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  1. Bearcat Bob

    SWVA BASEBALL Updates

    Tell that kid to stay away from UVA until the pitching coach (Kuhn) is gone! I love UVA but Kuhn’s methodology is horrible on arms!
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    Richlands Softball

    Just an FYI: Madison County beat Page County 6-5 at Page in Monday. Madison just beat them 1-0 at Madison. That’s the last two 2A state champs going at it this early. Both of those squads are junior laden.
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    State championships (3/6-3/9)

    ER got outcoached. Plain and simple. I saw it coming weeks ago. The ER coach came from a D-III college where talent is pretty even. In HS, the talent is not so even. In his short HS time, he has not learned how to coach talent, if that makes sense. All that being said, even if Tony Bennett had been coaching ER, I doubt they would have won on this night. QMR was unreal. He was not going to be denied. He has bigger cohonies than any other HS player I saw this year. ER does play a challenging schedule. Spotswood is just across the street and is a perrinial 4A contender (this year included). They played a very good team from WV and other teams in the Harrisonburg area. Their summer program is second to none. You seem to forget that the Shenandoah District has been formidable in most sports for a while. Page won state titles in baseball (against my beloved Bearcats no less) and softball last year. Lee won basketball. Both Page and Luray have won basketball titles. ER girls basketball has several titles. You know about Riverheads. For ER to make to the final four in football and basketball was pretty good, especially since there were only 1-2 players who played on both teams. The Bull Run will be a beast the next few years. ER, Page, Luray and Stonewall are joining the BRD. Now im off the soapbox and back reality... preparing my business tax returns😡
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    State championships (3/6-3/9)

    I said this earlier and i believe it to be still true. ER had the talent to win the title. However, the coach has much to learn about post season play. Radford took away a big cog and ER coach could not adapt. I’ll write it off to inexperience...but the man has to learn from this...so far, he had not shown the ability to improvise, adapt and overcome.
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    State championships (3/6-3/9)

    Early in the 2nd quarter, Cormany purposefully and blatantly kicked ER’s player (Wigley). Wigley retaliated and got a tech.
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    State championships (3/6-3/9)

    East Rock is a better team than what they showed tonight. Cormany did a good job of taking Jefferson out of the game. And QMR was unbelievable tonight. He was on a mission. The Cormany kid pulled a Grayson Allen...should have been ejected.
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    State championships (3/6-3/9)

    Madison County ran the table in 2009-2010 to win an undefeated state title.
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    Baseball getting started

    Francisco has hit a couple of bombs for East Carolina already.
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    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Gate City posters = Grayson Allen?
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    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    I’m 100% positive this guy is still squeezing into the letterman jacket and heckling teenagers all the while holding popcorn between the knees, a coke under one armpit and both hands full of hotdogs with a cowbell around the neck😄
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    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    Great City...playing against Gate City in the late 70s and early 80s was “a unique experience” to say the least. Our players and fans were exposed to all manner of intimidation attempts, slurs (racial and otherwise), and verbal attacks from the fans. Didn’t matter the sport either. We took it as a challenge. Our coaches warned us to not get caught up in the environment there. I always looked forward to playing at GC because of the extra incentive of trying to shut up the 35 year old letterman jacket wearing loudmouths in the stands. But I never recall any cheap shots by the players; physical play, yes. Cheap shots, no. What does that have to do with this current debate? Not much. Just some firsthand historical experiences.
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    Mountain 7 District Tournaments

    And I thought I was bad...😬
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    East teams to watch out for

    Maybe so...but the game I saw them play was not very physical I think Coach C is good at adapting to the talent he has and the type of game they need tio play on a given night. You want physical play, watch a Dogwood district game. Battle Royal basketball at its finest.
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    East teams to watch out for

    Friggin Riverheads.
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    East teams to watch out for

    I’ve been fortunate enough to see both Radford and East Rock this year. Radford is really good and have probably the POY and COY. But they are not as good as the 2009 team IMHO. East Rock is very talented and deep. Their best player is actually playing at Blue Ridge this year. If Rodgers was still in the fold, ER would be incredible. East Rock’s weakness is they are not a real physical team. They were bullied a bit in their two losses this season. But they showed a lot of grit by avenging the Spotswood loss by playing a more physical game. But that is not their strong suit. Radford isn’t what I would call a real physical squad either. But they are physically tough enough. If ER runs into a physical team like the Darren White led Dan River teams from 10 years ago, their season probably ends early. I just haven’t seen one of those teams in 2A this year. Never know about Region A. Someone always comes out of there as a surprise.
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    East teams to watch out for

    Not even close? The final score was not indicative of the game. The ER coaches were a bit wided eyed I'll grant. They also got outcoached by a very good staff. But to make the final four was not a debacle. Didn't meet expectations for sure, but definitely not a debacle. Now as for basketball...they have a talented, deep team. 6 different players have led them in scoring this year. The freshman is very, very good but Jefferson is the leader and go to man. Not many high school teams have 2 6'6 players who can shoot the 3 or back you down in the paint. All that being said, if it comes down to them and Radford, Id give Radford the edge...a lot of the reason is that, much like Goochland football, Radford has a distinct advantage in experience in the big game and a gold standard coach.
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    East teams to watch out for

    Radford is the favorite imho. But East Rock just beat Spotswood who I believe is a top three 3A school. I hope ER and Radford meet up. It would be a great experience for ER to face such a storied program with a tremendous coach.
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    East teams to watch out for

    They made the final four. I wouldn’t call that a debacle.
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    East teams to watch out for

    Stuart’s Draft can cause issues for about anybody on a given night. They run, run and run some more. Rotate 5 in at a time, full court press non stop and jack up shots from anywhere/everywhere. They are not terribly talented this year but their style can be overwhelming. But East Rock is the cream of the crop
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    Mac McClung

    Well I guess it has been decided... The Mount Rushmore of basketball is Jordan, James, McClung with the fourth spot reserved for the next GC “phenom”.
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    Mac McClung

    "The Jerry West logo must go and give Jordon, Lebron and maybe Mac the logo, the real players." Bowalker...Did you just compare McClung to Jerry West, Michael Jordan and LeBron James?!? I know it is cold outside but WTF?!?
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    Casto retires at Riverheads

    Riverheads is like the guy who couldn’t win a track meet as a boy so he identified as a girl and finally won! Good on you!
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    Casto retires at Riverheads

    I got it. I just can’t resist an opportunity to gig Riverheads. They remind me of a sandbagging golfer. Would rather win the first or second flight rather than compete in the championship flight.
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    2018 Arby's Classic Thread

    His name is Tyler Nickell. Just turned 15. 6’6, 210 lbs. Has scored 30+ 5 times this year. He’s a matchup nightmare. Can play with his back to the basket but is shooting almost 50% from the three point line. I doubt he plays all 4 years at ER. Probably end up in a private school somewhere. Already getting a lot of attention from multiple colleges. WVU, GMU, URI and JMU were in attendance at the last home game. He didn’t handle the very physical play in Mussleman, WV so well the other night. Seemed a bit surprised at all the contact allowed.
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    2018 Arby's Classic Thread

    The best player from ER is not the freshman. Senior Dalton Jefferson is the man. Both are 6’6 and both can shoot, post and rebound. But Jefferson is the leader. However, they have been lead in scoring by 5 different guys this year. They are good and should make it out of Region B. But being the new kid on the block against the old guard is a distinct disadvantage, see football. I believe they have the talent to make the final four but maybe lack the experience to win it all.
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