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A look ahead at the Lions vs. Courtland game Friday night

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

To say that the two teams that take the field at Courtland High School on Friday night are familiar with each other would be one heck of an understatement. Coach of the Cougars for more than a decade now, head coach J.C. Hall has utilized a classic wing-T offense and 4-3 defense in his 12 years at the helm. He’s never altered his basic strategy, and he’s never  suffered a

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  • Lady Lions serve up success versus visiting Caroline

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sophomore Taylor Robinson had four of Louisa’s  25 service aces versus Caroline. The Lady Lions won 3-0.

    The Louisa girls varsity volleyball team has a celebration they do every time a member of the squad registers an ace on a serve. They’ll gather near the center of the court, slam their palms to the floor and, in drawn-out unison, yell “Ace.” It was a routine that fans saw a lot of during the team’s home match versus the Caroline Cavaliers on Thursday, August 28. The Lions defeated

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  • Lions return to winning ways

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa’s ground game racked up 245 yards against the Knights, 114 of which came from D’Jon Shelton.

    The fireworks, caged lion and skydivers all returned to Louisa on Friday night. So did head varsity football coach Mark Fischer. And most importantly, so did winning. Thanks to a commanding defensive performance, the Lions overpowered Spotsylvania 14-2 in the two teams’ season opener on Friday, Aug. 29. “This is obviously a special place to be,” Fischer said after the win. “I’m very appreciative of that.” “We were nervous toward

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  • Louisa downs Goochland with second half surge

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Running back Josh Grady and the rest of Louisa’s backfield had success against the Bulldogs all night, rushing for five touchdowns.

    It was a tale of two halves, and thankfully for Louisa, the final few chapters were better than the first. Bolstered by the stellar play of second-and third-string members of the varsity roster, Louisa outscored Goochland 27-3 in the second half en route to a 33-23 victory on Friday night. The preseason win was Louisa’s last on-field action before their season opener versus Spotsylvania on Aug. 29. The contest was

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  • Tempers flare at Louisa scrimmage

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

    In his 20 years of coaching high school football, Louiosa head coach mark Fischer said Thursday's scrimmage was the first time he pulled his team off the field.

    Louisa’s opening scrimmage of the season came to an early and unexpected halt on Thursday at the campus of J.R. Tucker High School in Richnibd after varsity head coach Mark Fischer observed what he called “obvious, dirty, late hits” by an opposing team. The trouble began in the team’s second and final scrimmage session of the day versus the Meadowbrook Monarchs.  After a Meadowbrook score, tempers flared when a Monarch

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  • Rebuilding Louisa’s field hockey team

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa is hoping to capitalize on a strong midfield presence led by senior and two-time All-District member Skylar Reed.

    Building a winning field hockey program is tough. Doing so after you’ve lost nine seniors is even tougher. And in leading a program that has only six wins in the past two seasons, Louisa varsity head coach Meredith Williamson might just have the toughest job in the school’s athletic program. There’s no question the Lady Lions are facing a rebuilding project this season. With just five seniors heading into this

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  • Longtime official drops by Louisa football practice

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Greg Strickland, who serves as chairman of the Louisa County School Board, has officiated high school football for 21 years.  Strickland dropped by Louisa’s practice on Friday to discuss rule changes and safety with the team as well as  to answer questions players had about the sport. Strickland will speak with two more teams before the season begins. Due to Virginia High School League rules, Strickland is not allowed to officiate games in Louisa County.

    On most days, people can expect to see Louisa County School Board Chairman Greg Strickland decked out in a suit and tie. But on Friday morning, Strickland was instead wearing a striped shirt and wielding a whistle, the two signature tools of the trade for another profession of his. Strickland, who has officiated high school football for 21 years now, spent the morning going over Virginia High School League rule

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  • Golf takes sixth place in district match

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The Louisa Lions golf team finished in sixth place in the Jefferson District’s first mini-match of the season on Monday, Aug. 11. Playing at Birdwood Golf Course in Charlottesville, the Lions ended the day with a score of 369. Albemarle, the event’s host, took first place with a score of 315. The match was Louisa’s second taste of action this season, as the team fell to Culpeper by two strokes

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  • Louisa soccer coach no longer, Abe set to fully focus on volleyball program

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa varsity volleyball coach Joel Abe.

    A year ago, Lions volleyball coach Joel Abe was a juggler. Along with preparing to lead the volleyball program into what turned out to be a resurgent season, Abe was also trying to lure recruits for the boy’s soccer team, which he also coached. Something had to give, and one year later, Abe is a coach who has cut out the extracurricular activities. Stepping down from his position as head

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