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Head coach Kevin Fisher said his seniors have no intentions of looking back to last year’s disappointing season.

Louisa Lions determined to turn page

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

Louisa may be in the midst of a two-game losing streak, but they’ve seen worse. If you really want to see a Lion droop his shoulders, ask him about last year’s 4-16 season. Ask him about the attitude that team had. “Last year, we’d be too worried about a game that happened yesterday instead of the work that needed to be put in today,” senior ace Thomas Dunnavant said. “Everybody

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  • Visiting Flucos flummox Louisa

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Third baseman Josh Holley was just short in his attempt to steal home on an errant pitch during the bottom of the first inning. Photo by Chan Powell.

    The bats went cold and the score went south for Louisa in their matchup versus Fluvanna on Monday. The Lions struggled at the plate en route to a 3-6 defeat under their hometown lights. “We couldn’t find a way to get a leadoff hitter on, and the bats just went dead tonight,” Lions head coach Kevin Fisher said. “The kids battled, they were fighting, but we’re in a tough stretch

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  • Raeshawn Bishop, Louisa’s man on the fast track

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop’s performance at Louisa’s latest match put him atop the school’s all-time scoring list for outdoor track athletes. Photo by Charletta Anderson.

    When Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop cleared the six-foot-two-inch bar at Louisa’s outdoor track meet on Saturday, April 5 at Woodberry Forest, he didn’t just glide over a suspended bar, he soared past the competition and into the record books. Bishop came into the first track meet of the year knowing that anything better than a subpar performance would vault him ahead of former Louisa great Sean Robinson on the school’s

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  • Louisa’s track teams take third at Woodberry

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lions sprinter Josh Bishop was all business during Louisa’s first place finish in the 4 x 800 meter relay. Photo by Charletta Anderson.

    The Lions had a lot of success and made a little bit of history during their recent track meet at Woodberry Forest. Both the boys and girls teams managed third place finishes in their respective competitions in the 13-team track meet on Saturday,  April 5. During the competition, Lions senior Raeshawn Bishop, one of the most illustrious athletes in Louisa history, etched his name into the record books by becoming

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  • Building a winner at Louisa County High School

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Standing at home plate at Louisa’s softball field, McNeil is just feet away from the construction site.

    It’s when Barton Malow project administrator Brandy McNeil rises from her desk and gazes out the window of her modular unit on the campus of Louisa County High School that she sees her true office. Involved in the construction of the new high school building since the project began in August 2013, McNeil makes her rounds each day to make sure the mission remains on schedule. But from that same

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  • Twenty years later: Remembering Louisa’s Roar

    Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Nowadays, Jones spends his time mentoring students at Monticello High School.

    Life wasn’t right. As a 12-year-old, Paul Jones was angry. It just wasn’t fair, having to move from his father and group of friends in Philadelphia. Jones moved to Louisa with his mother and stepfather in 1989, and upon arriving, those two were about the only people Jones knew. He went to local gyms and playgrounds as a gangly, six-footer, who, by his own admission, struggled to “walk and chew

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  • Fuvanna forces Louisa into tie

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lions midfielder Zach Hall battles with Fluvanna defenders all game.

    Despite holding a 1-0 advantage for most of the game, the junior varsity Lions soccer team allowed a scrappy Fluvanna squad to creep back, tie the score in the second half and walk off the field with a 1-1 tie on Thursday, March 27. “I think we got a little arrogant with ourselves,” head coach John LaPointe-Ridley said. “It’s a good lesson for the team to learn though.” It looked

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  • Louisa varsity soccer loses nailbiter in overtime

    Posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Despite a good effort from Trey Chisholm, Louisa fell to Fluvanna 2-1 in overtime.

    It was a cold night and a colder ending for Louisa’s varsity soccer team. The Lions fell 2-1 in overtime to visiting Fluvanna in their matchup on Thursday, March 27. Even for most of the game, the teams faced off for two five-minute overtime halves. Fluvanna forward Marcus Ditta tapped in a cross from teammate Nigel Maniflod with just three minutes remaining to give the Flucos the decisive goal. Though

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  • Louisa holds visiting Goochland scoreless in season opener

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Senior Thomas Dunnavant pitched five scoreless innings in the Lions’ win over Goochland.

    Thanks to a dominating pitching performance by a trio of Louisa hurlers that allowed just three hits in seven innings, the Lions varsity baseball team stifled the visiting Goochland Bulldogs 1-0 in the home team’s season opener on Friday, March 28. “I thought our pitching and defense was outstanding for us today,” Lions manager Kevin Fisher said. “As a group, everyone performed. All three pitchers went out there and performed

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