Sports

By Matthew Yoder Five years ago, the girls soccer team at Arcadia emerged out of necessity. For years the school fielded a coed unit, and playing time was hard to come by for girls. Chelsea Sharp remembers those years keenly. Her own playing days were cut short after middle school...
By Brennan Waldorf The 2020 Broadwater softball season kicked off this week March 10, as the Vikings hosted Holly Grove Christian Academy in Exmore. The Vikings fought from behind the entire game after allowing two runs through the first three innings. The fourth inning was the turning point in the...
By Brennan Waldorf The Nandua Swimming team traveled to Richmond Feb. 19 to compete in the combined Division I & II State Swimming and Diving tournament. The Warriors have only 18 total swimmers with six on the boys squad and 12 on the girls. The team is small but talented...
By Matthew Yoder Youth is the word when it comes to the 2020 edition of Arcadia softball. The Firebirds’ roster is predominantly made up of freshmen, with three juniors and one lone senior adding needed experience. For fourth-year coach Keith Justis, that inexperience can be looked at as a strength,...
By Brennan Waldorf The 2019-20 Northampton Parks and Recreation basketball league came to a conclusion last weekend, Feb. 29. The league started in November and concluded last weekend with games being played at the old Northampton middle school. The league has regular season followed by a postseason tournament; its cost...
By Matthew Yoder The best coaches adapt when circumstances don’t go as planned, adjusting on the fly to play to their team’s strengths. So, when the top two hitters in Arcadia’s order became unavailable before practices got underway, coaches Michael Hatcher and Kyle Williams put their heads together, looking at...

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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 It had been 12 days since Arcadia last took to the court in competitive action. A solid run through league play helped earn the Firebirds a bye, and an elusive home playoff game. The second-round matchup with Thomas Jefferson High School brought with it much anticipation, as the crowd began to...
By Brennan Waldorf The Broadwater Vikings fell in conference play last Thursday to Metro Conference nemesis Isle of Wright. The Chargers knocked off the Vikings with home court advantage 49-41 ending the Vikings season. The Chargers were led by senior Grant Worthy with 14 points and junior Russ Wells with 11. The Vikings Willie Holden...
By Matthew Yoder Chincoteague met a familiar opponent in the first round of the basketball playoffs Monday night, and just as it was in volleyball season, Rappahannock cut the Ponies season short. The Raiders were a most inhospitable foe, soundly dispatching the Ponies 62-30. In November, during the volleyball playoffs it was Rappahannock making the...