Monday, December 29, 2014

CLASSIC: Colonial Forge Wins Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament...

The game Monday night for the 11th Annual Tournament crown was as hard fought and evenly matched as possible, especially considering the Eagles, the defending 6A State Champions, roared out of the gate with an 11-0 lead.

The veteran Warriors kept their cool, kept the faith, and drew to within three to end the quarter at 18-15. Junior forward Monte Buckingham struggled throughout the night at the free throw line, missing four of his first five shots, hitting four of nine overall.

Tristian Bazemore's foul shots gave Henrico their first lead at 21-20. The rest of the night was spent watching the lead change hands over and over and over. On a drive down the lane, Buckingham softly placed the ball into the basket to score his 1,000th career points to cut the Colonial Forge lead to 26-25 with 1:36 left in the half. Buckingham was briefly congratulated, and made a beeline to family for hugs before action resumed.

The lead for the Eagles was one at halftime. Midway through the third quarter, the lid shut on Henrico, as they missed four drop-dead layup attempts. When TJ Flood nailed a 30-foot trey at the buzzer, the #Warriors went into the fourth down 46-43.

Buckingham wasn't done. His "And One" regained the lead at 50-48, 6:20 left. He made one of two at the line to tie the game at 55 with 2:59 left. That's when the Eagles' fortunes were buoyed by strong inside play from Winston Burgess, who finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds. A 4-0 run made it 59-55, and the Warriors spent the rest of the night playing catch-up.

Ryan Pearson (11 points) fouled out with 1:02 left. The Eagles couldn't take advantage, as the Warriors got a trey from Jamal Newton, his fourth of the game, cutting the lead to 64-62. A subsequent charge call give Henrico a chance to hold for the last shot to either tie or win.

But a Buckingham reverse bounce back down low to a cutting Walter Williams was too far to the left, Williams helpless as he watches the ball go out of bounds.

The Eagles (8-1) clinched it with four free throws in the final 18 seconds. Buckingham nailed a trey, but with no timeouts left, the Warriors couldn't get a final breath. Final Score: Colonial Forge 68, Henrico 67.

NOTES: The Warriors were without guard Gus Rowland. No word yet on the reason for his absence on the court...both team had 18 free throw shots. Colonial Forge made 15, Henrico only 11. The Eagles outrebounded the Warriors 43-32.

Henrico returns to action versus Norview at the Classic Saturday at Virginia Wesleyan College...

    (D'Monte Buckingham scores career point #1,000 for Henrico in Championship Game...)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Championship Monday at Henrico Holiday Hoops!

The 11th Annual Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament concludes Monday with four big games at Glen Allen High School.  The schedule is below. All games can be heard LIVE on The RVA Sports Network here at our website. Listen on the Mixlr player above!

7th Place: Patrick Henry vs. Freedom, 2:30pm
5th Place: Hermitage vs. St. Christopher's, 4pm
3rd Place: Varina vs. Atlee, 5:30pm
Championship: #1 Henrico vs. Colonial Forge, 7:15pm

Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday Holiday Tournament Scores....


#1 Henrico 93, Patrick Henry 51
Atlee 65, Hermitage 41
Varina 59, St. Christopher's 58
Colonial Forge 77, Freedom 55

Saturday Schedule:

Consolation Semifinals:
Patrick Henry vs. Hermitage, 2:30pm
St. Christopher's vs. Freedom, 4:15pm

Championship Semifinals:
#1 Henrico vs. Atlee, 5:30pm
Varina vs. Colonial Forge, 7:15pm


#3 Highland Springs 65, Potomac 61

#1 Highland Springs 107, Hampton 59
Deep Creek 71, Glen Allen 66 (OT)

Saturday Schedule:
Girls: Glen Allen vs. Hampton, 12:30pm
Girls: #1 Highland Springs vs. #2 L.C. Bird, 7:30pm
Boys: #3 Highland Springs vs. #2 L.C. Bird, 9pm
(Games in BOLD can be heard LIVE on The RVA Sports Network on the Mixlr player at the top of this page!)

GLORY DAYS TOURNAMENT (Lake Braddock High School)

Boys: Osbourn 67, Mills Godwin 58

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Highland Springs Sweeps T-DIT....

The Highland Springs boys survived a fourth quarter John Marshall comeback to force overtime, riding the work of Tournament MVP A.J. Gaston to a 74-66 victory to capture the 20th Annual Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament Tuesday night at the Siegel Center.

Beforehand, Girls Tournament MVP CeCe Crudup, Najai Pollard, and Jennifer Coleman each broke the 20-point barrier as the Highland Springs girls, ranked #1 in the RVA Sports Network Girls Top 10, rolled past Glen Allen 87-43 to capture their first T-DIT title.

                                   (Girls Tournament MVP CeCe Crudup...)
                       (The Highland Springs girls improve to 7-0 with the victory...)

 (All-Tournament Team: Crudup, Huguenot's Taya Robinson, Najai Pollard, Hermitage's Destini Walker and Ariel Stephenson of Prince George...)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Highland Springs, Glen Allen, Advance to T-DIT Finals...

Both Highland Springs basketball teams will play for championships Tuesday night at the home of Havoc, while the Glen Allen girls will play for its first crown at the 20th annual Times-Dispatch Invitational Tournament.

In boys action, Highland Springs frustrated Benedictine's offense all night, with A.J. Gaston's impressive second half performance leading the #3 ranked Springers to a 73-57 win over the Cadets Saturday night at Randolph-Macon College. Victroy Harris had a good night off the bench, adding 12 points for the unbeaten Springers. They will face fellow 6-0 foe John Marshall in Tuesday night's title game at 8:45pm. The Justices eliminated Cosby in the other semifinal.

Meanwhile, the #1 ranked Highland Springs girls rolled over Hermitage in a semifinal 101-47, scoring 36 points in the third quarter to put the game away, beating the Panthers for the second time this season. CeCe Crudup had 27 points, while Najai Pollard had 25.

The 6-0 Springers will face another team they've already beaten this season in Tuesday's 6:30pm title game: the Glen Allen Jaguars. Glen Allen put on a clinic on defense in the second half to erase a Cosby lead, pulling away for a 50-34 win over the Titans Saturday at Randolph-Macon College.

Julia Fritz had a great second half defensively, especially in the paint, frustrating the Titans, while scoring 15 points. Danielle Weldon added 11. The 5-4 Jaguars lost at Highland Springs on December 13th, and will get a second look at them Tuesday night with a trophy at stake.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LISTEN LIVE: #9 Glen Allen at #8 Deep Run Boys Basketball

It's a Top 10 battle in the West End!  Grayson Midulla and the Jaguars come to Deep Run to battle Jorge Pacheco and the Wildcats!

Listen by clicking on the Mixlr player at the top of the page.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Finals....


#8 Deep Run 72, Hermitage 48 (Wildcats move to 3-1)
Varina 54, Douglas Freeman 39 (Blue Devils now 4-1)
Lee-Davis 55, J.R. Tucker 54 (OT)


#10 J.R. Tucker 56, Lee-Davis 32
Hermitage 46, Deep Run 44
Varina 54, Douglas Freeman 34
Mills Godwin 46, Petersburg 45

Sunday, December 14, 2014

HONORS: All-5A South Region Football Team

Congratulations to the following student-athletes for being named to the 2014 All-5A South Region Football Team:


Center: Travon Carter (Hermitage)
OL: Najee Cox (Salem)
OL: Army Motau'Puaka (Salem)
OL: Jermaine Taylor (Norview)
OL: Andre Davis (LC Bird)
TE: Jamie Mitchell (Green Run)
WR: Kyree Johnson (Green Run)
WR: Greg Dortch (Highland Springs)
WR: Tyler Wilkins (LC Bird)
RB: Malik Butts (Salem)
RB: Xavier Goodall (Henrico)
RB: Stephen Mines (LC Bird)
QB: E.J. Faison (Norview)
Utility: Jalen Elliott (LC Bird)

DE: Najee Cox (Salem)
DE: Alex Robinson (Manchester)
DL: Dexter Brown (Manchester)
DL: Devin Durham (LC Bird)
DL: Army Motau'Puaka (Salem)
DL: Sulaiman Kamara (Hermitage)
LB: Javon Griffen (Green Run)
LB: Rayshard Ashby (LC Bird)
LB: Deshawn McLaughlin (Norview)
LB: John Kinney (Hermitage)
DB: Daijuane Dorsey (LC Bird)
DB: Latony Davis (Salem)
DB: Deshawn Robinson (Henrico)
DB: Jaden Miller (Hermitage)
Utility: Dallas Carter-Taylor (Hermitage)
P: John Gardiner (Matoaca)
K: Ethan Ratke (Atlee)
PR: David Davis (Salem)
KR: Marcus Taylor (Highland Springs)

Player of The Year: E.J. Faison (Norview)
Coach of The Year: David Bedwell (LC Bird)


Center: Demetrius Arties (Highland Springs)
OL: Isaac Yoder (Manchester)
OL: Austin Cannon (Atlee)
OL: Truvell Wilson (Henrico)
OL: A.J. Gray (Manchester)
TE: Richard Burney (Hickory)
WR: Deshawn Brown (Norview)
WR: Devon Hunter (Norview)
WR: Trevon Ben (Manchester)
RB: Justin Miller (Meadowbrook)
RB: Delvonn Little (Maury)
RB: Breynd Cyphers (Green Run)
QB: Rashad Robinson (Hermitage)
Utility: David Davis (Salem)

DE: Tanner Ramey (Atlee)
DE: Nic Jones (Hermitage)
DL: Mason Tabron (Princess Anne)
DL: Charles Garret (Norview)
DL: Andre Booker (Manchester)
DL: Tyler Bembry (Prince George)
LB: Jaquon Yulee (Indian River)
LB: Morris Vaughan (Salem)
LB: Chad Vanlandingham (Atlee)
LB: Tramell Carey (Atlee)
DB: Elijah Blue (Norview)
DB: Joshua Ramsey (Green Run)
DB: Tre Heath (Highland Springs)
DB: Elijah Conner (Manchester)
P: Jesus Rodriguez (Hermitage)
PR: Greg Dortch (Highland Springs)
KR: David Davis (Salem)
K: Justin Dyke (Matoaca)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Springers Take Top Five Battle at Glen Allen

Highland Springs jumped out to a 16-point first half lead, then withstood a furious third quarter comeback by Glen Allen to hold off the Jaguars 76-71 Saturday afternoon in a battle of the third and fifth-ranked teams in the RVA Sports Network Top 10 Boys Basketball Poll.

The Springers (3-0) enjoyed balanced scoring, as Mike'l Simms and Na'Quo Trapp each scored 15 points, while Kirvell Alexander and A.J. Gaston each had 13.

Grayson Midulla, who had a personal 7-0 run during the Jaguars' comeback to take the lead by one on three occasions in the third quarter, ended with 22 points, while Aaron Fowlkes had 20 before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

Highland Springs saw a 16-point lead shaved to 12 at 40-28 at intermission. The Jaguars then outscored the Springers 23-12 in the third quarter to make it 52-51, but the Springers slowly, but surely, took control as the fourth quarter rolled on, the Jaguars saddled with foul difficulty.

Highland Springs next goes to Mechanicsville Tuesday to play Lee-Davis, while Glen Allen goes to Deep Run Wednesday night for another Top 10 battle that will be heard live on The RVA Sports Network at 7:30pm. Listen on the Mixlr player at the top of this page on Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Don't miss the exciting action on a special Saturday afternoon edition of LIVE basketball on The RVA Sports Network when the third-ranked Springers of Highland Springs go to Glen Allen to face off against Grayson Midulla and the #5 Jaguars!

Our exclusive coverage of this Top 10 showdown begins just before 2:30pm ET by clicking on the Mixlr player at the top of this page!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

NEW RVA Sports Network Top 10 Basketball Polls!

After one week, two new teams debut in both polls, including two county girls teams off to good starts!


1) Henrico (was #1)
2) L.C. Bird (was #2)
3) Highland Springs (was #5)
4) John Marshall (was #6)
5) Glen Allen (was #8)
6) Deep Run (was #7)
7) Hopewell (was #9)
8) Benedictine (was #3)
9) Matoaca (NEW)
10) Meadowbrook (NEW)

Dropping Out: George Wythe, Armstrong


1) Highland Springs (was #3)
2) Prince George (was #4)
3) L.C. Bird (was #2)
4) Monacan (was #5)
5) Cosby (was #1)
6) Henrico (NEW)
7) Midlothian (was #9)
8) Atlee (was #10)
9) Collegiate (was #7)
10) J.R. Tucker (NEW)

Dropping Out: Huguenot, Glen Allen

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Glen Allen Sweeps in First Round of Conference 20 Tip-Off

Both Glen Allen boys and girls teams defeated Powhatan in opening round action tonight in the Conference 20 Tip-Off Tournaments.

The boys were driven by Grayson Midulla's 32 points to win 67-47 over Powhatan, while the girls team defeated the Indians 49-34.

GA - 67
Powhatan  - 47

GLEN ALLEN (1 -0) —  
Pemberton 0, Fowlkes 5, Midulla 32, Hudalla 0, Scott 6, Lawerance 1, Robinson 13, Valentine 3, Tillman 0, Cruz 0, Moore 4, Pride 3 Totals 27 9-20 67.

POWHATAN (0-1)  —   
Balcon 7, Ellis 4, PeLeon 5, Harris 0, Lee 2, Mitchell 0, Wells 2, Fleming 7, Raynor 0, Allen 16, Nelms 0, Dickerson 1, Davis 3, Mclung 0 Totals 19 7-17 47.

Glen Allen 

3-point goals —            GA: Midulla 3, Valentine 1
Opponent: Balcom 1, Peleon 1

Highlights —                 GA: Robinson 3 charges/Pride 10 rebounds


Glen Allen (1-0) — Williams 0,Burgess 0, Adkins 0, Fritz 7, Weldon 10, Crytzer 2, Yangia 2, ,Parks 0, Brummitt 4 , Ross 18, Stanley 6 , total 2's (22) total 3's (5),(FT made -attempted ) 5 -9 Final score : 49

Powhatan (0-1) —  Maiolo 2, Adams 0, Brown 0, Mawyer 4, Blair 0, Johnson 14, Shiflett 1, Prater 0,Celiberti 2, Westerman0, Morris 11, Total 2's (11) total 3's (1)(free throws made -attempted ) 9-15 Final score :34

Glen Allen
3-point goals — PO Morris 1,
Highlights — GA: Ross 9 rebounds ,Yangia 4 assist,  Fritz 7 rebounds, Weldon 3 Blocks , Stanley 3 blocks

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

FOOTBALL: Big River Rivalry Rosters Announced

Congratulations to the following seniors for being named to the 2nd Annual Big River Rivalry All-Star High School Football Game, to be held Saturday, December 20th at Randolph-Macon College. Kickoff is set for 1:05pm.

Austin Cannon, Guard, Atlee
Trayvon Carter, Center, Hermitage
Nigel Chavis, Defensive End, Armstrong
Dante Coleman, Kick Returner, Glen Allen
Daryl Cook, Cornerback, John Marshall
Brooks Coombs, Running Back, Hanover
Jack Cornett, Tackle, Benedictine
Thomas Cottrell, Kicker, St. Christopher's
Loumond Dandridge, Running Back, Atlee
Evan Dean, Wide Receiver, Collegiate
Eli Hanback, Tackle, Patrick Henry
Jake Hendricks, Defensive Tackle, Douglas Freeman
Ben Hinkle, Tight End, Deep Run
KC Hinton, Linebacker, Highland Springs
Dewayne Holmes, Cornerback, Henrico
Jacob Jones, Quarterback, King William
Nic Jones, Defensive End, Hermitage
Reed Kellam, Linebacker, Collegiate
Isaiah Kneeland, Safety, J.R. Tucker
Ricky Lewis, Wide Receiver, Mills Godwin
Ryan Mallory, Cornerback, Hanover
Mikey McDonald, Linebacker, Benedictine
Javier Moreno, Punter, Goochland
Andrew Oostdyk, Wide Receiver, Douglas Freeman
Nick Payne, Guard, Deep Run
Camajae Peatross, Cornerback, King William
Jeffrey Phipps, Guard, Lee-Davis
Tanner Ramey, Defensive Tackle, Atlee
Deshawn Robinson, Safety, Henrico
Arnold Roots, Linebacker, Varina
Jalen Rudolph, Safety, Thomas Jefferson
Nathan Scott, Safety, John Marshall
Kevin Sisson, Defensive Tackle, Hanover
Rodney Sledge, Fullback, Thomas Jefferson
Khris Smith, Defensive End, Henrico
Blake Stattleman, Running Back, Lee-Davis
Marcus Taylor, RB/WR, Highland Springs
Chris Tedder, LB, Varina
John Tyson, Tackle, St. Christopher's
Malik VanBrussel, RB/QB, J.R. Tucker
Bender Vaught, Kick Returner, Patrick Henry
Malik Waddy, Guard, Highland Springs
Dashaun Waller, Quarterback, Armstrong
Robert Whitehead, Defensive Tackle, Glen Allen
Jontae Wilson, Running Back, Hermitage

Honorary Player: Jordan Jefferson, Goochland

Coaches: Mike Henderson (Freeman); Chad Hornik (TJ); Roscoe Johnson (Atlee): Stu Brown (Varina): Terry Meeks, Loren Johnson (Highland Springs); Derek Stoudt (Hanover); Greg Lilly (Benedictine); Mark Palyo (Collegiate)

Logan Allen, Running Back, Powhatan
Cody Bell, Punter, Dinwiddie
Tyler Bembry, Tackle, Prince George
Andre Booker, Defensive Tackle, Manchester
Montae Bradshaw, Wide Receiver, Prince George
John Branch, Defensive End, Dinwiddie
Dexter Brown, Defensive Tackle, Manchester
Chance Brown, Kick Returner, Huguenot
Marco Carrabotta, Linebacker, Thomas Dale
Joe Cheatham, Guard, Matoaca
Kylie Cooper, Wide Receiver, George Wythe
Marquis Culver, Defensive End, James River
Andre Davis, Tackle, L.C. Bird
Daijuane Dorsey, Cornerback, L.C. Bird
Rimoni Dorsey, Cornerback, Trinity Episcopal
Eric Finney, Running Back, Thomas Dale
Isaiah Fludd, Tackle, Monacan
Jack Freudenthal, Tight End, Trinity Episcopal
Cody Gray, Defensive End, Trinity Episcopal
Brian Gwaltney, Quarterback, Colonial Heights
Jahquan Harris, Guard, Hopewell
Ted Hinojosa, Center, Colonial Heights
Stuart Howard, Tackle, Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot
Marzhire Hunter, Running Back, Huguenot
Gemonta Jackson, Running Back, Petersburg
Khylil James, Cornerback, Meadowbrook
Jeff Lee, Defensive End, Meadowbrook
Jonathan Manuel, Tight End, Matoaca
Justin Moody, Safety, Monacan
Chance Morris, Kick Returner, Powhatan
Jordan Noggin, Safety, Petersburg
Tyler Oxley, Linebacker, Cosby
Josh Parker, Guard, Thomas Dale
Fernando Pascual-Marques, Kicker, Clover Hill
Zach Pettit, Defensive Tackle, Midlothian
Torin Prentice, Cornerback, Cosby
Christian Redman, Wide Receiver, James River
Daniel Rose, Quarterback, Manchester
Sal Sidoti, Linebacker, Clover Hill
Sean Stanley, Guard, Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot
Baaree Stephens, Fullback, George Wythe
Matt Trevillian, Wide Receiver, Hopewell
Michael Warren, Linebacker, Midlothian
Tyler Wilkins, Safety, L.C. Bird
Denzel Williams, Safety, Dinwiddie
Isaac Yoder, Center, Manchester

Coaches: Billy Mills (Dinwiddie), Kevin Tucker (Thomas Dale), Sam Mickens (Trinity Episcopal), Remus James (Colonial Heights), Ricky Irby (Hopewell), Pete Mutascio (Cosby), Greg DeFrancesco (James River); Tom Hall (Manchester); Buzz Edwards (Dinwiddie)

Monday, December 1, 2014

LISTEN LIVE: Henrico at Mills Godwin Doubleheader!

Click on the Mixlr Player at the top of the webpage, or, on your mobile device, CLICK HERE, to listen LIVE to Henrico at Mills Godwin tonight on RVA Sports Network! Coverage begins at 5:45pm with the girls game just after 6pm and the boys just after 7:30!