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Lydia Hall turns the ball upfield to start the Patrick Henry offense.

Eagles defeat Patriots in girls soccer; weather ends game after 40 min.

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:12 am

They’ve come a long way. The Patrick Henry girls soccer team began 2015 with a victory over J.R. Tucker on March 17. The Patriots wouldn’t taste victory again for over a month. Patrick Henry fell victim to county rivals Atlee and Lee-Davis, seeing the final defeat of their five-game losing streak come at home to one of the top teams in the state, Mills Godwin, by an 8-0 count. But

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  • Lacrosse postseason begins

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

    The Patriots’ Ben Schubert starts an attack in May 11 lacrosse action. Schubert scored one of the many goals that led to Patrick Henry’s 13-8 win over Fluvanna. High school lacrosse heads into postseason play this week.

    LACROSSE: The 5A “South/East Group” tournament gets underway for both boys and girls May 21 in Chesterfield. The Atlee Raiders, being the number two seed in both tournaments, have a bye through to the semifinals. Lee-Davis will face Mills Godwin in the first round of both boys and girls at 7 p.m. Thursday at River City SportsPlex, located next to Southside Speedway. A win for Lee-Davis would place them in

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  • All four county softball teams have chance for region tournament play

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Kylie Stonebreaker pitches for Lee-Davis. (H-P file photo)

    Follow the merry-go-round of county high school softball with us. Lee-Davis beat Patrick Henry, who, in turn, shut out both Atlee, who handed Lee-Davis their first loss, and Hanover, who were swept by Lee-Davis but completed a sweep of Atlee with a 7-6 win last Thursday. Dizzy yet? The music stops and the regular season ride comes to a close May 21 as Atlee becomes the last team to play

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  • Patrick Henry Patriots softball thwarts Hanover Hawks

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Hanover’s Emma Casey tags out Patrick Henry’s Brianna Woody at home, but not before two other Patriots scored, pulling to score up to 5-0. The Patriots eventually won 10-0.

    It was a big rivalry game last Friday night as the Hanover Hawks met up with the Patrick Henry Patriots in an annual Hanover County softball matchup. Both teams were ranked in the RVA Sports Network Top 10 poll coming into the game. Hanover stood at 9-2 on the season and was ranked eighth. Patrick Henry was sitting at 11-1 with their lone loss of the season coming from the

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  • Randolph-Macon softball ends NCAA run 2-2

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    R-MC’s Madison Gilman, a Patrick Henry graduate, at bat during the NCAA game against Ramapo College. (R-MC photo)

    Being their first-ever trip to the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament, before the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets ever took the field in Newport News, the journey was labeled historic. Fifty-two hours, four games, seven extra innings, an overnight game suspension, and two rain delays later, every Yellow Jacket player and fan could agree that it was definitely a weekend to remember. Randolph-Macon finished with a 2-2 record at Christopher Newport University,

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  • Hawks baseball defeats Patriots

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Aaron Saunders slips past PH’s Cole Carrano to steal second on his way to scoring Hanover’s first run.

    Baseball fans who enjoy high-scoring offensive affairs would not have been at home in Ashland Friday night. Fans who love a good pitchers’ duel would, on the other hand, have felt right at home. Hanover freshman Jack Dragum and Patrick Henry senior Chesdin Harrington went on a strikeout barrage, but it was the Hawks who were able to cobble together three singles in the third inning to escape Patrick Henry

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  • Atlee bests Hanover in soccer

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Atlee’s Carly Anderson passes to an offensive player as Hanover’s Alice Davenport defends. After a scoreless first half, the Raiders won 4-0, improving their season record to 9-0.

    SOCCER: Jamari Blackwell scored two goals as Atlee broke open a scoreless tie in the second half for a 4-0 victory over Hanover May 1 in girls action. The win moved the Raiders to 9-0. They’ll play their next two matches on the road, Friday at Varina, then a key Conference 11 match Monday at Deep Run. In boys action, Zach Sergi and Jarrett Nooney each scored as Hanover knocked

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  • R-MC softball ready for first NCAA tournament

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Nelda Bagley, an R-MC freshman from Kenbridge, has been named ODAC Rookie of the Year.

    Randolph-Macon softball had never sat down to watch the NCAA Division III selection show knowing they would see their name appear on the screen. Until Monday. Shortly after 10 a.m., the Yellow Jackets learned their first opponent would be the RoadRunners of Ramapo College come Friday in Newport News at Christopher Newport University. What did the Yellow Jackets know about the RoadRunners? ‘They’re from New Jersey,” said junior catcher Madison

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  • Randolph-Macon hires new men’s basketball coach

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    New R-MC men's basketball coach Josh Merkel shares a laugh with golf coach Ed Turnage.

    When Josh Merkel arrived in Ashland after being named head men’s basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College, he visited what would now be his office inside Crenshaw Gymnasium. Sitting there, on his desk, was a message from the last occupant of the room, Nathan Davis, now the head coach at Division I Bucknell University. “There were nets on the desk with a message: No Pressure,” Merkel said. Merkel, who was introduced

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