Local Skateboarding Pioneer Advocates for Skatepark Return

Jen BaileyFeatured, Issue 110, Louisa, Sports, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024

James (Bobby) Ragland, a nearly lifelong resident of Louisa County, is a dedicated skateboarder who has long championed the skateboarding community in his hometown. Despite the county lacking skateboard shops and skateparks during his youth, Ragland’s passion for skateboarding led him to travel across the East Coast in search of places to skate. In the early 2000s, Ragland founded Bakwuds …

Upward: Transforming Youth Through Athletics

Barry SchaefferAll Articles, Issue 110, Sports, The Breeze™, The Breeze™ 2024

Upward was founded in 1995 in Spartanburg South Carolina as a small faith-based youth basketball program, has grown into the international non-profit organization we see today. Offering support for recreational basketball, soccer, cheerleading, flag football, and volleyball, Upward also offers a full slate of materials including training, playbooks, sports apparel, ministry resources, and online player registration systems. Sports participation has …

Louisa Little Leage to Get Long-Awaited “Cooke” Sports Complex

Jen BaileyFeatured, Issue 108, Sports, The Breeze™

Photos by Carol Barker Wyatt Roundabouts and data centers aren’t the only major developments coming to the Lake Anna area. Situated at the intersection of routes 33 and 522, this facility marks a notable milestone for Louisa County youth. The land for the complex has been generously donated to the Louisa Little League and will soon be home to William …

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New 2024 Freshwater Boating Laws Help Conservation and Safety Efforts in Virginia; Trout Stocking Added in Wytheville

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Virginia’s water enthusiasts find themselves at the intersection of safety regulations and environmental conservation as the state implements the New Move Over Law and introduces stringent measures to combat the spread of invasive aquatic species. This comprehensive approach not only prioritizes responsible boating practices but also addresses specific challenges posed by invasive species like didymo. Additionally, a recent update to …