Sunday, November 30, 2014

HOOPS: First RVA Sports Network Top 10 Polls Announced!

The votes are in and the inaugural RVA Sports Network Top 10 Boys and Girls Basketball Polls have been revealed on the eve of the 2014-15 season openers!

See the list below, and follow @TheRVASportsNet on Twitter, where new Top 10 lists will be announced each Sunday during the regular season at 9pm, ET!


1) Cosby (defending 6A State Champion)
2) L.C. Bird (a 5A South favorite featuring Louisville commit Taja Cole
3) Highland Springs (5A state finalist last year, lost Bri Justice to Delaware State)
4) Prince George (Wake Forest commit Ariel Stephenson returns)
5) Monacan (looking to avenge disappointing playoff exit of a year ago)
6) Huguenot (Taya Robinson leads in Conference 26)
7) Collegiate (Anna Wilson leads the way for the Cougars)
8) Glen Allen (Alicia Hudalla is at UR now, but many return from playoff team)
9) Midlothian (four college signees look to get the Trojans in 4A South Regionals)
10) Atlee (Raiders lose Shelton, Hill, return Blackwell, Weaver, Armentrout from region semifinalist)

Just Outside: Hermitage, Deep Run, Meadowbrook, Mills Godwin


1) Henrico (5A state runner-up, almost back-to-back champions)
2) L.C. Bird (VCU commit Kenny Williams leads very, very deep, talented squad)
3) Benedictine (Robert Churchwell returns as coach, Cutch Ellis joins CJ Wiggins, Jackson White)
4) George Wythe (3A East Champions, state runner-up)
5) Highland Springs (A.J. Gaston returns for another run at the 5A crown)
6) John Marshall (defending 3A State Champions)
7) Deep Run (the sleeper team in Conference 11 and 5A South)
8) Glen Allen (Grayson Midulla leads a new, but talented nucleus in Conference 20, 4A South)
9) Hopewell (will make noise in a very tough Conference 26)
10) Armstrong (Valentine gone, but players remain for Conference 26 battle)

Just Outside: Cosby, Meadowbrook, Mills Godwin

BROADCAST NOTE: The #1 boys team, Henrico, will open Monday night at Mills Godwin, and the RVA Sports Network will air the game LIVE at this website! Coverage begins with the girls game at 5:45pm, followed by the boys!

CHIEFS: Directions to 4A State Semifinal at Lake Taylor HS, Norfolk

The Monacan Chiefs, at 11-2, will try to take down the number one seed, unbeaten Lake Taylor Friday night in the 4A State Semifinals. Here are directions to get you to the action:

This route has tolls.
Monacan High School
11501 Smoketree Dr, Richmond, VA 23236
Get on VA-76 N from Smoketree Dr and Courthouse Rd
3.1 mi / 6 min
Take I-64 E to VA-165 S/N Military Hwy in Norfolk. Take exit281B from I-64 E
103 mi / 1 h 37 min
Merge onto VA-76 N
Toll road
7.7 mi
Keep right at the fork to continue on VA-146 E, follow signs for I-64 E/I-95 S/Downtown Expy/Petersburg/Norfolk/VA-195 E
Toll road
0.9 mi
Merge onto VA-195 E
Toll road
2.9 mi
Take the Interstate 95 N exit on the left toward Interstate 64/Washington/Charlottesville/Norfolk/Richmond International Airport
Toll road
0.4 mi
Merge onto I-95 N
0.6 mi
Take exit 75 for I-64 E/7th St toward Norfolk/VA Beach
0.2 mi
Keep left, follow signs for I-64 E/VA Beach/Norfolk and merge onto I-64 E
90.2 mi
Take exit 281B to merge onto VA-165 S/N Military Hwy
0.3 mi
Continue on VA-165 S/N Military Hwy to your destination
1.3 mi / 4 min
Merge onto VA-165 S/N Military Hwy
0.3 mi
Turn left onto Northampton Blvd
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Kempsville Rd
0.3 mi
Turn left onto Titans Way
0.3 mi
Turn right
Destination will be on the left
479 ft
Lake Taylor High School
1384 Kempsville Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502

SKYHAWKS: Directions to 5A State Semifinal vs. Salem

L.C. Bird will look for its 14th straight playoff win, and third consecutive trip to the State Championship, when they face Salem of Virginia Beach in the 5A State Semifinal Saturday for the second year in a row. Here's how you get to the site of the showdown: The Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

This route has tolls.
Lloyd C Bird High School
10301 Courthouse Rd, Dale, VA 23237
Get on VA-150 S/Chippenham Pkwy
6.1 mi / 9 min
Take I-64 E to S Independence Blvd in Virginia Beach. Take exit17A from I-264 E
102 mi / 1 h 36 min
Merge onto VA-150 S/Chippenham Pkwy
Partial toll road
3.6 mi
Continue onto VA-895 E
Toll road
7.1 mi
Take the exit on the left onto I-295 N toward I-95
Partial toll road
2.9 mi
Take exit 28 toward Norfolk/Richmond
2.0 mi
Merge onto I-64 E
82.3 mi
Take exit 284A to merge onto I-264 E toward VA Beach
3.7 mi
Take exit 17A for Independence Blvd S
0.6 mi
Follow S Independence Blvd and Princess Anne Rd to your destination
5.8 mi / 11 min
Merge onto S Independence Blvd
0.5 mi
Slight right to stay on S Independence Blvd
2.9 mi
Turn left onto Princess Anne Rd
1.8 mi
Turn right onto Landstown Centre Way
0.4 mi
Turn left
Destination will be on the left
453 ft
Virginia Beach Sportsplex
2181 Landstown Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456