Showing posts from November 16, 2008

1ST Year of Around The Valley is in the Books - 11/13/07 to 11/13/08

It took reading John Leonard's sight at today for me to go back and check the start date for our site. John is celebrating the end of Year #2 and the beginning of Year #3 ( kudos to John- Love the new look he has as well!). It has indeed been 1 year since we rolled our family project out and it has been a great deal of fun over the past 365 days!

Special Report: Photography

This is special reporter Sabrena Carter reporting from Lynchburg, VA. I'm happy to bring you the few images I could take last night before my hands went numb!

Finally Back Home from Lynchburg (Almost thawed out) : Brookville 40, R.E. Lee 14...Pics now/notes later

Mark Anderson (22) in motion The Bees about to punch it in Broadcast partner Chip Crabill Quite a senior year... I will miss watching Dae Quan Scott play for Lee Leeman on the move Leeman after receiving runner-up trophy Check out the color of the field U.S Army sponsored our Tailgate show for 2008 Leeman huddle with Coach Tibbs The Sarge News-Leader's Shaun Cox Leeman preparing for the snap Mr. Scott looking for some running room

Friday Night Lights : ESPN-1240 High School Game of the Week & Bill Meade's Pigskin Picks

Let's get started by taking a look at Week #13 of Pigskin Picks with the Page News & Courier... _______________________ High School Playoffs : (Regional Finals) ________________________ Buffalo Gap @ William Campbell Jefferson Forrest @ Amherst R.E. Lee @ Brookville Clarke County @ Gretna ________________________ NCAA Football _______________________ Clemson @ Virginia Duke @ Virginia Tech Michigan State @ Penn State Texas Tech @ Oklahoma ________________________ NFL ________________________ Washington @ Seattle New York Jets @ Tennessee New York Giants @ Arizona Carolina @ Atlanta ______________________________________________ Tail Gate show @ 6:30 P.M. /Kick Off - 7:30 P.M./ ESPN-1240 ______________________________________________ We will be heading down to Brookville ( Lynchburg ) here shortly for our radio broadcast of the R.E. Lee - Brookville contest and we will also be keeping an eye on the Buffalo Gap @ William Campbell contest. Both schools from Augusta County that a

The Eagles Soar to Big Victory in Nations Capitol

For the second time in sixty days The Eagles landed in D.C and put on a show in the Verizon Center (sorry, it is still the MCI Center to me). Not to be confused with Donovan McNabb and the did we really just tie a NFL game Eagles from Philli , these Eagles played their guitars for 3+ plus hours to the delight of the crowd. ______________________ We (Chris & I ) had the pleasure of catching their show over at the John Paul Jones Arena @ UVA back on May 21ST and couldn't pass up the chance to hear Don Henley, Glen Frey, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmidt and a host of other musicians work their magic. ______________________ Entertaining from the time that Glen opened the show by calling it The Eagles Assisted Living Tour... ______________________ The opening set included 4 straight songs from their Long Road Out Of Eden CD plus old favorites Hotel California, Peaceful Easy Feeling, I Can't Tell You Why, Witchey Woman, Lyin Eyes, Boys of Summer (from Henley's solo

Thursday Morning : It's time for the Weekly (Shenandoah Valley Herald & The Free Press) wrap ups from Richmond

The Shenandoah Valley Herald (John Galle) is attatched the to web site for . The SVH on line stories can be found from that sight. You can find two more stories from the week end at . If there are anymore publications out there with coverage of the VB Final Four please let us know

The answer to the question from Jim Sacco about our VB coverage (Sorry Jim, it won't be a short one)

LURAY - I have to start out by thanking everyone that has checked in and enjoyed our efforts this past 60 days during the Volleyball season! Jim Sacco had asked me a question the other day about why I invest my own time and own money in covering High School Volleyball? _______________ Then Jim got tricky- he wanted a one sentence answer. My one sentence answer was at the end of the Day you could blame it all on Kaitlin Smoot and Katie Baker. He offered me another sentence to wrap that up but I couldn't even come close. _______________ Sunday evening came around and my wife Linda and I were at a showl being presented in Charlottesville . UVA has an organization called First Year Players and twice a year they put on a musical. Our youngest of five, Rebecca played a role in the production (Assistant Technical Director) so we headed over to see the show. The show had a four day schedule beginning on Thursday and running through Sunday. _______________ The production this time was

Region B VB : Post Season Awards

The Post Season Awards for Region B have been issued... Region B consists of 4 separate Districts. There are 25 High Schools in Region B with 150 starters and close to 300 Varsity players. ___________________ Bull Run District (6) - Strasburg , Rappahannock County, George Mason, Manassas Park Madison County, Clarke County ___________________ Shenandoah District (6)- Wilson Memorial, Luray , Page County, Stonewall Jackson, Buffalo Gap & Riverheads _____________________________ Dogwood District(7)- Altavista , Appomattox, Nelson County, Dan River, William Campbell, Chatam , Gretna ______________________________ James River District (6)-Randolph-Henry, Goochland , Buckingham, Central (Victoria), Cumberland, Amelia ____________________________ Coach of the Year - Wilson Memorial's Kim Claytor Player of the Year- Wilson Memorial's Kala Guy ____________________________ 1ST Team - Kala Guy - Senior @ Wilson Memorial Jenna Smoot - Junior @ Strasburg Jacyln Ayers - Junior @

Northern Virginia Daily - Monday Morning News

The delay in reporting on Tim Tassa and Chuck McGill's coverage on Strasburg's big Final Four run is for no other reason than the NVD has no Sunday product. Tim had his camera with him on Saturday so there are some nice pics accompanying his story on the game Saturday night. Check out all of Tim's work from the Siegel Center by clicking over to !

Bill Meade sent us some Art from his day with Jenny Logan @ BC

Thanks Bill ! Here is to a Great 4 years for Ms. Logan

LHS's Jenny Logan scores first 2 points of her College career Saturday @ Bridgewater College

The coaches around the Shenandoah District( Girls Basketball ) are thankful that they won't be trying to defend Luray High School standout Jenny Logan any longer. Logan graduated last summer and this past Saturday she played her 1ST regular season game of what should be a 4 year career at Bridgewater College. 4:06 remained in the second half when Logan scored her initial basket for the Lady Eagles. The two points should prove to be the first of many and her stat line for the game against Mary Washington University included 3 offensive rebounds, 3 defensive rebounds and 1 steal. The jumper cut the MWU lead to 64-55 as BC would eventually fall to the visitors from Fredricksburg by a final score of 76-61. Page News & Courier's Bill Meade was in the gym for the game and will have a story in this weeks paper on Wednesday morning. The box score info comes courtesy of the ODAC web site. Congrats to Jenny Logan !

Staunton News-Leader arrives hot of the presses...Also-Film @ 11:00 !

From time to time Chris Lassiter (News-Leader) will end up covering the same High School Football game as the one we are doing on the radio. When this happens it is always a pleasant visit and Chris will share his knowledge of the game with us on the air as well as pass on other scoring updates. This time the venue we shared was court side @ VCU for the Wilson Memorial vs. Strasburg semi-final match Friday night. The News-Leader was doing a live stream video of the match that folks back home could watch on line. The Saturday copy of the N-L showed up in the mailbox here and their coverage pushed being two pages full. Shaun T. Cox wrote the gamer and Chris wrote the column and five different photos from the lens of Pat Jarrett covered pages B1 & B2. As of know the video replay is still available (with Chris doing the commentary) at the newspapers website . A tip of the cap to Hubert F. Grimm III and his team for all of their coverage...