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Louisa names new athletic director

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

When searching for an athletic director for Louisa County High School over the past few weeks, Louisa County Assistant Superintendant Doug Straley had stressed that he and school officials were looking to fill the position with someone who understood the program’s passion and dedication. In the end, they stuck with someone who has experienced that firsthand. George Stanley, who served as the assistant athletic director for LCHS since 2011, was

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  • Louisa coach ‘Heads Up’ on safety

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    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.

    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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  • Back in business at The Jungle

    Posted on July 14, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Louisa head coach Mark Fischer barked out commands during the team’s conditioning drills this past week.

    His commands clearly cut through the morning air on Tuesday during a simple conditioning drill. Through certain stretches, the coach would hunch over, focus his gaze on selected youngsters, and monitor the most intricate of details. In a pre-practice huddle, it was made clear that progression would be praised, excuses would be ignored. It was, quite simply, classic Mark Fischer. It may have been a vintage scene, but it offered

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  • Louisa Little League sends five teams to states

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    The end of the line arrived for most little league programs across the state this past weekend, but for most of the teams in Louisa Little League, the fun has just begun. Five teams – four baseball and one softball – are headed to their respective state championships in the upcoming week after giving dominating performances in last week’s District 14 playoffs. “It’s always good when you can send just

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  • Grant given for Louisa field hockey camp

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Camp instructors Kelsey Stanley (l to r) and Kate Chisholm, both former LCHS players, hold up the brand new equipment that will be used at the camp.

    Most young female athletes in Louisa spend their days dreaming of becoming the next great batter on the diamond, a dominant scorer on the hardwood or maybe even a commanding midfielder on the soccer field. The sport of field hockey hasn’t invaded those dreams yet though, mostly due to people’s unfamiliarity with the game. Kate Chisholm and Kelsey Stanley – two former stars for Louisa County High School’s field hockey

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  • Louisa fighter wins coveted belt

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Lillard holds his newly attained belt after his title win on Saturday night. Submitted photo.

    Louisa mixed martial arts athlete Robbie Lillard added an impressive chapter to his young career on Saturday by stifling opponent Shane Shumack with an arm bar submission victory in the first round to win Operation Octagon’s 155-pound championship in Winchester. Though not yet 18 – Lillard’s birthday is in early July – the win is far from an opening act for Lillard. A 2014 graduate of Louisa County High School,

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  • Little League teams dominate playoff’s opening weekend

    Posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Nathan King and the rest of his teammates on Louisa’s major baseball team were hot at the plate this past weekend. The team won their three games by a combined 46 runs. Photo by Tina Dunivan.

    Whatever is in the water in Louisa, it’s certainly producing some good baseball players. Louisa has been by far the most dominant team in the Little League District 14 Playoffs so far. The tournament, which kicked off on Saturday, June 28, is a preface to qualify for the Virginia state tournament, which will begin for most teams on Friday, July 11. Through Wednesday, Louisa teams had gone a combined 11-4

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