Jacob Downer

Sports Freelancer

Location icon United States of America

24 year old who recently moved to Nashville and has been covering any and every sport for the last six years.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch
Confederates rout Rebels, get Springers next

RICHMOND - Friday night's Region 5A South first round playoff matchup marked the first time in almost three decades that Douglas Freeman and Lee-Davis met up on the gridiron.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Johnson signs with Hoosiers

Robert Johnson will be taking his talents to Bloomington, Ind. The Benedictine College Preparatory senior, who led the Cadets to the Virginia Independent Schools Divison 1 state basketball championship last year, announced Friday that he will attend Indiana University and play for Coach Tom Crean.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Wolfgang scores two as C-feds beat Atlee

MECHANICSVILLE - Lee-Davis' field hockey team allowed a goal just two minutes into its home game against Atlee, but senior Lauren Wolfgang answered with two of her own and the Confederate defense locked down over the rest of the game to lead the hosts to a 3-1 victory.

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Streaking Yellow Jackets rumble to homecoming win

David Crowder, 53, of Dublin, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at his home. He was preceded in death by his father, McKinley F.Crowder.Those left behind to mourn his passing are his son, David M. Crowder Jr.

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Soroka, Wright lead L-D to sweep over Patriots

ASHLAND - Tuesday night saw rivals Patrick Henry and Lee-Davis square off for the first time this season, with Confederates emerging victorious with a straight-set victory 25-18, 25-19, 25-10 on the Patriots' home court.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Atlee, Holte stifle Lee-Davis

SOFTBALL | Holte maintained her torrid pace to start the season, throwing a two-hitter to lead the Raiders to a 1-0 Capital District-opening victory over the Confederates.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Benedictine earns its first victory of season

Benedictine College Preparatory came into Friday's home game against St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School reeling from three consecutive losses and desperately looking for a victory to generate some momentum. After four quarters of complete domination on both sides of the ball, it's safe to say that the Cadets' confidence has reached a new high for the 2013 campaign.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Raiders dominate Wildcats in opening win

MECHANICSVILLE - Despite their 2015 football season opening one night earlier than they are accustomed to, the Atlee faithful enjoyed a very familiar outcome Thursday night: a dominant win.

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Cadets fall in soccer season debut

Benedictine narrowly dropped its first soccer match of the season Friday, falling 4-3 to visitors from Norfolk Collegiate after a frantic second-half rally. Despite controlling the tempo and dominating possession for the majority of the game, the Cadets found themselves down 3-0 after just 18 minutes.

The Daily Progress
Hatcher to retire after 43 years at Lee

Monday morning marked the end of an era for basketball in the Valley. Paul Hatcher, head coach of the R.E. Lee boys' basketball team for the past 43 years, announced his retirement Monday morning. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.

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North Cross boys soccer falls to Highland School in the VIS semifinals

Karen Jill Shaner, 73, of Moneta, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at the UVA Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Frederick D. Shaner.Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, August 20, 1942, she was the daughter of the late John Edward Bray and Grace Armita Vaughters Bray.

The Daily Progress
Lee ousted from tournament

PENN LAIRD - R.E. Lee fell behind early and struggled on defense during its three-game loss to Turner Ashby on Tuesday night in the Valley District semifinals. The Lee Ladies lost the match, 25-21, 25-9, 25-21. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Bazala shines as Hanover shuts out Tigers

MECHANICSVILLE - Hanover senior Marcus Bazala has played a multitude of different positions for the Hawks football team over the past few years, dabbling at quarterback and wide receiver a year ago before transitioning to the starting running back job before this season.

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Patriots put up fight, but close season with loss

Patrick Henry High School put up a valiant effort in their final game of the season Friday night, staying close throughout before ultimately losing to Douglas Freeman High School 41-26.