Sports

By Matthew Yoder A community center represents a lot of things to many different people. At its core, it is an inclusive space, providing fellowship and fostering a strong community ethic. In many respects, the ballfields in Onancock epitomize the definition of such a place. This year was to mark the...
By Matthew Yoder What is a dream if it is just words, void of action? Too often dreams vanish when neglected. That is not the story of Charles Baines. The 26-year-old native of Makemie Park knew at an early age he wanted to play professional basketball. When he was 7, he...
By Matthew Yoder — For the first time in over 100 years, high school teams will not take to the gridiron this fall for football. For that matter, no sports will be played until the close of 2020, following the Virginia High School League’s decision made Monday. By a margin of 34-1, the committee,...
By Bill Sterling — Barring the year in high school Tyler Webb was rehabbing his arm following Tommy John surgery, this is the first spring since not being much more than a toddler he is not playing baseball of some sort. (The surgery, named after Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Tommy...
By Bill Sterling — Special to the Eastern Shore Post With the airing of the documentary “The Last Dance,” a story of the Chicago Bulls’ championship run in the 1990s, a younger generation is learning just how large a presence Michael Jordan commanded during his legendary run. Jordan was everywhere it seemed,...
By Bill Sterling -- Athletes have been forced to put their dreams on hold with the shutdown of sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but not many athletes have dreams bigger than Virginia Beach’s Samantha Tadder, a 17-year-old Olympic swimming hopeful whose mother, Dottie, was raised on the Eastern Shore...
By Michael Garbacz Game 1: Blues 1, 3 Knots Taphouse Whalers 3 The Ides of March kicked off with a somewhat ominous tilt between green and blue. The Whalers came in absolutely ravaged by a short bench, able to field only four players plus a backup goalie. The Blues were...
By Matthew Yoder Central Accomack Little League President Billy Justice delivered the sobering words we’ve all been coming to expect Monday evening at an emergency meeting of board members. “As of right now there will be no Little League operations at all until May 11,” said Justice. The rite of spring that...
By Matthew Yoder Involvement with soccer on the Shore has seen a steady progression. Pop-up leagues up and down route 13, one in particular just south of Oak Hall, have given kids and adults alike an outlet to go beyond backyard practicing. For some of these kids, the journey has...
By Michael Garbacz Team Dustin Aigner 5, Team Pat Luckenbach 11 This year’s All-Star game featured a showdown between captains Dustin Aigner and the Pat Trick for a 16-minute-per-period tilt, with all the brightest stars on display. Team Dustin had its work cut out for it, as Team Pat came fully...