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Kinston Carson made an early statement in the second inning by pitching a three-up, three-down inning on three strikeouts.

No. 6 Essex Trojans defeat No. 3 Washington and Lee Eagles, headed to Conference 43 semifinals

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:26 am

Washington and Lee varsity baseball’s defense delivered five perfect innings against the Essex Trojans in Round 1 of the Conference 43 tournament. The other two favored the eventual winner. Picking up three early runs off of a walk as well as the bat of Justin Lankford, the No. 6 Trojans held the hosting Eagles scoreless past the third inning to notch a 3-1 victory as well as a trip to

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  • No. 2 Rappahannock softball shuts out No. 7 Lancaster 12-0 in Round 1 of Conference 43 tourney

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Jenna Whelan was all smiles Tuesday as she had a single and
an RBI at the plate and gave up only one hit at the mound.

    Jenna Whelan threw a one-hitter and Rachel Douglas smashed a three-run, inside-the-park homerun as the Rappahannock Raiders defeated the visiting Lancaster Red Devils, 12-0, in the opening round of the Northern Neck District softball tournament on Tuesday. Whelan carried a no-hitter into the fifth and final frame, facing only three batters per inning until Lancaster’s Kelley Montgomery singled to center with one out. In all, Lancaster had only 16 trips

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  • In memory of a star athlete

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm


    A ceremony was recently held in Essex County for Arthur Bundy, a former student athlete who passed away this past summer.  Arthur’s family was presented with the #20 baseball jersey to serve as recognition for Arthur’s contributions to the 1999 Essex High School state championship  baseball team. A plaque was also hung on the baseball pressbox to serve as a memorial of his pitching experiences at Essex High School from

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  • Rappahannock defeats Northumberland and Essex, improves to 15-2

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Rappahannock’s Kaleb Self connects with the pitch.

    The Rappahannock varsity baseball team wrote a 15-win season into the books this past Thursday, May 14, when they closed the door on Northumberland to win 5-3. “This was probably our best defensive effort of the year,” Rappahannock head coach Jim Bieger said Friday. “Our outfield was awesome.” The Raiders’ outfield’s play was highlighted by a diving catch along the fence by Brennan King. Eamonn Collins pitched a complete game

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  • Rappahannock prevents Northumberland comeback, wins 3-2

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Jenna Whelan crosses home plate for the first score of the game.

    A no-hitter was in the making. Rappahannock’s Kathryn Morris and the Raiders defense prevented the Northumberland varsity softball team from getting on base for six straight innings. Eighteen batters came up, and 18 were sat down. The next three quickly shifted the game’s tone. Micaela Wilson reeled off a hit to put herself on base; Jillian Jett connected and allowed Wilson to race home; Macey Augst smashed a double to

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  • To the USA junior volleyball championships: Essex athlete Hannah Gross earns big trip with Richmond Volleyball Club

    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 12:05 pm


    After winning first place in tournament play, Essex volleyball standout Hannah Gross and her Richmond club-based team are heading to New Orleans. “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity of playing in the USA volleyball junior national championship this summer!” Hannah said. “It’s not something many volleyball players get the chance to compete at, and I can’t wait to play against the most elite teams in the country.” Playing

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  • Virginia Motor Speedway to host the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 this Saturday, May 16

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Chris Ferguson and Gregg Satterlee battled it out for the win last year with Ferguson claiming on the last lap at Virginia Motor Speedway.

           Will there be a repeat winner this year in the 38th Annual TireX USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway? This Saturday May 16th we will find out when the stars and cars of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series return to battle for the $10,000 top prize.    In the nine year history of the event has being held at the ½ mile speed plant in Jamaica, VA there has yet to

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  • Rappahannock softball wins four straight

    Posted on May 13, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Kathryn Morris. File photo.

    The Rappahannock varsity softball team has rallied to a 10-6 record, winning all but one of their games in conference play this season as of press time. After going .500 in their first 12 regular games, the Lady Raiders reeled off four straight victories against local teams, winning by no less than 11 runs in each of those contests. The ladies posted back-to-back shutouts against Northumberland (12-0) and Colonial Beach

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  • Buck Roadcap wires field for first Late Model win in Mom’s Night Out event at Virginia Motor Speedway

    Posted on May 11, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Buck roadcap

    All eyes were on defending champion Justin Williams of Concord, VA to see if he could come from his sixth place starting position and win for the second time in a row but Buck Roadcap of Waynesboro, VA had other thoughts. Roadcap survived a three wide battle with Billy Tucker and David Williams to take the lead, one he would not relinquish.  “I have been trying for over a year now to get a win here

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