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Thursday, December 30, 2021


--By Rob Witham, December 30, 2021

It was a year unlike any other, which is a phrase we thought might be reserved just for 2020.

2021 saw a slow, steady return to sports, with some school divisions opting out, others limiting travel early in the calendar year, with some more normalcy returning in the spring and fall, but with COVID-19 rearing its ugly head again near year's end thanks to the Omicron variant.

But the year wasn't all about coronavirus, thankfully! Let's look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2021 with our choices for the top ten storylines in high school sports of the past twelve months.

NOTE: This article does contain some commentary.

10) TITANS BACK TO THE TOP: It was the shot heard 'round the world of the Cosby Titans, searching for their first Virginia High School League (VHSL) state championship since 2012, when Alexandra DiNardo's grand slam in the fifth inning of the Class 6 state final broke a 1-1 tie with South County en route to a 6-3 victory over the team that had defeated them for the crown in a seventeen-inning marathon in 2019 and also defeated the Titans for the 2014 Class 6 title. 

Taylor Norton took care of business in the circle for the victory. Norton is now at Villanova, while DiNardo is at the University of Lynchburg.

9) BLUE DEVILS TAKE TITLE: The Hopewell boys basketball program is rich with tradition, but short on championships. It was hard to believe that, when the Blue Devils knocked off Abingdon for the Class 3 state title on the road in February, it gained Hopewell its first state championship since the Nixon Administration.

1972 was the last time Hopewell brought home the ultimate trophy, but in their first title game appearance since an overtime loss to I.C. Norcom in 2016, the Blue Devils won 58-55 to finally claim the crown.

8) MAVERICKS MAKE HISTORY: Until this past June, no "Central Region" girls lacrosse team had ever won a VHSL state championship. But Kerry Nease and the Douglas Freeman Mavericks changed that. With their 16-14 triumph over Riverside, Douglas Freeman won the school's first, and the area's first, state girls lacrosse championship, a sport which exploded in popularity across Richmond during the late 2000's and 2010's.

7) EMPHASIS ON UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: Every week during our "High School Football Friday Night" coverage on Rejoice 101.3 FM and the RVA Sports Network, time and time again we would see penalty markers as players went out of bounds, after touchdowns, and even after regular plays. Whether it was an extra push, the wrong word said, or a celebration taken too far, flags flew aplenty across the RVA this autumn as officials strived to keep games in control. 

Some teams learned quicker than others, and, in the end, one team may have suffered from at least one call that simply didn't make sense. After a touchdown in their Class 5 state semifinal loss at Stone Bridge, a Highland Springs receiver simply tossed the football to the official. It looked like an Emmitt Smith move. It drew a penalty. It had an adverse effect on a game decided by two points.

So, for 2022, we suggest that the emphasis continue to avoid unnecessary confrontations, but to be realistic about the actions of the players, and, if one throws a flag prematurely, simply have the fortitude to admit the mistake, and pick it up. We've seen it happen. Sadly, for the Springers, it did not.

6) GETTING BACK TO ACTION: We struggled with where to place this storyline in the top ten, simply because we rarely avoided the effects of COVID-19 at any sporting event once we began to return to action in January. From no crowds, to limited crowds, to mandatory masks, and the rise of YouTube broadcasts (some good, some awful), coronavirus impacted everything. We dedicate this storyline to the administrators and Activities Directors who worked tirelessly to create safe environments for student-athletes to both practice and compete, plus give credit to the student-athletes themselves.  No one wanted to bring COVID-19 into their bubble. Let us hope that the Omicron variant is controlled early in 2022 and we can aspire to our most "normal" year since 2019.

5) BY HERSELF?!?: For as long as there have been team sports, the phrase, "it's a team effort" has thrived, heard out of the mouths of coaches and players alike. But in late spring at the Class 5 State Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Atlee junior phenom Jada Foreman traveled to Todd Stadium in Newport News as the only Raider eligible to compete. She would go on to score 43 points by winning the triple jump, taking second place in the 200, high jump, and long jump, plus adding a fourth place finish in the 100 hurdles and a fifth place mark in the 300 hurdles.

The Midlothian TEAM had to earn a sixth place finish in the 4 X 400 relay in order to defeat Foreman, and did exactly that to win the Class 5 crown with 44 points. 

And Foreman will return this spring to try again. This fall, she will head to the University of Southern California.

4) PATRIOTS MAKE IT SIX: With a coaching change and a team in somewhat disarray in mid-September, people began to wonder if the incredible run of Patrick Henry boys volleyball, owners of five consecutive VHSL state championships, was coming to an end. But the return of long-time head coach Michael Townsend made the Patriots redouble their efforts, and, from that point, they never lost again, defeating Maggie Walker Governors School in the Class 4 state final for the third consecutive season to grab title number six in November at the Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Class 4 State Player of The Year Davis Luck led the Patriots in the final with 13 kills.

3) COVERAGE DECREASE: If you were focused during the recently concluded high school football season on your favorite team, maybe you didn't notice an acceleration in a troubling trend: loss of media coverage.

Not because they wanted to, but due to decisions made above the newsroom level, fans looking for high school football stories would have to wait for the Sunday edition of the Times-Dispatch if they did not have digital subscriptions.

If you turned to NBC12, our former television partner, on Friday night, you witnessed zero high school football coverage. With the departure of (their final?) sports director Marc Davis, now the sports director for WTKR-TV in Norfolk, NBC12 seemingly pulled the plug on covering high school football, and, with that, likely high school sports in general. They sent no cameras to games, and what little sports they "report" in general, at any level, is done by news anchors.

As we've known for years, the future of journalism is digital. I know from personal experience in working both in radio and newspapers in my career that both, at the local level, are well past their prime. Local television news is quickly traveling in the same direction.

WRIC-8 saw their sports director depart earlier this month, and their high school football coverage this past season, while well-meaning, simply didn't have the experience or gravitas necessary to fully cover the landscape yet. 

Fans should give great appreciation to WTVR-TV (CBS6) for their continued dedication to coverage, not just of high school football this past fall, but high school sports period. Lane Casadonte and Sean Robertson have decades of experience combined in the area and know the history inside out. Hopefully their parent company, Scripps, will continue to see the need for, and the advantage of providing, truly in-depth local sports coverage. Reading scores off a teleprompter isn't covering sports.

Add to them the great work led by the legendary Gary Hess at WRNL Radio (AM 910/FM 105.1) with their High School Football Game of The Week series, the tireless work of Tim Pearrell, Zach Joachim and the rest of the crew with the Times-Dispatch, and the fine work of both Danny Lewis and Byron Jones with covering the Richmond area, plus our contributions, and we still have a fantastic group of dedicated journalists, all of whom are passionate about the teams, the games, and the student-athletes who make them happen.

But that core group has shrunk in the past couple of years. We have tried to offer our coverage without a paywall here at the RVA Sports Network. Time will tell if we can continue to do that. We can't say this loud enough: support local journalism that cares about high school sports

We must also give great thanks to Rejoice 101.3 FM/990 AM, our new radio partners for high school football, and to 106.1 ESPN Richmond, where we are proud to guest many weeks during the season, for their support and coverage.

2) THE SWITCH IS ON...AGAIN: Another odd-numbered year meant another round of changes to the membership of classifications across the Virginia High School League. This happens every two years in four-year cycles that mirror national elections. 

Every two years, there are adjustments to the various classes as schools gain or lose enrollment while new schools open. Every four years, there's a system-wide look to determine if there need to be any major changes. 

The big news this fall began in Class 5, where Manchester departed, returning to Class 6, while Varina, Henrico, Matoaca and Atlee all left to move down to Class 4. It wasn't that those schools were shrinking in side. You can be passed by other Virginia schools who are growing, enrollment-wise.

There are now so many Class 5 schools in Tidewater that they were split into two regions, taking over Region 5B, moving the eleven Richmond-area schools to a revamped Region 5C.

Meanwhile, the quartet who moved to Class 4 found themselves in a Region 4B that, at one time, had 21 proposed members. Caroline petitioned successfully to move down to Class 3, while Louisa, Orange, and Western Albemarle agreed to spend the next two years in Region 4D instead of 4B, sending them west come playoff time. The current Class 4, Region B has seventeen members from Culpeper to King George, through Fredericksburg down to Hanover, west to Powhatan and south to Dinwiddie.

Don't get too used to the status quo, as it will only be with us another year (2022-23). Come August, 2023, expect more changes. 

Why did we list this at #2? Well, in part because of how it affected part of our #1 storyline of 2021....

1) VARINA, KING WILLIAM TAKE TROPHIES: In their first season in Class 4, in arguably the most difficult region in the entire Commonwealth, the Varina Blue Devils walked in, and, in five consecutive weeks, survived a first-round overtime thriller, defeated the defending region champion on the road, avenged their only loss of the season to claim a region crown, then survived two more heartstoppers to lay claim to their first VHSL football state championship in school history, defeating King's Fork, then Broad Run, for the Class 4 Championship.

Within minutes of that result, the King William Cavaliers, behind their do-everything tailback Demond Claiborne, raced to their first state championship victory since the turn of the century, outscoring Graham 48-21 for the Class 2 Championship, as the Wake Forest commit rumbled for 242 yards in the victory for King William.

Honorable Mentions:

--Glen Allen Boys Volleyball Sweeps to Class 6 Crown Unbeaten
--L.C. Bird Track And Field Continues State Dominance, outdoors and indoors
--Hanover Softball Goes Extras in Class 4 State Final
--Patrick Henry's Nuckols, Powhatan's Henderson get to 1,000 career points despite COVID pauses
--J.R. Tucker football earns first playoff bid since 1992 without a practice or playing facility
--Pete Mutascio, the only head coach in Cosby football history, retires
--Louisa Girls Basketball ride the youth train to Class 4 State Crown

Wednesday, December 29, 2021


Get ready for two full weeks of high school basketball action both across the #RVA and as area teams head out of town for tournaments for the first time in two years! Events will be listed chronologically. Ticket and broadcast links will be provided where available. We will also provide any COVID-19 guideline advisories as we receive them.

NOTE: Games in BOLD will be broadcast LIVE on the RVA Sports Network. CLICK HERE to listen!

CHANGES (as of December 20):

--7th Place and 3rd Place games of Lady Knights Classic at Thomas Dale are canceled. See below.
--Powhatan boys have dropped out of the Battle At The Birdcage at Hanover High School. See below for updated schedule.
--Church Hill Academy replaces Huguenot (COVID protocols) in 804 Coaches For Change Classic in the 3:30pm game Thursday.
--Clover Hill girls have exited the Springer Holiday Girls Tournament, sending semifinal opponent Highland Springs to the championship game Wednesday night.
--Henrico boys basketball drops out of 804 Coaches For Change Classic due to health protocols, Banner Christian will face Midlothian in Thursday's 1:30pm game.



Semifinals (Thursday December 16):

Manchester 72, Armstrong 32
Patrick Henry d. J.R. Tucker

Championship (Friday December 17):

Armstrong 66, J.R. Tucker 56
Manchester 90, Patrick Henry 22

LADY KNIGHTS CLASSIC (Thomas Dale High School)

Quarterfinals (Friday December 17):

Game 1: James River 46, Glen Allen 36
Game 2: Massaponax 51, Thomas Dale 38
Game 3: West Springfield 41, Matoaca 38
Game 4: Manchester 44, Franklin County 28

Semifinals (Saturday December 18):

Game 5: Glen Allen 67, Matoaca 40
Game 6: Franklin County 41, Thomas Dale 37
Game 7: West Springfield 37, James River 36
Game 8: Massaponax 57, Manchester 48

Championship Round (Monday December 20):

7th Place Game: Matoaca vs Thomas Dale, CANCELED 
5th Place Game, Glen Allen 49, Franklin County 20
3rd Place Game, James River vs Manchester, CANCELED
Championship, Massaponax 50, West Springfield 31


Semifinals (Saturday December 18):

Girls #1: Buckingham 51, Amelia 26
Girls #2: Cumberland 46, Prince Edward 21
Boys #1: Buckingham 53, Prince Edward 40
Boys #2: Cumberland 64, Randolph-Henry 59

Championship Round (Monday December 20):

Girls Consolation: Amelia 51, Prince Edward 22
Boys Consolation: Prince Edward 62, Randolph-Henry 54
Girls Championship: Buckingham 46, Cumberland 39
Boys Championship: Buckingham 68, Cumberland 33

SPRINGER HOLIDAY TOURNEY (Boys/Girls Tournaments at Highland Springs HS)


First Round (Monday December 20):

Game 1: Thomas Edison 88, Highland Springs (JV) 47
Game 2: L.C. Bird 75, Church Hill Academy 54
Game 3: Highland Springs 85, Cristo Rey 44
Game 4: Meadowbrook 51, Trinity Episcopal 48

Semifinals (Tuesday December 21):

Game 5: Church Hill Academy 63, Highland Springs JV 47
Game 6: Trinity Episcopal 55, Cristo Rey 35
Game 7: L.C Bird 87, Thomas Edison 71
Game 8: Highland Springs 75, Meadowbrook 52

Championship (Wednesday December 22):

7th Place Game: Highland Springs JV vs Cristo Rey, CANCELED
5th Place Game: Trinity Episcopal 51, Church Hill Academy 44
3rd Place Game: Thomas Edison 80, Meadowbrook 52
Championship: L.C. Bird 79, Highland Springs 69


First Round (Monday December 20):

Game 1: L.C. Bird 52, Collegiate 40
Game 2: Thomas Edison 54, St. Catherine's 32
Game 3: Clover Hill 51, J.R. Tucker 41
Game 4: Highland Springs 51, Meadowbrook 36

Semifinals (Tuesday December 21):

Game 5: St. Catherine's 38, Collegiate 30 
Game 6: Meadowbrook 48, J.R. Tucker 31
Game 7: Thomas Edison 56, L.C. Bird 27
Game 8: Highland Springs d. Clover Hill via forfeit

Championship (Wednesday December 22):

7th Place Game: Collegiate 61, J.R. Tucker 19
5th Place Game: St. Catherine's 51, Meadowbrook 12
3rd Place Game: N/A
Championship: Thomas Edison 52, Highland Springs 44

BATTLE IN THE BIRD CAGE (Boys/Girls Tournaments at Hanover High School)

Semifinals (Tuesday December 21):

Game 1: Girls: Powhatan 54, King George 24
Game 2: Boys: Powhatan vs King George, CANCELED
Game 3: Girls: Hanover 63, Dinwiddie 30
Game 4: Boys: Hanover 55, Dinwiddie 51

Championship Round (Wednesday December 22):

Girls Consolation: King George 49, Dinwiddie 25
Boys: Dinwiddie 53, King George 42
Girls Championship: Powhatan 63, Hanover 42

Championship Round (con't: Thursday December 23): 

Boys: Hanover 56, King George 44

GOOCHLAND HOLIDAY INVITE (Boys at Goochland High School)

Tuesday December 21:  (TICKETS)

William Monroe 70, Caroline 67
New Kent 60, Goochland 51

Wednesday December 22:  (TICKETS)

Caroline 64, New Kent 47
William Monroe 61, Goochland 23

804 COACHES FOR CHANGE COMMUNITY CLASSIC (Girls/Boys Invites at Henrico High School--Tickets $10/game, $15/day pass)

Girls Invitational (Wednesday December 22):

Varina 51, Huguenot 16
Steward 43, Henrico 40
Midlothian 42, Trinity Episcopal 33

Virginia Academy 44, Saint Gertrude 40

Boys Invitational (Thursday December 23): (Twitter All Day: @TheRVASportsNet)

Midlothian 81, Banner Christian 65
Armstrong 55, Church Hill Academy 53
Steward 57, St. Christopher's 38
Varina 71, Collegiate 51

HENRICO HOLIDAY HOOPS (Boys Tournament at Henrico High School--Day Ticket/$8, Tourney Ticket/$20, Programs $2/each)

First Round (Monday December 27):

Game 1: Douglas Freeman 49, Deep Run 32
Game 2: Henrico 70, Matoaca 54
Game 3: Patriot 64, Church Hill Academy 56

Second Round (Tuesday December 28):

Deep Run 55, Church Hill Academy 52
Henrico 48, Douglas Freeman 47
Patriot 78, Matoaca 48

Final Round (Wednesday December 29):

Douglas Freeman 50, Church Hill Academy 49
Deep Run 65, Matoaca 57
Championship: Patriot 60, Henrico 50

THE VILLE HOLIDAY CLASSIC (Boys/Girls Tournaments at Mechanicsville HS)

Semifinals (Tuesday December 28):

Girls: New Kent 59, King William 38
Boys: King William 59, Colonial Heights 52
Girls: Mechanicsville 80, Colonial Heights 32
Boys: Mechanicsville 59, Grace Christian 51

Championship (Wednesday December 29): 

Girls Consolation: King William 64, Colonial Heights 39
Boys Consolation: Colonial Heights 54, Grace Christian 52
Girls Championship Game: Mechanicsville 54, New Kent 38
Boys Championship Game: Mechanicsville 62, King William 54

TRI-CITY HOLIDAY CLASSIC (Boys Tournament, Various Locations)

First Round (Tuesday December 28):

Game 1: Atlee 57, Dinwiddie 56 (F/OT)
Game 2: Hopewell 87, Monacan 49
Game 3: Prince George 67, Brunswick 58
Game 4: Freedom 73, Petersburg 71

Semifinals (Wednesday December 29):

Game 5: Monacan 72, Dinwiddie 60
Game 6: Petersburg 76, Brunswick 59
Game 7: Hopewell 61, Atlee 59 (F/2 OT)
Game 8: Prince George 71, Freedom 68

Championship (Thursday December 30, all at Petersburg HS):

7th Place Game: Dinwiddie 82, Brunswick 46
5th Place Game: Petersburg 80, Monacan 64
3rd Place Game: Atlee 64, Freedom 58
Championship Game: Prince George 89, Hopewell 86 (F/2 OT)


First Round (Tuesday December 28):

Archbishop Stepinac (NY) 54, John Marshall 50

Semifinal Round (Wednesday December 29):

John Marshall 54, River Bluff (SC) 41

Benedictine Schools of Richmond Capital City Classic (Boys and Girls Tournaments):


First Round (Tuesday December 28):

Game 1: Archbishop Ryan 65, Carmel School 49
Game 2: Mount St. Joseph's earns bye
Game 3: St. Anne's-Belfield 66, Georgetown Prep 52
Game 4: Benedictine 66, Cristo Rey 59

Semifinals (Wednesday December 29): 

Game 5: Georgetown Prep 55, Carmel School 42
Game 6: Mount St. Joseph's 62, Archbishop Ryan 60
Game 7: St. Anne's-Belfield 64, Benedictine 62

Championship (Thursday December 30): 

3rd Place Game: Archbishop Ryan 68, Benedictine 65
Championship: Mount St. Joseph's 68, St. Anne's-Belfield 46


First Round (Tuesday December 28):

Steward 45, CHVAA 35
Saint Gertrude d. Richmond Christian

Consolation Game (Wednesday December 29):

CHVAA 62, Richmond Christian 29

Championship Game (Thursday December 30): 

Steward vs Saint Gertrude, 5:15pm

UPDATE (December 29)

Greetings everyone!

Test results are in, and, unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19. 

I am glad to report my symptoms are already subsiding and I'm feeling better than I did over the weekend. I do believe that, in part, is the byproduct of having been vaccinated, and then boosted. I received my booster shot two and a half weeks ago.

Therefore, we will be on hiatus until our quarantine period has concluded. But that doesn't mean we can't tweet from home! 

If you are at games, feel free to tweet us scores and photos, which we will retweet gladly. We'll keep you posted as to when we can return to live coverage, both on Twitter and with live basketball broadcasts.

Please, please get the vaccine, get boosted if eligible, and stay safe. I wish you all a very Happy 2022!

Rob Witham  :) 

Monday, December 27, 2021

UPDATE FROM ROB: December 27, 2021 (UPDATED)

Greetings everyone! I hope you all have had a very Merry Christmas weekend.

We were hoping that this situation could be avoided, and it still might be. However.....

I have gone into self-isolation as of Sunday afternoon due to symptoms which are consistent with COVID-19. After valiantly trying to find a way to get a test today, which I could not, I will be looking for one the very first thing Monday morning.

(UPDATE: I was tested late Monday morning and we await the results!)

I have been dealing with a sinus infection since Thanksgiving, and, at a double root canal last Monday, the dentist discovered some infection in a tooth, so I've been on antibiotics since Tuesday. However, Christmas afternoon, a nagging cough began which progressively got worse, and, coupled with aches, especially in the chest, and continued sinus issues, I made the call early this morning to hunker down.

This means, unfortunately, in an effort to do our part in this pandemic, I will not be attending basketball games until we have a verdict, and, if the test is positive, then we'll be out of live action for awhile.

This is where YOU come in. Keep following "Holiday Tournament Central" here at our website for schedule updates, scores, brackets and more from several big tournaments this week, and, if you are in attendance, be sure to tweet us score updates and pictures. We'll be happy to retweet to our little slice of the Twitter-verse.  :)

I wish you all the best as we wrap up 2021, that 2022 will be a better year for everyone, and I will see you live as soon as it's safe.  :)

Your support of the RVA Sports Network is overwhelming, and I cannot thank you enough for it.

See you soon!!

Rob Witham

Sunday, December 26, 2021

RVA Sports Network Top 10 Boys/Girls Basketball Polls

One week down and one big week of holiday hoops to go! How did the week before Christmas affect the RVA Sports Network Top 10 polls? Find out below!


1) Steward (was #2)
2) James River (was #3)
3) Saint Gertrude (was #1)
4) Manchester (was #4)
5) Patrick Henry (was #5)
6) Monacan (was #6)
7) Cosby (was #7)
8) Highland Springs (was #10)
9) Powhatan (returns)
10) Hanover (was #8)

Dropping Out: Thomas Dale (was #9)


1) Steward (was #1)
2) L.C. Bird (was #2)
3) Varina (was #3)
4) Manchester (was #4)
5) Benedictine (was #5)
6) John Marshall (was #6)
7) Douglas Freeman (was #8)
8) St. Christopher's (was #7)
9) Henrico (was #9)
10) Petersburg (was #10)

Sunday, December 19, 2021

RVA Sports Network Top 10 Boys/Girls Basketball Polls

As we head into ten days of holiday hoops, we have new #1 teams in both the RVA Sports Network Top 10 Girls and Boys Basketball polls.

Remember to follow "Holiday Tournament Central" here at our website for all the action now through December 30th!


1) Saint Gertrude (was #2)
2) Steward (was #4)
3) James River (was #1)
4) Manchester (was #3)
5) Patrick Henry (was #9)
6) Monacan (was #6)
7) Cosby (was #5)
8) Hanover (NEW)
9) Thomas Dale (was #7)
10) Highland Springs (was #8)

Dropping Out: Powhatan (was #10)


1) Steward (was #2)
2) L.C. Bird (was #3)
3) Varina (was #4)
4) Manchester (was #5)
5) Benedictine (was #6)
6) John Marshall (was #1)
7) St. Christopher's (was #7)
8) Douglas Freeman (was #9)
9) Henrico (NEW)
10) Petersburg (NEW)

Dropping Out: Collegiate (was #8); Hopewell (was #10)

Friday, December 17, 2021

#TheLineUp: Friday's High School Basketball Schedule, Postponement News


NOTE: For tournament games, CLICK HERE for Holiday Tournament Central...


St. Christopher's 69, Walsingham Academy 33
Steward 71, Collegiate 56
L.C. Bird at George Wythe, POSTPONED
Midlothian 73, Clover Hill 54
Hopewell 61, Thomas Dale 59
Dinwiddie at Petersburg, 7:15pm
Prince George 77, Matoaca 58
Henrico 66, Hermitage 48
Orange 57, Louisa 55 (F/OT)
Fluvanna 68, Goochland 57
Culpeper Co at Caroline, 6:30pm
James River at Huguenot, postponed to January 17
Monacan at Powhatan, postponed


Steward 67, Collegiate 38
Hermitage 53, Henrico 50

Goochland at Fluvanna, 7:30pm

Thursday, December 16, 2021

#TheScoreboard: Thursday's Games and Postponement News

FOOTBALL NEWS: The Big River Rivalry, the annual high school football all-star game highlighting seniors from across the #RVA, scheduled for this Saturday at Hermitage High School, has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

Gary Hess, spokesperson for the Touchdown Club of Richmond, the game's sponsor said in a release on Wednesday that "one player tested positive and contact tracing left one of the teams short-handed and at a competitive disadvantage."

The Club hopes to return the game, which dates back to 2013, for December, 2022.


--Tonight's scheduled girls basketball games between L.C. Bird and George Wythe and Midlothian and Clover Hill have been postponed.

--Friday's Monacan at Powhatan boys basketball game is postponed, as is the James River at Huguenot game, which is rescheduled for January 17th.

--Tonight's scheduled women's basketball game between Virginia Union and Winston-Salem State has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. The University says the men's basketball game between the two schools is still on for 7:30pm.

The Panther women were scheduled to face Livingstone on Saturday. That game has been canceled. The Panther men were scheduled to travel to Barry University on Saturday, but due to COVID-19 protocols at Barry, that game is canceled as well.

--The Penn State at VCU men's basketball game scheduled for Saturday at 3:30pm at the Siegel Center has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols within the Nittany Lion program. 




Ralph Crockett Classic Semifinals (J.R. Tucker HS):  (TICKETS)

Manchester 72, Armstrong 32
Patrick Henry d. J.R. Tucker

Caroline 77, Maggie Walker GS 37
Glen Allen 61, Midlothian 44
Mills Godwin 66, Atlee 51

Hanover 51, Deep Run 43
Central Lunenburg at Cumberland, POSTPONED
Washington & Lee 63, King William 59
Banner Christian 99, Amelia Academy 33


Mills Godwin 50, Atlee 13
Manchester 44, Cosby 41
Monacan 73, Powhatan 38

Mechanicsville 72, Dinwiddie 50
Hanover 53, Deep Run 45
John Marshall at Varina, 7:30pm
Louisa 59, Orange 27
Grafton 56, New Kent 32
King William 48, Washington & Lee 36
Cumberland 61, Central Lunenburg 40

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

#TheLineUp: Wednesday High School Events



Landstown 63, John Marshall 61 (F/OT)
Goochland at Maggie Walker GS, 7pm
Dinwiddie 78, Mechanicsville 59
York 74, New Kent 55
James Monroe 46, Essex 42


Maggie Walker GS 38, Goochland 36
Huguenot at Patrick Henry, 7:45pm


Meet at Matoaca HS, 3:30pm (Matoaca, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George)
Meet at Monacan HS, 4pm
Meet at Atlee HS, 5pm (Atlee, Glen Allen, Varina, Henrico, Mechanicsville) (TICKETS)
Meet at Douglas Freeman HS, 5pm
Meet at Maggie Walker GS, 5:15pm


Douglas Freeman, Mills Godwin, Patrick Henry vs Mechanicsville, 7pm, Bell Creek MS
Atlee, Highland Springs, Varina at Hanover, 7pm


Clover Hill, Colonial Heights, Highland Springs at Henrico, 6pm
Powhatan at Dinwiddie, 6pm
Caroline at Chancellor, 6pm

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

#TheScoreboard: Tuesday's High School Basketball


Armstrong 62, Hopewell 59
Glen Allen 73, Thomas Dale 66
Matoaca 59, Cosby 58
Hermitage 51, Mills Godwin 46
Highland Springs 55, Atlee 52
Varina 82, Hanover 44
Henrico 79, Patrick Henry 51
Petersburg 55, Lakeland 36
Western Albemarle 55, Louisa 45
Middlesex at Carver Academy, 6pm
King William 58, Mathews 41
West Point 70, Colonial Beach 39


Trinity Episcopal at Christchurch, 5pm
Hermitage 41, Mills Godwin 32
Armstrong at Mechanicsville, CANCELED
John Marshall 74, Petersburg 29
Highland Springs 85, Atlee 27
Dinwiddie 42, Amelia 36
Colonial Heights at Southampton, 7pm
Hanover 65, Varina 24
Prince George at J.R. Tucker, 7:30pm 
Douglas Freeman 59, Goochland 36
Louisa 55, Western Albemarle 32
James River 56, Huguenot 15
New Kent 49, York 24
King William 66, Mathews 36
West Point 31, Colonial Beach 21

Sunday, December 12, 2021

BASKETBALL: First RVA Sports Network Top 10 Polls

Two weeks into the season, and on the cusp of the return of our annual "Holiday Feast of Hoops", it's time for the debut of the RVA Sports Network Top 10 Boys and Girls Basketball Polls.


1) James River (4-0)
2) Saint Gertrude (6-0)
3) Manchester (5-0)
4) Steward (4-1)
5) Cosby (2-2)
6) Monacan (3-2)
7) Thomas Dale (3-0)
8) Highland Springs (2-1)
9) Patrick Henry (5-0)
10) Powhatan (4-1)


1) John Marshall (2-1)
2) Steward (7-0)
3) L.C. Bird (3-0)
4) Varina (2-0)
5) Manchester (5-0)
6) Benedictine (4-0)
7) St. Christopher's (3-1)
8) Collegiate (2-2)
9) Douglas Freeman (5-0)
10) Hopewell (4-1)

Saturday, December 11, 2021

#TheScoreboard: Monday December 13 Games



Nottoway 57, Maggie Walker GS 39
James River 71, Monacan 58
Southampton 51, Colonial Heights 48
Manchester 50, Mills Godwin 40
Deep Run 66, Atlee 65 (F/2 OT)
Hermitage 65, Mechanicsville 52
Varina 75, Glen Allen 54
L.C. Bird 106, Matoaca 73

Lancaster 68, West Point 48


Caroline 53, Maggie Walker GS 40
Deep Run 57, Atlee 24
West Point 41, Lancaster 12
Thomas Dale 56, Hopewell 32
Henrico 55, Douglas Freeman 49

Mechanicsville 59, Hermitage 48



Varina 28, Broad Run 21 (FINAL)


King William 48, Graham 21 (FINAL)

Friday, December 10, 2021

#TheScoreboard: Friday December 10 High School Hoops

We get one big Friday night of hoops before Winter Break, which will bequeath us our annual Holiday Feast of Hoops, featured on "Holiday Tournament Central", coming next week to our website! But, first, here's the lineup for Friday night across the #RVA.

NOTE: Going to a game tonight? Be a part of our Network! Send us score updates and finals by adding @TheRVASportsNet to your tweets! 

REMINDER: Our first #RVASportsNetwork Top 10 Boys and Girls Polls come out Sunday.


Steward 70, Norfolk Collegiate 48
Maggie Walker GS at Goochland, 7pm  (TICKETS)
Caroline 79, Armstrong 68
Midlothian 66, Monacan 65
Huguenot 71, Powhatan 66
James River 68, George Wythe 34
L.C. Bird 70, Cosby 40
Manchester 79, Clover Hill 49

Matoaca 61, Meadowbrook 56
Hopewell 63, Colonial Heights 36
Prince George 77, Dinwiddie 66
Douglas Freeman 70, J.R. Tucker 30
Mills Godwin 56, Deep Run 49
Glen Allen 62, Hermitage 59
John Marshall 73, Bishop Ireton 43
Patrick Henry 56, Mechanicsville 46
Hanover 60, Atlee 38
Amelia 61, Randolph-Henry 49
Benedictine 69, Cape Henry 63

King William 60, Middlesex 32
St John Paul the Great at Collegiate, CANCELED
Grace Christian 65, Grove Christian 43
Banner Christian 97, Portsmouth Christian 57


Saint Gertrude 68, Collegiate 26
Steward 69, Fredericksburg Christian 58
Monacan 73, Midlothian 35  
Patrick Henry 78, Mechanicsville 54
J.R. Tucker at Douglas Freeman, 6pm  (TICKETS)
Deep Run 45, Mills Godwin 30
Glen Allen 69, Hermitage 37
Goochland at Maggie Walker GS, 6pm
Caroline 72, Armstrong 33
Amelia 52, Randolph-Henry 39

Hanover 53, Atlee 13
Matoaca 55, Prince George 29
Highland Springs 74, Varina 18
Appomattox Regional GS at Brunswick, 5:30pm
King William 57, Middlesex 14

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

#TheScoreboard: Wednesday December 8


Randolph-Macon 72, Guilford 59
Buffalo 62, VCU 60


VCU 66, Jacksonville State 52



James River 60, Cosby 53
Manchester 77, Monacan 53
Midlothian 76, Powhatan 71

Clover Hill 68, J.R. Tucker 44
Hermitage 57, Patrick Henry 48
Huguenot at George Wythe, 7:45pm
St. Christopher's 70, Cristo Rey 40


Clover Hill 63, J.R. Tucker 35
Patrick Henry 60, Hermitage 49
Greensville Co. 50, Appomattox Regional GS 11


Glen Allen d. Mechanicsville
Louisa vs Fluvanna, 7pm, Fork Union Military Academy


Multiple Schools at Douglas Freeman, 6pm
Multiple Schools at Cosby, 6pm
Thomas Dale at L.C. Bird, 6pm
Courtland at Caroline, 5pm


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

#TheScoreboard: Tuesday December 7



Hopewell 78, Matoaca 40
Varina 76, Patrick Henry 40
L.C. Bird 84, Clover Hill 50
Henrico 59, Hanover 49
Douglas Freeman 57, Glen Allen 44
Thomas Dale 87, Dinwiddie 60
Deep Run 64, Louisa 36
Meadowbrook 79, Prince George 75
King George 55, Mechanicsville 38
Collegiate 62, Christchurch 35
Nottoway 67, Maggie Walker GS 37


James River 64, Cosby 60 (F/OT)
Saint Gertrude 68, St. Catherine's 39
Manchester 60, Monacan 49
Powhatan 48, Midlothian 46
L.C. Bird 68, Clover Hill 29
Patrick Henry 70, Varina 33
Hanover 56, Henrico 41
Mechanicsville 52, Caroline 37
Huguenot 38, George Wythe 36
Prince George 53, Meadowbrook 43
Thomas Dale 67, Dinwiddie 28

Saturday, December 4, 2021


All state semifinals and state championship games are sponsored by the Virginia High School League (VHSL). Home field in the semifinal round is determined by the higher region rating as of the end of the regular season.

Tickets are ten dollars and we will post all links to purchase this week. We'll also post links, where available, to listen or watch ($) live. All games are scheduled for Saturday unless otherwise posted.

State Semifinals: December 4 at higher seeds

State Championships: December 11: Neutral Sites (see below)


Stone Bridge 28, Highland Springs 26 
Maury 35, Green Run 7 


Stone Bridge vs Maury, 4:30pm, Old Dominion University, Norfolk


Varina 35, King's Fork 28
Broad Run 28, Salem 24 


Broad Run vs Varina, 12pm, Liberty University, Lynchburg


King William 38, Central-Woodstock 29 
Graham 42, Appomattox 28 


Graham vs King William, 12pm, City Stadium, Salem


Riverheads 56, Essex 12
Galax 51, Holston 21


Riverheads vs Galax, 4:30pm, City Stadium, Salem

Friday, December 3, 2021

#TheScoreboard: Games For Friday December 3


5th Place: James River 55, Mills Godwin 43

3rd Place: Atlee 63, Prince George 49

Championship: Douglas Freeman 60, Hopewell 43 


Trinity Episcopal 48, Cristo Rey 36
Highland School 73, Collegiate 42
Georgetown Prep 61, St. Christopher's 50

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach (SC) 70, Grace Christian 54
Deep Run 62, Patrick Henry 37
Henrico 74, Hermitage 49
Lakeland 66, Colonial Heights 29
Armstrong 81, Carver Academy 44
Mechanicsville 59, King William 22
Powhatan 64, George Wythe 53
Cosby at Huguenot, 7:15pm
Manchester 81, Midlothian 37
L.C. Bird 84, Monacan 69
Highland Springs 75, Matoaca 61
Spotsylvania 65, Louisa 47
Bluestone at Amelia, 7pm
New Kent 59, Warhill 57


Collegiate 64, Norfolk Academy 39
Lakeland 88, Colonial Heights 20
Louisa 86, Spotsylvania 19
Henrico 40, Hermitage 37
Glen Allen 63, J.R Tucker 10
Deep Run at Patrick Henry, 7:30pm
Mechanicsville 58, King William 23
Madison Co 67, Goochland 26

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

#TheScoreBoard: Games For Wednesday December 1


#3 Randolph-Macon 65, Virginia Wesleyan 53
Richmond 73, Wofford 64


Randolph-Macon 66, Virginia Wesleyan 43
Richmond 69, Maryland-Eastern Shore 59
VCU 65, East Carolina 48




Mills Godwin d. Clover Hill
James River 71, J.R. Tucker 38

Patrick Henry 62, Chancellor 56
Steward 59, Trinity Episcopal 51
Central Lunenburg 49, Appomattox Regional GS 26
Bruton at New Kent, 7pm 
King William at Caroline, 7pm
Manchester 78, Powhatan 32
Colonial Heights 54, Carver Academy 22
Benedictine 74, Virginia Episcopal 71 (F/2 OT)
George Wythe at Cosby, 7:45pm


Appomattox Regional GS at Central Lunenburg, 5:30pm
Steward 54, Trinity Episcopal 37
Caroline at King William, 5:30pm  
Patrick Henry at Chancellor, 7pm
Glen Allen 67, Matoaca 57