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Mills Godwin’s Cameron Jones looks to steal the ball from Kyle Vaughn of Patrick Henry in the first half of the Patriots’ 2-1 overtime loss Thursday.

Patriots fall 2-1 in OT to ranked Mills Godwin

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:57 am

The terms are all too familiar to any athletic team: “Inches away,” “seconds from,” “gutsy effort,” “moral victory.” Although each of them describe the play of Patrick Henry boys soccer at home last Thursday against nationally-ranked Mills Godwin, in the end, the record book will show a 2-1 overtime loss.

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  • Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Hanover High’s Kara Kane drives toward the Glen Allen goal as a Jaguar defender closes in during the Hawks’ decisive 15-10, overtime win Friday.

    After having lost to Glen Allen on their home field just a week earlier 16-10, the Hanover Hawks girls lacrosse team hit I-295 Friday afternoon, not as much to exact revenge as to seize redemption. In a game of runs, Hanover made the run that mattered the most, scoring all five overtime goals to get a victory at Glen Allen, 15-10. Having played the Jaguars just a week earlier helped the Hawks prepare for round two.

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  • Patrick Henry gymnast prepares for national showcase

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Patrick Henry gymnastics standout Kristen Valasek is gearing up for an appearance in the National High School Gymnastics Association Senior Showcase Invitational.

    As she enjoys some of her final high school spring break this week, Kristen Valasek has a lot to look forward to. She has seven weeks left as a student at Patrick Henry, the prom, and, of course, graduation. But there’s one other entry on her calendar completely unique to her.

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  • Lone senior stands out as R-MC lacrosse tops Sweet Briar

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Audrey Hester makes a play on the Sweet Briar goal Saturday. She had six goals and three assists for the Yellow Jackets on the day.

    Audrey Hester was honored as the lone senior on Randolph-Macon’s women’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon. Afterwards, she showed her gratitude in a big way. Hester led the Yellow Jackets with six goals and three assists as Randolph-Macon rolled past Sweet Briar 22-5 on Senior Day at Day Field to improve to 5-3 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) play, 8-6 overall.

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  • Atlee Raiders find first ‘W’

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Chui Elliot dribbles through a group of Glen Allen defenders during Atlee’s first win of the season, which came over the Jaguars in the final minutes of a hard-fought game.

    For a team with three seniors on their rosters and eight sophomore starters, described by their coach as a “glorified JV team playing a varsity schedule” due to their sheer inexperience, Atlee boys soccer couldn’t have asked for a tougher start to their season. At 0-3, it made the Raiders’ trip to Glen Allen Friday night close to a must-win to find some stability, some momentum to Steve Thompson’s young squad. But it did not start well.

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  • Jackets redeem loss at Lynchburg with doubleheader win

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Macon pitcher Daniel Bryd pitches against Roanoke during Sunday’s game at Hugh Stephens Field. He improved to 4-2 scattering 12 hits over six innings against the Maroons. The Jackets swept Roanoke in the April 6 doubleheader with scores of 9-5 and 20-1, improving their Old Dominion Athletic Conference record to 10-5.

    After falling Saturday at Lynchburg by both a blowout and a heartbreaker, Randolph-Macon baseball bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon at Hugh Stephens Field, sweeping Roanoke by scores of 9-5 and 20-1. By doing so, the Yellow Jackets improved to 10-5 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), matching their conference victory total of a year ago.

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  • Jackets go 4-2 over three doubleheaders

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Randolph-Macon second baseman Sam Moore, a Patrick Henry graduate, watches as her first inning home-run heads out of the park Saturday.

    Thanks to weather delays, the Yellow Jackets embarked on a marathon of back-to-back-to-back twinbills. Six games in just over 48 hours. On two occasions, the Jackets settled for splits. The weekend’s gift? A hard-fought sweep of Guilford to begin the stretch, giving Randolph-Macon a 4-2 record this past weekend.

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  • Hanover boys tennis has eyes on state championship

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Hanover’s Danny Polk serves against Glen Allen Tuesday afternoon.

    “Our goal is the state championship. Anything less than that is a failure to us.” Those were the strong, confident words of four-year starter, and number one starter for Hanover boys tennis, Danny Polk, right after the Hawks dispensed former Capital District, and new Conference 20 rival Glen Allen 9-0 Tuesday afternoon at Glen Allen. Hanover, now 3-2, only allowed the Jaguars to win four games in six combined singles

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  • Hanover picks up 9-2 win over Raiders

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Hanover’s lead-off batter Josh Shepherd tries to avoid a wild pitch, which hit him,  sending him to first. Hanover batters moved Shepherd around the bases, and he eventually scored Hanover’s opening run in the first inning.

    When it’s time to face a big rival, it’s nice to give the baseball to a pitcher like Derek Casey, who pitched five shutout innings, allowing his Hawk colleagues time to generate offense, pulling away for a 9-2 win at Atlee Tuesday night to improve to 3-0 on the young season.

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