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Fluvanna Wrestling: Season Recap and States Overview

 Photo is of senior Wyatt Dillon after being declared the winner of a match

Toby Sherman, FCHS Journalist

March 2, 2020

The Fluvanna wrestling team dominated the mat this past season, pinning down the secret to success. The team consists of 21 individuals, and although there aren’t 21 wrestlers on the mat at one time, they performed as a cohesive unit. The Flucos built off each other this year, feeding on each othe...

Hard Work Pays Off for Football Standouts

Junior Kobe Edmonds

Toby Sherman, FCHS Journalist

February 24, 2020

The FCHS varsity football team turned heads during their 2019-2020 campaign, finishing at a solid 5-5 on the regular season. The team had a chip on their shoulder and they played as such. From 2011 to 2017, the Flucos performed unimpressively, unable to garner more than two wins in a single season. In...

Winter Season in Review

Sophomore Nathaniel Valentin. 
Photo courtesy of Fluvanna Photos

Toby Sherman, FCHS Journalist

February 4, 2020

Boys’ Basketball The Fluco boys varsity basketball team has already surpassed their win total from last season, compiling six victories so far to achieve an overall record of 6-11. The Flucos will be coached this year by P.E. teacher and former JV coach Heath Bralley. On Dec. 10, Fluvanna hosted M...

Behind the Scenes of Fluvanna Basketball Conditioning

John Rittenhouse pushing down the court against Spotsylvania

Malcolm Walls and Tyler Harris

December 17, 2019

Ayden Bland, Chris Whittle, and freshman Quamir Payne are all members of the Fluvanna County High School JV and varsity basketball teams. Before the start of the season, every Tuesday and Thursday these boys go to basketball conditioning to better themselves for the upcoming basketball season. “Running, l...

FCHS Welcomes New Girls Lacrosse Coach

New coach Jenny Payne coaches a past team. Photo courtesy of Jenny Payne.

Maya Knisley

November 21, 2019

Fluvanna County High School has welcomed a new head lacrosse coach for their girls lacrosse program. Athletic Director Scott Morris has announced the choice of Jenny Payne as the new head coach for both JV and varsity girls lacrosse. Morris brought her back thanks to her coaching style and techniques. ...

The Toughest Sport at FCHS?

Jordan Cabell '22 goes in for a shot at the Sept. 3 game against Chancellor.

Taylor Peck, FCHS Mass Media Student

November 13, 2019

So you think you’re tough? Try playing field hockey at FCHS. As if it isn’t hard enough learning a new sport and play against teams with more experience, members of the new FCHS field hockey teams have had to deal with bullies.  JV captains Lauren Hamilton and Shayleigh Sims say they’ve both been teased or pi...

New Gym Teacher: Karen Sible

FCHS' new new field hockey coach, Karen Sible. Photo courtesy of Fluvanna Photos.

Claire Barnett

October 29, 2019

With one hire this summer, FCHS gained a new gym teacher, a field hockey coach, and a soccer coach.  New gym teacher Karen Sible was born and grew up in Arlington, Virginia. She attended high school at Yorktown High School where she participated in field hockey, soccer, basketball, diving, and trac...

Game On: Flucos Enter the World of Gaming Sports

Photo of an esports competition

John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

October 16, 2019

Next time you say, “Mom, I’m playing this game for school,” you could be telling the truth. E-sports (Electronic Sports) is now a sports category through the Virginia High School League (VHSL) which means that all those hours you spend playing online games might just earn you a varsity letter....

Hustle, Hit, and Never Quit

Hustle, Hit, and Never Quit

Alison Sawyer

September 26, 2019

For a long time, lacrosse was considered the new kid on the block when it came to Fluco sports, but no longer. This August, the school welcomed a new sport: field hockey. Coached by Abrams Academy teacher Dr. Saami Shaibani, the program has nearly 30 participants. “The team is looking really good. We...

Kicking Off A New Season

The football team huddles at the home game on 9/13

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

September 25, 2019

The FCHS Varsity football team recently kicked off their official 2019 season on Aug. 30 with a 29-13 win against Broadway.  After this promising start, the Flucos couldn’t manage to win their second game against Spotsylvania on Sept. 6, losing 27-36. However, their Friday the 13th game against Ne...

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