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Northumberland High School’s all-star athletes Connor Haislip (left) and Brandon Walker.

Onward to All-Stars for Northumberland Athletes: Brandon Walker wins MVP

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

The 2013-2014 high school sports season is in the books. Two Northumberland High School athletes were chosen to play in the Virginia High School League Coaches All-Star games at Liberty University in Lynchburg last week. Connor Haislip was selected to play in the girls’ volleyball game Thursday afternoon. Brandon Walker made the all-star team for baseball and played Thursday night. For his play, Brandon received the trophy as the East’s

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  • Northern Neck native, Harpers Ferry resident finishes first for women’s overall in Reedville Firecracker 5K

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Brooke Crowther crosses the finish line to finish with the fastest time in the Reedville Firecracker 5K amongst all women competitors.

    The Firecracker 5K went off without a hitch during the July 4th celebration in Reedville. An unseasonably cool day with lower humidity saw a record 533 entrants in the race. There were serious and casual runners, including a number of children being pushed in strollers. This yearly tradition was part of the larger celebration which also enjoyed by a record number of people. The big parade was led by Grand

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  • Northumberland County Little League boys and girls teams get their game on

    Posted on July 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Little League tournament play for Major boys and girls, age 11-12 enters its second full week. Already complete are the Minor girls and boys, age 9-10 year-olds. After having one of their best years, the Minor boys finished in fourth place in their tournament here at the Heathsville Little League Park. They opened with a loss but rebounded for three straight wins before losing to eventual district champions, Essex. Making

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  • Northumberland High School varsity baseball team wins 1A state championship, hands Honaker first loss of season with 9-3 final score

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm

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    Virginia High School League 1A state champions for the year 2014 has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? State champions, the best this year for the entire state of Virginia, and well-earned. Sharing honors with the Northumberland High School varsity baseball team is the Rappahannock Raiders varsity softball team. The championships are the first ever awarded under the Virginia High School League’s new six-tiered division of the state public

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  • Six Northumberland High School seniors graduate on the baseball field before winning state championship

    Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

    The following Northumberland High School seniors graduated on the field prior to their state championship victory Saturday  Colin Donovan, Brennon Saunders, Blake Walker, Maggie Massie, Brandon Walker, Matthew Harris and Clinton Carter.

    There are graduations, and then, there are graduations. Each one is special and each one is remembered by those who participated and those who attended. But none will ever be as special as the one held this past Saturday morning on the baseball diamond at Radford University. When Dr. Travis Burns announced toward the closing of ceremonies within the high school that diplomas had been awarded that morning to the

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  • An electric celebration at Quinton Oaks

    Posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Dean Sumner (right) with a golfer at Quinton Oaks.

    The 12th annual Northern Neck Electric Cooperative employee sponsored golf tournament was held at the Quinton Oaks Golf Course Callao, VA. Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, community oriented company based in Warsaw. The event was hosted by Cooperative Helping Hands which donates the $280.00 four person team entry fees to local charities and the fees included green fee, golf cart, a gift pack, lunch, door prizes and awards.

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  • Northumberland Indians varsity baseball team takes Conference 43

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    The Northumberland Indians celebrate their Conference #43 tourney championship.

    The Northumberland varsity baseball team put together two of their best played games this season in sweeping to the Conference 43 championship at Dream Fields in Kilmarnock. On Wednesday in a five inning contest, they ousted Essex 11-1. Friday, they topped Rappahannock High from Warsaw, 9-0. On Tuesday, in the opening round, the Indians drew a bye as regular season champions Essex topped Colonial Beach, Rappahannock in Warsaw sent Rappahannock

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  • Hosting Northumberland Indians has success in track and field conference championships, but Red Devils dominate

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Billy Pipkin of Northumberland won the District Championship in 1600m (1 mile) with a time of 4:50.  He also placed 2nd in the 3200 (2 mile) race.

    Perhaps the hottest day of the week also saw the hottest action on the track as Northumberland hosted the first-ever Conference # 43 Track and Field Championships. The newly-formed conference is made up of the old Northern Neck district with the addition of Rappahannock County from Washington, Va. The races on the track weren’t the only ongoing competition. At the last event of the day, the 4×400 relay, was taking

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  • Moving on to conference play

    Posted on May 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Northumberland's Jack Jett pitching against Rappahannock

    The Northumberland varsity baseball team picked up a win on Tuesday at home against Lancaster 7-4, on Senior Recognition night. But in their game that was switched from Thursday to Friday because of the storm, they lost to Rappahannock 13-1. The loss snapped a 15-game winning streak. Seniors recognized on Thursday were Clinton Carter, Collin Donovan, Mathew Harris, Brennon Saunders, Blake Walker and Brandon Walker. The game against Lancaster was

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