Courtside at Page County – Rams vs. Panthers

SHENANDOAH –           Every now and then there is a Volleyball game that falls into a Dead Zone. No, this is not a cell phone company commercial but a hard fought VB game that goes without coverage is a bad thing. Anytime that high school student athletes suit up and take the court/diamond/gridiron you would hope that someone could be there to describe his or her efforts.

                        There was three matches Thursday night that involved teams from the District and Rob Sisk had already informed me that the News Virginian would be in the gym down in Greenville where Riverheads would be playing at home. Stonewall Jackson also played at home and that means that the NVD should have coverage on the wire as well as in print. That left the match between the visiting Rams and the host Panthers that was to be played in the Brand new Gym at Page County High School. While one can’t save every match that falls into the Dead Zone, there was hope for this one!

                        Tonight there will be a mix of some pictures, some notes from the match and some quotes from both Coach Mathias and Coach Knight. There will also be updates from Quicksburg and Greenville as they become available.09 10 09 Strasburg at Page 010


     Every now and then a sporting contest will take place that will leave both coaches feeling pleased with the effort they received from their teams and that was the case Thursday night when Strasburg defeated Page County 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-12) in Shenandoah.

       Strasburg improved to 5-1 on the season with the latest victory with two of those victories coming at the expense of the Panthers. Head Coach Suzanne Mathias noticed the amount of energy her team displayed throughout the match. The improved focus came days after the Rams needed four games to defeat Stonewall Jackson in Quicksburg.

     Page County Head Coach Alan Knight watched the  PCHS Junior Varsity improve to 5-1 on the season under the guidance of Coach Kump. The 2-0 sweep for the home team brought a smile to Knight’s face.

     ” They [JV] played like a team out there tonight,” Knight said. “Our varsity played hard as well especially in the first two games. I told the girls that we are getting better, just not as fast as I would like.”

    PCHS welcomes Class AA Turner Ashby to Shenandoah Tuesday night.