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Kickers down Red Bulls 2-1

Jackson Eskay for the win.

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Thanks to bit of last minute heroics by a kid that has seen less than 30 minutes of playing time the Richmond Kickers earned all three points on Saturday. The game also had a pretty special half-time as a member of the Red Army got down on bended and proposed. She said yes.

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Kickers hit the road and travel to the Rochester Rhinos on Wednesday. Rhinos (defending champs) and Roos are tied on points at 32.  The next home game Saturday, Aug 13th against FC Cincinnati.

From Richmond Kickers:

Richmond continued to threaten the Red Bulls’ goal. Michael Callahan again setup a goal scoring opportunity, this time finding Anthony Grant, who would have his shot saved by Meara and forced out for a corner kick.

Brandon Allen continued to be threat for the Red Bulls as he tested the Richmond goal again, this time from outside the box. Allen received the ball outside the 18 and drilled a shot that Dykstra saved with his chest.

In the final minute of stoppage time the Richmond Kickers found the winning goal. Michael Callahan crossed the ball into the box that was met by the New York goalie, but his attempted punch clear fell at the feet of Jackson Eskay, who with his first touch of the game, fired a low, left footed shot past the goalkeeper and into the net, scoring his first goal for the Kickers to give Richmond the 2-1 win.

Image by James Loving

Image by James Loving

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Image by James Loving

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Image by James Loving

Image by Chris Moore

Image by Chris Moore

Top Image: Brian Zimmerman

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Tour de Fall Line Donation Based this Year

The RVAMore website isn’t up to date with the new race information yet but I’m sure will be available soon.

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RVA More’s Tour de Fall Line is back but a little different this year. All proceeds directly benefit rvaMORE to help enhance your outdoor experience on our local trails.

The entry fee is WAIVED.

Our only request is that you stop by the rvaMORE tent, say hello and drop 20 bucks into the trail fund wheelbarrow.

This event has been our premier fundraiser for a number of years; but without the aid stations, food, music, and beverages, we
elected to go with optional donations rather than an entry fee.

What to expect: You can choose to ride whatever distance you want and start at any point along the route. As always, GPS maps will be available for download.

The full course will be marked by volunteers. There will be no aid stations.

This is a ride of fun and self-sufficiency – the DNA of MTB riding.

Bring your friends or enjoy a solo soul ride for the day.

We’ll be hanging out all day.

We sincerely hope you can join us for a day of celebrating our city trail system!

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Westover Hills Boulevard Death Investigation

There was a fatal shooting in the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard on Sunday.

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RPD reporting the following:

At approximately 9:53 p.m. (Sunday, October 24th), Richmond Police responded to the 400 block of Westover Hills Boulevard for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this death investigation is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Coates at (804) 646-0729 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

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48 Hrs Store Now Has Zero Hours

Sometime over the weekend the local convenience store closed for good.

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The plan dear readers were to swing by this weekend and ask what was up after reading various rumors about the fate of the little store that many folks have a love/hate relationship with. My timing was poor because I was greeted by the scene above. A quick check of the property records doesn’t list a recent change and there aren’t any permits on the door indicating work. The planned work on the adjacent strip of stores doesn’t include the 48 Hrs Store.

So let’s go straight to the rumors.

The most credible from two second-hand sources is that the store will reopen under new management.

Someone has also floated a vape shop moving in.

The store was never pretty but the owners, when they were in town, were super nice. It was for many years our go-to spot for beer and chips. That was about all we bought there, beer and chips.

We’ll keep an eye out and update if we get anything beyond a rumor.

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