Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Big Day outside of D.C. as well - Visits with a Father & Son Basketball Coaching Duo/ Then a look inside the new Kettle Run High School/ ATVL news


This might take a while as there are a number of stories to tell and multiple games that were played all while making some new friends and being made to feel special by some old ones.
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Where to start is the question and the answer is confused by the Special Edition of the Washington Post we are about to go deal with. After we put out a special edition all night, they are bringing us an updated version just hours later.
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The day started with a trip over to Woodberry Forrest Academy in Orange County. My football broadcast partner and good buddy Chip Crabill is in his 5TH season as Head Basketball Coach at Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro (Yes, you will hear that town mentioned a great deal more from here out) and his team was playing at WF. Not only does Chip coach the team but his assistant is his Father, Mr. Larry Crabill.
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So how cool would it be to not only coach your own basketball team but to get to do it with your Dad! The Junior Varsity played first and the Chip's varsity took the floor just before 6:00 p.m.
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That is where the night got interesting. I had tried to convince myself that Orange was on the way to Nokesville but yeah, not so much. The Central Falcons were playing four games with the newest team in the Northwestern District - the Cougars of Kettle Run. I was fortunate enough to meet a special lady once I made it to Kettle Run...
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Must start out by saying that the building is pretty impressive and once you get inside it gets even better. My hostess for the evening is another Home Town Hero (Someone that has given a large part of their adult lives back to their community through teaching and/or athletics. The brand new assistant AD at Kettle Run happens to be the former Girls Basketball Coach (14 years) at Liberty H.S- Mrs. Ellen Allen
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The JV and Varsity Boys followed the Varsity Girls in both gyms and the four games were played in a matter of a few hours. Pics to share and notes from all to add later.
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Mr. John Leonard (http://www.allthingsvalleyleague.typepad.com/ ) took the time today to write a few lines that I must admit made me smile. To make it even more special to me, a couple of pretty neat things were added by people important to me. Add this to the e-mail I received a few days ago from Mrs. Fleck and I might just live to fight another day or two.
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A great deal to get to and that is without mentioning that Strasburg played host to the #1 ranked Class A team in the state (Boys). Madison County (15-0) made the trip over the mountains and through the woods to face the Rams. I am sure that the folks at http://www.nvdaily.com/ will have the results on that one here in a bit as well.
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Check back later for all of this and then some...

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