There are lots and lots of rec league games going on each weekend in Botetourt (and some weekdays, too.) Goodness knows, we can’t be at all of them. So how do we decide which ones to drop in on with our roving camera?
We use a very scientific method. Sometimes, yes, we go by the team names.
So when we spotted a match-up on the schedule between one girls soccer team named the Storm and another named Category 5 — as in a Category 5 hurricane — well, we just couldn’t resist that one.
You’ll find photos of that game in this week’s print edition of The Botetourt View — and you’ll find the entire photo shoot from the game online in this gallery.
Those are just some of this week’s online extras. But before we get to the rest, well, like we said, we can’t be everywhere. But you can be! So if you have photos of your favorite rec league team, send ‘em on to us. We’d love to help you show them off!
And now, the other online extras of the week:
* Three Lord Botetourt students hurt in wreck in Salem
* Spaghetti dinner to benefit Amanda Petty on Oct. 17
* Paparazzi photos of Botetourt people at Greek Festival
* Parks and rec wins honors from state association
* Virginia Forge, Blue Ridge Vineyards sponsor Dabney S. Lancaster fundraiser
* “Mommy and Me” classes begin Oct. 15.
* More photos from the Heritage Days festival in Fincastle
* More photos of the James River and Lord Botetourt bands
* More from Lin-Z-Jack’s Hot Dog Shack
* More photos of ZZ Top fans
* More paparazzi photos from Olde Salem Days
AND IN SPORTS . . .
* More photos from Knights Crossing cross country
* Photos of Lord Botetourt volleyball
* Photos of Flyboys vs. Cobras soccer
* Photos of Botetourt Wasps football team
* Swimming lessons for children begin Oct. 27
So how can you get your news and photos in The Botetourt View? Easy! Just share at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information — including how to advertise and reach more than 90 percent of the households in Botetourt County – see below:
* You can meet our community journalist for Botetourt, Cathy Benson. She keeps regular offices hours at our Botetourt “bureau” — at Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea in Daleville. Here’s her schedule.
* Want to keep up with us in other ways? Join our fan page on Facebook or become of our “followers” on Twitter. Just search for “botetourtview” and you’ll find us.
* So how do we reach 90 percent of the households in Botetourt County? Here’s how: Subscribers to The Roanoke Times get it included in their Friday paper; non-subscribers have it mailed to them as part of the weekly Simply Savings advertising flier. Those two add up to more than 90 percent. Plus, we have some free copies available at Kroger, Food Lion, the Botetourt Athletic Club and the Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea in Daleville, in case you we somehow miss you.
* Are you an advertiser who wants to reach more than 90 percent of the households in Botetourt? To find out more, you can email us at email@example.com. If you want to place a classified ad in our Botetourt edition, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.