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  • Big day for Phoebus, other seniors

    Boosted by the most successful senior class in Phoebus football history, both on the field and on Signing Day, 20 players from Peninsula-area schools officially accepted college scholarships Wednesday. Seven are going to Football Bowl Subdivision...
  • 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...
  • Making a run to state

    Making a run to state
    NORWALK — While his classmates were walking up to the podium to the sounds of "Pomp and Circumstance," Greg Dotson was barreling down a running track to the sound of a starter's pistol. While his peers at Burbank High were celebrating the ending of...
  • Making his mark

    Making his mark
    BURBANK HIGH — Burbank High track and field standout Greg Dotson erased a long standing drought at the CIF Southern Section Finals two weeks ago. In the Division I boys' 800-meter final, Dotson ran to victory to give the Bulldogs the program's...
  • 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...
  • Bethel's Clark chooses Delaware

    Bethel coach Jeff Nelson knew right away. "I could tell in his voice when he called me," Nelson said of senior receiver Stephen Clark. "When he got on campus there, he felt comfortable. He felt like, 'This was the place for me.' " And last week,...
  • Bethel's Rijo Walker will play for Virginia

    As soon as Virginia offered a scholarship in late June to Bethel High's Rijo Walker, the Cavaliers shot to the top of his list of desired college destinations. It was the offer he'd been waiting for all along. He made it official Wednesday by...
  • 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...
  • Bruins show off defense, hold Heritage to 88 total yards

    — Chalk this one up to the defense. A week after riding a big offensive day to a win over Norview, Bethel's offense watched with pleasure as the defense held Heritage to just 88 yards of offense Friday night. Playing with good field position all...
  • Some area quarterbacks go above, beyond just playing QB

    In a perfect world, maybe, things would be different. But this is high school football, and the average roster in the Peninsula District lists 48 players. So, sometimes, the best athlete will see extra duty. And, often times, that best athlete is the...
  • Crabbers' Watford, line start to shine

    Much was expected from Hampton's David Watford in his junior season. But after three weeks, the talented but young quarterback had been a little inconsistent. Thursday night at Todd Stadium, he was spot-on accurate. In 12 passes, he misfired only twice....