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By Matthew Yoder Chincoteague set an imposing tone on defense early, helping to secure a win on the road Monday night against Holly Grove. Less than two minutes into the game, Holly Grove’s Mackenzie Schaffer spotted up for a jumper, only to be blocked by Caroline Shelley of Chincoteague. The force...
By Matthew Yoder The Chincoteague boys basketball team opened the 2019-20 season Monday night with a hard-fought 57-49 victory over Middlesex. Chincoteague utilized their size and a balanced team effort to erase a halftime deficit. The Ponies trailed the Chargers by two, 25-23, at the break but kept their focus...
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...
By Brennan Waldorf The Division I Region A cross-country meet was held last week Nov. 6 at the Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg. Chincoteague and Northampton both traveled to the meet to compete against 10 other teams in their division. In the boys division, Northampton finished seventh overall and was led...
By Matthew Yoder All great runs eventually come to a conclusion. Chincoteague’s historic 2019 season ended with a semifinal loss to Rappahannock in region 1A competition. The three sets to one defeat was not for lack of effort. The Red Raiders just proved to be too formidable for the Ponies. Chincoteague’s...
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 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 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...
Story and Photo by Matthew Yoder  As losses mount, Chincoteague’s Football can be the most imperfect of sports. Mismatches on the field, turnovers, and missed calls can easily decide the outcome of a game, and any combination of these can be devastating. Chincoteague’s 24-21 loss Saturday in Delaware against the...
Story and Photo by Matthew Yoder The story reads like a broken record for the Chincoteague Ponies. One team drives the ball effectively to start but only so far and short of the end zone, while the other utilizes determined legs and capitalizes on big-play situations. Unfortunately for Chincoteague the...