Saturday, March 11, 2017

5A State Girls Basketball Final: Princess Anne 77, Highland Springs 60

The Highland Springs Springers could not slay the dragon that kept them from finding the mountaintop for three of the past four seasons as Princess Anne used a strong inside game and solid floor shooting to defeat Highland Springs 77-60 Saturday afternoon in the 5A State Championship at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

CeCe Crudup led the Springers with 25 points, 21 of them on seven three-point shots. Jennifer Coleman scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half as the Springers tried to mount a comeback from a ten-point halftime deficit.

But Bryonna Ferebee scored 12 of her 18 points for Princess Anne in the second half to keep the Springers at bay. Xaria Wiggins led Princess Anne with 19 points.

Highland Springs has fallen to the Cavaliers now in three of the last 5A State Finals: 2014, 2016, and 2017, and finish another fantastic season at 26-2, but one step away from where they wanted to be.

The senior class, led by Crudup, who will play at UNC-Greensboro collegiately, Coleman, who is headed to the U.S. Naval Academy, and Cam Gatling, who will go to the Atlantic 10 at George Mason, finishes with a four-year career record of 110-8. Head Coach Franklin Harris fought tears as he spoke of them, in front of them, at the post-game press conference.

"They are like my daughters. If anyone needs a daughter, pick one," Harris said with heartfelt emotion. "I wanted....this is not about me. I wanted this for them so badly."




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

HONORS: All 5A South Region Basketball Teams Announced

Highland Springs' CeCe Crudup (pictured below) earns 5A South Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year honors to add to her 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



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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





ON CAMPUS: Glen Allen Grad Richardson Named ODAC Player Of The Week

2014 Glen Allen High School graduate Kiersten Richardson, a junior at Virginia Wesleyan College, was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Softball Player of The Week Monday after a monster week. Richardson scored 14 runs and stole 12 bases while going 15-for-26 at the plate as the Marlins remained unbeaten on the season.

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(Photo Courtesy of ODAC)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

HONORS: All-Conference 11 Basketball Teams Announced

Congratulations to the following student-athletes on being named to the 2017 Conference 11 All-Conference Boys and Girls Basketball teams. All-Academic honorees designated with "*".


GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:

Mallory Odell, Deep Run*
S'Zahria Jones, Hermitage
Lovie Harden, J.R. Tucker*
Briana Payne, J.R. Tucker
Makayla Williams, Glen Allen*
Sara Puglisi, Mills Godwin*
Ellie Brown, Deep Run*
Taylor Pawlowski, J.R. Tucker*

SECOND TEAM:

Molly Bruce, Douglas Freeman*
Daminica Moore, J.R. Tucker*
Symone Bullock, Glen Allen*
Mackenzie Ross, Glen Allen*
Stephanie Bunce, Mills Godwin*
Maggie Blackmon, Mills Godwin*
Jamesha Williams, Henrico*
Anna Smith, Deep Run*

HONORABLE MENTION:

Yriannah Richards, Hermitage*
Codie Heilig, Lee-Davis*
Kerrigan White, Douglas Freeman
Caroline Bolyard, Deep Run*
Hadiyah Nelson, Lee-Davis
Marjanae Coley, Henrico
Jesse Nash, Mills Godwin*
Tamara Washington, Henrico
Suzanne Bunce, Mills Godwin*
Milan Logan, Henrico*

CONFERENCE 11 GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mallory Odell, Deep Run
CONFERENCE 11 GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR: Mollie Pawlowski, J.R. Tucker


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BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:

Rahki Person, Hermitage
Dillon Thomas, Mills Godwin*
Timothy Fisher, Mills Godwin
Timon Jones, Henrico
Robbie Beran, J.R. Tucker*
Keshon Tabb, Hermitage
JoJo Morris, Henrico
Chris Gilliam, Douglas Freeman*
Eniola Akinfolajimi, Glen Allen*

SECOND TEAM:

Tim Coward, Hermitage
Toreaz Settles, Hermitage
Tommy Dietrick, Glen Allen*
Curtis Cooper, Deep Run*
Kyle Pendleton, Mills Godwin*
DeMarco Suggs, Henrico
Luke Murphy, Douglas Freeman*
Bryan Diehr, Lee-Davis*
James Coulter, Deep Run*
Christopher Dean, Deep Run*

HONORABLE MENTION:

Hakeem Gaines, Mills Godwin
Ramone Williams, Hermitage
Justin Brown, Glen Allen*
Lorenz Boykin, Glen Allen*
Adrian Cooper, J.R. Tucker
Devin Christian, Lee-Davis*
Jaelen Taylor, J.R. Tucker

CONFERENCE 11 BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Rahki Person, Hermitage
CONFERENCE 11 BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR: Hunter Thomas, Mills Godwin


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Community Comes Together At Conference 11

Four teams desperately wanted a victory Wednesday night at Glen Allen High School as the Conference 11 Boys Basketball Tournament Semifinals were on tap. Five schools came together to help one in its mourning process, as the Deep Run Wildcats played with heavy hearts after the sudden passing of a basketball parent, a soccer parent, and a big supporter of the school. Art Washburn, on Sunday.

CLICK HERE for a special photo gallery from Wednesday night.

Deep Run rallied late, but fall just short as top-seeded Hermitage survived 66-59, while Mills Godwin ended the conference dominance of Henrico with a 74-64 victory as the Panthers and Eagles clinched 5A South Region Tournament bids with semifinal victories. Hermitage and Mills Godwin will play for the third time this season for the Conference 11 Boys Championship on Friday at 8pm at Glen Allen, just after the Girls Championship pitting #3 Deep Run and #1 unbeaten J.R. Tucker at 6pm.



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

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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)