An era ends/begins

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Scott Turnmeyer/scottytphoto.comScott Turnmeyer/scottytphoto.com

In his last game with the Rappahannock County High School varsity boys basketball team, senior player Bradlee Frye eclipsed RCHS’ all-time boys’ scoring record of 1,238 points (with the layup above). After the shot, the game was stopped by athletic director Jimmy Swindler and Frye was presented with the game ball by the former record holder, Mike Leake — there to pass the torch he’d been holding for 32 years. After the two prolific scorers shared an embrace, with Leake congratulating Bradlee for his accomplishment, Bradlee finished the night with 19 points for a career total, and new school record, of 1,249 points. Swindler says the career record banners are being redone in the RCHS gym and that Bradlee’s name and accomplishment will go up on the wall this summer. “Bradlee’s accomplishment is certainly something to be proud of, for both Bradlee and for RCHS,” says Swindler. “And it is fitting that he broke the record in a playoff game that Rapp was hosting, something that had not happened for a while and something that, I believe, shows that Rapp Basketball is on the upswing.”

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