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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

State Tournament Qualifiers

Who's in? The following teams have clinched Virginia High School League state tournament bids in baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and team tennis:

LACROSSE:

BOYS:

Class 4: Midlothian
Class 5: Atlee, Douglas Freeman
Class 6: James River

GIRLS:

Class 4: Hanover
Class 5: Atlee, Deep Run
Class 6: Cosby

BASEBALL:

Class 2: Goochland, Maggie Walker GS
Class 3: Hopewell
Class 4: Powhatan, Dinwiddie
Class 5: Deep Run, Prince George
Class 6: Cosby, Thomas Dale

SOFTBALL:

Class 2: King William, Amelia
Class 4: Powhatan, Dinwiddie
Class 5: Prince George, Lee-Davis
Class 6: Thomas Dale, Manchester

TENNIS:

BOYS:

Class 3: Colonial Heights
Class 4: Hanover, Midlothian
Class 5: Deep Run, Mills Godwin
Class 6: Cosby

GIRLS:

Class 4: Hanover
Class 5: Deep Run, Mills Godwin
Class 6: Cosby

BOYS SOCCER:

Class 2: Maggie Walker GS
Class 4: Midlothian
Class 5: Deep Run, Mills Godwin
Class 6: Cosby, James River

GIRLS SOCCER:

Class 3: Colonial Heights
Class 4: Hanover
Class 5: Deep Run, Douglas Freeman
Class 6: Cosby

Thursday, May 24, 2018

RVA Locals Only Friday: Tennessee Titans Guard Quinton Spain

Don't miss "RVA Locals Only Presented By Farm Bureau Insurance" Friday morning at 9:30 exclusively on 99.5 and 102.7 ESPN. Bob Black, Andrew Wallace and Rob Witham of The RVA Sports Network will have all the latest high school postseason news, plus, Rob talks with former Petersburg High School and West Virginia great, Tennessee Titan guard Quinton Spain!

Spain talks about catching up in school in order to achieve his athletic dreams, how he fought to make the Tennessee roster as an undrafted free agent in 2015, and about the upcoming 2018 Titans season. We'll also discuss his free youth camp coming to Petersburg on Saturday June 23rd!

Listen live, 9:30 Friday morning on 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online HERE, or on the ESPN Richmond app! (Photo Courtesy of Tennessee Titans)

NOTE: To register for the Quinton Spain Youth Camp, CLICK HERE!


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Final Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls

The regular season is complete, save a handful of make-up games on Monday, and we reveal the final RVA Sports Network Top 10 Baseball and Softball polls of the 2018 season!


BASEBALL:

1) St. Christopher's (was #1)
2) James River (was #3)
3) Benedictine (was #2)
4) Mills Godwin (was #4)
5) Prince George (was #5)
6) Douglas Freeman (was #7)
7) Collegiate (was #8)
8) Hanover (was #6)
9) Manchester (was #9)
10) Patrick Henry (New)

Dropping Out: Matoaca (was #10)

SOFTBALL:

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

Dropping Out: Mills Godwin (was #10)

(The pitching of Prince George's Laura Thompson has helped lead the Royals to an unbeaten regular season and a place atop our Top 10 poll since the start of the 2018 season. File Photo.)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

VISAA Baseball Tournament Central

The Road To Shepherd Stadium happens this week! Tickets for first round and quarterfinal games are $5, they are $10 for semifinals and championship games.

*****

DIVISION I:

FIRST ROUND (Monday 5/14):

#9 Trinity Episcopal 7, #8 The Potomac School 6

QUARTERFINALS (Tuesday 5/15):

Game 1: #1 St. Christopher's 2, #9 Trinity Episcopal 1
Game 2: #5 Collegiate 10, #4 Norfolk Christian 7 (12 innings)
Game 3: #3 Paul VI Catholic 3, #6 Flint Hill 2
Game 4: #7 Norfolk Academy 1, #2 Benedictine 0

SEMIFINALS (Now Sunday 5/20 at Shepherd Stadium, Colonial Heights)

#7 Norfolk Academy 7, #3 Paul VI Catholic 2
#1 St. Christopher's 3, #5 Collegiate 1

CHAMPIONSHIP (Monday 5/21 at Shepherd Stadium)

#1 St. Christopher's 7, #7 Norfolk Academy 2

*****

DIVISION II:

FIRST ROUND (Monday 5/14):

#8 Isle of Wight Academy 4, #9 Trinity Christian 2

QUARTERFINALS (Tuesday 5/15):

Game 1: #1 Miller School 10, #8 Isle of Wight Academy 0
Game 2: #5 Atlantic Shores 8, #4 Greenbrier Christian 1
Game 3: #3 Steward School 2, #6 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 1
Game 4: #2 Highland School 14, #7 Norfolk Collegiate 9

SEMIFINALS (Now Sunday 5/20 at Shepherd Stadium, Colonial Heights)

#1 Miller School 11, #5 Atlantic Shores 1
#3 Steward School 2, #2 Highland School 0

CHAMPIONSHIP (Monday 5/21 at Shepherd Stadium)

#1 Miller School 3, #3 Steward School 0

*****

DIVISION III:

QUARTERFINALS (Tuesday 5/15):

Game 1: #1 Walshingham Academy 13, #8 Blessed Sacrament Huguenot 0
Game 2: #4 Carlisle School 11, #5 North Cross 5
Game 3: #3 Fuqua School 5, #6 Tidewater Academy 1
Game 4: #7 Brunswick Academy 6, #2 Southampton Academy 2

SEMIFINALS (Shepherd Stadium, Colonial Heights)

#1 Walsingham Academy 16, #4 Carlisle School 6
#3 Fuqua School 6, #7 Brunswick Academy 5

CHAMPIONSHIP (Monday 5/21 at Shepherd Stadium)

#1 Walsingham Academy 6, #3 Fuqua School 5 (10 innings)


Thursday, May 17, 2018

RVA Locals Only: Talking Lacrosse, Playoffs And More!

Friday morning on ESPN Richmond, The RVA Sports Network's Rob Witham joins Bob Black for "RVA Locals Only Presented By Farm Bureau Insurance" and we'll shine the spotlight on undefeated Atlee girls lacrosse, talking live with head coach Christina Dobson! We'll discuss the Raiders' season, the contributions of two key freshmen, and the growth of high school lacrosse this decade.

Plus, we'll have the latest high school playoff information, from VISAA State Baseball to all the VHSL spring sports getting underway.

Listen on 99.5 or 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online by CLICKING HERE, or on the ESPN Richmond app for iPhone or Android!

Plus, Rob with sit in with Bob for the entire 9am hour, talking sports, The Preakness and more! Hope you'll tune in and join us!


Thursday Schedule Changes/Postponements

BOYS TENNIS:

Region 4B Team Semifinals: Midlothian 5, Eastern View 0


GIRLS TENNIS:

Region 4B Team Semifinals: Eastern View 5, Midlothian 2

BASEBALL:

#3 James River at #9 Manchester, canceled
#4 Mills Godwin at Glen Allen, postponed to Monday May 21
#5 Prince George at #10 Matoaca, canceled
Monacan at Clover Hill, canceled
Goochland at Amelia, postponed
Monticello at Powhatan, postponed
Petersburg at Meadowbrook, canceled
Colonial Heights at Thomas Dale, canceled
Hopewell at Dinwiddie, canceled
George Wythe at Cosby, canceled

VISAA State Division III Semifinal: Carlisle vs Walsingham Academy, moved up to 1pm, Fuqua School vs Brunswick Academy, moved up to 4pm, Shepherd Stadium, Colonial Heights


SOFTBALL:

#1 Prince George at Matoaca, canceled
Monticello at #2 Powhatan, postponed
George Wythe at #4 Cosby, canceled
James River at #6 Manchester, canceled
#8 Atlee at Highland Springs, canceled
#10 Mills Godwin at #7 Glen Allen, postponed to Monday May 21
Amelia at Goochland, postponed
Maggie Walker GS at Henrico, postponed to Monday May 21, 7pm
Douglas Freeman at J.R. Tucker, canceled
Petersburg at Meadowbrook, canceled
Colonial Heights at Thomas Dale, canceled
Hopewell at Dinwiddie, canceled


GIRLS LACROSSE:

Hanover at Lee-Davis, canceled
Manchester vs. Hermitage, RF&P Park, canceled


BOYS LACROSSE:

Lee-Davis at Hanover, canceled (this is a change)


BOYS SOCCER:

Prince George at Matoaca, match moved up to 5:30pm
Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights, canceled
Spotsylvania at New Kent, canceled
Monticello at Powhatan, postponed
Mills Godwin at Glen Allen, postponed to Monday May 21
Hopewell at Dinwiddie, canceled
George Wythe at Cosby, canceled


GIRLS SOCCER:

Maggie Walker GS at Patrick Henry, moved up to 5:30pm start
Powhatan at Monticello, postponed
Colonial Heights at Thomas Dale, canceled
Matoaca at Prince George, canceled
Glen Allen at Mills Godwin, postponed to Monday May 21
Hopewell at Dinwiddie, canceled



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Honors: VISAA All-State Baseball Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2018 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) All-State baseball teams from the Richmond area:

DIVISION I:

FIRST TEAM:

Jamari Baylor, Benedictine
Nick Biddison, St. Christopher's
Maddison Furman, St. Christopher's
Casey Green, Benedictine
Donovan Murphy, St. Christopher's
Travis Reifsnider, Collegiate
Patrick Routsis, St. Christopher's
Jay Woolfolk, Benedictine

SECOND TEAM:

Holden Fiedler, Benedictine
Brendan Houghtaling, Trinity Episcopal
Lew Rice, Collegiate

DIVISION II:

FIRST TEAM:

Shawn Brown, Steward
William Glazebrook, Steward
Logan Ransom, Steward

SECOND TEAM:

Harrison Clifton, Steward


Wednesday Schedule Changes/Postponements

Rainy weather is moving in, and we're running out of regular season days! Here's what not happening, or, what is adjusted on the schedule for Wednesday May 16:


GIRLS TENNIS:

Region 6B Team Quarterfinal: Clover Hill at Cosby, postponed to Monday May 21, time TBA
Region 6B Team Quarterfinal: Franklin County at Thomas Dale, postponed to Monday May 21, 1pm
Region 5B Team Championship: Mills Godwin at Deep Run, postponed to Thursday May 17, 3pm
Region 4B Team Semifinal: Midlothian at Eastern View, postponed (no make-up date yet)
Region 3A Team Semifinal: Colonial Heights at York, postponed to Tuesday May 22, time TBA

BOYS TENNIS:

Region 6B Team Quarterfinal: Clover Hill at James River, postponed to Thursday May 17, 3pm
Region 6B Team Quarterfinal: Franklin County at Thomas Dale, postponed to Monday May 21, 1pm
Region 6B Team Quarterfinal: Manchester at Cosby, postponed to Thursday May 17, 3pm
Region 5B Team Championship: Deep Run at Mills Godwin, postponed to Thursday May 17, 3pm
Region 4B Team Quarterfinal: Louisa at Courtland, postponed to Thursday May 17
Region 3A Team Semifinal: New Kent at Colonial Heights, postponed to Monday May 21, 3:30pm

BASEBALL:

#6 Hanover at Patrick Henry, canceled
J.R. Tucker at Lee-Davis, postponed
Monacan at Highland Springs, canceled
Hermitage at Henrico, postponed

SOFTBALL:

Louisa at #5 Patrick Henry, canceled
Douglas Freeman at J.R. Tucker, postponed to Thursday May 17, 6pm
Matoaca at Meadowbrook, canceled
Hermitage at Henrico, postponed

GIRLS LACROSSE:

Western Albemarle at #1 Atlee, canceled (this is a change)
Hermitage at Monacan, canceled

BOYS LACROSSE:

Hermitage at Monacan, canceled (this is a change)

GIRLS SOCCER:

Dinwiddie at Park View-South Hill, canceled
Powhatan at Louisa, canceled
Manchester at Cosby, canceled
Hermitage at Henrico, postponed to Monday May 21, 6pm

BOYS SOCCER:

Manchester at Cosby, canceled
Hermitage at Henrico, postponed to Monday May 21, 7:30pm

TRACK AND FIELD:

Conference 3 Meet at Manchester, canceled
Bay River District Meet (New Kent) at Bailey Field, canceled
Meet at Glen Allen High School, postponed

Sunday, May 13, 2018

New Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls

Some serious shuffling in the latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 Softball Poll, while just a little bit of change in the back half of baseball's poll. See the latest below:


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 #7)
7) Douglas Freeman (was #6)
8) Collegiate (was #9)
9) Manchester (was #10)
10) Matoaca (was #8)

KEY GAMES THIS WEEK:

BASEBALL: (NOTE: #VISAA teams begin state tournament play on Monday)

#6 Hanover at Deep Run, Monday, 6pm
Atlee at #10 Matoaca, Monday, 6pm
#4 Mills Godwin at Hermitage, Monday, 6pm
#9 Manchester at Midlothian, Tuesday, 4:30pm
#6 Hanover at Patrick Henry, Wednesday, 6pm
#3 James River at #9 Manchester, Thursday, 4:30pm
#4 Mills Godwin at Glen Allen, Thursday, 7pm
Henrico at Maggie Walker GS, Thursday, 6pm, RF&P Park
#7 Douglas Freeman at Deep Run, Friday, 7pm
Dinwiddie at #6 Hanover, Friday, 7pm
Atlee at Lee-Davis, Friday, 7pm
*****

SOFTBALL:

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


KEY GAMES THIS WEEK:

SOFTBALL:

Matoaca at #4 Cosby, Monday, 4:30pm
#9 Hanover at Deep Run, Monday, 6pm
Midlothian at #8 Atlee, Monday, 6pm
Dinwiddie at #5 Patrick Henry, Monday, 6pm (CLICK HERE to listen live!)
#6 Manchester at Midlothian, Tuesday, 4:30pm
#10 Mills Godwin at #7 Glen Allen, Thursday, 7pm
#2 Powhatan at #9 Hanover, Friday, 7pm

Monday, May 7, 2018

Game of The Week Listen Live Player: Softball: Midlothian at #9 Hanover

It's a game with big Region 4B playoff seeding implications as the Midlothian Trojans battle ninth-ranked Hanover only on The RVA Sports Network High School Softball Game of The Week! Listen live at 6pm on our YouTube Channel using the player below:


Super 7 Soccer, Lacrosse Polls

Here are the latest RVA Sports Network Super 7 Boys and Girls Lacrosse and Soccer polls for the week ending May 6, 2018. VHSL schools are eligible for these polls.

*****
BOYS LACROSSE:

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

GIRLS LACROSSE:

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

Dropping Out: Monacan

*****
BOYS SOCCER:

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

Dropping Out: Huguenot

GIRLS SOCCER:

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

Dropping Out: Thomas Dale

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls

While the top of the latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 Baseball poll stays firm, there are changes in the second five, while in softball, there's movement starting after our top two teams as the regular season begins its final two weeks. The latest polls are below:

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) Douglas Freeman (was #8)
7) Hanover (was #6)
8) Matoaca (was #9)
9) Collegiate (returning)
10) Manchester (returning)

Dropping Out: Deep Run (was #7), Glen Allen (was #10)

*****

SOFTBALL:

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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

RVA LOCALS ONLY: Listen Live Friday Morning!

Make sure you get to ESPN Richmond Friday morning for the latest edition of "RVA Locals Only" on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle at 9:30am! We'll be joined by the head coach of #1 ranked St. Christopher's baseball, Tony Szymendera, to talk about the Saints' season, keeping pace with #2 Benedictine as the VISAA State Tournament approaches, and how he knew things would be different this season after just ten minutes of the team's first practice.

Get the latest in high school and local sports only on 99.5 and 102.7, ESPN, every Friday morning on "RVA Locals Only, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance, with Bob Black, Andrew Wallace, and Rob Witham of The RVA Sports Network!

"RVA Locals Only" is heard on 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online by clicking here, and on the ESPN Richmond app!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Game Of The Week Listen Live Player: Baseball: #6 Hanover at #2 Benedictine

It's a special start time of 5pm under brilliant sunshine Wednesday afternoon as the Hawks and Cadets do battle only on The RVA Sports Network! Listen on the embedded YouTube player below: