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Faster than a speeding bullet

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:10 am

Friday in Richmond at the Sports Backers Plus Southern Classic Track and Field Invitational, Ameer Veney did what no other Northumberland track and field participant has ever accomplished.  He placed second against the best hurdlers in the surrounding states.  His 14.82 clocking in the 110 meter high hurdles was a new school record, but more than that, it placed Veney among the premier hurdlers in the area in all sized

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  • Signing the National Letter of Intent

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Thursday, in the Northumberland School auditorium, Haley Headley signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play volleyball for Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina.  Headley, accompanied by parents Christy and Michael Headley, brother Christian and high school coach Bonnie Swann inked her letter as the first volleyball player to sign from Northumberland County. Barton College, a small private liberal arts college, had an undergraduate enrollment of 1,057 students

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  • First memorial 5K a success

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Caleb Park, winner of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.

    Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. runners took off from the starting line of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.  Kilmarnock Baptist Church organized the event to raise awareness for ocular melanoma. Matthew Tennant, the church’s pastor, said that Lisa Spiers was a member of the congregation, who passed away last September from ocular melanoma.  On the morning of the race he estimated that close to 300 people participated and the

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  • Boys take second at Captains Classic

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:14 am

    After being weathered out by snow, rain and just plain cold, the track teams from Northumberland got an opportunity to show what they could do at the Captains Classic at Christopher Newport University in Newport News this past weekend.  The boys took the second place trophy in the Silver Division against some larger sized schools.  3A New Kent won the boys team trophy with 143 points, the Indians scored 120

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  • Baseball team gets another win

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 8:57 am

    It took a trip across the bay to get in a second spring game for the Northumberland Indians varsity baseball team.  They won a 16-0 five inning contest at Nandua last Monday.  The rest of the week’s schedule was postponed due to rain and wet fields. In their second win this season, the Indians put together some timely hits, aggressive base running, an alert defensive game and some excellent pitching. 

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  • Baseball team gets opening game win

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:12 am

    After a lot of snow and several days of spring rains, the baseball and softball teams from Northumberland got in games last week.  For the baseball team it was a great opening day with a 14-1 win over the visiting Middlesex team on Tuesday.  After that came, guess what, more rain. The Indians varsity baseball team wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard in their first game.  In the

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  • Indians place well in indoor track

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    The Northumberland Indians indoor track team rode the strong legs and big heart of Ameer Veney to an overall ninth place finish among the twenty five teams that scored in the Virginia High School League’s group 2A indoor state championships last week. The meet, held over for a week because of inclement weather, was held at Liberty University in Lynchburg.  Originally promoted as the 2A/1A indoor championships, it was changed

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  • Indians place well at state championship

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    State quailifiers and finalists with their medals and coaches.  New singlets provided by Northern Neck Wrestling Club for the team.

    Four wrestlers with coaches left Northumberland High School on Thursday, bound for Salem and the Virginia High School league state 1A tournament.  The four had a combined record of 113 wins and 13 losses for the season.  They came home with two second places and a fourth in the weather-shortened event. Scheduled for two days, both Friday and Saturday at the Salem Civic Center, VHSL officials decided to shorten the

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  • Northumberland advances four to state championships

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Billy Pipkin takes on George Ellis of Middlesex

    It’s always said that Northumberland and Lancaster are the biggest of rivals.  That may be true on the basketball court and football field, but it wasn’t this weekend at Parry McCluer High School.  The two joined eleven other schools for the Region 1A East wrestling championships.  Except for the matches where they faced each other, the schools were each other’s biggest fans.  They cheered for each other through the two

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