| Mar 10, 2012
| 6:05 PM
ATLANTA — A contentious, bizarre and fierce ACC tournament Saturday produced a championship-game rematch of a January encounter that still makes the head spin.
North Carolina and Florida State, the conference's most gifted teams, advanced to...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:26 PM
Maryland came to the Smith Center hoping to be more than a mere afterthought for a North Carolina team whose fans couldn't help but look ahead excitedly to the Tar Heels' rematch with Duke on Saturday.
While the sixth-ranked Tar Heels and the fourth-...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 8:14 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Despite a low-scoring night from Bay Rivers Player of the Year Elijah Moore, Grafton found help from other sources and defeated a scrappy Loudoun Valley team 58-56 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Group AA Division 4 state...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 11:44 PM
The Newport-Mesa Tar Heels boys' fifth-grade All-Net team completed an outstanding winter season by winning the top division All-Net league title, going 13-1 and remaining ranked No. 1 in the division.
The Tar Heels played their best basketball of the...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 4:40 PM
What follows is an unprecedented All-ACC ballot. Relegating two of the conference’s top three scorers to second team and bypassing the league’s top three teams to find the player of the year?
In 29 seasons of ACC coverage, I’ve never...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Elijah Moore has emerged as the first legitimate Division I boys basketball prospect from the Bay Rivers District in five years. So it's little wonder Moore, a Grafton High junior, has garnered the highest accolades and the most attention.
But Grafton is...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 12:03 PM
All season, Virginia's Mike Scott has served as his team's lone dependable offensive threat on a game-by-game basis, while Bethel High graduate Jontel Evans has been U.Va.'s primary defensive catalyst.
Without either of them, climbing to the fourth...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Random Monday musings as the ACC releases its all-conference basketball teams and prepares for the league tournament in Atlanta.
* Short of a hanging chad, can’t imagine how any of my media brethren failed to vote Virginia forward Mike Scott...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Bay Rivers District boys basketball state tournament semifinalists have been rare. Grafton High became only the second in 12 seasons with a 58-56 win over Loudoun Valley on Saturday in the Group AA Division 4 quarterfinals.
The district hasn't had a...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:34 PM
With the 36th pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, former Maryland Terrapins forward Jordan Williams' dreams became a reality. Thirteen picks later, a turbulent past year for Baltimore native Josh Selby culminated with his joining Williams among the...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 6:51 PM
In the hours, then days, after her teenage sister went missing during a Christmas visit, Deena Barnes remembers the gripping panic that took over — staying up for two days straight, on the edge of the couch, waiting to catch a glimpse of 16-year-old...