Grafton girls upend Jamestown in Class 4 volleyball state semifinal

The Grafton High girls volleyball team waited until the spotlight shone brightest to claim its first win against rival Jamestown this season. The Clippers took a 3-2 victory (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 24-26, 15-8) against the Eagles in their VHSL Class 4 state semifinal Tuesday night. Grafton had been...

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  • Lafayette blanks Poquoson 21-0 in dominant defensive display

    Lafayette blanks Poquoson 21-0 in dominant defensive display

    Poquoson High took over within Lafayette territory three times in the third quarter of a Bay Rivers District matchup Friday night, yet three times the Islanders came up empty-handed. Despite the prime field position, the Poquoson offense managed just 11 yards in 12 minutes. That dominant defensive...

  • Prep roundup: Warhill roars past Jamestown

    Warhill got a pair of rushing touchdowns from Noah Holmes and two touchdown passes from Jamin Hazelaar in a 49-6 rout of Jamestown Friday at Wanner Stadium. Holmes scored the first two touchdowns of the game on runs of 23 and 68 yards. Jamin Hazelaar then threw the first of his two touchdown passes,...

      • York defense shuts down New Kent

        York defense shuts down New Kent

        Needing a win to boost their playoff hopes, the New Kent Trojans ran into the stonewall defense of York, which boosted its own status in the 3A East seedings. The Falcons held New Kent to 154 yards, while two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Adam Lytle cemented a convincing 41-15 win for the Falcons,...

      • Walsingham girls cross country wins third straight state catholic championship

        Walsingham girls cross country wins third straight state catholic championship

        Walsingham Academy’s girls cross country team clinched a third straight state Catholic championship behind a strong team effort on Tuesday afternoon. Frankie Riggs, Clare Kinney, Delaney Riggs, Catherine Schumacher and Grace Vidlak all finished in the top 20 overall and combined for 54 points. ...


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          • Cantori Christmas concert returns with fresh takes, old favorites

            Cantori Christmas concert returns with fresh takes, old favorites

            Music is as intrinsic to the holiday season as Santa Claus and Christmas trees. From Michael Bublé’s Christmas crooning to more traditional hymns, there’s a song out there that can warm any heart, despite the brisk weather. The Cantori Choral Ensemble is doing their part to spread holiday cheer...

              • Clarinetist Shifrin elevates Mozart, WSO

                The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra continues to impress with its blue ribbon roster of important international artists, the most recent being David Shifrin, clarinetist of considerable note. And, in his appearance in the Kimball, Wednesday, a clarinetist of lots of notes. Shifrin has a proven...

                  • Suicide Loss Day offers hope, healing

                    Suicide Loss Day offers hope, healing

                    Suicide is often difficult to understand and talk about. Yet at times, it’s necessary. It’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 44,000 lives each year, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “It’s unlike any other death,” said Suzanne Vogel....

                      • Minguet Quartet provides blue ribbon performance

                        It’s a continuing tribute to the Chamber Music Society that we are regaled with some of the top chamber ensembles in the world. With rare exception, the groups gracing the Williamsburg Library Theatre stage have been blue ribbon in quality. Such was the case Tuesday with the appearance of the Minguet...


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                          • Marching backward toward racial division

                            We are being told that our nation is racist. While not necessarily “systemic,” as is claimed by some, incidents that could be accurately described as racist still occur and likely always will. But I will not allow this country to be painted with such a broad brush of condemnation just because of...

                              • Thankful at Thanksgiving

                                As a child I was a picky eater; come to think of it, I still am. There were so many things I didn't like to eat, and the dishes served at Thanksgiving dinner were no exception. Oh, I liked the plates just fine — Mom set the table with her fine china for the holiday meal. She also got out the fancy...

                                  • The Curmudgeon Report: There is no hearing problem in Williamsburg

                                    You can count on it happening at least once a day in many Williamsburg homes. The man of the house will be reading the newspaper when his wife says something to him. Not sure of what he heard, he might respond with “What?” Immediately, the better half of the family starts the “go get your hearing...

                                      • Last Word on downtown parking, Nov. 15

                                        Last Word on downtown parking, Nov. 15

                                        Downtown parking Now that the Kimball is closed for movies and the variety of live events it held over decades, the city needn't worry about downtown parking. There won't be the same interest in coming to town any longer. So save the money from the parking study. People will find their entertainment...

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