Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bridgewater College VB advances with 3-1 ODAC Q-Final victory!


Former Strasburg Rams Katie Baker and Bethany Doman will be back in action Saturday morning at 11:00 after the #4 seeded Lady Eagles defeated #5 Emory & Henry 3-1. The match was one of four held on the opening day @ Hollins University in Roanoke. Next up for the BC squad is #1 seed Randolph-Macon while the other semi-final will pit #3 Lynchburg College vs. #7 Roanoke.
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Roanoke upset #2 Washington & Lee in a thrilling five set match to advance to the semi-finals. Both matches will take place at 11:00 on side by side courts with the winners returning for a 3:30 Championship match.
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Congrats to the Rams duo and their team as well as Elena Kritter (Rapp) of Lynchburg College.
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Friday, November 6, 2009

Strasburg VB - The Nine Step Plan


After ending the regular season at 19-1, Strasburg was able to turn its focus on a third straight run to Richmond. There are 9 steps along the way and by winning the Bull Run regular season the Rams drew a bye on the first one. Head Coach Suzanne Mathias and her squad took step two Thursday night by defeating Rappahannock County 3-1 in the Bull Run semi-finals.
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Step 3 will take place this Saturday when the Rams host Madison County in the BRD Finals. Step 3 and step 6 are matches where a loss will not end the dream season but simply make the journey a bit more difficult.
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Step 4 is set to take place on Tuesday night when Stonewall Jackson travels to Strasburg for the Region B Quarter-Final match. A win over the Generals will have the Rams home again on Thursday for the Region B Semi-Finals.
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Greg Brill was in the gym last night and his gamer is up now at http://www.nvdailysports.com/ .

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rams Katlyn Ayers is at it again !


First it was the Bull Run District individual crown and then today Strasburg's super sophomore Katlyn Ayers bested a field of 100 runners to capture the Gold Medal for the Region B Cross Country Championships.
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Ayers posted a winning time of 18:50:00 to finish 43 seconds ahead of runner-up Eva Estrada of George Mason. Strasburg finished second as a team behind Mason and the Rams will now advance to the State Meet next week at Great Meadows.
Ram freshman Kirsten Campbell earned a medal with her 13TH place finish as did fellow freshman Rachel Taylor (15TH Place).
Congrats to Ms. Ayers and the Rams Cross Country team !

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thanks to Chris Graham for making Duke @ UVA a memorable game!


For the first time in eight weeks my Saturday did not start with my Thad Lewis #9 jersey as part of my Duke Game Day experience. Having traveled to the reaches of Lawrence, Kansas and West Point, New York earlier in the season I only had to travel to Charlottesville for Chapter 8 of the Season with the Blue Devils but it was without the jersey.
It was fitting that on Halloween Day Chris Graham of the Augusta Free Press and the Waynesboro Generals, made it possible for me to dress up as a sideline photographer for the Atlantic Coast Conference tilt between my beloved Duke and the home standing Cavilers. Armed with a press photo pass and wearing neutral colors I headed first to the playing surface and then later to the post game media room of the victorious Blue Devils.
I have experienced a number of "Super Cool" things over the years but I can safely say that getting to "work" the game Saturday makes the cut of things I will always remember, long after the rest of my hair falls out. For this I give a Tip of the Cap to Chris Graham for making a special day into a top of the world day for yours truly.

Week #8 of the 2009 Duke Experience - Blue Devils @ UVA

Thad Lewis answering questions in the Media Room
Mr. Chris Graham finishing his work for the day.

The Duke Media Room.


Mr. Cav Man

Blue Devils taking a well deserved breather in the fourth quarter.


Mr. Cav Man & Rebecca

Thad Lewis in the pocket.

It's a Mother & Daughter thing.

Inside the Press Box @ Scott Stadium



Orange & Blue Faithful

Thad waiting for the snap.

Yes- I am a fan of Thad Lewis.

The Cavs Sideline & Fans

The Blue Devil letting you know who is #1...

How is that for a Belt Buckle?

Duke's Cheer Squad working the sidelines.
The Coin Toss.

The Cav Man & His Horse

Taking the Field

Here comes the Cavilers.

Coolest job in the Country ?

Presenting the Colors.

"V" marks the spot @ Mid-Field

Duke 28, Cavilers 17 (F)