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Peyton St. George winds up a pitch for Atlee. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

Atlee softball overcomes six scoreless innings to defeat Deep Run

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm

By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   For most of their performance at home Monday, the Atlee Raiders softball team seemed lethargic. The chatter was forced. But the defense was solid, and, until the sixth inning, the Raiders were still in a scoreless tie. But Reagan Dolliver changed everything. Forcing a 3-1 count, the Deep Run slugger took the next pitch from Atlee starter Peyton St. George over the left center

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  • Atlee girls lacrosse rolls over Glen Allen

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Atlee’s Jessica SanFillippo shoots on the goal defended by Glen Allen’s Emily Benko during the game that improved the Raiders’ season record to 4-1. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Get the ball, keep the ball. It seems like an easy formula for success in many sports. But first one must possess the ball. The Atlee girls lacrosse team is learning that, and turning that small but important detail into victories. Monday night, the Raiders used their abilities to grab ground balls and pass well to build a quick lead over Glen Allen, taking

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  • Jackets’ 13-1 victory flips to 13-2 loss in doubleheader

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Macon’s Michael Kroll hits a single. (H-P photos by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   James Walsh took the road less traveled between Atlee High School and Randolph-Macon College. The left-hander graduated a Raider, then spent time at Christopher Newport before deciding to come back to Hanover County to continue his education, and career, as a Yellow Jacket. Everyone is happy with that decision. Walsh continued his stellar pitching this season with a 12-strikeout gem over eight innings Saturday

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  • Yellow Jackets softball drops two to Roanoke

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Sierra Ford steals second for Randolph-Macon en route to scoring the Jackets’ only run in the game, as Roanoke’s Rachel Guilliams lunges for an unsuccessful tag. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   It had been a long time since anyone could remember a day like Saturday for Randolph-Macon softball. After scoring a run on two hits in the first inning of a doubleheader with Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) rival Roanoke, the Yellow Jackets went stone cold at the plate with just four more hits on the afternoon as the Maroons, the surprise team of the

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  • Patrick Henry softball gets back on track with win over Deep Run

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Patrick Henry's senior pitcher Candace Whittemore throws to a Deep Run batter. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   They had nearly a week to reflect upon their first loss of the season. Last Thursday night, the Patrick Henry softball team got a piece of redemption before beginning spring break. The Patriots weathered a short opening storm from Deep Run before grabbing the lead for good, then putting the Wildcats away with a big sixth inning en route to an 8-2 victory to

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  • Lee-Davis girls lacrosse falls to ‘Wright’ stuff

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Kaitlyn Harrison (#3) fires in the first goal of the match for Lee-Davis Monday night against Glen Allen. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   All was “Wright” for Glen Allen girls lacrosse in Mechanicsville Monday night, as the Lee-Davis Confederates struggled all evening to stop the offensive assault of Rachel Wright, who scored six of the Jaguars’ nine goals in a 9-5 victory. Four of Wright’s goals came in the first half as the Jaguars erased a quick 1-0 deficit to take a 5-3 lead at intermission. Despite

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  • R-MC baseball splits twinbill with Shenandoah

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 10:42 am

    R-MC pitcher James Walsh prepares to launch the ball. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   It was a week of highs and lows for the nationally-ranked Randolph-Macon baseball team, characterized Sunday by one of the more frustrating results in all of sports: the doubleheader split. After a massive seven-run rally in the eighth inning gave the Yellow Jackets a thrilling 8-6 victory over Shenandoah in a battle of the #7 and #11 teams in the latest Division III Top

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  • Lee-Davis shuts out Patrick Henry in softball battle of the unbeatens

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    The Confederates' Ella Alvis slides to safety before the ball can reach the Patriots' Avery Houchens. (H-P photo by Nick Liberante)

    By ROB WITHAM H-P Correspondent   Interest and excitement were both high as Hanover County’s oldest rivals collided in Mechanicsville in softball action last Wednesday evening. Both host Lee-Davis and visiting Patrick Henry were unbeaten, a matchup of teams with high hopes of making deep postseason runs. When the dust settled, the Confederates not only had the upper hand, they continued a most impressive early season streak, winning their fourth

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  • Atlee Raiders thwart Midlothian Trojans in lacrosse

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:44 am

    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)

    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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