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Lady Devils beat Pointers in 39-37 thriller (1/13/2021) - The Mathews High School varsity girls’ basketball team picked up a pair of victories this past week, easily defeating the visiting Franklin Lady Broncos, 50-25, in the Lady Devils’ home…
Devils beat Pointers, fall to Carver (1/13/2021) - The Mathews High School varsity boys’ basketball team split a pair of contests this week, losing Friday on the road against Carver Academy, 44-36. The Blue Devils got back in…
Fit-Ex team exercise program begins Feb. 7 (1/13/2021) - The spring edition of Fit-Extension, an eight-week, team-based health program designed to increase physical activity and improve eating habits, launches Feb. 7 on the Middle Peninsula and runs through April…
Pickleball gaining popularity (1/6/2021) - If it’s not raining, it’s likely that someone’s playing pickleball at the GHS tennis courts. A group from Gloucester and Mathews started playing in July, and continues in spite of…
12 Days of Fitness (1/6/2021) - Hunt Thompson of Mathews received the grand prize for The Twelve Days of Fitness Challenge from Michael Joyce, wellness instructor at Mathews Family YMCA. He won three hourlong personal training…
Thomas reachess 1,000 rebounds, as MHS crushes Panthers (12/30/2020) - The defending state champion Mathews High School boys’ basketball team picked right up where it left off in March to start the 2020-2021 season, crushing Charles City on the road…
MRA holds COVID-19 modified Christmas Eve row (12/30/2020) - Participants in the MRA 2020 Christmas Eve Row included, from left to right, Sandra Baer, Cole Wheeler, Scarlet Johnson, Mandy Moran, Savannah Hartlove, Lily Baucom, Macy Johnson, Jaxon McDonald, coach…
Williams catches citation speckled trout (12/30/2020) - Chris Williams of Hudgins has received a citation from the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament for a 5-pound, 25-inch speckled trout caught on Nov. 28 in the Piankatank River. As the…
Lady Devils fall in opener to Trojans, 41-33 (12/22/2020) - The Mathews High School varsity girls’ basketball team opened up the season on Monday, suffering a tough loss on the road against New Kent, 41-33. Stacie Thomas led the way…
Citation rockfish (12/22/2020) - Thomas “TJ” Jurgensen Jr. from Gloucester, above, caught a 52” rockfish on Dec. 11, while Will Sterling of Gloucester, below, caught and released a 49.5” rockfish in the Chesapeake Bay…
Educational Foundation’s 2021 run/walk to be virtual event (12/22/2020) - The Gloucester County Public Schools Educational Foundation announced this week that its 2021 run/walk will be a virtual event. Participants will have a three-week window (March 20-April 10, 2021) to…
Artists invited to enter Restore the Wild competition (12/22/2020) - The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources invites artists to create and submit an original piece of art (not photography) for the 2021 Restore the Wild Artwork Competition. The focus is…
Big game checking to be by internet, phone in coming year (12/22/2020) - The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources has announced that it will fully transition its big game checking to internet and telephone at the beginning of the 2021-22 hunting season, which…
VHSL will not require masks to be worn in games, practices (12/16/2020) - The Virginia High School League has rescinded an order to require masks to be worn while participating in sports.On Dec. 10, the VHSL announced that it “is requiring each school…
23 boats take part in Mathews Rotary Rockfish Tournament (12/16/2020) - Good weather prevailed and 23 boats competed for a total of $4,000 in prize money in the past weekend’s 14th annual Mathews Rotary Club Rockfish Tournament, which was based at…
Gloucester Outlaws Cheer teams place first at competition (12/16/2020) - The Gloucester Outlaws Cheer teams competed in the Mistletoe Madness Cheer Competition in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Dec. 6. The 10U and 14U teams both placed first in their respective…
Waves split openers (12/16/2020) - Ware Academy varsity basketball teams opened the season this month by splitting their first two games. Both the varsity boys and girls won their season opener with Summit Christian Academy…
Golf team donation (12/16/2020) - C.W. Miller of the Harcum Hunt Club presented a $1,500 donation Monday to Gloucester High School Activities Director Kristy Hunter to benefit the GHS golf team. Miller said the money…
Local anglers reel in citation catches (12/16/2020) - Big speckled trout were caught in local waters during November, with citations recorded during the past week by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Bringing home the big ones were the…
Local boy wins second consecutive BMX title (12/2/2020) - Eight-year-old Riley Records of West Point recently won his second consecutive state championship in bicycle motocross, or BMX, and some of the credit goes to his biggest sponsor, Short Lane…
MRA Turkey Trot (12/2/2020) - The Mobjack Rowing Association’s fall training program decided to do a two-for-one as they gathered at Williams Wharf last Wednesday to do their seasonal road cleanup on Williams Wharf Road.…
Winter sports tryouts set to begin next week at GHS (12/2/2020) - Winter sports tryouts are scheduled to begin next week at Gloucester High School. Under the Virginia High School League pandemic guidelines, the winter sports season comes first and will be…
MHS gears up for winter sports (12/2/2020) - Mathews High School is gearing up for its winter sports season, with a Zoom preseason player/parent meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 2, for boys’ and girls’ basketball and cheerleading. Tryouts…
Shattering records (12/2/2020) - Ryker Sharp of Gloucester broke all of his previous records during the 2020 USAPL Winter Wrecker weightlifting competition held Nov. 14 in Ashburn. The 6’2”, 310 pound 16-year-old set new…
Riverside Wellness offers Glide Fit program (12/2/2020) - The Riverside Wellness & Fitness Center-Middle Peninsula will offer a new Glide Fit program at its Gloucester location.Picture improving your fitness above the water on what looks like a paddleboard,…