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Pictured above is Washington and Lee Cross County runner Alec Westall

Runners take on unfamiliar course

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Washington and Lee’s Cross Country teams traveled to Northumberland for a conference meet against Rappahannock  and Northumberland High Schools.  The unfamiliar course was described by coaches and runners as slow and challenging due to the number of hills, turns, and narrow paths through the woods.  Several runners tripped and all ran cautious.  Despite this true “cross country” course, W&L finished strong.  In the girls race, JV runner Jennifer Broglin placed

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  • Washington and Lee tops King George in overtime

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Coach Todd Jones was excited about the win.

    The Todd Jones football era at Washington & Lee High School began with a bang as the Eagles opened their season at King George with a come-from-behind win against the 4A Foxes.  W&L’s running back trio of D.J. Weldon, Dexter Thompson, and Marion Pollard combined for 415 yards and propelled the Eagles to a 46-44 victory. W&L kicked off to start the game, and the stifling Eagle defense held King

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  • Opening day for Youth Football

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The cheerleaders keeping the crowd involved

    The surrounding counties gathered in Westmoreland at W&L High School for opening day of Youth Football. The league consists of the Peewee (6-8), JV (9-11), and Varsity (12-13). The games started at 9 a.m., and were played on two fields to accommodate all the teams. The volunteers of the Westmoreland Recreation League did an outstanding job setting up the game schedule and start times, having officials on site and on

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  • Rivermen suffer first loss

    Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Laslow Pickett chases down the Crusaders Qb.

    The NN Rivermen football team was home to face the Virginia Crusaders the reigning league Champions on Saturday August 9. Both team’s defenses were their strong points in the first half. The Rivermen gave up a touchdown late in the first quarter, and created turnovers to give the offense an opportunity to score. Their offense was inside the ten yard line with less than four minutes left in the second

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  • Chasing her dreams Down Under

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:00 pm


    Kathryn Beddoo, an upcoming senior at Washington and Lee High School knows running. She has spent many years practicing and racing and winning. This is why she was invited to run in two races sponsored by Down Under Sports in Australia earlier this month. In doing so, she has added another run to her list, but was also afforded the opportunity to experience many things for the very first time. 

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  • Northern Neck Rivermen hold off Titans

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Rivermen defense swarms the Titans Qb.

    In their second game of the season, the Northern Neck Rivermen were pushed to the last seconds against the Virginia Titans. The game started rather easily for the Rivermen; their defense put the Titans in a passing situation and linebacker Sid Thompson picked off the short pass over the middle to give them good field position. The offense wasted little time getting into goal to go yardage; Adeola Ogunwenmo burst

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  • Colonial Beach girls basketball player Sydni Carey looks to improve for next season and beyond

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm


    Rising high school senior Sydni Carey was described as a blessing when she transferred to Colonial Beach and signed up with the girls basketball team this past season. While Carey was a headache for opponents much like her family members before her, the aspiring college basketball player said her work to improve by next season is already underway. “I know going into my senior year I’m going to give it

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  • Jones to be new Washington and Lee Football Coach

    Posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm


    Todd Jones has been named the next football coach at Washington & Lee after serving four seasons at Pulaski. The Eagles are weeks before the season, but Jones says all the players will be key to moving forward with the program. “They have to understand how important they all will be to our success,” Jones said. “It’s going to take them all and they need to understand that.” Jones spent

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  • Colonial Beach 2008-2009 State Championship team reunites

    Posted on June 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    The 2009 Colonial Beach boys’ basketball team returned to where it all started on Saturday to celebrate winning the Group A, Division I State title. Pictured from left, Steve Swope, Tristan “TT” Carey, Jarrod Flores, Jonathan Parker, Jamel Dickerson, Kevin Swope, Thomas Perry, Dylan Farinet and Alex Gorfida.

    Coaches, players and members of the 2009 Colonial Beach Boys’ Basketball Team (27-3) smiled and laughed Saturday afternoon during their reunion near the Potomac River. After all, how could anyone not smile? The team won the school’s first boys’ state basketball championship defeating Eastern Montgomery, 77-75. “It was the greatest career experience I’ve ever had in my life,” former coach Steve Swope said. “It was exhilarating.” On Saturday, Swope called

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