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Charlie Dodge: The Father of Warren County Wrestling

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Honored Charlie Dodge was added to the Warren County's Lawrence M. Shiflett Hall of Fame on September 12 for his dedication and achievements while coaching the Warren County wrestling team. His plaque (pictured below) reads as such: Charles T. Dodge Coach ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Warren County High School Head Wrestling Coach from 1986 to 1999: Referred to as the "Father" of Warren County Wrestling, Developed a middle school wrestling program, little league wrestling program, and helped to establish Massanutten Matmen Wrestling Club. Established and ran summer wrestling camps for youth. During his tenure, he coached 16 district champions, 5 regional champions, 24 all-region wrestlers, and 13 all-state wrestlers. Dodge finished his career with 116 team wins. Quote: "Try hard, have fun and never quit." September 12, 2008 Charlie Dodge: He's kind of a big deal... Referred to as the “Founding Father” of Warren Co. Wrestling after resurrecting the program in 1986

Every 5TH Day with Greg Maddux : We need runs, any runs

Greetings from the parking lot of Johnny Appleseed's in downtown New Market. Just finished up week #5 of the ESPN-1240 Augusta County High School Game of the Week with Chip Crabill down in Waynesboro . Spotswood (2-3) put a hurting on the Waynesboro Little Giants tonight by a final score of 47-6. Always fun to work with Chip and I made it out of the park in time to get back to New Market for the 10:40 PM start of the Giants @ Dodgers game. Greg Maddux is down to just a couple of more starts in the regular season and things looked good for two reasons. 1. Maddux was coming off his strongest start of the season. He pitched into the 8TH inning and allowed just 2 singles and 0 runs. Trouble is LA also scored 0 runs ... 2. Maddux has owned the San Francisco Giants over the years... Combine the two and things looked good for Maddux to break the tie with Roger Clemens for the #8 spot and to also reach 5,000 innings pitched. There was simply NO way the Dodgers (winning 14 of

Bridgewater Tournament Schedule

A big "Howdy hey!" from the amazing University of Virginia. It has been a while since I've added to the blog, I know, but I wanted to take some of the weight of updates off of dad's shoulder if only for one night. Here is some information about the Bridgewater Tournament schedule brought to you thanks to Gregory Spector! Teams *Bridgewater College (BC) *Pomona-Pitzer College (PPC) *Randolph College (RC) *Southern Virginia University (SVU) *Sweet Briar College (SBC) Quick Facts and Tie-Breakers *The tournament will take place on two courts and will follow a round robin format. *Final standings will be based on pool play finish. *Two way ties will be broken by head to head results. *If a three way tie occurs for first, teams will be ranked by game percentage, then point percentage. Friday, September 19 Court A 4:00PM - PPC v. SBC 6:00PM - BC v. SVU Court B 4:00PM - Open 6:00PM - RC v. SBC Saturday, September 20 Court A 10:00AM - BC v. RC 12:00PM - BC v. SBC

Strasburg Rams Volleyball : Final Steps before the Bull Run

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QUICKSBURG -I had my third chance to visit with Rams Head Coach Suzanne Mathias and her Rams Thursday night and I noticed a "New" noise coming from the team... Strasburg defeated Shenandoah County rival Stonewall Jackson 3-1 to improve their record to 7-2. Strasburg opened the match strong with 25-14 and 25-16 victories but Stonewall would rally back during game 3. Facing match point while trailing 24-23, the Generals finished the game by capturing three straight points to force a fourth contest. The start of the fourth game was when I first noticed the progress the Rams had made this season. Stonewall opened the 4TH game strong, opening up a 14-10 lead and appeared to be on their way to forcing a fifth game. Strasburg remained calm and came up with the run they needed (14-4) to retake the lead at 24-18. Senior Bethany Doman finished the match off with her 7TH kill of the night and just like that the Rams had captured their fifth straig

VBL Update : Thursday Night with Woodstock's Roger & Mickey

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Roger Wilkins is the man that works so hard to make you feel at home each and every night that the Woodstock River Bandits play at Central High School. I have known Roger for a few years know and his ability to work the microphone in a way that makes you feel like he is having a personal conversation with you is just one of his remarkable talents. Thursday night had Roger and his partner in crime Mickey (Bridgewater- Class of 1979) were in the gym at Stonewall Jackson High School to watch Roger's daughter laced them up for the Stonewall Jackson Generals Volleyball team. Whitney Wilkins is a sophomore on the Varsity team coached by Sophie Stout. Whitney wears #2 and is listed in the program as a setter and outside hitter and Roger was there to show his love and support for her every step of the way. Roger is the Boys Basketball Coach at Central,teacher, assistant Athletic Director for the school, PA Announcer for Stu's River Bandits and this is just the star

Picking games with the Page News and Courier- Week #4

Another great week-end of High School, NCAA and NFL football is ready to get under way and thanks to Bill Meade we get to have a little fun with it. Here are the 12 games he has picked out for the folks this week: High School: Strasburg @ Page County Luray @ Madison County Wilson Memorial @ Nelson County R.E. Lee @ Broadway NCAA: Va. Tech @ UNC LSU @ Auburn West Virginia @ Colorado Appy State @ James Madison 7:00 PM Saturday Night NFL: Arizona @ Washington Pittsburgh @ Phili Jacksonville @ Indi Dallas @ Green Bay Generals Sign Guy Mike improved for the third straight week by going 7-5 last week and is now at 17-19. The group on board at the paper is led by Nerissa Viafora (24-12, 9-3).... Good Luck...

Two full days of Volleyball this week-end at Bridgewater College Invitational

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Five teams will make their way into the Gym at Niniger Hall this Friday and Saturday as the Lady Eagles of Bridgewater College host their 2008 Bridgewater Invitational . Play is scheduled to begin Friday afternoon and run all day on Saturday with BC playing one match against each one of their guests. * Bridgewater College * Sweet Briar Vixens (just north of Lynchburg ) * Randolph College Wildcats ( Lynchburg ) * Southern Virginia University Lady Knights ( Beanu Vista) * Pomona- Pitzer Sagehens (California) Bridgewater enters the event with an 8-1 mark with two victories over tourney foes. The Lady Eagles collected 3-0 sweeps over both Southern Virginia University and Randolph College earlier this season. SVU will enter the tourney with a mark of 8-6, including a 3-1 mark down at the Emory & Henry tournament. Their lone loss down at E & H came at the hands of Bridgewater by a 3-0 score. The Lady Knights also played Sweet Briar earlier this month and defeated th

A VBL Game of 52- Pick Up

Today marked the final day of starting the process of getting all 52 of the ATV-60 Jackets on their way to their new homes. If you are one of the fans wondering where your jacket is, Please check the list of the folks that have offered to help me get them distributed... Luray's Bill Turner (6) - Bill has the 2 Turner Jackets and the 4 Buckley Jackets H-Burg Teresa Wease (18)- Teresa has all 18 of the Turks jackets Generals Sign Guy Mike (6)- Mike has 5 of the 6 Generals jackets, Chip Crabill has Seans ' New Market's Bruce Alger (6) - Bruce has his, Kay's, Linda Keens and the 3 for Winchester Kay & Boyd - Have the 2 for the Grants Scott in Haymarket (3) has the three Sens jackets for Joe and the Parker's The Dodge's- (5) - Their 3 plus the two for Buck & Jacob The Carter's each have their jackets

More Pictures from BC's Volleyball Match @ EMU

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EMU's Laura Stoltzfus after her serve BC just after the kill... Mr. & Mrs. Davis (Tricia's Parents) Tricia (30) and two of her hitters A victory celebration! Page County's Alan Knight and BC's Greg Spector after the match Ms. Katie Baker Seth and the EMU Sports Information Director Mike Zucconi Where did it go? EMU's game program

Bridgewater College Volleyball : Lady Eagles continue early season roll with 3-0 Sweep at Eastern Mennonite

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Katie Baker (23), Tricia Davis (30) and Brittney Wittmer (31) ready to attack Mama Baker keeping a close eye on the action Katie and the coaching staff discussing their next move The banners of the ODAC Seth hard at work with the stat program Game #1 Game #2 Game #3 Bridgewater College Head Coach Greg Spector HARRISONBURG : The Lady Eagles followed up their Saturday ODAC road win at Emory & Henry with another impressive 3-0 victory Wednesday night at EMU's Yoder Arena. You see the final scores in the pics above and there will be more to come, including the match stat sheet from EMU's Seth McGuffin ( Luray Wranglers). The latest victory moves BC to 8-1 overall and 3-0 in the ODAC ! Kills for the Lady Eagles:Erika Dirnagl 13,Brittney Wittmer 9, Katie Baker 7 and Candice Guy 6 Tricia Davis recorded 30 of the 39 Eagles assists... Wittmer went 24 of 24 (5 Aces) from the service line while high flying Kara Hayslip connected on 13 of 14 (3 Aces) Bridgewate