Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Central @ Stonewall Jackson - Linda catching some Junior Varsity action!
















More Pics from Quicksburg 12/30/08... Later Linda has some shots from the Junior Varsity games

The Mayor of Quicksburg : Head Coach Jeff Burner
NVD's Jeremy Stafford deep in thought

Coach Mathews rallying her troops

The banner from 30 years ago - 1978-1979

Jessica "The Bull" Richardson with Mom & Dad

Central's Ashley Ebersole

Falcons Head Coach Stephanie Mathews

Members of that 1978 Championship Team back for a re-union

One of the friendliest faces to wear the whistle in Our Valley

Central's J.J. Armentrout

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sophie Stout and Roger Wilkins : Opossing Coaches in Game 1/ Proud Parents in Game 2

Heather Stout in block out position for a rebound of a free throw. Mom and younger Sis watching through the glass.Both Head Boys Basketball Coaches from the 6:00 P.M. game had daughters playing for Coach Burner and Stonewall Jackson in game #2.
The Stout family at half court after a full night of basketball. Three of the four games played Tuesday night involved a member of the Stout family. Don't forget Dad as he was there to support all 3 of his ladies!

Mr. Stout watching the action

Plenty of reasons to smile after a Big Time performance!

Coach Roger Wilkins leading his Falcons from the sidelines before cheering on his daughter "Tiger" Wilkins in the Girls game.


Coach Stout leading her Generals...

Date Line - Shenandoah County : 8 Hoops teams under 1 Roof


Not only was it Central vs. Stonewall Jackson all night long, it also included the four basketball teams from the two schools that are separated by 14 miles of I-81. There was plenty of action between the Falcons and the Generals and we will do our best to share some of it with you over the next day or two...
We will get things started by telling you that Jeremy Stafford was there to cover the games for the Northern Virginia Daily. Check out Jeremy here interviewing Coach Burner after the night cap. Check out the gamers from Chuck McGill's most recent staffer by clicking on at http://www.nvdaily.com/ .
I did have the time to visit a bit with Jeremy during the 20 minutes between games and asked how he likes being a "staffer" versus a stringer? The answers were solid- fewer teams and fewer schools to cover, which allows more time to focus. Job security is another one but at the end of the day I think it just comes down to getting to spend more time with Chuck.
Enjoy the gamers...

The most recent member of the 1,000 Point Club : Stonewall Jackson's Molly Beall

Stonewall Jackson senior Molly Beall joined the 1,000 point club earlier this month when the Generals were playing Strasburg. Molly became the 4TH General to earn membership under the guidance of Head Coach Jeff Burner.
Coach will tell you that he has five ceremony though, as Ms. Hovatter broke the 1,000 point barrier a second time (2,085) before graduating.
I have Molly play for the Generals for her four years and truly appreciate her workman like effort when she is on the floor. The photo here is of Molly and her family following the SJHS game vs. Central.
Congrats Molly on an outstanding career while wearing the Red & Black!

Coach Rinker on the Air : Shenandoah Sidelines TV Broadcast

Rinker comparing notes with Falcons Coach Roger Wilkins
One of the banners that is special to both Rinker & SJHS

The company is Shentel and the voice is Mr. Kenny Rinker...
Mr.Rinker is in his second season of broadcasting games for Shenandoah.com and its community Channel 3. The hard working crew was back in the gym last night filming both the Varsity Boys & Varsity Girls games. You can learn more about their efforts by clicking on their site at www.shenandoah.com and looking in the upper right corner for the option of Shenandoah Sidelines.
Rinker and his softball team hung that banner in what was the second season of playing Softball at the Quicksburg school.



Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A behind the scenes look at the folks that make up Crystal Clear Delivery- CCD Christmas Party

Interesting Look from Rebecca Carter
Daniel Preacher (L) and Ryan Carroll (R)

Sabrena (L) and Linda (R) Carter

Richie Martin (L) and Larry Beahm (R)
Juno Carroll and Darlene Larson enjoying the "Concert"

Chris Carter on guitar...

These folks help make Crystal Clear Delivery click. Without them we would not be able to devote the time we do to our site! Merry Christmas to you & your family from ours!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Congrats to the Champs from the Old Dominion : Richmond Spiders claim 1ST ever D-IAA Title- 24 -7 over Montana!


Chattanooga- Richmond made it 9 straight wins Friday night and capped off the schools 1ST ever National Championship with the Spiders 24-7 win over Montana. Richmond was 4-3 before starting the streak that saw them claim the crown!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mom, That Sacco fella is at it again... Please check out Jim's work on 12/15


I can't wait until Stonewall Jackson enters the Shenandoah District portion of their schedule! Why, you might ask... Because it will give me a reason to cross paths with our good buddy Jim Sacco. When I last left Jim we were putting the wraps on a really entertaining VB season down in Richmond.

But in our world out of sight does not mean out of mind, so I have been following Jim's work over at the News Virginian most every day. His post on Monday December 15, 2008 is a must read for High School Sports fans. You can check it out at http://www.newsvirginian.com/ and head to his blog...

Less than 1 week until we celebrate Christmas!

A quick tip of the ATV-60 Cap to UNC's Tyler Hansbrough

It is our tendency to focus on just high school sports and local small colleges but it is not every day that the scoring records at one of the most prestigous schools in NCAA gets broken.
Last night against Evansville, UNC senior Tyler Hansbrough (2,991+) passed Phil Ford (2,290) on the All-Time Tar Heel list. When you stop and think about the players that have worn the powder blue & white...
Congrats Tyler!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another Home Town Hero : Winchester's Tommy Dixon




Handley Judges Head Coach Tommy Dixon has been on the sidelines for the Winchester school for 23 years now. While our paths don't cross that often it is always a treat for me to get to visit with someone that has dedicated such a large part of his life to teaching/coaching/ mentoring student athletes.

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Wednesday night the Judges were in Woodstock to face the Central Falcons. When you combine Dixon and Falcons Head Coach Roger Wilkins time in the gym together you have nearly half a century of time spent teaching young men and women equal parts basketball & life.

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Dixon and his team got the better of Wilkins Wednesday night by a final score of 60-50 and I can promise you this- every player that suited up for the game is better for the opportunity to being mentored by these two gentleman.
I had the chance to ask Coach Dixon for a thought or two about his time with the Handley program...

"I want our kids to do things right, not just on the court but in everything they do in life," Dixon said. "It was the way that I was brought up and it is what I try to impress on our kids."

Well said Coach! Here is to 23 more years!











Hanging out with TK, Dennis, Rebecca & John Galle at Handley-Central

John Galle hard at work...
Rebecca trying to be camera shy
No such problem with Dennis(L) or T.K


Always smiling Mr. Keeler


TK was doing double duty with both the Girls & Boys Games



Fun night to be in the gym on Wednesday night. TK and Ace Camera man Dennis were down from Strasburg covering the game for the Northern Virginia Daily. You can check out TK's gamer at http://www.nvdaily.com/ and I am sure that Dennis had the camera clicking away. We enjoy the work that both of the fine people do as well as Mr. John Galle of the Shenandoah Valley Herald.

ATV-60 Camera Lady Rebecca Carter was in the gym as well and I have 245 pictures from the night to prove it. Pics from all 4 games being played in the two gyms...

We will start out with the fun ones of those mentioned here...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Strasburg @ Central - As Intense as it Gets !!!

WOODSTOCK - One of the initial conversations I had with Strasburg's Boys Head Basketball Coach Millson French came on a night when Strasburg (1-4) was facing Shenandoah County rival Central. I was new to the Valley and I asked Coach to share his thoughts on the two schools separated by a few miles of U.S 11.
The answer still makes me smile years later... French stated that the town folk of the two communities would fill the building if there schools were playing checkers against each other.
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Monday night it was basketball the two played against each other in a gym that would classify as near-capacity in size but off the charts in noise. The Falcons (4-2) and the Rams were both well represented.By their student bodies and by the communities, the cheers filled the air from the pre-game introductions until moments after the final horn had sounded in Centrals 38-30 victory.
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Mickey & Mr. Neal before the tip













Head Coaches Millson French (L), Roger Wilkins (R)














Central Falcons during warm ups














Final Score in the Junior Varsity Game...