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2014 Washington Redskins camp concludes

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:29 am

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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  • Injured Atlee athlete, graduate pays it forward

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Cole Sydnor surrounded by friends at Shepherd Center in Atlanta as he stands in an Indego Exoskeleton, the first quadriplegic ever to test this device.

    Monday will mark three years since that fateful day at the James River when Cole Sydnor’s life changed forever. But it’s not what happened, or even pondering what happened then that fills Sydnor’s days now.

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  • Big Muddy Challenge is big muddy hit in Hanover

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

    BMC_Getting help

    It’s not often children and especially their parents have the chance to purposefully play in mud. Last Saturday, a little more than 1,000 people did just that at the Big Muddy Challenge’s first race in Hanover County.

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  • County teams, swimmers have good Champs showing

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Shea Burch competes in the Greater Richmond Aquatic League’s Champs meet Sunday.

    Smiling faces, feelings of accomplishment and a tinge of melancholy: All three permeated the Collegiate School Aquatics Center in Chesterfield as the 2014 Greater Richmond Aquatic League (GRAL) annual year-end Champs meet came to a conclusion Sunday afternoon.

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  • News & Notes: Lee-Davis QB shines in ‘Elite’ showcase

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Lee-Davis quarterback Chase Mummau finished first among rising juniors at the 2014 SVS East Coast Elite Quarterback/Wide Receiver Showcase this past week in Manheim, Pa. Mummau was also listed among the top 40 prospects in the Class of 2016 by the National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) after his performance at their Elite Prospect Camp in Norman, Okla.

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