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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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“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 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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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…

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…