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Stonewall Girls open District play with 57-43 win @ Riverheads

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Stonewall Head Coach Jeff Burner and his Generals improved to 6-4, 1-0 on the year with an impressive win at Riverheads Friday night. Meghan Lutz followed up her aggressive effort against Strasburg by leading SJHS in scoring 17 points. The good folks over at http://www.newsvirginian.com/ have their gamer up more more details. Congrats to the Generals.

History in the Making : Join us on June 5TH @ Kate Collins for the debut of the Rockbridge Rapids

WAYNESBORO - Every time an expansion team plays their first game a truck load of baseball history is made. The new team will try and collect their first hit, first stolen base, initial Strike Out. That will be the case when the Rockbridge Rapids invade Waynesboro for a 7:00 P.M. start time on Friday June 5TH. You will want to be @ Kate Collins to see the 2009 version of the Waynesboro Generals as well all types of franchise firsts. We promise to be gracious hosts to our new neighbors to the South with just two exceptions. We will try our best to make sure that the celebration of their initial victory and initial Home Run both get postponed until Saturday June 6TH when they host our Augusta County cousins from Staunton . That's not too much to ask is it? Just 21 weeks until Opening Night!

This Just In : Jim Critzer to step away from his Generals

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WAYNESBORO - Now that I have read it in both Augusta County daily newspapers (The News Virginian & The News Leader), I guess it must be true. Mr. Jim Critzer is stepping down from his role as sole owner of the Valley Baseball League after a 10 year run that saw the Generals capture three straight Southern Division Championships & 1 VBL crown (2007). ____________________________ Critzer was as familiar of a face to a franchise as any of the 12 current teams in the league. Some of the things that made Critzer stand out was his ability to do things his way and his way only. The game of baseball was just that to Critzer , a game, a game that included a bat, a ball and a glove. ____________________________ Any money that owning the Generals might have generated over the past decade Critzer simply put back in to the facilities at Kate Collins Middle School. KC serves as a home to both the Generals and Critzer's other love, the Waynesboro Little Giants. My first opportu

Rebel Park to NCAA National Champion ! Rebels Riley Cooper and his Gators - Gate r done!

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11:47 P.M - National Champions ! Kudos to Riley Cooper and his mates 11:31 P.M.- Gators up 10 after Tebow hits Nelson with 4 yard TD pass (3:07-4TH) 11:26 P.M.- Tebow to Cooper across the middle for 17 yards on key 3RD & 12 ! 11:14 P.M.- Gators kick 28 yard FG - Lead 17-14 11:09 P.M.- Cooper's down field block springs Percy Harmon for a 52 yard run 10:58 P.M. - 3RD quarter in the books - Florida 14-7 - Cooper 1 catch for 11 yards 9:48 P.M. - Anyone that had 7-7 for a half time score... _____________________________________ Earlier : Florida broke the 0-0 tie with a TD pass from Tim Tebow early in the second quarter. Louis Murphy was on the receiving end of the pass but "our" VBLer Riley Cooper was out there and quick to congratulate Murphy. In a game that I would have minimal interest in otherwise I can't help but pull for New Market Rebel/Florida Gator Riley Cooper. I here his room mate has some game as well - that would be Tebow.

An Evening surronded by some pretty smart folks (that happen to be pretty cool too)

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Jim Critzer's 2007 VBL Championship banner Bill Meade of the Page News & Courier and John Leonard of All Things Valley League trading stories. The retirement story published by The News Leader when Jim announced his retirement from High School baseball. John listening to stories about the history of the Waynesboro Generals. Rob Sisk (L) and Jim Sacco (R) interviewing Critzer Wednesday night. _________________________________ WAYNESBORO - Took a evening away from the area High School sports scene to catch up with a group of people down at Jim Critzer's place last night. Mr. Critzer is the owner of the VBL team in Waynesboro as well as the recently retired Head Coach of the Waynesboro Little Giants. _________________________________ The amount of sports related things that Critzer has accomplished down in Augusta County is something to marvel. The amount of improvements that have occurred at Kate Collins Middle School over the past few seasons have are jus

You can tell Rebecca is still home from UVA - much cooler looks inside Strasburg @ Page County

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A scary moment for Strasburg But Jacyln was able to return to the game

Another Great Night of Visiting with Area Coaches - Tons of new Baseball & Football stories from Around Our Valley

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Coach Comer visiting with the trio from Stonewall Jackson that included Jason Lutz and Jeff Burner. Sitting on the front row are Frank & Bobbi Comer. Coach Comer is in charge of the football program @ PCHS . This distinguished looking gentleman went on the record as an Un -Named source. I am pretty sure that all of those with ties to Page County will know this Panther! Always smiling PCHS Head Coach Alan Knight Before last night I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting Panther Football Head Coach Frank Comer. Last night changed all of that and in a big way! Sometimes I will try and sneak a story in quick with a note or two but this one warrants more than that. Check back for some stories that include Derek McDaniel, Wayne Comer and the Tigers, Jason Lutz and many, many more

A glance inside the H.S standings - with a little help from the NVD

Thru Saturday night games: Heading into District play in the Bull Run & Shenandoah... ________________ Bull Run Boys: ________________ Madison County 0-0 10-0 Manassas Park 0-0 3-2 Strasburg 0-0 5-6 George Mason 0-0 2-5 Clarke County 0-0 2-6 ________________ Bull Run Girls ________________ Strasburg 0-0 8-2 George Mason 0-0 6-2 Clarke County 0-0 6-4 Manassas Park 0-0 2-3 Madison County 0-0 1-8 ________________ Shenandoah Girls ________________ Buffalo Gap 0-0 6-1 Wilson Memorial 0-0 7-2 Page County 0-0 5-2 Stonewall Jackson 0-0 5-4 Luray 0-0 3-6 Riverheads 0-0 3-7 ________________ Shenandoah Boys ________________ Buffalo Gap 0-0 8-1 Wilson Memorial 0-0 6-5 Page County 0-0 4-3 Riverheads 0-0 3-6 Luray 0-0 2-6 Sto

Some pics from Varsity Boys action : Generals @ Rams

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Coach Stout giving instructions to Derrick Turner Strasburg's Kaleb McKelvey Coach Mathias showing off her 6-week old nephew Cayden Andrew Never to early to teach them about wearing Purple! Mr. D always showing his support for the Rams Andrew Thayer working the lens for the Northern Virginia Daily Kyle Wilson looking to get the ball to Phillip Hovater inside Nicholas Trent looking for rebound posistion Sophomore Michael Reynolds at the Free Throw Line Final Score for the contest... Score at the end of the 1ST Half A blurry version of the search for the Birthday Girl after a chorus of Happy Birthday was heard in the gym. Check out the form at the Line Looking for a soft kiss of the glass The back-up refs or creative Rams fans? Coach Stout leading her Generals from the sidelines Coach French doing the same for his Rams The crew from the NVD- Andrew on the left and the young man on the right is Dennis Atwood. You can check out his gamer later at www.nvdaily.com Sony