Future Big Leaguers

T. C. Payne (upper left) got a hit for the family franchise, Payne’s Repair Service, during recent coach pitch baseball action in the Nottoway Youth Rec. Association. Payne’s teammate, Dalton Sadler (upper right) was tagged out by Simmons Monument’s Steven Ward. Simmons Monument’s Gabriel Roark made it to first base in time, and his teammate, Khalil Givens, was safe at […]

Gridiron Girls

After weeks of practice, conditioning, and memorizing plays, team “Nottoway” recently concluded its first season in Women’s Flag Football, sponsored by Amelia County Parks & Recreation, with a 1-3-1 record and 5th place in the six-team league. FRONT ROW FROM LEFT: April Hayes, April Long, Lauren Duke, Alexa Wilson. STANDING: Jessica Kirby, Coach Aiden Martin, Shelley Simmons, Tara Martin, Coach […]


Cougars stalking District title

Nottoway High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team entered this week with a 5-2-2 record. The Cougars last Wednesday at Cumberland shut-out the Dukes, 8-0, thanks to two ‘hat tricks.’ Stand-out sophomore striker Thomas Ingram scored three goals, as did senior midfielder Danny Martin. Also scoring were seniors Grayson Pridgen and Troy Hayes. Ingram has scored 11 goals in nine matches […]


Lady Cougars prevail at Cumb.

With the score tied 1-1 in the top of the 6th inning, sophomore Alaina Vaughan belted a two-out double at Cumberland, stole third base moments later on a wild pitch, then was driven home by classmate Mariana Eppes for what would prove to be the winning run. Thursday’s (April 27th) 2-1 road victory improved the Lady Cougars varsity softball team […]


12 Noon, tomorrow

The Blackstone and Crewe-Burkeville Ministerial Associations invite area residents to this community’s observance of a National Day of Prayer. This year’s service is set for tomorrow (Thursday, May 4th) at Crenshaw United Methodist Church in Blackstone from 12 Noon until 1:00 pm. Several speakers are scheduled to discuss briefly (three minutes each) the role of prayer as a guiding principle […]


NMS girls eye play-off berth

The Nottoway Lady Wildcats softball team entered this week in position to qualify for the Southside Middle School Conference’s four-team play-offs. Nottoway last Wednesday, Apr. 19th in Emporia slaughtered Wyatt Middle School, 12-0, in four innings. Raegan Tucker pitched a no-hitter, striking-out 11 batters. Jaden Banks made an amazing catch against the left field fence for one out and against […]

Four-Run Blast

With bases loaded, catcher Katherine Gravely homered over the fence last Wednesday evening, April 19th, at Coldiron Field in Crewe. It was her first-ever grand slam home run. Her Martin & Sons team in the Nottoway Youth Rec. Association’s Belles/Debs age division defeated BL Electrical, 7-3. Katherine 14, is an 8th grade student at Nottoway Middle School and plays catcher […]


Sophomore homers, but Nottoway falls

On a full count in the top of the 5th inning, sophomore centerfielder Anari Smith launched a 215-ft. home run over the leftfield fence, but that was the only hit Thursday, April 20th, for Nottoway High School’s varsity softball team. The Lady Cougars lost, 4-1, at Randolph-Henry, and fell to 5-4 overall. The Nottoway girls entered this week with a […]

CCC Gallery Erupts

Crewe Country Club golfer Bill Shorter aced the par-3 third hole last Tuesday, April 11th. He was playing with John Carson, Edward Hagaman, and Mickey Roberts. It was Shorter’s first ace. He hit a 9-iron. The hole was playing 85 yards. Photo by Edward Hagaman

On The Attack

Andrew Perez (in green) moves the soccer ball downfield Sunday during Citizens Bank & Trust’s 6-1 youth soccer victory over Benchmark Community Bank. Elijah Fowlkes (red jersey) is shown at right pursuing ball. Spring soccer opened its 2023 season Sunday with several matches played behind Crewe Primary School.

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