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Marcus Byrd breaks through the line for 63 yards.

Raiders by land, air and ‘D’

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Rappahannock steamrolls King & Queen, 48-7 The Raiders varsity football team was home to face the King and Queen Tigers on Friday September 26. There was no royal treatment of their guests; the first play from scrimmage resulted in a Marcus Byrd 53 yard touchdown run. He followed that up later in the quarter with a 63 yard touchdown. He did have to cut to the middle of the field

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  • Raiders volleyball unit tops Eagles 3-1

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Meredith Slaw

    The Lady Raiders volleyball team began conference play on Thursday September 25 at home against the Lady Eagles. The visiting team won the first set (25-23), after the end of set time out the Lady Raiders took the next three sets and the game (25-17), (25-12), and (25-21). The Lady Raiders served close to 95%; Taylor Yeatman and Meredith Slaw was (17/17). Courtney Berhalter and Rachel Douglas led the team

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  • Washington and Lee varsity volleyball team denies Lancaster with 3-0 win

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Le’Arie Kelley, Brook Reed, Kyndal James and Caroline Merryman set up on defense for Lancaster at the start of the third set.

    Varsity Eagles take victory, improve to 9-6; Lancaster JV team beats W&L 2-1 The third set was looking to be the charm for the Lancaster varsity volleyball team. But then the visiting Washington and Lee Lady Eagles surged on by late in the set to beat the Lady Red Devils 3-0, spoiling any chance of a possible comeback by the home team. The Lady Eagles came out swinging in the

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  • Washington and Lee Eagles swipe victory from Rappahannock Raiders in closing seconds

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Marcus Byrd leaps up to try and make the catch amidst double-coverage.

    For 47 minutes and 57 seconds Friday night, it looked as though the Washington & Lee football team would suffer its first loss of the season. But on the last play of the Border Bowl against Rappahannock High School, Eagles quarterback Treshaun Brown broke outside to his left and scored the game-tying touchdown.  Jacob Daiger’s extra point was good, and the Eagles remain unbeaten. The Raiders took control of the

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  • Essex Trojans dominate Nandua, 62-8

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Quarterback Dominek Broaddus dives for one of Essex’s nine touchdowns.

    The Essex Trojans rolled up their second win in as many weeks, soundly defeating Nandua, 62-8, Friday night in Tappahannock. The outcome demonstrates that for Coach John Fulks and his players, the challenge is often staying tuned up for the inevitable big games that will come later. The coach gave his squad good marks for their performance against the Eastern Shore team.  “I was pleased with our execution on both

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  • Rappahannock High School golf team plays best match of season against Northumberland, Mathews

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Lance Wheeler had an even par of 35.

    For the Raiders golf team, things are clicking at the right time. The five-man unit from Rappahannock High School captured the three-team matchup at Quinton Oaks on Thursday with a score of 168 against Northumberland’s 183 and Mathews’ 202. It was the Raiders’ best match of the season as they recorded their lowest match score in 2014, Head Coach Paul Yackel said Sunday. Four of his five players shot their

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  • Rappahannock Raiders varsity football team defeats Middlesex Chargers

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm


    The Varsity Raiders football team was on the road Friday, September 12 to play the Middlesex Chargers. The Raiders ran up 252 yards of total offense with 221 coming on the ground. They were led by Marcus Byrd, whom had 139 yards on 8 carries with two touchdowns. Quarterback Ken Pierson and running back Jaquan Thompson found the end zone for the other two offensive scores. They were stingy on

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  • Essex Trojans steamroll King William Cavaliers, 35-0

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Malik Martin rolls in for his second touchdown of the night as Essex, defeated King William, 35-0, Friday night in Central Garage.

    On Friday night, Essex Coach John Fulks came off the field praising his team’s efforts in a hard-fought contest.  “We were able to finish a game tonight,” he said. It sounded almost like the game was close. It wasn’t. Essex traveled to King William and shut out the Cavaliers, 35-0, to notch the team’s first win of the season. The victory was a stark contrast to the finish two weeks earlier,

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Big Red

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    The offensive line paved the way for another victory.

    The Northern Neck Rivermen was on the road Saturday, Sept. 13 versus the Arbutus Big Red. With a win the Rivermen would clinch the North Division and host the first round of the playoffs. The Rivermen hit the ground running with a 2 yard touchdown run by Daniel Barnes in the first quarter. In the second quarter, quarterback Walt Covington connected with Tim Short for a 75 yard touchdown pass.

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