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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…

The High School sports scene within the Commonwealth of Virginia will be an entirely different format than ever experienced. First will be the changing of seasons from the normal fall, winter and spring seasons to; now for this 2020-2021 school year, it will be winter, fall and spring.

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Spencer Sadler, the new Athletic Director at Washington & Lee High School, has some very large shoes to fill and it does not intimidate him in the least.  He acknowledges his challenges like he views everything; logically, calmly, and intelligently. His diverse background has given him t…

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As expected by many, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) voted at their July 27 meeting to go for Model three which moves the entire high school sports season into the second semester. At this time in the Covid-19 pandemic Phase Three will not allow high risk sports (those with close phys…

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After 50 years of sports writing, Thursday morning the Virginia High School League recognized Lee Scripture’s contribution to high school sports.

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While COVID-19 took away the senior season for high school baseball players across the country, a community effort made one final Senior Night possible for seniors across the region, last Tuesday night at Deltaville Ballpark.

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The coronavirus caused the cancellation of the spring high school sports schedule with terrible results for many senior athletes. The cost was “what might have been” both personally and school wise. Now the same health concerns have caused the cancellation of Northumberland’s Prime Tyme Summ…

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Since the first positive case of Covid-19 a number of changes have been made to Virginian’s regular routines. Governor Northam encouraged Virginians to continue following social isolation guidelines and the executive order he issued, limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people across the s…

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The Rappahannock Lady Raiders basketball team hosted the Riverheads Lady Gladiators in the class A state quarterfinals game at Lancaster High School on Friday, March 6. With a late game deep three pointer from Dayona Jackson to tie the score (46-46) as the clock ticked down to end the game, …

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Thursday night was an opportunity for the stars to come out and the Indian sports fans an opportunity to both honor them and say goodbye to the seniors who will graduate this spring. Dr. Travis Burns made the opening remarks. He has always been a supporter of Northumberland athletics, and wa…

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The spring sports season kicked off Monday to a week of rain and blustery wind, cold at that. Everyone was ready to go except track which opens this Monday. At Northumberland High it is hoped the students’  thoughts go to baseball for the guys and softball for the girls with soccer and track…

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The Rappahannock Lady Raiders seized the NND championship on Friday, February 21 at Lancaster High School versus the Lancaster Lady Red Devils. The Lady Raiders began the tournament at home against the Westmoreland Lady Eagles on Wednesday, February 19. They came out the locker room en fuego…

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The Colonial Beach Drifters Varsity Basketball team became regular season Northern Neck District Champions Friday night against Lancaster High School at Lancaster. The low-scoring game, 40-37, brought the Drifters home to ride the point with a police escort as well as a large number of cars.

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For the Northumberland High School indoor track team it all began in November with practice. It led to last Thursday’s  trip to Richmond, the Arthur Ashe Center and participation in the Region 1A/2A championships and an eventual trip to next weekend’s Virginia State 1A/2A championships in Sa…

The W&L Lady Eagles varsity basketball team hosted the Colonial Beach Lady Drifters on Tuesday, February 11 and dropped the game (41-47).

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The W&L Eagles varsity basketball team was on the road against the Colonial Beach Drifters on Tuesday, February 4 and went to double overtime before losing by one-point. Both teams hit the floor running and gunning, they scored twenty or more with the Eagles behind (20-27) after the firs…

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The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team began their NND week with a win over the Northumberland Lady Indians on Tuesday, January 28; then they traveled to the W&L Lady Eagles to snatch a victory on Thursday, January 30. The Lady Raiders offense and defense came out of the l…

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The W&L Eagles varsity basketball team recorded two victories this week at home versus the Lancaster Red Devils on Tuesday, January 28 and on the road against the Rappahannock Raiders on Friday, January 31. The Eagles didn’t start the game against the Red Devils like it would be a good n…

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To no one’s surprise, the Lancaster Red Devils made shambles of the Northern Neck  District Tournament held here last Wednesday. With a competitor in each of the 14 weight classes, Lancaster easily out paced the reminder of the four schools with teams present. The battle was for second place…

After most of the week off to take care of those dreaded exams to close out the fall semester, the girls and guys got back in their game uniforms on Thursday. The ladies traveled to W&L in Montross while the guys entertained the W&L Eagle guys in Northumberland the same night. It was not a

The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team had two home games one out of district versus the King William Lady Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 21 and one in district against the Colonial Beach Lady Drifters on Thursday, January 23. The undefeated Lady Cavaliers used their height adv…

The W&L Eagles varsity basketball team went on the road to face and beat the Northumberland Indians on Friday, January 24. The Eagles had only three made field goals in the first period and were behind (8-12) after the first eight minutes. They found more offense in the second quarter to…

The Northumberland Academic team completed their season last Monday with a trip to Lancaster High School.  They lost both matches, one to Rappahannock (Warsaw) and one to Essex.  The losses eliminated then from further completion this season as only the top four teams advance to the northern…

The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team traveled to and routed the Essex Lady Trojans on Tuesday, January 14. The Lady Raiders took an early lead after the first period (13-5); they pressured the Lady Trojans and jumped in the passing lanes that turned defense to offense and ea…

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The W&L Eagles varsity basketball team lost a late lead at home against the Colonial Drifters on Tuesday, January 14. The Eagles found themselves down (13-18) after the first period with just under 50% shooting. They found their release points and the shots started falling in the second …

The first week back at school after the Christmas break was a mixed bag for the Northumberland High teams. An up and down week that was mostly down. The academic squad continues to look for that opening win of the season, the guys basketball team is still struggling with the right formula on…

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The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team notched two victories for the week; they defeated the Northumberland Lady Indians at home on Tuesday, January 7, and W&L Lady Eagles on Thursday, January 9. The game was close after the first eight minutes with the Lady Raiders up by …

The Colonial Beach Drifters varsity basketball team hosted the Essex Trojans and ran them off the court on Tuesday, January 7. The Trojans were the first on the scoreboard with a three-pointer (0-3); the Drifters matched the long range shot to tie the game (3-3) then they went up (7-3) with …

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The Northumberland Academic team took their traveling group the road Monday the sixteenth at Essex. In matches there they lost to Colonial Beach and Rappahannock High (Warsaw). The Indians team is made up of mostly of sophomores and is in a learning phase within the Northern Neck District. T…

The W&L Eagles varsity basketball team went on the road to play the Rappahannock Raiders in the GEBC Classic on Friday, December 27. The Eagles scored first (2-0) then was down (2-3) with 4:55 to play in the first period; both teams were a little tight to start. The Eagles took a one-poi…

The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team hosted the W&L Lady Eagles in the GEBC Classic on Friday, December 27. The Lady Raiders were behind (0-3) early then they took a (5-3) lead with 4:42 to play in the first period. A seven-point run put them up (7-3) with another three-…

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The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team hosted the W&L Lady Eagles in the GEBC Classic on Friday, December 27. The Lady Raiders were behind (0-3) early then they took a (5-3) lead with 4:42 to play in the first period. A seven-point run put them up (7-3) with another three-…

The W&L Eagles varsity basketball team went on the road to play the Rappahannock Raiders in the GEBC Classic on Friday, December 27. The Eagles scored first (2-0) then was down (2-3) with 4:55 to play in the first period; both teams were a little tight to start. The Eagles took a one-poi…

Merry Christmas! May your Christmas Season be filled with peace, hope, joy, and love. May you be truly blessed! Did you get to go fishing over the weekend or one afternoon? I got out Monday last week with Tiffany Risch for a little fun. We hit the pond around 9:30 and hit up the deepest

The winter sports season officially opened on December 3 with both the girls and guys basketball teams in action; on December 5 with the Academic teams having their first meet; and on December 7 when the wrestling team took to the mats in completion. After graduation last spring, it’s a yout…

The W&L Eagles basketball team traveled to the Charles City Panthers on Wednesday, December 11 and were home to the Maggie L. Walker Governors School Green Dragons on Friday, December 13. The Eagles found themselves down early to the Panthers (7-16) after the first period. They found som…

The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team beat the King and Queen Central Lady Tigers at home on Monday, December 9. The Lady Raiders were first to score and never looked back; they went up (5-0) with 5:44 left in the first period. Their defense kept the Lady Tigers off the score…

The W&L Lady Eagles varsity basketball team faced and defeated the West Point Lady Pointers at home on Monday, December 2. Head Coach Michael Fisher stated, “We have three returning players and only two starters from a state caliber team.” The Lady Eagles took an early two-point lead aft…

The Rappahannock Lady Raiders varsity basketball team hosted the West Point Lady Pointers on Friday, December 6. Good defense and not being able to get the ball to go in the basket made for a long first period; the Lady Pointers were first on the scoreboard with a free throw (0-1) with 2:49 to go