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Former Turner Ashby Triple Threat Athlete now working the sidelines for Eastern Mennonite

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HARRISONBURG - Last night during the Stonewall Jackson @ Page County girls basketball game some one from the stands stopped by to say good night to the Coach Knight and Coach Comer. After they exchanged pleasantries I stopped and asked them whom they were just talking to. The answer was Jeff Smith and I was quick to remember having watched Smith coach his Lady Flames earlier against both Page & against Luray . Smith had been in the gym Friday night to scout Stonewall Jackson as the two teams were going to play their postponed game on Saturday afternoon. _______________________________ Coach Knight mentioned that Smith had been somewhat of a track star in his playing days @ Turner Ashby. Smith looked to be in good enough shape that he might could be a track star now, let alone a few years ago. It turns out that our paths were going to cross on Saturday afternoon when EMHS hosted the Generals. _______________________________ After the game was over I approached Coach Smith to let

Great Hoops Action on a cold, cold winter night in Shenandoah, Va.

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Generals hang on to win a 58-54 thriller Bill Meade interviewing Generals Coach Jeff Burner Check out Meghan's eyes just before her free throws. Her routine includes a quick glance at the score board just before the shot. The senior connected on 8 of 11 for 74%. One of the 4 VBalls that Coach Knight has in the trophy case in the lobby. The score heading into the 4TH quarter after Page closed on a 5-0 run. Heather Stout (22) and Amanda Moyer (34) looking for a rebound Brittany Wolfe (10) and Molly Beall (33) PCHS's Rachael Breeden Coach Knight claiming his 50-50 winnings! New Market Rebel fans will notice the Barbs. It is me or does the Carolina Panther look a bit like the Page Panther? The Page Dance team performing at the half. Coach Knight and Coach Comer kept me company all night. All tied up at the break... The scorers table is All in the Family. Coach Viafora's Wife in the middle and Coach Burner's Father on the right. Taylor Jen

Another Close Call for the Strasburg Rams Hoopsters

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BERRYVILLE - For the 6TH time in their first 14 games Strasburg played a basketball game that came down to the final possessions . Just 2 nights after a 3 point victory on the final shot vs. George Mason, the Rams fell 65-63 at Clarke County. Clarke improved to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in the Bull Run while Strasburg fell to 7-7 and 1-1. There should be a gamer or two coming soon as both the Northern Virginia Daily and the Winchester Star should have stories from the Eagles gym. Check them out at http://www.nvdaily.com/ or http://www.winchesterstar.com/ .

High School Hoops with a distinct amount of VBL flavor: Central @ Warren County

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VBL Board Member Linda Keen sitting with Karen and husband Bob just inside the pic. Bob shares the same profession as I (newspaper circulation) and we have both been at it longer than we would care to admit. Mr. Logan working the JV game. Big fan of this man for a number of reasons. The biggest one being my daughter Rebecca credits his teaching as to how she made it to 3RD year at UVA . On a seperate note, his daughter Jenny has some serious hoops skills and son Willie is the QB @ Luray . Front Royal Cardinals supporter Mrs. Karen Moxie in thr gym to watch her son Jeff play for the Wildcats. One of the cooler Mascots in the Valley Warren County JV Coach Patrick North working the sidelines Final score of the JV game. Congrats Wildcats Heading to the Lawrence M. Shiflett Hall of Fame in hopes of finding the plaque honoring my Rebel broadcast partner Mr. Charlie Dodge. Alway