Saturday, September 28, 2013

FRIDAY FOOTBALL FINALS---WEEK 4

Highland Springs 32, Hanover 26 (Springers now 3-1)
Glen Allen 23, Armstrong 14 (Jaguars 3-1 for the first time in history!)
Varina 33, Lee-Davis 7 (Varina unbeaten at 4-0)
Atlee 38, Henrico 14 (Warriors fall to 3-1)
Douglas Freeman 27, Deep Run 6 (Rebels now 4-0, Wildcats are 0-4)
Mills Godwin 28, Patrick Henry 20 (3rd straight road win for Eagles, now 3-1)
Hermitage 40, Thomas Jefferson 0 (Panthers even record at 2-2)

TODAY:
J.R. Tucker at John Marshall, 1pm......

Friday, September 27, 2013

LISTEN LIVE TO HIGHLAND SPRINGS/HANOVER FOOTBALL!!

Coverage of tonight's game LIVE from Hanover High School can be heard by CLICKING HERE!

Coverage courtesy of WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM/1430 AM.....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

LISTEN LIVE TONIGHT: Mills Godwin at Patrick Henry Boys Volleyball

CLICK HERE to listen to HCS Media Network's LIVE coverage of boys volleyball, airtime NOW OFFICIALLY 6:40pm!  #EaglesVsPatriots

Friday, September 20, 2013

THE WRAP: Week 3 Football Highlights

1) Varina finally beats Hermitage: Instead of finding a team mad at a robbed loss last week having their home opener, Varina met a Hermitage team that could not stay with the Blue Devils' athleticism. Herb Anderson found the end zone twice, with the first TD and the final insurance TD as Varina won its first game against the Panthers since 2008, 28-12, to go to 3-0 on the season.

2) Glen Allen tried valiantly for a "signature win" at home against Mills Godwin, but fell short as they couldn't cash it in on two occasions in Eagles territory, and Godwin survived their trip to Staples Mill Road, 26-20. Both teams are now 2-1 and Mills Godwin goes to Ashland to face Patrick Henry next Friday while Glen Allen will travel to Armstrong, suddenly another tough test for the Jags as Armstrong easily handled Colonial Heights tonight.

3) Douglas Freeman gets a "signature win" and starts 3-0 for the first time in the 21st Century. It was the Rebel defense that shined the most at William Long Stadium, holding Atlee to just 14 points. They came in having scored 111 points in their first two games. Freeman goes to winless Deep Run next week.  Could that be a trap game?  Will the Rebels overlook the Wildcats?

COMING UP:

1) The J.R. Tucker Marching Band Free For All 9 takes places ALL day long Saturday at Fred Wells Stadium as bands from all over the Richmond area will perform. Admission is FREE!!!

2) Glen Allen Day!  We know the Jaguars Music Department will be well represented at the Parade and Day festivities at Crump Park tomorrow!

3) Highland Springs Head Coach Loren Johnson is scheduled to join Rob Witham LIVE at 7:30pm Monday on "Central Region LIVE!" on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM.  The Highland Springs/Hanover game next Friday will be heard on WHAN and online here at HenricoCountySports.net!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

THE FLASH: ATLANTIC 10 BRINGS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNEY TO RICHMOND


                   (A-10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade and Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones)

Before a packed audience at T-Miller's Sports Bar in the Richmond Marriott downtown, the Atlantic 10 announced that their Women's Basketball Tournament would be moving to the Richmond Coliseum effective March, 2014.

The initial agreement between the City, the Conference, and SMG, the owner of the Coliseum is for three years.

"This all literally came together in about a week and a half," said Bernadette McGlade, who has been Atlantic 10 Commissioner for the past six years, noting the conference's satisfaction in what they saw in the Coliseum and their current improvement project.

The Coliseum has played host to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men's Basketball Tournament yearly since 1990, but that agreement ended in March, as the CAA, having lost its two member teams based in its headquarters of Richmond, VCU and the University of Richmond, to the Atlantic 10, decided to move its tourney to Baltimore.

Any concerns that the CAA may have had about the Coliseum and its future apparently did not sway McGuire and her staff in their decision-making.

"There were multiple bids for this event. We think this (the Richmond Coliseum) is a venue that will get better and better just like we get better and better," McGlade said.

The tournament will feature all 13 teams in the conference and will take place March 5th through 9th. The championship game will be on Sunday March 9th, 11am, televised nationally on ESPNU. Saturday's semifinal round games will take place at a time to be determined, but will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.

The Richmond appearance will mark just the third time in the 32-year history of the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Tournament that it has taken place at a neutral site.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WIDE LEFT.....

The video showing the now infamous extra point attempt by Colonial Forge to force at second overtime Friday night that counted gives you rather conclusive evidence that the kick hit the left upright and veered off to the left.

So much so that Hermitage has filed an appeal to the game's conclusion. Colonial Forge went on to win in double OT, 34-28. Had the PAT attempt been ruled no good on the field, the Panthers would have won 28-27 in one OT.

Watch for yourself HERE, courtesy of CBS6!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

NASCAR: Chase Field Set At RIR; Edwards Wins Race....

Carl Edwards backflipped his way into the #1 seed in the Race for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway.

Edwards stormed to the front of the pack late in the race, benefiting from a final caution that halted a red-hot Ryan Newman, desperate to win to make the Chase field, getting the edge for good with three laps left on the final restart.  The #99 Ford begins the Chase three points ahead of five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, who had another rough night, and Kyle Busch.

Johnson waxed poetic about the week and his performance. His not being able to practice before the race was due to an important reason: the birth of his daughter. Johnson took his wife and baby home from the hospital Saturday morning and flew to Richmond for the race Saturday afternoon.

"The five-time (champion) thing is awfully cool, but two-time (father), I'm much more proud of being two-time than anything," Johnson said with a smile. His 40th place finish on the track bodes no positives for a reversal of fortunes as the final ten races begin next weekend in Chicago.

Into the Chase are Edwards, Johnson, Kyle and Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, and Joey Logano, who outpointed Jeff Gordon 751-750 for the final spot. Gordon's inability to win a race killed his shot at a Wild Card slot, those going to Kasey Kahne (two wins), who finished 14th in the race, and Martin Truex, Jr., with one win and a tiebreaker over Ryan Newman. Newman was flying to the front in the final laps, but a Bowyer spinout on Lap 394 caused the Chase field to really be set in the pits, where Newman's team fell about 1.5 seconds too long. Newman led when the caution flag hit; he left pit road in 5th.

Being that Truex and Bowyer are teammates, the inevitable question was asked in the Media Center after the race.

"It doesn't matter. If that was the case (planned spinout), I'll find out one way or the other. At the same time, we still had the opportunity to make our own destiny and win it on pit road, and we didn't," Newman pointed out, very disappointed and frustrated.

More than a few thought the final start by Edwards may have been a little too good, but no penalties came, and the Frosted Flakes Ford headed to Gatorade Victory Lane.

The race itself, and the setting of the Chase field, went to the final milliseconds here at the Action Track.  If tonight's race doesn't sell tickets for 2014 for Richmond International Raceway, we're not sure what will.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Week 1: Listen to "Central Region LIVE!" on Podcast

ICYMI, the debut edition of "Central Region LIVE!" is available as a podcast!  Listen as host Rob Witham talks with the new head coaches at Hanover and Patrick Henry and to NBC12 Sports Director Marc Davis!

Here's the link to listen!

http://www.mediafire.com/play/l8f1lilvs5onpiu/CRL090213.mp3


CENTRAL REGION LIVE! DEBUTS TONIGHT!

Don't miss the premiere of "Central Region LIVE!" tonight at 7pm on WHAN, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM! Host Rob Witham will review Labor Day Weekend action, preview the official "Week 1" of the 2013 regular season, talk with Marc Davis of NBC12 and have exclusive interviews with new Hanover head coach Derek Stoudt and new Patrick Henry head coach Jonathan Clark ahead of their showdown on Friday night to be heard on WHAN!