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  1. Galax is accused quite often of bringing in "ringers" although, not foreign exchange students. The Galax soccer kids take a level of verbal abuse that would make anyone with a conscience sick to their stomach!!!!! It's absolutely pathetic!!!!! Those kids never reply, never acknowledge and never retaliate. All with a smile on their faces. I would think the club teams in Europe would be far more valuable to good players than the opportunity to play high school soccer in Virginia. But I don't know that for sure.
  2. The Galax soccer team would have been the overwhelming favorite to win the Class 1 state championship for the 4th consecutive year and sixth in seven seasons. Last season was supposed to be a "rebuilding" year after graduating most of the team the previous year. They began the season slow but won 10 of their last 11 to win a third straight state title. Given the fact that only two players from last season were lost to graduation, a four-peat was very much a possibility.
  3. Just like Galax, or any other small school in rural Virginia, PH was dam lucky to have such an incredible coach for as long as PH did! Be grateful for what Palmer built and help the incoming staff continue the momentum going forward. Or continue to criticize and be "that guy" and watch the program go back to what it was in 2009, 2010 and 2011!!!
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    For anyone interested in behind the scenes ramifications for professional sports leagues amidst the postponements and cancellations, check out the "No Laying Up" podcast interview with LPGA commissioner Mike Whan. Mr. Whan is hands down, the best commissioner in professional sports anywhere in the world. And it's not close! He goes into great detail about what event insurance covers, what the leagues will have to eat in losses and what that generally means for players, coaches, owners and fans. He goes into some detail about how leagues/events/concerts will be forced to change the way the operate going forward. It's very interesting to hear just how far-reaching these cancellations are. From beverage suppliers to concessions to small businesses surrounding stadiums, to city government lost revenue from parking. It's amazing how this is devastating our whole economy.
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    I haven't missed anything but golf! I don't think I realized how much golf I watched on TV until there's none to watch. No Laying Up can't put content out fast enough to suppress my appetite. I have re-watched the 1991, 1997, 1999 (Galax's own Tom McKnight finished T-43), 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2019 Masters final rounds on Youtube over the past few weeks. I watched Big Break Season 2 finally last night on Golf Channel. Episode 11 of Tourist Sauce; Carolinas (No Laying Up) premieres tonight. Then I will likely venture back into the 70's and 80's for Masters final round broadcasts. Good lord, I'm a sicko!!!!!
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    My brother lives in Cornelius. His kids attend Hough. I've been to many, many games over the years. Richlands would be lucky to win more than one I-MECK conference game per season. That's not intended to be a knock on Richlands in any way. It's just the reality of rural small-school football in Virginia versus Charlotte area programs. The I-MECK is easily the toughest conference in North Carolina and my opinion is, tougher than any conference in Virginia as well. There's a reason the head football coach of one of the ten best high school football teams in Virginia (Indian River) left to coach at Vance!
  7. It’s a shame but the governor only had one real choice here! It’s not something we can afford to get wrong and it’s not about politics.
  8. My brother was notified that his kids school district is preparing for school closure to last a minimum of the remainder of this calendar year. So yeah, it's not going away anytime soon. If this does happen in Virginia, at least we know something will finally end Riverheads reign!
  9. Nope, schools are already preparing for closure through the rest of the school year.
  10. The question is, do we declare @Ryan4VTthe winner given the work put in to getting it set up?
  11. Can we all agree Gate City is a basketball school now?
  12. Radford and Martinsville have a combined 11 state championships since 2000! Both are Region C!!!!!
  13. Along with other inner-city Richmond schools, JM has lost a lot of enrollment in recent years. But they didn’t lose anything on the basketball court. JM will likely win handily. Regardless, Gate City has exceeded most expectations this season. They should be very proud of what this group has accomplished.
  14. The majority of pre-season/early-season predictions were that Central would win the M7 and Gate City couldn’t get back to this stage without Ervin and McClung. Those kids are getting pretty damned good at serving up crow!
  15. I get that. Just pointing out, I agree with your assessment. It’s a shame because at any other juncture of the game, a foul would have been called on either one of two players. End game situations shouldn’t be treated differently.
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    Yeah, same guy. I’m not suggesting he isn’t somewhat “off“ himself. With that said, objectively reading the letters and listening to the recordings provided about the FC incident can easily be separated from the source making the information public. Besides, rumors surrounding “initiation” rituals at FC we’re going around during my playing days.
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    That second name is in a mess of legal trouble along with several others at his current position. Look up freelance news reporter Orly Salinas on Facebook and enjoy the reading!
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    It’s not important. Sort of an inside joke I assumed you would know given you’re from the area.
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    I didn’t realize CJ had left.
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    Excluding Bland, every school in the Mountain Empire and Three Rivers has a dedicated AD that does not coach. Bland very well could as well, I just don’t know about them.
  21. Carroll would be an average program in the M7!
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    McClung was never considered by Oak Hill. His senior year, they were already over-committed on guards. They had seven guards signed to D1 programs including current Oregon Duck starting PG and Florida Gators starting SG. Oak Hill also had three sophomore guards on that team that everyone is currently fighting over. No offense to McClung intended. Steve just didn't have space for another guard on that team!
  23. Tiller took over a Fort Chiswell program that had been decimated by Tom Hale! Tiller went 0-10 in his first season while getting players committed to the work required to compete. After his first season, he went 16-8 with wins over Galax, Chilhowie, George Wythe, Radford and Giles.
  24. The #9 recruit in VA and #25 RB in the 2021 class in the country according to 24/7 and Rivals just transferred to his third high school in four years. Hasn’t stopped him from receiving 26 offers with more coming in every day.
 
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