Friday, October 31, 2014

FOOTBALL FINALS:

#3 Manchester 41, James River 13 (Lancers now 9-0 ahead of battle with L.C. Bird; Rapids fall to 5-4, fighting Riverbend and Varina for the final two playoff berths in 6A South)

#4 L.C. Bird 54, Clover Hill 3 (Skyhawks with 114 points in past two wins, 8-1 and rolling ahead of their showdown at Manchester next Friday.)

#6 Thomas Dale 20, #7 Dinwiddie 13 (Knights end Generals' 7-game winning streak even without Darvin Taylor, scoring early fourth quarter, then letting their defense finish the job. Knights are 7-2.)

#9 Monacan 29, Midlothian 0 (Chiefs with first seven-win season in six year, could catch #3 Phoebus in 4A South standings after their loss tonight)

Meadowbrook 27, Petersburg 6 (Monarchs improve to 5-4, all but lock at least #8 seed in 5A South Central; still must go to Dinwiddie).

Matoaca 73, Hopewell 13 (Warriors take their frustrations out on the Blue Devils and improve to 4-5).

Cosby 62, George Wythe 0 (3-game losing skid over, Titans will remain sixth in 6A South standings with a week to play).

NEXT WEEK:
#4 L.C. Bird (8-1) at #3 Manchester (9-0)
#9 Monacan (7-2) at Cosby (6-3)
Matoaca (4-5) at #6 Thomas Dale (7-2)
#7 Dinwiddie (7-2) at Meadowbrook (5-4)
Huguenot at Clover Hill (2-7)
George Wythe (0-8) at James River (5-4)

FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Week 10 Schedule

(All rankings based on latest NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll...)

COUNTY GAMES:

JAMES RIVER (5-3) at #3 MANCHESTER (8-0), 7:30pm: Is Zach Hawes the answer now that the Lancers are playing without the injured Justin Pendergrass? Last week's win over George Wythe was a test run, now the running game will face a stiff challenge in the Rapids defense, who has held opponents to 17 points or less in six of their eight contests. Look for Daniel Rose to play a big role if the Lancers are to move to 9-0 ahead of their huge regular season finale at home next week against #4 L.C. Bird. The Rapids are currently 7th in their 6A South Sub-Region, just ahead of Varina. The top eight teams make the postseason. Manchester fell behind the Skyhawks in their 5A South Sub-Region by .375 of a point. Beating a five-win, higher classification opponent tonight could snag the #3 seed right back, depending on other results.

#4 L.C. BIRD (7-1) at CLOVER HILL (2-6), 7:30pm: It should be another walk in the park for the Skyhawks, who put on their most impressive performance of the season in last week's 60-0 dismantling of Cosby. Jalen Elliott has found his groove at quarterback. Adding that to the season-long groove of Stephen Mines at tailback creates nightmares for opposing defensive coordinators. Bird should be 8-1 when they head to Manchester next week, the biggest question is will Manchester be 9-0?  Can the Cavaliers play spoilers tonight?  If they do, it would be the biggest shocker of a Central Region season already chock full of them...

#6 THOMAS DALE (6-2) at #7 DINWIDDIE (7-1), 7pm: Well, something's gotta give. The Knights have won six straight, the Generals seven, the two combining for 13 wins since September 12th. On top of that, both seem headed to the postseason, but are fighting for playoff position. Thomas Dale enters tonight in 3rd in their 6A South Sub-Region, but within sight of #2 Colonial Forge (29.375 to 29.750). Colonial Forge plays Stafford, a one-win team. A Knights win over a seven-win Generals team, even from a lower classification, could help narrow, or eliminate, that gap. For Dinwiddie, they frustratingly sit at #9 in 4A South, just behind Powhatan (7th) and Hanover (8th). In a 16-team "all-in" format, they would start the playoffs on the road from that seed. The Generals want a win and hope either Hanover loses to Varina or Powhatan falls to Western Albemarle in a battle of 7-1 teams in order to make that top eight with just a week to play.

#9 MONACAN (6-2) at MIDLOTHIAN (2-7), 7:30pm: The regular season closes early on Midlothian, who began before Labor Day and did not have a bye. They'd love to finish 3-1 in their final four, and, at the same time, beat an old rival in the Chiefs, who clinched their first winning season since 2008 last week. But to do that, there's a two-headed backfield monster you must contain, as both Khalik Hamlin and Justin Moody ran for 100+ yards in their win over Clover Hill last week. Monacan will look to pound Midlothian into submission, winning the time of possession battle and the war on the line of scrimmage to get Hamlin and Moody rolling. Monacan, though, is 1-2 in their last three meetings with the Trojans. A win would match their seven-win total of 2008. The last Chiefs team to surpass seven wins? The 2003 edition, who won nine.

PETERSBURG (3-5) at MEADOWBROOK (4-4), 7pm: A win tonight likely puts the Monarchs in the 5A South Central playoffs, a pretty impressive achievement considering they started the season 0-3. But strength of schedule and a late season charge, plus the ability to not panic after those three losses, have put Meadowbrook where they are, three full points ahead of #9 Mills Godwin in the VHSL standings with two games to play. But don't sleep on the Crimson Wave. They are 12th in the 3A East standings, comfortably ahead of Colonial Heights, but could also rise in the rankings with a win tonight, getting them in position for a more favorable first round playoff opponent. Stakes will be high in this one.

HOPEWELL (4-4) at MATOACA (3-5), 7pm: What could have been....for the Warriors, it's been a season of near-misses. There was the eight-point shootout loss at Cosby in Week 2, and back-to-back games where they let leads get away against Petersburg and Dinwiddie. While mathematically alive in 5A South Central in 10th behind Mills Godwin trying to find Meadowbrook, it would take a minor miracle for Matoaca's season to extend beyond next Friday's finale at Thomas Dale. They'd have to start tonight by taking down a Blue Devils' team tied for 5th in 3A East with Poquoson, needing this game themselves to solidify playoff position.

GEORGE WYTHE (0-7) at COSBY (5-3), 7:30pm: The Titans should right the ship tonight after three straight losses put them in a tailspin in the 6A South Sub-Region standings. A month ago, they were #1. Now they are in sixth and holding on against the likes of James River and Varina. Beating a winless 3A East team yields no bonus points, but at this point in their season, a win is a win is a win. But even with a win, if James River upsets Manchester, the Titans could find themselves in seventh place with only a week to go, and a battle with playoff-bound Monacan on the horizon....

OTHER MATCHUPS TO WATCH:

#5 Atlee (7-1) at #1 Highland Springs (8-0) (LIVE at 6:30pm on 102.9 FM WHAN Radio and by CLICKING HERE for coverage from The RVA Sports Network)

John Marshall (1-7) at #2 Hermitage (8-0)
#10 Hanover (5-3) at Varina (4-4)
Colonial Heights (2-6) at Prince George (3-5)
Western Albemarle (7-1) at Powhatan (7-1)

Be sure to follow our Twitter Network: @cfieldsports, @TheRVASportsNet, @hanoversports and @henricosports for scores and updates all night long.




CONFERENCE 3 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

Here are the boys and girls brackets for the Conference 3 Tournament:

BOYS:

Semifinals (Tuesday 11/4 at Higher Seed)

#4 Varina at #1 Cosby, 7pm
#3 James River at #2 Thomas Dale, 7pm

Championship Match (Thursday 11/6 at Higher Seed)
Semifinal Winners, 7pm (unless both finals at same site, then 7:30pm)

GIRLS:

First Round (Monday 11/3 at Higher Seed)

#6 Varina at #3 Franklin County, 6pm
#5 Patrick Henry-Roanoke at #4 Thomas Dale, 5pm

Semifinals (Tuesday 11/4 at Higher Seed)
PH-Roanoke/Thomas Dale winner at #1 Cosby, 5:30pm
Varina/Franklin County winner at #2 James River, 5:30pm

Championship Match (Thursday 11/6 at Higher Seed)
Semifinal Winners, 7pm (unless both finals at same site, then 6pm)


Thursday, October 30, 2014

CONFERENCE 12 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

BOYS:

Receiving Byes: #1 Clover Hill, #2 Prince George...

First Round (Monday November 3rd at Prince George HS):
#6 Meadowbrook vs. #3 Matoaca, 5:30pm
#5 L.C. Bird vs. #4 Manchester, 7:30pm

Semifinals (Wednesday November 5th at Prince George):
#4/#5 Winner vs. #1 Clover Hill, 5:30pm
#3/#6 Winner vs. #2 Prince George, 7:30pm

Championship Match (Thursday November 6th at Meadowbrook):
Semifinal Winners, 7:15pm

GIRLS:

Receiving Byes: #1 Clover Hill, #2 L.C. Bird...

First Round (Monday November 3rd at Meadowbrook HS):
#6 Meadowbrook vs. #3 Manchester, 5:30pm
#5 Prince George vs. #4 Matoaca, 7:15pm

Semifinals (Wednesday November 5th at Meadowbrook):
#3/#6 Winner vs. #2 L.C. Bird, 5:30pm
#4/#5 Winner vs. #1 Clover Hill, 7:15pm

Championship Match (Thursday November 6th at Meadowbrook):
Semifinal Winners, 5:30pm



CONFERENCE 20 VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES....

Here are the schedules for the Conference 20 Boys and Girls Volleyball Tournaments that get underway on Saturday (we will update teams as we receive the information):

BOYS (The top two seeds receive byes into the semifinals):

First Round (Saturday November 1st at Monacan HS):
#3 Hanover vs. #6 Dinwiddie, 11am (NOTE: #6 is a change)
#4 Monacan vs. #5 J.R. Tucker, 1pm

Semifinals (Monday November 3rd at Monacan HS):
#1 Midlothian vs. #4/#5 Winner, 6pm
#2 Glen Allen vs. #3/#6 Winner, 7:30pm

Championship Match: Thursday November 6th, 8pm at Monacan HS

GIRLS (Top Seed receives bye into the semifinals):

First Round (Saturday November 1st at Hanover HS):
#2 Glen Allen vs. #7 Caroline, 11am
#3 Midlothian vs. #6 Monacan, 1pm
#4 J.R. Tucker vs. #5 Dinwiddie, 3pm

Semifinals (Wednesday November 5th at Monacan HS):
#1 Hanover vs. #4/#5 Winner, 6pm
#2/#7 Winner vs. #3/#6 Winner, 7:30pm

Championship Match: Thursday November 6th, 6pm at Monacan HS








Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2014 L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops Tournament Schedule

Top boys and girls basketball teams from across the Commonwealth will converge on L.C. Bird High School December 26th and 27th for the L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops Tournament. Here is the two-day schedule.

Tickets will be $7 for adults, $5 for students under 12 years old.

NOTE: Games in BOLD will be broadcast LIVE on the RVA Sports Network online!

Friday December 26th:

11:00am: Girls: Deep Creek vs. Glen Allen
12:30pm: Boys: Battlefield vs. Meadowbrook
2:00pm: Boys: Salem vs. Stonewall Jackson
3:30pm: Girls: Potomac vs. L.C. Bird
6:00pm: Girls: Hampton vs. Highland Springs
7:30pm: Boys: Potomac vs. Highland Springs
9:00pm: Boys: L.C. Bird vs. Matoaca

Saturday December 27th:

11:00am: Boys: Stonewall Jackson vs. Matoaca
12:30pm: Girls: Glen Allen vs. Hampton
2:00pm: Boys: Battlefield vs. Salem
3:30pm: Girls: Deep Creek vs. Potomac
6:00pm: Boys: Meadowbrook vs. Potomac
7:30pm: Girls: Highland Springs vs. L.C. Bird
9:00pm: Boys: Highland Springs vs. L.C. Bird

Monday, October 27, 2014

NEW VHSL Football Standings!

With just two weeks to go in the regular season, the race for the playoffs heats up even more, especially in the final three slots in 6A South Sub-Region, home-field advantage in 5A South Central, and the middle of 4A South.  Here are the new standings for all regions containing Central Region schools! (NOTE: County teams in bold unless otherwise noted...)

6A SOUTH (divided into two eight-team "Sub-Regionals", Conferences 1/2 and 3/4)

1) C.D. Hylton (31.000)
2) Colonial Forge (29.625)
3) Thomas Dale (29.375)
4) Forest Park (28.125)
5) Patrick Henry-Roanoke (27.625)
6) Cosby (27.375)
7) Varina (26.250)
8) James River (26.125)
*****
9) Riverbend (25.750)
10) Woodbridge (25.250)

5A SOUTH (divided into two eight-team "Sub-Regionals", Conferences 9/10 and 11/12)

1) Highland Springs (32.000)
2) Hermitage (31.750)
3) L.C. Bird (30.375)
4) Manchester (30.000)
5) Atlee (29.750)
6T) Henrico (26.750)
      Douglas Freeman (26.750)
8) Meadowbrook (25.000)
*****
9) Mills Godwin (22.000)
10) Matoaca (21.875)
11) Prince George (20.375)
12) Lee-Davis (20.250)
13) Clover Hill (19.750)

4A SOUTH (16-team "all-in" format)

1) Lake Taylor (31.250)
2) Heritage/Newport News (30.333)
3) Phoebus (28.000)
4) Monacan (27.125)
5) I.C. Norcom (26.778)
6) King's Fork (26.125)
7) Powhatan (25.875)
8) Hanover (25.750)
9) Dinwiddie (25.500)
10) Grafton (23.875)
11) Nansemond River (23.250)
12) Tabb (22.875)
13) Churchland (22.125)
14) Booker T. Washington (22.000)
15) Lakeland (20.875)
16) Denbigh (20.667)
*****
17) Smithfield (20.250)
18T) Woodrow Wilson (19.125)
         J.R. Tucker (19.125)
20) Midlothian (19.111)

3A EAST (16-team "all-in" format; area teams in bold)

1) Lafayette (28.125)
2) Loudoun Valley (27.125)
3) Kettle Run (25.875)
4) James Monroe (25.750)
5T) Poquoson (23.500)
      Hopewell (23.500)
7) Skyline (23.111)
8) Armstrong (22.625)
9) John Champe (22.375)
10) York (21.000)
11) William Monroe (20.500)
12) Petersburg (20.250)
13) Colonial Heights (17.875)
14) Culpeper County (17.556)
15) Warren County (17.250)
16) Huguenot (17.222)
*****
17) Brentsville District (17.125)
18) Park View-South Hill (16.429)
19) Thomas Jefferson (16.625)

2A EAST (16-team "all-in" format, area teams noted w/current hypothetical match-ups)

4) Goochland (23.143--would host #13 Nandua in 1st Round)
5) Nottoway (23.000--would host #12 Robert E. Lee/Staunton in 1st Round)
10) King William (18.750--would play at #7 East Rockingham in 1st Round)
11) Ameila (18.625--would play at #6 Brunswick in 1st Round)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FIELD HOCKEY: Conference 12, Conference 20 Tournament Brackets

Here are the brackets and schedules for this week's Conference 12 and Conference 20 Field Hockey Tournaments. Conference 3 was posted on our website earlier, scroll down for that information.

CONFERENCE 12:

PLAY-IN MATCH (Monday, 6pm at River City SportsPlex)
#5 L.C. Bird vs. #4 Matoaca

SEMIFINALS (Tuesday, 6pm at River City SportsPlex)
L.C. Bird/Matoaca winner vs. #1 Prince George, Field #8
#3 Manchester vs. #2 Clover Hill, Field #7

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH (Wednesday, 6pm at River City SportsPlex)
Semifinal Winners (Field #8)

CONFERENCE 20:

FIRST ROUND (Monday at River City SportsPlex)
#8 Caroline vs. #1 Maggie Walker GS, 5:30pm, Field #4
#5 Glen Allen vs. #4 J.R. Tucker, 5:30pm, Field #5
#7 Hopewell vs. #2 Midlothian, 7pm, Field #4
#6 Monacan vs. #3 Hanover, 7pm, Field #5

SEMIFINALS (Tuesday, 6pm at River City SportsPlex)
Caroline/MWGS winner vs. Glen Allen/J.R. Tucker winner, Field #4
Hopewell/Midlothian winner vs. Monacan/Hanover winner, Field #5

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH (Wednesday, 6pm at River City SportsPlex)
Semifinal Winners, Field #4





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Conference 3 Field Hockey Tournament Schedule

Here's the rundown for the Conference 3 Tournament next week at River City SportsPlex...

TUESDAY OCTOBER 28TH: SEMIFINALS

#4 Varina vs. #1 Cosby, 4:30pm, Field 7
#3 Thomas Dale vs. #2 James River, 4:30pm, Field 8

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29TH: CHAMPIONSHIP

Semifinal Winners, 6pm, Field 7

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monacan's Parker Advances to State Girls Golf Championship

Congratulations to Addie Parker of Monacan, who fired a 78 today, finishing in a tie for second at the Central Zone Girls Golf Tournament in Petersburg, qualifying for next week's State Tournament.

Parker was one shot behind the winner, Mills Godwin's Diana Domenech.

The State Tournament will be held at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria next Monday and Tuesday.

Other county scores:

Savannah Porter (Cosby): 95
Kenedi Byard (Manchester): 98
Abby Gschwind (Cosby): 99
Alexis Cheatham (Manchester): 102
Berkley Jackson (Thomas Dale): 107
Carly Childress (Clover Hill): 112

Monday, October 20, 2014

HCS Media Network becomes RVA Sports Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        October 20, 2014

 HCS Media Network Rebrands As The “RVA Sports Network”
   (Name change covers online broadcast channel, key social media components)

HCS Media, LLC announced today they have rebranded their online sports broadcast service and social media channel system from “HCS Media Network” to the “RVA Sports Network”, to better reflect the company’s array of media offerings.

“Simply put, we’ve outgrown our parent name,” said Bonnie Witham, Owner and Chief Executive Officer. “The name RVA Sports Network truly reflects the many avenues where we keep sports fans informed and engaged, from live broadcasts to nine social media channels, including the second-largest combined Twitter audience that caters to sports in the Richmond area, only behind the Richmond Times-Dispatch.”

HCS began covering sports in Hanover County in 2002, adding HanoverCountySports.net in 2011 and the popular Twitter feed @hanoversports in May, 2012. Similar websites and Twitter feeds were debuted in Henrico County a year later, followed by Chesterfield County in August, 2013.

“Our Twitter feeds, and our overall philosophies will not change,” Witham noted. “We believe in hyper-local coverage, engaging our audience with the information they want, whether through one or multiple feeds, and with 24/7 engagement.”

The RVA Sports Network will continue to set the pace as the exclusive home for online radio broadcasts of live high school sports, scheduling some 70 events throughout the current school year.  A central Web hub, RVASportsNetwork.com, will debut soon to give fans a home base with which to access all HCS Media, LLC properties.

The new name extends to YouTube, Instagram (RVASportsNet), and Vine (RVA Sports Network), and debuts live Friday when Lee-Davis faces Hanover on the High School Game of The Week. RVA Sports Network has its own Twitter feed, @TheRVASportsNet, to advise fans of future broadcasts, special social media features, and more, including increased coverage of sports within the City of Richmond, including Richmond City Public Schools.

Coverage on RVA Sports Network includes high school sports, college sports featuring VCU, Richmond, Randolph-Macon, Virginia Union, Virginia State and Richard Bland College, plus NASCAR, Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball, the Washington Redskins’ annual training camp, and much more.

--On Twitter: @hanoversports, @henricosports, @cfieldsports, @TheRVASportsNet
--On the Web: HanoverCountySports.net, HenricoCountySports.net, ChesterfieldCountySports.net
--On YouTube: YouTube.com/rvasportsnetwork

--On Instagram: Instagram.com/rvasportsnetwork 

VHSL Football Point Standings (After Week 8)

6A SOUTH SUB-REGION (Top 8 Qualify)

1) C.D. Hylton (30.571)
2) Colonial Forge (28.714)
3) Thomas Dale (28.286)
4) Patrick Henry-Roanoke (28.000)
5) Forest Park (27.429)
6) Cosby (27.286)
7) Woodbridge (25.714)
8) James River (25.500)
*****
9) Varina (25.286)
10) Riverbend (24.857)

5A SOUTH CENTRAL SUB-REGION (Top 8 Qualify):
1) Highland Springs (30.571)
2) Hermitage (30.000)
3) Manchester (29.714)
4) L.C. Bird (28.571)
5) Atlee (28.000)
6) Henrico (27.000)
7) Douglas Freeman (25.714)
8) Meadowbrook (23.714)
*****
9) Mills Godwin (21.714)
10) Prince George (20.429)
11T) Matoaca (20.286)
         Lee-Davis (20.286)
13) Clover Hill (19.429)
14) Deep Run (17.429)

4A SOUTH (Top 16 Qualify in "all-in" format):
1) Lake Taylor (31.143)
2) Heritage/Newport News (28.750)
3) Phoebus (28.375)
4) Monacan (26.429)
5) Kings Fork (26.143)
6) I.C. Norcom (26.000)
7) Powhatan (25.286)
8) Hanover (24.857)
9) Dinwiddie (24.429)
10) Tabb (23.429)
11) Grafton (22.857)
12) Booker T. Washington (22.333)
13) Nansemond River (22.143)
14) Denbigh (20.500)
15) Churchland (20.429)
16) Lakeland (20.143)
*****
17) Smithfield (20.000)
18) Woodrow Wilson (18.857)
19) J.R. Tucker (18.571)
20) Midlothian (18.000)
21) Deep Creek (16.857)
22) Glen Allen (16.714)

3A EAST (Top 16 Qualify in "all-in" format):
1) Lafayette (28.143)
2) Loudoun Valley (26.571)
3) James Monroe (25.714)
4) Kettle Run (25.429)
5) Hopewell (23.429)
6) Armstrong (22.429)
7) Skyline (21.750)
8) Poquoson (21.571)
9) John Champe (21.286)
10) Petersburg (19.714)
11) William Monroe (19.429)
12) York (18.714)
13) Culpeper County (17.625)
14) Colonial Heights (17.429)
15) Huguenot (17.375)
16) Brentsville District (16.857)
*****
17) Park View-South Hill (16.143)
18T) Central (16.000)
        John Marshall (16.000)
20) Warren County (15.429)
21T) Thomas Jefferson (15.286)
         Spotsylvania (15.286)










Friday, October 17, 2014

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL FINALS....

#3 MANCHESTER 26, #9 COSBY 0: Lancers improve to 7-0 with impressive road victory, shutting down the Titans on their Homecoming night. Manchester one of three remaining unbeaten teams (Hermitage, Highland Springs). Titans now fighting to ensure playoff spot in 6A South.

#4 L.C. BIRD 73, HUGUENOT 0: Skyhawks score 35 points in first quarter in a series that should be dropped. #Bird moves to 6-1 ahead of hosting Cosby, who's on a two-game losing streak, next Friday.

#6 THOMAS DALE 42, COLONIAL HEIGHTS 0: Two teams in completely opposite directions, as the Knights win their 5th straight after an 0-2 start, while the Colonials, after starting 2-0, have lost their last five. Chalk up two more touchdowns for Thomas Dale's Eric Finney. With the win, and Cosby's loss, the Knights will likely jump the Titans in the VHSL point standings in 6A South for the fourth seed, which ensures a first round home game. But nothing is clinched yet.

MEADOWBROOK 40, PRINCE GEORGE 7: A huge win for the Monarchs on the road, solidifying their position at #8, the final playoff spot open in 5A South Central. The Royals were their biggest threat, but fail to get a key victory, falling to 3-4. The Monarchs are, too, 3-4, but a strong schedule, earning them bonus points, helps that average when the numbers are crunched in Charlottesville.

JAMES RIVER 51, CLOVER HILL 23: The Rapids have two impressive victories in as many weeks, as James River built a 37-7 halftime lead on the road, improving to 5-3. The Rapids have a bye, then must go to Manchester Halloween night.

#10 DINWIDDIE 28, MATOACA 24: The Warriors fall to 2-5, but not without an impressive effort on the road, as Matoaca saw their lead disappear multiple times, as Jamison Harrison's 235 yards and three touchdowns weren't enough. The Generals have won six straight since opening the year with a loss to Monacan.

MIDLOTHIAN 43, GEORGE WYTHE 0: The Trojans get their first win of 2014 in impressive fashion, as Derrick Saunders rumbled for 92 yards and three touchdowns.

OTHER FINALS:

#1 Hermitage 42, Douglas Freeman 7
#2 Highland Springs 34, Lee-Davis 19
Varina 28, #5 Henrico 27
#7 Atlee 45, Glen Allen 14
Hanover 56, #8 Armstrong 12
Ameila 28, Prince Edward 14
Powhatan 56, Orange 6
Hopewell 42, Petersburg 28
J.R. Tucker 40, Deep Run 28
Poquoson 28, New Kent 7
King William 52, Mathews 0
Louisa 48, Fluvanna 16
Courtland 69, Caroline 13
Collegiate 28, FUMA 7
Mills Godwin 47, John Marshall 25

SATURDAY:
Patrick Henry at Thomas Jefferson, 1pm
Benedictine (6-1) at Woodberry Forest (4-0), 2pm
Trinity Episcopal (4-3) at St. Christopher's (3-3), 3pm

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SUPER 6 RANKINGS: Field Hockey & Volleyball!

HCS Media Network is producing special "Super 6" Polls in Field Hockey and Volleyball in the weeks leading up to the postseason.

Field Hockey is released Tuesday nights at 10pm on Twitter (@cfieldsports), Boys Volleyball Wednesday night, Girls Volleyball Thursday night.

Here they are!

FIELD HOCKEY:

1) Maggie Walker Governor's School (13-0)
2) Cosby (10-0)
3) Prince George (12-1)
4) Deep Run (10-2)
5) Hanover (10-2)
6) Midlothian (10-2)

Just Out: Henrico (10-2), Atlee (9-3)


BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Cosby (19-0-2)
2) Douglas Freeman (13-3-3)
3) Atlee (13-4-1)
4) Clover Hill (14-3-1)
5) Colonial Heights (15-3-2)
6) Midlothian (12-4)

Just Out: Glen Allen (14-5); Deep Run (12-5)


GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

1) Lee-Davis (15-4)
2) Cosby (17-4)
3) Hanover (15-4)
4) Atlee (14-7)
5) Glen Allen (15-4)
6) Deep Run (12-4)

Just Out: James River, Mills Godwin....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Schedule Changes.....

Heavy rains plague the area, and our schedule of events this evening....

FIELD HOCKEY (Varsity and JV):
Monacan at Clover Hill (postponed, no new date yet)
Cosby at James River (postponed, no new date yet)
L.C. Bird at Midlothian (postponed, no new date yet)
Thomas Dale at Matoaca (postponed, no new date yet)

JV FOOTBALL:
Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights (postponed to Thursday 10/16, 6pm)
Dinwiddie at Matoaca (postponed to Thursday 10/16, 6pm)

CROSS COUNTRY:
Meet at Pocahontas Park (Thomas Dale, Matoaca), postponed to Wednesday October 22nd


NEW NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10!

The tie for 3rd is broken. Who stayed? Who fell? How many county teams are in this week's Top 10?

Find out by clicking HERE for the latest poll!

Monday, October 13, 2014

NEW VHSL Football Playoff Standings....

Cosby falls, James River rises, Monacan falls even with a win....here are the latest VHSL Playoff Standings with four weeks to go in the regular season.....

6A SOUTH (Sub-Region consisting of teams in Conferences 3/4; Top 8 make playoffs):

1) C.D. Hylton (29.333)
2) Colonial Forge (28.000)
3) Patrick Henry-Roanoke (27.571)
4) Cosby (27.500)
5) Thomas Dale (26.833)
6T) Forest Park (26.333)
      Woodbridge (26.333)
8) James River (24.529)
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9) Riverbend (22.667)
10) Varina (22.333)

5A SOUTH (Sub-Region consisting of teams in Conferences 11/12; Top 8 make playoffs):

1) Highland Springs (30.333)
2) Hermitage (28.333)
3) Manchester (28.000)
4) L.C. Bird (27.833)
5) Henrico (27.667)
6) Atlee (27.333)
7) Douglas Freeman (25.667)
8) Meadowbrook (21.667)
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9) Prince George (21.000)
10) Mills Godwin (20.667)
11) Matoaca (20.333)
12) Lee-Davis (19.667)
13) Clover Hill (19.000)

4A SOUTH (Top 16 teams make playoffs in "All-In" format):

1) Lake Taylor (30.333)
2) Heritage/Newport News (26.429)
3) Phoebus (26.286)
4) Monacan (25.286)
5) I.C. Norcom (24.857)
6) King's Fork (24.667)
7) Dinwiddie (23.833)
8) Powhatan (23.667)
9) Booker T. Washington (23.000)
10T) Tabb (22.333)
        Hanover (22.333)
        Nansemond River (22.333)
13) Grafton (22.000)
14) Churchland (20.500)
15) Smithfield (20.167)
16) Denbigh (19.143)
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17) Lakeland (18.167)
18) J.R. Tucker (17.333)
19) Woodrow Wilson (17.000)
20) Midlothian (16.857)
21) Deep Creek (16.500)
22) Glen Allen (16.000)

3A EAST (Top 16 teams make playoffs in "All-In" format; area teams in bold):

1) Lafayette (26.500)
2) Loudoun Valley (25.500)
3) James Monroe (25.000)
4) Kettle Run (24.667)
5) Armstrong (23.333)
6) Hopewell (21.833)
7T) Poquoson (20.667)
      Petersburg (20.667)
9) Skyline (20.429)
10) John Champe (20.167)
11) William Monroe (18.000)
12) Culpeper County (17.857)
13) York (17.833)
14) Huguenot (17.000)
15T) Colonial Heights (16.833)
         Park View/South Hill (16.833)
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17) Brentsville (16.167)
18) Central (15.833)
19) John Marshall (15.667)
20T) Spotsylvania (15.000)
        Thomas Jefferson (15.000)
22) Warhill (14.667)

2A EAST (Top 16 make playoffs in "All-In" format; local teams listed):

1) Goochland (24.200)
6) Nottoway (19.167)
9) King William (17.333)
16) Ameila (14.800)




Friday, October 10, 2014

WEEK 7: FOOTBALL FINALS

#3 L.C. Bird 43, Midlothian 7
(Skyhawks begin new winning streak, go to 5-1; Trojans are 0-7)

#7 Thomas Dale 28, Meadowbrook 10
(Knights win 4th straight, Monarchs fall to 2-4, but with losses by Matoaca and Mills Godwin, may keep 8th place in 5A South Central Sub-Region playoff standings)

James River 13, #5 Cosby 6
(Titans knocked off for first time this season; Rapids with huge win to move to 4-3, likely above Varina for 8th and final 6A South Sub-Region playoff spot)

Monacan 36, Huguenot 0
(Chiefs win at Homecoming, improve to 5-2, will stay in upper echelon of 4A South standings, but Dinwiddie is roaring back after 35-0 win over Prince George, Generals now 5-1)

Clover Hill 53, George Wythe 6
(Cavaliers improve to 2-4...)

Petersburg 24, Matoaca 21
(Huge loss for Warriors, with chance to close on Meadowbrook in 5A South race; fall to 2-4)

#3 Manchester was idle this week. The Lancers and Skyhawks tied for 3rd in NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll.

FOOTBALL: WEEK 7....

Here's the lineup for Week 7 of the high school football season. Rankings based on NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll.

#7 Thomas Dale (3-2) at Meadowbrook (2-3), 7PM: Eric Finney and Justin Miller. Great tailback battle, and that's just the start of it. The Knights have not lost since the Hail Mary against rival LC Bird September 5th, surviving an 0-2 start to earn the #5 position in the 6A South Sub-Region playoff picture. Meanwhile, the Monarchs started worse, at 0-3, didn't panic, and two good wins have them in the eighth and final playoff spot in the 5A South Central Sub-Region. We think both teams will make the postseason, barring a late-season collapse, but tonight's game could determine seeding for both teams, and, for the Knights, possibly whether they start the playoffs at home or on the road, up to three hours away.

Midlothian (0-6) at #3 L.C. Bird (4-1), 7:30PM: Skyhawks head coach David Bedwell said it best last Friday after the 29-22 loss to Lake Taylor that ended their 33-game winning streak. He wants to start a new one. He likely will tonight against a Trojans team that has struggled mightily to put points on the board this season.

#5 Cosby (5-0) at James River (3-3), 7:30PM: A huge 6A South battle. Cosby fell from #1 to #2 in the Central/Northern Sub-Region due to the strength of C.D. Hylton's victory last weekend. The Rapids moved from #10 to #9, and with a win tonight, and a Varina loss at Atlee, would likely move into the playoff picture in that #8 position. The Rapids, having already played six games, are at a disadvantage in the playoff race with the Blue Devils, in that they've only played 5, and have that crucial extra chance to win and gain points necessary to solidify a post-season berth.

Huguenot (1-5) at Monacan (4-2), 7:30PM: Homecoming at Monacan comes with new excitement, as the Chiefs sit third in the 4A South Region playoff race, where it's a one-bracket, 16-team tournament. Look for Monacan to draw a step away from clinching a winning regular season tonight, but they want more. Much more. After a bye next week, they host Clover Hill, then finish by going to winless Midlothian, then #5 Cosby. 7-3 seems likely; 8-2 is possible.

Clover Hill (1-4) vs. George Wythe (1-4), 7:30PM: This game will take place at City Stadium as the Cavaliers look to salvage their season. Being in 5A South, their chances for the playoffs are very remote, so any positive in the second half of this season to build for 2015 and beyond is important. Those building blocks begin tonight for the Cavaliers.

Petersburg (2-3) at Matoaca (2-3), 7PM: The Warriors still have a prayer in 5A South Central, but the odds are against them. For beginners, they need Thomas Dale to beat Meadowbrook (who already defeated Matoaca) and Douglas Freeman to knock off Mills Godwin tonight, and get a win over the Crimson Wave to keep that eighth and final playoff spot in 5A South Central within reach. Beating 5A rival Prince George in 2 weeks is almost mandatory. In between? A trip to Dinwiddie. The road is not easy for Matoaca.

NOTE: #3 Manchester (6-0) is idle this week.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

PODCAST POSTED!

Thank you for your patience and, again, our apologies for the internet connection difficulties tonight from James River. You can now listen to tonight's Cosby/James River girls volleyball match on demand at the podcast above!

It will also be archived at our Podcast site, home to all editions of "Central Region NOW"!, hcsmedianetwork.podbean.com.

Thank you, James River, for your great hospitality tonight!

URGENT: Podcast of Cosby/James River Girls Volleyball Upcoming....

Due to inability to get 3G or 4G Verizon connectivity from Chuck Collins Gymnasium at James River, HCS Media Network is unfortunately unable to bring live coverage of tonight's Cosby at James River girls volleyball.

We ARE, however, recording the match as a podcast just as soon as the match is completed right here on this website!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NEW NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll!

1) Hermitage (5-0, was #2)
2) Highland Springs (5-0, was #3)
3T) Manchester (6-0, was #4)
      L.C. Bird (4-1, was #1)
5) Cosby (5-0, was #5)
6) Henrico (5-0, was #6)
7T): Armstrong (5-0, NEW)
       Thomas Dale (3-2, was #8)
9) Atlee (4-1, was #7)
10) Douglas Freeman (4-1, was #10)

Dropped Out: Varina (2-3)
Also Receiving Votes: Benedictine, Dinwiddie

Monday, October 6, 2014

VHSL Football Ratings Standings (Thru Week 6)

Some changes in this week's rankings, whether you won or lost...here they are with last week's ranking in parentheses along with current rating points...)

6A SOUTH (divided into two 8-team "sub-regions": Conferences 1/2 and Conferences 3/4. The latter are listed below; area teams in Conference 3:)

1) C.D. Hylton (28.800--#2)
2) Cosby (28.600--#1)
3) Patrick Henry-Roanoke (26.833--#3)
4) Colonial Forge (25.833--#7)
5) Thomas Dale (25.600--tied for #5)
6T) Woodbridge (25.200--#4)
       Forest Park (25.200--tied for #5)
8) Varina (22.200--#8)
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9) James River (22.000--#10)

5A SOUTH (divided into two 8-team "sub-regions": Conferences 9/10 and 11/12. Standings are for 11/12):

1) Highland Springs (28.800--tied for #1)
2) Hermitage (28.000--#3)
3) Manchester (27.333--#4)
4) L.C. Bird (27.200--tied for #1)
5) Henrico (26.400--#5)
6) Atlee (25.800--#6)
7) Douglas Freeman (24.200--#7)
8) Meadowbrook (21.600--#10)
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9) Matoaca (21.000--#11)
10T) Mills Godwin (20.600--#9)
        Prince George (20.600--#8)
12T) Lee-Davis (18.000--#12)
        Clover Hill (18.000--#13)

4A SOUTH (Top 16-team "all-in" tournament format)

1) Lake Taylor (29.600--#1)
2) Heritage (NN) (26.500--#5)
3) Monacan (24.667--#4)
4) Phoebus (24.500--#6)
5) King's Fork (24.200--#2)
6) I.C. Norcom (24.1667--#3)
7) Booker T. Washington (23.000--#8)
8) Nansemond River (22.400--#9)
9) Powhatan (22.200--#12)
10T) Hanover (22.000--#7)
        Dinwiddie (22.000--#10)
12) Tabb (21.400--tied for #13)
13) Churchland (21.200--#11)
14) Grafton (20.000--#16)
15) Denbigh (18.667--tied for #17)
16) Smithfield (18.600--tied for #13)
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17) Lakeland (18.200--#15)
18) J.R. Tucker (17.400--tied for #17)
19) Woodrow Wilson (16.333--out of Top 20)
20) Glen Allen (16.200--#18)
21) Midlothian (16.1667--#19)

3A EAST

1) Loudoun Valley (24.800)
2) Lafayette (24.600)
3T) James Monroe (24.000)
      Armstrong (24.000)
5) Kettle Run (23.200)
6) Poquoson (21.000)
7) John Champe (20.800)
8) Hopewell (20.400)
9) Skyline (19.6667)
10) Petersburg (18.800)
11) York (18.200)
12) Culpeper County (18.000)
13) Colonial Heights (17.400)
14) Huguenot (16.8333)
15T) Park View-South Hill (16.800)
        John Marshall (16.800)
        Central (W) (16.800)
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22) New Kent (13.800)
23) Thomas Jefferson (13.400)

Friday, October 3, 2014

FOOTBALL FRIDAY FINALS: The Streak Is Over...

The realization finally came over Chester when Lake Taylor earned their second first down in a drive that began with 2:41 left in a 29-22 game. The Skyhawks of L.C. Bird ran out of timeouts.

The streak was over.

Lake Taylor, the top seed in the 4A South Region, came up Interstate 64 and returned the favor, avenging a seven-point loss at home to L.C. Bird last year with a seven-point win of their own Friday. The #1 team in the NBC12/WHAN Radio Top 10 Poll had been vanquished.

Stephen Mines did all he could to keep the Skyhawks in business, rushing for 262 yards and two touchdowns. L.C. Bird last lost to Hermitage on November 25, 2011 in the old Central Region Group AAA Division 6 Region Finals. They are now 4-1. Lake Taylor advanced to 5-0.

News of the streak ending was welcomed in both Titan and Lancer Nation, and there are two unbeatens left in the county. Fourth-ranked Manchester improved to 6-0 with an easy 51-7 win over Midlothian, while in their first road game of the year, fifth-ranked Cosby moved to 5-0, shutting out Clover Hill 40-0. The Trojans are 0-6 while the Cavaliers fall to 1-4.

#8 Thomas Dale wins a track meet behind the feet of Eric Finney, 49-30 at Prince George for the Knights' third-straight win to move to 3-2. Prince George will likely fall out of the Top 8 in 5A South Central Sub-Region standings with the defeat, coupled with wins by Mills Godwin (#9) and Meadowbrook (#10).

The Monarchs moved to 2-3, trying to keep the Top 8 in 5A South Central within their sights, 42-14 over Hopewell. Quarterback DeAngelo Amos accounted for three touchdowns, including two by ground.

Matoaca kept pace in 5A South, albeit behind Meadowbrook, defeating Colonial Heights 48-21 after scoring 34 points in the first half.

Monacan held steady in the 4A South playoff race (ranked fourth coming into tonight), routing George Wythe 60-0 to move to 4-2, while James River not only kept pace in 6A South with a 42-14 win over Huguenot to improve to 3-3, they cheered when they heard Armstrong stunned Varina 46-24. Entering Friday, Varina was the eighth and final seed in the 6A South Sub-Region consisting of Conferences 3 and 4. James River was in tenth, two spots out of the postseason.

We'll see how much closer they pull to the magic #8 berth on Monday.

NEXT WEEK:
#8 Thomas Dale (3-2) at Meadowbrook (2-3), 7pm
Petersburg at Matoaca (2-3), 7pm
Midlothian (0-6) at #1 L.C. Bird (4-1), 7:30pm
#5 Cosby (5-0) at James River (3-3), 7:30pm
Huguenot at Monacan (4-2), 7:30pm
Clover Hill (1-5) at George Wythe, 7:30pm

(#4 Manchester is idle...)