Saturday, December 28, 2013

THE WRAP: HOLDING ON: Midlothian outlasts Meadowbrook for 3rd Place

After an impressive first half run by Midlothian, it looked as if Meadowbrook had finally met a match they couldn't keep up with.

But, oh, those who believed that even for a moment were in for a rude awakening....

Midlothian, from 2:40 left in the first to 2:59 left in the second, went on a 24-9 run and threatened to run away with the 3rd Place Game at the 2013 Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament. The Monarchs would have none of it.

Getting the lead down to as little as five, the Monarchs cut the 16-point deficit in half by intermission, down 42-34. They spent the entire second half living just shy of the mountaintop. Down by 6, then 4, then 3, back to 4, down to 2, down to 1, the Monarchs never, ever went away.

Khylil James provided the emotional, and offensive sparks tonight, leading Meadowbrook with 17, while, off the bench, Tyshawn Jeter was an inside force with 12 points and 16 rebounds, 11 of which came on the offensive glass.

But in the end, even as Meadowbrook took a one-time, one-point lead with under 2:00 remaining, the Midlothian Trojans pushed back time after time. Seven seconds after losing the lead? Sammy Hooper hit his third and final trey of the night to take the lead back for good at 69-67.

Meadowbrook reached the foul line, cutting the lead to one with 60 seconds remaining. Midlothian held the ball, finally fouling Hooper with :16.2 to play. Hooper missed the front end of a one-and-one and the Monarchs called time, down one and with the ball.

Instead of leading scorer Brandon Cheeks, the Monarchs went to the hot hand, but James missed his shot, and Jeff Lee couldn't hold onto the offensive rebound.  The ball went out of bounds with 4.1 left, forcing the Monarchs to foul short of a turnover.

They fouled Hooper, who calmly sank both free throws. The Monarchs designed a play from 94 feet, and Cheeks got the ball and a good look at a three-pointer from 22 feet as the buzzer sounded. But the shot went long, going off the backboard on the other side of the rim, and the Midlothian Trojans survived.

Only four Trojans scored tonight: 20 each for Korey Turner and Tad Mosher, 17 for Luke Milanovic and 14 for Hooper. Cheeks had 15 for Meadowbrook and Richard Legree had a terrific second half, scoring 14 of his 16 points after intermission.

Meadowbrook finishes 1-2 at Henrico, moves to 7-3 overall, and returns January 7th at home to Prince George. Midlothian finishes 2-1 at Henrico, ups its mark to 7-3 as well, and returns January 8th at George Wythe before hosting Huguenot on Friday January 10th.

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The L.C. Bird girls basketball team didn't expect to go 1-2 at their own tournament, but after being upset Friday afternoon by unbeaten 2A power Brunswick, the Skyhawks had to face Highland Springs Saturday night on their home floor. The Springers took a 40-30 lead to intermission, and the Skyhawks could never make the comeback, en route to a 74-67 defeat.

Taja Cole scored 12 of her 13 points from beyond the arc and had 11 assists, while Angela Caraballo had a game-high 22 points. But Tia Byrd had five three-pointers for the Springers, finishing with 17, along with E'shay Winfield. Najai Pollard added 15, Bri Justice had 12.

L.C. Bird, now 5-3, returns to action January 7th at Huguenot, then hosts #1 Cosby on Thursday, January 9th for their only meeting of the season.

Midlothian Outlasts Meadowbrook at Henrico Holiday Hoops....

Only four Trojans make the scoreboard, but between them, Midlothian held off Meadowbrook for an exciting 71-68 victory to take 3rd Place at the 2013 Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament!

Look for "The Wrap", with a complete report on the game coming up later this evening RIGHT HERE!

Friday, December 27, 2013

FRIDAY HOLIDAY HOOPS FINALS!

Midlothian and Meadowbrook both fell in razor-close semifinal games at the 10th Annual Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament at Henrico High School Friday evening.

The unbeaten Potomac Panthers, favorites to emerge from 5A North with a shot at a state title in March, survived the relentless pursuit of Brandon Cheeks and Meadowbrook, escaping with a 66-64 victory. Cheeks finished with his season average of 23, almost sure to punch a ticket to the All-Tournament Team with 49 points in two games. Khylil James added 11 points and five boards, fighting the tall trees of Potomac all night, led by 6' 9" senior center Trey Porter. Good defensive scheming by the Monarchs limited Porter to nine points, but Randall Haynes burned them inside and out for 17 points.

Cheeks and the Monarchs face another All-Tourney Team hopeful with Midlothian guard Korey Turner and the Trojans providing the opposition in Saturday's 3rd Place Game. The Trojans' upset bid of defending state Group AAA champion Henrico, the host team, fell short, as the Warriors prevailed 74-71.

SPECIAL NOTE: HCS Media Network will provide LIVE, EXCLUSIVE online radio coverage of both the Midlothian/Meadowbrook and Potomac/Henrico games Saturday evening! Airtime is 5:15pm, just click on the link at the top right side of this web page!

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HCS Media Network presented a tripleheader of hoops from the L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops Tournament, seeing the homestanding Skyhawks boys roll to victory while the Manchester Lancers struggled.

But the big news of the day from this tournament was the Brunswick County girls team knocking off host L.C. Bird 48-47 in the first game of the day. The Bulldogs remained unbeaten, but this is an upset with a 2A East team defeating a 5A South favorite on their home floor. Juanita Eshelman hit the game-winning three pointer with just seconds to play. Taja Cole, who scored 16 for the Skyhawks, had a shot for the win at the buzzer, but it hit the rim and bounced away.

L.C. Bird must regroup to face another area powerhouse, Highland Springs, who destroyed Nansemond River Friday evening 79-36 and led by as many as 50. The Skyhawks/Springers showdown will be the final game of the Holiday Hoops Tourney at 6:30pm at Chuck Tester Gymnasium.

Other Finals:

GIRLS: Manchester 48, Matoaca 27 (consolation game in Prince George Tournament)
            Midlothian 69, Warwick 56 (Trojans score 25 in 4th quarter to pull away, was down 30-22 at halftime!)      
            Hopewell 44, Clover Hill 42 (consoliation semis at Clover Hill Holiday Tournament)
BOYS: John Handley 64, Manchester 39 (Lancers now 3-4, face W.T. Woodson at L.C. Bird Saturday, 1:30pm)

L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops Tournament Saturday (Day 3) Schedule:

Girls: Nansemond River vs. Midlothian, 12noon
Boys: Manchester vs. W.T. Woodson, 1:30pm
Girls: Brunswick vs. Warwick, 3pm
Boys: John Handley vs. Stafford, 5pm
Girls: L.C. Bird vs. Highland Springs, 6:30pm

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wins for Midlothian, Meadowbrook in Henrico Holiday Hoops Tourney...

Strong performances by two special guards push two county schools to the championship semifinals in the 10th Annual Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament Thursday.

Korey Turner poured in 29 points as the Midlothian Trojans dropped Hermitage 67-53. Luke Milanovic, who went into early foul trouble with three personals after a technical halfway through the first quarter, scored all of his 12 points in the second half.  Midlothian moves to 6-2 and gets the host school, Henrico, in Friday's first championship semifinal.

In the closest quarterfinal of the day, Meadowbrook and Glen Allen fought tooth and nail, neither team able to get more than a five point lead. But key free throw misses down the stretch helped doom the Jaguars, and Meadowbrook moved to 7-1 with a 57-52 victory over Glen Allen.

Brandon Cheeks, who averages 23 points per game, had 26 for the Monarchs, while Jeff Lee added nine. The Monarchs get 5A North Region favorite Potomac in Friday's second championship semifinal. The Panthers, who have six players on the roster 6' 3" or taller, sped past Hanover 76-58 in the last quarterfinal of the night.

Midlothian/Henrico is scheduled to begin at 5:30 Friday, Meadowbrook/Potomac will follow at approximately 7:15.

Losers will play for 3rd Place LIVE on HCS Media Network Saturday at 5:30, while the winners will go for the title Saturday at 7:15 in a doubleheader special to be heard exclusively on HCS.  Click on the link above and to the right to listen in!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

HCS MEDIA NETWORK LIVE BASKETBALL ONLINE RADIO SCHEDULE!!

To listen to any of our NINE games LIVE listed below---CLICK HERE!!!

Here is the complete lineup of all nine basketball games that will be heard LIVE on HCS Media Network as we broadcast live from both the Henrico Holiday Hoops Classic and the L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops Classic!

THURSDAY DECEMBER 26TH: Henrico Holiday Hoops First Round (4 Games):
Pre-Game Show begins at 2:15pm ET AT THIS LINK

Game 1: Atlee vs. Henrico, 2:30pm
Game 2: Hermitage vs. Midlothian, 4pm
Game 3: Glen Allen vs. Meadowbrook, 5:30pm
Game 4: Hanover vs. Potomac, 7:15pm

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27TH: L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops Day 2 (Night Session--3 Games):
Pre-Game Show begins at 5:15pm ET AT THIS LINK

Game 1: John Handley vs. Manchester, 5pm
Game 2: (GIRLS) Highland Springs vs. Nansemond River, 6:30pm
Game 3: L.C. Bird vs. Stafford, 8pm

SATURDAY DECEMBER 28TH: Henrico Holiday Hoops Consolation & Championship Games:
Pre-Game Show begins at 5:30pm ET AT THIS LINK

Game 1: 3rd Place Game, 5:45pm
Game 2: 2013 Henrico Holiday Hoops Championship Game, 7:15pm

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TDIT: Congrats to Cosby!!!

Our congratulations to the Cosby girls basketball team for winning back-to-back Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament championship Monday night with a 50-49 thriller over Highland Springs at the Siegel Center!

Tyra Whitehead was named tournament MVP, and Dorothy Adomako sank two free throws with :01.1 left to seal the win.

Friday, December 20, 2013

T-DIT OPENING ROUND: Meadowbrook Girls, Matoaca Boys Fall; Cosby Girls Prevail...

It was a 1-2 record for Chesterfield County in the first round of the 2013 Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament Friday night.

Freshman Morgan Batie scored 19 points but it wasn't enough to combat the combined 51 point effort of Patrick Henry's senior dynamic duo of Summer Price and Amber Lee as the Patriots handed Meadowbrook their first loss of the season, 59-46.  The Monarchs fall to 6-1 and next face Glen Allen in the consolation round tomorrow at 10:30am.



The Matoaca boys fought valiantly against defending state champion Henrico before falling 67-60 in the battle of Warriors. Matoaca will face Trinity Episcopal at 1:30pm in consolation round action.

Cosby's girls team, the defending T-DIT Girls Champions, held off a pesky Glen Allen squad 58-47 to advance to the semifinals, where they will face Patrick Henry at 5pm. Hermitage and Highland Springs were also victorious and will meet in the first girls semifinal at 3:30pm.

Boys semis are Benedictine vs. Highland Springs and Henrico vs. Armstrong, at 6:30 and 8pm.

ALL games tomorrow in the T-DIT will be played at Randolph-Macon College's Crenshaw Gymnasium; first game tips at 9am.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ervin, Goodwyn Listed As Out of Big River Rivalry All-Star Game

The latest rosters, released today by the Touchdown Club of Richmond, organizers of the first-ever Big River Rivalry high school all-star football game, list L.C. Bird quarterback Terrance Ervin and Dinwiddie CB Rashad Goodwyn as "injured/not playing" in Saturday's game.

There is no word yet on reasons, though it is well know that Ervin played most of the State 5A Championship game Saturday with a shoulder/clavicle injury.

Two more evenings of practice for the North squad (Highland Springs) and South squad (Thomas Dale) on Thursday and Friday. Game time Saturday at Randolph-Macon College's Day Field is 1pm.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

VHSCA All-5A South Region Football Teams Announced!

The Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) has announced its first-ever All-5A South Region Football Teams. The teams are listed below in their entirety, with county honorees in BOLD:

FIRST TEAM:
CENTER: Marius Young, Hermitage
OL: Alec Eberle, Atlee
OL: Ben Blados, Hermitage
OL: Quadrick Barnes, L.C. Bird
OL: Army Maot'apuaka, Salem
TE: Austin Rice, Lee-Davis
QB: Terrance Ervin, L.C. Bird
RB: Nate Roscoe, Hermitage
RB: Earl Hughes, L.C. Bird
RB: Anthony Scott, Green Run
WR: Rasheed Worsham, L.C. Bird
WR: Jonathan Duhart, Manchester
WR: Ismial Murray, Green Run
UTILITY: Terelle Whitaker, Meadowbrook
DL: Alec Eberle, Atlee
DL: Sulaiman Kamara, Hermitage
DL: Maurice Thrower, Meadowbrook
DL: Shawn James, Green Run
DE: Mike Harris, L.C. Bird
DE: Trevon Hill, Salem
LB: Tye Burriss, Atlee
LB: K.C. Hinton, Highland Springs
LB: Trent Young, Douglas Freeman
LB: Darius Gillus, L.C. Bird
DB: Tramell Carey, Atlee
DB: Justin Henry, Hermitage
DB: Jonathan Duhart, Manchester
DB: Rasheed Worsham, L.C. Bird
K: Cyrus Rohani-Shukla, Henrico
P: Ryan Buzzard, Highland Springs
RETURNER: Earl Hughes, L.C. Bird
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR: Terrance Ervin, L.C. Bird
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR: Mike Harris, L.C. Bird
COACH OF YEAR: David Bedwell, L.C. Bird

SECOND TEAM:
CENTER: Josey Davis, L.C. Bird
OL: Chris Conti, Douglas Freeman
OL: Jaquan Watson, Hermitage
OL: Isaac Yoder, Manchester
OL: Cornelius Tyler, Meadowbrook
TE: Derek Wilder, Maury
QB: D.J. Johnson, Highland Springs
RB: Loumond Dandridge, Jr., Atlee
RB: Justin Miller, Meadowbrook
RB: Delveon Little, Maury
WR: Daniel Glymph, Atlee
WR: Felton Davis, Highland Springs
WR: Sinclair Farinholt, Douglas Freeman
UTILITY: James Scott, Gloucester
DL: Donald Kidd, Lee-Davis
DL: Buck Elliott, Douglas Freeman
DL: Andre Booker, Manchester
DL: Tyler Fain, Indian River
DE: Tanner Ramey, Atlee
DE: Ben Pulley, Manchester
LB: Rayshun Conner, Manchester
LB: Marquie Phillips, Meadowbrook
LB: Aaron Glover, Princess Anne
LB: Derek Wilder, Maury
DB: Deshawn Robinson, Henrico
DB: Assad Powell, Highland Springs
DB: Khylil James, Meadowbrook
DB: Tyrell Encalade, Norview
K: Tyler McKee, Salem
P: Kameron Smith, Prince George
RETURNER: Tye Burriss, Atlee
UTILITY: Dazz Newsome, Hampton

HONORABLE MENTION:
OL: Dalton Ennis, Kellum
OL: Jordan Flood, Maury
OL: Charles Garrett, Norview
TE: Jonathan Manuel, Matoaca
TE: Kyron Speller, Kempsville
QB: Austin Lynch, Green Run
RB: Darryl Wilson, Highland Springs
RB: Lakee Simon, Manchester
RB: Devin Watford, Norview
WR: Isaiah King, Hermitage
WR: Trevion Armstrong, Matoaca
WR: Jalen Blow, Norview
WR: Avontae Ferguson, Maury
WR: Kyree Burton, Salem
UTILITY: Austin Rice, Lee-Davis
DL: Brandon Tyson, Clover Hill
DL: Javonte Spriggs, Hampton
DE: Quintin Brown, Granby
LB: Abraham (A.B.) Rhodes, Mills Godwin
LB: Kyle Powroznick, Prince George
LB: Mark Wilk, Kellum
DB: Khalil Coleman, Matoaca
DB: Richard Hanson, Prince George
DB: Tyquan Wilkins, Hampton
DB: Brady Barefoot, Gloucester
DB: David Davis, Salem
K: Fernando Pascaul-Marques, Clover Hill
RETURNER: Devon Pullen, Gloucester
RETURNER: Kyree Burton, Salem

VHSL All-5A SOUTH REGION 1ST TEAM FOOTBALL HONOREES!

State 5A Champion L.C. Bird places six players on the first-ever VHSL All-5A South Region 1st Team released earlier tonight, while two Meadowbrook players and one Manchester player is represented. Congratulations to the following honorees!

QB: Terrance Ervin, L.C. Bird
RB/PUNT RETURNER: Earl Hughes, L.C. Bird
OL: Quadrick Barnes, L.C. Bird
WR/DB: Jonathan Duhart, Manchester
WR/DB: Rasheed Worsham, L.C. Bird
DE: Mike Harris, L.C. Bird
LB: Darius Gillus, L.C. Bird
UTILITY (Offense): Terelle Whitaker, Meadowbrook
UTILITY (Defense): Marquie Phillips, Meadowbrook

HONORS: Monacan Places Two on All-Region Football Team!

The first-ever All-4A South Region football team has been announced and the Monacan Chiefs are represented by two honorees!

Peter Coiley was named to the First Team All-Region Defense as punter!
Justin Moody was named Honorable Mention for his work at wide receiver and defensive back!

Congratulations, Peter and Justin!  For a complete list of the team, go to THIS LINK to our sister site, HanoverCountySports.net!


Monday, December 16, 2013

GAMEDAY: LISTEN LIVE to Thomas Dale/L.C. Bird Doubleheader Hoops!

CLICK HERE to listen live to HCS Media Network's coverage of Thomas Dale at L.C. Bird basketball, 5:30pm airtime!  Girls tip at 5:45, boys approximately 7:15!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

CHAMPIONS!

L.C. Bird spent the regular season rolling through competition, save a 21-14 win at Lake Taylor.

They spent the 2013 playoffs discovering they could win in many different ways.

The third quarter deficit against Hermitage in the second round served the Skyhawks well in the snow, muck and mire at Scott Stadium this afternoon. They went to warm up in the locker room at intermission down to Trace McSorley and Briar Woods 21-6.

Their adjustments were of championship caliber.

The Skyhawks scored on the opening possession of the second half, weathered one more McSorley storm, then turned to their defense to seal the Skyhawks' second straight state championship, defeating the Falcons in the 5A State Final Saturday 35-28.

Earl Hughes put the finishing touches on an unforgettable season, rushing 43 times for 220 yards, two rushing touchdowns, plus a huge receiving touchdown during the second half comeback. He had 87 yards receiving.

Terrance Ervin passed for 266 yards and had a rushing touchdown. Rasheed Worsham had another big day receiving, but his performance today will be most remembered for an interception of McSorley near midfield which permanently turned the tide the Skyhawks' way.

L.C. Bird has now won 29 consecutive games, having last lost on November 25, 2011 to Hermitage in the Division 6 Central Region playoffs. Ervin and the other seniors will go to the next level with two state title rings on their fingers.

And, as our friend Gary Hess of SportsRadio 910 reported earlier today, David Bedwell is now 145-25 as head coach of the Skyhawks in 14 seasons. An amazing accomplishment.

Skyhawk Nation!

Friday, December 13, 2013

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME DAY! Skyhawks look for back-to-back State Titles!

No matter the weather, game time is just hours away.  And VHSL reclassification has given a rare opportunity, as two defending state champions face each other for another shot at the trophy!

Briar Woods, 13-1, come from Northern Virginia, and will represent Class 5A North Region against the South Region Champs, the LC Bird Skyhawks, 14-0, winners of 28 straight.

The game takes place at Scott Stadium at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, kickoff set for just after 12Noon.  Here's the information you need, whether going, watching, listening, or following on Twitter:

TV: Comcast Sports Net Plus, Verizon FiOS Channel 575

Radio: WRNL (910 on the AM Dial), 11:30am airtime with Gary Hess and Gary Criswell

Twitter: LIVE real-time updates all afternoon by following @cfieldsports

WEATHER: CLICK HERE for complete updates, radar and more from NBC29 in Charlottesville!  A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect in Charlottesville all day Saturday.

HCS Media Network and ChesterfieldCountySports.net wish all the best to the Skyhawks for the repeat championship quest!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

HCS Media Network DEBUTS in Chesterfield This Monday!!

HCS Media Network, Central Virginia's leading source for LIVE online radio coverage of high school sports, debuts in Chesterfield County MONDAY NIGHT!

Listen LIVE to the doubleheader basketball action as old rivals Thomas Dale and L.C. Bird square off live from Skyhawk Nation.

Airtime is 5:30pm ET Monday night, with girls tip-off at 5:45, boys approximately 7:15!

CLICK HERE to listen to the action and BOOKMARK this page for updates on future HCS Media Network live broadcasts of high school sports all season long!


OUR NEXT BROADCAST: Thomas Dale at LC Bird girls/boys basketball doubleheader, Monday December 16th, 5:30pm ET Airtime!