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Marcus Byrd breaks loose for a 51-yard touchdown.

Rappahannock Raiders handle West Point Pointers, 34-13

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

The Rappahannock Raiders Varsity football team was home for their season opener versus the West Point Pointers on Friday, September 5. The game and season were off to a good start when Marcus Byrd took the opening hand off 51 yards up the right sideline for a touchdown. Kenneth Pierson dropped a pass over the shoulder for Jarrett Gordon for a 26 yard touchdown reception, and a (14-0) lead. Pierson

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  • Cross country dashes into action at Essex High School

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Mercedes Fortune (at left) crosses the finish line.

    Essex High School hosted tri-school cross country boys and girls meet with Mathews and Washington and Lee on Wednesday, September 3. Cross country is a team and individual event that’s run over natural terrain. The course is typically between (2.5 and 7.5) miles long, and it can cover flat land, woods, hills, gravel, and/or paved surfaces. The Essex High School’s figure-eight course setup by head Coach Ann Thomas is 3.1

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  • First Annual Guns and Hoses Bowl at Northumberland YMCA

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Dustin Taylor runs the ball for the “Guns” law enforcement team (in blue).

    Police beat firemen, 41-22 Essex High School hosted tri-school cross country boys and girls meet with Mathews and Washington and Lee on Wednesday, September 3. Cross country is a team and individual event that’s run over natural terrain. The course is typically between (2.5 and 7.5) miles long, and it can cover flat land, woods, hills, gravel, and/or paved surfaces. The Essex High School’s figure-eight course setup by head Coach

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  • Lady Pointers defeat Rappahannock Raiders volleyball team in regular season opener

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    MaKenzie Hall serves up one of her four aces.

    The Lady Raiders hosted the Lady Pointers in a volleyball game on Thursday August 28. High school volleyball is a best of five scoring system; in which the sets are played to 25 points, except the final set is played to 15. The teams use rally scoring where a point is scored on every serve, regardless of who serves. The first set was back and forth early on; the visiting

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen back down Crusaders

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm

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

    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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