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  • Boys track: Grafton's Kyle King won a state championship in each of the 3 seasons

    Check out milestat.com's database of top track times this spring and it's easy to see why Grafton star Kyle King's last fling at high school track was such a success. 800-meter run: Best time of 1 minute, 54.18 seconds in the Region I meet. That was...
  • Dave Fairbank: Shouldn't a rivalry be more competitive?

    Shouldn't a rivalry be competitive in order to meet the definition of the word? This was supposed to be the season that Hampton reasserted itself after three Phoebus-centric years. Except that Friday's showdown between the city and state powers looked an...
  • Disabled activist, entrepreneur receives national award from Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Thomas Arrington III runs a green energy company, advocates for the disabled, and is the primary caretaker for his 3-year-old son Chase. "Use your quiet voice," he exhorts his youngest son, while juggling a business call on his Blackberry and...
  • Tyrod Taylor living up to the hype

    Tyrod Taylor living up to the hype
    Sitting in a computer class during his sophomore year at Hampton High School, Tyrod Taylor loosened the long braids he had in his hair, watched the clock and waited for class to end. They were simpler days for Taylor — a time before all the...
  • Scribes are doctors' tech support

    Scribes are doctors' tech support
    Melissa Genove has dreamed of becoming a physician since childhood. To help her prepare, she spends as many as 35 hours each week shadowing emergency room doctors at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The 23-year-old listens intently as they examine...
  • Payne an improbable U.Va. star

    In the 2005 state championship game, Oakton High's Keith Payne dominated Landstown's Percy Harvin. Four years later, Payne was out of football, a certifiable bust at the University of Virginia. Meanwhile, Harvin was earning NFL Offensive Rookie of the...
  • Our preview: Poquoson stakes claim among school's, district's best football teams

    Our preview: Poquoson stakes claim among school's, district's best football teams
    LYNCHBURG – A high school state football championship game is something Poquoson coach Elliott Duty is sure his players will talk about at their class reunions 30 years from now. Just what legacy will follow the Islanders (12-1) remains to be seen....
  • The Obama Summer Of Discontent

    As a candidate for President, Barack Obama promised hope, change and a new direction for America. Unfortunately, the initial hope has turned into despair, while the change has been negative. Cleary, the country is going in a new direction, but it is...
  • L.A. Memorial Coliseum is America's most historic sporting venue

    LOS ANGELES — Whether Colonial Williamsburg, Boston's Freedom Trail or Washington's monuments, tracing the steps of patriots, presidents and pioneers never ceases to inspire. Same holds for iconic sports arenas. Among those of us who revel in the...
  • Talking With ... Patrick Cohn: Helping athletes perform

    Talking With ... Patrick Cohn: Helping athletes perform
    Patrick Cohn is president of the Orlando-based Peak Performance Sports, which markets books, DVDs and online programs to help athletes improve their game. He spoke with Automotive Editor Steven Cole Smith. CFB: How old is the specific practice of...
  • Tomlin heads Lower Peninsula Hall of Fame inductees

    Tomlin heads Lower Peninsula Hall of Fame inductees
    Mike Tomlin, who has coached the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowls in four years, is among six inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame of the Lower Virginia Peninsula. Tomlin will be joined by former NFL quarterback Aaron Brooks, sailor Gary Bodie,...
  • Sam Jackson looks ahead after life as York High coach, athletic director

    Sam Jackson looks ahead after life as York High coach, athletic director
    Sam Jackson has lived his life by a credo he cites often: "He who fails to plan, plans to fail." It has served him well during 40 years as a teacher in York County, 39 years of those at York High, where he served 38 years as track coach, 36 as cross...