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Meredith Slaw (left) and Selene Epps

Varsity Four Downs with Rappahannock High School’s Selene Epps and Meredith Slaw

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

It’s been a special season for the Rappahannock High School varsity girls basketball team. Senior standout Selene Epps scored her 1,000th career point in their third regular season game of the year, and freshman Meredith Slaw has emerged as one of the Raiders’ top two scorers along with Epps. The two players and friends are in the midst of their first and only season together on the varsity court, and

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  • Rappahannock boys team weathers comeback bid from Colonial Beach to win 71-64

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    After beating both Cumberland and Colonial Beach, the Rappahannock High School varsity boys basketball team improved their record to 8-7.

    Rappahannock lost its top scorer late in the first half Friday, and with him went a commanding lead. The Raiders held, however, fighting off a comeback bid from  Colonial Beach to win 71-64. Kelvonte Ellis proved to be tough for the Drifters to handle. He scored 17 points, including three three-pointers, to lead the Raiders to a 36-18 advantage with 2:33 left in the first half.  Unfortunately for the Raiders,

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  • Rappahannock finishes runner-up to Rappahannock County in Conference 43 Scholastic Bowl Tournament

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Pictured are Rappahannock’s Brennan King, Evan Shipman, Nick Jett and Enrique Oceguera answering a team question in the first round of the tournament.

    In the Conference 43 Scholastic Bowl tournament at Colonial Beach High School, Rappahannock High School finished runner-up for the second consecutive year to Rappahannock County. En route to taking second place in the final round of the tournament, Rappahannock had defeated Colonial Beach, defeated Essex, lost to Rappahannock County and defeated Essex again. Rappahannock High School’s Nick Jett was named to first team all-conference and was also named the Tournament

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  • Regional, state, Fred Pittman award winners from Rappahannock High School

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Fred Pittman Award winners Marcus Byrd and Devin Sumiel

    Regional and State Awards Four athletes from Rappahannock High School’s 2014 varsity football squad made the Region 1A East all-region teams. Andre Brown earned First Team Defensive Lineman; Anthony “AJ” Darby earned First Team Offensive Tackle; Marcus Byrd earned First Team Offensive Running Back and Second Team Defensive Back; and Javon Gillis earned Second Team Offensive Guard and Second Team Defensive Lineman. In addition to earning all-region status, A.J. Darby

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  • Rappahannock girls basketball team improves to 10-2, to take on Colonial Beach this coming week

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    A big game is around the corner for the Lady Raiders. Rappahannock High School’s varsity girls basketball squad played only one game this week as their matchup against Lancaster originally scheduled for Thursday, January 15, was pushed back to a later date due to weather. Their lone game this week ended in a 67-43 victory for the Raiders over the Essex Trojans on Tuesday, January 13. Rappahannock led the way

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  • Lancaster boys basketball team bounces back to defeat Rappahannock 71-59

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Rappahannock's Kelvonte Ellis at the free throw line.

      Riding a wave of momentum off of victories over Mathews and Colonial Beach Lancaster looked to pick up their third straight victory against the visiting Rappahannock team. But the aggressive, fired-up Raiders took charge early on and built up a nine-point lead going into the second half. The game ended with Lancaster winning by 12 points. The Red Devils dominated the fourth quarter, out-scoring Rappahannock 21-6 to seal their

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  • Rappahannock girls basketball team defeats Washington and Lee 66-29, improves to 9-2

    Posted on January 8, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Selene Epps led the night in scoring with 20 points, including 14 in the first quarter.

    A dominant first quarter from the Rappahannock girls varsity basketball team set the tone for the rest of the game as they went on to beat the Washington and Lee Lady Eagles 66-29. The Lady Raiders returned to Montross less than two weeks after their last meeting with W&L and put up 22 points in the first period, including 14 from game-leading scorer Selene Epps. Washington and Lee struggled to

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  • Northumberland girls basketball team tops Rappahannock 45-31

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    slaw

    The Rappahannock varsity girls basketball team fought their way back from a six-point deficit against Northumberland in the first half to retake the lead in the fourth quarter. But then Rajaa Shabazz kicked into high gear, scoring 15 of the Lady Indians’ 22 final-quarter points to help her team defeat the Raiders 45-31. The game opened with a 4-4 tie as the Raiders’ Selene Epps and Meredith Slaw and Northumberland’s

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  • Essex boys basketball team 2-3 to start the season

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    The Essex Trojans dropped to 2-3 on the 2014-2015 high school basketball season with a 64-46 loss to Sussex Monday evening, January 5. Despite having three quarters where they scored in the double-digits, Essex was outscored in each period by the visitors. Sussex led the Trojans 50-40 heading into the fourth quarter, but the visiting team outscored Essex 14-6 to extend their lead and take the victory. Leading scorers for

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