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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

No more conferences, we head straight to regional play just like football in this latest new era of the postseason in basketball. Bookmark this page to return now through February 26th for scores, updated brackets, game times, locations and more!

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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):

#4 Riverbend at #1 James River, 7:30pm
#3 Thomas Dale vs. #2 Franklin County, time TBA

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA

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):

#4 Thomas Dale at #1 Cosby, 6pm
#3 Colonial Forge at #2 James River, 6pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


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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 vs. #5 Meadowbrook, 6pm
#3 Douglas Freeman vs. #2 Varina, 7:45pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Meadowbrook HS):

Semifinal Winners, 7:45pm

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):

#4 Varina vs. #1 Highland Springs, 6pm
#3 Mills Godwin vs. #2 L.C. Bird, 7:45pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Meadowbrook HS):

Semifinal Winners, 6pm

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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 at #1 Caroline, 7pm
Game 6: #13 Hanover at #4 Monacan, 7:30pm
Game 7: #10 Chancellor vs. #2 Huguenot, 7pm, Arthur Ashe Center
Game 8: #6 Midlothian at #3 Louisa, 7pm

Semifinals (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, time TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Monday February 26 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


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: #8 Midlothian at #1 Eastern View, 7pm
Game 6: #5 Chancellor at #4 Hanover, 7pm
Game 7: #10 Huguenot at #2 Monacan, 6pm
Game 8: #6 Caroline at #3 King George, 7pm

Semifinals (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, time TBA
Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, time TBA

Championship (Monday February 26 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


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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):

#5 Petersburg at #1 Hopewell, 7:45pm
#6 I.C. Norcom at #2 Phoebus, time TBA

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed):

Semifinal Winners, time TBA

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):

#5 Park View-South Hill at #1 Tabb, time TBA
#3 I.C. Norcom at #2 Hopewell, 6pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed):

Semifinal Winners, time TBA


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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 at #1 George Wythe, 7pm

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

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

#3 Culpeper at #1 William Monroe, time TBA

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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)

#2 Randolph-Henry at #1 Goochland, 6pm
#2 Bruton at #1 Greensville, 7pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA

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

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21 at Higher Seed)

#2 Greensville vs. #2 Poquoson, 6pm
#5 Bruton at #1 Prince Edward, 6pm

Championship (Friday February 23 at Higher Seed)

Semifinal Winners, time TBA

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REGION 1A (GIRLS):

Quarterfinals (Monday February 19):

#5 Appomattox Regional GS 43, #4 Cumberland 27

Semifinals (Wednesday February 21):

#5 Appomattox Regional GS at #1 Altavista, time TBA

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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)

#2 Trinity Episcopal at #1 St. Anne's-Belfield, 5:30pm

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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)

#4 St. Christopher's at #1 Trinity Episcopal, 5:30pm
#3 Woodberry Forest vs. #2 Collegiate, 7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal

Championship (Saturday February 24)

Semifinal Winners, 5:30pm, Trinity Episcopal School


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