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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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  • Conference #43 varsity basketball tournaments: Lancaster, Rappahannock, Northumberland, Colonial Beach, Washington & Lee, Essex

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Following tonight’s games, the seeding has been set for boys and girls varsity basketball in Conference #43. Boys: Lancaster earned the top seed tonight when they defeated Essex 61-49 and Northumberland fell to Washington and Lee 58-57. With their #1 seed, Lancaster has a bye in the first round of the conference tournament. They will face the winner of the Rappahannock-Rappahannock County game in the tournament semifinals. Northumberland, falling to

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  • Boys varsity basketball: Washington and Lee edges Northumberland 58-57, Lancaster moves to #1 seed

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 12:25 am

    TaQuan Smith matches up against two Eagles as he leaps up for the score.

    Slightly less than 30 seconds remained on the clock. Overtime was winding down. Malik Brown caught the ball from the referee, stretched the ball over his head and back down, bounced it a couple of times, took his stance, then fired off the shot. The ball went through the basket. He received high-fives from his teammates as his foul shot gave the lead back to Northumberland over the visiting Washington

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  • Boys in tie for first

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:18 am

    In another barn burner last Tuesday at Lancaster, the Indians lost a close one, 70-67.  On Friday, way up at Colonial Beach, they reasserted themselves with a 78-57 victory.  With two games set this week, one being in the Old Northern Neck, the Indians are in a tie with Lancaster for first in the district.  The top seeded team will draw a first round bye at the Conference 43 tournament

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  • Wrestlers do well at Conference

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Northumberland wrestling team gets “Heavy Metal” results. The team collected 4 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze metals as they powered their way through tough competition to finish 3rd as a team despite filling only 8 of the 14 weight classes.

    It was a long trip up country to Rappahannock County High School in Washington, Virginia for the first ever Rappahannock River Conference championships, also known as Conference 43.  It was well worth the miles for both the Northumberland and Lancaster wrestling teams.  The Indians took top honors in four weight classes and Lancaster took the team trophy after some refiguring of the math on the scoring. The Indians took eight

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  • Boys basketball team takes a couple of big wins

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:36 am

    A Washington and Lee player (right) looks to defend against Northumberland’s Daquan Blue.

    Two big Conference 43 wins kept the Indians in the hunt for both a conference regular season title and a shot at Region 1A play.  Wednesday, the Lancaster Red Devils came to town for a battle royale.  It was just that, with a packed gym and the Indians hanging on for a 60-58 win.  On Friday, they took their basketball act to Washington and Lee and came home with a

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