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Strong Fight, Tough Loss for Soccer in DAC Tournament

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Stephen Latham P'18, German Instructor & Varsity Soccer Coach

The Jackets traveled away to play a tough game against number two seed, Wakefield in the DAC tournament. Yet R-MA held their own in the first half, conceding a single goal that came from what looked like a mishit shot that took everyone by surprise. In the second half, the Jackets started to play a higher line and get more chances as the game remained tight. The contest was finely balanced until Wakefield scored a second goal from an impressive individual effort and skillful finish.

Soccer Wins Homecoming Game

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Stephen Latham P'18, German Instructor & Varsity Soccer Coach

With a tough schedule of three consecutive games, with the third being the feature sporting event for Homecoming Weekend, soccer coaches Chris Peter and Stephen Latham made a tough call to rest their starters as much as possible in the second of the three games.  

Coach Latham wrote about the results of that decision: 

Varsity Soccer Fights Hard

Friday, October 18, 2019

Stephen Latham P'18, German Instructor & Varsity Soccer Coach

The Jackets dominated much of their away game against FCS through solid defense and quick counter-attack, taking a 1-0 lead into the half from an assist by Joseph Agbo-Afotey that was tucked away by Somto Ogah. FCS rallied after having a player red carded and yellow carded on the same bad challenge and equalized with 15 minutes to go. Alpha Diallo broke through with 5 minutes left and looked to have scored a deserved winner for R-MA only for the keeper to make an incredible low save. FCS managed one final shot that hit the crossbar, but landed on the line and play continued.

Middle School Cross Country Has Strong Close to Season

Friday, October 18, 2019

R-MA Staff
With fall temperatures finally arriving in Front Royal, the Middle School Jackets have spent the past two weeks preparing for the championship race.  As the runners assessed their goals for the championship race, the coaches turned their focus to having the runners build speed and being able to break through the mental walls that come with running.  Unfortunately for the runners’ legs, this meant lots of hill repeats as a means to make R-MA’s notorious hills less forlorning.  While these intense workouts seemed torturous to the students, by race time today, the

Cross Country Grit

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Don Williams, Cross Country Head Coach

The R-MA Cross Country Team completed in Charlottesville on Tuesday in the third of three DAC district meets.  The boys team was without two of their top four runners due to injury, so the emphasis was on running their personal best time.  Every runner accomplished this feat with a time of 1 to 4 minutes lower than their previous best time.  While the boys team dropped to 7th place in the district, every runner improved their placement standing, with Lawrence Carvana leading the way in 18th place.  Lawrence is only 3 places out of becoming a member of the All-District te