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Hermitage coach honored by Redskins

The Washington Redskins this week named Hermitage head football coach Patrick Kane the Redskins High School Coach of the Week for the week of Oct. 3.

The Redskins High School Coach of the Week program is designed to recognize and reward excellence in high school football coaching.

Kane is in his eleventh season at Hermitage High School and has an overall record of 93-19 at Hermitage. He has been coaching football for more than 20 years and has won Colonial District Coach of the Year five times, Central Region Coach of the Year two times, Richmond Times Dispatch Metro Coach of the Year five times and served as a NFL Summit Representative in 2002. The Panthers are currently 4- 0 and ranked sixth in the Maxpreps poll for the state of Virginia.

“Coach Kane leads by example. He works extremely hard to make sure his student-athletes are doing the right things on and off the field," said Hermitage Athletic Director Chris Rollison. "He cares about his student-athletes during the season and after the season. He follows up with his student-athletes to ensure they are taking the proper classes and staying on track with classes that will prepare them for college and post-secondary life.”

Off the field, Kane is an intricate part of the Hermitage Athletic Booster club’s NFL youth camp held every June at Hermitage. Kane and his staff also attend practices for the local area youth football teams and assist in teaching youngsters fundamental football skills. Kane also has coached in the Virginia High School All-Star game in Hampton.

Each week during the 2011 high school football season, the Redskins will select one area high school head coach as the Redskins High School Coach of the Week. The selection is based on the coach's continuing commitment towards promoting youth football, developing motivated student-athletes, his overall community involvement and overall team performance and record. Each of the coaches chosen throughout the high school season will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund to their football program and a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan and Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen.

More cyclists on the way

Riders to pass through county on East Coast Greenway tour
From October 4-9, 35 cyclists will be riding through Henrico County as part of a 325-mile tour of the East Coast Greenway (ECG) route from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Raleigh, NC.

A 2,900-mile trail route that extends from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, The East Coast Greenway is heading into its 25th year. The Week A Year (WAY) Tour is an annual ride and fundraiser that has been working its way south since the first WAY Tour launched from Calais, Maine in 2011. Riders cover a different section of the Greenway each year and are on target to complete the route in Key West in 2019. > Read more.

Henrico woman wins $1M in Va. Lottery game

When Amanda Spiller of Henrico saw that she’d won the $1 million prize in the Virginia Lottery’s $100 Million Cash Extravaganza game, it didn’t immediately sink in.

“I was in shock. . . complete shock,” she said. “I had to double and triple check.”

She bought the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 2750 Hungary Spring Road in Henrico. She had the choice of taking the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $681,000 before taxes. She chose the cash option. The store received a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling the winning ticket. > Read more.

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