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Louisa dive team beats odds and competition

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Unlike most teams that compete, Louisa County High School’s dive team has no nearby facility. For their three weekly practices, the four-member team is required to take a 45-minute bus ride to Fork Union Military Academy. The divers don’t get home until 9:30 p.m. It’s no small task. Apparently, it’s no problem, either. All four divers put up top-five performances in the Virginia High School League State Tournament on Friday,

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  • Wrestling season not over for these two Louisa guys

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Sean Alberts (top) and R.J. Rustick (bottom) are the two LCHS wrestlers headed to  the VHSL state tournament in Salem on Feb. 20-21.

    The wrestling season continues on for a couple of Louisa County High School wrestlers. R.J. Rustick, a 132-pound sophomore, and Sean Alberts, a 182-pound senior, qualified for the Virginia High School League State Tournament on Feb. 20-21 at the Salem Civic Center. The duo qualified for the honor by virtue of finishing in the top four of their respective weight class at the 4A North Regional Tournament on Feb. 13-14

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  • Swim and dive sending seven to regional tourney

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

    In just its fifth year in existence, Louisa County High School’s swim and dive team had seven members qualify for the 4A North Regional Tournament. “We are very excited to have seven kids advance to regionals,” head coach Jennifer Thorpe said. “This is the most athletes Louisa has ever sent.” To earn a spot in the tournament, swimmers and divers had to finish in the top six of their respective

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  • Bishop forging legacy of his own in Louisa track

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Josh Bishop, one of Louisa’s best track and field performers this season, is the cousin of the program’s all-time leading scorer, Raeshawn Bishop, who graduated last year. This season, Bishop has followed in his  relative’s footsteps by dominating the competition. Photo by Charletta Anderson

    Upon Raeshawn Bishop’s graduation last year, Louisa County High School’s Indoor Track and Field team desperately needed someone to fill his shoes. Bishop was perhaps the school’s greatest track athlete, his resume reading like a book. He was the 2013 Jefferson District Track Athlete of the Year. He set school records in the long jump and triple jump. In his senior season, he became the school’s all-time track and field

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  • Winners of three out of their last four games, Lions finally finding footing

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa’s late-season surge has best been encapsulated by the play of sophomore point guard Latrell Winkey, whose production has ballooned in recent weeks.

    It wasn’t too long ago that Louisa County High School’s varsity basketball team had a 3-14 record and was limping along to the depressing tune of an eight-game losing streak. The season seemed headed for the same dreary end that has greeted them the past three years, campaigns in which the Lions failed to hit five wins. A late season charge has given the team the chance to change that.

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  • Lady Lions ready for rematch in playoff opener

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa girls varsity basketball head coach Jarred Soles and his team will face off against a familiar foe on Monday, taking on an Amherst team they played just one week prior.

    When Louisa (5-17) takes the court for their Conference 23 Tournament opener on Monday night, it’ll be a little slice of deja vu. The tipoff of that game will mark just one week since the Lancers (8-11) defeated Louisa in a nailbiter, 43-39, on Feb. 9. There will also be a little sense of revenge in the air, too. In that defeat, the Lady Lions led Amherst by one with

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  • Louisa track teams take second at Jefferson District tourney

    Posted on February 10, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa County High School wasn’t the best team at the 2015 Jefferson District Indoor Track Tournament, but they were pretty darn close. Both Louisa’s girls and boys teams took second place in their respective competitions on Monday, Jan. 26. The girls team finished with a score of 119.5, just behind champions Western Albemarle, who tallied 138.5. Louisa’s boys team ended up tied with Western Albemarle at 90, trailing only Charlottesville,

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  • Shooting slump sinks Louisa

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Louisa guard Nya Anderson and her teammates had little room to work against the Hornets’ swarming defense.

    Louisa’s varsity girls basketball team has a roster filled with shooters, but if you judged by the box score, you wouldn’t know it. A combination of poor shot selection, bad execution and sudden losses of confidence has resulted in the Lady Lions shooting just 31 percent from the floor this season. On Monday night versus Orange, their shooting slump continued. The Lady Lions  (4-15 overall, 2-10 district) shot a dismal

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  • Lions rally too late to catch Orange

    Posted on February 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Just seconds into their matchup versus the junior varsity Lady Lions, Orange guard Jovia Winkey swished a mid-range jumper to kick off the night’s contest. It would be a common theme throughout the evening. Winkey dropped 28 points on Louisa (10-8 overall, 8-4 district) on Monday, 20 of which came in a torrid first half performance as the visiting Hornets defeated Louisa 41-35. The loss brought an end to Louisa’s

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