Fletcher set for new challenge at Richard Bland

Mills Godwin's John Fletcher was announced as the first head baseball coach at Richard Bland this week, as the Statesmen start up their program. He’s led Godwin baseball since 2012, part of a 19 year career in high school dugouts in the area.

  Dinwiddie’s Pope on national championship stage

VHSL gives update on high school sports

  VHSL basketball season tips off

  Benedictine Schools unveil new McMurtrie-Reynolds Pavilion

Petersburg opts to cancel winter sports

  Hopewell’s Henderson officially a Buckeye

Continued Coverage

  Five Highland Springs football players sign to Division I programs

VHSL to require mask during competition, practice for most sports

  Life Christian’s Carter to continue career at UVA

  Henrico student-athletes rally to bring winter sports back

  Student reacts to Hanover Co. sport suspension amid COVID-19 spike

  ASSIST ready to lend hand to student-athletes during pandemic

  Henrico Schools cancel winter sports citing steep rise in COVID-19 cases

Henrico County Public Schools has canceled sports for the winter, according to a notice released Monday afternoon.

  A new era kicks off at Mechanicsville High School

A new school name, a new team mascot, and, if you ask the players, a new standard are all in place, as Mechanicsville High School was unveiled earlier this fall.

John Marshall’s Wheeler picks Louisville

John Marshall's Roosevelt Wheeler committed to Louisville on Monday, picking the Cardinals over VCU, LSU, NC State and Hampton.

  Glen Allen’s Aiken officially commits to Michigan

Glen Allen pitcher Emerson Aiken signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career in Ann Arbor on Friday during a ceremony at her home.

How does the governor’s order impact sports? What you need to know

Richmond Public Schools will not field winter sports this school year

  Burd back on Matoaca varsity bench as head coach

  On the Sidelines- November 6 (Atlee- Siege Performance)

  On the Sidelines- October 30 (Michael Robinson)

High school sports clear to start in December; VHSL releases guidelines

  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.

Hopewell’s Walker expected to make UVA debut Saturday

It’s been a long time coming for Hopewell graduate Ronnie Walker, who’s eagerly been awaiting his Virginia debut. He's expected to team up with Wayne Taulapapa and Shane Simpson in the Cavalier backfield.

  On the Sidelines- October 25 (Manchester’s 2018 season)

Entering the 2018 season, Manchester head coach Tom Hall and his staff had an idea that that particular campaign could be pretty special. 38 seniors graced the roster, along with 52 players who saw significant playing time the year before.

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

If things go to plan, VHSL sports will get going in about six weeks. When they do, will spectators be permitted? If so, will some family members have to choose between attending a game and feeling safe? One area school is taking steps to make sure that’s not a decision that fans need to make.

  On the Sidelines- October 16 (Pete Mutascio)

Cosby took the field for its first football season in the fall of 2006. Pete Mutascio was the Titans' head coach then and has been ever since.

  On the Sidelines- October 9 (Life Christian Academy)

Life Christian Academy will play a conference schedule in the spring, but the Eagles are also hitting the field in the fall with a five game national schedule.

  Area fall sports teams warming up to adjustments

A season? Sure, but it’s a campaign unlike any other, especially when it comes to competition.

  On the Sidelines- October 2

Sam Rogers spent four years as Hanover's starting quarterback. Now he returns as the Hawks' head coach, hoping to help them soar once again.

  Henderson receives jersey for January All-American Bowl

Hopewell running back TreVeyon Henderson accepted his All-American Bowl jersey on Wednesday night during a virtual unveiling and will play in the January 9 contest.

  Henderson left positive legacy on Deep Run football

Deep Run football players and coaches, as well as the high school community, have spent the last five months trying to heal after Henderson's death in April.

  On the Sidelines- September 18

2014 marked a memorable year for Monacan football featuring many bright spots, along with a few disappointments. Overall, it will go down as the season that flipped the script for the Chiefs' program.

VHSL adopts condensed 2020-2021 schedule

The VHSL executive committee unanimously approved it’s “Championship-Plus One” schedule on Thursday.

  The Clinic aims to get players college looks

It’s an uncomfortable situation for some high school football players: no fall season, while still hoping to earn a college scholarship. Three local coaches are spearheading a hopeful solution.

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

In July, the Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced all fall sports and activities would be delayed until mid-February.

  On the Sidelines- September 11

This week's On the Sidelines zeroes in on the Battle of Chester, one of the best rivalries in our area between L.C. Bird and Thomas Dale.

  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

Bruce Carroll led the Prince George football team to an historic campaign in 2019. Now he’ll oversee the entire Royals’ athletic department.

  Panthers United gives field hockey players a chance to stay sharp

COVID-19 has postponed most fall sports until the spring in Virginia, but some local organizations, such as Panthers United Field Hockey Club, are helping athletes get onto the field.

Benedictine postpones fall football

Benedictine will postpone its fall football season and will look to play in the spring, Cadets head coach Greg Lilly told NBC12 on Monday.

  St. Christopher’s Greene navigates recruiting process through pandemic

The recruiting experience is exciting for high school athletes, though it does present its challenges. Throw in a pandemic into the mix and the challenges can be amplified, but one of the area’s most sought-after recruits in the Class of 2022 is making it a point to enjoy every moment.

  Big Ten postponement doesn’t sour recruits on programs

At least three area high school seniors hold football scholarship offers from Big Ten programs. Two more from the Class of 2022 have also been offered by schools from that conference.

Team Loaded organizing Weekend of Action for community

The Team Loaded Foundation is hoping to give back to 5,000 families this weekend and hopes many in need will take advantage of the event.

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.