High-school

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.

Virginia high schools planning for the unknown this fall

VHSL holds off on releasing fall athletic schedule

Eagles draft former Highland Springs athlete, Wallace

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

  High School Basketball Tournament Central

Thomas Dale’s turnaround season finds Knights in state quarterfinals

Continued Coverage

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

Henderson takes No. 1 ranking among 2021 running backs

  Trinity’s Dabney climbing the fencing ranks

  James River vs Monacan Womens, Men’s Basketball Highlights

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

  King William head football coach removed from position

  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

  Highland Springs gymnastics program springing forward

  Three Spartans reach 1,000 point milestone

Son of Lebron James takes court against John Marshall High

  Undefeated Blue Devils celebrate football state championship

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

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.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12- Week of 9/9/19

Highland Springs stayed atop the rankings after a big win in a match-up of two perennial state powerhouses, Thomas Dale held steady after a victory in the Battle of Chester, and a newcomer enters the poll this week.

On the Sidelines schedule and scoreboard- September 6

Hurricane Dorian is causing a few changes to this week's high school football schedule.

  Battle of Chester takes center stage as Game of the Week

It’s been recognized by the Great American Rivalry Series as one of the best high school football rivalries in the nation, and on Friday L.C. Bird and Thomas Dale renew acquaintances as the Battle of Chester takes the stage in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 high school football poll- week of 9/2/19

Many teams opened up their seasons last week, while those that did not will kick off this Friday. Below is the latest edition of the NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 poll, voted on by members of each organizations sports staffs.

  On the Sidelines Scoreboard- August 30

Scores and highlights from area games of August 29 and 30.

  Charles City football returns after program forced to cancel 2018 season

2018 was a punch to the gut of Charles City County football. Low participation numbers forced the Panthers to cancel their season, stripping the players of the game they loved. Now the Panthers return to the field as part of the reborn program.

Spiders top Jacksonville in first home season opener since 2014

The University of Richmond football team opened the 2019 season in impressive fashion, scoring 31 first half points on its way to a 38-19 victory against Jacksonville Thursday night at Robins Stadium.

  Manchester tops to Varina to headline Thursday night’s opening football action

A handful of area teams kicked off their 2019 seasons on Thursday night, headlined by a thriller between Manchester and Varina that went to double overtime.

  ‘Just go do it’: Alicia Dickerson hopes to encourage other girls through football

Alicia Dickerson makes history at Powhatan High as she becomes the second female football player in programs history since the 1980's.

  Randolph-Macon enters 2019 as ODAC favorites

The Yellow Jackets are the favorites to repeat as conference champions in 2019.

NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 High School Football Poll- Preseason

With many area teams kicking off their 2019 schedules this week, here’s a look at the NBC12/ RVA Sports Network Big 12 preseason poll. The poll is released every Monday during the season and is voted on by members of each organization’s sports staffs.

  Henrico enters 2019 hoping to check final box

Gerald Glasco is entering year seven as Henrico’s head football coach, and has certainly put his fingerprint on the program. After struggling before his arrival, the Warriors have earned playoff berths in five straight seasons and are coming off of their best campaign in two decades.

Richmond Christian cancels 2019 football season

The school has called off this year's schedule due to low participation numbers, making Richmond Christian the latest of a handful of schools to make this decision during the last two years.

  Penn State-bound Warren, Atlee look to build off of turnaround 2018 season

The old Capital District features Highland Springs, Henrico and Varina, but 2018 saw Atlee get back into the conversation.

  Junior QB Kite leads experienced, more polished Deep Run into 2019

Since Chad Hornik’s arrival as Deep Run’s head coach, the Wildcats have hovered right around .500, making the playoffs in two of Hornik’s three seasons. 2019 certainly has the potential to see the program take a big jump, and it starts with the Cats' returning quarterback.

  Henderson brings winning reputation to established Powhatan program

The Mike Henderson era has kicked off at Powhatan. Henderson became the program’s new head coach this past February and has the Indians’ preseason camp well underway. Henderson spent the last seven seasons as the head coach at Douglas Freeman.

Football, volleyball return to Charles City High School

Charles City High School will field both a varsity football and volleyball team for the fall 2019-2020 season.

  High school football player of the year award named for former Louisa coach Mark Fischer

The 2019 high school football season will feature a new honor given to one of the area’s best. NBC12 will award the Mark L. Fischer Player of the Year Award to Central Virginia’s most valuable player.

  Experienced Thomas Dale squad looks to elude injury bug, get over nine win hump

The Knights return nearly everybody from last year's team that reached the second round of the playoffs.

  Blend of experienced and young players look to extend Dinwiddie’s postseason streak and more

The Generals have made the playoffs in each of the last 12 seasons and return five starters on both sides of the ball in 2019.

  Highland Springs discussing little steps, not five-peat, in August

The Springers can become the first team in VHSL history to win five consecutive state crowns, but right now, head coach Loren Johnson wants them acting and training like they haven't won anything before.

  After struggling in 2018, Hermitage eager for fresh start

After a rough 2018, new head coach David Bedwell and a hungry group of players are looking to make sure that the Panthers' struggles stay limited to one season.

  New starters, same approach for defending state champ Manchester

2018 was an historic year for Manchester football. The Lancers finished the season 15-0 and capped it off with the program’s first ever state championship. With 18 starters gone from that team, Tom Hall and company turn the page.

  Coming off best ever season, Glen Allen football begins Jones era

Perry Jones takes the reins of the Jaguars for his first season as a head coach, as Glen Allen looks to build off last year's 9-3 campaign.

Atlee’s Warren verbally commits to Penn State

Atlee quarterback Tyler Warren has verbally committed to Penn State, Raiders head coach Matt Gray told NBC12 on Wednesday.