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Monday, December 30, 2019

New Top 10 Boys, Girls High School Basketball Polls

The holidays are wrapping up, and it's a quiet week on the schedule. The fallout from holiday tournaments creates a few changes in our latest polls. The next seven weeks will be exciting, and will contain a lot of twists and turns.


1) Highland Springs (was #1)
2) Monacan (was #2)
3) James River (was #3)
4) Trinity Episcopal (was #4)
5) Matoaca (was #5)
6) Cosby (was #6)
7) Hanover (was #7)
8) L.C. Bird (was #8)
9) Atlee (returns)
10) Thomas Dale (new)

Dropping Out: Patrick Henry (was #9), Saint Gertrude (was #10)


1) John Marshall (was #1)
2) Steward (was #2)
3) Trinity Episcopal (was #3)
4) Henrico (was #7)
5) Hermitage (NEW)
6) Huguenot (was #5)
7) Monacan (was #6)
8) Life Christian (was #8)
9) Hopewell (was #4)
10) L.C. Bird (was #10)

Dropping Out: Varina (was #9)

Friday, December 27, 2019




FIRST ROUND (Friday 12/20):

Game 1: Trinity Episcopal 74, Clover Hill 43
Game 2: Hopewell 48, Steward 39
Game 3: Highland Springs 66, Saint Gertrude 40
Game 4: Collegiate 56, Patrick Henry 37

SEMIFINAL ROUND (Saturday 12/21 at Hopewell HS):

Game 5: Steward 51, Clover Hill 32
Game 6: Patrick Henry 48, Saint Gertrude 44
Game 7: Hopewell 56, Trinity Episcopal 52
Game 8: Highland Springs 64, Collegiate 24

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (Monday 12/23 at Hanover HS):

Seventh Place Game: Saint Gertrude 66, Clover Hill 31
Fifth Place Game: Steward 52, Patrick Henry 46
Third Place Game: Trinity Episcopal 48, Collegiate 44
CHAMPIONSHIP: Highland Springs 60, Hopewell 27


FIRST ROUND (Friday 12/20):

Game 1: Trinity Episcopal 94, Prince George 80
Game 2: Life Christian 52, Hopewell 51
Game 3: Steward 76, Armstrong 45
Game 4: Monacan 68, Collegiate 56

SEMIFINAL ROUND (Saturday 12/21 at Hopewell HS):

Game 5: Hopewell 64, Prince George 57
Game 6: Collegiate 57, Armstrong 51
Game 7: Trinity Episcopal 66, Life Christian 62
Game 8: Steward 56, Monacan 44

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (Monday 12/23 at Hanover HS):

Seventh Place Game: Armstrong 73, Prince George 70
Fifth Place Game: Hopewell 62, Collegiate 52
Third Place Game: Monacan 63, Life Christian Academy 59
CHAMPIONSHIP: Steward 65, Trinity Episcopal 63



FIRST ROUND (Saturday 12/21, Gold Bracket):

Game 1: Monacan 62, Belfry (KY) 42
Game 2: Christ Church (SC) 58, Bartram Trail (FL) 49
Game 3: Maret School (DC) 61, St. James (SC) 12
Game 4: St. Joseph (NY) 38, Charlotte Latin (NC) 25

SEMIFINAL ROUND (Sunday 12/22, Gold Bracket):

Bartram Trail (FL) 61, Belfry (KY) 36
Charlotte Latin (NC) 26, St. James (SC) 20
Monacan 69, Christ Church (SC) 34
Maret School (DC) 61, St. Joseph (NY) 29

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (Monday 12/23, Gold Bracket):

CHAMPIONSHIP: Maret School 51, Monacan 47


ABOVE THE RIM HOLIDAY CLASSIC (Arthur Ashe Center, Saturday 12/21):


Henrico 86, Matoaca 64
Kempsville 58, Louisa 52
Norview 76, Carolina Basketball Academy 50
Phoebus 66, Petersburg 55
Sierra Canyon 66, John Marshall 55



FIRST ROUND (Thursday December 26):

Game 1: Henrico 74, Midlothian 38
Game 2: Meadowbrook 83, Woodbridge 67
Game 3: J.R. Tucker 56, Matoaca 47
Game 4: Deep Run 68, Pikesville (MD) 50

SEMIFINAL ROUND (Friday December 27):

Woodbridge 77, Midlothian 51
Pikesville (MD) 70, Matoaca 67
Henrico 76, Meadowbrook 49
Deep Run 49, J.R. Tucker 40

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (Saturday December 28):

Seventh Place Game: Matoaca 48, Midlothian 44 
Fifth Place Game: Pikesville (MD) 65, Woodbridge 57
Third Place Game: Meadowbrook 67, J.R. Tucker 38
CHAMPIONSHIP: Henrico 65, Deep Run 57

TICKETS: Single Day tickets $8.00, good for all four games on a day. Tournament programs available for $2. Spectators must keep tickets in their possession, and are allowed to exit and return to the gym by showing Tournament or Single Day pass upon their return. Tickets may be purchased at the door.


THE SOUTHERNER CLASSIC (Lee-Davis High School, Mechanicsville, VA)

FIRST ROUND (Friday December 27):

Game #1: North Stafford 69, Colonial Heights 23
Game #3: King William 53, Lee-Davis 49

Game #2: Cosby 58, Colonial Heights 52
Game #4: Thomas Dale 82, Lee-Davis 63

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND (Saturday December 28):

Girls Consolation: Colonial Heights vs. Lee-Davis, 2:30pm
Boys Consolation: Lee-Davis 58, Colonial Heights 43

Girls Championship: North Stafford vs. King William, 5:30pm
Boys Championship: Thomas Dale 52, Cosby 48

TICKETS: $6, available at the door on both days. One ticket is good for one day.


L.C. BIRD HOLIDAY CLASSIC (L.C. Bird High School, Chester, VA)

NOTE: This is not a tournament-formatted event.



Trinity Episcopal 66, L.C. Bird 52


Lake Taylor 90, Freedom 58
James River 60, L.C. Bird 49



Trinity Episcopal vs. Urbana, 4pm
Freedom vs. L.C. Bird, 6pm


Freedom vs. L.C. Bird, 8pm

TICKETS: $10 daily, at the door


2019 LADY KNIGHTS CLASSIC (Thomas Dale HS, Chester, VA)

FIRST ROUND (Thursday 12/26):

Game 1: Glen Allen 50, Manchester 47
Game 2: Thomas Dale 52, Riverbend 34
Game 3: James River 53, Massaponax 38
Game 4: West Springfield 56, Matoaca 49

SEMIFINALS (Friday 12/27):

Game 5: Matoaca 52, Massaponax 49
Game 6: Manchester 59, Riverbend 35
Game 7: Thomas Dale 43, Glen Allen 37
Game 8: James River 43, West Springfield 31

CHAMPIONSHIP (Saturday 12/28):

Seventh Place Game: Massaponax 74, Riverbend 32
Fifth Place Game: Matoaca 48, Manchester 41
Third Place Game: West Springfield 51, Glen Allen 48
Championship Game: James River 38, Thomas Dale 25


TRI-CITY HOLIDAY CLASSIC (Prince George HS, Prince George, VA)

FIRST ROUND (Thursday 12/26):

Game 1: Varina 81, Carver Academy 27
Game 2: Hopewell 78, Church Hill Academy 43
Game 3: Prince George 78, Thomas Jefferson 62
Game 4: Hermitage d. Petersburg

SEMIFINALS (Friday 12/27):

Game 5: Carver Academy vs. Church Hill Academy, 2pm
Game 6: Thomas Jefferson vs. Petersburg, 3:45pm
Game 7: Hopewell 60, Varina 48
Game 8: Hermitage 75, Prince George 70

CHAMPIONSHIP (Saturday 12/28):

Seventh Place Game, 2pm
Fifth Place Game, 3:45pm
Third Place Game: Varina 81, Prince George 57
Championship Game: Hermitage 62, Hopewell 50




FIRST ROUND (Thursday 12/26):

Game 1: Lakeland 67, Green Run 32
Game 2: Jamestown 36, I.C. Norcom 30
Game 3: Catholic 39, Grassfield 37
Game 4: Atlee 65, Oscar Smith 44

SEMIFINALS (Friday 12/27):

Game 5: Green Run 54, I.C. Norcom 47
Game 6: Oscar Smith 54, Grassfield 51
Game 7: Lakeland 67, Jamestown 31
Game 8: Atlee 44, Catholic 41

CHAMPIONSHIP (Saturday 12/28):

Seventh Place Game: Grassfield 49, I.C. Norcom 46
Fifth Place Game: Oscar Smith 64, Green Run 25
Third Place Game: Catholic 55, Jamestown 43
Championship Game: Atlee 64, Lakeland 57


FIRST ROUND (Thursday 12/26):

Game 1: Hanover 55, Chancellor 35
Game 2: Wilson 55, Bethel 33
Game 3: Colonial Forge 59, Kellam 51
Game 4: King's Fork 43, Salem/Va Beach 33

SEMIFINALS (Friday 12/27):

Game 5: Kellam 51, Bethel 43
Game 6: Salem/Va Beach 55, Chancellor 26
Game 7: Colonial Forge 53, Wilson 44
Game 8: Hanover 54, King's Fork 48

CHAMPIONSHIP (Saturday 12/28):

7th Place Game: Bethel 45, Chancellor 34
5th Place Game: Salem/Va Beach 59, Kellam 42
3rd Place Game: Wilson 73, King's Fork 69
Championship Game: Hanover 48, Colonial Forge 41


2019 JAGUAR JAMBOREE (Glen Allen HS, Glen Allen, VA)

NOTE: This is not a formatted tournament.


Douglas Freeman 54, Powhatan 24
Atlee 68, Glen Allen 46


Douglas Freeman 56, Atlee 37
Glen Allen 84, Powhatan 47


Atlee 69, Powhatan 44
Glen Allen 44, Douglas Freeman 40


2019 CYCLONE CLASSIC (Eastern View HS, Culpeper, VA)

FIRST ROUND (Thursday 12/26):

GIRLS: Louisa 64, Mountain View 40
BOYS: Massaponax 66, Liberty 48
BOYS: Hanover 79, Eastern View 71
GIRLS: Eastern View 43, Fauquier 36


Girls Consolation,: Fauquier vs. Mountain View, 1pm
Boys Consolation: Liberty 56, Eastern View 46
Girls Championship: Louisa 54, Eastern View 47
Boys Championship: Massaponax 69, Hanover 46



FIRST ROUND (Friday 12/27):

Game 1: St. Anne's-Belfield 61, Carmel School 48
Game 2: Miller School 76, Archbishop Ryan 73 (OT)
Game 3: Bullis School 68, Virginia Episcopal 46
Game 4: Benedictine d. Norfolk Academy

SEMIFINALS (Saturday 12/28):

Virginia Episcopal 70, Carmel School 49
Archbishop Ryan 72, Norfolk Academy 42
Bullis School 55, St. Anne's-Belfield 45
Benedictine 87, Miller School 83 (2 OT)

CHAMPIONSHIP (Sunday 12/29):

Seventh Place Game: Carmel School vs. Norfolk Academy, 1pm
Fifth Place Game: Virginia Episcopal vs. Archbishop Ryan, 2:30pm
Third Place Game: St. Anne's-Belfield vs. Miller School, 4pm
Championship Game: Bullis School vs. Benedictine, 6pm

Friday, December 20, 2019

HONORS: Class 5 All-State Football Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2019 Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 5 All-State Football Team. Area honorees are in bold.



QB: E.J. Gibson, Maury
RB: C.J. Beasley, Maury
RB: Isiah Paige, Varina
RB: Jared Cole, Stone Bridge
WR: KeAndre Lambert, Maury
WR: Isiah Paige, Varina
WR: Jalen Coker, Potomac Falls
TE: Isaiah Smith, Bethel
C: James Bell, Manchester
OL: Alonzo Ford, Varina
OL: Suirad Ware, Highland Springs
OL: Talek McCoy, Manchester
OL: Jonathan Milles, Stone Bridge
K: Luca Weber, Maury
KR: Kaelon Black, Salem/Va Beach
All-Purpose: Roemell Garcia, Manchester


DL: Paul Hutson III, Maury
DL: Alonzo Ford, Varina
DL: Jeremiah Covington-Griggs, Stone Bridge
DE: Darian Varner, Maury
DE: Mikial Kamara, Stone Bridge
LB: Seth Naotala, Woodside
LB: Demetrius Johnson, Maury
LB: Tavarus Short, Highland Springs
LB: Skylar Martin, Stone Bridge
DB: Tony Grimes, Princess Anne
DB: Dashaun Peele, Maury
DB: Malcolm Greene, Highland Springs (DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR)
DB: David Laney, Highland Springs
P: Luca Weber, Maury
PR: KeAndre Lambert, Maury
All-Purpose: Dajon Evans, Maury



QB: Jamir Boyd, North Stafford
RB: Kaelon Black, Salem/Va Beach
RB: Xzavoine Evans, Nansemond River
RB: Isaiah Todd, Manchester
WR: Dashaun Peele, Maury
WR: Quantez Christian, Manchester
WR: Holt Egan, North Stafford
TE: Price Williams, Woodgrove
C: Mark Bramblett, Stone Bridge
OL: Payton Payne, Nansemond River
OL: Tyshawn Wyatt, Henrico
OL: Jack Courtney, Briar Woods
OL: C.J. VanBuren, North Stafford
K: Riley Callaghan, Briar Woods
KR: Laquan Veney, Highland Springs
All-Purpose: Edward Ware, Mountain View


DL: Joeziah Autrey, Nansemond River
DL: Christian Williams, Manchester
DL: Payton Jackson, Highland Springs
DE: Kelvin Gilliam, Jr., Highland Springs
DE: Adin Huntington, Mountain View
LB: Anwar Sparrow, Salem/Va Beach
LB: Jaiden Cathorn, Varina
LB: Logan Kotter, Briar Woods
LB: Dwayne Williams, North Stafford
DB: Andrew Chamblee, Woodside
DB: James Reid, Varina
DB: Daytione Smith, Highland Springs
DB: Shawn Asbury, North Stafford
P: Tyler Warren, Atlee
PR: Kerry King, Highland Springs
All-Purpose: Andre Crawley, Manchester

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Week 2: RVA Sports Network Top 10 Boys, Girls Hoops Polls

As we head towards a busy holiday break of high school basketball, here's the Week 2 Top 10 Boys and Girls polls from RVA Sports Network....


1) Highland Springs (was #1)
2) Monacan (was #2)
3) James River (was #4)
4) Trinity Episcopal (was #3)
5) Matoaca (was #6)
6) Cosby (was #5)
7) Hanover (was #7)
8) L.C. Bird (was #8)
9) Patrick Henry (was #9)
10) St. Gertrude (new)

Dropping Out: Atlee (was #10)


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

Monday, December 16, 2019

2019 Big River Rivalry Rosters

For the seventh straight season, top seniors from north of the James River will face off with top seniors from the south in the "Big River Rivalry". The game will, again, take place at Day Field on the campus of Randolph-Macon College with kickoff set for this Saturday at 12 noon.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students in grades one through twelve with proper identification. A group of 20 adult tickets are $95. A reminder that all proceeds from the Big River Rivalry will benefit Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU!

CLICK HERE to buy tickets. See the team rosters below:



Eli Brown, Armstrong
Jamaree Moyer, Armstrong
Alex Oliver, Atlee
Malik James, Benedictine
Brian Daughtry, Benedictine
Sam Hutchinson, Deep Run
Tim Monica, Deep Run
Sam Lynch, Deep Run
Thomas Laughlin, Douglas Freeman
Jake Liberatore, Douglas Freeman
Will Reid, Douglas Freeman
Nate Morris, Glen Allen
Devin McCray, Goochland
Kindrick Braxton, Goochland
Connor Duncan, Goochland
Stephen Castle, Hanover
Raevon Atkins, Henrico
Cullen Bryant, Henrico
Tyshawn Wyatt, Henrico
Charlie Brown, Henrico
Jasper Lewis, Hermitage
Julius Jackson, Hermitage
Laquan Veney, Highland Springs
Tavarus Short, Highland Springs
D'onte Griggs, Highland Springs
Jestdon McKenzie, Highland Springs
Aarek Thomas, John Marshall
Jason Richardson, John Marshall
Chris Mitchell, J.R. Tucker
Daniel Walker, J.R. Tucker
Corey Stewart, King William
Peyton Rosso, King William
Lavell Williams, Jr., Lee-Davis
Coleton Payne, Lee-Davis
Connor Mahon, Mills Godwin
Adam Cable, New Kent
Alex Sikkar, Patrick Henry
Cedric Carter, Patrick Henry
Kevin Gholson, Patrick Henry
Jeb Wickman, St. Christopher's
Shamar Graham, Thomas Jefferson
Jacobi Harrison, Thomas Jefferson
Jaylin Tyler, Thomas Jefferson
Isiah Paige, Varina
James Reid, Varina
Lorenz Terry, Varina
Alonzo Ford, Varina
Makei Hamilton, Varina
Barry Hill, Varina


Na-shawn Green, Amelia
Khadeis Battle, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot
James Hawkins, Blessed Sacrament Huguenot
Jaden Johnson, Clover Hill
Dalton Collins, Clover Hill
Joshua Bridges, Colonial Heights
Zach Koller, Cosby
Antonio Tucker, Dinwiddie
D'Anta Johnson, Dinwiddie
Joseph Bissue, George Wythe
Rakeese Greene, George Wythe
Kaiveon Cox, Hopewell
Jacen Fowlkes, Hopewell
Keyon Williams, Hopewell
Ron Webster, Hopewell
Phil Bowden, Hopewell
Manquelle Ross, Huguenot
Mehki Briggs, Huguenot
Syncere Tann, James River
Ettie Eritler, James River
Quentin Elliott, L.C. Bird
Dom Gray, L.C. Bird
Tyson Pledger, L.C. Bird
Elijah Rivers, L.C. Bird
Michael James, Life Christian Academy
Zareon Pettiford, Life Christian Academy
Shamar Figueroa, Manchester
Andre Crawley, Manchester
James Bell, Manchester
Christian Williams, Manchester
Roemell Garcia, Manchester
Marcus Dreher, Matoaca
Jordan Evans, Meadowbrook
Lloyd Worsham, Meadowbrook
Brian Davis, Midlothian
Antonio Perkins, Midlothian
Garrison Wheatley, Monacan
Zyshawn White, Petersburg
Xtreme Jones, Petersburg
T.J. Gates, Powhatan
Brien Clay, Powhatan
Tavian Morris, Prince George
Darius Qulovers, Prince George
Jasiah Williams, Thomas Dale
Antonio Goins, Thomas Dale
T.J. Minter, Thomas Dale
Jalen Smith, Trinity Episcopal
Dray Bailey, Trinity Episcopal
Jeremy Singleton, Trinity Episcopal

Thursday, December 12, 2019

RVA Locals Only: Hopewell Football's Ricky Irby

The Blue Devils play for a Class 3 State Championship on Saturday in Lynchburg! Hear from the head coach about the season, last week's semifinal win over Goochland, and what it will take to defeat Lord Botetourt and complete a perfect season on "RVA Locals Only" on the Black And Drew Sports Huddle coming up at 9:30 this morning!

RADIO: ESPN Richmond: 99.5 and 102.7 FM, 950 AM


MOBILE: ESPN Richmond website and app!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

First RVA Sports Network Top 10 Boys, Girls Basketball Polls

Here are the first Top Ten polls for high school boys and girls basketball across the RVA!


1) Highland Springs
2) Monacan
3) Trinity Episcopal
4) James River
5) Cosby
6) Matoaca
7) Hanover
8) L.C. Bird
9) Patrick Henry
10) Atlee


1) John Marshall
2) Trinity Episcopal
3) Henrico
4) Steward
5) Hopewell
6) Huguenot
7) Monacan
8) L.C. Bird
9) Life Christian
10) Varina

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


A reminder that tickets for all of this weekend's state semifinals are $10. Our Game of The Week comes to you from Norfolk as Cinderella Patrick Henry looks to continue their run all the way to Liberty University, but to do so, must overcome the Titans of Lake Taylor.


CLASS 4 STATE SEMIFINAL: Patrick Henry (10-3) at Lake Taylor (11-2), 1pm

HOW TO LISTEN (12:30pm airtime):

RADIO: 102.9 The Mater (102.9 FM/1430 AM)
WEB: CLICK HERE to listen online!
MOBILE: @TuneIn app on "Radiall"!

On The Other Side of The Bracket: Tuscarora (12-1) at Salem (12-1), 2pm

CLASS 5 STATE SEMIFINAL: Varina (11-2) at Maury (13-0), 12pm, Powhatan Field, Old Dominion University, Norfolk

RADIO: 910 The Fan

On The Other Side of The Bracket: North Stafford (9-4) at Stone Bridge (12-1), 2pm

CLASS 3 STATE SEMIFINAL: Goochland (12-1) at Hopewell (13-0), 2pm, Merner Field

RADIO: 100.5 FM

On The Other Side of The Bracket: Heritage-Lynchburg (12-1) at Lord Botetourt (13-0), 1:30pm

CLASS 2 STATE SEMIFINAL: Thomas Jefferson (11-2) at Stuarts Draft (12-1), 1pm

On The Other Side of The Bracket: Graham (11-2) at Appomattox (11-2), 2pm

CLASS 1 STATE SEMIFINAL: Essex (12-1) at Riverheads (13-0), 1:30pm

On The Other Side of The Bracket: Galax (11-1) vs. Patrick Henry-Glade Spring (13-0), 3pm, Emory & Henry College