Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools

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The Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools (TCIS) is a 10-team athletic conference in the Tidewater region of Virginia. Prior to the 2004 school year, the TCIS had tournaments for JV and Middle School teams as well as Varsity. Now, the TCIS only holds tournaments for Varsity teams.

An athletic conference is a collection of sports teams, playing competitively against each other at the professional, collegiate, or high school level. In many cases conferences are subdivided into smaller divisions, with the best teams competing at successively higher levels. Conferences often, but not always, include teams from a common geographic region.

Virginia State of the United States of America

Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2017 is over 8.4 million.


Schools in the conference advance to state championships governed by the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (the Virginia High School League is open only to public schools).

Virginia High School League

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) is the principal sanctioning organization for interscholastic athletic competition among public high schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VHSL first sponsored debate and also continues to sponsor state championships in several academic activities.


The TCIS hold tournaments for 18 different sports including:


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Hampton Roads Academy

Hampton Roads Academy is a private independent, co-educational, day school in Newport News, Virginia serving 644 students in grades Pre-K through twelve, and part of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools. HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. The average class size is 16, and there are 65 students in the Class of 2017. The school was founded in 1959, in the context of massive resistance, as a segregation academy.

2014-2015 Winners

SportWinnerRunner UpScore/Points (If Applicable)
Boys Cross CountryPeninsula CatholicNorfolk Academy

2012-2013 Winners

SportWinnerRunner UpScore/Points (If Applicable)
Boys SoccerCape Henry CollegiateNorfolk Academy2-1
Girls VolleyballHampton Roads AcademyNorfolk Academy3-0
Boys BasketballCape Henry CollegiateWalsingham57-54
Girls BasketballCape Henry CollegiateHampton Roads Academy63-47
Girls SoccerNorfolk AcademyCape Henry2-0
Boys LacrosseCape Henry CollegiateNorfolk Academy10-9 (OT)
BaseballCape Henry CollegiateGreenbrier Christian1-0
Girls LacrosseNorfolk AcademyCape Henry Collegiate12-8
GolfCape Henry Collegiate

2010-2011 Winners

SportWinnerRunner UpScore/Points (If Applicable)
Boys SoccerCape Henry CollegiateNorfolk Academy3-0
Field HockeyHampton Roads AcademyCape Henry Collegiate2-1
Girls TennisCape Henry CollegiateNorfolk Academy61-58
Boys VolleyballCape Henry CollegiateGreenbrier Christian3-1
Girls VolleyballCape Henry CollegiateNansemond-Suffolk3-0
Boys BasketballNorfolk ChristianCape Henry Collegiate85-77(OT)
Girls BasketballCape Henry CollegiateNorfolk Christian64-60
WrestlingCape Henry CollegiateNorfolk Collegiate290-245

*Cape Henry Collegiate went on to win the state VIS State Championship in Girls Volleyball, Boys Volleyball, Girls Basketball and Field Hockey

2009-2010 Winners

SportWinnerRunner UpScore/Points (If Applicable)
Boys SoccerNorfolk CollegiateWalsingham2-1
Field HockeyNorfolk AcademyCape Henry3-2 (OT)
Girls TennisHampton Roads AcademyCape Henry/Norfolk Academy61-58
Boys Cross CountryPeninsula CatholicNorfolk Collegiate64-73
Girls Cross CountryNorfolk AcademyPeninsula Catholic42-68
Boys VolleyballCape HenryGreenbrier Christian3-0
Girls VolleyballCape HenryNansemond-Suffolk3-0
Boys SwimmingNorfolk AcademyCape Henry390-389
Boys BasketballNorfolk ChristianCape Henry68-65
Girls SwimmingNorfolk AcademyCape Henry436-304
CheerleadingNorfolk CollegiateNorfolk Christian
WrestlingCape HenryNorfolk Collegiate248-203.5

2008-2009 Winners

SportWinnerRunner UpScore/Points (If Applicable)
Boys SoccerNorfolk AcademyNorfolk Collegiate2-0
Girls Cross CountryNorfolk AcademyPeninsula Catholic34-50
Boys Cross CountryNorfolk CollegiatePeninsula Catholic36-51
Field HockeyCape HenryWalsingham3-1
Girls TennisCape HenryHampton Roads Academy61-57
Girls VolleyballCape HenryNorfolk Collegiate3-1
Boys VolleyballCape HenryNorfolk Collegiate3-0
WrestlingCape HenryNorfolk Academy287.5-201
Girls SwimmingNorfolk AcademyBishop Sullivan328-301
Boys SwimmingNorfolk AcademyCape Henry432-370.5
CheerleadingNorfolk ChristianNorfolk Collegiate
Girls BasketballNorfolk CollegiateHampton Roads Academy65-45
Boys BasketballNorfolk ChristianNorfolk Collegiate49-40
Girls TrackNorfolk AcademyNorfolk Collegiate173-105
Boys TrackNorfolk AcademyBishop Sullivan139-117
Boys LacrosseNorfolk AcademyNansemond-Suffolk15-6
Girls LacrosseBishop SullivanCape Henry16-9
Girls SoccerNorfolk AcademyBishop Sullivan2-0
Boys TennisCape HenryNorfolk Academy67-65
GolfCape HenryGreenbrier Christian621-633
BaseballNansemond-SuffolkCape Henry5-4
SoftballGreenbrier ChristianNansemond-Suffolk4-3

2007-2008 Winners

SportWinnerRunner UpScore/Points (If Applicable)
Girls TennisNorfolk Collegiate*Norfolk Academy62-60
Boys Cross CountryNorfolk CollegiateBishop Sullivan40-86
Girls Cross CountryPeninsula CatholicNorfolk Academy35-54
Field HockeyNorfolk AcademyCape Henry
Boys SoccerNorfolk AcademyCape Henry
Boys VolleyballPeninsula CatholicNorfolk Collegiate
Girls VolleyballNorfolk AcademyWalsingham
Boys SwimmingNorfolk AcademyHampton Roads Academy*
Girls SwimmingNansemond-SuffolkNorfolk Academy386-324
WrestlingCape HenryNorfolk Collegiate
CheerleadingNorfolk ChristianNorfolk Collegiate
Girls BasketballWalsingham*Norfolk Collegiate66-64 (OT)
Boys BasketballCape HenryHampton Roads Academy
Boys TrackNorfolk AcademyNansemond-Suffolk
Girls TrackNorfolk AcademyPeninsula Catholic
Girls SoccerNorfolk AcademyBishop Sullivan
Boys TennisCape HenryNorfolk Academy65-61
BaseballGreenbrier Christian*Norfolk Academy
SoftballGreenbrier ChristianNansemond-Suffolk
Girls LacrosseCape HenryBishop Sullivan
Boys LacrosseNorfolk AcademyBishop Sullivan
GolfNorfolk AcademyHampton Roads Academy

2006-2007 Winners

SportWinnerRunner UpScore/Points (If Applicable)
Boys Cross CountryNorfolk CollegiateBishop Sullivan Catholic High
Girls VolleyballNansemond-Suffolk AcademyWalsingham Academy
Boys VolleyballGreenbrier Christian AcademyCape Henry Collegiate
Girls Cross CountryNorfolk AcademyPeninsula Catholic
WrestlingNorfolk CollegiateCape Henry Collegiate School
Boys BasketballWalsingham AcademyBishop Sullivan Catholic High
Girls BasketballNorfolk CollegiateWalsingham Academy
Boys SwimmingHampton Roads AcademyNorfolk Academy
Girls SwimmingNorfolk AcademyHampton Roads Academy
Girls TennisHampton Roads AcademyNorfolk Collegiate
Boys LacrosseNorfolk AcademyCape Henry Collegiate School
Girls LacrosseCape Henry Collegiate SchoolBishop Sullivan Catholic

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