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By Brennan Waldorf The Yellow Jackets extended their winning streak to five and finish district play with a 7-2 record. The Jackets were prolific against Chincoteague, spreading the ball evenly on offense, backed by strong rebounding. They rolled past the Ponies 79-60 and had four players finish in double digits. Bradyn...
By Brennan Waldorf The Northampton Lady Jackets finished their 2019-20 season with a perfect 9-0 record in district play. They defeated Nandua at home last Friday, Jan. 7, in the final district game of the year. Some player injuries have changed the course of their season but a strong back...

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Anglers Club to Hold Annual Banquet The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club (www.esanglersclub.org) will hold its Annual Banquet on Saturday, March 7, at the Onancock Elks Lodge at 22454 Front St. in Accomac. The popular event, which has had as many as 125 attendees, starts at 5:30 p.m. with a...
By Matthew Yoder Arcadia punctuated their Eastern Shore district championship season with a 75-54 victory against Chincoteague on senior night. The Firebirds relied on the efforts of their veterans to distance themselves from a scrappy Ponies team in the fourth quarter. While Arcadia has played a composed, high-tempo brand of basketball...
By Brennan Waldorf The Division II, Region A Wrestling Tournament took place last weekend, Jan. 8, at Poquoson High School. The tournament is pre-qualifier for states, and both Nandua and Arcadia participated. The 11-team tournament was won by wrestling powerhouse Poquoson with 259 points, and Nandua was runner-up to the...
By Brennan Waldorf Another close game came down to the final seconds in Exmore, when the Nandua Warriors edged out the Broadwater Vikings on the Vikings’ home court. The Warriors won the tipoff and found success in the first quarter, using a full-court press. They built a 6-point lead by turning...
By Matthew Yoder Chincoteague could not overcome cold second-half shooting Tuesday night in losing to Middlesex, 46-31. The Ponies played a balanced first quarter. Caroline Shelley seemed to serve as the catalyst. Shelley scored on a baseline move and off a defensive board and coast-to-coast layup, but just as importantly, established...
By Brennan Waldorf Nandua standout Larry Jones has chosen to continue his playing career at the next level. National signing day was Feb. 5, and the senior decided he’ll take his talents to Richmond, to take the field at Virginia Union University. The Panthers have a winning tradition and went...
By Matthew Yoder Northampton continued to run the table in league play with its 66-39 victory against Chincoteague Wednesday night. Chincoteague approached the contest with the game plan of double-teaming Northampton’s Maeyanna Delk, who often stood stationary near midcourt directing the 4 on 3 play in front of her. Against intense pressure, Delk still managed...
By Brennan Waldorf There was another exciting night of Eastern Shore basketball last Thursday in Eastville when Northampton hosted the Arcadia Firebirds. The Firebirds edged the Jackets at home in their first meeting back in December, overcoming a double-digit deficit in the second half. They then beat the Jackets in Oak Hall on Jan....