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Rapids News · James River High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey beat Manchester High School 3-0


Monday, August 28, 2017

7:00 PM

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Game Recap

The Lady Rapids triumphed over the Manchester Lancers last night with 3 goals to none. Sophomore Ally Steiner led the scoring off during a penalty corner with an assist by Senior Kaylie Puccinelli. Puccinelli brought in the last two goals on a corner and regular game play.

Congratulations to hard work paying off for these young ladies.

The Rapids are back in The Swamp on Tuesday, September 5 against the Mills Godwin Eagles.

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Rapids News · James River High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey falls to Deep Run High School 6-0


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7:00 PM

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Game Recap

The Lady Rapids were defeated by the Deep Run Wildcats 0-6. New goalie Kristen Richbourg blocked 70% of the shots on goal. Our home opener is Monday, August 28 against Manchester. Games 5:30 and 7 pm in The Swamp.

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · James River High School Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Atlee High School 3-0


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7:00 PM

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The Rapids fell to the Atlee Raiders, 3-0. It was the first match of the year for the Rapids. They were led by Kaiya Cooper, who had 6 kills and 9 digs. Brianne Carmody had 8 kills, 5 blocks, and 3 digs. The Rapids will be back in action August 24th at Godwin.

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Rapids News · James River High School Girls Varsity Field Hockey falls to Maggie L. Walker Governor’s 4-1


Monday, August 21, 2017

6:00 PM

Maggie L. Walker Governor’s
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Game Recap

The Lady Rapids were defeated by the Green Dragons of MWGS yesterday 4-1. New keeper Kristen Richbourg, only allowed 4 goals out of a total 15 shots on goal. Goal by Hannah Ward was assisted by Ally Steiner on a penalty corner.
We are on the road tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23 at Deep Run. Games 5:30 and 7 pm.

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Rapids News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN


New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)

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Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)

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Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)

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To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Rapids News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN


Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from Active.com’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:

 

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · James River High School Girls Varsity Soccer falls to Floyd E. Kellam 3-1


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

5:00 PM

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The Rapids lost a tough one last night to a very strong Kellam team 3-1. The travel was tough on the players with a 2.5 hour bus ride and no air conditioning, but the girls still managed to compete extraordinarily well despite the conditions.

The team possessed the ball extremely well on a large turf field (first time this season on turf and on a field of that size) and created a few good early half chances. Unfortunately, against the run of play Kellam was able to break the deadlock with a nice buildup on their right side and had a nice finish near post on us. A similar play later in the half developed on that same side and we were down 0-2 before entering halftime.

We had a slight lightning delay to begin the second half, but after the 30 minute delay, we were able to start up again. A few tactical changes to try and push people forward helped a bit, but we were still unable to really gain momentum in the attacking third. Kellam got their third goal which served as a dagger for the Rapids. We were able to pull one back after a beautiful cross from Kiersten Hening that found the foot of Hunter Collier who buried it first time in the upper corner.

We threw numbers forward and increased the pressure but were unable to add any more.

The Rapids finished the season with a record of 13 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie. A fantastic season and plenty to build on for next year!

Great job girls!

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Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Claire McClintick – Regional Champion in 3200!!!


Claire Regional Champ

Seeded 8th in a field of 12 runners, James River senior Claire McClintick pulled off

a major upset by winning the 3200M race at the 6A South Regional Outdoor Track Championships this past Saturday at Todd Stadium in Newport News.

Claire held off a late charge by her nearest competitor to win by a slim .23 seconds with a time of 11:45.   One week earlier, Claire finished in 2nd place at the Conference 3 Championships.

Claire, a co-captain each of the last 2 years,  has competed in all 3 running disciplines (cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track) all 4 years while at James River.   During her 12 competing seasons, she has never failed to qualify for regional competition.  Claire will compete at States this coming Saturday, the 6th time she has qualified for competition at that level.

Claire will attend The College of William and Mary this fall.

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · James River High School Girls Varsity Soccer beat Woodbridge High School 2-1


Monday, May 29, 2017

6:00 PM

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The Rapids had a tough road game vs Woodbridge High School in the Regional Quarterfinals last night! After nearly a three hour bus ride in I-95 traffic on Memorial Day, the Rapids were able to keep their season alive with a penalty shootout win! Their second shootout in as many games, this time the team was able to calm their nerves and finish the game strong with some wonderful penalty kicks.

During regulation, the Rapids dominated in possession for long periods of time until Woodbridge would strike back with some dangerous counter attacks! Amanda Arnone was able to break the deadlock for us early in the first half with wonderful cutback on the defender and near post finish on the keeper. The assist goes to senior Lindsey Manning after she played a wonderful through ball to Amanda to get on the end of. Juniors Kiersten Hening and Emily Crocco both showed up to the field during the first half after coming back from a showcase in Pennsylvania. Kiersten was able to hold the ball up for the team in the attacking third whereas Emily helped to solidify the backline.

The Rapids gave up a goal deep into the second half which forced play to go to overtime. We battled and had opportunities to score, as did Woodbridge. On one particular play, Kiersten Hening was able to deliver a perfect pass to Hunter Collier streaking into the six yard box but her header went over the bar in sudden death overtime. On to penalties!

Rapids scorers from the spot were Meghan Siedlecki, Lindsey Munyak, and Lauren Beachy. The fifth shot was not needed from us because Abby Rieck, the “WO”man of the match, had two penalty kick saves and forced the last shot to go over the bar to secure the win for us!

We travel to Flloyd Kellam High School on Wednesday for the Regional Semifinals at 5:00. Go Rapids!

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · James River High School Girls Varsity Soccer falls to Cosby High School 2-1


Friday, May 26, 2017

8:00 PM

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Rapids lose a heartbreaker in a penalty kick shootout in the Conference Finals. The lone regulation goal was scored by Hunter Collier.

Successful kick takers from the spot were Hunter Collier, Kiersten Hening, Lauren Beachy, and Lindsey Munyak.

Rapids travel to Woodbridge High School on Monday to play in the first round of regionals.

Go Rapids!

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