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  • Area high school teams open football practice

    Area high school teams open football practice
    Seemingly no head coach is immune to the excitement of the first day of football practice. That includes guys like Jeff Nelson, who began his third season with Bethel on Monday. "If you don't feel that anticipation or get that tingle the day practice...
  • Phoebus' Micah Blakely chooses Navy, though most of the area signees choose FCS programs. Old Dominion picks up four PD players

    The son of a retired Air Force man, Phoebus lineman Micah Blakely hadn't given much thought to the military. Maybe he'd sign with Liberty University, he figured, or another Football Championship Subdivision school. But the U.S. Naval Academy showed...
  • Walker, Bruins break free, rip Menchville 42-14

    As Rijo Walker settled under a Menchville punt Thursday night, he knew a big return would help break open what was a tie game. He fielded the ball at his 28-yard line, cut back to the right about 10 yards later, juked a defender and then outran...
  • Sunday notebook: More on the Bay Rivers District playoff scenarios

    York High holds its playoff fate, and possibly that of Bay Rivers District rival Tabb's in its hands. If the Falcons (6-2, 5-2 district) win their final two games they will earn a berth in the four-team Region I Division 4 playoffs as at least the...
  • Perfect escape, Phoebus beats Bethel in overtime

    Perfect escape, Phoebus beats Bethel in overtime
    The last time Phoebus trailed by 14 points? Nearly two years ago in the Group AAA Division 5 semifinals. So to say it was foreign territory wouldn't be an understatement. But after spotting Bethel two touchdowns in the first 17 minutes, the Phantoms came...
  • Division 3 playoff field set, Divison 4 still up in air

    Friday's results set the field for the four-team Region I Division 3 football playoffs, regardless of how any of the teams fare the final week of the regular season. Bruton (7-2) currently leads the VHSL ratings in the region, followed by James Monroe...
  • Phoebus' instant rematch with Bethel has its positives

    — It's an odd situation, to be sure, one neither coach necessarily wanted. But it does present some advantages. Like, say, the Sunday morning film swap. "I texted Jeff and asked him, 'Do we really need to exchange tape again?'" said Phoebus coach...
  • Lots of 'fun' on one side, Phoebus breezes in rematch

    Lots of 'fun' on one side, Phoebus breezes in rematch
    This time, there was no call for drama or last-second heroics. Eight days after needing a field goal in overtime to hold off Bethel, Phoebus ran away early and cruised to a 34-6 win over the Bruins at Darling Stadium in the Eastern Region Division 5...
  • London reconnecting at U.Va.

    London reconnecting at U.Va.
    It's hard to tell whether the "whew" Mike London exhaled into the microphone at the outset of his introductory press conference Monday at Virginia was meant to be a sigh of relief after a head-spinning 48 hours or a realization of what he has just taken...
  • High school athletes of the decade | Jontel Evans

    High school athletes of the decade | Jontel Evans
    As his accomplishments on the football field mounted weekly, Bethel's Jontel Evans kept hearing one question: Are you sure you don't want to play football in college? He was sure, and confident in his answer. "People say I do a lot of amazing things on...
  • Considered among the best

     Considered among the best
    No track and field athlete comes to Burbank High and expects to set a boys' distance school record. If they know anything about the school's history in middle- and long-distance events, they know they have a better chance at winning a CIF Southern...