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Atlee’s Booth Watson attacks the ball close to the Midlothian goal during Monday’s game against the Trojans. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

Atlee Raiders thwart Midlothian Trojans in lacrosse

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:44 am

By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   If you don’t follow boys lacrosse, you may not realize that the Atlee Raiders and Midlothian Trojans have quite the rivalry. Matches with county rivals like Hanover or Lee-Davis may be more notable, but an Atlee/Midlothian match gets the Raiders’ juices flowing like none other. Former rivals at the club level, the Trojans played their second match in Virginia High School League (VHSL) history

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  • Yellow Jackets softball splits a doubleheader

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Macon’s Madison Gilman connects with a single to center field that scored Sierra Ford to end the game against Shenandoah with the eight-run rule at 9-1 after five innings. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Randolph-Macon head softball coach Kevin Proffitt stood in the empty third base dugout following his Yellow Jackets’ doubleheader split Sunday in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action against Shenandoah, doing what every coach has done since the dawn of competition. Second-guessing. Down 4-3 entering the bottom of the seventh in game two, Proffitt felt if they could get runners aboard, hitters would deliver. But,

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  • Two points end Yellow Jackets men’s basketball season

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:03 am

    All eyes are on Chris Hamilton as he lines up what ended up being the Jackets’ final shot of the season, which missed.

    R-MC had 25 straight wins By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   It was a ride for the ages, a 104-day journey filled with smiles, celebrations, multiple heroes, and record-breaking individual and team performances. The only problem was that the journey could have lasted 111 days. The final exit was hoped to be in Salem, where the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets’ men’s basketball team already hoisted one trophy and hoped to do

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  • R-MC softball goes 1-1 in doubleheader against Christopher Newport

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Randolph-Macon’s Carly Alford watches the ball fly deep into the outfield. (H-P photos by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Two swings of the bat changed the course of both ends of a doubleheader at Randolph-Macon College on windy Sunday afternoon. Junior catcher Madison Gilman (Patrick Henry) sent a screaming line shot just over the left-center field fence for a grand slam home run in the third inning to propel Yellow Jackets softball to an 8-0, five-inning victory over then 10th-ranked Christopher Newport in

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  • Sports Reality aims to revolutionize athletic training

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Sports Reality provides athletes with various amenities for training, including this weight room. (H-P photos by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Motorists along Route 301 have seen a large building constructed the past several months just north and across from Hanover High School. Its mission? To completely revolutionize the way sports training is accomplished, not just in the Richmond area but throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Welcome to Sports Reality, a specialty performance training center dedicated to serious athletes, serious teams. Some may know the building

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  • Winning streak continues for Randolph-Macon

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Yellow Jacket Joe Hassell’s dunk over the Cardinals’ Austin Calling opened the second half on a strong note for R-MC. (H-P photos by Nick Liberante)

    Yellow Jackets advance to Round of 16 By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Saturday was a work day for Randolph-Macon men’s basketball. Before a raucous capacity crowd, the Yellow Jackets utilized all their resources, both inside and outside, taking a very business-like approach in eliminating Catholic 78-65 in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament and winning their 24th consecutive game. “I didn’t even know it was 24

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  • High school baseball begins next week

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Senior Chesdin Harrington will be pitching for Patrick Henry. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Many questions remain for county high school baseball teams as they finally get some outdoor practice time ahead of next week’s opening games. HANOVER (21-2, two-time defending 4A State Champions): Do the Hawks have the personnel to complete a three-peat, and again return to championship glory? For 13th year head coach Charlie Dragum and his staff, it all begins on the mound. Derek Casey,

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  • High school softball teams ready to play

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:33 am

    The Hanover High School softball team at the end of last season celebrating with a Conference 20 trophy after beating Dinwiddie and Glen Allen.

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   It promises to be another banner season for softball teams across the county, as three schools are primed for another deep run into the 5A playoffs, with one of them looking for a return to state competition, while a fourth team looks to replace their ace and take another shot at 4A glory. PATRICK HENRY (18-2, 5A State Semifinalist): The Patriots return seven key

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  • R-MC men win in ODAC basketball tournament

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Tournament MVP Marcus Badger, a Randolph-Macon senior, drives the ball down the court. (H-P photos by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent Persistence. Calm. Balance. Three traits that are found in championship teams. All three rose to the surface this past weekend at the Salem Civic Center, as the top-seeded Randolph-Macon men’s basketball team made comeback after comeback, taking the best punches of three teams, then delivering the knockout blow. The Yellow Jackets completed a historic 19-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) season by winning the 2015

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