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Thursday, April 19, 2018

RVA Locals Only: Friday April 20

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

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



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

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


Monday, April 16, 2018

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

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


New Top 10, First Super 7 Spring Polls

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

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BASEBALL:

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

Dropping Out: Atlee

SOFTBALL:

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

Dropping Out: Midlothian



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BOYS LACROSSE:

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

GIRLS LACROSSE:

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



BOYS SOCCER:

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



GIRLS SOCCER:

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



Friday, April 13, 2018

RVA Locals Only: Friday April 13

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Wrap: Wildcats Win In 'Second" Season Opener

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



OTHER HEADLINES:

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



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

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


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls and The Week Ahead!

Monday marks the start of a six-week stretch jam packed with spring sports action as we sprint through the regular season with an eye on the new region tournament format coming late in May! Find below the latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 Baseball and Softball polls, including a new #1 team in baseball, plus "The Week Ahead", a comprehensive look at many of the big games scheduled and where we will be scheduled to be live throughout the week!

(NOTE: Last week's Top 10 rankings noted for each team, game times, dates, locations subject to change)

TOP 10 POLLS:

BASEBALL:

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

SOFTBALL:

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



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THE WEEK AHEAD:

MONDAY:

BASEBALL:
#8 Glen Allen at Matoaca, POSTPONED

BOYS TENNIS:
Lee-Davis at Henrico, 4:30pm

BOYS LACROSSE:
Thomas Dale at L.C. Bird, POSTPONED
Midlothian at Cosby, 7pm
Lee-Davis at Mills Godwin, 7:30pm

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Manchester at Clover Hill, 5:30pm
Cosby at Midlothian, 7pm
Mills Godwin at Lee-Davis, 7:30pm

GIRLS SOCCER:
Prince George at Glen Allen, 7pm (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet, @henricosports)
Henrico at Hanover, 7:30pm


TUESDAY:

BOYS TENNIS:
Monacan at Clover Hill, 3pm
Mills Godwin at Midlothian, 4pm
Glen Allen at Douglas Freeman, 4:30pm
Dinwiddie at Thomas Dale, 4:30pm

GIRLS TENNIS:
Clover Hill at Monacan, 3pm
Deep Run at Cosby, 4pm
Prince George at Meadowbrook, 4:30pm
Midlothian at Mills Godwin, 4:45pm

BASEBALL:
Clover Hill at Midlothian, 4:30pm
Matoaca at Hopewell, 5pm
#6 Prince George at Meadowbrook, 5pm
Maggie Walker GS at J.R. Tucker, 6pm
King William at Lee-Davis, 6pm
#10 Atlee at Varina, 6pm
Albemarle at Louisa, 6:30pm

SOFTBALL:
Clover Hill at Midlothian, 4:30pm
Deep Run at James River, 5pm (Twitter: @cfieldsports and @henricosports)
Matoaca at Hopewell, 5pm
Caroline at King William, 5pm
Petersburg at Colonial Heights, 6pm, Civic Field
Thomas Dale at Dinwiddie, 6pm
Albemarle at Louisa, 6pm

BOYS SOCCER:
Deep Run at Cosby, 7pm
Mills Godwin at James River, 7pm (Twitter: @cfieldsports and @henricosports)
Lee-Davis at Glen Allen, 7:30pm

GIRLS SOCCER:
Lee-Davis at Glen Allen, 6pm
James River at Monacan, 7pm
Meadowbrook at Prince George, 7pm
Cosby at Deep Run, 7:30pm

BOYS LACROSSE:
Highland Springs at Glen Allen, 6pm
Hermitage vs. Douglas Freeman, 7:30pm, Greenwood Park

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Hermitage vs. Douglas Freeman, 6pm, Greenwood Park

WEDNESDAY:

BASEBALL:
Hopewell at Tabb, 4pm
Miller School at #1 Benedictine, 4:30pm
#10 Atlee at #4 Deep Run, 6pm
#2 Mills Godwin at Lee-Davis, 6pm (Twitter: @henricosports, @hanoversports)
Southampton at Colonial Heights, 6pm, Shepherd Stadium

SOFTBALL:
#7 Atlee at #2 Cosby, 5pm
#9 Mills Godwin at #3 Lee-Davis, 6pm (GAME OF THE WEEK: Listen HERE)

BOYS TENNIS:
Lee-Davis at Hanover, 4:30pm
Atlee at Patrick Henry, 4:30pm
J.R. Tucker at Dinwiddie, 4:30pm
Mills Godwin at James River, 4:45pm

GIRLS TENNIS:
Hanover at Lee-Davis, 4:30pm
Patrick Henry at Atlee, 4:30pm
James River at Mills Godwin, 4:45pm

BOYS LACROSSE:
Patrick Henry at Powhatan, 5:30pm
Mills Godwin at Midlothian, 7pm
Cosby at James River, 7pm
Thomas Dale at Matoaca, 7pm

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Deep Run at St. Catherine's, 4:30pm, Goochland Field
Thomas Dale at Matoaca, 5:30pm
James River at Cosby, 7pm
Patrick Henry at Powhatan, 7pm
Midlothian at Mills Godwin, 7:30pm

THURSDAY:

BASEBALL:
#5 James River at Clover Hill, 4:30pm
Midlothian at Manchester, 4:30pm
Meadowbrook at Thomas Dale, 5pm
Goochland at Prince Edward, 5pm
L.C. Bird at Henrico, 6pm

SOFTBALL:
James River at Clover Hill, 4:30pm
#10 Midlothian at #4 Manchester, 4:30pm (Twitter: @cfieldsports)
Colonial Heights at Hopewell, 5pm
Prince Edward at Goochland, 5pm
Charlottesville at #8 Powhatan, 6pm
L.C. Bird at Henrico, 7pm

BOYS TENNIS:
Clover Hill at Cosby, 3pm
Maggie Walker GS at Deep Run, 4:30pm
Glen Allen at J.R. Tucker, 4:30pm
Midlothian at Atlee, 4:30pm
Hopewell at Colonial Heights, 4:30pm

GIRLS TENNIS:
Cosby at Clover Hill, 3pm
Atlee at Midlothian, 4pm
Deep Run at Maggie Walker GS, 4:30pm
J.R. Tucker at Glen Allen, 4:30pm
Prince George at Lee-Davis, 4:30pm

BOYS SOCCER:
Mills Godwin at Deep Run, 7:30pm
Manchester at Midlothian, 7pm
Clover Hill at James River, 7pm
Colonial Heights at Hopewell, 7pm

GIRLS SOCCER:
Deep Run at Mills Godwin, 7:30pm
Midlothian at Manchester, 7pm
James River at Clover Hill, 7pm
Hopewell at Colonial Heights, 7pm

BOYS LACROSSE:
Hanover at Atlee, 7:30pm (Twitter: @hanoversports)
Lee-Davis at Patrick Henry, 7:30pm

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Atlee at Hanover, 7:30pm
Patrick Henry at Lee-Davis, 7:30pm

FRIDAY:

BASEBALL:
#2 Mills Godwin at #4 Deep Run, 7pm
#10 Atlee at #7 Hanover, 7pm (Twitter: @hanoversports)
J.R. Tucker at Douglas Freeman, 7pm
Patrick Henry at Lee-Davis, 7pm

SOFTBALL:
#1 Prince George at #2 Cosby, 4:30pm
#7 Atlee at #5 Hanover, 6pm (Twitter: @hanoversports)
#9 Mills Godwin at Deep Run, 7pm
#6 Patrick Henry at #3 Lee-Davis, 7pm

BOYS TENNIS:
St. Christopher's at Deep Run, 4:30pm

GIRLS TENNIS:
Hanover at Powhatan, 5pm

BOYS LACROSSE:
Glen Allen vs. Hermitage, 7:30pm, Virginia Randolph Complex
Mills Godwin at Deep Run, 7:30pm

BOYS SOCCER:
Hopewell vs. Varina, 7pm, Dorey Park
Orange at Powhatan, 7:15pm
Douglas Freeman at J.R. Tucker, 7:30pm
Atlee at Hanover, 7:30pm (Twitter: @hanoversports)
Patrick Henry at Lee-Davis, 7:30pm
Highland Springs at Henrico, 7:30pm

GIRLS SOCCER:
Atlee at Hanover, 5:30pm (Twitter: @hanoversports)
Douglas Freeman at J.R. Tucker, 6pm
Patrick Henry at Lee-Davis, 6pm

TRACK AND FIELD:
L.C. Bird, Manchester, Monacan at Clover Hill, 3:30pm

SATURDAY:

TRACK AND FIELD:
James River Invitational, 9am
Massaponax Invitational, 9am, Spotsylvania

BASEBALL:
Manchester at Franklin County, 2pm
#1 Benedictine vs. #3 St. Christopher's, 7pm, RF&P Park, Glen Allen (Benefit for Jacob's Chance) (Twitter: @TheRVASportsNet)




Friday, April 6, 2018

Honors: Class 4, Class 6 All-State Basketball Awards

Charme Lilly of Class 6 State Girls Basketball champion Cosby is named the Virginia High School League's State Player of The Year on Friday, while her head coach, Rachel Mead, earns another State Coach of The Year accolade as the VHSL announces their All-State boys and girls teams for Class 6 and boys team for Class 4. The teams are listed below, with local players denoted in bold:

CLASS 6:

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Charme Lilly, Cosby
Jordyn Callahan, Langley
Paris McBride, Woodbridge
Trinity Palacio, TC Williams
Nia Covington, Cosby
Reagan Jackson, Grassfield
Clara Ford, George Marshall
Alyssa Norris, Landstown

SECOND TEAM:

Cameron Downs, Colonial Forge
Alexa Roberson, Landstown
Aailyah Pitts, Woodbridge
Devyne Newman, Herndon
Elise Levenberry, TC Williams
Emma McCabe, James River
Kyla McMakin, Ocean Lakes
Tia Benvenuti, South Lakes

CLASS 6 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Charme Lilly, Cosby
CLASS 6 GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR: Rachel Mead, Cosby

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Quentin Millora-Brown, South County
Marcus Driscoll, Western Branch
Jordan Hairston, Westfield
Kendall Bynum, Western Branch
Chandler Taylor, Franklin County
Ike Onwuka, Patriot
Tayvion Robinson, Frank W. Cox
Daniel Deaver, George Marshall

SECOND TEAM:

Brayden Gault, Battlefield
Daryl Mackey, West Potomac
Josh Talbert, Kellam
Loginn Norton, James River
Nyzaiah Chambers, Oscar Smith
Marcus Stephens, C.D. Hylton
JaLeel Lang, James River
Cameron Savage, South Lakes

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CLASS 4:

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Dereon Seabron, Lake Taylor
Deshawn Ridley, Huguenot
Michael Brown, John Handley
Jordan Richeson, Jefferson Forest
Jamonda Bryant, Jr., Lake Taylor
Caleb Butts, Deep Creek
Myles Loving, Monacan (#3, pictured below)
Jordan Miller, Loudoun Valley

SECOND TEAM:

Chris Shelton, Louisa
Anthony Williams, E.C. Glass
Gus Wise, John Handley
James Hatten, King's Fork
David Ware, Caroline
Lance Monteiro, Huguenot
Sunta Wilson, G.W. Danville
CC Grubb, Pulaski County


Monday, April 2, 2018

GAME OF THE WEEK: #2 St. Christopher's at #4 Deep Run Baseball

Listen Monday after 7pm as the Saints and Wildcats collide in the final game of the first round of the 2018 Deep Run Spring Break Baseball Classic only on The RVA Sports Network!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls, Deep Run Spring Break Baseball Schedule

Some movement in our latest Top 10 baseball poll, major movement underneath #1 Prince George in our softball poll after three Thursday Top 10 games saw the lower ranked team, that night, prevail.

Also below is the schedule for the Deep Run Spring Break Baseball Classic scheduled to begin Monday morning. Our Game of The Week is a Top 5 battle to end first round play Monday when #2 St. Christopher's battles the host team, #4 Deep Run at 7pm. CLICK HERE to listen live!

BASEBALL:

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

SOFTBALL:

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

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Deep Run Spring Break Classic Schedule:

First Round (Monday 4/2):

Game 1: Lee-Davis vs. Monacan, 10am
Game 2: Midlothian vs. #5 Benedictine, 1pm
Game 3: Caroline vs. Grassfield, 4pm
Game 4: #2 St. Christopher's vs. #4 Deep Run, 7pm

Semifinal Round (Tuesday 4/3):

Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 10am
Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 1pm
Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 4pm
Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7pm

Championship Round (Wednesday 4/4):

7th Place Game, 10am
5th Place Game, 1pm
3rd Place Game, 4pm
Championship, 7pm