For the first time in nearly a year, an organized sporting event was held at Appomattox County High School as the Raiders' junior varsity and varsity girls basketball teams hosted the Colonels of Altavista on Wednesday night.
The return to in-person learning at Appomattox County Public Schools means that athletic teams are permitted to play games as long as COVID-19 doesn’t interfere.
Liberty’s Elijah James blocked a game-ending field goal attempt in overtime, securing No. 23/23 rankings from Liberty’s 37-34 win over No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina in the 2020 FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl on Saturday at Camping World Stadium.
Appomattox County High School (ACHS) Athletic Director Chris Dodge gave an update on the upcoming winter sports season to the Appomattox County School Board during Thursday night’s meeting.
Now that winter sports practices and team tryouts are underway at Appomattox County High School, the hope is that COVID-19 will not force an interruption to the season as it did during the spring and fall.
According to an email issued by Campbell County Public Schools (CCPS) to parents, many schools in the Dogwood District, along with the Seminole District, have decided not to permit spectators to attend Virginia High School League (VHSL) winter sporting events and activities this year.
Unless Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia High School League (VHSL) decide to pull the plug on winter sporting events throughout the state due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Appomattox County High School athletic competitions are on pace to begin as planned.
According to an email issued by Campbell County Public Schools to parents, the Dogwood District, along with the Seminole District, have decided not to permit spectators to attend Virginia High School League (VHSL) winter sporting events and activities this year.
Liberty University football has paused all team-related activities due to elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the football program.
On Oct. 30, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the fourth amended Executive Order 67 which includes changes to Section 12 related to recreational sports. These changes allow the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Championship + 1 schedule to begin playing in December as scheduled.
Lauren Weakley, a junior from Appomattox County High School, will travel to the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Fla. from Nov. 22 to Nov. 25 with high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country to represent the camp brands of Varsity Spirit in the Varsity Spirit Spectacular.
The Appomattox Darlings youth softball team finished in second place in Thursday night's 2020 Darlings Fall Ball Championship held at the Spout Spring Ruritan Club ball field.
Shown are scenes from an Appomattox Dixie Youth Fall Softball game in Spout Spring. Team Darlings II (GM Swagg in blue/red) coached by Brandon Vaughan narrowly defeated Team Darlings I (Nails by Shannon in blue/grey) coached by Adam Wilmouth by a score of 18-16. The girls are age 7-8. Afterw…
This afternoon the rain has held off long enough for Gleaning for the World's Inaugural Golf Classic tournament to take place at Falling River Country Club in Appomattox.
The Falling River Country Club in Appomattox is currently hosting the “Fore Kids Golf” Charity Golf Tournament, ending today to benefit both the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Central Virginia and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Virginia non-profit organizations.
The VHSL Executive Committee meeting in special session Thursday voted unanimously (33-0-0) to adopt the “Championships + 1” schedule for the FY 2021 Athletic and Academic Activities season.
Anna (Whitehurst) Hutchinson left an indelible mark during her time with Liberty Athletics and now her memory will live on when the new Liberty Arena opens this fall.
At the end of the first week of classes for the fall semester at Liberty University, the excitement for a new school year continued when William Byron, a junior business communications student at Liberty, celebrated his first NASCAR Cup Series win on Saturday night, Aug. 29, at Daytona (Fla.…
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 …
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.
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…
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…
On Monday, Appomattox County High School saw its first sign of official athletic activity since March as players and coaches of the Raiders football program took the field to participate in non-contact summer workouts.
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…
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…
Pierce Bryant, a Class of 2020 graduate of Appomattox County High School (ACHS), was a multi-sport athlete known for his competitive nature and aggressive style.
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…
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.
Savannah Totty is a 2020 graduate of Appomattox County High School and has been a vital member of the Raider women’s soccer program.
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.
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.
Joe Reed, a product of Randolph-Henry High School and the University of Virginia, was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft on April 25.
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.
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, …
One of Appomattox County’s own — Jillian Drinkard — has been selected to the 2020 Division III All-American Second Team by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
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.
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” …
For the second consecutive year, Appomattox Raiders varsity boys basketball player Tyler Gilliam has been named to the VHSL Class 2 All-State Basketball Team.
When the Virginia High School League (VHSL) released its 2019-20 Class 1 through Class 6 All-State Basketball teams this week, Appomattox Raiders senior Tyler Gilliam was on the list.
Appomattox Raiders spring sporting events will be delayed for at least two weeks, according to a press release by the Virginian High School League (VHSL).
The 2019-20 All-Region 2C boys and girls basketball teams and All-Dogwood District girls basketball team have been announced.