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Randolph-Macon’s Rachael Gardner at practice in the weeks leading up to the team’s 2014 season. The Yellow Jackets hope to improve from an 11-10 record last year (7-2 in the ODAC).

R-MC field hockey hopes to fix its ‘Lynchburg problem’

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:34 am

Each of the last four years, Randolph-Macon’s field hockey team has fought their way to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament Championship, only to find, in their way, the Lynchburg Hornets.

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  • Reclaiming ODAC is top Yellow Jackets goal

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Madison Doise and Courtney Lowers go through drills in preparation for the fall season.

    After capturing the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament title three straight seasons from 2009 to 2011, Randolph-Macon volleyball watched rival Washington & Lee take the crown each of the past two seasons.

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  • Patriots standout commits to UVa

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:25 am

    atrick Henry’s Eli Hanback committed over the weekend  to play collegiately for the University of Virginia where he could see action on either side of the ball as a lineman.

    Eli Hanback has been rewarded for his dedication and hard work, announcing over the weekend he has committed to play collegiately for the University of Virginia.

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  • Hanover field hockey teams ready to rebound, continue success

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Monday begins the 2014 high school field hockey season, as Lee-Davis looks to build on unprecedented success, Atlee and Patrick Henry look to rebound, and Hanover premieres many new faces.

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  • 2014 Washington Redskins camp concludes

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Jay Gruden, head coach of the  Washington Redskins.

    It was a different preseason stay for Washington in Richmond this year. A new coach, Jay Gruden, brought a different style, different schedule, but with it a renewed hope for players and fans alike. And while much of the media’s fixation remained with quarterback Robert Griffin III, 2013’s most famous knee brace was nowhere in sight.

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  • County football squads getting fit for fall

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Atlee High School linebacker coach John McFee works with linebackers on catching passes from the opposing quarterback during one of the Raiders’ summer practices.

    The latest generation of players began 2014 practice at all four county high schools last week. The Atlee Raiders, coming off their best season ever at 11-2, held their annual Blue-White Scrimmage Saturday. Head Coach Roscoe Johnson, now in his eighth season at Atlee, noted the team is counting on newcomers arriving from last year’s JV team.

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  • County swimmers shine in tourney

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Sonora Baker competes in the 2014 USA Swimming Eastern Zone Long Course Championships. She won back-to-back individual titles Friday.

    The future of Hanover County swimming is now. Led by Sonora Baker, Patrick Townsend, Sara Gaston and Austin Farrar, Hanover was instrumental in helping Virginia Swimming turn in a strong third-place showing at the 2014 USA Swimming Eastern Zone Long Course Championships this past weekend.

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  • Lee-Davis alum hired as school’s new AD

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Fifteen years after graduating from Lee-Davis High School, and three years after departing the staff in Mechanicsville to pursue a career in administration, Tripp Metzger is coming home. Monday, Metzger began his newest assignment, replacing Della Childress as activities director at Lee-Davis

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  • Redskins, Patriots face off at training camp

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Haywood Adam and Will Compton square off during punt drills at the Redskins Training Center Tuesday. The New England Patriots were in Richmond for several days of joint practice.

    As dawn arrived in Richmond Monday morning, the usual sea of burgundy and gold at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center became mixed with nautical blue and new century silver. he New England Patriots joined Washington for the first of three days of joint practices leading up to their preseason opener at FedEx Field.

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