Tag: Chincoteague Combined School

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 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 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 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 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...
By Brennan Waldorf The Northampton girls basketball team further cemented its standing atop the district with a commanding win over Chincoteague at home Jan. 28. The Lady Jackets have been outstanding in district play this year, going a perfect 6-0, beating their district rivals by double digits in each contest. Chincoteague...
By Matthew Yoder Both Chincoteague and Northampton effectively heeded the audible demands of their coaches, but in the end the Yellow Jackets’ adjustments played right into their wheelhouse and drove a 77-62 win Tuesday night in the Pony Pen. Northampton opened the game playing unselfishly, which led to good looks for...
By Matthew Yoder What started out as a close game quickly stretched beyond approach as Chincoteague coach Jimmy Bloxom witnessed key contributors to his team exit the court in foul trouble. Colonial Beach rattled off 17 consecutive points in the second quarter in defeating Chincoteague, 56-33, Tuesday night in the...
By Matthew Yoder Chincoteague fought off a one-man show from Holly Grove’s Zach Chaffins Monday night, returning to the win column in the Ponies’ first game of the new year. Chincoteague led throughout the tight contest, employing depth and balanced scoring to better the Eagles. Landon King opened the game for Chincoteague,...
By Matthew Yoder Tuned to the hum of basketballs reverberating on wood, the Chincoteague girls officially took to the court for the first time this season on Monday, working through their rust in full-length outlet drills and jump shots. The Ponies had an encouraging turnout on the first day of practice, with more than...