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NCAA Football : 14 Football Games Around the Old Dominion

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LURAY - 14 College footballs games are being played that involve a team from our great state! Let us take a look Around The Old Dominion: Last week UVA (2-3) played a near perfect game at home in destroying Maryland 31-0 and the Cavs would need another such effort for Al Groh and his team to reach .500. Kickoff set for Noon but the offense didn't get started until about 12:45 but the good news for Hoos fans is that the "D" held East Carolina (3-2) to a pair of Field Goals. Trailing 6-0 with the clock ticking down to 0:00, Cedric Peerman scooted right and ran 80 yards down the side line to put UVA ahead 7-6. Peerman was back at it early in the second quarter following a 1 yard punt by ECU. Peerman went to his left and remained UN-touched for 60 yards. Two plays in a matter of minutes and the game turned in the favor of the home team. The next drive would be more conventional as the Cavs needed 6 plays to score another touchdown. 1:14 P.M. - Mikell Simpso

Bridgewater College Volleyball : Lady Eagles have strong start to Averett Invatational in Danville, Va.

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DANVILLE - Bridgewater College continued its long journey around the Old Dominion with a pair of victories Friday in the 5TH Annual Averett Invitational. BC opened with a 3-0 (25-23,25-22,25-20) victory over Ferrum and another 3-0 (25-14, 25-11 , 25-15 ) sweep over Salem College. The Lady Eagles return to the gym for a 10:00 A.M. match Saturday against the host Cougars of Averett and close play with a 12:00 tilt with Lagrange College. Other action on Friday included Washington & Lee 3-0 over Averett and Averett 3-0 over Lagrange. The host team will return to the floor at 2:00 P.M. to face the Marlins of Virginia Wesleyan.

Some Pics from R.E Lee 35, Staurts Draft 20

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Another Exciting Night of Prep Football Around Our Valley !

STAUNTON - Chip Crabill's brother Mike Crabill was the single season record holder for touchdowns scored by a R.E Lee football player with 26 TD's . Last week Dae ' Quan Scott added the past tense to that line by scoring his 27TH TD in the Leeman's 7TH game of the season at Waynesboro . He was back at it tonight down in Staunton, Virginia. Tonight, Scott was facing a slightly tougher defense as his team played their final home game at Gypsy Hill Park against Southern Valley District foe Stuarts Draft. The Cougars kept Scott from hurting them on the opening kickoff by having the ball reach the end zone for a touch back . The visitors would have no such luck on the Leeman's first offensive play. The Senior quarterback opened the game by blazing 80 yards for a touchdown. Yes, after spending the better part of the tail gate show talking about how exciting it was to watch this young man play the game and that he could score from anywhere on the field...

Friday Night Lights : Week #8 - Dae' Quan Scott and the Fighting Leeman vs. Stuarts Draft

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STAUNTON - R.E Lee (6-1, 2-0) is back at home for the final time during the regular season and the Fighting Leeman will be looking to raise their Southern Valley District record to 3-0 when they face the Cougars of Stuarts Draft(3-4,1-0). The kick off is set for 7:30 PM at Gypsy Hill Park with Chip Crabill (see picture) and myself set to begin the U.S Army sponsored tail gate show at 6:30 on ESPN-1240. The game this week will be #8 in the series (2008 Augusta County High School Game of the Week) and should prove to be an exciting one. Dae ' Quan Scott is as fun to watch play as anyone I have ever seen at this level. Scott has taken the ball to the End Zone 27 times in just 7 games and you have to factor in that the Senior is not around to play the end of some of the contests due to the margin of victory. You hear the folks on ESPN and Fox Sports talk about being able to take it to the House every time they touch the ball- that is exactly the type of player that Scott is fo

That is just WRONG - 1ST Nathan Betcher, Now Brian Giles

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LURAY - Two years ago we were at the Luray High School graduation ceremony to see Rebecca receive her diploma and to hear Nathan Betcher give a speech. Young Mr. Betcher had spent 12 years of his life earning the right to give this speech, the one that goes with graduating #1 in your school. The weather forecast was horrible and the ceremony was being held outdoors at the football field in Luray . This meant that the entire crowd was sitting on metal bleachers during a soon to happen Electrical storm. The ceremony was being hurried a long at an incredible pace but sadly was cut short before Nathan had the opportunity to give his speech. I know how hard Rebecca had worked while in High School to graduate fourth in that same class, so I had a true appreciation for how much effort Nathan had put into landing the top spot. Life goes on and I am not sure that the non-speech didn't trouble me even more than it did Nathan. I even offered to have him read the speech later if it

More Coaching News out of New Market, Virginia

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Photo courtesy of New Market Rebels/ DeSales University NEW MARKET - Earlier this week we reported on the new position of Manager that Bruce Alger had recently added to his impressive resume. Bruce is now guiding the New Market Red Sox expansion squad that began play in the Augusta County Babe Ruth League. It turns out that Mr. Alger isn't the only one affiliated with the New Market Rebels to have a new title for 2008. One of the final stories I wrote for the Northern Virginia Daily was about Bruce hiring a young man (Nolan Neiman ) to skipper the Rebels for the Summer of 2008. I enjoyed talking with Nolan and remembered him from being an assistant to Coach Brown back in 2006. Neiman struck me as a baseball equivalent to a basketball gym rat. He had spent his entire life around the game, either playing or managing at some level. Nolan played for his Father at D-III DeSales University in Pennsylvania and after 1 year as an assistant at Penn, he returned to his Alma -mater

Bull Run District Volleyball : Strasburg 3 @ Rappahannock County 1

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WASHINGTON- Strasburg continued its impressive roll through the Bull Run District Tuesday night by collecting a 3-1 (25-19, 18-25, 25-18, 25-20) victory over Rappahannock County. Strasburg (13-2, 5-0 Bull Run ) have now captured 11 straight matches since dropping a 5 set decision to Mussleman (WV) and now have a 2 game lead over the three teams currently tied for second place in the district. "We stopped communicating there in the second game and we weren't serving well either," Rams Head Coach Suzanne Mathias said. " They were starting to second guess themselves but they stuck together as a team and that allowed us to rebound for the win." ________________________________________ BULL RUN STANDINGS: ( Thru 10/7/08) Strasburg Rams 5-0 /13-2 Rappahannock Co 3-2/7-3 Clarke County 3-2/8-5 Madison Co 3-2/ 5-10 Manassas Park 1-4/7-6 George Mason 0-5/0-10 _________________________________________ Jaclyn Ayers led the attack in game one with 6 kills as th

Bruce Alger's New Market Red Sox Team in Pics

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After the game it is time to return the Town Tractor Can't tell which Alger is having more fun ? Mrs. Alger's plate says it all Trying to recoup from a solid effort Mr. Phil Wachter - Asst. Coach, Owner of New Market Tire & Rocky's Dad "Blue" after volunteering his time to call the game Post handshake with Broadway Team Photo Phil Wachter and Co. right after the game Comparing notes in the Red Sox dugout At the dish... Sizing up a lead off first Swiping 3RD base Bruce offering coaching tips from the 3RD base coaching box At the plate and on deck ! C.B being C.B A few school mates visiting the troops Ready to deliver Ready to field the position Bruce leading his troops Trey getting ready to fire it home Phil's company helped sponsor the Little League team Who is this guy taking our pictures? Bruce conferring with the Broadway skipper Some of the Red Sox faithful Blake Jones (23) at the plate Josh Litten putting his catching gear back on Tre