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Mid-Season Thoughts (2018-19 804 HS Hoops)

mM   This winter season has had its fill of exciting moments so far. The young guys in the Richmond, VA area don’t play around when it comes to on-court competition. In the case of pretty much every basketball season, this season has flown by. Each hoops season can take up to about 4-5 months, longer than most other sports, but I can’t believe we’re already in January. It’s almost like high...

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‘2019 William W. Lawson, Jr. Classic’ (1/5/19)

  The athletics department of Petersburg High School sure has stayed busy these past two weeks. After covering the three-day ‘Tri-City Holiday Classic’ last week, I once again made my way down to the school yesterday for another hosted event: the annual ‘William W. Lawson Jr. Classic.’ Only a one-day event, a good mix of programs from mostly the 804 and 757 area codes, along with two teams from...

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3-Team Scrimmage, hosted by John Marshall HS (11/17/18)

  After checking out some scrimmages over at The Steward School that morning, I made my way to Old Brook Road for a three-team matchup between John Marshall High School, Trinity Episcopal School, and Phoebus High School. One would’ve thought a regular-season rivalry game was taking place considering how packed the gym became. I got a chance to see John Marshall and TES in game time action for a...

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‘Blue Ridge Fall Shootout’ Recap

  For the past two seasons, I’ve had the chance to watch the Blue Ridge men’s basketball team compete in the state tournament; they took home the VISAA Division II crown in 2017 when I saw the program in live play for the first time. This past Saturday, I finally made the trip up toward St. George, VA for a visit to the private boarding school. The Barons acted as hosts for the day, as their...

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