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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)

Lee-Davis girls lacrosse falls to ‘Wright’ stuff

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 10:54 am

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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  • 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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