Friday, February 6, 2009

The Gym in Fishersville : Green Hornet Mania with a dose of Generals Hysteria

Wilson Memorial was a jumping Friday Night
Heather Stout (22) blocking out for the rebound

Freshman center Dinah Jones

Head Coach Jackie Bryan planning her strategy.

News Leader reporter Shaun Cox checking out the final numbers after the OT...
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FISHERSVILLE- The noise level in the building Friday night at the Stonewall Jackson - Wilson Memorial Girls Basketball game rivaled an airport runway during Monday morning departures.
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The fact that the noise was not limited to just the home bleachers made the environment that much more enjoyable. From opening tip until the final buzzer at the end of overtime, the crowd support for both schools was enough to make a sports junkie smile. Wilson won the game in Overtime after tying the score at the end of regulation with a 3-pointer from Mariah Taylor but I will let the good folks at http://www.newsvirginian.com/ and http://www.newsleader.com/ tell you all about it later.
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Productive Day in Waynesboro, Virginia !

















Wednesday was National Signing Day for College Football Coaches all over the Country and Thursday proved to be an equally big Signing Day for Team Waynesboro. In case you missed it, Team Waynesboro is the group that will join forces to take the Waynesboro Generals of the VBL into the future.
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The group stands at an even dozen now that Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press is on board with us. The number of skills that Chris brings to the table is matched only by his drive to move forward. Chris has made a name for himself in the Greater Augusta Area with the Free Press as well as the Sports Dominion and the magazine the New Dominion.
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Chris graduated from Wilson Memorial High School in Fishersville in 1990 and has spent most of his life in Augusta County. The efforts of Chris and his wife Crystal in the Waynesboro area make this a natural fit and we can't wait to get started!
Welcome Aboard Chris !

The lighter side of Thursday in Augusta County

There is no limit to the skills of One Jim Sacco
The Man can simply do it All!

Home of Mr. Jim Critzer and Family

Shirley have a little fun at the expense of Adam Critzer
Smokey Joe and Mama


"Yes! As a matter of fact I do run this place"

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Page County @ Stonewall Jackson - Girls Basketball in Quicksburg

One proud Mama with Meaghan Lutz
Dennis Atwood working the game for the Northern Virginia Daily.
Check out his gamer at www.nvdaily.com

PCHS's Amanda Moyer at the free throw line.
Meaghan Lutz with Mom and Big Brother Jason after the game.
Dennis talking with Lutz after her visit with Shenandoah Sidelines Kenny Rinker.

PCHS's Taylor Jenkins and SJHS's Marni Morgan

Final score makes it 8 straight for the Generals.
"The Mayor of Quicksburg" working the sidelines.

Stonewall's Marni Morgan (14) and Summer Dixon (11)

Head Coach Ralph Viafora instructing his Lady Panthers.

Page lead 9-7 after the 1ST quarter...

Meaghan Lutz talking with her Coach during a break in the action.

The TV cameras were in the gym for the Shenandoah District contest.

Ralph Viafora working the sidelines for Page County.

Burner and the Stonewall Brain Trust during a time out

Page freshman guard Holli Lucas
Brittany Smith filling the role of Welcoming Committee as the Generals starters take the court.

Amanda Moyer, Taylor Jenkins, Holli Lucas and Kaitlin Comer

Head Coach Jeff Burner and assistant Jason Lutz

Stonewall's Heather Stout during pre-game.

SJHS senior Brittany Smith

The Panthers warming up before the contest.

Ladies Night in Strasburg - Farewell to Lauren Stickles and Bethany Doman

They say that a picture is worth 1,000 words and this one proves that point!
Left to right- Sheryl Stickles, Lauren Stickles, Paul David,Tina Doman, Bethany Doman and Buster Doman. I have attended a number of Strasburg Senior Nights and this one was no different- A Gym full of folks wearing Purple & White making some of their own!
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The following message was read by Strasburg AD Matt Hiserman:
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We would like to welcome everyone to the 2009 Girls Basketball Senior Night. Tonight we take a few moments to recognize our senior girl's basketball players and thank them for their years of hard work and dedication to our basketball program.
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#2- Lauren Stickles - Lauren is the daughter of Paul David & Sheryl Stickles. She has spent 5 years in the girl's BB program and plans to attend JMU in the fall.
#12 - Bethany Doman - Bethany is the daughter of Buster and Tina Doman. She has spent 5 years in the girl's BB program and will possibly attend Bridgewater in the fall.
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Once again thank you to these two young ladies and their parents for their continued hard work, dedication and support of Strasburg athletics. Best of luck tonight and in the future.
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More Pics from Rams Senior Night 2009...













Tuesday, February 3, 2009

An Anniversary Gift that Linda will never forget!

Linda and I will be celebrating our 24TH Wedding Anniversary this coming Monday and I can't wait to surprise her with a special gift. See, I just hung up the phone with Dave Biery of the Valley Baseball League and it turns out we had to place an order for our baseballs for the 2009 Season.
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Just how many baseballs could a team need? Yeah, try double the amount you were thinking. Don't forget to add the potential playoff games to the 22 game home schedule...
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If you can find a clever way to tie in the fact that the company we order the baseballs from is Diamond, get back to me quick. I will be busy trying to find some foul ball sponsors!
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Just over 4 months until Opening Night!
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Things are getting interesting Atop the Northwestern District (Girls)

One of the Districts that have a more difficult time compiling their standings is the Northwestern District. The NWern is spread out over Fredrick (4), Warren (2), Fauquier (Kettle Run), Shenandoah (Central) and Prince (Brentsville) Counties. The amount of space covered and the number of media outlets involved make it a bit more difficult to gather info.
With that said, Lets take a look at the top of the District as the Girls head in to the final week of the regular season:

Millbrook 14-0
The Pioneers have clinched the regular season crown and top-seed in the tourney.

After that : W-L .........GB
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Brentsville 9-5.......... -
James Wood 9-6.......... 1/2
John Handley 8-5 ..........1/2
Sherando 8-6 .............1
Skyline 7-7 .............2
Central 7-7 ............2

Quite a chase heading down the stretch.
Central just made it a bit more interesting with recent upsets of James Wood & Sherando.

Team Poster 2008-2009 Style - Stonewall Jackson High School Generals

One of the neater things that Head Coach Jeff Burner and his program due each season is create a team poster for their fans. Here is the latest edition!