| Feb 20, 2011
| 6:41 AM
Stone Mountain, Ga., running back Mike Davis got a nice surprise on Saturday during his visit to Gainesville.
Davis had said earlier this week that he could commit to the Gators and the 2012 recruiting class, which he did.
What happened next, however,...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:35 PM
The Dodgers have been my passion since they moved here in 1958.
I went to "Roy Campanella Night" at the Coliseum in 1958 when 93,000 fans lit candles while the Dodgers and Yankees played in honor of the handicapped catcher.
My grandfather, along with...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:55 AM
Coach | Jeff Nelson (fifth season, 30-15; sixth season overall, 30-25).
2010 | 6-4, 5-4 (fifth)
Division | 6
Last playoff appearance | 2009
Sept. 2 | Gloucester (W, 36-35), 7
Sept. 9 | at Lake Taylor, 7
Sept. 16 |...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:44 PM
It's become common knowledge throughout the Eastern Region that Division 6 will be a bear this year. Plenty of teams with good records, maybe even very good records, might not make it.
That in mind, last week's loss to Kecoughtan left Bethel with a...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 12:14 PM
WOODSIDE (9-0, 8-0 district) AT BETHEL (7-2, 6-2)
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Darling Stadium, Hampton.
THE BUZZ: Both teams have plenty on the line. Woodside is going for its first outright district championship and has...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:13 PM
HAMPTON — For the second time in 14 days, Woodside coach Danny Dodson stood in the winner's circle at Darling Stadium. And this one was just as big, if not bigger, as the history-making victory against Phoebus two weeks earlier.
| Nov 23, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Every year, it seems, Bethel's varsity roster is stacked with seniors. And every year, the Bruins restock and keep winning.
For thanks, look no further than the junior varsity, which went undefeated for the third consecutive season. You know how everyone...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:58 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — It seemed highly unlikely that Bethel’s Frank Brown would beat Denbigh’s Denzel Wise to 1,000 passing yards. Wise, after all, entered the Peninsula District football matchup with 834 passing yards through three games to...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:42 PM
It had been 18 years since Bubba Hooker was in charge on the sideline. That was at Lafayette, back when the Rams were struggling to stay afloat in the Peninsula District.
Today, he has the title of acting head coach at Bethel, which is off to a...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 5:38 PM
For the first time since 2006, when this year's senior class was in the 7th grade, Phoebus had been declared the underdog. By this newspaper, anyway, which made Bethel a four-point favorite Saturday afternoon.
The Phantoms took affront to that, and...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:52 PM
Jeff Nelson's halftime speech had to wait. Seven of his players were otherwise occupied as escorts in the homecoming ceremony.
But once they made it back to the locker room, for the few minutes that were left before the second half began, Nelson got into...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:37 AM
Recapping Week Six in the Peninsula District
in which there were no rainouts!!!
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Woodside quarterback Donnell Lewis. His overall numbers were OK, but greatness is defined by what you do when the game's on the line. On the Wolverines'...