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Appomattox Raider Class of 2020 softball players (from left) Skylar Sams, Kaleigh Hackett and Leah Caldwell participated in the Virginia Commonwealth Games Youth Fastpitch Softball tournament this past weekend at Peak’s View Park. They played for team Blue Ridge Sudden Impact. Rising junior …

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Over the weekend, the Virginia Commonwealth Games were held at Liberty University and other sports venues around the Lynchburg area. A member of the Appomattox County High School Raiders athletics program came home with a gold medal in her sport. 

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Fans of the Appomattox Raiders high school athletic teams will have to wait until December to see any action, and until February to watch the defending Class 2 state champion football team take the field. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has caused school officials across the state…

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The VHSL Executive Committee met in special session Wednesday, July 15 for the purpose of discussing the fall sports season. The Executive unanimously voted (35-0-0) to meet on Monday, July 27, to vote on the three recommended models presented at the meeting for reopening sports and activiti…

Liberty University’s men’s basketball team, the reigning ASUN Conference champion, will travel to former Big South Conference rival Winthrop University for a “United As One” preseason exhibition game on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Winthrop Coliseum as a way to take a united stand in opposing p…

Because of the hot/rainy weather and things out of my control, it’s been hard to get to the river banks and ponds; that all changed a few weeks ago. Adam told me about this pond he had permission to fish in. He told me that it was loaded with bass, crappie and catfish. The crappie got my att…

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Working in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Virginia Department of Education (DOE), the VHSL Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) has developed a list of recommended guidelines for school divisions as they prepare for the safe reopening of high school spo…

Years ago I use to be one of those fishermen that fished in almost any kind of weather. Rain really never bothered me from fishing. If I was trout fishing and the streams and rain come up, I would go to the nearest river and start catfishing. After the rain stopped and no catfish were biting…

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The Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced that schools across the state may begin out-of-season practices for competition, including athletics, beginning today while abiding by COVID-19 regulations set forth by Gov. Ralph Northam. 

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On Monday evening the VHSL 2019 Class 2 State Championship football team and cheerleaders of the Appomattox Raiders received their championship rings. 

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The softball pitching net at Appomattox County High School was recently vandalized when someone threw a blue plastic chair onto the top of net, which caused the net to sag. 

A few weeks ago I did a story on Jim Woody from Lynchburg about his collection with old wooden lures. I re-read the article and it made me think about my sister Anna and I when we went fishing with our Grandfather Leo (Pappy) DeCresci. 

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After earning a trip to the VHSL (Virginia High School League) Class 2 State Softball Tournament in 2018, and falling a game short of repeating the feat in 2019, the 2020 Appomattox Raiders softball team — which features six seniors — hoped to return for one last shot at the state crown. 

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The following official statement was released today by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) regarding the fate of 2020 Spring Sports in the Commonwealth. There had been slight hope that a partial season would be played, but today's announcement puts an end to that speculation. 

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Charles Conrad of the Times Virginian won three Virginia Press Association Awards recently. He won third place in the sports news photo category for this photo of the Appomattox Darlings Dixie All-Star Softball team winning the Virginia Darlings Dixie All-Star State Championship on July 16, …

Dynamic Duo: Lauryn and Hannah Foster strike again and harvest two spring gobblers. The Fosters were featured in a recent Hunt Smart — Fish Hard column.

It was time to go to the shed and get my baits in order. Over the winter time I had ordered some new plastic baits from the places I always order from — Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shop, Fish USA, and Grizzly Bait Company to name a few. 

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Due to the current status of schools in the Commonwealth closed for the remainder of year in response to COVID-19, the VHSL has received numerous questions regarding spring sports, eligibility and other issues. The VHSL is providing a list of FAQ’s on its website under “COVID-19 News/FAQ’s” …

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John Martin of the Appomattox Raiders wrestling team earned a second place finish in the 126-pound weight division in last weekend’s VHSL Class 1, 2, and 3 State Wrestling Championships at the Salem Civic Center. 

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In one of the most physical basketball games of the 2019-20 season for the Appomattox Raiders, they hung on to defeat a pesky Alleghany Mountaineers team 60-55 in overtime Monday in the opening round of the Region 2C tournament. 

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Cortney Rawes, a 2019 graduate of Appomattox County High School and a vital member of the 2018 and 2019 state playoff Raider softball teams, was named as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Co-Player of the Week. Rawes shares the honor with Cameron Durr of Emory & Henry. 

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Friday night was Senior Night for Appomattox County boys basketball and the cheerleading squad. The Raider seniors closed out their regular season home court careers in style with a decisive 69-43 win over the Nelson County Governors. 

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With only two more games left to play in the 2019-20 regular season, the Appomattox Raiders varsity girls basketball team is peaking at just the right time. 

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The Gretna Hawks varsity boys basketball team swooped into Appomattox on Friday night and appeared to have the Raiders in their clutches with a 17-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. 

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Beginning with the Appomattox Raiders boys Wednesday night 56-49 upset over previously undefeated Halifax County, both the boys and girls varsity basketball programs of Appomattox County High School concluded this week's action on high notes. 

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On Thursday night, the Appomattox Raiders wrestling team won both matches in a three-team competition held at Appomattox County High School. The Raiders opened with a narrow 36-30 win over E.C. Glass in the round one and closed out strong with a 50-6 win over Chatham in the third and final round.

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The Appomattox Raiders wrestling team invites Raider Nation to the Appomattox County High School tonight at 6 p.m. as they take on visiting opponents E.C. Glass and Chatham. 

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In what was a basketball version of a Wild West shootout, the Buckingham Knights walked away with a narrow 68-67 win at Appomattox to remain undefeated at 10-0. 

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Appomattox County High School Athletic Director Chris Dodge has announced that the Raiders' sporting events scheduled for this evening have been canceled due to inclement weather and school closings. 

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In their first home meet in school history, the Appomattox County High School Raiders boys swim team defeated both Prince Edward County High School and Altavista last Friday, while the girls defeated Altavista and fell to Prince Edward. The boys beat Prince Edward 44-42, and dominated Altavi…

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While most area high schools have played three to seven varsity boys basketball games by the start of Christmas break, Appomattox just made it onto the court for the first time this season on Friday. That happens when a school’s football team is busy winning the state championship, and most …