Hopewell Golden Eagles: Golden Eagles In The News

Tuesday, April 28
Golden Eagles 16U Wins 2009 Golden Eagles Invitational
The Hopewell Golden Eagles 16U team won their age division in the Golden Eagles Invitational this past weekend tallying a 4-0 record on their way to the championship.  The team was led by Trashaun Smith who was the !6U Tournaments MOP.  Also on the 5 man All tournament team was Jalen Reeves and Mckindley King.  Damon Rose was also given consideration but just missed out.  Congratulations to the 16U team and Coach Johnson and Nesto. The team is now 6-1 on the season.

Tuesday, April 28
Golden Eagles 17U takes 3rd in the 2009 Golden Eagles Invitational
The Golden Eagles 17U team struggled to keep it together this past weekend but were still able to take third place despite some injuries.  The team was led by David Rose who was selected to the All Tournament Team.  Treon Claiborne was given consideration after only playing in one game before being sidelined with a leg injury.  The team is now 4-2 on the season.

Tuesday, May 5
Golden Eagles 16U and 17U teams play well at Division II State Tournament
The Hopewell Golden Eagles 16U and 17U teams played well at the Division II State Tournament this past weekend.  The 16U team would make it to the Semi-Finals before losing to the eventual champion finishing the tournament with a 2-3 record. They are now 8-4 on the season.  The 17U team would make it to the Semi-Finals as well before losing to the eventual champion G.E.S.U.S. Ball as well, a team that they had played a spectacular game against earlier in the tournament winning in triple overtime.  They finished with a 3-1 record. They are now 7-3 on the season.  The 17U team placed third in the tournament qualifying to go to Orlando, Fla for the Division II Nationals.  The 16U team would finish fourth in their tournament qualifying to go to Little Rock, Arkansas for the Division II Nationals.

Tuesday, May 26
Golden Eagles 16U and 17U teams play well at USBA State Tournament
The Hopewell Golden Eagles 16U and 17U teams played well at the USBA State Tournament this past weekend.  The 17U team finished as Runner-Ups(4-1) losing in the Championship Game and the 16U team finished 4th(3-2) in their age divisions.  Both teams have qualified to play in the USBA College Exposure Nationals being held in Myrtle Beach, SC July 7-11.

Saturday, June 13
Golden Eagles Add 15U team for the 2009 Summer
The Hopewell Golden Eagles have held tryouts for their 15U summer team.  12 guys have made the team and are new members of the Golden Eagles family.  The names of these players will be posted later on.

Monday, July 13
Golden Eagles 17+ AAU Team Win The USBA National Title
The Hopewell Golden Eagles 17-18 AAU team traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC, July 7-11 and were able to bring home the USBA D1 17-19 National Championship.  The team would go 5-0 in the tourney to bring home the title.  More details will be posted later.

Sunday, January 10
Hopewell Golden Eagles Enjoy Some Success at College

Milton Gholson, Raheim Tims and Chaz Brown are all enjoying success on the basketball court at Wytheville Community College(Wildcats).  Milton is averaging 6pts, 5assts, Raheim is averaging 9pts, 5rbs, and Chaz is averaging 11pts, 7rbs, 3blks.  The team record at this point is 8-4.

 Katrell Claiborne in his second year at Harford Community College(Owls) is taking a red-shirt year to focus on his grades and will be attending Morhead St. next school year.

Rashad Tims and Anthony Tyler have joined Coach Gholson at Richard Bland Community College(Statesmen).  Rashad is averaging about 4pts, 9assts, and Anthony is averaging 2pts, 8rbs.

Coach Leon Gholson has taken over at Richard Bland Community College as the head basketball coach.  The team is in its first season and not much recruiting has been done but the team has been able to get off to a 1-2 start losing to Northern VA Community College who finished 2nd in the state last season and to Wytheville who finished 3rd in the state and they were able to defeat Georgetown Hoyas Club team.



Sunday, March 7
Golden Eagles Contine To Perform Well In College
Golden Eagles Alumni Playing Well  

            Former Hopewell Golden Eagles Basketball players are performing well on the college level.  Milton Gholson, Raheim Tims and Chaz Brown are performing well down at Wytheville Community College located in the Southwestern part of the state in Wytheville County Virginia.  Rashad Tims and Anthony Tyler are also performing well at Richard Bland Community College.

 

            Milton Gholson, Raheim Tims and Chaz Brown all three starters, have helped lead the Wytheville Wildcats to the VCCS Western Conference Championship(6-1) this past season and a number one seed in the upcoming VCCS tournament.  Milton is leading the team in assists with 5.6/gm, 2nd in steals 2.2/gm, and he is averaging 7.6 points.  Raheim is leading the team in blocks with 1.2, he is also averaging 5 rebounds and 9.6 points. Chaz is second in the points with 10.8, rebounds 5.5, and blocks 1.0.  Milton’s highlight was a 19 point, 5assist game against Bluefield College. Raheim’s highlight was a 14 point, 5 rebound game against Richard Bland College. Chaz’s highlight was a 18 point, 10 rebound game against Southern Virginia University. The team will be playing in the VCCS State Tournament March 12-14 in Roanoke, VA.

 

            Rashad Tims and Anthony Tyler who are starters for the Richard Bland Statesmen and have helped lead the Statesmen to a 4-5 record, winning 3 out of their last 4 games.  The Statesmen’s program is just starting up again after a 15 year lay-off.  Despite being a new program they have competed well but have yet to join the VCCS, which is the goal next season.  Rashad leads the team in assists with 5.6/gm, he is also averaging 6.6 points, and 3.9 rebounds.  Rashad’s highlight was a 14 point, 12 assists game against Wytheville College.  Anthony leads the team in rebounds 10.1/gm, he is also averaging 7.8 points, and 1.7 steals.  Anthony’s highlight was a 8 point, 21 rebound game(14 offensive) against Thomas Nelson Community College.  The team will be traveling to Duke University to play Duke’s Club Team after spring break.



Sunday, March 7
Former Golden Eagles Player Off To Temple University

Hopewell Golden Eagles Alumni Jaimen Newman has signed a letter of intent for a full ride to play football at Temple University.  Jaimen played football and basketball this past season at Motoaca High School.  He will be playing defensive end or defensive tackle.