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Thursday, February 27, 2020

RVA LOCALS ONLY: Henrico's Vance Harmon

On the eve of their battle with Douglas Freeman in the Class 5, Region B Boys Basketball Semifinals, Henrico head coach Vance Harmon joins Bob Black, Andrew Wallace and Rob Witham on "RVA Locals Only" Thursday morning at 9:30 only on ESPN Richmond!

Click the link to the right to listen online, or tune to 99.5 or 102.7 FM or 950 AM, or listen on the ESPN Richmond app!

We'll also have the absolute latest high school basketball playoff news as teams begin to punch tickets to state tournaments, while the VISAA is now down to their state semifinal round on Friday!



Thursday, February 20, 2020

RVA Locals Only: Trinity Episcopal's Rick Hamlin

The playoffs are underway in high school basketball! We catch up with Trinity Episcopal head coach Rick Hamlin today (Thursday) on "RVA Locals Only" at 9:30am only on ESPN Richmond to look ahead to their Prep League showdown with St. Christopher's and the upcoming VISAA State Tournament!

Plus, VHSL region tournament brackets are coming out, and we'll have the latest information, all with Bob Black and Andrew Wallace on 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM and at the ESPN Richmond website and app.

Click the link to the right to listen live online, Thursday at 9:30am!



Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Latest Region 5B Basketball Standings

On this, the final night of the regular season, we get a glimpse of some of what is settled, and what's left to be determined in Class 5, Region B in high school basketball.

BOYS: Varina should be the top seed with Henrico just behind, followed by Meadowbrook and L.C. Bird. These seeds aren't official, but will be in 24 hours. Seeds 5 to 10 are still in flux, as current #9 Hermitage and current #11 Mills Godwin play tonight. It's not known whether a Godwin win could move them up the one position they need to make the playoffs, as the top ten teams in the seventeen-team region qualifies. #5 Glen Allen has Hanover tonight while #6 Douglas Freeman plays Thomas Jefferson.

STANDINGS:

1) Varina (17-3, 48.250)
2) Henrico (19-3, 48.0)
3) Meadowbrook (14-7, 43.048)
4) L.C. Bird (16-6, 41.273)
5) Glen Allen (13-8, 40.048)
6) Douglas Freeman (13-8, 39.857)
7) Atlee (13-9, 39.227)
8) Highland Springs (8-11, 38.211)
9) Hermitage (10-11, 38.0)
10) Deep Run (12-10, 37.636)
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11) Mills Godwin (8-13, 36.333)
12) Prince George (10-12, 36.182)
13) Manchester (9-13, 34.182)


GIRLS: Highland Springs has locked up the top seed, while Matoaca is solidly at #2 with their impressive 20-2 record. Glen Allen, who ended 17-5, will be the third seed, followed by L.C. Bird likely at #4. Again, as on the boys side, seeds #5 to #10 could shuffle. A Mills Godwin win over Hermitage tonight may not be enough to catch the Skyhawks, but would clinch the fifth seed as #6 Midlothian is done at 14-8 and #7 Henrico has finished at 16-6. Eighth-seeded Meadowbrook plays Colonial Heights tonight trying to ensure a first round home game on Friday. Ninth-seeded Atlee is rooting for Colonial Heights so that maybe the Raiders and Monarchs switch positions, and the game would be at Atlee. Deep Run is done at 13-9 and at #10

STANDINGS:

1) Highland Springs (19-2, 49.333)
2) Matoaca (20-2, 47.682)
3) Glen Allen (17-5, 44.182)
4) L.C. Bird (15-7, 41.182)
5) Mills Godwin (14-7, 40.857)
6) Midlothian (14-8, 40.591)
7) Henrico (16-6, 40.5)
8) Meadowbrook (13-8, 38.857)
9) Atlee (15-7, 38.636)
10) Deep Run (13-9, 38.0)
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11) Manchester (10-12, 35.5)
12) Prince George (8-13, 32.857)
13) Douglas Freeman (7-13, 31.7)

NOTE: The Region 5B Championship begins Friday as the #10 seed visits the #7 seed, and the #9 seed goes to the #8 seed in the first round. The top six teams earn byes to quarterfinal play on Tuesday night. The official, final standings and tournament brackets will be released on Wednesday.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

RVA Locals Only: Varina's Kenneth Randolph

Few gave Varina a chance to be where they are now, fighting for the top seed in Class 5, Region B on the eve of the high school basketball playoffs. We'll talk live with Blue Devils head coach Kenneth Randolph about the team, their resurgence, and more coming up at 9:30am on "RVA Locals Only", part of the "Black And Drew Sports Huddle" on ESPN Richmond!

Click the link to the right to listen online, or join us on 99.5 or 102.7 FM or 950 AM!



Tuesday, February 11, 2020

RVA Sports Network Top 10 High School Basketball Polls

Ten days out from region playoffs for public schools, and a week away from Prep League postseason action, here are the latest RVA Sports Network Top 10 polls.


GIRLS:

1) Highland Springs (was #1)
2) James River (was #2)
3) Monacan (was #3)
4) Hanover (was #4)
5) Matoaca (was #5)
6) Hopewell (was #7)
7) Saint Gertrude (was #9)
8) Steward (was #6)
9) Midlothian (NEW)
10) L.C. Bird (was #8)

Dropping Out: Cosby


BOYS:

1) John Marshall (was #1)
2) Hopewell (was #2)
3) Varina (was #7)
4) Trinity Episcopal (was #4)
5) Henrico (was #5)
6) Monacan (was #8)
7) Steward (was #3)
8) Huguenot (was #6)
9) St. Christopher's (was #9)
10) Thomas Dale (NEW)

Dropping Out: L.C. Bird

Monday, February 10, 2020

Region 5B Basketball Standings

The final stretch to the playoffs is underway! Here's the latest standings in Class 5, Region B for boys and girls basketball, where the top ten teams make the postseason and top six teams earn a bye to the region quarterfinals.


BOYS:

1) Varina (17-3, 46.350)
2) Henrico (18-3, 45.952)
3) Meadowbrook (13-6, 42.474)
4) L.C. Bird (15-6, 40.0)
5) Glen Allen (12-7, 38.684)
6) Hermitage (9-8, 38.353)
7) Atlee (11-8, 37.368)
8) Douglas Freeman (11-8, 37.211)
9) Deep Run (11-9, 36.150)
10) Prince George (10-10, 35.850)

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11) Highland Springs (7-11, 35.389)
12) Mills Godwin (6-11, 35.294)
13) Manchester (8-12, 34.050)
14) Matoaca (8-13, 32.0)
15) J.R. Tucker (5-14, 30.526)
16) Midlothian (4-17, 29.286)
17) Clover Hill (3-19, 27.182)


GIRLS:

1) Highland Springs (19-2, 46.714)
2) Matoaca (18-2, 45.5)
3) Glen Allen (15-4, 41.895)
4) L.C. Bird (15-7, 40.227)
5) Midlothian (14-7, 40.190)
6) Mills Godwin (11-7, 38.889)
7) Meadowbrook (11-7, 37.722)
8) Atlee (15-6, 37.667
9) Henrico (14-6, 37.6)
10) Deep Run (12-7, 37.158)

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11) Manchester (10-12, 34.682)
12) Prince George (7-11, 31.389)
13) Douglas Freeman (6-12, 29.167)
14) J.R. Tucker (4-13, 26.765)
15) Clover Hill (3-18, 26.143)
16) Varina (1-19, 25.450)
17) Hermitage (1-16, 25.0)



Friday, February 7, 2020

FRIDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES

We haven't had a snow day yet, but Mother Nature has finally decided to disrupt the winter sports schedule in a different way, as high wind gusts plague power issues across the region, forcing some schools to close early and cancel tonight's activities.

The latest changes are below:


BOYS BASKETBALL:

Patrick Henry at Atlee, postponed to Friday, 2/14, 7:30pm
Lee-Davis at Hanover, postponed to Friday 2/14, 7:30pm
Powhatan at Manchester, postponed to Tuesday 2/11, 7:15pm


GIRLS BASKETBALL:

Patrick Henry at Atlee, postponed to Friday, 2/14, 6pm
Lee-Davis at Hanover, postponed to Friday, 2/14, 6pm


WRESTLING:

Duals at Oak Knoll Middle School, canceled

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COLLEGE BASEBALL:

Randolph-Macon games in Alabama vs. Rhodes and Belhaven scheduled for Friday postponed to Saturday at 1pm and 4:30pm. The Yellow Jackets' scheduled game with host Huntingdon has been canceled.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

RVA Locals Only: John Marshall Head Coach Ty White on ESPN Richmond

What's it like coaching the likes of Roosevelt Wheeler and Jason Nelson? We'll talk live with #1 John Marshall head boys basketball coach Ty White Thursday on "RVA Locals Only" only on ESPN Richmond on the "Black And Drew Sports Huddle" at 9:30am!

CLICK HERE to listen live online, or tune in at 99.5 or 102.7 FM, 950 AM, or on the ESPN Richmond app! (Photo courtesy John Marshall Athletics)





Tuesday, February 4, 2020

New Top 10 Boys, Girls High School Basketball Polls

Region tournaments begin in two weeks! As the playoff race heats up, there are more changes in this week's RVA Sports Network Top 10 polls.


GIRLS:

1) Highland Springs (was #1)
2) James River (was #2)
3) Monacan (was #3)
4) Hanover (was #4)
5) Matoaca (was #6)
6) Steward (was #5)
7) Hopewell (was #9)
8) L.C. Bird (was #7)
9) Saint Gertrude (returning
10) Cosby (was #8)

Dropping Out: Central Virginia Disciples


BOYS:

1) John Marshall (was #1)
2) Hopewell (was #5)
3) Steward (was #2)
4) Trinity Episcopal (was #4)
5) Henrico (was #3)
6) Huguenot (was #6)
7) Varina (was #9)
8) Monacan (was #7)
9) St. Christopher's (was #8)
10) L.C. Bird (was #10)


Monday, February 3, 2020

Latest Region 5B Basketball Standings

We're eighteen days away from the opening of the high school basketball playoffs in Region 5B. Here are the latest standings, based on the region's point system.

NOTE: The top ten teams qualify for the postseason, the top six earn byes to region quarterfinals.

BOYS:

1) Henrico (16-3, 44.0)
2) Varina (14-3, 43.412)
3) Meadowbrook (12-5, 40.824)
4) L.C. Bird (12-4, 38.944)
5) Hermitage (8-6, 37.357)
6) Glen Allen (9-7, 36.438)
7) Atlee (11-7, 36.0)
8) Douglas Freeman (9-8, 34.706)
9) Mills Godwin (6-9, 34.667)
10) Deep Run (10-8, 34.611)
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11) Prince George (9-9, 34.056)
12) Highland Springs (6-9, 33.4)
13) Manchester (7-11, 31.056)
14) Matoaca (6-12, 29.944)
15) J.R. Tucker (5-12, 29.588)
16) Midlothian (3-14, 26.824)
17) Clover Hill (2-16, 24.889)


GIRLS:

1) Matoaca (15-2, 43.588)
2) Highland Springs (16-2, 43.333)
3) Glen Allen (12-4, 40.813)
4) L.C. Bird (13-5, 38.105)
5) Mills Godwin (10-5, 37.8)
6) Midlothian (11-7, 37.556)
7) Meadowbrook (10-5, 37.333)
8) Atlee (13-6, 36.421)
9) Henrico (13-4, 35.765)
10) Deep Run (10-7, 34.412)
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11) Manchester (9-10, 32.474)
12) Prince George (6-11, 29.882)
13) Douglas Freeman (4-12, 26.875)
14) J.R. Tucker (4-10, 25.643)
15) Clover Hill (3-15, 24.5)
16) Varina (1-16, 24.0)
17) Hermitage (1-13, 23.571)