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R.J. Rustick and the rest of Louisa’s wrestling team had a firm grip on success Saturday, dominating the field. Photo by Mary Jess Ibarra Rustick.

Lions win Jefferson District Tournament for second consecutive year

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

This season, the Lions wrestling team had a new coach, new leaders and a new gymnasium. But they got the same results. For the second straight season, Louisa dominated the two-day Jefferson District Tournament on Friday and Saturday, winning all eight of their matches en route to winning consecutive district titles for the first time since 2008-2009. “It feels great to accomplish that,” first year head coach Trevor Gallo said.

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  • Warriors’ post presence topples Louisa

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa forward Malik Bell led Louisa with 12 points. His five fourth quarter points were the team’s only ones of the period.

    Looking to extend their winning streak to five games, Louisa’s junior varsity basketball team ran into a foe that was just too tough on Tuesday night. They were also too tall. Riding on the shoulders of their 6’4 center Mitchell Larkin, who ended the game with 27 points, the Western Albemarle Warriors defeated Louisa 43-31, snapping the team’s longest winning streak of the season. “I feel like we went backwards

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  • Warriors march past Louisa for seventh straight victory

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Western Albemarle’s formula for success has remained largely unchanged in head coach Darren Maynard’s 19 seasons at the helm. The Warriors rely on crisp passes, a wide variety of offensive sets, sharp shooting and tough defense to overwhelm opponents. On Tuesday night, Louisa (3-13 overall, 1-8 district) experienced every facet of Western Albemarle’s dominating arsenal. Wielding a machine-like attack on offense, the Warriors (14-3 overall, 8-1 district) shot almost 50

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  • Louisa Bobcats built for bright future

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Head coach Nick Schreck participates in most of the Bobcats’ drills.

    Practices for the Louisa Bobcats basketball team are intense.  If players aren’t battling each other on the boards during one drill, they’re challenging each other in impromptu one-on-one battles. Anything and everything – from who can make the better pass or get the most steals in a scrimmage – becomes a competition. The second one drill ends, another kicks in. It’s a well-oiled system that brings the best – and

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  • Fluvanna surges in victory over Lions

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Fluvanna forward Vinny Agee scored 18 of his 23 points in a blistering first quarter performance.

    When teams play Fluvanna, their strategy isn’t a secret. The goal is to stop, or at least slow down, Vinny Agee. But executing that strategy against the sharpshooting 6’4, 195-pound forward, is an entirely different story. On Tuesday night, Louisa (3-11 overall, 1-6 district) became the latest victim of Agee, who is almost a shoe-in to win the Jefferson District Player of the Year. Agee went off for 23 points,

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  • Lions flummox Flucos to win third straight

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Though he often serves in a reserve role for the Lions’ junior varsity basketball team, sharpshooter Malachi Poindexter always has the confidence of his coach, Roger Brooks. On Tuesday versus Fluvanna (4-9 overall, 1-5 district), Poindexter showed you why. The eighth-grader poured in all nine of his points in the second quarter of Louisa’s victory over Fluvanna, and his consecutive 3-pointers midway through the period helped the Lions go on

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  • Lions roar in home opener

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Richard Gallegos was one of five Louisa wrestlers who went undefeated in the team’s home opener.

    It was their first time performing in front of their home fans this season, and Louisa County High School’s wrestling team gave their faithful followers a show to remember. The Lions went undefeated in all three of their matches on Wednesday, Jan. 7, taking home first place honors in the quad tournament that included Charlottesville, Massaponax and Colonial Forge’s “B” squad. Louisa dominated Charlottesville 76-0 in their opening match before

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  • Lions power past Patriots

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Key shots by Louisa forward RaQuan Jones and his teammates in the fourth quarter propelled Louisa on a 15-point scoring run in the game’s final minutes.

    It’s said that it’s not about how you start, but how you finish. That statement’s veracity was proven true on Friday night by Louisa’s junior varsity basketball team. Trailing at the end of the first three quarters versus visiting Albemarle, the Lions outscored the Patriots 28-9 in a dominating fourth quarter to notch an impressive 64-46 victory over their formidable district foe. Undefeated entering the contest, Albemarle (6-1 overall, 5-1

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  • Cold shooting sinks Louisa

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Danny Parshall and the rest of Louisa’s varsity swim & dive team have jumped headfirst into competition this season. The Lions had their district meet of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 5. The team is now in their fifth season of operation and has five more meets left. The team next competes on Friday at 6 p.m. vs  the Blue Devils at Fork Union Military Academy. Submitted photo.

    It was an all too familiar story for the Lady Lions on Tuesday night versus Monticello. Pulling to within six points with six minutes left in the game, Louisa’s shooting went cold, allowing the Mustangs (8-1 overall, 5-0 district) to go on a 12-0 scoring run and eventually escape with a 48-34 victory. Falling short in the final quarter has become an unwelcomed theme for Louisa in recent weeks. In

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