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No. 2 Rappahannock girls basketball over No. 6 Lancaster in Conference 43 Semifinals

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

The girls varsity basketball Conference 43 semifinals were hosted by the top seeded Colonial Beach Lady Drifters this Tuesday in the Drifterdome. The winners advance to the finals this weekend in Lancaster. In the first game, the No. 1 Drifters dominated visiting Rapphanannock County with the final score 69-20.  The physicality of the Drifters simply overpowered the Panthers, who handed turnover after turnover to the undefeated Colonial Beach team with

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  • Spring sports schedules are up for Rappahannock High School

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    The sports schedules for 2015 have been released for Rappahannock  High School’s soccer, baseball, softball and tennis teams. Here are the games and dates up to April 1, 2015:   March 5 Girls Tennis:  Away at West Point (scrimmage), 4 p.m.   March 7  Baseball: JV Away at Deep Run, 1 p.m. Varsity HOME vs. Deep Run (scrimmage), 1 p.m.   March 11 Soccer: JV and varsity HOME vs. Goochland

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  • Conference #43 Basketball Tournaments: Semifinals results

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Exciting matchups look to be in store for area high school basketball fans this Saturday. In addition to the top two girls basketball teams on Conference #43 earning their way to an expected head-to-head showdown in the conference finals, the No. 1 Lancaster boys varsity squad will face a somewhat surprising opponent in Essex, who as the sixth seed overcame both No. 3 Washington and Lee and No. 2 Northumberland

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  • Girls varsity basketball: Rappahannock defeats Washington and Lee, advances to semifinals

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Selene Epps poured in 36 points against Washington and Lee.

    Though the snow began to melt away Monday, its chilling effects lingered on the girls’ basketball playoffs Monday night.  Rappahannock defeated W&L, 55-36, in Warsaw, but both squads took a while to warm up. “We have not practiced in 11 days,” lamented the winning coach Ellen Gaines.  “Our free throws were awful, and we missed a lot of shots.”  Her players hit 36 percent of their free throws (9/25) and

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  • Conference #43 Basketball Tournament Updates: Quarterfinals

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Six Conference #43 basketball teams on Monday evening inched one step closer to competing in the conference finals. For boys varsity basketball, the No. 5 Rappahannock High School Raiders traveled to No. 4 Rappahannock County and won 81-70, advancing to the semifinals round where they will face the No. 1 Red Devils at Lancaster High School tonight at 6 p.m. Against Rappahannock County, Marcus Ball led all players in scoring

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  • Revisions to Conference 43 Basketball Tournament

    Posted on February 19, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Revisions to the Conference 43 Basketball Tournament (brackets forthcoming): Monday, February 23 Quarterfinals at high seed  - Boys- No. 5 Rappahannock High School at No. 4 Rappahannock County, 8 p.m. (following girls 6 p.m. game)                No. 6 Essex at No. 3 Washington & Lee, 7 p.m.                No. 7 Colonial Beach at No. 2 Northumberland, 8 p.m.

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  • Rappahannock falls to Colonial Beach 39-27 at home, finishes regular season with 15 wins for first time since 1990

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Meredith Slaw, the game-leading scorer for the Raiders, snatches a rebound.

    A dominant effort in the first quarter and time management in the final stretch highlighted the Colonial Beach girls varsity basketball team’s 39-27 victory over the hosting Rappahannock Raiders tonight. The Lady Drifters finished the regular season with a 10-0 record and captured first place in Conference 43. Putting the full-court press into action, Colonial Beach powered out to an 18-5 lead over Rappahannock at the end of the first

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  • Conference #43 varsity basketball tournaments: Lancaster, Rappahannock, Northumberland, Colonial Beach, Washington & Lee, Essex

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 12:49 am

    ***GAMES SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 HAVE BEEN POSTPONED*** The seeding has been set for boys and girls varsity basketball in Conference #43. Boys: Lancaster earned the top seed tonight when they defeated Essex 61-49 and Northumberland fell to Washington and Lee 58-57. With their #1 seed, Lancaster has a bye in the first round of the conference tournament. They will face the winner of the Rappahannock-Rappahannock County game in

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  • Varsity Four Downs with Northumberland High School’s Billy Pipkin, Jr.

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Grade: Senior
Height: 5’7 1/2”
Weight: 133 lbs.
Sports played: Cross Country, Wrestling, Track (1600m and 3200m past three years, might just do mile this year)
Favorite team: Cross Country
Favorite athletes: Max Smith, Sarah Schindler, Zack Swift, Lucas Smith, Joey Gaskins
Favorite food: Burger from Five Guys
Favorite non-sport 
activities: Fishing, 
wakeboarding in the summer, going out and doing adventures

    Racing to the finish line. Pinning his opponent to the mat. Whether it’s cross country, wrestling or track, Northumberland High School’s Billy Pipkin is competing with his all as an individual athlete. In all three sports in which he competes, the senior athlete has competed on the state level, placing in both track and wrestling. This past year in cross country, Billy Pipkin earned eighth in conference, went to regionals

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