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2022 has been quite the year for Westmoreland County’s school division with plenty of trials, tribulations, and triumphs culminating earlier in the year with the grand opening of Westmoreland High School.

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“I’m very sad this evening to share with you, as you probably already know, that Reverend Lee Scripture passed away earlier this week,” said Dr. Holly Wargo, superintendent of Northumberland Schools at last Thursday’s board of supervisors meeting.

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November 15th marked the three-year anniversary of Jim Coates’ passing. The forever-Yankee was a Northern Neck native who beat the odds and became not only a professional baseball player but also a member of the American League All Star Team and a World Series Champion.

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This has not been Lancaster’s year in varsity football, but they put up a valiant fight before the Indians’ sheer power and speed gave them a 53-20 victory over their longtime rivals. From the first drive on, it didn’t take long to show who would be the dominant team.

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Last week was a big week for Northumberland sports across the board. The varsity football team took a 45-6 homecoming game win on Friday over Colonial Beach. Earlier in the week, the Lady Indians split their games but advanced to the Northern Neck District playoffs, and will host a first rou…

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Monday night, in a game rescheduled from the previous Friday, Essex served notice that this is their year to take a shot at the Group 1A state title. And they did it in convincing fashion by drubbing Northumberland 61-6.

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Hurricane Ian stopped the Indians’ varsity football team from a trip to Alexandria and their game against St. Stephens/St. Agnes on Saturday. It is doubtful if the game is rescheduled for this season.

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In a game scheduled for Thursday due to the shortage of high school referees, Northumberland hosted 2A Bruton from Williamsburg. The game seemed to be an even match with an overall larger-in-size Bruton squad against the Indians and their speed. Speed won with Northumberland putting a 44-27 …

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Sometimes life throws you a curve and you want to either change course or quit.  Montross Middle School girl’s Health and PE instructor, Miquella Snider, is no quitter. In her life, she has experienced many hurdles that would have discouraged and ended the aspirations of most individuals. Bu…

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The Northumberland varsity football season began with a 21-2 win over longtime rival Lancaster on Friday night. It wasn’t pretty. It certainly wasn’t easy. But, it was an opening game win.

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Last Thursday night, Northumberland hosted the West Point Pointers for their second and final scrimmage before the season begins for keeps. Next Friday night, they will host the Lancaster Red Devils to begin the 2022 season.

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Last Thursday, on a hot August evening, Indians fans got a look at what might be for the 2022 season. However, it was only a tickler as the varsity dressed out only 15 players. The remainder of the prospective team could not play due to lack of practice time or missing their physicals. So, h…

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Delegate Margaret Ransone arrived in Kilmarnock Monday evening to personally present copies of House Joint Resolution 290 to the sportscasters that it honors—Carroll Ashburn and Demetrius Means.

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Cam Seldon, a rising senior at Northumberland High School, has committed to the University of Tennessee football program. As a player in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Seldon, of Browns Store, will face off in nationally televised games against teams like Alabama, Florida, LSU, and Ole Miss.

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Anyone passing by the Colonial Beach High School will probably have noticed something has been missing for the past few months. Namely, the old wooden bleachers in the high school’s gymnasium vanished. Those wondering where the things wandered off to finally had that question answered when D…

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The seasons might have ended early for Northumberland sports teams but that did not mean they were not well thought of by the coaching staffs within the Northern Neck District and beyond. Here is a listing of the all district and Region 1A East teams for the 2022 season.

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Sports broadcasters Carroll Ashburn and Demetrius Means are waiting for notice of a special date that will fall sometime in either July or August. On that yet-to-be announced date, the state will present House Joint Resolution 290, commending the pair “for more than 25 years as the voices of…

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After clawing their way through the very competitive Northern Neck District, the Rappahannock Raiders Baseball team topped the best Region 1A East had to offer, and it was on to the state championship round last week. The guys’ soccer team got an opening playoff win, but lost in the semis. T…

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Signing letters of intent just before school closed for the summer were Jay Bea and Brock Martin. Bea will compete in the track and field program at Roanoke College. He has been a part of the NHS track and field program since his 6th grade year. He has competed in the indoor track season, an…

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Never, in 52 years of writing high school sports can I remember one school winning three regional titles in one season. But Rappahannock Raiders did that last week taking the Region 1A East championship in guy’s baseball, ladies softball and soccer. That’s pretty amazing but that’s what the …

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For the spring 2022 season, the Northumberland sports teams all advanced to Region 1A play. As reported last week, family vacations took precedence over regional play, and the Lady Indians softball team had to drop out before play began. This past week with all of the teams playing was a rou…

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Rappahannock High School advanced five teams to the Region 1A East playoffs this past week. The guys’ baseball team was seeded first in the region with the Lady Raiders’ softball team right behind with a second seed. Both teams won their opening regional playoff games, as did the soccer team.

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Zach Gowen is a ball of energy. He is one of those folks that comes into a room and instantly is in charge. The seventh graders at Montross Middle School had been eagerly awaiting his arrival, and his guest appearance did not disappoint them. If they did not know about him at the beginning o…

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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…