Fluco Sports

LacrosseThe Fluco boys’ lacrosse squad delivered a well-played game on Thursday (March 23), said Coach Steve Heritage. He particularly noted that “the defense is coming together.” Unfortunately, the Flucos were up against a strong team visiting from Patrick Henry High School in Ashland, just outside of Richmond. The Flucos fell to the Patriots 1-8.

The Flucos’ offense just could not generate enough pressure on the Patriots. Giving up eight goals in lacrosse is not bad defense, as it would be in soccer. In lacrosse it often takes nine or more goals to win. The Fluco defense was even better in its March 21 game, when the team held Liberty-Bealton High to five goals. Unfortunately, in that game the Flucos only could score two.

In this game, the first quarter did not go well for the Flucos. Patrick Henry scored the first four goals of the game. There was no scoring early in the quarter, but the Patriots broke the ice with 6:59 on the clock, scoring from out in front on a nice pass play that the Fluco goalie had little chance to stop.

Another Patriot goal came less than two minutes later. Again, there was good pass work involved and the scoring shot came from point-blank range.  With 3:49 on the clock the Patriots made it 3-0.  Garrison Dahl won the ensuing face-off impressively to begin an attack on the Patrick Henry goal, but the attack was stymied and the Patriots responded with a long hard shot into the net for a 4-0 lead.
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This week the Flucos are in action! As usual, there is a lot happening in the spring. More student athletes are in action in the spring than in any other season.

On Monday (March 13) the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams opened their seasons. The boys hosted Powhatan, while the girls traveled to the Richmond suburbs to take on the same Powhatan Indians.

On Tuesday (March 14) virtually everyone else got their seasons underway. The Indians from Powhatan were on everyone’s schedule. The baseball team hosted Powhatan, while the softball team traveled there. The softball team also played at Albemarle High on March 15.

In tennis, it was the boys at home against the Indians on March 14, while the girls were on the road against the same opponent. Meanwhile, in lacrosse it was the girls hosting Powhatan, while the boys were at the Indians. The lacrosse teams also play on March 16, with the girls hosting Patrick Henry High and the boys traveling there. Add a comment

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Girls’ basketball
Coming off their previous win earlier this season, the Fluco girls’ basketball players took on the Louisa Lions again on Jan. 13. The Flucos were ahead at the half with a score of 25-17, but later came up on the short end of a long, physical game with a final score of 48-55.

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Fluco defense stand readyAs the Fluco fall sports season winds down, virtually all athletes have completed their season. However, the girls’ cross country team still has two athletes in action. On Friday (Nov. 11) junior Saige Haney and senior Jackie Rodriguez will be running in the State meet at Great Meadows.

Haney and Rodriguez qualified for the State meet by finishing 16th and 21st respectively in the Regional meet held on Nov. 1. Haney completed the three-mile run in a time of 20:06, while Rodriguez was clocked at a time of 20:27. On the boys side, in the Regional meet, junior Jack Rice turned in a personal best time of 17:19, which was a mere five seconds off the time needed to qualify for the boys’ State meet.

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Fluco captains at midfieldThe Flying Fluco varsity football team took the field by storm in its home opener against Spotsylvania Friday night (Sept. 2) when the Flucos went all the way for a touchdown on their first snap.

The Flucos went on to top the Spotsylvania Knights 26-13 in the team’s first successful game after a winless season last year.
After the opening kick-off, the Flucos had the ball on their own 23-yard line. Senior quarterback Mark Grooms ran right on a keeper. He picked up a couple of nice blocks, broke a couple of arm tackles and then simply ran away from the Knights’ defenders for the score. Junior Ethan Graves kicked the extra point and the Flucos led 7-0 after 22 seconds of play.

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