| Jan 17, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Don't say this too loudly around Woodside coach Mike Tallon, but the Peninsula District girls' basketball race is over.
Going against the second-place team on the road Tuesday night, the Wolverines rolled to a 68-25 win over Hampton that gave them a...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:15 PM
HAMPTON — Friday night's one-point loss at Menchville wasn't easy to digest. And there was a faction of Hampton's players who feared their quest of the Peninsula District championship was over.
Until assistant coach Eric Brown informed them...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:16 PM
Forty-one-point-three seconds. That's how long it took for Hampton to turn everything around.
On the brink of packing up the uniforms instead of playing on, the Crabbers rallied behind Jordan Baker's heroics for a 62-56 win over Nansemond River in the...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:07 PM
In three decades as Hampton's basketball coach, Walter Brower has won a bunch of games — 528 and counting — along with two state championships. He's learned plenty along the way, including knowing when to put aside any traces of ego.
| Feb 25, 2012
| 9:38 AM
Gary Smith, the Daily Press Player of the Year in 2003, died Thursday morning after a nearly two-year battle with cancer. He was three days away from his 27th birthday.
It was nine years ago to the day when Gary Smith hit probably the biggest shot of his...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Familiarity breeds respect. That's not exactly the timeless adage, but it was precisely the case Monday night when Hampton and Kecoughtan collided for the fourth time this high school basketball season.
How else to explain the new wrinkles coaches Walter...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:21 PM
With Hampton's Anthony Barber, you wonder how a 17-year-old high school junior has so much self control. Especially when many grown men twice his age do not.
It was another of his fearless drives to the rim. And like so many times before, Hampton guard...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:34 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Saturday afternoon became unfamiliar territory for Hampton. And not just because the Crabbers advanced to the Group AAA semifinals for the first time since 1998.
With crisp execution in the second half, Hampton pulled away for a 67-...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Going against the state's most explosive offensive team, Hampton's task was pretty simple: Control the pace, create fewer possessions, and win.
The Crabbers went 3-for-3.
With a smothering defense and a monster night from undersized post man Sammie...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Last weekend in the Group AAA quarterfinals, Kecoughtan made the three-hour drive to Fairfax for what essentially was a road game. Though they were far from perfect, the Warriors survived and advanced with a 50-44 win over Gar-Field, which had endured a...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:21 PM
RICHMOND — For years, it seemed, Hampton assistant coach Eric Brown had regaled the kids with stories from the glory days. Ronald Curry, Bobby Blizzard, Aaron Chambliss … guys who knew what the team concept was all about in that 1997 state...