• By Hilary Holladay
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On any given Friday night, Orange County residents get together for parties of all kinds. But last Friday, it is safe to say the three adults and five children gathered in a 4-H meeting room in Orange were attending the county’s only fletching party. 

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At 6:30 a.m., on one of those shockingly cold days last week, eight people in Orange County had somehow managed to tear themselves from their warm beds, grab their tennis rackets and head to Orange County High School’s field house for an hour of friendly doubles competition. 

  • By Hilary Holladay
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After a year’s hiatus, the Orange County High School (OCHS) swim team is happily taking the plunge at Woodberry Forest School. A new agreement between the two schools allows the OCHS roster of seven boys and 18 girls to practice at the private school’s aquatic facility during the winter season. 

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Freshman Ethan Pettyjohn won the boys’ race and sophomore Mary Oelrich won the girls’ race for the homestanding Hornets.

  • By Doug Ponton
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The scoreboard didn’t work, but even if it had, it may have had trouble keeping up with the Hornets, who scored six touchdowns and overwhelmed visiting Spotsylvania Friday night 40-13.

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The group plans to grow the boys’ team into a JV and a varsity team, set up a full game schedule for the girls’ team and hire a coach for the girls team. 

  • By Doug Ponton
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Host Halifax took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and made it stand up in a 4-2 Conference 16 Tournament title win over the visiting Hornets.

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The Orange County High School varsity baseball team celebrates a successful regular season with an 8-1 win over Charlottesville last Wednesday night.

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WAHS, Fluvanna hand Hornets first losses

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Hornets improve to 5-0 with wins over  Madison, Massaponax

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Orange County High School hosted the Region 5A North Wrestling Tournament last Friday and Saturday, qualifying six Hornets for the State Tournament this weekend. 

  • By Ron Counts, The Daily Progress
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In November, the duo got approval from the Orange County School Board to create an OCHS lacrosse club, which will include boys and girls teams that plan to compete on the junior varsity level in the Jefferson District, beginning this spring.

  • By Doug Ponton
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The Hornets may have held Samantha Brunelle to less than 30 points, but ESPN’s top-ranked prospect in the Class of 2019 still managed 26 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks as William Monroe beat Orange 46-36 Saturday in varsity girls basketball. 

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Orange County High School varsity boys basketball team first-year head coach Adam Utz is optimistic about his team’s opportunities for the 2016 season.

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It was an outstanding day for the Orange boys as they secured their most successful Ragged Mountain Cup ever at Panorama Farms last Tuesday.

  • By Doug Ponton
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A hard thud was felt in Porterfield Park this past Friday evening as the Hornets, just a week removed from shutting out Culpeper, were felled by the county’s second high school, Eastern View, 40-0 on opening night in Orange.

  • by Chris Cappella
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Orange County running back Shavonn Ellis is okay with not being the center of attention.Seniors DeAngelo Hunt and Trevon Smith, Orange County’s top two running backs, will almost always be in the spotlight. They’re big, fast and extremely productive.

  • by Doug Ponton
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A pair of goals each from senior captain Maddie Martin and junior Carline Diehl, spoiled the home opener for the Orange field hockey squad this past Thursday evening as the visiting Fauquier Falcons posted a 5-0 shutout of their hosts.

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Nearly two dozen teams and 180 runners took the line in the season-opening race for the Orange County High School cross country team at Great Meadows on Saturday. When the dust had cleared, the harriers from OCHS had claimed two individual medals and a third-place team finish in the stronges…

  • by Doug Ponton
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If there is one word that could sum up this year’s Orange volleyball squad, it would most likely be "transition." Not necessarily in the sense of drastic change, just emphasis on alteration and modification of the existing model.

  • by Doug Ponton
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If the Orange County High School varsity field hockey squad can harness their harmony this season, it should be a banner year for the Hornets.

  • by Doug Ponton
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Completing their final tune-up before the regular season, the Orange County High School varsity football squad dispatched Fork Union this past Friday evening with relative ease in a 33-10 romp.

  • by Doug Ponton
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As most scrimmages go, the one between Orange County High School and Madison County this past Friday evening was muddled between anticipation and acceptance. The foreseeable future for these two teams may seem on opposite ends of the spectrum with the Hornets optimistic about the postseason …

  • by Doug Ponton
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As Orange County High School opened football practice Aug. 1, two things were apparent: Hornet pride was at perhaps its highest level since the hefty laurels of just a few seasons prior and the work ethic of the current crop of gridiron participants was second to none and complimentary to th…

  • By Linda Larson Hogan Woodberry Forest Magazine and Journal
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During his forty-four years at Woodberry Forest, James Moubray was always happiest in the driver’s seat, steering a bus to an away game, hauling a group to a movie-mall trip, or carrying boys home from a mixer. And coaches and boys were happiest when James was the one piloting them in the ni…

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The Orange County High School varsity baseball team’s postseason dreams were dashed last week with a 12-2 loss at Potomac (Dumfries) in the 5A North Regional Tournament.

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The Orange County High School track teams got a good tune-up for the upcoming state meet competing in the 5ANorth Regional Outdoor Track and Field Championships last week at Mountain View High School in Stafford.

  • by Adam Tyler
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Despite a standout pitching performance from senior Courtney Wright, the Orange County High School varsity softball team’s season came to an end last Friday after they suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss to Patrick Henry-Ashland.

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The Orange County High School varsity baseball team qualified for the 5A North Region Tournament with a 5-2 win over Patrick Henry-Ashland Friday.

  • by Doug Ponton
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Senior Hannah Jones and her Hornet teammates rocked visiting Patrick Henry-Roanoke 11-1 in their mercy rule victory this past Monday evening in the opening round of the Conference 16 softball tournament.