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Matthews scores hole-in-one (1/27/2021) - On Friday, Jan. 22 at the Piankatank River Golf Club in Middlesex, John Matthews of Hartfield scored a hole-in-one on #5 at 87 yards with his 5 Hybrid. He was…
Dukes on the mat (1/27/2021) - loucester High School resumed its sports seasons this week, competing in basketball and wrestling. Here, GHS junior Ethan Baker went 2-0 on Saturday in a tri-meet at Mathews High School.…
GHS wrestling, basketball move ahead with abbreviated seasons (1/20/2021) - Gloucester High School Athletic Director Kristy Hunter is still trying to get the GHS winter sports season schedules together but as of Tuesday she provided the following events: GHS wrestlers…
Devils post wins over Charles City, King William (1/20/2021) - Mathews High School’s Nasir Thomas (#1) scored a dozen points on Friday as the Devils beat the visiting Charles City Panthers, 75-57. On Tuesday, Thomas led the Devils with 21…
MHS girls crush Broncos, fall to Cavs, 50-48 (1/20/2021) - The Mathews High School varsity girls overwhelmed the Franklin Broncos last Thursday, 53-20, but dropped a 50-48 heartbreaker Tuesday against King William. The basketball team currently holds a 3-2 record.…
MHS wrestlers go 2-0 in debut (1/20/2021) - The Mathews High School wrestling team opened up its season on Saturday, hosting a tri-meet against King William and York. The Blue Devils won both contests, defeating King William by…
Gloucester PRT offers self-defense, yoga classes (1/20/2021) - The Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is offering the following programs:SELF-DEFENSE FOR GIRLS: Beginning March 19, Self-Defense for Girls ages 9-12 will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Fridays…
First deer (1/20/2021) - Cayden Stultz, 12, of Amelia County took his first deer (left photo) on Dec. 23 and took his first buck on Dec. 31 while hunting with his grandfather, Mathews native…
Permit now required for launching vessels from state boating ramps (1/20/2021) - As of Jan. 1, anyone throwing a canoe or kayak on the top of the car and launching it at a state ramp is required to have a permit issued…
Back on the mat (1/20/2021) - Mathews wrestlers returned to the mat last weekend, taking on King William and York high schools in a tri-meet. Gloucester High School sports resume this week, including a wrestling tri-meet…
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…
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