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College notebook: Riverbend grads pitch in for their new schools

A couple of 2017 Riverbend High School graduates were dominant on the mound last week for their respective colleges.

Students of the Month: January | Education |

Jason Kaiser, the son of Jason Kaiser Sr., and Larizza Kaiser, is a senior at Brooke Point High School. Jason is a member of National Honor Society and ...

Photos: First Colonial defeats Riverbend 3-1 in Class 6 quarterfinal

The Riverbend girls soccer team fell 3-1 to First Colonial in the VHSL Class 6 state quarterfinal match at Riverbend High School on June 5. 2018.

Area businesses can check out Spotsylvania Career & Technical Center at open house

For 22 years, Stafford County business Childress Heating & A/C, Inc. has sponsored employees in the Virginia apprenticeship program. One of them is ...

Difference Maker: Nat Jackson coaches student-athletes to be successful in life

Nat Jackson was ashamed to tell his story. But Jackson came to the realization there was no better way to reach Fredericksburg area youth than sharing the ...

Crash victim's mother, man who received her son's heart meet  The Philadelphia Tribune

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Zack Kelly always had a strong heart_and 13 months after the young man died in a horrific car accident, his mother desperately ...

Officials hoping to calm unease at Riverbend High School

After an uneasy Monday, Tuesday at Riverbend High was more like a normal school day, officials said.

Students of the Month: November | News |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for November:

New route to Riverbend High School in the works

Teachers, parents and bus drivers may soon have another way to get to Riverbend High School from State Route 3.

Students of the Month: December | News |

Guinevere Unterbrink, the daughter of Kimberly Carrol and Kevin Unterbrink, is a senior at Caroline High School. Guinevere has maintained an exceptional ...

PHOTOS: Riverbend field hockey advances to state tournament

The Riverbend Bears defeated Frank W. Cox High School on Tuesday at Riverbend to advance to the Class 6 state field hockey semifinal in Virginia Beach.

Students of the Month: September | News |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for September:

Weekender Calendar Oct. 18-25 | |

Stafford County Agricultural and Homemaking Fair, 9000 Celebrate Virginia Parkway. 5-10 p.m. Free admission and parking. Wristbands and ride tickets sold at ...

Commonwealth District wrestling: Brooke Point savors district title but knows it just 'step one on journey'

They were subdued, insomuch as teenagers hoisting a trophy and reveling in a championship can be. Huddled in a corner of the Riverbend High School ...

Students of the Month: March | Local |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for March:

High school baseball: Spotsylvania shows experience in beating Riverbend

Riverbend High School may have nearly twice the enrollment of Spotsylvania, but the Knights' baseball team showed Tuesday night that experience trumps all.

Teen involved in Riverbend death plot sent to juvenile facility

At the end of a hearing Wednesday in which he pleaded guilty for his role in a planned massacre at Riverbend High School, a judge let Gavin Oztuna hug his.

Teen sent to 'last chance' prison program for Riverbend High death plot

A Spotsylvania County teenager who was part of a plot to shoot students and staff members at Riverbend High School last year is expected to spend the next ...

Students remember Riverbend High School student who died in plane crash

Ryan McCall always looked happy in the hallways at Riverbend High School in Spotsylvania County.

High school boys lacrosse: Riverbend Bears shake off hibernation to top Mountain View

Sean Mack isn't sure why his Riverbend boys lacrosse team consistently allows opponents to gain an early upper hand.

DECA: Two Spotsylvania County teams place top 10 in the world

Two teams from the same school district placed top ten in the world at an International DECA Competition held in Atlanta, Ga., in April. This conference, for high ...

Class 6 girls soccer quarterfinal: First Colonial ends Riverbend's season

After graduating seven key seniors a year ago and dropping eight games before the Region 6B playoffs began, the Riverbend girls soccer team was thrilled to ...

Students of the Month: May and June | Local |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for May:

Tony DeMarco steps down as Riverbend's football coach

With Tony DeMarco at its helm, the Riverbend High School football team typically would enjoy a single week's respite between the end of the season and the ...

2 Riverbend students arrested, charged with plotting to kill students, staffers

Two male Riverbend High students are in custody, accused of plotting to shoot and kill fellow students and staff members at the Spotsylvania County school.

Basketball camp shows Justin Anderson growing as a person as well as a player

When Justin Anderson learned LeBron James was opening I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, it served as further motivation for the ...

Vague school-related threat nothing to worry about, Spotsylvania authorities say

Spotsylvania authorities have attributed a vague social media posting that apparently stirred up a number of county high school students to a teenager who was ...

Students of the Month: April | Local |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for April:

High school field hockey: Riverbend reaches new heights to defeat Colonial Forge, 2-0

Lapses in cohesion and hustle left the Riverbend field hockey team facing a literal uphill climb toward reclaiming its season.

area schools grapple with rumors and unsubstantiated threats after Parkland shooting

The armed deputy with a bulletproof vest caught Jennifer Lushbaugh's eye as she drove up to Caroline Middle School on Monday morning.

High school girls basketball: Riverbend capitalizes on opponent's early mistakes, defeats Courtland

Mikayla Via's two technical free throws prior to the start of play were a prelude to an unusual but tight game between Via's Riverbend Bears girls basketball team ...

Military Notes | Communities |

U.S. Airforce Airman Corey D. Weakland has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He has since ...

GOOD CITIZENS: Spotsylvania County students recognized for character

On Saturday, March 17, Spotsylvania Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Good Citizens pins to Spotsylvania County high school seniors ...

EDITORIAL: Keep parents, taxpayers in the loop | Editorials

OVER the past three years, Spotsylvania School Superintendent Scott Baker has been slowly and quietly implementing what he calls “the specialty learning ...


The Fredericksburg Grizzlies played the DMV Warriors for the ABA Mid Atlantic Championship at Riverbend High School in Spotsylvania, Va. on March 11, 2018 ...

High school basketball: Players give it their all at Area All-Star Classic

As North Stafford boys basketball coach Steve Hibberd barked instructions to the Home team in the Area All-Star Classic Saturday night at Riverbend, it was ...

National Spelling Bee is rematch for two Spotsylvania students

Samantha Ho and Daniel Fordham have loved the challenge of competing in spelling bees since they were third graders.

Students of the Month: February | Local |

The following students have been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month for February:

High school baseball: Riverbend maintains momentum | FLS Varsity

With seven seniors in its starting lineup, the Riverbend baseball team has won 10 of 11 games and made coach Stephen Morin's job an easy one so far.

Former Riverbend student convicted of plotting to shoot up school

A Spotsylvania County teenager was convicted of a felony charge Thursday for being part of a plan to shoot students at Riverbend High School last year.

Dancing their way into the holiday season | Weekender

Three local dance companies are turning up the voltage of the holiday glow with annual Christmas productions that will enthrall and inspire children, parents ...

Spotsylvania education group objects to tea party presentation on budget

Long-standing tension between the Spotsylvania Education Association and a tea party group is simmering as budget season approaches.

High school theater productions - spring 2018 | Entertainment

It's an exciting new theater season for area high schools and theatergoers—from beloved Broadway musicals like “The Music Man” to an iconic Tennessee ...

Injured Riverbend High soccer player 'progressing' | FLS Varsity

Riverbend High School boys soccer player Jake Gallello was injured Tuesday during an away game at Stafford County's Brooke Point High School.

Calendar of events, March-May | |

MARCH 16-17. Foreign Film Series, Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center, Univ. of Mary Washington. Friday: Detective Chinatown (Chinese); ...

Crash victim's mother and man who received her son's heart meet in Spotsylvania

Zack Kelly always had a strong heart—and 13 months after the young man died in a horrific car accident, his mother desperately wanted to hear his powerful ...

Virginia teen in court for shooting plot  FOX 5 DC

Classes began as usual on Monday at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg, but two students were notably absent.

2018 Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Scholarship Recipients  Fredericksburg Today

From Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Roger L. Harris announces the 2018 Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Scholarship Program recipients. The selection ...

Class 6 field hockey: Riverbend's upset of Frank W. Cox has grass roots

On the surface, Riverbend and Frank W. Cox don't occupy equal footing in the arena of Virginia high school field hockey.

NTSB releases probable cause of plane accident that killed a Riverbend High School student last year

A 16-year-old Riverbend High School student's “failure to maintain adequate airspeed” while piloting a small plane led to the crash that killed the teen, according ...

Semipro basketball

The Fredericksburg Grizzlies qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Region playoffs in its first two years as an American Basketball Association franchise.

What can local schools do to prevent bullying?

Last year, Kathy Rau's son, who is epileptic, ended up in the hospital with a concussion.

With their parents behind them, brothers attain 'lofty goal' of 13 years of perfect attendance

Both sons of Bruce and Hattie Webb made it through 13 years of public school with perfect attendance, but their impressive accomplishment didn't happen by ...

Teens forge unbreakable bond through High School Diplomats program

The three of us laid down as the grass pierced through the towels to itch the backs of our necks. Together, we watched the black canvas of the midnight sky.

Caroline resident, counselor at Riverbend High, one of the 50 'O Mag Insiders'

Caroline County resident LaTonya Parker is one busy professional woman: a high school director of counseling, mother to a blended family of six and a social ...

High school football: Riverbend's bid to upset Manchester swatted away at end

For most of the night, the mood on Riverbend's sideline had been as foul as the drizzly weather. The Bears had trailed visiting Manchester, the top-ranked team ...

Struggling in circle, Benson delivers at plate, helps Riverbend top Stafford in softball

Each passed ball set Alexi Benson aboil. The Riverbend junior lost her control and struggled to find her composure while allowing five runs—three of them ...

High school students tell kids: "Reading is cool"

Riverbend High School junior James Bradley thinks he'll probably go into a trade career.

High School Football 2015: No. 4 Riverbend | FLS Varsity


Historic Half runner says 'yes' to surprise post-race proposal

Amanda Willging had just crossed the finish line of the Marine Corps Historic Half Sunday morning when a Marine pulled her aside.

Austin, others look to show friends, family where their game stands at Area All-Star Classic

In the past three weeks, Shakira Austin has demonstrated why she's one of the top women's basketball recruits in the nation. The Fredericksburg native was ...

Student of the Month: September | Local |

Mark Maire, the son of Mark and Phyllis Maire, has been selected as the Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month for September at Brooke Point High ...

High school football: Stress of job leads to more coaching burnouts

Tony DeMarco has spent the past month doing something that would seem natural to a veteran football coach—enjoying watching the sport on TV.

McKnight is third CEO in five years at Spotsylvania Regional

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center has a new chief executive officer—again.

High school boys basketball: Riverbend fights off Brooke Point

With a 20-point lead at the half, it appeared Riverbend was well on its way to an easy victory over visiting Brooke Point on Friday night.

Students of the Month: October | Local |

Millie Ouk, the daughter of Prak Ouk and Bunmom Chung, has been selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Student of the Month for October at Brooke Point ...

Region 6B boys basketball quarterfinal: One-for-all effort boosts Riverbend

Facing a number's crunch going into Monday night's 6B quarterfinal contest against visiting Colonial Forge, the Riverbend Bears relied on several reliable ...

Kid Stuff: Dec. 13-20 | Weekender |

13 thursday. “Charlotte's Web,” Stafford High School, 63 Stafford Indians Lane. Feature carnivals on Friday and Saturday an hour prior to the shows, with games, ...

Spotsylvania may maintain tax rate despite increase in home values

For the first time in recent years, Spotsylvania County may maintain the existing real estate tax rate following an increase in home values.

High school boys soccer: Riverbend bolts its way past Colonial Forge

Riverbend boys soccer coach Bob Stack knows it's a difficult task matching the ferocity of Colonial Forge.

Federal agency releases preliminary report on small-plane crash that killed a 16-year-old Riverbend High student

For the first time in his young piloting career, Riverbend High School sophomore Ryan McCall planned to fly solo from one airport to another on Sunday.

The Class of 2015 Is Getting Ready To Graduate

Fredericksburg, VA - Here's a schedule of this year's high school graduation ceremonies in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

Fredericksburg Grizzlies to hold tryouts | Sports |

The Fredericksburg Grizzlies, a second-year American Basketball Association franchise, will hold tryouts on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverbend High ...

High school boys lacrosse: Fant goes from scholarly to sensational in helping Colonial Forge down Riverbend

Jonathon Fant isn't sure how he fared on his AP Statistics exam, but he knew just how to solve Colonial Forge's numbers problem.

Art, music and ballet come together in 'Collaborations!' show at UMW Dodd Auditorium

Performing arts is a team effort. From the idea, to the choreography, to the costumes and sets and lights: It takes an army to produce a show.

College men's soccer: Lynchburg, UMW draw out positives of a tie game

A scoreless soccer game doesn't necessarily mean either team will fall short of its goals.

Spotsylvania woman gets 3 years for driving drunk and injuring 82-year-old

A Spotsylvania County woman was ordered Monday to serve three years in prison for seriously injuring another motorist while driving drunk earlier this year.

Actress Bellamy Young and Former Undersecretary of State Judith McHale Campaign in Fredericksburg for Hillary Clinton  Fredericksburg Today

Actress and producer Bellamy Young and former Undersecretary of State Judith McHale were in Fredericksburg August 26, 2016, to campaign for Hillary Clinton ...

Making others happy with holiday display a tonic for teen fighting cancer

W hen most folks decorate the exteriors of their houses for Christmas, putting up lights, blow-ups and other figures can be a bit of a chore.

Newport News School Board appoints Caroline County leader as next superintendent  Daily Press

After a 50-minute closed session discussion, the Newport News School Board unanimously appointed Caroline County Public Schools Superintendent George ...

Students of the Month | Education |

The following students were recently selected as Fredericksburg Optimist Club Students of the Month at Spotsylvania Career and Technical Center:

Go back to the barricade with Christian Youth Theater's 'Les Miz'

Redemption, forgiveness, love: three of the values on which the Fredericksburg region's Christian Youth Theater is founded.

Spotsylvania Education Foundation raises money with Scholar Bowl

The Spotsylvania Education Foundation Scholar Bowl bowling tournament sponsored by Sonic Drive-In, Atlantic Builders, Bowling Franklin & Co., Moseley ...

Spotsylvania County Public Schools Receives Science Education Grant  Fredericksburg Today

Spotsylvania County Public Schools received a $2,000 educational grant from The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, one of ...

EAGLE: Troop 847 recognizes three at Court of Honor

On Monday June 5, Boy Scout Troop 847 held a very special Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Chancellor Community Center. The Tabernacle United Methodist ...

On court or in church

After Nick Hall completed his basketball career at Grambling State University, he had a stint with the NBA Summer League teams of the New Jersey Nets and ...

Alfaro, Oscar Andres | Obituaries |

Oscar Andres Alfaro of Fredericksburg, Va. entered God's Eternal Kingdom of heaven on Tuesday January 16, 2018. He was born on December 10, 1992 in ...

Christopher A. Beer | Obituaries |

Christopher Alexander “Chris” Beer, a resident of Spotsylvania County, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the age of 22 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical ...

Spotsylvania County sixth-graders will be eligible for middle school sports teams

Spotsylvania County sixth-graders will be allowed to play most middle school sports starting next school year.

Ryan L. McCall | Obituaries |

Ryan Lee McCall, 16, of Spotsylvania County passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015.

PHOTO: Brock Road runners excel at track event

Brock Road Elementary runners ran away with the first-place trophy at the 2016 Elementary Track Challenge held May 20 at Riverbend High School in ...

SCHOLARSHIP: Virginia FOP rewards Hornung for academics, service

Kevin Caroll, President of the Virginia Fraternal Order of Police, awards a scholarship check to Brandon Hornung. The Virginia Fraternal Order of Police annually ...

Diplomat program offers a little magic  Arlington Catholic Herald

High School Diplomats is a life-changing cultural exchange program that I have been trying to put into words for days now. It wasn't until two seconds ago, ...

Spotsylvania teen attacked by shark in South Carolina

Dylan Peyton was in waist-to-chest-deep water on Thursday, enjoying a day of surfing with a new friend during a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, S.C..

Arbogast, Brooke Lea | Obituaries |

Brooke Lea Arbogast, 25, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital. Brooke was born on June 17, 1992 to Douglas and Mary ...

RUNNIN' REBELS: Team wins another championship | Sports

Fredericksburg Runnin' Rebels 13U Boys are winners of the Big Time Hoops Mid Atlantic Showcase at Riverbend High School.

High school: Spotsylvania sons follow in fathers' footsteps

When Chris Stowe was a freshman baseball standout at Chancellor High School, he had no desire to take a backseat to anyone.

Katelin Akens' disappearance to get renewed attention | Local

Lisa Sullivan trembled at the sight of the Spotsylvania County deputy— afraid of the news he might deliver.

Brooke Point student charged with threatening to bomb, 'shoot up' school

A Brooke Point High School student has been charged with two felony offenses for threatening to bomb and "shoot up" the school, Stafford County authorities ...

Lasker, Young win Heritage Festival Run on Fourth

Tim Young of Fredericksburg and Sara Lasker of Ashland won the overall titles in Tuesday's Heritage Festival five-mile run through downtown Fredericksburg.

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