Fishburne Hosts 8th Annual JROTC Raider Challenge

The JROTC Raider Challenge was an annual competition featuring 20 high schools from Virginia and North Carolina. Army JROTC Raider teams were tested in five categories: physical fitness, orienteering, one rope bridge, first aid/litter carry, and a 5-k forced march/run. Each of the events tested the Raiders both physically and mentally. All Raider meets start with an individual event called the Modified Physical Fitness Test.

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Fishburne Track Competes at Stonewall Jackson Meet & VIC Championship Schedule

Glen Franklin won the long jump at 19’4”, which is over two feet off his best jump this year. He had to borrow Coach McManus’s shoes, which didn’t help!

Also, we’re making some tweaks and other adjustments to his technique, and that takes some time to get used to.

Lozie Goolsby was fourth in his first-ever high school-level high jump, clearing 4’, 10”. (First place was 5’4”)

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183rd RTI hosts JROTC Raider Challenge

The Fishburne Military School and the Virginia National Guard’s 183rd Regional Training Institute hosted the JROTC Raider Challenge at Fort Pickett April 4.

The JROTC Raider Challenge is a multi-state, annual competition that tests students in five categories including a physical fitness challenge, orienteering, a rope bridge, first aid/litter carry, and a 5-K forced march.

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Cadets help at Battle of Waynesboro Reenactments

Fishburne Military School cadets welcomed every one of the hundreds of observers attending the two-day Civil War reenactment events sponsored by the Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Inc., on April 11 and 12 at beautiful Locust Isle plantation six miles north of Waynesboro.

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Coach Huckaby holds first PG tryout for 2010-2011 Season

Over a dozen families arrived with their sons at Fishburne on Saturday afternoon for the opportunity to showcase their skills for a possible spot on the 2010-2011 PG Basketball squad. Coach Huckaby and his team were very pleased with the turnout. Parents brought their sons to participate from significant distances including: Arkansas, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, New Jersey and of course, Virginia. Additional tryouts are planned for June and July. Dates are still TBD.

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Tennis Team loses a tough one against Blue Ridge

Although the tennis team has experienced a difficult go of things (0-5), the squad continues to stay competitive. Aided by the team mascot, “Stella” the Golden Retriever (Coach’s dog), the team took to the courts on Friday afternoon (4/9) for a match up against VIC opponent Blue Ridge. Although all the matches were close, Fishburne ended up on the losing end 2-7. Max Foetsch led the way for the Caissons with an excellent win at #1 singles. Max showcased his high caliber tennis skills and was a pleasure to watch. Although he took a tough loss, Charlie Male #3 singles, once again frustrated his opponent almost to the point of collapse with his highly consistent ground strokes.

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Caissons Track team competes in 5K along the James River in Richmond

Colin Turnnidge was the second overall finisher in 19:49 (times were about a minute slower than usual due to the course being long and including several stairs over canals). Colin had the lead at the halfway point but was chased down in the last mile by an Australian visiting the city, and in his words “popping in” to see what the fuss was all about. Travis Knapp finished in the top the top ten and second in the 18 and under age group in about 21:00.

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Lacrosse wins against Stuart Hall 10-3

Fishburne secured victory over Stuart Hall with the offensive power of midfielders Estes (5 goals) and Burkhard (2 goals). Tinney led the defense and they neutralized the offense of Stuart Hall. Peters and Nastro split time
in goal and both played solid. Stuart Hall came to play and it wasn’t until 3 minutes left in the game that the win was certain. It was a very physical game, but the Caissons kept their composure to ensure Fishburne would be victorious.

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Choices and Consequences

It was “back in the classroom again” for former FMS Battalion Commander Steve McElroy, ’84, who spent April 6 engaged in lively discussions with JROTC cadets here from his unique perspective as a long-time Baltimore County Police Officer.

The Maryland resident focused on basic concepts such as the mindset of right versus wrong, the importance of making good decisions, and the fact that poor choices can have dire consequences. Cadets were candid in opening up about their own experiences inside and outside of the barracks.

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