King's Fork 79, Grafton 19
Midlothian 63, Louisa 54
Lake Taylor 59, Heritage 38
Monacan 88, King George 42

Semifinals (Thursday 2/23, matchups based on power rating):
King's Fork 74, Midlothian 51
Monacan 81, Lake Taylor 54

Championship (Friday 2/24):
Monacan 74, King's Fork 65

Third Place Game (Friday 2/24):
Lake Taylor 90, Midlothian 44

3A EAST:

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 2/21):
Game 1: Hopewell 49, Brentsville District 31
Game 2: Tabb 40, Poquoson 39
Game 3: Culpeper 66, Petersburg 47
Game 4: Warhill 53, I.C. Norcom 51

Semifinals (Thursday 2/23):
Hopewell 65, Tabb 29
Culpeper 55, Warhill 50

Championship (Friday 2/24):
Hopewell 54, Culpeper 47

Third Place Game (Friday 2/24):
Tabb 41, Warhill 40

2A EAST:

First Round (Friday 2/17):
Game 1: Bruton 57, Amelia 28
Game 2: Stuarts Draft 60, Clarke County 33
Game 3: East Rockingham 67, Strasburg 19
Game 4: Brunswick 59, Nandua 34
Game 5: Nottoway 59, Arcadia 37
Game 6: Wilson Memorial 70, Central Woodstock 53
Game 7: George Mason 58, RE Lee/Staunton 33
Game 8: Greensville 53, Maggie Walker GS 26

Quarterfinals (Tuesday 2/21 at Higher Seed):
Game 9: Stuarts Draft 43, Bruton 23
Game 10: East Rockingham 69, Brunswick 43
Game 11: Nottoway 61, Wilson Memorial 50
Game 12: George Mason 51, Greensville 37

Semifinals (Thursday 2/23)
East Rockingham 67, Stuarts Draft 63
Nottoway 43, George Mason 37

Championship (Saturday 2/25 at Hanover High School)
Nottoway 53, East Rockingham 44

Third Place Game (Saturday 2/25 at Hanover High School)
George Mason 54, Stuarts Draft 44

1A EAST:

Quarterfinals (Wednesday 2/22)
Game 1: Surry 60, Luray 36
Game 2: Riverheads 57, Mathews 30
Game 3: Appomattox Regional GS 66, Colonial Beach 56
Game 4: Cumberland 59, Essex 32

Semifinals (Friday 2/24 at Cumberland HS):
Surry 67 Riverheads 46
Appomattox Regional GS 49, Cumberland 26

Championship (Saturday 2/25 at Cumberland HS):
Surry 58, Appomattox Regional GS 46

3rd Place Game (Saturday 2/25 at Cumberland HS):
Riverheads 61, Cumberland 42

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Your 2017 VHSL High School Basketball Championship Primer


SPECIAL NOTE: FOR THIS WEEK'S REGION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES, GO TO "REGION TOURNAMENT CENTRAL": CLICK HERE

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LIVE TWITTER COVERAGE THIS WEEK (REGION):

Saturday 2/25:
5A South Region Girls/Boys Championships
Girls: Highland Springs vs Salem, 5pm on @henricosports 
Boys: L.C. Bird vs. Bethel, 7:30pm on @cfieldsports 


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STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES: (NOTE: The VHSL switched formats this year to include the State Semifinal round at "Supersites" across the Commonwealth. Last year, semifinal games were at the Siegel Center the same week as the state finals. That is not the case this year.)

6A:

BOYS:
Quarterfinals (Friday March 3rd, James Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax)
Game 1: North #4 vs. South #1, 3:30pm
Game 2: South #3 vs. North #2, 5:15pm
Game 3: South #4 vs. North #1, 7pm
Game 4: North #3 vs. South #2, 8:45pm

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, James Robinson)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 4:15pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 7:45pm

State Championship (Saturday March 11th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 8:45pm

GIRLS:
Quarterfinals (Friday March 3rd, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Fairfax)
Game 1: North #4 vs. South #1, 3:30pm
Game 2: South #3 vs. North #2, 5:15pm
Game 3: South #4 vs. North #1, 7pm
Game 4: North #3 vs. South #2, 8:45pm

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, James Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 2:30pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 6pm

State Championship (Saturday March 11th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 6:45pm

5A:

BOYS: (Teams Qualified: L.C. Bird, Varina)
Quarterfinals (Friday March 3rd, Hampton University)
Game 1: North #4 vs. South #1, 2:30pm
Game 2: South #3 vs. North #2, 4:15pm
Game 3: South #4 vs. North #1, 6pm
Game 4: North #3 vs. South #2, 7:45pm

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, Hampton University)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 4:15pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 7:45pm

State Championship (Saturday March 11th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 3pm

GIRLS: (Teams Qualified: Highland Springs, Atlee, L.C. Bird)
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd, Hampton University)
Game 1: North #4 vs. South #1, 2:30pm
Game 2: South #3 vs. North #2, 4:15pm
Game 3: South #4 vs. North #1, 6pm
Game 4: North #3 vs. South #2, 7:45pm

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, Hampton University)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 2:30pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 6pm

State Championship (Saturday March 11th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 1pm

4A:

BOYS: (Teams Qualified: Hanover, Monacan)
Quarterfinals (Friday March 3rd, Salem Civic Center)
Game 1: West #4 vs. East #1, 2:30pm
Game 2: East #3 vs. West #2, 4:15pm
Game 3: East #4 vs. West #1, 6pm
Game 4: West #3 vs. East #2, 7:45pm

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, Salem Civic Center)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 4:15pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 7:45pm

State Championship (Friday March 10th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 8:30pm

GIRLS: (Teams Qualified: Monacan, Midlothian)
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd, Salem Civic Center)
Game 1: West #4 vs. East #1, 2:30pm
Game 2: East #3 vs. West #2, 4:15pm
Game 3: East #4 vs. West #1, 6pm
Game 4: West #3 vs. East #2, 7:45pm

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, Salem Civic Center)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 2:30pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 6pm

State Championship (Friday March 10th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 6:30pm

3A

BOYS: (Teams Qualified: John Marshall, George Wythe)
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd, Siegel Center)
Game 1: West #4 vs. East #1, 3:30pm
Game 2: East #3 vs. West #2, 5:15pm
Game 3: East #4 vs. West #1, 7pm
Game 4: West #3 vs. East #2, 8:45pm

Semifinals (Friday March 3rd, Siegel Center)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 5:15pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 8:45pm

State Championship (Friday March 10th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 4:30pm

GIRLS: (Team Qualified: Hopewell)
Quarterfinals (Wednesday March 1st, Siegel Center)
Game 1: West #4 vs. East #1, 3:30pm
Game 2: East #3 vs. West #2, 5:15pm
Game 3: East #4 vs. West #1, 7pm
Game 4: West #3 vs. East #2, 8:45pm

Semifinals (Friday March 3rd, Siegel Center)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 3:30pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 7pm

State Championship (Friday March 10th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 2:30pm

2A

BOYS: (Team Qualified: Amelia)
Quarterfinals (Friday March 3rd, JMU Convocation Center)
Game 1: West #4 vs. East #1, 2:30pm
Game 2: East #3 vs. West #2, 4:15pm
Game 3: East #4 vs. West #1, 6pm
Game 4: West #3 vs. East #2, 7:45pm

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, JMU Convocation Center)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 4:15pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 7:45pm

State Championship (Thursday March 9th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 8:30pm

GIRLS:
Quarterfinals (Thursday March 2nd, JMU Convocation Center)
Game 1: West #4 vs. East #1, 2:30pm
Game 2: East #3 vs. West #2, 4:15pm
Game 3: East #4 vs. West #1, 6pm
Game 4: West #3 vs. East #2, 7:45pm

Semifinals (Saturday March 4th, JMU Convocation Center)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 2:30pm
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 6pm

State Championship (Thursday March 9th, Siegel Center)
Semifinal Winners, 6:30pm

Final RVA Sports Network Top 10 Basketball Polls

The regular season is complete, the playoffs are underway, so it is time to release our final RVA Sports Network Top 10 Boys and Girls High School Basketball Polls. Some notes:

--Our #1 teams, the Monacan girls and L.C. Bird boys, went wire-to-wire from the preseason poll over Thanksgiving weekend, to today's final poll.

--Our #2 girls team, Highland Springs, also went wire-to-wire, with their third straight unbeaten regular season.

--Six boys teams and eight girls teams listed in our preseason polls are ranked in the final survey, with the biggest risers from the group during the season being the Hermitage boys and J.R. Tucker girls, the Tigers also going unbeaten for the first time in program history.

--One team, the Manchester boys, make their season debut in the Top 10 in the final poll.

FINAL TOP 10 POLLS (Preseason Rank, Postseason Position in Parentheses):

GIRLS:

1) Monacan (#1, Conference 20 Top Seed)
2) Highland Springs (#2, Conference 12 Top Seed)
3) J.R. Tucker (#9, Conference 11 Top Seed)
4) Cosby (#6, Conference 3 Top Seed)
5) St. Catherine's (unranked, in LIS Tournament)
6) Atlee (#10, Conference 16 Top Seed)
7) Hopewell (unranked, Conference 26 Top Seed)
8) L.C. Bird (#5, Conference 12 #2 Seed)
9) Trinity Episcopal (#3, in LIS Tournament)
10) Midlothian (#8, Conference 20 #2 Seed)

BOYS:

1) L.C. Bird (#1, Conference 12 Top Seed)
2) Trinity Episcopal (#4, in Prep League Tourney)
3) Varina (#5, Conference 12 #2 Seed)
4) John Marshall (unranked, Conference 26 Top Seed)
5) Hermitage (#7, Conference 11 Top Seed)
6) Mills Godwin (unranked, Conference 11 #2 Seed)
7) St. Christopher's (#8, in Prep League Tourney)
8) George Wythe (unranked, Conference 26 #2 Seed)
9) Manchester (unranked, Conference 3 Top Seed)
10) Henrico (#6, Conference 11 #3 Seed)



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: Your Conference Basketball Tournament Headquarters!

Here we go! The 2017 high school basketball postseason begins Thursday, and RVA Sports Network will again this year offer you three sets of "Tournament Central" to keep you updated across the Central Virginia area!

Now through February 18th, count on RVA Sports Network here for Conference Tournament news, schedules, brackets, scores and more. Soon, we'll have new "Tournament Central" pages for the Region and State Tournaments!




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BOYS BASKETBALL:

CONFERENCE 3: (Semifinal winners clinch 6A South Region bids)

First Round (Monday 2/13 at Higher Seed)
#3 James River 59, #6 Clover Hill 47
#4 Thomas Dale 58, #5 Cosby 41

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/15 at Higher Seed)
#4 Thomas Dale 60, #1 Manchester 59
#2 Franklin County 62, #3 James River 56

Championship:
#2 Franklin County 81, #4 Thomas Dale 66

CONFERENCE 11: (Semifinal winners clinch 5A South Region bids)

First Round (Saturday 2/11 at Deep Run HS)
#3 Henrico 75, #6 Douglas Freeman 57
#5 Deep Run 50, #4 Glen Allen 48

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/15 at Glen Allen HS)
#1 Hermitage 66, #4 Deep Run 59
#2 Mills Godwin 74, #3 Henrico 64

Championship:
#1 Hermitage 48, #2 Mills Godwin 43




CONFERENCE 12: (Semifinal winners clinch 5A South Region bids)

First Round (Tuesday 2/14 at Varina HS)
#3 Matoaca 66, #6 Prince George 64
#4 Highland Springs 67, #5 Meadowbrook 46

Semifinals (Thursday 2/16 at Varina HS)
#1 L.C. Bird 114, #4 Highland Springs 80
#2 Varina 64, #3 Matoaca 51

Championship:
#1 LC Bird 61, #2 Varina 58

CONFERENCE 16:

First Round (Monday 2/13)
#4 Orange 53, #5 Atlee 47
#3 Halifax 75, #6 Patrick Henry 52

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/15)
#1 Albemarle 100, #4 Orange 53
#2 PH-Roanoke 44, #3 Halifax 41

Championship:
#1 Albemarle 55, #2 PH-Roanoke 44

Third Place Game:
#4 Orange at #3 Halifax, Friday 2/17, time TBA


CONFERENCE 20: (Semifinal winners clinch 4A East Region bids)

First Round (Monday 2/13 at Higher Seed)
#3 Hanover 82, #6 Midlothian 58
#4 Dinwiddie 65, #5 Powhatan 53

Semifinals (Tuesday 2/14 at Higher Seed)
#1 Monacan 74, #4 Dinwiddie 54
#3 Hanover 77, #2 Huguenot 68

Championship:
#3 Hanover 66, #1 Monacan 64 (OT)




CONFERENCE 25:

Semifinal:
Colonial Heights 54, New Kent 51

Championship:
Colonial Heights 54, Southampton 52

CONFERENCE 26:

First Round (Monday 2/13 at Higher Seed)
#2 George Wythe 76, #7 Petersburg 53
#3 Hopewell 67, #6 Spotsylvania 42
#4 Armstrong 69, #5 Thomas Jefferson 48

Semifinals (at Petersburg High School)
#1 John Marshall 60, #4 Armstrong 56
#2 George Wythe 66, #3 Hopewell 57

Championship:
#1 John Marshall 56, #2 George Wythe 53 (Photo Courtesy of @RPSSchools)




CONFERENCE 33:

Semifinals (Monday 2/13)
#1 King William 69, #4 Maggie Walker GS 31
#3 Bruton 73, #2 Nandua 41

Championship:
#3 Bruton 62, #1 King William 44

CONFERENCE 34:

First Round (Thursday 2/9):
#1 Amelia 69, #8 Randolph-Henry 57
#4 Nottoway 61, #5 Bluestone 50
#6 Brunswick 57, #3 Goochland 54
#2 Greensville 70, #7 Prince Edward 36

Semifinals (Saturday 2/11):
#1 Amelia 59, #4 Nottoway 52
#6 Brunswick 78, #2 Greensville 73

Championship:
#1 Amelia 68, #6 Brunswick 61

*****

GIRLS BASKETBALL:

CONFERENCE 3: (Semifinal winners clinch 6A South Region bids)

First Round (Monday 2/13 at Higher Seed)
#3 Franklin County 53, #6 Clover Hill 26
#4 Thomas Dale 49, #5 Manchester 24

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/15 at Higher Seed)
#1 Cosby 72, #4 Thomas Dale 37
#2 James River 63, #3 Franklin County 36

Championship:
#1 Cosby 71, #2 James River 35 (photo courtesy @Cosby_sports )




CONFERENCE 11: (Semifinal winners clinch 5A South Region bids)

First Round (Saturday 2/11 at Deep Run HS)
#3 Deep Run 51, #6 Hermitage 33
#4 Mills Godwin 45, #5 Henrico 36

Semifinals (Tuesday 2/14 at Glen Allen HS)
#1 J.R. Tucker 36, #4 Mills Godwin 34
#3 Deep Run 52, #2 Glen Allen 39

Championship:
#1 J.R. Tucker 61, #3 Deep Run 51




CONFERENCE 12: (Semifinal winners clinch 5A South Region bids)

First Round (Tuesday 2/14 at Highland Springs HS)
#3 Prince George 35, #6 Meadowbrook 31
#4 Varina 71, #5 Matoaca 65

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/15 at Highland Springs HS)
#1 Highland Springs 84, #4 Varina 36
#2 L.C. Bird 70, #3 Prince George 30

Championship:
#1 Highland Springs 63, #2 L.C. Bird 47

CONFERENCE 16:

First Round (Monday 2/13)
#4 Orange 57, #5 PH-Roanoke 48
#3 Halifax 39, #6 Patrick Henry 28

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/15)
#1 Atlee 62, #4 Orange 29
#2 Albemarle 40, #3 Halifax 36

Championship:
#1 Atlee 62, #2 Albemarle 42 (Photo Courtesy of Ryan Molloy)



Third Place Game:
#4 Orange 47, #3 Halifax 44

CONFERENCE 19:

Championship: Louisa 65, King George 61 (2 OT) (Photo Courtesy @LC_SportsLife )



CONFERENCE 20: (Semifinal winners clinch 4A East Region bids)

First Round (Monday 2/13 at Higher Seed)
#3 Hanover 72, #6 Dinwiddie 41
#4 Huguenot 60, #5 Powhatan 32

Semifinals (Wednesday 2/15 at Higher Seed)
#1 Monacan 79, #4 Huguenot 58
#2 Midlothian 72, #3 Hanover 44

Championship:
#1 Monacan 92, #2 Midlothian 56

CONFERENCE 25:

First Round:
#4 Colonial Heights 43, #5 Southampton 26

Semifinal:
#1 Warhill 50, #4 Colonial Heights 22

CONFERENCE 26:

First Round (Monday 2/13 at Higher Seed)
#4 John Marshall 57, #5 George Wythe 51
#6 Thomas Jefferson 42, #3 Armstrong 39
#2 Petersburg 48, #7 Spotsylvania 31

Semifinals (at Petersburg HS)
#1 Hopewell 75, #4 John Marshall 27
#2 Petersburg 55, #3 Thomas Jefferson 42

Championship:
#1 Hopewell 62, #2 Petersburg 34

CONFERENCE 33:

Semifinals (Monday 2/13)
#4 Maggie Walker d. #1 Nandua
#2 Bruton 53, #3 Arcadia 38

Championship:
#2 Bruton 42, #4 Maggie Walker 24

CONFERENCE 34:

First Round (Thursday 2/9):
#1 Nottoway 60, #8 Randolph-Henry 5
#4 Amelia d. #5 Prince Edward
#2 Greensville 50, #7 Bluestone 37
#3 Brunswick 55, #6 Goochland 37

Semifinals (Saturday 2/11):
#1 Nottoway 69, #4 Amelia 45
#3 Brunswick 47, #2 Greensville 42

Championship:
#1 Nottoway 55, #3 Brunswick 38




Sunday, February 5, 2017

New RVA Sports Network Top 10 Basketball Polls

While our last undefeated boys team went down last Monday, they surged back late in the week for two big victories, and L.C. Bird continues to hold down the top spot in our RVA Sports Network Boys Top 10. The undefeated trio of Monacan, Highland Springs, and J.R. Tucker continue to lock down the top three spots in our Girls Poll.

BOYS:

1) L.C. Bird (16-1, was #1)
2) Trinity Episcopal (25-1, was #2)
3) Varina (16-4, was #3)
4) John Marshall (13-5, was #4)
5) Mills Godwin (16-3, was #5)
6) George Wythe (15-4, was #7)
7) Hermitage (15-4, was #6)
8) St. Christopher's (15-7, was #8)
9) Hopewell (14-7, returning)
10) Armstrong (12-7, returning)

Dropping Out: Monacan, Henrico

GIRLS:

1) Monacan (20-0, was #1)
2) Highland Springs (17-0, was #2)
3) J.R. Tucker (18-0, was #3)
4) Cosby (16-3, was #4)
5) St. Catherine's (12-5, was #5)
6) Atlee (17-3, was #8)
7) Hopewell (17-4, was #7)
8) L.C. Bird (14-4, was #9)
9) Trinity Episcopal (12-6, was #6)
10) Midlothian (11-8, returning)

Dropping Out: James River



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SPECIAL REPORT PART III: Cameron Gallagher Leaves Legacy Of Hope As Family Forges On

(NOTE: This is the third and final article in a special series on student-athletes and mental health issues as presented in partnership by The Hanover Herald-Progress and The RVA Sports Network. Other articles can be found by scrolling down our website.)



Walking into the home of the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, a former bank branch behind the Gayton Crossing Shopping Center in Western Henrico County, you immediately feel warmth and openness. Desks aren't partitioned, and, within minutes, the "office" can be transformed to an open area to host dozens of teenagers for a variety of events.

It is but one of many ways that the foundation reflects the spirit and character of its namesake, a beautiful, shining young woman who valiantly fought her own battle against depression, prepared to fight back, then left us all too soon.

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It is March 16, 2014. Sixteen year old Cameron Gallagher is ready to run her first-ever half marathon with her friend Abby Donelson. Known for her swimming prowess, the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach was a new experience for Cameron, a sophomore at Douglas Freeman High School.

"She did not like running, until she started training for the half marathon," recalled Grace Gallagher, Cameron's mother. "It was kind of funny, because swimmers don't make good runners sometimes, so when she came to us saying she wanted to run this half marathon, we knew this was out of her comfort zone. She knew she would have to plan, train, that it was a real goal she was going to meet."

There was much more than competitive swimming and a decision to run in Cameron's life. Daily, she faced the struggle of depression. Signs of that struggle had already become evident to Grace, and her husband David, Cameron's father.

"We had been pretty in tune to a lot of her anxiety for a few years. It became very dark, and you could see the strain in her face, the muscles in her face were just always tight," Grace said. Coupled with signs that Cameron had attempted to harm herself, the parents made the very difficult decision to hospitalize her in the summer of 2013.

"It was something where we had to make sure she would be safe," Grace noted. "As much as we were right there with her, there comes to a point where you don't want to make that choice, but you know you have to."

Along that line, after Cameron had a fainting episode, her parents took her to a pediatric cardiologist for preliminary testing to make sure her heart was fine. No issues were found. Grace and David had no idea that, come March 16, 2014, keeping Cameron safe would become an issue they could no longer control.

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Cameron and Abby ran the race together, crossing the finish line together in two hours, nineteen minutes. Her father told "Runners World" in 2014 that during the race, "it was the happiest I'd ever seen her". 

Shortly after crossing the finish line with Abby, they hugged, then Cameron collapsed. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful, and she passed away at a nearby hospital. The medical examiner's report showed she suffered from cardiac arrthythmia, an abnormal heart rhythm where electrical impulses are irregular. Fatigue and dehydration exacerbated the situation, according to the report. 

After fighting the battle of mental illness for so long with their eldest daughter, the second of five children, an undiscovered physical issue ended her brief stay on earth. The Gallaghers were left to grieve, to support each other, and, thanks to a final message from Cameron, ensure that her life's race was not run in vain.

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Cameron once approached her parents about creating a 5K race of her own to raise awareness of teenage depression and mental illness. 

"Our first reaction to her was, well, you're failing English," Grace remembered. "That's a great idea, and we'd love to help you with it, but you really need to concentrate on getting your grades up."

After her death, however, a trip into Cameron's room, described by Grace as a "disaster", yielded a marvelous discovery. It was a folder, "organized perfectly", that contained everything from a speech sharing her story, to letters for everyone ranging from potential sponsors to her doctor, asking for support for her race dream.

"When we found the plans, it was as if she'd left this present, and the present was not for us," Grace recalled. "We were the soldiers to deliver the present. The present was how she knew, first hand, how many kids were just like her, how many sixteen year olds were out there struggling every day, how she could see it in their eyes, how she knew when it was happening." 

While still overcoming their initial grief, while continuing to ask why Cameron couldn't be there to see her plans through herself, Grace and David became her soldiers for this purpose. 

The SpeakUp5K, named by Cameron herself, began with a launch party two months after her passing. Over ten thousand people participated. The first SpeakUp5K Race in Richmond that September welcomed 3,500 racers. Today, there are SpeakUp5K races in San Diego, California and Tampa, Florida.

There is also the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, which does far more than facilitate the racing events. The foundation provides free mental health programs for teens, workshops and curricula, while working in several area high schools with hopes to add to their list of partners.

While the Foundation works tirelessly to carry on Cameron's mission, it is also therapeutic for a family who continues, almost three years later, to deal with an empty seat at their table.

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"I think I would be doing everyone a disservice if I stood out there and said, this is all amazing, all so wonderful," Grace said. "The reality is, it's not all so wonderful. It's a struggle. For all those people who wake up every day and say I don't know if I can get out of bed, I get it. I still find myself in my closet, breathing, telling myself, you can do this, put one foot in front of the other, you can do this."

Cameron's mother is very open about the fact that there is still anger and worry for her and her family, as she and David deal with the helping Cameron's older brother Andrew, and younger siblings Reilly, Sydney and Mitchell in their daily battle of coping with life without Cameron.

"I'm still scared, I'm still in pain," Grace noted. "But what Cameron decided to tell me what to do with that was you can have all that. It's yours, you hold on to that. But what is more important is that there are people out there that need to know you are still in pain. They need to know that they're not alone. You need to tell my story because if we don't, and we're not honest with it, we're going to keep losing these beautiful, beautiful children, losing their battle to their illness. They need to know they're worth it. Your pain will be worth it."

This foundation is different, in that it will not provide vague hope, or hope that cannot be realized, offering instead a hope that understands the highest peaks and darkest valleys, offering to be there at each moment. 

Keeping that realistic balance, in part, is because of the voices of Andrew, now a young adult, and Reilly, Cameron's closest sister in age, now in high school herself.

"Both, very publicly, have been able to put their very real, very raw feelings out there, which help so many families that are having those feelings," Grace said, noting Cameron's siblings struggled with not being able to help her during her depression battles.

"To go from knowing your sister is struggling so bad, and wanting to say, we love you, you need to stop this, why isn't my love enough, why are we not enough for you? That's hard to grasp, and then to lose her and feel like, oh, my gosh, I didn't do enough for her. There's so many questions and so much guilt that they didn't need to have, but they had it, so you can't act like it's not there because you know they didn't need to have it," Grace said. 

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Any family who has dealt with depression, suicide, or other psychological issues knows the effects are as far reaching as possible. The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation continues to work to provide avenues to meet challenges head on for those who suffer, and for those who love the suffering.

"Families think it's not okay to have these feelings. Are you kidding me? It's perfectly normal to have them," Grace noted bravely. "Love doesn't just look like roses. That's not real love. Real love is the grit of it all, and the grit doesn't always look pretty, like a rose."

Cameron Kathleen Gallagher's rose did not fade away on March 16, 2014. Its long, far-reaching, and most beautiful bloom had only just begun.

For more information on the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, services provided, the SpeakUp5K race series, or how you can help with the Foundation's efforts, go to www.ckgfoundation.org


(Douglas Freeman baseball players pause in memory of Cameron Gallagher before the start of their game in April 2014.  Many of the players knew Cameron personally and demonstrated their support of her cause during this moment of reflection. Photo Courtesy of CKG Foundation.)