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Friday, October 12, 2018

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL

SCOREBOARD:

Benedictine 38, Collegiate 35
#2 Manchester 55, #5 L.C. Bird 7
#8 Thomas Dale 28, #12 Petersburg 24
#9 Monacan 27, Cosby 13
#11 Louisa 42, Monticello 28
Matoaca 38, Colonial Heights 14
Midlothian 15, Clover Hill 12
#3 Dinwiddie 56, Meadowbrook 6
#7 Hopewell 42, Prince George 0
Atlee 42, Lee-Davis 21
Douglas Freeman 35, J.R. Tucker 7
Fluvanna 16, Powhatan 7
James River 49, George Wythe 18
Fork Union 20, Trinity Episcopal 16
Flint Hill 44, St. Christopher's 22

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RESCHEDULED GAMES:

#4 Varina at #6 Henrico, Monday, 6pm
Bluestone at #10 Goochland, now Monday 10/22 at 7pm
Patrick Henry at Hanover, Monday, 6pm
Glen Allen at John Marshall, Monday, 4pm
Hermitage at Mills Godwin, Monday, 6pm
Thomas Jefferson at Deep Run, Monday, 6pm
Chincoteague vs Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, Monday, 6pm
Lafayette at New Kent, Monday, 6pm
Colonial Beach at Essex, Monday, 7pm




Thursday, October 11, 2018

THURSDAY POSTPONEMENTS

Tropical Storm Michael is bringing more of a punch to Central Virginia than earlier expected, and with school systems closing early Thursday, the following games scheduled for this evening have been postponed:


FIELD HOCKEY:

Matoaca at Lee-Davis
Hopewell at Lafayette
Powhatan at Monacan
Hanover vs. Grafton at York HS
Thomas Dale at Highland Springs
Tabb at Collegiate
St. Gertrude at Trinity Episcopal
Monticello at Louisa


BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Dinwiddie at Matoaca
Prince George at Petersburg
Lee-Davis at Henrico
Douglas Freeman at Mills Godwin
Deep Run at J.R. Tucker
James River at Midlothian, postponed to Wednesday 10/24
Monacan at Clover Hill
Manchester at L.C. Bird, postponed to Wednesday 10/17

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

Dinwiddie at Matoaca
Prince George at Petersburg
Henrico at Lee-Davis
Mills Godwin at Douglas Freeman
Thomas Jefferson at Hermitage
J.R. Tucker at Deep Run
Midlothian at James River, postponed to Wednesday 10/24
Clover Hill at Monacan
L.C. Bird at Manchester
Powhatan at Fluvanna, postponed to Monday 10/15, 6:30pm
Cumberland at Goochland
King William at King & Queen

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

FOOTBALL: Updated VHSL Region Standings

Four Fridays left in the regular season, and here is where we stand. We also have posted, at the bottom of this post, the Virginia High School League's formula for their power point system.

REGION 6B (Top 7 make playoffs)

1) Colonial Forge (7-0): 32.000
2) Manchester (6-0): 31.333
3) Cosby (4-2): 26.000
4) Thomas Dale (4-2): 25.667
5) Clover Hill (4-3): 24.714
6) Franklin County (3-4): 21.857
7) Riverbend (1-6): 20.286
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8) James River (0-7): 18.286

REGION 5B (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) L.C. Bird (6-0): 29.667
2) Highland Springs (7-0): 28.286
3) Atlee (5-1): 26.667
4) Henrico (4-1): 26.600
5) Varina (6-0): 25.333
6) Douglas Freeman (5-2): 24.571
7) Glen Allen (4-2): 23.667
8) Prince George (3-3): 21.500
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9) Mills Godwin (3-3): 21.000
10) Deep Run (2-3): 20.000
11) Lee-Davis (1-5): 18.000
12) Hermitage (1-6): 17.857
13) Matoaca (0-6): 17.833
14) Meadowbrook (0-6): 17.000
15) J.R. Tucker (0-5): 14.000

REGION 4B (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) Dinwiddie (6-0): 28.000
2) Eastern View (7-0): 27.714
3) Louisa (6-0): 27.667
4) Monacan (5-1): 26.333
5) Courtland (4-2): 23.833
6) Midlothian (3-3): 22.500
7) Huguenot (3-4): 21.286
8) Powhatan (3-2): 20.800
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9) Chancellor (2-5): 18.857
10) Hanover (1-5): 18.500
11) Patrick Henry (1-4): 18.200
12) King George (1-6): 16.286
13) Caroline (1-5): 14.167

REGION 3A (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) Phoebus (4-1): 26.800
2) Hopewell (5-0): 26.000
3) York (5-1): 22.667
4) Petersburg (5-1): 22.500
5) Booker T. Washington (4-3): 21.429
6) Park View-South Hill (4-2): 21.167
7) I.C. Norcom (4-3): 20.429
8) New Kent (4-2): 18.667
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9) Tabb (2-4): 18.166
10) Colonial Heights (2-3): 18.000
11) Lakeland (1-5): 17.667
12) Southampton (1-4): 14.000

REGION 3B (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) Culpeper Co. (3-3): 21.000
2) Spotsylvania (3-3): 20.333
3) Thomas Jefferson (3-3): 18.667
4) Brentsville District (3-4): 18.143
5) James Monroe (2-4): 17.333
6) John Marshall (2-4): 17.000
7) Skyline (2-5): 15.857
8) Armstrong (1-5): 15.833
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9) George Wythe (0-6): 14.500
10) William Monroe (1-5): 13.667
11) Warren County (0-6): 13.167

(Note: Manassas Park is listed as 0-1 with 17.000 points, but are not fielding a team in 2018)

REGION 2A (Top 8 make playoffs)

1) Amelia County (5-0): 23.600
2) Goochland (5-0): 23.200
3) Poquoson (4-1): 22.400
4) King William (4-1): 20.400
5) Nottoway (3-3): 15.833
6) Greensville (3-3): 15.667
7) Nandua (3-4): 15.571
8) Brunswick (2-4): 15.167
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9) Arcadia (3-4): 14.714
10) Prince Edward (3-3): 14.500
11) Bluestone (2-5): 13.857
12) Bruton (0-2): 11.500
13) Randolph-Henry (0-5): 9.600

(Note: Goochland win over private school Fork Union does not count in VHSL standings; Bruton only playing five-game schedule)

REGION 1A (Top 8 make playoffs)

1T) Franklin (5-1): 18.667
       Rappahannock (5-1): 18.667
3) West Point (4-1): 18.400
4) Northumberland (4-0): 18.000
5) Colonial Beach (4-2): 17.667
6) Northampton (5-1): 16.000
7) Essex (3-3): 14.833
8) Washington & Lee (3-2): 14.600
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9) Sussex Central (2-4): 12.667
10) Windsor (2-4): 11.000
11) Lancaster (2-4): 10.667
12) Mathews (1-5): 9.500
13) Chincoteague (1-3): 8.500
14) King & Queen Central (1-4): 8.200
15) Surry (0-6): 8.000
16) Middlesex: 7.833

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POINTS FORMULA:

For winning a game, based on Class of opponent, you receive:

Class 6: 26 points
Class 5: 24 points
Class 4: 22 points
Class 3: 20 points
Class 2: 18 points
Class 1: 16 points

For losing a game, based on Class of opponent, you receive:

Class 6: 14 points
Class 5: 12 points
Class 4: 10 points
Class 3:   8 points
Class 2:   6 points
Class 1:   4 points

A) If you play a team in a lower Class, you receive two bonus points per classification. For example, when a Class 5 team plays a Class 4 team, you get 24, not 22 points for a win, or 12, and not 10, for a loss. It's a reward for playing teams in lower classifications, primarily for district teams.

B) If you play a higher Class, you receive those points. For example, when L.C. Bird, a Class 5 school, defeated Clover Hill, a Class 6 school, last Friday, they received 26 points for the win.

C) You receive two bonus points for every game a defeated opponent wins

D) You receive one bonus point for every game an opponent who defeated you wins

E) You receive no points if an opponent you play loses a game

You add all the points, divide by number of VHSL-recognized games played to get the power point rating.

Monday, October 8, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football Big 12 Poll--Week 8

The top nine schools stay put and a Cinderella debuts in the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School "Big 12 Poll". Last week's ranking is also noted:

1) Highland Springs (7-0, was #1, BYE)
2) Manchester (6-0, was #2, vs. #5 L.C. Bird Friday, 7pm)
3) Dinwiddie (6-0, was #3, vs. Meadowbrook Friday, 7pm)
4) Varina (6-0, was #4, at #6 Henrico Friday, 7pm)

5) L.C. Bird (6-0, was #5, at #2 Manchester Friday, 7pm)
6) Henrico (4-1, was #6, vs. #4 Varina Friday, 7pm)
7) Hopewell (5-0, was #7, vs. Prince George Friday, 7pm)
8) Thomas Dale (4-2, was #8, vs. #12 Petersburg Friday, 7pm)
9) Monacan (5-1, was #9, vs. Cosby, Friday, 7:30pm)
10) Louisa (6-0, was #11, at Monticello Friday, 7pm)
11) Goochland (6-0, was #12, vs. Bluestone, Friday, 7pm)

12) Petersburg (5-1, NEW, at #8 Thomas Dale Friday, 7pm)

Dropping Out: Atlee (5-1, was #10)
Also Receiving Votes: Atlee, Benedictine




Thursday, October 4, 2018

WEEK 7 FOOTBALL FRIDAY

From morning to night, stay with RVA Sports Network for comprehensive coverage of high school football as the road to the playoffs heats up on this first Friday of October!

WEEK 7 SCHEDULE:

GAME OF THE WEEK: #6 Henrico 45, #10 Atlee 10

#1 Highland Springs 48, Hanover 7
#2 Manchester 51, Huguenot 0
#3 Dinwiddie 42, Matoaca 13
#4 Varina 42, Patrick Henry 0
#5 L.C. Bird 14, Clover Hill 7
#7 Hopewell 49, Colonial Heights 0
#8 Thomas Dale 27, Meadowbrook 6
#9 Monacan 33, James River 13
#11 Louisa 24, Powhatan 14
#12 Goochland 52, Cumberland 0
Douglas Freeman 28, Deep Run 12
Glen Allen 34, Thomas Jefferson 20
Hermitage 21, J.R. Tucker 10
Mills Godwin 10, John Marshall 6
Armstrong 34, Lee-Davis 29
Midlothian 43, George Wythe 32
Woodberry Forest 48, Collegiate 13
Petersburg 36, Prince George 33
Amelia 62, Prince Edward 29
Spotsylvania 51, Caroline 12
New Kent 32, Grafton 2

BYES: King William, Cosby

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11:34pm: CLICK HERE to join the conversation live with Marc Davis and Rob Witham on "On The Sidelines Extra" only on the NBC12 Facebook page! We take your questions, show you complete highlights, talk about playoff implications, and look ahead to Week 8!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

FOOTBALL: First Official VHSL Region Point Standings

Released a day earlier than anticipated, here's the latest standings on all Richmond-area Regions in the race for the VHSL football playoffs with five weeks left in the regular season.

NOTE: Ratings, not records, determine standings.

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REGION 6B: (Top 7 make postseason, first round bye for top seed)

1) Manchester: 5-0, 30.400
2) Colonial Forge: 6-0, 29.333
3) Cosby: 4-2, 25.333
4) Clover HIll: 4-2, 25.000
5) Thomas Dale: 3-2, 24.800
6) Franklin County: 2-4, 20.500
7) Riverbend: 1-5, 20.167
8) James River: 0-6, 17.500

REGION 5B: (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Atlee: 5-0, 28.000
2) Highland Springs: 6-0, 27.667
3) L.C. Bird: 5-0, 27.600
4) Henrico: 3-1, 24.500
5) Varina: 5-0, 24-400
6) Douglas Freeman: 4-2, 23.500
7) Prince George: 3-2, 22.200
8) Glen Allen: 3-2, 21.600
9) Deep Run: 2-2, Point Avg TBD
10) Mills Godwin: 2-3, 19.600
11) Lee-Davis: 1-4, 18.000
12) Matoaca: 0-5, 17.200
13) Meadowbrook: 0-5, 16.200
14) Hermitage: 0-6, 16.167
15) J.R. Tucker: 0-4, 14.250

REGION 4B: (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Dinwiddie: 5-0, 27.600
2) Eastern View: 6-0, 26.667
3) Louisa: 5-0, 26.400
4) Monacan: 4-1, 25.800
5) Courtland: 3-2, 22.600
6) Midlothian: 2-3, 21.400
7) Powhatan: 3-1, 21.250
8) Huguenot: 2-3, 20.600
9) Chancellor: 2-4, 18.667
10) Hanover: 1-4, 17.800
11) Patrick Henry: 1-3, Point Avg TBD
12) King George: 1-5, 16.167
13) Caroline: 1-4, 14.400

REGION 3A: (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Hopewell: 4-0, 25.000
2) York: 5-0, 23.600
3) Phoebus: 2-1, 23.000
4) Booker T. Washington: 4-2, 21.500
5) Petersburg: 4-1, 20.800
6) Park View-South Hill: 3-2, 19.600
7) I.C. Norcom: 3-3, 18.833
8) Colonial Heights: 2-2, 18.000
9) Lakeland: 1-4, 17.800
10) New Kent: 2-2, 17.250
11) Tabb: 1-4, 14.800
12) Southampton: 1-3, 14.750

REGION 3B: (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Culpeper Co.: 2-3, 19.200
2) Spotsylvania: 2-3, 18.800
3) Thomas Jefferson: 3-2, 18.200
4) Brentsville District: 2-3, 18.000
5) James Monroe: 2-4, 17.000
6) John Marshall: 2-3, 16.600
7) Skyline: 2-4, 16.167
8) George Wythe: 0-5, 14.400
9) Armstrong: 0-5, 13.400
10) Warren County: 0-6, 13.200
11) William Monroe: 1-4, 12.600
(Manassas Park listed, is not playing this season)

REGION 2A (Top 8 make postseason)

1) Poquoson: 4-0, 24.500
2) Goochland: 4-0, 23.500
3) Amelia: 5-0, Point Avg. TBD
4) King William: 4-1, 19.600
5) Prince Edward: 3-2, 15.200
6) Arcadia: 3-3, 15.167
7) Brunswick: 2-3, 15.000
8T) Bluestone: 2-4, 14.000
       Nandua: 2-4, 14.000
       Greensville: 2-3, 14.000
11) Nottoway: 2-4, 13.800
12) Bruton: 0-2, 11.500 (playing five-game season)
13) Randolph-Henry: 0-4, 9.250

REGION 1A: (Top 8 make postseason)

1T) West Point: 3-1, 18.000
       Colonial Beach: 4-1, 18.000
3) Franklin: 4-1, 17.800
4) Northumberland: 3-0, 16.667
5) Rappahannock: 4-1, 16.200
6) Essex: 3-2, 16.000
7) Northampton: 4-1, 14.600
8) Washington & Lee: 2-2, 12.500
9) Sussex Central: 2-3, 12.000
10) Windsor: 1-4, 9.600
11) Chincoteague: 1-2, 9.333
12) Lancaster: 1-3, 9.250
13) King & Queen Central: 1-3, 8:750
14) Surry: 0-5, 7.600
15) Middlesex: 0-4, 7.250
16) Mathews: 0-5, 7.000

Monday, October 1, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football "Big 12 Poll": Week 7

The top three teams solidify their holds, while there's a bit of shakeup below in the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football Big 12 Poll. Last week's numbers are noted.

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1) Highland Springs (6-0, was #1, vs. Hanover Friday)
2) Manchester (5-0, was #2, at Huguenot Friday)
3) Dinwiddie (5-0, was #3, vs. Matoaca Friday)
4) Varina (5-0, was #4, vs. Patrick Henry Friday)
5) L.C. Bird (5-0, was #6, vs. Clover Hill Friday)
6) Henrico (3-1, was #5, at #10 Atlee Friday on Game of The Week)
7) Hopewell (4-0, was #7, at Colonial Heights Friday)
8) Thomas Dale (3-2, was #8, at Meadowbrook Friday)
9) Monacan (4-1, was #9, at James River Friday)
10) Atlee (5-0,was #10, vs. #6 Henrico Friday on Game of The Week)
11) Louisa (5-0, was #11, at Powhatan Friday)
12) Goochland (5-0, was #12, at Cumberland Friday)

Also Receiving Votes: Benedictine


Thursday, September 27, 2018

WEEK 6 SCHEDULE: All Day Coverage of High School Football From RVA Sports Network

11:15PM: ON THE SIDELINES ON NBC12

Gameday at Henrico, highlights from all the big Week 6 games, and all the scores with Marc Davis and the NBC12 team!

11:34PM: ON THE SIDELINES EXTRA (FACEBOOK LIVE)

As soon as "On The Sidelines" concludes on NBC12, get to the NBC12 Facebook page for #TheFinalWord in Week 6 of High School Football as Marc and Rob take your questions LIVE, plus look ahead to Week 7 and discuss the beginning of playoff implications. The only place to talk high school football live is with "On The Sidelines Extra"!

CLICK HERE to watch at 11:34pm!

WEEK 6
#1 Highland Springs 40, #5 Henrico 6
#2 Manchester 79, James River 0
#3 Dinwiddie 35, #8 Thomas Dale 31
#4 Varina 75, Armstrong 22
#7 Hopewell 35, Matoaca 29
George Wythe at #9 Monacan, POSTPONED
#10 Atlee 34, Patrick Henry 21
#11 Louisa 36, Western Albemarle 19
#12 Goochland 21, Buckingham 8
Hanover 43, Lee-Davis 40
Douglas Freeman 33, Glen Allen 32
Midlothian 32, Huguenot 20
Cosby 7, Clover Hill 0
Mills Godwin 24, J.R. Tucker 6
Deep Run 40, Hermitage 14
Powhatan 23, Charlottesville 6
Prince George 33, Meadowbrook 0
Petersburg 42, Colonial Heights 22
New Kent 42, Jamestown 7

King William at Central-Woodstock, postponed to Saturday

Monday, September 24, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll--Week 6

1) Highland Springs (5-0, was #1, at #5 Henrico Friday)
2) Manchester (4-0, was #2, vs. James River Friday)
3) Dinwiddie (4-0, was #3, at #8 Thomas Dale Friday)
4) Varina (4-0, was #6, at Armstrong Friday)
5) Henrico (3-0, was #5, vs. #1 Highland Springs Friday (Coverage with @RobbieWitham on Twitter)
6) L.C. Bird (5-0, was #6, BYE)
7) Hopewell (3-0, was #7, at Matoaca Friday)
8) Thomas Dale (3-1, was #8, vs. #3 Dinwiddie Friday)
9) Monacan (3-1, was #9, vs. George Wythe Friday)
10) Atlee (4-0, was #10, at Patrick Henry Friday)
11) Louisa (4-0, was #11, vs. Western Albemarle Friday)
12) Goochland (4-0, was #12, vs. Buckingham Friday)

Also Receiving Votes: Clover Hill

Thursday, September 20, 2018

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: WEEK 5


FRIDAY SCHEDULE:

#1 Highland Springs 71, Lee-Davis 8
#2 Manchester 47, Midlothian 3
#3 Dinwiddie 69, Prince George 26
#4 Varina 49, Hanover 7
#5 Henrico 44, Patrick Henry 6
#6 L.C. Bird 7, Huguenot 6
#7 Hopewell 35, Petersburg 14
#8 Thomas Dale 28, Matoaca 21
#10 Atlee 28, Armstrong 18
Flint Hill 42, Collegiate 0
Trinity Episcopal 35, Bishop Ireton 0
Glen Allen 28, Hermitage 7
Deep Run 35, J.R Tucker 21
Douglas Freeman 17, John Marshall 6
Colonial Heights 28, Meadowbrook 20
Clover Hill 31, James River 21
Cosby 42, George Wythe 6
King George 34, Caroline 15
King William 35, Washington and Lee 12
Western Albemarle 35, Powhatan 21
St. Christopher's 27, Norfolk Academy 24
Poquoson 27, New Kent 0
Amelia 41, Bluestone 10
Isle of Wight Academy 48, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot 0

SATURDAY:

Phelps vs. Life Christian, 11am
#11 Louisa at Albemarle, 2pm
Riverdale Baptist at Benedictine, 2pm





Monday, September 17, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Football Big 12 Poll--Week 5

One new team, one big drop, and Varina leaps over Henrico again. Here's the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll:

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1) Highland Springs (4-0, was #1, vs. Lee-Davis Friday)
2) Manchester (3-0, was #2, at Midlothian Friday)
3) Dinwiddie (3-0, was #3, vs. Prince George Friday)
4) Varina (3-0, was #6, at Hanover Friday)
5) Henrico (2-0, was #5, at Patrick Henry Friday, listen live HERE)
6) L.C. Bird (4-0, was #7, at Huguenot Friday)
7) Hopewell (2-0, was #8, at Petersburg Friday)
8) Thomas Dale (2-1, was #9, vs. Matoaca Friday)
9) Monacan (3-1, was #4, BYE)
10) Atlee (3-0, NEW, vs. Armstrong Friday)
11) Louisa (3-0, was #11, at Albemarle Friday)
12) Goochland (4-0, was #10, BYE)


Dropping Out: Benedictine (was #12)
Also Receiving Votes: Benedictine, Collegiate

MONDAY POSTPONEMENTS

Here's the latest on games being postponed due to the remnants of Hurricane Florence. Games which are rescheduled contain the necessary information:

FOOTBALL:

Powhatan at #8 Hopewell, canceled
#5 Henrico at J.R. Tucker, canceled
Patrick Henry at Deep Run, postponed

FIELD HOCKEY:

Hanover at Lee-Davis, postponed to October 17, 5:30pm
Atlee at Patrick Henry, postponed to October 16, 5:30pm
Cosby at James River, postponed
Deep Run at Douglas Freeman, postponed
Mills Godwin at Hermitage, postponed to Thursday (9/20), 6pm
Prince George at Matoaca, postponed to Thursday (9/20), 7pm
Maggie Walker GS at Glen Allen, postponed to September 27, 6:45pm
Highland Springs at Henrico, postponed
Poquoson at New Kent, postponed

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Atlee at Colonial Heights, postponed
Hanover at Monacan, postponed

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

J.R. Tucker at L.C. Bird, postponed
Monacan at Hanover, postponed

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

WEEK 4 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD


WEDNESDAY:

#1 Highland Springs 42, Riverbend 0
#2 Manchester 62, #4 Monacan 9
#6 Varina 48, Hermitage 0
#7 L.C. Bird 40, James River 20
#10 Goochland 30, Nottoway 13
#12 Benedictine 44, Fork Union 16
Atlee 39, Douglas Freeman 20
Glen Allen 39, Lee-Davis 20
Mills Godwin 14, Hanover 13
Massaponax 42, Matoaca 14
Petersburg 50, James Monroe 21
Clover Hill 41, George Wythe 6
Prince George 19, John Marshall 14
Thomas Jefferson 28, Caroline 13
Cosby 23, Huguenot 20

SATURDAY:

Collegiate at Bishop O'Connell, 10am (9:45am airtime on The Mater: 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, listen online by CLICKING HERE)

MONDAY:

#5 Henrico at J.R. Tucker, 6pm
Patrick Henry at Deep Run, 6pm
Churchland at Armstrong, 6pm


Listen Live: Collegiate at Trinity Episcopal

The Cougars and Titans finally play football on this Tuesday. Kickoff set for 3:30 at Trinity Episcopal.

CLICK HERE to listen live online, or tune to 102.9 FM for pregame at 3:15 with Chip Brierre and Bryan Diehr!

Listen on your mobile device on the @TuneIn app on "Radiall"!

Monday, September 10, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll: Week 4

Hurricane Florence is causing major changes to the Week 4 schedule, meanwhile there's little change in the latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll released Monday evening. Last week's rankings are in parentheses:

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BIG 12 POLL (WEEK FOUR):

1) Highland Springs (3-0, was #1, at Riverbend, TBA)
2) Manchester (2-0, was #2, vs. #4 Monacan, Wednesday, 6pm)
3) Dinwiddie (3-0, was #3, BYE)
4) Monacan (3-0, was #6, at #2 Manchester, Wednesday, 6pm)
5) Henrico (2-0, was #5, next game TBA)
6) Varina (2-0, was #4, vs. Hermitage, Wednesday, 7pm)
7) L.C. Bird (3-0, was #7, vs. James River, Wednesday, 6:30pm)
8) Hopewell (2-0, was #8, vs. Powhatan, TBA)
9) Thomas Dale (2-1, was #9, BYE)
10) Goochland (3-0, was #10, at Nottoway, Wednesday, 6pm)
11) Louisa (3-0, was #11, BYE)
12) Benedictine (1-0, was #12, next game TBA)

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Atlee (2-0), Huguenot (2-0)


Friday, September 7, 2018

Week 3 High School Football Scoreboard


#1 Highland Springs 70, Meadowbrook 0
#2 Manchester 49, Cosby 6
#3 Dinwiddie 27, Salem 20
#4 Varina 48, Matoaca 0
#5 Henrico 59, Deep Run 22
#6 Monacan 32, Clover Hill 17
#7 L.C. Bird 21, Midlothian 0
#9 Thomas Dale 37, Hermitage 7
#10 Goochland 58, Central Lunenburg 0
#11 Louisa 42, King George 12
#12 Benedictine (1-0) at Archbishop Spalding, POSTPONED

Collegiate 7, Trinity Episcopal 3
Thomas Jefferson 27, Greensville 24
Atlee 21, Mills Godwin 7
Douglas Freeman 48, Lee-Davis 34
Glen Allen 35, Patrick Henry 8
Massaponax 51, Hanover 3
Prince George 45, J.R. Tucker 20
Huguenot 46, James River 23
Colonial Heights 23, Park View (South Hill) 14
Powhatan 21, Caroline 0
King William 30, Essex 6
Amelia 22, Buckingham 14
Life Christian Academy 60, Hampton Roads Generals 0
Blessed Sacrament Huguenot 26, Fuqua 6






Thursday, September 6, 2018

RVA Sports Network Live All-Day Football Friday Coverage: Week 3

Every Friday, from morning to midnight, The RVA Sports Network will be with you on air and online with comprehensive coverage of high school football all season long! Nobody covers High School Football Friday like The RVA Sports Network!

Join us for the following every Friday:

9:30AM#RVALocalsOnly on ESPN Richmond (99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online HERE)

Rob Witham joins Bob Black and Andrew Wallace on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle to break down the Week 3 schedule live from the University of Richmond, from Dominion District openers to the showdown at Navy Nation between Salem and Dinwiddie!


4:30PM: #LocalSportsUpdate on 102.9 The Mater:

Rob Witham presents late breaking news, Week 3 headlines and a preview of our Game of the Week, only on 102.9 FM and 1430 AM!

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6:30PM: #GameOfTheWeek: Atlee (1-0) at Mills Godwin (0-2): (102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, online by CLICKING HERE and on @TuneIn Radio app on #Radiall

Get #TheLastWord before kickoff on Week 3 games with NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis and Rob Witham on the "On The Sidelines Pre-Game Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance" at 6:30, followed by the Eagles and Raiders in Region 5B action at 7pm.



IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING GAME OF THE WEEK: "The RVA Sports Network Scoreboard Show" (102.9 FM The Mater, 1430 AM, online by CLICKING HERE and on @TuneIn Radio app on #Radiall! 

Rob Witham brings you the latest Week 3 finals from across our Twitter network, interview the winning coach live and get a live preview of "On The Sidelines" on NBC12 with Marc Davis, all exclusively on 102.9 The Mater!

11:15PM: "ON THE SIDELINES": Only on NBC12!

Join Marc Davis and his army of photographers as they bring you comprehensive coverage of all the big Week 3 matchups, plus the latest scores and much more. You can only go "On The Sidelines" on NBC12!

11:34PM: "ON THE SIDELINES EXTRA": Only on NBC12 Facebook Page!

Click that link just above us now and join the conversation! The ONLY live, interactive way on social media to talk high school football every Friday night with the reporters in the know! Marc Davis and Rob Witham bring you extended highlights, in-depth analysis of Week 3, a first look to Week 4, and, of course, we take your questions and comments on high school football!



Monday, September 3, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll: Week 3

Big changes in the heart of the latest poll, as voted on by members of the NBC12, RVA Sports Network and 102.9 The Mater organizations, but no changes within the top three.

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WEEK 3 POLL:

1) Highland Springs (2-0, was #1, at Meadowbrook)

2) Manchester (1-0, was #2, at Cosby)

3) Dinwiddie (2-0, was #3, vs. Salem)

4) Varina (1-0, was #7, at Matoaca)

5) Henrico (1-0, was #6, vs. Deep Run)

6) Monacan (2-0, was #5, vs. Clover Hill)

7) L.C. Bird (2-0, was #8, at Midlothian)

8) Hopewell (2-0, was #9, BYE)

9) Thomas Dale (1-1, was #4, vs. Hermitage)

10) Goochland (2-0, was #10, vs. Central-Lunenburg)

11) Louisa (2-0, NEW, vs. King George)

12) Benedictine (1-0, was #12, at Archbishop Spalding)

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DROPPING OUT: Lee-Davis (1-0, was #11)

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Lee-Davis, Collegiate, Clover Hill

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OTHER GAMES OF NOTE THIS WEEK:

Lee-Davis (1-0) at Douglas Freeman (1-1)
Patrick Henry (1-0) at Glen Allen (0-1)
Huguenot (1-0) at James River (0-2)
Essex (1-0) at King William (2-0)
Caroline (1-1) at Powhatan (1-0)

OUR GAME OF THE WEEK: Atlee (1-0) at Mills Godwin (0-2), 7pm on 102.9 FM The Mater, on TuneIn app on "Radiall" and on the link that will be posted at the top of our website!




Saturday, September 1, 2018

Week 2 High School Football Scoreboard

NOTE: Rankings based on latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll.

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WEEK 2 FINALS:

#1 Highland Springs 36, Woodside 6
#2 Manchester 75, Riverbend 0
#3 Dinwiddie 57, Smithfield 24
#6 Henrico 68, Hermitage 0
#7 Varina 51, Meadowbrook 6
#8 L.C. Bird 32, #4 Thomas Dale 20
#5 Monacan 45, Glen Allen 13
#9 Hopewell 41, Tabb 0
#10 Goochland 38, Fork Union 7
#11 Lee-Davis 14, Mills Godwin 7
#12 Benedictine 37, St. John Paul The Great 7
Atlee 21, Deep Run 13
Powhatan 14, Midlothian 7
Huguenot at Jamestown (resumes October 9 at 5:30pm)
Douglas Freeman 38, James River 21
Clover Hill 13, Prince George 12
Cosby 15, Matoaca 10
Petersburg 22, John Marshall 12
Trinity Episcopal 40, St. Christopher's 40 (suspended due to darkness, resumption September 24, 4pm)
Thomas Jefferson 16, Armstrong 6 (suspended at half due to lightning, resumes September 24)
New Kent 33, Colonial Heights 0
Louisa 45, Chancellor 20
King William 62, Bruton 0
Franklin 40, Essex 22
St. Michael (Fredericksburg) 56, Richmond Christian 0

GAME OF THE WEEK: Patrick Henry 51, Caroline 6





Monday, August 27, 2018

NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll: Week 2

After a frighteningly dominant performance at Hermitage, the Highland Springs Springers put a stranglehold on the top spot in the second edition of our high school football poll as voted on by members of NBC12, WHAN Radio and RVA Sports Network. We also break our tie for the #3 position. Last week's positions are also denoted.

NOTE: The Battle of Chester, #8 L.C. Bird at #4 Thomas Dale, moved up from Friday to Thursday, game time moved from 6pm to 7pm.

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BIG 12 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL:

1) Highland Springs (1-0, was #1, vs. Woodside Friday)
2) Manchester (0-0, was #2, vs. Riverbend Friday)
3) Dinwiddie (1-0, was tied for #3, at Smithfield Thursday)
4) Thomas Dale (1-0, was tied for #3, vs. #8 L.C. Bird Thursday)
5) Monacan (1-0, was #5, at Glen Allen Thursday)
6) Henrico (0-0, was #6, vs. Hermitage Friday)
7) Varina (0-0, was #8, at Meadowbrook Friday)
8) L.C. Bird (1-0, was #7, at #4 Thomas Dale Thursday)
9) Hopewell (1-0, was #10, vs. Tabb Thursday)
10) Goochland (1-0, was #11, vs. Fork Union Friday)
11) Lee-Davis (0-0, was #12, vs. Mills Godwin Thursday)
12) Benedictine (0-0, new, vs. St. John Paul The Great Friday)

Dropping Out: Hermitage (was #9)

Also Receiving Votes: Collegiate, Matoaca, Hermitage

Friday, August 24, 2018

Week 1 Schedule/Scoreboard

THURSDAY:

#3 Dinwiddie 70, Denbigh 7
#7 L.C. Bird 14, Meadowbrook 12
Clover Hill 7, Mills Godwin 6

FRIDAY:

GAME OF THE WEEK: #5 Monacan 35, Hanover 10

#1 Highland Springs 67, #9 Hermitage 0
#3 Thomas Dale 38, Cosby 0
#10 Hopewell 13, I.C. Norcom 0
#11 Goochland 14, Thomas Jefferson 7
Riverbend 54, James River 41
Huguenot 32, Booker T. Washington 12
Midlothian 17, Douglas Freeman 7
Caroline 24, J.R. Tucker 17
Louisa 35, Courtland 0
Woodgrove 56, Armstrong 14
King William 72, Prince Edward 6
Amelia 36, Park View South Hill 20
Essex 41, Sussex Central 0

SATURDAY:

John Marshall at George Wythe, 1pm
Broadwater Academy at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, 2pm
Life Christian Academy at Freedom-Prince William, 2pm







RVA Sports Network Live Football Coverage: Week 1

From morning to midnight, the RVA Sports Network will be with you on air and online with comprehensive coverage of high school football all season long!

Join us for the following every Friday:

9:30AM: #RVALocalsOnly on ESPN Richmond (99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online HERE)

Rob Witham joins Bob Black and Andrew Wallace on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle to break down Thursday's opening wins for L.C. Bird, Dinwiddie and Clover Hill, and previews all the Friday night action!


7PM: #GameOfTheWeek: Hanover at #5 Monacan on The Mater (102.9 FM, 1430 AM, online HERE): Marc Davis of NBC12 joins Rob Witham on the "On The Sidelines Pregame Presented By Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance each week 30 minutes before kickoff, then Rob brings you the action as a revamped Chiefs team hosts a Hanover squad looking to return to postseason play!


11:35PM: #OnTheSidelinesExtra: Join Marc Davis for "On The Sidelines", only on NBC12 at 11:15pm, then immediately following, head to the NBC12 Facebook page as Marc and Rob are LIVE bringing you highlights, extended coverage of Week 1 and they take your questions live on Facebook! It's The Final Word on high school football every Friday night!


Monday, August 20, 2018

FOOTBALL: First NBC12/RVA Sports Network High School Poll

The Big 12 High School Football Poll is back! As the 2018 season begins on Thursday, we look now at the teams who may make the difference on the road to December 8th and the state championships! Voters are from NBC12, RVA Sports Network, and WHAN Radio (102.9 The Mater).

Don't miss the first "On The Sidelines Wednesday Playbook" on the NBC12 Facebook page this Wednesday at 3:15 as Marc Davis and Rob Witham analyze the poll and preview Week 1!

PRESEASON POLL:

1) Highland Springs

2) Manchester

3T) Dinwiddie

3T) Thomas Dale

5) Monacan

6) Henrico

7) L.C. Bird

8) Varina

9) Hermitage

10) Hopewell

11) Goochland

12) Lee-Davis

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Benedictine, Mills Godwin, Atlee, Collegiate

Sunday, August 19, 2018

MONDAY SCHEDULE

The 2018-19 high school fall season kicks into high gear this week with field hockey and volleyball beginning on this Monday, while we are just days away from football season.

Listen live tonight at 6pm to 102.9 FM, The Mater, as Rob Witham hosts another edition of "In The Red Zone", our live, local sports talk show live at the SportsPage Grille in Ashland, featuring the radio debut of the first NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll of the 2018 season!

Here's a look at all the action coming up Monday:

FIELD HOCKEY:

Mills Godwin at Atlee, 5pm
J.R. Tucker at Patrick Henry, 5:30pm
Midlothian at Hanover, 6:30pm
Prince George at Douglas Freeman, 6:45pm
Matoaca at Clover Hill, 7pm

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Matoaca at Clover Hill, 7pm

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

Hermitage at Meadowbrook, 6pm

GOLF:

Colonial District Meet, 10am, The Hollows GC
Lee-Davis, Patrick Henry vs. Highland Springs, 10am, Glenwood GC
Thomas Dale vs. Matoaca, 1pm, Lake Chesdin GC
Rappahannock vs. King William, 1pm
Prince George vs. Dinwiddie, 3:30pm, Dogwood Trace GC
Petersburg vs. Hopewell, 3:30pm, Fort Lee GC
Henrico, Varina vs. Atlee, 4:30pm, The Crossings
Western Albemarle vs. Powhatan, 4:30pm, Mill Quarter GC
Cosby vs Riverbend, Bear Invitational, Fawn Lake CC

Monday, August 6, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK FOOTBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE 2018

As announced first exclusively Monday night on the debut of "In The Red Zone" on 102.9 The Mater, WHAN Radio, here is the projected broadcast schedule for the 17th season of the High School Football Game of The Week, which premieres on Friday August 24th when Hanover opens the season at Monacan in a Region 4B battle.

All Game of The Week broadcasts will begin with the "On The Sidelines Pre-Game", airing 30 minutes before kickoff, on 102.9 FM, 1430 AM, online on the @TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall" and at links available both on this website and at RVASportsNetwork.com. Marc Davis of NBC12 joins Rob Witham each week with the most in-depth preview of high school football action in the area, only on the "Game of The Week" 30 minutes prior to kickoff!

This season, it is also the return of Collegiate Cougars football on 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM) beginning September 7th. We'll have live doubleheaders throughout the season, an exclusive to WHAN Radio and The RVA Sports Network!

SCHEDULE (all broadcasts begin at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted):

Friday August 24: Hanover at Monacan (special airtime of 7pm, kickoff 7:30)

Friday August 31: Caroline at Patrick Henry

Friday September 7:
Collegiate at Trinity Episcopal, 4pm (On The Sidelines Pre-Game airs at a special time of 4pm, with kickoff at 4:30)
Atlee at Mills Godwin, 7pm

Friday September 14:
Collegiate at Bishop O'Connell, 3:15pm
Glen Allen at Lee-Davis, 6:30pm

Friday September 21:
Collegiate at Flint Hill, 3:45pm
Henrico at Patrick Henry, 6:30pm

Friday September 28:
Episcopal at Collegiate, 3:45pm
Atlee at Patrick Henry OR Hanover at Lee-Davis, 6:30pm

Friday October 5:
Collegiate at Woodberry Forest, 3:45pm
Henrico/Atlee, Hanover/Highland Springs, or PH/Varina, 6:30pm

Friday October 12:
Benedictine at Collegiate, 3:45pm
Patrick Henry at Hanover OR Atlee at Lee-Davis, 6:30pm

Friday October 19:
Fork Union Military Academy at Collegiate, 3:45pm
Lee-Davis at Varina or Highland Springs at Atlee, 6:30pm

Friday October 26:
To Be Announced, 6:30pm

Saturday October 27:
Collegiate at Norfolk Academy, Tape Delay, time TBA

Friday November 2:
The 60th Tomato Bowl: Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry, special 6pm airtime with one-hour pre-game show featuring "History Of The Tomato Bowl"

Sunday November 4:
St. Christopher's at Collegiate, Tape Delay, time TBA

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Coverage of the 2018 playoffs will begin on Friday, November 9. 102.9 The Mater and RVA Sports Network reserve right to flex to different game due to playoff implications weekly beginning October 5th.

Listen LIVE: "In The Red Zone" Debut Broadcast

We are LIVE on 102.9 The Mater, WHAN Radio, with the debut broadcast of "In The Red Zone", our brand new live and local sports talk show, which will be heard each Monday from 6 to 7pm.

Our first special guest is Randolph-Macon head football coach Pedro Arruza, as we'll talk live about the upcoming college football season.

CLICK HERE to listen live if you are outside of the Richmond area.







Friday, July 13, 2018

Top 10 Moments of 2017-18: #1: Shirey's Touchdown For The Ages

Sepp Shirey always wanted to be one of the neighborhood gang when he was little. If there was a football game going on in someone's front yard, he was there.

One day, Shirey, who has cerebral palsy, joined in the game. It immediately stopped play.

Not because of fear, but because of an impromptu celebration which saw the players race to the Shirey household to pound on the front door to tell the rest of his family to come out and see what was happening.

"We're playing football in the yard, and I got tired of dragging the walker over the bumps of grass and stuff," Sepp said when we interviewed him for the December 29, 2016 edition of The Herald Progress. "I just left my walker. Nothing else would have piqued my interest to do that."

Sepp's football career was underway, and it didn't stop as he grew up. Our first encounter with Shirey was Atlee football's first practice before the 2016 season, running drills with his teammates using his walker. No one was more committed to the Raider program than Shirey.

Fast forward to the 2017 season. Shirey had seen in-game action on multiple occasions. On October 27, Sepp's Senior Night, he entered the game in the fourth quarter of what would be a disappointing loss to a playoff Varina team. Shirey had no idea that he was about to go viral.

On a handoff to Shirey, he began running up the middle of the field. Soon, not only were his teammates running with him, so was the Varina defense. The crowd began to react and come to their feet. Shirey would run 80 yards to the end zone, scoring a touchdown in his final game at home. Before the night was over, the courage of Sepp Shirey, coupled with the great sportsmanship of the Varina Blue Devils, was shown not just in Richmond on NBC12's "On The Sidelines", but began to be seen around the world.

To see NBC12's Marc Davis with a great report and commentary about the play, and to see the play itself, CLICK HERE.

To read a portion of our 2016 interview with Shirey, CLICK HERE.

Now headed to the University of Alabama, where he will no doubt make his mark again, we will not soon forget Shirey's fighting spirit, commitment to excellence, and the shining example he gives to everyone who deals with a disability day in and day out.

A moment that was a decade plus in the making, The Sepp Shirey Touchdown, the number one moment of 2017-18. It combined courage, teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect. And that is why we have high school sports.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Top 10 Moments Of 2017-18: #2: Mark L. Fischer Field

The night of October 13, 2017 was an important milestone in one of the, if not the most, emotional high school football season in Richmond-area history.

When a head coach, who has defeated cancer, only to find himself fighting the battle again, announces to his team that the season about to begin would be his final on the sidelines, it is a monumental task for teenagers to process the stark reality of what he is facing, then find a way to emotionally funnel their support, their anger, and their love, into an historic season.

But the Louisa Lions not only poured their heart and soul into their 2017 campaign, by October 13 they were running opponents off the field. Coming off a 40-13 win over Powhatan, the Lions entered Homecoming against another undefeated team, Monticello. Before the game, the county renamed the home of the Lions as Mark L. Fischer Field.

Later, the Lions ran wild, posting a 62-21 victory that only added fuel to a championship desire fire. Louisa finished 10-0 in the regular season, but so did three other teams in their own region. They defeated two of them en route to the Class 4 State Championship Game on December 10th. Only then did the Lions find an opponent they could not conquer.

The ability of the Lions to channel all of the conflicting emotions they faced to take Fischer to the brink of a state title, all the while worried about their head coach, was nothing short of phenomenal. And among all the highs of their 14-1 season, perhaps, at least in the minds of some, the one that will be remembered longest is the one that produced a new sign that future Lions will see every time they practice, and every time they take the field for Friday Night Lights.

Mark Fischer changed Louisa County football, and, through a physical battle now six years long, one he certainly did not ask for, his resolve, positive personality, and unique ability to deflect attention from him to his players, no matter the circumstance, Mark Fischer has changed Louisa County. For the better. Period.

RVA Sports Network salutes Coach Fischer and the 2017 Louisa Lions for a season to remember, and our #2 Moment of 2017-18. The field at Louisa County High School will always be a reminder of how one should live life during great uncertainty; with incredible grace.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Top 10 Moments of 2017-18: #3 and #4

A day to remember at the Siegel Center and a night to remember for one of the best girls basketball players this decade in the RVA, as our Top 10 Moments Countdown continues.

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#4: TRIPLE PLAY AT VOLLEYBALL: The Siegel Center was the epicenter of celebration for Patrick Henry, Deep Run, and Cosby boys volleyball as all three teams won their respective state championships. For Patrick Henry, it was a second straight title after moving down from Class 5 to Class 4, sweeping Midlothian in three sets for another ring. After downing Class 5 power Princess Anne in the state semifinal, the Deep Run Wildcats succeeded Patrick Henry as Class 5 champions, defeating Indian River in four sets. The afternoon concluded with Cosby taking the Class 6 title with a four-set victory over Frank W. Cox, who had eliminated James River in the state semifinal.

CLICK HERE for photos from an unforgettable afternoon at VCU!

#3: BOYD BALLS OUT, BREAKS RECORD: Teams will double team, and triple team, Appomattox Regional Governors School rising senior Jada Boyd, and usually to little success. But nothing could stop Boyd on January 10th, her first game since before winter break, as Boyd broke the single-game Virginia High School League record for both points (69) and rebounds (33) in the ARGS victory in overtime, 79-77. Exactly one month later against Greensville, Boyd scored 66 points and grabbed 18 boards. She already has more than 2,000 career points. It will be amazing to watch her continued progress when the 2018-19 season begins in late November. As for her next home, she plans to announce her college choice before the start of the regular season.

CLICK HERE for an interview with Jada courtesy of our friends at NBC12 about the 69 and 33 game in January.

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Our #2 Moment, which represents a milestone during a very long and arduous journey, is released Thursday, and our top moment arrives on Friday.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Top 10 Moments of 2017-18: #5 Through #7

We continue our look back at the Top 10 Moments of the season gone by with three events all courtesy of Henrico County teams, two from championships, and one out of nowhere.

#7: RUNNING WILD: J.R. TUCKER VS GLEN ALLEN FOOTBALL: When the season began, no one knew what exactly to expect from football teams in Henrico County west of Hermitage. Deep Run had a playoff appearance from 2016 to build upon, Glen Allen and J.R. Tucker suffered disappointing campaigns that year, while Mills Godwin had a new coach. The Eagles started slowly, while Douglas Freeman stumbled out of the gate. But the back half of the season provided for some pretty wild Friday nights in the West End, from the Deep Run/Douglas Freeman comeback thriller to this November 3rd game that closed the regular season for the Tigers and Jaguars. J.R. Tucker still held out some hope for a postseason berth in Region 5B, and did its part due to a record-setting night by Keyonte Thompson, rushing for a Richmond-area record 467 yards. Glen Allen countered with a team performance just as enthralling, the two teams combining for over 1,100 rushing yards in a 63-56 Tigers win. But when Meadowbrook upset eventual Class 3 state champion Hopewell that same night, it ended their postseason dream.

Suddenly the 2018 season is filled with wonder, and a lot of questions, as to which teams in the West End can break out of the pack and be serious playoff contenders in Region 5B.

#6: JOHNSON'S STATEMENT: Sunday December 10th, Highland Springs had just completed its third straight run to a state championship, defeating Tuscarora 40-27 at Hampton University. The win placed the Springers into the realm of dynasty, which was only a dream five years ago, while L.C. Bird was in the midst of doing the same thing. The most potent, powerful statement from the team came, though, during the postgame press conference, as head coach Loren Johnson made it abundantly clear not only who his Highland Springs Springers are, but what impact that program is making on individual lives, on and off the roster, and throughout their community. Listen to Johnson for the first 2:41 of the conference, as posted on our YouTube Channel, to hear the impact sports can truly have, life changing impact, which Johnson plans to continue this fall as the Springers bear the weight of going for a fourth straight championship. Bearing the responsibility of becoming a man, a productive society contributor, continuing to turn the perception of a community around. These Springers carry much more than three rings on their fingers, and we all should be proud of their efforts.



#5: LACEY'S FACE: Varina boys basketball, over the past four seasons, has been a tale of tenacity and purpose. While rivals like Henrico and L.C. Bird captured headlines, and a state title apiece, the Blue Devils quietly grew their team, following their Blue Devil blueprint, feeling confident it would take them, too, to the promised land. In 2017-18, it did. Varina almost knocked off a Trinity Episcopal squad in the Times-Dispatch Invitational final in a rematch of a game where the Titans blew the Blue Devils out of the Richmond Coliseum the year before. In the calendar year of 2018, Varina built a 22-game winning streak. Expecting a playoff showdown with L.C. Bird, they got, instead, their pesky upset-minded rivals from Highland Springs. Twice. Through it all, head coach Andrew Lacey's mix of youth and experience worked perfectly, down to the championship game, using a second half comeback for a 64-60 win over Wakefield.

When Lacey was given the Class 5 State Championship trophy, a look came on his face that likely mirrored the look he would give as a young child on Christmas morning. Some coaches remain stoic, others smile, but Lacey beamed. His team believed, and now Varina was atop the high school basketball world. Watch the postgame press conference at the video below:






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TUESDAY: Our #3 and #4 Moments of the Year, featuring an unbelievable game performance, and, appropriately, a "championship sweep".




Friday, July 6, 2018

#1 Team of 2017-18: Highland Springs Football

After two state championships, Highland Springs football entered the 2017 season missing their quarterback, their top receivers, their best offensive lineman, now starting for Lamar Jackson and Louisville, and more to graduation, the Springers began play not the favorite to turn two titles into three.

Add to that an opening night loss to Hermitage, a team primed, and eager, to knock the Springers off their perch, and it would be an uphill climb, plus a learning curve for new starters. But head coach Loren Johnson and his staff built, and built well, as Highland Springs got better each week, and never left the championship conversation.

The August loss meant a Thanksgiving Friday trip for Highland Springs to Chester Fritz Stadium, where the Springers dominated the second half to avenge their only loss, and head back to the state semifinals. Eight days after a home win there, Highland Springs captured their third consecutive title, defeating Tuscarora 40-27.

Following the victory, Johnson took time out at the beginning of the postgame press conference to note the impact off the field of his players, and the program. His comments can be seen on our YouTube Channel by clicking here.

Congratulations to Highland Springs Football, now a three-time champion, and laser focused on winning a fourth when the 2018 season begins for real on August 24.





Top 10 Moments of 2017-18: #8 Through #10

"Moments" are defined in many ways. They could last seconds or months, depending upon the circumstances. The 2017-18 high school sports season certainly gave us moments to remember, moments which surprised us, took our breath away, and helped us find the positive, and what's good in life, reminders we all need.

We begin a week-long look back at our Top 10 Moments of 2017-18 with numbers eight to ten.

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#10: NEW FIELDS, NEW ERA: This "moment" actually began in November, 2016 when the voters of Henrico County approved a bond referendum which included new synthetic turf football fields for all nine high schools. This past spring, construction began on the first three fields, at Hermitage, Douglas Freeman, and Varina. When fans arrive to watch the new-look Panthers christen the new field August 24th against three-time defending champion Highland Springs, they will see one of three new fields in the county. New fields will come to J.R. Tucker, Highland Springs, and Henrico in the fall of 2019, with Deep Run, Glen Allen, and Mills Godwin completing the task, with fields set to be ready by August, 2020. The move will save countless man hours for the county and many volunteers, and make it easier to use the fields for multiple sports all year long.

#9: TODD V. BACOT: The Arthur Ashe Center was packed February 3rd for the final game of the annual Coaches 4 The Cure day-long basketball classic. John Marshall, led by top national 2020 recruit Isaiah Todd, bested Trinity Episcopal, featuring top national 2019 recruit Armando Bacot, 67-62. The hoopla surrounded the fact that both Todd and Bacot are big men, talented and both extremely versatile. And now with Todd departed to Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina to continue his high school career, it looks like this will be the only meeting, at least at this level, between two of the most promising players in Richmond in a long, long time.

#8: LEGENDS STEP ASIDE: Step by step, announcement by announcement, 2017-18 saw the end of several extremely important eras in high school coaching. We said thank you and farewell to:

Patrick Kane: 17 seasons at Hermitage High School, the all-time winningest coach at the school, surpassing the legendary Chester Fritz. Kane's Panthers reached the Group AAA, Division 6 State Championship Game in 2010.

Joe Fowler: 17 seasons at Goochland High School with 148 wins and state championships for the Bulldogs in both 2006 and 2012.

Charlie Dragum: The only head coach in Hanover High School baseball history. Dragum was an assistant coach for the 1997 Lee-Davis Baseball State Group AAA Championship, moved to become head coach first at Atlee, then Hanover in 2003. He led the Hawks to the state title in 2013, 2014 and 2016, appearing in the state final in 2017.

Larry Parpart: The man whose name graces the court in the Douglas Freeman gymnasium, Parpart announced his retirement just this week after 33 years as the head coach, and a total of 40 seasons with the Rebels.

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The countdown, and the walk down memory lane, continues Monday.



Thursday, July 5, 2018

#1 Game of 2017-18: Gallagher Grabs Championship For Cosby

With all the hoopla, and deservedly so, surrounding the 2015-17 run of Monacan girls basketball, led by the nation's most sought after recruit in Megan Walker, some people forget that their accomplishment of three consecutive state championships had already happened, just a few miles away.

The Cosby Titans took the former Group 6A state title in 2014, led by Dorothy Adomako, then again in 2015 and 2016, led by Tyra Whitehead and Jocelyn Jones, in a pair of nailbiting finishes. After a "down" season by Cosby standards, being eliminated in the region playoffs in 2017, a new look Cosby team roared back in 2018, and made their way through the postseason, arriving at the Siegel Center to face the Langley Saxons.

Needing a comeback with a quarter to go, it was the Titan defense that fueled the effort, forcing overtime. The Saxons took a 50-46 lead, but Cosby would score the game's final six points, including an unforgettable assist from Nia Covington to a waiting, and able, Marissa Gallagher, who laid the ball up off the glass for the championship clincher with just 3.2 seconds to play. In the video, which you can see HERE, watch Gallagher's arms fly high to give the driving Covington the option of drawing the defense and dishing off, which she did to perfection. Covington led Cosby with 25 points.

Cosby 52, Langley 50, an overtime classic which returned Rachel Mead and her Titans to the pinnacle of Class 6 girls basketball, the #1 game of the 2017-18 high school season as chosen by The RVA Sports Network.


Year In Review: Top 10 Teams of 2017-18

While there were over twenty teams who won high school state championships during the 2017-18 season, a title doesn't necessarily clinches a berth in our RVA Sports Network Top 10 Teams countdown. There are teams that accomplish mighty things for their program, school, and community who do not make the final game. Eight state champions did make our Top 10, numbers two through ten listed below, along with other teams who most certainly deserve honorable mention status.

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#10: Atlee Girls Lacrosse: After clinching the program's first state tournament bid in 2017, but losing a lot to graduation, the Raiders roared back behind their returnees, and two super freshman additions in Kate Miller and Stella Harrison, to dominate area teams all season, losing their only match in the Class 5 State Final on June 9th by a single goal.

#9: Thomas Jefferson Football: A program that was once an automatic victory on everyone's schedule not only completed a turnaround, but finished first overall in their region, hosting a home playoff game for the first time in recorded history. The Vikings broke ground on a new level of expectations, one of the best stories of a 2017 football season filled with them.

#8: L.C. Bird Boys Track And Field: The Skyhawks grabbed the Class 5 State Indoor Championship, then, three months later, made it a double, claiming the Outdoor Championship as well. It was an unforgettable season for L.C. Bird.

#7: Hanover Girls Tennis: Lose your #1 player to graduation after going 22-0 and winning the program's first state championship, and what do you do? You go undefeated again, replacing her with Raine Weis, who joined a veteran squad that, again, grabbed the Class 4 State Championship and earned the Hanover County Sheriff's Department's triumphant escort back to the school on June 9th.

#6: St. Christopher's Baseball: After splitting their regular season series with rival Benedictine, the Saints went on an unbeaten run to the championship, finally won at Shepherd Stadium in Colonil Heights after a host of rainouts and other delays during one of the wettest stretches of weather in recent Richmond history. Not even Mother Nature could prevent the Saints from claiming the VISAA Division I title, defeating rivals Trinity Episcopal and Collegiate before knocking off Norfolk Academy for the crown May 21st.

#5: Varina Boys Basketball: A comeback win in the Class 5 State Championship earned the Blue Devils their long-awaited title (more on that in our Top 10 Moments), finishing the season on a 22-game winning streak after starting the season 4-2. Varina never lost in the 2018 calendar year.

#4: Patrick Henry Boys Volleyball: In one of the most dominant seasons by any team, the defending Class 5 state champions moved down to Class 4 and went undefeated in five-set play, only losing a three-set match to Deep Run at the Virginia Volleyball Showcase Labor Day Weekend. Although the Patriots lose more to graduation this year, the 2018 edition will still be the favorites to make it three titles in a row.

#3: Prince George Softball: It was finally the Royals' turn in a star-studded Class 5, as the Royals took two out of three against Lee-Davis, the rubber match a 4-0 win in the state semifinals June 8th, then turning a huge first inning into an 11-4 championship win the next day over Brooke Point to claim the program's first championship. Seniors led the way, and Laura Thompson was the best of the bunch, dominant in the circle. The Royals' only loss was to Lee-Davis, 2-1, in the Region 5B Championship, a loss they avenged a week later.

#2: John Marshall Boys Basketball: What could have been, when we look down the road now. Led by Isaiah Todd, one of the top recruits of the Class of 2020, joined by the likes of Elijah Seward, Levar Allen, DeMarr McRae and Roosevelt Wheeler, the Justices earned chemistry through a rugged early schedule, and dominated in the postseason to win the Class 3 State Championship. Now, Todd is off to Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. Attention will begin to turn to Wheeler, another big man, a year younger, who could have a breakout season trying to lead the Justices back to the Siegel Center in March.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Cosby Girls Basketball
Matoaca Girls Volleyball
Hopewell Football
Hopewell Baseball
Lee-Davis Softball
Deep Run Baseball
Deep Run Girls Tennis
Maggie Walker GS Girls Tennis
Atlee Boys Track
Hanover Girls Soccer
Deep Run Field Hockey
Colonial Heights Girls Soccer
Highland Springs Boys Basketball
Deep Run Golf

We'll name our 2017-18 Team of The Year on Friday!






Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Year In Review: Top 10 Games: #10 to #2

Some were regular season, many came in the postseason, and all of them created unforgettable memories for participants and fans. In choosing our Top 10 Games, we consider their significance, influence, back stories and more. Here are our choices for the Top 10 Games of the 2017-18 high school season, #10 through #2.

We'll reveal #1 here on our website Thursday, as well as start our countdown of the Top 10 Teams of the year gone by!

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#10: FOOTBALL: J.R Tucker 63, Glen Allen 56 (November 3, 2017)---With hopes of clinching a playoff bid for the first time this century, the Tigers needed a other-worldly rushing performance from Keyonte Thompson, with 467 yards on the ground as the Tigers and Jags combined for over 1,100 yards on the ground. The Tigers did not clinch a postseason bid due to an upset win the same night by Meadowbrook, but this game, along with a nailbiting Deep Run/Douglas Freeman comeback win earlier in the season, put everyone on notice that games between West End games in 2018 will be ones to watch.

#9: SOFTBALL: Lee-Davis 8, Atlee 7 (9 innings, April 27, 2018)---Another chapter in the best softball rivalry in Virginia was written late on a Friday night as the Confederates posted a come from behind victory over the Raiders thanks to one of three game-winning hits during the regular season from senior first baseman Jesse Gentry. The teams would meet, again, in the postseason, but this time Lee-Davis came out on top, ending the three-year reign of Atlee as Class 5 state champions, advancing all the way to the state semifinals.

#8: FOOTBALL: Highland Springs 40, Tuscarora 27 (Class 5 State Championship, December 10, 2017)---In a game postponed a day by a surprise early December snowfall, the Springers made Hampton University their second home by winning a state title at Armstrong Stadium for the second straight December 10, this time not needing the last second theatrics and heroics of 2016. Head Coach Loren Johnson delivered a strong and positive message about the work and results of his football team, not as much for football's sake, but for his community and the RVA in general. Hopes are sky high for another title which, this year, would be won December 8th. Unless there's snow. :)

#7: BOYS SOCCER: Deep Run 4, Mills Godwin 3 (Class 5 State Semifinal, June 8, 2018)---Free kicks, corners, men down, overtime theatrics, and a golden goal, all between the fiercest of rivals. Add to it the presence of two student sections worthy of Friday night football thanks to the Class 5 State Tournaments begin moved to Richmond this year, and it all made for an unforgettable afternoon of state tournament soccer at Glen Allen High School. The next day, the Wildcats, who almost scored in the final minute of sudden victory overtime to win the state title, saw their chances slip away as Albemarle won in penalty kicks.

#6: FIELD HOCKEY: Deep Run 2, Hickory 1 (Class 5 State Quarterfinal, November 7, 2017)---How does it feel to "win", only to have the game-winning goal waved off, then get the focus back to score the real game-winner? Ask Natalie Biliunas. That's what she did to send Deep Run to the Class 5 State Semifinals for the second time in school history, eliminating the Hawks, seemingly, watching that goal be waved off, then coming back to do it again, this time setting off a celebration which did not end for the Wildcats.

#5: BOYS BASKETBALL: T-DIT Championship: Trinity Episcopal 61, Varina 58, December 19, 2017)---The year before, the Titans blew out the Blue Devils in the Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament, owning the second quarter. A year later, it took all 26 of Armando Bacot's points to hold off a much improved Varina squad, one which showed just how good by blasting through the rest of the season en route to the Class 5 State Championship. The Titans would fall short in their quest for consecutive VISAA Division 1 state titles, but are primed for another run next winter.

#4: BASEBALL: Powhatan 6, Hanover 5 (Region 4B Semifinal, May 29, 2018)---Destiny, meet Hunter Hopkins. Hopkins finished a comeback for the ages for the Indians, who scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to clinch a berth in the Class 4 State Tournament. Even bigger in the scheme of area sports, it marked the end of a five-year run of state tournament appearances from Hanover, who won state crowns in 2013, 2014 and 2016. It also marked the end of Charlie Dragum's legendary career as Hawks head coach, the only coach so far in Hanover's short, yet storied, history.

#3: FOOTBALL: "The Henderson Bowl": Monacan 22, James River 15 (OT, October 6, 2017): A senior-laden Chiefs squad, just a few weeks removed from a miracle comeback victory over powerhouse Manchester, looked to stay undefeated in a game that, on paper, seemed quite winnable. That's the great thing about sports, however. One coaching move suddenly made this game much different, as Bobby Henderson left brother Jim Henderson's staff at Monacan to take the head coaching position with the Rapids. Thus, "The Henderson Bowl" was born. The Rapids gave the Chiefs everything and more, sending the game into sudden victory overtime, where Monacan survived, and stayed unbeaten en route to a 10-0 season, one of four in their own region, Region 4B, joining Louisa, Dinwiddie and Eastern View. Oh, mark your calendar for October 5th, when the Chiefs head to The Swamp for "Henderson Bowl II".

#2: FOOTBALL: Hopewell 7, Phoebus 6 (Region 3A Semifinals, November 18, 2017): After stumbling down the stretch of the regular season, the Blue Devils stunned the previously unbeaten Phantoms on the road, using a 63-yard touchdown pass from Greg Cuffey to Sean Allen and a relentless defense to leave the Phoebus faithful stunned and propel Hopewell on a run culminating in a 20-14 win over Heritage three weeks later for their first state championship in fourteen years. The Blue Devil defense held on after helping to build a 20-0 lead on Heritage, Cuffey helping to clinch the title with a late reception to Kadarius Stapleton for a first down which allowed Hopewell to run out the clock and begin the celebration at the College of William and Mary.

We'll announce our choice for the #1 Game of the 2017-18 season on Thursday, plus, begin our countdown of the Top 10 Teams!



Monday, July 2, 2018

#YourTop10: The Votes Are In!

Here are your choices for the top games and teams of the 2017-18 high school sports season. See below for the schedule when we will reveal our top teams, games, and moments of the 2017-18 season, exclusively here on RVASportsNetwork.com!


YOUR TOP 10 GAMES:

1) Powhatan Baseball's Walk-Off Ends Hanover Region in Class 4, Region B Tourney
2) Deep Run defeats Mills Godwin in Class 5 Boys Soccer State Semifinal
2) Lee-Davis Softball Walk-Off Over Atlee, 8-7 in nine innings
3) Class 5 State Boys Soccer Championship: Albemarle vs. Deep Run
4) Prince George 4, Lee-Davis 0, Class 5 State Softball Semifinal
5) Hanover Girls Soccer Win Class 4, Region B Title at Courtland
6) Deep Run Field Hockey State Quarterfinal Win Over Hickory
7) Douglas Freeman Girls Soccer Upsets Deep Run, Class 5 State Semifinals
8) Monacan/James River Football: "The Henderson Bowl"
9) Highland Springs defeats Hermitage in Region 5B Football Championship
10) Cosby Boys Soccer Upends James River for Region 6B title


YOUR TOP 10 TEAMS:

1) Deep Run Boys Soccer
2) Prince George Softball
3) Lee-Davis Softball
4) Highland Springs Football
5) Deep Run Field Hockey
6) Hanover Girls Soccer
7) Cosby Boys Soccer
8) Mills Godwin Boys Tennis
9) John Marshall Boys Basketball
10) Atlee Girls Lacrosse

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RVA Sports Network will count down our Top 10 Games, Teams and Moments from the 2017-18 season this week. Here's our reveal schedule:

Top 10 Games: #10--#2, Wednesday July 4
Top 10 Games: #1, Thursday July 5

Top 10 Teams: #10--#2, Thursday July 5
Top 10 Teams: #1, Friday July 6

Top 10 Moments: #10-#8, Friday July 6
Top 10 Moments: #7-#5, Monday July 9
Top 10 Moments: #4-#3, Wednesday July 11
Top 10 Moments: #2, Thursday July 12
Top 10 Moments: #1, Friday July 13

Friday, June 29, 2018

VHSL: More Changes Possible Come Fall 2019

The Virginia High School League released its "Initial Region Alignment Plan", which covers the four-year period from 2019-2020 to 2022-2023 on Wednesday morning, an exercise normally dominated by schools changing classes due to enrollment/population changes.

This normally means a few schools would have changes, but, in this new proposal, there are numerous changes, some major. We break it down by class.

CLASS 6: Currently, Cosby, Clover Hill, Thomas Dale, James River and Manchester populated the majority of the eight-team Region 6B. The new plan completely belows that up, and moves Cosby, Thomas Dale and James River, along with Colonial Forge, Riverbend and Franklin County into what's being called currently "6A West", a sub-region of Class 6, Region A. They are joined by newcomer Massaponax of Spotsylvania County, moving up from Class 5. The other half (seven teams) that comprise the "6A East" sub-region are all from the Tidewater area.

CLASS 5: The region with the most Richmond-area schools, Region 5B, expands from 15 to 17 teams. The headlines here are that Lee-Davis drops down to Class 4, while Midlothian moves up from Class 4. Clover Hill and Manchester drop from Class 6 to Class 5. So, the new Region 5B would contain:

Atlee, LC Bird, Clover Hill, Deep Run, Douglas Freeman, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin, Henrico, Hermitage, Highland Springs, Manchester, Matoaca, Meadowbrook, Midlothian, Prince George, J.R. Tucker and Varina.

As a fifteen-team region in 2017-18, only eight teams were taken for the playoffs in most sports, mirroring the football formula. If there is no expansion, come Fall 2019, the road to the postseason will become even tougher. It could be worse, however, as Region 5A, downtown in Tidewater, moves to 18 teams. Meanwhile, with Region C proposed to have just ten teams and Region D eight, trying to keep the regions geographically sound may be sacrificing opportunity for some quality teams to make the playoffs, while, in other Class 5 regions, the postseason would be more easily made.

CLASS 4: Region B, now at 13 schools, moves up to 15, as Midlothian leaves, replaced by Lee-Davis, while Orange County moves down from Class 5 and Spotsylvania moves up from Class 3. The new Region 4B would contain a land mass from Orange and Culpeper (Eastern View) to the northwest, east to King George, down Route 301 with Caroline and Hanover, down I-95, then I-85 to Dinwiddie, with Powhatan and Louisa to the west. Three of Hanover County's four schools would be in the same region, as Lee-Davis would join Hanover, a longtime member of Class 4 (formerly know as Group 4A) and Patrick Henry, who dropped down to Class 4 a year ago. Of note in other regions, Hampton and Menchville would drop from Class 5 to Class 4 in Region A, while Tuscarora, who played Highland Springs in the 2015 and 2016 Class 5 State Football Championship games, drops down to Class 4 in Region C.

CLASS 3: In Region A, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, New Kent and Petersburg would be joined by Lafayette near Williamsburg for a 13-team group. Also at 13 teams would be Region 3B, with Goochland and Maggie Walker Governors School moving up from Class 2 to join Armstrong and George Wythe. They, however, would be four teams with nine far away neighbors, as Central of Woodstock, Independence, a new school scheduled to open in Fall, 2019 in Loudoun County, and George Mason of Falls Church would be added to holdovers like Brentsville District, James Monroe, William Monroe, Skyline, Manassas Park and Warren County.

CLASS 2: The big news here is John Marshall and Thomas Jefferson dropping to Class 2 in Region A, joining Amelia, King William and Nottoway.

A few changes are also brewing in the realigned district proposal. Districts haven't been used for playoff purposes in the Richmond area since May, 2013, but are still used as guidelines for regular seasons scheduling. The highlight would be Powhatan moving from the Jefferson to the Dominion District, making it a ten-team district. If all current Dominion teams are forced to add Powhatan to their football schedules, it would allow for just one non-district game for each team, down from the current two, unless teams petition to not play district opponents two or more classes above/below team for competitive reasons. Powhatan's football schedule would be completely different.

Petitions for changes to the proposed plans must be received by the VHSL by July 11. An appeals hearing is scheduled for August 21 in Charlottesville. We don't expect a final decision until Fall.

RVA LOCALS ONLY: Manchester QB Brendon Clark and Head Coach Tom Hall

It's a packed season finale of #RVALocalsOnly presented by Farm Bureau Insurance this morning on ESPN Richmond as Bob Black and Rob Witham talk football, the Elite 11 and more with Manchester standout quarterback Brendon Clark, who shares some news on his college decision process, and head coach Tom Hall, who discusses the huge expectations for the Lancers in 2018!

Plus we'll break down the latest VHSL region realignment proposals and more, all at 9:30 on 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, and online at ESPNRichmond.com !


Monday, June 25, 2018

LISTEN LIVE: LC Bird Summer League Basketball: Five Games!

Use the player below to join us on our YouTube Channel all evening for the action!

5pm: Huguenot v Petersburg
6pm: LC Bird #2 v Colonial Heights
7pm: LC Bird #1 v Petersburg
8pm: Hopewell v Matoaca #1
9pm: Prince George v Manchester


Saturday, June 23, 2018

CHANGE: Little League District Tournament Rained Out Saturday

The 8-10 Baseball and Softball tournaments must wait one more day to begin play as overnight rains force a postponement at the 2018 District 5 Little League Tournament at Atlee Little League.

The updated brackets are posted below:



Friday, June 22, 2018

UPDATED Broadcast Alert: LC Bird Summer League: Five Games Monday!

RVA Sports Network will bring you live coverage from the 2018 L.C. Bird Summer Basketball League this Monday at 5pm, exclusively heard on our YouTube Channel. You can listen on the embedded player below to these games:

5pm: Huguenot vs Petersburg
6pm: L.C. Bird #2 vs Colonial Heights
7pm: L.C. Bird #1 vs Petersburg
8pm: Hopewell vs Matoaca #1
9pm: Prince George vs Manchester


#RVALocalsOnly: LC Bird Summer League with Head Coach Troy Manns

Several top boys basketball teams are spending two weeks working out with and against each other at the 2018 L.C. Bird Summer League. On Friday at 9:30am on The Black And Drew Sports Huddle, Bob Black and Rob Witham catch up with Skyhawks head coach Troy Manns about all the action this week and next in Chester, the importance of summer leagues on player development, and how things look for the Skyhawks as the 2018-19 season approaches.

Get to 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, or online by CLICKING HERE to listen live Friday at 9:30am only on RVA Locals Only Presented By Farm Bureau Insurance only on 99.5 and 102.7 ESPN!