Sports

By Bill Hall — Productive flounder fishing can still be found inside Chincoteague Bay and over the inshore ocean wrecks, while southern Shore anglers have turned their attention to speckled trout and puppy drum.  Look for an influx of small rockfish into the Chesapeake Bay within the next few weeks. Chincoteague Recent flounder...
By Adolphus Ames — When University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduate John Mark Killmon returns in the spring to Nandua High School’s baseball field, it will be as an assistant coach. “It’s very exciting to assist the coaches and team I used to play for,” he said. Since he last played for...
By Bill Hall — The calendar may still say summer, but the movements of the fish populations are more consistent with the beginning of the autumn season. Cobia and spadefish numbers continue to decline inside the Chesapeake Bay, with the fish beginning to stage at the mouth of the bay and...
By Bill Hall — Recent reports indicate that cobia and spadefish are beginning the early stages of their late summer and early autumn migration from the Chesapeake Bay into the Atlantic Ocean. Cobia schools have been seen traveling south in the waters of the lower bay, and there has been...
Submitted Story – Chincoteague’s Emma Jackson and Nandua’s Reghan Hintz recently went to Westfield, Ind., to play in the Alliance Fastpitch Championships.  Jackson played with the 18u Williamsburg Starz Gold squad and Hintz played with 16u Delaware Tribe team. The two former high school rivals got a chance to catch up...
An Accomack County woman won the Onancock Rotary Club boat raffle while other winners have been announced for the Bayside Poker Run held Saturday, July 30. The winner of the Rotary Club raffle for a fully-equipped 17-foot Stingray boat with a 90 horsepower motor was Jane Kellam. Mark Lusby topped the...
Not much has changed in fishing over the last week. Extra-warm water temperatures and excessive heat are forcing most anglers to fish early in the mornings and late in the afternoons. Coincidentally, this is when most of the highky productive action also occurs. Despite the heat, fishing is not...
By Bill Hall – High water temperatures and lower oxygen levels have combined to impact a lot of the local fishing activity negatively. Fishing early in the morning, especially during the latter portion of a rising  tide, will often improve your odds of catching. Spanish mackerel are one of the inshore...
Submitted Story – Chincoteague High School athlete Emma Jackson was recently named to the Extra Innings Softball High School All-American Team as a first team outfielder. Extra Innings Softball is one of the nation’s premier softball rankings publications.  Jackson adds this award alongside her First Team ESVA All District, VHSL Region...
By Adolphus Ames – Central Accomack Little League’s senior softball team competed in the Southeast Region Senior League Softball Tournament in Salisbury, N.C., this past weekend as Team Virginia. On Saturday, July 23, Virginia defeated Georgia 2-0 to advance to a championship game against Florida.  The win came following a strong...