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Braxton Redskins win 2 in Roane

Braxton County Redskins traveled to Roane County on Saturday, August 20, to play The Roane County Raiders. C-team won 26-0, B-team lost 0-12 and A-team won 19-7.
The next game is scheduled for Saturday, August 27 against the Clay County Panthers at Clay County High School. Flag team will begin playing at 11:00am, C-team at noon, B-team at 2:00pm and A team will play at 4:00pm. Braxton Redskins board members, coaches, parents, football players, and cheerleaders would like to thank the following sponsors: Go-Mart, Michael Motor Company, Inc. Flint Construction, Appalachian Timber, City National Bank, and Crites Construction. For more information and pictures visit us on Facebook at Braxton County Redskins Youth Football.

Eagles cross country team numbers 15

Cross country coach Lauri Spencer, along with assistant coach Jarren Morlan, will be working with 15 runners this season. Ten are first-year runners.
Among the returnees are three seniors---Seth Backus, Nicoletta Bonazzo, and Braylee Woods. Coach Spencer described Backus, who is in his fourth year of running, as “coming into his senior year well prepared.” She said that Backus “has trained over the summer and had success in local races” and added, “He has the mental maturity and physical ability to have an outstanding season.”
Bonazzo, the coach said, “is a very dedicated and disciplined runner who takes training seriously both during the season and out of season.” Continuing, the coach said, “She is a great asset to our team.” Bonazzo is in her third year of running.
Woods is running for the second year. Coach Spencer commented that she “has worked hard in the off season and made great improvements.” She said, “Her dedication to being the best she can be is what every coach wants to see in an athlete.”
The second male returnee, Kaleb Brown is a sophomore running in his second year. Coach Spencer pointed out that Kaleb “had an excellent freshman year” and that he attended Country Roads Running Camp during the summer, “and he gained valuable knowledge and experience that he will use during the season.” She added, “I think he’s going to surprise quite a few people this season.”
Junior Olivia Wayne, Spencer said, “is coming into this season prepared to be a valuable member of the girls’ team. She has consistently been our second fastest girl during practice.” Continuing, the coach noted, “I’m looking forward to seeing what she can accomplish this season.” Wayne is a second-year runner.
First-year runners for the boys’ team include juniors Cole Browning, Dylan Dennison, and Garrett Shingler; sophomores Wesley Davis and Jacob Oates; and freshmen Logan Davis and Todd Spencer. The girls running for the first time are senior Allie Conley and sophomores Jasmine Leake and Lilly Ware.
Two of the returning seniors offered their views of the team and gave an assessment of their own running. Of the team, Bonazzo said, “I hope to see the team perform well and enjoy the sport.” For herself, she said, “My goal this year is to return to states and to have a fun year to finish my high school cross country career.”
Backus said that, although the team has several inexperienced runners, “We have a lot of potential and talent.” Personally, the senior said, “I think I’ve improved [since last season]. I’ll know more about that after Saturday.
Coach Spencer commented on the presence of assistant coach Jarren Morlan.
“Coach Jarren Morland has been an addition to our team this season as well,” she said.
“The running experience that Coach Morlan brings to the team has already made an impact on our program.”

BCHS gets first-ever boys’ soccer team

Fourteen players make up Braxton County High’s first soccer team. However, the team, which will be coached by Dan Grindo, includes several with soccer experience.
“Many of the players are ones I’ve coached over the years {in independent soccer], so I’m familiar with them. Several of those I’ve worked with actually came to me to ask me to coach a high-school team,” Coach Grindo said. “We’ve been trying to get the program in the high school for a while,” he added.
Grindo explained that the makeup of the squad is mixed, with two seniors, a few juniors, and the majority freshmen and sophomores. Among the players are three foreign exchange students, two from Spain and one from Germany. All three, Grindo said, have played recreational soccer.
Asked about the biggest strength of the team, he said, “They’re intelligent, and they have each other’s’ backs.” As to areas which need improvement, he noted, “They’re essentially young and somewhat inexperienced.”
The first captains of a BCHS boys’ soccer team are sophomore Will Skidmore and junior Jacob Whitney. They, along with their teammates, are looking forward to their first game, a home game against Lewis County on August 30. The game will begin at 8 p.m., following the Lady Eagles’ game at 6.


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