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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

STATE TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: VHSL and VISAA Information

We will list girls basketball tournaments first, followed by boys. All VHSL games, from quarterfinals to championship games, carry a $10 ticket charge. 

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GIRLS:

VHSL:

CLASS 6:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: Cosby 76, Ocean Lakes 39
Game 2: Landstown 49, James River 31
Game 3: T.C. Williams 50, George Marshall 27
Game 4: Langley 47, Woodbridge 46

Semifinals:

Cosby 53, Landstown 44
Langley 56, T.C. Williams 54 (OT)

Championship:

Cosby vs. Langley, Thursday, 6pm, Siegel Center (Live Twitter Coverage: @cfieldsports )

CLASS 5:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: Highland Springs 52, Norview 45
Game 2: Princess Anne 73, L.C. Bird 49
Game 3: Thomas Edison 83, William Fleming 65
Game 4: Freedom-South Riding 78, PH-Roanoke 32

Semifinals:

Princess Anne 79, Highland Springs 48
Thomas Edison 49, Freedom-South Riding 32


CLASS 4:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: King's Fork 67, Monacan 55
Game 2: Lake Taylor 75, Eastern View 34
Game 3: Millbrook 73, William Byrd 57
Game 4: Loudoun Valley 59, Carroll County 58

CLASS 3:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: Hopewell 62, William Monroe 40
Game 2: Tabb 50, Culpeper 40
Game 3: Abingdon 68, Brookville 57
Game 4: Lord Botetourt 55, Spotswood 47

Semifinals:

Hopewell 67, Tabb 24
Lord Botetourt 54, Abingdon 51

Championship:

Hopewell vs. Lord Botetourt, Saturday, 11am, Siegel Center

CLASS 1:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: Surry County 56, Appomattox Regional GS 16
Game 2: Stonewall Jackson 36, Lancaster 26
Game 3: Eastside 55, Galax 46
Game 4: Parry McCluer 54, Rye Cove 36


VISAA:

DIVISION III:

First Round:

#8 Veritas School 43, #9 Blessed Sacrament Huguenot 40 (OT)

DIVISION II:

First Round:

#5 Steward 33, #12 Isle of Wight Academy 30

Quarterfinal:

#4 Seton 72, #5 Steward 34


DIVISION I:

First Round:

#8 St. Catherine's 49, #9 Collegiate 34
#5 Trinity Episcopal 89, #12 Norfolk Academy 36
#7 Episcopal 54, #10 Saint Gertrude 37

Quarterfinals:

#1 Paul VI 81, #8 St. Catherine's 44
#4 Bishop O'Connell 53, #5 Trinity Episcopal 33

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BOYS

VHSL:

CLASS 6:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: Western Branch 63, James River 56 (OT)
Game 2: Frank W. Cox 53, Franklin County 50
Game 3: Battlefield 68, Hayfield 61
Game 4: South County 41, James Madison 40

CLASS 5:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: Varina 57, Hampton 55
Game 2: Highland Springs 63, Salem 57
Game 3: Thomas Edison 64, Albemarle 58
Game 4: Wakefield 68, Harrisonburg 49

Semifinals:

Varina 69, Highland Springs 61
Wakefield 82, Thomas Edison 66

Championship:

Varina 64, Wakefield 60



CLASS 4:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: Huguenot 69, Deep Creek 53
Game 2: Lake Taylor 77, Monacan 58
Game 3: Loudoun Valley 69, E.C. Glass 47
Game 4: John Handley 57, Jefferson Forest 41

Semifinals:

Lake Taylor 84, Huguenot 73
John Handley 54, Loudoun Valley 52

Championship:

Lake Taylor vs. John Handley, Saturday, 6:30pm, Siegel Center

CLASS 3:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: John Marshall 77, Phoebus 74
Game 2: George Wythe 66, Hopewell 64
Game 3: Northside 72, Spotswood 47
Game 4: Western Albemarle 46, Hidden Valley 44

Semifinals:

John Marshall 56, George Wythe 40
Western Albemarle 68, Northside 64

Championship:

John Marshall vs. Western Albemarle, Saturday, 1pm, Siegel Center

CLASS 2:

Quarterfinals:

Game 1: RE Lee-Staunton 58, Greensville County 46
Game 2: Central-Woodstock 59, Goochland 45
Game 3: Graham 49, Martinsville 30
Game 4: Gate City 67, Radford 48


VISAA:

DIVISION III:

First Round:

#5 Life Christian Academy 83, Tandem Friends School 69
#8 Amelia Academy 77, Eastern Mennonite 67
#7 Hampton Christian 57, Carmel School 46

Quarterfinals:

#1 Williamsburg Christian Academy 92, #8 Amelia Academy 69
#4 Carlisle School 105, #5 Life Christian Academy 93

DIVISION II:

First Round:

#8 Millwood 76, #9 St. Anne's-Belfield 66

Quarterfinal:

#1 Miller School 57, #8 Millwood 49

DIVISION I:

First Round: (#2 Trinity Episcopal has bye to quarterfinals)

#9 Potomac School 56, #8 Collegiate 50 (OT)
#6 Episcopal 63, #11 St. Christopher's 43

Quarterfinal:

#2 Trinity Episcopal 60, #7 Norfolk Academy 58

Semifinal:

#3 Bishop O'Connell 82, #2 Trinity Episcopal 71










Saturday, February 24, 2018

VHSL State Basketball Tournament Qualifiers

Before "State Tournament Central" goes live this Tuesday on our website, here's a look at the teams qualified so far in VHSL state tournaments.

Please note, this year, Regions A and B and Regions C and D are paired in the state quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

Here is a listing of currently qualified teams in all state tournaments where a team in the RVA Sports Network coverage area (listed in bold) will compete.

NOTE: Teams listed together means a region championship game is yet to be played. One team will qualify as champion, the other as runner-up.

BOYS:

CLASS 6:

Region A Champion: Frank W. Cox/Western Branch
Region A Runner-Up: Frank W. Cox/Western Branch
Region B Champion: James River
Region B Runner-Up: Franklin County
Region C Champion: South County
Region C Runner-Up: Hayfield
Region D Champion: Battlefield
Region D Runner-Up: Madison

CLASS 5:

Region A Champion: Hampton or Salem
Region A Runner-Up: Hampton or Salem
Region B Champion: Varina
Region B Runner-Up: Highland Springs
Region C Champion: Wakefield
Region C Runner-Up: Thomas Edison/Alexandria
Region D Champion: Harrisonburg/Albemarle
Region D Runner-Up: Harrisonburg/Albemarle

CLASS 4:

Region A Champion: Lake Taylor
Region A Runner-Up: Deep Creek
Region B Champion: Huguenot
Region B Runner-Up: Monacan
Region C Champion: John Handley
Region C Runner-Up: Loudoun Valley
Region D Champion: E.C. Glass
Region D Runner-Up: Jefferson Forest

CLASS 3:

Region A Champion: Hopewell
Region A Runner-Up: Phoebus
Region B Champion: John Marshall
Region B Runner-Up: George Wythe
Region C Champion: Western Albemarle
Region C Runner-Up: Spotswood
Region D Champion: Northside
Region D Runner-Up: Hidden Valley

CLASS 2:

Region A Champion: Goochland
Region A Runner-Up: Greensville
Region B Champion: RE Lee Staunton
Region B Runner-Up: Central-Woodstock
Region C Champion: Radford/Martinsville
Region C Runner-Up: Radford/Martinsville
Region D Champion: Graham/Gate City
Region D Runner-Up: Graham/Gate City

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GIRLS:

CLASS 6:

Region A Champion: Landstown/Ocean Lakes
Region A Runner-Up: Landstown/Ocean Lakes
Region B Champion: Cosby
Region B Runner-Up: James River
Region C Champion: Woodbridge
Region C Runner-Up: TC Williams
Region D Champion: George Marshall
Region D Runner-Up: Langley

CLASS 5:

Region A Champion: Princess Anne
Region A Runner-Up: Norview
Region B Champion: Highland Springs
Region B Runner-Up: LC Bird
Region C Champion: Freedom/South Riding
Region C Runner-Up: Thomas Edison/Alexandria
Region D Champion: Patrick Henry-Roanoke/William Fleming
Region D Runner-Up: Patrick Henry-Roanoke/William Fleming

CLASS 4:

Region A Champion: Lake Taylor
Region A Runner-Up: King's Fork
Region B Champion: Monacan
Region B Runner-Up: Eastern View
Region C Champion: Millbrook
Region C Runner-Up: Loudoun Valley
Region D Champion: Carroll County
Region D Runner-Up: William Byrd

CLASS 3:

Region A Champion: Hopewell
Region A Runner-Up: Tabb
Region B Champion: Culpeper
Region B Runner-Up: William Monroe
Region C Champion: Spotswood
Region C Runner-Up: Brookville
Region D Champion: Abingdon
Region D Runner-Up: Lord Botetourt

CLASS 1:

Region A Champion: Surry County
Region A Runner-Up: Lancaster
Region B Champion: Stonewall Jackson
Region B Runner-Up: Appomattox Regional GS
Region C Champion: Parry McCluer
Region C Runner-Up: Galax
Region D Champion: Eastside/Rye Cove
Region D Runner-Up: Eastside/Rye Cove




Thursday, February 22, 2018

#RVALocalsOnly On ESPN Richmond: Trinity Episcopal HC Rick Hamlin

CLICK HERE to listen live Friday at 9:30 for the debut of "RVA Locals Only" as The RVA Sports Network and ESPN Richmond team up to bring you extensive coverage of high school sports every week!

Rob Witham will join Bob Black and Andrew Wallace and will speak live with Trinity Episcopal head boys basketball coach Rick Hamlin about this weekend's Prep League Tournament, the Titans hopes for another VISAA state championship, and about this season's journey coaching a bevy of college prospects.

You can hear "RVA Locals Only" every Friday morning at 9:30 during the "Black And Drew Sports Huddle" with The RVA Sports Network on ESPN Richmond on 99.5 FM, 102.7 FM and 950 AM, and online at ESPNRichmond.com!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

RVA Sports Network Teams With ESPN Richmond For "RVA Locals Only"!

The RVA Sports Network, in conjunction with ESPN Richmond, is proud to present a new weekly live radio feature on the "Black and Drew Sports Huddle" called "RVA Locals Only", to be heard on Friday mornings at 9:30 exclusively on ESPN Richmond at 99.5 and 102.7 FM, and 950 AM.

The weekly segment brings on Rob Witham of The RVA Sports Network with the latest news in high school sports across the RVA, plus interviews with and profiles of student-athletes, coaches and more!

This Friday's debut broadcast will feature a live interview with Trinity Episcopal head boys basketball coach Rick Hamlin, as his Titans get set for a Prep League Tournament semifinal Friday night and hope to repeat as VISAA Division I State Champions.

So set a reminder on the clock on your phone for 9:25am each Friday to remember to tune in live to ESPN Richmond and join us for "RVA Locals Only" on the "Black and Drew Sports Huddle"!



Thursday, February 15, 2018

REGION TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: Your High School Basketball Guide


REGION 6B:

BOYS:

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game 1: #1 James River 75, #8 Clover Hill 45
Game 2: #4 Riverbend 67, #5 Colonial Forge 59
Game 3: #3 Thomas Dale 73, #6 Cosby 67 (OT)
Game 4: #2 Franklin County 59, #7 Manchester 56

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed):

#1 James River 62, #4 Riverbend 56 (Rapids to Class 6 State Tournament)
#2 Franklin County 61, #3 Thomas Dale 56

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

#1 James River 52, #2 Franklin County 51

GIRLS:

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game 1: #1 Cosby 69, #8 Clover Hill 15
Game 2: #4 Thomas Dale 46, #5 Franklin County 34
Game 3: #3 Colonial Forge 59, #6 Manchester 53 (OT)
Game 4: #2 James River 46, #7 Riverbend 43

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed):

#1 Cosby 84, #4 Thomas Dale 48 (Titans to Class 6 State Tournament)
#2 James River 65, #3 Colonial Forge 37 (Rapids to Class 6 State Tournament)

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

#1 Cosby 62, #2 James River 43 (Photo Courtesy Tammy Burns)




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REGION 5B:

BOYS:

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game #1: #8 Highland Springs 62, #1 L.C. Bird 59
Game #2: #5 Meadowbrook 57, #4 Mills Godwin 55 (OT)
Game #3: #3 Douglas Freeman 60, #6 Henrico 51
Game #4: #2 Varina 86, #7 Prince George 80 

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Meadowbrook HS):

#8 Highland Springs 68, #5 Meadowbrook 65 (Springers to Class 5 State Tournament)
#2 Varina 56, #3 Douglas Freeman 43 (Blue Devils to Class 5 State Tournament)

Championship (Friday February 23 at Meadowbrook HS):

#2 Varina 59, #8 Highland Springs 42




GIRLS:

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19 at Top 4 Boys Seeds)

Game #1: #1 Highland Springs 59, #8 Hermitage 41
Game #2: #4 Varina 65, #5 Matoaca 55
Game #3: #3 Mills Godwin 35, #6 Glen Allen 32
Game #4: #2 L.C. Bird 53, #7 Deep Run 32

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

#1 Highland Springs 57, #4 Varina 42 (Springers to Class 5 State Tournament)
#2 L.C. Bird 63, #3 Mills Godwin 41 (Skyhawks To Class 5 State Tournament)

Championship (Friday February 23 at Meadowbrook HS):

#1 Highland Springs 56, #2 L.C. Bird 41




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REGION 4B:

BOYS:

Play-In Game (Friday February 16)

#13 Hanover 76, #12 King George 72

First Round (Monday February 19)

Game #1: #8 Eastern View 70, #9 Patrick Henry 68
Game #2: #13 Hanover 96, #5 Courtland 91 (3 OT)
Game #3: #10 Chancellor 78, #7 Dinwiddie 72
Game #4: #6 Midlothian 74, #11 Powhatan 59

Quarterfinals (Wednesday February 21)

Game 5: #8 Eastern View 69, #1 Caroline 66
Game 6: #4 Monacan 68, #13 Hanover 62
Game 7: #2 Huguenot 85, #10 Chancellor 46
Game 8: #3 Louisa 74, #6 Midlothian 48

Semifinals (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

#4 Monacan 57, #8 Eastern View 39 (Chiefs To Class 4 State Tournament)
#2 Huguenot 70, #3 Louisa 55 (Falcons To Class 4 State Tournament)

Championship (Monday February 26 at Higher Seed)

#4 Monacan vs. #2 Huguenot, 7pm, Arthur Ashe Center, Richmond (Live Tweet Coverage, @cfieldsports ) 


GIRLS:

Play-In Game (Friday February 16)

#13 Louisa 63, #12 Dinwiddie 47

First Round (Monday February 19)

Game #1: #8 Midlothian 57, #9 Courtland 32
Game #2: #5 Chancellor 56, #13 Louisa 48
Game #3: #10 Huguenot 44, #7 Powhatan 35
Game #4: #6 Caroline 50, #11 Patrick Henry 41

Quarterfinals (Wednesday February 21)

Game 5: #1 Eastern View 75, #8 Midlothian 65
Game 6: #4 Hanover 40, #5 Chancellor 24
Game 7: #2 Monacan 50, #10 Huguenot 28
Game 8: #6 Caroline 55, #3 King George 44

Semifinals (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

#1 Eastern View 58, #4 Hanover 55
#2 Monacan 60, #6 Caroline 45 (Chiefs To Class 4 State Tournament)

Championship (Monday February 26 at Higher Seed)

#2 Monacan at #1 Eastern View, 7pm


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REGION 3A:

BOYS:

First Round (Friday February 16):

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

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game 5: #1 Hopewell 78, #8 Lakeland 51
Game 6: #5 Petersburg 70, #4 Tabb 57
Game 7: #2 Phoebus 77, #7 Booker T. Washington 69
Game 8: #6 I.C. Norcom 53, #3 Park View-South Hill 50

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed):

#1 Hopewell 79, #5 Petersburg 56 (Blue Devils To Class 3 State Tournament)
#2 Phoebus 62, #6 I.C. Norcom 25

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed):

#1 Hopewell 63, #2 Phoebus 56 (Photo Courtesy Hopewell Basketball) 




GIRLS:

First Round (Friday February 16):

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

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

Game 5: #1 Tabb 50, #8 Petersburg 39
Game 6: #5 Park View-South Hill 43, #4 Phoebus 32
Game 7: #2 Hopewell 74, #7 New Kent 26
Game 8: #3 I.C. Norcom d. #6 Southampton

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed):

#1 Tabb 62, #5 Park View-South Hill 29
#2 Hopewell 65, #3 I.C. Norcom 54 (Blue Devils to Class 3 State Tournament)

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed):

#2 Hopewell 59, #1 Tabb 36


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REGION 3B:

BOYS:

Quarterfinals (Friday February 16):

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

Semifinals (Tuesday February 20 at Higher Seed)

#1 George Wythe 77, #5 Armstrong 43
#2 John Marshall 106, #3 Culpeper 74

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

#2 John Marshall 83, #1 George Wythe 64 (Photo Courtesy @RPS_Schools) 



GIRLS:

Quarterfinals (Friday February 16):

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

Semifinals (Tuesday February 20 at Higher Seed)

#1 William Monroe 44, #4 Brentsville District 34
#3 Culpeper 52, #2 Armstrong 50


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

BOYS:

First Round (Friday February 16)

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

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19 at Higher Seed)

Game 7: #1 Greensville 68, #4 Nottoway 47
Game 8: #2 Randolph-Henry 104, #3 Bluestone 72
Game 9: #1 Goochland 51, #4 Maggie Walker GS 45
Game 10: #2 Bruton 73, #6 King William 51

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed)

#1 Goochland 62, #2 Randolph-Henry 57 (Bulldogs to Class 2 State Tournament)
#1 Greensville 62, #2 Bruton 56

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

#1 Goochland 55, #1 Greensville 43

GIRLS:

First Round (Friday February 16)

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

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19 at Higher Seed)

Game 7: #1 Prince Edward 53, #4 Amelia 37
Game 8: #2 Greensville 78, #3 Brunswick 55
Game 9: #5 Bruton 60, #1 Maggie Walker GS 56
Game 10: #2 Poquoson 71, #3 Goochland 49


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REGION 1B (GIRLS):

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

#5 Appomattox Regional GS 43, #4 Cumberland 27

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21):

#5 Appomattox Regional GS 52, #1 Altavista 36 (ARGS To Class 1 State Tournament)

Championship (Friday February 23):

#2 Stonewall Jackson 48, #5 Appomattox Regional GS 35

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LIS TOURNAMENT (GIRLS)

Quarterfinals (Friday February 16)

Game 1: #1 St. Anne's-Belfield 75, #8 Covenant 28
Game 2: #4 St. Catherine's 67, #5 Saint Gertrude 59
Game 3: #3 Collegiate 49, #6 Veritas School 28
Game 4: #2 Trinity Episcopal 70, #7 St. Margaret's 33

Semifinals (Tuesday February 20 at Higher Seed)

#1 St. Anne's-Belfield 60, #4 St. Catherine's 29
#2 Trinity Episcopal 70, #3 Collegiate 41

Championship (Thursday February 22 at Higher Seed)

#1 St. Anne's-Belfield 57, #2 Trinity Episcopal 44

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PREP LEAGUE TOURNAMENT (BOYS)

Quarterfinals (Tuesday February 20)

#1 Trinity Episcopal and #2 Collegiate have byes

Game 1: #4 St. Christopher's 76, #5 St. Anne's-Belfield 68
Game 2: #3 Woodberry Forest 71, #3 Fork Union MA 56

Semifinals (Friday February 23)

#1 Trinity Episcopal 56, #4 St. Christopher's 41
#2 Collegiate 51, #3 Woodberry Forest 48

Championship (Saturday February 24)

#2 Collegiate at #1 Trinity Episcopal, 5:30pm


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Blue Devils, Titans Top Final Top 10 Polls

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

BOYS:

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

GIRLS:

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



Thursday, February 8, 2018

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

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

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


Monday, February 5, 2018

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

Happy Monday everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

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


Thursday, February 1, 2018

New Era: Region Basketball Formats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REGION 6B:

Quarterfinals: Monday February 19 at Higher Seeds

Semifinals: Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seeds

Championships: Friday February 23 at Higher Seed

REGION 5B (Top Eight Finishers Qualify):

Quarterfinals: MONDAY FEBRUARY 19 at BOYS Higher Seeds

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

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

Semifinals:

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

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

Championships: Friday February 23, Meadowbrook HS

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

REGION 4B:

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

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

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

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

Championships: Monday February 26 (at Higher Seeds)

REGION 3A: Not Available

REGION 3B:

Quarterfinals: Friday February 16 at Higher Seeds

Semifinals: Tuesday February 20 at Higher Seeds

Championships: Friday February 23 at Higher Seed