Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Honors: 5A All-State Soccer Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2017 Group 5A All-State Boys and Girls Soccer teams by the Virginia High School League (VHSL), with county honorees listed in bold:

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Irazoke Donasiyano, PH-Roanoke
Daniel Crespo, Tuscarora
Sterling McGee, Nansemond River
Tyler Schardein, Deep Run
Riley Croce, Mountain View

Midfield:
Holden Fisher, Mills Godwin
Endjick Albert, PH-Roanoke
Noah Mazzatenta, Tuscarora
Michael Vaughn, Albemarle
Alejandro Barrancos, Potomac

Defense:
Nate Albrecht, Briar Woods
Daniel Ahrens, Mills Godwin
Canandez Long, Nansemond River
Sam Knisely, PH-Roanoke
Bryan Scoffield, Mountain View

Goalkeeper:
Micah Scott, Briar Woods

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Alex Corado, Stone Bridge
Juan Carlos Escobar, Meadowbrook
Leonardo Escobar, J.R. Tucker
Andy Mensah, RE Lee
Colin Purcell, Matoaca

Midfield:
Jack Bobitz, Deep Run
Sasha Karlov, Nansemond River
Michael Ellis, Deep Run
Joaquin Sanchez, Thomas Edison
Michael Follis, Matoaca

Defense:
Zach Washburn, Deep Run
Eric Garcia, Deep Run
Gadsoni Abel, Massaponax
Jake Nash, Thomas Jefferson S&T
Ty Louthan, Matoaca

Goalkeeper:
Luke Messick, Kecoughtan

GROUP 5A STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Holden Fisher, Mills Godwin
GROUP 5A STATE COACH OF THE YEAR: Francois Bernard, Briar Woods

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GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Paige Franks, Mills Godwin
Star White, Maury
Fizzy Gonzalez, Albemarle
Megan Watts, Mountain View
Lauren Bruns, Douglas Freeman

Midfield:
Brooke Bauman, Albemarle
Lyndsey Gutzmer, Mills Godwin
Anna Heilferty, JEB Stuart
McKenna Maier, Deep Run
Jensen Margheim, Mountain View

Defense:
Caroline Cipolla, Mills Godwin
Olivia Bolton, Mountain View
Leah Deutsch, Broad Run
Sara Puglisi, Mills Godwin
Chloe Beverina, JEB Stuart

Goalkeeper:
Aiyanah Tyler-Cooper, Albemarle

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Meghan Skevington, Deep Run
Daijah Norris, Nansemond River
Tyria Smalls, Massaponax
Jordan Beverina, JEB Stuart
Catie Bryant, Briar Woods

Midfield:
Morgan Hall, Mills Godwin
Anna Deutsch, Broad Run
Zoe Smith, Maury
Lexi Long, Deep Run
Margaret Lister, George Marshall

Defense:
Caroline Jones, Atlee
Carter Riley, Maury
Taylor Laine, Massaponax
Haley Young, Princess Anne
Courtney Smith, Prince George

Goalkeeper:
Destiny Kinka, Princess Anne

GROUP 5A STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aiyanah Tyler-Cooper, Albemarle
GROUP 5A STATE COACH OF THE YEAR: Amy Sherrill, Albemarle 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Honors: All-6A South Region Boys Lacrosse Team Named

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 6A South All-Region Boys Lacrosse Team (county honorees in bold):

FIRST TEAM:

Attack:
Jonathon Fant, Colonial Forge
Jacob Calabrese, Riverbend
Jacob Wilhelm, Colonial Forge
Jake Helsley, James River
Palmer Jones, Thomas Dale

Midfield:
Nate Urso, James River
Andrew Hamilton, Colonial Forge
Aidan Riley, James River
Shane Fields, Riverbend
Josh Anderson, Thomas Dale

Defense:
Daniel Johnson, Colonial Forge
Jake Weaver, James River
Sammy De la Pena, Clover Hill
Jacob Benoit, Colonial Forge
Chris Wilson, Forest Park

Goalkeeper:
Charlie Wilson, Forest Park

SECOND TEAM:

Attack:
Lucas Daugherty, Thomas Dale
Tyler Held, Franklin County
Matt Kessler, James River
Chris Clark, Colgan
Casper OngAnte, CD Hylton

Midfield:
Jacob Creagh, Woodbridge
Braun Dawson, CD Hylton
Gunnar Wessels, Colgan
Trent Akins, Thomas Dale
Chris Bishop, Franklin County

Defense:
Jake Barber, Franklin County
Tanner Davis, Thomas Dale
Carl Kline, Woodbridge
Tyler McNeill, CD Hylton
Jacob Stamm, Cosby

Goalkeeper:
Cameron Brink, Thomas Dale

6A SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jacob Calabrese, Riverbend
6A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Paul Amos, Thomas Dale

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Honors: All-6A South Region Softball Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2017 VHSL 6A South All-Region Softball Team (county honorees are in bold):

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Morgan Murphy, Grassfield
Pitcher: Carla Hall, Franklin County
Pitcher: Jordan Webster, James River
Catcher: Serenity Stewart, CD Hylton
1st Base: Abby Genest, Woodbridge
2nd Base: Maddie Hool, CD Hylton
3rd Base: Hope Burleson, James River
Shortstop: Lauren Maloney, James River
Outfield: Skylar Ackerson, James River
Outfield: Maddie Weaver, Forest Park
Outfield: Kelsey Pendleton, Franklin County
Outfield: Morgan Mumford, Grassfield
DP/Flex: Ashley Short, Kellam
Utility: Lauryn King, Thomas Dale

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Krista Waller, Kellam
Pitcher: Hannah Johnson, Forest Park
Pitcher: Kaiya Jeusi, CD Hylton
Catcher: Coral Critzer, Clover Hill
1st Base: Rachel Wells, James River
2nd Base: Hallie Sheehan, Manchester
3rd Base: Olivia Catron, Riverbend
Shortstop: Julia Sinnett, Woodbridge
Outfield: Taylor Davis, Clover Hill
Outfield: Grace Lutz, CD Hylton
Outfield: Margaret Adams, Forest Park
Outfield: Jada Crittendon, Granby
DP/Flex: Lauren Bender, Cosby
Utility: Tyanna Roberts, Freedom

6A SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Maddie Hool, CD Hylton
6A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Bryan Forbes, Franklin County




Monday, June 12, 2017

Honors: All-6A South Region Baseball Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on being named to the All-6A South Region Baseball Team:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Austin Cabone, Cox
Pitcher: Ryan Bergenhagen, Manchester
Pitcher: Kris Artis, Granby
Catcher: Hunter Vay, Thomas Dale
1st Base: Hunter Purdue, Grassfield
2nd Base: Connor Butler, Western Branch
3rd Base: Jack Freeman, Woodbridge
Shortstop: Justice Bigbie, Grassfield
Outfield: Scott Morgan, Woodbridge
Outfield: Rufus Hurdle, Western Branch
Outfield: Khie Simms, Clover Hill
Outfield: Eric Zimmerman, Colonial Forge
DH: Alec Giles, First Colonial
Utility: Kyle Keenan, Colonial Forge

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Logan Barker, Colonial Forge
Pitcher: Jay Patto, Western Branch
Pitcher: Andrew Melnyk, Kellam
Pitcher: Skylar Petry, James River
Catcher: Ty Hanchey, Granby
1st Base: Nick Graziano, First Colonial
1st Base: Joe Hunt, Cosby
2nd Base: Riley Clifford, First Colonial
3nd Base: Tucker Shaver, Western Branch
Shortstop: Dylan Gentry, Manchester
Outfield: Xavier Anderson, Granby
Outfield: Shane Stinard, Cox
Outfield: Trey Vossler, Cosby
Outfield: Carson Arguin, Forest Park
DH: Ethan Williams, Cosby
Utility: Tyler Butler, Manchester
Utility: James Deloatch, Granby

6A SOUTH REGION CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:
Austin Cabone, Cox
Hunter Vay, Thomas Dale

6A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR:
Roland Wright, Western Branch

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Honors: All-Conference 3 Girls Lacrosse Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 3 Girls Lacrosse team:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack:
Micaela Harvey, Franklin County
Alice Hamilton, Thomas Dale
Emily Nicely, Cosby
Domenique Bellantouno, Cosby
Brandi Condrey, Manchester

Midfield:
Ciara Conrad, Cosby
Kelly Simmons, Cosby
Abby Sloan, Thomas Dale
Sarah Perry, Franklin County
Emma Barber, Franklin County

Defense:
Abbi McCormick, Cosby
Sarah Fairbanks, Thomas Dale
Chloe Newbill, Franklin County
Lauryn Smith, Franklin County
Kathleen Fennessey, Manchester

Goalkeeper:
Jamie Culley, Cosby

SECOND TEAM:

Attack:
Cami Posey, Thomas Dale
Arianna Jimenez, Cosby
Lexi Baumhover, Cosby
Lexi Ellis, James River
Callie Yost, Clover Hill
Lauren Ciavollelo, Manchester
Emily O'Keefe, Cosby
Callen Beall, James River

Midfield:
Brea Hunlen, Clover Hill
Callie Dance, Manchester
Ashley Coddington, Manchester
Abbey Johnston, Manchester
Mary Hatch, James River

Defense:
Jamieson Edmonds, Cosby
Morgan Stolarik, Thomas Dale
Rachel Williams, Clover Hill
Atoria Ragland, Manchester
Julie Glowatsky, Manchester

Goalkeeper:
Cameron Donaldson, James River

CONFERENCE 3 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Abbi McCormick, Cosby
CONFERENCE 3 COACH OF THE YEAR: Kate Spyhalski, Franklin County

Honors: All-Conference 3 Softball Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes honored as members of the All-Conference 3 Softball Team:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher, Carla Hall, Franklin County
Pitcher: Kaitlyn Cottingham, Manchester
Pitcher: Jordan Webster, James River
Catcher: Coral Critzer, Clover Hill
1st Base: Rachel Wells, James River
2nd Base: Hallie Sheehan, Manchester
3rd Base: Hope Burleson, James River
Shortstop: Lauren Maloney, James River
Outfield: Kelsey Pendleton, Franklin County
Outfield: T'asiyah Vaughan, Thomas Dale
Outfield: Taylor Davis, Clover Hill
Outfield: Skylar Ackerson, James River
DP/Flex: Lauren Bender, Cosby
Utility: Lauryn King, Thomas Dale

SECOND TEAM:
Catcher: Ellie Rowe, James River
1st Base: Sophie Tully, Cosby
2nd Base: Logan Pasley, Franklin County
3rd Base: Karle Cundiff, Franklin County
Shortstop: Madison David, Franklin County
Outfield: Arianna Jordan, Thomas Dale
Outfield: Taylor Parrish, Cosby
Outfield: Valerie Johnson, Cosby
Outfield: Brooke Childress, Manchester
DP/Flex: Madison Pierpont, James River
Utility: Madisyn Federico, Manchester

CONFERENCE 3 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Coral Critzer, Clover Hill
CONFERENCE 3 COACH OF THE YEAR: Bryan Forbes, Franklin County


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Honors: All 6A South Region Soccer Teams Announced!

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All 6A South Boys and Girls Soccer teams! County honorees are in bold....

BOYS SOCCER

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Jared Greene, Kellam
Will Nopper, First Colonial
Adam Nogle, Grassfield
Merrick Elim, James River
Edgar Pinedo, Freedom

Midfield:
Seve Velasco, Cosby
Matt Abraham, Grassfield
Ryan Foley, Riverbend
Will Collins, James River
Charlie Prince, Cox

Defense:
Ben Knight, James River
Peter King, Cosby
Damani Osei, Cosby
Caeman Bay, Cox
Tyler Starkey, Kellam

Goalkeeper:
Noah Sutherland, James River

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Owen Smith, Cox
Nick Jackson, Forest Park
Scott Signorelli, Woodside
Zachary Hollingsworth, Landstown
Matt Fuller, Cosby

Midfield:
Alec Taitague, James River
Joe Schinderle, Granby
Jose Velis, Freedom
Bachir Niang, Tallwood
Randy Perez, James River

Defense:
Tyler Killenbeck, Grassfield
Randy Arnold, Colonial Forge
Jack Wickham, Kellam
Wilson Tuck, First Colonial
Berger Campbell, Woodbridge

Goalkeeper:
Griffin Hemmendinger, Granby

6A SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Merrick Elim, James River
6A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Forsan Radwan, James River

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GIRLS SOCCER

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Emma Hiett, Woodbridge
Idelys Vazques, First Colonial
Dominique Grubbs, Thomas Dale
Kaylee Kozlowski, Kellam
Isabelle Blomdahl, First Colonial

Midfield:
Whitney Roberson, Grassfield
Izzy Fontana, First Colonial
Elizabeth Hummel, Riverbend
Ashley Rodriguez, Woodbridge
Erin Kozlowski, Kellam

Defense:
Emily Crocco, James River
Regan Tate, First Colonial
Natalie Habich, Kellam
Hunter Collier, James River
Kendall Mikkelsen, Woodbridge

Goalkeeper:
Sidney Swoope, Kellam

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Aemelia Lundardi, Grassfield
Sam Jerabek, Clover Hill
Katie Tritt, Riverbend
Mia Vaughn, Kellam
Kiersten Hening, James River

Midfield:
Linden Kelly, Cosby
Moeko Morse, Grassfield
Riley Dowd, Grassfield
Sarah Wescott, Clover Hill
Carrie Kneep, Landstown

Defense:
Jordan Farley, Grassfield
Katie Sabo, Riverbend
Ryland Powell, Cosby
Jordyn Davis, CD Hylton
Alexis Gingerich, Cox

Goalkeeper:
Riley Bueno, Grassfield

6A SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Idelys Vazquez, First Colonial
6A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Joe Tucel, First Colonial




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Honors: All Conference 3 Baseball Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on being named to the All-Conference 3 Baseball team:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Ryan Bergenhagen, Manchester
Pitcher: Skylar Petry, James River
Pitcher: Tyler Bailey, Thomas Dale
Catcher: Hunter Vay, Thomas Dale
1st Base: Joe Hunt, Cosby
2nd Base: Ty Swaim, James River
3rd Base: Ryan Clawson, Cosby
Shortstop: Dylan Gentry, Manchester
Outfield: Khie Simms, Clover Hill
Outfield: Trey Vossler, Cosby
Outfield: Brandon Miltenberger, Cosby
Outfield: J. Ross Cranor, Manchester
DH: Ethan Williams, Cosby
Utility: Tyler Butler, Manchester

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Cameron Janney, Franklin County
Pitcher: Adam Brooks, Thomas Dale
Pitcher: Grant Squyars, Cosby
Pitcher: Peyton McCann, James River
Catcher: Scooter Ray, Manchester
1st Base: Drew Camp, Thomas Dale
2nd Base: Dawson Cooper, Franklin County
3rd Base: Tanner White, James River
Shortstop: David Coppedge, Clover Hill
Shortstop: Thomas Jordan, James River
Outfield: Easton Forbes, Franklin County
Outfield: Justin Hall, Manchester
DH: Tanner White, James River
Utility: Seth McNeace, James River

CONFERENCE 3 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Hunter Vay, Thomas Dale
CONFERENCE 3 COACH OF THE  YEAR: Ricky Saunders, Manchester

Monday, June 5, 2017

Honors: All 4A East Region Girls Soccer Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2017 All 4A East Region Girls Soccer team. County players are noted in bold:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Cydney Nichols, King's Fork
Sofie Fox, Jamestown
Emily Wells, Monacan
Alex Struder, Monacan
Kate Ignudo, Courtland

Midfield:
Anja Wilson, Monacan
Kennedy Mills, Jamestown
Rebecca Washburn, King's Fork
Kylie Devine, Jamestown
Hannah Marston, King's Fork

Defense:
Page Frantz, Jamestown
Skylar Wall, King's Fork
Jaymie Bollman, Courtland
Shannon Huskey, Monacan
Ashley Bido, King's Fork

Goalkeeper:
Haley Eiser, Monacan

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Rachel Andrezejewski, Hanover
Ayanna Kelley, Deep Creek
Hannah Potter, Lafayette
Sarah Aud, Midlothian
Mikala Dean, Smithfield

Midfield:
Maggie Glass, Monacan
Onika Hammond, Churchland
Kylie Reid, Courtland
Abby Snead, Midlothian
Madeline Bauman, Smithfield

Defense:
Summer Haag, Jamestown
Erin Flamm, Courtland
Elizabeth Wickersham, Monacan
Sydney Zari, Smithfield
Paige Summers, King's Fork

Goalkeeper:
Alicia Jacobs, Courtland
Jordan Fransee, King's Fork

HONORABLE MENTION:

Joeli Stewart, Great Bridge
Julia Larsen, Grafton
Caedyn Berg, Chancellor
Sierra Leppell, Great Bridge
Taylor Gubler, Lafayette
Jordan Schuetz, Grafton
Katherine Healy, King George
Emily Brett, Chancellor
Nia Nickerson, King's Fork
Alaina McKnight, Lafayette
Cardyn Winn, Courtland
Erin Junkerman, Midlothian

4A EAST REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Page Frantz, Jamestown
4A EAST REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Michelle Dawson, Kevin Dawson, Jamestown

Honors: All 5A South Region Softball Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All 5A South Region Softball team. Chesterfield County and Tri-Cities honorees are in bold:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Kayley Scott, Lee-Davis
Pitcher: Bre McDowell, Hickory
Pitcher: Madison Rhoads, Nansemond River
Pitcher: Julia Fritz, Glen Allen
Catcher: Cammie Brummitt, Glen Allen
1st Base: Caroline Helmer, Hickory
2nd Base: Kaitlyn Biando, Nansemond River
3rd Base: Sarah Thompson, Prince George
Shortstop: Lauren Taylor, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Hannah Crist, Princess Anne
Outfield: Ashlyn Rogers, Nansemond River
Outfield: Heather Childress, Lee-Davis
Outfield: Sydney Guess, Lee-Davis
DP/Flex: Bailey Roberts, Hickory
Utility: Jenna Harlow, Menchville



SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Laura Thompson, Prince George
Pitcher: Angela Sperandeo, Deep Run
Pitcher: Olivia Webster, L.C. Bird
Pitcher: Katie Higgins, Matoaca
Catcher: Alyssa Swords, Prince George
1st Base: Lauren Golmon, Glen Allen
2nd Base: Ella Alvis, Lee-Davis
3rd Base: Dominique King, Hermitage
Shortstop: Bree Huggins, Hickory
Outfield: Caitlyn Abernethy, Prince George
Outfield: Daylah Sawyer, Hickory
Outfield: Allison Iezzi, Deep Run
Outfield: Kamryn Steinruck, Glen Allen
DP/Flex: Katie Bareford, Lee-Davis
Utility: Jessica Pittman, Kempsville

HONORABLE MENTION:
Catcher: Fetuliana Iosefa, Green Run
Catcher: Bridget Motley, Gloucester
2nd Base: Haley Howerin, Princess Anne
3rd Base: Leslie Whitiing, Menchville
Outfield: Kelly Lafferty, Nansemond River
Outfield: Mikayla Wessel, Kempsville
Outfield Tyra Byrd, Warwick
DP/Flex: Myla Mundie, Matoaca

5A SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Hannah Crist, Princess Anne
5A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Layne Nuckols, Glen Allen

Saturday, June 3, 2017

HONORS: All Conference 20 Lacrosse Teams Announced!

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2017 All-Conference 20 (Richmond Conference) Boys and Girls Lacrosse Teams!

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack:
Dylan Carlson, Hanover
Dillon Crytser, Hanover
Jason Goodwin, Midlothian
Peyton Grubbs, Hanover
Dillon Powell, Midlothian
Will Sayegh, Midlothian

Midfield:
Chandler Attkisson, Hanover
Josh Blue, Hanover
Bryson Miller, Midlothian
Will Pomeroy, Midlothian
Coleman Rock, Midlothian

Defense:
Jacob Atkins, Hanover
Tim Dubec, Hanover
David Foster, Midlothian
Palmer Martin, Hanover
Tyler Schrimpsher, Midlothian

Goalkeeper:
Casey Joyce, Midlothian

SECOND TEAM:

Attack:
Troy Bischoff, Monacan
Benjamin Leamer, Monacan
Parker Massengill, Powhatan
Matt Mauro, Monacan
Corey Palmore, Powhatan
Jarred Summerville, Powhatan

Midfield:
Trevor Christmas, Midlothian
Kyle Dailey, Monacan
Sterling Mason, Midlothian
Ward Smith, Hanover
Keegan Smither, Hanover
Mark White, Monacan

Defense:
Brayden Gordy, Midlothian
Eric Overby, Midlothian
Dylan Schork, Monacan
Caleb Seiders, Hanover
Dominic Stage, Powhatan
Mac Whitten, Midlothian

Goalkeeper:
Tyler Cook, Hanover

CONFERENCE 20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jason Goodwin, Midlothian
CONFERENCE 20 COACH OF THE YEAR: Greg Bernard, Midlothian

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GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Attack:
Olivia Coleman, Midlothian
Jenna Kyte, Midlothian
Taylor Wayne, Hanover
Natalie Webster, Midlothian
Natalie Willett, Hanover

Midfield:
Ciarra Ashworth, Hanover
Katie Badgerow, Monacan
Brenna Everette, Hanover
Melanie Stender, Monacan
Caroline Wilkes, Midlothian

Defense:
Isobel Harrison, Midlothian
Lexie Heath, Monacan
Kora Kane, Hanover
Katie Oakey, Midlothian
Emma Will, Monacan

Goalkeeper:
Olivia Hunter, Hanover

SECOND TEAM:

Attack:
Hailey Camp, Powhatan
Madison Gould, Hanover
Amanda Lane, Monacan
Brandilyn Williamson, Hanover
Julia Yeager, Hanover

Midfield:
Katie Call, Midlothian
Keri Kane, Hanover
Nicole Mann, Monacan
Reagan Thomas, Powhatan
Ashley Van Buskirk, Powhatan
Jennifer Yeager, Hanover

Defense:
Camryn Carter, Monacan
Anna Dockum, Hanover
Alexis Evans, Powhatan
Addison Michaels, Hanover
Annika Rocchiccioli, Hanover

Goalkeeper:
Alexa Battle, Midlothian

CONFERENCE 20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Natalie Webster, Midlothian
CONFERENCE 20 COACH OF THE YEAR: Devoe Reagan, Midlothian



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 20 Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for earning All-Conference honors in Conference 20 spring sports!

SOFTBALL:

FIRST TEAM:
Pitcher: Ali Celiberti, Powhatan
Pitcher: Holly Naylor, Dinwiddie
Pitcher: Emily Morrison, Midlothian
Catcher: Madison Foster, Powhatan
1st Base: Emma Casey, Hanover
2nd Base: Kaytlin Durham, Dinwiddie
3rd Base: Breanne Turner, Dinwiddie
Shortstop: Karleigh Morgan, Dinwiddie
Outfield: Taylor Johnson, Dinwiddie
Outfield: Toni Gilbert, Powhatan
Outfield: Cameron Murry, Hanover
Outfield: Emily Morrison, Midlothian
Outfield: Sami Pleasants, Powhatan
DP/Flex: Holly Naylor, Dinwiddie
Utility: Mason Basdikis, Powhatan

SECOND TEAM:
Pitcher: Savannah Thorne, Hanover
Catcher: Macy Beville, Dinwiddie
1st Base: Amy Goodman, Midlothian
2nd Base: Lauren Hughes, Hanover
3rd Base: Madison Whitney, Monacan
Shortstop: Kylie Reikel, Midlothian
Outfield: Lauren Lindsay, Dinwiddie
Outfield: Maggie McDermott, Midlothian
DP/Flex: Madeline Peloke, Powhatan
Utility: Leslie Currie, Hanover
Utility: Morgan Gilbert, Midlothian

HONORABLE MENTION:
Catcher: Cameron Long, Midlothian
1st Base: Samantha Ayers, Huguenot
2nd Base: Haley Young, Midlothian
3rd Base: Jenna Ways, Hanover
3rd Base: Mackenzie Fuller, Midlothian
DP/Flex: Ellen Palya, Hanover

CONFERENCE 20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mason Basdikis, Powhatan
CONFERENCE 20 COACH OF THE YEAR: Rich Johann, Midlothian

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BOYS SOCCER:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Eric Hogge, Midlothian
Taron Dickson, Monacan
James Elder, Dinwiddie
Jarod Fisher, Dinwiddie
Grant Davis, Hanover

Midfield:
Conner Gilchrest, Hanover
Cody Brugos, Dinwiddie
Johnny Watters, Monacan
Peti Koppanyi, Midlothian
Jay Gonzalez, Midlothian

Defense:
Michael South, Midlothian
Aaron Eiser, Monacan
Isaac Saneda, Monacan
Alex LePeter, Hanover
Grayson Harmon, Dinwiddie

Goalkeeper:
Tanner Staton, Dinwiddie

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Max Miller, Midlothian
Max Mahoney, Monacan
Ashton Poythress, Hanover
Will Chesley, Hanover
Beau Miskimen, Dinwiddie

Midfield:
Davis West, Midlothian
Matthew Natale, Monacan
Josh Lambour, Hanover
Daniel Row, Hanover
Ricardo Alfaro, Huguenot

Defense:
Jorge Lopez, Huguenot
John Dustin, Hanover
Jack Montgomery, Hanover
Marcus Wrenn, Dinwiddie
Chase Herbert, Midlothian

Goalkeeper:
Connor Bartal, Hanover
Hemza Ababneh, Midlothian

HONORABLE MENTION:

Trey Henry, Monacan
Matthew Hohman, Monacan
Alex Betancourt, Monacan
Noah Carter, Monacan
Jacob Mast, Hanover
Isaiah Mathews, Hanover
Jonathan Hutson, Hanover

CONFERENCE 20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aaron Eiser, Monacan
CONFERENCE 20 COACH OF THE YEAR: Casey Dooley, Dinwiddie

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GIRLS SOCCER:

FIRST TEAM:

Forward:
Nicole Czyzewski, Midlothian
Sarah Aud, Midlothian
Alex Struder, Monacan
Emily Wells, Monacan
Rachel Andrezejewski, Hanover

Midfield:
Logan Georgel, Midlothian
Abby Snead, Midlothian
Anja Wilson, Monacan
Maggie Glass, Monacan
Courtney Rosser, Hanover

Defense:
Erin Junkman, Midlothian
Mallory Turner, Midlothian
Shannon Husky, Monacan
Elizabeth Wickersham, Monacan
Olivia Adams, Hanover

Goalkeeper:
Haley Eiser, Monacan

SECOND TEAM:

Forward:
Lauren Didlake, Hanover
Sabrina Hernandez, Hanover
Gilma Portillo, Huguenot
Madelyn Jimerson, Midlothian
Kailyn Baker, Monacan

Midfield:
Erin Fogle, Midlothian
CeCe Hohman, Monacan
Jill Nix, Hanover
Maggie Sobel, Hanover
Girlanis Brenes, Huguenot

Defense:
Summer Hansen, Hanover
Emma Williams, Hanover
Georgia Butler, Monacan
Marissa Boutin, Monacan
Carley Elliott, Monacan

Goalkeeper:
Zoe Long, Midlothian

HONORABLE MENTION:

Rachel Tripp, Hanover
Alisson Martinez, Huguenot
Sarah Wall, Midlothian

CONFERENCE 20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Haley Eiser, Monacan
CONFERENCE 20 COACH OF THE YEAR: Jessica Kramer, Midlothian




Nicely Named Interim Coach At L.C. Bird

RVA Sports Network confirms that L.C. Bird High School has decided to hire longtime assistant varsity football coach Tony Nicely as their interim head coach for the 2017 season, replacing David Bedwell, who has stepped up to become Activities Director.

Outgoing Activities Director Stephen D'Adamo told RVASN the following:

"With the timing of Bedwell's hire, we have decided to go with....Nicely as our interim head coach for this next school year."

D'Adamo said a seamless transition for the current team was a high priority, while, at the same time, finding the best way to ensure that an application, interview and hiring process would best serve both applicants and the student-athletes.

"At the end of the season, we will open up the position again," D'Adamo said.

Bedwell served as head coach for seventeen seasons, leading the Skyhawks to three straight state championships, the Group AAA Division 5 title in 2012, and the 5A State Championship in both 2013 and 2014.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 12 Girls Soccer Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the final All-Conference 12 Girls Soccer Team:

FIRST TEAM:

Defense:
Alexis Harrell, Prince George
Courtney Smith, Prince George
Kailey Elder, Matoaca
Ashton Hadden, Matoaca
Zaria Booth, L.C. Bird

Midfield:
Abby Harrell, Prince George
Mariah Ramirez, Prince George
Kelsey Norris, Matoaca
Sarah Preece, Matoaca
Adriana Rosales, Meadowbrook

Forward:
Sydney Bartlett, Prince George
Mady Degan, Prince George
Maiya Pencile, Matoaca
Madi Thrasher, Matoaca
Jocelyn Smith, L.C. Bird

Goalkeeper:
Rachel Hughes, Prince George

SECOND TEAM:

Defense:
Fraingeli Castro, Prince George
Dominique Frederick, Matoaca
Megan Clements, Matoaca
Nylla Lenore, Meadowbrook
Rebecca Childress, Varina

Midfield:
Jessica Fox, Matoaca
Lilly Wilmarth, Matoaca
Angel Hines, L.C. Bird
Rhea Wilder, Varina

Forward:
Joanne Torres, Meadowbrook

Goalkeeper:
Rosa Paredes, Meadowbrook
Amaya Jackson, L.C. Bird

HONORABLE MENTION:

Defense:
Aisja Jones, Varina
Allyssa Nuckols, Varina
Reaay Richardson, Highland Springs
Alexia Tyler, Highland Springs

Goalkeeper:
Katelyn Lindsey, Matoaca
Ciara Smithers, Varina

CONFERENCE 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Maiya Pencile, Matoaca
CONFERENCE 12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Joseph Farrell, Meadowbrook



Monday, May 22, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 12 Softball Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for making the final Conference 12 All-Conference team:

FIRST TEAM:
Catcher: Alyssa Swords, Prince George
1st Base: Riley Hunt, Matoaca
2nd Base: Gabriella Ballester, L.C. Bird
3rd Base: Sarah Thompson, Prince George
Shortstop: Olivia Hendrickson, L.C. Bird
DP/Flex: Myla Lundie, Matoaca
Outfield: Caitlin Abernethy, Prince George
Outfield: Whitney Taylor, L.C. Bird
Outfield: Mackenzie Smith, Matoaca
Outfield: Taylor Shaw, Matoaca
Utility: Alyssa Wilmoth, L.C. Bird
Pitcher: Olivia Webster, L.C. Bird
Pitcher: Laura Thompson, Prince George
Pitcher: Katie Higgins, Matoaca

SECOND TEAM:
Catcher: Sierra Tutwiler, Highland Springs
1st Base: Kyla Nase, Prince George
2nd Base: Shaelee Blackham, Matoaca
Shortstop: Madison Quesenberry, Prince George
DP/Flex: Alexis Caul, Prince George
Outfield: Jamie Fields, Prince George
Outfield: Erin Miles, Prince George
Outfield: Angela Caraballo, L.C. Bird
Outfield: Shelby Ostmann, Matoaca
Utility: Reagan Montague, L.C. Bird
Pitcher: Ayanna Cheek, Highland Springs

HONORABLE MENTION: Brooke Loving, Prince George

CONFERENCE 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Laura Thompson, Prince George
CONFERENCE 12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Courtney Fields, L.C. Bird



HONORS: All-Conference 12 Boys Soccer Team Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the final All-Conference 12 Boys Soccer Team:

FIRST TEAM:

Defense:
Ty Louthan, Matoaca
Maynor Reyes, L.C. Bird
Elvin Romero, Meadowbrook
Tuali Challenger, Meadowbrook
Jack Notley, Highland Springs

Forward:
Juan Carlos Escobar, Meadowbrook
Colin Purcell, Matoaca
Arfenne Senior, Meadowbrook
Jeff Woodward, L.C. Bird
Jairo Chonay-Tecun, Highland Springs

Midfield:
Michael Follis, Matoaca
Ajahli Challenger, Meadowbrook
Juan Menjivar, Meadowbrook
Dylan Sykes, Prince George
Neil Marks, Prince George

GK:
Julio Alvarez, Meadowbrook

SECOND TEAM:

Defense:
Nicholas Glover, Varina
Brandon Baker, Prince George
Josh Robinson, Matoaca
Jose Lopez, Meadowbrook
Jimmy Young, L.C. Bird
Cody Long, Prince George

Forward:
Zack Cunningham, Matoaca
Kevin Flores, Varina
Paul Branch, Matoaca
Corbin Winborn, Varina

Defense:
Dickey Harris, Matoaca
Anthony Perdomo, Meadowbrook
Kevin Machado, Varina
Kevin Ruiz, L.C. Bird
Patrick Mulangaliro, Highland Springs
Diego Sanchez, L.C> Bird

GK:
Caleb Carpenter, Matoaca

HONORABLE MENTION:

Kevin Calderon, Highland Springs

CONFERENCE 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Juan Carlos Escobar, Meadowbrook
CONFERENCE 12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Gabriel Hochstetler, Meadowbrook




Saturday, March 11, 2017

CHAMPIONS AT LAST: L.C Bird 65, Bethel 52

The business is finally complete. Now the fun can begin.

The L.C. Bird Skyhawks, who have taken a serious approach to every game this season, hardly wanting to touch the 5A South Region Championship trophy when they again won it two Saturdays ago, were more than happy to accept the 5A State Championship hardware when the Skyhawks defeated Bethel for the third time this season, 65-52, to finally reach the mountaintop.

In this, his sixth season at the helm in Chester, head coach Troy Manns celebrated his team's accomplishment with a very calm demeanor, accepting the trophy, holding it up for reporters to take pictures, then walking over to hand it to the young men who earned it.

Mario Haskett, who will play his next competitive game at Harvard, finished his Skyhawk career in epic fashion, scoring 20 ponts to L.C. Bird, who finishes the season with a record of 27-1. Jaylen Dillard and Pinky Wiley each scored 13 points, Dillard registering 11 of his in the second half as the Skyhawks held Bethel at bay after building their lead in the first half with a 34-23 advantage at intermission.

When asked about the traits they've learned as Skyhawks, each answered with a key part of this championship run.

"Leadership. There were great leaders here before us," Haskett noted. "There are good leaders and bad leaders, Coach tells us that all the time. You have to decide which one you want to do."

"Playing hard," noted senior Cam Henry, who added ten points, eight rebounds and three assists. "You can't take any game different."

L.C. Bird learned a lot from their loss to Potomac a year ago at this same point, and used it throughout the season, especially Saturday, never panicking, especially early in the second half when Bethel turned up the defensive pressure, the Skyhawks' rhythm offensively briefly disappeared, and it seemed there might be a chip in the armor.

But playing quality teams like Bethel, like Varina, like VISAA State Champion Trinity Episcopal and John Marshall, the last two on the road in front of huge Saturday night crowds, that is what galvanized this group, preparing them for making the final push. In the fourth quarter, Bethel never seriously threatened as the Skyhawks answered every Bruin basket with one of their own, and hit free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

This team had a target on its back since the first day of practice. With Wiley, Haskett, Tyrek Williams and Jyles Webster back, and Jaylen Dillard joining the team, L.C. Bird topped the RVA Sports Network Top 10 Preseason Poll way back at Thanksgiving Weekend. They never lost that ranking.

"We try to tell them that every game is important because it's the next game, no game is bigger than any other game," Manns explained, discussing the coaching staff's approach to a rugged regular season schedule that included playing, and defeating, Bethel by ten points at the Hampton Coliseum on December 30th. "The advantage we had was from being here last year. We learned from that experience."

The Skyhawks were outrebounded 35-28, but forced fifteen Bethel turnovers, as the Skyhawks assist to turnover ratio finished at 12-8, getting the distribution they expect from the Conference 12 and 5A South Region Player of The Year in Wiley.

Dillard, Haskett, Wiley, Henry, Webster and Angelo Jackson now depart the program, ready for graduation and the next phase of their lives. They will be forever remembered by Manns, who wasn't necessarily welcomed to Chester when he took over for the 2011-12 season with a team returning that had just lost the old Group AAA title game against I.C. Norcom.

"Once I had a group of athletes who bought in, good things happen, so it took me awhile to convince the athletes to buy what I was selling," Manns said. "Once I had a group who bought in, this is exactly what I had envisioned."

When a team believes in each other, enjoys being around each other both on and off the court, and doesn't care who gets the big stat line, victories, and championships will come.

Both have arrived at L.C. Bird High School.





Friday, March 10, 2017

THREE-PEAT: Monacan 60, King's Fork 59

It was a feeling completely unknown to most Monacan Girls Basketball fans as they sat squeamishly in their seats at the Siegel Center, or refreshed Twitter back in Chesterfield County, as the third quarter ended and the 29-0 Chiefs found themselves only scoring three points in eight minutes, as a four-point halftime lead became an eleven-point deficit.

"I was about to throw up", guard Jaiden Morris candidly admitted during the post-game press conference.

But Morris, and Alex Parson, each navigated through the final period with four fouls, never fouling out, and National High School Player of The Year Megan Walker left her final mark on both her high school career and Monacan High School, scoring 18 of her game-high 35 points in the fourth period, including the game-winning shot in the final seconds, surviving a desperate last second shot attempt from King's Fork to win their third consecutive Virginia High School League (VHSL) 4A State Championship 60-59 Friday night at the Siegel Center on the campus of VCU.

When asked if her career could have had a better ending, Walker answered in typical Walker fashion.

"You can always be better," Walker noted.

Even Megan fell cold in a third quarter that the Chiefs will likely want to forget, shooting just one for eleven from the field, and missing one of two free throw tries, as King's Fork guard Cydney Harris got hot, scoring nine of her team-high 28 points in the period to give King's Fork a 43-32 advantage.

Morris, saddled with foul trouble all night after picking up two early fouls in the game's first two minutes, scored the game's first two points five seconds in, then wouldn't tally for another 26 minutes before her three-pointer cut King's Fork's lead to six at 48-42 with 5:51 left. After multiple possessions failed in trying to make it a one-possession game, Walker found an offensive rebound, put the ball in and was fouled. Her And One made it 50-47 at 2:58 left.

King's Fork raced down court, scoring just nine seconds later. But the next 35 seconds belonged to Walker, willing her way inside for two baskets for a one-point deficit. Nichols converted two free throws, then Walker answered, was fouled, but missed the free throw. Enter Abby Oguich with a huge offensive rebound and pass to Walker who drew another foul at 2:00 left, and hit both free throws for a 55-54 lead. The comeback was complete, the game was far from over.

The lead would change hands four times in the final two minutes, as King's Fork retook the lead at 1:35 left, but Walker drew the fifth foul on Amesha Miller. The standout for King's Fork scored just six points but was a force inside defensively. Walker's two at the line made it 57-56, but Nichols answered as a runner in the lane got the kind roll, and the Chiefs found themselves, again, down by one with just 1:12 left.

Walker was fouled before Monacan could inbound the ball. She went 1-of-2 at the line for a 58-58 tie. King's Fork held the ball as the clock fell under a minute to play, then forced to call timeout when Norman, who drew a five-second violation earlier during the comeback, almost got another one before the King's Fork bench asked for time at :35.3 left.

Camary Harris was fouled just 1.4 seconds later, and made one of two at the line. It was 59-58 King's Fork, and Monacan's ball. The entire world knew who would get the basketball, and it had to feel like the weight of the world was on Megan Walker's shoulders as she received the ball at the free throw line, moved left, and beat two defenders to the basket at :15 left for the 60-59 lead.

With no timeouts left, King's Fork had to get the ball inbounds and down the court, and found Harris cutting down the right side. Norman got back on defense, forcing a layup try that was too strong. The horn sounded, Monacan began to celebrate, but the officials conferred and said there was 0.3 left when the ball fell out of bounds, last touched by the Chiefs.

King's Fork got the pass in, and their miracle shot went in, but the officials waved it off, saying it didn't come off the shooter's fingers in time.

"We got to celebrate a second time," Walker opined after the game.

Walker's 35 points places her in a tie for 27th place all-time in points scored in Virginia High School League history with 2,062 points. After a slow start at the free throw line, missing five of her first ten shots, she finished 15-for-24 at the stripe. She grabbed eleven rebounds for Monacan, who were outrebounded by King's Fork 43-36.

Head Coach Larry Starr credited the tournament experiences the Chiefs had in December, winning two games in a weekend classic in Maryland, then a Holiday Tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with helping them overcome the deficit in the final period and seize that third trophy.

"Those tournaments helped us, practice helps us," Starr said, asked about the difference between his lauded senior class today versus two years ago. "If we play this game a couple of years ago, I'm not sure we win it."

Abby Oguich, who has filled her role remarkably in the Monacan starting lineup, asked to rebound, block out, defend, and dive, did it all again, including the aforementioned offensive rebound of a Walker missed free throw, finishing with eight rebounds, two assists and a steal. She will be the only returning starter in 2017-18 as Walker, Morris, Norman and Alex Parson all head to play college basketball.

"It's been an honor playing with them. It's going to be hard next year, but we'll be back," Oguich said.

The ending was a heartbreaking moment for a King's Fork team that obviously learned a lot from their 74-65 loss at Monacan in the 4A East Region Championship just two weeks ago. With eight minutes left, their lead was eleven and the momentum was completely on their side.

But Megan Walker was on Monacan's side, and, in the final act of her four-star production at Monacan High School, Walker saved the best, and most heart-stopping, for last.

NOTES: Monacan finishes the 2016-17 season at 30-0, the first unbeaten Monacan Girls Basketball team in school history. Last year's championship team lost to Highland Springs in the Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament final, and the 2014-15 team lost multiple times to rival Midlothian before defeating them in the state final 65-57. Monacan becomes the second Chesterfield team in as many years to win three straight state titles, joining the Cosby Titans, who won 6A State Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Chiefs, after shooting 9.1% in the third quarter, shot 55.6% in the fourth, making six of eight free throws.

Perhaps the biggest stat untold in the game is this: Monacan committed 16 turnovers in the first three quarters, only registering four assists. In the fourth quarter, their assist-to-turnover ratio was 5-0.


HONORS: 4A East All-Region Basketball

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on their selection to the 4A East All-Region Basketball Team:

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Megan Walker, Monacan
Amesha Miller, King's Fork
Alex Parson, Monacan
Junajah Somerville, Lake Taylor
Jaiden Morris, Monacan
Cydney Nichols, King's Fork
Tina Lindenfeld, Midlothian
Taya Robinson, Huguenot

SECOND TEAM:

Imani Broadnax, Lake Taylor
Jonae Cox, Wilson
Tyi Skinner, Louisa
Tiara Williams, Deep Creek
Rachel Lia, Lafayette
Haley Cunningham, Grafton
Nyla Young, King's Fork
Jasmine Norman, Monacan

HONORABLE MENTION:

Victoria Coleman, Great Bridge
Angel James, Denbigh
Corynthian Williams, Jamestown
Special Bridges, Heritage
Annalicia Goodman, Heritage
Anaya Simmons, Jamestown
Amunique Newell, Heritage
Emily McCombs, Eastern View
Halia Ellis, King George
Bianca Atkinson, Chancellor
Kelsey Jones, Courtland
Oma Aguolu, King George
Anna Agee, Louisa
Kiara McCullough, Courtland
Sarah Wright, Hanover
Jaylin Luster, Midlothian

4A EAST REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Megan Walker, Monacan
4A EAST REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Larry Starr, Monacan


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

HONORS: All-5A South Region Basketball Teams Announced

L.C. Bird's Pinky Wiley (pictured below) earns 5A South Region Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors to add to his Conference 12 Player of The Year accolades. We congratulate the student-athletes listed below for being named to the 2016-17 5A South Region Basketball teams:

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

CeCe Crudup, Highland Springs
Xaria Wiggins, Princess Anne
Zhymani Smith, Menchville
Mallory Odell, Deep Run
Cam Gatling, Highland Springs
Jennifer Coleman, Highland Springs
Brina Bentley, L.C. Bird
Lovie Harden, J.R. Tucker

SECOND TEAM:

Taylor Stevens, Prince George
Jaden Watkins, L.C. Bird
Naya Pollard, Princess Anne
Brianna Jackson, Salem
Briana Payne, J.R. Tucker
Cayla Hannibal, Salem
Ellie Brown, Deep Run
Taylor Pawlowski, J.R. Tucker

5A SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: CeCe Crudup, Highland Springs
5A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Chevette Waller, L.C. Bird



*******
BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Johquin "Pinky" Wiley, L.C. Bird
Shawn Sanders, Green Run
Cam Bacote, Bethel
Rahki Person, Hermitage
Jalen Ray, Hampton
Mario Haskett, L.C. Bird
Cam Henry, L.C. Bird
Andre Watkins, Varina

SECOND TEAM:

Dillon Thomas, Mills Godwin
Kenneth Southerland, Varina
Dajour Dickens, Bethel
Marquis Godwin, Hampton
Timothy Fisher, Mills Godwin
Jeremiah Owusu, Bethel
Jonathan Norfleet, Salem
Terrance Whitfield, Matoaca

5A SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Johquin "Pinky" Wiley, L.C. Bird
5A SOUTH REGION COACH OF THE YEAR: Craig Brehon, Bethel

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 3 Basketball Teams

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the All-Conference 3 Boys and Girls Basketball Teams:

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Charme Lilly, Cosby
Ilene Hurley, Franklin County
Mandy Hermanns, James River
Deja Carter, Cosby
Abigail Davis, James River
Monique Jones, Thomas Dale
Cameron Law, Franklin County
Aynae Simmons, Manchester

SECOND TEAM:

Emma McCabe, James River
Marissa Gallagher, Cosby
Bailey Williams, Cosby
Kelsey Campbell, Franklin County
Monay James, Thomas Dale
Keyazia Taylor, Thomas Dale
Destiny Callahan, Thomas Dale
Nia Covington, Cosby

CONFERENCE 3 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Charme Lilly, Cosby
CONFERENCE 3 GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR: Ned Flemming, James River

*****
BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Jacob Smith, Franklin County
Nathaniel Hutton, Manchester
Loginn Norton, James River
Caden Najdawi, Cosby
Collin Harding, Manchester
CJ Williams, Thomas Dale
Briggs Parris, Franklin County
Michael Burfoot, Clover Hill

SECOND TEAM:

Jalen Jordan, James River
MJ Coleman, Thomas Dale
Jaleel Long, Clover Hill
James Taylor, Thomas Dale
Chandler Taylor, Franklin County
Maurice Cole, Cosby
Justin Hall, Manchester
Jamear Kendrick, James River

CONFERENCE 3 BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jacob Smith, Franklin County

CONFERENCE 3 BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR (TIE):
Thomas Hering, Franklin County and Josh Karlson, Manchester

Monday, February 20, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 20 Basketball Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2017 Conference 20 All-Conference Boys and Girls Basketball Teams. All-Academic honorees denoted with "*":

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Keon Lewis, Huguenot
David Gant, Dinwiddie
Ryan Payne, Hanover*
Joshua Plummer, Hanover*
Kabir Shabazz, Huguenot
Greg Parham, Monacan*
Trejvon McFail, Monacan
Justin DeLeon, Powhatan*

SECOND TEAM:

Jeshon Jones, Huguenot
Myles Loving, Monacan
Antwan Jarrett, Dinwiddie*
Raeshaun Henderson, Dinwiddie*
Rico Coleman, Midlothian
Nick Zona, Hanover
Nik Morrison, Hanover*
Jaylin Ross, Hanover
Nolan Caler, Hanover*
Eyahlamar Davis, Huguenot*

CONFERENCE 20 BOYS CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:
Greg Parham, Monacan and Ryan Payne, Hanover

CONFERENCE 20 BOYS CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR:
Darren Thornton, Hanover and RJ Spelsberg, Monacan

*****
GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Taya Robinson, Huguenot*
Sarah Wright, Hanover*
Jaylin Luster, Midlothian*
Megan Walker, Monacan*
Alex Parson, Monacan*
Jaiden Morris, Monacan
Jasmine Norman, Monacan*
Tina Lindenfeld, Midlothian*

SECOND TEAM:

Jordan Davis, Hanover*
Nia Lloyd, Midlothian
Abby Oguich, Monacan*
Keri Kane, Hanover*
Kylee Mailo, Powhatan
Rachael Metzger, Hanover*
Elizabeth Ellen, Hanover*
Elizabeth Vincent, Midlothian*

CONFERENCE 20 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Megan Walker, Monacan
CONFERENCE 20 GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR: Larry Starr, Monacan

Monday, February 13, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 12 Basketball Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on being named to the Conference 12 Boys and Girls Basketball All-Conference Teams:

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Jamon Battle, Meadowbrook
Christian Chappell, Prince George
Mario Haskett, L.C. Bird
Cam Henry, L.C. Bird
Kenneth Southerland, Varina
Andre Watkins, Varina
Terrance Whitfield, Matoaca
Johquin "Pinky" Wiley, L.C. Bird

SECOND TEAM:
Tyrone Coley, Meadowbrook
Jaylen Dillard, L.C. Bird
Tyrese Jenkins, Varina
Keshawn Morgan, Matoaca
Nathaniel Pollard, Highland Springs
Dionavan Ramseur, Highland Springs
Tevin Tucker, Prince George
Jyles Webster, L.C. Bird

HONORABLE MENTION:
Tyreek Carter, Matoaca
Jordan Crump, Highland Springs
Jordan Jeter, Meadowbrook
Malik Nash, Prince George
Johvani Perkins, Meadowbrook
Samond Pinchback, Varina
Su'Wayne Turner, Prince George

CONFERENCE 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Johquin "Pinky" Wiley, L.C. Bird
CONFERENCE 12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Michael Knight, Matoaca

*****
GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
CeCe Crudup, Highland Springs
Cam Gatling, Highland Springs
Jennifer Coleman, Highland Springs
Lauren Ford, Meadowbrook
Brina Bently, L.C. Bird
Jaden Watkins, L.C. Bird
Alexis Harris, Varina
Taylor Stevens, Prince George

SECOND TEAM:
Syniyah Parker, Varina
Jasmine Braxton, Varina
Mya Coleman, L.C. Bird
Az Bacot, Highland Springs
Jalen Gathers, Highland Springs
Ayanna Scarborough, Matoaca
Deven Irby, Matoaca
Kiera Anderson, Prince George

CONFERENCE 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: CeCe Crudup, Highland Springs
CONFERENCE 12 COACH OF THE YEAR: Chevette Waller, L.C. Bird

Sunday, January 29, 2017

BASKETBALL: New RVA Sports Network Top 10 Polls!

Two weeks remain in the regular season, and while some teams are fighting for first round byes in conference tournaments, others are fighting for a first round home game, and even a conference tournament bid. With some upsets this past week, here's a look at our latest Top 10 Polls!

BOYS:

1) L.C. Bird (14-0, was #1)
2) Trinity Episcopal (21-1, was #2)
3) Varina (13-4, was #5)
4) John Marshall (12-4, was #3)
5) Mills Godwin (13-3, was #4)
6) Hermitage (13-3, was #6)
7) George Wythe (13-3, was #10)
8) St. Christopher's (13-6, was #9)
9) Monacan (11-4, was #7)
10) Henrico (12-5, was #8)


GIRLS:

1) Monacan (18-0, was #1)
2) Highland Springs (14-0, was #2)
3) J.R. Tucker (16-0, was #3)
4) Cosby (15-2, was #6)
5) St. Catherine's (10-5, was #4)
6) Trinity Episcopal (10-5, was #5)
7) Hopewell (15-4, was #7)
8) Atlee (14-3, was #8)
9) L.C. Bird (12-4, was #10)
10) James River (8-6, was #9)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LISTEN LIVE PLAYER: #7 Monacan at Matoaca

Click on the YouTube player below to hear Greg Parham and #7 Monacan battle Terrance Whitfield and the Matoaca Warriors on The RVA Sports Network High School Basketball Game of The Week tonight at 7pm Eastern!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

LISTEN LIVE PLAYER: #1 L.C. Bird Battles #2 Trinity Episcopal

Click on our YouTube Player below to listen to RVA Sports Network's live, exclusive coverage of #2 Trinity Episcopal (18-0) at #1 L.C. Bird (12-0) in boys basketball action starting at 7pm!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PHOTO GALLERY: L.C. Bird at StatVa.com Girls Basketball Classic

CLICK HERE to see 31 photos from L.C. Bird's double overtime thriller against Atlantic Shores at the 2017 StatVa.com Girls Basketball Classic!  #RVAW



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HONORS: VHSL Announces Group 6A All-State Football Team

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the Virginia High School League Group 6A All-State Football team. County honorees are in bold.

FIRST TEAM:

OFFENSE:
QB: Shon Mitchell, Oscar Smith
C: Andy Lowe, Colonial Forge
OL: Zayin West, Manchester
OL: Nidavion Toxey, Oscar Smith
OL: David Kroll: South Lakes
OL: Edward Quitugua, Westfield
RB: Frank Boyd, Manchester
RB: Ricky Slade, C.D. Hylton
RB: Lamont Atkins, Lake Braddock
WR: Khalik Perry, Oscar Smith
WR: Dillon Spalding, South County
WR: Sean Eckert, Westfield
TE: Andrew Park, Lake Braddock
K: Brian Delaney, Westfield
KR: Khalik Perry, Oscar Smith
All-Purpose: Nolan Cockrill, Westfield

DEFENSE:
DL: Eric Crosby, Ocean Lakes
DL: Brailyn Franklin, Battlefield
DL: Aaron Daise, Westfield
DE: Jordan Williams, Cox
DE: Shaundarius Carter, Thomas Dale
LB: Keshon Artis, Oscar Smith
LB: James Kennedy, Colonial Forge
LB: Kevin Petrillo, Westfield
LB: Lamont Atkins, Lake Braddock
DB: Kamari Jackson, Woodside
DB: Brandon Delbridge, Oscar Smith
DB: Sam Kidd, Madison
DB: Joey Free, Westfield
P: Brian Delaney, Westfield
PR: Abe Mansaray, Lake Braddock
All-Purpose: Max Oxendine, Thomas Dale

SECOND TEAM:

OFFENSE:
QB: Rehman Johnson, Westfield
C: Michael Krajewski, Oakton
OL: Talvis Robinson, Thomas Dale
OL: Shane Strand, Colonial Forge
OL: Jake Folland, Battlefield
OL: Kobie Turner, Centreville
RB: DeAngelo White, Oscar Smith
RB: Spencer Alston, South Lakes
RB: Albert Mensah, South Lakes
WR: Gynai James, Thomas Dale
WR: Josh Sarratt, Colonial Forge
WR: Kris Thornton, Osbourn
TE: Matt Young, Riverbend
K: Jadon Redding, Colonial Forge
KR: Abe Mansaray, Lake Braddock
All-Purpose: Gabe McCollin, Thomas Dale

DEFENSE:
DL: Zayin West, Manchester
DL: Devin Williams, Thomas Dale
DL: Kobie Turner, Centreville
DE: Zack Jewell, Westfield
DE: Brad Porter, Madison
LB: Trey Vossler, Cosby
LB: Nygil Johnson, Manchester
LB: Josh King, Battlefield
LB: Nate Leas, Madison
DB: Joseph White, Landstown
DB: Josh Sarratt, Colonial Forge
DB: Abe Mansaray, Lake Braddock
DB: Veronta Jones, South County
P: Joshua Thomas, C.D. Hylton
PR: Shermane Pressley, C.D. Hylton
All-Purpose: Dylan Cooper, Centreville

Saturday, January 14, 2017

LISTEN LIVE LINK: #1 Monacan vs Forest Trail Academy at StatVa.com Classic

Join The RVA Sports Network for live, exclusive coverage as #1 Monacan girls basketball looks to stay unbeaten facing another big out of state test, this time from Forest Trail Academy of Kernersville, North Carolina, at the 2017 StatVa.com Girls Basketball Classic at Highland Springs High School.

Airtime is 5:30pm on our YouTube Channel; listen on the embedded player below!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

PREVIEW: L.C BIRD ATHLETIC BOOSTERS FUNDRAISING EVENT

It will be a special day of basketball and more on Saturday, January 21st as L.C. Bird will present the "Bird Classic Boys Basketball Invitational", a tripleheader of hoops action with other activities all designed to raise money to support the L.C. Bird Athletic Boosters.

Here is the schedule for the Invitational:

Tickets are $10 (NOTE: Tickets will not be sold in advance, will be sold at the door on Saturday, January 21 on a first come, first serve basis. A sellout is anticipated.)

Doors will open at 3pm

Silent Auction will open at 3pm outside the main gym and continues until halftime of the final basketball game.

Auction Highlights:
--Signed Stephen Curry Basketball
--Signed Mickey Mantle Baseball
--Signed Peyton Manning Photo
--Signed Ralph Sampson Basketball

BASKETBALL GAMES:

Thomas Dale vs. Woodside, 3:30pm
Massanutten vs. Landstown, 5:15pm
#1 L.C. Bird vs. #2 Trinity Episcopal, 7:30pm

For more information on the Bird Classic Boys Basketball Invitational, CLICK HERE!



Sunday, January 8, 2017

SCHOOLS CLOSED MONDAY

Chesterfield County Public Schools are closed Monday, January 9th, 2017.

CLICK HERE to see a list of games postponed due to the closure, and reschedule information if it has been announced.