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Massie’s goal in Madison advances Lady Panthers

11 a.m. May 23, 2013
Michelle White, Emma Fisher and Emily Pearcy (left to right, in Panther jerseys) close down a Madison player’s line of attack during the Lady Panthers’ hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Mountaineers in Monday’s Bull Run District girls soccer quarterfinal. Photo by John Berry / BerrySports.com.

Rappahannock County High School’s varsity girls soccer players made history in Monday night’s (May 20) Bull Run District quarterfinals match when they defeated Madison County, 1-0, in a hard-fought battle on the Mountaineers’ own field.
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School & Sports News for May 9

11 a.m. May 9, 2013
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Rappahannock County High School took four varsity track athletes to the annual Dogwood Track Classic at Lannigan Field at the University of Virginia last Saturday (May 4): seniors Trey Swindler and Case Kramer, junior Davis Sheffield and freshman Julia Wood.
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Quiz Bowlers take 2nd in D.C.

11 a.m. May 2, 2013
The RCHS contingent to “It’s Academic included (front row, from left) Zach Huff, Case Kramer and James MacLeod, and (back, from left) coach Dave Naser, superintendent Kathleen Grove and assistant coach Brad Weeks. Courtesy photo.

For the sixth consecutive year, Rappahannock County High School’s Quiz Bowl team traveled to Washington, D.C., for the taping of “It’s Academic,” the longest-running televised quiz show in the world. The Panthers brought home second place.
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School & sports news for May 2

10:50 a.m. May 2, 2013
School & sports news for May 2

Serving up excellence Rappahannock resident Matt Beck, a member of the kitchen staff at the Blue Rock Inn, distinguished himself in the field of culinary competition last month. Beck, 17, from Boston, placed second in the 49th annual SkillsUSA State Competition for Culinary Arts held in Richmond April 20. He was awarded an annual...
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School & sports news for April 18

11:15 a.m. April 18, 2013
School & sports news for April 18

Panther Quiz Bowl members showed endurance and persistence at the annual U.Va. Cavalier Classic in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 23. The team took four key players and competed in 10 matches throughout the day. Plus, the RCPS honor roll and Wakefield sports updates.
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School & sports news for April 11

10:45 a.m. April 11, 2013

Lady Panthers varsity soccer players have been on a victory prowl. With recent back-to-back wins, they’ve increased their overall record to 4-2. Also, a Wakefield varsity girls' basketball player is named to the all-state team and an update on the rest of the Wakefield sports teams.
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School and sports news for April 4

4:04 p.m. April 4, 2013

Rappahannock’s Junior Panther (JP) girls soccer kicked off its season with two March games and a balanced record – one win, one loss.
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School & sports news for March 21

11:30 a.m. March 21, 2013

Lady Panther soccer players descended upon the Hawks of Skyline High School in Front Royal last Friday (March 15) to net a solid 2-0 win in the first game of their regular season. Both goals came courtesy of Rappahannock County High School’s Michelle “Mimi” White.
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School & sports news for March 14

11 a.m. March 14, 2013
School & sports news for March 14

In a competition of 22 regional concert bands at Winchester’s James Wood Middle School on March 8, the Rappahannock County Elementary School Concert Band scored an “excellent” rating in its rendition of four pieces.
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School and Sports News for Feb. 28

10:30 a.m. Feb. 28, 2013
Photography instructor Joyce Harman (left) critiques student photos for (from left) Amrit Tamang, Dani Boutte, Maddie Kopjanski, Paige Paul and Zack Armor. Photo by Klaire Gubler.

Wakefield senior Marc Cugnon is named a Coca-Cola scholar, Lauren Light shows off her trumpet skills and RCHS demonstrates its skills in welding, photography and Latin in this week's School & Sports news.
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Wrestling to an eighth-place finish in States

10:45 a.m. Feb. 21, 2013
Wrestling to an eighth-place finish in States

Three Panther wrestlers traveled with their teammates to Salem, Va., last week to compete in the Virginia State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb 16.
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Three Rapp wrestlers are States-bound

12:10 p.m. Feb. 14, 2013
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In the fight of the season, Panther wrestlers proved themselves when they brought home three Region B medals from the 2013 regional wrestling competition in Strasburg last weekend, earning three a trip to this weekend's state tournament in Salem.
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Freshman wrestler Smoot takes first at district tournament

11:15 a.m. Feb. 7, 2013
Freshman wrestler Smoot takes first at district tournament

Rappahannock County High School’s wrestlers took their prowl to Clarke County to confront seven other schools in last Saturday’s Bull Run District tournament and returned with several personal triumphs (and a seventh-place team finish).
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School & sports news for Feb. 7

11 a.m. Feb. 7, 2013
School & sports news for Feb. 7

RCHS sends two delegates to the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment, hones its cooking skills, honors its many recent college success stories and reveals its quarterly honor roll. An update on WCDS sports teams is also inside this week.
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School & sports news for Jan. 24

11:30 a.m. Jan. 24, 2013
School & sports news for Jan. 24

The Panther Quiz Bowl team takes third place, RCHS graduates make the dean's list and Wakefield sports teams get their weekly update in School & Sports.
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School & sports news for Jan. 10

11:30 a.m. Jan. 10, 2013

Three victories for the RCHS Quiz Bowl team, Dylan Hitt's record-breaking wrestling win and new honor society inductees at R-MA in this week's School & sports news.
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School & sports news for Jan. 3

11 a.m. Jan. 3, 2013

’Tis the season for festive activities at Rappahannock County High School.
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School & sports news for Dec. 20

11:30 a.m. Dec. 20, 2012
School & sports news for Dec. 20

Lady Panthers ride the tide Lady Panthers’ varsity basketball season is well underway. The girls came away from their early efforts with one victory and a series of losses, but turned the tide this week with a dramatic win. At home on Tuesday, Rappahannock County High School hosted Fresta Valley Christian Academy and came...
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School and sports news for Dec. 13

noon Dec. 13, 2012
School and sports news for Dec. 13

Rappahannock County High School 2009 graduate Dean Hogan is no stranger to hard work and stressful schedules. But, as his undergraduate career comes to a close, there is no winding down for this student-athlete.
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Student ‘soldiers’ live history

noon Nov. 29, 2012
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To learn the story of their own backyards, a group of Rappahannock County High School juniors recently trekked the hallowed ground of historic sites in Rappahannock County, accompanied by noted historian Art Candenquist and senior Robert Yowell.
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RCHS freshman takes 3rd at states

4 p.m. Nov. 15, 2012
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Last Saturday (Nov. 10) turned out to be an especially lovely day for Rappahannock County High School’s Julia Wood, who finished third among 129 young women in the VHSL state cross country championships and earned a bronze medal.
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Freshman runner Wood headed to state meet

4 p.m. Nov. 8, 2012
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Halloween was far from frightening for freshman cross country runner Julia Wood, who treated her Panther teammates that day to a second place finish in the Region B Championships in Charlottesville.
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Two thumbs up for Panther performance

2 p.m. Oct. 25, 2012
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After weeks of pouring themselves into the act of acting, Rappahannock’s Drama Club realized its dream of being the first in school history to advance to the Region B competition.
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Panther football ends on a high note

6 p.m. Oct. 18, 2012
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Panther varsity football seniors play the last game of their high school careers and treat their fans to a dramatic 42-30 homecoming victory against St. John’s Saints High School last Friday night.
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Panthers defeat Strasburg, but . . .

noon Oct. 11, 2012

On the heels of an Oct. 2 win over Central (3-1), Rappahannock’s Lady Panthers traveled to Strasburg last Thursday (Oct. 4) to challenge their perennial Bull Run District volleyball nemesis, the Rams. In a volley-duel, the Panther varsity team celebrated a momentum-building 3-1 victory to bring their record to 3-5 in district play. “It pretty much felt amazing...
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School and sports news for Oct. 4

10 a.m. Oct. 4, 2012
School and sports news for Oct. 4

One win, one tough week for Lady Panthers The Lady Panthers ended a tough week with three consecutive matches and posted two losses and a win. At home last Tuesday (Sept. 25), the ladies fell to George Mason, 3-0. “The girls started out strong,” said coach Courtney Atkins, “but somewhere along the way, our...
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Cross country surges ahead

12:40 p.m. Sept. 13, 2012
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Last Wednesday (Sept. 5), Panther varsity cross country pushed through a hot, humid day to first place wins for the boys and girls teams who faced Luray and Fresta Valley.
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Panther cross country off to a fast start

7 p.m. Aug. 23, 2012
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The Panthers prowled to their first coed varsity cross country competition last Wednesday (Aug. 15) at Eastern View High School in Culpeper. Though it was a preseason scrimmage, it presented Rappahannock with a solid challenge – racing against Eastern View and Liberty, two double-A schools. The Panthers took on their much larger opponents and...
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Financing (education) provided by Union First

10:34 a.m. June 14, 2012
Financing (education) provided by Union First

Union First Market Bank went back to school on May 30, when Sherry Cillo, vice president and senior branch manager, stepped into Bradley Weeks’ economics and personal finance class at Rappahannock County High School. During her 45-minute presentation, she introduced students to basic banking services from a banker’s perspective: savings and checking accounts, how to...
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Passing the torch, at RCHS’ Baccalaureate

10:46 a.m. June 7, 2012
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On a warm Sunday evening (June 3), Rappahannock County High School seniors donned their caps and gowns for their first formal farewell ceremony – the 62nd annual Baccalaureate service.
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RCHS’ spring, year-end athletics awards

9:02 a.m. June 7, 2012

Commitment was the night’s theme at Rappahannock County High School’s annual Spring Sports Awards last Thursday (May 31) in the RCHS auditorium. Athletic Director Jim Swindler teamed with the coaching staff and Kurt Streu’s culinary crew to host the event. Strue’s students prepared and served a fabulous meal to the estimated 350 in attendance....
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Baccalaureate this Sunday

8:15 a.m. May 31, 2012

“Visible,” the Rappahannock County High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, and their sponsors, invite you and your family to attend the 62nd annual Baccalaureate Service. The public service is 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in RCHS Auditorium. Included in the program are: speeches from the 2012 student leadership, music from the Panther Band, student vocalists, an...
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Lady Panthers pounce into Districts

11:18 a.m. May 24, 2012

Rappahannock County High School’s Lady Panther varsity soccer team stood strong on their home turf Monday (May 21) to secure a first-round Bull Run District playoff win (1-0) against William Monroe’s Dragons. These rivals have met on two previous occasions this season, both resulting in dramatic overtime decisions with split results. The first half remained...
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Jones, Wayland qualify for regionals

11 a.m. May 24, 2012

Rappahannock County High School’s co-ed varsity track team took the field of competition in Strasburg on May 18. At day’s end, Josh Jones and Seth Wayland both qualified for regionals when they placed among the top six runners in their individual races. Jones and Wayland ran in the second-fastest heat of their events and put...
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Varsity soccer teams come close, JP girls come in first

11:02 a.m. May 17, 2012
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Rappahannock County High School squared off against perennial league winners George Mason and Clarke; JP girls soccer are conference champs.
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School and Sports News for May 10

11:55 a.m. May 10, 2012
School and Sports News for May 10

RCHS shines at Technosphere Rappahannock’s Technology Student Association (TSA) earned their Panther pride last Friday (May 4) at the Technosphere state competition in Richmond. Adam Carter and Amber Dodson won first place with their paired debate about technology’s impact on food supply, environment and other related issues. The team of Peyton Bailey, Adam Carter,...
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Panther soccer advances in district, community

11:26 a.m. May 10, 2012
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Over the past week, Panther varsity boys’ soccer battled for position in the Bull Run District and still found time to reveal their inner integrity by, once again, giving back to their community.

The boys are no strangers to service. 
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‘Outstanding’ Lady Panthers defeat two more district foes

11:22 a.m. May 10, 2012

In the 2012 women’s soccer season, athletes in the Bull Run District find themselves in an epic battle amongst the state’s most competitive Single A teams and Junior Panther girls soccer hosted its last regular season game on Friday, April 27, when they took on Shenandoah Valley for a 3-0 triumph.
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Lady Panthers shut out Cougars, turn the corner at Monroe

2:54 p.m. May 3, 2012
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Lady Panthers v Cougars and Monroe, Panther varsity matches, and track stars.
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RCHS wins second in financial competition

5:08 p.m. April 26, 2012
FINANCE CREW: Rappahannock County High School’s personal-finance team for the Governor’s Challenge in Richmond last week (clockwise, from top left): Maddie Kopjanski, Nich Hipple, Ben Estes and Matt Lombardi.

More than 1,000 students participated in the Governor’s Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance this year. Rappahannock County High School was one of 12 teams who qualified for the Economics Division, and one of 12 that qualified for the Personal Finance Division.
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