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Blacksburg Soccer Tradition Rolls On

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    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:00:03 GMT
    WSLS's 1st and 10 extended over in to Saturday during week one of the high school football season. North Cross hosted Virginia Episcopal in a game dominated by the Raiders. The Raiders defense was hungry all game long, and the Bishops quaretback Paddy Cotter didn't have much time to get things done in the pocket. The raiders showed off many of their offensive threats, with Maurice Garrison, Dre Colston, Justin Wright ...
    WSLS's 1st and 10 extended over in to Saturday during week one of the high school football season. North Cross hosted Virginia Episcopal in a game dominated by the Raiders. The Raiders defense was hungry all game long, and the Bishops quaretback Paddy Cotter didn't have much time to get things done in the pocket. The raiders showed off many of their offensive threats, with Maurice Garrison, Dre Colston, Justin Wright ...
  • UCLA scrapes by over UVA

    UCLA scrapes by over UVA

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:52:48 GMT
    HANK KURZ Jr.AP Sports WriterCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive and the No. 7 Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams Saturday.Hundley, widely regarded as one of the nation's top quarterbacks, was harassed all day by Virginia's pressure defense, and made the biggest play of the day for UCLA with his...
    HANK KURZ Jr.AP Sports WriterCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive and the No. 7 Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams Saturday.Hundley, widely regarded as one of the nation's top quarterbacks, was harassed all day by Virginia's pressure defense, and made the biggest play of the day for UCLA with his...

    Legacy, tradition, Winning, and respect.  Four words that have defined Blacksburg High school boys' soccer for years.  The program has amassed 11 state championships, and his players to a man understand both the history and tradition that they carry when they put on the uniform.

     The reason those kids want to be a part of the iconic program…. Is an iconic coach…. Shelley Blumenthal  is in his 21st year at the helm, and has racked up 10 of those state titles and over 400 wins in two decades.  Coach talked about the importance of continuity in having a winning tradition--which the Bruins certainly have had.  And yes…. while 21 years is longer than any of his current players have been alive, every one of those years has a direct reflection on the players her develops.

    The Blacksburg boys soccer tradition is a representation of a legacy… tradition… winning and respect…. That all stems from the man the players call coach.

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