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Patriots softball takes Conference 16 title

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Patrick Henry softball had the whole Conference 16 tournament lined up in front of them Wednesday last week. A win over Godwin would secure the homefield advantage and the number one seed in the tournament. They had everything secured all the way up until the seventh inning, when the Eagles scored five runs and upset the Patriots on senior night in the regular season finale. Not only did they lose

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  • Patrick Henry baseball wins Conference 16 championship

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Patrick Henry catcher AJ Hart makes tag at home on Quinn Gibson, the first out of the inning after Albemarle had loaded the bases. The Patriots ultimately prevented their opponents from scoring any runs that inning.

    The Patrick Henry Patriots won their first-ever Conference 16 championship on Memorial Day. It was a new season for Patrick Henry baseball last Friday night as they began postseason play. The Patriots were awarded the second seed in the Conference 16 tournament, and their first test would be against the third seed Albemarle Patriots. ​PH junior William Strong was on the mound, and he pitched a solid game. The 2013-2014

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  • Hawks baseball, softball win first rounds

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Hanover’s Jack Dragum reaches the bag as the ball gets away from Tucker’s Micah Cohen. Dragum went on to score the Hawks’ first run later that inning.

    There are many challenges for any team once the playoffs begin. Of particular note is how a team that is prohibitively favored in their first game approaches that contest. But neither Hanover baseball nor softball looked past their Memorial Day first round games, as each pitched shutouts to advance in the Conference 20 Tournament. For Hanover softball, it was a chance to crank up the bats and try to get

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  • Hawks lacrosse teams earn region berths

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Hanover’s Catherine Fisher gets past Glen Allen’s Sophia Richie to take a shot on the goal during the game that clinched the Hawks’ first-ever 4A South Region lacrosse tournament berth.

    Even though they did not leave Day Field at Randolph-Macon College with conference championships, the Hanover Hawks did leave knowing their seasons were not complete, their missions to continue. That is because both the girls and boys teams clinched their first-ever 4A South Region lacrosse tournament berths with victories Thursday night in semifinal action, both against Glen Allen. For the ladies, it began with Catherine Fisher racing down the right

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  • Eagles defeat Patriots in girls soccer; weather ends game after 40 min.

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Lydia Hall turns the ball upfield to start the Patrick Henry offense.

    They’ve come a long way. The Patrick Henry girls soccer team began 2015 with a victory over J.R. Tucker on March 17. The Patriots wouldn’t taste victory again for over a month. Patrick Henry fell victim to county rivals Atlee and Lee-Davis, seeing the final defeat of their five-game losing streak come at home to one of the top teams in the state, Mills Godwin, by an 8-0 count. But

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  • Lacrosse postseason begins

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

    The Patriots’ Ben Schubert starts an attack in May 11 lacrosse action. Schubert scored one of the many goals that led to Patrick Henry’s 13-8 win over Fluvanna. High school lacrosse heads into postseason play this week.

    LACROSSE: The 5A “South/East Group” tournament gets underway for both boys and girls May 21 in Chesterfield. The Atlee Raiders, being the number two seed in both tournaments, have a bye through to the semifinals. Lee-Davis will face Mills Godwin in the first round of both boys and girls at 7 p.m. Thursday at River City SportsPlex, located next to Southside Speedway. A win for Lee-Davis would place them in

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  • All four county softball teams have chance for region tournament play

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Kylie Stonebreaker pitches for Lee-Davis. (H-P file photo)

    Follow the merry-go-round of county high school softball with us. Lee-Davis beat Patrick Henry, who, in turn, shut out both Atlee, who handed Lee-Davis their first loss, and Hanover, who were swept by Lee-Davis but completed a sweep of Atlee with a 7-6 win last Thursday. Dizzy yet? The music stops and the regular season ride comes to a close May 21 as Atlee becomes the last team to play

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  • Patrick Henry Patriots softball thwarts Hanover Hawks

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Hanover’s Emma Casey tags out Patrick Henry’s Brianna Woody at home, but not before two other Patriots scored, pulling to score up to 5-0. The Patriots eventually won 10-0.

    It was a big rivalry game last Friday night as the Hanover Hawks met up with the Patrick Henry Patriots in an annual Hanover County softball matchup. Both teams were ranked in the RVA Sports Network Top 10 poll coming into the game. Hanover stood at 9-2 on the season and was ranked eighth. Patrick Henry was sitting at 11-1 with their lone loss of the season coming from the

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  • Randolph-Macon softball ends NCAA run 2-2

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:17 am

    R-MC’s Madison Gilman, a Patrick Henry graduate, at bat during the NCAA game against Ramapo College. (R-MC photo)

    Being their first-ever trip to the NCAA Division III Softball Tournament, before the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets ever took the field in Newport News, the journey was labeled historic. Fifty-two hours, four games, seven extra innings, an overnight game suspension, and two rain delays later, every Yellow Jacket player and fan could agree that it was definitely a weekend to remember. Randolph-Macon finished with a 2-2 record at Christopher Newport University,

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