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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...
By Brennan Waldorf The Yellow Jacket Wrestling squad is already winning tournaments before the season has begun. Head coach Matt Evans entered the team into a tournament in hopes of scoring some new gear. The proactive coach had little expectations but was delighted as his team continuously moved through the rounds eventually claiming the...
By Matthew Yoder Photos courtesy of Arcadia Cheerleading team parents and coaches The Arcadia Firebirds’ impressive journey in cheer ended with an eighth place finish Saturday at the state competition in Richmond. Admitting it wasn’t their best performance, coach TJ Smith nonetheless spoke positively of his team’s historic season. “I know they...
First Team All-District: Lyric Sampson- #9 – Nandua Yeats James - #8 – Northampton Emma Jackson - #12 – Chincoteague Emani Press - #2 – Arcadia Alanna Hall - #5 – Chincoteague Necole Stravino - #3 – Nandua Second Team All-District: Caroline Shelley - #10 - Chincoteague Abigail Killmon- #5 - Nandua Jada Giddens- #22 - Northampton Jamie Wert -...
By Brennan Waldorf The Division I Region A cross-country meet was held last week Nov. 6 at the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg. Chincoteague and Northampton both traveled to the meet to compete against 10 other teams in their division. In the boys division, Northampton finished seventh overall and was led...
By Matthew Yoder All great runs eventually come to a conclusion. Chincoteague’s historic 2019 season ended with a semifinal loss to Rappahannock in region 1A competition. The three sets to one defeat was not for lack of effort. The Red Raiders just proved to be too formidable for the Ponies. Chincoteague’s...

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ACPR Youth Basketball Sign-Ups The Accomack County Parks and Recreation is accepting sign-ups for their youth basketball league. Registration fee is $35 a child if the fee is paid by December 9. After December 9 the fee will be $40 per child. The registration forms are available at the Parks...
By Michael Garbacz Game 1: 3 Knots Taphouse Whalers 8, Blues 2 On a makeup slate of Sunday games, the Whalers sure came out and made up for at least a week’s worth of offense on the Blues.  In fact, we had ourselves a pair of Old Guy Hat Tricks, between...

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Advisory to the Public About Websites The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) is putting out an advisory to the public about websites claiming to sell Virginia fishing licenses. The department reminds outdoor enthusiasts that gooutdoorsvirginia.com and dgif.virginia.gov are the only official websites to purchase fishing and hunting licenses and permits. Go Outdoors Virginia mobile...