Thursday, March 26, 2009

Strasburg @ Page County - Baseball in the Cold Mountain Air

Rebecca trying to capture the Field of Dreams look from 2 miles away on top of the mountain.
Page County hurler and a pair of the brave fans.


Some of the Strasburg purple that made the trip down.

If we were both at the game then the pupp couldn't be far behind.

A little plate action shot.

Welcome to Shenandoah, Virginia !

More behind the plate shots.
Really nice crowd considering the sudden drop in temp.

Power swing.

View along side the Rams bench.

From atop the hill @ Page.

Trying to catch the wind-up on this one...

Coach Smoot working from the 3RD base coaching box.

Assistant Ram Coach Joel Morgan
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Final Score : Strasburg 14, Page County 4
Weather permitting the same schools will play Softball down at Page.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spending some time with Luray High School and the Red Pride of Riverheads!

Left to right- Riverheads AD Matt Stevens, Head Coach Rodney Painter and Generals rep Rebecca Carter.
Our good buddy Bill Meade was in Greenville to cover the games for the Page News & Courier

This is the baseball and there will be a story that goes with this ball later in the week!


Coaches (Griffith & Painter) visiting with Red Pride AD Matt Stevens following Luray's 2-1 victory.

Rebecca Carter and Matt Stevens holding the check from the Waynesboro Generals
to the Red Pride baseball team. The presentation was part of an effort by the Generals to reach out to the four corners of Augusta County in their support for area baseball.
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This was my first time getting to meet both Painter and Stevens. The afternoon proved to be quite a treat for both Rebecca and myself!

James Madison, Richmond and Old Dominion live to play another day! Bradley University advances on 75-foot Buzzer Beater!

JMU broke open a close game in the second half and coasted to a 23 point road victory.
The loss did not diminish the season for Coach McKay and the Flames. LU graduates just one senior and will look to build on this years success in 2009-2010.

The House that the late Rev. Jerry built!

The jumbo sized jersey that hangs from the rafters salutes Rev. Falwell

James Madison University ended the season for the Flames of Liberty Monday night with an 88-65 victory at the Vine Center. The Dukes will now face another team from the Old Dominion in the College insider.com Semi-Finals on Wednesday night. Old Dominion advanced as well with a70-62 victory over Belmont down in Norfolk.
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One semi will be an all Virginia affair while Bradley University will host Pacific in the other semi-final. We have family ties to the Braves program and we receive post game e-mail updates and the one tonight described a 75 foot 3-point shot with no time remaining. BU escapes with a 76-75 win and I am sure the shot will be the Play of the Day on Sportscenter!
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The Richmond Spiders captured an impressive home court victory Monday night in the second annual College Basketball Invitational tournament. UR tripped up the College of Charleston Cougars 74-72 to advance to the final four along with Stanford, UTEP & Oregon State.
UR will face Oregon State on Wednesday night while Stanford squares off with UTEP.
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Still Looking for more NCAA Hoops - 4 Virginia schools take the court on Monday night


The Old Dominion State has taken full advantage of the two most recent NCAA tourneys as 4 of the States D-I teams will be in action on Monday. If you need some Hoops before the Sweet 16 begins on Thursday you should head to either Lynchburg, Norfolk or Richmond.
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James Madison (20-14) travels down to Liberty University (23-11) for a 7:00 P.M tip off in the semi-final round of the inaugural College Insider.com event. The Dukes and the Flames look to advance to the Final Four where they could meet Old Dominion University next.
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The Monarchs of O.D.U(22-10) also won their opener and will host Belmont (20-12) in another game slated to tip at 7:00 P.M. The new event is patterned after the old N.I.T where the next round is designed after the current round is played. The rule of thumb is that you can sell more tickets if the games are "local" or are between natural rivals.
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Richmond is slated to host a game in the C.B.I (2nd year) on Monday against the Cougars of the College of Charleston.The Spiders (19-15) will square off aginst a 27 win team in C of C in the 7:00 P.M. tip.
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Three chances to get out and support your local school and see some quality D-I hoops!
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It's Moving Day at Around The Valley in 60 Days!

Rebecca has been working behind the scenes on creating a new site for our work and she tells me that is almost ready. When her work is done there will be a connection link below this message.