Saturday, January 18, 2014

THE WRAP: Highland Springs Girls With Huge Win; Varina Track Victorious....

SPRINGERS ROLL: It was an anti-climatic final game of the six-game 2014 StatVA.com Classic Saturday night as the homestanding Highland Springs Springers destroyed Stonewall Jackson (Manassas) 91-45.

The Springers led from the start, pulled away in the second quarter, fueled by pressure defense and the deft passing of Bri Justice, who scored 11 of her 17 points in the first half. Of her five first-half assists, two of them came on no-look passes of 40 feet or more, finding Najai Pollard down low all alone. Pollard led the 12-1 Springers with 27 points. Both Justice and Pollard had double-doubles, as each grabbed 12 rebounds.

The Raiders never got into the offense, shooting 26.7 percent from the field, and only 10-of-17 from the line to fall to 8-6 overall.  Stonewall Jackson plays in Conference 8 of the 6A North Region.

Highland Springs must now take exams starting Tuesday, and return to action at the surprise team north of the James River, the Atlee Raiders, on the road Friday night.

TIMOK VICTORIOUS: Congratulations to Cam Timok, who won the 120 pound class at the 2014 Big Blue Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday way down in Christiansburg. Timok defeated Ryan Friedman of St. Paul's by a 1-0 decision to take the crown for the Panthers, who finished 21st in team competition with 39 points.

BLUE DEVILS TRIUMPH: The Varina boys track team took victory Saturday at the Fred Hardy Invitational at Fork Union Military Academy southeast of Charlottesville, scoring 59 points to beat the host FUMA by 14.

The 4 X 400 relay team took 2nd to Fork Union, the 4 X 200 team was 2nd to Heritage of Lynchburg, and place 4th in the 4 X 800 race. Noel Cherry scored points placing 3rd in the 55 Meter Hurdles, finishing in 8.07.

Darrick Thornhill grabbed 2nd overall in the 1600 Meters, finishing at 4:32.38, just 1.2 seconds behind the winner. Thornhill did one better in the 1000 Meters, victorious in 2:39.11, besting Peter Lomong of Fork Union by 1.2 seconds.

Add in Deondre Anderson's big win in the 300 Meters by a full second over the field at 36.30, and the Blue Devils had built the team win. The Blue Devils battle in the Conference 3 Tournament in mid-February at Liberty University in Lynchburg, hoping to advance to the 6A South Regional, February 21st and 22nd at Boo Williams SportsPlex in Hampton.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Win #200 For Allyn Pritchard As Hermitage Rolls!


Congratulations to Hermitage Girls Basketball Head Coach Allyn Pritchard (above left) for her 200th career victory Monday night as the Panthers improved to 10-2 on the season with a 73-48 win over Varina!!

Pritchard will go for victory #201 Tuesday night the Battle of the Cats as J.R. Tucker comes to Hungary Spring Road to face Hermitage.

Glen Allen Girls Win 7th Straight, Boys Fall in OT in Hanover Doubleheader...

Three Glen Allen Jaguars hit for double figures as the girls basketball team won its seventh straight game, 72-37 at Hanover Monday night.

Michal Ross and Danielle Weldon led the way offensively as Glen Allen took a 41-22 halftime lead and used tough defensive pressure to put the game away in the third quarter. The Jaguars, ranked #8 in the new Times-Dispatch Top 10 Girls Basketball Poll, moved to 10-3 on the season and host Varina tomorrow.

In the boys' half of the doubleheader, the third meeting of the season between the Jaguars and Hawks went overtime, the second such meeting this year, as Glen Allen blew a six-point lead with under two minutes left in regulation, falling to Hanover 72-67.

Grayson Midulla led the Jaguars with 25 points, but had a terrible second half at the free throw line, including missing all three free throws after being fouled shooting a three-pointer. Midulla also played with foul trouble, committing four in the second half, then fouling out in the extra session.

The Jaguars led 60-54with 1:50 to go when Hanover's Jalen Elliott, held to two points in the game to that point, went on a personal 5-0 run to cut the lead to one. Cutch Ellis' layup gave the Hawks a 62-60 lead with seconds to go. Midulla took a long pass down court and drove to the hoop for the tying score with two seconds left. Elliott's 80-foot prayer at the buzzer went off the rim and backboard.

The Jaguars fell behind by six, 70-64 with 28 seconds left, but Ellis missed a lay-in and Tre'shawn Blackston hit a trey to cut the lead to 70-67 with 14 seconds left. Hanover turned the ball over on the inbounds pass, and the Jaguars had a prayer with 10.9 to go, but Glen Allen never got a tying three-point try, as freshman Jason Wade stole the ball away and ran the clock down to 1.2 before being fouled, hitting two free throws for the final margin of victory.

LISTEN LIVE: Glen Allen at Hanover Basketball Doubleheader TONIGHT!

Click the big circle on the Mixlr Player above to listen LIVE tonight to a girls/boys basketball doubleheader as the Glen Allen Jaguars travel to Hanover to battle the Hawks!

The girls tip off at 6pm, followed by the third meeting of the season between the boys' teams at 7:30. The teams split their first two games.

LIVE COVERAGE begins at 5:45pm ET on HCS Media Network, The RVA Home For High School Sports!

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Friday, January 10, 2014

RIVALRY NIGHT FINALS...

Henrico roars back from 10 down at halftime to nip Highland Springs on the road 65-63, while Mills Godwin held Douglas Freeman to just four points in the second and third quarters combined, defeating their archrivals 47-30.

Down the road on Staples Mill, Deep Run came to Glen Allen and went away with win #10 on the season, 67-49 over the Jaguars.

In other action, Varina and Tucker were victorious with victories over Lee-Davis and Maggie Walker GS respectively....

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

GIRLS HOOPS: Hermitage continues roll, move to 9-2...

Henrico had their sights on Destini Walker and the Hermitage Panthers for 16 minutes Wednesday night.

Then Hermitage set their sights on pulling away from the Warriors, and that they did.

Destini Walker poured in 31 points and Tanisha Jackson added 14 as a 21-7 third quarter advantage made the difference as Hermitage defeated Henrico 65-44. The Panthers are now 9-2 on the season.

Both Walker and Jackson added nine rebounds for the Panthers, who next face Varina at home on Monday night.

NOTE: Check our Twitter timeline (@henricosports) Thursday morning between 7:45 and 9am for game previews for Thursday action across Henrico County!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Varina Band Steals Show at Chick-Fil-A Bowl!!

Congratulations to the Varina High School Marching Blue Devils for their incredible performance at the Chick-Fil-A Bowl over the New Year's Holiday in Atlanta, Georgia.

The band scored first place overall in Concert Band, Field Show Performance, and for the work in the Parade held in conjunction with the game held New Year's Eve between Texas A&M and Duke!

Congratulations and a job WELL done, Varina!!

(The 2013-14 Varina Marching Blue Devils at the Georgia Dome! Photo courtesy of LaFonda Parham)

WELCOME BACK!! In Case You Missed It....

Congratulations are in order to the J.R. Tucker Tigers for winning the 2014 Southerner Classic at Lee-Davis High School Saturday night, holding off a very determined Banner Christian squad 78-73 for the title. Paul Flowers and Chase McPherson both were named to the All-Tournament Team for their work in improving Tucker's record to 6-4.

Deep Run needed a shot at the horn to force overtime, and got it, then parlayed the momentum to a 66-63 victory over Mountain View Saturday night to improve their overall record to 9-1.

The Wildcats return to the court for a big game at 6-4 Glen Allen this Friday night, while J.R. Tucker must welcome in Top 10 team Thomas Jefferson Tuesday night as teams return to regular season schedules following the holiday break. Tip-off at Tucker is at 7:30pm tomorrow.

Friday, January 3, 2014

FRIDAY FINALS....

J.R. Tucker defeats Colonial Heights 58-34 to advance to Lee-Davis Southerner Classic Basketball Tournament final where they will play Banner Christian, 72-67 upset winners over the host Confederates. Paul Flowers led the Tigers (5-4) with 16 points, 12 of them on four three-pointers.

In other action, James River gave Douglas Freeman yet another defeat in what's become an uncharacteristically long season for the Rebels, 46-33, while Hermitage fell just short at home, losing 69-63 to Cosby. The Panthers (2-8) were led by Christian Harden with 18 points.

HCS Media Debuts LIVE Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Web Page!

HCS Media is proud to be the only #RVA media outlet to have a web page dedicated solely to the 13 teams of the Atlantic 10!  We'll be your best source for all things A-10 Women's College Basketball as the league prepares to debut its postseason conference tournament at the Richmond Coliseum March 5th through 9th!

DAILY, we will update scores, statistics, highlights, links to interviews and features and much, much more. Get to know ALL 13 teams, follow the "Fury" of VCU Women's Hoops, currently owning the best record in the conference, the Lady Spiders of Richmond, and more!

A link to the page is always available at the top right side of this web site. The official address is:

http://a10rva.blogspot.com/

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