appomattox begins title defense with impressive 41-12 win over radford

The 2020 football season has been like no other.  There have been delays and postponements and the season actually took place in March 2021.  A constant has been the Appomattox Football Team.  A program that has been super dominant in the Class 2 level for over five years (4 state titles), the Raiders have proven to be a nightmare game after game.

This year with the pandemic, postponed season until the spring and just a handful of regulate season games had not slowed down the boys from A-Town on route 460. 

Their pursuit of another title with inspiration from head coach Doug Smith who is fighting his own physical demons, makes their performance more impressive.


In a dominating win over the Radford Bobcats, the high-powered offense struck first.  Keyshawn Baker recorded a 40-yard scamper to the endzone on the third play from scrimmage. It was a sign of great things to come as the Raiders' offense kept the Bobcats' Defense on its paws (heels) all night long.  QB Tre Lawing adding a pair of TD runs and Jonathan Pennix scampered in for a rushing touchdown from the 7-yard line to stake the Raiders to a 28-0 lead in the first half.


The Raiders outgained the Bobcats with 273 yards of offense to 90 for the visitors.

The Bobcats hoped their fortunes would turn around after the intermission.  Those hopes were quickly dashed when Appomattox put up tow more touchdowns to take a commanding 41-0 lead midway through the third quarter.  

Radford was down but had some fight left as QB Zane Rupe spearheaded and accounted for most of their offense. He was responsible for both of their third-quarter touchdowns (a 72-yard catch and run first by PJ Prioleau followed by a 47-yard pass to Marcell Baylor).

Rupe threw for 193 yards and added 79 yards on the ground.  His backfield mate, star running back Prioleau was held to 36 yards and 71 receiving yards including the TD reception.

Lawing contributed 76 yards passing and 26 yards rushing, including TD runs of  4 and 11 yards.  The ground game was led by Pennix with 67 yards on 15 carries. Tez Booker  took home honors with his two receptions for 76 yards.


Appomattox (7-0) defense gave up the its most points in a game all season while Radford (4-2) allowed nearly three times the most points it had had yielded in any game this season.  

Appomattox will host the Region 2C Finals next week when they face the (5-2) Glenvar Highlanders for a berth into the Class 2 state semifinals. 4/10/2021

            LCA shuts out amherst 56-0                    both teams qualify for playoffs

The Amherst Lancers were riding the emotional high after the big comeback win at City Stadium versus the EC Glass Hilltoppers.  The scene was made for a great finish.  This game would serve as the Homecoming and Senior Night for the Lancers.  They also were attempting to secure a berth in the Class 4A, Region D playoffs which would only accept the top four teams in this abbreviated spring season.  The LCA Bulldogs were no pushover.  They visitors from Lynchburg were riding a two-game winning streak of their own having dispatched of Liberty High School last week.  This was a matchup of two hot teams entering the final week of the shortened 2021 regular season.


The Bulldogs wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard.  On their first possession, they found the endzone.  With a 7-0 lead, the defense took over and forced a Lancer turnover.  The fumble recovery put the Bulldogs in prime position in the redzone and another touchdown put the Bulldogs up 14-0.  The Lancers had played from behind recently and had been successful.
This however was not to be their night. 


The Lancer offense could not generate many positive yards and only once crossed the 50-yd line during the first half.  The Bulldogs once again turned a Lancer fumble into a short field and scored to swell the lead to 28-0.  Three consecutive scoring plays were the result of three beautiful pass completions.

The Bulldogs used a punishing ground attack led by Wycoff and pinpoint passing from Lane Davis to stretch their lead to 35-0 before halftime.  

The Lancers attempted to regroup but the Bulldogs continued to pour points on the board and attack the Amherst defense from the ground as well as the air.

When the final horn sounded, the LCA Bulldogs (4-1) had won in convincing fashion 56-0.  With the win, the Bulldogs claimed the third seed in the Class 3A, Region C playoffs where they will make the short drive along 460W to Timberlake Road to face undefeated Seminole District champion, the Brookville Bees. 


The Bulldogs gained 273 yards on 40 carries and QB Davis Lane added 112 yards on 5-of-7 passing. Cade Wycoff had 57 yards rushing, including touchdown runs of 12, 5 and 4 yards. Caleb Davidson led the way with 142 yards on 20 carries, including touchdown runs of 5 and 6 yards. Stowers and Lane also hooked up for two touchdowns, and Will Wycoff hauled in a 35-yard TD pass from Lane.


The Lancers finished with 1 net yard on the ground on 26 total carries with QB CJ Rose tossing for 48 yards through the air on 3-of-9 passing. 


The Lancers (3-3) will not have much time to lick their wounds.  They must regroup and look forward to playing arch-nemesis, the Salem Spartans in a 1 vs 4 matchup in the Division 4A Regional Semifinals.  Both games will take place a week from this Friday.  4/3/2021


Heritage cruises past Jefferson Forest with a 56-7 win

The Heritage Pioneers were looking to bounce back from their first loss.  They were defeated by Timberlake Road nemesis, the Brookville Bees.  Both teams entered with no losses, however, Heritage wasn’t able to keep the perfect record.  They had plans to erase that bad memory and had to travel to the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers who were next.


The Pioneers wasted no time in getting in the scoreboard and doing it over and over again.  

Rajan Booker cracked open the scoring with a nine-yard scamper for a touchdown to set the tone for a quick 7-0 lead for Heritage. The Cavaliers thought they could answer, but the worst was yet to come.  


The second quarter would be a quarter that JF will not ever forget. Heritage scored 42 unanswered points in a variety of ways.  First, QB Tevin Braxton snuck in from the 1-yd line.  Then the special teams comes to life as Deuce Crawford dazzles the crowd weaving and racing 56 yards into the endzone.  The score was now 21-0 and the Pioneers were just hitting high gear. 


The offense continued to click and another tremendous punt return TD by Keshaun Hubbard covered 68 yards and took away what little hole out of the Cavaliers’ sails.

When the smoke from the offensive explosion cleared, the Pioneers owned a 49-0 lead after a 15-yd rushing TD from QB Tevin Braxton before the half. The Cavaliers were looking for any spark or just a chance to get anything working against this inspired Heritage team.


With the game well decided and a running clock now in effect, both teams were looking to get everyone in jersey valuable field time and experience.  Braxton scored another TD to put the Pioneers up comfortably 56-0 before JF finally got in the board.

Both teams continued to fight and played to a standstill after halftime.  Each squad was able to score one touchdown each.


The Pioneers completed their mission and cruised to a 56-7 victory.  

The six-game shortened regular season will conclude next week on Good Friday. 

The Pioneers (4-1) prepare for the annual Hill City Showdown with crosstown rival EC Glass Hilltoppers.  Jefferson Forest (1-2) will renew their battle with arch-rival, the Brookville Bees who currently are the top team in the Seminole.


EMSPORTS 3/27/2021

A Super Bowl night between Brookville and Heritage two undefeated teams bees came out on top 28 to 7

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A Super Bowl game between two undefeated teams playing at Lynchburg City Stadium Friday night. Brookville was untouchable on offensive with quarterback Drake McDaniel threw for 230-yards. there were many standouts performances in Brookville's victory 28-7. Lance Blankenship a 6-foot-2

234-pound Senior has garnered Division 1 look plays a very important part for the win. Bees' first score came on Drake McDaniel hit Steven Pauley with a pass up the middle for a 60-yard touchdown with

2;30 remaining the first quarter. Jahee Blake a transfer from Heritage had a 38-yard pass from Drake

McDaniel for TD. McDaniel scored on a 1-yard touchdown after he found Silas Rucker for a 54-yard pass

for TD. Heritage lost their quarterback Kameron Burns in the first half with a concussion.  EM-SPORTS 3/19/21

A big score night for the bee's 47-29 OVER Amherst

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Brookville quarterback Drake McDaniel threw for 156 yards for the win. Bees waste no time to score

Rucker scored his first touchdown off a 7-yard run. Rucker also scored on

11-yard run. Amherst came back to scored a 48-yard touchdown by Lawrence

Brown. Bees Quarterback McDaniel tossed two touchdowns, a 13-yarder, and

a 17-yarder, both to Robey. Tayshaun Butler scored two touchdowns for Bees.

Amherst had a lot of turnovers.   EM-SPORTS 3/12/21

altavista colonels crush rappahannock co, 69-48, advance to class 1 state semis

 If good things really come to those who wait, the Altavista Colonels are ready to celebrate.  This historic powerhouse in Campbell County earned another VHSL Final Four berth with a runaway victory over Rappahannock County, 69-48 in the Group 1, Region B Championship.

Altavista is no stranger to the state semifinals. They had to wait four days to play this regional final. They have made 13 appearances in the state tournament and claimed 4 championship trophies. However, this program had only seen losing seasons the last three years so this was a great change.


The Colonels used a balanced attack on offense and a suffocating, in-your-face defense to convert turnovers into easy baskets.  The Panthers were in a hole from the beginning and were not able to recover from the early Colonels’ firepower.


The Colonels doubled up the visitors 18-9 in the first quarter and never looked back.  By scoring in double digits each period, Altavista continued to expand their lead and never saw any advantage under 10 points the entire game.


Stuart Hunt led three Colonels in scoring with 18.  He was a stat sheet stuffer.  Hunt did a lot of everything with his nine assists, eight rebounds, and four steals.  Jayllen Jones shared high honors at 18 as well. Ryan Hunt contributed with 17.  The Panthers were led by 11 from Matthew Pullen and 10 from John Mullins.  


The win sends Altavista to play Region 1A the Matthews Blue Devils for a chance to advance into the VHSL Class 1 State Championship. 


Altavista Stats defensive boards 20 rebounds, offensive boards 12 rebounds, 12 turnovers, scored inside the painted 8 points, 4 three-pointers made  scored on fast-break 16 points. 


Rappahannock Stats defensive boards 12 rebounds, offensive boards 10 rebounds, 12 turnovers, scored inside painted 10 points, 4 three-pointers made, one fast-break for 2 points.


EMSPORTS 2/17/2021


 Jalen Leftwich had 33 points, nine rebounds, and four assists to advance Liberty Christian's

region 3C title.LCA score 44 points inside panit. LCA  squad that hit just about everything they put up. Liberty Christian made 7 three-pointers.  Spotswood control offensive boards with 10 rebound Spotswood had11 turnovers on offense and one three-pointer. LCA Junior Skywalker Sully Holmes added 18 points, six rebounds, and three steals, while Senior Seth Hildebrand added 17 points. Carmelo Pacheco for Spotswood had 20 points also seven rebounds.         EMSPORTS  2/14/21

Big second half pushes lca past fluvanna, 67-53

The Liberty Christian Bulldogs earned the #1 seed in Region C, Group 3A and wanted to take advantage of home court.  The 2020-2021 season had not been traditional however the Bulldogs didn’t know any different.  After beating Heritage and capturing a second, consecutive Seminole District Title, the next mission was to win the region.  The pandemic had changed the format so only regional champs advanced to the state tournament, aka VHSL’s Final Four.


Step one was dispatching Turner Ashby in the quarterfinals. Step two was slightly tougher as a motivated Fluvanna County entered the Bulldogs’ arena for the 3C semifinals.The games stayed out with reach team searching for the best pass and the best shot.  LCA’s effective man to man defense was countered by the Flucos’ 3-2 defense which stretched the Bulldogs offense. At the end of the first period, LCA led 15-10.  Both teams picked up the pace and the offenses answered with shots falling from every corner of the gym.


The Bulldogs held a slight lead of 28-24 at the half.


Fluvanna attempted to turn up the pace and extend their defense.  The change backfired as LCA used the aggressiveness against the Flucos and were able to score in transition as well as heat up behind the three point line.  The Bulldogs enjoyed their best scoring period and broke the game open with a 49-33 lead going into the fourth. The fourth quarter saw each team trade baskets and turnovers. The damage was done and the Bulldogs won comfortably 67-53 to move into the championship looking to claim the trophy and a spot in the state tournament in Class 3A.


The win extends the LCA winning streak to 11 and sets up a 3C Regional Final at home, with the Spotswood Trailblazers.  Fluvanna finishes the season at 11-5. 


Game Highlights:


LCA Offense rebounds 11

LCA defensive rebounds 19

LCA made 7 three-pointers

Turnovers 8

Seth Hildedrand 15 points

Jalen Leftwich 12 points and 13 rebounds

Fluvanna's Offense 8 rebounds

Fluvanna's defensive 15 rebounds

Fluvanna made 6 three-pointers 

Turnovers 12


EMSPORTS 2/12/2021

liberty christian went on a smooth sailing victory 80-54 in regional playoff


Seth Hildebrand - 23 points included five 3-pointers and Haddon Smith added 17 points for L.C A. Both teams shot a lot of three-pointers. Turner Ashby had 13 turnovers and 10 rebounds on defensive boards11 rebounds on offense. Liberty Christian controls both ends of the court with 20 rebounds on defensive boards and 15 rebounds on offense boards.

Liberty Christian Girls 52)  Turner Ashby 26)    EM-SPORTS 2/8/21


Senior-Jacoi Lambert, a four-year starter for the Heritage basketball team reached a milestone by scored 1000 points.  EM-SPORTS 2/6/21

LCA escapes over heritage, 68-66

On Senior night at the Pioneer Fieldhouse, a heavyweight battle took place. Just a few miles separated this Seminole District rivals and the game lived up to the hype. LCA opened the season with a loss at Amherst but had been unbeaten ever since. Heritage had its first loss at LCA but was looking to win the rematch and grabbed a share of the regular season title with the Bulldogs.


All the stars were shining as Jacobi Lambert, senior shooting guard for the Pioneers was on fire early. He came out scoring the first five points for Heritage but LCA showed balance and teamwork to take a 16-12 lead after the first quarter.

Jalen Leftwich, reigning Player of the Year, did his part as he scored and dished to open teammates. His all around okay with the 10 points and several assists gave LCA a 31-26 lead at the half. Lambert was unstoppable as he scored 17 to keep the Pioneers close.


The intensity and energy in the gym only increased after halftime. For the few fans fortunate enough to see this game, they were treated to a classic.

The teams battle back and forth with Heritage getting close but Bulldogs continuing to hold a narrow lead. As the pivotal fourth quarter emerged, the teams were only separated by four points with LCA still leading, 52-48. This was not just about a district title, this game was about revenge and pride. The Pioneers kept climbing the at hill, at every turn it seemed they were not going to get on top.


Just as it looked like the Bulldogs were poised to make it official, Heritage took the lead at 66-65 when Bre’Andre Horsley dropped in a fadeaway jumper with under a minute left. The Pioneers overcame a double-digit deficit in the last quarter to give themselves a chance for victory and a share of the Seminole crown. LCA was not rattled. They had one last possession and they made it count. The Bulldogs had been disciplined in their offensive attack. Following a missed jumper, Leftwich collected the rebound and calmly found an open teammate. Haddon Smith knocked down a corner 3-ball with about five seconds left. The dagger three-pointer ended Heritage hopes a desperation heave was unsuccessful. The Pioneers were close but unable to complete the comeback.


The victory cemented LCA as back to back Seminole champs and locks them into the #1 seed for the regional tournament. Heritage will have to settle for runner-up and the number two seed in the same region starting week of February 8th. What a tremendous finish to the shortened season. The basketball fans missed a treat but the players were eager to collect championship hardware.


Jacobi Lambert went out on a high with 32 points to lead all scorers. Jalen Leftwich finished with 18.


EMSPORTS 2/4/2021

ROUND 2: EC Glass 75 Heritage 64

The time had arrived. The first meeting was nearly a month ago. The Hill City Showdown had reached the second matchup. This time Heritage was the host and EC Glass was looking for revenge. 

The Hilltoppers were treading water at 3-3 on the season while the Pioneers were still in a winning streak since losing first game of the year to LCA. It looks like no one told Glass that Heritage was on fire. The Hilltoppers owned the court, the boards and the scoreboard. Heritage was shocked and looked to be standing still as Glass raced out to a 26-10 first quarter lead on the strength of 6 three point baskets. The offense was unstoppable and the defense kept Heritage’s leading scorer, Jacobi Lambert (19 for the game) without a point in the first frame. The Pioneers came out with more effort but Glass matched them point for point. The energy picked up however Glass could not miss. When the halftime horn sounded, EC Glass was leading 42-22 in dominating fashion.


Heritage was down but certainly not out. Their focus was evident as they sliced and diced the Hilltoppers turning the 20-point deficit into single digits as the fourth quarter was about to begin . Trailing 54-45 with eight minutes left, the Pioneers were able to stay even with Glass but the lead was too large. Heritage had pulled to as close as four points halfway through the fourth quarter. After a couple of o missed opportunities, Glass responded each time. With under two minutes left, Treacy splashed home a dagger 3 from the corner pushing to put the lead back to nine and turning away Heritage. The Hilltoppers finished the wire to wire effort with a victory of 75-64.

The win evened the season series at 1-1 and with no Seminole District Tourney born teams will now focus on their respective regional tournaments with the hopes of advancing deep into the state tournaments.


Game Highlights:

EC Glass

O’Maundre Harris (game high) 25 points also with 10 rebounds and 7 assists
Aidan Treacy with 22 points
Successful on 10 3-pointers, 75% FG shooting
Glass converted 14 of 15 free throws
25 rebounds (15 Off./10 Def.)
10 turnovers


Jacobi Lambert with 19
Kyle Ferguson with 15
23 rebounds (15 Off./8 Def.)
15 turnovers


EMSPORTS 2/3/2021

LAdy hilltoppers stay undefeated with 46-31 win over lady lancers

The Amherst County Lancers Girls’ Basketball Team was having tremendous success in the 2020-2021 season.  The team was riding a five game winning streak after a nail-biting opening game loss to the Lynchburg Christian Academy Bulldogs.


Amherst had the unenviable task of facing the EC Glass Lady Hilltoppers.  The Lady Hilltoppers entered the contest undefeated on the season and had not been challenged all year.

This game was a rematch of last year’s Seminole District Championship that Amherst won in an upset over EC Glass

The visiting Hilltoppers and Lady Lancers traded the lead a few times getting a feel for each other.  At the end of the first quarter, EC Glass led 9-7.  

The game turned in the second quarter as second as Glass raced out to easy transition baskets using their vaunted full count pressure and intense man to man defense.  The Lady Lancers were stunned and could never recover with numerous turnovers and missed shots.  By the time the damage was done, EC Glass had ballooned the lead at halftime to 27-11.

The game did not get any better for the home team.  Amherst struggled to generate enough offense to counter the Lady Hilltoppers big advantage.  Glass stretched the lead to 21 before Amherst made a small rally in the fourth  quarter before finally losing by a score 46 - 31

The stats of the game tell the story.  EC Glass forced 23 turnovers by Amherst.  Glass also won the rebounding battle with 17 defensive boards and six on offense.  Those 23 total rebounds out gained the 19 boards collected by Amherst ( 14 on defense, 5 on offense).  

Individually, Amherst was led by their star center, Nadia West, who had a team high 8 points.

EC Glass was led by sharpshooting guard, Amari Osei  who pumped in a game high 12 points and Jeriyah Asborne who had 6 points and six assists. 

With the victory, EC Glass remains undefeated at 5-0 and Amherst now falls to 5-2. 

e.c. glass  68   Rustburg 23

Wood Carrington had 18 points for Glass he also will be going to year.

Rustburg leading score Landon Sweeney with 16 points   EM-SPORTS 1/26/21



LCA Bulldogs office had a high percentage of shots from the floor. LCA using a 16-0 run to break away from Glass in the third-quarter. This the second victory for LCA against E.C.Glass. But Glass office was struggling all night to score. LCA guard Seth Hildebrand had 12 points Jalen Leftwich leading all scoring with 16 points also have commit Emory & Henry. EC Glass top score Owen Dunlop 10 points.

LCA probably will be the favorite to win the Seminole District title. EM-SPORTS 12321

Heritage Pioneers edge the amherst Lancers in final seconds, 54-53

Heritage Pioneers were riding the emotional wave of a big win against their arch-rival, EC Glass Hilltoppers. The Pioneers would not have very much time to celebrate as they welcomed another significant Seminole opponent, the undefeated Amherst Lancers. The Lancers were looking to grab another road win and continue to build their lead atop the district standings.


The hot shouting Pioneers could not get out of the gates fast enough as the Lancers took the fight to them early. As Amherst connected from inside and outside, Heritage struggled finding any consistency and dug a hole for themselves. The Lancers took advantage of the turnovers and missed shots and built a 23-16 lead at the halftime buzzer.


As was the case in last week’s victory at EC Glass, the Pioneers came out more aggressive and more determined. The shots that were missing in the first half, found the target more often in the third and fourth quarters.


Amherst was knocked down but not completely out. The Lancers were trailing with less than three seconds left and had the ball with a chance to win. Heritage prepared for the final shot and their stifling man-to-man defense did just enough to thwart the potential game-winning jumper. The Pioneers had survived a gallant effort from the visiting Lancers and held on for the one-point win.


Heritage: leading scorer, Jacobi Lambert 18points
Heritage had 14 turnovers
13 rebound on defense
11 rebound on offense


Amherst: leading scorer, Brett Waugh 26 points including 4 3-pointers
Amherst had 14 turnovers
13 rebounds on defense
8 rebounds on offense
EM-SPORTS 1/18/21


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E.C. Glass Girls basketball team advance to the state tournament it was the second time in school history, an E.C.Glass Girls basketball team is headed to the state tournament. Mya Hamlet made a point to carried this team to a win. Glass had its press working to stop Blacksburg office causing 26 turnovers

. Junior guard Amari Osel led all scorers with 17 points, her teammate Mya Hamlet with 16 points and

eight rebounds, and Jamiyah Henry added nine points. next up Pulaskin County 20-6 Friday's night

at Glass. Blacksburg was led by Skyler Prosser with 13 points. EM-SPORTS  2/26/20


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It was a comfortable night for Glass with a 10- point lead with hitting contested 3- pointers

the seniors had everything working for them. Savion Austin led all scorers with 16 points.

His teammate DreSean Kendrick added 13points. Hugh Wood also had hot hand with 8points

to seal the win for Glass. Hilltoppers advance to the region finals where they will play Halifax Tuesday night at Halifax. Glass got off to a fast start 18-7 in the first quarter Salem put on a full-court press start of the game but it wasn't enough to stop Glass offense. Hilltoppers led by as many as 32 points in the

fourth quarter, forced Salem to commit 23 turnovers. Glass shot 58% from inside the arc and

45% from-3points range in the first half to take a 38-16 lead at halftime. Salem was led by Ethan

English, with 15 points.  EM-SPORTS  2/21/20


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EC Glass got back on the winning streak by defeating Jefferson Forest 61-31 Friday night

Mya Hamlet Seminole District player of the year and EM-SPORTS player of the year had

17 points and 15 rebounds and five assists, her teammate Amari Osei added a double- with

10 points and 10 steals, Jeriyah Osborne scored 12 points. Pais Pettitt scored 8 points

for Cavaliers. Next up Blacksburg Tuesday night at Glass. EM-SPORTS 2/21/20

     amherst girls and ec glass boys claim their seminole crowns 

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The LCA Bulldogs had won the regular season title and they were looking to pull the sweep with the Seminole District Tournament Crown.  The EC Glass Hilltoppers were looking to grab the crown after being the lowest seed of the four team postseason tournament.


The two teams had split their regular season matchups.  In a game that pitted these two teams, seperated by less than five miles, it had been a long wait to get this rubber match underway.


The Bulldogs knew what to expect with a raucous crowd and the pressure of the being the top dog.  The Hilltoppers were armed and ready to bring home a title that they had viewed as one of several championships that were on their "to-do" lists.


Senior Guard Rayvon Graham wanted the ball and knew what to do with it.  He was easily the sparkplug and the difference maker in a game that feature good shooting, athletic plays and great intensity.  

Graham was the brightest star as he had a hand in everything that happened on both ends of the court.


He scored a game high 23 points, while adding seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.  He not only stuffed the stat sheet he also led his team in all those categories. Teammate Hugh Wood supported his team with 12 points, including two threes that got the team off to a fast start.


The Bulldogs were gamed but didn't have enough bite to claim the prize.  Jalen Leftwich scored 18 points while grabbing a game-high nine rebounds.  His running mate Rynning Bohrnstedt pumped in 14.  


Glass took an 18-10 lead after the first quarter.  LCA responded with a 17-15 second quarter that brought the deficit to six at halftime.  Both teams had ideas of taking control after halftime but for every Hilltopper basket the Bulldogs answered and vice versa.  The teams tied with 16 points apiece going into the fourth quarter.  The contest stayed tight in the last eight minutes but EC Glass and Graham made enough plays down the stretch that kept the Bulldogs from getting over the hump.


With the 67-59 victory, EC Glass heads into their VHSL Region 4D tournament with a home game on Friday, Feb. 21st.  LCA may have lost but their season is still alive and well.  They will prepare for the VHSL Region 3C on Friday as a host team.  Both teams will look to continue their quests for state titles in their respective state classifications.



Elijah Butler,                 Amherst County

Donnie Cook,               Brookville

Savion Austin,              EC Glass

Hugh Wood,                 EC Glass

Jacobi Lambert,           Heritage

Joseph Peters,             Jefferson Forest 

Micah Crider,                Liberty

Jalen Leftwich,             Liberty Christian

Conor Hartless             Liberty Christian


Player of the Year: Jalen Leftwich, Liberty Christian

Coach of the Year:  Paul Redgate, Liberty Christian 2/20/2020


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Championship games take own a hold new life.  When playoff time arrives, players are asked to give more and do more.


The Seminole District decided to give the best four teams during the regular season a chance to claim Seminole supremacy and wear the crowns of the champions.


In the Girls' final, the overwhelming favorite, the EC Glass Hilltoppers, had dispatched and overcome every opponent during the regular season.  The ladies had completed an undefeated regular season (14-0) and looked to continue their dominance in the district.  The #1 seeded Hilltoppers were facing upstart and upset-minded Amherst County Lancers, the #3 seed.  The Lancers had already exacted some revenge with an overtime thriller against the #2 Brookville Bees and were looking to take that momentum into the title game.


The Lancers wasted no time in hittting the favorites in the opening period.  With a strong defense and tough inside presence (height advantage), the Lancers were able to grab a 11-9 lead going into the second period.  The EC Glass Hilltoppers took the lancers best punch and came out swinging.  The Hilltoppers led by the unanimous District Player of the Year, Mya Hamlet, turned up the heat and flexed their speed and offensive firepower.  The Hilltoppers found Hamlet and she found the basket.  When the second period was complete, the Hilltoppers had taken the lead and momentum into the half.


A game lasts four quaters but sometimes it can be won in a single quarter.  That was the case with the Lancers and the third period.  The Lancers seized the moment and knew the time was now to grab a potential title.  The Lancers held up to the pressure caused by EC Glass' hectic fullcourt pressure defense.  The play of guards allowed Amherst to keep their poise and get the ball to their strength, Nadia West, the junior center, collected all the important rebounds.  She not only kept the ball from EC Glass, she also cleaned up the misses from her teammates keeping the Hilltoppers at bay.


The fourth quarter saw both teams go back and forth with each other however Amherst never wavered nor allowed their slim lead to disappear.  A Holland Saunders three-pointer was a backbreaker for the Hilltoppers and the Lancers finished the upset with the 66-60 victory. 


Both teams made their living at the free throw line.  Amherst scored 19 points in 31 attempts while Glass made 16 of 25 attempts.  Mya Hamlet, led all scorers with 26 points, converted 12 of 15.  Kendra Smith led her team with 17 points and teammate Holland Saunders, (3) three pointers on her way to 16 points and Dominique Irving chipped in 11.  Jemiya Henry contributed 11 points for the Hilltoppers but it was not enough to overcome the balance scoring the Lancers put together. 


Both teams have already qualified for the Region 4 VHSL Tournament.  Both teams shall host their respective first round games on Friday, Feb. 21st.



Nadia West,                 Amherst County

Kylie Stark,                  Brookville

Mya Hamlet,                EC Glass

Jordyn Wright-Goode, EC Glass

Amari Osei,                  EC Glass

Tatiyana Graham,        Heritage

Paris Pettittt,                Jefferson Forest

Alex Camplin,              Liberty Christian


Player of the Year: Mya Hamlet, EC Glass

Coach of the Year: Anitra Thomas, EC Glass



Casey Scruggs carries raiders past nelson 69-43 


Appomattox Senior Casey Scruggs scored 27 points as the Raiders pulled away to easily

defeat Nelson 69- 43 on Friday night at Appomattox. Nelson closed the first half 

 35-22. A 12-2 run early in the second half effectively put the game

away. Tevin Hurt added 11 points and seven rebounds. Nelson Center Jaren Purris

had 16 points.    EM-SPORTS 2/15/20

ves downs benedictine 75-61

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Robby Matos Standing just 5-foot-9, the freshman defied his size and played huge game,

scoring 12 points in the first half of game. Matos finished the game with 18 points and though he might

be small in stature but he has the biggest heart. Virginia Episcopal and Benedictine were tied in the game 14-14 with 1:25 minutes to go in the first quarter. VES the raced out to a 5 point lead in the first four

minutes of the second quarter with pair of 3-points from Fabio Dias who finished with 17 points.  His teammate, Klemen Vuga scored 18 points inside the paint. Brandon Jenking finished with 17 points for Benedictine

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lord botetourt takes down lca  girls 

Lynchburg  LCA  offense was not clicking they fell behind and they could never get going Bulldog
 only scored 2 points in the first quarter. It was an especially difficult night for Alex
Camplin after a poor shot early in the first quarter. Camplin ends up with 16 points.
LCA head coach Patterson was out of town Bulldog started off sluggish, as is
becoming the norm for this year’s team. Lord Botetourt found its spark Tuesday night 
With Mitte Veldman scored 24 points they could not stop her inside the paint. She had four blocks shots inside the paint. Botetourt best opportunity to steal a win on the road 47-29.      EM-SPORTS 1/21/20


l.c.a. cruises past jefferson forest 59-42

Lynchburg  EM-SPORTS  Crosstown arrivals  Jefferson Forest and LCA Those teams go back to the past History When LCA  came into the Seminole District They become more serious when they played each other It was the talk of the Town. Friday night was a hard-fought battle but LCA came out the winner 59-42.
Jefferson Forest could not stop Jalen Leftwich that led all scorers with 18 points. Other top scorers for LCA Rynning Bohrnstedt 10 points, Seth Hildebra 14 points, The top score for Jefferson Forest Timothy Peters with 13 points.  the Cavaliers had 11 turnovers they had four turnovers in first-quarter LCA has a total of 7 turnovers.  1/17/20


lca stuns  ves 84-61

Lynchburg VA -LCA dominate the game by shooting  70% percent from the floor. LCA had four players in double figures Seth Hildebrand with 27 points and Connor Hartless 10 points, Rynning Bohrnstedt 10 points, Jalen Leftwick 22 points. VES had two technical fouls call in the first half 
The game got very physical Inside LCA Control the offensive board and the defensive board VES cut the lead to two with 4:53 to go in the third quarter. Jalen Leftwick got hot from the corner shooting threes LCA went up by 24 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. LCA pull it out with a victory 84-61. Piercen Young was the high score for VES with 16 points.  1/14/20



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Glass was favored to win this game over Heritage Thomas made all the difference. Thomas only double-digit scorer in the defensive battle boy's basketball game on Monday night.

Thomas was the only player for either team to finish with 11 points. The Pioneers upset the Hilltoppers inside Mc Cue Gymnasium, 42-36, Heritage top Football recruits six-foot 6 inches a defense end Bre' Andre Horlsey (six points, six rebounds) a key player with his inside rebound and blocking shots.Glass

led twice against Heritage; once in the opening minutes and then again in the fourth quarter when a layup by Brian Hunt six points gave the Glass a 28-27 lead. Hugh wood hit a 3 point to sparked Glass comeback less than a minute in-game. Wood finished with 9 points. Heritage Jacobi Lambert hit two

free throws for a four-point lead to win.

HERITAGE (5-5, 4-0)

Tweedy 1, Payton 2, Kyron Thomas 11, Gillis 6, Ferguson 7, Lambert 7, Horsley 6. Totals 15 9-11 40.

E.C. GLASS (7-3, 4-1)

Spaulding 6, Kendrick 5, Austin 4, Wood 9, Conner 3, Hunt Jr. 6, Brestel 3. Totals 13 6-10 36.


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Mya Hamlet too control of the game to lead Glass to victory over Heritage 55-25 Monday night at

E C Glass. Hamlet had 12 points and eight steals, six assists, 14 rebounds. She had plenty of help from her teammates Amari Osel 19 points, Jordyn Goode, 11 points for the win. It turned into the lowest scoring game between Glass and Heritage girls. Glass turned the ball over several times against Heritage press

defense. Heritage also had a lot of turnovers from Glass press defense they start throwing the ball all out

of bounds Glass started to build a big lead to go (9-1, 5-0)





LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Two high school football players will get the opportunity to show off their skills on the big screen this weekend.

Trequan Tucker, a senior at Rustburg High School, and Brandon Davis, a senior at Halifax County High School, were selected for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa, Florida this weekend.

e c glass girls hammer brookville 52-35 in cave springs christmas classic

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Glass full-court press cause a lot of turnovers for Brookville their defense made it miserable for them.

Brookville had five turnovers in the first quarter, Glass got in foul trouble in the second quarter with Jordy Wright Goode had three fouls on her in the first half of the game. Glass and Brookville shot a low 23% percent from the floor in the second quarter. The game was tied three times before halftime the score was 24-22 before halftime Kyle Sterk hit a three-pointer from the corner to cut the lead to two. Mya Hamlett was the hero for her performance with 21 points and five rebounds with help from a teammate who played a key role Jordy Wright Goode 12 points. Varsity Lady Hilltoppers finished the Cave Spring Christmas Classic 2-1, now 8-1 overall on the season. Senior Mya Hamlet making the All

Tournament team.

E.C. GLASS (8-1)

Henry 4, Osborne 4, Osei 3, Mya Hamlet 21, Jordyn Goode 12, Kowalski 8. Totals 19 13-20 52



Stark 8, Elliott 2, Tavia Christian 11, Brown 3, Bonds 3, Watkins 5, Pennington 3. Totals 12 10-15 35.


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Mya Hamlett scored 16 points and Amaril Osei added 13 points Glass saw multiple double-digit leads disappear but ended up winning the game, outlasting LCA 46 - 43. Hamlett scored in the lane, from

the foul line she control land with layup. Hamlett play all-around game in the Knights' winter Varsity




Richmond VA The last game and the main event of the above the rim classic saw John Marshall take on nationally-ranked Sierra Canyon. the Justices gave the fans plenty of reason to cheer after a couple of big three-points by sophomore Reginald Robertson. John Marshall gave the hometown fans hope after trailing only 29-26 at the half. however, Sierra Canyon come out with a huge third-quarter run that saw them go up by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter and eventually close out John Marshall 66-65. ''In the second half we tried to make an adjustment to attack the rim more throw some lobs and see if we can get our game going that way, '' Sierra Canyon Coach Andre Chevalier said after the game when asked about his second-half adjustments. while the crowd fawned over freshman phenom Bronny James, son of NBA superstar Lebron James, it was Kentucky commit Brandon ''BJ'' Boston that took the game over finishing with a game-high 31 points. with me being the senior, I have to bring the guys together, bring the energy and do what I have to do to get the win,'' said Boston of his performance. Boston and TCU commit Terren Frank, who added 15 points, provided the senior leadershipSierra Canyon needed to prevent the huge upset. John Marshall star big man Roosevelt Wheeler could not get going due to foul trouble and finished with the same amount of points ( four) as fouls. Bronny James finished with only 2 points and could never really establish any rhythm. ''We're resilient no matter what happens we find a way to get ourselves back in the game,'' said Coach Chevalier. Sierra Canyon will leave Richmond and head back to California after a long road trip including traveling from Las Vegas to Richmond prior to the game. Coach Chevalier is expecting his team to get better and gear up for a successful finish to the season. ''We're working on incremental improvement so when we get to the playoffs we can be maxed.'' EM-SPORTS 12/21/19

Richmond )The Phoebus Phantoms jumped out to a sever-points first quarter lead to take the partisan crownd out of the game at the Arthur Ashe Center. the last game of the above the rim Classic;s undercard saw Phoebus knock off Petersburg 66-55 behind Sharif Mahir's 19 points. Petersburg clawed their way back into the game and trailed 28-23 at the half but Phoebus held the lead and answered any attempt at a run by Petersburg. Jaden Walker led Petersburg with 19 points including shoot 5 of 7 from the field and successful on 3 of 3 from three. EM-SPORTS 12/21/19




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