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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.

Thomas Dale’s turnaround season finds Knights in state quarterfinals

  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

Continued Coverage

  King William head football coach removed from position

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

  Brother-sister duo hitting milestones for Caroline wrestling

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

Hopewell sweeps major Class 3 state football awards

  Collegiate’s Bostain wows in sports, music and school

  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

Hopewell’s Henderson wins Fischer Player of the Year

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

  Hopewell takes aim at second state title in three seasons

High School Football Playoff Central

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

  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.

  Mills Godwin’s Wilson wins 2nd national title, qualifies for PanAm Games

The recent Godwin graduate won the New Balance national championship in the 400 meter hurdles, blazing through with a time of 56.77. That bested her previous personal record by more than a second, and is the fifth-fastest time ever recorded by a high school girl in that event, according to her coach

Seattle Seahawks RB, Petersburg native to host annual youth football camp

Each participant will get a gift bag, healthy lunch and refreshments.

  Steward’s Reid enters junior season as one of the nation’s top recruits

Steward rising junior Efton Reid got his first scholarship offer when he was in eighth grade and has currently accumulated numerous offers from Division I schools. But if you think the attention is going to his head, you’d be incorrect.

  State Tournament Central

A handful of local teams find themselves three wins away from state championships entering the week.

Phillies select Benedictine’s Baylor in 3rd Round of MLB Draft

Benedictine infielder Jamari Baylor was selected by the Phillies in the third round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft on Tuesday, going 91st overall. He’ll go to Philadelphia to sign his contact and get a physical, then head to Clearwater, Florida, to begin his professional career.