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School and Sports News for June 14

School and Sports News for June 14

Volleyball, soccer camps at RCHS Besides a football-related meeting June 21 for players and parents (see Meetings and Notices on this page), there’s other sports-related goings-on at the schools: A James Madison University volleyball camp for rising eighth- to 12th-graders is June 21-22 at Rappahannock County High School’s auxiliary gym, noon to 7 both...
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RCHS’ spring, year-end athletics awards

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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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School and Sports News for June 7

Wakefield academic awards and athletics update; college degrees awarded to several Rappahannock young people.
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Dodson sentenced to 60 days

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May 24
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In a highly publicized case of betrayal that took unexpected turns – the repeated misappropriation of funds from a school nonprofit made public in February, a plea bargain that included a $25,000 restitution payment rejected by a judge in May – the end was as compelling as the beginning.
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Sperryville column for May 24

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May 24
RCHS’ boys varsity soccer team members pause during their Sperryville Rescue carwash duty for a portrait, including (from left): Matt Lombardi, Ben Estes, Clayton Hatcher, Tanyon Lee, Edwin Garcia, Logan Vest, Robbie Adams, Case Kramer, Logan Welch, Smith Clifton, Shane L’Amoreaux, Brian Baumgardner, Jon Letson, Patrick Foley, Alex Jung, Amrit Tamang, Andrew Oyster and coach James Lofton.

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad welcomes soccer team and bike club; remembering those who served; People to People outreach; more yoga and the bridge construction continues.
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Lady Panthers pounce into Districts

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May 24

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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School and Sports News for May 24

School and Sports News for May 24

After-prom activities, a tortoise for pre-K, and an athletics update from Wakefield.
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Jones, Wayland qualify for regionals

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May 24

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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Judge rejects Dodson plea deal

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Amy Grigsby Dodson of Sperryville stood tearfully before Rappahannock County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker on Monday (May 14), as he rejected the plea agreement the commonwealth and her defense had worked out, giving her a week to decide whether to pursue the case with him or start over with another judge.
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School and Sports News for May 17

School and Sports News for May 17

Wakefield benefit auction and sports update; alumni news and honor roll achievement.
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Varsity soccer teams come close, JP girls come in first

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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

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

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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

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

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Lady Panthers v Cougars and Monroe, Panther varsity matches, and track stars.
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School and Sports News for May 3

School and Sports News for May 3

Grandparents visit Wakefield About 80 grandparents of students came to Wakefield Country Day School April 25 for Grandparents Day. The event began in the school’s auditorium with a lavish breakfast. The special guests sat down at tables with tablecloths and flowers and laminated souvenir placemats made by their grandchildren. After a greeting by Head...
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Fodderstack 10K: Winners and pictures

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Winners, and photos, and Jean Lillard's report, from Saturday's Fodderstack 10K, the traditional spring race from Flint Hill to Washington.
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School and Sports News for April 26

Wakefield sophomore Sam Nolan receives his Latin Exam Award from Head of School Kathleen Grove (and Head of School for the Day Pierce Kiser, center).

Panther Quiz Bowlers struck down in D.C. Panther Quiz Bowl took their show on the road for the annual taping of “It’s Academic.” The program is shot in Washington, D.C., and aired on three NBC affiliates. Area high school teams, consisting of three players each, vie for the title of Central Virginia champion, which...
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RCHS sports roundup for April 26

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April 25
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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The Rapp for April 19

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April 19
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Besides the Fodderstack . . . Scared of a little rain? Old football injury? Have an even better excuse for not running in Saturday’s Fodderstack 10K, which finishes in Washington? Don’t hide away in shame. There’s a lot going on in town that day: The Washington Baptist Church hosts its traditional Grandma’s Attic indoor...
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Rapp shows mettle in tie, close loss to district rivals

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April 19

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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Lace up those running shoes!

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It’s not too late to register for the Fodderstack 10K Race this Saturday (April 21) – though once the starting gun sounds at 9 a.m. on the North Hill in Flint Hill, you’re probably too late. So far, 90 females and 78 males have registered. Of those, 40 are Rappahannock residents. Last month, we...
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School and Sports News for April 19

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April 19

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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Fodderstack greets the elusive spring . . .

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April 12
Lily Strange of Viewtown finishes last year's (soggy) Fodderstack 10K.

County Administrator John W. McCarthy's annual advance on the Fodderstack 10K, the official beginning of spring in Rappahannock (except maybe this year) and sole fundraiser for the Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority.
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Steve Green’s back in the winners’ circle

HANG ON, STEVE: Steve Green jumps with Forever Gleaming at left to take the owner-rider timber race from rival Incaseyouraminer (Ben Swope up). Green, who splits time between horses and his professional trucking business, has ridden on the circuit since 1972, but called Saturday’s win at the Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point his first since 1975.

A fixture in his sport, Steve Green has spent exactly four decades kicking around Virginia’s steeplechase game. He rode his first race as a junior in the spring of 1972, and since has attended the races sometimes as owner-trainer, usually as van driver and groom, often as support crew for his jockey-daughter Sarah, and...
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RCHS boys shut down Strasburg for third win

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April 12

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

Mountain Laurel students get dramatic on the Folger stage.

Mountain Laurel’s ‘Shakespeare Mashup’ Mountain Laurel Montessori Farm School was one of just eight schools to participate in this year’s Secondary School Festival at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Their play entitled, “Shakespeare Mashup,” included scenes woven together from “Hamlet,” “As you Like It,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Mountain Laurel’s creative...
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School and Sports News for April 5

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April 5

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

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March 29
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 29

OWLHENGE: Wakefield Country Day School students pose for a group photo during their visit to Stonehenge, part of a biannual trip to England.

Rapp girls fight to a tie and two wins JV and varsity girls’ soccer traveled to Skyline High School on March 23 for the second consecutive Friday night match against the Hawks. They returned with a victory and a tie to precede their Tuesday night win on the road against Manassas Park, 3-1. “The...
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Hollywood trainer teaching here

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March 22
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On March 30, Rex Peterson, acclaimed Hollywood movie horse trainer, will teach individual and group sessions at The Fine Equine Stables in Amissville. This will be his third clinic in the area, thanks to positive feedback from earlier participants. Peterson’s expertise can be witnessed on the big screen with the horses he has trained...
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School and Sports News for March 22

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March 22

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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Photos: Youth basketball stars

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Letter: Donkey-schoen — as in, thanks! You made Donkey ball a hit!

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The Donkey Basketball game on March 12 made us truly appreciate why we are members of the Rappahannock community. It was so amazing to look out into a gym packed with laughing, cheering fans. We sold about 550 adult tickets to this event but when you add in all the children 5 and younger who...
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School and Sports News for March 15

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March 15
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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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Letter: Baseball, moms and . . . your support

With spring fast approaching, many of the great things in this county are already beginning to pop out. The daffodils have begun to bloom. The trees are beginning to bud. And the surest sign that spring is around the corner – Stuart Field – is preparing to reopen. The Rappahannock-Culpeper Baseball League (RCBL) provides...
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Veterans lead RCHS baseball, softball and track into spring

JUNIOR PANTHER coach Brad Barnes, left, and varsity coach Jake Kezele cut-up on the elementary school baseball field while their players warm up their arms before practice last week.

As our faux winter winds into a real spring, the crack and ping of bats and the pounding of running feet can be heard on the diamonds and track of Rappahannock County High School.
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School and Sports News for March 8

Wakefield’s Dale is Player of the Year In addition to being named to the all-conference first team, Wakefield Country Day School freshman Maeve Dale was named the Delaney Athletic Conference Division II Girls Varsity Basketball Player of the Year for the 2011-2012 season. She earned this honor through a consensus vote by the Conference’s...
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At Thornton Hill: spring’s unofficial start

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March 1
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A sure remedy for winter blahs awaits in Sperryville this weekend: a day of fresh air and racing excitement at the inaugural running of the Thornton Hill Fort Valley Point-to-Point on Saturday (March 3).
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Bigger turnouts, sharper practices prep Panthers for spring

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March 1
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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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