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Louisa pitcher Bryant Taylor threw for two innings in the Lions’ 9-3 win over Covenant.  Bryant and the Lions are now 3-0 on the season, and according to coach Devin O’Meara, that streak could continue should the team’s bullpen continue to develop.

Lions take down Eagles to remain unbeaten

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

For four innings, Louisa’s junior varsity baseball team had bats as cold as the windy, 45-degree temperatures that descended on their home field on Tuesday night versus Covenant. But, as the last two innings arrived, so did their swings. The Lions brought in eight runs in the final two frames versus Covenant to defeat the Eagles 9-3 and move to 3-0 on the season. “It took us a little while

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  • New era begins for Lady Lions

    Posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Early on in the season in 2014, the situation looked promising for Louisa’s girls varsity soccer team. At one point, the Lady Lions won three out of five games, with all three victories coming against district foes. Then, May arrived, as did opponents eager to improve on their rankings heading into the approaching postseason. While many teams in the Jefferson District surged to the finish, the Lady Lions lost six

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  • Louisa Boys soccer searching for rebound with new coach and talent

    Posted on March 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Talk to any member of Louisa’s varsity boys soccer team, and they’ll tell you the program is headed upward in the right direction. After last season, they have nowhere else to go. The Lions took the field 16 times in 2014, and each time walked off the field with a loss. The defeats were the result of a deadly concoction of inconsistent play, injuries and inexperience. Ugly defeats, such as

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  • Lone scrimmage for Lions

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Though practices are still on campus, and though all 19 members of the team are present, Louisa’s varsity baseball team can’t help but feel homesick. Now fully into their practice regimen, the Lions long for dirty cleats and grassy outfields. Instead, they’re met with batting cages and gym floors, the result of the team’s practices being held at the school’s gym due to adverse weather conditions. The team’s first scrimmage

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  • Louisa softball loses two huge contributors from 2014 campaign

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    When the 2014 season came to a close, the Lady Lions knew they would lose three very talented seniors. What they didn’t know, however, is that they’d also lose their head coach and two valuable members of the pitching staff. In the offseason, four-year head coach Daniel Barrett stepped down from the team to focus on academic ventures. At the same time, Abbey Hudson, a talented infielder with a .422

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  • Meet originally was scheduled for last week of February

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    While some members of Louisa’s indoor track team paced anxiously at practice a couple weeks ago as they nervously anticipated the Virginia High School League state tournament that lay ahead, sophomore Louisa sprinter Justice Anderson couldn’t help but laugh. The meet was originally scheduled for Feb. 27-28. But Anderson — either by intuition or through the advice of meteorologist — said he knew what the upcoming forecast of snow meant.

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  • With new coaching staff, Lady Lions look to continue winning ways

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Fresh off of impressive performances from last year, Hannah Fletcher  and the Lady Lions softball finished first in Conference 23. Louisa’s ball team feel they have a lot to look forward to in 2015.

    Over the past few seasons, winning has become as much of a habit as anything else for the Lady Lions. In the last three years, Louisa lost just a combined 13 games.  In the last four, 25 Lady Lions qualified for the All-District team. In four years at the helm, head coach Dan Barrett won coach of the year twice, including Conference 23 Coach of the Year in 2014. Then,

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  • Resurgent performance last season has Louisa’s players, coaches wanting more

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Fresh off of impressive performances from last year, Jacob Patterson and the Louisa Lions baseball finished second in Conference 23. Louisa’s ball teams feel they have a lot to look forward to in 2015.

    Heading into the 2014 season, the Lions were coming off a highly disappointing 4-16 record from the year before. Subsequently, the 2014 group donned the underdog cap, bonded together and came away with a 14-9 record en route to reaching the 4A North Regional Tournament semifinals. Not many outside of the program saw that performance coming. Now, with the 2015 season quickly approaching on the horizon, the Lions have to

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  • Louisa’s sports programs focused in spite of snow

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Hannah Fletcher and nearly two dozen other softball players crammed into Louisa County High School’s gymnasium for the sport’s first practice of the season on Monday.

    The plan on Monday for Louisa County High School’s spring sports athletes was to run out onto a green field, plant their cleats in the dirt and get to work. Obviously, Mother Nature had other plans. With their fields, bases and courts buried in snow from last week’s winter storm, teams were forced to change their strategy. Boys soccer met at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, the girls at the Betty

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