Monday, October 31, 2016

HONORS: All-Conference 12 Volleyball Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 12 Volleyball Teams:

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Alex Field, Atlee
Jake French, Atlee
Adam Lane, Patrick Henry
Neil Marks, Prince George
Michael Norris, Atlee
Andrew Bell, L.C. Bird
Jarrett Carrano, Patrick Henry
Jaxon Delgado, Patrick Henry
Conner Logan, Patrick Henry (Libero)

SECOND TEAM:
Carter Riddle, Patrick Henry
Stephen Piper, L.C. Bird
Taj Lewis, Varina
Nick Hagood, Matoaca
C.W. McIlhenny, Patrick Henry
David Knipp, Prince George
Alex Anderson, Highland Springs
Miles Worrell, Prince George
Walter Spurlock, Matoaca
Jerry Funtila, Meadowbrook
Nick Scott, Matoaca (Libero)

HONORABLE MENTION:
Matt Wiggins, Atlee
Chauncey Copeland, Meadowbrook
Andrew Rae, Atlee
Robbie Marshall, Varina
Justin Spates, Prince George (Libero)
Eric Ramos, Meadowbrook (Libero)

CONFERENCE 12 CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:
Alex Field, Atlee and Neil Marks, Prince George

CONFERENCE 12 CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR:
Randy Jones, Atlee and Mayes Marks, Prince George

*****

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Lani Mason, Matoaca
Liza Newbold, Prince George
Lindsey Temple, Matoaca
Makenzy Johnson, Matoaca
Chantell Harrison, L.C. Bird
Sonia Tomei-Castro, Prince George
Nalicia Tillman, L.C. Bird
Amari Bacot, Varina
Haylee Macaraeg, Prince George (Libero)

SECOND TEAM:
Ayanna Cheek, Highland Springs
Rebekah Grainer, Varina
Darcy McCoy, Prince George
Maryia Kienzler, Prince George
Jordan Morris, Matoaca
Kiara Bennett, L.C. Bird
Kara Crudup, Highland Springs
Taliah Starckey, Highland Springs
Danielle Billips, Varina (Libero)

HONORABLE MENTION:
Shaelee Blackham, Matoaca
L'Yoni Elcock, Varina

CONFERENCE 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Lani Mason, Matoaca
CONFERENCE 12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Tiara Boyd, Matoaca

Friday, October 28, 2016

WEEK 10 FOOTBALL FINALS:

#3 L.C. Bird 70, Huguenot 8

#5 Manchester 36, #7 Monacan 35

#8 Thomas Dale 29, Hopewell 18

Cosby 57, George Wythe 18

James River 28, Clover Hill 6

Meadowbrook 22, Prince George 18

Matoaca 63, Colonial Heights 17

HONORS: Conference 20 Field Hockey All-Conference Team

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for their selection to their All-Conference Field Hockey Team in Conference 20. (Note: "*" means All-Academic selection)

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Lauren Elmore, Midlothian*
Hannah Adams, Powhatan*
Brie Burgio, Powhatan*
Regan Sabine, Midlothian*
Austyn Faries, Monacan*

Midfield:
Nora Mulroy, Midlothian*
Ellie Lancaster, Powhatan*
Keri Kane, Hanover*
Kayla Hathaway, Powhatan*
Bella Urcia, Midlothian*

Defense:
Caroline Wilkes, Midlothian*
Kylee Maiolo, Powhatan*
Addie Michael, Hanover*
Megan Merillat, Midlothian*
Katie Corbitt, Powhatan*

Goalkeeper:
Rachael Weis, Hanover*
Gatlin Snyder, Powhatan*

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Kora Kane, Hanover*
Jenna Kyte, Midlothian*
Dani Bigham, Powhatan*

Midfield:
Courtney Cooke, Monacan*
Olivia Harriman, Midlothian*
Calie Rehme, Powhatan*
Lauren Didlake, Hanover*
Allison Bunn, Hanover*

Defense:
Nicole Mnn, Monacan*
Alexis Slicker, Hanover*
Zoe Hammond, Midlothian*

Goalkeeper:
Lindsey Merillat, Midlothian*

Conference 20 Player Of The Year: Nora Mulroy, Midlothian
Conference 20 Coach Of The Year: Geri Douglas, Midlothian

Friday, October 21, 2016

WEEK 9 FINALS

#3 L.C. Bird 75, George Wythe 8

#5 Manchester 40, Clover Hill 20

#7 Thomas Dale 18, Meadowbrook 6

#8 Monacan 45, Midlothian 13

Hopewell 46, Matoaca 35

James River 38, Cosby 21

Thursday, October 20, 2016

WEEK 9 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Plus Game of The Week Listen Live Link!

CLICK HERE to listen live to Atlee at #10 Patrick Henry at 6:30pm (also available on WHAN, 102.9 FM, 1430 AM and on mobile devices on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall")

CLICK HERE for previews of all county games and all Central Region matchups as the playoffs draw near, PLUS all the various playoff implications that are in effect tonight! Your guide to Friday night, courtesy of RVA Sports Network!


TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: Conference Field Hockey

CONFERENCE 3 (all matches played on Field #5 of River City SportsPlex, finalists advance to 6A South Region Tournament)

Monday 10/24:
Quarterfinal: #4 James River 6, #5 Thomas Dale 1

Tuesday 10/25:
Semifinal: #1 Cosby 3, #4 James River 2
Semifinal: #2 Clover Hill 3, #3 Manchester 0

Wednesday 10/26:
Championship: #1 Cosby 2, #2 Clover Hill 1



CONFERENCE 12 (all matches played at River City SportsPlex, finalists advance to 5A South Region Tournament)

Monday 10/24:
Quarterfinal: #4 Highland Springs 4, #5 Varina 0

Tuesday 10/25:
Semifinal #1: #1 Prince George 15, #4 Highland Springs 0
Semifinal #2: #2 Matoaca 3, #3 L.C. Bird 0

Wednesday 10/26:
Championship: #1 Prince George 4, #2 Matoaca 0


CONFERENCE 20 (all matches played on Field #7 at River City SportsPlex, finalists advance to new 4A East Region Tournament)

Monday 10/24:
Semifinal #1: #1 Midlothian 6, #4 Monacan 2
Semifinal #2: #2 Powhatan 6, #3 Hanover 0

Tuesday 10/25:
Championship: #1 Midlothian 2, #2 Powhatan 1 (OT)







Monday, October 17, 2016

New VHSL Football Standings

Manchester and Monacan are down, while L.C. Bird widens its lead, for now, Midlothian has a prayer, Matoaca's hopes stay even, Meadowbrook's takes a hit, and Thomas Dale remains steady. Add to it the added playoff implications of this Friday's James River/Cosby showdown, and Week 9 will help separate the contenders from pretenders in high school football.

CLICK HERE to read the standings and instant analysis of every region from 6A South to 1A East across Chesterfield and all of the Central Region!

Friday, October 14, 2016

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

#4 Hermitage 28, #1 Manchester 7 (Lancers fall from unbeaten ranks, now 6-1)

#3 L.C. Bird 35, Cosby 6 (Skyhawks to 6-1, Titans, 4-3, have never beaten Bird)

#7 Monacan 67, George Wythe 0 (Chiefs cruise for Homecoming, now 7-1, get Manchester in two weeks)

#8 Thomas Dale 42, Petersburg 12 (Much needed win for Knights in 6A South. As the #4 seed, they see the #5 defeat #3 to tighten the race for a home game in first round)

Huguenot 42, Clover Hill 35 (Cavaliers lose lead late, fall on the road)

James River 27, Midlothian 12 (Rapids to 4-3, help their 6A South playoff case; Trojans' hopes in 4A East are fading)

Matoaca 33, Meadowbrook 28 (Huge win for Warriors, now 4-3, will stay in top eight in 5A South Central, the Monarchs are 3-4 and have a mountain to climb to stay in playof contention)


LISTEN LIVE LINK For Game of The Week!

CLICK HERE to listen live starting at 6:30 as #10 Lee-Davis battles #5 Highland Springs on our Game of The Week! Also heard on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM and on the TuneIn Radio App on "Radiall"!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

WEEK 8 FOOTBALL FRIDAY PREVIEWS

NBC12 Game of The Week: #1 Manchester (6-0) at #4 Hermitage (5-1), 7pm

First, kudos to both Manchester head coach Tom Hall and Hermitage head coach Patrick Kane and their respective schools for agreeing to this regular season series, made available when the Virginia High School League (VHSL) allowed schools within districts two or more classifications apart to cease playing each other if it were in the best interests of both schools. After 2014, Hermitage dropped Thomas Jefferson, and were able to add Manchester, whom they defeated in the 2014 5A South Central playoffs, ending Manchester's perfect season two years ago. The Panthers also won the first regular season meeting in the series last year. Woody Winborn leads Hermitage, improving with each game at quarterback. In fact, those eighteen new starters, as a unit, are much better than they were opening night. But so is Manchester, who fought off a pesky Midlothian squad last week, pulling away for a 54-26 victory. If the Lancers really want to show they are serious contenders for a 6A State Championship, the way to do it is go to Chester Fritz Stadium and win. Bryce Hall, Frank Boyd and company will look to do just that. This game could be everything from a shootout to a 14-13 grinder. Turnovers will be critical. Limit them, and you'll likely win.

Cosby (4-2) at #3 L.C. Bird (6-1), 7:30pm

The Titans try, again, for that elusive win over the Skyhawks, but even more important for Cosby is trying to solidify their positioning in the 6A South Region playoffs. In Conferences 3/4, the Titans enter the game in sixth place in an eight-team race at 26.0 points, with C.D. Hylton (25.714) and James River (25.0) nipping at their heels. A loss in Chester makes the rivalry game next week at home against the Rapids monumental in 6A South. Meanwhile, the Skyhawks have first place in the rugged 5A South Central sub-region, and do not want to let it go. They know how crucial it is to be hosting on frigid Friday nights in November, and another loss would likely eliminate that possibility. So, expect plenty of Shedrick McCall with the ball, and a stingy Bird defense making life tough for Joe Hunt and the Titans. The Titans' offensive line must win the war to give Hunt holes, and Cosby a chance.

George Wythe (1-5) at #7 Monacan (6-1), 7:30pm

Monacan bounced back from their loss at L.C. Bird by dismantling James River, which was a surprising result given the recent success of the Rapids. The Chiefs reminded everyone that they will have much to say about the results of the upcoming 4A East Region playoffs, where they are currently seeded fourth behind three unbeatens: Louisa, Dinwiddie, and Eastern View. The Chiefs should have no problem at home Friday. Their biggest concerns are continuing to execute crisper and avoid injuries.

Petersburg (2-4) at #8 Thomas Dale (4-2), 7pm

The Knights have lost to two of the top three teams in our poll: Dinwiddie and L.C. Bird. Remember, the Knights were the last team from RVA playing in 6A South, making it to the state semifinals a year ago, and they have the talent to do that again, as a matchup between Thomas Dale and Manchester would be fascinating. But, first things first, the Knights need to start a new winning streak by holding serve at home against a Petersburg team that, while they are still in the 3A East playoffs if they were to start today, has lost four straight games, and need a win mentally more than anything else. A win over Thomas Dale would also give them the significant bonus points in the VHSL standings needed to be in the discussion for at least one home playoff game.

Matoaca (3-3) at Meadowbrook (3-3), 7pm

Neither team is ranked, but this game is huge when it comes to the playoff race in 5A South Central. Matoaca's win over Petersburg vaulted the Warriors over Mills Godwin and into the eighth and final postseason spot, while Meadowbrook's shutout loss at Hopewell last week sent the Monarchs tumbling from sixth to tenth place. This Central District battle is simple: win and you take a step closer to the playoffs, lose and the hill to climb to the playoffs becomes a mountain, especially if Varina and Mills Godwin also win this week. Meadowbrook must keep the football, something they couldn't do at Merner Field last Friday. Terrance Whitfield needs to see the ball for Matoaca, as he can change the complexion of a game on a single play.

Midlothian (2-5) at James River (3-3), 7:30pm

This is a HUGE game! The Swamp will be rocking with a game rife with playoff implications. Jack Dash and company need a win to keep ahead of Forest Park for the eighth and final postseason spot in 6A South, while, with a win over a 6A, three-win team, Midlothian could finally catch Courtland for the eighth and final playoff spot in 4A East, Conferences 19/20. Add in the rivalry factor, and this could be the game with the most raucous, most tense atmosphere of the night, especially if the game hangs in the balance in the final minutes.

Clover Hill (1-5) at Huguenot (1-6), 7:30pm

The Cavaliers look to build for the future, as their JV team has had a strong season so far. The playoffs may not be in the cards this fall, but getting as many wins down the stretch, and playing good football, are laudable goals for Clover Hill. Huguenot still has a heartbeat in 4A East, so this will not be an easy test for the Cavs.

Friday, October 7, 2016

WEEK 7 FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD:

#1 Manchester 54, Midlothian 26

#2 Dinwiddie 28, #7 Thomas Dale 19

#10 Monacan 42, James River 0

Cosby 26, Huguenot 14

Hopewell 16, Meadowbrook 0

Clover Hill 48, George Wythe 16

Matoaca 38, Petersburg 14

Thursday, October 6, 2016

WEEK 7 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

#1 Manchester (5-0) at Midlothian (2-4), 7:30pm: The Lancers look to keep the success of the first half of the season into their second half, while the Trojans harbor hopes of an upset and, with it, a chance to jump into the top eight in 4A East, Conferences 19 and 20. A Midlothian win, coupled with a Chancellor win over Courtland, would do just that. But it's a very tall order, as Frank Boyd and company look to continue to build on their lead atop the 6A South eight-team sub-region standings of Conferences 3 and 4.

#7 Thomas Dale (4-1) at #2 Dinwiddie (5-0), 7pm: A classic Central District battle looms large this season. Can anyone slow Dinwiddie's offense down enough to stay in a game with them? So far, the answer has been no. But the Knights will, arguably, give them their toughest test yet. Remember, the Knights won this match-up in both 2014 and 2015. Bryce Witt and company haven't defeated Thomas Dale, the Generals' last win in this rivalry coming in the 4A State Championship season of 2013. The play of Witt, along with the Generals' defense, will be key to this one.

(#3 L.C. Bird (5-1) is idle....)

James River (3-2) at #10 Monacan (5-1), 7:30pm: After losing their first game Monday at L.C. Bird, badly, one of two things can happen with the Chiefs. They can come out firing on all cylinders to leave the experience behind and move on, or they can have a short week hangover, which would give the Rapids a chance to pull off the win. Remember, James River gave #1 Manchester all they wanted the week after the Lancers knocked off the Skyhawks before falling by just seven points, and the Rapids are in the thick of their 6A South Region playoff race. Just about anything could happen in this game. The winner will reap a lot of benefits in their fight for the postseason. Syour Fludd of Monacan and Jack Dash of James River have combined for 26 touchdowns and just five interceptions this season. Secondaries are going to get a workout tonight.

Meadowbrook (3-2) at Hopewell (3-2), 7:30pm: Merner Field should be a fun place Friday with two teams with some similarities, and some definite differences. The biggest difference has been the trajectory of the Monarchs, looking for their fourth straight win, versus the uneven results Hopewell has experienced this season, unable to put a big streak together, with battles still to come with Thomas Dale and Matoaca. How healthy is Cameren Hill? He's passed for nearly 500 yards and five touchdowns, but also four interceptions.

OTHER GAMES:
George Wythe (1-4) at Clover Hill (0-5), 7:30pm
Huguenot (1-5) at Cosby (3-2), 7:30pm
Petersburg (2-3) at Matoaca (2-3), 7pm

NOTE: Follow @cfieldsports for score updates and finals throughout the evening.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

LISTEN LIVE: Thomas Dale at Matoaca Girls Volleyball

CLICK HERE to listen to the Knights and Warriors live only on the RVA Sports Network Tuesday Night Volleyball Game of The Week!


Monday, October 3, 2016

MONDAY SCOREBOARD

FOOTBALL:

#1 Manchester 56, George Wythe 6
#2 Dinwiddie 45, Matoaca 7
#4 L.C. Bird 42, #6 Monacan 7
#8 Thomas Dale 49, Prince George 7
Meadowbrook 41, Colonial Heights 13
Midlothian 35, Huguenot 12
Cosby 34, Clover Hill 14
James River 44, Chancellor 21

FIELD HOCKEY:

#2 Midlothian 5, James River 1
Matoaca 3, Thomas Dale 0

BOYS VOLLEYBALL:

Manchester 3, Meadowbrook 0
L.C. Bird 3, Matoaca 2

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL:

#1 Powhatan 3, James River 1