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In February, Fluvanna County High School held its annual winter banquet to honor its top athletes in winter sports. A number of coaches had a variety of honors to announce, but leading the way in recognition was indoor track and field athlete Matasha Martin. Coach Rose Brogan reported that Martin was all-conference in four events and all-region in five events. She was named the Region 3A female track athlete of the year and Region 3A female runner of the year.  Leading the boys in indoor track and field was Keegan Campanelli who was conference champion in pole vault and all-region in the event.

Another award winner, Kate Stutz, was first team all-conference in basketball and Jefferson District player of the year. The boys’ basketball team had a down year, but the really big news was that long-time and highly successful boys’ basketball Coach Munro Rateau announced he was stepping down. The basketball court at the high school has now been named in his honor. Add a comment

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Fifth grade students in the language arts class of Melody Morgan and Theresa Osani reflected on the ups and downs of 2016 and their hopes and goals for 2017.

Emma Johnston-Jure
2016 was a great year though we had our ups and downs over all it was a great and fun year! The year went by fast and I had a blast with my friends and horses. The summer of 2016 was a great and rough time for me. The great time for me was that I had worked up the courage to ride a horse now I can do show! Now the rough time was when I was with my grandma and we were driving into Falcuire when a bad storm had came now all was good but then well…all I can remember now is that we got into a accident but everyone is alright! 2016 was great and fun I turned 10 that year.

I can’t wait for 2017 cause that’s when I turn 11! 2017 will be the best year. I will make it the best year! My goal for next year is that I do my very first show on my horse and that nothing will go wrong with a car!

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Dashon Carter 1 and Andrew Pace 14The Flying Flucos and the Little Giants from Waynesboro both started the game in aggressive man-to-man defense when the Flucos opened their 2016-17 season at home on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

During the first quarter the defenses dominated, with no scores in the first three and a half minutes. With less than two minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Little Giants had a 6-5 lead. A late three-point shot gave Waynesboro a 9-5 lead at the end of the quarter.

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Flucos to inbound.  Fluco girls’ basketball Coach Chad White often repeats the axiom that “everything is built off our defense.” His team plays tight and aggressive man-to-man defense most of the time. That was certainly the case on Friday (Dec. 16) when the Flying Flucos hosted the Hornets from Orange County. The Hornets also played tough defense and the officials called the game extremely closely.

As a result, both teams piled up fouls and free throws. The Hornets went to the line on 13 successive possessions in the second half and took 40 free throws in the game. The Flucos’ leading scorer was senior point guard Chaniya Brown. She had 22 points, with 16 from the line.

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Fluvanna County High School Principal James Barlow. Bullies. Cliques. Mean girls. Cafeteria food. Sex. Peer pressure. Body issues. Diagnoses. Identity struggles. The high school experience can be the best years of a student’s life but for some it’s the worst.

Anyone who has ever felt alone or unsure of themselves could probably relate to Jimmy. He’s beginning his high school career in Fluvanna and, because he is overweight, is under the watchful eyes of classmates who can’t seem to find what’s good about him.

Two particular athletes are quite popular in the school and, though they are faced with their own pressures to perform well in the classroom as well as on the field, they sometimes point out Jimmy’s flaws, and also those of anyone else around them.

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