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Sisk hits century mark in victories

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

After pinning Freedom High School’s 120-pounder Chris Hemstreet for a six-point, first round victory on Saturday, Louisa County High School junior Jeffrey Sisk calmly walked over to his coach, Trevor Gallo, shook hands, and released a smile. It was about as much emotion to be expected from the often-placid Sisk. That all-business attitude has forged a path of sustained success. Sisk’s pin of Hemstreet marked the 100th career victory for

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  • Louisa track team shines at Liberty

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

    From Louisa, it’s a two-hour hike to Lynchburg. The Lions track teams made that trek on Saturday, and they made it worth it. Louisa’s boys team took home seventh-place out of the 36-team 2014 Liberty University Christmas Invitational. The girls team was equally impressive, finishing eleventh out of 30 teams. Along the way, Louisa had 12 members tally marks good enough to qualify for the conference and regional tournament. Louisa’s

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  • Louisa wrestling takes third place in 24-team tourney

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    With a first-year head coach on the sidelines and multiple veteran wrestlers unable to compete, the Lions would have had plenty of excuses for a lackluster showing at their season opening meet on Saturday. But instead of folding, they flourished. The Lions finished third in the 24-team King George Duals on Saturday, going 4-1 overall on the day and starting off the season with a solid step in the right

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  • Lady Lions win intense district opener

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Breon Washington, who ended the game with four steals, spearheaded Louisa’s impressive defensive effort.

    Before the Lady Lions faced off against Western Albemarle on Tuesday, Louisa’s varsity head basketball coach Jarred Soles presented his team with a simple question. “Why not us?” It worked. The Lady Lions (3-2, 1-0) played stingy defense all night and made critical baskets in the waning moments of their opening district game of the season to pull off a 40-36 upset over the visiting Warriors (1-2, 0-1). “Western Albemarle

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  • Mineral enters alma mater’s Hall of Fame

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 9:00 am


    In his 31 years working as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Louisa County Public Schools system, Sherman Shifflett was always recognized as one of the best in his field. It’s a perception that was bestowed to him early on, apparently, as the former athletic standout was recently elected to the Ferrum College Alumni Sports Hall of Fame. Shifflett, who attended the school from 1962 to 1964 when it

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    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:00 am

    With a new coach and new talent, the Lions, led by seniors such as 2014 district champion Richard Gallegos, are looking to improve upon last year’s impressive run.

    Last season was one of the most successful in the history of Louisa’s wrestling program. The Lions dominated the Jefferson District, set single-season records for total wins and even sent two wrestlers to the Virginia High School League State Championships. Finding success at a similar level is still very much attainable for the team in the season that lies ahead, but the road before them is an unfamiliar one. For

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  • Lions fall to Blue Devils in season opener

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Open shots were hard to come by for the Lions, who were swarmed all night by Culpeper’s full-court press defense. In total, the Lions committed 27 turnovers. Despite 21 points from #23 Jermaine Pace, Louisa fell 89-67.

    Heading into their season opener versus the Culpeper Blue Devils on Tuesday, the Louisa Lions varsity basketball team did everything to prepare for the Blue Devils ‘intense, full-court press. They reviewed film, dedicated practice time to drills aimed at beating the defense and even scouted Culpeper. It wasn’t enough. The Blue Devils rode their suffocating defense to a 89-67 victory in a packed Louisa gymnasium, forcing the Lions into committing

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  • Wynn tallies sack in first game

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 9:00 am


    Louisa County High School graduate Kerry Wynn has made a habit of working through adverse situations, whether it was making a Division I college roster after graduating from a small school or fighting through various injuries while carving out a successful career at the University of Richmond. So when Wynn saw his first action in a regular season NFL game on Sunday, it’s little surprise that he took full advantage

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  • Girls preview: Pieces in place for the Lady Lions to make their mark in district

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 9:00 am

    After lackluster seasons by both programs in 2013, Louisa’s girls and boys basketball squads will be relying on the experience of players such as Bre’Shae Bell (r) to take them to the next level.

    Last season, the Lady Lions basketball team started the year off with a promising 4-2 record. Ultimately, though, a tough district schedule, injuries and suspensions took their toll on the team, and they limped to a 6-17 (1-14 district) record. And while this year’s squad is quicker and more talented, fourth-year head coach Jarred Soles knows sustained success will boil down to one thing. “How much leadership develops in the

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