Top 10 Stories of 2010

by Matt Lincoln

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - With your feedback, we've compiled a list of the top ten biggest Central Virginia sports stories of 2010.  The only stipulation is that each story had to happen either in Richmond, or within the surrounding communities.

Honorable Mention:

- Louisa football team dedicates season to Josh Campi, one of their teammates who was stricken with leukemia before the season started.

- The Godwin girls tennis team wins their fourth straight state championship.

- Prince George product Jackie Bradley Jr. wins the College World Series MVP.

- Clover Hill senior runner Abby Badura wins the High School Heisman award.

- SportsQuest, a sports facility unlike any other in the country, opens in Chesterfield County.

The Countdown:

#10. VCU's Larry Sanders gets drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.

#9. The William & Mary football team earns a share of the CAA title.

#8. A pair of sportscasting legends, Terry Sisisky and Frank Soden, pass away.

#7. Petersburg loses in the final seconds of the state basketball championship.

#6. Hermitage advances to the state football championship at UVA.

#5. The Spiders basketball team returns to the Big Dance.

#4. Legendary Thomas Dale coach Vic Williams retires, and then passes away from cancer.

#3. Football returns to the UR campus.

#2. Chesterfield native Denny Hamlin loses the points lead on the final weekend of the Cup season.

#1. Baseball comes back to Richmond, and flourishes.

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