Area Sports News
Gloucester played visiting Warwick to a 14-14 halftime tie in the GHS homecoming football game Friday night, but the Raiders struck for three second-half touchdowns to get the 35-21 win.
Costly turnovers spelled the difference on Friday night, as Mathews fell to Northumberland in varsity football action, 18-7. The loss dropped the Devils’ record to 2-4 overall.
The Mathews High School varsity volleyball team picked up two Tidewater District wins during the past week, beating West Point and Middlesex in straight sets.
The Mathews cross country team concluded its home schedule by sending its seniors out in style with a decisive win over Northumberland last Wednesday at Beaverdam Park.
Sheepshead fishing has been hot in Chesapeake Bay waters this week, according to reports from local bait and tackle shops.
Gloucester is still looking for a Peninsula District football win after a 31-3 loss against Menchville on Saturday.
The Mathews High School varsity volleyball team got revenge on the only team it lost to this season, beating New Kent in dramatic fashion Monday night in a five-set nail-biter.
Gloucester High School varsity field hockey players improved to 5-0 in the Peninsula District and 11-0 overall with a 12-goal shutout of visiting Heritage on Tuesday. GHS coach Mike Miller said the game allowed all his players experience on the field.
Despite heavy rains soaking up much of the course last Wednesday, the Mathews High School cross country runners took advantage of the conditions and used their knowledge of the Beaverdam trails to win in convincing fashion over the visiting Essex Trojans and West Point Pointers.
Jimmy Sopko and Matt Muffelman, two alumni from the Mathews High School and Mobjack Rowing Association crews, are headed back to rowing’s world championships.
Gloucester High School golfer Zach Robb tied for ninth place in the Group AAA Eastern Region Golf Tournament this week, earning a slot in the state championships.