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Monday, April 30, 2018

Game Of The Week Listen Live Player: Baseball: #10 Glen Allen at Atlee

Use the YouTube player below to listen to the Jaguars battle the Raiders live tonight at 6pm on the RVA Sports Network High School Game of The Week!


Super 7 Lacrosse, Soccer Polls

Here are the latest RVA Sports Network Super 7 Boys and Girls Lacrosse and Soccer polls. These polls are comprised of VHSL schools only.

*****

BOYS LACROSSE:

1) Atlee (was #1)
2) Deep Run (was #3)
3) James River (was #4)
4) Midlothian (was #2)
5) Douglas Freeman (was #5)
6) Cosby (new)
7) Thomas Dale (was #6)

Dropping Out: Patrick Henry

GIRLS LACROSSE:

1) Atlee (was #1)
2) Deep Run (was #2)
3) Cosby (was #3)
4) Hanover (was #4)
5) Midlothian (was #5)
6) Mills Godwin (was #6)
7) Monacan (new)

Dropping Out: Patrick Henry

*****

BOYS SOCCER:

1) James River (was #1)
2) Deep Run (was #2)
3) J.R. Tucker (was #3)
4) Cosby (was #4)
5) Maggie Walker GS (was #7)
6) Matoaca (new)
7) Huguenot (new)

Dropping Out: Mills Godwin, Thomas Dale

GIRLS SOCCER:

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


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls

With a week that saw few upsets, we don't see a lot of changes in our latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 High School Baseball and Softball Polls. The top seven stay the same in both polls, but we do have a new team in baseball's elite, while, despite a fifth defeat in a classic Game of The Week last Friday, Atlee softball hangs on at #10, as all defeats were to fellow Top 10 teams, three of them by two runs or less, and two in extra innings.

Here are the polls and a look at key games coming up this week, including two big Game of The Week broadcasts (links in bold).

BASEBALL:

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

Dropping Out: Manchester

TOP GAMES THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:
Midlothian at #3 James River, 4:30pm
#10 Glen Allen at Atlee, 6pm (LISTEN HERE on Game Of The Week)
#7 Deep Run at Patrick Henry, 6pm
Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights, 6pm

TUESDAY:
#1 St. Christopher's at Woodberry Forest, 4:30pm
#9 Matoaca at Thomas Dale, 5pm
Maggie Walker GS at #8 Douglas Freeman, 6pm
#5 Prince George at Dinwiddie, 6pm

WEDNESDAY:
#6 Hanover at #2 Benedictine, 5pm (LISTEN HERE on Game Of The Week)
Lee-Davis vs. #10 Glen Allen, 6pm, RF&P Park
Cosby at #3 James River, 6pm

THURSDAY:
#7 Deep Run at #8 Douglas Freeman, 7pm

FRIDAY:
#2 Benedictine at Bishop Sullivan, 5:30pm
#7 Deep Run at #4 Mills Godwin, 7pm
#6 Hanover at Atlee, 7pm


*****

SOFTBALL:

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

TOP GAMES THIS WEEK:

MONDAY:
#6 Glen Allen at #10 Atlee, 6pm
Deep Run at #5 Patrick Henry, 6pm

TUESDAY:
#2 Cosby at Midlothian, 4:30pm
Matoaca at Thomas Dale, 5pm
#1 Prince George at Dinwiddie, 6pm

WEDNESDAY:
Matoaca at #1 Prince George, 6pm
#3 Lee-Davis at #6 Glen Allen, 6pm
#10 Atlee at Deep Run, 6pm

THURSDAY:
Dinwiddie at Thomas Dale, 5pm

FRIDAY:
#2 Cosby at James River, 4:30pm
#3 Lee-Davis at #5 Patrick Henry, 6pm
#8 Hanover at #10 Atlee, 7pm
Deep Run at #9 Mills Godwin, 7pm



Friday, April 27, 2018

Game Of The Week Listen Live Player: #10 Atlee at #3 Lee-Davis Softball

Use the YouTube player below to listen live as the Raiders and Confederates collide tonight at 7pm only on The RVA Sports Network!


Friday Postponements

BASEBALL:

Midlothian at #3 James River, postponed to Monday 4/30
Matoaca at #5 Prince George, postponed to Friday 5/11
#6 Hanover at Patrick Henry, postponed to Wednesday 5/16
#7 Deep Run at #9 Douglas Freeman, postponed to Thursday 5/3
Cosby at #10 Manchester, postponed to Wednesday 5/9
Atlee at Lee-Davis, postponed
Varina at Henrico, postponed to Thursday 5/3
Goochland at Nottoway, postponed to Monday 5/7


SOFTBALL:

#8 Hanover at #5 Patrick Henry, postponed to Thursday 5/10
Maggie Walker GS at #7 Manchester, postponed to Friday 5/11
Varina at Henrico, postponed to Thursday 5/10
Deep Run at Douglas Freeman, postponed
Amelia at Cumberland, postponed to Wednesday 5/9
Nottoway at Goochland, postponed to Monday 5/7


BOYS LACROSSE:

Hermitage at Monacan, postponed to Wednesday 5/16


GIRLS LACROSSE:

Western Albemarle at #1 Atlee, postponed to Wednesday 5/16
Hermitage at Monacan, postponed to Wednesday 5/16


BOYS SOCCER:

Hanover at Patrick Henry, postponed to Tuesday 5/15
Atlee at Lee-Davis, postponed to Friday 5/18
Colonial Heights at Park View-South Hill, postponed to Friday 5/18


GIRLS SOCCER:

Atlee at Lee-Davis, postponed to Friday 5/18


RVA LOCALS ONLY: Randolph-Macon Softball's Historic Season

At 9:30 Friday morning, we will talk college softball with Randolph-Macon head coach Kevin Proffitt live from Salem, Virginia as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Championship begins! We'll talk about the Yellow Jackets' historic 37-3 regular season, their rivalry with defending national champion Virginia Wesleyan, who feature four starters from the RVA, and the dramatic rise of softball talent in our area!

Don't miss it! Bob Black, Andrew Wallace and Rob Witham on "RVA Locals Only Presented By Farm Bureau Insurance" only on 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online at ESPNRichmond.com and on the ESPN Richmond app!




Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday Postponements

BASEBALL:

Monticello at #2 Benedictine, postponed
#6 Hanover at Jamestown, postponed
Colonial Forge at #9 Douglas Freeman, postponed
Hermitage at Clover Hill, postponed
J.R. Tucker at Lee-Davis, ppd. to Thursday 4/26, moved to J.R. Tucker
Henrico at Patrick Henry, ppd. to Thursday 4/26
Thomas Jefferson at Petersburg, canceled

SOFTBALL:

J.R. Tucker at #3 Lee-Davis, ppd. to Thursday 5/3
Louisa at #5 Patrick Henry, ppd. to Wednesday 5/16
#8 Hanover at Jamestown, postponed
Hermitage at Clover Hill, postponed
Colonial Forge at Douglas Freeman, postponed
Thomas Jefferson at Petersburg, canceled

BOYS TENNIS:

Trinity Episcopal at Bishop Sullivan, ppd. to Thursday 4/26
Hopewell at Dinwiddie, ppd. to Wednesday 5/2
Prince George at Matoaca, ppd. to Monday 4/30
J.R. Tucker at Douglas Freeman, ppd. to Tuesday 5/1
Hanover at Atlee, ppd. to Friday 4/27
Henrico at Highland Springs, ppd. to Thursday 5/3
Armstrong at Varina, ppd. to Wednesday 5/9

GIRLS TENNIS:

Manchester at Hermitage, ppd. to Wednesday 5/9
Dinwiddie at Hopewell, ppd. to Wednesday 5/2
Matoaca at Prince George, ppd. to Monday 4/30
Douglas Freeman at J.R. Tucker, ppd. to Tuesday 5/1
Varina at Armstrong, ppd. to Wednesday 5/9
Highland Springs at Henrico, ppd. to Thursday 5/3
Atlee at Hanover, ppd. to Friday 4/27

BOYS LACROSSE:

Powhatan at Glen Allen, ppd. to Wednesday 5/9
Highland Springs vs. Hermitage at Virginia Randolph Complex, postponed

BOYS SOCCER:

Lee-Davis at Maggie Walker GS, ppd. to Wednesday 5/16
Hermitage at Clover Hill, postponed
Bluestone at Amelia, ppd. to Thursday 4/26
Charles City at Mathews, postponed

GIRLS SOCCER:

Lee-Davis at Maggie Walker GS, ppd. to Wednesday 5/16
Hermitage at Clover Hill, postponed

TRACK AND FIELD:

Invitational at Dinwiddie, postponed
Invitational at Matoaca, postponed
Prince Edward, Randolph-Henry at Amelia, ppd. to Thursday 4/26
Bay Rivers District Meet (New Kent) at Bruton, ppd. to Thursday 5/3


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday Postponements

BASEBALL:

#1 St. Christopher's vs. St. Anne's-Belfield, postponed
Midlothian at #3 James River, ppd. to Friday 4/27
#4 Mills Godwin at Maggie Walker GS, postponed
Matoaca at #5 Prince George, ppd. to Friday 4/27
#7 Deep Run at J.R. Tucker, ppd. to Tuesday 5/1
Cosby at #10 Manchester, ppd. to Friday 4/27
John Marshall at Hermitage, ppd. to Thursday 4/26
Varina at Atlee, ppd. to Thursday 5/17
Monacan at L.C. Bird (Doubleheader), ppd. to Friday 4/27
Henrico at Patrick Henry, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25
Dinwiddie at Hopewell, ppd. to Monday 5/14
Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights, postponed
Louisa at Orange, ppd. to Friday 4/27
Goochland at Nottoway, ppd. to Friday 4/27
Trinity Episcopal at Woodberry Forest, postponed
Eastern View vs. Caroline, Bowling Green Stadium, ppd. to Monday 4/30
Charles City at King William, postponed
New Kent at Bruton, ppd. to Tuesday 5/15


SOFTBALL:

Matoaca at #1 Prince George, ppd. to Wednesday 5/2
#2 Cosby at #7 Manchester, postponed
Henrico at #5 Patrick Henry, ppd. to Thursday 4/26
#6 Glen Allen at Thomas Jefferson, canceled
Highland Springs at #8 Hanover, ppd. to Thursday 4/26
#9 Mills Godwin at Maggie Walker GS, postponed
Varina at #10 Atlee, ppd. to Tuesday 5/15
Midlothian at James River, ppd. to Wednesday 5/2
Monacan at L.C. Bird (Doubleheader), ppd. to Friday 4/27
John Marshall at Hermitage, ppd. to Thursday 4/26
Deep Run at J.R. Tucker, ppd. to Monday 5/21
Dinwiddie at Hopewell, ppd. to Monday 4/30
Meadowbrook at Petersburg, canceled
Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights, postponed
Louisa at Orange, postponed
Amelia at Cumberland, ppd. to Friday 4/27
Nottoway at Goochland, ppd. to Friday 4/27
Eastern View at Caroline,, ppd. to Monday 4/30
New Kent at Bruton, ppd. to Tuesday 5/15


BOYS SOCCER:

Midlothian at #1 James River, ppd. to Friday 5/18
#2 Deep Run at #3 J.R. Tucker, ppd. to Monday 5/21
Manchester at #4 Cosby, ppd. to Wednesday 5/16
Colonial Heights at #6 Thomas Dale, postponed
Varina at Atlee, ppd. to Thursday 5/17
Highland Springs at Hanover, ppd. to Wednesday 5/16
Henrico at Patrick Henry, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25
Meadowbrook at Petersburg, canceled
Dinwiddie at Hopewell, ppd. to Monday 5/14
Matoaca at Prince George, postponed
Eastern View at Caroline, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25

GIRLS SOCCER:

J.R. Tucker at #2 Deep Run, ppd. to Monday 5/21
#3 James River at Midlothian, ppd. to Friday 5/18
#4 Cosby at Manchester, ppd. to Wednesday 5/16
#5 Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights, postponed
Prince George at #6 Matoaca, ppd. to Monday 5/14
Highland Springs at #7 Hanover, ppd. to Wednesday 5/16
Atlee vs. Varina at Dorey Park, ppd. to Thursday 5/17
Patrick Henry at Henrico, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25
Dinwiddie at Hopewell, ppd. to Monday 4/30
Caroline at Eastern View, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25


BOYS TENNIS:

Mills Godwin vs. Deep Run at Hermitage, postponed
J.R. Tucker at Douglas Freeman, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25
Glen Allen at Hermitage, canceled
Maggie Walker GS at Thomas Jefferson, postponed
Midlothian at Cosby, postponed
Varina at Atlee, ppd. to Monday 5/7
Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights, postponed
Hopewell at Dinwiddie, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25
Prince George at Matoaca, postponed
Powhatan at Monticello, ppd. to Wednesday 5/2
Louisa at Orange, postponed
Trinity Episcopal at Goochland, postponed
St. Christopher's vs. Woodberry Forest, postponed
Caroline at James Monroe, ppd. to Monday 5/7
New Kent at Smithfield, ppd. to Friday 5/4

GIRLS TENNIS:

Hermitage at Glen Allen, postponed
Thomas Jefferson at Maggie Walker GS, canceled
Deep Run at Mills Godwin, postponed
Cosby at Midlothian, ppd. to Friday 5/11
Atlee at Varina, ppd. to Monday 5/7
Dinwiddie at Hopewell, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25
Matoaca at Prince George, ppd. to Wednesday 4/25
Colonial Heights at Thomas Dale, postponed
Monticello at Powhatan, ppd. to Wednesday 5/2
Orange at Louisa, postponed
Caroline at James Monroe, ppd. to Monday 5/7
Smithfield at New Kent, ppd. to Friday 5/4

Monday, April 23, 2018

Super 7 Lacrosse, Soccer Polls

Little change in our Super 7 Polls for boys and girls soccer and boys and girls lacrosse in their second week of release. The top two teams in our girls lacrosse poll collide Monday night as #2 Deep Run hosts #1 Atlee. A reminder that only VHSL schools are eligible for these RVA Sports Network polls.

*****

BOYS LACROSSE:

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

GIRLS LACROSSE:

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

*****

BOYS SOCCER:

1) James River
2) Deep Run
3) J.R. Tucker
4) Cosby
5) Mills Godwin
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

Sunday, April 22, 2018

New Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls

St. Christopher's becomes the third different team to rank at the top of the RVA Sports Network Top 10 Baseball Poll so far this season, with rival Benedictine just behind. A 2-0 win over previously top-ranked Mills Godwin puts Douglas Freeman back into the poll at 10-2. Their only two losses are to Glen Allen, who slip behind Deep Run after a Wildcat walk-off win on Friday.

Prince George galvanizes their hold on the top spot in softball after wins over Lee-Davis, Hopewell and Colonial Heights. Cosby survives a wild game with Clover Hill and move up a spot over Lee-Davis. Those two teams will collide soon. Powhatan and Patrick Henry move up as well, while Atlee falls close to dropping out of our Top 10 for the first time in years.

BASEBALL:

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

Dropping Out: Cosby

Key Games This Week:

Monday:
Maggie Walker GS at #2 Benedictine, 5pm
Lee-Davis at Glen Allen, 6pm

Friday:
#6 Hanover at Patrick Henry, 6pm
#7 Deep Run at #9 Douglas Freeman, 7pm
#8 Glen Allen at #4 Mills Godwin, 7pm

Saturday:
Cape Henry Collegiate at #1 St. Christopher's, 11am

SOFTBALL:

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

Key Games This Week:

Monday:
#3 Lee-Davis at James River, 4:30pm
Dinwiddie at Midlothian, 5:15pm
Clover Hill at #9 Mills Godwin, 6pm

Thursday:
Thomas Dale at #1 Prince George, 5pm

Friday:
James River at #2 Cosby, 4:30pm
#8 Hanover at #5 Patrick Henry, 6pm
#10 Atlee at #3 Lee-Davis, 7pm (Game of The Week on our YouTube Channel)
#6 Glen Allen at #9 Mills Godwin, 7pm



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



*****

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