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Congrats to the Champs from the Old Dominion : Richmond Spiders claim 1ST ever D-IAA Title- 24 -7 over Montana!

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Chattanooga- Richmond made it 9 straight wins Friday night and capped off the schools 1ST ever National Championship with the Spiders 24-7 win over Montana. Richmond was 4-3 before starting the streak that saw them claim the crown!

Mom, That Sacco fella is at it again... Please check out Jim's work on 12/15

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I can't wait until Stonewall Jackson enters the Shenandoah District portion of their schedule! Why, you might ask... Because it will give me a reason to cross paths with our good buddy Jim Sacco. When I last left Jim we were putting the wraps on a really entertaining VB season down in Richmond. But in our world out of sight does not mean out of mind, so I have been following Jim's work over at the News Virginian most every day. His post on Monday December 15, 2008 is a must read for High School Sports fans. You can check it out at http://www.newsvirginian.com/ and head to his blog... Less than 1 week until we celebrate Christmas!

A quick tip of the ATV-60 Cap to UNC's Tyler Hansbrough

It is our tendency to focus on just high school sports and local small colleges but it is not every day that the scoring records at one of the most prestigous schools in NCAA gets broken. Last night against Evansville, UNC senior Tyler Hansbrough (2,991+) passed Phil Ford (2,290) on the All-Time Tar Heel list. When you stop and think about the players that have worn the powder blue & white... Congrats Tyler!

Another Home Town Hero : Winchester's Tommy Dixon

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Handley Judges Head Coach Tommy Dixon has been on the sidelines for the Winchester school for 23 years now. While our paths don't cross that often it is always a treat for me to get to visit with someone that has dedicated such a large part of his life to teaching/coaching/ mentoring student athletes. ___________________________________ Wednesday night the Judges were in Woodstock to face the Central Falcons. When you combine Dixon and Falcons Head Coach Roger Wilkins time in the gym together you have nearly half a century of time spent teaching young men and women equal parts basketball & life. ____________________________________ Dixon and his team got the better of Wilkins Wednesday night by a final score of 60-50 and I can promise you this- every player that suited up for the game is better for the opportunity to being mentored by these two gentleman. I had the chance to ask Coach Dixon for a thought or two about his time with the Handley program... "I want o

Hanging out with TK, Dennis, Rebecca & John Galle at Handley-Central

John Galle hard at work... Rebecca trying to be camera shy No such problem with Dennis(L) or T.K Always smiling Mr. Keeler TK was doing double duty with both the Girls & Boys Games Fun night to be in the gym on Wednesday night. TK and Ace Camera man Dennis were down from Strasburg covering the game for the Northern Virginia Daily. You can check out TK's gamer at http://www.nvdaily.com/ and I am sure that Dennis had the camera clicking away. We enjoy the work that both of the fine people do as well as Mr. John Galle of the Shenandoah Valley Herald. ATV-60 Camera Lady Rebecca Carter was in the gym as well and I have 245 pictures from the night to prove it. Pics from all 4 games being played in the two gyms... We will start out with the fun ones of those mentioned here...

Strasburg @ Central - As Intense as it Gets !!!

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WOODSTOCK - One of the initial conversations I had with Strasburg's Boys Head Basketball Coach Millson French came on a night when Strasburg (1-4) was facing Shenandoah County rival Central. I was new to the Valley and I asked Coach to share his thoughts on the two schools separated by a few miles of U.S 11. The answer still makes me smile years later... French stated that the town folk of the two communities would fill the building if there schools were playing checkers against each other. _________________________________________ Monday night it was basketball the two played against each other in a gym that would classify as near-capacity in size but off the charts in noise. The Falcons (4-2) and the Rams were both well represented.By their student bodies and by the communities , the cheers filled the air from the pre -game introductions until moments after the final horn had sounded in Centrals 38-30 victory. _________________________________________ Check out the gamer a

Lunch with Bill Meade's Pigskin Panel of Prognosticators

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STANLEY,VA- We had a great deal of fun this season with our participation in the Page News & Courier's Pigskin Picks and today we celebrated the year with a small banquet. The gathering took place down at the HAWKSBILL DINER which is located in the suburbs of Downtown Stanley. Randy Arrington is the Editor of the PN & C and hosted the event along with Sports Editor Bill Meade. The two hours were very enjoyable and all that attended would agree that is was a nice way to wrap up the 15 week contest. ________________________________ During the 15 weeks we posted the games on our site and encouraged folks to play along at home. I wanted to say thank you to Generals Sign Guy Mike for having fun with us by sending in his picks each week and to others that sent them in from time to time. Now that the contest is over we can talk about the competition end for the first time. ________________________________ The panel consisted of 7 slots made up from people here in Page County,

Luray High School - Bulldogs Basketball 2008-2009

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Faces in the Crowd : More from Eastern View High

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The TV crew working the half time show Mr. & Mrs. Nicest Man in Page County There is no telling who might show up for a Bulldog Hoops game I would of had something here if these two LHS Coaches had just been sitting a little closer together So you need some Cyclone Gear ? Great way to support your HS Athletic Department Next to the concession stand is a built in Cyclone store Taking the discounted food to the folks late in the game Bill Meade and Coach after the game This gentleman covered the game for the Culpepper Star and you can read all about it by clicking over to http://www.starexponent.com/

Game Summary : Eastern View 59, Luray 47

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27 point effort from the Cyclones scoring leader and the points came without a single forced shot. One of the 3-pointers came from about five feet from behind the line. Score at the end of the 1ST quarter of play. The Bulldogs fell behind by double digits before rallying back to cut the lead to 3 points. LHS took the lead during the 2ND quarter but the Cyclones regained it by the half. Cyclones began to pull away for a second time late in the third quarter Luray closed the night on an 8-0 run but could not prevent Eastern View from claiming the 12 point victory...