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September 27, 2016.  Ben's first middle school Hat Trick!  Ben entered the game against Southeastern with the score 3-0, then ripped off three straight goals.  He went back to the bench with the score 6-0.  From there MAMS continued to dominate and ended the game early in the second half with the score 9-0.  The Boy's team improved to 3-0

September 25th, 2016. Amy and Ben traveled with the FPCMA Beacons to the beach for the weekend and had a wonderful time.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. Ben scored his first middle school goal in a 2-0 coed win over Piney Grove!


Saturday, September 17th, 2016. Ben scored a hat trick in the second of a scrimmage double-header.  The team lost the first game 1-2 and the second one 3-4.  Both games were competitive.

Ben started the day with a 7-7 game in Westfield.  We are looking forward to a lot more soccer at Mt Airy Indoor Soccer's new home.

Friday, September 16th, 2016. The student section during the Bears' big win over Central.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016. Ben played in his first Mt Airy Middle School soccer game.  He played great, logging about 30 minutes in an impressive 8-0 win for the team.  I am super proud of him for making the cut in what turned out to be a very competitive tryout.  There are 35 boys on the roster, with only 15 dressing out for the Boys games.  There are a lot of good soccer players in those 35 and some good ones that are playing on the B team.  Ben worked very hard for the skills he currently has in soccer.  He has played year round and practices between 6 to 7 days a week.  He is currently playing/practicing for 4 different teams, which translates to a lot of time with his foot on the ball.  (more photos here)

Sunday, September 11th, 2016. We hosted the Beacons in Kibler Valley and had just an awesome time.  The kids had a water fight, played games, we grilled hot dogs and roasted marshmallows.  Good stuff.

Friday, September 9th, 2016. Below are photos from the last two MAHS football games.  At the first home game, Jackson and the Men's Track Team were awarded their State Championship rings.  Our friend Connie shared the photo of Jackson in the student section during Grit Day at the following week's game against North Surry. Jackson has two jobs this fall.  He picks up two neighbors from school and drives them home, plus he works for Reeves Community Center teaching soccer and refereeing soccer games.  He has two AP and two Honors classes, plus he is working out with the basketball team as much as possible.  The relaxing days of summer already seem like a distant memory I am sure. 

Sunday, September 4th, 2016.  Ben, Amy and I enjoyed another Front Porch Festival.  We went on both Saturday and Sunday.  We listened to some really good music, saw lots of friends, kicked soccer, threw frisbee and ate pizza.