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The calendar dictates that winter is still a reality, but the truth is that spring has begun in Rappahannock County. Baseball, harbinger of the season, is starting up at the high school. The newest face on the RCHS men’s baseball…

Varsity Baseball March 18 7 p.m.,- E. Hardy HS March 19 7 p.m., Fredericksburg Christian School March 24 5 p.m., Highland Varsity Soccer Girls March 12 6 p.m., Eastern View March 18 5:45 p.m., WCDS March 24 5 p.m., Highland…

All-Delaney Athletic Conference Athletes Boys Basketball All-DAC Division 2: Andrew Smith, First Team and Co-Most Valuable Player; Brian Shafran, First Team Girls Basketball All-DAC Division 2: Isabelle Eastham, First Team; Sarah Wells, First Team Swimming: Madison Mulvey, 100 Yard Breaststroke…

“Weighing in at 103 pounds, standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, welcome to the mat — the Crushin’ . . . Russian!” Sergei “CJ” Sidrow may have astounded his Rappahannock County High School community this weekend by finishing sixth at…

For the last game of an unusual season, the Rappahannock Varsity Girls’ Basketball team traveled to play the East Hardy Cougars in Baker, West Virginia. The Panthers suffered a 65-30 loss. “East Hardy had a good team with size advantage…

Varsity Girls Basketball The Owls dropped a tough Cavalier Athletic Conference game at Shenandoah Valley Academy on Feb. 16. The Owls struggled to score, and the Stars cruised to an easy 67-11 victory. Our record is 6-6. Varsity Boys Basketball…

At Tuesday’s monthly Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Bob Chappell presented his proposed budget, which calls for a zero increase for the county’s share over last year’s budget. Board members planned to meet in a work session next week to…

Ceil Dove said she recognized at once, the minute the puppy was born at her Flint Hill farm, that she was something special. Four years later, she’s been proven correct on an international stage. Monday at the prestigious Westminster Kennel…

“Ssh, silence” might be a typical placard in any traditional library, but walk into the Rappahannock County High School library/media center and an unusual scene greets the eye. Many students are busily engaged in independent, online-based learning. They may be…

On television, High School Musicals seem so completely effortless. Characters go about their lives and frequently break into perfectly choreographed song that ideally expresses the moment. Russell Paulette, the RCHS drama teacher, would guffaw at such romanticized notions of easily…

All this snow is messing up the postseason schedules for Rappahannock County High School’s athletic teams. The Scholastic Bowl team does not know if and when it will play its Bull Run District tournament, while the wrestling team awaits word…

The Lady Panther Varsity Basketball team experienced disappointment in their away game against Wakefield the Plains last Friday. But even with a 27-49 loss, there were triumphant moments. Rapp’s opponent was a team that demanded preparation. Wakefield the Plains currently…

Monday’s post-storm flood waters, which caused a slew of temporary closings throughout the county but no serious injuries, may have been great for kayaks, but were not good — never are — for cars and trucks. Experienced kayaker and Tyler…