Thursday, December 31, 2015

LISTEN LIVE: #2 Monacan at #3 Cosby Girls Basketball

What a way for RVA Sports Network to begin 2016! Listen live this Monday night as Megan Walker and 4A State Champion Monacan head to Cosby to battle Jocelyn Jones and the 6A State Champion Titans!

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Thursday, December 24, 2015


Get schedules and ticket information for L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops, Clover Hill Holiday Hoops, the Tri-City Classic, the Benedictine Capital City Classic and more on our main network website by clicking HERE!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

TDIT: Chiefs Go 1-1 In First Round Monday

(Our correspondent Preston Hausser filed this report from Monacan High School....)

           At Monacan High School Monday night, two teams advanced to the semifinals and two others were handed an opening round loss at the Times Dispatch Invitational Tournament. The Monacan Lady Chiefs took down the Glen Allen Jaguars 78-34 after a 54 point first half to remain undefeated. On the boys’ side, the John Marshall Justices took down the Monacan boys 85-62 to also keep their perfect record. In front of a full house, both Monacan teams put on a show for their home crowd, but only one could prevail.
            Behind nationally-ranked star Megan Walker, the Lady Chiefs easily took down the visiting Jaguars, going into the half with a 41 point lead. Walker scored 25 points in only three quarters of work, proving why she’s the number one ranked player in the Richmond area, as Monacan coach Larry Starr was able to dig into his bench early in the game as Walker, alongside Abby Oquich, was able to easily penetrate the Glen Allen defense to score early and easily. Oguich had 9 points for the Chiefs. Jasmine Norton also had 9 points. While Shalonda Wilkins and Alex Parson each added 8.
             Glen Allen began the night very slow, scoring only 13 points in the first half compared to Monacan’s 54. However, in the fourth quarter, the Jaguars outscored their opponent 16-3 behind the appearance of Cammie Brummitt and her 11 points. Michal Ross added 6 and Jesse Dietrich 5 as the Jaguars dropped the first game of the TDIT. The Jaguars will play in the consolation game tomorrow night, while Monacan will face Huguenot at 5pm in the semifinal. Both games are to be played at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian.
            The boys’ game between John Marshall and Monacan was a much closer game until about the end of the first quarter. Monacan kept as close as they could to the juggernaut Justice offense as they could, but the Chiefs could only do so much without captain Garrett Oguich, who is currently injured. Central Florida commit Jeremy Carter-Sheppard led a John Marshall offensive that featured 4 players in double-digits as the Justices rocked grey uniforms in the midst of the bright orange Monacan gymnasium.
            Carter-Sheppard utilized every aspect of game to drop 23 points on the Chiefs, as he made four three-pointers and scored from almost every other area of the court with his ball-handling skills. Big men Gregory Jones and Isaiah Anderson combined for 30 points, 18 and 12 respectively, to account for more than 1/3 of the John Marshall points. Freshman Levar Allen added 14 as the JM boys forced Monacan to turn the ball over on a multitude of possessions with their quick and aggressive defense.

            Despite the score, Monacan still had three bright spots in their offense. Point guard Wallace Washington steadied the Chief offense for most of the game, adding 13 points through three quarters. Darian Peterson hit a trio of long three pointers plus a couple of high-powered dunks and free throws to bring his total to 15 points on the night. Nick Parks alone contributed five three-pointers for the Chiefs, who fell 85-62 and will also play in the consolation game tomorrow. The Justices match-up against Deep Run tomorrow at 8 for a chance to play in the championship game on Wednesday at the Siegel Center.

Friday, December 18, 2015

HONORS: All-5A South Region Football Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being honored on the 5A South Region All-Region Football Team!

5A South Offensive Player of The Year: Greg Dortch, Highland Springs
5A South Defensive Player of The Year: Rayshard Ashby, L.C. Bird
5A South Coach of The Year: Loren Johnson, Highland Springs


Center: Mike Green, Highland Springs
OL: Trey Ramsey, L.C. Bird
OL: C.J. Bynum, Highland Springs
OL: Truvell Wilson, Henrico
OL: Kemmone Henderson, Hermitage
TE: Sam Tanner, Lee-Davis
WR: Greg Dortch, Highland Springs
WR: K'Von Wallace, Highland Springs
WR: Devon Watford, Norview
WR: Dazz Newsome, Hampton
RB: J.B. Wright, L.C. Bird
RB: D.J. Anderson, Highland Springs
RB: Malik Butts, Salem
QB: Juwan Carter, Highland Springs
Utility: Jalen Elliott, L.C. Bird
K: Tommy Martin, Hickory
KR: Greg Dortch, HIghland Springs

DE: Aaron Motley, Highland Springs
DE: Tylker Crist, Kecoughtan
DL: Kevonte Demery, Henrico
DL: Sulaiman Kamara, Hermitage
DL: Nick Ackles, Douglas Freeman
DL: Sam Tanner, Lee-Davis
LB: Rayshard Ashby, L.C. Bird
LB: Jordan Wall, Highland Springs
LB: Tavante Beckett, Indian River
LB: John Kinney, Hermitage
DB: Jalen Elliott, L.C. Bird
DB: K'Von Wallace, Highland Springs
DB: Kaelin Snead, Hermitage
DB: Marcus Tarrer, J.R. Tucker
DB: Jovonn Quillen, Hampton
Utility: Earl Anderson, Highland Springs
P: John Gardiner, Matoaca
PR: Dazz Newsome, Hampton


Center: Jordan Rochester, Hermitage
OL: Gavin Brennan, L.C. Bird
OL: Dashon Moss, Salem
OL: Jermaine Taylor, Norview
OL: Jarrett Hopple, Nansemond River
OL: George Holm, Douglas Freeman
TE: Dmarco Scott, L.C. Bird
WR: Kier Townsend, L.C. Bird
WR: Keith Grady, Kecoughtan
WR: Koby Chavis, Henrico
WR: Kaimire Hodge, Hermitage
WR: Nick Reisenweaver, Lee-Davis
RB: Xavier Goodall, Henrico
RB: Nathan Evans, Lee-Davis
RB: Jacione Fugate, Kecoughtan
RB: Terrance Lambert, Nansemond River
QB: Eli Odom, Hermitage
QB: Jovonn Quillen, Hampton
Utility: Delveon Little, Maury
K: Justin Dyke, Matoaca
KR: Ja'Kari Williams, Douglas Freeman

DE: Chris Hayden, L.C. Bird
DE: Trey Wilson, Hermitage
DL: Quashawan Armstrong, L.C. Bird
DL: Tavien Blackwell, Highland Springs
DL: C.J. Bynum, Highland Springs
DL: Elijah Conliffe, Hampton
DL: Charles Garrett, Norview
LB: Isaiah Moore, L.C. Bird
LB: Jaquan Yulee, Indian River
LB: Kadofi Wright, Henrico
LB: Sam Murphy, Douglas Freeman
DB: Kumonde Hines, L.C. Bird
DB: Jalen Dowe, Matoaca
DB: Calvin Whitehead, Hermitage
DB: Lodiongo Elyardo, Douglas Freeman
DB: Dazz Newsome, Hampton
DB: Elijah Blue, Norview
DB: Tracy Martin, Salem
Utility: Calvin Whitehead, Hermitage
P: Mike Catlet, Menchville
PR: Anthony Freeman, Henrico

Center: Jalen Powell, Hampton
TE: Tyler Christ, Kecoughtan
TE: Nick Stokes, Kempsville
DE: Jalen Joe, Norview
DE: Tahlik Banks, J.R. Tucker
K: Evan Lomax, Nansemond River

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Clover Hill High School Holiday Hoops Schedule

Clover Hill will, once again, host their annual "Holiday Hoops" Classic from December 28th through 30th. The event is not bracketed. Daily admission is $5 and is good for all four games that day. The schedule is below:

Monday December 28th:
GIRLS: Meadowbrook vs. Ameila Academy, 2:30pm
BOYS: Hanover vs. Ameila Academy, 4pm
GIRLS: Clover Hill vs. Bluestone, 5:30pm
BOYS: Clover Hill vs. Greenbrier Christian Academy, 7:15pm

Tuesday December 29th:
GIRLS: Meadowbrook vs. Bluestone, 2:30pm
BOYS: Hanover vs. Greenbrier Christian Academy, 4pm
GIRLS: Clover Hill vs. Ameila Academy, 5:30pm
BOYS: Clover Hill vs. Ameila Academy, 7:15pm

Wednesday December 30th:
GIRLS: Ameila Academy vs. Bluestone, 2:30pm
BOYS: Ameila Academy vs. Greenbrier Christian Academy, 4pm
GIRLS: Clover Hill vs. Meadowbrook, 5:30pm
BOYS: Clover Hill vs. Hanover, 7:15pm

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

2015 L.C. Bird Holiday Classic Schedule

The holiday season means tons of high school hoops during the break, including the annual L.C. Bird Holiday Classic, taking place this year on Monday and Tuesday, December 28th and 29th.

Daily admission is ten dollars, with all kids ages five and under admitted free. There are six games Monday, seven on Tuesday. This is not a bracketed tournament event.


11am: Girls: Deep Creek vs. Glen Allen
12:30pm: Boys: Highland Springs vs. Stonewall Jackson
2:00pm: Girls: Highland Springs vs. Green Run
5:00pm: Boys: John Marshall vs. King's Fork
6:30pm: Girls: L.C. Bird vs. Potomac
8:00pm: Boys: L.C. Bird vs. Freedom


10:30am: Boys: Meadowbrook vs. Middleburg Academy
12:00pm: Girls: Highland Springs vs. Potomac
1:30pm: Boys: Highland Springs vs. Freedom
3:00pm: Girls: Green Run vs. Glen Allen
6:00pm: Boys: Stonewall Jackson vs. King's Fork
7:30pm: Girls: L.C. Bird vs. Deep Creek
9:00pm: Boys: L.C. Bird vs. John Marshall

Monday, December 14, 2015

County Puts Six On All-State Volleyball Team

Kyle Brumbaugh of 6A State Champion James River was one of six Chesterfield County student-athletes named to the Virginia High School League (VHSL) 2015 Group 6A All-State Boys Volleyball Team on Monday. Brumbaugh was named State Player of The Year, while Rapids head coach Michael Blankenbecler was named State Coach of The Year.

The Team is listed below, with county players in bold. Congratulations to all!

Kyle Brumbaugh, James River
Brad Creamer, Frank W. Cox
David Forrest, James River
Josh Tomovik, Western Branch
Derron Watkings, Ocean Lakes
Adreyune Husted, Ocean Lakes
Jacob Mayton, Thomas Dale
John Holahan, James River
Brendan Fox, Cosby (Libero)

Austin Obenour, Grassfield
Caden Najdawi, Cosby
Jake Gibbs, Frank W. Cox
Antonio Sargent, Western Branch
Mike King, Bayside
David Rochester, Landstown
Bailey Kraft, Bayside
Todd Liebig, Grassfield
Jose Benjumea, Frank W. Cox (Libero)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

FOOTBALL: All-6A South Region Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes who earned All-6A South Region honors:

Center: Robert Snead, Thomas Dale
OL: Zayin West, Manchester
OL: Drew Birchmeier, Cosby
OL: Zach Adams, Riverbend
OL: Noah Knapp, Ocean Lakes
QB: Shon Mitchell, Oscar Smith
RB: Tyquan Brown, Freedom
RB: Joe Hunt, Cosby
RB: Khalan Laborn, Ocean Lakes
WR: Brian Bullock, Thomas Dale
WR: Josh Gray, Oscar Smith
WR: Grant Holloway, Grassfield
TE: Maurice Davis, Western Branch
K: Josh Nardone, First Colonial
KR: Brian Bullock, Thomas Dale
All-Purpose: Eric Kumah, Forest Park

DL: Kyree Campbell, Woodbridge
DL: Sam Chamberlain, C.D. Hylton
DL: Drew Birchmeier, Cosby
DE: Patrick Jones II, Grassfield
DE: Jordan Williams, Cox
LB: Jahmeek Jones, Oscar Smith
LB: Sam Stark, Thomas Dale
LB: Teradja Mitchell, Bayside
DB: Branden Delbridge, Oscar Smith
DB: Alonzie Carter, Thomas Dale
DB: Levonta Taylor, Ocean Lakes
DB: Elijah Conner, Manchester
P: Tanner Cummins, Manchester
PR: Brian Bullock, Thomas Dale
All-Purpose: Albert Nunez, C.D. Hylton


Center: Wayne Lee, Oscar Smith
OL: Dominic Jordan, Oscar Smith
OL: Daniel Horne, C.D. Hylton
OL: Donald Lanier, Western Branch
OL: Tykee McCullers, Bayside
QB: Donovan Williams, C.D. Hylton
RB: Tamir Walker, Woodside
RB: Frank Boyd, Manchester
RB: Matt DeMasi, Cox
WR: Larry Chapel, Oscar Smith
WR: Eric Kumah, Forest Park
WR: Phillip Patterson, Bayside
TE: J'Aire Galloway, Gar-Field
K: Jadon Redding, Colonial Forge
KR: Rohan Martin, Colonial Forge
All-Purpose: Tahj Capehart, Ocean Lakes

DL: Eric Crosby, Ocean Lakes
DL: Will Long, Oscar Smith
DL: Tyler Thomas, Riverbend
DE: Ty'Juan Garbutt, Riverbend
DE: Alex Robinson, Manchester
LB: Keshon Artis, Oscar Smith
LB: Jared Austin, C.D. Hylton
LB: Carter Quick, Manchester
LB: Billy Higgins, Ocean Lakes
DB: Nate Lewis, Western Branch
DB: Rohan Martin, Colonial Forge
DB: D.J. Wright, C.D. Hylton
DB: Trent Williams, Thomas Dale
P: Josh Nardone, First Colonial
PR: Rohan Martin, Colonial Forge
All-Purpose: Matt DeMasi, Cox

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

FOOTBALL: South Roster Announced For Big River Rivalry

The 3rd Annual All-Star High School Football Game for seniors takes place Saturday, December 19th at 1pm at Randolph-Macon College. Tickets will be available at the gate. Congratulations to the following seniors:

#1: Jake Brown, WR, Trinity Episcopal
#2: William Green, QB, Ameila
#3: Tyjion Parrish, WR, Ameila
#4: Victor Figueroa, DB, Hopewell
#5: Maurice Green, DB, Hopewell
#6: Malik Gurley, RB, Prince George
#7: George (Gee) Ross, DB, Monacan
#8: Diontae Bruce, DB, Monacan
#9: Reggie Williams, DB, Dinwiddie
#10: Matt Schiefer, K, Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot
#11: Nate Millar, WR, Midlothian
#12: Daouda Kone, WR, George Wythe
#13: Jace Miller, RB, Meadowbrook
#14: Darryl White, LB, Meadowbrook
#15: Blake Bowen, QB, Trinity Episcopal
#16: Kelvin Azanama, LB, Monacan
#20: JayQwon Clarke, LB, George Wythe
#21: Carter West, WR, Cosby
#22: Donzell Patterson, DL, Dinwiddie
#23: Cecil Parham, LB, Dinwiddie
#24: Aaron Monts, RB, Richmond Christian
#31: Drew Edwards, LB, Manchester
#32: Alonzie Carter, DB, Thomas Dale
#33: Trevion Armstrong, WR, Trinity Episcopal
#35: Trey Ramsey, OL, L.C. Bird
#36: Aaron Jackson, DL, Clover Hill
#40: Ezra Reed, DL, Petersburg
#44: Matt Duignam, LB, James River
#45: Jeff Combs, DL, Cosby
#48: Lavon Cottemond, OL, Hopewell
#49: Noah Williams, OL, Huguenot
#50: Blayze Gray, OL, James River
#55: Jake Hogge, OL, Trinity Episcopal
#60: DeQuawn Pyer, OL, Colonial Heights
#65: Ramon Ares, DL, Colonial Heights
#70: David Hensley, OL, Manchester
#75: Robert Snead, OL, Thomas Dale
#77: Charles White, OL, Matoaca
#78: Elijah Rivers, OL, Matoaca
#79: Zack Nolan, OL, Midlothian
#80: Brian Bullock, WR, Thomas Dale
#82: Kevron Sippio, TE, Prince George
#85: Jameko Coleman, LB, Huguenot
#87: Stephen Baughan, DL, Clover Hill
#88: Bryson Henry, P, Cosby
#89: Alex Robinson, DL, Manchester

Sunday, December 6, 2015

REVIEW: Doubleheader Sweep For Chiefs At Hanover

RVASN correspondent Taylor Luck offers this report from Friday's doubleheader as the Chiefs won two games from Conference 20 rival Hanover in first week action.

Hanover High School was alive Friday evening as the Monacan Chiefs came to town for a Conference 20 basketball doubleheader. The Chiefs girls’ team has been wildly successful the past few years, and as the reigning 4A State Champs took the court for the first time in nearly nine months, nothing was expected to change.

The top seeded Chiefs were heavily favored against the home standing Hawks. Megan Walker, the number one recruit of the Class of 2017, scored 22 points in about a half of play, and Hanover was unable to contend as the Chiefs rolled to a 97-43 victory.

Monacan started off strong as expected, hitting easy shots and forcing turnovers on many early Hanover possessions. After a quarter, Monacan already held a 29-7 lead. The second half wouldn’t get any better for the Hawks, and by halftime, the Chiefs held a commanding 64-18 lead. Walker totaled 16 points in the half, and teammate Alex Parson was not far behind with 12 of her own.

Despite laying off the gas, Monacan continued to increase their lead in the third quarter, dropping 18 more points to Hanover’s seven. The final quarter allowed some of the Chiefs’ deeper bench players to get some playing time, and Monacan showed why they should be feared, cruising to the 54 point victory.

Walker finished the night with 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 steals; while Shalonda Wilkins totaled 16 points and 6 rebounds. The Hawks’ best performance was delivered by Elizabeth Ellen, who had 14 points. The Chiefs moved to 1-0 on the season with the victory, and while that isn’t a surprise to anyone, Coach Larry Starr says they are far from perfect.

“I thought our enthusiasm was great, I thought our intensity was great. I thought we did some good things offensively, but we made a lot of bad mistakes on defense, and that’s the thing we really need to pick up.” noted Starr, “In a closer game, those things are going to haunt us. That’s my concern because last year we were there and did some of this stuff that we did tonight. This year my plan is to try to work through it, but in close games it’s going to cost us. So we see where we need to improve.”

The boys showdown began differently, as the Hawks kept pace with the Chiefs for the first quarter. Monacan took an 18-13 lead a period, then went on a 10-2 run to open up a 13 point lead halfway through the second, enjoying a 35-23 edge at intermission. Nick Parks led the way for the Chiefs in the opening half with 14 points.

Monacan came out swinging in the third quarter, outscoring Hanover 12-9 over the first four minutes, and opening up a 17 point advantage by the end of the period. As the game quickly headed toward the final whistle, Monacan’s biggest lead was 19 points. Hanover tried to battle back late but never got within 11 as the Chiefs went on to win 78-66.
Parks finished his night with a  24 point performance, followed by Darian Peterson with 15, and Wallace Washington with 12. The Hawks were led by Alan Dabney, who put up 28 in a losing effort.

The unbeaten Chiefs both head to Dinwiddie Monday and then to Manchester on Wednesday looking to stay perfect as the young season moves forward.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thomas Dale Remembers, Readies For Saturday....

From our friends at NBC12, Marc Davis takes a look back to the magical state championship run of Thomas Dale in 2009 in what would be their final season under the watch of the legendary Vic Williams, who passed away the following year.

CLICK HERE for Marc's preview and salute!

Monday, November 30, 2015

REVIEW: Thomas Dale Wins Defensive War; Moves To State Semifinals

(RVASN Correspondent Taylor Luck files this report from Friday's 6A State Quarterfinal win for Thomas Dale over Cosby....)

Fans packed the seats of Thomas Dale High School Friday night in anticipation of a 6A South quarterfinal matchup between two Chesterfield county rivals, the Thomas Dale Knights and the Cosby Titans. Both teams parlayed 6-4 records into postseason berths, and both came alive in the playoffs, upsetting higher ranked teams on their way to this showdown, a rematch from August 28th won by the Knights 30-17.
Thomas Dale controlled field position for the majority of this defensive struggle, forcing Cosby to start inside their own 20 time and time again. One of the game’s few big yardage plays, a 69 yard touchdown pass from Matt Lawton to Brian Bullock with 1:59 to go in the first half, helped give the Knights a 13-7 victory and a date with Oscar Smith Saturday in the 6A State Semifinals.
Cosby went three and out to start the game, and Thomas Dale found themselves with great field position at their own 45 on their opening drive. On their second offensive play, Davonte Russell took a sweep 50 yards down the left side to the end zone to put the Knights up 7-0. Neither team was able to put a scoring drive together for the next 17 minutes.
Cosby finally got some momentum late in the half when Trent Williams fumbled a punt inside the Thomas Dale 40, with the Titans falling on it at the 36. Cosby managed to move into the red zone with 4:38 to play, the first trip inside the 20 for either team all night; soon after Joe Hunt punched it in from 2 yards out, tying the game at 7 at four minutes to the half. The Knights immediately responded, as Lawton found a wide open Bullock for their 69 yard strike. A missed extra point kept the lead at six, 13-7, going to break.
The entire second half was dominated by defense. Thomas Dale managed to get inside the red zone once, but promptly fumbled, giving Cosby possession. Both sides had issues with dropped passes and fumbled punt returns. Cosby took over at their 37 with 2:40 to play, needing to somehow put together a touchdown drive to save their season. Grant Squyars did a lot of work on the ground, and hit wide receiver Carter West at the Thomas Dale 37 yard line to keep the game alive with 1:37 to play. Ultimately his pass protection failed him, and Squyars was sacked on back to back plays to end any hopes of a comeback, sending Thomas Dale into victory formation.
Thomas Dale’s pass rush was an unstoppable force on the game. Cosby quarterback Grant Squyars was sacked eight times on the night and the usually dominant Titan run game was held to 105 yards on 28 carries between six different players, a mere 2.7 yards per rush.
Squyars ended up going 6 of 19 for 71 yards and an interception in a game where the Thomas Dale defensive unit left its mark. Squyars also led the ground game, totaling 43 yards on five carries, after Hunt went down with a back injury in the second quarter.
Lawton only completed two passes on 13 attempts for 82 yards and the second quarter touchdown. An epidemic of drops plagued the Knight receivers. Russell ran 14 times for 85 yards and the touchdown, plus a fumble, and averaged 3.7 yards per carry after the early 50 yard touchdown run.
The punting game may have won the game for Thomas Dale, as neither team was able to move the ball. Punter Plato Eliades consistently dropped the ball deep inside Cosby territory, and backup quarterback Gabe McCollin even put a well-placed pooch punt from the shotgun inside the Cosby five in the first quarter. The repetitive short drives of the final three quarters always seemed to benefit the Knights, often leaving Cosby to start from inside their own 20 yard line, while the Knights sometimes began possession on the Titans’ side of the field.
Thomas Dale, who entered the playoffs as the third seed in the 6A South Region’s pod of eight teams from Conferences 3 and 4, emerge as the survivors, and are now one win away from playing in the 6A State Championship at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.
“That gave us an enormous amount of motivation. We knew coming into the playoffs no one believed we’d make it as far as we have. We knew we had to play as a team and come together to win. The doubt only made us work harder.” noted senior cornerback/running back Trent Williams.
Their next stop is Chesapeake, where they’ll face their toughest opponent yet in the undefeated Oscar Smith Tigers. “The Tigers are fresh off a huge 29-19 victory over Ocean Lakes, who was ranked #3 in the entire state heading into the week.
“There’s definitely more of a challenge preparing for Oscar Smith.” explained Williams, “They are a very good team and they just beat one of the best teams in the country. We have to focus more in practice this week and give our all in the game.”

Thomas Dale’s defense looks up to the task, but their offense, especially the passing game, will need a huge improvement against Oscar Smith, whose defense held an Ocean Lake offense who scored fifty or more points seven times this season, to 19 points. Kickoff is set for 1pm Saturday in Chesapeake

Sunday, November 29, 2015

County Teams In Preseason Basketball Top 10 Polls

Two defending state champions are 1-2 in the first RVA Sports Network Top 10 Girls Basketball Poll released Sunday night.

The Monacan Chiefs top the poll, with the Cosby Titans right behind them. Despite losing Taja Cole to Louisville, L.C. Bird debuts at #4, while Midlothian, who returns just one starter, begins the season ranked seventh.

Girls Top 10:
1) Monacan
2) Cosby
3) Highland Springs
4) L.C. Bird
5) Henrico
6) Atlee
7) Midlothian
8) Prince George
9) J.R. Tucker
10) Huguenot

Meanwhile, two county public teams make the preseason boys poll, as L.C. Bird gears up again for another run at a 5A state title, while Meadowbrook hopes to derail the Skyhawks in what's become a monstrous Conference 12 that includes Matoaca, Prince George, and now Highland Springs and Varina. In private school action, watch out for Millwood, who has quietly assembled a very talented group.

Boys Top 10:
1) Henrico
2) L.C. Bird
3) Benedictine
4) George Wythe
5) John Marshall
6) Deep Run
7) Highland Springs
8) St. Christopher's
9) Meadowbrook
10) Millwood

Saturday, November 21, 2015

SWIMMING: First-Ever Chesterfield County Swim Meet Results!

What was just a dream not too long ago has become reality as, Friday night, teams from across Chesterfield County participated in the first-ever county swim meet! Teams operate on a club level for now as the programs work towards Virginia High School League (VHSL) recognition in the future.

For comparison, club teams in Henrico County are entering their third season of competition, hoping to join the VHSL as early as 2016-17. Currently, the four public schools in Hanover County, Colonial Heights, and Maggie Walker Governor's School are the only VHSL recognized public school swimming programs in Central Virginia.

We will list top five finishers in each event.


TEAM SCORES: 1) Cosby 887, 2) Midlothian 700; 3) Monacan 682; 4) James River 639; 5) Clover Hill 616; 6) Thomas Dale 401

BOYS: 1) James River 372; 2) Midlothian 368; 3) Cosby 355; 4) Thomas Dale 322; 5) Clover Hill 218; 6) Matoaca 209; 7) Monacan 205; 8) L.C. Bird 202; 9) Manchester 37

GIRLS: 1) Cosby 532; 2) Monacan 477; 3) Clover Hill 398; 4) Midlothian 332; 5) James River 267; 6) Matoaca 133; 7) L.C. Bird 108; 8) Thomas Dale 79; 9) Manchester 74


Boys 200 Medley Relay:
1) Cosby: 1:46.07
2) Midlothian: 1:47.08
3) L.C. Bird: 1:50.18
4) James River: 1:50.72
5) Clover Hill: 1:51.15

Girls 200 Medley Relay:
1) Monacan: 1:57.07
2) Cosby: 1:57.56
3) Midlothian: 2:02.06
4) Clover Hill: 2:02.83
5) Clover Hill "B": 2:03.05

Boys 200 Freestyle:
1) Kolin Hoffman, Monacan: 1:49.19
2) Cody Lenart, James River: 1:50.15
3) Adam Kerr, Cosby: 1:52.46
4) Connor Doyle, Cosby: 1:52.97
5) Bradley Jenkins, Midlothian: 2:02.73

Girls 200 Freestyle:
1) Taylor Covington, Monacan: 2:01.14
2) Lauren Shoemaker, Cosby: 2:04.58
3) Alice Hamilton, Thomas Dale: 2:05.10
4) Julia Gagulska, Midlothian: 2:08.30
5) Delaney Sanchez, Clover Hill: 2:08.33

Boys 200 IM:
1) Phil Costin, Cosby: 1:59.37
2) Nathan Wakefield, Clover Hill: 2:02.12
3) Colby Mills, L.C. Bird: 2:05.26
4) Dominik Flisiak, Midlothian: 2:14.67
5) Jack Barnett, Matoaca: 2:15.84

Girls 200 IM:
1) Annelise Sanchez, Clover Hill: 2:14.32
2) Cailin Carroll, Manchester: 2:17.88
3) Myra Anne Martin, L.C. Bird: 2:18.76
4) Lauren Shoemaker, Cosby: 2:24.40
5) Isabelle Bauer, Cosby: 2:24.42

Boys 50 Freestyle:
1) Ryan Polino, Monacan: 22.83
2) Aaron Rose, Thomas Dale: 23.34
3) Ty Louthan, Matoaca: 24.47
4) Robbie Hicks, James River: 24.59
5) Christopher Knappe, Monacan: 25.09

Girls 50 Freestyle:
1) Nicole Jackman, Monacan: 25.07
2) Melissa Autry, Cosby: 25.83
3) Emily Koegl, Matoaca: 26.07
4) Katie Daniluk, Midlothian: 27.68
5) Sadie Jakim, Cosby: 27.88

Boys 100 Butterfly:
1) Cody Bollinger, L.C. Bird: 51.26
2) Kolin Hoffman, Monacan: 54.22
3) Cody Lenart, James River: 54.57
4) Phil Costin, Cosby: 55.69
5) Ryan Polino, Monacan: 56.76

Girls 100 Butterfly:
1) Emily Koegl, Matoaca: 1:00.67
2) Emma Jones, Cosby: 1:03.88
3) Kaitlyn Gray, Thomas Dale: 1:04.27
4) Chloe Clemens, Cosby: 1:05.09
5) Molly Shand, Monacan: 1:05.41

Boys 50 Butterfly:
1) Christopher Knappe, Monacan: 26.60
2) William Foulds, Clover Hill: 28.75
3) Matt Rice, Midlothian: 28.89
4) Andrew Carraway, Thomas Dale: 29.42
5) Jacob Caldwell, Clover Hill: 30.27

Girls 50 Butterfly:
1) Charlotte Ritchie, Monacan: 29.76
2) Sophie King, Midlothian: 32.35
3) Grace Davis, Midlothian: 33.71
4) Mykala Black, Matoaca: 34.36
5) Ashley Stokes, Cosby: 34.53

Boys 100 Freestyle:
1) Justin Rich, Midlothian: 47.11
2) Nicholas Stoll, Cosby: 51.46
3) Jacob Walker, Thomas Dale: 51.76
4) Alec Harrison, Thomas Dale: 54.72
5) Robbie Hicks, James River: 56.16

Girls 100 Freestyle:
1) Annelise Sanchez, Clover Hill: 53.96
2) Taylor Covington, Monacan: 55.49
3) Melissa Autry, Cosby: 55.98
4) Christa Jones, Monacan: 56.27
5) Jillian Butler, Clover Hill: 56.86

Boys 500 Freestyle:
1) Phillip Barto, James River: 4:51.93
2) Nicholas Stoll, Cosby: 5:07.10
3) Carter Gallant, Clover Hill: 5:27.01
4) Barrett Fleming, Matoaca: 5:45.04
5) Nathan Hassick, Thomas Dale: 5:54.93

Girls 500 Freestyle:
1) Emma Jones, Cosby: 5:34.88
2) Lauren Wilkinson, Midlothian: 5:36.80
3) Erin Geizler, Midlothian: 5:37.18
4) Isabelle Bauer, Cosby: 5:38.33
5) Alice Hamilton: Thomas Dale: 5:38.97

Boys 200 Freestyle Relay:
1) L.C. Bird: 1:37.09
2) Monacan: 1:39.35
3) Thomas Dale: 1:40.78
4) Midlothian: 1:41.57
5) Cosby: 1:42.94

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay:
1) Monacan: 1:46.25
2) Cosby: 1:50.33
3) Midlothian: 1:55.93
4) Matoaca: 1:56.44
5) L.C. Bird: 1:57.95

Boys 100 Back:
1) Cody Bollinger, L.C. Bird: 52.04
2) Nathan Wakefield, Clover Hill: 54.69
3) Justin Rich, Midlothian: 55.08
4) Philip Barto, James River: 56.17
5) Connor Doyle, Cosby: 1:00.20

Girls 100 Back:
1) Myra Anne Martin, L.C. Bird: 1:03.29
2) Christa Jones, Monacan: 1:04.21
3) Angel Pajimola, Clover Hill: 1:04.56
4) Kaitlyn Gray, Thomas Dale: 1:04.77
5) Claire Banic, Cosby: 1:04.91

Boys 50 Back:
1) Matt Rice, Midlothian: 28.43
2) Karson Jennings, Thomas Dale: 31.79
3) Nick Burns, James River: 32.65
4) Billy Koob: L.C. Bird: 34.60
5) Drew Wright, Midlothian: 35.16

Girls 50 Back:
1) Sophia Mead, Midlothian: 34.43
2) Valerie Sargeant, Monacan: 36.90
3) Madison Wray, Matoaca: 37.81
4) Helena Alcala, Thomas Dale: 37.94
5) Allison Landergan, James River: 38.21

Boys 100 Breast:
1) Adam Kerr, Cosby: 1:04.66
2) Colby Mills, L.C. Bird: 1:04.95
3) Jack Barnett, Matoaca: 1:06.20
4) Aaron Rose, Thomas Dale: 1:08.31
5) Jacob Walker, Thomas Dale: 1:08.87

Girls 100 Breast:
1) Jillian Butler, Clover Hill: 1:10.18
2) Nicole Jackman, Monacan: 1:11.01
3) Cailin Carroll, Manchester: 1:11.84
4) Rachel McNeal, Monacan: 1:12.57
5) Claire Banic, Cosby: 1:13.05

Boys 50 Breast:
1) William Foulds, Clover Hill: 31.54
2) Samuel Taylor, L.C. Bird: 35.14
3) Andrew Carraway, Thomas Dale: 35.77
4) Matthew Miller, Thomas Dale: 37.81
5) Nicholas Preston, Monacan: 38.03

Girls 50 Breast:
1) Charlotte Ritchie, Monacan: 37.52
2) Erika O'Berry, L.C. Bird: 40.12
3) Gabrielle Fiacara, Clover Hill: 41.45
4) Sarah Steele, Clover Hill: 41.90
5) Valerie Sargeant, Monacan: 42.02

Boys 400 Freestyle Relay:
1) Cosby: 3:29.10
2) Midlothian: 3:29.80
3) James River: 3:36.38
4) Thomas Dale: 3:41.91
5) Clover Hill: 3:48.11

Girls 400 Freestyle Relay:
1) Monacan: 3:52.60
2) Cosby: 3:53.09
3) Clover Hill: 3:55.22
4) Midlothian: 4:06.79
5) James River: 4:07.08

Friday, November 20, 2015

FOOTBALL: Skyhawks Reign Ends; Titans, Knights Victorious

The reign is over for L.C. Bird.

Hermitage built a 21-6 first half lead, then used defense to hold off the Skyhawks to take a 21-12 win at Randolph-Macon College, ending L.C. Bird's 15-game postseason winning streak. The Panthers were the last team to defeat the Skyhawks in the playoffs, a 10-0 win on November 25, 2011. L.C. Bird ends the season at 11-1.

In 6A South, Thomas Dale knocked off C.D. Hylton 17-14 in Dale City Friday night to advance to the State Quarterfinals, where they will face their first opponent of the season, the Cosby Titans. Cosby built a quick 14-0 lead on touchdown runs of 68 and 46 yards by Joe Hunt, but Riverbend shut down the Titans, holding them to three points the rest of the night, but couldn't quite climb the mountain. Cosby's 17-12 win was their fifth straight to improve to 8-4.

Now Cosby returns to Chester, the site of a 30-17 opening night loss to the Knights on August 28th. Both teams are vastly different than they were on that evening. The winner next week gets the winner of Oscar Smith/Ocean Lakes in the 6A South Region Championship, a State Semifinal, December 4th or 5th.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

SKYHAWKS: Directions/Parking for Randolph-Macon Friday Night....

L.C. Bird fans, we have what you need to cheer on your Skyhawks Friday night in the 5A South Central 2nd Round in yet another postseason showdown with Hermitage, this time at Day Field on the campus of Randolph-Macon College!

--Take I-95 North to Exit 92 (Route 54/Ashland). Take the west exit.
--Continue on Route 54 through town, going over Route 1.
--Just before the railroad tracks, turn right, go 1/3 mile.
--Day Field will be on your right, with a small parking lot in front of it. Expect it to be filled very quickly.
--To find parking, turn left over the railroad tracks at the entrance to the Day Field parking lot, and you'll find plenty of parking on the tennis courts to the left. There is also grass parking (when opened by the college) on the right after crossing the railroad tracks.

--You will likely need to enter on the home side of Day Field (where you see the larger bleachers and press box) to purchase tickets. Bring cash.
--Restrooms are found at ground level in Birdsong Hall (the new dorm at the south end of Day Field), and inside Brock Center, which is to the right of Birdsong Hall, and houses gyms, the Randolph-Macon swimming pool, and other amenities. HOWEVER, those available for use Friday are up to the college.

(LC Bird quarterback Jalen Elliott escaping the rush in 2014 win at Hermitage)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HONORS: All-Conference 12 Football Team

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 12 Football Team:

Center: Mike Green, Highland Springs
OL: Elijah River, Matoaca
OL: Trey Ramsey, L.C. Bird
OL: Gavin Brennan, L.C. Bird
OL: C.J. Bynum, Highland Springs
TE: Dmarco Scott, L.C. Bird
WR: Kier Townsend, L.C. Bird
WR: Greg Dortch, Highland Springs
WR: K'Von Wallace, Highland Springs
RB: Jamison Harrison, Matoaca
RB: J.B. Wright, L.C. Bird
RB: D.J. Anderson, Highland Springs
QB: Juwan Carter, Highland Springs
Utility: Jalen Elliott, L.C. Bird
K: Justin Dyke, Matoaca

DE: Chris Hayden, L.C. Bird
DE: Aaron Motley, Highland Springs
DL: Quashawan Armstrong, L.C. Bird
DL: Tavien Blackwell, Highland Springs
DL: C.J. Bynum, Highland Springs
LB: Rayshard Ashby, L.C. Bird
LB: Isaiah Moore, L.C. Bird
LB: Jordan Wall, Highland Springs
LB: Matt Hodges, Meadowbrook
DB: Jalen Dowe, Matoaca
DB: Jalen Elliott, L.C. Bird
DB: Kumonde Hines, L.C. Bird
DB: K'Von Wallace, Highland Springs
P: John Gardiner, Matoaca
PR: Greg Dortch, Highland Springs

Conference 12 Offensive Player of The Year: Greg Dortch, Highland Springs
Conference 12 Defensive Player of The Year: Rayshard Ashby, L.C. Bird

Center: Marshall Hicks, L.C. Bird
OL: Chris Artis, Meadowbrook
OL: Charles Hall, Varina
OL: Russell Hicks, Varina
OL: Mehki Becton, Highland Springs
TE: Quron Bryant, Highland Springs
WR: Terrance Whitfield, Matoaca
WR: Jaques Meadows, Meadowbrook
WR: Samond Pinchback, Varina
WR: Richard Stephen, Varina
RB: Jace Miller, Meadowbrook
RB: Shedrick McCall, L.C. Bird
RB: C.J. Jones, Varina
QB: Justin Ford, Matoaca
Utility: Malik Gurley, Prince George
Utility: Greg Dortch, Highland Springs
K: Keaton Riley, L.C. Bird

DE: John Jones, Meadowbrook
DE: Demontrae Blowe, L.C. Bird
DE: Mike Green, Highland Springs
DL: Anthony Helm, Matoaca
DL: Alvonte Jones, Matoaca
DL: Ryan Krese, Prince George
DL: Mike Creww, Meadowbrook
DL: Jerimiah Edwards, Varina
LB: Tyler Voorhies, Matoaca
LB: Manell Robinson, L.C. Bird
LB: Paul Dennis, Prince George
LB: Nydriq Crooks, Varina
DB: Anthony Warner, Matoaca
DB: Jesson McCray, Meadowbrook
DB: R.J. Coles, Varina
DB: Earl Anderson, Highland Springs
P: Nik Nunez, Varina
PR: Malik Gurley, Prince George

Center: Javonte Tuppince, Meadowbrook
Center: Andrew Crostic, Varina
OL: Charles White, Matoaca
OL: Alexander Henderson, Matoaca
OL: Adonde Braxton, Meadowbrook
OL: Jason Rickman, Varina
OL: Saije Daniels, Highland Springs
OL: Justin Carey, Highland Springs
RB: R.J. Coles, Varina
RB: Shaheed Adeyola, Varina
RB: Dashawn Young, Highland Springs
Offensive Utility: R.J. Coles, Varina
DE: Lamont Kendricks, Varina
DE: Andy Mathews, Varina
DL: Muftao Oladejo, L.C. Bird
DL: Steven Delaney, Meadowbrook
DL: Elijah Smith-Thomas, Prince George
DL: Lee Dillworth, Highland Springs
LB: Darryle White, Meadowbrook
LB: Spencer Rotzoll, Prince George
LB: Brydon Carrol, Varina
LB: Deshawn Sutton, Highland Springs
LB: K'Vonne Merritt, Highland Springs
DB: Johquin Wiley, L.C. Bird
DB: Warren Akande, Varina
DB: Ronald Tre Jones, Varina
DB: Jaylen Barnes, Varina
DB: Rell Coley, Highland Springs
P: Jorydn Hunter, Meadowbrook
P: Jack Notley, Highland Springs
PR: Donnell Martin, Varina
K: Sammy Fuentes, Meadowbrook
K: Noah Gillespie, Varina
K: Glaster Ellis, Highland Springs

Saturday, November 14, 2015

All-Conference 20 Volleyball Honors

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for earning All-Conference 20 Volleyball honors! Those with (*) are also All-Academic where eligible.


Miranda Hall, Hanover*
Leila Haynesworth, Hanover*
Kendall Pully, Hanover*
Rebecca Hoover, Hanover*
Maddie Reynolds, Midlothian*
Ashley Condrey, Midlothian*
Kellie Nee, Powhatan*
Julia Goodman, Powhatan*
Abby Nee, Powhatan*

Megan Kratzer, Hanover
Ashton Hughes, Hanover*
Kylie Tuxford, Hanover*
Amber Arnold, Midlothian*
Rachel Trebour, Midlothian*
Erin Edwards, Monacan*
Valerie Johnson, Monacan*
Celina Oliver, Powhatan*

Tori Cooke, Monacan*
Lyndsey Smith, Monacan*

Conference 20 Girls Player of The Year: Leila Haynesworth, Hanover
Conference 20 Coach of The Year: Karl Lippa, Hanover


Lee Olenyik, Hanover*
Brian Stephen, Hanover*
Austin Power, Midlothian
Nick Spichiger, Midlothian*
Mason Rawls, Monacan*
Garrett Carson, Monacan*
Drew Buckley, Monacan*
Zach Morrison, Monacan*

Turner Cole, Hanover*
Giles Van Huss, Hanover*
Taylor Rudd, Hanover*
Tyler Gregory, Midlothian*
Matt Lewandowski, Midlothian*
Tanner Fogelsong, Midlothian
Lance Johnson, Monacan*

Conference 20 Boys Player of The Year: Nick Spichiger, Midlothian
Conference 20 Boys Coach of The Year: Randy Cox, Midlothian

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday Football Finals:

6A South Region First Round:
#3 Thomas Dale 26, #6 Woodbridge 0
#5 Cosby 42, #4 Manchester 27

NEXT WEEK: #3 Thomas Dale at #2 CD Hylton
                     #8 Riverbend at #5 Cosby

5A South Region First Round:
#3 LC Bird 42, #6 Matoaca 6
#1 Highland Springs 42, #8 Meadowbrook 13
#5 Lee-Davis 41, #4 Douglas Freeman 14
#2 Hermitage 37, #7 Henrico 6

NEXT WEEK: #3 LC Bird at #2 Hermitage
                     #5 Lee-Davis at #1 Highland Springs

4A East Region First Round:
#6 Dinwiddie 26, #3 Monacan 20
#2 Hanover 47, #7 Louisa 28

NEXT WEEK: #6 Dinwiddie at #2 Hanover (Listen LIVE on 102.9 FM and online here at from RVA Sports Network!)

Thursday, November 12, 2015


6A South Region (Conferences 3/4)
#6 Woodbridge (6-4) at #3 Thomas Dale (6-4), 7:30pm
#5 Cosby (6-4) at #4 Manchester (6-4), 7pm

5A South Region (Conferences 11/12)
#8 Meadowbrook (5-5) at #1 Highland Springs (9-1), 7pm
#6 Matoaca (7-3) at #3 L.C. Bird (10-0), 7pm

4A East Region (Conferences 19/20)
#6 Dinwiddie (7-3) at #3 Monacan (9-1), 7:30pm**

**--Our correspondent Preston Hausser will be LIVE tweeting the Generals/Chiefs at @PrestonRVASN, retweeted on @cfieldsports starting just before 7:30pm!

Send us pics and score updates from YOUR game by adding @cfieldsports to your tweets and we'll share with the largest Twitter network for high school sports in the 804, The RVA Sports Network!

Monday, November 9, 2015

HONORS: All-Conference 3 Field Hockey Team

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for their selection to the All-Conference 3 Field Hockey team:


Julianna Vossenberg, James River
Cameryn Ing, Clover Hill
Berkley Mathews, Cosby
Conner Waldrop, Cosby
Brandi Condrey, Manchester

Mae-Linh Bennett, Clover Hill
Kiki Inman, Cosby
Madison Gibbons, Cosby
Sydney Trebour, Manchester
Callie Yost, Clover Hill
Madison Haske, James River

Jessica Brown, Clover Hill
Mandy Hermanns, James River
Alee Silva, Clover Hill
Sydne Moseley, Cosby
Megan Ramage, Cosby

Marquetta Wright, Clover Hill


MaryCamryn Simes, Cosby
Jenna Dorsey, James River
Julia Glowatsky, Manchester
Macauley Thornton, Manchester
Ashley Coddington, Manchester

Kerri Adkins, James River
Sarah Lilly, James River
Abby Sloan, Thomas Dale
Rianna Clark, Manchester
Bethany Fuguay, Cosby

Lizzie Smith, Manchester
Kaylie Puchinelli, James River
Kristina Johnson, James River
Reagan Chamberlain, Cosby
Sierra Filer, Manchester
Madison Dawson, Thomas Dale

Elizabeth Hollerman, James River

Conference 3 Player of The Year: Jessica Brown, Clover Hill
Conference 3 Coach of The Year: Rachel Mead, Cosby

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Monday Volleyball Regional Schedule


6A South Region Quarterfinals:
Woodbridge at James River, 6pm
Cosby at Colonial Forge, 6pm

5A South Region Quarterfinals:
Matoaca at Mills Godwin, 5pm
Douglas Freeman vs. L.C. Bird, 7pm at Mills Godwin


5A South Region Quarterfinals:
Mills Godwin vs. Matoaca, 5pm at Meadowbrook

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Here is where we project our county football teams to be headed come next Friday night in the first round of the VHSL Football Playoffs.

NOTE: OFFICIAL brackets are scheduled to be released by the Virginia High School League on Sunday.

6A South (Conferences 3/4, NO cross-bracketing this year):

First Round (Friday November 13th):
#8 Riverbend at #1 Colonial Forge
#5 Cosby at #4 Manchester
#7 Forest Park at #2 C.D. Hylton
#6 Woodbridge at #3 Thomas Dale

Second Round (Friday November 20th at Higher Seeds):
Riverbend/Colonial Forge winner vs. Cosby/Manchester winner
Forest Park/C.D. Hylton winner vs Woodbridge/Thomas Dale winner

(Second Round winners play in 6A State Quarterfinal Friday 11/27 at higher seed)

5A South (Conferences 11/12, NO cross-bracketing)

First Round (Friday November 13th):
#8 Meadowbrook at #1 Highland Springs
#5 Lee-Davis at #4 Douglas Freeman
#7 Henrico at #2 Hermitage
#6 Matoaca at #3 L.C. Bird

Second Round (Friday November 20th at Higher Seeds):
MBK/Highland Springs winner vs Lee-Davis/Douglas Freeman winner
Henrico/Hermitage winner vs Matoaca/L.C. Bird winner

(Second Round winners play in 5A State Quarterfinal Friday 11/27 at higher seed)

4A East (Conferences 19/20, NO cross-bracketing)

First Round (Friday November 13th):
#8 King George at #1 Courtland
#5 Chancellor at #4 Eastern View
#7 Louisa at #2 Hanover
#6 Dinwiddie at #3 Monacan

Second Round (Friday November 20th at Higher Seeds):
King George/Courtland winner vs Chancellor/Eastern View winner
Louisa/Hanover winner vs Dinwiddie/Monacan winner

(Second Round winners play in 4A State Quarterfinal Friday 11/27 at higher seed)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Friday Football Primer: All You Need To Know

First, tonight's schedule, then a look at the playoff chances of all the teams South of the James! All rankings based on latest NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll.

James River (4-5) at #1 L.C. Bird (9-0), 7:30pm
#10 Thomas Dale (6-3) at Matoaca (6-3), 7pm
Cosby (5-4) at #11 Manchester, 7:30pm
Meadowbrook (5-4) at Dinwiddie (6-3), 7pm
#8 Hopewell (7-2) at Prince George (3-6), 7:30pm
Midlothian (2-7) at Clover Hill (2-7), 7:30pm
George Wythe (0-9) at Huguenot (1-8), 7:30pm
Monticello (6-3) at Powhatan (4-5), 7:30pm
Petersburg (2-7) at Colonial Heights (3-6), 7pm

The Outlook:

6A South (Conferences 3 & 4, Top 8 make playoffs):

--Colonial Forge has clinched the number one seed, even with a loss to 3-6 Freedom/PW tonight.
--Thomas Dale needs a win and help, but can retake the #2 seed over C.D. Hylton, who took it over last Friday night. The Knights must beat Matoaca, then have Cosby, Varina, Prince George and Dinwiddie win, plus get a point from L.C. Bird. They'll get two from the Colonial Heights/Petersburg winner.
--C.D. Hylton has to face Forest Park, who, at 6-3, start tonight just 11 points behind #4 Manchester in fifth place. A Hylton loss is great news for the Knights, but also vaults Forest Park into the mix for the fourth seed with Manchester, and a home game in round one.
--Manchester is 6-3, 10 points behind Dale, 11 ahead of Forest Park. They would get 34 points by beating Cosby and can get up to nine additional rider points, with Matoaca and James River winning, and an automatic two points each for the Midlothian/Clover Hill and George Wythe/Huguenot winners. Hermitage beating Douglas Freeman means an extra point. For the Lancers, it's all about staying home next Friday, either as a fourth seed, or maybe a third, if they can slip in front of Thomas Dale if Matoaca wins.
--Cosby begins tonight in 7th at 233 points, six behind Woodbridge for the sixth seed. Woodbridge plays an 0-9 Gar-Field, and can only earn 26 points for a victory. Cosby, with a win over Manchester, earns 38 points. Rider points are few for the Titans, though, a maximum of seven available, but the Titans could head to sixth with a victory, possibly setting up a rematch of their season Thomas Dale.
--James River is out of the running for moment in ninth, but that could change if they pull the gigantic upset at L.C. Bird. The Rapids would earn 44 points for the win, enough to overtake #8 Riverbend, whose season is over at 257 points. But they can earn rider points based on how their opponents fare tonight. Riverbend can finish no lower than 261 points, James River no higher than 267. James River needs Douglas Freeman and Chancellor to win tonight.

5A South (Conferences 11 & 12, Top 8 make playoffs):
This is the group everyone is talking about, mainly because  one-loss team begins the night ahead in VHSL point standings of three unbeaten teams. Here's the bottom line:

--Highland Springs is at 299 points. They get 32 with a win over Varina, then six rider points no matter what happens in the other three Capital District games. That's 337. The Springers need a Hermitage win over Douglas Freeman. There's 338. Then there's the "Meadowbrook conundrum". If MBK beats Dinwiddie, all three teams fighting for the #1 seed get two points, as all three defeated the Monarchs. If the Monarchs lose, two points go by the boards for the Springers, Hermitage, and....

--L.C. Bird starts tonight at 296 points. They get 34 for a win over James River, a guaranteed six from other Dominion District action. That's 336 points. The Skyhawks are rooting for their archrivals, Thomas Dale, to knock off Matoaca. A crucial two points are at stake there. That's 338. If MBK wins, both Highland Springs and L.C. Bird hit 340.

--Hermitage begins at 288 points, but play a 9-0 Douglas Freeman. A win means 42 big points. The Panthers are guaranteed two points each from Highland Springs/Varina, Mills Godwin/John Marshall, and Glen Allen/JR Tucker. There's 336. Now, Hermitage needs Manchester to beat Cosby and Deep Run to beat Thomas Jefferson. If both happen, no matter what Meadowbrook does, the Panthers ascend to the #1 seed by two points.

Now, what if Meadowbrook wins, but, say, Cosby beats Manchester? Then Hermitage, L.C. Bird, and Highland Springs all would finish at 340 points (34.0 rating when divided by ten). How do you break the tie?

Section 68-4-8 of the Virginia High School League Handbook (pages 132-133) break it down, and you have to get to (d) to find where Highland Springs, by virtue of playing a team (Norview) that only had a nine-game schedule, would win the three-way tie and the number one seed. (Read it HERE). At (g), Hermitage would likely have the advantage for #2.

So, it is possible that L.C. Bird, who has been a consensus #1 in all the published polls, including ours, all season, could go 10-0, and be the third seed in 5A South Central. The Skyhawks are rooting for Cosby and Thomas Jefferson tonight.

--Of course, if Douglas Freeman beats Hermitage, everything changes. Same if Varina, who is clinging to a Hail Mary's chance in ninth place, knocks off the Springers. We'll publish the maximum and minimum final point totals below.

--Matoaca and Meadowbrook are separated by just three points. A Matoaca win gives them the inside track to keep the seventh seed. If they fall to Thomas Dale and Meadowbrook beats Dinwiddie, the Monarchs move to seventh, and with an outside shot at #6 should Lee-Davis lose The Tomato Bowl to Patrick Henry, with other factors included.

5A South Central Maximum/Minimum Point Ranges:

1) Highland Springs (340, 322)
2) L.C. Bird (340, 321)
3) Hermitage (342, 316)
4) Douglas Freeman (321, 295)
5) Henrico (305, 282)
6) Lee-Davis (299, 280)
7) Matoaca (294, 272)
8) Meadowbrook (288, 267)
9) Varina (267, 241)

By the way, Varina can only tie Meadowbrook if the Monarchs lose, the Blue Devils win, James River wins and I.C. Norcom pulls a huge upset of Lake Taylor.

4A East (Conferences 19 & 20, Top 8 make playoffs)

--Monacan begins the night at 279 points. They can earn as many as 12 rider points tonight. They are guaranteed six. A Bird win gives them one for 286. Then they need underdogs Caroline and Glen Allen to win. Caroline (0-9) plays top-seeded Courtland. The top seed is not in play for Monacan if Courtland wins.

--Hanover can vault over Monacan for second with a win over Henrico and has an outside chance at taking #1 from Courtland, but they need at least Dinwiddie and J.R. Tucker to win, and maybe more.

--Dinwiddie begins the night 14 points behind Eastern View and Chancellor, who are tied for fourth place. Either/both must lose for Dinwiddie to move up from sixth, and the Generals must beat Meadowbrook, and get help from James Monroe, Caroline, and, ironically, a win From Hanover.

--Powhatan, outside in 9th, must beat Monticello, have #8 King George lose to 3A power James Monroe, then Charlottesville must beat Louis, Midlothian must beat Clover Hill and George Wythe must knock off Huguenot. It's a long-shot for the Indians.

The season ends tonight for Clover Hill and Midlothian, who face off to see who can start the off-season on a high note.

Other teams:
--Petersburg needs a win over Colonial Heights to ensure a 3A East berth. The Colonials likely slide in even with a loss tonight, but their #5 seed in Conference 25/27's eight-team sub-region may worsen.
--Hopewell all but has the #1 seed in Conferences 26/28, meaning a minimum of three home games, through Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday Playoff Schedule


1A-4A East Region Semifinal:
Great Bridge vs. Midlothian, 5:30pm, River City SportsPlex

5A South Region Semifinal:
Deep Run vs. Prince George, 6pm, River City SportsPlex

NOTE: The 6A South Region Semifinal: Cosby vs Frank W. Cox, will be played Wednesday at 5:30pm, also at River City.

Winners of region semifinal matches also clinch berths in their respective state tournaments, which begin Friday, November 13th at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.


Conference 3 Tournament Semifinals:
#4 Clover Hill at #1 James River, 7pm
#3 Thomas Dale at #2 Cosby, 7pm


Conference 3 Tournament Semifinals:
#4 Manchester at #1 James River, 5:30pm
#3 Clover Hill at #2 Cosby, 5:30pm

Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday Playoff Results


1A-4A East Region Quarterfinal:
Midlothian 3, Eastern View 0

5A South Region Quarterfinals:
Deep Run 11, L.C. Bird 0
Prince George 2, Lee-Davis 1

6A South Region Quarterfinals:
Cosby 4, Colonial Forge 0
Riverbend 3, Clover Hill 2


Conference 3 First Round:
#4 Clover Hill 3, #5 Manchester 0

Conference 12 First Round:
#4 Patrick Henry 3, #5 L.C. Bird 2
#3 Prince George 3, #6 Varina 0
#2 Matoaca 3, #7 Meadowbrook 0

Conference 20 First Round:
#4 Maggie Walker GS 3, #5 Dinwiddie 0
#3 Hanover 3, #6 Huguenot 0


Conference 3 First Round:
#3 Clover Hill 3, #5 Thomas Dale 0
#4 Manchester 3, #6 Franklin County 2

Conference 12 First Round:
#3 Matoaca 3, #6 Meadowbrook 0

Conference 20 First Round:
#5 Monacan def. #4 Dinwiddie

All-Conference 20 Field Hockey Teams

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being honored! (Note: All-Academic honorees are noted with **)


Regan Sabine, Midlothian**
Lauren Elmore, Midlothian**
Hannah Adams, Powhatan**
Kora Kane, Hanover
Danielle Gilmore, Monacan**

Nora Mulroy, Midlothian**
Bella Urcia, Midlothian**
Aislin Dulio, Powhatan**
Lauren Didlake, Hanover**
Lexie Will, Monacan**

Frankie Urcia, Midlothian**
Caroline Wilkes, Midlothian**
Magen Palmore, Powhatan**
Faith Lawhorne, Powhatan**
Jenny Schumacher, Hanover**
Kelly Reilly, Monacan**

Gatlin Snyder, Powhatan**


Katie Oakey, Midlothian**
Brie Burgio, Powhatan**
Breanna Kim, Hanover**
Kristen Yeager, Hanover**
Austyn Faries, Monacan**

Keri Kane, Hanover**
Courtney Cooke, Monacan**
Olivia Harriman, Midlothian**
Ellie Lancaster, Powhatan**
Nicole Mann, Monacan**

Alex Amend, Midlothian**
Natalie Durcan, Midlothian**

Lindsey Merillat, Midlothian**

Raquel Millacci, Goalkeeper, Midlothian
Alex Glowatsky, Goalkeeper, Monacan**
Rachael Weis, Goalkeeper, Hanover**

Conference 20 Player of The Year: Frankie Urcia, Midlothian
Conference 20 Coach of The Year: Stephanie Brooks, Powhatan

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Monday Playoff Schedule...


1A-4A East Region Quarterfinals
Eastern View vs. Midlothian, 5:30pm at River City SportsPlex
Powhatan vs James Monroe, 5pm at Maury Stadium, Fredericksburg (CLICK HERE for directions)

5A South Region Quarterfinals (at River City SportsPlex)
L.C. Bird vs. Deep Run, 5pm
Prince George vs. Lee-Davis, 6:30pm

6A South Region Quarterfinals
Colonial Forge vs. Cosby, 5:30pm at River City SportsPlex
Clover Hill at Riverbend, 6pm (CLICK HERE for directions)


Conference 3 Tournament First Round:
#5 Manchester at #4 Clover Hill, 7pm

Conference 12 Tournament Quarterfinals:
#4 Patrick Henry at #5 L.C. Bird, 7:15pm
#2 Matoaca vs. #7 Meadowbrook, 5:45pm at Prince George HS
#6 Varina at #3 Prince George, 7:15pm

Conference 20 Tournament First Round:
#6 Huguenot at #3 Hanover, 7pm
#5 Dinwiddie at #4 Maggie Walker GS, 7pm


Conference 3 Tournament First Round:
#6 Franklin County at #4 Manchester, 5:30pm
#5 Thomas Dale at #3 Clover Hill, 5:30pm

Conference 12 Tournament First Round (at Varina HS)
#6 Meadowbrook vs #3 Matoaca, 5:45pm
#5 Highland Springs vs #4 Varina, 7:15pm

Conference 20 Tournament First Round:
#5 Monacan at #4 Dinwiddie, 6pm

Conference 25 Tournament First Round:
#5 Southampton at #4 Colonial Heights, 6pm

Friday, October 30, 2015


Here are the complete brackets for the Conference 3 Boys and Girls Volleyball Tournaments next week! Please note the special instructions below for how the two boys finalists will advance into State Tournament play.


Manchester at Clover Hill, Monday, 7pm

SEMIFINALS: (Tuesday at Higher Seed)
Clover Hill/Manchester winner at #1 James River, 7pm
#3 Thomas Dale at #2 Cosby, 7pm

CHAMPIONSHIP: (Thursday at Higher Seed)
Semifinal Winners at 7pm


QUARTERFINALS: (Monday at Higher Seed)
#6 Franklin County at #4 Manchester, 5:30pm
#5 Thomas Dale at #3 Clover Hill, 5:30pm

SEMIFINALS: (Tuesday at Higher Seed)
Franklin Co/Manchester winner at #1 James River, 5:30pm
Thomas Dale/Clover Hill winner at #2 Cosby, 5:30pm

CHAMPIONSHIP: (Date TBA at Higher Seed)
Semifinal Winners

NOTE: Girls Championship participants earn berths in 6A South Region Tournament. Conference 3 Boys Champion earns berth in 6A State Semifinals, hosting match on Tuesday November 17th. Boys Runner-Up goes to Conference 2 champion for State Quarterfinal on Wednesday November 11th.


QUARTERFINALS: (Monday November 2nd)

#1 Atlee vs. #8 Highland Springs, 5:45pm at LC Bird
#4 Patrick Henry vs. #5 LC Bird, 7:15pm at LC Bird
#2 Matoaca vs. #7 Meadowbrook, 5:45pm at Prince George
#3 Prince George vs. #6 Varina, 7:15pm at Prince George

SEMIFINALS: (Wednesday November 4th)

Atlee/HSHS winner vs PH/LCBird winner, 5:45pm at Prince George
Matoaca/MBK winner vs PG/Varina winner, 7:15pm at Prince George

CHAMPIONSHIP: (Thursday November 5th)

Semifinal Winners, 7:15pm at Prince George

NOTE: Both championship match participants clinch berths in 5A South Region Tournament the week of November 9th.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Week 9 Football Finals

Meadowbrook 23, #5 Thomas Dale 14

#1 L.C. Bird 61, George Wythe 0

#8 Monacan 49, Midlothian 0

#11 Hopewell 37, Matoaca 0

#12 Manchester 44, Clover Hill 13

Cosby 20, James River 2

Conference 12 Field Hockey Tournament Schedule

All tournament games will be held at River City SportsPlex in Chesterfield, tickets are $7.

Monday October 26th: First Round
Highland Springs vs. Varina, 6pm

Tuesday October 27th: Semifinals
Highland Springs/Varina winner vs. #1 Prince George, 5:30pm
#3 Matoaca vs. #2 L.C. Bird, 7pm

Wednesday October 28th: Championship
Semifinal Winners, 6pm

(NOTE: Semifinal winners both advance to 5A South Region Tournament the week of November 2nd.)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Conferences 3 and 20 Field Hockey Tournament Schedule

The Conference 3 Tournament will take place at River City SportsPlex on Field #8. Tickets are $7.00 and are available at the gate.

Monday October 26th (FIRST ROUND):
#4 Manchester vs #5 Thomas Dale, 5:30pm

Tuesday October 27th (SEMIFINALS):
First Round Winner vs. #1 Cosby, 5:30pm
#3 James River vs. #2 Clover Hill, 7pm

Wednesday October 28th (CHAMPIONSHIP):
Semifinal Winners, 6pm

(NOTE: Tuesday's semifinal winners will advance to the 6A South Region Tournament the following week.)

The Conference 20 Tournament will also take place River City SportsPlex on Field #4.

Monday October 26th (SEMIFINALS):
#1 Midlothian 6, #4 Monacan 0
#2 Powhatan 5, #3 Hanover 1

Tuesday October 27th (CHAMPIONSHIP):
#1 Midlothian vs. #2 Powhatan, 6pm

(NOTE: Monday's semifinal winners will advance to the 1A-4A East Region Tournament the following week.)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Conference 12 XC and Volleyball Tournament Information....

Here is tournament information for Cross Country and Volleyball for Conference 12:

Thursday October 29th at Pole Green Park, Mechanicsville

Girls Championship Race: 3pm
Boys Championship Race: 3:45pm
Award Ceremony: 4:30pm

Monday November 2nd: Quarterfinals

#8 seed vs. #1 seed, 5:45pm
#5 seed vs. #4 seed, 7:15pm

#7 seed vs. #2 seed, 5:45pm
#6 seed vs. #3 seed, 7:15pm

One set of games will be held at Varina High School, the other set at Prince George High School.

Wednesday November 4th: Semifinals (Prince George High School):
#1/8 winner vs #4/5 winner, 5:45pm
#2/7 winner vs #3/6 winner, 7:15pm

Thursday November 5th: Championship (Prince George High School)
Semifinal Winners at 7:15pm

Monday November 2nd: Quarterfinals (L.C. Bird High School)

#6 seed vs. #3 seed, 5:45pm
#5 seed vs. #4 seed, 7:15pm
(#1, #2 seed receive byes)

Wednesday November 4th: Semifinals (L.C. Bird High School)
#4/5 winner vs. #1 seed, 5:45pm
#3/6 winner vs. #2 seed, 7:15pm

Thursday November 5th: Championship (Prince George High School)
Semifinal Winners at 5:45pm

Friday, October 16, 2015


#1 LC Bird 34, Cosby 6
#5 Thomas Dale 52, Petersburg 6
#9 Monacan 60, George Wythe 6
Meadowbrook 21, #10 Matoaca 14
#2 Hermitage 44, #11 Manchester 31
James River 48, Midlothian 16
Clover Hill 34, Huguenot 26

Thursday, October 15, 2015


#1 LC Bird (6-0) at Cosby (3-3), 7:30pm
#5 Thomas Dale (5-1) at Petersburg (2-4), 7:30pm
#2 Hermitage (6-0) at #11 Manchester (5-1), 7:30pm
George Wythe (0-6) at #9 Monacan (6-1), 7:30pm
Meadowbrook (2-4) at #10 Matoaca (5-1), 7pm
James River (2-4) at Midlothian (2-5), 7:30pm
Huguenot (1-6) at Clover Hill (1-5), 7:30pm

Monday, October 12, 2015

#TheLineUp For Tuesday October 13th

Day Two of State Championships (3A through 6A)

#4 Clover Hill at Prince George, 4pm

#5 Midlothian at Clover Hill, 7pm
Huguenot at #6 James River, 7pm
George Wythe at Manchester, 7pm
Meadowbrook at #4 Colonial Heights, 7:15pm
Dinwiddie at Matoaca, 7:15pm
Prince George at Thomas Dale, 7:15pm

Meadowbrook at Colonial Heights, 5:45pm
Dinwiddie at Matoaca, 5:45pm
George Wythe at Manchester, 5:45pm
Monacan at Cosby, 7pm
Clover Hill at Midlothian, 7pm

NEW NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 Football Poll

More changes, but not across the top five, as we get ready for Week Eight, and the homestretch, of the 2015 regular season.

1) L.C. Bird (6-0, was #1)
2) Hermitage (6-0, was #2)
3) Highland Springs (5-1, was #3)
4) Benedictine (5-0, was #4)
5) Thomas Dale (5-1, was #5)
6) Lee-Davis (6-0, was #10)
7) Henrico (5-1, was #9)
8) Douglas Freeman (6-0, was #7)
9) Monacan (6-1, was #8)
10) Matoaca (5-1, was #11)
11) Manchester (5-1, was #12)
12) Hanover (4-2, was #6)

Friday, October 9, 2015


#8 Monacan 44, James River 21
#11 Matoaca 51, Petersburg 28
#12 Manchester 47, Midlothian 0
Hopewell 28, Meadowbrook 22
Cosby 41, Huguenot 0
Clover Hill 48, George Wythe 0

SATURDAY: Dinwiddie (3-2) at #5 Thomas Dale (4-1), 1pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball Polls Released!

To see the new NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll, CLICK HERE!

For the new RVA Sports Network "Super 6" Polls in Field Hockey, Boys and Girls Volleyball, download the new "Central Region NOW!" Podcast available at the top of this page!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday's Scores, #TheLineUp For Tuesday October 6th!

Matoaca 32, #7 Dinwiddie 22
Midlothian 3, Huguenot 0 (OT)
#12 Manchester 42, George Wythe 2

#3 Colonial Heights 3, Thomas Dale 0
#5 Midlothian 3, Dinwiddie 0
Prince George 3, Manchester 0

Thomas Dale 3, Colonial Heights 1
Midlothian 3, Dinwiddie 0
Powhatan 3, Monacan 1

#6 Cosby 7, LC Bird 0
#2 James River 3, Manchester 0


#5 Clover Hill at #4 Midlothian, 3:30pm

Clover Hill at George Wythe, 7pm
LC Bird at Manchester, 7pm
Cosby at #5 Midlothian, 7pm
#6 James River at Monacan, 7pm
Petersburg at #3 Colonial Heights, 7pm
Meadowbrook at Dinwiddie, 7:15pm
Thomas Dale at Matoaca, 7:15pm

Clover Hill at George Wythe, 5:45pm
Petersburg at Colonial Heights, 5:45pm
Meadowbrook at Dinwiddie, 5:45pm
Midlothian at Cosby, 7pm
Monacan at #5 James River, 7pm
Manchester at LC Bird, 7pm
Matoaca at Thomas Dale, 7:15pm

#8 Thomas Dale (3-1) at Prince George (2-2), 7pm

Sunday, October 4, 2015

#TheLineUp For Monday October 5th

Matoaca at Thomas Dale, POSTPONED
Prince George at Colonial Heights, 4pm
#6 Cosby at L.C. Bird, 4:30pm
Monacan at Powhatan, POSTPONED to Friday 10/9
#2 James River vs. Manchester, 7pm, at River City Sports Plex
#5 Clover Hill at #4 Midlothian, POSTPONED to Tuesday 10/6, 7pm

Dinwiddie at #5 Midlothian, 7pm
Prince George at Manchester, 7pm
Thomas Dale at #3 Colonial Heights, 7:15pm

Dinwiddie at Midlothian, 5:45pm
Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights, 5:45pm
Manchester at Prince George, 7pm
Monacan at Powhatan, 7:15pm

George Wythe (0-4) vs #12 Manchester (3-1), 4pm at Huguenot HS
Matoaca (3-1) at #7 Dinwiddie (3-1), 6pm
Midlothian (1-4) at Huguenot (1-4), approximately 6:30pm (game moved from Midlothian)
#8 Thomas Dale (3-1) at Prince George (2-2), POSTPONED to Tuesday, 7:30pm
Petersburg (2-2) at Hopewell (2-2), 7:30pm

Friday, October 2, 2015

More Week 6 Football Changes....

Matoaca at #7 Dinwiddie has been moved to Monday at 6pm.

#8 Thomas Dale at Prince George, Monday, 7:30pm

George Wythe vs. #12 Manchester, Monday, 4pm at Huguenot HS

Midlothian at Huguenot, Monday, approximately 7pm, following Wythe/Manchester (804 Varsity reports game is moved to Huguenot, was originally a home game for Midlothian).

Thursday, October 1, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: #1 Beats #6 in Unbeaten Battle....

(RVA Sports Network correspondent Preston Hausser files this report on L.C. Bird's 36-6 win at Monacan Thursday night to move to 6-0....)

On Thursday night, two storms swept through the Monacan Stadium: one was rain, the other was L. C. Bird football. In a matchup that was built up to be the game of the season, the Skyhawks showed why they are the #1 team in the region and the favorite for another state championship. Defensively, Bird held a Top 10 team to only 6 points but managed to drop 36 on a stellar Chief defense. Monacan on the other hand, had a little bit more trouble with the weather and lost three fumbles in the process.
                JB Wright was an offensive machine for the Skyhawks, rushing for 164 yards and one touchdown. Even with this domination, Wright still believes he has room to work, as he quotes, “Yes, a lot of things went right, but I’ve still got a lot of work to do, there is always more work to be done.” It seemed that the weather and the dreadful conditions of the field could not stop him either, although he had to tweak his game a small bit. “I couldn’t use my usual elusive quick footwork, so I had to focus on just straight-forward running as the ground was too soft.”
                Bird quarterback Jalen Elliot had a little bit more difficulty with the rain, as he only completed 4 of 13 pass attempts (2 of which were touchdowns). Elliot also threw 3 interceptions, a rare occasion for the state champion. The QB added on 39 rushing yards to his 56 passing for almost 100 total yards. Kier Townsend and Kumonde Hines each caught a TD pass from Elliot.
                Monacan’s offense was almost nonexistent tonight, as Syour Fludd sat out another game with an ankle injury. The Chiefs were held to only 56 total yards, 41 of which came from Khalik Hamlin. Patrick Routsis made another start at QB and completed 6 passes for just 15 yards. Monacan’s only score of the game came from a lost Bird fumble that was returned by TJ Jones for a Chief touchdown. Overall, Monacan had 6 turnovers, while Bird had 5.

                The Skyhawks stay undefeated moving to 6-0 as they continue their quest for a four-peat state championship, while Monacan drops to 5-1. Bird has a bye week next week while Monacan travels to James River on Friday.

Thursday Football Finals, NEW Podcast!

#1 LC Bird 36, #6 Monacan 6
Cosby 24, Clover Hill 12
Chancellor 42, James River 7
Meadowbrook 40, Colonial Heights 0
Richmond Christian 52, Quantico 6

NOTE: NEW "Central Region NOW!" Podcast reviewing tonight's football action, PLUS volleyball, field hockey, the weather and much more, available NOW at the top of this page!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


#1 LC Bird at #6 Monacan, TONIGHT, 7pm
Cosby at Clover Hill, TONIGHT, 7pm
#8 Thomas Dale at Prince George, MOVED TO MONDAY, 7:30pm
James River at Chancellor, TONIGHT, 7:30pm
Colonial Heights at Meadowbrook, TONIGHT, 6pm

NOTE: #12 Manchester vs George Wythe will be at 4pm and will be played at Huguenot High School.

For all Central Region schedule changes, CLICK HERE!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW #Super6 Field Hockey, Volleyball Polls!

Here are the latest #Super6 Field Hockey and Volleyball Polls from RVA Sports Network as announced Tuesday night on the "Central Region NOW!" Podcast, available for download at the top of the page.

1) Deep Run
2) James River
3) Atlee
4) Midlothian
5) Clover Hill
6) Cosby

1) Mills Godwin
2) Atlee
3) Colonial Heights
4) Deep Run
5) Midlothian
6) James River

1) Deep Run
2) Mills Godwin
3) Hanover
4) Atlee
5) James River
6) Goochland

#TheLineUp For Wednesday September 30th

Manchester, Thomas Dale, Monacan at Powhatan, 4pm
Thomas Jefferson, Hopewell at Spotsylvania, 5pm

Prince George at Matoaca, 4pm
Hopewell at Colonial Heights, 4:30pm
LC Bird at #5 Clover Hill, 6pm
#4 Midlothian at #6 Cosby, 7pm

Dinwiddie at Matoaca, 6pm
Prince George at Thomas Dale, 6pm
Chancellor at James River, 6pm
Hopewell at Petersburg, 6:30pm

NEW NBC12/RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll

No change in the top six, as two 5-0 teams prepare for a collision this Friday, plus the Knights move up one position!

1) LC Bird (5-0, was #1, at #6 Monacan)
2) Hermitage (4-0, was #2, at John Marshall Saturday, 3pm)
3) Highland Springs (3-1), was #3, vs Atlee)
4) Benedictine (4-0, was #4, at St. Christopher's Saturday, 3pm)
5) Henrico (4-0, was #5, at Varina)
6) Monacan (5-0, was #6, vs #1 LC Bird)
7) Dinwiddie (3-1, was #8, vs Matoaca)
8) Thomas Dale (3-1, was #9, at Prince George)
9) Douglas Freeman (4-0, was #10, at Thomas Jefferson, 3:30)
10) Hanover (3-1, was #7, at Patrick Henry)
11) Lee-Davis (4-0, NEW, vs Armstrong)
12) Manchester (3-1, was #11, vs George Wythe)

Monday, September 28, 2015

#TheLineUp For Tuesday September 29th

Monacan at #3 James River, POSTPONED

Clover Hill at LC Bird, 7pm
#6 Midlothian at #4 James River, 7pm
Meadowbrook at Thomas Dale, 5:45pm
Dinwiddie at #3 Colonial Heights, 7pm
Petersburg at Prince George, 7:15pm

James River at Midlothian, 7pm
LC Bird at Clover Hill, 7pm
Dinwiddie at Colonial Heights, 5:45pm
Petersburg at Prince George, 5:45pm

Friday, September 25, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Backups Lead Way as Lancers Top Rapids....

(RVA Sports Network correspondent and writer Preston Hausser filed this report....)

Agnolucci steps up for Manchester to take down James River

On Friday night, Manchester back-up QB C. J. Agnolucci wasn’t sure he would enter the game against James River, let alone play almost ninety percent of it. When the Lancers’ freshmen phenom, Brendon Clark, went down with an injury in the first quarter after a long run, Agnolucci was called upon to take over. When asked about his thoughts following Clark’s injury, Agnolucci responded, “I felt nervous, but I trusted in my coach, in my team and in myself.”
            Agnolucci looked cool and collected as he racked up 100 passing yards on 18 attempts, while also throwing a touchdown pass. However, the real offensive production stemmed from Bryce Hall, a junior running back who rushed for 3 TDs and 170 yards. Before Clark left the game, he completed a 41 yard quarterback sneak, which ended in his injury. Agnolucci’s touchdown pass was caught by Jonathan Rose, who also finished with 74 receiving yards. Despite these offensive successes, Manchester’s head coach, Thomas Hall, was disappointed, as he quotes, “We’ve got a lot to work on before next week.” There was no information on the status of Brendon Clark and his injury by the completion of the game.
            Despite the score, James River exhibited a growing offensive power to add to their already existing defensive machine. Junior Jack Dash started under center, as 1st-string QB Garrett Lucas was out with illness, and passed for 34 yards on 6 completions. Eric Walker and Jamarey Williams both rushed for 50 yards, while Williams added a TD. Defensive powerhouse Matt Duignam scored his first offensive touchdown of the season after punching in three from the other side of the line next week against Wythe.

            Manchester improves to 3-1 and will face a lowly George Wythe team at home next week, while James River drops to 2-2 and will travel to Fredericksburg next week to face Chancellor.

THE WRAP: Week 5 Football Finals

#1 LC Bird 36, Clover Hill 0 (Skyhawks to 5-0, at #6 Monacan, also 5-0, next Friday. Chiefs won Wednesday 25-6 over Huguenot)

#9 Thomas Dale 61, Colonial Heights 0 (Knights hold the Colonials to zero total yards of offense, move to 3-1)

#11 Manchester 28, James River 16 (Lancers improve to 3-1, Rapids fall to 2-2)

Matoaca 38, Prince George 14 (Warriors score 24 unanswered points, pulling away in second half, now 3-1)

Meadowbrook 35, Petersburg 0 (Monarchs get their first victory of the season, now 1-3)

(Cosby idle this week)

George Wythe (0-3) at Midlothian (0-4), 7pm
Hopewell (2-1) at #8 Dinwiddie (2-1), 6:30pm


The latest on the status of tonight's games in the area:

Clover Hill (0-3) at #1 LC Bird (4-0), 7:30pm
#9 Thomas Dale (2-1) at Colonial Heights (2-1), 7pm
#11 Manchester (2-1) at James River (2-1), 7:30pm
Prince George (2-1) at Matoaca (2-1), 7pm
Meadowbrook (0-3) at Petersburg (2-1), 7:30pm
George Wythe (0-3) at Midlothian (0-4), 7pm MONDAY due to UCI

Hopewell (2-1) at #8 Dinwiddie (2-1), POSTPONED to 6:30pm Monday

(Cosby is idle this week....)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

#TheLineUp For Wednesday September 23

Dominion District Meet, 3:30pm, Pocahontas State Park
Hopewell at Prince George, 4:30pm, Fort Lee
Matoaca, MBK, at Dinwiddie, 4:30pm

James River vs Deep Run, 4pm, The Dominion Club
Clover Hill, MBK vs LC Bird, 3pm, First Tee Chesterfield
Matoaca, Atlee vs Hanover, 3:30pm, Hanover CC
Prince George at Thomas Dale, 3:30pm, Meadowbrook CC

Midlothian at Matoaca, 4pm
Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights, 4pm
Hopewell at #5 Prince George, 4:30pm
#6 Clover Hill at #2 Cosby, 7pm
Monacan at Manchester, 7pm
L.C. Bird at #3 James River, 6pm

Huguenot at #6 Monacan, 6pm

#3 Colonial Heights at #6 Midlothian, 6pm
Huguenot at Clover Hill, 7pm
Petersburg at George Wythe, 7pm
Meadowbrook at Highland Springs, 7pm

Meadowbrook at Highland Springs, 5:45pm
Glen Allen at Thomas Dale, 7:15pm
Petersburg at George Wythe, 5:45pm

Petersburg at Meadowbrook, 6pm
Dinwiddie at Hopewell, 6:30pm
Matoaca at Prince George, 7pm