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Public gets say in superintendent search By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com

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The turnout was small for last Wednesday’s public hearing on selecting a new superintendent for Hanover County Public Schools at Lee-Davis High School, but BWP & Associates, the firm hired by the School Board to aid in the replacement process, received varied feedback.

Hines officially declares candidacy By Melody Kinser mkinser@mechlocal.com Col. David R. Hines said he is humbled by the opportunity to serve Hanover County as its sheriff, but he said he is confident of his abilities and experience. After having served as “the right hand man” to Col. V. Stuart Cook, who retired last fall, Hines moved into the top law enforcement position in the county. Now, he officially announces his candidacy for sher-

iff. This marks his first foray into the political arena. “ I n all honesty, it’s HINES not that different than what I was doing,” he said see HINES, pg. 4 `

The search for a new superintendent to lead Hanover County Public Schools continues, with public input continuing to be solicited. Last Wednesday morning, an online survey became available at www.hcps.us. That evening, public hearings were conducted at Lee-Davis and Patrick Henry high schools. The next night, feedback was welcomed at Hanover and Atlee high schools. BWP & Associates, the consulting firm hired by the Hanover County School Board

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The cast and crew of “Invisible Man” who represented Lee-Davis High School on Feb. 5 at the VHSL District One-Act Play competition at Henrico High School claimed first place after earning 290 points out of possible 300 and were ranked Superb by all four panel adjudicators. Judges were generous in their praise. Actors honored for their individual performances were Donald Evans, Michael Thibodeau and Sylvia Pelucchi. The Lee-Davis Players participated in the Regional Festival on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Mills Godwin High School. To support the Lee-Davis Players, contact Dawn Armstrong with the Lee-Davis Drama Boosters at darmstrong488@gmail.com. Assistance or donations for the spring musical, “Oliver!,” which will run March 24-26, are welcome.

to assist in the search, is seeking community comment in terms of what qualities and characteristics residents want in a superintendent. In December, Dr. Stewart D. Roberson announced his retirement after being at the helm since 1995. He will wrap up his tenure at the end of this school term. Dr. Steve Staples of BWP served as facilitator at LeeDavis. He said the online survey will close by noon on March 7. Those results will then be presented to School Board members at their regular March 8 meeting.

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March 20-26. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 check and a $30,000 donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital; the second prize winner, $3,000 and Primrose will make a $20,000 donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital; and the third prize winner, $1,500 and Primrose will make a $15,000 donation to a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges based on the number of votes received during finalist week, creativity, originality and humor. For full contest rules, visit FamilyDanceoff. com. About Primrose Schools Founded in 1982, Primrose Schools provides accredited early childhood education and child care services in more than 200 schools in 16 states. Primrose School’s Balanced Learning Curriculum blends teacher-directed and child-initiated activities. Primrose is the first preschool organization in the country to achieve the gold standard in educational accreditation from AdvancED and to require all of its schools to become SACS CASI or NCA CASI accredited. For more information, visit www.PrimroseSchools.com. About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org.

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didates.” Alward also questioned why the firm was hired rather than the school district’s Human Resources Department handle the process. Staples said he could only “speak in general,” not on behalf of the School Board. He also said it “a process you don’t do often,” pointing out it had been 16 years since the local school system had searched for a superintendent. Alward also said she “hoped board members would have some interest to show up.” Gerry Baugh said the role of the Hanover County Board

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last Wednesday, “because I really, truly had a great mentor. And over the last few years, his retirement was something that we talked about openly – even within the department, with the staff.” “I think, fortunately, I was as well prepared as anybody could be to take over this organization. And, again, the credit goes to Col. Cook.” Last week, Hines announced a five percent reduction in crime. “It is extremely significant to have a five percent reduction in crime. It’s rewarding; it shows that your efforts from the department in the community have been well placed. He said the decline is part of a coalition of the Sheriff ’s Office, with his staff “working through crime prevention with our business community, residents, Neighborhood Watch programs and our Business Watch programs, with the commonwealth’s attorney’s office. All of that comes into play when you talk about reduction in crime or, for that matter, combating crime.” “There is no law enforcement agency around that can do it by itself, and you have to do it as a partnership in the community. We have to continue to focus forward and what we’re going to do tomorrow to abate crime. And what we’re going to do is continue those partnerships.” Since being appointed sheriff, Hines said the highlight “has been the support that the community has shown – and not just to me, but to the men and women of the department. That support started on the day I was sworn in.” From a personal perspective, he said he

of Supervisors is “a big issue,” noting the “curriculum being taught and textbooks being used in this county. Whoever comes in is going to have to be real strong with a budget.” “You want somebody who is open to opinion, listens to the community, recognizes what’s good and not afraid to say what isn’t,” Wendy Corbin said. She also said the superintendent’s “purpose is to get the children the best education in the country.” Corbin praised Roberson, talking about how he handled the H1N1 scare and operated the school district when the

appreciates the support his staff provides. He is quick to share his successes with the men and women in the department. “I have an excellent staff – from the majors to the men and women in the field.” “Everyone does an excellent job,” Hines added, “and we’re like anyone else, we can make a mistake. But one of the things that has been the success of this agency is recognizing the mistake, holding yourself accountable, and correcting it.” As for his mentor, he said, “You prepare people to take over – not only in your absence, but in your retirement. I think Stuart Cook not only did it for me, but I think he prepared us as an agency to continue forward. And that’s what we’re doing: preparing this agency for forward-thinking and changes in the future.” “I am humbled to be here. I’m humbled by the support that’s been shown but I also understand that it takes to turn this agency. I’ve been here for 27 years and for the last 20 I’ve spent under Stuart Cook and probably the last 14 years of those I worked directly for him in some capacity,” Hines said. Cook, he added, “truly did make the effort to make sure that the agency was in good hands before he left – I mean that for all this agency.” Hines said the Sheriff ’s Office continues “to have the highest standards in our hiring. We’re one of the only agencies I know of in this area that started its standard of hire back in 1990 and today we still have those same standards because they were good in 1990 they’re still good today.” “Community expectations have not changed. Citizens can expect to see high visibility in Hanover — that’s how we are going to affect criminal behavior by being

D.C. sniper struck in Ashland. Other comments included a superintendent needs to be a “future thinker” for the 21st century and beyond; the role of technology in the system; the “top heavy” number of administrators in the Central Office; strong community support; and opportunities in the vocationaltechnical fields. Staples said BWP will review candidates with the School Board in late March, with first round interviews targeted for mid-April and the final round later that month. The expectation is to hire a new superintendent early in May.

highly visible and we will continue to hold ourselves accountable.” With a smile, Hines said the Board of Supervisors meeting room was standing room only when he took the oath of office on Sept. 16, 2010. tanding by as Circuit Judge J. Overton Harris administered the oath were Hines’ wife Pat and their children, Reed and Sarah-Grace. A graduate of the 195th FBI Academy, Hines’ education also includes the University of Richmond’s Professional Executive Leadership School and the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Development School. His professional honors include receiving the Governor’s Award twice for his efforts in combating drunk driving in Hanover County, as well as multiple narcotics enforcement initiatives. “I’m truly committed to his position,” Hines said, “and committed to the safety of our community — and we will continue to be committed and proactive.” “Although measuring past performance is important,” Hines added, “this announcement [of his candidacy for sheriff] is more about what we can accomplish in the future. With the hardworking men and women of the Sheriff ’s Office, I look forward to continuing my service with the citizens of Hanover County and building upon our successes.” “Our mission of reducing crime through problem-solving tactics, coupled with our shared values, provides the right combination to maintain and improve the quality of life in Hanover County for years to come.” His department, he said, is “preparing to face the challenges of tomorrow.”


Local businesses help elderly couple celebrate special Valentine’s Day By Elizabeth Farina Media General News Service When John Balke, 85, shared his wish of getting a gift for his sweetheart, Elmcroft of Chesterfield Community Relations Director Karen Elliott knew the wish would be a perfect fit for the facility’s “Second Wind Dreams” program, which focuses on providing residents’ wishes and special requests. Instead of an exchange of gifts, Balke’s wish grew into a memorable Valentine’s date with an evening out on the town. The World War II veteran and his sweetheart were treated to a dinner date with the generous help of several businesses in Hanover County, where Elliott lives. The octogenarians had met at Elmcroft, where Balke has resided for four to five years. He is referred to as “The Mayor” because of his outgoing and welcoming personality. It was during one of the facility’s activities that a particular lady caught his eye. “In our place, we have the activity room. I was call-

ing Bingo and I used to kid her because she used to win so often,” Balke said. “For some reason, it seemed to bring us close.” Their closeness grew over time even when his heart’s new interest relocated to another facility to be closer to her grown children. She visits friends at Elmcroft once a month and the pair stays in touch through letters. Last week, the pair was surprised for an evening, starting with a complimentary limousine ride from Black Tie Affair Limo Service to their dinner destination at Italian Kitchen in Mechanicsville. For restaurant owner Ray Thompson, the elderly couple reminded him of his parents and his in-laws Mike and Ellen Montecalvo. The Montecalvos opened Italian Kitchen in 1950 and then opened the Virginia location in 1977. “I actually thought of my parents, who have passed away, and my wife’s parents, who have passed away as well . . . I know, especially Regina’s par-

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ents who owned this restaurant, would definitely do this because they were very, very close,” Thompson said. The restaurant provided complimentary meals for the couple to enjoy as well as prepared romantic ambiance for the evening. The couple’s table was decorated in a Valentine’s theme with balloons and candles. Coleman Brothers Florist donated the centerpiece of flowers for Balke to give to his sweetheart. Balke, who wore a tuxedo provided by Men’s Wearhouse, smiled when he saw his gift tucked among red, pink and white tissue paper; the Hallmark store had donated boxes of stationery for Balke to write letters to his sweetheart. “Normally, I wasn’t that much of a writer,” he said. “I

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Superintendent search officially on First an online survey became available on the Hanover County Public Schools website, www.hcps.us, and then the consulting firm BWP & Associates was hired to assistant in the search to replace Dr. Stewart D. Roberson as superintendent conducted public hearings over two consecutive nights last week. Last Wednesday marked the official kickoff of the process to find a new leader for the school district. And keep in mind it’s been 16 years since it was an issue here. As residents, parents, educators, whatever your role may be, now is the time to get involved. If you want a say in who will lead our school system when Roberson steps down at the end of the 2009-2010 term, then now is the time to get on board. The turnout for the public hearing at Lee-Davis High School was small, but those who did come out had plenty to say about what they’re looking for in a superintendent, as well as what their expectations may be as the November election rolls around. Dr. Steve Staples of BWP & Associates facilitated the hearing at Lee-Davis. The bottom line in what you can provide comes down to this question: What do you want in a superintendent? If you care, then participate in the process. If you weren’t able to attend one of the public hearings (four were conducted — Lee-Davis and Patrick Henry on Wednesday and Hanover and Atlee on Thursday), get online and take a few minutes to fill out the survey. The goal is to have a superintendent hired by May.

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‘End of life’ checkup Kathleen Sebelius, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, has ruled that effective Jan. 1, 2011, all Medicare and Medicaid doctors will be paid to provide “end of life” counseling to the elderly and/or those younger and poorer patients deemed “infirm” – to help them decide if life is still worth living. All this will be provided yearly, as part of Obama’s new annual, creepily-euphemistically entitled “wellness” checkup. God help us! Kathy Alward Mechanicsville

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In addition to the $2 million or more dollars it will cost the state, this bill will be a significant unfunded mandate to the local school systems and mean higher premiums for the individual. I thank Del. Peace for voting against another unfunded mandate. Debbie Wetlaufer Mechanicsville

Side streets now an issue The road work at Lee Davis, Cold Harbor and Walnut Grove, I am sure, will be welcomed, but has there been any thought about the condition of the side streets being used with the extra traffic and weather? Some of the neighborhood streets look pretty poor. Lon Sweder Mechanicsville

The Obama Administration is circumventing the Constitution by the use of regulatory agencies or the actions of his many unvetted “czars.” The EPA, the FCC and other federal agencies are seizing power at the direction of President Obama, thus sidestepping Congress and subverting the Constitution. This travesty must be stopped! Such abuses are inevitable when one branch of government seeks to overpower the others. Perhaps the greatest

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single example of the executive branch manipulating and bullying another branch was the outrageous process through which healthcare “reform” was passed. In March of last year, President Obama and the 111th Congress passed ObamaCare through a series of backroom deals and outrageous legislative maneuvers. Now, ObamaCare is being challenged in courts across the nation, with two federal judges having declared the law to be unconstitutional already. There is a distinct pattern to the Obama Administration’s attacks on the constitutionally prescribed checks and balances at the heart of our form of government. The Obama plan is to increase the power and authority of the executive branch while diminishing the power of the other branches. “We demand that our government return to the rule of law and the spirit of the law — as brilliantly established in the Constitution’s framework for our government!” Together, we can stop this tyranny before radical liberal activists who are subverting our Constitution succeed in remaking the United States of America into a socialist nation. Major Mansfield Mechanicsville

Not all hunters are bad to dogs I would like to answer the letter from Teresa Jacobsen in The Mechanicsville Local about hunting dogs. I am also concerned about hunters leaving dogs out and

and social studies across grade levels. For more information, call Lindsey Mottley, assistant principal at Henry Clay, at 365-8120, or Dana Jackson, assistant principal at John M. Gandy, at 365-4640.

not picking them up. But you need to get the information off the collar and call the hunter, or call Hanover County dog warden. Not all hunters are the same. To say that all hunters are bad to their dogs is not a fair statement. The hunter that you had the name of should be charged by you or the county for neglect. So take action, if you have a problem with that individual, and not specific that all hunters are bad. Marshall C. Hall Mechanicsville

Thanks for trash pick-up A big thank you to the men who picked up trash on Rural Point Road on Saturday, Feb. 12. Thank you for your time and effort to help keep Hanover beautiful. Jerry Gryder Mechanicsville

Comparison insulting I find it laughable that President Obama, through manipulation of the mainstream media, is now portraying himself as the “New Reagan.” The purpose of this charade is to appear that his politics are evolving, and that he is moving from the “Far Left” to the “Center.” T h e go a l i s so very transparent. Obama wants to be re-elected in 2012. Obama is a Socialist

Ideologue. I find it an insult that Obama compares himself to the legacy of Ronald Reagan. Reagan stood firmly for less government, anti-Communism, lower taxes, a balanced budget, confronting our enemies, upholding American values and principles, and respecting our Constitution. In every aspect of his presidency, Obama has consistently held the opposite view, which is simply not good for our country. We live in very dangerous times, as witnessed on 09-112001. More recently, in Egypt, we have seen radical Muslim extremists orchestrate uprisings, whose purpose is to disrupt democracy, freedom and peace in the world. It is painfully obvious that the United States needs a strong president like Ronald Reagan to take control. Then, and only then, will the world be put on notice that we are willing, able and committed to confront evil and not bow to the enemy. Who can forget when President Reagan said, “How can the government be the solution to the problem when the government is the problem?” Right on. President Reagan had an aircraft carrier named after him. Obama will be lucky to have his name on a boat anchor. Mark my words, Ronald Reagan will go down in history as the best president of our lifetime and Jimmy Carter will be smiling all the way to his grave, knowing that he will not go down as the worst. Daniel Corrieri Mechanicsville


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Kindness brings happy ending to missing dog tale custodians heard our cry and came to help. They offered their sincere help and went out and searched the entire Mechanicsville family grounds of the school with flashlights experienced what the mom for 30 minutes on a very cold night. described as “our world They were amazing.” Sadly, however, was turned upside down” she added, “Still no Chuckie.” when their indoor white Labrador “We left heartbroken,” Stephanie went missing. said, “but did not give up hope. We Stephanie Mackie said 3-year-old rushed home and made posters and Chuckie went missing on Friday, Feb. flyers and phone calls. We contacted 11, “and we had the fear that she was [Hanover County] Animal Control lost.” and was told to call back in the mornThe Mackies – Stephanie, her ing to check again.” husband Keith and their 9-year-old Keith spent the night “searching son Konner – make their home in the the school, neighborhoods and main Summer Walk subdivision. roads, callStephanie ing her name said Keith and “It was a very scary and spreading Konner had night for us all. the word to taken Chuckie to All we could think of is nearby homes,” Mechanicsville Stephanie said. that our sweet Elementary Chuckie was roaming “It was a very School for a run. scary night for the roads, woods “After throwus all. All we or swamp and that ing the football could think of around for a bit, she was hungry, is that our sweet the two noticed thirsty and sad. We Chuckie was that she was out just kept on praying.” roaming the of sight. This is roads, woods or STEPHANIE MACKIE when our world swamp and that Chuckie’s owner was turned she was hungry, upside down.” thirsty and sad. As the day was turning to dusk, We just kept on praying.” there was still no sign of Chuckie. “We On Saturday, Feb. 12, they checked searched and searched all the surwith Animal Control “to see if she was rounding neighborhoods and came picked up, only to be told that she was in touch with some very kind folks in not there. Our sadness deepened and the Windsor and Signal Hill neighwe were devastated.” That afternoon, the Mackies borhoods,” Stephanie said. received a phone call from a famAt that point, she said, “My little ily on Signal Hill Road, telling them boy was sad, crying and very upset. We returned to the school where two they had the dog. Anita Everett and

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her daughter Sami, a Lee-Davis High School, student had recently moved into a new home. “My heart sank at first and then when we found out she was safe, we all screamed with joy,” Stephanie said. She was told that the family had contacted Animal Control, which released the Mackies’ contact information so Chuckie could be returned. “We hurried to the home on Pickett Avenue and graciously found our Chuckie girl safe and sound as she could be, with a kind, loving mother

and her daughter and her daughter’s friend,” Stephanie added. “They told us that Chuckie had followed them home from the school and when it got dark they simply could not turn her away. They immediately realized that she was lost and offered their home to her that cold night.” “She even got to sleep on a cozy air mattress and was served breakfast in the morning,” Stephanie said. A few days after Chuckie’s return, Stephanie said, “It truly was unbeliev-

able and we are so thankful to the Everetts for this true act of kindness.” According to Stephanie, Chuckie had traveled two to three miles from her home. Chuckie following the girls came as no surprise to Stephanie, who said the lab “loves kids.” After retrieving their beloved pet, Stephanie said, Konner told her, “ ’Mom, Chuckie wasn’t lost, she just had a sleepover.’ I smiled and thought to myself, ‘Thank the Lord for good people.’ ”

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husband, Mark; grandchildren, Scott and Karen; son, Riley “Sparky” Chandler and chanicsville, passed after a long children Eddie, Heather and battle with cancer. She was Drew; their mother, Anne preceded in death by James Chandler; his girlfriend, Armentrout; and is survived Tracy and her children. Also, by her husband of 29 years, a daughter, Melissa Donovan Bernard W. Armentrout; two and her husband, Guy; granddaughters, Janis and her huschildren, Kyle and Caleb; son, band, Jim, and Dana and her David Chandler and his wife, husband, Donnie; son, Dennis Debbie; grandchildren, Justin and his wife, Connie; stepand Ryan; and one greatchildren, Bryan and his wife, great-grandson, Thomas Lee Angela, and Nancy and her Chandler. Also surviving husband, Eddie; 10 grandchilare his brothers and sisters, dren and three great-grandBernice, John, Dot, Ruth and children, two brothers and Steve, all of South Carolina; one sister. She was a member other friends and family of Gethsemene Church of members. He was a loving Christ and a member of the father and grandfather to all Sunday school class, Helping including Ricky, Paul and LibHands, and a member of the bie and countless others who Happy Hearts. A very special called him “Pop.” The family thanks to Aunt Virginia for received friends on Sunday, tender love and care. The Feb. 20, 2011 in the Nelsen family received friends on Funeral Home, Reid Chapel, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at 412 South Washington Hwy., the Mechanicsville Chapel Ashland, Va. Graveside serof Bennett Funeral Home, vices were held Monday, Feb. 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where 21, 2011 in Winn’s Baptist a funeral service was held Church Cemetery. In lieu of on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. flowers, the family requests Graveside services followed in donations to be made to Bon Signal Hill Memorial Park. In Secours Hospice. lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Ray Chewning, 26, of Cancer Society , 4240 Park Richmond, passed away on Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. 23060. He is survived by his parents, Norman and Mary ChewnJack Leon Chandler ing; his brother, Shane and his Sr., went home to be with wife, Debra; his grandfather, his Lord and Savior Jesus Robert C. Mathews; and his Christ on Feb. 18, 2011. He nephew, Cody. Ray was a was predeceased by his wife certified volunteer firefighter of 48 years, Blanche “D.D.” with Hanover Company No. Chandler; and he is sur6 and an active member of vived by six children, Jack L. Staples Mill Road Baptist Chandler Jr.; grandson, J.C.; Church. The family received mother, Elva Chandler; Jack’s friends on Sunday, Feb. 20, girlfriend, Kathryn and her 2011 at Bliley’s-Staples Mill, children; son, Wallace “Eddie” 8510 Staples Mill Road. FuChandler and his wife, Dee; grandchildren, Robbie, Chris- neral services were held Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at Staples topher and Danielle; daughMill Road Baptist Church. ter, Susan Borneisen and her

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Graveside services were held in Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Staples Mill Road Baptist Church.

Maude Caroline Kelly Ford, 83, of Mechanicsville, passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband and soul mate of 60 years, John Edward Ford Sr. She is survived by three devoted children, Charlene F. Dickerson (Jerry), Patricia F. Layne (Curtis) and John E. Ford Jr.; five grandchildren, Tammy Bailey (Rick), Michelle Johnson (David), Michael Oyer (Dana), Charlene Young (Steve) and Brandon Dickerson; nine great-grandchildren, Patrick Bailey (Katie), Ashley Young, Kelly Bailey, Haley Young, Samantha Oyer, J.B. Bailey, Caroline Oyer, Jacob Johnson and Kelsey Johnson; two sisters, Lillian Kelly and Beatrice Franck. Mrs. Ford was retired from Philip Morris Inc., and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who will be greatly missed. Her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ was an inspiration to all her family, who take comfort in knowing she will spend eternity with the love of her life and husband of 60 years. Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at B.W. White Funeral Home, Rt. 360, Aylett, Va. Services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Beulah Baptist Church, River Road, Aylett, Va.

Roberts. Mr. Hill graduated from the Richmond Public Schools System. He was enrolled at Beta Tech College until his health declined. He was a corrections officer for the Powhatan Correctional Center. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Annie Lee Matthews; daughter, Thomari Lee Hill; son, Syncere J.L. Streat; devoted fiancee, Tanya Streat; along with a host of other relatives and friends. Family received friends at the F.E. Dabney Funeral Home, Ashland. Homegoing services were held Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at the New Chestnut Baptist Church, Mechanicsville. Rev. Ralland V. Robinson officiated. Graveside services were held in the church cemetery. Online condolences can be made at fedabneyfuneralhome.com.

Audrey A. Hope, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord Feb. 17, 2011. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Wayne Hope. She is survived by her husband, John Hope; sons, John H. Hope (Connie), Michael L. Hope (Terri); daughter, Lynne H. Pauley (Robert); five grandchildren. The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at the Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Pkwy., Mechanicsville, where funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. Graveside services were held in Signal Hill.

Elsie Pearl Cheek Hopkins, 84, of Mechanic-

sville, went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. She was born May 24, 1926 to the late Thomas L. Hill, “Pooh Effie and James C. Cheek of Bear”, 33, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord Feb. Rockwell, N.C. She was preceded 13, 2011. He was predeceased see OBITUARIES, pg. 11 ` by his father, Thomas Lee


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in death by her husband, Wilbur M. Hopkins; her daughter, Bertha H. Moran; and grandson, James E. Hopkins. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Ann Lawrence and husband, Jack, and Susie Aldridge; her children, Betsy H. Crocker, Gregory M. Hopkins and wife, Linda, Wilbur M. Hopkins and wife, Cathy, and Deborah L. Rablin and husband, Wayne; and her seven grandchildren, Melinda S. Hopkins, Rachael L. Moran and boyfriend, Brad W. Bullock, Jessica A. Holcombe, Austin F. Crocker, Brandon T. Crocker, Nicole M. Hopkins and Elizabeth S. Hopkins; and numerous other loving family members and friends. Elsie was a graduate of Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C. and also of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in Greensboro, N.C. During college, she worked at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, N.C. on the third shift. She then went on to work at the VA Hospital, where she helped and touched many lives. For the next 35 years, she pursued one of her passions, teaching. She taught at Washington Henry Elementary School in Hanover County, Va., Henrico High School, Hermitage Junior High and Moody Middle School in Henrico County, Va., where she retired from. Elsie was a devoted Christian and attended Hillcrest Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. from 1984 to 2011, where she was a charter member. She loved playing the piano, listening to classical music, knitting, sewing and canning vegetables in the summer. “Pete,” as many called her, was a bright, beautiful and giving woman who was loved by all who knew her. As a mother, sister, grandmother and friend she will be dearly missed. The family received friends on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road. The memorial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 11342 Hillcrest Rd. A graveside service followed

at Signal Hill Memorial Park. Friends are encouraged to return to Hillcrest for a reception following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 11342 Hillcrest Road, Mechanicsville, Va. 23116.

Va. 23069. Rev. Marvin Fields officiated. Graveside services were held at the church cemetery.

Michael Roy LeFevre III, (Tripp) was born into

heaven on Feb. 7, 2011 at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital. He was the precious son and answer to the Elmore David Jackson prayers of parents Michael Roy LeFevre, Jr. and Nancy Fralinger Jr., of Richmond, formerly of Caroline County, departed this life LeFevre. His grandfather, Michael Roy LeFevre, Sr. of Beaverdam, Feb. 11, 2011. He is survived by and great-grandparents Morris his mother, Quetta Jackson; devoted sister, Doris Evans; devoted and Lois LeFevre, George and brother, John Jackson (Clara); four Eugenia Harris, Edgar and Marie Hand, and Bernard and Ann nephews, a host of uncles, aunts, Fralinger greet him in heaven as other relatives and friends. The family received friends at the Hen- his grandparents Bernard and ry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 Janet Fralinger, Linda LeFevre, aunt Christy Detwiler, and so N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, many cousins and dear friends Va. Funeral service were held mourn him here on earth. Tripp Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at the Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, was laid to rest beside his Grandpa Mike on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 31220 Old Dawn Rd., Hanover,

in a private graveside ceremony at County Line Baptist Cemetery. Although he spent not a single moment alive outside of the womb, he touched many lives and hearts with just his existence and he will be greatly missed by those who knew of him. Only months inside my body, but forever in my heart – I love you little Butter Bean. Mommy and Daddy will forever hold you in our hearts, since God gets to hold you in His arms before we do. Nancy and Roy would like to thank Dr. McBride and the nurses at his office, Dr. Christmas and the nurses at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital for their compassion and kindness during such a difficult time. An Angel with the book of life wrote down our baby’s birth, and whispered as she closed the book, “too beautiful for earth”. see OBITUARIES, pg. 12 `

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Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Mr. Madison retired from Philip Morris USA after 37 years of service. He owned Atlee Station Farm, where he raised vegetables and pick-yourown strawberries. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Joyce Madison. He is survived by his two children, Wayne Madison (Diane) and Deborah Madison; three grandchildren, Kim, Christie and Michael; and eight great-grandchildren. The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Bliley’s - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where a funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. Graveside services followed at Signal Hill Memorial Park.

W. Raelynn Newsome, “Rae”, 18, beloved son, brother, friend and inspiration, went to be with our heavenly Father on Feb. 14, 2011. He is survived by his parents, Amy (John) Spangler and Todd (Amy Jo) Newsome; brothers, Samuel and Cole; and sister, Mackenzie; grandparents, Junie and Cheryl Brooks and Tracy and Judy Roberts; and by many family members and friends. The family received friends on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 and on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at the Mechanicsville chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where a funeral service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. Graveside services followed in Salem Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Noah’s Children, Make a Wish and/or the Central Virginia Mustang Club.

Forrest William Madison, Sadie Lee Green Redd, “Beanie”, 89, of Mechanicsville of Aylett, departed this life Feb. 17, 2011. She is survived and Deltaville, passed away

by her niece and goddaughter, Sadie Trueheart; devoted nieces, Roberta Brent and Deloris Smith-Weeden; a host of other relatives and friends, two devoted, Mildred Berkley and Jearline Taylor. She was employed by the H.B. Townsend family for over 50 years. She was also employed by the E.W. Clements family for many years. Her funeral service was held Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at Refuge Temple of Yahweh, 5258 Dabney’s Mill Rd., Manquin, Va. 23106. Bishop Joseph W. Simms Sr., officiated. Graveside services were held at Rock Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Manquin, Va. Her remains rest at the Henry W. Dabney Funeral Home, 518 N. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va., where family received friends Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.

Edward Coolidge Robbins, 85, of Mechanicsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011. He was the son of the late John and Carrie Hall Robbins. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Daisy Robbins; his children, Edward C. Robbins Jr. (Sharon), Carrie Spicer, Rusty Robbins (Dianna) and Kathy Jo Robbins; nine grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren; and his beloved dog, Gracie. He was a master carpenter and a WW II veteran. The family received friends on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 LeeDavis Rd., where a funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011. Graveside services followed in Washington Memorial Park.

John Frank Sommer Jr., “Sonny”, 72 of Henrico, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2010. He was the son of the late

John F. Sommer Sr. and Mary Tarnock Sommer. He served in the U.S. Navy, and was a former business manager, retired farmer and produce stand owner. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; children, Kathy, John, Joe, Steve, Denise, Rita, Donald, Laura, Susan and Joan; longtime former wife, Jeannette; grandchildren, Matthew, Kasey, Katie, Nick, Madison, Ashley, Justin and Heather; great-grandchild, Marley; sisters, Mary Helen and Josephanine; and other beloved family members. The family received friends Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where services were held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. Graveside services were held at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Patricia A. Waller, “Pat”, 62, of Doswell, passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert E. Waller; two sons, Robert A. and Donald W. Waller; her parents, George T. Martin and Thelma M. Moore; maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Healy; one sister, Brenda Martin; a brother, Ronald A. Martin; and two grandchildren, James H. and Morgan L. Waller. The family received friends on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 in the Nelsen Funeral Home-Reid Chapel, 412 South Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. A funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Elon Baptist Church. Graveside services were held in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Elon Baptist Church, 14031 Verdon Rd., Ruther Glen, Va. 22546, in her memory.


Dress for Success event starts Thursday The Dress Barn store in Mechanicsville is partnering with Dress for Success to Provide Professional Attire for Women Seeking Employment. “Send One Suit Weekend� event aims to top last year’s tally of 43,000 items of donated clothing. With an increasing number of women unemployed and looking for work, Dress Barn’s annual “Send One Suit Weekend� program aims to remove a fundamental hurdle for those women in need seeking a job: having the proper outfit to wear for the job interview. The ninth annual clothing

donation program will run from Feb. 24-27, with dropoff sites at more than 825 Dress Barn locations across the country. The national apparel retailer has teamed up with Dress for Success, the international nonprofit organization that supports female economic independence, to collect articles of professional attire, which, in turn, will be donated to women looking to gain a job or who are trying to re-enter the workforce. “This program provides the initial, yet vital, step of supporting women with the proper attire building their confidence to succeed in getting a job,� Vivian

Behrens, vice president and chief marketing officer at Dress Barn. “ ‘Send One Suit’ weekend encourages our customers to donate a suit or any professional clothing that can be used by someone less fortunate who is working to better her life.� Last year, the collected items were distributed to more than 70 Dress for Success affiliates throughout the U.S. This year, the company is looking to attract in excess of 50,000 items of gently-worn professional attire. Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, said, “Dress Barn stores in the

Mechanicsville area, along with all Dress Barn locations nationwide, will serve as dropoff sites for gently used suits, dresses, skirts, slacks, blouses, belts and shoes that will be used to benefit low-income women who are looking for employment.� Dress Barn will offer donors an additional savings of 15 percent off a total purchase in gratitude for their generosity. For a complete list of locations and acceptable items, visit dressbarn.com. For more information on Dress Barn in the Mechanicsville area, call the Hanover Square location at 559-4415.

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Concert Ballet to present 35th Winter Gala The Concert Ballet of Virginia will present two performances of its 35th annual Winter Repertory Gala at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, at The Woman’s Club Auditorium at 211 E. Franklin St. in Richmond. The performances will be accompanied by The Concert Ballet Orchestra, under the direction of Iris Schwartz. This popular collaboration of dance and live music features light-hearted pieces by such composers as Franz von SuppÊ, LÊo Delibes, Albert Ketèlbey and Benny Goodman set to works by Virginia women choreographers. Additional interludes will be performed by The Concert Ballet Orchestra. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, students and children. For details and to make all reservations, call 798-0945, visit the ballet’s website at www.concertballet.com or e-mail concertballetofvirginia@yahoo.com.

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The Hanover County Department of Social Services is looking for foster parents who want to help create a better life for many young people in Hanover County who have had very difficult home situations. The demands of being a foster parent are many, but there are also great rewards, Sheila Crossen-Powell, acting cirector of Hanover’s Department of Social Services, said. “Foster Parenting can be very challenging,” she said, “but it also is very rewarding, and it is often critical to the safety, well-being and permanency of the children in our community.” The Hanover Department of Social Services will offer an orientation program for prospective foster parents from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb.

25, at the Department of Social Services Annex, located at 303K Ashcake Road in Ashland. Beginning March 15, there will be a series of pre-service training sessions. These sessions will provide prospective foster parents with a multidimensional perspective of the foster care system. “We will provide important information, which will facilitate your decision and ultimately your commitment to become a foster parent,” Crossen-Powell said. “The training classes are free and open to all adults in the community. They are also a requirement for all persons seeking to become a foster parent.” Training sessions will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday from March 15 see FOSTER, pg. 15 `

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Chick-fil-A in Mechanicsville hosted its first-ever Daddy Daughter Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 12. More than 200 dads and daughters attended. The event featured a Chick-fil-A meal, conversation prompted by conversation cards and a gift at the end of the evening. Daughters from the age of a few months to mid-20s were able to enjoy precious time with their dads. In the top photo, Matt Wenninger is shown with his daughter Rebekah and the middle photo shows Matt Barret and his daughter Olivia with the Chick-fil-A cow. Below, owner Mark Baldwin’s daughter Kelly came home from college to participate.


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In 1927, Time magazine began its annual tradition of selecting “Person of the Year.” On Feb. 26, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Library of Virginia will give you the opportunity to select the “Person of the Year” — not for the year 2011 but for 1861. Just as the designation from Time magazine is not the best or most popular person, but individuals who most influenced that year’s events, so should your choice for Person of the Year for 1861 indicate his or her importance. Was it Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. president? Was it Jefferson Davis the president of the Confederate States? Was it the citizen-soldier or the African-American refugees? Answering this question is the charge given to the speakers — and to the audience — at the Museum’s 2011 symposium to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Library of Virginia. Historians Edwin C. Bearss, William C. “Jack” Davis, Lauranett Lee, James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr. and Chris Kolakowski, will “nominate” candidates make the case for their nominees. Following a concluding panel discussion, the audience will vote to decide the “Person of the Year” for 1861. Register at www.moc.org. For more information, call Leo Rohr at 649-1861, ext. 41.

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Physical rehabilitation and therapy have seen a high-tech revolution in recent years, as more and more amazing new devices are stretching our ability to help injured individuals. Bringing many of these devices into one place, Sheltering Arms is creating the iWALK Recovery Center, a first-inthe-nation collection of rehabilitation technology that will be used by expert clinicians to help patients learn the power to overcome disability. There are many factors that can rob an individual of his or her ability to walk independently, including brain injury, stroke or an illness. The iWALK Recovery Center, located at Sheltering Arms’ facility on the campus of Memorial Regional Medical Center (MRMC) in Mechanicsville, is designed to assist these patients on the road to mobility. By focusing on helping them walk, Sheltering Arms will help these patients become more independent and con-

fident. iWALK is a specialty program that will provide research-driven, state-ofthe science care. Much of the technology to be used in the program can’t be found anywhere else in Virginia, or, in some cases, the United States. This technology includes: 3 ZeroG: The world’s most advanced body weight support system to over ground walking and balance retraining. The system is controlled from the patient’s side by a therapist using an iPod Touch. Sheltering Arms was the first healthcare facility in the U.S. to install this technology. 3 Lokomat Pro: The only robotic walking retainer in Virginia that’s available to the public. 3 M Square (Functional Force Platform): The first technology installed in Virginia that is designed to accurately measure and train functional tasks. 3 Exoskeltons and Bionics: iWALK

will utilize the Tibion Bionic Leg, the first wearable exoskeleton for the leg, as well as functional electrical stimulation devices. The iWALK Recovery Center represents a new way of thinking about ambulatory rehabilitation. By putting the latest technology at the fingertips of the most highlytrained therapy teams, patients will have the best chance of walking out the door. About Sheltering Arms Sheltering Arms helps patients find the power to overcome the obstacles of illness and injury with a complete range of physical rehabilitation and wellness services. To learn more about Sheltering Arms’ two hospitals and nine outpatient clinics, visit http:// www.ShelteringArms.com, call 1-87756-REHAB or connect with Sheltering Arms on Facebook or Twitter.

Deadline nears for tax relief for elderly, disabled program Hanover County residents who are elderly or permanently disabled with a net worth of $200,000 or less are invited to sign up for the county’s real estate tax relief program. The application period for new sign-ups continues through March 1. Applicants must be 65 years old or permanently disabled and must own or partially own the property and have lived in it on Dec. 31. If the applicant is in a hospital or extended care facility, he or she may still qualify as long as the house is not rented or leased. The $200,000 net worth figure does not include the value of the house and up to 10 acres around it. The home’s owners can have a combined gross annual income of up to $50,000 and still qualify. The income of relatives

living in the home is counted except for the first $10,000 of the relative’s income, which is exempted. If an applicant qualifies for 100 percent tax relief, he/she pays no real property taxes on

Because of this program, qualifying Hanover County residents had their real estate taxes reduced by $1.7 million last year. Disabled applicants must provide certification of disability.

Applicants must be 65 years old or permanently disabled and must own or partially own the property and have lived in it on Dec. 31. If the applicant is in a hospital or extended care facility, he or she may still quality as long as the house is not rented or leased.

that qualified parcel. Currently, 1,619 households participate in Hanover County’s tax relief for the elderly and disabled program. The average tax savings for those households is $1,070 for those households; about 40 percent of the participating households pay no county real estate tax at all as a result of the program.

This can be a statement from the Social Security Administration, a statement from the Veterans Administration, a statement from the Railroad Retirement Board or a sworn affidavit from two (2) medical doctors. Once an application is on file, only an affidavit is needed for the following two (2) years, unless there is a significant change in income or net worth.

A new application is necessary only every third year. All information on the application is confidential and is not open to public inspection. Applicants must sign up by March 1 for the relief to be applied to the real estate tax bills that will be sent out later this spring and which are due on June 1, 2011. “This is a great program designed to help those taxpayers who most need the help,” Scott Harris, Hanover’s Commissioner of the Revenue, said. “We invite all residents who think they might qualify to call our office.” To apply, call the Commissioner of the Revenue at 365-6128. If you have computer access, application forms also can be downloaded from www. co.hanover.va.us/comrevnu/ txrelief.htm.


Revival to run from Feb. 27 to March 2 Elizabeth Sykes will be in revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, and 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, through Wednesday, March 2, at the Meadowood Church of God at 325 Azalea Ave. in Richmond. The church is located across from Henrico High School. For more information, call the church office at 321-1562. The pastor is the Rev. Terry Fairbanks.

Men’s group to meet for breakfast March 19 God’s guys, a new group designed to encourage and equip men to be all they can be in their marriage, family, work and church, will hold its second men’s breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. Guest speakers include Ken Banks, president and CEO of IPC Technologies, who will share his compelling life story. Karl Heltibridle, a 19year member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, will share his story and offer prac-

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Spirit Stride set for March 19 South Anna Elementary School’s PTA is sponsoring Spirit Stride, an official 5K fun run with chip timers and a 1mile kids’ run, on Saturday, March 19. Race times are 8 a.m., 1-miler, and 9 a.m., 5K. In addition to the races, families can visit a variety of fitness stations and participate in a raffle. The cost for registration on or before March 5 is $10 for the 1-mile race and $15 for the 5K race. After March 5, the prices will increase by $10 per race. Prizes will be given for the winners of each race. Highlights include:professional chip timing by Race Timing Unlimited; free T-shirt for each participant; one-mile run on school grounds; and medals for all one-milers;prizes for the winners of both races. For registration, race information and course map details, visit the South Anna PTA website at www.SouthAnnaPTA.org.

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Bass Pro Shops recently presented Hanover Arc and Hanover Community Support Services a check for $5,460 from Breakfast with Santa. The breakfasts, sponsored by Toyota and Produce Source Partners, were served in the Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant at Bass Pro Shops every Saturday in November and December. Guests were served breakfast from a menu including eggs, omelets, pancakes and French toast. They also received a free photo with Santa. All the proceeds will benefit Hanover Arc and Hanover Community Support Services, two nonprofits serving children and adults with disabilities so they may have “A Life Like Yours.” Greg Bulkley, general manager of Bass Pro Shops, presents a check to Teelo Rutledge, Hanover Arc Board of Directors, and Marilyn Gibbs, Hanover Community Support Services.

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Digitization project to visit county Group wants to scan Civil War manuscripts that remain in private hands The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia have partnered to create a statewide online collection of original Civil War manuscripts that still remain in private hands. The Civil War 150 Legacy Project: Document Digitization and Access focuses on manuscript materials created during the period 1859-1867 that reflect social, political, military, business and religious life in

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Senior citizen fraud prevention forum set In an attempt to help senior citizens avoid falling victim to scams, Covenant Woods will be hosting a senior fraud prevention forum on Thursday, March 3. Virginia State Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council has selected Covenant Woods as their host location and will pilot a tuitionfree, comprehensive fraud prevention course for senior Virginians. All seniors are encouraged to take part in this comprehensive training.

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After her father Steve Salmon’s death from lung cancer, Mechanicsville native and author Jennifer Salmon Melton said she was determined to find calm and strength. The inaugural Free to Breathe 5K Fun Run/Walk & Memorial Walk will take place on Saturday, March 12, at Short Pump Town Center at 11800 W. Broad St. in Richmond.

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begins on Thursday, March 3, and will meet each Thursday until March 24 in the Covenant Woods Community Center. The hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Covenant Woods is located at 7090 Covenant Woods Drive off Lee Davis Road in Mechanicsville. Interested seniors must attend all four parts of the series.

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Going through a divorce? Having a difficult time dealing with the hurt, the emotional “roller coaster”?

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On Jan. 22, a group of 11 Alpha Phi Omega members from the University of Richmond Chapter undertook a service project at the Hanover Humane Society facility in Ashland. The project, organized by senior Andrew Massaro, Alpha Phi Omega’s vice president and service coordinator, involved clearing brush and debris to extend our “Paw Paw” path. He has a special interest in working with animals as he’ll be attending Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall. Massaro and his group of Alpha Phi Omega members made great strides on the path despite the 20-degree temperature outside, nearly doubling the length of the path. The group was treated to hot cocoa and donuts for their hard work. The members had such a great time that they’ve scheduled two more dates to return to the facility and work on the trail again to remove additional debris, add gravel, etc. Funding for the “Paw Paw” path was originally provided by Robert Bailie and family. The “Paw Paw” path is used by Hanover Humane’s personnel to exercise the dogs in Hanover Humane’s Adoption Program.

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Acappella group to perform at local church The award-winning Richmond-based acappella group, Soundworks, will perform in concert at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Northside Baptist Church at 7600 Studley Road, one mile north of Shady Grove Road. Winners of the MidAtlantic District-Southern Division of the Barbershop Harmony Society for five consecutive years, Soundworks entertains with a broad range of family-friendly music ranging from the silly to the serious and the sacred. The concert is free and open to the public. A love offering will be taken.


The Friends of the Mechanicsville Library will sponsor a Second Annual Used Book Sale from noon to 6 p.m. on April 1 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 2 in the Meeting Room of the Mechanicsville Branch. Members raise funds to support programming at the library, including the Summer Reading Program, Teen Movie Nights, Antique Appraisal programs. Donations of good condition, used books, CDs and DVDs for the sale will be accepted at the accounts desk during regular library hours. At this time, magazines, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest Condensed books cannot be accepted. The Mechanicsville Library, located at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, is on U.S. 360 behind Arby’s and Pizza Hut near Lee-Davis High School. For more information, call the Mechanicsville Library at 746-9615.

Southern Women’s Show to be held The Southern Women’s Show will be held Friday through Sunday, March 1820, at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Southern Women’s Show is being sponsored by: CBS Channel 6, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Chevrolet and Martin’s. To order tickets, or for more information, call 849-0248 or visit www. SouthernWomensShow.com.

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‘Go Green’ committee preparing for Earth Day The “Go Green” committee of the PTA at Washington Henry Elementary School is busy preparing for its second annual Earth Day Festival. This year’s festival will be held from 2 to p.m. on Sunday, May 1. The fun-filled event will offer something for

all ages and will be open to the community. The committee is currently seeking local vendors who would like to sell eco-friendly products or natural/organic foods at the festival. For more information about becoming a vendor, contact Karen at fallinkr@comcast.net.

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RUFFIN RIDGE 3 bedroom, 3 full bath brick ranch with over 3900 sq. ft. on 10 acres. Hardwood floor throughout; large kitchen w/lots of Corian counters, island, 42” cabinets; Florida room w/recessed lighting & built-in speakers. Huge great room w/brick fireplace, built-in bookshelves & cabinets. Attached 2 car garage + 2 car detached garage. $549,950.

Call Mike Chenault 804-366-5302 to see this gem today!

COOLWELL – AREA 44 - 8124 COOL SUMMER DRIVE 121 HANOVER PRICE: $280,000 2,287 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sunroom, 2-sided fireplace, tray ceilings in dining room, hardwood stairs, recessed lighting and more! Low-maintenance, age qualified townhouses, first floor master suites and 2-car garages. Beautiful clubhouse and pool. Walking paths with exercise stations and picnic areas.

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HICKORY HILL – AREA 36 Wide 1-acre lots. Variety of plans to choose from by R-CI Builders. Common area behind every lot for privacy. Three sections from $350’s -$750’s. Kersey Creek and Hanover High. Directions: 95N to Exit 92A/Rte 54E, go approx 3 miles on left into community.

Contact Mike Chenault 804- 366-5302 and Todd Rogers 804-512-7195

ROSE HILL ESTATES Well-built 3 bedroom, 2 full bath ranch with Florida room, screened porch, detached 1.5-car garage and paved driveway. GREAT location. $219,950.

Call Jim Remo 804-726-4524 to see it today! Open Daily 1-5 $267,181

COOL SPRING FOREST 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath transitional with eat-in kitchen; living and dining rooms with hardwood floors; rear windows on the first floor offer plantation shutters; 2-story family room with fireplace and 1st floor master suite (bath with double vanity, jetted tub & 2 shower heads). $359,950.

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Sitting on 5.8 acres, this is country living at its best. 2,080 sq. ft. in main house, 672 partially finished sq. ft. over detached 2-car garage, hardwood floors, tile & carpeted floors, granite counters and custom cabinets in eat-in kitchen, utility room, full country porch, artesian well, storage shed and more. $264,950.

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AREA 44 – 7120 LYNNROY WAY NEW CONSTRUCTION 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, master with walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings in eat-in kitchen and family room, utility room, rear deck & builder offering $2,000 in closing costs with approved lender and attorney $197,500.

McCAULEY PARK – AREA 43 333 SHELTON PLACE – THE OLIVIA 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Craftsman-style home, vaulted ceilings, hardwoods, stainless appliances and much more! $267,181.

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MAINTENANCE-FREE MEREDITH PLACE Maintenance-free active adult community, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Open floor plan, 2-car garage, patio, Florida room, hardwoods, large utility room, large master bath and closet. $219,950. Directions: I-295 to Pole Green Rd. exit; Meredith Place is on the right just after Lee Davis Rd. Low maintenance fees.

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AREA 44 – THE CAMBRIDGE II 7527 MADISON ESTATES DRIVE This home is what people come to Hanover for! Big 1-acre lot. The trees give you lots of privacy and shade. The stone, wrap porch and screened porch make this home special. Almost 3,000 sf, 9-ft. ceilings, granite countertops! See online or call today! Other lots available-bring your builder or use one of ours. Directions: 295 to Creighton Rd. Continue to light and make a right on Cold Harbor Road. Follow Cold Harbor Rd. to fork in the road and bear to the left side and continue on Crown Hill Rd. Make left into Madison Estates. Open Sundays 1-5.

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Mechanicsville Office 730-7195 • Atlee Office 550-1900 • Chesterfield Office 520-7550 • Ashland Office 752-7585 • Twin Hickory Office 747-9933 • Rockville Office 749-1906 • Tappahannock Office 1-800-443-4707 • Prince George Office 415-4119

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Incisionless procedure offered Surgery without an incision is now a possibility. Eating certain foods, sleepless nights and constant stomach upset are commons symptoms of acid reflux disease. Now there’s a new procedure where people suffering from this disease don’t have to travel far from home to find relief. The new Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure, or TIF, using the innovative EsophyX device for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is now available at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. Dr. Reginald Mason, M.D., and Dr. Michael Francis, M.D., are the first surgeons in the

Tappahannock area to perform the procedure. Dr. Mason and Dr. Francis recently were trained on the TIF procedure. “The TIF procedure can significantly improve quality of life for our patients.” Dr. Mason said. “GERD is an anatomical problem which needs an anatomical solution. Reflux medication like PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) can help relieve patients’ heartburn symptoms but don’t solve the underlying anatomical problems or prevent further disease progression. In addition recent studies have shown that long term use of PPIs can lead to inadequate absorption of minerals such as

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calcium and can result in bone fractures. After the TIF procedure, clinical trials show that most patients can eat and drink foods they avoided for many years. Reflux no longer impacts their life like it previously did.” The TIF procedure is based on established principles of surgical repair of the antireflux barrier, except that it is “surgery from within” performed transorally (through the mouth). The procedure reduces hiatal hernia and creates a valve between the stomach and esophagus restoring the natural, physiological anatomy to prevent gastroesophageal reflux. Because the procedure is incisionless, there is reduced pain, reduced recovery and no visible scar. No more pain, no more pills and no scars. With the procedure, you can eat the foods you want, when you want and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep again. A rapid recovery time helps get you back

to work and living life the fullest again. The TIF procedure represents the next step in the evolution of surgery. Laparoscopy reduced the skin incisions typical of open surgery to a minimally invasive three to five port holes. However, laparoscopy still involves the same internal incisions and organ dissection as open surgery. TIF requires neither internal incisions nor dissection, lowering the hurdle for receiving an anatomical restoration of the antireflux barrier and allowing earlier surgical intervention. With millions of Americans diagnosed with GERD and not fully satisfied with taking pills for the rest of their lives, TIF offers an excellent alternative. For more information, contact: Tappahannock Surgical and Gastroenterology Associates at 443-6232 or visit www.riversideonline.com.

Local Toastmasters kick off speech contest SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Toastmasters joins more than 12,500 Toastmasters clubs from around the world participating in the 2011 Toastmasters International Speech Contest this month, the world’s largest speech contest, with more than 30,000 presenters in 113 countries vying to become the next World Champion of Public Speaking. The contest is free and open to the public. The International Speech Contest begins at the local club level and proceeds through the area, division, district and final levels. Eighty-two district semifinalists compete during

the four-day 2011 Toastmasters International Convention, which will be held Aug. 1720 at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Nine contenders make it to the final round on Aug. 20, where the winner is crowned the Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking. To enter the contest, a person must be an active member of Toastmasters International and have completed at least six speeches from Toastmasters’ Competent Communication manual, the first manual in the Toastmasters communication program.


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Local residents named to VMI Dean’s List The following Virginia Military Institute cadets are among the 524 cadets who were recently named to the Deans’ List for the first semester of academic year 2010-2011. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no grade below C. Thomas S. Battiata, a sophomore

from Mechanicsville, is majoring in civil engineering. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Battiata. Joseph R. Cicero, a senior from Rockville, is majoring in mechanical engineering. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Cicero. Paul M. Cicero, a freshman from Rockville, s majoring in mechanical

James N. Peck. Jonathan P. Reardon, a freshman from Rockville, is majoring in civil engineering. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Reardon. Matthew F. Reardon, a freshman from Rockville, is majoring in civil engineering. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P.

engineering. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Cicero. Garrett R. Evans, a senior from Mechanicsville, is majoring in modern languages and cultures and history. His mother is Louise S. Evans. Jordan M. Peck, a senior from Montpelier, is majoring in civil engineering. His parents are Mr. and Mrs.

Reardon. Patrick S. Sweeney, a senior from Rockville, is majoring in mechanical engineering. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Sweeney. VMI, with an enrollment of 1,500 cadets, is the nation’s oldest state-supported military college.

Amy Anderson named to Radford Dean’s List Evening courses offered by HCPS Amy Grace Anderson of Radford University. is a junior media studies Rockville has been named to Anderson, the daughter of major. the fall semester Dean’s List at Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Anderson, To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have taken

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CELEBRATIONS | Births, Engagements, Weddings & Anniversaries

Gray-Harris announce May wedding Mr. and Mrs. James Gray of Mechanicsville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Alexandra Gray, to Mr. Matthew Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Harris of Ashland. Miss Gray is a 2007 graduate of Atlee High School. She will be graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in May with dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish. Mr. Harris is also a 2007 graduate of Atlee High School. He will be graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in May with a dual Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Political Science. A May 2011 wedding is planned.

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CALENDAR | News, Updates & Listings

NOW AVAILABLE

in racks and boxes at the following locations in Ashland, Hanover, King William and around Mechanicsville. MECHANICSVILLE 23111

MECHANICSVILLE 23116

HANOVER 23069

360 Coin Laundry & Cleaners 7040 Mechanicsville Tpke

301 BP 9159 Chamaberlayne Road

Han Co Admin Bldg 7516 County Complex Road

BB & T - Lee Davis 7016 Mechanicsville Tpke

Atlee Branch Library 9161 Atlee Road

Hanover Co Sheriff’s Office 7522 County Complex Road

BB & T - Mech 8074 Mechanicsville Tpke

EVB (Kings Charter) 9495 Charter Gate Drive

Houndstooth Restaurant 13271 Hanover Courthouse Rd

Covenant Woods 7090 Covenant Woods Dr.

Hogg Professional Building 9137 Chamberlayne Road

Pamunkey Regional Jail 7240 Courtland Farm Road

Colonial Pharmacy 7510 Mechanicsville Tpke.

La Bella Hair Design 9369 Atlee Road, Ste 3105

Wickham Bldg 7515 County Complex Road

EVB Bank (Mechanicsville) 8123 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Nacho Mamas 7610 Left Flank Road

EVB Bank (Old Church) 4241 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Owens and Minor 9120 Lockwood Blvd

Hanover Cleaners 8092 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Padows Deli 8161 Atlee Road

Hanover Health & Rehab 8139 Lee Davis Road

The Dance Company 8324 Bell Creek Road, Ste

Hometown Realty 7240 Lee Davis Rd, Suite 200

Valero (Atlee & Sliding Hill Rds.) 10030 Sliding Hill Road

Long & Foster 6150 Mechanicsville Tpke Mechanicsville Drug 8077 Mechanicsville Tpke. Mech Local Lobby 6400 Mechanicsville Tpke

MANQUIN 23106 M & M Pizza - B&P Station 1418 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy. 360 Hardware & Rental 625 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy

Tropical Smoothie 7152 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Rennie’s Texaco/KWm 5033 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy.

Martins 7324 Bell Creek Road

Valero (King William) 12132 King William Road

UPS Store 8005 C Creighton Parkway

One Stop Market 2185 Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy.

Village Bank 6127 Mechanicsville Tpke. Village Bank (Old Mech) 8051 Mechanicsville Tpke. Valero Atlee & Meadowbridge 8188 Atlee Road West Store 4225 Mechanicsville Tpke.

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River Road Presbyterian Church. The cost of the event is $5. Reservations are required by Feb. 16. Call Brenda, 7540460.

Thursday, Feb. 24

Hill City Chop House 10099 Brook Road

Saturday, Feb. 26

McLeans Restaurant 10372 Leadbetter Road Rite Aid 607 England Street Sheetz/Ashland 12341 N. Washington Hwy.

Skateland 516 N. Washington Hwy.

GLEN ALLEN 23059

Bank Essex/Va Ctr 9951 Brook Road

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The Newcomers Club of Richmond (for women new to the area) will hold a morning coffee at 10:30 a.m. at the

Green Top Sporting Goods 10193 Washinghton Highway

Cross Brothers Grocery 107 South Center Street

Sheetz/Leadbetter Dr 10037 Sliding Hill Road

KING WILLIAM 23086

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Hanover Business Council Networking Breakfast from 7:15-9 a.m. at Randolph Macon College, Estes Dining, 306 Henry Street, Ashland, VA. The topic, Sports in the Richmond Region. Panelists: ParneyParnell, Richmond Flying Squirrels; Doug Fritz, Richmond International Raceway, Jeff Fitch, Richmond Sports Backers; Steve Herzog, Richmond Area Bicycling Association. The cost is $12 in advance and $17 at the door. Guests and first-time Business Council Networking Breakfast meeting attendees get in free! Register online at www.GRCC. com or call 783-9368 to register by phone.

Ashland Visitor Ctr 112 N. Washington Hwy.

Henry Clay Shopping Center Rt. 54

Parkway Restaurant 7211 Stonewall Parkway Shoneys 7137 Mechanicsville Tpke.

Ashland Coffee & Tea 100 N Railroad Ave.

Han Community Svc 12300 Washington Hwy.

Lee Davis B & P 7051 Mechanicsville Tpke. Lee Davis Pharmacy 7023 Lee Park Road

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Fax submissions to calendar to 730-0476, e-mail to events@mechlocal.com, or mail to 6400 Mechanicsville Tnpk., Mechanicsville VA 23111. Deadline is 3 p.m. Friday for the following week’s issue. Calendar announcements cannot be taken by phone. We reserve the right to edit all items submitted to The Local.

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Hanover Humane Society will hold a dog adoption stand at its facility at 12190 Washington Highway in Ashland from 9-12 p.m. Cat adoption stands will be held at the Mechanicsville and Virginia Center PetSmart

VA 23111. Appointments are encouraged and a limited number of walk-ins will be accommodated, as scheduling allows. For more information please contact Brenda Pennington at Mechanicsville Presbyterian 559-7745 or at brendapenn@ Church Youth Foundation verizon.net. Spaghetti Dinner and Café River There will be a drive thru at 6 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Atlee and Signal chili sale at Frog Level Volunteer Hill Roads. For information Fire Department from 12-3 p.m. The cost is $8 per quart. please call 746-5496. The event will benefit the Dawn New Hope Baptist Assembly Library. For pre-orders please near Tappahannock on call 338-8697. Crittenden’s Mill Rd. will have Longwood University is a guest musical group ‘Vocal Reunion’ from Florence S.C. hosting two Girls Lacrosse They are in town for a return Clinics and 4v4 Tournaments engagement at 6:30 p.m. For Feb. 26 and March 5. Come more info call Pastor Clayton prepare for your upcoming lacrosse season! We will be hostCustalow at 769-9234. ing a clinic in the morning folThe Virginia Sesquicentennial lowed by a King of the Hill 4v4 of the American Civil War Tournament in the afternoon. Commission and the Library of Participants are welcome to Virginia have partnered to cre- come for one day or both! The ate a state-wide online collection cost is $50 for one clinic or $75 of original Civil War manu- for both dates. Instruction will scripts that still remain in pri- be provided by the Longwood vate hands. The Civil War University coaching staff and 150 Legacy Project: Document players. Youth, middle school Digitization and Access focuses and high school players are welon manuscript materials creat- come. Please contact Wendy ed during the period 1859-1867 Stone for more information that reflect social, political, mili- (stonewl@longwood.edu; 434tary, business and religious life 395-2342). Check out www. in Virginia during the period of longwoodlancers.com for more the Civil War and the early peri- details. od of Reconstruction. Citizens are encouraged to bring original Sunday, Feb. 27 family materials to be scanned Hanover Humane Society and included in the Project. will hold a cat adoption stand Scanned materials will be made at the Virginia Center PetSmart available on the web via the store from 2- 5 p.m. Please visit Library of Virginia web site and www.hanoverhumanesociety. the Virginia Sesquicentennial org for available animals and of the American Civil War additional adoption informaCommission web site. CW 150 tion. Legacy Project staff will be visiting Hanover County. The event Bluegrass Gospel Concert will take place from 10-6 p.m. at Featuring “Amy Ladd and the Pamunkey Regional Library, Friends” Special Guest Mechanicsville Library Branch “Sourwood Mountain Band” located at 7461 Sherwood see CALENDAR, pg. 34 ` Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, stores from 11-3 p.m. Please visit www.hanoverhumanesociety.org for available animals and additional adoption information.


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NBA Basketball: Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs.

NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Hornets.

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Survivor: Redemption

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Judge Judy Judge Judy Simpsons

Family Guy

Two Men

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How I Met

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NCIS ’ Å

NCIS Reunion ’ Å

NCIS Honor Code Å

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NCIS Frame-Up Å

Fairly Legal Å

Royal Pains

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Law & Order Bad Girl ’

Law & Order ’

Law & Order Scrambled

Bones ’ Å

Bones ’ Å

Bones ’ Å

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Southland Fixing a Hole

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Dog the Bounty Hunter

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Cash Cab

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Sons

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American Chopper ’

Destroyed

49

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Victorious

Big Time

SpongeBob SpongeBob iCarly ’

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Sonny

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53

(FAM)

’70s Show

’70s Show

Gilmore Girls Fight Face

60

(LIFE)

Unsolved Mysteries

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Chris

56

(AMC)

›››› “The Godfather” (1972) Marlon Brando. A mafia patriarch tries to hold his empire together.

301

(HBO)

Duplicity

320

(MAX)

(2:00) “Avatar” (2009)

Sonny

4

(ESPN)

7

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12

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MythBusters Viral Hour Anubis

SpongeBob My Wife

Sonny With a Chance

Good Luck

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(4:50) ›› “Chain of Command” ‘R’

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Hates Chris Hates Chris Lopez

››› “Meet the Robinsons” (2007)

Fish Hooks

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Meth: A County in Crisis

Meth’s Deadly High

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How I Met

›››› “The Godfather, Part II” (1974) Al Pacino. Michael Corleone moves his father’s crime family to Las Vegas.

Big Love “The Oath” ’

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›› “Four Christmases” (2008) Å

6:30

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MythBusters ’ Å The Nanny

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6 PM

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Real Time W/ Bill Maher

Cathouse

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9:30

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10:30

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

College Basketball: Marquette at Connecticut.

College Basketball: West Virginia at Pittsburgh.

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Nikita Echoes (N) Å

TMZ (N) ’

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Royal Pains

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House House’s Head

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Law & Order ’

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NBA Basketball: Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls. (Live) Å

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Victorious

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Good Luck

Good Luck

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’70s Show

’70s Show

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60

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Unsolved Mysteries

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(3:30) ›››› “The Godfather, Part II” (1974, Crime Drama) Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton.

301

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Life

320

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Raymond

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Dog the Bounty Hunter

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Man vs. Wild ’ Å

Family Guy

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Beyond Scared Straight

(7:48) Gangland Å

TNA Wrestling (N) ’ Å

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My Wife

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8:30

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NBA Basketball: Washington Wizards at Miami Heat. (Live)

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UFC 127 Countdown (N)

How I Met

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››‡ “Liar Liar” (1997, Comedy) Jim Carrey.

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Jim Rome

Wild: Venezuela

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World Poker Tour: Sea

NFL Live

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(:45) ›› “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009)

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SpongeBob My Wife

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NBA Basketball: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic. SportsNet

10:30

Training Adjustment Funny, Die (:45) “Online Crush” ’

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NBA Basketball: Nuggets at Trail Blazers SportsNet

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Primetime: What Would

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Two Men

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Chris

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Payne

Smallville Fortune (N) ’

Supernatural (N) Å

TMZ (N) ’

Earl

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Bewitched

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Cheers ’

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Dharma

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Chris

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Scrubs ’

South Park

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Need to Know (N) Å

Capitol

Austin City Limits Å

Curious

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Wild Kratts

24

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Cat in the

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Chris

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King

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Secrets of the Dead ’

Locked Out: Fall

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T. Smiley

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House Last Resort ’

House ’ Å

NCIS ’ Å

NCIS Endgame Å

NCIS Lost & Found ’

CSI: Crime Scene

CSI: Crime Scene

CSI: Crime Scene

NCIS Å

34

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Law & Order Tabloid ’

Law & Order Fed ’

Law & Order Venom ’

Bones ’ Å

Bones ’ Å

››› “Air Force One” (1997, Suspense) Harrison Ford. Å

35

(WTBS)

Raymond

Friends ’

Seinfeld ’

37

(A&E)

Criminal Minds Å

Criminal Minds Å

Criminal Minds Å

Criminal Minds Å

Criminal Minds Å

Criminal Minds Å

Criminal Minds Å

39

(SPIKE)

(3:42) Gangland Å

(4:49) Gangland Å

UFC 127 Countdown ’

Ways Die

(:14) 1,000 Ways to Die

Ways Die

Ways Die

Destroyed

Cash Cab

Gold Rush: Alaska ’

Flying Wild Alaska (N)

Gold Rush: Alaska

Gold Rush: Alaska ’

Big Time Rush ’ Å

Hates Chris Lopez

Lopez

G. Martin

The Nanny

The Nanny

The Nanny

Take Two

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah

Shake It

Shake It

Raymond

Friends ’

King

Europe

King

Served?

King Ways Die

›› “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (2005) Kimberly Elise.

Ways Die

››› “A Time to Kill”

›› “Meet the Browns” (2008) Tyler Perry. Å

Criminal Minds Å

(:42) 1,000 Ways to Die

Criminal

CSI: Crime Scene

44

(DISC)

American Chopper ’

49

(NICK)

Victorious

iCarly ’

SpongeBob Fanboy

SpongeBob iCarly ’

Anubis

50

(DISN)

Shake It

Shake It

Shake it

Shake It

Shake It

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53

(FAM)

’70s Show

’70s Show

Gilmore Girls ’ Å

Still Stnd

Still Stnd

Funniest Home Videos

Funniest Home Videos

Funniest Home Videos

Funniest Home Videos

The 700 Club Å

Whose?

60

(LIFE)

Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries

Chris

Chris

How I Met

Reba Å

Reba Å

Reba Å

How I Met

Reba Å

56

(AMC)

››› “The Godfather, Part III” (1990, Crime Drama) Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire.

301

(HBO)

500 Days

320

(MAX)

(3:15) ›››‡ “Minority Report”

32

Destroyed Shake it

››‡ “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009) Å

The Mechanicsville Local

Cash Cab

Gold Rush: Alaska ’

REAL Sports Gumbel

(:40) “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”

February 23, 2011

iCarly ’

How I Met

Fish Hooks Reba Å

Phineas Reba Å

Reba Å

›››› “GoodFellas” (1990) Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci. Å

The Battle for Marjah ’ Å

R. Gervais

Eastbound

(:45) ››‡ “Sherlock Holmes” (2009) Robert Downey Jr..

Real Time W/ Bill Maher

How I Met

Flying Wild

›››› “GoodFellas” (1990) Å

Real Time W/ Bill Maher

›››‡ “Avatar” (2009) Sam Worthington. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å

Funny, Die


SATURDAY AFTERNOON 12 PM 12:30 1 PM

FEBRUARY 26, 2011 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30

1:30

COMCAST

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 12 PM 12:30 1 PM

4

(ESPN)

College Basketball: Missouri at Kansas State.

College Basketball: St. John’s at Villanova. (Live)

4

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

College Basketball: Boston College at Virginia.

College Basketball: Temple at George Washington.

7

(CSN)

8

(8-ABC)

Raceline

Paid Prog.

8

9

(6-CBS)

College Basketball: Syracuse at Georgetown.

11

(35-FOX) Advantage

12

(12-NBC) Willa’s Wild Pearlie

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

Into Wild

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Paid Prog.

Athlete

Paid Prog.

Secrets

Law Order: CI

Stargate Universe Faith

College Basketball

››› “Kate & Leopold” (2001) Meg Ryan. Å

Paid Prog.

Paid Prog.

PGA Tour Golf

Exploration Animal Adv Animal Atl. Can Do

Walker, Texas Ranger

Paid Prog.

Prince

Law Order: CI

(10:00) SportsCenter

College Basketball: Teams TBA. (Live)

Roll Call TV Horse.

Women’s College Basketball

(8-ABC)

Paid Prog.

Awards

Stargate Universe Faith

9

(6-CBS)

Paid Prog.

Paid Prog.

Supercross

11

(35-FOX) Judge Judy Judge Judy Two Men

Two Men

12

(12-NBC) Paid Prog.

Global Golf PGA Tour Golf

Paid Prog.

First Tee

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

23

(23-PBS) Richmond

(57-PBS) Cyberchase Fetch! With Need to Know ’ Å

Prince

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(10:30) ›‡ “Bait”

PBA Bowling Wm. Basketball

NBA

NBA Basketball: Lakers at Thunder

College Basketball: Pittsburgh at Louisville. Å

Law Order: CI

Prince

FEBRUARY 27, 2011 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30

1:30

COMCAST

Paid Prog.

NASCAR Racing

“One Way Out” (2002, Suspense) James Belushi.

› “Held Up” (2000, Comedy) Jamie Foxx. ’ Å

››‡ “I, Robot” ’

Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop ’ Å

John Sebastian

23

(23-PBS) Avec Eric

Kitchen

Simp. Ming Lidia’s Italy Best of Joy Painting

Travel

24

(57-PBS) Kitchen

Victory

Food

Woodwright MotorWeek

24

Law & Order: SVU

33

(USA)

NCIS Singled Out Å

TimeKill

34

(TNT)

››› “3:10 to Yuma” (2007) Russell Crowe. Å

Jim

35

(WTBS)

›‡ “College Road Trip” (2008)

37

(A&E)

RoadHous

(:16) ››› “Breakdown” (1997) ’

39

(SPIKE)

(:01) ››› “Breakdown” (1997) Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh. ’

(:16) ››› “A Bronx Tale” (1993)

Desert Car Kings Å

44

(DISC)

Gold Rush: Alaska ’

Old House

Old House

Hometime

33

(USA)

Fairly Legal Believers

Law & Order: SVU

34

(TNT)

Law & Order Venom ’

›››‡ “Michael Clayton” (2007) George Clooney. Å

35

(WTBS)

“Deliver Us From Eva”

(12:55) ››‡ “Why Did I Get Married?” (2007) Tyler Perry.

37

(A&E)

Flip This House Å

Hoarders Adella; Teri

39

(SPIKE)

44

(DISC)

Cops & Coyotes Å

49

(NICK)

Power

50

(DISN)

(11:00) Bolt Fish Hooks Good Luck

53

(FAM)

60 56 301 320

Law & Order: SVU

Hoarders Å

›› “Striking Distance” (1993, Suspense) Bruce Willis. ’

Almost, Away

Steves

Hoarders Å

Almost, Away

Currents

NCIS Once a Hero ’

Religion

To Contrary Pioneers of Television

NCIS Blowback Å

NCIS Trojan Horse ’

››‡ “The Guardian” (2006) Kevin Costner.

›› “Major Payne” (1995) Damon Wayans. Å

The First 48 Kansas City serial killer.

The Sopranos Isabella

Alaska: Most Extreme

Auction

Auction

Browns

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Victorious

SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob SpongeBob

49

(NICK)

Power

iCarly ’

iCarly ’

iCarly ’

iCarly ’

OddParents Fanboy

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Shake It

Suite/Deck

Fish Hooks Fish Hooks

50

(DISN)

Wizards

Wizards

Good Luck

Shake It

Sonny

Sonny

Phineas

“The Haunted Mansion” ››‡ “Good Burger” (1997) Kel Mitchell.

›› “Richie Rich”

53

(FAM)

Vegas Vac

››‡ “Good Burger” (1997) Kel Mitchell.

(LIFE)

“In God’s Country” Å

“Secrets of Sum”

60

(LIFE)

(11:00) “Infidelity” (2004) “Kidnapping” (2007, Suspense) Amy Carlson. Å

(AMC)

Gunfighter

››‡ “Wyatt Earp” (1994) Kevin Costner. Portrait traces him from boy to lawman.

56

(AMC)

(10:30) “Taxi Driver”

(HBO)

Sports

“The Sunset Limited” (2011) ’ Å

301

(HBO)

(11:45) “Thurgood” (2011) ’ Å

Black List

(MAX)

The Unborn ››› “Set It Off” (1996) Jada Pinkett. ‘R’ Å

320

(MAX)

(11:30) ››› “Working Girl” (1988)

››› “Independence Day” (1996) Will Smith. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å

SpongeBob Big Time

“Live Once, Die Twice” (2006) Kellie Martin. Å

SATURDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30 5 PM

4

(ESPN) (CSN)

8 9 11

(35-FOX) Amer. Dad

12

(12-NBC) PGA Tour Golf

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

›‡ “Couples Retreat” (2009) Vince Vaughn.

(:35) ››› “Public Enemies” (2009)

5:30

COMCAST 7

Suite/Deck

6 PM

6:30

7 PM

7:30

8 PM

8:30

College GameDay Å

Phineas

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“Mother Knows Best”

›››› “Million Dollar Baby” (2004) Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank. Å

9 PM

9:30

Real Time W/ Bill Maher

10 PM

10:30

(:15) ›› “The Losers”

FEBRUARY 26, 2011 11 PM 11:30 12 AM SportsCenter Å

College Basketball: Kansas at Oklahoma. (Live)

College Basketball

College Basketball

SportsNet

Caps

NHL Hockey: Washington Capitals at New York Islanders. (Live)

(8-ABC)

ESPN Sports Saturday Sports anthology. (N)

News

ABC News

Wheel

››› “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006) Will Smith. Premiere. ’ Å

News

(:35) Criminal Minds ’

(6-CBS)

College Basketball: Florida at Kentucky. Å

News

CBS News

Extra (N) ’ Å

Hawaii Five-0 ’ Å

News

(:35) Brothers & Sisters

The Office

Cops (N)

Amer. Dad

››‡ “The Village” (2004, Suspense) Å

News

NBC News

›› “Shaded Places” (1999) Christina Applegate.

Judge

Judge

Law Order: CI

The Unit Bait ’ Å

Law Order: CI

Jeopardy! Raymond

Cops Å

College Basketball: Duke at Virginia Tech. (Live) Postgame

Final

College Basketball: Arizona at UCLA.

48 Hours Mystery (N) ’

America’s Most Wanted

News at 10

Law-Order L.A.

Law & Order: SVU

News

TMZ (N) ’ Å

Deadliest Catch Å

Outdoors

News/Nine

South Park

Harry’s Law ’ Å

Payne

›› “Vampire in Brooklyn” (1995) Eddie Murphy.

Payne

Red Line

The Mentalist ’ Å

Entertainment Tonight Bones ’ Å

SportsNet

Videos

NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks. Å Keeping Up My Family

Seinfeld ’

Fringe Subject 13 Å

30 Seconds

(:29) Saturday Night Live How I Met

23

(23-PBS) Antiques Roadshow (N)

Katie

Currents

News

Lawrence Welk

Served?

24

(57-PBS) History Detectives ’

Place, Own

Place, Own

Antiques Roadshow (N)

Nature (N) ’

NOVA ’ Å (DVS)

››› “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” (1976)

Globe Trekker ’ Å

Baseball

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU

Law-SVU

(USA)

Law & Order: SVU

34

(TNT)

(3:30) ››› “A Time to Kill” (1996) Sandra Bullock. Å

35

(WTBS)

Raymond

37

(A&E)

Hoarders Arline; Carolyn

39

(SPIKE)

33

Seinfeld

Law & Order: SVU Seinfeld

King

Hoarders Glen & Lisa

King

Rudy Maxa

As Time...

Wait...

Red Green

Law & Order: SVU

››› “Air Force One” (1997, Suspense) Harrison Ford. Å

››‡ “The Guardian” (2006, Drama) Kevin Costner. Å

›› “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (2005) Kimberly Elise.

››‡ “The Family That Preys” (2008) Å

Heavy Ronnie; Debbie

Breakdown

(:31) ››‡ “Lucky Number Slevin” (2006) Josh Hartnett. ’

Heavy Å

Heavy Sharon; Ashley

Heavy Kevin; Flor Å

EastEnders EastEnders Experience

(:40) “The Postman” (:15) “Why Did I Get Married?” (2007)

Heavy Travis; Lindy

(:20) ››› “A Bronx Tale” (1993) Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri. ’

Heavy Ronnie; Debbie

Heavy

(:34) ››‡ “Days of Thunder” (1990) ’ Å

44

(DISC)

Sons

Sons

River Monsters Å

River Monsters Å

River Monsters Å

Hogs Gone Wild Å

Hogs Gone Wild Å

Hogs Gone Wild Å

Hogs Gone Wild Å

49

(NICK)

Penguins

Penguins

Fanboy

Fanboy

iCarly ’ Å

iCarly ’

iCarly ’

Big Time Rush ’ Å

Victorious

Lopez

Lopez

The Nanny

The Nanny

The Nanny

50

(DISN)

Fish Hooks

Fish Hooks

Wizards

Wizards

Good Luck

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

Wizards

Wizards-Place

Good Luck

Hannah

Hannah

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

53

(FAM)

(3:00) “Richie Rich”

›‡ “Vegas Vacation” (1997) Chevy Chase.

›‡ “Billy Madison” (1995) Adam Sandler.

›› “Happy Gilmore” (1996) Adam Sandler.

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000)

60

(LIFE)

“Secrets of Sum”

“Taken in Broad Daylight” (2009, Docudrama) Å

“Joy Fielding’s The Other Woman” (2008) Å

“Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy” (2011)

Beyond the Headlines:

56

(AMC)

(12:30) “Wyatt Earp”

›››› “GoodFellas” (1990) Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci. Å

301

(HBO)

“Reagan” (2011) ’ ‘NR’ Å

320

(MAX)

(2:35) “Public Enemies”

SUNDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30

COMCAST

5 PM

6 PM

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

Wm. Basketball

Women’s College Basketball

8

(8-ABC)

NBA Basketball

Stargate Atlantis Å

9

(6-CBS)

College Basketball: Indiana at Ohio State. Å

Track and Field (Live) Å

››‡ “Date Night” (2010) Å

(:45) ››› “The Hangover” (2009) ’ ‘R’ Å

5:30

6:30

Wizards

›››‡ “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991) Arnold Schwarzenegger.

(:45) ›› “He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009) Ben Affleck. ’ “Escape From L.A.”

4

Bowling

Good Luck

Jackson

7 PM

7:30

SportsCenter (Live) Å

8 PM

8:30

9 PM

10 PM

NBA Basketball: New York Knicks at Miami Heat. (Live) Å SportsNet

College Basketball: Maryland at North Carolina. (Live)

News

ABC News

Oscar’s Red Carpet Live Å

News

News

60 Minutes (N) ’ Å

››‡ “Date Night”

››‡ “Edge of Darkness” (2010) Mel Gibson.

9:30

SportsNet

10:30

Undercover Boss Å

Life on Top

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NBA Basketball: Hawks at Trail Blazers College Basketball

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards James Franco and Anne Hathaway host.

The Amazing Race

Funny Kids

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991)

›‡ “Couples Retreat” (2009) Vince Vaughn.

›‡ “The Sweetest Thing” (2002)

Hogs Gone

CSI: Miami Stoned Cold

News

Roll Call TV News

J. Kimmel

Storms

Van Impe

11

(35-FOX) (2:30) NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup: Subway Fresh Fit 500.

Coach ’

Simpsons

Family Guy Å

News at 10

12

(12-NBC) PGA Tour Golf

NBC News

Dateline NBC ’ Å

Minute to Win It Å

(:03) Minute to Win It

(:06) Minute to Win It

News

(:43) America Now (N)

13

(65-CW)

America Now (N) Å

Heartland Å (DVS)

Ugly Betty ’ Å

The Closer Å

King

King

Friends ’

Friends ’

15

(WGN)

Vault

How I Met

How I Met

How I Met

News/Nine

Replay

Monk ’ Å

News

››‡ “I, Robot” (2004) Will Smith.

(3:00) “I, Robot” (2004)

23

(23-PBS) John Sebastian

24

(57-PBS) Nature ’ Å (DVS)

Scrubs ’

Steves

NCIS Angel of Death ’

34

(TNT)

Guardian

35

(WTBS)

(3:30) ›› “Meet the Browns” (2008)

37

(A&E)

The Sopranos ’ Å

39

(SPIKE)

NCIS Recoil ’ Å

Chris

How I Met

Nature ’ Å (DVS)

Carole King-James Taylor

(USA)

33

Chris

Amer. Dad

NCIS Cloak ’ Å

›››› “Saving Private Ryan” (1998, War) Tom Hanks, Edward Burns. Å

Criminal Minds Å

How I Met

Masterpiece Classic (N) Å

Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan NCIS Dagger ’ Å

How I Met Roy O.

NCIS Legend Å

Seinfeld ’

Criminal Minds Å

Enthusiasm Entourage

Nature ’ Royal Pains Å

Collar

Leverage The Inside Job

Leverage

››‡ “The Family That Preys” (2008) Å

(:15) ››‡ “The Family That Preys” (2008) Kathy Bates.

Criminal Minds Å

Criminal Minds Å

›››‡ “Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith” (2005) Ewan McGregor. ’

Criminal Minds Haunted

Comedy.TV Classic

College Basketball NCIS Legend Å

Family Guy

Monk ’

Nature ’ Å (DVS)

››› “The Patriot” (2000, War) Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger. Å (DVS)

››‡ “Why Did I Get Married?” (2007) Tyler Perry. Å

Criminal Minds Poison

(2:16) ››› “A Bronx Tale” (1993)

Burgers

Nature Å (DVS)

Celtic Woman: Songs From the Heart Music. NCIS Last Man Standing

Simpsons

Criminal Minds Hopeless

Criminal

›››‡ “Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith” (2005) Ewan McGregor. ’

44

(DISC)

Sturgis: Motorcycle

American Chopper

Sons

Sons

Sons

Sons

Sons

Sons

49

(NICK)

Penguins

Penguins

SpongeBob SpongeBob Jackson

Big Time Rush ’ Å

Victorious

›› “Baby’s Day Out” (1994) Joe Mantegna. Å

Lopez

Lopez

The Nanny

The Nanny

The Nanny

50

(DISN)

Phineas

Good Luck

Wizards

Shake It

Shake It

Good Luck

Wizards

Good Luck

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

Hannah

53

(FAM)

Billy Mad

›› “Along Came Polly” (2004) Ben Stiller.

60

(LIFE)

“Mother Knows Best”

56

(AMC)

›› “Pearl Harbor” (2001) Ben Affleck. Friends join a war effort after the Japanese attack Hawaii. Å

301

(HBO)

(3:15) “The Losers” Å

320

(MAX)

›››‡ “Lost in Translation” ‘R’

Wizards

American Chopper Shake It

Shake It

›› “Happy Gilmore” (1996) Adam Sandler.

“Eight Days to Live” (2006) Kelly Rowan. Å Conchords

Sons

Sons Shake It

Shake It

Sons Wizards

››› “Meet the Parents” (2000) Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller.

“Seventeen and Missing” (2007) Deedee Pfeiffer.

(:45) › “I Love You, Beth Cooper” (2009) ‘PG-13’

Sons

“Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story” (2011)

Funniest Home Videos

(:45) ››› “The Blind Side” (2009) Sandra Bullock. ‘PG-13’

Big Love (N) ’ Å

››‡ “Edge of Darkness” (2010) Mel Gibson.

Big Love ’ Å

J. Osteen

“Taken From Me”

›› “Pearl Harbor” (2001) Ben Affleck. Friends join a war effort after the Japanese attack Hawaii. Å ››‡ “Date Night” (2010) Å

Sons

Longest

(:05) ›› “The Losers” (2010) Å

›› “Fast & Furious” (2009) Vin Diesel. ‘PG-13’

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and Soloist “Patty Carmichael” at 6 p.m., New Bethesda Baptist Church, 9019 New Bethesda Rd. Mechancisville, Va. Love offering will be taken. For more information please call 7890443. Elizabeth Sykes will be in revival at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, and 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, through Wednesday, March 2, at the Meadowood Church of God at 325 Azalea Ave. in Richmond. For more information, call the church office at 321-1562.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party at the Mechanicsville Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a special evening Storytime and activities. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. For more information call 7469615 or visit the library at 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place.

Thursday, March 3 Children’s Home Society of Virginia is offering an orientation for people interested in finding out more about adopting older children (10 years and older) from the foster care system. Discover the

MONDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30

5 PM

COMCAST 4

(ESPN)

7

(CSN)

8

5:30

myths surrounding the adoption of older children and view photos of waiting children. There will be time for questions. On March 24, the agency will offer an orientation on infant adoption. Participants will learn about the steps involved, the different types of adoption and the costs associated with each. Both orientations are free and begin at 5 p.m. They will be held at the agency’s Richmond office, 4200 Fitzhugh Ave. For details, call 353-0191 or visit www.chsva.org. Salem Presbyterian Church (Studley Road) will host its monthly Sing-A-Long at 10 a.m. Join us in singing some hymn favorites in preparation for the season of

6 PM

6:30

7 PM

7:30

States, how it undermines the principles of federalism and the U.S. Constitution, and how it is being implemented and will ultimately abolish private property ownership. All are welcome, please join us. For more information visit us Mechanicsville TEA Party on Facebook or call 241-8614. meeting, at 7 p.m. at 8493 New Bethesda Road, Mechanicsville, Friday, March 4 VA 23111. Donna Holt, Balducci Additions and Executive Director of the Virginia Remodeling will be showcasing Campaign for Liberty, will speak their “Dream Kitchen” at the 35th on “The History of Sustainable Annual Richmond Home and Development - Connecting the Garden Show being held at the Dots”. This presentation will Richmond Raceway Complex. reveal the origins of Sustainable Stop by to sample espresso and Development, the United Nations cookies and talk with one of Agenda 21 action plan. You will our remodeling professionals. learn how it came to the United Register to win one of the prizes Lent. Our Hymn of the Month is “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley” and we will learn about the composer and origin of this hymn. Light refreshments are served. Bring a friend.

8 PM

8:30

9 PM

Around

Interruption SportsCenter Å

College Basketball: Villanova at Notre Dame. (Live)

Premier League Review

Post Live

Redskins

SportsNet

Wizards

NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards. (Live)

(8-ABC)

Oprah Winfrey

News

8 News

News

ABC News

Wheel

9

(6-CBS)

The Dr. Oz Show Å

News

News

News

11

(35-FOX) Maury Å

12

(12-NBC) News

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

NFL Live

Jim Rome

Inside Ed.

Jeopardy!

9:30

10 PM

10:30

The Bachelor (N) ’ Å

SportsNet

Saturday, March 5 Mechanicsville Community Salt Fish Breakfast will be held at Enon United Methodist Church, 6156 Studley Rd. From 8-9:30 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults (including fish $7) and under 12 years old $2.50. Family limit is $14. Profits go to the Heart Havens Fund (residential housing for the mentall handicapped). For more information or to set up reservations, please call 746-4719 or 730-4956.

FEBRUARY 28, 2011 11 PM 11:30 12 AM

College Basketball: Kansas State at Texas. (Live) Postgame

in the Balducci/Williams-Sonoma Giveaway; prizes totaling $1,500. For information on hours and tickets, visit www.agievents.com/ home-and-garden-shows.cfm.

Post Live

(:01) Castle Countdown

SportsCenter Å

NFL Live

SportsNet

Redskins

My Life 365

News

Nightline

J. Kimmel

News

CBS6 News Extra (N)

How I Met

Hawaii Five-0 Po’ipu ’

News

Late Show W/Letterman

Judge Judy Judge Judy Simpsons

Family Guy

Two Men

Two Men

House Recession Proof

The Chicago Code (N)

FOX News at 10 (N)

How I Met

Family Guy

News

NBC News

Ent

Inside Ed.

Chuck (N) ’ Å

The Cape Razer (N) ’

Harry’s Law (N) Å

News

Tonight Show w/J. Leno

Payne

News

News

Mad Love

Two Men

Mike

Wendy Williams Show

Judge Mathis (N) Å

Judge B.

News

Payne

90210 Blue Naomi (N) ’

Gossip Girl (N) ’ Å

TMZ (N) ’

Jeannie

Bewitched

Cheers ’

Cheers ’

Dharma

Dharma

Funniest Home Videos

Chris

Funniest Home Videos

WGN News at Nine (N)

BBC World

Business

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

Antiques Roadshow (N)

23

(23-PBS) Fetch! With

WordGirl

Electric

Wild Kratts

24

(57-PBS) Arthur

Cat in the

Sid

(:45) Richmond City Council

Chris

Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan

King

Chris

Earl

Friends ’

King

Scrubs ’

Scrubs ’

South Park

Carole King-James Taylor

C. Rose

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

T. Smiley

33

(USA)

Law Order: CI

Law & Order: SVU

NCIS Citywide blackout.

NCIS Child’s Play Å

NCIS Faith ’ Å

WWE Monday Night RAW ’ (Live) Å

(:05) White Collar Å

Law-SVU

34

(TNT)

Law & Order Burden ’

Law & Order Crashers

Law & Order Hate ’

Bones ’ Å

Bones ’ Å

Bones ’ Å

HawthoRNe No Excuses

CSI: NY ’

35

(WTBS)

Raymond

Friends ’

Friends ’

Seinfeld ’

King

37

(A&E)

CSI: Miami Identity ’

Dog

Dog

The First 48 Å

39

(SPIKE)

(3:39) DEA ’

(4:52) DEA Deadly Chase

(:06) DEA Undercover missions. ’

44

(DISC)

American Chopper ’

Auction

Cash Cab

49

(NICK)

Big Time

50

(DISN)

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

Suite/Deck

Good Luck

53

(FAM)

’70s Show

’70s Show

Gilmore Girls ’ Å

Still Stnd

60

(LIFE)

Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries

Chris

Chris

How I Met

56

(AMC)

(3:00) ›››‡ “The Terminator”

301

(HBO)

(3:30) ››› “Cast Away” (2000) Tom Hanks. ’

320

(MAX)

››› “Drag Me to Hell” (2009) Å

Raymond

iCarly ’

Auction

SpongeBob SpongeBob iCarly ’ Suite/Deck

Seinfeld ’

King

The First 48 One Heart American Chopper

iCarly ’

Anubis

SpongeBob My Wife

Shake It

Good Luck

Good Luck

Still Stnd

Pretty Little Liars Å How I Met

TUESDAY EVENING 4 PM 4:30 5 PM

5:30

6 PM

6:30

7 PM

Family Guy

My Wife

American Chopper

“Legally Blondes” (2009) Milly Rosso.

“Vacancy 2: The First Cut” (2009) Premiere. Å

Reba Å

Real Time W/ Bill Maher

Pretty Little Liars Å

“The Sunset Limited” (2011) ’ Å

8 PM

8:30

9 PM

NFL Live

Jim Rome

Around

Interruption SportsCenter Å

College Basketball: Illinois at Purdue. (Live)

Bid Wars

Motorhead

Post Live

Redskins

SportsNet

Caps

NHL Hockey: New York Islanders at Washington Capitals. (Live)

8

(8-ABC)

Oprah Winfrey

News

8 News

News

ABC News

Wheel

9

(6-CBS)

The Dr. Oz Show Å

News

News

News

11

(35-FOX) Maury Å

12

(12-NBC) News

13

(65-CW)

15

(WGN)

Jeopardy!

Fish Hooks

Reba Å

(CSN)

9:30 Postgame

REAL Sports Gumbel

10 PM

10:30 Post Live

Payne

Judge Mathis (N) Å

Judge B.

News

Payne

One Tree Hill (N) Å

Hellcats (N) ’ Å

TMZ (N) ’

Bewitched

Cheers ’

Cheers ’

Dharma

Dharma

Funniest Home Videos

Chris

How I Met

WGN News at Nine (N)

Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop ’ Å

Clifford

Europe

33

(USA)

Law-SVU

34

(TNT)

Law & Order Dignity ’

Law & Order Magnet ’

Law & Order Shotgun

Bones ’ Å

35

(WTBS)

Raymond

Friends ’

Friends ’

Seinfeld ’

King

37

(A&E)

Criminal Minds Lucky ’

Dog

Dog

The First 48 Å

39

(SPIKE)

44

(DISC)

American Chopper ’

49

(NICK)

Victorious

iCarly ’

50

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Good Luck

Good Luck

53

(FAM)

’70s Show

’70s Show

60

(LIFE)

56

(AMC)

301

(HBO)

›‡ “Land of the Lost” (2009) ’

(:45) ›› “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” ‘PG’

320

(MAX)

(3:50) ››‡ “Code of Silence”

››‡ “Funny People” (2009) Adam Sandler. ’ ‘R’ Å

Law & Order: SVU Raymond

Law & Order: SVU

(3:00) ›››‡ “The Fugitive” (1993) Harrison Ford. ’

Law & Order: SVU Seinfeld ’

How I Met

King

Chris

Earl

Friends ’

King

Scrubs ’

Scrubs ’

South Park

The Big Band Years (My Music) Big Band hits. ’

C. Rose T. Smiley

Royal Pains Å

Fairly Legal

Southland Failure Drill

Memphis Beat Å

Southland

The Office

Conan (N)

Lopez

The First 48 Å

First 48

››‡ “Payback” (1999) Mel Gibson. Å

King

The First 48 10 Pounds

The Office

The Office

The First 48 Å

iCarly ’

Anubis

SpongeBob My Wife

Fish Hooks

Wizards

Good Luck

Good Luck

Gilmore Girls ’ Å

Still Stnd

Still Stnd

Funniest Home Videos

Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries

Chris

Chris

How I Met

“High Plains Drifter”

››› “El Dorado” (1967, Western) John Wayne, Robert Mitchum. Å

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J. Kimmel

White Collar Power Play

Good Luck

The Mechanicsville Local

Nightline

››› “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) Å

SpongeBob SpongeBob iCarly ’ Good Luck

Chris

›››‡ “Grindhouse Presents: Planet Terror” (2007) ’

Cash Cab

Bid Wars

News

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

Pitchmen (N) ’ Å

Auction

Redskins

Keeping Up Dr. Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone! Overcoming habits. ’ Å

Cash Cab

Auction

NFL Live

SportsNet

Tonight Show w/J. Leno

Wendy Williams Show

Curious

SportsCenter Å

News

Raising

Jeannie

Peep

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Parenthood (N) Å

The Biggest Loser (N) ’ Å

Sid

Braveheart Alien Sex

Late Show W/Letterman

Inside Ed.

Cat in the

R. Gervais

Family Guy

Ent

(57-PBS) Arthur

Frasier ’

How I Met

News

NBC News

24

How I Met

››‡ “Edge of Darkness” (2010) Mel Gibson.

SportsNet

Hannah Whose?

How I Met

News

PBS NewsHour (N) ’

Good Luck

FOX News at 10 (N)

American Idol Top 10 Guys Compete

Business

Good Luck

The 700 Club Å

The Good Wife (N) ’

Two Men

BBC World

The Nanny

NCIS: Los Angeles (N)

NCIS One Last Score (N)

Two Men

Wild Kratts

Chopper

The Nanny

(:01) Detroit 1-8-7 (N) ’

CBS6 News Extra (N)

Electric

American Chopper The Nanny

V Uneasy Lies the Head

Family Guy

WordGirl

Lopez Intervention

No Ordinary Family (N)

News

(23-PBS) Fetch! With

Conan Heavy Ronnie; Debbie

››› “Bad Boys” (1995) Martin Lawrence.

College Basketball: Vanderbilt at Kentucky. (Live)

Judge Judy Judge Judy Simpsons

23

34

Fish Hooks

Greek (N) ’ Å

(ESPN)

News

Suite/Deck

George

Pretty Little Liars (N)

›› “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (2009) ’ ‘PG-13’

7:30

Family Guy

Gold Rush: Alaska

Hates Chris Hates Chris George

4

News

Family Guy

Heavy Jill; Johnny (N)

›››‡ “The Fugitive” (1993) Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones. ’

American Chopper

7

Inside Ed.

Family Guy

Intervention Cassie

››› “Bad Boys” (1995, Action) Martin Lawrence, Will Smith.

›‡ “Couples Retreat” (2009) Vince Vaughn.

(:45) ›‡ “Our Family Wedding” (2010) ‘PG-13’

Family Guy

(:19) UFC Fight Night ’

Cash Cab

››‡ “Demolition Man” (1993) Sylvester Stallone. Å

COMCAST

Family Guy

Intervention Kristine

The Closer Å

How I Met

Dirty Jobs ’ Å My Wife

The Office

The Office

The First 48 Å

The First 48 Å

››› “Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof” ’

Best of PRIDE Fighting

Ult Fight

Dirty Jobs (N) ’ Å

Auction

Dirty Jobs ’ Å

Dirty Jobs

George

The Nanny

The Nanny

The Nanny

Fish Hooks

Good Luck

Good Luck

American

Hates Chris Hates Chris George

“The Luck of the Irish” (2001) Å

Suite/Deck

Fish Hooks

Funniest Home Videos

America’s Funniest Home Videos Å

Reba Å

Funny Kids

Reba Å

The Office

Funny Kids

One Born Every Minute

›››‡ “True Grit” (1969, Western) John Wayne, Glen Campbell. Å

“Alvin and Chipmunks: Squeakquel”

››‡ “Date Night” (2010) Å

››‡ “The Last House on the Left” (2009) ‘R’

Hannah

The 700 Club Å

Whose?

How I Met

Frasier ’

How I Met

›››‡ “True Grit” (1969) Å

Mildred ››‡ “Cocktail” (1988) ‘R’ Å

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Randolph-Macon junior Maggie Roy (21) turns the corner on Roanoke’s Rebecca Bays (24). With 11 points, Roy led R-MC past the Maroons to secure an ODAC co-championship and the #1 Seed in this week’s league tournament in Salem, Va.

Randolph-Macon junior Calvin Croskey (22) draws contact from Hampden-Sydney’s Khobi Williamson (13) and Ru White (11) on a drive to the basket. Croskey led the Yellow Jackets with 13 points in the 61-60 rivalry win, earning R-MC an ODAC co-championship.

R-MC breaks 3-way deadlock in standings by downing Roanoke 56-45 By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com After last year’s graduation of D-III Player of the Year Molly Ariail, this was supposed to be a rebuilding season for the Randolph-Macon women’s basketball team. But instead the Yellow Jackets came into Friday night’s home matchup against Roanoke as part of a 3-way tie atop the Old Dominion Athletic

Conference standings. R-MC, Bridgewater and Roanoke entered the final weekend of the regular season each sporting a 15-3 league record. When the dust had cleared, the Yellow Jackets walked away as a regular season co-champion and the # 1 seed in this week’s ODAC tournament in Salem, Va. R-MC earned their way to the co-championship by downing Roanoke 56-45 on Friday night then defeating Hollins 81-63 on Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets earned the top seed in the ODAC Tournament by split-

ting games with Bridgewater during the regular season and beating Roanoke both home and away. With Hollins holding a 3-16 league record, R-MC knew their title hopes hinged on downing Roanoke for a second time. Though the Yellow Jackets gave up a sizable advantage in height to the Maroons, they played big throughout, hampering Roanoke’s inside game and virtually shut down any offense from beyond the parameter. see REBUILD, pg. 36 `

R-MC gains share of ODAC title, gets tourney’s No. 2 seed By Eric Kolenich Media General News Services Randolph-Macon has developed a dangerous habit. But somehow, the Yellow Jackets have kept it from beating them. For the second time this season, Macon ran up a big lead against Hampden-Sydney, only to see it evaporate. And for the second time this season, the Yellow Jackets had one last

defensive stop to scurry away with a victory. With 3 seconds left and R-MC leading by one, Jordan Brown (L.C. Bird) committed a non-shooting foul on Ru White (L.C. Bird) for Macon’s sixth team foul. When play resumed, White inbounded the ball to Ben Jessee (Cosby), who attempted a 3-pointer from the left side with 1 second left. The ball clanked off the rim and the buzzer sounded, giving Randolph-Macon a 61-60 win in the final regular-season game of the year.

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“We don’t want it to come down to the wire,” junior Calvin Croskey said. “But if it does, we know we’re capable of getting that last stop.” The victory gives the Yellow Jackets (21-4, 13-3) a share of the ODAC title with Virginia Wesley-an. Because the Marlins beat R-MC twice this year, Virginia Wesleyan gets the top seed in next week’s ODAC tournament. The loss snaps a seven-game winning streak for H-SC (16-9, see JACKETS, pg. 36 `

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8-8). The Tigers get the sixth seed in the tournament and will host Emory & Henry on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Sophomore forward Harrison George led the Tigers with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Because of foul trouble, he sat the bench late in the fourth quarter. But the Tigers didn’t appear to miss a beat without him. Croskey led RandolphMacon with 13 points and was 4 of 6 from behind the arc. Eric Pugh finished with 10 points. In the first half, the Yellow Jackets shot at a torrid pace, making 60 percent of their field goals (15 of 25) and 54 percent of their 3-point attempts (7 of

13). “They were on fire,” H-SC coach Dee Vick said. Macon’s lead reached 19 points with about four minutes left in the first half. That’s when the H-SC defense turned the tide. The Tigers stopped the Jackets’ ability to screen, and their shots stopped falling as R-MC’s offensive production came to a halt. With 7:40 left in the game, Jessee hit a jumper to tie the score at 50. Big men Kevin Voelkel and Brandon Braxton hit jumpers in the next two minutes to keep RandolphMacon on pace. With the game tied at 58, Pugh hit the winning 3-pointer from the left corner with less than a minute to go. “It just hits at home even more how important it is that

we focus on our second-half play,” Voelkel said. “That’s what we take away from this.” Eric Kolenich is a staff writer for the Richmond Times Dispatch. HAMPDEN-SYDNEY (16-9, 8-8 ODAC) — Ward 6, Jessee 9, White 0, George 25, O’Neill 6, Corrigan 6, Sumner 0, Williamson 4, Obradovic 0, Wetzel 4, Lumpkin 0, Potapov 0. Totals 21 14-17 60. RANDOLPH-MACON (21-4, 133) — Pugh 10, Voelkel 6, Jones 7, Scheeler 0, Campion 0, Robinson 0, Desgain 5, Croskey 13, Giggetts 5, Brown 7, Braxton 8. Totals 23 7-13 61. Halftime: RMC — 41-30. 3-point goals: HSC — George 2, Corrigan 2; RMC — Croskey 4, Pugh 2, Desgain, Brown. Charlie Leffler/The Local

At right: R-MC senior Jordan Brown gets a close look as he dunks the ball during the Jackets 61-60 win over H-SC.

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Roanoke brought a formidable front line to the floor in the form of 6-2 Nicci Moats and 6-1 Jordan Gholston. Moats came into the contest as the top rebounder in the ODAC while Gholston sat at No. 10. Gholston led the league in field goal percentage at .568 while Moats was third at .493. And if that wasn’t enough, Moats led the ODAC in blocked shots while Gholston was No. 5. As a team Roanoke was No. 3 in scoring defense and No. 2 in rebounding margin. “The game plan was really just to shut down their two post players,” said R-MC senior Katie Williams. “Their dominant post players Gholston and Nicci Moats have definitely had a big impact on their team, so we thought if our post players could get them out of their game it would be a lot harder for them to put points on the board.” Fellow senior Jennifer O’Briant concurred. “We’ve got to stop their post, that’s their biggest stuff that they have,” she said. “We knew coming into the game that our post had to step

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R-MC junior center Taylor Wieczorek drives into the post against Roanoke’s 5-11 Kylie Lucas and 6-1 Jordan Gholston.

up and do what they needed to do and they did.” R-MC was not at a total disadvantage when it came to board work or defense. The Yellow Jackets came into the contest ranked second in the ODAC in both scoring defense and offense. And despite a lack of height, R-MC sat ahead of he

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Maroons in rebounding margin per game. “We knew that we needed to sprint down court and beat them to the block because that’s their game, that’s where they like to hang out,” said R-MC head coach Carroll LaHaye. Randolph-Macon couldn’t completely shut down the

Maroon duo but they did limit their effectiveness with sticky position defense and box-outs. Moats (12 points, 15 rebounds) and Gholston (14 points, 16 rebounds) both finished with double-doubles but the pair combined for 12-of-38 shooting in close for .315 percent from the floor; far below their average. R-MC virtually shut down the rest of the Roanoke squad, holding them to a 6-for-28 performance. As a team, Roanoke was held to 27.3 percent shooting including 9.17 percent from three point range. Meanwhile O’Briant nearly picked up a double-double with 11 rebounds, eight points and four assists, while center Taylor Wieczorek picked up 10 points in the paint. The Yellow Jackets led 1811 with seven minutes left in the half when Roanoke started chipping their way back into the contest. By the 2:31 mark, Gholston connected on a layup to give Roanoke a 23-22 lead. But less than 30 seconds later, sophomore Jordan Cantrell answered with a three for RMC. Moats knotted the game at

25 and Cantrell scored again to give Macon a 27-25 lead heading into the locker room, despite shooting 22.7 percent from the floor in the half. That changed in the second half as juniors Molly Brown (9 points) and Maggie Roy (11 points) went to work. With 15 minutes to play, Roanoke trailed 36-32 but RMC took control with a 17-5 run over the next 11 minutes to seal the win. The victory and ODAC championship was especially sweet for Yellow Jackets seniors O’Briant and Williams because few thought it was possible after the graduation of Ariail. “It’s an amazing feeling,” Williams said. “It’s been a really long season and I definitely at the beginning of the season, if you asked me if we would be here, I definitely wouldn’t have said that, but this team is incredible. They’ve worked so hard this season so I couldn’t be more proud of them.” O’Briant agreed. “Everybody’s stepped in to where they needed to step in. Losing Molly Ariail last year was a huge hurt to the team but I think everyone stepped up.

Taylor (Wieczorek) stepped up and played a huge role for us. Maggie Roy’s played well. Katie, my other senior, she’s been playing really well, helping me out in the guard position. It’s just been a great experience because we’ve really helped each other out. It’s just been the best team experience I’ve had here at Macon. It’s just amazing. It’s just exactly what I would want for my senior year so I can only hope for the best and take care of business tomorrow.” Picking up the championship in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for R-MC also makes it especially sweet for their coach. “I’m very proud of this team,” LaHaye said. “I told them last week after we lost a heart-breaker at Bridgewater that this is probably one of the most fun team’s I’ve had and I’ve had a lot of really, really fabulous teams and fun teams but this group they come every day to practice and they want more.” The Yellow Jackets open ODAC play against #8 seed Lynchburg at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Salem Civic Center. The semifinals are played Saturday and the championship Sunday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m.


CENTRAL REGION INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD

Atlee captures seventh title in school history By Chris Harris Media General News Services Atlee’s boys grabbed hold of the lead and then put distance on second place after a 1-3 finish in the 500 meters by Marques and Michael Atkinson to win their second straight Central Region title Saturday at the Arthur Ashe Center. The Raiders, who trailed Lee-Davis 41-39 after the first day, scored eight points in the high jump to open the day’s competition and take the lead for good. They finished with 107 points. Highland Springs was second with 74 and the Confederates third with 71. “It makes me proud that we’re doing things that so many teams have done over the years and we’re matching that,” Atlee coach Jim Triemplar said of the win and his team’s second consecutive 100-point effort in the regional meet. “This is our seventh boys title, and we’ve only been open 20 years, so that’s something I’m proud of.”

disqualified for impediment, which became a lucky break for Atkinson. “I got lucky because of the fact that when Byron fell, I had an easy shot and there is no one that could get me.” Atkinson, who also won the 500 and ran the anchor leg for the winning 1,600 relay team, was named co-runner of the meet with Lee-Davis’ Cody Snyder. Snyder won a close 1,600 when he sprinted the final lap to overtake Midlothian’s Brayden Burleigh in 4:29.33. Burleigh finished in 4:31.51. “My strategy was to lead the entire race because I thought

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Above left: After setting a Capital District shot put record last week with a throw of 54.11, LeeDavis’ Wes Tuck threw for 54.01 to take the Central Region title. Above right: Atlee’s Chris Pillow clears 15-4 in the pole vault to break a Central Region record that has stood for 28 years.

In a hotly contested 300, Marques Atkinson crossed the line ahead of Ajani Kingslow of Cosby to give Atlee 10 points after Lee-Davis had cut the Raiders’ advantage to 79-70.

Pillow breaks 28-year-old record By Chris Harris Media General News Services Chris Pillow broke a record that had stood for 28 years. The Atlee senior vaulted 15 feet, 4 inches Friday on his third attempt to break former Huguenot standout Keith Young’s meet record of 15-3 set in 1983, highlighting the first day of the Central Region indoor track and field championships held at the Arthur Ashe Center. “I really didn’t know what the meet record was, so I didn’t really come in trying to break that,” Pillow said. “I was just looking to PR [personal record] but the record was there and it has been there for a long time.

that Brayden was going to wait until the last couple of laps to try to pass me, but he decided to take it out fast so I waited until the last lap to turn it on,” Snyder said. Snyder also won the 1,000 and anchored the winning 3,200-relay team. For his region recordbreaking performance in the pole vault on Friday, Atlee’s Chris Pillow was named field athlete of the region. Chris Harris is a staff writer for the Richmond Times Dispatch.

“So it was good to break that.” Pillow won the event and pushed the record to 15-6. He failed to clear 16-1 on three attempts. “It feels good [to be region champion],” Pillow said. “It’s always at the back of my mind to win district, region and possibly the state.” Thomas Dale’s Siobhan Ford-Holland needed only two tries to win the girls long jump after she landed in the pit at 183¼. But she took a third jump and finished with 18-7¼. “Eighteen-six is my PR so that’s what motivated me to want to jump again,” said Fordsee PILLOW, pg. 4 `

Atkinson won in 37.61 and Kingslow finished in 37.86. “In this place (Ashe Center), whoever gets to the break first usually ends up winning,” Atkinson said. “I

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came out really hard and when Byron (Robinson) stumbled a little bit, I went inside and I was gone right after that.” Robinson, the event favorite from Thomas Dale, was

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Hanover earns regional berth with win Hawks down Armstrong 80-68 in district quarters By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com For the first time since the Ed Davis era at Hanover, the Hawks’ boys basketball team earned a berth into the Central Region Tournament. In the Capital District quarterfinals, Hanover overcame a strong inside game from Armstrong with solid defense and their characteristic gritty determination to pull out an 80-68 win. The reward for Hawks’ seniors Greg Lewis, Dee Taylor and Stephen Alexander is a chance to play in their first ever Central Region Tournament. “It’s huge,” Lewis said. “It’s something Hanover hasn’t done in six-seven years. It’s big for us.

We didn’t t think we were going to make it. We started off the season with six players and they were all guards and this is really big for us.” It was Lewis’ efforts down the stretch that held off the Wildcats and allowed the Hawks to hold on for the win. When Armstrong trimmed the Hanover lead to five early in the second half, Lewis took control to score 11 straight points for the Hawks and push the lead back to 10. “That’s what he’s supposed to do,” said Hanover head coach Troy Manns. “He’s a senior. It wasn’t one of those things where I had to say anything, just looked at him, go to work.” Early on it appeared the Hawks would fall victim to the quarterfinal jinx that has hampered Hanover County teams in recent years. Armstrong came out of the

gate on fire, running out to a 6-0 as the Hawks did not score until nearly midway through the first. It was Taylor that got them going. With 4:35 in the period, Taylor drilled a three from the left baseline for the Hawks first points of the game. Twenty seconds later, Taylor drove into the lane and dished off a no-look pass to Tyler Shannon for a layup. “Dee did a great job as well and (he’s) a guy that doesn’t get a lot of credit,” Manns said. Though he did not make a huge dent in the stat book, the Hawks got a major lift the minute Stephen Alexander stepped onto the floor. Alexander clogged up the middle on defense, moved the ball well on offense, set screens and did everything a role player needs to do well to make his team successful.

“He’s one of my favorite guys,” Manns said. “I told him his time will come and tonight was it. He stepped up, made some big shots and defensively he did a very good job of being in the right position. I’m very proud of him. He works hard.” Hanover finished the period on a 7-2 run to trim Armstrong’s lead to 16-14. Alexander nailed a three from the right wing seconds into the second period to give Hanover its first lead of the game and one they would not surrender. Taylor added a basket and Sam Rogers scored on a steal and layup to cap an 11-0 run leading back to the end of the first. Throughout the game, Rogers was a beast on the Charlie Leffler/The Local boards, diving for loose balls, Hanover senior Greg Lewis (12) arcs back to put up a shot driving into the paint and a con- against the defense of Armstrong’s Malcolm Cook (2). With the Wildcats threatening in the second half, Lewis took control see HAWKS, pg. 39 ` down the stretch to score 11 straight points for the Hawks.

Devils hand Atlee a blue ending 70-52 Warriors run by Confederates 84-67 By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com All season long perennial Capital District power, the Varina has struggled. In their Capital District tournament opener against a short handed Atlee squad, and playing on their home floor, Varina finally looked like Varina. Riding the effective shooing of Dominque Fitts (18 points) and QuVaughn Jones (15 points), the # 6 seed Blue Devils knocked off # 3 seed Atlee 70-52. The Raiders entered the contest struggling after the loss of McDonalds All-American nominee R.J. Price and Varina took advantage. The Blue Devils ran out to a 6-0 start and led 15-5 with less than three minutes to play in the first period. Atlee climbed back into the game on the speedy penetration of Kevin Drayton (12 points) see RAIDERS, pg. 39 `

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By Charlie Leffler cleffler@mechlocal.com Winless in district play, Lee-Davis faced an uphill battle from the start taking on # 2 seed Henrico in the quarterfinals of the Capital District Tournament. But in a game that was more competitive than the final score indicates, Henrico moved on to the second round with an 84-67 win over the Confederates. The Warriors stormed onto the Varina floor and caught Lee-Davis flat-footed. Henrico scored the first 14 points of the contest before the midway point of the first quarter. Logan Dandridge, who led the Confederates with 15 points, finally stopped the bleeding for Lee-Davis when he nailed a three from the left wing with 4:45 to play in the period, but it did little to slow down the Warriors.

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Lee-Davis’ J.D. Harvey (5) drives in for layup against Henrico’s Evan Thorpe (21).

With a minute remaining in the opening quarter, Henrico led 23-7. But over most of the remainder of the contest LeeDavis played them even as the Warriors turned to ineffective showboating and the C-feds solid fundamentals. Over the

remainder of the half, LeeDavis out-scored Henrico by three. Coming out of the locker room, Henrico apparently saw the error of their ways at the close of the first, going on a 16see LEE-DAVIS, pg. 39 `


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stant nuisance for Armstrong ball handlers, so much so that Armstrong’s head coach complimented Manns on Rogers ability to intimidate the football players on his team. “Sam Rogers is tough as nails and our team reflects his mentality more than anybody because he’s not going to quit,” Manns said. “He had some really big rebounds and some layups. He draws the toughest guy every game and does a good job of it.” The Wildcats battled back to knot the game at 32 with 2:11 left in the half but Justin Peebles answered with a three out top to put Hanover out front again. Leading 38-34 at the half, Hanover’s defense provided an added cushion coming out of the locker room. Tyler Shannon, who led all scorers with 26 points, stroked a three 40 seconds into the period then the Hawks forced Armstrong into back-to-back turnovers,

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On a one-on-one drive to the basket, Hanover senior Dee Taylor (3) gets his shirt pulled over his head by Armstrong’s Jatain McLane. No foul was called on the play but Taylor was called for a technical when he asked the official why.

which allowed Hanover to go answer, going on a 14-3 run on a 8-0 run and pull ahead and pull within two, 50-48 with 46-34. 1:57 to play in the third. But the Wildcats found an Rogers then muscled his

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run to break the game open. With a 6-0 run to start the Continued from pg. 38 b Continued from pg. 37 b fourth and leading 67-46 with and the shooting of Bryan Reiss four minutes the play, the Blue Holland, who won her first (18 points) to pull within 29-28 Devils put an Atlee comeback region title. “It feels really good. I want to bring home four gold with 0:37.0 to play in the half, out of reach. medals.” but Fitts nailed a demoralizing Varina 70, Atlee 52 VARINA (5-16) — Fitts 18, Q. Jones She also qualified for the 55three from the right wing shortly 15, Wood 15, Ready 8, Harrison 4, before the buzzer to give Varina Brown 4, J. Jones 3, White 3, Sullivan meter finals with a time of 7.35, will compete in the triple jump momentum heading into the 0, Lee 0. Totals 29 8-9 70. ATLEE (12-10) — Reiss 18, Drayton and is a member of the Knights’ locker room. 12, Pulisic 10, Hurd 4, Cridlin 2, Coming out in the second Rucker 2, Randolph 2, Rodgers 2, 800 relay team. Chris Harris is a staff writhalf, Varina reeled off 10 straight Gray 0, Snyder 0. er for the Richmond Times points before Jacob Hurd con- Totals 22 6-10 52. nected on a three for Atlee with Varina.................. 15 17 24 14 — 70 Dispatch. Atlee...................... 8 20 11 13 — 52 4:20 remaining in the period. Varina then went on a 10-2 3-point goals — V: Wood 3, J. Jones; A: Pulisic, Reiss. Last week it was incorrectly reported that Melissa Davis Longwood University is players. Youth, middle school from Lee-Davis was the Central hosting two Girls Lacrosse and high school players are wel- Region girl’s swimmer of the year. Elisa Worrell from Patrick Clinics and 4v4 Tournaments come. Please contact Wendy Stone Henry was named Central Feb. 26 and Mar. 5. The cost is $50 for one for more information (stonewl@ Region girl’s swimmer of the clinic or $75 for both dates. longwood.edu; 434-395-2342). year but was unable to attend Instruction will be provided Check out www.longwoodlanc- the Central Region meet due to illness. by the LU coaching staff and ers.com for more details.

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way inside for a plus-one field goal, Lewis stole the ball and was fouled on the ensuing shot and Shannon hit a jumper to widen the margin to 56-48. “The guys respond,” Mans said. “Everything (Armstrong) came with they had a response.” “You have to,” Lewis said. “The last time at Armstrong they pressured us and that’s how they won the game at the buzzer, so we knew we had to take care of the ball. We take care of the ball we win.” After Lewis’ fourth quarter run, Hanover hit 4-of-6 free throws down the stretch to seal the win. For Lewis, the win came as a compliment to Hanover’s ability to play as a team. “Everybody’s stepping up,” he said. “Tyler Shannon made some big threes, Sam come up with some big rebounds, everybody gave something to help us win.” In the district semifinals, Hanover put a scare in #1 seed, host Highland Springs before a fourth quarter run broke things open.

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5 run to start the third and lead 66-41 heading into the fourth. Getting an impressive showing from Shrevon Clark (11 points) inside, JD Harvey (13 points), the ball handling of Cedric Holley and quick hands of Chris Kunca, LeeDavis outscored Henrico 26-18 in the final period. Henrico 84, Lee-Davis 67 LEE-DAVIS (5-17) — L. Dandridge 15, Harvey 13, Abbott 5, Powell 0, Kunca 4, T. Dandridge 6, Bolden 8, Autry 0, Clark 11, Oldaker 3, Boze 0, Holley 2. Totals 26 9-19 67. HENRICO (18-5) — Bell 5, Jones 2, Walden 18, Allen 9, Booker 6, Talley 0, Thorpe 18, Johnson 14, Evins 0, McIntyre 8, Adkins 2, Grooms 2. Totals 35 7-15 84. Lee-Davis............ 12 18 11 26 — 67 Henrico............... 23 20 23 18 — 84 3-point goals — LD: T. Dandridge 2, Kunca, Abbott, Harvey, L. Dandridge; H: Walden 4, Allen, Bell, Thorpe.

Springer Jarvis Threatt scored 17 of his game high 39 points in the fourth quarter to give the host team a 91-69 win. On the night, Threatt was 12-of-21 and pulled down 16 rebounds. Micah Thomas added 28 points for Highland Springs. Lewis led the Hawks with 25 points and moved past the career 1000 points mark. Peebles added 12 on four made 3-pointers and Shannon scored 10. On Monday night, Hanover opened regional play at Meadowbrook.

Totals 28 9-20 68. HANOVER (12-8) — Lewis 18, Taylor 8, Alexander 7, Shannon 26, Rogers 13, Peebles 7, Douglas 1. Totals 28 12-21 80. Armstrong.......... 16 18 16 18 — 68 Hanover.............. 14 24 18 24 — 80 3-point goals — A: Cook 2, Valentine; H: Shannon 5, Lewis 2, Taylor, Alexander, Peebles.

HANOVER (12-9) — Taylor 6, Douglass 6, Rogers 4, Lewis 25, Peebles 12, Alexander 2, Shannon 10, Gilliam 4. Totals 29 5-5 69. HIGHLAND SPRINGS (21-2) — Wiggins 3, Threatt 39, Jones 0, Thomas 28, English 2, PorterWilliams 2, Crump 13, Crossin 4, Brooks 0, Taylor 0, Tinsley 0, Clarke 0, Jennings 0. Totals 32 21-26 91. Hanover............... 15 17 21 16 — 69 H. Springs........... 19 24 21 27 — 91 HANOVER 80, ARMSTRONG 68 3-point goals — Han.: Peebles 4, ARMSTRONG (11-11) — Shands Lewis 2; HS: Thomas 3, Threatt 2, 0, Cook 16, Valentine 10. McLane 6, Herring 14, Dowling 16, Mealy 6. Wiggins.

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Hermitage evens score with tourney title Patrick Henry girls fall in Colonial, 52-43 By Jim Ridolphi For The Mechanicsville Local

Despite a 19-point performance by Colonial District Player of the Year Taylor Huber, the Patrick Henry girls basketball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit against eighth ranked Hermitage in the district championship game on Friday night. The Panthers came out firing on all cylinders and mounted a first quarter lead they never relinquished to capture the Colonial District crown 52-43. “The girls were really motivated for this one and they talked about it all week,” said Panther coach Allyn Hawks. “We knew Huber and (Katie) Anderson would be tough, but the girls really wanted to even the score.” The coach was referring to the previous three meetings of the season where the Patriots held a 2-1 advantage entering Friday’s final. Huber’s game high 19 points was complemented by Anderson’s 16 points, but that represented the bulk of the Patriots’ offensive output. “Our two girls got their points tonight, but we didn’t have the supporting cast,” Patriots coach

Phillip Cobb said. “Being down 10 points after the first quarter set the tone for the game.” The slow-starting Patriots scored their first basket of the game on a Huber lay-up with less than one minute remaining in the period and fell behind 17-7 as the quarter ended. Huber hit a three pointer early in the second to spearhead a Patriot comeback, but an aggressive Panther defense stopped the bleeding when PH came within five at 19-14. “We made a run at them, but they deserve credit for playing great defense,” Cobb said. “They played a box and one that really bothered us tonight.” Adding to the Patriot problems, the Panthers were in the bonus with 5:36 left in the half. Cobb said that early omen was a bad sign and not typical of his regular season champions. “That was a factor in the game.” Hermitage’s Shay O’Loughlin caught fire late in the half and the Panthers took a 28-17 took the locker room. “She certainly showed that she deserved her place on first team in the district,” Hawks said. “She did whatever it took out there tonight.” O’Loughlin finished with 14 points and teammate Mya Walton added 12. “Mya gives 100 percent all the time and is a

all around threat on both offense and defense,” Hawks said. Cobb treated the loss as a bump in the Patriot’s post-season road. “Hermitage is a good team, but we’re a good team too,” Cobb said. “We’re still proud of our accomplishments. We have a body of work that covers the entire season, and we’ve accomplished our goals. We go on from here and we’re still playing as the number one seed in the region. If we win, we keep going.” The Patriots hosted their regional opener Monacan on Monday night. The Panthers took on Huguenot in their opening regional round game. The two teams could conceivably meet in the Central Region championship game later in the week. HERMITAGE (20-4) O’Loughlin 14, Brown 10, Walton 12, Kinney 2, Wilkerson 4, Quarles 0, Thompson 10. Totals 19 12-27 52. PATRICK HENRY (23-3) Huber 19, Price 0, Anderson 16, T. Pinder 2, J. Pinder 0, Winston 0, Lee 0, Harris 6. Totals 15 10-15 43. Hermitage.......................................... 17 11 7 17 — 52 Jim Ridolphi/For The Local P. Henry.............................................. 7 8 9 19 — 43 The Panthers’ Shannan Thompson, left, and 3-point goals — H: O’Loughlin 2. PH: Huber 2, Kenya Wilkerson, right, battle Patrick Henry’s Kelsey Harris for a second half rebound. Anderson.

Ailing Woolard sends Hawks to reigonals By Dave Lawrence For The Mechanicsville Local With Hanover and LeeDavis facing each other in the opening round of the Capital District girls basketball tournament, at least one Mechanicsville team was a cinch to advance to the Central Region tournament where the winner would automatically earn a berth. For most of the night, it looked like the Confederates would be the one, but Hanover – buoyed by 14 second-half points from a sick Taylor Woolard – came from behind to claim a 48-43 victory. Woolard, who finished with 16 points, was feeling miserable throughout much of the game. She scored only two points in the first half, and threw up in the locker room at halftime.

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Hanover’s Taylor Woolard (3) was sick but that didn’t keep her from leading Hanover past Lee-Davis in the Capital District quarterfinals and earn the Hawks a berth in the Central Region Tournament.

But when she emerged at the start of the second half, she was determined to carry her team forward. Woolard hit

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three straight 3-pointers to help the Hawks (8-16) close to within one, 35-34, at the end of the third quarter. She scored five

more points in the final eight minutes. By the time the game was over, she felt much better. “I think I feel awesome,” Woolard said. “As a team captain, I didn’t want my team done. You face adversity. You face getting sick. … Tonight, we faced it and we had heart together.” Hanover struggled offensively in the first half, but did a better job of controlling it in the second. That, along with Woolard’s performance, helped the Hawks take control. “When we decided that we were going to play and not commit unforced errors, we started to get momentum,” said Hanover coach Kevin Brooks. “I can’t say enough about Taylor Woolard … She came out and made big shot after big shot in

the third quarter which got us some momentum and people started to believe. “I told them before the game, do whatever it takes for Hanover to win, not for what Taylor wanted, not for what Amber Norris wanted, not for what any of them wanted for themselves – to throw themselves into the team. And they bought in and they found a way in the second half.” Lee-Davis (11-12) got off to a strong start with the help of 11 points from freshman Caroline Naumann, but she struggled in the second half. Some of her struggles were the result of Rachel Fehl, who guarded her for most of the night. “One of the things in the first half is that we had Rachel on her, and Rachel picked up two

quick fouls and we had to play without her for a little while,” Brooks said. “She presents the best matchup for us to guard against [Naumann]. Getting her into the second half and having her fight and continue to fight and be smart with it, it was vitally important to us.” Naumann and other Confederates struggled at the foul line where they went 5-of16 on free throws. “That buried us. That killed the morale of the team,” said Lee-Davis coach Alvin Puller. “There were a couple of selfish plays here and there which made the difference. Instead of taking it to teammates, we tried to do it on our own.” Naumann finished with 12 points. Casey Price scored 10 see WOOLARD, pg. 42 `


Tinsley, Allala, Coburn come away with championships Region gets three state titles By Nathan Madden Media General News Services FAIRFAX — The Central Region had three shots at gold in the finals of Saturday’s Group AAA state tournament at Robinson Secondary School, and hit pay dirt each time. After Hanover’s Tanner Tinsley recorded a 4-3 win over Green Run’s Justin Spyres for his first state championship at 152 pounds, Hopewell’s Cody Allala secured his third consecutive Group AAA state title with a 53 decision over Colonial Forge’s Scott Reilly at 160 pounds. Cosby senior Austin Coburn completed the trifecta with a 6-5 win over Hunter Adams of Franklin County in the 171pound final. Coburn, who missed time early in the season recovering from shoulder surgery, finished the year 44-0. “I thought the time I had to recover from my surgery helped get me focused for the year,” he said. “I’m glad that it worked out for me. I’ve been working hard for this.” The extra work certainly came in handy as Adams challenged Coburn point-for-point to the buzzer. Adams scored first with an escape early in the second period, but Coburn followed with a takedown for a 2-1 advantage. Adams managed an escape to knot the score 2-2 at the end of the second period. Coburn chose neutral to start the third and scored another takedown about 25 seconds in. Adams countered with an escape and a two-point takedown to take 5-4 lead, but Coburn scored a point to tie at five after the referee called a dangerous hold on Adams. Coburn then scored a quick escape as time ran down and

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Hanover’s Tanner Tinsley picked up his first state championship with a win in the 152 class this past weekend.

marched away with the win. Saturday’s semifinals did a number on Central Region wrestlers, including Hanover’s Gabe LaVey. LaVey lost 7-1 to Robinson’s Brooks Martino in the 135 semis. Hanover’s defending state champion lost to Martino in overtime at the Beast of the East tournament in Delaware. LaVey quickly bounced back after being bumped to the consolation bracket. The threetime region champ eliminated his first opponent 9-0 and then pinned Afsheen Hashemy of Western Branch to claim third. Jordan O’Donnell, the Central Region’s most outstanding wrestler, lost in the 130 semis to Henry Majano of Wakefield. Majano scored a

near fall with a little more than a minute remaining in the second period, which pushed his lead to 10-5. The James River standout was then awarded two points after the referee called consecutive stalling calls on Majano. O’Donnell continued to threaten, scoring another point on an escape, but Majano held on. Hermitage freshman Cam Timok dropped his 112-pound semi to Robinson’s Dallas Smith. Smith scored a two-point takedown as time expired in the first period and quickly notched another two on an early second-period reversal. Timok, the Colonial District’s most outstanding wrestler, was unable to counter and ultimately was rolled for a pin with about :22

seconds remaining in the second period. “[Cam]’s so good that you always expect a lot of him,” Hermitage coach Dalton Head said. “But shoot, where he is right now is so impressive. We’re just so proud of him.” Thomas Dale’s Alex Turley lost a 10-3 major decision to Cox’s Henry Carlson in the semis. Turley later lost to Ryan Forest of South Lakes in the consolation semis for a fourthplace finish. Matoaca’s Austin Akins lost 3-1 in the semis to Bryce Barnes of Kempsville at 189 pounds. Akins won in the consolation semis with a 7-4 decision over Landstown’s Blaze Crossley and finished fourth. The Warriors’ Corbin Ramos also lost in the semis, 17-5 to Adams. Atlee’s Will Hays battled his way to the semis but lost 6-2 to Jacob Kingett of Forest Park. Hays turned in a :56 pin against Os-bourn’s Christian Garcia to advance to consolation finals, where he dropped an 8-4 decision to Salem’s Zach Kechter. Nathan Madden is a staff writer for the Richmond Times Dispatch.

(Lee) 7-2; 125: Harrison (Han) d. Proffitt (JRT) 9-5; 130: Knight (Atl) d. McCabe (Bay) 4-1; Aiello (West) d. Gay (Hop) 5-4; Murphy (CF) d. Hollcroft (Osb) 2-1; 135: Antonelli (Kel) d. Parker (MG) 7-6; Hashemy (WB) d. Ronnau (Mid) 13-0; 140: Garcia (Osb) d. Winston (Hen) 10-2; Mansfield (GB) d. Roberson (Herm) 5-1; 145: Muhammad (Hen) d. Lehman (West) 9-7; 152: St. Clair (LCB) p. Bolden (LD) 2:47; Joseph (Pho) d. Wilburn (Man) 5-2; 160: Diamond (TD) d. Sepulveda (Cen) 7-2; 171: Floyd (MV) p. Howard (Mid) 4:13; 189: Blackstone (SC) d. Yeaman (Herm) 4-0; Jackson (Sta) d. Worsham (Mea) 10-5; 215: Beckwith (Mea) p. Blackwell (JR) 3:30; Foust (DR) d. Deleon (West) 3-2; 285: Fuerte (JRT) d. Hughes (PH) 4-1; Burbank (Cox) d. Vaughan (Din) 12-5. SEMIFINALS 103: Anderson (Gras) d. Maenz (MV) 8-2; Badu (OP) d. Gibson (Cox) 4-1; 112: Stageberg (Cox) d. Campbell (West) 3-1; D. Smith (Rob) p. Timok (Herm) 3:37; 119: McCabe (Bay) d. Gustafson (FP) 7-5; J. Smith (Rob) d. Hurst (GB) 5-0; 125: Harlowe (Ann) d. Scarborough (Sal) by forfeit; Bass (Rob) d. Isenhour (Kem) 2-1; 130: Jeske (Cox) d. Valdez (Rob) 8-1; Majano (West) d. O’Donnell (JR) 12-9; 135: Jablonski (Cox) d. McClanahan (GB) 10-1; Martino (Rob) d. LaVey (Han) 7-1; 140: Kingett (FP) d. Hays (Atl) 6-2; Donahue (West) d. Kechter (Sal) 64; 145: Carlson (Cox) d. Turley (TD) 10-3; Johnson (FP) d. Forrest (SL) 71; 152: Tinsley (Han) d. Ketcherside (Kel) 9-4; Spyres (GR) d. Koron (Lee) 5-1; 160: Allala (Hop) d. Brown (Sal) 17-2; Reilly (CF) d. Jones (Rob) 5-3; 171: Adams (FrC) d. Ramos (Mat) 17-5; Coburn (Cos) d. King (Wood) 14-6; 189: Barnes (Kem) d. Akins (Mat) 3-1; Reck (CF) d. Barney (FiC) 6-1; 215: Hankins (Hic) p. Musa (Ann) 5:39; Tribble (NS) d. Vanderplas (Fai) 8-1; 285: Horner (FrC) p. Hendrix (Kem) 1:30; Pinkston (Rob) d. Matthews (Osb) 9-3.

At Robinson Secondary School CHAMPIONSHIP 103: Anderson (Gras) d. Badu (OP) 7-0; 112: Stageberg (Cox) d. D. Smith (Rob) 9-7; 119: J. Smith (Rob) d. McCabe (Bay) 6-5; 125: Harlowe (Ann) d. Bass (Rob) 4-1; 130: Jeske (Cox) d. Majano (Wake) 11-1; 135:Martino (Rob) d. Jablonski (Cox) 8-4; 140: Donahue (Wake) d. Kingett (FP) 7-3; 145: Carlson (Cox) d. Johnson (FP) 7-1; 152: Tinsley (Han) d. Spyres (GR) 4-3; 160: Allala (Hop) d. Reilly (CF) 5-3; 171: Coburn (Cos) d. Adams (FrC) 6-5; CONSOLATION 189: Barnes (Kem) d. Reck (CF) 3-2; QUARTERFINALS 215: Tribble (NS) d. Hankins (Hic) 103: Button (Kel) d. Lopez (NS) 6-5; 6-4; 285: Horner (FrC) p. Pinkston Gentry (CF) p. Manley (SC) 2:59; (Rob) 5:57. 112: Henderson (OL) d. Flora (Han) 6-4; Hayes (CF) d. Le (Ann) 5-3; 119: CONSOLATION SECOND Dooley (Mad) d. Turner (FrC) 4-3; ROUND Bracy (OL) p. Gordon (Mat) 4:27; Central Region results only 125: Arnold (West) d. Misuna (Gras) 103: Lopez (NS) d. Walker (JRT) 12- 3-2; Harrison (Han) p. Olanowski 1; Gentry (CF) d. Schuster (Mat) 4-1; (FiC) 1:00; 130: Coburn (Hay) p. 112: Flora (Han) d. Pritchett (Pho) Knight (Atl) 4:54; Murphy (CF) d. 3-2; Henderson (OL) d. Peters (Mat) Aiello (West) 6-3; 135: Hashemy 9-4; 119: Gordon (Mat) d. Moore (WB) p. Antonelli (Kel) 2:56; Renzi

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(LB) d. Maknassi (TCW) 5-3; 140: Garcia (Osb) d. Woods (Riv) 4-2; Mansfield (GB) d. Eure (Cox) 3-0; 145: Smith (GB) d. Cesnar (Kel) 92; Muhammad (Hen) d. Depasqual (Rob) 8-5; 152: Morris (Alb) d. St. Clair (LCB) 11-3; Cooke (Bat) d. Joseph (Pho) 6-4; 160: Diamond (TD) d. Buchanan (Den) 8-2; Budd (FP) d. Merino (SC) 7-1; 171: Floyd (MV) d. Foreman (OS) 8-6; Henderson (Hic) d. Fitzpatrick (Rob) 8-5; 189: Crossley (Land) p. Blackstone (SC) 4:40; Jackson (Sta) d. Teets (OP) 122; 215:Garrity (CF) d. Dickey (Kem) 4-3; Beckwith (Mea) d. Foust (DR) 7-2; 285: Fuerte (JRT) d. Deleon (West) 6-3; Burbank (Cox) d. Davis (GR) 5-3. CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS 103: Button (Kel) p. Maenz (MV) 3:52; Gentry (CF) d. Gibson (Cox) 2-1; 112: Campbell (West) d. Henderson (OL) 8-2; Hayes (CF) d. Timok (Herm) 8-7; 119: Gustafson (FP) p. Dooley (Mad) 4:54; Hurst (GB) d. Bracy (OL) 9-3; 125: Arnold (West) d. Scarborough (Sal) by forfeit; Isenhour (Kem) d. Harrison (Han) by forfeit; 130: Valdez (Rob) d. Coburn (Hay) 3-1; Murphy (CF) p. O’Donnell (JR) 3:00; 135: Hashemy (WB) p. McClanahan (GB) 2:43; LaVey (Han) d. Renzi (LB) 9-0; 140: Hays (Atl) p. Garcia (Osb) :56; Kechter (Sal) d. Mansfield (GB) 10; 145: Turley (TD) p. Smith (GB) 1:58; Forrest (SL) d. Muhammad (Hen) 16-0; 152: Ketcherside (Kel) d. Morris (Alb) 10-6; Cook (Bat) d. Koron (Lee) 9-2; 160: Diamond (TD) p. Brown (Sal) 4:06; Jones (Rob) d. Budd (FP) 5-0; 171: Ramos (Mat) d. Floyd (MV) 8-1; King (Wood) p. Henderson (Hic) :49; 189: Akins (Mat) d. Crossley (Land) 7-4; Jackson (Sta) p. Barney (FiC) 2:40; 215: Musa (Ann) d. Garrity (CF) 3-1; Vanderplas (Fai) d. Beckwith (Mea) 8-2; 285: Henderson (Kem) d. Fuerte (JRT) 6-3; Burbank (Cox) p. Matthews (Osb) 2:53 . THIRD PLACE 103: Button (Kel) d. Gentry (CF) 6-4; 112: Campbell (West) d. Hayes (CF) 6-0; 119: Gustafson (FP) d. Hurst (GB) by DQ; 125: Arnold (West) d. Isenhour (Kem) 4-2; 130: Valdez (Rob) d. Murphy (CF) 32; 135: LaVey (Han) p. Hashemy (WB) 1:00; 140: Kechter (Sal) d. Hays (Atl) 8-4; 145: Forrest (SL) d. Turley (TD) 4-2; 152: Ketcherside (Kel) d. Cook (Bat) 11-10; 160: Jones (Rob) d. Diamond (TD) 10-0; 171: King (Wood) d. Ramos (Mat) 14-4; 189: Jackson (Sta) d. Akins (Mat) 1-0; 215: Vanderplas (Fai) d. Musa (Ann) 7-3; 285: Burbank (Cox) d. Henderson (Kem) 10-6.

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Two late wins give Cosby region crown Titans edge out Atlee and Lee-Davis By Arthur Utley Media General News Services “Leave it on the track” adorns the back of T-shirts worn by the Cosby indoor track team. The Titans’ girls team followed the suggestion to a tee and captured its first Central Region indoor track championship Saturday at the Arthur Ashe Center. Cosby trailed Atlee and Lee-Davis going into the final two events, the 3,200 and the 1,600 relay, and won both. “This group of girls is the toughest group of athletes I’ve ever been around,” said coach Bryan Still, a former football standout at Huguenot High, Virginia Tech and the NFL’s San Diego Chargers. “This is a culmination of all the hard work they have put in this season.” Cosby finished with 68 points, 12 clear of Atlee and 16 ahead of Maggie Walker Governor’s School, which nipped Lee-Davis by half a point for third. What’s scary about the Titans

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for Lee-Davis. In the preceding game, Atlee (6-16) came within three points of advancing as well, but Varina (16-8) picked up two points in the final couple of minutes to hold on to a 59-54 victory and eliminate the Raiders. “Last time we played Varina, we gave them a game and we lost by 4,” said Raiders coach Anna Prillaman. “So the girls just kind of had that confidence based on the last time we met them. And I said, ‘You know, this might just be your last game of the season, so you might as

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is that of the girls who scored points in the region meet, only two-time All-Metro softball catcher Taylor Hall (shot put) is a senior. Megan Moye, a junior and the region and All-Metro cross country runner of the year, was named the meet’s top runner after winning the 1,600 and 3,200 by substantial margins and anchoring the winning 3,200 relay team Friday. Jayden Metzger, a sophomore, won the 500 and ran legs on the 1,600 and 3,200 relay victors. Metzger teamed with fellow sophomore Gina D’Orazio and freshmen Molly Novak and Alexandria Moseley on the 1,600 relay. “I knew our strengths would be the relays and Megan,” Still said. “We are well-rounded and everyone performed well.” Moye decided to run indoors this season for the first time. She won the 1,600 by four seconds and the 3,200 by 16. Although outwardly she ran like a machine in the 3,200, she said she started hurting after the first mile. “I just had to muscle through

it and think positive thoughts. I wasn’t going to stop. I just had to suck it up and keep running,” she said. Siobhan Ford-Holland, a senior at Thomas Dale, was named the top field events performer. She won the long jump Friday and the triple jump (her best event) and 55-meter dash Saturday. Ford-Holland ran for Bethel High in Hampton last spring after her family moved, but the family returned to Chester this year. “Each meet I’ve improved. I’m looking forward to the state meet and improving more,” Ford-Holland said. The only meet record for the girls came in the pole vault. Atlee’s Cameron Overstreet cleared 12-4, an inch more than the mark set by Lizzie Powell of Patrick Henry last year. Overstreet has vaulted 12 feet or better in every meet this season. Arthur Utley is a staff writer for the Richmond Times Dispatch.

well leave it on the court.’ I think they did.” Hanover was later defeated by Henrico 70-38 in the district tournament semifinal Thursday. Ashl’e Freeman led the Warriors with a game-high 26 points. Henrico’s Bria Robinson had a triple-double, scoring 13 points, with 13 rebounds and 10 assists. The Hawks were led by Mariah Douglas with 12 points and Rachel Fehl with 11.

Holmes 4, Thomas, Savage 0, Price 10, Boothe 4, Gardner 7, Naumann 12, Culver 0, Hughes 2. Totals 18 5-16 43. Hanover 12 9 13 14 — 48 Lee-Davis 13 13 9 8 — 43 3-point goals — H: Woolard 3, Throckmorton 2, Fehl, Hess, Norris; LD: Gardner, Boothe.

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(Arms) 8.81; Shelton (PH) 8.83; Seabron (TJ) 8.87; Pryor (JM) 9.02. 55: Ford-Holland (TD) 7.3; Taylor (JM) 7.35; Molton (PH) 7.37; Harris (Mbk) 7.47; Sims (Mid) 7.5; Fubara (DR) 7.57; Wilmoth (MG) 7.61; Carr (Mat) 7.63. 800 relay: John Marshall (Allen, Pryor, Taylor, Jones) 1:51.27; Meadowbrook 1:51.69; Cosby 1:51.71; Thomas Dale 1:53.41; Lee-Davis 1:54.49; Patrick Henry 1:55.44; Mills Godwin 1:55.49; Deep Run 1:56.58. 1,600: Moye (Cos) 5:06.52; Spiers (MWGS) 5:10.81; Breidenbaugh (Han) 5:16.56; Benjamin (Mid) 5:17.11; K. Johnston (Mid) 5:17.35; Dunham (PH) 5:20.87; Powell (MG) 5:21.57; Gordon (Han) 5:21.58. 500: Metzger (Cos) 1:20.86; Mitchell (Var) 1:21.61; Hume (DF) 1:22.57; Upton (MG) 1:23.02; Cook (HS) 1:23.31; Wirz (Cos) 1:23.81; Sykes (LCB) 1:24.68; Ray (Man)

1:24.86. 1,000: M. Johnston (Mid) 3:04.82; Spiers (MWGS) 3:05.56; Westbrook (L-D) 3:08.54; Thornhill (DF) 3:11.55; Gordon (Han) 3:12; Leitch (Atl) 3:12.56; K. Johnston (Mid) 3:12.63; Lull (MWGS) 3:14.75. 300: Molton (PH) 42.32; Allen (JM) 42.54; Harris (Mbk) 42.94; Wilson (TD) 43.36; Moseley (Cos) 43.41; Golden (L-D) 43.44; Sims (Mid) 43.74; Wheeler (MWGS) 43.86. 3,200: Moye (Cos) 11:06.95; Banta (MWGS) 11:22.36; Galton (MWGS) 11:23.58; Breidenbaugh (Han) 11:23.66; Menefee (MG) 11:26.05; Marshall (PG) 11:27.07; Dickerson (Mid) 11:30.99; Benfer (MG) 11:45.94. 1,600 relay: Cosby (D’Orazio, Metzger, Novak, Moseley) 4:14.60; Midlothian 4:17; Armstrong 4:20.56; Mills Godwin 4:20.71; John Marshall 4:21.79; Atlee 4:27.32; LeeDavis 4:27.45; Douglas Freeman 4:30.31.

Raiders tie for fifth in state gymnastics Staff reports

Team scores: Cosby 68, Atlee

Varina 59, Atlee 54 ATLEE (6-16) — Staples 13, Barry 0, Shelton 11, Tyler 2, Booth 4, Suber 18, Mullen 0, Fitzgerald 6. Totals 17 16-18 54. VARINA (16-7) — D. Cox 2, Dunaway 17, Fitts 3, Tedder 0, Hanover 48, Lee-Davis 43 Mitchell 2, M. Cox 16, Gaines 0, HANOVER (8-15) — Woolard 16, Wilson 3, Tart 2, Nightingale 1, Norris 8, Throckmorton 6, Caler 0, Logan 13. Totals 18 15-22 59. Winters Atlee 16 12 9 17 — 54 0, Fehl 5, Douglas 5, Omohundro 0, Lankford 2, Robertson 0, Hess 6. Varina 12 20 11 16 — 59 3-point goals— A: Suber 3, Staples; Totals 16 8-10 48. LEE-DAVIS (11-12) — Winston 0, V: M. Cox 4, Dunaway 3, Fitts.

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56, Maggie Walker GS 52, Lee-Davis 51.5, Thomas Dale 45, Midlothian 37, Patrick Henry 33, John Marshall 31, Mills Godwin 26, Hanover 25, Armstrong 24.5, Meadowbrook 19, Douglas Freeman 18, Highland Springs 17, Deep Run 15, Prince George 12.5, L.C. Bird 10, James River 9, Varina 8, Thomas Jefferson 7, Clover Hill 6.5, Henrico 5.5, Manchester 4.5, Dinwiddie 2, Matoaca 1, Petersburg 1. Triple jump: Ford-Holland (TD) 39-0; Golden (L-D) 378; Page (Atl) 35-10¾; Stevens (Arms) 35-9½; Jones (CH) 35-9½; Ihejerik (Hen) 35-6½; Moseley (Cos) 34-9¾; Holmes (JR) 34-9¾. Pole vault: Overstreet (Atl) 124; Bishop (Atl) 9-0; Williams (MWGS) 8-6; Alvarez (PH) 7-6; Angus (L-D) 7-6; Miles (Arms) 7-6; Allen (PG) 7-0; Farnsworth (L-D) 7-0; Davis (DR) 7-0. 55 hurdles: Golden (L-D) 8.46; Jackson (LD) 8.63; Fubara (DR) 8.73; Scott (Han) 8.78; Stevens

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Patrick Henry’s Kristen Valasek turned in the best performance by a Central Region gymnast, taking ninth in the All-Around competition at last week’s VHSL State Gymnastic meet at Deep Run High School.

The Atlee Raiders finished in a fifth place tie with Stafford at last week’s VHSL state gymnastic championships at Deep Run High School. Both Atlee and Stafford finished the competition with 140.750 team points. Great Bridge won the state championship with 149.100 points edging out Kellam Battlefield and Chantilly. Atlee was the highest finishing local team. Host Deep Run finished eighth. The Raiders turned in a solid team effort. Jessica Nunnally carried the highest score for the Raiders on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.175. Abby Holmes picked up

a 9.650 on the balance beam and Sara Cole carded the highest Raider score on the vault with a 9.400. Brianna MacKay scored 9.425 on the floor exercise to earn a tie for seventh place in the event. Patrick Henry’s Kristen Valasek turned in the best overall performance by a local gymnast. Valasek scored 9.025 on the bars, 9.200 on the beam, 9.200 on the floor and 9.325 on the vault for a total of 36.750 which earned her ninth place in the All-Around competition. Lee-Davis junior Hannah Chenault turned in her best performance on the vault where she earned a 9.150 and 33.600 in the All-Around.


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