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By Matthew Yoder Involvement with soccer on the Shore has seen a steady progression. Pop-up leagues up and down route 13, one in particular just south of Oak Hall, have given kids and adults alike an outlet to go beyond backyard practicing. For some of these kids, the journey has...
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 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 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...
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 2019-20 wrestling season has come to a conclusion with teams from around the Shore competing in the state tournament last weekend. Nandua, Arcadia, and Northampton all traveled to Salem last weekend to compete in the tournament in their respected divisions. This year’s tournament was quite bountiful with several wrestlers placing...
By Matthew Yoder A captivating run through district play, culminating in its first district championship in years, earned Arcadia not only a home playoff game, but a bye and added rest for what will be a challenging run to further accolades. Little is known at press time as to the...
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 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....