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Accomack County Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball The Accomack County Parks and Recreation Department will be having Youth Basketball Sign-Ups and Practice at Arcadia High School on Saturday, December 7, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Age groups for the league are 5-8, 9-12, and 13-15. The registration fee is $35 per...
By Brennan Waldorf The 2019-20 wrestling season kicked off Dec. 4 at Nandua High School. The Warriors hosted a three-team dual meet that featured Arcadia and Windsor High School. The meet was originally scheduled for four teams but Woodrow Wilson was unable to make it. The loss of Woodrow Wilson...
By Matthew Yoder If the Arcadia boys basketball team plays to its strengths of speed and defense, the 2019-20 season should be a successful campaign, frustrating to their opponents on the court, and entertaining for their fans in the gym. Assistant coach Kyle Williams sums up the strategy in blunt terms....
By Matthew Yoder The Chincoteague boys basketball team opened the 2019-20 season Monday night with a hard-fought 57-49 victory over Middlesex. Chincoteague utilized their size and a balanced team effort to erase a halftime deficit. The Ponies trailed the Chargers by two, 25-23, at the break but kept their focus...
By Brennan Waldorf The Nandua Warriors basketball season tipped off this week on Dec. 3 against Norfolk Christian in Onley. The boys team has a new head coach in Trelle Warner who has hopes of taking down the Eastern Shore title and making a run in the region. Coach Warner is...
By Matthew Yoder  A blank canvas, a clean slate, call it what you will, this year’s Arcadia girls basketball team will assuredly be a process reliant on patience. It’s not just that the Firebirds are freshman and sophomore heavy on varsity, but it’s more the fact that a lot of...
By Matthew Yoder  Arcadia played to its strengths of speed and defense and employed some timely 3-point shooting to dismantle Broadwater Tuesday night in Exmore, 51-38. The Firebirds relentlessly pressed the Vikings from the outset. Lethon Williams stepped into the passing lane on Broadwater’s first possession and raced to the basket...
By Michael Garbacz Game 1: Thornton Services Renegades 1, K&E Marine Capitals 6 The cold winds a-blowin’ this day signaled some blowout tilts, as evinced by this one.  Suffering a short bench, the ‘Gaders still fought and outshot the Caps 23-22 but couldn’t solve goalie Cabe Morgan. The Pat Trick rang up two goals...
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By Brennan Waldorf Eastern Shore teams traveled to Salem, Va., last weekend to compete in the Virginia State Cross Country tournament. Northampton and Chincoteague both had girls running in the Division I race while Nandua and Arcadia had runners participate in the Division II race. The district champion and regional runner-up Nandua boys team...
By Matthew Yoder Tuned to the hum of basketballs reverberating on wood, the Chincoteague girls officially took to the court for the first time this season on Monday, working through their rust in full-length outlet drills and jump shots. The Ponies had an encouraging turnout on the first day of practice, with more than...