Area Sports News
The Mathews High School varsity boys’ basketball team went 1-1 following the Christmas break, losing a 56-54 heartbreaker on Monday night to the Rappahannock Raiders and beating King and Queen on Tuesday, 63-54.
After a two-week Christmas break, complete with games cancelled due to the snowstorm, the Mathews High School varsity girls’ basketball team returned to the court Monday to face King and Queen in their first district contest of the season.
The Mathews High School jayvee boys’ basketball team won its Tidewater District opener on Tuesday, beating the visiting King and Queen Tigers, 37-29.
Gloucester High School winter track athletes had a successful Peninsula District opener on Dec. 20 at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.
Forty-two people from ages 12-57 gathered on Christmas Eve morning at Williams Wharf Landing to participate in the 16th annual Mobjack Rowing Association’s Christmas Eve Row.
Bryan Ransom of Hayes, and Taylor Byrd of Gloucester, were among nine Christchurch School football players selected for Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Division II All State honors.
The Lady Devils defeated Washington and Lee, 66-42 in the opening round of the annual Middlesex Christmas Tournament.
Effective Jan. 1, several fees at Beaverdam Park will be increased.
Gloucester High School wrestlers added two more Peninsula District wins in a tri-match at GHS on Dec. 15.
In an action-packed week, the Mathews High School varsity boys’ basketball team played four games in a five-day span, losing contests to Northumberland, Gloucester and Essex and beating the Rappahannock Raiders.
The Mathews High School varsity girls’ basketball team picked up three wins during the past week, playing non-district games against three Northern Neck foes.
Bill Sterling of Gloucester, took home the $2,000 first-place prize from Saturday’s fourth annual Mathews Rotary Club Rockfish Tournament, hauling in a 42.4-lb., 47-inch rockfish aboard his boat, “Total Kaos.”