Army the college landing spot for Deep Run’s Kite

Bo Kite says the chance to play FBS football and face a good number of Power Five opponents played a big factor in his decision.

  Self-automated cameras will offer Goochland spectators a chance to watch from home

  On the Sidelines- October 16 (Pete Mutascio)

  On the Sidelines- October 9 (Life Christian Academy)

  Area fall sports teams warming up to adjustments

  On the Sidelines- October 2

  Henderson receives jersey for January All-American Bowl

Continued Coverage

  Henderson left positive legacy on Deep Run football

  On the Sidelines- September 18

VHSL adopts condensed 2020-2021 schedule

  The Clinic aims to get players college looks

  ‘Let them play!’: Parents, student-athletes push for immediate return of fall sports

  On the Sidelines- September 11

  On the Sidelines- September 4

While high school football is absent from Central Virginia this fall, we’re still paying tribute to it during On the Sidelines on Fridays on NBC12. This Friday, we re-visit an area high school dynasty.

  Richmond Volleyball Club gives players a chance to hit the court

The pandemic caused sports to grind to a halt back in March, but Richmond Volleyball Club is now back up and running, giving student-athletes a chance to hit the court.

  Trinity grad Coleman makes voice heard at Duke

Even though he’s one of the youngest on the Blue Devils’ roster, he found himself front and center on Thursday afternoon, taking the microphone on campus and sharing his thoughts on racism and injustice.

  On the Sidelines- August 28

While fields are quiet this fall across Virginia, that doesn’t mean we can’t talk some high school football. Throughout the fall, NBC12 will bring you special editions of On the Sidelines on Friday nights, where we’ll look back at some memorable games, seasons, players and performances.

Carroll takes over Director of Student Activities role at Prince George

  Panthers United gives field hockey players a chance to stay sharp

Benedictine postpones fall football

  St. Christopher’s Greene navigates recruiting process through pandemic

  Big Ten postponement doesn’t sour recruits on programs

Team Loaded organizing Weekend of Action for community

With season cancelled, Chili Peppers showcase high school up and coming stars

The tournaments offer players a chance to get back onto the field and showcase their skills to college scouts, both in person and online.

Prince George’s Harding honored as Gatorade Virginia Track Athlete of the Year

Javonte' Harding has been named Gatorade Virginia Track and Field Athlete of the Year on the boys side. He’s the second student-athlete from Prince George to win the honor (John Warren, 2014). The Royals’ senior is now a finalist for the Gatorade national award.

  Dinwiddie football working out with safety measures in place

The Generals are beginning their third week of conditioning and weight training, and are moving forward with caution.

Virginia high schools planning for the unknown this fall

High school athletic departments in Virginia are hoping and planning to start on time in the fall, but at WAHS, they're trying to be ready for any scenario.

VHSL holds off on releasing fall athletic schedule

The VHSL said in a statement that no decisions have been made on sports in the fall.

Eagles draft former Highland Springs athlete, Wallace

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Wallace in the fourth round with the 127th overall pick. He became the second Highland Springs graduate to be picked during the 2020 draft, after Mekhi Becton went 11th overall to the Jets.

  High school seniors see academic, athletic careers come to an end

Seniors at Manchester walked out of the building on March 12, not realizing that it would be their final day of high school. They would get no senior prom, no commencement, no formal chance to say goodbye to classmates and teachers.

  High School Basketball Tournament Central

A number of local teams are marching towards hopeful state championships. Here's a look at area squads still in the hunt.

Thomas Dale’s turnaround season finds Knights in state quarterfinals

Last season, Thomas Dale boys basketball stumbled to a 5-19 record. By March, the Knights had been done playing for a bit, but March of 2020 finds them as one of just 13 area teams left standing in the hunt for a state championship.

  14-year-old world pole sport champion aims to change perception of sport

Cassidy, from King William County, is a world champion pole sport competitor, aside from being a straight-A student. She’s won two world gold medals, since she began training in the sport at nine years old.

Henderson takes No. 1 ranking among 2021 running backs

Henderson has taken the number one spot in ESPN’s running back recruiting rankings for the Class of 2021, which include the best players nationwide. The Blue Devils’ star is also ranked 13th overall among recruits in the class throughout the country.

  Trinity’s Dabney climbing the fencing ranks

Basketball, track and field and lacrosse are all sports that Trinity’s Justin Dabney has taken part in. The junior, however, isn’t afraid to try new things, which is how he stumbled upon his newfound passion.

  James River vs Monacan Womens, Men’s Basketball Highlights

James River vs. Monacan Women’s and Men’s highlights.

Varina born and raised, Blue Devils promote Lewis to head football coach

Marcus Lewis was named the head coach of Varina during a ceremony on Thursday morning at the high school. Lewis is a 2001 graduate of the program, earned all-metro honors as a player and has spent the last 12 years as a Blue Devils assistant coach.

  King William head football coach removed from position

Dylan DeHart has been removed as King William’s head football coach, he confirmed to NBC12 on Wednesday morning.

  Dinwiddie’s Wray goes from first female Dinwiddie football player to semi-pro

Five years ago, Cheyenne Wray decided to give football a try, and now she’s taking her game to the semi-pro level. Wray signed her contract with the River City Sting of the United States Women’s Football League on Tuesday morning.

  Brother-sister duo hitting milestones for Caroline wrestling

Caroline High School has had a varsity wrestling program since 2010. The Cavaliers’ wrestling room is in a trailer behind the school, but the program is successful beyond its years. Just look at two teammates who have led the way, and whose bond stretches far beyond the mat.

  Dozens of local student-athletes commit to colleges on National Signing Day

Wednesday marked National Signing Day across the country and plenty of our local student-athletes put pen to paper, committing to further their academic and athletic careers at the college level.

Hopewell sweeps major Class 3 state football awards

TreVeyon Henderson, Keyon Williams and Ricky Irby all pulled in major awards for their performances during the 2019 season.

  Collegiate’s Bostain wows in sports, music and school

Whether it’s field hockey, track and field, or lacrosse, Collegiate senior Maggie Bostain is always keeping busy, and she boasts musical talents as well.

  Highland Springs gymnastics program springing forward

The program got a big boost from Richmond Twisters’ owner Lisa Holloway, as well as Fifth Day Creations, which made a push for donations to help get things off the ground.

  Three Spartans reach 1,000 point milestone

The Steward School, however, is getting used to celebrating 1,000 point scorers. The Spartans have done it three times in a span of about three weeks.

Son of Lebron James takes court against John Marshall High

The son of Lebron James took the court against John Marshall High School during the “Above the Rim Classic” at the Arthur Ashe Junior Athletic Center in Richmond, Saturday night.

  Undefeated Blue Devils celebrate football state championship

Hopewell high school’s football team got a heroes welcome from the city Thursday evening during an event to celebrate the Blue Devil’s 3A Football State championship victory.

Local student-athletes make their commitments to begin the early signing period

Wednesday marked the beginning of the early signing period for high school seniors who will pursue their sport at the college level, and a good number of area standouts signed on the dotted line.

Hopewell’s Henderson wins Fischer Player of the Year

The Hopewell junior won the inaugural Mark L. Fischer Player of the Year Award on Tuesday, given to the top high school football player in the Richmond area. Henderson beat out fellow finalists Bo Kite (Deep Run) and Isiah Paige (Varina).

Henderson, Kite, Paige voted finalists for Fischer Player of the Year Award

A list that started as 43 nominees has been trimmed down to three finalists for the Mark L. Fischer Player of the Year Award, given to the Richmond area’s top high school football player.

  Hopewell takes aim at second state title in three seasons

Only 12 high school football teams in Virginia are practicing this week. Hopewell marks the lone team in the Richmond area left standing, as the Blue Devils shoot for a Class 3 state championship on Saturday.

High School Football Playoff Central

Six area teams find themselves two wins shy of a state championships as state semifinals kick off this Saturday.

Hopewell’s Henderson pulls in Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year

Hopewell junior TreVeyon Henderson was named the Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year on Friday, the first player from the school to earn that honor.

  Varina’s Walker triumphing through tragedy of father’s death

Junior running back Jailin Walker fueled Varina to a regional title game win on Saturday, the latest step in overcoming the biggest tragedy of his life.

  Hermitage football coach reinstated after being sentenced to 2 months in jail

Chesterfield police said Bedwell, used school purchase orders at L.C. Bird to buy approximately $5,000 of equipment that he took with him when his employment ended.

2019 Mark L. Fischer Player of the Year Award nominees

NBC12 will present the Mark L. Fischer Player of the Year Award to the area’s top high school football player, as decided by head coaches and select media. The honor will be presented on December 17 at 7:30pm. Here are your nominees, selected by each respective head coach.

Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson claim region crowns

High school football regional championship weekend kicked off on Friday, with two local squads punching their tickets to the state semifinals.

  Patrick Henry’s historic “Four-Peat” headlines local boys volleyball state title winners

Championship Thursday at the Siegel Center for VHSL boys volleyball certainly featured plenty of local flavor, as five area squads took the court in hopes of capping off memorable state title runs. When the dust settled, three programs repeated as state champions.

East End rivalry headlines second round of high school football playoffs

Highland Springs and Varina are both built to make deep playoff runs, but one of their seasons will come to an end on Friday night, as they meet in the regional semifinals.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of November 11

Our final NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 poll of the 2019 season includes 12 playoff teams and for squads that boast a perfect regular season record.

Highland Springs holds off Varina in battle of area football heavyweights

Jamareeh Jones scored the eventual game-winning touchdown with 6:35 to play and the Highland Springs defense came up with a big late interception, as Highland Springs downed Varina, 27-20, to close out the regular season on Saturday afternoon.

  Deep Run and Thomas Jefferson set to take Game of the Week spotlight

Deep Run head coach Chad Hornik knows Thomas Jefferson football well. He served as the Vikings' head coach from 2012-2015, led them to their first playoff appearance in 37 years and spearheaded a massive fundraising effort to upgrade facilities and equipment for the program.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of November 4

The top eight remained the same in our weekly rankings, while a second VISAA program entered the poll for the first time this season.

  Former teammates Jones, Sims set to face off as opposing head coaches

Perry Jones and Phillip Sims are longtime teammates and friends, but Friday night will find them as football foes, as they lead their own programs against each other.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of October 21

With three weeks remaining, the top seven spots in our Big 12 rankings hold steady. Prince George charges back in this week after topping Thomas Dale, while Clover Hill makes its first appearance of the season.

  Glen Allen’s Flowers enters first week as area’s rushing record holder

Prior to this season, Devin Flowers didn’t even realize he was close to becoming the Richmond area’s all-time leading rusher, but seven games into the season, Flowers finds himself on top of that mountain.

  Clover Hill, Huguenot eye crucial late-season win in Game of the Week

Clover Hill and Huguenot haven’t been the most successful area high school football programs when it comes to wins and losses in recent years, but 2019 looks like both could be on the verge of putting together winning campaigns. They’ll meet on Friday night in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of October 14

Highland Springs continues its stranglehold on the top spot in the rankings, after a big comeback win this past Friday. Spots four through eight remain the same, while Cosby makes its first appearance in the poll.

  Highland Springs and Manchester set for highly anticipated clash of champions

Not since 1978 have Highland Springs and Manchester met on the football field, but area high school fans are in for a treat in our Game of the Week this Friday night. The Springers and Lancers meet as reigning state champs and boasting the two longest active winning streaks in the commonwealth.

On the Sidelines scoreboard- October 4

Hopewell rolled over Thomas Dale in our Game of the Week to headline Friday’s action.

  Top area talent takes center stage in Game of the Week

Last year, Hopewell and Thomas Dale needed triple overtime to decide a winner and on Friday we will see how they follow up that showing in our Game of the Week.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of September 30

The top ten hold steady in this week’s rankings, while two new teams hit the poll, one for the first time ever.

  On the Sidelines schedule and scores- September 27

This weekend's high school football schedule and scores can be found here.

  Cosby keeps late player’s memory alive

Several players may emerge during the span of a football coach’s career that help define his program. For Cosby head coach Pete Mutascio, Alex Hable was one of those kids.

  Henrico, Patrick Henry look to get back in win column in Game of the Week

Two teams looking to shake off losses hit the field on Friday in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week, as Henrico hosts Patrick Henry under the Friday night lights.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of September 23

The top seven teams remained the same, a handful remained undefeated, and a new squad works its way into this week's rankings.

Traditional powers Hermitage, Varina set to meet in Game of the Week

At the beginning of the season, area football fans may not have expected this week’s match-up between Hermitage and Varina to be Game of the Week-worthy, but strong starts by both teams has put this annual meeting of traditional powers back in the spotlight.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of September 16

Several upsets this past Friday night caused a shake-up in this week’s Big 12 poll. Highland Springs remains atop the rankings, while a newcomer enters the list.

On the Sidelines scores and schedule- 9/13/19

This week's high school football schedule and results can be found here.

  Henrico and Deep Run clash in Game of the Week

The Warriors and Wildcats both enter with 2-0 records. Henrico has won the last six match-ups between the two teams, but the Wildcats feel that this is the best squad they've put on the field in quite some time.

  Thomas Dale’s Williams verbally commits to Richmond

Thomas Dale senior Jasiah Williams made his verbal commitment to the University of Richmond on Tuesday afternoon during a brief ceremony in the Knights’ field house. Williams plays quarterback and defensive back for Dale, but expects to play slot receiver for the Spiders.