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Glen Allen High builds tradition from scratch

GLEN ALLEN, VA (WWBT) -  The Glen Allen athletic program began with an online vote. The future students who were set to be zoned into the school brought out their laptops and PC's and voted the Jaguars as the school's mascot.  Since then, in the school's first season of existence, the athletic program is building a tradition from scratch.

Currently only freshmen and sophomores inhabit the school, and the school is hosting only about one third of the 1800 capacity.  So in this first season, most sports are only fielding junior varsity teams.

But Glen Allen has seen some resounding successes in those teams.  The first year of Jaguar JV football went 6-3, and fans packed the stands as if it was varsity.  That set the stage for the rest of the year - girls basketball was very successful, softball is currently undefeated, and both soccer teams have had long winning streaks.

The baseball team embodies what each team has been going through.  Glen Allen pooled from three high schools - Hermitage, J.R. Tucker and Deep Run - and four middle schools.  So you would think teams would have trouble molding together. But such hasn't been the case, in face, many players have deep histories with their current teammates.  Many of the now Glen Allen High School players played in the Glen Allen Little League, and then were broken up into different high schools.  Now they are reunited.  Such is the case with players from other sports who played together in the Glen Allen Youth Athletics Association when they were younger.

GAHS baseball coach Chip Boone admits one thing that's been tough is the school has no tradition to lean back on. But the players and coaches are enjoying the challenge of creating the school's own tradition.

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