Thursday, January 8, 2009

An Evening surronded by some pretty smart folks (that happen to be pretty cool too)


Jim Critzer's 2007 VBL Championship banner


Bill Meade of the Page News & Courier and John Leonard
of All Things Valley League trading stories.




The retirement story published by The News Leader
when Jim announced his retirement from High School
baseball.


John listening to stories about the history of the
Waynesboro Generals.


Rob Sisk (L) and Jim Sacco (R) interviewing
Critzer Wednesday night.
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WAYNESBORO - Took a evening away from the area High School sports scene to catch up with a group of people down at Jim Critzer's place last night. Mr. Critzer is the owner of the VBL team in Waynesboro as well as the recently retired Head Coach of the Waynesboro Little Giants.
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The amount of sports related things that Critzer has accomplished down in Augusta County is something to marvel. The amount of improvements that have occurred at Kate Collins Middle School over the past few seasons have are just some of the most recent results from Jim's efforts to give back to his community.
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Last night gave me an opportunity to trade stories one more time with Rob Sisk and Jim Sacco from The News Virginian, Bill Meade of the Page News & Courier and John Leonard from All Things Valley League. I felt 20 or so IQ points smarter by just being in the room with this group.

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Bill was able to sneak in a story about the efforts of Luray grad Jenny Logan. The talented guard is in her freshman season at Bridgewater College. Logan scored 18 points and collected 7 rebounds in just 22 minutes of action against Randolph College. She added 3 steals and 3 assists to the stat sheet for the evening!
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This had Bill fired up enough that he was heading to the gym himself to lace up the sneakers once our visit was done. Bill was kind enough to spring for dinner before heading off for his big game. Speaking of big games for Bill, the next two nights Bill will be in the gym covering a Page County-Luray hoops contest. Thursday night the Girls play @ Luray and Friday night the Boys play @ Page.

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While I wasn't in a gym last night I can tell you that Roger Wilkins and his Central Falcons were tripped up last night by Sherando up in Stevens City by a final score of 59-44. Also saw where Strasburg opened Bull Run play with a 50-42 over the Lady Eagles of Clarke County.
Stonewall Jackson Girls Coach Jeff Burner will be looking to reschedule their game at Eastern Mennonite. The teams were set to play on Tuesday night but the game was postponned due to the threat of weather. The Strasburg Boys will try and reschedule their game @ Manassas Park as well.
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