At 10-0, the Alexandria players feel the same magic that the Cardinals expressed in 2019

Wegner estimated himself at around 90% on Friday night, but it was time for him to get back on the line-up as one of the leaders of that team. With the way things are going for the Cardinals, he didn’t want to waste any more time.

“I’m much better. I was very excited to come back, ”said Wegner after beating St. Cloud 7-0. Apollo-Sauk Rapids-Rice brought Alexandria to 10-0 on Friday. “The team played really well. I was traveling like a whole week so I was excited to come back. “

Alexandria senior Andrew Wegner will make a big return in his second doubles against St. Cloud Apollo-Sauk Rapids-Rice on April 30, 2021. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Win after win, these players feel this could be another special season. The Cardinals messed up their line-up and put the boys in different positions against Apollo, knowing that a team win was anything but natural.

Newsletter subscription for email notifications

St. Cloud only has eight players and couldn’t keep up with Alexandria playing every game in straight sets. Gannon Lück, Aaron Jost, Pieter Mulder and Brennan Parker won the singles.

Senior Jacob Partington and freshman Owen Gilbertson teamed up to play first doubles for the Cardinals, and Wegner won the second doubles with Dylan Nelson. Brennen Lattimer and Cole Haabala lost in the third double.

“Two years ago, when we went to the state, it was a big deal,” said Wegner. “I think this year we’ll prove that we can do it again. That we can be this team. “

Alexandrias Gannon Lueck attacks the net to get a first shot against St. Cloud Apollo-Sauk Rapids-Rice on April 30, 2021.  (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Alexandrias Gannon Lueck attacks the net to get a first shot against St. Cloud Apollo-Sauk Rapids-Rice on April 30, 2021. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

That is the goal of this group. The Apollo win ended in a 4-0 week that included wins against Moorhead, Bemidji and Brainerd – all Section 8AA teams.

“We have proven that we are at the top with everyone else,” said Partington. “We can keep up with everyone. We may not be the most talented of them all, but we work really hard. We get all the balls we can and that is what sets us apart from the other teams. “

The Cardinals beat the Lumberjacks 4-3 due to Haabala winning a third set in the fourth singles. It is the third 4-3 win against a good team this spring after defeating Monticello and St. Cloud Tech. Brainerd is another Section 8AA contender who the Cardinals defeated with a 5-2 final after close singles matches.

– Senior Jacob Partington on the idea of ​​returning to a state tournament.

“If you look around, a lot of our players are multi-athletes,” said Partington. “We’re used to this pressure. I think that really matters. We stay calm and build each other up. You can hear us during the games, we talk in all seats. That helps too. We have a lot of seniors with some experience and we used that to our advantage. “

Partington, Lueck, Wegner and Mulder all have experience in major games, having joined the state tournament team in 2019. They were expected to be the leaders of this group, but Alexandria would need a lot of different players to level up if it were going to produce another big season. So far, so good on this front.

“It feels really good because we have a lot of seniors carrying us,” Gilbertson said. “We got a lot of good advice from these high school students. Having them around really helped us improve our game. “

Alexandrias Owen Gilbertson (left) and Jacob Partington chat about strategy between sets on April 30, 2021 during their first double win.  (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Alexandrias Owen Gilbertson (left) and Jacob Partington chat about strategy between sets on April 30, 2021 during their first double win. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Gilbertson teamed up with Partington on Friday’s first doubles and looked like he belonged there. It’s hard to know he’s a newbie because he’s aggressively putting down shots. He is part of a core that this year wants to help and develop an Alexandria program that hopes to be consistent competitors in the section.

“We saw that it was possible,” said Gilbertson. “Getting that advice from our seniors and then taking it into the next year will be tremendous for us.”

First things first: this year’s team still has a lot to do.

“We are very happy about the potential. We know we can do it, but we’re still trying to keep our heads straight and not get too excited, ”said Wegner. “We still have half of our season ahead of us.”

Brennan Parker rushes on the net to get a shot at the fourth singles on April 30, 2021.  (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Brennan Parker rushes on the net to get a shot at the fourth singles on April 30, 2021. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)

Alexandria has rematches with St. Cloud Tech (May 11) en route before the home of Bemidji (May 13) and Brainerd (May 18). The Cardinals must prove they can beat these teams a second time before going into the postseason where they have to do it again.

The 2019 guys remember exactly how exciting it was to win postseason games in such a dramatic way as to host a state tournament for the first time in programming history.

There is still much to be done, but this group is developing the same kind of camaraderie that led the Cardinals to this success two years ago.

“We know we can do it. That’s the thing, ”said Partington. “Since we’ve been there before, our expectations are very high. Honestly, just thinking about it gives me goose bumps … We have the same culture here this year, if not better. We’re all just super excited for each other. Half the time, you don’t even care as much about your match as you care about your buddy down the line. That’s great. We have this team-first mentality and that’s incredible this year. ”


SINGLES – No. 1 – Gannon Lueck (A) def. Zach Stang, 6-1 6-0; No. 2 – Aaron Jost (A) def. Tiernan Atteberry, 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 – Pieter Mulder (A) def. Cole Sowada, 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 – Brennan Parker (A) def. Braedyn Leeb, 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLE – No. 1 – Jacob Partington / Owen Gilbertson (A) def. AJ Stang / Galaan Omar, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 – Andrew Wegner / Dylan Nelson (A) def. Kody Duffy / Kain Swenson, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 – Burning Lattimer / Cole Haabala (A) won by loss


DVIDS – News – NTAG Richmond holds change of command

RICHMOND, Va. (April 30, 2021) – The Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NTAG) in Richmond hosted a virtual change of command ceremony at the Cmdr. Charles R. Harmon relieved Cmdr. Kristopher D. Klaiber as commanding officer.
Captain Katrina L. Hill, Commodore of the Navy Recruiting Command Region East, chaired the ceremony and was broadcast live to civil and military personnel on Facebook.
When Klaiber took over his duties XX months ago and the commanding officer and Harmon checked in as executive officer, things were completely different than they are now.
They entered a commando, Navy Recruiting District Richmond, that was struggling to meet its recruiting goals and one that operated and structured very differently than it is now.
As if that wasn’t enough, they have been faced with the challenges and continue to grapple with the challenges that COVID-19 will bring from March 2020.
However, given their leadership and the tenacity of their recruiters, it’s amazing that they met their monthly goals and were one of the few recruiting districts across the country to hit their 2020 annual goal.
Klaiber said he couldn’t be more proud of how our recruiters faced the challenges in 2020.
He added that recruiters unable to attend schools, malls, attend job fairs, or people who were nervous about even entering a recruiting station made an already difficult job exponentially.
“You taught me what the real definition of resilience is,” Klaiber said of his command on Facebook Live. “Thank you for placing your trust in me to lead us as your commanding officer for the past 20 months.”
Harmon, no stranger to recruiting, previously worked at the Beckley military entry and processing station in his native West Virginia and served as an executive officer for NRD Richmond / NTAG Richmond, Klaiber exonerated.
Some of Harmon’s past tours include a senior ensign in the Human Resources Department of Navy Personnel Command, a program officer in the Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh, a Special Operations Command officer in Doha, Qatar, and the N131 Officer of Plans and Policy in Washington, DC to name a few.
Harmon thanked the Richmond team for the welcome and support in his role as executive officer and said he was thrilled to be skippered.
“I believe you are the largest group of seafarers and civilians I have worked with in all of my 29 years,” he told them.
Harmon added that the commands dedicated to the mission are amazing. They are by far the best NTAG in Navy recruiting and they are proving it month after month.
“Thank you for all you do, not just for our navy but for the communities and citizens you serve,” he said.
Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, NTAG Richmond is committed to staffing the Navy with high quality sailors and maintaining the undisputed global maritime superiority and ability of the Navy to win wars, deter aggression and the freedom of the seas to protect. NTAG Richmond operates three Talent Acquisition Onboarding Centers, 41 Talent Acquisition Stations, and eight Navy Officer Recruiting Stations in Virginia, Southern Maryland, and Northern North Carolina.
Please contact us for more news from NTAG Richmond
on the Internet;
on Facebook;
or on Instagram

Recording date: 04/30/2021
Release Date: 04.30.2021 19:04
Story ID: 395282
Web views: 3
Downloads: 0




Lugo knocks in three runs

FREEDOM PLAINS – Nick Lugo had a big day on his plate and Eric Servellon won his first varsity game, leading the Arlington High School baseball team to a 6-3 win over John Jay-Cross River in a non-league game on Friday.

Lugo had two hits and knocked in three runs for the Admirals, while teammate Ryan Letscher scored two hits and two runs.

Servellon, brother of former pre-eminent pitcher Rov Servellon of Arlington, hit eight in five scoreless innings of relief.

Please enjoy this photo gallery from our Arlington student journalist Taylor Gibson.

This slide show requires JavaScript.


Richmond Politics 04/30 | |

Herd immunity: Moreno reports that some parts of the state are almost there, but 9 out of 10 places have vaccinated less than half of their population. CONTINUE READING

Former Senator Jim Webb



In his recently published treatise “In the Arena” Chuck Robb Tells an interesting scuttlebutt about the US Senate re-election campaign in 2000, which it lost to the Republicans George Allen.

Robb writes that he felt vindicated when he was re-elected over Republicans Oliver North In 1994, but when Allen announced his intention to seek the Senate seat in December 1998, Robb was already planning to retire.

“The Senate increasingly seemed to be becoming an environment of permanent stance and partisan blockade,” writes Robb. “I knew I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life legislating.”

Robb writes that he “didn’t want to just leave my seat to everyone,” so he looked for potential Democratic candidates for his seat.

He writes that his “first and greatest effort” was to advertise Don Beyerwho completed two terms as lieutenant governor after losing the 1997 governor contest to the Republicans Jim Gilmore. Robb writes that he and his wife, Lynda, invited Beyer and his wife, Megan, to their Fairfax house and talked it out over dinner, but that “the next morning Don refused.”


Nutley Second-Grader Nova, a wolf scout, is looking forward to Saturday’s “Scouting for Food” drive

NUTLEY, NJ – Scouts across the community prepare for the biggest anti-hunger program of the year: Scouting for Food.

Last week, residents received hand-handled shopping bags from local Boy Scouts to fill with non-perishable food. On Saturday, the same filled bags will be left on the doorstep to be picked up by fellow Boy Scouts and delivered to the Nutley Family Service Bureau pantry.

Nova, a Wolf Scout, is a Nutley second grader who loves helping others and is happy to help find food this year. She was part of the scout team that delivered handled bags to every door in town this past weekend. On Saturday, Nova will be part of one of the teams collecting and sorting donations.

While Scouts are collecting bags across Nutley on Saturday, another group of Scouts will be collecting donations from customers at the Nutley Park ShopRite. Meanwhile, a fleet of cars and SUVs will deliver the donated food to the Masonic Temple on Chestnut Street, where another team of volunteers from various community groups will begin checking the expiration date of the donated items and sorting them so items can be put back together.

“We are extremely grateful for the continued support that Nutley Scouts and Community Members have provided to programs such as the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Food Pantry. The pantry relies on donations from this project to fill our shelves. Year after year, the Boy Scouts and those who donate help keep the pantry running to support our needy neighbors. “Said Katherine Carmichael, executive director of the Nutley Family Service Bureau. ”

Check the flyer on the bag on your door. Some boy scouts will make their first communion on Saturday. These scouts will pick up the donation on Sunday. Your bag should have a collection date of May 1st or 2nd.

For those residents who may have forgotten to buy groceries to donate, the Nutley Park ShopRite opens at 7:30 am on Saturday, May 1st. The Clifton Stop and Shop locations open at 6:00 a.m. Trader Joe’s opens at 8:00 a.m. (it happens).

On the subject of matching items:

Nutley Wolf Scout Aiden first appeared looking for food.

Russell continues his tradition of searching for food in Nutley

Patrick and every Nutley Scout count down the hours to “Scouting for Food”

Jojo from Radcliffe School is taking a step-by-step approach to food insecurity in Nutley

Nutley Second Grader knows the solution to food insecurity is in your pocket

Get ready to fill your Trader Joe’s pocket for Nutley’s Scouting For Food

It’s not over yet: NJ Food Banks are bracing for continued demand even as the pandemic subsides

Nutley Returns: Scouting for Food 2020 Returns from COVID-19 Break May 1st

As of 2016, has been the only local news organization serving the Nutley community. The Nutley Board of Commissioners first named the community’s “Official Electronic News Source” in 2018. In 2020, TAPinto Nutley had more than 1.6 million page views from 40,000 unique monthly readers.

Stay informed, sIgnore our FREE daily eNews. Like us on Facebook on Twitter @TAPintoNutley and Instagram @TAPintoNutley Questions? Email us at


Richmond men’s tennis at the A-10 championship

Orlando, Florida – The Fordham men’s tennis team entered the 2021 Atlantic 10 men’s tennis championship as the sixth seed in a semi-finals. The Rams fought hard against third-placed Richmond and suffered a 2-4 defeat on the USTA National Campus.

“We lost a heartbreaker to the University of Richmond today,” said head coach Michael Sowter. “We won in doubles no. 2 and had five match points in doubles no. 1, but finally lost 12-10 in the breaker, only to lose 1-0 after the double. Won 5 and Tom Russwurm had a match. ” Point in the sixth individual, but lost 7: 5 in the third. We lost 4: 2, but were two points away from the game. Tough day but I’m really proud of the way the team fought. “

In doubles, the Rams lost in third doubles, but Max Green and Alex Makatsaria leveled the game with a 6-2 win over Richmonds John Walsh and Campbell Erwin. So the colon went back to the first double where Fabian Mauritzson and Lutwin de Macar battled Josh Keitelman and Daniel Kliebhan for a tiebreaker before falling 12-10 in the tiebreaker.

The Spiders took the lead with a 2-0 lead with a second individual win before de Macar put the Rams on the board with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Erwin in fifth place.

After Richmond rose 3-1, Mauritzson got one back for Fordham with a 7: 6 (5), 6: 3 and a win in the first single games against Matthew Fernandez. However, the Spiders took the win when Keitelman defeated Russwurm in the sixth individual. Russwurm dropped the first set 6-4 but came back and won the second 6-1. Russwurm fought in the third set before falling 7-5.


Frank Stanley, Sr. | obituary

November 8, 1933 – –
April 29, 2021

Frank John Stanley Sr., 87, of Short Gap, W.Va., died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Frank was born on November 8, 1933 in Quantico, Virginia. He was the son of the late Alton H. and Ann M. (Chapura) Stanley.
Before him, his 36-year-old beloved wife Thelma (Cornell) Stanley and brother Alton M. Stanley also died.
He is survived by his 20-year-old wife Shirley (Anderson) Stanley.
He was a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Other survivors include his children Teresa Howard and husband John, Manassas, Virginia, John Stanley Jr. and his wife Karen, Manassas, William Stanley, Sumerduck, Virginia, and Tammy Burton, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Stepchildren, Darla Dawson and husband, Duane, Cumberland, and Scott Anderson, Bedford, PA; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a graduate of Occoquan High School, class of 1951.
He served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1954 and was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Block Island, CVE-106.
He was a former member of VFW Post 7589 and served as Post Commander from 1987 to 1988.
He retired from the US government in 1991, where he worked for the Smithsonian Institute and the National Gallery of Art.
The celebration of his life will take place at a later date.

Published on April 30, 2021


The Richmond woman creates luxurious experiences: “My goal is to make people have more fun.”

RICHMOND, VA – A Richmond woman combines her love of the city with her love of making other people happy, adding a touch of luxury to the typical picnic experience.

After a lot of brainstorming, research, and a few scrolls on Tik-Tok, Mariea Terrell came up with an idea that would allow her to create a unique experience that brings people together while being aware of the limitations of Covid-19.

“My goal is to make people have more fun. I think life is so intense and the more joy we can put into everything, the better it is for everyone,” said Terrell.

Launched in early April, Ivey & Co Luxury Picnics offers a premium picnic experience as well as scheduling and even offer planning.

“I try to help people reconnect with people who love them. I love taking my own turn and redefining all of these beautiful spaces in Richmond,” said Terrel.

From decadent sausage boards to fresh flowers and fluffy pillows, every picnic experience is inspired by a different city.

Terrell owns and runs the business, but says it is her family and friend who really help bring her ideas to life.

“I’m not afraid to say that my family is like my backbone. My stepfather actually custom made this canopy for me, ”Terrell added.

As a small, black-owned company, Terrell set out to support other local businesses while building their own.

Many of the items in a picnic package are from another small local business.

“About my cookies, my jams, even some other things you wouldn’t even think about,” she said. “If I can find another person in the church and strengthen them too, I will.”

Terrell said she was more than excited to keep making a name for herself in Richmond and spreading all the love she can have for picnic after picnic.

“I am in love with this city. I couldn’t think of anything I could enjoy more than doing this. The opportunity to help people and do something special that makes me happy too is amazing. “

For more information on picnics, planning offers, or scheduling appointments, please visit her Instagram or website.


Fairfax County’s technology company creates 162 new jobs

Ridgeline International Inc. announces a $ 1.75 million expansion


April 30, 2021


Jason Roop

A rapidly growing technology solutions company will invest $ 1.75 million in Fairfax County expansion and create 162 jobs, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced today.

Ridgeline International Inc. provides technology solutions for the federal government, commerce, and nonprofits. The expansion aims to improve the ability to deliver security solutions.

Ridgeline was founded in 2015 and has more than 200 employees. It was one of 15 technology companies in Virginia to land on Deloitte’s 26th annual North America Technology Fast 500 ranking in November. The company posted fiscal year revenue growth of 588% from 2016 to 2019.

“With headquarters in Virginia, Ridgeline can draw on an extensive pipeline of highly qualified applicants and gain direct access to our target markets,” said Erik Wittreich, CEO of Ridgeline, in a statement.

The expansion was supported by the Virginia Jobs Investment Program of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership in association with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

“The company is a perfect fit for the mission-driven IT ecosystem that thrives here and will benefit from the workforce that makes Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC area one of the greatest centers of technical talent,” said the President of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and CEO Victor Hoskins said in a statement.


Richmond American is now selling in the Clermont Community with private lake access

CLERMONT, Fla., April 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Richmond American Homes by Florida, LP, a subsidiary of MDC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC), is pleased to announce that the company recently closed 40 of a total of 75 residential areas in the established Palisades community Clermont. Seasons at Palisades (, which is now on sale at nearby Seasons at Spring Creek, features eight ranch and two-story floor plans from the builder’s affordable Seasons ™ collection (

The Ruby is one of eight American Richmond floor plans for sale at Seasons at Palisades in Clermont, Florida.

Floor plans for a life with several generations
New homes at Seasons at Palisades start at $ 300 and show off the open, inviting layouts and designer details that today’s shoppers are looking for. The Emerald plan includes a separate suite with a private living room and an optional kitchenette for family members or guests. The slate plan provides for a fourth bedroom with an en-suite bathroom that can also serve this purpose.

Seasons at Palisades is the fifth ward of Richmond American in Lake County.

More about the seasons at Palisades:

  • New houses from the 300s
  • Eight eclectic ranch and two story floor plans
  • 3 to 6 bedrooms, approximately 1,700 to 3,030 sq. Ft.
  • Improved exterior with covered porches and stone accents
  • Private access to the lake with fishing pier and boat ramp
  • Community clubhouse, pool, playground with picnic area, and tennis and cucumber ball courts

Those looking to build a new home from scratch at Seasons at Palisades have the opportunity to work with professional design consultants to select colors, textures, finishes and furnishings for their new living spaces – a free service!

Prospective buyers and local representatives are encouraged to call or drop by Seasons at Spring Creek to learn more about the Seasons at Palisades community and floor plans. The Seasons at Spring Creek retail center is open from Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;; of Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.;; and from Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Virtual appointments are also available.

Seasons at Palisades is located on US-27 and Lake Minneola Shores in Clermont. The Seasons at Spring Creek Temporary Sales Center is located at 5209 Meadow Song Drive in Okahumpka. Call 407.287.6285 or visit for more information. Health and safety information is available at

About MDC Holdings, Inc.

MDC’s subsidiaries, trading under the name Richmond American Homes, have built more than 210,000 homes since 1977. MDC subsidiaries operate among the largest residential construction companies in the country Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Washington. Mortgage credit, insurance and property services are provided by the following MDC subsidiaries: HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, American Home Insurance Agency, Inc., and American Home Title and Escrow Company. MDC Holdings, Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “MDC”. Please visit for more information.

SOURCE MDC Holdings, Inc.

similar links