Sunday, March 29, 2015

New RVA Sports Network Top 10 Baseball, Softball Polls

BASEBALL (3/29/15)
1)    James River (4-0, #1)
2)    Hanover (2-0, #2)
3)    Deep Run (4-0, NR)
4)    Steward (5-0, #8)
5)    Benedictine (3-2, #7)
6)    Lee-Davis (3-1, #5)
7)    Douglas Freeman (2-2, #3)
8)    Patrick Henry (3-1, #6)
9)    Manchester (2-2, #10)

10—Cosby (2-2, #4)

SOFTBALL (3/29/15)
1)    Lee-Davis (4-0, #1)
2)    Manchester (3-0, #4)
3)    Atlee (2-0, #5)
4)    Cosby (3-3, #3)
5)    Prince George (1-0, #6)
6)    Patrick Henry (2-1, #2)
7)    King William (2-0, #7)
8)    Clover Hill (2-0, #9)
9)    Deep Run (3-1, NR)
10—Hanover (2-0, NR)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Schedule Changes...

Here are the latest changes to Friday's schedule of games due to weather...

BASEBALL:
Glen Allen at #9 Midlothian, postponed

SOFTBALL:
Glen Allen at Midlothian, postponed
#1 Lee-Davis at Matoaca, postponed
Monacan at Colonial Heights, postponed

BOYS TENNIS:
Hanover vs. Monacan at Rockwood Park, postponed

GIRLS TENNIS:
Monacan at Hanover, postponed

BOYS SOCCER:
Glen Allen at Monacan, cancelled

GIRLS SOCCER:
Monacan at Glen Allen, cancelled
Salem at Thomas Dale, postponed
Dinwiddie at Park View-South Hill, cancelled

BOYS LACROSSE:
Cosby at Midlothian, postponed to Monday 3/30
Thomas Dale at Clover Hill, postponed
Monacan at James River, cancelled (TBD on rescheduling)

GIRLS LACROSSE:
Midlothian at Cosby, postponed to Monday 3/30
Thomas Dale at Clover Hill, postponed
Monacan at James River, cancelled (TBD on rescheduling)

NOTE: All accompanying JV games/matches are called off as well...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

TOP 10: Baseball, Softball Polls Released

Here they are! The first RVA Sports Network Top 10 polls for high school baseball and softball for the 2015 season...

BASEBALL:

1) James River
2) Hanover
3) Douglas Freeman
4) Cosby
5) Lee-Davis
6) Patrick Henry
7) Benedictine
8) Steward
9) Midlothian
10) Manchester

SOFTBALL:

1) Lee-Davis
2) Patrick Henry
3) Cosby
4) Manchester
5) Atlee
6) Prince George
7) King William
8) James River
9) Clover Hill
10) Thomas Dale

Saturday, March 14, 2015

THE FINALS.....

4A State Girls Championship:

Monacan 64, Midlothian 57

5A State Girls Championship:

Princess Anne 71, L.C. Bird 65

6A State Girls Championship:

Cosby 46, Bethel 45

Friday, March 13, 2015

6A State Semifinal: Cosby 70, James Madison 60 (OT)

They're back!

The Cosby Titans girls basketball team emphatically ended the hopes of the James Madison Warhawks in overtime in Friday's 6A State Girls Basketball Semifinal, awakening from a second-half slumber to advance to Saturday's state final with a 70-60 overtime win.

For Cosby, now 23-4 and winners of their last eight games, it was another statement to remind their competitors that this is a different team from the one that went unbeaten to the state championship a year ago, but a team just as capable.

"We struggled early in the season and fumbled a few things, but they figured it out. They figured out, 'oh, my gosh, we can score without Dorothy, we can play without Dorothy, let's get going, girls'", said head coach Rachel Mead following the win. "It's been so much fun watching these kids come together and gel."

The major sophomore contributors of a year ago are now the junior leading point producers, as Jocelyn Jones scored 16 of her team-high 28 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, while Tyra Whitehead battled James Madison's post power, Virginia Tech commit Kelly Koshuta, possession for possession en route to 17 points and 15 rebounds.

While Koshuta ended with a game-high 32 points and eleven boards, Cosby outrebounded the Warhawks 48-29. Even with that stat, disruptive would be a word to describe Koshuta's play, and her effect on the rest of the court, especially on offense.

"She's a very polished player," Mead noted.

Whitehead actually thanked Koshuta for the quality play afterwards.

"She showed that there's somebody out there that's going to push me to my limit, and I'm going to have to step up," Whitehead explained. "She showed me a talent I need moving forward."

Whitehead, having verbally committed to Wake Forest to join area players Ariel Stephenson of Prince George and Destini Walker of Hermitage, will be reacquainted with Koshuta in two years. But first things first, Tyra is thrilled at the thought of, once again, playing for the championship at Siegel.

"It's amazing," Whitehead said with a big smile.

But it almost didn't happen.

Leading 30-19 at halftime and in control, the Titans offense went ice cold in the third quarter. James Madison crept back in, cutting the lead to six at 38-32 after three quarters, then tying the game several times, the last when Koshuta was fouled with 4.2 seconds to go to force overtime at 50-50.

It was a moment of clarity of Jones and the rest of her teammates.

"I was like, what in the world?", Jones reflected after the game. "Sometimes we can get comfortable where, honestly, I didn't know it was that close (down the stretch) until I looked at the scoreboard. That's when we thought, we need to get this together."

Together they did, zooming on a 7-0 run in the 1:27 of overtime. The stretch seemed to break the back of the Warhawks, though they connected on two three-pointers to stay barely alive. But then shots didn't fall. Senior Ali Trani took over, scoring six of her fifteen points at the free throw line down the stretch to send her Titans back to the championship.

For Trani, and her teammates, Saturday's 9pm final will be played for themselves, and for everyone who has worn a Cosby uniform in this, only their first decade of existence.

"Everyone didn't expect us to make it this far, so this is not just for us, it's for everyone else, too, to show that we can do it. We don't need Dorothy and Skye, we're a totally different team," Trani said.

Dorothy is Dorothy Adomako, who led Georgetown in scoring her freshman season this year. Skye is Skye Jefferson, another big post presence with Whitehead in the undefeated run of a year ago.

Now, this group of Titans are one win away from matching their nickname, standing tall once again over the world of Group 6A girls basketball.


5A State Semifinal: L.C. Bird 55, Thomas Edison 48

If you're going to match your best game of the season, especially as a senior, a do-or-die state semifinal game is a good place to do so.

Such was the case for L.C. Bird inside force Tyra Shelton, who more than matched her usual rebounding performance with a team-high 18 points as the Skyhawks advanced to their first girls basketball state championship game in school history, 55-48 over 5A North Region champion Thomas Edison.

The Skyhawks (22-6) soared to an early first half lead thanks to the offense of Shelton, rather than recently anointed Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of The Year Taja Cole, scoring 12 of her 18 points as L.C. Bird dominated the scoreboard in the first sixteen minutes.

"It could be my last game," Shelton opined. "I wasn't about to lose, we weren't going to come all this way for nothing."

Edison head coach Dianne Lewis believed her team got off slowly, possibly to nerves, and she made it a point to try to get her Eagles to within ten points by halftime. They did, cutting the margin to a manageable nine at 29-20.

Cole stepped in with ten of her 16 points in the second half, one of two Skyhawks to play all 32 minutes, along with KeKe Williams, whose ten points were big, but nothing was bigger than her rebound on Edison's final possession, when they were desperately trying to complete a comeback that lasted most of the second half, even without leading scorer Jada Graves, who had fouled out earlier in the fourth.

It was a game a few weeks, and maybe even a season, in the making for Shelton.

"I've been asking the girls for someone to step up and help Taja offensively," said L.C. Bird head coach Chevette Waller. "Whatever it is she's (Tyra) doing, I hope she continues."

As for Tyra herself, the motivation was simple.

"It's the postseason," Shelton said. "Nothing was planned; I just had to go out and play my game."

Shelton also noted her extreme disappointment in L.C. Bird's 64-43 loss in the 5A South Region final to Princess Anne, their opponent in Saturday's 3:45 State Final. When asked about how she would handle Princess Anne differently, Cole divulged no secrets.

"We've made adjustments," Cole said confidently. "I think we're going to show just how our coaches have adjusted come tomorrow, and we won't let it happen again."

Tickets for the championship are $10 and available at the Siegel Center box office. One ticket is good for the full morning/afternoon session, which includes the Midlothian/Monacan 4A Girls State Final at 11:45am.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

4A State Semifinal: Monacan 58, William Fleming 57

It will forever be remembered in Monacan lore as "The Block".

When Megan Walker missed the front end of an one-and-one, the third such miss in a row by the team in the final 36 seconds of the 4A Girls State Semifinal at the Siegel Center, she realized she had to race downcourt and quickly.

"I didn't know I was going to block the shot, but I knew I couldn't let her get a wide open layup," Walker explained.

Her emphatic swat of Qwonneshia King's shot attempt to win the game came just before the buzzer sounded. The ball floated out of bounds as it did, and Monacan survived with a 58-57 victory over William Fleming to advance to Saturday's 4A State Championship against familiar foe, and fellow Conference 20 member Midlothian. It will be their fifth meeting this season, the teams having split the first four.

"We knew we had our hands full," said Monacan head coach Larry Starr. "They're a big team, a well-coached team. I think our team played with intensity and heart the whole time. I don't think there was a minute that we weren't busting our butts out there."

Intensity and effort led to opportunity and offense early, as Alex Parson led the way in the first half scoring all 14 of her points in the first sixteen minutes. But the Chiefs went cold late in the half, scoring just nine points in the last six minutes of the half after pouring in 28 in the first ten. Still, the lead was 13 at 37-24 and there was no sign of what was to come from the Colonels, who finish the season at 24-5, their 17-game winning streak ended at the Siegel Center.

Post presence Desiree Keeling was William Fleming's target out of the locker room, sending her lower in the paint, and, with her size, causing issues for the much smaller Chiefs. Deja Booker added her only four points of the game in the third quarter. Add to all that Megan Walker starting slow from the field, and suddenly the Colonels caught fire, all but erasing the 13-point halftime lead. A 15-2 William Fleming run was finally ended on a Walker layup for the final score of the third quarter. Suddenly, it was 45-41.

Monacan righted the ship, and calmly began rebuilding the lead, and when Jasmine Norman hit an open jumper with 1:28 to play, the lead was back to ten. But a senior-laden team such as the Colonels was not ready to roll over.

King hit a three-pointer with 1:10 left, then Dasmine Kasey nailed a trey at 26 seconds left. The lead was down to four. William Fleming had fouled Monacan four times in eight seconds just to get the Chiefs into the bonus.

Each time Jasmine Norman failed to hit the front end of the bonus, Kasey responded with a three-pointer. Her second cut the lead to one, 58-57 with :06 on the clock. The Chiefs spent the timeout taken by William Fleming to make sure Walker got the inbounds pass.

She did. But Walker, too, missed the front end of the one-and-one, setting up the frantic finish. She atoned for the miss in the most memorable of ways, swatting away the shot that could have ended Monacan's season.

Walker finished with 19 points and nine rebounds to go with Parson's 14 and 12 points for Jaiden Morris. While the Chiefs were outrebounded 50-35, they forced 20 William Fleming turnovers, and turned them into 20 points.

Now the Chiefs turn their attention to old foe Midlothian. Monacan won 75-62 December 6th in the Conference 20 Tip-Off Tournament Championship, then defeated the Trojans by seventeen in January. Midlothian returned the favor at home February 12th, winning by seventeen, 66-49. On Monday, the Trojans finally got a win on the Chiefs' home floor in the 4A South Region Final, 62-57.

Saturday at 11:45AM, it will be Chiefs and Trojans one more time. And the Chiefs, to a player, say they will be ready.

NOTES: Tickets are $10 for Saturday's championship game. Siegel Center doors open at 9am, as the 4A Boys Final will tip at 10AM. The Chiefs are 23-4, while the Trojans will come in at 23-5.

LIVE Twitter coverage of the game can be found on @cfieldsports Saturday beginning at 11:30am.

4A State Semifinal: Midlothian 55, Loudoun County 51....

Learning toughness and a never-give-up attitude from regular season life in the best girls basketball district in Virginia, the Midlothian Trojans overcame spending more time playing from behind than enjoying a lead, calmly executing when it mattered most to defeat Loudoun County 55-51 Thursday afternoon in the 4A Girls Basketball State Semifinals at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

Zhara Tannor scored 14 of her game-high 18 points in the second half, continuing to be aggressive offensively even after picking up four personal fouls, her high school career on the line with each dribble, each penetration. Tina Lindenfeld, who sat much of the first half with two fouls, then picked up her third late in the second quarter, overcame that for the second game in a row to score eleven points. Cara Averette also added eleven.

Speaking of eleven, the Trojans missed their first eleven shots from the field as the Raiders took an early 7-0 lead on Midlothian. Tannor attributed the cold start to the nerves that accompany playing on such a big stage. Averette finally got the Trojans on the board with a three-pointer with 2:48 left in the first quarter, and, by quarter's end, it was 10-10.

Head Coach Adam Layton said after the game the loss of Lindenfeld less than three minutes in certainly forces team adjustments, and credited the play of freshman Nia Lloyd, who had two points and an assist in six minutes, still critical play for a Trojans team again trying to keep up with a high-quality team without the inside force in the game. Lindenfeld played with foul trouble much of the night Monday in Midlothian's 4A South Region Championship win over Monacan.

A Tannor basket gave the Trojans their only lead of the first half to start the second quarter. Loudoun County responded with a 16-9 the rest of the way to lead 26-21 at intermission. Elizabeth Gianelos led the Raiders with 15 first-half points, forcing the Trojans to make defensive adjustments at halftime. Having the length of Lindenfeld back in the paint in the second half helped as well, as Gianelos was held scoreless.

Gabrielle Gillis stepped up from the outside, scoring 14 of her 16 points in the second half. But it was Tannor who took the game into her hands, even after committing her fourth foul with 3:44 left. She had six points, a rebound, and a steal down the stretch all while playing much of the homestretch at the point.

"These seniors, they don't even like to lose a drill in practice much less a game," Layton said after the win. "There are four teams from our district still playing and there's, what, two days left in the season? We can never take a night off, but that helps us."

A Lindenfeld jumper gave Midlothian the lead at 47-46 at 2:15 to go. The Raiders tied the game as Natalie Villafior hit one of two free throws sixteen seconds later. Averette answered by going one-for-two at the line fourteen seconds later to give the Trojans the lead for good.

After Tannor scored her final field goal at 1:37 left for a 50-47 lead, the Raiders drew a foul on Averette and Gillis drained a pair to cut the margin to one.

Tannor was fouled with 28 seconds left, but missed the front end of an one-and-one. Brittany Beckwith, who will play soccer at VCU, got a huge offensive rebound, taking 13 more seconds off the clock. Forced to foul Tannor again, the Raiders watched as Zhara hit two free throws for a 52-49 lead.

Gillis took the ball coast-to-coast for two, and the Raiders called timeout with 9.3 seconds left. Averette got the inbounds pass but was trapped backcourt. Layton called timeout to save the possession, forcing the Raiders to foul Averette when she took the next inbounds pass with 4.2 to go. The senior missed the first, but hit the second free throw to make it 53-51.

After a series of timeouts, the Raiders tried to use the double inbounds play to hit a teammate at halfcourt. The play was disrupted by Madison Steele, who stole the ball and was fouled with 1.3 to go. Steele hit the free throws that gave the Trojans their 14th win in their last 15 games.

Midlothian now faces either Monacan or William Fleming in Saturday's 11:45AM 4A State Championship game at the Siegel Center. The Trojans are 2-2 against Monacan this season, 1-0 against William Fleming, defeating the Colonels 69-65 on January 16th in the StatVa.Com Girls Basketball Classic.




Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nearby News: 3A East Region Boys, Girls Basketball

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being honored with selection to the 3A East Region Basketball Teams....

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Maliek White--George Wythe
Deonte Jones--Hopewell
Dre'Jon Boley--James Monroe
Kuony Deng--John Champe
Brandon Holley--George Wythe
Trey McDyre--Loudoun Valley
Luther Gibbs--Culpeper
Eric Harp--York

SECOND TEAM:
Daniel Saunders--Hopewell
Jeremy Sheppard--John Marshall
Gemonta Jackson--Petersburg
Maurice Coleman--George Wythe
Keldon Johnson--Park View
Zach Burdick--John Champe
Nick Ball--Loudoun Valley
C.J. Miller--James Monroe

3A East Region Boys Player of The Year: Maliek White, George Wythe
3A East Region Boys Coach of The Year: Willard Coker, George Wythe 

GIRLS
:

FIRST TEAM:
Taya Robinson--Huguenot
Naterria Luster--John Marshall
Daijah Jefferson--Hopewell
Monica Dit--James Monroe
Shakira Austin--James Monroe
Kasey Grainer--Warhill
Ja'Che Malone--John Champe
Sarah Davis--Poquoson
Rachel Bowyer--Loudoun Valley

SECOND TEAM:
Zenya Butler--John Marshall
Kamaria Green--Petersburg
Raven Williams--Petersburg
Rachel Lia--Lafayette
Kieran McClure--Warhill
Blair Thompson--John Champe
Jasmine Webster--Kettle Run
Kayla Sakyi--Culpeper

3A East Region Girls Player of The Year: Taya Robinson, Huguenot
3A East Region Girls Coach of The Year: Travis Richardson, John Marshall


Monday, March 9, 2015

HONORS: All-5A South Region Basketball Teams

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being honored! Area honorees are in bold.

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
De'Monte Buckingham--Henrico
Ryan Pearson--Henrico
Devin Morgan--Matoaca
Kenny Williams--L.C. Bird
Matt Coleman--Maury
Mastadi Pitt--Hampton
Daevon Brown--Norview
Deshaun Wade--Green Run

SECOND TEAM:
Lamont Steward--Norview
Janai Raynor-Powell--Kellam
Walter Williams--Henrico
AJ Gaston--Highland Springs
CJ Miles--L.C. Bird
Charles Falden--L.C. Bird
Marquise Godwin--Hampton
Emmoni Wood--Green Run

5A South Region Player of The Year: De'Monte Buckingham--Henrico
5A South Region Coach of The Year: Vance Harmon--Henrico

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Taja Cole--L.C. Bird
Ariel Stephenson--Prince George
Chanette Hicks--Maury
Destini Walker--Hermitage
CeCe Crudup--Highland Springs
Adria Strothers--Menchville
Bria Stith--Maury
Godiva Hubbard--Princess Anne

SECOND TEAM:
Kayla Airaghi--Maury
Danyeal Goodhope--Princess Anne
Na'jai Pollard--Highland Springs
Jennifer Coleman--Highland Springs
Jo Jo Taylor--Prince George
Tyra Shelton--L.C. Bird
Dara Pearson--Hampton
Reagan Holmes--Hickory

5A South Region Player of The Year: Taja Cole--L.C. Bird
5A South Region Coach of The Year: Darnell Dozier--Princess Anne

Saturday, March 7, 2015

VHSL State Basketball Tournament Schedule...

48 high school basketball teams come to the Siegel Center in pursuit of one thing: a State Championship trophy.

Here is the complete lineup of games from Monday through Saturday. Please note, the Siegel Center will be cleared out after the afternoon sessions Wednesday through Saturday.

Monday March 9th
1A Boys State Semifinal: Honaker 68, Surry County 49
1A Girls State Semifinal: Clintwood 64, Surry County 38
1A Boys State Semifinal: Altavista 35, Galax 33
1A Girls State Semifinal: Twin Valley 67, Colonial Beach 61
2A Boys State Semifinal: Dan River 54, Prince Edward, 41
2A Boys State Semifinal: Martinsville 64, Greensville 48

Tuesday March 10th
2A Girls State Semifinal: Central-Wise 64, Wilson Memorial 48
2A Girls State Semifinal: Floyd County 65, Clarke County 36
3A Boys State Semifinal: Spotswood 85, Hopewell 75
3A Girls State Semifinal: Turner Ashby 60, Petersburg 49
3A Boys State Semifinal: George Wythe 78, Northside 57
3A Girls State Semifinal: Broadway 51, John Marshall 50

Wednesday March 11th
Boys 1A State Championship: Altavista 57, Honaker 44
Girls 1A State Championship: Clintwood 52, Twin Valley 50
Boys 2A State Championship: Martinsville 54, Dan River 43
Girls 2A State Championship: Central-Wise 63, Floyd County 59

Boys 3A State Championship, George Wythe 80, Spotswood 60
Girls 3A State Championship, Turner Ashby 64, Broadway 60

Thursday March 12
4A Boys State Semifinal: I.C. Norcom 71, GW-Danville 59
4A Girls State Semifinal: Midlothian 55, Loudoun County 51
4A Boys State Semifinal: King's Fork 69, E.C. Glass 58
4A Girls State Semifinal: Monacan 58, William Fleming 57

5A Boys State Semifinal: Henrico 96, Freedom 70
5A Boys State Semifinal: Norview 60, Potomac 50

Friday March 13
5A Girls State Semifinal: Princess Anne 77, Tuscarora 40
5A Girls State Semifinal: L.C. Bird 55, Thomas Edison 48
6A Boys State Semifinal: Colonial Forge 59, W.T. Woodson 51
6A Girls State Semifinal: Cosby 70, James Madison 60 (OT)

6A Boys State Semifinal: Westfield 64, Landstown 60 (3 OT)
6A Girls State Semifinal: Bethel 73, Oakton 63

Saturday March 14
Boys 4A State Championship, I.C. Norcom 52, King's Fork 40
Girls 4A State Championship, Monacan 64, Midlothian 57
Boys 5A State Championship, Henrico 78, Norview 64
Girls 5A State Championship, Princess Anne 71, L.C. Bird 65

Boys 6A State Championship: Colonial Forge 47, Westfield 46
Girls 6A State Championship, Cosby 46, Bethel 45

Friday, March 6, 2015

WEEKEND REGIONAL HOOPS UPDATE

And another set of changes thanks to Mother Nature's latest shot of winter on Thursday. Here's, as we like to say on Twitter, "The Line-Up"!

6A SOUTH:

Boys Semifinals (Saturday):
C.D. Hylton at Landstown, 5pm
Colonial Forge at Oscar Smith, 6pm

Girls Semifinals (Saturday):
First Colonial at Cosby2pm
Woodbridge at Bethel, 6pm

NOTE: Boys and Girls Region Championships are Monday, 7pm at Higher Seed

5A SOUTH:

Region Championships (Saturday at Kellam HS, Virginia Beach):
Girls: L.C. Bird vs. Princess Anne, 6pm
Boys: Henrico vs. Norview, 8pm

4A SOUTH:

Boys Semifinals (See Below):
I.C. Norcom at Glen Allen, Saturday, 4pm
Lake Taylor at King's Fork, Friday, 7pm

Girls Semifinals (Saturday):
Lake Taylor at Monacan, 3pm
Midlothian at Grafton, 3pm

3A EAST:

Region Championships (Saturday):
Boys: Hopewell at George Wythe, 2pm
Girls: Petersburg at John Marshall

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

HONORS: All-Conference 3 and 12 Teams!

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the Conference 3 and Conference 12 Basketball teams!

CONFERENCE 3:

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Zane Najdawi--Cosby
Michael Williams, Jr.--Varina
Quintrell Chung--James River
Elijah Gregory--Thomas Dale
Jhalen Thomas--Varina
Bradley Parcell--Franklin County
Jimmy Butler--Patrick Henry (Roanoke)
Tony Lofton, Jr.--Varina

SECOND TEAM:
Andre Watkins, Jr.--Varina
Sam Boxley--Patrick Henry (Roanoke)
Carlton Williams--Thomas Dale
Jordan Johnson--Cosby
Samond Pinchbeck--Varina
Jocab Smith--Franklin County
Thomas Stockstill--Patrick Henry (Roanoke)
Ryan Ott--James River

Conference 3 Boys Player of The Year: Zane Najdawi--Cosby
Conference 3 Boys Coach of The Year: Andrew Lacey--Varina

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Jocelyn Jones--Cosby
Tyra Whitehead--Cosby
Kierra Bell--Varina
Kiara Rogers--James River
Ali Trani--Cosby
Mandy Hermanns--James River
Monique Jones--Thomas Dale
Erinn Brooks--Franklin County

SECOND TEAM:
Bailey Hodges--Cosby
Dyamond Jefferies-Kerr--Varina
Taylor Eichelberger--Patrick Henry (Roanoke)
Kelli Rieck--James River
Kylah Webb--Thomas Dale
Hannah Armstrong--Cosby
Charme Lilly--Cosby
Madison Howdyshell--Cosby

Conference 3 Girls Player of The Year: Jocelyn Jones--Cosby
Conference 3 Girls Coach of The Year: Rachel Mead--Cosby

***************

CONFERENCE 12: (*--denotes All-Academic)

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Kenny Williams--L.C. Bird*
C.J. Miles--L.C. Bird*
Charles Falden--L.C. Bird
Jaylen Dillard--Clover Hill
Cameron Robinson--Manchester
Devin Morgan--Matoaca*
Myles Markland--Matoaca
Khylil James--Meadowbrook
Savonte Chappell--Prince George*

SECOND TEAM:
Johquin "Pinky" Wiley--L.C. Bird
Terrance Whitfield--Matoaca
TyShawn Jeter--Meadowbrook
Elijah Baker--Meadowbrook
Cory Hill--Prince George

Conference 12 Boys Player of The Year: Devin Morgan--Matoaca
Conference 12 Boys Coach of The Year: Troy Manns--L.C. Bird 

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Keri Lanier--Clover Hill*
Taja Cole--L.C. Bird*
Kayla Hugate--Manchester*
Jourdyn Friend--Meadowbrook*
Ariel Stephenson--Prince George*
Angela Caraballo--L.C. Bird
Tyra Shelton--L.C. Bird*
JoJo Taylor--Prince George*
Jaylin Luster--Manchester

SECOND TEAM:
Ayanna Scarborough--Matoaca
Lauren Ford--Meadowbrook*
Deven Irby--Matoaca
Kaaliya Williams--L.C. Bird

Conference 12 Girls Player of The Year: Taja Cole (L.C. Bird) and Ariel Stephenson (Prince George)
Conference 12 Girls Coach of The Year: Chevette Waller--L.C. Bird

HOOPS UPDATE: Wednesday Finals, Schedules for Regions....

6A SOUTH:

Boys Quarterfinals:
Colonial Forge 54, Varina 39
Oscar Smith 78, Granby 54
Landstown 57, Bethel 49
C.D. Hylton 59, Cosby 58 (OT)

Boys Semifinals (POSTPONED TO SATURDAY):
C.D. Hylton at Landstown, 7pm
Colonial Forge at Oscar Smith, 7pm

Girls Quarterfinals:
Cosby 85, Colonial Forge 49
First Colonial 36, Woodside 32
Bethel 47, Landstown 37
Woodbridge 56, James River 32

Girls Semifinals (POSTPONED TO SATURDAY):
First Colonial at Cosby, 2pm
Woodbridge at Bethel, 7pm

5A SOUTH:

Boys Semifinals (Wednesday)
Henrico 111, L.C. Bird 99 (Double OT)
Norview 59, Hampton 44

Girls Semifinals (Wednesday)
L.C. Bird 61, Highland Springs 46
Princess Anne 50, Maury 46

Championships (at Kellam HS, Virginia Beach):
Girls: L.C. Bird vs. Princess Anne, 6pm
Boys: Henrico vs. Norview, 8pm

4A SOUTH:

Boys Quarterfinals:
Glen Allen 54, Heritage 53
I.C. Norcom 71, Tabb 46
King's Fork 64, Caroline 62
Lake Taylor 40, Grafton 37 (OT)

Boys Semifinals (Earliest Date Saturday, To Be Announced):
I.C. Norcom at Glen Allen, 7pm
Lake Taylor at King's Fork, 7pm

Girls Quarterfinals:
Monacan 67, Heritage 55
Lake Taylor 60, Smithfield 24
Midlothian 63, King's Fork 62
Grafton 53, Deep Creek 46

Girls Semifinals (Earliest Date Saturday, To Be Announced):
Lake Taylor at Monacan, 7pm
Midlothian at Grafton, 7pm

NOTE: Earliest 4A South Region Championships can be played now is Sunday with special permission, or Monday. 4A State Semifinals are Thursday, March 12th.

3A EAST:

Boys Semifinals (Wednesday):
Hopewell 63, John Champe 55
George Wythe 87, Loudoun Valley 61

Girls Semifinals (Wednesday):
Petersburg 56, Loudoun Valley 51
John Marshall 36, James Monroe 32

Championships (Friday):
Boys: Hopewell at George Wythe, 7pm
Girls: Petersburg at John Marshall, 7pm

State Track Championships Moved Again....

Will the indoor track season ever end?

Both the 3A/4A and 5A/6A State Championships, postponed from February 27 and 28 to March 5 and 6, have been postponed again due to the expected winter weather for Thursday.

The 3A/4A State Championships will still be held at the Tolsma Center in Lynchburg, but are now Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10.

The 5A/6A State Championships will still be held at Boo Williams SportsPlex in Hampton, but are now Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday Finals, Tournament Schedules....

6A SOUTH:

Boys Quarterfinals:
Colonial Forge 54, Varina 39
Oscar Smith 78, Granby 54
Landstown 57, Bethel 49
C.D. Hylton 59, Cosby 58 (OT)

Boys Semifinals (Thursday):
C.D. Hylton at Landstown, 7pm
Colonial Forge at Oscar Smith, 7pm

Girls Quarterfinals:
Cosby 85, Colonial Forge 49
First Colonial 36, Woodside 32
Bethel 47, Landstown 37
Woodbridge 56, James River 32

Girls Semifinals (POSTPONED TO SATURDAY):
First Colonial at Cosby, 2pm
Woodbridge at Bethel, 7pm

5A SOUTH:

Boys Semifinals (Wednesday)
Henrico 111, L.C. Bird 99 (Double OT)
Norview 59, Hampton 44

Girls Semifinals (Wednesday)
L.C. Bird 61, Highland Springs 46
Princess Anne 50, Maury 46

Championships (Date To Be Announced: at Kellam HS, Virginia Beach):
Girls: L.C. Bird vs. Princess Anne, 6pm
Boys: Henrico vs. Norview, 8pm

4A SOUTH:

Boys Quarterfinals:
Glen Allen 54, Heritage 53
I.C. Norcom 71, Tabb 46
King's Fork 64, Caroline 62
Lake Taylor 40, Grafton 37 (OT)

Boys Semifinals (Date To Be Announced, earliest is Saturday):
I.C. Norcom at Glen Allen
Lake Taylor at King's Fork

Girls Quarterfinals:
Monacan 67, Heritage 55
Lake Taylor 60, Smithfield 24
Midlothian 63, King's Fork 62
Grafton 53, Deep Creek 46

Girls Semifinals (Date To Be Announced, earliest is Saturday):
Lake Taylor at Monacan
Midlothian at Grafton

3A EAST:

Boys Semifinals (Wednesday):
Hopewell 63, John Champe 55
George Wythe 87, Loudoun Valley 61

Girls Semifinals (Wednesday):
Petersburg 56, Loudoun Valley 51
John Marshall 36, James Monroe 32

Championships (Friday):
Boys: Hopewell at George Wythe, 7pm
Girls: Petersburg at John Marshall, 7pm

2015 All-Conference 20 Basketball Teams

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 20 Boys and Girls Basketball teams (* denotes All-Academic):

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Grayson Midulla--Glen Allen*
KeAndre Robinson--Glen Allen
Isaiah Gholson--Dinwiddie
Vondell Green--Caroline
Alan Dabney--Hanover*
Jason Wade--Hanover
Wallace Washington--Monacan
Nick Parks--Monacan*

SECOND TEAM:
Paul Flowers--J.R. Tucker*
Trey Pride--Glen Allen*
Jalyn Jarrett--Dinwiddie
A.J. Derricott--Caroline*
Aaron Fowlkes--Glen Allen
Dae Dae Roby--Midlothian
Marquis Robinson--Dinwiddie
Darian Peterson--Monacan

HONORABLE MENTION:
Herman Tillman--Glen Allen
Darius Young--Caroline
Mark Loving--Caroline*

ADDITIONAL ALL-ACADEMIC:
Ryan Payne--Hanover*
Ryan Madison--Hanover*
Roman Thomas--J.R. Tucker*
Tanner Fuller--Midlothian*
James Pemberton--Glen Allen*
Joel Hudalla--Glen Allen*

Conference 20 Boys Coach of The Year--Ryan Stein, Glen Allen
Conference 20 Boys Player of The Year--Grayson Midulla, Glen Allen

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Megan Walker--Monacan*
Caroline Averette--Midlothian*
Alex Parson--Monacan*
Annemarie Beran--J.R. Tucker*
Michal Ross--Glen Allen*
Jaiden Morris--Monacan
Zhara Tannor--Midlothian*
Hope Toliver--Caroline*

SECOND TEAM:
Danielle Weldon--Glen Allen*
Jazmen Moore--Caroline*
Jasmine Norman--Monacan*
Lovie Harden--J.R. Tucker*
Tina Lindenfeld--Midlothian
Madison Steele--Midlothian*
Tiera Johnson--J.R. Tucker*
Ashley Armstrong--Dinwiddie*

HONORABLE MENTION:
Kelsey Scott--Glen Allen*
Morgan Roberts--Hanover
Erica Adkins--Glen Allen*
Taylor Peay--Hanover*
Abby Appleton--J.R. Tucker*
Mary Beth Ratchford--Hanover*

Conference 20 Girls Coach of The Year: Adam Layton, Midlothian
Conference 20 Girls Player of The Year: Caroline Averette, Midlothian