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Northumberland High School’s Jack Jett commits to Old Dominion University in Norfolk

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm

On November 19, Northumberland High School senior Jack Jett signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball and attend classes at Old Dominion University next fall. In committing to ODU, Jett said he wanted to pick a university with a great baseball program; he felt that the up-and-coming ODU can help him go far in progressing his game. “I really liked the coaches, I really seemed to click with the

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  • Football playoffs preview: Colonial Beach Drifters, Essex Trojans football teams to square off in quarterfinals

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Essex’s Sterling Hammond, Conference 43 Defense MVP.

    Call it the 2014 Northern Neck/Essex Championship game, for whoever wins this next matchup will represent Conference 43 in the Virginia High School League 1A semifinals. Colonial Beach, who controlled much of their last matchup to notch a 22-6 victory over Surry County, will roll into Tappahannock this weekend to face the No. 1 Essex Trojans in the quarterfinal round. “We are a defensive team, and we hope that will

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  • With 21-7 defeat by Essex, Rappahannock Raiders’ football season comes to a close

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:43 am

    The Raiders defense swarms around the ball carrier.

    The Essex Trojans hosted the Rappahannock Raiders in their second playoff game of the 2014 season. The defenses flexed their muscles in the first quarter and most of the second by not allowing the offense to get in the red zone. The Raiders’ coaches took the time and the game tape to make adjustments in an effort to have a better outcome. The defensive changes were working, because the score

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