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Kurt Busch wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm

He may have missed three races, but after today, he’s a virtual lock to make the Chase. Kurt Busch led 291 of 400 laps to conquer the NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, winning his first race of 2015 and earning his 26th career victory. “It’s an incredible feeling … a total team effort,” Busch said after the win. “And the way that everything came together

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  • Virginia’s Denny Hamlin wins Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway, gets 100th NASCAR XFINITY Series win for Toyota

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:23 pm


    A little home cooking may have been just what the doctor ordered. Five days after having to sit out the rest of Bristol’s Sprint Cup race due to neck spasms, polesitter Denny Hamlin returned to his native Virginia and led all but two laps to win the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Hamlin picked up his first Xfinity Series race victory of 2015 as well as Toyota‘s 100th

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  • Rappahannock baseball squad defeats Essex 3-1, improves to 9-2

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    In a matchup that Rappahannock Head Coach Jim Bieger characterized as a “classic pitcher’s duel,” the Raiders varsity baseball team topped rival Essex 3-1 to improve their overall record to 9-2. Bieber called his team’s victory over the Trojans a “good bounce back win after Tuesday’s loss” to Washington and Lee. Rappahannock’s Eamonn Collins pitched a complete game, striking out 13 batters and allowing two hits. Essex’s Kinston Carson also

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  • Raiders tennis team earns three straight victories

    Posted on April 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Connor Pemberton sets up a winning shot.

    The Rappahannock Lady Raiders tennis team went on the road Monday, April 13 to face the West Point Lady Pointers. They won every game and defeated the Lady Pointers 9-0 to win the match. The Lady Raiders hit the road again on Wednesday, April 15 versus the Caroline Lady Cavaliers. They were victorious in eight of nine games, defeating the Lady Cavaliers, 8-1. The Lady Raiders were at home against

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  • Rappahannock varsity baseball defeats Lancaster 6-1, improves to 8-1

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:56 am

    The Rappahannock varsity baseball team’s first conference game of the year produced a solid 6-1 win over the visiting Lancaster Red Devils, improving the Raiders’ overall record to 8-1. The offense set the tone early with Ken Pierson blasting a 2-run single to stretch Rappahannock’s lead to 5-0 in the second inning. Pierson not only had three RBI’s overall on offense, but he also contributed four assists from shortstop. Catcher

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  • Rappahannock JV softball trounces Lancaster 13-0

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Rappahannock's Madison Pierson faced 19 batters over five innings, striking out seven.

    The Rappahannock JV softball team kept up their torrid pace as they dominated the visiting Red Devils in five innings to win 13-0. The Raiders jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning with Lancaster facing a total of 10 batters. Madison Pierson on offense set up her team’s scoring run with a hit up the middle and a slide to second base. Savannah Goodman followed up with

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  • Rappahannock varsity softball dominates Lancaster 16-0, improves to 5-5

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Rappahannock's Kathryn Morris unleashes her final pitch of the third inning to strike out her third consecutive batter.

    Lancaster faced no fewer than five batters per inning. Rappahannock faced no more than four. Sixteen Lady Red Devils stepped up to bat in the entire game. Seventeen Lady Raiders did so in the first inning. With 16 runs, two two-run homers, no runs allowed and a blistering performance on defense–pitcher Kathryn Morris her 13 strikeouts (K’s)–Rappahannock’s varsity softball team put away Lancaster in five innings to improve their overall

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  • Rappahannock baseball defeats West Point 14-9, improves to 7-1

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 8:10 am

    While it wasn’t the prettiest of games–Rappahannock baseball Head Coach Jim Bieger noted Tuesday–the varsity Raiders managed to gut out a victory over West Point on Monday, winning 14-9. “Brennan King really gave us a lift in his three innings [as pitcher],” Bieger said. King faced only 10 batters and struck out five. He picked up the win with three scoreless innings. Eamonn Collins hit 3-for-4, including a double and

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  • Virginia Motor Speedway to open weekly racing season on April 18

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Virginia Motor Speedway will return to racing this Saturday April 18th to host opening night of the 2015 season. WRAR/WNNT Night will feature all five of the Virginia Army National Guard Dirt Series divisions. The night will feature the Victory Lap Late Model, Aaron’s Pro Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and Collision One Limited Stock Car divisions.  Competitor gates for Saturday April 18th will open at 2pm for inspection and

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