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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.

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Calls on the sidelines of both the football and volleyball team from coaches on the sidelines has been “Mask on!” And that showed up well this past week as Rappahannock County had to cancel Friday night’s game at Northumberland due to a Covid outbreak. But that didn’t stop the problems this …

With the Labor Day holiday coming up fast, Northumberland sports teams took the week off early. With football scheduled for their annual trip across the pond on Friday, the remaining sports teams faltered, at least for the week.

With COVID numbers on the rise across both our country and the world, one thing came across to this sports writer very clearly. The Northumberland High School staff takes the problem seriously. Time and time at Friday night’s game, I heard the coaching staff tell players coming off the field…

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The 2021 Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship Show was held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia on July 28th through August 1, 2021. 4-H’ers have to qualify at the state level in order to participate in the Regional Championship Show.

Martin Astrop has his work cut out for him. Recently named Athletic Director at Washington & Lee High School, Astrop has followed a lifelong love of sports and athletics. Coming into a year following COVID concerns, he will be facing major challenges as he begins his new year. He still v…

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The golf team opened their season two weeks ago with an opening match win over Rappahannock High from Warsaw at Quinton Oaks with a 334 to 371 in an eighteen hole game. Senior Chase Fisher was the match medalist with a 72. But things didn’t go as well last Wednesday at Indian Creek against L…

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“Excited” seems to be the word that characterized Northumberland High School’s first full week of practice. At the same time, Northumberland High School Athletic Director Teresa Rock continued to caution the fall sports schedule was very flexible due to the Covid virus. The cross country tea…

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The Junior Angler Fishing Tournament returned to Lewisetta Marina on Saturday, July 31, 2021. The new Marina owner, William Washington, and his management team welcomed us. Thankfully the day was a bit cooler than earlier in the week, overcast with a breeze blowing. By afternoon the sun was …

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The Northumberland girls’ soccer team had an outstanding season, even though it was shortened. They finished regular season play 7-1, winning the Northern Neck district. The Lady Indians hosted Northampton on Wednesday and the Jackets came to play.  Northampton walked away with a 2-1 win and…

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The Northumberland Boys soccer team has had a difficult time this season with the weather. They have a hard schedule with back to back games coming up this week.

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Three of the members of the class of 2021 of Colonial Beach High School signed their intentions to their colleges.

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On Monday, May 17, the Lady Indians soccer team traveled to W & L. After a hard fought battle, they prevailed over the Lady Eagles 3 to 2. Although Northumberland had plenty of opportunities to score early in the game, they fell short of scoring. It was a tough game, but the Indians came…

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Three of the members of the class of 2021 of Colonial Beach High School signed their intentions to their colleges.

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The new high school, presently named Westmoreland High School draws closer and closer to completion. The auditorium, which had been the subject of many a nervous discussion, is now completely settled, a full part of the school. However, the matter of the athletic fields has now come into the…

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It’s been a busy week for everyone with finals and graduations, so no news from the soccer fields or track.

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To all those who are wondering and have been asking, Lee Scripture is home and recovering.  A few more weeks and he will be up on his feet again, but in his words… “the sports still have to be written.”

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Northumberland Indians boys baseball fell to Rappahnnock 0-4. According to Coach Northern, they had bases loaded twice, but didn’t score. He said Chase Fisher pitched well for Northumberland. Northern said, “You just can’t make errors against a team as good as Rappahannock.”

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 A group of W&L educators joined school administrators as retired Washington & Lee High School coach Malcolm Lewis was honored by the VHSL on April 29. Nominated by W&L principal, Roger Coleman and AD Spencer Sadler, Coach Lewis was given the VHSL Regional Award of Merit by VHSL …

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Washington & Lee High School senior, Makaila Veney, recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Ferrum College. Veney, an all-district Eagle for four years, also plays softball and basketball. She holds the school record in solo blocks (306) and kills (350). She is the daugh…

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With the exception of guy’s soccer who get going Friday, May 7 with a trip to Rappahannock (Warsaw), every other team got in at least a game/meet this past week. And what a week it was, both the girl’s softball and guy’s baseball team got double wins, the ladies soccer team opened with victo…

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To say that the Westmoreland County School Board was over the moon after the IDA and Board of Supervisors approved their change order to put all the features into the new high school’s auditorium is a bit of an understatement. However, despite that good news, there’s still quite a ways to go…

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The weekend of April 10 and 11, Chase Fisher and Coach Gary Dickens made the long trip to Radford for the Virginia 1A golf championship played on the Pete Die River Course. Sunday was a day of practice and Monday the players took to course for play. George Wythe High from Wytheville took the…

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Last week wasn’t the kindest to Northumberland re-scheduled fall sports, at least as far as team play in regional playoffs went. Each team entered fell to their opponents but two individuals advanced to the Group 1A Virginia state championship for their respective sport. In golf, playing at …

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While three other new fall sports square off this week in Region 1A East championship play, the Northumberland Indians lost last Friday 42-36 to the number-one-seed, undefeated King and Queen team. After a two hour lightening delay the two coaches decided to play rather than agree on a new g…

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This past week’s Northumberland sports records show a vast improvement in several sports and a holding action in others. In cross country, Camden Sisk took her first varsity win at King William on Thursday. On Friday, the Indian football team traveled to the Eastern Shore to play the Northam…

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Both scheduled football games last week fell victim to quarantine over possible contact with individuals with Covid-19. Superintendent Dr. Holly Wargo issued a news release on Covid-19 cases affecting three students at Northumberland High School. “Our administrative teams have worked to iden…

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The Lady Indians volleyball team became the first team in this flip-flopped fall sports season to go undefeated in one week’s play. They traveled to West Point on Monday and came home with a hard fought 3-2 win. On Tuesday, for Senior Night, they entertained a strong Lancaster team and got a…

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The second week of the rescheduled 2020-2021 fall season was very much like the first. A surprising win, a couple of close losses and another sport, field hockey, getting their season started. On Tuesday, the Lancaster golf team came to Quinton Oaks and topped the Northumberland team by one …

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It wasn’t the best of weeks the first week in March for Northumberland athletics but it certainly wasn’t the worst. The Lady Indians volleyball team opened with a loss to Rappahannock, 3-0, and the football was tripped up at West Point on Friday, 14-8. On the winning side the golf team opene…

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For those of us who have served in the military, we are familiar with the “Change 1 to the original order.” This has already hit the Northumberland High School newly formed new fall sports schedule. This past Saturday’s scheduled game against Luray was cancelled due to lack of practice on th…

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With the newly arranged high school sports season as directed by the Virginia High School League, fall sports began practice last week. Everyone got in at least two practices, one indoors and the second, for those who will play outside, a practice outside. One coach, Mark Fridenstine of the …

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On successive nights both the girls and guys basketball teams lost out in the opening round of the Class 1, Eastern Regional playoffs. Tuesday night, the Lady Indians fell to Mathews 76-11, and on Wednesday, the guys lost at West Point, 46-42. On Saturday, February 6, the Indians hosted thei…

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With January passed and February starting, winter school sports are effectively done with, and now the topic of fall sports has popped up. The School Board opted to not take part in winter sports largely due to concerns over the Coronavirus, and at last month’s meeting, Superintendent Dr. Mi…

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Thursday marked the end of regular season play for both the girls and guys basketball teams. They both finished with three games played and one canceled due to the virus, Mathews for the guys and West Point for the ladies. Both now wait for playoff seedings and locations early this week. The…

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The Northumberland Lady Indians basketball team drew the unfortunate task of playing two games last week with only four days of practice. They entertained the Rappahannock (Warsaw) Lady Red Raiders on Tuesday, losing 45-33 to a team that has been practicing since the first of January. Rappah…

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It’s been a long time coming and with a number of almost “starts,” it seemed like sports were a no-go this year. However, by the time this publication comes out, the girls varsity and guys JV and varsity basketball teams will have hit the hardwoods for a short season. Covid-19 has kept every…

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Travis Scala was named to the Davis and Elkins College Fall President’s List. Travis is the son of Steve & Michelle “Chelly” Scala of Ophelia, VA.  Travis graduated from St. John’s College High School in 2020 with academic honors with achievement and was on the varsity lacrosse and wrest…

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“Success is not a goal. It’s a byproduct.” This quote from Coach Taylor in the movie Friday Night Lights epitomizes the philosophy of the Rappahannock Storm. Some coaches teach the easy route to success and victory. The Storm teaches young men to be fundamentally sound, disciplined, accounta…

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Last week, the Westmoreland County School Board voted to not participate in winter sports. Naturally, this was over concerns about the Coronavirus, particularly in regards to being consistent with the imposed distancing standards put in place all over the Commonwealth. Superintendent Dr. Mic…

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Rappahannock Community College, in partnership with the Town of Warsaw, County of Richmond and Richmond County Public Schools, is poised to break ground on a rebuild of four tennis courts on the Warsaw campus. The rebuild will address ongoing safety concerns that make two existing courts unu…