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Louisa Athletic Association 8U head coach Terrell Thompson is now certified by the Heads Up program, which instructs coaches on safer ways for players to tackle.

Louisa coach ‘Heads Up’ on safety

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

It’s the one topic in football that has perhaps sparked the most heated discussions amongst parents and fans: concussions. The upswing of concussions suffered by NFL players in recent years brought the topic to the front and center of the country’s mindset. And that’s exactly why Louisa local and youth football coach Terrell Thompson is making sure he is doing all he can to prevent them. Thompson, who will coach

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  • Mineral ministry with bows and Bibles

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Just more than two years ago, Mineral Baptist Church member Jeremy Debaets was asked by church leadership to mix his two passions – archery and his faith – and turn them into a ministry. Two years later, that vision has turned into a reality. This past Saturday, nearly 300 people poured into the MBC community center for the church’s first Sportsmen of God event, which resembled the combination of a

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  • Lions football to face similar foes in 2014

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am


    Last year, Louisa’s football season was filled with penalties, turnovers and losses. This year, there’s no question that the team’s mind is on redemption. And after the Virginia High School League released the 2014 schedule last week, the Lions found out the teams they’ll have to go through to get it. They probably recognize the road. This year, the Lions will play the exact same 10 teams they faced during

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