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On Tuesday we posted a ‘thank you’ to Salem residents who donated water to the Town of Buchanan. They collected and delivered two moving truck loads of water. It was estimated to be about 1200 gallons of water. To see that post, click HERE.
Here are a few more photos of the younger helpers.
Even though they lost 0-3 to William Byrd on Monday, April 27, the Glenvar Middle School boy’s soccer team put in a lot of teamwork and played a tough game.
Photo at left: Chris Bell wards off a Terrier as he dribbles the ball.
Photo at right: Omri Carpenter and Colton Walls outrun William Byrd’s Juan Lopez for control of the ball.
Click here to see more pictures from the game.
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Here’s news from the coaches of the three Salem girls’ lacrosse teams, elementary, middle, and high school varsity. Also note that the varsity girls next game is 6 p.m. this Friday, May 1 vs. James River High School hosted by Western Albemarle. The varsity’s last regular season game is 5 p.m. next Wednesday, May 6 at Patrick Henry.
On Monday, April 27 the Elementary Team played the South County Lady Falcons:
“This afternoon’s game with the Lady Falcons ended with the score 13-5 Salem. Way to go Snapping Turtles! By the way, out of our 19 girls, I count nine who have scored already in our first three games. We added two to the list tonight — Maddie Hellier and Abbey Greer. Most of the remainder are our finest defenders, who are playing heads up defense on and off the ball, switching off and helping each other. No one waltzes into our goal unmarked anymore.”
-Coach Matt Chittum
A breakdown of the scoring is as follows:
Jessie Boehling – 1 goal, Lilly Blair – 2 goals, Maddie Hellier – 2 goals, Hadley Chittum – 1 goal, Abbey Greer – 2 goals, Emily Holter – 1 goal, Kara Yates – 4 goals”
On Wednesday April 22 the Elementary girls played Lexington:
Final score 13-10 Salem
Lilly Blair – 1 goal, Maggie Crute – 1 goal, Abbey Greer – 2 goals, Kara Yates – 9 goals
On Wednesday, April 22, the Middle School Team played Lexington:
Final score 13-7 Lexington
“The game tonight was hard fought in the first half with Salem down one at the half.
Scoring by Kate Pace, (3 goals), Savanah Stevens, (2 goals), Morgan Leeson with one and Natalie Foley with one. Lexington dominated the second half.”
-From Coach Sherri Stinson
On Tuesday, April 21 the Varsity Team played Monticello in Charlottesville:
Final score 8-13 Monticello.
Rachel Turk had 3 goals; Mary-Kelsey Cotter had 5 goals; Keeper Allison Shannon had 14 saves.
On Friday, April 24 Varsity played Rockbridge away
Final score 7-10 Rockbridge
Rachel Turk had 2 goals, Sarah Hakkenberg had 1 goal, Mary-Kelsey Cotter had 2 goals, Taylor Tate had 2 goals, Keeper Allison Shanon had 11 saves.
On Saturday, April 25, Varsity played Brentsville at Charlottesville High
Final score 15-7 Salem
“We turned the week around with a fun win on Saturday. Rachel Turk had 7 goals, Mary-Kelsey Cotter had 5 goals, Savanna Bowling had 1 goal, Jordan Huffman had 1 goal, Taylor Tate had 1 goal. Goalie Allison Shannon had 10 saves.”
Varsity Girls currently have an 8-3 record.
“It appears that we will be ending the season 4th in our district, but officially will not know until all regular season scores are in. If we do secure 4th, we will play 1st seed on Tuesday May 12 @ 5pm @ Western Albermarle High School. Currently, Western Albermarle is 1st Seed.
On Sunday, 16 Varsity Players and many youth players attended the ACC Clinic at Virginia Tech. We all had a great time and were able to stay for the championship game.”
-Coach Kelly White
Cory Akers, a student from Salem, was recently honored at a statewide awards ceremony for gifted children held by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). To see more information on that, click HERE.
Cory also won the Spelling Bee at South Salem Elementary School and was runner up to an 8th grade student in the City wide under class Bee. He is in the gifted program in the Salem School District and was recognized as gifted in kindergarten. Cory has been reading and understanding written word since he was 4 years old. He was tested in kindergarten he was reading at the upper level of the 4th grade. He has a great love of reading.
Cory’s results in this test placed him in the top of his age group among gifted students. He tested higher than 88% of 8th graders on the Verbal testing and 64% higher than 8th graders on the Quantitative (Math) test, Nation wide.
Submitted by Annette Ullom
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Ball season has begun! On Monday evening the South Salem Sand Gnats took on the West Salem Dodgers in Moyer Park.
The Sand Gnats won the game with a score of 10-9 after an exciting 6th inning full of runs to take the lead.
We have a photo gallery from Erin Millar. You can view it in the slideshow above or the more traditional format here.
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Here are a few pictures of the South Salem Monkeys vs. North Salem Panthers recreational soccer game on April 23.
Submitted by Denny Underwood
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Submitted by Amy Cheyney
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The Salem Public Library’s Adult Gaming Program held its first event Friday, April 20 with a Nintendo Wii-based bowling tournament. The event sought to introduce the Nintendo Wii to adults who might not have otherwise tried the system. Attempting to recreate the atmosphere of the early 80s bowling alley, the event also featured vintage Atari arcade games such as Centipede, Asteroids, Super Breakout and Battlezone. This, along with music topping the pop music charts of the early 1980s, brought back, according to one patron, “memories of my childhood”.
Asked why the event was restricted to patrons over the age of eighteen, organizer Brandon Bushnell said “The city, through the Library and the Department of Parks and Recreation, has done a fantastic job developing programming for children, teenagers and senior citizens but, for working-age adults, I felt more could be done”. The library is considering extending the adult gaming program in the summer and early fall. For comments and suggestions, e-mail Bbushnell@salemva.gov or call (540) 375-3089.
Submitted by Brandon Bushnell.
To see more pictures of the event, click here.
Barbara Kryzsko has more beautiful photos to share from the April 18 Blue Ridge Kite Festival held at Green Hill Park.
You can see all of them by clicking here.
And here’s a link to our last post about the kite festival.
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