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Appomattox jumped out to a 14-0 lead over Radford in their Region 2C Semifinal matchup last Friday at Bragg Stadium. And while the visiting Bobcats rallied to tie the score at 14 by the end of the first quarter, the No. 2 Raiders never trailed and instead steadily pulled away from their 3-se…

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Liberty University’s Charlotte Vaanhold scored the game-winning goal in double overtime, giving No. 9 Liberty a 3-2 victory Friday over No. 5 Maryland on Friday in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship Final Four at Michigan’s Phyllis Ocker Field Hockey Field. Liberty advances to Sunday’s natio…

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Appomattox County High School freshman Madison Martin, who in addition to already earning All-District and All-Region honors, earned All-State Honors in cross country over the weekend. Madison ran a personal best time of 21:20 over the 3.1-mile course at Green Hill Park in Salem. She placed …

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The Defending State Champion Appomattox Raiders football team got off to an uncharacteristically slow start on Friday night in the opening round of VHSL Region 2C playoffs. But by the second half, they had regained their groove and finished off Dogwood District rivals, the Gretna Hawks, 40-14.

At Senior Night, the final regular season home football game at Bragg Stadium, Appomattox County High School recognized senior fall activities and sports participants in band, golf, cheerleading, athletic training, and football. The senior members of the volleyball team had their senior nigh…

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Appomattox County High School freshman Madison Martin finished ninth in the Region 2C Girls’ Cross Country Championships on Nov. 3 at Green Hill Park in Salem. That placement qualified her for the state championship meet on Nov. 13 in Salem, also at Green Hill Park.

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Three senior members of the 2021 Class 2 State Champion Appomattox Raiders softball team officially confirmed where they will be playing at the collegiate level by signing letters of intent Wednesday evening on National Signing Day. The ceremony was held at Appomattox County High School. 

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Liberty University announced a new direction for its athletics department earlier today, as conference membership for its athletics programs will move to Conference USA, starting with the 2023-24 athletics season.

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Tonight's Region 2C Semifinal match was by far the most difficult test of the 2021 season for the undefeated Appomattox Raiders volleyball team. With a trip to the state tournament on the line, the Raiders fell short of their primary goal with a 3-0 loss to the Glenvar Highlanders (9-25, 19-…

The Appomattox County High School football team rained on William Campbell’s (Homecoming) parade, figuratively, when the two teams slogged it out in intermittently heavy literal rain on Thursday. It was both Homecoming and Senior Night in Naruna on a rare Thursday night varsity football cont…

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The Appomattox Raiders volleyball team is one step away from earning the first trip to the state tournament in the history of the Appomattox County High School volleyball program. 

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The Appomattox Raiders volleyball team finished the 2021 regular season with a perfect 15-0 record and are now poised to begin their quest for a birth in the Class 2 state-level tournament. That quest begins on Tuesday, Nov. 2, as they will host a Region 2C Quarterfinal game. Starting time i…

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Eight new members were inducted into the Appomattox Scholastic Sports Hall of Fame this month at the Hall of Fame Night football game in Bragg Stadiumon Oct. 15. They include former student athletes, coaches, and a beloved sports reporter. Those new members are Ray Archer, Dennis Carter, Jon…

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According to a post by the Facebook page Prayers for Coach Doug Smith, Appomattox Raiders varsity football head coach Doug Smith received negative test results from a recent biopsy -- which is a positive development.  In late 2020, Smith was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasm…

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The 2021 season is quickly winding down for the Appomattox Raiders varsity volleyball team. The Raiders are maintaining their perfect regular season record at 12-0 with only three more games left on the schedule. 

It was all Appomattox all evening in a Raiders road game last Friday night with more Raiders fans in attendance than the home side Nelson County fans. After a 50 point first half, the Appomattox second string played most of the second half, adding 21 more points and preserving the shutout.

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During halftime of the Appomattox vs. Gretna football game on Friday, former Raiders track coach David Reed received special recognition. His former team members presented him with a plaque and thanked him for his years of service.

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It was an all-Appomattox affair during the first half of the Raiders’ home football game on Friday, Oct. 8, when the Gretna Hawks came to town. The Raiders dominated in all aspects of play: offense, defense and special teams. By halftime, the score was 42-0, and the final tally came to 56-18.

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Appomattox County High School Athletic Director Chris Dodge announced that tonight's JV and varsity home volleyball games have been canceled due to the Chatham volleyball team now being in COVID-19 quarantine.

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On a beautiful day to get out of the office and play a round of golf, Gleaning for the World held its Second Annual Golf Classic on Friday at Falling River Country Club in Appomattox. 

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The Appomattox Raiders volleyball team remained undefeated at 8-0 as they swept  the Altavista Colonels in three sets (25-9, 25-21, 25-18) Monday night at Appomattox County High School and also defeated William Campbell on Tuesday night on the road in three sets (25-14, 25-8, 25-12). 

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It was an unorthodox game for the Appomattox Raiders offense -- they barely had any playing time -- in Friday’s 48-10 Raiders win on the road in Altavista over the Colonels. The Raiders galloped down the field and into the end zone before they could establish any sort of offensive rhythm, bu…

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The Appomattox County High School football team posted 49 unanswered points before halftime and the announcement of the Homecoming Court on Friday. The Wildcats from Dan River were on the losing end of a 63-12 game in which many of the Raiders’ starters saw little action in the second half.

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Appomattox County High School volleyball players Lady Raiders Shannon Coleman (No. 3) and Aubrey Fulcher (No. 4) team up to block a Wildcat spike in Tuesday’s home win (3 sets to 1) over Dan River High School. The match was the Dogwood District opener for the Appomattox Raiders. Monday’s gam…

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Appomattox County High School Cheerleaders are shouting it out.

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A week after suffering a tough loss at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, the Appomattox County High School varsity football team was back to its winning ways Friday, powering past Lord Botetourt High School at Bragg Stadium, 35-14. The Cavaliers were the Region 3D champions and Class 3 Stat…

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The wins keep on coming for the Appomattox Raiders golf team as they remain undefeated in Dogwood District play with a victory Tuesday over Chatham and Gretna at Falling River Country Club. 

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Appomattox County High School Athletic Director Chris Dodge announced that tonight's varsity and JV volleyball home games against Chatham have been canceled due to COVID-19 protocol. The schools are working on a reschedule date. 

On behalf of the Appomattox County High School golf team, I would like to thank everyone who participated and helped with the Glow Ball Tournament Fundraiser held Saturday evening (Sept. 4) at Falling River Country Club. 

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The Appomattox Raiders had the deck stacked against them going into Friday night’s contest against the Heritage Pioneers with 13 varsity players sidelined due to either injuries or COVID protocol, and it showed on the scoreboard with a 56-13 loss at City Stadium in Lynchburg. 

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On Tuesday, the Appomattox Raiders golf team improved to 5-0 this season against Dogwood District opponents as they topped William Campbell and Nelson County at Hat Creek Golf Club in Brookneal.