| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Seven Bay Rivers District football teams are in position to make the playoffs according to Virginia High School League power ratings released Monday: Lafayette, Poquoson, York, Tabb, Smithfield, Grafton and Bruton. Below are the playoff matchups they...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:01 AM
If the Virginia High School League playoffs were held today, Tabb, Smithfield, Lafayette, York, Poquoson and Bruton would be in from the Bay Rivers District. Grafton, Jamestown, New Kent and Warhill would not.
Here's how it would play out as 16 teams...
| 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 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
| 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 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.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Jamestown High looks to have the strongest squad among Bay Rivers District golf teams this fall. But coach Doug Meredith thinks defending the Eagles' state 4A title might be a tall order.
Bay Rivers District teams started practice Aug. 4 and will...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Poquoson High outfielder Ryan Darnell, who helped the Islanders reach the Group 3A state baseball tournament championship game, has committed to play baseball for Division III Randolph-Macon College.
Darnell made the coaches and Virginia High School...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:14 PM
The field was newly lined, the helmets bore nary a scratch and various cones and pads were strategically placed for the players to run through or around. The only thing missing from Bruton High's first football practice was, well, a football.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Practice starts Aug. 4, grades 8-12. Practice for J.V. and Varsity is from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at high school stadium. Equipment issue is July 22-23 for summer lifters. Summer weight room hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8-...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:23 AM
WEST POINT — Longtime West Point High School football manager Burnet "Alan" Beswick died Saturday, July 26. Beswick graduated from West Point in 1971 but has been a part of the Pointer football program since 1967.
"He was a true Pointer; loyal,...