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The Northern Neck Rivermen defense lines up to rush the offense.

Northern Neck Rivermen back down Crusaders

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The Northern Neck Rivermen traveled to Jacksonville, Va to face the TC Crusaders on Saturday August 23. The Rivermen were first on the board with a 10 yard touchdown run by Tim Short. Then their defense took the game over; Devonte Reynolds recovered a fumble and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown to put his team up (15-0) late in the second quarter. In the third quarter, Chris Campbell

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  • Essex County youth get into the game

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Youth players bring the runner to the ground.

    Essex County Youth football began play Saturday August 23 in Westmoreland. You can’t have a High School team that went to back to back State Championship games without instilling discipline on the lower levels. The three divisions Peewee, JV, and Varsity all had a strong showing. After weeks of practice that included going to the jungle (a term the coaches coined for running from the practice field to the edge

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  • Strong showing for Richmond County Youth Football

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Youth players push the defense back.

    The Richmond County Youth Football league traveled to Westmoreland to meet up with area players to kick off the football season. Some of the teams from the Peewee, JV, and Varsity fared better than others, but it was only week one. The young players finally got to play a game, so they understood why the coach had to do so many drills (tackling, down-ups, toss sweep right). The little cheerleaders

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  • 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year to serve as Faculty Athletics Representative at Rappahannock High School

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Pictured standing: Cleveland Winfield. In background from left are School Board Vice-Chairman Brenda Pemberton, Chairman John Brown and Superintendent Greg Smith.

    Cleveland Winfield, who was last year’s Teacher of the Year for Richmond County Public Schools, will take on the role of Faculty Athletics Representative for Rappahannock High School. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Greg Smith credited Winfield and RHS principal Jesse Boyd for coming up with the position, which will be implemented for the first time this school year. “We were seeing some unsatisfactory results from our student athletes

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  • Rappahannock High School softball team recognized, honored for winning state championship

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

    From left: Hallie Berger, Chelsea Smith, Rachel Douglas, Jenna Whelan, Jordan Whelan, Hailee Green, Lexi Hanks, Makenzie Hall, Megan Elbourn, MiKayla Rapp, Head Coach Ellen Gaines, Patty Ptucha, Anna Lewis and Meredith Slaw.

    The Richmond County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution recognizing the Rappahannock Raiders varsity softball team for their tremendous accomplishment of winning the state championship in 2014. The following resolution reads: “WHEREAS, the Rappahannock High School Softball team competed and won the State 1A Championship in Radford, Virginia on June 14, 2014; and “WHEREAS, the Rappahannock High School Softball team consisted of Xenna Belfield, Hallie Berger, Courtney Berhalter, Rachel Douglas,

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  • Richmond County Little League Senior Girls have strong showing in Southeast Regionals

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    2014 Richmond County Little League Senior Girls team

    As 2014 Virginia State champions, the Richmond County Girls Senior All-Stars got to do something that many teams only dream of: represent their state in the Little League regionals. Last week, Richmond County’s pride and joy travelled to Fort Meyers, Florida and competed in the Little League Southeast Regional Tournament hoping to eventually win a berth in the Little League World Series held in Delaware. The team competed against teams

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen defeat Stags, improve to 3-0

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Devonte Reynolds, Northern Neck Rivermen

    The  Northern  Neck Rivermen traveled to Cumberland, Md to face the Western Maryland Stags in their third game of the semi-pro football Mason Dixon Football League season. The long ride that began in Fredericksburg with stops in King George and Waldorf, Md gave the coaching staff more time to work on their game plan. It must’ve been a good one, because they defeated the Stags (70-12). The Rivermen got contributions

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  • District 15 Big League All-Stars Team takes 3rd place in states

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    The District 15 Big League All-Stars Team

    On July 5, 12 members of the District 15 Big League team traveled to Norton, VA to participate in the state tournament held at Union High School in Big Stone Gap.  This was after the team had completed a grueling 12 game schedule in 24 days, traveling to Richmond and Dumfries in order to qualify for state competition.  The team is composed of players, ages 16 -18, from Essex, Northumberland,

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Virginia Titans to win 34-31

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Northern Neck Rivermen’s Adeola Ogunwenmo busts up the middle to score one of his two touchdowns.

    In their second game of the season, the Northern Neck Rivermen was pushed to the last seconds against the Virginia Titans. The game started rather easily for the Rivermen; their defense put the Titans in a passing situation and linebacker Sid Thompson picked off the short pass over the middle to give them good field position. The offense wasted little time getting into goal to go yardage; Adeola Ogunwenmo burst

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