Sports

By Brennan Waldorf The Division I Region A volleyball championship kicked off Monday night on Chincoteague Island. The Ponies entered the tournament as the number two seed and faced off against seven seed Essex High School. The Trojans entered the tournament with an 8-9 record but were better than their record showed as they...
By Brennan Waldorf Division II Region A volleyball playoffs started Nov. 5 with Nandua facing off against the Prince Edward Eagles in Onley. The Warriors fell in three straight sets (25-17, 25-19, 25-18) to conclude their 2019-20 season. The Warriors were uncharacteristic of themselves on the night, as they struggled returning the serve at times...
By Matthew Yoder As Arcadia thundered past Washington 59-0 last Friday night, it’s difficult to separate your thoughts from what could have been this season, if not for a combined six-point difference in two losses to Nandua. Those games are in the books, a thing of the past, and the Firebirds’ effort against the...
By Matthew Yoder The emotion on players’ and coaches’ faces following Chincoteague’s 41-0 loss last Friday to Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot had little, if anything, to do with the outcome. What was more evident was a representation of the end, of a season and for 12 seniors’ participation in a sport many have played on the...
By Brennan Waldorf The number one team in the VISAA Division III came to Exmore last weekend to face off with the Broadwater Vikings. The Vikings, unfazed by their opponents standing, stood toe-to-toe with the number one team and led the game going into the half. The Vikings put together an even, balanced attack...
By Matthew Yoder Spend any amount of time with TJ Smith and you will discover a man driven to succeed, consumed with passion, and eager to include everyone harmoniously. Smith is the head cheerleading coach at Arcadia High School. His team was just crowned 2019 region 2A champions for the first time in school history....
By Brennan Waldorf The third-ranked team in the VISAA Division III came to Exmore last Saturday to face off against the Broadwater Vikings. The St. Michael the Archangel Warriors had only 15 players dressed for their bout against the Vikings, but it was all they needed. The Warriors were a well-oiled...
By Matthew Yoder Local high school cheering squads played to a packed house Tuesday night at Arcadia High School with a district title on the line. The night opened with a rousing rendition of the national anthem by Arcadia’s coach, TJ Smith. He received well-deserved applause from a thunderous crowd...
By Matthew Yoder It was senior night, breast cancer awareness night, and oh, yes, a district title was up for grabs, a title that has eluded the Chincoteague Ponies for 33 years. Chincoteague’s JV squad had just finished a lively three-set match with Nandua, in which the Ponies failed to complete...
By Brennan Waldorf Oct. 22 was senior night for the Northampton Yellow Jackets as they took on Surry County for the second time this year. They swept the Cougars in three straight sets (25-21, 25-13, 25-10) for a perfect series. They will retire three seniors this year in Yeats James,...