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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

#RVALocalsOnly: Trinity Episcopal's Rick Hamlin

Get to ESPN Richmond Friday morning for a jam-packed edition of "RVA Locals Only" when we talk high school hoops and more!

Our guest, live, will be Trinity Episcopal head boys basketball coach Rick Hamlin, as we talk about the Titans, the Prep League, the emergence of junior Henry Coleman and more.

Plus the latest basketball news, including L.C. Bird handing Varina their first defeat of the season on Thursday, a day after Monacan shocked the Skyhawks, the emergence of Joe Bamisile of the Chiefs as a top-flight recruit and the playoff race, plus much more on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle on 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, online HERE and on the ESPN Richmond app! Also, find ESPN Richmond on your Amazon Echo by downloading the skill and telling Alexa!


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

TUESDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES

Here are all schedule changes for Tuesday January 29th due to impending weather:


TRACK:

Polar Bear Meet at James River, postponed


BOYS BASKETBALL:

Thomas Dale at #8 Petersburg, postponed to Friday 2/8
Dinwiddie at Meadowbrook, postponed to Monday 2/11
Manchester at George Wythe, moved up to 6:30 start, or ASAP after girls game
Matoaca at Colonial Heights, moved up to 5:45 start
Kenston Forest at Richmond Christian, postponed
Goochland at Randolph-Henry, postponed to Monday 2/4
Powhatan at Western Albemarle, postponed to Wednesday 1/30
Charlottesville at Louisa, postponed to Wednesday 2/6


GIRLS BASKETBALL:

#4 Monacan at #7 L.C. Bird, moved up to 5:45 start
Midlothian at #5 Cosby, moved up to 6pm start
Manchester at George Wythe, moved up to 5:15 start
Colonial Heights at Matoaca, moved up to 5:45 start
Randolph-Henry at Goochland, postponed to Monday 2/4
Petersburg at Thomas Dale, postponed to Friday 2/8
Meadowbrook at Dinwiddie, postponed to Monday 2/11
Western Albemarle at Powhatan, postponed to Thursday 1/31
Louisa at Charlottesville, postponed to Monday 2/4

Monday, January 28, 2019

Top 10 Boys and Girls High School Basketball Polls

We are about to hit February, which means the homestretch of the regular season with teams jockeying for playoff position, and other teams collecting as many wins as possible for home court advantage and high seedings. Here's the latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 basketball polls:

BOYS:

1) Varina (was #1)
2) L.C. Bird (was #2)
3) John Marshall (was #3)
4) Hopewell (was #4)
5) Trinity Episcopal (was #5)
6) Henrico (was #6)
7) Petersburg (was #7)
8) Highland Springs (was #8)
9) Steward (was #10)
10) James River (new)

Big Games This Week:

Monday: #10 James River vs. Monacan (ranked most of season)

Tuesday: Lee-Davis (10-6) at #1 Varina (15-0), Benedictine at #9 Steward

Wednesday: Lee-Davis at Douglas Freeman, #2 L.C. Bird at Monacan

Thursday: #1 Varina at #2 L.C. Bird

Friday: #8 Highland Springs at #6 Henrico, Mills Godwin at Douglas Freeman, #2 L.C. Bird at Manchester

Saturday (games at Ashe Center): #5 Trinity Episcopal vs. #4 Hopewell, #2 L.C. Bird vs. #3 John Marshall

GIRLS:

1) Trinity Episcopal (was #2)
2) Hopewell (was #1)
3) Highland Springs (was #3)
4) Monacan (was #4)
5) Cosby (was #5)
6) James River (was #6)
7) L.C. Bird (was #7)
8) Patrick Henry (was #8)
9) Mills Godwin (was #10)
10) J.R. Tucker (new)

Big Games This Week:

Monday: #4 Monacan at #6 James River

Tuesday: #4 Monacan at #7 L.C. Bird, #10 J.R. Tucker at #9 Mills Godwin

Friday: Deep Run at Glen Allen

Saturday: #9 Mills Godwin at Varina (ranked most of season); #5 Cosby at #2 L.C. Bird




Friday, January 25, 2019

UPDATE: Basketball Games on RVASN This Weekend!

FRIDAY:

CLICK HERE to listen to a varsity doubleheader as Atlee battles Lee-Davis at 6pm!



SATURDAY:

UPDATE: Due to illness, we are unable to provide live coverage of Athletes For Awareness at Huguenot High School. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience. Rob hopes to be back for "In The Red Zone" live from SportsPage Grille in Ashland on Monday night at 6pm on 102.9 FM The Mater. 


Thursday, January 24, 2019

RVA Locals Only: BIG Basketball Weekend!

Listen live on 99.5 and 102.7 ESPN Richmond Friday at 9:30am to the Black And Drew Sports Huddle as we talk about a huge weekend of high school basketball!  Our guests:

9:30am: Michael Bland, Huguenot Girls Basketball Coach, talks about Athletes For Awareness on Friday and Saturday at Huguenot High School, engaging the fight against Sickle Cell Anemia!


9:45am: R.J. Spelsberg, Monacan Boys Basketball Coach, talks about the Monacan Classic all day Saturday, a full day of great new boys basketball matchups!


CLICK HERE to listen live online Friday at 9:30 only on ESPN Richmond!


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Top 10 Boys and Girls Basketball Polls

The latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 boys and girls basketball polls released Monday as we get into the final month of the regular season, with a new number one girls team.

BOYS:

1) Varina (was #1)
2) L.C. Bird (was #2)
3) John Marshall (was #3)
4) Hopewell (was #4)
5) Trinity Episcopal (was #5)
6) Henrico (was #6)
7) Petersburg (was #8)
8) Highland Springs (was #9)
9) Monacan (was #10)
10) Steward (was #7)

GIRLS:

1) Hopewell (was #2)
2) Trinity Episcopal (was #1)
3) Highland Springs (was #3)
4) Monacan (was #7)
5) Cosby (was #4)
6) James River (was #5)
7) L.C. Bird (was #6)
8) Patrick Henry (was #9)
9) Thomas Dale (was #10)
10) Mills Godwin (new)


Monday, January 21, 2019

LISTEN LIVE: In The Red Zone

CLICK HERE to listen live from SportsPage Ashland as Rob Witham welcomes:

Atlee head softball coach Tom McIntyre

Randolph-Macon head softball coach Kevin Proffitt

You can also listen live in Richmond on 102.9 FM, The Mater!


Thursday, January 17, 2019

RVA Locals Only: Varina Head Coach Andrew Lacey

Join us live Friday at 9:30am on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle on 99.5 and 102.7 ESPN as RVA Locals Only talks live with top-ranked Varina boys basketball head coach Andrew Lacey ahead of their Rivalry Night and Top 10 showdown at #9 Highland Springs Friday night!

Plus get the latest high school sports news including a proposed major change to baseball and softball in 2020 and more, only on ESPN Richmond!

Listen live online HERE or download and use the ESPN Richmond app. Have Alexa? Enable the "ESPN Richmond" skill to listen to ESPN Richmond anytime on your Amazon Echo device!


Monday, January 14, 2019

Listen Live!: Game Of The Week: Trinity Episcopal at Collegiate

CLICK HERE to listen Tuesday night at 6:30 as RVA Sports Network presents the VISAA showdown between Robbie Beran and the Collegiate Cougars and Henry Coleman and the Trinity Episcopal Titans on the Game of The Week!


Blue Devils, Titans Stay Atop Top 10 Basketball Polls

The Varina boys remain unbeaten while Trinity Episcopal's girls run into tough VISAA competition, but remain at the top of the latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 Basketball polls released Monday. Here they are:


BOYS:

1) Varina (was #1)
2) L.C. Bird (was #2)
3) John Marshall (was #3)
4) Hopewell (was #6)
5) Trinity Episcopal (was #7)
6) Henrico (was #5)
7) Steward (was #4)
8) Petersburg (new)
9) Highland Springs (returning)
10) Monacan (was #10)

GIRLS:

1) Trinity Episcopal (was #1)
2) Hopewell (was #3)
3) Highland Springs (was #4)
4) Cosby (was #4)
5) James River (was #6)
6) L.C. Bird (was #2)
7) Monacan (was #7)
8) Varina (was #8)
9) Patrick Henry (was #9)
10) Thomas Dale (was #10)


Thursday, January 10, 2019

RVA Locals Only On ESPN Richmond Friday Morning!

Rob Witham of The RVA Sports Network returns to 99.5 and 102.7 ESPN to join Bob Black and Andrew Wallace at 9:30 Friday morning on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle!

Our special guest will be Trinity Episcopal head girls basketball coach Adam Lonon, whose team is currently #1 in the latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 poll as well as, now, two-time defending Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament champions.

Hear from Coach Lonon live Friday morning on 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM, and online HERE.

Also, get the latest high school sports news, including a quickly developing high school football story for 2019 and beyond!




Tuesday, January 8, 2019

RVA Sports Network Top 10 Basketball Polls

The first polls of the calendar year reflect lots of results from all of the winter break action, and a few games in early January.

GIRLS:

1) Trinity Episcopal (was #1)
2) Hopewell (was #3)
3) L.C. Bird (was #2)
4) Highland Springs (was #4)
5) Cosby (was #5)
6) James River (was #7)
7) Monacan (was #6)
8) Varina (was #8)
9) Patrick Henry (was #10)
10) Thomas Dale (new)


BOYS:

1) Varina (was #1)
2) L.C. Bird (was #2)
3) John Marshall (was #3)
4) Steward (new)
5) Henrico (was #9)
6) Hopewell (was #6)
7) Trinity Episcopal (was #5)
8) Douglas Freeman (was #10)
9) James River (was #8)
10) Monacan (was #4)

Monday, January 7, 2019

GAME OF THE WEEK: Glen Allen at J.R. Tucker Doubleheader

CLICK HERE to listen live Tuesday at 5:55pm for a girls/boys Colonial District basketball doubleheader as the Jaguars and Tigers collide only on The RVA Sports Network!