Saturday, November 29, 2008

James Madison University Dukes 38, Wofford Terriers 35 (F)

Wofford in the Red Zone

Crowd Shot

Wofford on the attack

Hey - I know this lady!

Holloman looking for a hole

Mr. Terrier - Wofford's mascot

The Cheerleaders doing push-ups for every point on the scoreboard

Half back pass goes for 30+ yards for Wofford

Running the option

Zac and the TV-3 camera man checking the footage

Then filming the next spot

Qb - Double threat - running or passing

Score at the Half - Dukes 28-14

Passing for sure here

Fresh from the Macy's Parade - The Dukes Marching Band

Another P.A.T - One of five

QB- Rodney Landers rushed for 166 yards

The Dog House

The End Zone

Landers accounted for 4 of the 5 Dukes T.D.

The O-Line opened holes all game

At the End of the Day - The Dukes won the dog

Two key stops by the "D" proved big late...

One more crowd shot of the Purple & Gold
Up Next - Villinova Wildcats (Next Saturday)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Following an afternoon with Coach Burner, it is an evening with Coach Wilkins & his Central Falcons

BROADWAY - Central returned to Broadway Friday night for their second and final game in the 7TH Annual Gobbler Invitational Basketball Tournament. The Falcons were facing Potomac Falls (Loudon County- Class AA) and showed a noticeable difference in energy in comparison to the opening game against the Gobblers.
J.J. Armentrout's lay up just before half allowed Central to take a 23-21 lead in to the locker room but the Falcons struggled in the third quarter. PFHS outscored Central 18-9 in the third quarter and then pushed the lead out to 50-36 with 5:59 remaining in the contest.
The time out called belonged to Potomac's Head Coach Jeff Hawes but it was the Falcons that responded to Wilkins telling them they had 6 minutes of basketball left to play.
Armentrout found Stuart French open for a 3-pointer to begin the final run and when Morgan Reynard went hard to the basket for a lay-up at 2:23 the lead was trimmed to 52-48. The 12-2 run included six different Falcons scoring points but Central would not get closer than 4 points the remainder of the contest.
Armentrout finished out the game with a put back to make the final score 59-52 and give Wilkins some positive thoughts moving forward.
"We played tonight with a great deal more energy than our first game," Wilkins said. "The game tonight showed more of how we are capable of playing as a team."
Central (0-2) is off until Wednesday (12/3) when the Falcons welcome Stonewall Jackson to Woodstock.

More pics and notes from Our Time on Broadway

Every time I have attended a Shenandoah District event being held in the gym @ Eastern Mennonite I have listened to this gentleman handle the P.A for the contests with a great
deal of professionalism. It turns out that Mr. Jim Snavely handles the same duties at Broadway High School as well as broadcasting on the radio in the area as well. Tip of the cap to Jim for his efforts to help promote High School Sports!

Those of you that have been with us since the beginning remember our opening night of Around The Valley back in Woodstock. We wanted to show you Mom & Morgan six months later! Morgan was just days away from being born that night as Mom was taking tickets at the front gate.

You have to love the gigantic U.S Flag that hangs in the Broadway gym!

Before the was Strasburg Volleyball, there was Stonewall Jackson Girls Basketball

The poster from the SJHS team
in 2006-2007.

Monacan Head Coach Larry Starr

Action from the free throw line

The wall at Stonewall

The other end of the wall...

Whitney Wilkins on defense

QUICKSBURG - I spent the winter of 2006-2007 covering the Lady Generals Basketball team and was fortunate enough to become familiar with Head Coach Jeff Burner and his extended family.
You have to start by stating that the extended family is rather large due to Burner and his ability to make you feel right at home. The Stonewall Jackson team advanced to the State Tournament behind the talents of 4 year seniors Kallie Hovatter and Britany Kuntz. While Hovatter and Kuntz were talented they were not playing 2 on 5. There were 5 sophomores and a freshman that were a big part of the Lady Generals attack and now those young ladies are taking their turn at providing Senior leadership for Burner.
Jessica "Bull" Richardson, Brittany Smith, Molly Beall, Jessica Shenk and Megan Lutz are all playing their third season of varsity basketball for Burner. Junior Heather Stout makes it a six pack of players that bring a load of experience to the gym each and every night. Lutz is still wearing a brace on her leg from her surgery but appears to be back at full speed.
Following the adventures of Stonewall that season allowed me a seat inside the circle that is the Burner family. You can't go to a game, home or away and not see Mama & Mr.Burner near the action. The other thing you will notice is that once you are a part of the Stonewall family you don't wander far the team.
BK is attending James Madison University and Hovatter is down at Elon College after one season at St.Joseph's University in Philadelphia. The 2,085 points she netted while wearing the red & black stands as the highest point total scored by a male or female in the history of Shenandoah County. Hovatter will have to sit out this season after transferring to Elon but will have three years of eligibility remaining. BK's younger twin sisters will be playing on the JV team this season so you should be seeing her around the gym as well.
Burner is entering his 13TH season as the Head Coach at the Quicksburg school and he is always trying to find ways to improve his team on the court while being supportive of them off the court. That was the case once again this morning when Stonewall scrimmaged with Class AAA Monacan Chiefs. The Chiefs are not only a Class AAA team from the Richmond area but they are ranked in the pre-season poll for 2008-2009.
Big City team meets small town team... 163 miles separate the two schools but once again it is a family relationship that had Head Coach Larry Starr pack his varsity and junior varsity on a bus for a 3+ hour trip each way. Starr and Burner go way back and the comfort level is one that allows the coaches to offer tips to players from both sides during the "situation" drills.

There will be some pics to come from the scrimmage/practice and some other odds and ends from the day in Quicksburg to follow. Stonewall begins their regular season on Tuesday December 2ND at Clarke County in Berryville.

Central's Mickey and Roger watching the action
before heading down to Broadway for their
own game.

The basketball that celebrates Kallie's scoring

Meghan Lutz add the free throw line.

Coach sharing the knowledge with two of his

Welcome to Quicksburg - Home to the Mayor

Coach Starr and Coach Burner discussing
the next phase of the practice that followed
the scrimmage.

Six ladies on the Stonewall squad will be playing
their third year of varsity this season.

Friday Morning with Bill Meade's Pigskin Picks

Page News & Courier Sports Editor Bill Meade made a creative decision this week with his High School Picks. All of the area High School teams have been eliminated so Bill choose to go with the four Class A games being played this week. We welcome anyone that would like to play from home!
HIGH SCHOOL: All Games Saturday
William Campbell @ Franklin
Lebannon @ Floyd County
Essex @ Gretna
Clintwood vs. Holston @ UVA-Wise
Virginia @ Va. Tech
Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State
Oregon State @ Oregon
West Virginia @ Pittsburgh (Fri)
NFL Games
N.Y. Giants @ Washington
Carolina @ Green Bay
Denver @ N.Y. Jets
Pittsburgh @ New England

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Two Pics that sum up the night in Broadway !

The young ladies dig the Head Gobbler

Mama Burner & Coach Roger Wilkins...



Early pics from the Lady Falcons @ Broadway

Ashley Jernigan at the Free Throw Line
Head Coach Stephanie Mathews leading the way

Ashley Ebersole waiting to inbound the basketball

Coach & The Lady Falcons during a time out...