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SA junior nets second hat trick of the season in win over Surry

Published 11:55am Tuesday, March 19, 2013

COURTLAND— Southampton Academy junior Johnny Tribbett scored his second hat trick of the season, as the Raiders defeated Surry High School 6-2 on Friday.

SA improved to 3-0 on the season.

Surry was first on the scoreboard early in the first half, but after that it was the Raiders’ game.

“It was nice to win our first home game in front of a lot of fans,” said SA Coach Jamie Weist. “I thought our team struggled in the first half from just playing Windsor the night before, but everyone finished the game playing well.”

Also leading for the Raiders were senior Zach Best, and juniors Anna Carr and Alex Lippe, each scoring one goal.

The Raiders next host Windsor High School at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20.

In JV Action

The Raiders lost 6-2 to Surry following the Varsity game. Eighth graders Stephen Setchel and Emery Weist scored goals.

  • chilimac72

    My god the ignorance here shows my point. You are taking a small group, ie. the student body at a private school and comparing them to a public school that can not control their enrollment. It is easy to look at the “average” when you do not have the bottom end that the public schools must deal with. Keep justifying paying money for an inferior education, its ok, the Koolaid is good keep drinking it.

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    • joewiththedirt

      You are taking a small group, ie. the student body at a private school and comparing them to a public school……yes you have been doing that too with the education and sports. If the public school is so good, why would you even have a “bottom end”? If you want to “exclude” part of your enrollment for a “numbers” talk then you’re not stating truth, only talking about your top students. Are those “top” students the ones making up your “better than a private school” sports teams?…….not completely, you’re using the “bottom end” too. You see your “twisting” the truth to bolster your opinion…which is blinded by your jealousy.

      Keep justifying paying money for an inferior education, its ok, the Koolaid is good keep drinking it……….The Kool Aid is delicious, you’re right about that but the inferior education SA parents pay for is that tax money they pay that goes into the public school budgets with that “botttom end” you mentioned. Why, yes they pay for your childs education just like you do, although they opt to send their own children to a private school…does that surprise you? They didn’t say; “We aint paying for those “bottom enders” they just chose better for their offspring. You see Chilimac, when you’re trying to prove points and state facts, you’ve got to use all the figures to get it right.

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      • chilimac72

        You know what, I see the light. I give you win. I do not think it is fair to judge a group by its best, I should judge it by the worst. Which would mean what, that all white people are meth heads? That everyone in SoCo is required to molest minors to become a sheriff. Oh, no wait, there is no bottom end because everyone is equal which is why I would send my child to a private school because I want to be able to ridicule the others while glossing over the reality.

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  • billyboy

    Talking in circles doesen’t make you look good-It only makes you look foolish trying to defend a point that you’re either grossly misinformed or living in a fantasy world.NOBODY said that the TOP students at SHS and FHS weren’t stellar students-THEY ARE.I only said the AVERAGE at SA was much higher-Look it up for yourself!!

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  • chilimac72

    Yep sorry I don’t know jack, is he the one that made the final decision on SHS football coach? I “blabber” the truth. You are defensive because you are uninformed. You throw out numbers hoping they sound accurate which they are not. SHS has students in DI and DII programs right now with both academic and athletic financial support. Not to account for the multiple athletes that are on DIII rosters all over the region. Good try but you can not say that going to SA is a better avenue for an athlete with potential. To lower your competition to stand out does not make you a better recruit.

    Speaking of that, back to the article. Tribbett is a good athlete and did well in both venues. His recruiting stock in basketball and soccer is going up. I wish him luck and hope he is getting what he needs academically so he can take advantage of those opportunities.

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    • joewiththedirt

      In the words of Fred Sanford….You big Dummy!! I know all about the Former SHS students playing college ball, i never said SHS didnt have a few (few meaning 1-100) and thats great. Those kids got their by putting in the work themselves and their parents help ALONG WITh their education from SHS. I never said attending SA gave anyone a BETTER shot at being seen, just an EQUAL chance!And if you believ the comeptition is LOWER at SA put together SHS best 9 baseball or 5 basketball players and give SA a call, play three games in a weekend. See how the lower competition stacks up. YOU BIG DUMMY!!!!!!

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  • joewiththedirt

    Chilimac said;”As it compares to athletics, talk to colleges. To be good at rec ball does not make you a stand out. To travel to other cities may seem significant but you speak of Chesapeake and Suffolk private schools like they are elite programs. They are not. No those players are not guaranteed to be noticed. I am going to assume now that I am going to hear that you, or someone else on here, is also so much more knowledgeable than I am on the recruiting process of athletes.”

    I did refer to rec ball, but never said it made anyone a standout..hard work does that. What i said is the athletes at SA play rec ball just like those at SHS and FHS, making them, on average, as good as the “competition” from public schools.
    I did mention traveling to play schools from all over the area and in NC, but i never said those were “elite” teams. What i said is SA is playing against teams that provide as good as or better competition as that that SHS or FHS plays against. SA does schedule games against public schools and competes very well with them. SHS and FHS won’t play a private school while Windsor, Brunswick, and Surry will. I can only assume why.
    I never said any athlete was guaranteed to get noticed. What i said is that the truly talented will get “found” by the colleges. That means if there is an athlete in Franklin or Southampton county with the talent to earn a scholarship to play in college, that athlete will not go unnoticed no matter if he attends FHS,SHS, or SA. The problem is one in 100 or less athletes at all sports here in western tidewater will get athletic scholarships to play in college. Very few of those will ever see a college playing field and even less will finish their education but MOST of them will return home to blue collar jobs. Thats the harsh truth.

    I could care less what you know about the college recruiting process and you don’t need to know my experience with it.You tried to twist my words to make me look silly but i have cleared up my statements and your lies. You caused me to be “defensive” on those statements because you don’t know Jack and I know my Jack about competition, sports, and what constitutes an blabbermouth……yes you Chilimac

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  • joewiththedirt

    to add to what billyboy said to you chilimac——–If some of the athletes at SA are from a public school background and others grew up competing in the “rec” leagues against other public school athletes and winning (see courtland youth baseball or capron & newsoms softball) then go to the academy and form a team that competes against northern virginia, western tidewater, Surry, Brunswick, North Carolina, Suffolk and Chesapeake based teams and beat them too, how can you say the competition is not as good? SA has something to be proud of.
    Those same athletes you say got “grants” were & would have continued to be “stars” at SHS and the only thing different is the coaching staffs,IMO. To get the best out of an athlete, he/she must love and trust the coach and believe in him/her. That has not been true of SHS lately from the players or parents. Although with the football hiring it appears things are improving.

    It has been long said that SA athletes were not as good as their public school companions, that has changed with todays sports environment and the colleges know this. The truly talented get found no matter where the attend school and the “above average” have to work to get noticed, no matter where they attend school, the difference is academically are they prepared for the next level and i believe billyboy covered that better than i could. I will say, what is taught at public school is what the state & federal government says will be taught and we all know how well things run by the politicians turn out, look at SS or Fannie Mae.

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  • billyboy

    Chilimac-Perhaps you should speak about something you have direct experience with….I have sent 3 kids to SA and I know when I switched the oldest over how far behind he was in reading, math,….just about everything.I ALSO have friends who have switched their kids BACK to the public schools after the IP closure and they have told me how far AHEAD their kids were than the other kids in their grades in the public schools.Is Southampton and Franklin sending some kids to “Higher Academic” schools after graduation?…..MOST CERTAINLY they are…..But have you ever wondered why the SAT scores at SA are not published alongside the scores from the public schools? They are MUCH higher, on the average! They are published-just not next to the public schools scores, so you can look for yourself.Perhaps you should speak from a position of knowledge next time, and YES- look at where our graduates are going to college.Is it a better education and worth the extra $$?? People have to decide that for themselves……I do guarantee that the learning ENVIRONMENT is better…..and now with the racial diversification we are experiencing that is growing every year the stigma of it being a ” White flight ” school is rapidly disappearing. Whether or not kids are on scholarship or on financial aid is a federally protected entity.The only people who know that are the Headmaster and the business manager.Perhaps since you know so much about who’s on scholarship and who’s not you should share that with us??

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    • chilimac72

      Is it true they are giving “grants” for athletes now} I asked if they were on scholarship/grants. Wow, did we get defensive? I am coming to the educational point from experience and I am aware that there are even good students at Franklin, that does not make Franklin a better program. It is easy to have an average higher but that does not prove the better accomplishments. The parents who are sending their children to SA (or any private school) are more involved parents. I could easily pick out the top ______ equal to the graduating class at SA and guarantee the average is better. I would also believe the top in SHS are getting into better colleges than SA graduates are. I am more informed on this topic than I think you might want to believe. Far ahead of the bottom does not guarantee the top. I also know that many students leave SHS to SA because they can not pass the SOLs or conversely a student from SA cannot pass an SOL and must be remediated to meet the state minimum. You can evaluate your priority but the comparisons you are making are false.

      As it compares to athletics, talk to colleges. To be good at rec ball does not make you a stand out. To travel to other cities may seem significant but you speak of Chesapeake and Suffolk private schools like they are elite programs. They are not. No those players are not guaranteed to be noticed. I am going to assume now that I am going to hear that you, or someone else on here, is also so much more knowledgeable than I am on the recruiting process of athletes.

      I will return to my initial statement, I asked a question and the response was defensive and inaccurate. Are we hiding something?

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      • simplifyingit

        My friend….i do not have a dog in this fight but if you believe the SOL to be a “gold Standard” of quality education then you :1) are a democrat and 2) are sorely sorely mistaken. The SOL mandates a MINIMUM of what a child must know to enable the school to continue to receive grant money from the state, that is all. The true “gold standard” of what a quality education is comes from the results of the SAT score which is why colleges require a minimum score for acceptance. If the valedictorians at FHS, SHS, and SA all take it and they all have the same score, it proves nothing….same with the worst students from all 3 schools. What will prove the quality of an education is an average of each schools graduating class’ SAT results and what percentage of them go on to receive a degree. If one child from either schools goes to MIT, Harvard or Yale it doesn’t mean the high schools education is better, just that the child applied himself more.

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  • chilimac72

    I love how the two leading scorer for SA were at SHS last year. Is it true they are giving “grants” for athletes now? I heard that is how they got a few of their football standouts as well.

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    • joewiththedirt

      Maybe those athletes you mentioned were not happy with the type of education they were receiving or the administration and staff at SHS willingness to help them inside the school or on the field of play. I don’t blame SA for capitalizing on the perceived failures of public school if they do give grants. Take a look around the Norfolk/Va.Beach area, kids are “transferring” schools regularly in an attempt to get better opportunities for themselves, academically and on the field. Anyone with hopes and dreams is fool not to take advantage of every chance afforded them. FHS lost a player to a private school in Norfolk and there will be more to come i predict.

      As for the “grant” you mentioned, if it is not illegal and doesn’t harm the child’s education or future i see no problem with it. It must be working they are winning in all sports according to the articles here.

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      • chilimac72

        There is too many “if’s” in what you said. Truth is the education is not better at SA. Take a look at the schools the college bound graduates get into when it comes out in May. Now they may not like the education because they can not meet acceptable state standards so they go to a private institution that does not have requirements. (which is why they do not get into the higher academic requirement schools) In Norfolk, VA Beach etc. the private schools are better academically. Now athletically, you can win but if your competition in insufficient they won’t get looked at for scholarships. Either way, Weist is good people and I wish him the best. I hope the academy can do something to keep their enrollment up, just do not confuse different with better.

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  • Ethan

    Thanks. You are most likely correct. I just don’t know what sports are played at SA and thought it could be field hockey (although I also thought that field hockey was a girls sport but wasn’t sure). My point was that one of the most basic of facts relating to this story was completely left out.

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  • simplifyingit

    i can only assume that it was soccer Ethan, because most hat tricks result from scoring 3 goals in one game…..either soccer, hockey, field hockey or lacrosse. To my knowledge SA does not have any of those sports teams but soccer.

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  • Ethan

    Would it be too much to ask what sport this was?

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