Posted on February 22, 2013
by Bryan McKenzie
The Albemarle Patriots, Western Albemarle Warriors and Charlottesville Black Knights wouldn’t stand a chance.
When you’re up against schools like the Rhinelander Hodags, the Fair Lawn Cutters and the North East Grape Pickers, all local hopes can only rest with the Fluvanna County Flying Flucos.
Fluvanna’s high school mascot is representing Central Virginia schools in the USA Today Best High School Mascot contest. The first round of voting starts on Monday at http://contest.usatodayhss.com and the competition is awesome.
Consider Alaska’s Nome Beltz Nanooks, the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Oysters and Idaho’s Community School Cutthroat Trout
And you know that any high school with as seemingly lame of a mascot as Alabama’s Sidney Lanier Poets just has to have an awesome debate team.
Feb. 20, 2013 1:20 PM, | USA Today High School Sports
Where else can you get potential matchups of Hillbillies vs. Poets, Cornjerkers vs. Unicorns, Feet vs. Orphans and the Poca Dots vs. anyone?
USA TODAY High School Sports is letting the fans choose the best high school sports mascot in the country, from A (the Auks in Delaware) to Z (the Zizzers in Missouri). The contest begins at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, and ends at 3 p.m. March 25.
The USA TODAY HSS staff has chosen 255 of the nation’s most unique high school mascots - five per state (and Washington D.C.), with voting on the state round running from Feb. 25 to March 5. The 51 winners will advance to the second round, where they will be divided among six regions. The regional round will begin March 6 and end March 14.
Published: Sunday, July 12, 2009 in Tuscaloosa News
By Aaron Suttles, Sports Writer
Sidney Lanier (Montgomery County) | Poets
History: Established in 1910, the school was named for a well-known southern poet, Sidney Lanier, who resided in Montgomery from 1866 to 1867. The school consolidated Lanier and Montgomery County High Schools. The name of the new school was decided by the outcome of a football game between Lanier and Montgomery County in the fall of 1928, which Lanier won.
1:02 AM, Nov. 11, 2012 - Opinion - Montgomery Advertiser
Editor’s note: The following column was submitted by these principals of Montgomery high schools: Cheryl Fountain of Jefferson Davis, Michael Gibbs of Sidney Lanier, Gary Hall of George Washington Carver, Lorenzo Pharrams of Robert E. Lee, Quesha Starks of Booker T. Washington Magnet, April Wise-Lee of Brewbaker Technology Magnet, Mary George Jester of Loveless Academic Magnet and William Dean of MTEC.
Tim Gayle’s article “Rock Bottom” lives up to its moniker: It is indeed a low point in terms of journalistic standards. With the publication of this article, the Montgomery Advertiser has certainly hit rock bottom.
Every principal and central office administrator understands the importance of a school’s athletic program. There is no doubt that a winning team can help the morale of the student body. However, it is important to understand that schools don’t exist for football.
Some veteran high school coaches saw this coming a decade ago, but the depths reached by the traditional football powers in the Montgomery Public Schools system is surprising even to them.
Barring an unforeseen upset, Robert E. Lee, Sidney Lanier and Jeff Davis will combine for a 3-24 record against similar (Class 6A) competition, with their only victories coming against each other.
“It’s just like everything else, it starts at the top and runs downhill,” said hall of fame coach Bubba Lewis, who was a defensive coordinator at Jeff Davis when it was one of the state’s top football programs in the late 1970s.