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After a banner year, Swindler looks forward to his 4th

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July 10
Panther athletic director Jimmy Swindler just completed his third year on the job.

Rappahannock County Public Schools’ athletic director Jimmy Swindler just completed his third year as the Panthers’ AD — one that also happens to rank as one of the most successful in the schools’ athletic history.
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School & sports news for July 10

Lilliane Belle Howell of Washington competes in Reston for a National American Miss state title this week.

Lilliane Belle Howell of Washington, 7, has been chosen as a state finalist in this weekend’s National American Miss Virginia Pageant.
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Photo: Runner aboard

Photo by Carl Zitzmann

School & sports news for June 19

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Rapp Sports’ 2014 spring season is finally in the record books, but preparations are well underway for the coming fall programs, with a plethora of open gyms and conditioning programs filling up our calendar.
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Wood wins two state titles

Superstar sophomore runner Julia Wood poses with her two state championship medals — her third and fourth overall.

How do you top winning a state track championship in your freshman year of high school? If you’re Rappahannock County High School’s Julia Wood, you follow it up with two state titles — three if you count cross country!
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School & sports news for June 12 

Sophomore runner Julia Wood adds to her state championship total.

The Panther postseason wraps up with several state championships, the Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District and Daughters of the American Revolution hand out their end-of-year awards and more in this week's school and sports news.
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RCHS football players, get ready

Rappahannock County High School head football coach Mark Heinle reports that after successful winter and spring off-season weight and training programs for student players, summer programs are about to begin.
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Approved: uncertain budget, drier golf course

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Facing a full agenda and a not-so-full courthouse, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors met Monday (June 2) for about two hours in the afternoon and less than an hour in the evening, during which the board passed its $21.99 million budget, among other matters.
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School & sports news for June 5 

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RCHS extends its postseason hopes and awards its three-sport and end-of-year awards in this week's school and sports column.
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Ready, set, golf!

Detail of Cliff Miller IV’s planned schoolhouse golf course, which was finally approved at Wednesday’s planning commission meeting.

After several months of consideration, the Rappahannock County Planning Commission unanimously approved Cliff Miller IV’s nine-hole Sperryville-based golf course Wednesday night (May 21).
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School & sports news for May 29

Chelsea's first undefeated soccer team.

Rappahannock postseason success, WCDS spring awards and athletes of the month, and Chelsea soccer’s undefeated soccer season in this week’s school and sports news.
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School & sports news for May 22

Chester Gap resident Brigid Sladky plays the harp at Chelsea Academy’s recent Medieval Festival.

RCHS and WCDS spring sports' seasons come to a close, Chelsea Academy goes Medieval, five Rappahannockers graduate from Mary Washington and more in this week's school news.
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School & sports news for May 8

Rappahannock and WCDS sports updates, the R-MA dean's list, Quiz Bowl travels to the NAQT tournament and more in this week's school and sports column.
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School & sports news for May 1

The AD’s report We still didn’t get a full week of events in due to weather, but four out of five days was enough for Rapp Athletics to bring home some more wins in spring sports. Soccer news takes the lead this week, with our varsity girls team riding a four-game win streak. The girls...
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School & sports news for April 17

Now that we’re at the midpoint of spring seasons we finally have beautiful weather coming our way, allowing our spring sports teams to get in some games and bring home some victories. Also featuring WCDS sports updates.
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Photos: Play ball!

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April 17
Photo by Roger Piantadosi

The Rapp for April 10

Learn more about the attempt to bring this horse back from extinction this Friday.

RAAC’s library series covers SCBI’s attempts to save an endangered horse, dulcimer virtuoso Madeline MacNeil performs at Flint Hill Baptist, “Rappahannock Creates” opens at RDA, PEC honors Belle Meade’s garden and more in this week’s Rapp column.
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School & sports news for April 10

Rappahannock and WCDS sports updates, and a list of 4-H workshops and camps offered this summer in this week's School and Sports column.
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Photo: Python meets Robin Hood at WCDS

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School & sports news for April 3

The Rappahannock County High School Band and its escorts posed for a group photo during its trip last month to New York.

WCDS sports updates, both RCHS bands win big in the Big Apple, R-MA fields another state geography bee contestant and more in this week's school and sports news.
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Photo: Not horsing around

Photo by Marion Sharp

Katie Sharp, a seventh grader at Rappahannock County Elementary School, was part of the first-place winning Golden Horseshoe 4-H team.
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School & sports news for March 27

Volunteer painter Nicholas Plaksin and project coordinator Rachel Bynum pose on the finished map.

The RCES playground gets a new (painted) map of the world; WCDS winter sports award winners in this week's School & Sports column.
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School & sports news for March 20

School & sports news for March 20

Among those honored in the VISAA all-state girls' basketball roster is Wakefield Country Day School’s Maeve Dale, who was named to the second team all-state for the second straight year.
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Rappahannock Youth Basketball 2014

Girls 7-9 Champions are (from left) Ashley Herzog, Belle Perdieu, Katie Courhah, Coach Herzog, Savannah Loving, Faith Kennedy, Payton Cillo and Kammie Brown.

School & sports news for March 13

Winter sports athletes are honored at both RCPS and WCDS in this week's school and sports news.
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School & sports news for Feb. 20

The Panthers’ Scholastic Bowl team: (standing, from left) Joe Gold, Jonathan Sanders, Gabriel Hernandez, Jacob Sheffield, Charles Gubler, Emily Allen and (seated) Jane Purnell, Henry Mason, James MacLeod, R.T. Leake and Jonathan Streu.

Fall athletic seasons wrap up for the Rappahannock County Panthers and the Wakefield Country Day School Owls in this week’s School & Sports column.
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Photo: Small team, big finish

Photo by Amy Hitt

The Rappahannock County High School Panthers’ wrestling squad celebrated a successful trip to the state tournament in Salem last weekend.
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Washington column for Feb. 27

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Feb. 27
Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson at the American Birkebeiner ski marathon in Wisconsin last weekend.

Andrew Haley and Keir Whitson complete the American Birkebeiner, Aging Together's caregiver training begins March 5, "Friends and Neighbors" continues at the Inn, the Book Barn offers a DVD sale and Ecumenical Lenten services rotate through area churches in this week's Washington column.
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Double Ds plus three head to state tourney

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Feb. 20
Senior Dylan Hitt (left) and sophomore David Smoot are among the five Rapp wrestlers headed to the state finals this Saturday (Feb. 22) in Salem.

If there’s a little more excitement among students at Rappahannock High School this week it may have more to do with what’s happening in Salem rather than Sochi, as five members of the Panthers wrestling team are headed for the state finals this Saturday.
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School & sports news for Feb. 20

Every member of the WCDS swim team — (from left) Lucas DuMez, Nile Patel, Grayson Galeone, Chris O’Heir, Dante Parker, Josephine Burns, Kathryn Phillippe, Harmony Lindstrom and team manager Misato Aso — achieved personal best times at the recent conference championship meet. DuMez will also compete in the VISAA State Swim Meet on Feb. 14-15.

Rappahannock and WCDS sports updates, four RCES students are selected for the Honor Band, WCDS ninth-graders make wood duck boxes and more in this week's School & Sports.
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Photo: Conference champs

Photo by Janie Jenkins

Rappahannock County’s Junior Panther girls’ basketball team clinched a middle-school conference championship against St. Joseph’s Parrish on Feb. 6.
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School & sports news for Feb. 13

Although spring sports are just two weeks away, winter continues to exact its toll on Rapp Athletics.  Despite the continued reschedules and cancellations however, our Rapp Athletes showed their mettle when given the chance, bringing home victories and even championships last week.
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School & sports news for Feb. 6

In an long but rewarding day, Rappahannock County High School’s Scholastic Bowl team played three matches at Colonial Beach High School last weekend, emerging as the Region 1A East champs.
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School & sports news for Jan. 30

RCHS students Evan (left) and Dylan Hitt, seen here with Arthur Candenquist (middle), each received a $1,000 scholarship from the United Daughters of the Confederacy at the organization’s Lee-Jackson Day celebration.

Rapp and WCDS sports updates, Natalie Tupper makes JMU’s president’s list and the United Daughters of the Confederacy honors the winners of its coloring and essay contests in this week’s School & Sports column.
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School & sports news for Jan. 23

WCDS students and Owl mascot recently visited Samuels Library to help young students learn about winter (and owls, naturally).

Rapp and WCDS sports updates, the Owls visit story time at Samuels Library, two RCES students are finalists in the Smokey the Bear poster competition, this year's 4-H camp offerings and more in this week's School & Sports column.
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School & sports news for Jan. 16

The Panther Quiz Bowl team earned a hard-fought first place finish in the Conference 43 tournament, advancing them to Regionals on Feb. 1.

The Rappahannock County High School Panthers earned first place in the Conference 43 tournament at Colonial Beach High School on Jan. 11, qualifying them to return for Regionals on Feb. 1.
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School & sports news for Dec. 26

WCDS third graders used the money they earned doing Chores for Children to purchase Christmas gifts for children in need.

Maeve Dale becomes the first Lady Owl to score 1,000 points, Rapp and WCDS sports teams continue their winning ways, Quiz Bowl notches two more wins, Ben Gillis kicks his way to a Coaches’ Award and more in this week’s School & Sports.
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School & sports news for Dec. 12

Third-graders (from left) Claire Young, Cassidy Trevor, Nevaeh Hopkins-Scott and Emma Jean Darlington get their nails painted at Market Day.

Wakefield's sports teams are off to a hot start and RCES holds its annual "Market Day" in this week's School & Sports.
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School & sports news for Dec. 5

At the Virginia Junior Classical League convention are (back row, from left): Tatyana Yates, Jane Purnell, Parker Critzer, Caitlynn Lolis, teacher James Sharpe, Josh Racer, Austin Huff, John Norris, Hannah Bennett, Justin Ramey; in front are Henry Mason (left) and James MacLeod.

The Panthers' winter sports seasons open strong; Quiz Bowl splits its last two matches; and 16 RCHS students return from the VJCL convention with nine awards in this week's School and Sports news.
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On course or track, Jenkins’ early start pays off at the finish line

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Nov. 28, 2013
Freshman Gavin Jenkins was quick enough to take home eighth place overall at the VHSL state championship meet Nov. 16.

You could be forgiven for wondering when Gavin Jenkins finds time to sleep. That’s because the freshman spends most of his time in motion — whether it’s running on the Rappahannock cross country track or speeding down a race track in his Legends car.
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