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Cross country surges ahead

Sep. 13, 2012
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Last Wednesday (Sept. 5), Panther varsity cross country pushed through a hot, humid day to first place wins for the boys and girls teams who faced Luray and Fresta Valley.
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Panther cross country off to a fast start

Aug. 23, 2012
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The Panthers prowled to their first coed varsity cross country competition last Wednesday (Aug. 15) at Eastern View High School in Culpeper. Though it was a preseason scrimmage, it presented Rappahannock with a solid challenge – racing against Eastern View and Liberty, two double-A schools. The Panthers took on their much larger opponents and...
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Financing (education) provided by Union First

Jun. 14, 2012
Financing (education) provided by Union First

Union First Market Bank went back to school on May 30, when Sherry Cillo, vice president and senior branch manager, stepped into Bradley Weeks’ economics and personal finance class at Rappahannock County High School. During her 45-minute presentation, she introduced students to basic banking services from a banker’s perspective: savings and checking accounts, how to...
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Passing the torch, at RCHS’ Baccalaureate

Jun. 7, 2012
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On a warm Sunday evening (June 3), Rappahannock County High School seniors donned their caps and gowns for their first formal farewell ceremony – the 62nd annual Baccalaureate service.
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RCHS’ spring, year-end athletics awards

Jun. 7, 2012

Commitment was the night’s theme at Rappahannock County High School’s annual Spring Sports Awards last Thursday (May 31) in the RCHS auditorium. Athletic Director Jim Swindler teamed with the coaching staff and Kurt Streu’s culinary crew to host the event. Strue’s students prepared and served a fabulous meal to the estimated 350 in attendance....
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Baccalaureate this Sunday

May. 31, 2012

“Visible,” the Rappahannock County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, and their sponsors, invite you and your family to attend the 62nd annual Baccalaureate Service. The public service is 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in RCHS Auditorium. Included in the program are: speeches from the 2012 student leadership, music from the Panther Band, student vocalists, an...
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Lady Panthers pounce into Districts

May. 24, 2012

Rappahannock County High School’s Lady Panther varsity soccer team stood strong on their home turf Monday (May 21) to secure a first-round Bull Run District playoff win (1-0) against William Monroe’s Dragons. These rivals have met on two previous occasions this season, both resulting in dramatic overtime decisions with split results. The first half remained...
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Jones, Wayland qualify for regionals

May. 24, 2012

Rappahannock County High School’s co-ed varsity track team took the field of competition in Strasburg on May 18. At day’s end, Josh Jones and Seth Wayland both qualified for regionals when they placed among the top six runners in their individual races. Jones and Wayland ran in the second-fastest heat of their events and put...
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Varsity soccer teams come close, JP girls come in first

May. 17, 2012
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Rappahannock County High School squared off against perennial league winners George Mason and Clarke; JP girls soccer are conference champs.
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School and Sports News for May 10

May. 10, 2012
School and Sports News for May 10

RCHS shines at Technosphere Rappahannock’s Technology Student Association (TSA) earned their Panther pride last Friday (May 4) at the Technosphere state competition in Richmond. Adam Carter and Amber Dodson won first place with their paired debate about technology’s impact on food supply, environment and other related issues. The team of Peyton Bailey, Adam Carter,...
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Panther soccer advances in district, community

May. 10, 2012
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Over the past week, Panther varsity boys’ soccer battled for position in the Bull Run District and still found time to reveal their inner integrity by, once again, giving back to their community.

The boys are no strangers to service. 
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‘Outstanding’ Lady Panthers defeat two more district foes

May. 10, 2012

In the 2012 women’s soccer season, athletes in the Bull Run District find themselves in an epic battle amongst the state’s most competitive Single A teams and Junior Panther girls soccer hosted its last regular season game on Friday, April 27, when they took on Shenandoah Valley for a 3-0 triumph.
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Lady Panthers shut out Cougars, turn the corner at Monroe

May. 3, 2012
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Lady Panthers v Cougars and Monroe, Panther varsity matches, and track stars.
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RCHS wins second in financial competition

Apr. 26, 2012
FINANCE CREW: Rappahannock County High School’s personal-finance team for the Governor’s Challenge in Richmond last week (clockwise, from top left): Maddie Kopjanski, Nich Hipple, Ben Estes and Matt Lombardi.

More than 1,000 students participated in the Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance this year. Rappahannock County High School was one of 12 teams who qualified for the Economics Division, and one of 12 that qualified for the Personal Finance Division.
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RCHS sports roundup for April 26

Apr. 25, 2012
THE PANTHERS’ Jon Letsen takes on a crowd of Skyline defenders in last Friday’s win at Panther Stadium.

Panther boys stay busy on the soccer pitch Rappahannock’s boys varsity soccer treated its fans to an eventful week on the road with one loss and one win. On Tuesday, Panthers faced Bull Run District powerhouse, Clarke County for a 5-0 defeat. Rappahannock (4-4-1) held Clarke (8-1) to a scoreless first half. Clarke was...
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Rapp shows mettle in tie, close loss to district rivals

Apr. 19, 2012

Panther boys soccer met two tough district teams at home last week for a tie and a loss to Central Woodstock (3-3) and George Mason (2-0). On Tuesday night (April 10), Panthers took on Central Woodstock. “I thought the team played well,” coach James Lofton said, “and Central is certainly a good side. Tanyon...
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RCHS competes in National Latin Exam

Apr. 19, 2012
LOVE OF LATIN: RCHS students posing for a post-exam-results photo are (front row, from left) Michelle White, Hannah Bennett, Julia Wood, Cassie Meredith, Nicholas Hipple, Nicky Taylor and Christian Grimsley and (back row) Klaire Gubler, Allison Stuart, Robert Yowell, Zach Huff, Will Thompson and Grayson Love.

Select Rappahannock County High School Latin students successfully participated last month in the National Latin Exam and earned multiple awards. The exam is offered under the joint sponsorship of the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League. This year, the online event hosted more than 149,000 Latin students from every state and 13...
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School and Sports News for April 19

Apr. 19, 2012

A Rapp middle school track team is born On Thursday, April 12, Rappahannock County took a small team to Central Woodstock for the Panthers’ first middle school track meet in recent history. Boys and girls tied for third out of four larger schools. “Many runners impressed themselves with personal best times when they went...
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RCHS boys shut down Strasburg for third win

Apr. 12, 2012

Soccer, softball and baseball news, and the first ever Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance.
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School and Sports News for April 5

Apr. 5, 2012

Lady Panthers stand up to Monroe in OT loss Lady Panther soccer hosted another exciting game Friday night (March 30) against a formidable district opponent, William Monroe. Rappahannock County fell, 2-1, in double overtime. “Last year, William Monroe was in VHSL classification AA and was one of the smaller enrollment...
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Panthers defeat Skyline, fall to Manassas Park

Mar. 29, 2012
THE PANTHERS’ Jon Letsen takes on a crowd of Skyline defenders in last Friday’s win at Panther Stadium.

Special to the Rappahannock News On a summer-warm evening last Friday (March 23) at Panther Stadium, the Rappahannock boys’ soccer team achieved its second win of the season against Skyline High School, 3-2 – only to fall, 8-0, in Manassas Park on Tuesday (March 27). “We beat Skyline 4-0 last time,” senior Clayton Hatcher...
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School and Sports News for March 22

Mar. 22, 2012

RCHS boys start with a shutout On Friday night, March 16, Rappahannock County High School’s boys soccer team officially started its season with a shutout victory on the road against Skyline High School. “From our goalkeeper, Ben Estes, to our forwards, I thought it was a very strong performance,” said coach James Lofton. “Defenders...
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School and Sports News for March 15

Mar. 15, 2012
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RCHS Quiz Bowl, soccer and baseball updates; a trout project ends with a release at Wakefield, and more.
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RCHS’ Virginia Honor Band repeat performance

Mar. 8, 2012
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The award-winning Panther Band became the history-making Panther Band last Saturday (March 3) at Millbrook High School when, for the second year in a row, they earned Virginia Honor Band status.
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Bigger turnouts, sharper practices prep Panthers for spring

Mar. 1, 2012
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Melissa Delcour talks to the coaches and players for an RCHS spring sports preview -- softball, baseball, girls' and boys' soccer and track and field.
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RCHS sophomore Dylan Hitt returns an All-State wrestler

Feb. 23, 2012
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Rappahannock County High School is proudly boasting of its tenacious and talented All-State Panther wrestler, Dylan Hitt, who brought home a seventh place win in the Virginia Single A State Wrestling Championship on February 17-18 in Salem.
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Panther wrestler Hitt heads for states

Feb. 16, 2012
FORM LIKE THIS, during a match at the regionals in Strasburg last weekend, helped send Dylan Hitt (top) to the state tournament this Friday and Saturday in Roanoke.

Panther wrestler, sophomore Dylan Hitt, prowled his way to a slot in the state wrestling tournament at the Salem Civil Center in Roanoke this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 17-18). Hitt placed third at the qualifying tournament in Strasburg last weekend (Feb. 10-11). “Luckily, Dylan faced most of the toughest competition in the state at...
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School and Sports News for Feb. 9

Feb. 9, 2012
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RCHS etymology exam-takers peform well; no more wins but respect for Lady Panthers; RCHS boys basketball "family" ends a tough season.
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Panther Seven headed for wrestling regionals

Feb. 9, 2012

After a season of injuries, varied roster numbers at competitions and struggles on the mats, Rappahannock’s varsity wrestlers swept through the Bull Run District Tournament last Saturday. All seven Panther wrestlers qualified for this weekend’s (Feb. 10-11) Region B Tournament in Strasburg.  Dylan Hitt, Pat Foley, and Jesus Lucas all placed fourth in the...
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RCHS Quiz team finishes with promising performance

Feb. 2, 2012
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Panther Quiz Bowl players shined their brightest in the final Bull Run District tournament at home last Thursday (Jan. 26), when they finished fourth overall for the season. As the fifth seed in match one, Panthers faced fourth-seeded Madison County, “a team which had beaten us twice in the regular season,” coach Dave Naser...
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Scrappy and hustling, but Lady Panthers lose three

Feb. 2, 2012

In a strenuous week of play, the Lady Panthers varsity basketball lost one game at home and two on the road. The girls played an exciting game at home last Thursday (Jan. 26) against Madison. “We fell 38-23,” coach Rich Hogan said. “Maddie Kopjanski earned her way to the charity stripe 11 times, scoring...
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Small wrestling contingent travels well

Feb. 2, 2012

With a thoroughly diminished team, Panther Wrestlers took their determination to the mats at Riverhead High School in Staunton last Saturday (Jan. 28).   “Due to injuries and sickness, we only had three wrestlers for the weekend,” coach Galen Weyer said. “Pat Foley placed first and went 4-0. Jesus Lucas went 2-2 and placed...
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RCHS Quiz Bowl team is fifth as tourney begins

Jan. 26, 2012

In Bull Run District play, Rappahannock County High School’s Quiz Bowl team traveled to William Monroe High School for a Jan. 18 meet. “Our first match was against Central Woodstock,” coach Dave Naser said, “and we jumped to an early lead of 80-30. Zach Huff was responsible for 50 of those 80 points. The...
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Panther wrestlers’ wins make up for team scores

Jan. 19, 2012
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Panther wrestlers recently took their talents on the road for one Bull Run District meet and one tough tournament. Last Wednesday (Jan. 11), the team hosted district opponents George Mason and Madison. On Friday and Saturday (Jan. 13-14), Rappahannock wrestlers traveled to  Eastern View High School for a large, two-day tournament. In Bull Run...
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Woods makes it to nationals

Jan. 12, 2012
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This winter, Julia Wood, an eighth-grade Rappahannock County High School Panther cross country runner, clawed her way to the National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she finished in the top 20 percent. To qualify for the Dec. 10 nationwide competition, Wood had to earn her slot. “There were two...
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School and Sports News for Jan. 12

Jan. 12, 2012
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Wakefield announces athletes of the month Wakefield Country Day School’s December athletes of the month included two female co-winners and a seventh-grade basketball leader. Junior Makenzie Magaro of Amissville is a returning player on girls varsity basketball who led her team in scoring in the opening win over Fresta Valley with nine points. She has scored in every...
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Small team, large achievements mark Panther wrestling

Jan. 12, 2012

This winter, Rappahannock wrestlers have been persevering through small team numbers to show their individual prowess and Panther Pride. Beyond the mats, the Panthers have battled to harness athletes for their season. In the midst of the struggle, personal triumphs prevail in this tenacious group. Rappahannock welcomed the new year with two tough competitions...
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Panthers thin on wrestlers but not on talent

Dec. 22, 2011

Panther wrestlers hosted their first Bull Run District home meet of the season Dec. 14 and posted team losses of 42-28 against Randolph-Macon and 50-18 against Clarke County. On Saturday, Dec. 17, they made the long trek to Washington and Lee and brought back bragging rights from the tournament by posting a team win against...
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School and Sports News for April 28

Apr. 28, 2011
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Rappahannock High School girls' soccer, boys' soccer and baseball coverage.
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School/Sports News for April 21

Apr. 21, 2011
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One thrilling victory and one disappointing defeat categorized Rappahannock boys soccer last week with an 8-1 win over Strasburg April 14 and a 3-1 loss to Manassas Park the next day. In a highly anticipated away game against their long-time nemesis, the Panthers ruled the Rams in a tense battle. “Within the first 10...
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