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

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

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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  • Richmond County Little League major girls come within one strike of winning state title

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:44 am

    The Richmond County Little League major girls team.

    The RCLL major girls won their game on Monday July 14; this put them in the finals game on Tuesday. They held a lead 2-1 going into the sixth inning. With two outs and two strikes on the batter with runners on base, the final strike was not to be found. The batter hit a seeing eye ground ball that eluded the infield and allowed two runs to score. RC

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  • Richmond County Little League Senior Girls win Virginia State Championship, earn national-level trip to Florida

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Team members were Megan Baughan, Meredith Slaw, Hailee Green, Courtney Berhalter, Megan Elbourn, Lexi Hanks, MiKayla Rapp, Lexi Taylor, Maeve Collins, Mary Alyce Bronner, Jenna Whelan, Karli Taylor, Sarina Darby coaches Mike Slaw, Steve Elbourn and Lisa Whelan.

    The Richmond County Little League senior girls went undefeated in the Virginia State tournament to capture the State title. In Sunday’s finale versus Clarke County, they took the lead early 1-0. Their opponent scored in the fourth inning to tie the game, and had a runner on first and third. They didn’t allow any other runners to cross the plate. Their offense picked back up in the fifth inning to

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  • Richmond County Little League girls win three straight

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Majors Girls

    The Richmond County major girl’s softball team journeyed to McLean, VA for the States tournament. They were scheduled to play three games that started on Friday; if they ended the weekend with one of the better team records they would continue to the semis on Monday and the finals on Tuesday. They won all three games against Elkton, Honaker, and Warwick. The team has only allowed seven runs while scoring

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