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Conference 43 football honors

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

CONFERENCE 43 Offensive player of the year: Marcus Byrd (Rappahannock) Offensive lineman of the year: Anthony Darby (Rappahannock) Defense MVP: Sterling Hammond (Essex) Defensive lineman of the year: Nick Graves (Colonial Beach) Defensive back of the year: Sterling Hammond (Essex) Coach of the year: Scott Foster (Colonial Beach) First-team offense: C Sr. Darin Jones (CB); OG—Sr. Robert Umphlette (E), Jr. Jovan Gillis (Ra); OT—Jr. Anthony Darby (Ra), Sr. Kenny Ashdown (Washington and Lee); TE Sr.

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  • Rappahannock’s Eamonn Collins signs letter of intent to attend Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Eamonn Collins (right) with his dad and Rappahannock baseball assistant coach Shawn Collins.

    Surrounded by family, coaches and school faculty, Rappahannock High School senior Eamonn Collins signed his letter of intent to play baseball and attend classes at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee next fall. “One of my main goals from when I was little was always to help my parents out as much as I could with college,” Collins said. “[Tusculum College] offered me the most money, and their facilities are extremely

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  • Head Coach: Raiders’ Marcus Byrd’s numbers were ‘off the charts’

    Posted on November 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

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    Raiders set for a rematch against rival Essex Trojans   The Rappahannock Raiders put on an impressive team performance Friday night to knock off the Sussex Tigers, 39-28.  The Raiders, seeded ninth in the Division 1 East, had one of the closest Division 1 games of the night against the eighth-seeded Tigers. Raider standout Marcus Byrd proved his all-purpose abilities striking for four different touchdowns in four different ways, including

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  • Essex, Colonial Beach, Rappahannock, Washington & Lee advance to Region 1A East second round, see all Group 1A scores from Friday

    Posted on November 15, 2014 at 8:56 am

    The race to the Group 1A state football championship continues on Nov. 14 and four of the Conference 43 teams have advanced to the Region 1A East second round. Be sure to check back on Nov. 14 at the Northern Neck News online for live updates at www.northernnecknews.com for coverage of all six local teams: Colonial Beach, Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Rappahannock and Washington & Lee. Altavista is the defending Group 1A state

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  • No. 9 Rappahannock football tops No. 8 Sussex Central 39-28 in Region 1A East Playoffs First Round, will face Essex

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Rappahannock played well on both sides of the football to overcome a halftime deficit and take down Sussex Central, 39-28, in Sussex.  Marcus Byrd notched four touchdowns in four different ways – rushing, receiving, returning a kickoff and defending.  “This was a very good team effort,” said Raider coach William West.  “We had two defensive scores. Marcus Byrd’s all-purpose yards were off the charts.” What’s next: Essex will host No. 9

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  • No. 1 Essex football dominates No. 16 Cumberland 56-6 in Region 1A East Playoffs First Round

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Leo Gaskins. File photo.

    The Essex Trojans routed the visiting Cumberland football squad to advance to the next round. Through scoring 48 points in the first two quarters, the Trojans put in their backups in the second half and had a running clock during that half. Sterling Hammond led his team with three touchdowns, followed by Malik Martin with two. Leo Gaskins led Essex in rushing with 132 yards. Cumberland’s leading rusher was T.J.

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  • Local teams prepare for Group 1A football playoffs, see pairings

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm

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    Friday begins the race to the Group 1A state football championship and six of the Conference 43 teams have qualified for the Virginia High School League Region 1A East first round. Be sure to check back on Friday at the Northern Neck News online for live updates at www.northernnecknews.com for coverage of all six local teams: Colonial Beach, Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Rappahannock and Washington & Lee. Altavista is the defending

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  • Conference 43 volleyball tournament outcomes for Rappahannock Raiders, Essex Trojans

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Rappahannock’s MacKenzie Hall rejects an attempted kill by a Lady Eagles player.

    Raiders take first volleyball matchup over Washington & Lee The Conference 43 volleyball tournament began on Tuesday November 4, when the W&L Lady Eagles visited the Rappahannock Lady Raiders. The Lady Raiders quickly took a six point lead through the first rounds of servers. They pushed the lead to ten before winning the first set (25-15). The second set the teams traded points, until the Lady Raiders managed five point

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  • Conference 43 volleyball results: Rappahannock, Essex and Rappahannock County advance to semifinals

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    From Jason Strong, Athletic Director at Rappahannock High School on last night’s volleyball game: “It was an exciting quarterfinal game at Rapp High tonight. After the Raiders went up 2-0, the Eagles stormed back to tie it at 2 games a piece. The Raiders held on in the fifth for a 15-13 win, taking the match 3 games to 2. Rappahannock will advance to the semifinals to play Northumberland at

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