Essex Baseball Maintains Unbeaten Status

Essex punched across four first inning runs and got a strong mound outing from sophomore Noah Thompson as the Trojans defeated Middlesex 9-2 in a non-district baseball game played March 21 at Ashton Field in Tappahannock. The win was the third in as many outings for the Trojans who banged out 11 hits against three Middlesex hurlers. “This record is […]

Lady Trojans Squeeze Out Win Vs. Middlesex

Essex built a 6-0 lead after three innings then survived a late Middlesex uprising for a 6-5 non-district softball triumph on March 21 in Tappahannock. The result was the Lady Trojans’ third victory in as many outings so far this spring. “I felt like we came out very focused,” Essex coach Meredith Jones said. “We hit the ball well and […]

High School Soccer Rules Changes For 2024 Season

High school soccer officials will now have a set of criteria to consider when determining misconduct for a player “denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity” (DOGSO), as well as added definitions for fouls involving physical contact. These changes are two of 11 revisions recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its February 5-7 […]

Sports Quiz

1. In April 1969, what Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher recorded the first official save in Major League Baseball history? 2. Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field starred in what 2023 comedy film about four friends who take a trip to Super Bowl LI to see their hero play? 3. Name the LSU gymnast and social media star […]

Trojans Open With Two Wins

The Essex High baseball team opened its 2023 campaign with a pair of non-district victories. The Trojans topped Mathews 11-4 in their March 14 sesaon opener and blanked West Point 7-0 two days later. “We still have some improvement to make before we start district play,” Essex coach Reed Harmon remarked. “This 2-0 start is much better than the 0-2 […]

Lady Trojans Have Holes To Fill In ’23

Despite inexperience at some key positions, the Essex Lady Trojans softball team is off to a 2-0 following a pair of home triumphs last week. Essex opened its season on a cold, windy March 14 by blanking Mathews 13-0 and two days later topped West Point 11-1. The team returns four starters from last year’s 10-6 team including up the […]

Positive Behavior Needed In High School Athletics

The NFHS Voice

Attention, high school sports fans! Not those of you who are disrespectful, volatile and even violent at athletic events. No, we’re talking to parents and fans who behave appropriately and understand the true purpose of high school sports. This message is for you, but we hope all will listen. First off, we want to thank you: For not yelling at […]

From Coal Mines To Cooperstown

In 1869, Hughie Jennings became the ninth of 12 children born into a Pittston, Pa., coal mining family. At age 12, Jennings dropped out of school to work as a breaker boy in the mines near Scranton, Pa., where he picked slate from coal for 90 cents a day. Amid clouds of coal dust and the machinery’s rushing roar, breaker […]

UVA Stunned In Opening Round Of NCAA Tourney

The 25 victories, the share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title, the trip to the championship game of the ACC tournament: the day will come when the University of Virginia men’s basketball team reflects on its 2022-23 season and takes some consolation from those and other accomplishments. Thursday was not that time. An excruciating defeat in the NCAA tournament’s […]

Lancaster Experiences Perfect 29-0 Campaign

One year after suffering a shattering defeat in the state semifinals, the Lancaster Red Devils capped off a perfect 2022-23 season with a 62-40 win over George Wythe-Wytheville in the Virginia High School League’s Class 1 state championship game March 9 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond. Sophomore sensation Troy Henderson pumped in 30 points as the Red […]

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