Saturday, December 28, 2013

THE WRAP: No Charity: Warriors Lose Grip On Title at the Line....

A young Henrico Warriors team learns a difficult, but amazingly common lesson Saturday night.

Hit your free throws, experience victory.

Instead, Henrico shot 7-of-13 from the charity stripe in regulation, 1-2 during overtime, an overtime that wouldn't have been necessary with better shooting.

The Warriors will spend the next few days wondering what might have been. Instead, they finish as runners-up in the 2013 Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament, falling 70-64 in overtime to 5A North favorite Potomac. The Panthers move to 10-0 and win the tournament after falling to the Warriors in the title game a year ago.

Five Panthers were in double figures, none more important though than Torrey Dixon, who hit three critical three-point shots after intermission, part of his 16 points off the bench. Dixon was the leading scorer, followed by Tariq Felder with 13, Xavier Laws with 12, and both Keijon Honore and Trey Porter with 10.

Porter fired up the Potomac faithful who made the trip down I-95 with two dunks in the first 40 seconds, and early on, the Panthers threatened to break the game wide open, up 11-4. But senior co-captain Ryan Pearson singlehandedly kept his team in the game. His NBA-length trey completed an 8-0 run by himself to retake the lead at 12-11 with a minute left. Potomac subsequently scored to lead 13-12 after one period.

Pearson scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the first half. The Panthers showed fatigue midway through the second, but Henrico couldn't take advantage. They led by as many as four, but saw the Panthers take it away, Potomac leading 29-27 at intermission. Pearson almost ended his first half performance with an 80-foot shot. It went off the backboard and rim before falling to the court.

The Warriors quickly took the lead starting the third, a 7-2 run included Monte Buckingham's first trey of the night. Potomac fought back, retook the edge, then Jordan English had his moment in the sun. A steal, double fake down low and lay-up tied the game at 41, then, after a Wallace basket, English got the ball in the final seconds, going coast-to-coast including a beautiful behind-the-back dribble racing down the far sideline, the lay-in beating the buzzer. 45-41 Henrico with eight minutes to go.

The "Laws" of the Panthers took over early 4th quarter. Xavier Laws nailed one three-pointer to cut a 48-44 lead to one with 5:22 left, then hit another with 2:55 left to tie the game at 50-50. What next ensued was almost three minutes of frantic basketball.

Both teams scored five in the next 90 seconds, but Pearson got open and nailed the trey for a 58-55 Warriors lead at 1:20 left. Dixon responded, ice water flowing through his veins. His three-pointer tied it at 58 with 37 seconds left.

Buckingham drove the lane and drew a foul with :29.2 to go, and he hit two free throws. The Panthers advanced to midcourt and called time to draw up the game-tying, or championship-winning, shot.

They opted to go to Tournament MVP Randall Haynes, who hit the lane and nailed a turnaround jumper with nine seconds left. Then, Potomac made its defensive stand of the night, as Henrico couldn't advance the ball to midcourt, much less get off a good shot for the victory. Buckingham's half-court prayer went off the front of the rim.

Potomac took control in overtime, going on a 9-0 after a Tony Daniels free throw with 2:42 left (he went 1-for-2). The Panthers hit a three-pointer, then the 6-foot-9 inch George Mason recruit, Porter, took over. He blocked a Buckingham shot, forcing the Warriors to foul. Potomac went 6-for-6 in the final 31 seconds at the line. It wasn't the only defensive play by Porter, as he changed shots and directions of Warrior drives to seal the victory in the extra stanza.

Henrico falls to 8-2, but, even in the loss, the young Warriors, who lost seven of their top nine scorers to graduation from the 2013 state Group AAA championship team, have positioned themselves as a force to be reckoned with again at the state level come spring.

In fact, if the Warriors and Panthers meet again, say, at the Siegel Center in early March, very few prognosticators, and no one in attendance tonight at Henrico High School, would be surprised at all.

Buckingham joined Glen Allen's Grayson Midulla on the All-Tournament Team. Midulla and the Jaguars won the 5th Place Game handily over rival Hermitage earlier in the evening 61-42. Midulla scored 18, Tre'shawn Blackston had 15 for Glen Allen (6-4). KeAndre Robinson led the Panthers (2-7) with 15 points.

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In a showdown of two of the top girls' teams in the Central Region, Highland Springs went to Chester and knocked off L.C. Bird on their home floor 74-67.

Tia Byrd knocked down five three-pointers, leading the Springers (7-1) with 17 points, sharing that honor with E'shay Winfield, who also had 17. Najai Pollard had 15 points, Bri Justice added 12.

Highland Springs returns to action at home Tuesday, January 7th against arch-rival Varina.

Meanwhile, the Glen Allen girls captured the 2013 Clover Hill Holiday Tournament title, routing Conference 20 rival Hanover 75-22.

In other boys action, in the 3rd Place Game of the Fort Lee Holiday Tournament, Varina defeated Prince George, 64-48. Desmond Dowling had 16 points, while Donovan Dowling added 12 for the Blue Devils, now 3-5.

Friday, December 27, 2013

THE WRAP: FRIDAY HOOPS RESULTS....

And the champs play on....

The Henrico Warriors, two-time defending champions in their Holiday Hoops Tournament, and the defending State Group AAA Champions, survive a huge scare from a talented Midlothian Trojans squad, winning 74-71 to make their tournament final Saturday night.

As expected, Coach Vance Harmon's crew will battle possibly the favorite to come out of the 5A North Region come March, the 9-0 Potomac Panthers. But they had their hands full all night with the Meadowbrook Monarchs, holding a small lead most of the game, never able to pull away, and finally escaping with a 66-64 win.

Brandon Cheeks led Meadowbrook with 23 points, while the Monarchs defensive scheme held Panthers 6' 9" center Trey Porter to just 9 points.

SPECIAL NOTE: HCS Media Network will provide LIVE EXCLUSIVE online radio coverage of the Henrico/Potomac championship game, as well as the Midlothian/Meadowbrook 3rd Place Game, at the Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament, Saturday beginning at 5:15pm ET.  Just click the link to the top right to listen live on any mobile or computer device!

In consolation semis, both Hermitage and Glen Allen were victorious. The Panthers go to 2-6 handing the Raiders their sixth straight defeat 80-63. Robbie Osbourne continues to make a bid for the All-Tournament Team with 22 points to go with his 19 point, 18 rebound performance in their loss to Midlothian on Friday. Jarel Spellman scored 19 points and pulled down 15 boards as the Panthers outrebounded the Raiders by an astounding 52-19 margin.

The Panthers get a rival just down the road in Saturday 4pm 5th Place Game: The Glen Allen Jaguars. The Jaguars avenged an overtime loss three weeks ago to Hanover, defeating the Hawks 63-59. Grayson Midulla continued his strong play, scoring 23 points to lead the Jaguars into Saturday's showdown with a school not three miles from theirs.

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Meanwhile, the Glen Allen girls team disposed of J.R. Tucker 62-40 to advance to Saturday's final at the Clover Hill Holiday Tourney.  The Jaguars will face Hanover in the finals, the Hawks winners of Appomattox Regional Governor's School.

The Varina boys basketball team fell in the Fort Lee Holiday Tournament semifinals, 52-37 against Hopewell. The Blue Devils play Prince George in consolation action Saturday.

Mills Godwin's boys were victorious over Madison 51-38. The 6-3 Eagles play host Lake Braddock in the 5th Place Game of the Lake Braddock Tournament at 4pm.

Conversely, the Eagles girls' team fell to George Mason 55-48 in the Chantilly Pohanka Classic in Northern Virginia. Jessica Martin led the 4-5 Eagles with 19 points and 8 rebounds.

Prince George, led by star Ariel Stephenson, won their Holiday Tournament with a 77-54 win over Henrico in girls action Friday night....

Thursday, December 26, 2013

County Teams 1-2 in Day 1 of Henrico Holiday Hoops...

The hosts move on, while the Panthers and Jaguars taste defeat in Day 1 of the 2013 Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament at Henrico High School.

Despite an uneven second half performance, the Henrico Warriors put away the pesky Atlee Raiders 69-57 to advance to the semifinals. Now 7-1, the Warriors will face Midlothian in Friday's first championship semifinal. The Trojans defeated Hermitage in the second quarterfinal 67-53. The Panthers fell to 1-6 despite a monster performance by Robbie Osbourne, who had a double-double with 19 points and 18 rebounds.

Glen Allen, in the third quarterfinal, went nip and tuck for 32 minutes with Meadowbrook before missing key free throws late to fall to the Monarchs 57-52. Grayson Midulla led the Jaguars (4-4) with 17 points, while Derrick Johnson added 12. The Jaguars get a familiar foe in Friday's consolation semifinal: the Hanover Hawks. Hanover fell to 5A state title contender Potomac 76-58.

Friday's lineup at Henrico:

2:30: Atlee vs. Hermitage
4:00: Glen Allen vs. Hanover
5:30: Henrico vs. Midlothian (Championship Semifinal I)
7:15: Potomac vs. Meadowbrook (Championship Semifinal II)


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

FEAST OF HOOPS! NINE GAMES LIVE ON HCS MEDIA NETWORK....

Here is the complete lineup of all nine basketball games that will be heard LIVE on HCS Media Network as we broadcast live from both the Henrico Holiday Hoops Classic and the L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops Classic!

THURSDAY DECEMBER 26TH: Henrico Holiday Hoops First Round (4 Games):

Pre-Game Show begins at 2:15pm ET AT THIS LINK

Game 1: Atlee vs. Henrico, 2:30pm

Game 2: Hermitage vs. Midlothian, 4pm
Game 3: Glen Allen vs. Meadowbrook, 5:30pm
Game 4: Hanover vs. Potomac, 7:15pm

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27TH: L.C. Bird Holiday Hoops Day 2 (Night Session--3 Games):

Pre-Game Show begins at 5:15pm ET AT THIS LINK

Game 1: John Handley vs. Manchester, 5pm

Game 2: (GIRLS) Highland Springs vs. Nansemond River, 6:30pm
Game 3: L.C. Bird vs. Stafford, 8pm

SATURDAY DECEMBER 28TH: Henrico Holiday Hoops Consolation & Championship Games:

Pre-Game Show begins at 5:30pm ET AT THIS LINK

Game 1: 3rd Place Game, 5:45pm

Game 2: 2013 Henrico Holiday Hoops Championship Game, 7:15pm

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Monday, December 23, 2013

TDIT: Henrico Boys Fall Hard to Benedictine....

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. That has to be the feeling for the Henrico Warriors as they depart the Siegel Center tonight, 81-52 victims of the precision of the Benedictine Cadets in the 2013 TDIT Boys Tournament Championship. It's the fourth straight year that the Warriors have made the TDIT Finals only to fall short.

The Warriors had shooting troubles from the opening tip, missing two early inside shots to set the tone. Benedictine turned on the motor in the second quarter, outscoring the Warriors 27-13 to seize a 42-23 halftime advantage. Reid Jacoby had 13 first half points for the Cadets, who played the second quarter without eventual Tournament MVP, and Indiana University commit, Robert Johnson, who was on the bench with two early fouls.

Johnson would get into the offensive act in the third quarter, scoring 13 of his game-high 21 points as Benedictine stretched the lead to 27 and never looked back.

Henrico lost for the first time since falling 74-72 to Armstrong all the way back on January 3rd, nearly a calendar year ago. Tony Daniels added 11 to Monte Buckingham's game-leading 18 points, the only Warriors in double figures.

This game, in the end, may benefit the Warriors more than most realize, helping them understand their weaknesses better as the calendar turns to 2014. After their 6-0 start, many had to be reminded this team lost 7 of its top 9 scorers from the Group AAA State Championship team to graduation.

The Warriors will host the Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament beginning Thursday with the opening first round game against former Capital District rival Atlee.  Looming on the other side of the bracket is a favorite statewide in the 5A Classification, Potomac.

Henrico may have one more showdown with a top-flight team in 2013, and hope they will perform better in that test than they did tonight.  But first things first, quarterfinals Thursday, and with a win, semifinals Saturday against either Hermitage or Midlothian.

TDIT: Highland Springs Girls Fall in Heartbreaker....

Highland Springs, down by as many as 11 points to Cosby in the second half, fought back galliantly in the final quarter before committing a crucial foul with 1.1 seconds left, giving the Titans the chance to win their 3rd straight Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament.

Dorothy Adomako, on her way to Georgetown, calmly sank both shots, and the Springer faithful at the Siegel Center were heartbroken. Cosby defeated Highland Springs 50-49. It's the second year in a row the Springers have lost in the final to the Titans, falling 69-57 in the 2012 finals.

Bri Justice scored most of her 13 points in the fourth quarter despite being saddled with four fouls. Najai Pollard had 10 points, a force inside in the second half comeback along with Cam Gaitling, who scored four during the stretch against the tall trees of Cosby. The Titans have five players at over six feet tall. Both Pollard and Gaitling are exactly six feet, and are the tallest players on the Springers' roster.

Tournament MVP Tyra Whitehead had 17 points to lead the Titans.

Justice and Hermitage standout Destini Walker both were named to the All-Tournament team.

The Springers fall to 7-1 and will next take the court Tuesday January 7th when they host archrival Varina.

TDIT: Highland Springs Boys Fall in 3rd Place Game....

There wasn't a true second scoring option. They were beaten badly on their own glass. Thus, after a strong start, Highland Springs fell behind and simply couldn't find a way back.

Armstrong knocked off the Springers in the Boys 3rd Place Game at the 2013 Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament Monday evening, 56-48. Highland Springs finishes 1-2 in the tourney and move to 5-3 as they now get Winter Break.

A.J. Gaston led the Springers with 14 points, but only two after intermission. Mike'l Simms scored 8 points, 6 of them late in the third quarter to keep Highland Springs within single digits.

But they couldn't find an answer for Robert Valentine. The sharpshooting senior guard had 20 points to lead Armstrong, knocking down three of four free throws down the stretch to extend the Wildcat lead into double digits.

The Springers get back to action at archrival Varina Tuesday January 7th, and must face the Wildcats twice more in regular season play as teams play their old "District" schedules this season. The games will be January 17th at Armstrong, and Valentine's Night for Senior Night at Highland Springs....

Saturday, December 21, 2013

TDIT Tournament: Highland Springs Girls, Henrico Boys To Finals...

When it mattered most, Monte Buckingham rose to the occasion.

Cold all night from the floor and the free throw line, plus in foul trouble from almost the opening tap, Buckingham nailed a three-pointer from the top of the circle with :28 left to break a 61-61 tie, spurring Henrico to a 68-63 win over Armstrong in the T-DIT semifinals at Randolph-Macon College.

Buckingham, who also survived a scare in the fourth quarter, coming down awkwardly on his left knee, played the entire fourth quarter with four fouls, and overcame losing two opportunities for three-point plays in the final stanza to finish with 18 points.

Matthew Wallace had 14 points for Henrico (5-0), while Ryan Pearson had 11.

The Warriors advance to the tournament final Monday at 8:30 at the Siegel Center where they'll face Benedictine, who defeated Highland Springs 60-53. Inexplicably, with 1:18 to go, the Springers opted not to foul, and Benedictine ran out the final 78 seconds. Robert Johnson led the Cadets with 23 points.

In girls action, Highland Springs raced out to an early lead and easily defeated Hermitage 80-53 to advance to a girls final showdown with Cosby, who defeated Patrick Henry.

The Monday Tournament schedule:

9AM: 7th Place Girls: Collegiate vs. Meadowbrook
10:30AM: 7th Place Boys: St. Christophers vs. Matoaca
12Noon: 5th Place Girls: St. Catherine's vs. Glen Allen
1:30PM: 5th Place Boys: Trinty Episcopal vs. John Marshall

3:30PM: 3rd Place Girls: Patrick Henry vs. Hermitage
5PM: 3rd Place Boys: Armstrong vs. Highland Springs
6:30PM: Girls Championship: Cosby vs. Highland Springs
8PM: Boys Championship: Henrico vs. Benedictine

Friday, December 20, 2013

2013 T-DIT: Great First Day For County Schools....

County teams go 4-1 in the first round of the 19th annual Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament.

Here's the Scoreboard, followed by the COMPLETE schedule for tomorrow's long day of semifinals and consolation round games that get underway at 9am at Randolph-Macon College's Crenshaw Gymnasium!

GIRLS FINALS:
Highland Springs 94, St. Catherine's 38
Hermitage 37, Collegiate 28
Patrick Henry 59, Meadowbrook 46
Cosby 58, Glen Allen 47

BOYS FINALS:
Henrico 76, Matoaca 70
Armstrong 63, Trinity Episcopal 59
Highland Springs 63, St. Christopher's 62 (OT)
Benedictine 67, John Marshall 60

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SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE:
9AM: Girls--Collegiate vs. St. Catherine's
10:30AM: Girls--Meadowbrook vs. Glen Allen
12NOON: Boys--John Marshall vs. St. Christopher's
1:30PM: Boys--Matoaca vs. Trinity Episcopal

3:30PM GIRLS SEMIFINAL #1: Hermitage vs. Highland Springs
5:00PM GIRLS SEMIFINAL #2: Patrick Henry vs. Cosby

6:30PM BOYS SEMIFINAL #1: Benedictine vs. Highland Springs
8:00PM BOYS SEMIFINAL #2: Henrico vs. Armstrong


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FOOTBALL: VHSCA Announces All-5A South Region Teams...

The Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) has announced its first-ever All-5A South Region Football Teams. The teams are listed below in their entirety (county honorees in BOLD):

FIRST TEAM:
CENTER: Marius Young, Hermitage
OL: Alec Eberle, Atlee
OL: Ben Blados, Hermitage
OL: Quadrick Barnes, L.C. Bird
OL: Army Maot'apuaka, Salem
TE: Austin Rice, Lee-Davis
QB: Terrance Ervin, L.C. Bird
RB: Nate Roscoe, Hermitage
RB: Earl Hughes, L.C. Bird
RB: Anthony Scott, Green Run
WR: Rasheed Worsham, L.C. Bird
WR: Jonathan Duhart, Manchester
WR: Ismial Murray, Green Run
UTILITY: Terelle Whitaker, Meadowbrook
DL: Alec Eberle, Atlee
DL: Sulaiman Kamara, Hermitage
DL: Maurice Thrower, Meadowbrook
DL: Shawn James, Green Run
DE: Mike Harris, L.C. Bird
DE: Trevon Hill, Salem
LB: Tye Burriss, Atlee
LB: K.C. Hinton, Highland Springs
LB: Trent Young, Douglas Freeman
LB: Darius Gillus, L.C. Bird
DB: Tramell Carey, Atlee
DB: Justin Henry, Hermitage
DB: Jonathan Duhart, Manchester
DB: Rasheed Worsham, L.C. Bird
K: Cyrus Rohani-Shukla, Henrico
P: Ryan Buzzard, Highland Springs
RETURNER: Earl Hughes, L.C. Bird
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR: Terrance Ervin, L.C. Bird
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR: Mike Harris, L.C. Bird
COACH OF YEAR: David Bedwell, L.C. Bird

SECOND TEAM:
CENTER: Josey Davis, L.C. Bird
OL: Chris Conti, Douglas Freeman
OL: Jaquan Watson, Hermitage
OL: Isaac Yoder, Manchester
OL: Cornelius Tyler, Meadowbrook
TE: Derek Wilder, Maury
QB: D.J. Johnson, Highland Springs
RB: Loumond Dandridge, Jr., Atlee
RB: Justin Miller, Meadowbrook
RB: Delveon Little, Maury
WR: Daniel Glymph, Atlee
WR: Felton Davis, Highland Springs
WR: Sinclair Farinholt, Douglas Freeman
UTILITY: James Scott, Gloucester
DL: Donald Kidd, Lee-Davis
DL: Buck Elliott, Douglas Freeman
DL: Andre Booker, Manchester
DL: Tyler Fain, Indian River
DE: Tanner Ramey, Atlee
DE: Ben Pulley, Manchester
LB: Rayshun Conner, Manchester
LB: Marquie Phillips, Meadowbrook
LB: Aaron Glover, Princess Anne
LB: Derek Wilder, Maury
DB: Deshawn Robinson, Henrico
DB: Assad Powell, Highland Springs
DB: Khylil James, Meadowbrook
DB: Tyrell Encalade, Norview
K: Tyler McKee, Salem
P: Kameron Smith, Prince George
RETURNER: Tye Burriss, Atlee
UTILITY: Dazz Newsome, Hampton

HONORABLE MENTION:
OL: Dalton Ennis, Kellum
OL: Jordan Flood, Maury
OL: Charles Garrett, Norview
TE: Jonathan Manuel, Matoaca
TE: Kyron Speller, Kempsville
QB: Austin Lynch, Green Run
RB: Darryl Wilson, Highland Springs
RB: Lakee Simon, Manchester
RB: Devin Watford, Norview
WR: Isaiah King, Hermitage
WR: Trevion Armstrong, Matoaca
WR: Jalen Blow, Norview
WR: Avontae Ferguson, Maury
WR: Kyree Burton, Salem
UTILITY: Austin Rice, Lee-Davis
DL: Brandon Tyson, Clover Hill
DL: Javonte Spriggs, Hampton
DE: Quintin Brown, Granby
LB: Abraham (A.B.) Rhodes, Mills Godwin
LB: Kyle Powroznick, Prince George
LB: Mark Wilk, Kellum
DB: Khalil Coleman, Matoaca
DB: Richard Hanson, Prince George
DB: Tyquan Wilkins, Hampton
DB: Brady Barefoot, Gloucester
DB: David Davis, Salem
K: Fernado Pascaul-Marques, Clover Hill
RETURNER: Devon Pullen, Gloucester
RETURNER: Kyree Burton, Salem

FOOTBALL: VHSL ALL-5A SOUTH REGION HONOREES ANNOUNCED...

Nine county athletes have been honored with positions in the first-ever VHSL All-5A South Region First Team for Football!  Congratulations to the following honorees:

CENTER: Marius Young, Hermitage
OL: Ben Blados, Hermitage
RB: Nate Roscoe, Hermitage
DL: Sulaiman Kamara, Hermitage
DR: Justin Henry, Hermitage
LB: K.C. Hinton, Highland Springs
LB: Trent Young, Douglas Freeman
K: Cyrus Rohani-Shukla, Henrico
P: Ryan Buzzard, Highland Springs

HONORS: Glen Allen Places Two on All-4A South Region Football Team!

Congratulations to Brandon Hereford and Tre'shawn Blackston, named to the 2013 All-4A South Region Football Team!

Brandon was named to the Second Team Defense as a utility player, while Tre'shawn was named an Honorable Mention.

Glen Allen won four games for the first time in its three-year varsity football history, earning its first-ever playoff berth.


Friday, December 13, 2013

FRIDAY BASKETBALL RESULTS

Big wins in rivalry games for Deep Run and J.R. Tucker, Henrico and Highland Springs roll while Glen Allen escapes Mechanicsville with the "W".

Deep Run defeated Mills Godwin 54-45, using an 18-9 third quarter run to seal the margin of victory and advance to 4-1. The Eagles, led by Jacob Kessler's 15 points, fell to 4-2.

Glen Allen won its second straight low-scoring war this week, surviving 46-44 at Lee-Davis. Confederate standout Ladarein Autry was in foul trouble all night, not scoring his first field goal until early in the 4th quarter. He had 7 points. Grayson Midulla led all scorers with 19 for Glen Allen, now 4-1 and off to Highland Springs for a 2:30pm matinee Saturday against the Springers.

The Springers rolled over Atlee in Mechanicsville 100-74 to move to 3-1. Defending state champion Henrico rolls on, 90-67 winners over Varina. The Warriors are 2-0.

J.R. Tucker gets a huge home win over Douglas Freeman 61-53 as Paul Flowers scored 11 for the 3-3 Tigers. Freeman, now an unusual 1-4, got 13 points from Sinclair Farinholt. Tucker built an early 19-10 lead after a quarter to hold the lead for most of the game. The Tigers host Patrick Henry Tuesday night.

Hermitage was idle tonight.

HCS GAME OF THE WEEK: LISTEN LIVE to Glen Allen at Lee-Davis!

CLICK HERE to listen live to HCS Media Network's exclusive coverage of the girls/boys hoops doubleheader between the Glen Allen Jaguars and Lee-Davis Confederates, LIVE from Mechanicsville, with airtime set for 5:45pm!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

PHOTO GALLERY: Opening Week in Boys Basketball!

HCS caught four of the county's teams in action in opening week tournaments.

CLICK HERE to see a gallery filled with action from J.R. Tucker, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

FOOTBALL: Big River Rivalry Rosters Announced!

The first-ever Big River Rivalry All-Star High School Football Game, featuring the best players from the "Central Region" in a North vs. South format, is set for Saturday, December 21st at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.  Below are the rosters for each team.  Congratulations to each Henrico County player chosen for this honor!

NORTH:
Jaylen Allen--KR--Goochland
Marcus Archer--LB--Armstrong
Tre-shawn Blackston--WR--Glen Allen
Cedrick Bridges--S--John Marshall
Tye Burriss--LB--Atlee
Nick Clarke--C--Atlee
Kevon Cooley--WR--Armstrong
Leander Cutler--DE--Varina
Scott Denton--DT--Hanover
Donovan Dowling--WR--Varina
David Dyer--FB--Goochland
Noah Dziedzic--WR--Collegiate
Anas Elkattan--DE--Thomas Jefferson
Buck Elliott--DT--Douglas Freeman
James Evans--LB--Mills Godwin
Sinclair Farinholt--WR--Douglas Freeman
John Fiorelli--LB--St. Christopher's
Brennan Gary--LB--Hanover
Bryce Hamilton--QB--Benedictine
Josh Harris--S--Hanover
Jerome Hayes--S--J.R. Tucker
Deandre Henderson--T--Henrico
Justin Henry--CB--Hermitage
Brandon Hereford--G--Glen Allen
Ganon Hingst--RB--St. Christopher's
Malcolm Jackson--DE--King William
D.J. Johnson--QB--Highland Springs
Matthew Kennedy--DT--Glen Allen
Donald Kidd--DE--Lee-Davis
Keegan Lowry--G--Mills Godwin
Will Moore--G--Douglas Freeman
Assad Powell--CB--Highland Springs
Austin Rice--TE--Lee-Davis
Craig Rodwell--T--Varina
Cyrus Rohani-Shukla--K/P--Henrico
Nate Roscoe--RB--Hermitage
Dre Smith--RB--King William
Si Strong--OT--Patrick Henry
Cornell Urquhart--DT--Benedictine
Justin Waddy--G--Highland Springs
Kyriee Warren--RB--J.R. Tucker
Maurice Watkins--CB--Thomas Jefferson
JaQuan Watson--OL--Hermitage
Marius Young--C--Hermitage
Trent Young--LB--Douglas Freeman

SOUTH:
Preston Beale--CB--James River
Trevor Bembry--DT--Prince George
Mike Bland--DT--James River
James Byers--DE--Petersburg
Christian Chisolm--DE--Matoaca
Ardell Christian--G--Matoaca
Khalil Coleman--S--Matoaca
Rayshaun Conner--LB--Manchester
Justin Cooper--FB--Thomas Dale
Carl Courter--RB--Midlothian
Josey Davis--C--L.C. Bird
Tyler Dobrucky--WR--Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot
Spencer Dowdle--T--Powhatan
James Dugger--LB--Petersburg
Jonathan Duhart--WR--Manchester
Chris Dunford--C--Thomas Dale
Terrance Ervin--QB--L.C. Bird
Nick Fant--DL--Hopewell
Abraham Ferrell-Logan--RB--Trinity Episcopal
Tyler Fitzgerald--WR--Cosby
Shawn Gholson--OT--Dinwiddie
Rashad Goodwyn--CB--Dinwiddie
Ruan Hall--OT--Thomas Dale
Earl Hughes--RB--L.C. Bird
Jay Klein--K--Midlothian
Caeden Knight--KR--Trinity Episcopal
Kevin Loftus--S--Colonial Heights
Trevor Luke--P--Thomas Dale
Austin Noel--LB--Cosby
George Parker--KR--Monacan
Kyle Powroznick--LB--Prince George
Devin Purvis--DE--James River
J.P. Redmond--LB--Monacan
Wesley Reed--TE--Dinwiddie
Tristan Smith--T--James River
Tyler Smith--G--Hopewell
Markice Street--RB--Petersburg
Tabyus Taylor--QB--Hopewell
James Taylor--S--Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot
Lamier Thomas--DT--Colonial Heights
Maurice Thrower--DT--Meadowbrook
Cornelius Tyler--G--Meadowbrook
Terrelle Whitaker--WR--Meadowbrook
Sadarius Williams--RB--Dinwiddie
Rasheed Worsham--CB--L.C. Bird

Honorary Player: Tevin Strozier--Thomas Dale

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

THE WRAP: More Basketball Openers, Hermitage Girls to 2-0....

A healthy Destini Walker does wonders for the Hermitage Panthers.

Healed from her torn ACL suffered late last season in February, Walker and her Panthers held Mills Godwin under 30 points for a 44-27 home victory Wednesday night to advance to 2-0 on the season. The Eagles uncharacteristically fell to 0-2, having lost their 2013-14 opener to J.R. Tucker Monday night.

In the Conference 20 Girls Tip-Off Tourney, the Tigers held off Powhatan 47-38 to advance to Friday's semifinals against Midlothian. The victory was career win #250 for head coach Mollie Pawlowski.

In the Conference 20 Boys Tip-Off Tourney, both J.R. Tucker and Glen Allen advance with quarterfinal victories. Tucker defeated Powhatan 52-39 while the Jaguars defeated Dinwiddie 69-49. Tucker will play Hanover at Glen Allen Friday at 6pm, while the Jaguars will play following in the second semifinal.

Down in Hopewell, Highland Springs picked up their first victory with a 64-52 win against the host Blue Devils in the Bill Littlepage Tip-Off Tournament to improve to 1-1 on the season.

Deep Run picked up an easy victory over former Colonial District foe Maggie Walker Governors School at home by an 89-36 count. The Wildcats (1-0) next host Patrick Henry Friday at 7:30pm.

2013 Central Zone All-Region Boys Volleyball Team!

1ST TEAM:

Lawrence Jones (Midlothian--also Region Player of the Year)
Colton Stone (Deep Run)
Garrett Fitzsimmons (Glen Allen)
Andrew Holt (James River)
Sean Luhmann (Clover Hill)
Will Ragland (Thomas Dale)
Brandon Harper (Matoaca)
Nick Drooker (Cosby)
Jarrett Bulano (Cosby--Libero)

2ND TEAM:

Micah Buller (Douglas Freeman)
Craig Nelms (Deep Run)
Tucker Evans (Monacan)
Neal Martin (Midlothian)
Noah Murdock (Colonial Heights)
Josh Carrington (James River)
Adam Jackson (Cosby)
Lucas Pienkowski (Patrick Henry)
Kevin Harbula (Midlothian--Libero)

Region Coach of the Year: Frank Jenkins (Cosby)