Sports

By Brennan Waldorf  The Nandua boys and girls swimming teams participated in the Division II, Region A tournament last Wednesday, Feb. 12. The tournament was held in Williamsburg, Va., at the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex and saw both boys and girls from Nandua take third place overall. It was a...
By Matthew Yoder North Bayside Road cuts right through the heart of Cheriton. Situated in the center of town between the Northampton Farm Store and a frame shop with artists’ studios sits Box at Roc’s. New York native Rocco Debellis is the namesake behind the recent downtown addition. Debellis has...
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...