| May 19, 2013
The rejections stung, sure. They always do. But Ronald Curry had overcome far more, and a few job interviews that didn't pan out weren't about to discourage him.
"Everything happens for a reason," he said Friday afternoon. "That's how I've always...
| Oct 29, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia quarterback David Watford considers his Clemson counterpart, Tajh Boyd, a mentor and friend, hardly a surprise given their shared position, roots and demeanor. But Saturday's clash between the Cavaliers and Tigers will...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:07 PM
For the second December in a row, the Peninsula District didn't win a state championship in football. This coming in the first year of VHSL reclassification, which supposedly had cleared the way for Phoebus to dominate Group 4A for the next gazillion...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Rodney Bullock, Kecoughtan, sophomore.
After growing a couple inches during the off-season to 6-foot-7, Bullock was even more dominant as an inside-outside threat. He finished the season averaging 18.2 points, 10 rebounds and four...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 5:49 PM
The first step in Tyrod Taylor's pre-NFL draft preparations was all about taking a stand. If he was going to be looked upon as a quarterback by NFL teams — and only as a quarterback — he needed to believe it was his birthright to play the...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 12:44 PM
"Parity" is a word that's thrown around quite often in sports, and it's hard to make a case for its existence when the standings show a three-game gap between first and second place.
But here's a fact that gives you an idea how this season has gone in...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:48 PM
As the high school football season approaches, one of the biggest question marks in the Peninsula District is who will replace David Watford as Hampton's starting quarterback. That hasn't been settled yet, but there will be a new face in the mix....
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:49 PM
When the Heritage football players go to work in the weight room, there are no earrings or necklaces allowed. Or cell phones or iPods. It's just the kid and the clothes on his back.
That's the way it is at Hampton, where Hurricanes coach George "Chubs"...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 3:52 PM
The summer is nearly half over, at least according to the calendar. But three of the nation's top 100 prospects in the Class of 2013 — Hampton's Anthony Barber, Phoebus' Troy Williams and Kecoughtan's Rajay Bullock — have had little time to...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:24 AM
Aaron Bacote, Bethel High's athletic wing and exceptional student, committed to Old Dominion, continuing the Monarchs' recent pipeline of Peninsula District talent.
Bacote, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound rising senior, chose ODU over Hampton, George Mason,...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 6:42 AM
We celebrate milestone birthdays and anniversaries. We strive for milestone GPAs and salaries.
But nothing does milestones like sports.
Some are seasonal, others career. But the numbers are indelible.
Baseball's 3,000 hits, football's 2,000 yards and...