Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Strasburg-Rapp Volleyball : The College Years / Guy returns for BC

Sorry about the Saved By the Bell reference but one of the more enjoyable events I have covered over the years is Volleyball matches between Rappahannock County and Strasburg.

The Panthers and the Rams have played some intense matches and the atmosphere in the gyms have been amazing. Three of the former athletes that participated in the rivalry were on the court at Nininger Hall Wednesday night when Lynchburg College played Bridgewater College. Elena Kritter, Bethany Doman and Katie Baker all made the trip to the Final Four in Richmond back in 2007 and it was fun to watch them compete against each other one more time.

Just as it was back in 2007 Kritter (RAPP) was on one side of the net while Doman and Baker (Strasburg) were on the other. The parents of all three were at Bridgewater as were Mr. & Mrs. Guy from Wilson Memorial. Not only was it pleasant to see everyone again but the level of play in the gym was pretty impressive.

Lynchburg trailed 2-0 before rallying back to capture the final three games. How even was the match? The final total in points was 103-103 and game five went to the Hornets by a score of 16-14. Great folks to visit with and great VB to watch, could you ask for anything more?
During the fourth game a familiar face removed her warm-up jacket and began to loosen up on the sideline. Junior Candice Guy took her place on the court moments later and showed off her left handed Kill stroke almost immediately much to the delight of the BC crowd.
Rapp will travel to Strasburg Thursday night for round 1 of the Bull Run showdown...

Media Day for New Generals Skipper Ronnie Palmer

I was fortunate enough to spend the better part of Tuesday introducing our new skipper to the local media types as well as the folks that run our organization. Ronnie Palmer will take the field in Waynesboro for the Summer of 2010 and I couldn't be happier.

We sat down with Chris Graham, Rob Sisk and John Leonard at different points of the day and here are the links to their stories-
Rob Sisk - News Virginian
John Leonard - All things Valley League
Chris Graham - Augusta Free Press
Thanks to all for their time and effort!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Duke reaches 1/3 mark @ 2-2 - Prepare for Hokies on Saturday

DURHAM - Duke continued their early season trend of rotating wins and losses on Saturday by defeating cross town neighbor North Carolina Central 49-14. The Blue Devils are now 2-2 with the Hokies of Virginia Tech set to invade Wallace Wade Stadium at Noon this Saturday.

Sat, Sep 5
L 16-24

Sat, Sep 12
at Army
W 35-19

Sat, Sep 19
at (22) Kansas
L 16-44

Sat, Sep 26
North Carolina Central
W 49-14

Sat, Oct 3
(11) Virginia Tech
12:00 pm

Sat, Oct 10
at North Carolina State

Sat, Oct 17 - BYE WEEK

Sat, Oct 24

Sat, Oct 31
at Virginia

Sat, Nov 7
at (22) North Carolina

Sat, Nov 14
Georgia Tech

Sat, Nov 21
at (9) Miami (FL)

Sat, Nov 28
Wake Forest