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Northumberland volleyball team prepares for upcoming season

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm

  Just a week back, Coaches Bonnie Swann and Nancy Burgess returned with 11 volleyball prospects from their annual sabbatical at the scenic Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. The Nothumberland girls attended camp at the location, where they spent some time on skills, but the majority in team competition. This year was no different from the previous in that the Indians were the smallest school present with only one 2A

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  • Football practice begins at Northumberland High School

    Posted on August 7, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Northumberland Indians head coach Brian Hahn (center) talks to his players.

    Last Thursday at 5:30 p.m., between 65 and 70 young men met with Head Coach Brian Hahn and members of his staff in the lockers rooms before hitting the practice field. It won’t be the last time as they work down to those late August days and the start of the 2014 season. Joining Hahn on the field were newcomers Todd Jones, a graudate of Northumberland football himself, and Justin

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  • District 15 Big League All-Stars Team takes 3rd place in states

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm


    On July 5, 12 members of the District 15 Big League team traveled to Norton, VA to participate in the state tournament held at Union High School in Big Stone Gap.  This was after the team had completed a grueling 12 game schedule in 24 days, traveling to Richmond and Dumfries in order to qualify for state competition.  The team is composed of players, ages 16 -18, from Essex, Northumberland,

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen defeat Stags, improve to 3-0

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Devonte Reynolds, Northern Neck Rivermen

    The  Northern  Neck Rivermen traveled to Cumberland, Md to face the Western Maryland Stags in their third game of the semi-pro football Mason Dixon Football League season. The long ride that began in Fredericksburg with stops in King George and Waldorf, Md gave the coaching staff more time to work on their game plan. It must’ve been a good one, because they defeated the Stags (70-12). The Rivermen got contributions

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

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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

    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


    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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