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Rappahannock Raider guys’ soccer team took a couple of wins last week tuning up for the Region 1A playoffs coming up in two weeks. The guys’ baseball team moved into first place in the regional standings, and the ladies cemented their top regional playoff spot and the Northern Neck District …

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With just one week left in the regular season, three of the Northumberland Indians sports teams are assured of Region 1A playoff slots.

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Last week’s weather wasn’t the best for outside activity, particularly sports. But the Rappahannock Raider ball teams, including both gals’ softball and guys’ baseball on the varsity level, got two big wins to keep pace in the competitive Northern Neck District.

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With this shortened season and last week’s weather problems, each game now takes on special importance for the Indians’ spring sports teams.

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The guys’ varsity baseball lost their first game this week after a big win. The varsity softball team also had a split week with a win and a loss. The guys’ soccer team did the same while the track team tuned up for district and regional meets coming up later this month. The ladies’ soccer t…

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It was a slow week on the ball diamonds with both the guys and gals getting wins in their respective games. The soccer team, still struggling with injuries, lost their one outing, and the track teams got in a tune-up meet at Northumberland.

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It was a big week for the Rappahannock Raiders softball team with two wins and a top-of-the-district standing. The guys tangled with the Northumberland Indians in their only game, losing in one of the best games played recently in local high school baseball.

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It was a big week for the guys’ baseball team with two wins to keep their record clean in the Northern Neck District race.

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It was a mixed bag last week for Northumberland spring sports. The baseball team and ladies soccer both got wins while the guy’s soccer team is still looking for a breakthrough into the winning column.

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Last month, a round of congratulations were showered on Washington & Lee Eagles Basketball Team for going the distance until they were finally beaten at the State Championships game. In March, the board of supervisors voted to draft a resolution to formally congratulate the team, and wer…

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Spring break was just the thing for the Lady Raiders softball team as they opened Northern Neck District play last week with two big wins over Lancaster and W&L. The guys’ baseball team earned a split the same week over the same two teams.

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The week before spring break was a good one for the Rappahannock High School spring sports teams. They set the tone for return to school next week after their break by having a great week of play.

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Up to this point, Westmoreland County has been somewhat limited in venues to host events, such as baseball games. As of last Saturday, however, Westmoreland County has four new ball fields to call upon as well as a multitude of hiking trails and more.

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This past weekend, the Northumberland Indians ball teams took part in the Dream Fields tournament in Kilmarnock. For the guys, it was a one-game event due to rain, but they made that one game a good one in topping 2A King William 6-0.

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The Northumberland track teams, both gals and guys, got into action this past week with a trip to the Charles City Invitational on Saturday. The baseball team, looking forward to this week’s play at Dream Fields in Kilmarnock, also kept their record clean with a win at Middlesex. The guy’s s…

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The Lady Raiders softball team got rained out. But the baseball and soccer teams had a good week as they get ready for spring break.

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It’s March, and that means basketball is in full swing from grade school to college and beyond. It’s also the last year that students will be within the halls of Washington & Lee High School, which will not be transferring its name over to the new building.

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W&L junior Jordan Saunders has a lot to be proud of. He is the recipient of many recent honors. Not only did he recently participate in the VHSL Class 1 Basketball state finals, but he received a congratulatory letter from U. S. Senator, Mark R. Warner, on his selection to the VHSL Class…

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With just a baseball scrimmage last week to open the season, Northumberland play for the 2022 spring sports blasts out of the starting gate with all teams set to play this week. That’s guys baseball, girls softball as well as soccer and track for both. Whatever suits your fancy for high scho…

Indoor track season came to an explosive close March 2-3 when the Indians traveled to Liberty University for the Group One and Two state championships. It was a very successful one with at least two school records being broken and several others close. Plus, every event from running to throw…

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Lightning does not usually strike twice in the same place, at least not 38 years apart. But it did for this sports writer. In 1986,  the Northumberland guys JV basketball team went undefeated. They did it again this last season, going 13-0 in the tough Covid era.

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Seeded just fourth for the Region A playoffs, the Rappahannock Raider ladies basketball team made the most of it making it all the way to the championship game before falling to second seeded, West Point, 38-30 on their court on Saturday.

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With a Cinderella-like finish, the Rappahannock Raider guys basketball team made it to the Region 1A playoffs for the 2021-2022 guys basketball season. After a rough start, in which Coach Jonas Ankrom had to almost start from scratch to build a team, the Raiders put it together for an eight …

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With just a week left in the regular season, the Rappahannock Lady Raiders are pushing to step into the top of the Region 1A brackets. That would give them home court advantage for at least the first game. For the guys, long thought to be out of regional championship play, this week’s play c…

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The big news in Rappahannock basketball last week was the guys breaking through that glass ceiling and recording their first win of the 2021-2022 season. They did it with a convincing 63-36 win at Colonial Beach last Friday. Otherwise it had been a long week with loses on Tuesday to Lancaste…

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The Lady Raiders dropped a district game at W&L on Tuesday, 60-49, but rebounded to drop Essex, 52-34 on Thursday.

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John Pierce, the new varsity football coach at W&L High School, was recently named the Northern Neck District Football Coach of the Year. He modestly noted that this award came to him because of “our team’s effort of playing well.” The Washington & Lee High School Eagles finished fir…

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The winter indoor track teams are composed of the following individuals; KJ Ball, Jay Bea, Grant Biddlecomb, Sadie Blake, James Blake, Mia Bundy, Kyle Dobbins, Darrah Downing, Lane Eubank, Mark Johnson, Quinton Jones, Brianna Lane, Cassidy lane, Layla Leo, Teagan Mullins, Sophia Sapanara, Ca…

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After blowing out Mathews the previous week at Northumberland, the Blue Devils returned the favor with a 66-55 overtime win on their home court last week. Injuries and a stone cold shooting night from the charity stripe gave the Indians their first loss of the 2021-2022 season.

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After a late start for basketball practice due to a prolonged and successful football season, the Northumberland Indians guys basketball teams got on the court for a game last Friday at home. And what a night it was with both the JV and varsity getting big wins at the expense of the visiting…

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Because the football season crept over into practice time for winter sports, the Northumberland Indians will not get going until mid-December.

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What do you get when you mix a New York City Yankee with a native-bred Kilmarnock southerner? WKWI station owner, Tom Davis came up with an idea, and the results were the most successful and longest-running team of high school radio sportscasters in the state of Virginia.

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Playing on Mondays and Tuesdays has not been lucky for the Northumberland Indian football team this season. They lost their second game here Monday night to Rappahannock High but got some good news when Lancaster forfeited this past Friday’s game due to lack of players.

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The Rappahannock Lady Raiders added the Northern Neck District Tournament title to their regular season crown last week, completing an undefeated Group A season.

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With the fall sports season for Virginia High Schools drawing to a close, the Rappahannock High Lady Raiders volleyball team took the Northern Neck District title last week going undefeated in district play and Group A play. It was another sweep for the ladies in red and white as they topped…

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With the varsity football season in limbo due to Covid problems at the opposition schools, things are up in the air. But the golf team, made up largely of underclassmen, traveled to the Virginia 1A championships last week.

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There’s an old nugget of wisdom that those who enjoy their jobs never work a day in their life. The story of Demetrius Means a sportscaster in Lancaster, definitely lends credence to that idea. Means has been in the sportscasting business for 25 years, and is just about to start his 26th wit…

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Following the halftime cancellation of the previous week’s game with King & Queen due to disturbance in the parking lot, which allegedly involved some Essex fans and a student from Northumberland, Friday’s game with the Indians and the Trojans was put on hold.

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In a week in which most sports put on hold due to Covid restrictions, the Indians golf team got to play in both the Northern Neck District and the Region A championships and did very well in both. They took second in both matches and also qualified for a trip to the Group A golf championship…

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The sight of the new high school in Westmoreland County is certainly an exciting one for many. Washington & Lee High School has served the county well, but it is truly creaking with age. The original plan for the new building was unveiled many years ago, and since then, the field that on…

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Mathews had to cancel Friday night’s game at Northumberland due to a Covid out break for the Indian’s second week in a row.