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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...
By Matthew Yoder Northampton continued to run the table in league play with its 66-39 victory against Chincoteague Wednesday night. Chincoteague approached the contest with the game plan of double-teaming Northampton’s Maeyanna Delk, who often stood stationary near midcourt directing the 4 on 3 play in front of her. Against intense pressure, Delk still managed...
By Brennan Waldorf There was another exciting night of Eastern Shore basketball last Thursday in Eastville when Northampton hosted the Arcadia Firebirds. The Firebirds edged the Jackets at home in their first meeting back in December, overcoming a double-digit deficit in the second half. They then beat the Jackets in Oak Hall on Jan....

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Accomack County Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball Schedule The Accomack County Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball games will be held at the Arcadia High School, Saturday, Feb. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. The last game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. The 2 and 3 p.m. games will be played at Chincoteague...
By Matthew Yoder The girls of Nandua and Arcadia are learning the fundamentals of basketball in real-time action, and the games they’ve played against one another will likely make the two young teams stronger in their progression. As the 2019-20 campaign winds down, the Warriors capped a season sweep against the Firebirds on the...
By Matthew Yoder Chincoteague had been trending in this direction. Spirited practices, and consecutive close losses against Arcadia and Northampton ignited the team’s optimism, led to a win maybe only Ponies’ players and coaches could anticipate. Maybe, but by the reactions of some players it’s conceivable they stunned even themselves in their defeat of Nandua...