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Quick thinking saves boaters aboard capsized vessel (7/8/2010) - Four Gloucester boaters encountered a scary and life-threatening situation Saturday night when the Boston Whaler they were traveling in flipped over because of rough waters. Gloucester residents Priscilla Hogge and…
Fishing remains steady over holiday weekend (7/8/2010) - Fishing remained steady over the holiday weekend, according to local bait and tackle shops. Chuck Ashe of York River Feed and Fishing Supplies, Inc., Gloucester Point, said the heat has…
YMCA water exercise program extended to August 5 (7/8/2010) - The Mathews Family YMCA’s adult water exercise program has been extended to Aug. 5. Classes meet from 11:15 a.m. to noon two times a week on the following dates: Monday…
Deadly boating accidents in Rappahannock, Hampton rivers (7/8/2010) - A boating accident in the Rappahannock River Monday night left one woman dead and another nine people hospitalized. John Bull, spokesperson for Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), said the accident…
Reed wins Wesley Ashberry 5K run (7/1/2010) - Russell Reed was the top male and overall winner in the Wesley Ashberry 5K Twilight Walk/Run held on Saturday at Williams Wharf Landing in Mathews. Competing in the 14-17 age…
Mathews places eighth in VHSL Wachovia Cup standings (7/1/2010) - Mathews High School finished eighth among Group A schools statewide competing for the Wachovia Cup, according to a release from the Virginia High School League. The Wachovia Cup is awarded…
Cohick posts first season win at VMS (7/1/2010) - The string of bad luck finally came to an end for "The Faster Pastor" Tom Cohick of Gloucester, as he picked up his first win of the 2010 season in…
Fishing a mixed bag this week (7/1/2010) - Fishing has been a mixed bag this past week according to local bait and tackle shops. Chuck Ashe of York River Feed and Fishing Supplies at Gloucester Point, reported that…
State’s recreational fishermen lagging behind in federal registration (7/1/2010) - According to the latest numbers from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, Virginia saltwater recreational fishermen appear to be lagging behind their peers in other states when it comes…
Gloucester All-Stars win Babe Ruth district, head to state (7/15/2010) - The Gloucester Youth Baseball 13-15 year-olds All Stars team won the District I Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament played July 8-12 at Dorey Park in Henrico. The win advanced Gloucester to…
Wass to play basketball for Wilkes University (7/15/2010) - Gloucester High School graduate Aaron Wass will attend Wilkes University in Pennsylvania this fall where he will play basketball for the Colonels and pursue a degree in environmental engineering. Wass,…
Rains cause postponement of Firecracker 30 at VMS (7/15/2010) - All indications were that the first-ever visit by the Steel Block Bandits to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, Saluda, was going to be a home run. Over the last two…
VMRC to consider changes to striped bass catch rules (7/15/2010) - The Virginia Marine Resources Commission will hold a public hearing beginning at noon on Tuesday, July 27, at its headquarters in Newport News pertaining to the taking of striped bass.…
Flounder showing up in local waters (7/15/2010) - Flounder have finally arrived in the Buoy 42 and Cell areas, according to Jerry Thrash of Queens Creek Outfitters at Cobbs Creek. "From Tuesday of last week on through the weekend, fishermen caught good…
Lady Devils conclude successful season; look to next year (6/25/2010) - A season that had all the earmarks of a rebuilding year, with the loss of four starters, turned into a pretty outstanding one as the Mathews High School varsity softball…
GHS track athletes post successful year (6/25/2010) - Gloucester High School track athletes had another successful outdoor season, according to head coach John Perrin. The boys placed fifth and the girls eighth in the Peninsula District Meet held…
Dehoux named Apprentice Athlete of the Year (6/25/2010) - Mathews native Jonathan Dehoux, a standout first baseman on the Apprentice School team, was named the school’s 2009-10 Athlete of the Year. He received his award during the Peninsula Sports…
Riptide places second in 3D sand soccer tournament (6/25/2010) - The Baystars Riptide White U11B team took second place in the 3D Sand Soccer Tournament held June 5 and 6 at Buckroe. The ’Tide lost its opener, 4-2, to the…
Fishing pretty steady in local waters (6/25/2010) - Fishing this past week has been pretty steady, according to reports from local anglers and bait and tackle shops. Jerry Thrash of Queens Creek Outfitters, Cobbs Creek, reported flounder fishing…
Michauds place first in bass tournament (6/25/2010) - Rudy and Daniel Michaud took first place in the Big Bash Open Bass Tournament series event held Saturday at Beaverdam Park. The pair weighed in 18 pounds, four ounces of…
Speedway hosts Mud Mayhem Mud Bog (6/25/2010) - The Pit at Virginia Motor Speedway hosted the first of two Mud Bog and Mud Slings for the 2010 season this past Saturday. The Mud Mayhem Mud Bog and Mud…
Golf tournament to benefit RGH Cancer Center (3/17/2010) - Registration begins at 11 a.m. and tee time is at noon. The cost is $90 per person ($360 per foursome) and includes carts, beverages, lunch, Memory Walk, awards and a…
GHS junior seeks support for Ware Neck swim (3/17/2010) - Perry is a charter member and now an employee of the Gloucester Boys and Girls Club. Funds raised by the swim will help provide a swimming program for club members…
Mathews YMCA offers summer sailing program (3/17/2010) - Youth sessions (ages 8-12) will be held June 14-18 and June 28-July 2. Teen sessions (ages 13-17) are June 21-25 and July 12-16. A combined youth/teen session (ages 8-17) will…
Mathews accepting registration for Jamestown 4-H camp (3/17/2010) - Camp activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, crafts, and new classes in soccer, cooking, animal science, and other topics. The camp theme, “Pirates of Jamestown,” will be reflected in…