Friday, September 30, 2005

Colonials Come Up Short

The TD Knights defeated the CH Colonials 29-18 tonight in Chester in the first district game for both teams. The Colonials were done in by several big plays by the Knights. The Colonials have homecoming next week against Dinwiddie, TD plays at Meadowbrook. I will post the rest of the scores as I get them. MICKEY

Thomas Dale 29 Colonial Heights 18
Hopewell 32 Dinwiddie 7
Prince George 21 Petersburg 7
Mataoca 25 Meadowbrook 8
Macon County 24 Crawford County 0
Northeastern 35 First Flight 6
Manteo 44 Perquimans 6

The failure wishes he could do things he could never do. He thinks little of what he can do.
Mark Caine


1947-the world series was televised for the first time. the sponsors paid only $65,000.00 for the entire series between the brooklyn dodgers and the bronx bombers. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Keith's High School Picks for Friday Sep 30

Last week 5-4, 8- 6 overall so don't bet the house.

Thomas Dale 27 Colonial Heights 10
Meadowbrook 22 Matoaca 18
Petersburg 35 Prince George 0
Hopewell 28 Dinwiddie 6
Macon County 20 Crawford County 8

That's the way I see it this week, but remember they don't play to the games on this blog. It is decided on the field.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Colonial Heights AT Thomas Dale

Colonial Heights will travel Thomas Dale friday night in first game in the central district for both teams. This will be a very big test for the Colonials to see how the match up with one of the powerhouses in the area, CH is 3-0 and TD is 2-1 with there only loss being to Varina by 3 points and Varina may be the best team in the area. In other games in the CD has Dinwiddie at Hopewell, Mataoca at Meadowbrook and Prince George at Petersburg. In NC First Flight will be at Northeastern and Perquimans will be at Manteo. Down south Crawford County will be at Macon County. I am still recvovering from lst nights softball action and if we had to play again today I might not have been able to awnser the bell, I have a very sore elbow and hand. The Nextel Cup series is at Talledega this weekend and this race could really shuffle up the point standings if there is a BIG ONE. If JR is going to win another race this weekend this could be the one. I don't have a prediction on the CH and TD game but I think it is going to be closer than people think. MICKEY

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
Vince Lombardi


1950- the first automatic telephone answering machine was tested by the u.s. bell telephone company. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

ICU Now 8-0

Let's just say won't pretty but we did come away with two more victories tonight. We won the first game 14-4 and the second won 19-4, the games were closer than the final score indicated. The ICU was still without Craig Skalak and David Gwaltney, and I could be joining them next week if I don't heal up some. I took a ball on my left wrist and and another on the palm of my right hand to go along with a verry sore right elbow. I had to switch from ss to 2b because I could not get the ball to first in the air. The big highlight of the game was a 3run HR by Jordan Castanada. We even had some fans from the blog there at the game, Lee and Melanie came to give us some support. Next week we play the Sluggers who are 2nd place by themselves, so we need bring our A game next week. MICKEY

It is ability, not disability that counts.
Edgar J. Helms

ICU Returns To The Field Tonight

The walking wounded ICU softball team will be back in action tonight on the Lakevie#1 softball field at 6:30pm. The ICU will be trying to improve 6-0 record with a couple more victories tonight. The Atlanta Braves won it's 14th straight divisional title last night in Atlanta, it looks like they are going to play the Houston Astros in the playoffs. The JV Colonials will be at home tonight against TD in football action. It feels like fall this morning, its a cool 55.4 degrees on the atomic clock. MICKEY

Every day you waste is one you can never make up.
George Allen


1959-EXPLORER VI the u.s. satellite takes the first video pictures of earth. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Very Dry Here In CH

I thought that we might get some rain from Hurricane Rita, but all we got was a very light shower. Also because it's so dry some cities and counties are thinkning about putting in water restriction because of the lack of rainfall. In sports last night the Braves and Phillies lost in the NL, while the Yankees won and too over first in the AL, the Red Sox were rained out. In football Tenn beat LSU in overtime and in the NFL Denver defeated KC. Don't forget the ICU softball will return to action wed night at 6:30pm on Lakeview#1 softball field against Me and Ducks Resturant. MICKEY

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.
Steve Wozniak


1964- the warren commission issued a report on the assassination of u.s. president john f. kennedy in november of 1963. the report concluded that lee harvey oswald acted alone.....or did he? JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Can Anybody Find Andrew?

I just wanted to know if anybody can find Andrew in this photo, it was taken at the CH football game last friday. MICKEY

"Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you're up in the stands with them."
Tommy Lasorda


today was an important day in television history:
1962-beverly hillbillies premiered on CBS-TV
1964-gilligans island premiered on CBS-TV, the show aired for the last
time 9/4/67
1968- CBS-TV began airing the first season of hawaii five-o
1969- the brady bunch series premiered on ABC-TV

A Pretty Good Weekend

Well I had a pretty good weekend for the most part. On friday night went to the CH Colonials get a victory over Armstrong, then after the game we lost power here at the house 2 or 3 times, and I lost all my bookmarks on Netscape, but I wa able to correct that problem by importing them from somewhere else. The me a dad left about 5:30am to head down to KDH to get the car and bring mom home. Also on saturday UVA got a victory while ECU lost but played a very good game to a team that blew them out the stdium last year. Then yesterday the GB Packers lost again and looking at there schedule over the next few weeks there are not to many winnable games on it, the PACK is going to have a very long year, I guess I am going to have to pull for the Skins a little more this year. Jimmy Johnson won the Nextel Cup race and he also took the lead in the race for the championsip. Here are the standings after two races. MICKEY
Pos Driver Points Behind Behind
Leader Next
1. Jimmie Johnson 5,362 0 0
2. Rusty Wallace 5,355 -7 -7
3. Ryan Newman 5,350 -12 -5
4. Mark Martin 5,341 -21 -9
5. Tony Stewart 5,339 -23 -2
6. Greg Biffle 5,339 -23 0
7. Jeremy Mayfield 5,281 -81 -58
8. Carl Edwards 5,259 -103 -22
9. Matt Kenseth 5,238 -124 -21
10. Kurt Busch 5,192 -170 -46


You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.
Dale Earnhardt

Sunday, September 25, 2005


just a few photos from fri nights game in which the eagles lost again 17-7


1818- the first blood transfusion using human blood,as opposed to earlier attempts using animal blood, took place in guy's hospital in london. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Beach Photos From 9-24-05


Scenes From The Beach "SEE ABOVE"

Well I got up early this morning and went down to the beach to catch this sunrise, it was ok but not as good as some that I have took photos from. The photos were taken in Nags Head. Well UVA, Va Tech, and Ga all won games yesterday while ECU lost to West Va 20-15, the big upset was Louisville getting pounded by South Florida. The Packers are home against Tampa Bay today and I hate to say it but they might be 0-3 after today, the Skins are off. The Braves continue to close in on winning the NL East, there magic number is down to three. The Nextel Cup race is at Dover today, hopefully everybody will keep the tempers under control. I will be heading back tom CH later today. MICKEY

"First become a winner In life. Then it's easier to become a winner on the field."
Tom Landry

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Hoos 38 Duke 7

Maybe Al Groh is right, perhaps I do have an ego problem. The Hoos win 38-7 but I'm not happy with the win. Very puzzling, a "W" is "W" right? But, I don't feel comfortable about this team. I predict the loss at MD next week (I hope I'm wrong). I also predict that the Hokies will come to C-ville undefeated, but will leave town w/ their heart broken. Remeber, Mic's place you heard it hear first. Hokies will go down at the HOOK!!!

Side note: Andrew and I had a great time. So, perhaps Groh is right maybe I do have an ego problem


1960- the first nuclear powered air craft carrier the USS enterprise was launched in newport news virginia. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

I Am At The Beach

Well me and dad got to the beach around 8:30am this morning, and it's rather humid this morning. Here is the high school rounup from Va CH 28 Armstrong 0, TD 27 LC Bird 21, Matoaca 45 James River 20, Meadowbrook 31 Manchester 21, Clover Hill 27 Hopewell 13, Huguenot 22 Petersburg 0, Dinwiddie 14 Nottoway 6, and Monacan 21 Prince George 3. In Ga, Lamar County 17 Crawford County 7 and in NC it was First Flight 36 Cape Hatteras 12. Today in the ACC Duke at UVA-24.5, Ga Tech at VA Tecch-11, Colorado at Miami-14, BC at Clemson-2.5, UNC at NC State-11, and Maryland at Wake-2. Also today GA-15 at Miss ST and Richmond At Vandy. Well I am going to go run and then cut the grass. MICKEY

I don't care how long you've been around, you'll never see it all.
Bob Lemon

Friday, September 23, 2005

old hall of fame colonials!! and some new!

forward colonials!!!

The CH Colonials are now 3-0 after defeating Armstrong 28-0 tonight in CH. The Colonials will travel to TD next week. TD defeated LC Bird tonight 27-21 to improve to 2-1 on the season. MICKEY

High School Picks of the Week

Keith's Picks of the week:

Last weeks record: 3-2

Colonials 26 Armstrong 13
Bird 20 Dale 13
Meadowbrook 21 Manchester 16
Hopewell 21 Clover Hill 20
Matoaca 27 James River 14
Nottaway 20 Dinwiddie 14
Petersburg 26 Huguenot 20
Lamar 21 Crawford Co 6

Colonials Back In Action Tonight

The CH Colonial will try to improve to 3-0 at they play host to the Armstrong Wildcats, Armstrong is 2-1 and CH is 2-0. Also in the other big game of interest in the area has TD at LC Bird, I will have all the other scores from the district tonight, also Al will be taking photos at the CH game. In case you missed it the JV Colonials won 26-20 in OT WED, they are now 2-1. In other high school games tonight the Cape Hatteras Hurricanes who won two straight play in KDH against the First Flight Nighthawks, and in Ga Crawford County is at home against Lamar County. I am a little late posting because the internet was moving at a snails pace this morning. MICKEY

He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted.
Red Auerbach


1848- chewing gum was first produced commercially in the USA by john curtis in his home and was called "state of maine pure spruce gum". JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW

Thursday, September 22, 2005


the jv eagles didn't look very good in their first game of the year losing to the central bears 26-6. the eagles were never in the ball game scoring late in the game with 43 seconds left. dusty started on special teams and played later in the game on both sides of the ball. photos by me

Dad Brings Bad Luck To The Braves

Well dad went down to Atlanta to see the Braves play and they promptly lose two games in a row, yesterday 10-6 and today 4-0. He did get to see two pretty good games though the Braves them both. I see the Crawford Middle School team won yesterday, I have not hear whether the JV Colonials did yesterday. Hurrican Rita continues to move towards the TX and LA coast, the storm has lost some it's strength but it still very strong. The winds are at 150PMH and some futher weakening is expected. Since there is not much going here today I figured I would post a few NHL preseason games from last night, the NHL season starts 2 weeks from friday and I am ready for some NHL action. MICKEY

To be the man, you've gotta beat the man.
Ric Flair


the eagles defense held on to limit the pike county pirates to only 6 points yesterday in their first win of the season by a score of 8-6 scottie started the game and had plenty of playing time. he played pretty well. the eagles j.v. team will play it's first game of the season today at 5:00 pm. they will be taking on the central bears of macon.



1927 in chicago ill. gene tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against jack dempsey in the famous "long- count" fight. also in 1969 willi mays hit his 600th career homer. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

ICU Wins Ugly

The ICU softball team took a DH from The Hon Company 18-15 and 10-9 to improve to 6-0 on the season. We did not hit or field the ball that well in either game. The highlight of night was a Vince White 2run Hr in the first game. We got a couple more injuries also, David Gwaltney pulled his other hamstring,his other one is torn all ready. Also Ricky took a ball of his lower leg while pitching in the last ining of the second game, hopefully he will be ok. I took one in the leg also in the first game just to the left of my shin and my elbow is quite sore. MICKEY

The one thing that separates the winners from the losers, is, winners take action.
Anthony Robbins



ICU Softball

The ICU softball team will be back in action tonight at 8:15 when it plays the Hon Compnay on Lakeview #2 field. The ICU will be without Craig Skalak who is on IR, we hope to make it thru tonights games without anymore injuries. Hurricane Rita continues to gain strength, it is now a CAT 3 Hurricane and seems to be headed for Texas. It looks like gas prices will start to rise because of this storm. Dad is off to Atlanta to see the Braves play tonight and thursday afternoon, he will be flying this morning. The JV Colonials football team plays at Armstrong tonight at 5pm, and in GA Crawford Countys Middle School team plays at team from Macon. MICKEY

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.
Sparky Anderson

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Skins Stun Cowboys

The Washington Redskins stunned the Dallas Cowbows 14-13 in Dallas early this morning. The Skins didn't score unitl with 3:46 left in the 4th quarter. It didn't look good with with 4 minutes left, but Mark Brunel connected on TD passes to Santana Moss for 39 and 70 yards in the last 4 minutes to give the Skins the victory. The Cowboys were stunned, Jerry Jones was walking up and down the sidleline with the look of frustration, and Joe Gibbs even had a smile on his face. Dad will be heading down to Atlanta wed morning to see the Braves play Wed night and thursday afternoon. The will be playong the Phillies, he said if anybody watches the game he will be holding a John 3:16 sign, wearing a rainbow wig, or he will be the person on the cell phone behind home plate waiving wildly. I have enclosed a few photos from the Skins game last night, they are AP PHOTOS. MICKEY

"Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners."
Joe Gibbs

Monday, September 19, 2005

Another Monday

Well it's another monday morning which means it's the first day of the work week. After watching the Packers play yesterday it's obvious the the Pack has very little offense and ver little defense as well, I think it is going to be a very long year for the Pack. The Steelers on the other hand look like they might be the best team in the AFC after two weeks after there victory over Houston 27-7. The Skins are in Dallas tonight, I thinks it is going to be a very close game but I don't know if the Skins can pullit out or not. At Nascar race yesterday there were allot of tempers that were flairing and the end Ryan Newman got the victory, but Tony Stewart still leads the chase for the cup heading to Dover. My elbow continues to be very sore even after iceing it down pretty good this weekend, I don't know what wrong with it but it is sore, I am day to day. I have attatched a photo that I got of a message board at the beach from last week, it was taken at Slammin Sammy's. Well I am off to work. MICKEY
Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
Louis Gerstner

Sunday, September 18, 2005

College Football And Other Stuff

Well UVA held on for a 27-24 victory over Syracuse, they didn't play very well in my opinion but they did get the W. The Cavs will open up ACC play next week at home as Duke visits. ECU din't fair as well as the Pirates fell to Wake 44-34, they simply could not stop the run, gave up over 400 yards on the ground. Here is what happened in the rest of the ACC West VA 31 Maryland 19, Duke 40 VMI 19, Va Tech 45 Ohio 0, Miami 36 Clemson 30 OT, NC State 54 E Kentucky 10, Ga Tech 28 UCONN 13, Wisconsin 14 UNC 5 and Fla St 28 BC 17. Georgia also got a victory over powerhouse LA Monoroe 44-7, and in a blowout USC defeated Arkansas 70-17. Teams of interst in the NFL this weekend CLE at GB-6, and after some complaints last week PITT-6 at HOU, and monday night WAS at DAL-6. The Nextel Cup Series is at NH today for the first race in the final 10 and Tony Stewart is on the poll. I made some of MICKEYS FAMOUS SOUP if anybody wants any, I have allot left over but you must bring a container to put it in. I have decided to add a quote for the day to the blog and todays comes from Vince Lombardi. Football is like life - it requires perserverance, self denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and a respect for a authority. MICKEY


Saturday, September 17, 2005

Colonials Now 2-0

The CH Colonials are now 2-0 after a 33-6 victory over Park View South Hill last night. The Colonials will play 3-0 Armstrong next week at home. In other local action TD lost a heartbreaker to Varina 33-30, Petersburg 19 Garfield 12, Hopewell 42 Monacan 0, Mataoca 22 Manchester 6, Meadowbrook 24 LC Bird 21, Clover Hill 27 Dinwiddie 7, and Colonial Forge 16 Prince George 0. In Ga Crawford County lost 40-16 Heard County Braves, at the beach all games were postponed until monday because of the hurricane. In college football today UVA-7.5 at Syracuse, East Carolina at Wake Forest-13, West Va at Maryland-3, Fla St-2 at BC, Ohio at Va Tech-33, UCONN at Ga Tech-15, Wisconsin-3.5 at UNC, Miami-7 at Clemson, VMI at Duke, E Kentucky at NC STATE, UL Monroe at Georgia-38, and Arkansas at USC-30. I didn't win the lottery last night so I will be going back to work on monday, but someone did win though. I am not going to be doing much today but watch some college football. MICKEY

Friday, September 16, 2005

Skalak Placed On IR

The ICU softball team has placed 2nd baseman Craig Skalak on the 14 day IR list, Craig hopes to be able to return to action on Sept. 28. He is out with a severely pulled hamstring. MICKEY

Happy Birthday To Me

Well today I turn 39 years old and I fell every bit of it, and after playing softball last night I am very sore this morning. It looks like the OBX only recieved minor damage from Hurricane Ophelia, which is very good news. The damage was only some minor wind damage and som minor flooding in the usual spots. In high school football tonight CH plays at Park View South Hill, Thomas Dale is at Varina, in GA Crawford County is at Heard County, and at the beach First Flight is North Pitt, and undefeated Manteo is at home against Williamston. I had thought about going to the CH game but decided I didn't want to take Victory Red truck to South Hill so I might catch some of the game on the radio or I just have to check the paper to see who won. The first race of the 10 race championship is this weeknd at New Hampshire, also this weekend Dale Jr gets Tony Euery Jr back as his crew chief, hopefully he can JR get back on track. MICKEY

Thursday, September 15, 2005

ICU Improves To 4-0

The ICU softball team improved to 4-0 on the season tonight with a 15-5 and 10-0 victories over The Skeleton Crew. We hit the ball ok tonight but not as good as last week. We did have a couple more injuries tonight, they were a couple of hamstrings that were re-injured. There were no HR's tonight as the wind was blowing in at a moderate speed. The ICU team will be back in action next wed night at 8:15pm against the Hon Company, we will have another week for our injuries to heal. MICKEY

ICU Returns To Action Tonight

Well the ICU softball team will be back in action tonight on the Lakeview#1 softball field at 6:30pm aginst The Skeleton Crew, we could use all the support we can get, we jsut hope to make it thru the game wothout any more injuries. Hurricane Ophelia is starting to effect the OBX this morning with wind in rain, I may some photos this afternoon from the OBX on the blog. If football action the Lamar County Middle School 20 defeated the Crawford County Middle School Eagles 12 yesterday in GA. I have posted some photos from the game Scottie is #60, the photo of the cheerleader is Scotties girlfriend Brittany, and there was some trouble at the game as one of Lamars County's finest takes care of the situation. That one kid looks as big as the officer and he is only in middle school. The UVA game will be on ESPN2 on saturday at noon. Don't forget to come out and see ICU tonight. MICKEY

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Hurricane Ophelia

Well Hurricane Ophelia is still on a track to go just west of KDH or right over top of KDH. The forecast has winds 20-30mph during the day increasing to arround 40mph later this afternoon. Then tonight 55-65mph winds with higher gusts and these winds will coninue thru the wed night into thursday morning, and there will also be heavy rain at times. I was reading a few message board from the OBX, and most people are saying that allot of people didn't even board there houses or businesses up, they said there were a few but for the most part nothing was done. There biggest concern is soundside flooding. MICKEY

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

He Was Born A Colonial

I was going through some old photos and I found this one that proves he was born a Colonial. This photo was taken a couple of days after he was born, the photo is of Claire holding our little Colonial Andrew. MICKEY

TS Ophelia

TS Ophelia is on about the same track as it was yesterday, the winds did drop back to 70mph, so it was re-classified to a TS. The National Weather Service has issued a TS Warning for KDH and a Hurrican Watch also for KDH. If you have been watching the Weather Channel Jim Cantore has been live at the Nags Head fishing pier the last couple of days. Hopfully it won't be to bad down there on the OBX. I have posted a couple of photos that mom and dad took last week while down there. The Riverdogs have added a few more players and one is another name that should be familiar to Richmond hockey fans, Bill Vandermeer will join the Riverdogs, he is known more for scoring goals than be being a tough guy. On paper the Riverdogs have enough tough guys, they need to add a few more people who can put the puck in the net and we also need to get a top line gaolie. I have also posted a photo Al took of officer Geoff Greene at the races last weekend. MICKEY