| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Grafton High senior Ryan Hiser has been selected to the Virginia High School League Group 4A All-State Baseball team. Hiser, who played left field, second base and third base, batted .386 with 22 hits, 18 runs, 10 RBI and a .444 on-base percentage in...
| Jul 12, 2014
When the Virginia High School League annually releases its master football schedule, one of the first games people in this part of the state look for is the annual Hampton-Phoebus matchup.
Fans won't wait until the end of the season for this one. The...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Every July, Norm Wood ranks the top 15 high school football recruits in the state.
1. Josh Sweat | DE
High school: Oscar Smith (Chesapeake)
Height/Weight: 6-foot-5/240 pounds
College situation: You name the big-time Division I program, he probably...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Let’s go back to Aug. 23, 2013.
Only 20 seconds into this early season opener at Powhatan Field, its’ 7-0. By the end of the first quarter, it’s 27-0. And by halftime, it’s 48-0, which triggers a running clock for the entire...
| Aug 24, 2014
Properly disguised and timed, a reverse ranks among football's coolest plays. Stout defenses appear clueless, while their sage coordinators spike headsets in frustration.
Reversals of team fortunes can be equally unexpected and, depending on your...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:55 PM
When hiring a football coach, most athletic directors will pick the best man available and take the schemes and formations he brings. Charged with hiring a new head coach among his first duties in 1997, Lafayette High AD Dan Barner did the reverse....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Football junkies rejoice — your favorite pastime has arrived. The NFL’s exhibition season is in full force. And ESPN’s college opener (which, for some reason, is Abilene Christian vs. Georgia State) is next Wednesday night.
But you don&...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:34 PM
When she saw the swollen numbers, Beth Mair was actually relieved. With Virginia High School League reclassification creating more travel, both in the regular season and playoffs, she knew expenses for Hampton's four high schools would rise.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:44 PM
In one of the closest Peninsula District golf regular seasons in history, Gloucester repeated as the overall champion with a total of 2,863 shots.
The Dukes beat runner-up Kecoughtan by 19 strokes and third-place Woodside by 22.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:23 PM
With the Bay Rivers District football season at the halfway point, things have unfolded much as expected. Not only has Lafayette High lived up to its billing as favorite, the Rams have been at least as dominant as their 31-point average margin of...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Few events are bigger for a high school football player than Senior Night, when each 12th-grader is given a moment in the spotlight before the final regular-season game along with his family.
The death this week of New Kent football player Jacob Vick...