Monday, June 30, 2014

Special Report: More Changes To VHSL Reclassification (With Commentary)

Just when we had finished the first high school sports season in the "new era" of Virginia High School League (VHSL) Reclassification, the decks are about to be shuffled again.

It's the apparent result of both previously scheduled adjustments and concerns arising from a host of schools from across the Commonwealth.

Since the new alignment debuted last August, it was known that, every two years, adjustments to Conference and Regions would have to be made as school population levels fluctuated, new schools opened, and, in one case, two schools merging. The entire premise of the new 6A classification system was built on competition between schools with similar enrollment figures, with the hopes of more fair and equitable opportunities for all teams to compete for state championships, which in most sports were expanded from three to six.

In conjunction with the scheduled June 25 meeting amongst VHSL and individual school officials concerning the next alignment cycle, regions were able to express concerns about not just conference alignments, but other issues as well. One voiced multiple times was the way classifications, and the number of schools in each of the six, were divided. Another, not unexpected, was the new costs some schools are incurring with the new system.

When the 5A North representative, Stan Clements of Massaponax High School spoke, he noted that Patrick Henry had requested to be moved so that "all county schools would be in the same conference." After being in Conference 11 in a nine-team format that included Atlee and Lee-Davis, in the initial 2012 conference alignment, Patrick Henry then requested a move out of that conference, and the 5A South Region, to Conference 16 in 5A North, which, at the time, was just a three-team entity. Thus, this request is a "back to the future" move. In the end, it was only partially proposed (more below).

The concerns are not just in our area. C.D. Hylton High School wanted Conferences 4 and 8, which are in completely different regions of the 6A Classification, to merge for "financial and travel reasons for all Prince William County Schools".

At the April 8th meeting of this group, a "10 percent parameter" was proposed, using this "cushion" to make adjustments to the next cycle of conference and region assignments once the March 31, 2014 school enrollment figures were released. Most regions opposed the idea, and it was voted down in June by an 11-2 vote (Atlee principal Jennifer Cohodas, representing the 5A South Region, voted no, having supported it.)

Then, in another twist, the old met the new, as a motion was made and approved unaminously, to "move" Patrick Henry from the Colonial to the Capital District, in exchange for Glen Allen High School. Immediately, the question begs itself, why worry about District alignments that were part of the old system?  It gives indication that the VHSL will allow schools to continue allowing "regular season district play" prior to teams moving into Conference and Region tournaments through 2016-17. Some had believed district schedules continued in play just during the current two-year cycle (2013-14 and 2014-15) to allow schools more time to prepare for the complete changeover to the Conference format, meaning new opponents, rivalries, and in some cases, new travel costs.

So, when the proposed 2015-16 and 2016-17 Conference and Region alignments were released, so were new "proposed" District alignments.

If districts are "gone", why propose changes for another cycle? In the November 13, 2012 committee meeting, VHSL Executive Director Ken Tilley referred to districts such as the Capital and Colonial as "going out of existence".

So, from our cursory look at the minutes from the June 25th meeting, it looks like regular seasons for the foreseeable future will consist of "district" schedules from the past for many schools, changes for some, and more postseason Conference Tournament Games between teams who never see each other in regular season play. There are also some proposals that will end postseason matchups that survived the initial change to the new system.

To keep rivalries and cut down costs? It's certainly possible. It's also possible there's just not completely cemented agreement on the new system.

We certainly invite comment from anyone on the VHSL Alignment Committee. Appeals by schools to the proposed new alignment plan must be in the League office by July 24th. The Committee meets again August 11th and will submit a final alignment plan for approval on September 17th.

Here's the link to the proposed 2015-16, 2016-17 Region and Conference Alignments: CLICK HERE

Here are the proposed NEW Conferences which would be voted upon in September, taking effect in the Fall of 2015 (teams moved in bold with former Conference/Region (if applicable) in parenthesis):

6A SOUTH:

Conference 3:
Clover Hill (12, 5A South)
Cosby
Thomas Dale
Franklin County
Patrick Henry-Roanoke
James River (Midlothian)
Manchester (12, 5A South)

5A SOUTH:

Conference 11:
Douglas Freeman
Glen Allen (20, 4A South)
Henrico
Hermitage
Lee-Davis
J.R. Tucker (20, 4A South)

Conference 12:
L.C. Bird
Halifax (3, 6A South)
Highland Springs (11)
Matoaca
Meadowbrook
Prince George
Varina (3, 6A South)

5A NORTH:

Conference 16:
Albemarle
Atlee (11, 5A South)
Deep Run (11, 5A South)
Mills Godwin (11, 5A South)
Patrick Henry
Orange

4A SOUTH:

Conference 20:
Dinwiddie
Hanover
Huguenot (26, 3A East)
Midlothian
Monacan
Powhatan (19)

NOTES:

--Conference 3 would become a seven-team conference, up from six, with five of the schools from Chesterfield County, Clover Hill and Manchester moving up in classification.
--Conference 11 would shrink by two to a six-team conference, with Glen Allen and J.R. Tucker joining close county neighbors Hermitage and Douglas Freeman. Lee-Davis would be the only non-Henrico school, now the "loner" in Hanover County.
--Conference 12 moves to seven teams, adding Halifax, and both Highland Springs and Varina, looking to keep those two Eastern Henrico rivals together now that they are in the same classification (Varina moving down from 6A)
--Conference 16 adds two teams, and three new members as Halifax departs. Atlee joins Patrick Henry, with far West End schools Deep Run and Mills Godwin joining them, ending postseason Conference games between, for example, the 2014 Conference 11 Baseball Championship between archrivals Douglas Freeman and Mills Godwin.
--Conference 20 is lessened by one to six teams, says goodbye to Glen Allen and J.R. Tucker (as well as Caroline) and adds Huguenot (moving up a classification) and Powhatan from a now-imploded Conference 19.

REMINDER: This is a proposal. Nothing is set in stone for the next cycle until, at the earliest, September 17th.

Friday, June 27, 2014

HONORS: Group 6A All-State Baseball Team!

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for this prestigious honor! Chesterfield honorees are denoted in bold.

FIRST TEAM:

Pitcher: Hunter Williams, Cosby
Pitcher: Nick Wells, Battlefield
Catcher: Devon Fisher, Western Branch
Catcher: Nick Feight, Battlefield
1st Base: Justin Cook, First Colonial
2nd Base: Austin Magestro, C.D. Hylton
3rd Base: Luke Belt, Madison
Shortstop: Michael Smith, South County
Outfield: Zach Rutherford, Western Branch (also named 6A State Player of The Year)
Outfield: Mike Sciorra, Chantilly
Outfield: Brady Zinda, C.D. Hylton
DH: Jake Huggins, Cosby
Utility: Jake McSteen, Langley

SECOND TEAM:

Pitcher: Culver Lamb, Tallwood
Pitcher: Eason Recto, Chantilly
Catcher: Caleb Beatty, McLean
Catcher: Riley West, C.D. Hylton
1st Base: Jimmy Goldsmith, Madison
2nd Base: Jeff Neufang, Osbourn Park
3rd Base: Brian Mims, Forest Park
Shortstop: Collin Fleischer, Thomas Dale
Outfield: Tyler Fitzgerald, Cosby
Outfield: Jack Hammer, Osbourn Park
Outfield: Mason Diotte, Patriot
DH: Nate Eikoff, Patriot
Utility: Matt Eagle, Granby

Thursday, June 19, 2014

All-4A South Region Boys Soccer Teams!

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for making the All-4A South Region Boys Soccer team!

NOTE: Area players are denoted in bold....

FIRST TEAM:
Forward: Matt Szucs, Midlothian
Forward: Aaron Kaye, Grafton
Forward: Connor Rea, Midlothian
Forward: Gabe Everette, Nansemond River
Forward: Noah Pescara, Jamestown
Midfielder: Harrison Lawrence, Midlothian
Midfielder: Cole Farnsworth, Hanover
Midfielder: Hayden Walter, Hanover
Midfielder: Nick Dey, Grafton
Midfielder: Jeff Wolons, Jamestown
Defense: Alex Waite, Midlothian
Defense: Paul Essigman, Hanover
Defense: Matt Cullom, Jamestown
Defense: Dom Di Gangi, Grafton
Defense: Luke Walton, Midlothian
Goalkeeper: Adam Farnsworth, Hanover

SECOND TEAM:
Forward: Joel Tidman, Caroline
Forward: Terrell Sheffey, Tabb
Forward: Travis Brown, Wilson
Forward: Brandon Jordan, Jamestown
Forward: Axel Lopez, Nansemond River
Midfielder: Luan Schlebusch, Glen Allen
Midfielder: Brayan Morales, Nansemond River
Midfielder: Jacob Quesenbury, Tabb
Midfielder: Rodrigo Moran, Wilson
Midfielder: Yousef Al-Sarraf, Nansemond River
Defense: Ansel Lu, J.R. Tucker
Defense: T.J. Wood, Wilson
Defense: Brett Butz, Grafton
Defense: Brandon Dowden, Nansemond River
Defense: Joseph Mejia, Smithfield
Goalkeeper: Michael Bly, Grafton

4A South Region Player of The Year: Matt Szucs, Midlothian
4A South Region Coach of The Year: Ted Jones, Midlothian

All-6A South Region Softball Teams!

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2014 All-6A South Region Softball Team! County players and honorees are in bold...

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Chelsea Whitcomb, Cosby
Pitcher: Maddy Morris, Kecoughtan
Catcher: Dominique Travers, Forest Park
Catcher: Jessica Goldyn, Ocean Lakes
Infielder: Maddie King, First Colonial
Infielder: Skylar Johnston, First Colonial
Infielder: Meaghan Barfield, First Colonial
Infielder: Genevieve Raley, Forest Park
Infielder: Logan Barbour, Franklin County
Infielder: Savanna Ols, Cosby
Outfielder: Sierra Whitlock: Woodbridge
Outfielder: Jordan Whitcomb, Franklin County
Outfielder: Megan Meindl, Cosby
Outfielder: Samantha Braxton, C.D. Hylton
Utility: Kirsten Copley, Cosby

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Mia Lacy, C.D. Hylton
Pitcher: Jessica Middleton, Forest Park
Pitcher: Jenna Powell, First Colonial
Pitcher: Kaitlyn Lehan, Ocean Lakes
Infielder: Mariah Poulson, Cosby
Infielder: Brittany Jacobs, Riverbend
Infielder: Emy Tach, Ocean Lakes
Infielder: Kiara Jenkins, Bayside
Infielder: Serenity Boykins-Stewart, C.D. Hylton
Outfielder: Hali Saul, First Colonial
Outfielder: Mackenzie Chitwood, First Colonial
Outfielder: Mallory Ratcliff, Riverbend
Outfielder: Bridget Mokols, First Colonial
Utility: Kameron Cundiff, First Colonial


6A South Region Player of The Year: Chelsea Whitcomb, Cosby
6A South Region Coach of The Year: Ray Jeter, Cosby

Sunday, June 15, 2014

All-6A South Region Baseball

Congratulations to the following student-athletes named to the 2014 All-6A South Region Baseball Teams:

FIRST TEAM:

Pitcher: Hunter Williams, Cosby
Pitcher: Culver Lamb, Tallwood
Catcher: Devon Fisher, Western Branch
1st Base: Vinnie Pasquantino, James River
1st Base: Justin Cook, First Colonial
2nd Base: Austin Magestro, C.D. Hylton
3rd Base: Collin Fleischer, Thomas Dale
Shortstop: Brian Mims, Forest Park
Shortstop: Austin Henry, First Colonial
Outfield: Tyler Fitzgerald, Cosby
Outfield: Harry Lee Watson, James River
Outfield: Zach Rutherford, Western Branch
Outfield: Brady Zinda, C.D. Hylton
DH: Jake Huggins, Cosby
Utility: Matthew Eagle, Granby
Utility: Cole Migliorini, Colonial Forge

SECOND TEAM:

Pitcher: Josh Winder, James River
Pitcher: Nate Matheson, Kecoughtan
Pitcher: Eric Byrd, Riverbend
Catcher: Riley West, C.D. Hylton
1st Base: Mike Pates, Riverbend
2nd Base: Carter Heron, Cox
3rd Base: Andrew Bullock, Grassfield
Shortstop: Nathan Eaton, Thomas Dale
Shortstop: Seth Woodard, Woodside
Outfield: Riley Wilson, Cosby
Outfield: Jordan Beachron, Stafford
Outfield: Trey Hanchey, Granby
Outfield: Austin Rouleau, Woodside
DH: Will Frazier, C.D. Hylton
Utility: Cullen Large, James River

6A South Region Co-Players Of The Year: Hunter Williams, Cosby & Zach Rutherford, Western Branch
6A South Region Co-Coaches Of The Year: Tim Lowrey, Cosby & Roland Wright, Western Branch




Saturday, June 14, 2014

LISTEN LIVE to Cosby Softball in 6A State Championship!

Chelsea Whitcomb struck out ten while scoring the game's first run from first on a sacrifice bunt and throwing error as Cosby softball advanced to 24-0 with a 2-1 victory over Lake Braddock in the 6A State Semifinals in Fairfax.

Whitcomb drove home the eventual game-winning run with a single, as Kayla Helms, who doubled with one out in the bottom of the 3rd, came home to score. The Bruins scored their run in the fifth inning.

Cosby plays South County, 1-0 winners in an 11-inning marathon over First Colonial, in the championship game at 5pm at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax.

NOTE: LISTEN LIVE to Cosby in the 6A State Championship on the Mixlr Player at the top of the page at this website!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

REVISED 6A State Semifinal Schedule

GIRLS SOCCER:
Centerville vs. Cosby, 11AM

SOFTBALL:
Lake Braddock vs. Cosby, 4PM

BASEBALL:
Cosby vs. Chantilly, 7PM.

All games are SATURDAY at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax. Tickets are $10.

ALERT: 6A State Tournament Moved Back A Day....

Cosby teams will have to wait another day to play.

The VHSL, in anticipation of widespread rain and storm activity over Northern Virginia Friday, has postponed all 5A and 6A State Semifinals in spring sports to Saturday 6/14. The Championship games are now Sunday 6/15.

Time schedules will be announced by the VHSL later this afternoon.

NOTE: This does NOT affect Midlothian soccer matches in the 4A State Semifinals at Liberty University in Lynchburg. They current are STILL ON for Friday, with title matches on Saturday.

Monday, June 9, 2014

ALL-4A SOUTH REGION GIRLS SOCCER TEAMS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to these student-athletes for being named Girls Soccer All-4A South Region! (NOTE: Conference 20 honorees are in bold)

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Emily Drummond, Midlothian
Jessica Scruggs, Midlothian
Susanna Friedrichs, Monacan
Paige Majdic, Jamestown
Erin Fenton, Tabb

Midfield:
Kari Johnston, Midlothian
Kathryn Tarnai, Glen Allen
Baily Cristian, Jamestown
Cynthia Brown, Wilson
Katie Herold, Tabb

Defense:
Brittany Beckwith, Midlothian
Rachael Brewer, Tabb
Maddie Clevinger, Jamestown
Erin Guidry, Glen Allen
Alex Daly, Midlothian

Goalkeeper:
Caroline Crowder, Hanover

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Dara Vanskyhawk, Wilson
Emily Leverone, Nansemond River
Aaliyah Lyttle, Jamestown
Emily Riggan, Glen Allen
Caitlin Will, Monacan

Midfield:
Rebecca Washburn, Kings Fork
Peyton Helbert, Jamestown
Megan Richards, Tabb
Morgan Rea, Midlothian
Morgan Vaughan, Monacan

Defense:
Natalie Stratton, Tabb
Alex Dayton, Jamestown
Danielle Robertson, Monacan
Bailey Vanskyhawk, Wilson
Karin Kleps, Nansemond River

HONORABLE MENTION:

Forward:
Cher Jamison, Wilson
Cydney Nichols, Kings Fork
Morgan Connell, Jamestown

Midfield:
Jamie Brown, Grafton
Victoria Stafford, Wilson

Defense:
Kinyeer Kirton, Wilson
Cayla Eason, Deep Creek
Cassidy Feldt, Nansemond River

Goalkeeper:
Erin Bradshaw, Lakeland
Olivia Wilson, Grafton

4A South Region Player of The Year: Emily Drummond, Midlothian
4A South Region Coach of The Year: Cammie Bennett, Midlothian

Friday, June 6, 2014

UPDATED: State Championship Schedule!!

6A STATE BASEBALL SEMIFINALS (Friday June 13th at Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax):
McLean vs. Western Branch, 3pm
Cosby vs. Chantilly, 7pm
(If Cosby wins, State 6A Championship Game is Saturday June 14th, 7pm at same location.)

6A STATE SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS (Friday June 13th at Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax):
Lake Braddock vs. Cosby, 4pm
First Colonial vs. South County, 7pm
(If Cosby wins, State 6A Championship Game is Saturday June 14th, 5pm at same location.)

6A STATE GIRLS SOCCER SEMIFINALS (Friday June 13th at Robinson Secondary School):
Frank W. Cox vs. Battlefield, 1pm
Centreville vs. Cosby, 4pm
(If Cosby wins, State 6A Championship Game is Saturday June 14th, 7pm at same location.)

4A STATE BOYS SOCCER SEMIFINALS (Friday June 13th at Liberty University, Lynchburg):
Chancellor vs. Midlothian, 2pm
Grafton vs. Loudoun County, 10am (Change due to Grafton graduation at 7pm)
(If Midlothian wins, State 4A Championship Game is Saturday June 14th, 4pm at same location.)

4A STATE GIRLS SOCCER SEMIFINALS (Friday June 13th at Liberty University, Lynchburg):
Jefferson Forest vs. Midlothian, 10am
Tabb vs. Dominion, 6pm (changed so Tabb may attend noon graduation Friday)
(If Midlothian wins, State 4A Championship Game is Saturday June 14th, 2pm at same location.)

NOTE: Tickets are $10 to ALL VHSL State Championship events!

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TENNIS:

4A STATE GIRLS TEAM SEMIFINAL:

Fauquier County at Midlothian, (Monday, 2pm at Clover Hill HS)

NOTE: If Midlothian wins, they would play 4A State Championship Saturday June 14th, 1pm at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

4A STATE BOYS TEAM SEMIFINAL:

Loudoun County vs. Midlothian, 2pm at Manchester HS

NOTE: If Midlothian wins, they would play 4A State Championship Saturday June 14th, 1pm at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

6A STATE BOYS SINGLES SEMIFINALS (Thursday, 9am at Jefferson District Park, Fairfax):

Adrien Bouchet (Oakton) vs. Dillon Sykes (Cosby)
Paul Mendoza (Cosby) vs. Jacob Daugherty (Lake Braddock)

(Winners play in State Final at 12 Noon)

6A STATE BOYS DOUBLES SEMIFINALS (Friday, 9am at Jefferson District Park, Fairfax)

Nesterovich/Yoo (Lake Braddock) vs. Mendoza/Sykes (Cosby)
Cosmo/Brody (James River) vs. Daugherty/Huynh (Lake Braddock)

(Winners play in State Final at 12 Noon)

6A STATE BOYS TEAM SEMIFINALS:

Langley at James River, 2:30pm Monday

(If Rapids win, State 6A Championship is Saturday, 12 Noon at Jefferson District Park, Fairfax)

6A STATE GIRLS TEAM SEMIFINALS:

James River at Oakton, 2:30pm Monday

(If Rapids win, State 6A Championship is Saturday, 9am at Jefferson District Park, Fairfax)




Region Finals: Titans Go 2-1!

The Cosby Titans girls soccer team won truly a match for the ages Friday evening, coming from behind in desperate mode, first to force overtime, which led to a golden goal in the third sudden death period to win the 6A South Region Championship.

Cosby, down 1-0 to Frank W. Cox since early in the second half, scored in stoppage time as Carly McBain found the net before the whistle sounded to force overtime.

Each team scored in the first extra session, the Titans briefly leading thanks to CaryBeth Reynolds' tally in the 85th minute. But Cox tied it three minutes later, leading to overtime #3.

That's when Madi Conyers stepped in, sending the championship clincher into the back of the net in the match's 93rd and final minute.

The Titans are now 18-0 and play in the 6A State Semis next Friday.

Meanwhile, Cosby softball advanced to 23-0, riding the arm of Virginia Tech commit Chelsea Whitcomb to a 1-0 win over First Colonial. Whitcomb, who pitched the Titans to the 2012 State Group AAA Championship as a sophomore, had eleven strikeouts in the victory.

Cosby baseball was not as fortunate, running into the offensive attack of Western Branch, falling on the road 8-1 in their 6A South Region Final.  The Titans move to the State Final Four at 22-1.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Directions to Cosby Baseball, Girls Soccer Region Finals!

Both Cosby baseball and girls soccer, though unbeaten, have to go on the road to try to win the inaugural 6A South Region Championships Friday evening.

Cosby girls soccer heads to Virginia Beach to take on Cox. Directions to the school are HERE.

Cosby baseball goes to Chesapeake to battle Western Branch. Directions to that school are available by CLICKING HERE.

MIDLOTHIAN SOCCER: DOUBLE REGION CHAMPIONS!

The Midlothian Trojans pulled the "daily double" for two 4A South Region Championships on the soccer field on Thursday!

The girls struck first, handling Tabb 5-1 for the inaugural 4A South title to improve the record to 18-2. Following, the boys upheld their end of the doubleheader with a 3-1 victory over Grafton for the 4A South boys crown, improving their record to 18-1-1.

The Midlothian girls will play in the 4A State Semifinals on Friday June 13th at 10AM at Liberty University in Lynchburg against the 4A North Region runner-up. The 4A North final is Friday evening when Jefferson Forest battles Dominion.

For the Trojan boys team, they will play their 4A State Semifinal match Friday June 13th at 2pm at Liberty University, also against the 4A North Region runner-up. The 4A North boys final is Loudoun County vs. Chancellor Friday at 7pm at Tuscarora High School.

Congratulations, Midlothian Soccer!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY FINALS: FIVE County Teams To State Tournaments!!

4A South Boys Soccer Semifinal: Midlothian 9, Deep Creek 0

(Midlothian hosts Grafton in 4A South Region Championship, Thursday at 7:30!)

4A South Girls Soccer Semifinal: Midlothian 9, Nansemond River 0

(Midlothian hosts Tabb in 4A South Region Championship, Friday at 4:30!)

6A South Girls Soccer Semifinal: Cosby 5, Woodbridge 3

(Cosby at Cox in 6A South Region Championship, Friday, time TBD)

6A South Baseball Semifinal: Cosby 11, C.D. Hylton 6

(Cosby now 22-0, faces Western Branch in 6A South Region Championship Friday, time/location TBD)

6A South Softball Semifinal: Cosby 3, Forest Park 2

(Cosby hosts First Colonial in 6A South Region Championship, Friday at 4:30!)

6A South Boys Soccer Semifinal: C.D. Hylton 2, James River 1

(Season comes to close for the Rapids...)

RECORDS:

Midlothian Boys Soccer: 17-1-1
Midlothian Girls Soccer: 17-2
Cosby Girls Soccer: 17-0
Cosby Baseball: 22-0
Cosby Softball: 22-0

NOTE:
Cosby teams will play in 6A State Semifinals on Friday, June 13th at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia. Directions to the school are HERE.

Midlothian teams will play in 4A State Semifinals on Friday, June 13th at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Directions to the site are HERE.



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Directions For Cosby Girls Soccer, Softball Games!

If you're heading north for the Cosby Titans' girls soccer match versus Woodbridge or softball game against Forest Park in the 6A South Region Semifinal tonight at 6pm, we have the directions for you!

CLICK HERE for them, and remember to allow extra time for rush hour traffic in Northern Virginia.

For softball directions, just CLICK HERE!


TUESDAY FINALS...

BASEBALL:
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Mills Godwin 4, Matoaca 1

BOYS SOCCER:
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Mills Godwin 2, Meadowbrook 0
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Douglas Freeman 2, Clover Hill 1

GIRLS SOCCER:
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Atlee 1, Clover Hill 0

All-Conference 12 Girls Soccer Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for receiving All-Conference Honors in Conference 12 Girls Soccer! All-Academic recipients are noted by (*).

FIRST TEAM:

Forwards:
Joanna Taylor (Prince George)*
Claire Robinson (Clover Hill)*
Mia Meinhardt (Clover Hill)*
Katie Woodley (Manchester)*
Hannah Taylor (Manchester)*

Midfielders:
Brittany Borum (Clover Hill)*
Alex Miller (Clover Hill)*
Katy Wildeus (Matoaca)*
Abby Harrell (Prince George)*
Lindsey Cashion (Clover Hill)*

Defenders:
Samantha Jerabek (Clover Hill)*
Sarah Dobson (Clover Hill)*
Abby Davis (Manchester)*
Jordan Drummonds (Manchester)*
Tori Jennings (Clover Hill)*

Goalie:
Maddie Campbell (Matoaca)*

SECOND TEAM:

Forwards:
Marceline Bihango (Meadowbrook)
Cindy Perez (L.C. Bird)

Midfielders:
Alexi Harrell (Prince George)
Jennifer Burdick (Matoaca)*
Dayanna Flores (Meadowbrook)*
Sarah Ray (Manchester)*
Sydney Abrisz (Manchester)*

Defenders:
Kate Boras (Matoaca)
Chaelin Magruder (Prince George)*
Rachelle Rawis (Prince George)*
Kayla Moon (Manchester)
Alexis McCargo (L.C. Bird)

Goalie:
Jordan Stephenson (L.C. Bird)

Conference 12 Player of The Year: Brittany Borum--Clover Hill
Conference 12 Coach of The Year: Ryan Taylor--Clover Hill

Monday, June 2, 2014

TUESDAY SCHEDULE...

BASEBALL:
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Matoaca vs. Mills Godwin, 8pm at Deep Run HS

GIRLS SOCCER:
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Atlee at Clover Hill, 7:30pm (Clover Hill pre-determined host of this regional round)

BOYS SOCCER:
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Meadowbrook at Mills Godwin, 5:30pm (Mills Godwin pre-determined host of this regional round)
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Clover Hill vs. Douglas Freeman, 7:30pm at Mills Godwin.

Going to Deep Run? Enter school at main entrance at stop light on Twin Hickory Road, turn left. Soccer stadium will be ahead. Turn right at poles to proceed to parking area. Gate entrance at far end of stadium.

Going to Mills Godwin? Enter school at main entrance off Pump Road, go straight 1/10th of mile. Parking then is on the right. Soccer stadium will be in front of you once you turn right in parking area.

MONDAY PLAYOFF FINALS...

BASEBALL:
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Cosby 7, Riverbend 2 (Titans now 21-0)
6A South Region Quarterfinal: C.D. Hylton 9, James River 0 (Rapids season ends at 15-7)
4A South Region Quarterfinal: Grafton 6, Midlothian 4 (Trojans season ends at 15-8)

SOFTBALL:
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Cosby 4, Woodbridge 1 (Titans now 21-0)
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Atlee 1, Matoaca 0 (Heartbreaking loss ends Warriors season)

GIRLS SOCCER:
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Woodbridge 7, Thomas Dale 2
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Cosby 3, Forest Park 0
4A South Region Quarterfinal: Tabb 3, Monacan 0
4A South Region Quarterfinal: Midlothian 9, Jamestown 2

BOYS SOCCER:
6A South Region Quarterfinal: James River 3, Riverbend 0

All-Conference 12 Baseball Teams Announced!

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for Conference 12 baseball All-Conference honors! All-Academic honorees shown with (*)...

FIRST TEAM:

Pitcher: Rick Spiers (Matoaca)
Pitcher: Nick Butts (Manchester)*
Catcher: Brody Rotzoll (Prince George)*
Catcher: Chris King (Clover Hill)*
1B: Jake Bailey (Matoaca)*
2B: Corey Anderson (L.C. Bird)*
3B: Darius Gillus (L.C. Bird)*
SS: Mark King (Prince George)*
OF: Phil Van Keuren (Matoaca)
OF: Sal Sidoti (Clover Hill)*
OF: Austin Glenn (Manchester)*
OF: Grayson Trower (Matoaca)*
DH: Jamison Trower (Matoaca)*
Utility: Logan Mills (L.C. Bird)*

SECOND TEAM:
P: Ian Mayes (Clover Hill)
P: Alexander Mauricio (Manchester)
C: Grant Boyd (Matoaca)
1B: Jacob Duty (Manchester)
2B: Jordan Nase (Prince George)
3B: Stephen Baughan (Clover Hill)
SS: Sam Smith (Matoaca)
OF: Chris Hayden (L.C. Bird)
OF: Joe Madina (Meadowbrook)
OF: Jacob Bartlett (Matoaca)
OF: Jeyshawn Rosada (Meadowbrook)
DH: Conner Daly (Prince George)
Utility: Alexander Mauricio (Manchester)

HONORABLE MENTION:
Jackson Rivera (Prince George)
Earl Long (Prince George)
Craig Johnson (Matoaca)
D.J. Harris (Meadowbrook)

Conference 12 Player of The Year: Rick Spiers (Matoaca)
Conference 12 Coach of The Year: Tim Haynes (Matoaca)


All-Conference 3 Boys & Girls Soccer Teams Announced!

Here are the Conference 3 All-Conference Honors for Boys and Girls Soccer:

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
F: Austin Mann, Cosby
F: Nick Garst, PH-Roanoke
F: Alex Gyimesi, James River
F: Aaron Kovac, PH-Roanoke
F: Zach Clayborne, Franklin County
F: Andrew Gyimesi, James River
MF: Renato Grgic, PH-Roanoke
MF: Jack Eastman, James River
MF: Austin Correia, Thomas Dale
MF: Nick King, Cosby
MF: Benji Pullen, Cosby
D: Emmanuel Scere, PH-Roanoke
D: Josh Madison, James River
D: Stephen Penterson, Cosby
D: Matt Mangano, Thomas Dale
D: Currie Hanes, Franklin County
D: Terrance Andrews, PH-Roanoke
GK: Alec Boerner, James River

SECOND TEAM:
F: Locene Yarmah, PH-Roanoke
F: Irakoze Donasiyano, PH-Roanoke
F: Kervin Macado, Varina
MF: Devin Dyer, Cosby
MF: Dylan Jones, Franklin County
MF: Andrew Knight, James River
MF: Joe Jamison, PH-Roanoke
MF: Michael Andrews, James River
MF: Matt Peloquin, Thomas Dale
D: Michael Moorman, Franklin County
D: Brandon Rogers, James River
D: Sam Roller, PH-Roanoke
D: Miles O'Connell, Cosby
GK: Christian Paget, PH-Roanoke

Conference 3 Boys Soccer Co-Players of the Year: Austin Mann, Cosby & Christian Paget, PH-Roanoke


GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
F: Madi Conyers, Cosby
F: Madison Hendricks, Cosby
F: Kayla Blake, James River
F: Dominique Grubbs, Thomas Dale
F: Aina Tuck, Franklin County
MF: Savannah Andrews, James River
MF: Carly McBaine, Cosby
MF: Linden Kelly, Cosby
MF: Emily Anderson, Cosby
MF: Sydney Varney, Franklin County
MF: Emily Whitaker, PH-Roanoke
MF: Becky Kriz, Thomas Dale
D: Hannah Cornman, Cosby
D: Kelli Rieck, James River
D: Taylor Alvey, Cosby
D: Katie Waring, Thomas Dale
D: Daishi Dudley, Franklin County
GK: Carly Maglio, Cosby

SECOND TEAM:
F: Bridget Schindel, Thomas Dale
F: Vita Prillaman, Franklin County
F: Olivia Offermann, PH-Roanoke
MF: Emily Johnson, Thomas Dale
MF: Taylor Smith, Franklin County
MF: Cristina Gonzalez, James River
MF: Elie Caples, James River
MF: Elle Prillaman, PH-Roanoke
D: Natalie Smith, Thomas Dale
D: Katie Levy, PH-Roanoke
D: Madison Powell, Cosby
D: Courtnee Boyd, Franklin County
D: Mary Virginia Kelly, James River
GK: Ally Haas, Thomas Dale

Conference 3 Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Madi Conyers, Cosby

All-Conference 20 Baseball Teams Announced!

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Derek Casey, Hanover
Pitcher: Matt Franklin, Midlothian
Catcher: Austin Hale, Dinwiddie
Catcher: Brady Didlake, Hanover
1B: Kam Simms, Glen Allen
2B: Michael Blackburn, Midlothian
SS: Cayman Richardson, Hanover
3B: Trevor Denton, Hanover
OF: Austin Slough, Glen Allen
OF: Randy Neisz, J.R. Tucker
OF: C.J. Freedman, Midlothian
OF: Jakob Pridemore, Hanover
DH: Patrick Hall, Glen Allen
Utility: Nick Koutsoukos, Glen Allen

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Chase McPherson, J.R. Tucker
Pitcher: Patrick Hall, Glen Allen
Catcher: Ryan Hickman, Caroline
Catcher: Garrison Wright, Glen Allen
1B: Jimmy Meloy, Dinwiddie
2B: Josh Shepherd, Hanover
SS: Rasharrd Harris, Caroline
3B: Grant Keller, Midlothian
OF: Eliott Sledd, Hanover
OF: Jay Chapman, Caroline
OF: Brandon Stout, Dinwiddie
OF: Jacob Revels, Monacan
DH: Troy Szalay, Hanover
Utility: Tanner Fuller, Midlothian
          Adam Desjarlais, Caroline

HONORABLE MENTION:
Utility: Bradley Langford, Monacan
1B/DH: Cole Grinde, Caroline
P/2B: Collin Hess, Caroline
OF: Gabe Whitten, J.R. Tucker
3B: Justin Pitts, Caroline
SS: Nick Koutsoukos, Glen Allen
OF: Scott Carter, Midlothian
SS: Tanner Fuller, Midlothian
DH: Tanner Jones, Midlothian
1B: Zack Ayoub, Midlothian

Conference 20 Player of the Year: Derek Casey, Hanover
Conference 20 Coach of the Year: Charlie Dragum, Hanover

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Monday's Region Quarterfinal Schedule...

(NOTE: Directions to away games for James River baseball, Midlothian baseball and Thomas Dale girls soccer are available by scrolling down this webpage!)

BASEBALL:
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Riverbend at Cosby, 4:30pm
6A South Region Quarterfinal: James River at C.D. Hylton, 6pm
4A South Region Quarterfinal: Midlothian at Grafton, 4:30pm

SOFTBALL:
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Woodbridge Senior at Cosby, 4:30pm
5A South Region Quarterfinal: Matoaca vs. Atlee at Lee-Davis HS, 7pm

BOYS SOCCER:
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Riverbend at James River, 6pm

GIRLS SOCCER:
4A South Region Quarterfinal: Monacan at Tabb, 6pm
4A South Region Quarterfinal: Jamestown at Midlothian, 5:30pm
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Forest Park at Cosby, 6pm
6A South Region Quarterfinal: Thomas Dale at Woodbridge, 6pm

Directions for Thomas Dale Girls Soccer to Woodbridge Senior HS...

The 6A South Region quarterfinals for girls soccer begin Monday evening as the Knights of Thomas Dale head north to face Woodbridge.

CLICK HERE to get directions from the school to Woodbridge Senior HS, and allow extra time to arrive for the 6pm match due to usual rush hour traffic in Northern Virginia on I-95.


Directions for Midlothian Baseball at Grafton High...

The Midlothian Trojans open 4A South Region play in a quarterfinal at Grafton High School Monday at 4:30pm.

CLICK HERE for directions from the school to Grafton!

Directions for James River Baseball to C.D. Hylton High School!

The Rapids open 6A South Region play in the quarterfinals Monday at 6pm.

CLICK HERE for directions from the school to C.D. Hylton!  Allow extra time for rush hour traffic on I-95 in Northern Virginia!