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Spring adventure is underway in the dirt and on the mound of the RCHS softball practice fields. The Lady Panthers are vying for a regional berth this season. The Ladies’ coach, Jamie Harris, is entering his eighth year of coaching…

Student athletes celebrated The Rappahannock County School Sports Association (RCSSA) hosted the combined fall and winter Sports Banquet Sunday, and Rappahannock County Public Schools student athletes were treated to a wonderful meal prepared by Melissa Hipple, Gail Czekaj, Cynthia Volk…

RCSSA Banquet: Fall 2009 Awards Volleyball – Varsity Outstanding Offensive Player: Danika Kritter Outstanding Defensive Player: Natalie Tupper Most Improved: Megan Early Volleyball – JV Outstanding Offensive Player: Maddie Kopjanski Team Spirit Award: Carolyn Vickers Most Improved: Shelby Thornhill Volleyball…

The Rappahannock County school board has apparently settled on a final candidate to replace retiring Superintendent Robert Chappell, but isn’t saying who it is. “We can’t,” said Chairman J. Wesley Mills, asked if he could identify the candidate after Tuesday’s…

Sam Dunlap is the freshest face in Dave Naser’s chemistry classroom at Rappahannock County High School, but he’s not exactly a new student. Dunlap, a student at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, is enrolled in LFCC’s Introduction to Teaching…

Every year on March 2, the National Education Association challenges schools across the nation to “Read Across America.” This challenge program asks that every child stop and enjoy reading a book as part of a birthday celebration for Theodor Seuss…

Special to the Rappahannock News A “Double the Dollars” fund-raising opportunity has been given to Hearthstone School by an anonymous donor. The donor to the Waldorf-inspired school has offered to match up to $50,000 in donations by others. For every…

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…