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

HOLIDAY HOOPS: WEEK TWO

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!

For a preview of the tournaments and a review of Christmas week action, download the "Central Region NOW" Podcast at the top of the page!

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

FIRST TEAM:

OFFENSE:
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

DEFENSE:
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

SECOND TEAM:

OFFENSE:
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

DEFENSE:
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

HONORABLE MENTION:
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.

MONDAY DECEMBER 28TH:

11am: Girls: Deep Creek vs. Glen Allen
12:30pm: Boys: Highland Springs vs. Stonewall Jackson
2:00pm: Girls: Highland Springs vs. Green Run
--BREAK--
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

TUESDAY DECEMBER 29TH:

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
--BREAK--
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!

FIRST TEAM:
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)

SECOND TEAM:
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:

FIRST TEAM:
OFFENSE:
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

DEFENSE:
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

SECOND TEAM:

OFFENSE:
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

DEFENSE:
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:

SOUTH:
#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!