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Louisa’s Cherry and Fischer tops in conference

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

When he wins an award for coaching, Louisa head coach Mark Fischer said he cuts it in pieces and distributes it to members of his staff as a tangible demonstration of his team-first concept. The team better get ready to break out the chainsaws. Fischer was named Conference 23’s Coach of the Year this week after leading the Lions to a 7-3 regular season and their first postseason berth in

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  • Louisa wrestlers enjoy new facility

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:09 am

    It took athletic program officials nearly five months to secure the rights to a former landscaping business’ building, which is located just off Davis Highway. The new facility is two miles closer to the school than the program’s last practice space, which was located just behind Louisa True Value Hardware.

    Since the 2011 Mineral Earthquake rendered their high school facilities useless, Louisa’s wrestling team has always felt a little out of place. Some days, practicing required five-mile drives to Louisa’s True Value Hardware, where the school forked out cash to rent out a makeshift gym in the back of the store. Other days, the squad would practice at Louisa County Middle School’s gym, and that meant that wrestling mats would

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  • Time Out

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    They say that football parallels life. I agree. The qualities the sport requires for success, quite often, mirror what it takes in the real word. A good football team learns that no man is bigger than the cause itself, and when every player adopts that mindset, progress – in some form or fashion – occurs. But on Friday night, after a crushing 21-7 defeat to Woodgrove in their playoff opener,

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  • Lions fall in playoff opener

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Woodgrove’s defense allowed Louisa to gain more than 200 yards, but forced two crucial turnovers in the second half.

    A season where expectations were met and even exceeded by the Louisa Lions ended with the team coming up just short in a closely contested match versus Woodgrove in the opening round of the 4A North Virginia High School League playoffs on Friday, falling 21-7. Louisa headed into halftime tied at seven with the Wolverines (8-3), and even looked poised to take the lead midway through the third quarter before

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  • Louisa’s football seniors in the spotlight

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    This year’s captains, Brian Townes (l to r), Demetrius Washington and Josh Grady are three of 24 seniors playing for the Lions.

    As a whole, the Louisa Lions are a pretty experienced squad. After all, of their 52-man roster, 24 are seniors. But as for playoff expertise, the Lions are pretty green. Louisa’s playoff opener versus Woodgrove on Friday marks the end of the program’s two-year playoff drought. Most of this year’s senior class experienced great success as junior varsity players, but struggled to just seven wins combined in 2012 and 2013.

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  • Tough day on track for Louisa runners

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    It was a hard-fought but uphill battle for Louisa County High School’s boys and girls cross country teams during the Region 4A North Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 6. The girls team finished in sixteenth, while the boys took home eleventh place. In what has been their theme in recent weeks, the Lions relied on underclassmen throughout the competition, which was held at the 5,000-meter course at Kernstown Battlefield in Winchester.

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  • New season, new attitude in Louisa basketball

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

    LCHS girls varsity head coach Jarred Soles took the Lady Lions from zero wins in 2012 to six in 2013. Now inheriting players from last year’s Jefferson District champion junior varsity squad, Soles figures 2014 could be even better for the Lady Lions.

    On Monday afternoon, all you heard at the local gyms in Louisa County were the repetitive sounds of balls bouncing off of the hardwood, interrupted occasionally by coaches shouting out commands. For Brian Wilson and Jarred Soles, the cacophony of sound sounded like a symphony. Monday afternoon marked the beginning of tryouts for Louisa County High School’s boys and girls basketball programs. “You always get that itch about a week

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  • Playoff journey begins for the Louisa Lions, listen live

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Defensive coordinator Brek Hall’s unit will have their hands full against a versatile Woodgrove offense that averages 38 points per game.

    A live stream of the game between Woodgrove at Louisa will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m., kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.  Sponsors making the live stream possible include: Dockside Realty, Tractor Hill Equipment/Pro Hardware, Custom Designs & Embroidery & Print Wear, Lake Anna Winery, Libby Sandridge of Dockside Realty and Brown Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge, Rt. 29 N, Charlottesville. To listen to the game live, click here.   After a two-year playoff drought, the

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  • Mustangs take down Louisa Lions

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Deion Jackson and the rest of Louisa’s backfield didn’t find much success versus Monticello. Louisa trailed 28-0 at halftime in the loss.

    The best teams make the big plays in the big moments. On Friday night, Monticello was, unquestionably, that team. In the most lopsided game of their season, the Lions struggled to contain the Mustangs and their dynamic running back Kyree Koonce, falling 28-58. With the loss, Louisa wrapped up their regular season with a 7-3 record. That record was good enough for the ninth seed in the 16-team 4A North

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