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1A East All-Region Football Team

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

Center(1)   1st team Tyler George 56 Sr 6’2 220 Parry McCluer 2nd team Darin Jones 56 Sr 6’0 220 Colonial Beach               Guards(2)   1st team Travon Elliot 56 Sr 6’0 265 Altavista 1st team Robert Umphlette 52 Sr 5’11 195 Essex 2nd team Jovan Gillis 50 Jr 5’8 240 Rappahannock 2nd team Joe Robertson 55 Sr 5’11 195 Lunenburg      

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  • Rappahannock Lady Raiders remain unbeaten at 7-0, look ahead to Mathews on Thursday

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Meredith Slaw makes a free throw in a game against King and Queen where she scored 17 points

    Seven may be considered a lucky number, but Coach Ellen Gaines’ Rappahannock varsity girls basketball team has relied on skill and the leadership of seniors Selene Epps and Ashley Towles to reach win #7 in just as many games played this season. “They’ve been playing varsity for four years .. they’ve done a great job, Ashley with controlling the game and Selene with her scoring,” Gaines said Monday evening. But

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  • Rappahannock pounces on Charles City Panthers, wins 84-46

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Rappahannock’s Marcus Byrd drives the ball to the hoop.

    The Raiders varsity basketball team played the Charles City Panthers at home on Wednesday, December 10. The Raiders ran their fast break, blocked shots and grabbed rebounds to take the lead and never looked back. They were ahead 20-6 after the first period. At half time, they were up by 30 points. The starting five saw the court for four minutes in the third; they gave way to the subs

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  • Altavista edges Essex 22-20 for Group 1A state championship

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Essex's Dominek Broaddus, at left, had a stellar state championship game with three passing touchdowns in the Trojans' 22-20 loss to Altavista.

    When the Essex Trojans and Altavista returned to Salem Stadium on Saturday for a rematch of last year’s Group 1A state championship game, things were noticeably different. Hail and snow were replaced by a sunny day. Injuries did not plague a fired-up Essex squad that stayed healthy and competitive to the end. But one thing did not change. The end result. In a tightly contested game that remained undecided as

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  • Rappahannock Raiders girls basketball team defeats King and Queen, 56-27, opens season at 6-0

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Rappahannock's Meredith Slaw (#15) goes up for the grab on defense.

    The Lady Raiders more than defended their home turf when they scored over twice as many points as their opponents to rout the visiting King and Queen Lady Tigers, 56-27. Rappahannock dominated the first three quarters with strong play by Meredith Slaw from the foul line and another double-digit scoring effort from Selene Epps. King and Queen never scored higher than 11 points in a quarter, although they did out-shoot

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  • Virginia High School League 1A State Championship, football: it’s an Essex-Altavista rematch

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Essex’s Rasaun Monroe runs the ball in for the score off a pass from Dominek Broaddus (#1) for the Trojans’ first touchdown. Essex defeated Haysi 35-13.

    On Saturday, the Essex Trojans will play their last football game of the season. This is more than any other Division 1 team in the state, save one: their opponent, the Altavista Colonels, who will meet Essex in Salem for a rematch of last year’s state championship game. This is the third straight state championship game for the Trojans, who lost to Goochland in 2012 and then Altavista last year.

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  • Varsity Four Downs with Rappahannock High School’s Marcus Byrd

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Marcus Byrd

    It was a career year for Rappahannock High School senior Marcus Byrd. The Conference 43 Offensive Player of the Year had a beastly showing this football season with well over 1,000 yards rushing, 300 yards in the air and 22 touchdowns. The senior also recorded three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. His additional awards this season include first team All-Conference running back, first team All-Conference defensive back

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  • Varsity Four Downs with Rappahannock High School’s Anthony “A.J.” Darby

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Name: Anthony Darby a.k.a. A.J.
Grade: Junior
Height: 6’4” 
Weight: 287 lbs.
Sports played: Football
Favorite teams and athletes: Oregon, Washington 
Redskins, J.J. Watt
Favorite food: Chinese food
Favorite non-sport activity:
Fishing

    Good football teams often boast a group of talented and dedicated offensive linemen. They clear the way for their running backs and protect their passer from the blitz. One such lineman, Anthony “A.J.” Darby of Rappahannock High School, has played hard to protect his players and help his teammates get the best results. For his efforts and hard work, Darby has been honored this season as the Conference 43 Offensive

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  • Rappahannock High School’s Selene Epps scores 1,000th point at home on Friday, December 5 against Nandua

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    A joyous Selene Epps, who had just made her 1,000th point.

    It was a quick pass from longtime teammate Ashley Towles that allowed Selene Epps to seal the deal. The Rappahannock High School senior made her basket. Fans in the bleachers sprang to their feet. Cheers filled the RHS gymnasium. Point 1,000 was in the books. After the play, Epps high-fived Towles and hugged her teammates. Then came the embrace and congratulations from her head coach Ellen Gaines. The milestone that

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