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tlee junior Sydney Beach (22) is defended on the baseline by Cam Gatling (33) of Highland Springs in the Springers’ 68-45 win over the previously unbeaten Raiders Friday night at Atlee High School.

Atlee under pressure against Highland Springs

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Friday night, this year’s Raiders got their first test against the top-ranked team in the area. Though the final score read Highland Springs 68, Atlee 45, there were plenty of signs to know the Raiders are closing the gap between themselves and the upper echelon of area girls basketball.

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  • Yellow Jackets fall to Panthers

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Randolph-Macon’s Sarah Parsons shields the ball from a Virginia Union defender during the Yellow Jackets’ 72-68 loss to the Panthers Sunday.

    For the third straight season, Randolph-Macon women’s basketball presented itself the challenge of playing a school from the Division II level in Virginia Union. And, in their best performance against the Panthers, the Yellow Jackets had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds.

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  • R-MC topples Cabrini 105-92

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Connor Sullivan goes up for a three-pointer against Cabrini Tuesday night. He went on to lead all scorers with 27 points.

    The Cabrini Cavaliers are a traditional Division III power. Led by last year’s National Player of The Year, Aaron Walton-Moss, Cabrini arrived at Crenshaw Gymnasium Tuesday showing confidence, if not sporting a chip on their shoulder.

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  • Rising star emerges at Patrick Henry High

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Patrick Henry’s Sierra Baxter inverts during a somersault on the balance beam last Thursday. She went on to win that event as well as bars and floor exercise, to take the all-around title while also guiding her team to victory over Hanover and Lee-Davis.

    There’s a star on the horizon. Patrick Henry freshman gymnast Sierra Baxter arrived on the area gymnastics scene Thursday night, winning the individual all-around title en route to guiding the Patriots to victory over Lee-Davis and Hanover.

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  • Randolph-Macon wins nailbiter in ODAC home opener

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Akeem Holmes goes up for two points in this file photo. He only had four points against Lynchburg in the Yellow Jackets’ home ODAC opener, but his defensive play in the second half helped keep R-MC’s hopes alive.

    Forty minutes of gritty basketball came down to a final 15 seconds. And after a 90-foot prayer wasn't answered at the buzzer, Randolph-Macon survived their Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) home opener by just a point.

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  • PH cruises past Vikings in 59-26 win

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Aryana Taylor leads the break for the Patriots Tuesday night. Patrick Henry topped Thomas Jefferson 59-26 to move to 2-2 on the season. Taylor led with double-digit scoring.

    Patrick Henry Patriots sophomore forward Aryana Taylor led the way with double-digit scoring as she helped the Lady Patriots improve to 2-2 on the season with a 59-26 win over the visiting Thomas Jefferson Vikings Tuesday night.

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  • Defense-minded Raiders roll past L-D

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

    These days, the “in” thing for basketball teams in Virginia is to try to create “Havoc,” a bow to the frenetic style of Shaka Smart and his Rams of VCU. Not many people desire, though, to replicate Tony Bennett and the University of Virginia, a blue-collar, defense-first work ethic that led the Cavaliers to their first Sweet Sixteen appearance in 19 years last spring.

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  • R-MC swimmers take 2nd at Invitational

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

    R-MC sophomore Mohamed Saleh helps set a new school record in the 200 Medley Relay this past weekend at the Yellow Jacket Invitational at Collegiate School Aquatics Center in Chesterfield. (Photo courtesy of Keith Lewis/Randolph-Macon)

    As the weather chills for winter, the action at indoor pools across the area has heated up, as all four high schools began action this past week, while Randolph-Macon hosted its annual Yellow Jacket Invitational.

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  • Patrick Henry grads excel as Highlanders

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Patrick Henry grad Jessica Shelton competes in the Hurdles for Radford University. (Photo courtesy of the Radford University Sports Information Office)

    Past Patriots are leading the way for Radford University Indoor Track, some county football seniors get one more game at Randolph-Macon, and there are stars in the making in pools in Ashland and Mechanicsville.

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