Matthew Hatfield, Author at Farmville

Hornets Division

Farmville

‘We drive our own race’: Penick, Sangillo rise in Hornets Division

A couple of young racing prodigies from Farmville and Meherrin continue to open eyes and impress this season as part of the Hornets Division at ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Saturday, May 4, 2024 12:06 am

Cumberland

Cumberland High

‘It’s their home’: Cumberland athletes see 42-year streak end

Wednesday, April 17 marked a banner moment for Cumberland High’s athletics program. The school hosted its first track meet since 1982. Coach Kenneth Jasey, who ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Saturday, April 27, 2024 1:24 am

Haden VonCanon Arvonia

College Sports

‘I try to run faster’: Arvonia resident VonCanon sets records at HSC

Sometimes, a break can work wonders. It seemingly did for Hampden-Sydney freshman and Arvonia resident Haden VonCanon.  After competing in cross country, VonCanon elected not ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Sunday, April 14, 2024 7:30 pm

Amare Gough

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Amare Gough takes two: Buckingham sophomore wins state titles

Buckingham County High sophomore Amare Gough has only scratched the surface of his potential, yet is picking up some hardware on his multi-sport journey. Recently, ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Wednesday, March 27, 2024 1:13 am

Adriana Shipp-Davis

College

Making History: Adriana Shipp-Davis joins 1,000 point club

[AdrianaLongwood’s Adriana Shipp-Davis knows her college basketball career is winding down. But rather than be sad, the 5’10 redshirt senior guard says she’s grateful for ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 1:36 am

Prince Edward girls basketball

Prince Edward

‘The future of the program is bright’: Prince Edward girls build for future

Even now that the playoff run is over, you can’t argue that the 2023-24 basketball season has been one to remember for the Prince Edward ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Friday, February 23, 2024 10:58 am

Christian Sangillo

Farmville

‘It’s my goal’: Christian Max Sangillo aims for Victory Lane

Christian Max Sangillo is like most 15-year-olds in Farmville, studying for classes and hanging out with friends. However, where he’s different is that he races ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 12:19 am

Buckingham Knights High School Football

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

High School Football: What does the playoff picture look like?

We saw plenty of good high school football during the 2023 regular season.  From the heat of summer through the mix of warm and cold ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Friday, November 10, 2023 3:09 am

Central Lunenburg Chargers

FOOTBALL PREVIEW

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Central Lunenburg Chargers keep building

A proud program with four state titles in its history – 1980, 1986, 1987 and 1992 – the Central Lunenburg Chargers are gearing up for ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Saturday, August 26, 2023 12:08 pm

Buckingham Knights High School Football

FOOTBALL PREVIEW

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Buckingham Knights aim at playoff run

The Buckingham Knights are traditionally considered one of the top contenders in both the James River District and Class 2 level. The 2022 squad finished ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Friday, August 25, 2023 11:55 am

Must see games of 2023 football

FOOTBALL PREVIEW

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: What to watch — Must see games of 2023

High school football returns this month all across the state of Virginia. For many – whether that means players, coaches or fans alike – there ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Thursday, August 24, 2023 1:34 pm

Cumberland High girls

Cumberland

Cumberland High girls roll into regionals, bringing 20-1 record

CUMBERLAND – The Cumberland High girls are enjoying a season to remember on the hardwood. Since dropping their opener for the 2022- 23 campaign to ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Wednesday, February 22, 2023 2:30 am

Buckingham Knights High School Football

High School Football

High School Football Notebook: Streak ends for Central Lunenburg

VICTORIA – At some point, it had to end. Coach Will Thomas knew that. Up until Nov. 24, his team had beaten all challengers. But ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 2:00 am

Hampden-Sydney football

High School Football

High School Football Notebook: Central looks ahead to championship

And then there were two. After months of competition, with teams pouring blood, sweat and tears into the games, we’ve reached the end of the ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Monday, November 21, 2022 5:57 pm

Buckingham Knights High School Football

Buckingham Knights

High School Football Notebook: Buckingham falls, Central advances

The sixth-seeded Buckingham Knights saw their 2022 season come to a close last Thursday. In a hard-fought game, the team lost 17-12 to the reigning ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Monday, November 14, 2022 1:16 pm

Buckingham Knights High School Football

BUCKINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

High School Football Notebook: Buckingham Knights prep for road test

A forfeit victory over winless Cumberland did not provide much benefit to the final power rating for Seth Wilkerson’s Buckingham Knights, who closed out the ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Monday, November 7, 2022 11:31 am

Buckingham

A family experience: Ansari chosen for alma mater’s Hall of Fame

Albeit soft-spoken and full of humility, Buckingham County resident Dr. Abdulbari Musa Ansari is beaming with pride these days. That’s because back in September, he ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Friday, November 4, 2022 7:58 pm

Hampden-Sydney football

High School Football

High School Football Notebook: Can Central Lunenburg finish perfect?

VICTORIA – With sole possession of first place in the James River District on the line, fans were treated to a defensive battle on the ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Monday, October 31, 2022 2:38 pm

Hampden-Sydney football

Buckingham County Knights

High School Football Notebook: Buckingham prepares for a showdown

DILLWYN – Notching their seventh straight double-figure triumph, the Buckingham County Knights took care of business against Amelia by a score of 28-12 last Friday. ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Wednesday, October 26, 2022 12:20 am

Hampden-Sydney football

High School Football

High School Football Notebook: Knights, Chargers keep momentum going

DILLYN – As we head toward the final weeks of the regular high school football season, some teams in the James River District are building ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Monday, October 17, 2022 3:31 pm

Buckingham Knights High School Football

High School Football

High School Football: Buckingham, Lunenburg climb state rankings

DILLYN – Earlier this month, the Virginia High School League released its first official set of high school football power ratings and will be releasing ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Monday, October 10, 2022 4:24 pm

Hampden-Sydney football

Buckingham County

High School Football Notebook: Buckingham makes it four straight

DILLWYN – Go ahead and blame it on the storm. Thanks to Hurricane Ian, this past week’s high school football schedule looked more like an ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Monday, October 3, 2022 12:35 pm

Buckingham Knights High School Football

James River District

High School Football Notebook: Only one unbeaten team remains

And then there was one. After Week Five of the high school football season, just one unbeaten team remains in the James River District. That ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:15 pm

Buckingham Knights High School Football

High School Football

High School Football Notebook: Big games loom this week

VICTORIA — They just keep winning. Central Lunenburg. Randolph-Henry. Prince Edward County. All three remain undefeated in the James River District as we head into ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:50 am

High School Football

Buckingham Football: With veteran team, Knights built for success

BUCKINGHAM – Exciting moments and close finishes were the norm for the Buckingham football team the past couple seasons.  In 2019, the Knights pieced together ... Read more

by Matthew Hatfield, Sunday, August 21, 2022 8:46 pm