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High school football playoff scores and schedules

A handful or our area teams will hit the field on Friday night to begin hopeful playoff runs to a state championship. Highland Springs, Monacan, Goochland and King & Queen begin postseason play as top seeds in their respective regions.

  Early COVID-19 pause didn’t phase Mills Godwin girls volleyball team

  Governor’s new safety measures double crowd size at high school sporting events

On the Sidelines scoreboard- April 1-2

Richmond football in COVID-19 protocol, Saturday’s game postponed

On the Sidelines scoreboard- March 26

  Region 4B playoff spots at stake in Game of the Week

Continued Coverage

James River tops L.C. Bird in football for first time since 2000

Governor eases capacity restrictions at large sporting venues, high school football

On the Sidelines scoreboard- March 19

  Former Dinwiddie player, military veteran works to turn Generals into leaders

  Henrico football team pushes forward with injured teammate as inspiration

  ‘We believe he will walk again’: Henrico football player seriously injured during game, GoFundMe created

On the Sidelines Scoreboard- March 12

Scores from high school football games played the weekend beginning Friday, March 12.

Deep Run squares off with defending Region 5B champ Varina in Game of the Week

Varina has won two straight games via the shutout, while Deep Run looks for its 14th straight regular season win.

Northam: High school football capacity to remain at 250 for now

High school football has been classified as a recreational sport, meaning that while other venues throughout Virginia have been able to increase attendance to one thousand guests, 250 people remains the capacity for high school stadiums.

  On the Sidelines- March 5

Friday marked another action-packed night under the Friday night lights in Central Virginia.

  Hermitage and Glen Allen renew rivalry in Game of the Week

  Deep Run honors Henderson during first game

  On the Sidelines- February 26

  Manchester and Monacan set to square off in On the Sidelines Game of the Week

  High school football returns in Virginia

Hopewell claims first boys basketball state title since 1972

  Hopewell boys punch ticket to state title game

Elvin Edmonds scored 30 points and Hopewell dominated from wire to wire as the Blue Devils downed Independence, 71-44, in the Class 3 boys state semifinal on Wednesday.

Lewis prepares for first game as Varina’s head coach

Marcus Lewis was announced as Varina’s head football coach on February 13, 2020. One year later, he’s finally getting the chance to prepare for his first game in that role.

Eight local teams chase state titles this week

Eight local high school basketball teams are two wins shy of state championships. State semifinals will tip off on Wednesday, with winners advancing to Saturday’s championship games.

  Skyhawk hoops teams soar into state tournament

Both Skyhawks squads won the 5B region title, marking the first time ever that both took home regional crowns in the same season. Now they find themselves just two wins shy of state gold.

  Strong showing from Edmonds leads Hopewell to Region 3A title

Elvin Edmonds scored 30 points to lead Hopewell to the 72-62 victory over Petersburg, giving the Blue Devils the Region 3A crown and punching their ticket to the state semifinals.

  L.C. Bird sweeps boys and girls 5B Region titles

A handful of area basketball teams find themselves two wins away from state gold after claiming region crowns on Wednesday night.

  Area teams punch tickets to region championship games

Regional semifinal games tipped off on Tuesday night with area teams still in the hunt for state championships.

  After early playoff bounce, hungry Springers return to field

After a second round playoff exit in 2019, Highland Springs takes aim at an unconventional season this winter and spring.

  High school hoops playoffs tip off

High school basketball region playoffs tipped off on Monday, with many of our teams still in the hunt for state championships.

  Defending state champ Hopewell returns to football field

Hopewell returns to play as defending Class 3 state champions and coming off of a 15-0 season.

  After long wait, high school football teams open official practices

Manchester head coach Tom Hall said Thursday was "like Christmas morning," as high school football teams returned to the field.

  Midlothian’s Olds commits to Virginia Tech

Kameron Olds signed his national letter of intent to continue his career at Virginia Tech on Wednesday morning, choosing the Hokies over Norfolk State, Virginia, Florida State and Western Kentucky.

  Cosby High School rallies to support Special Olympics

The Titans are entering a Penguin Plunge to support Special Olympics Viginia's Polar Plunge efforts.

  Hanover County moving forward with fall sports in February

Hanover County Public Schools will move forward with the high school fall sports season that will begin in February, which includes high school football, the school system announced on Thursday.

  Hanover’s Wells gets Super Bowl shot

Josh Wells, an offensive tackle now in his seventh NFL season, will take the field in the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday. He played high school football at Hanover and went on to star at James Madison.

  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.

  Richmond Public Schools cancel fall sports season

Richmond Public Schools have cancelled this school year’s fall sports seasons, according to several members of the athletic department staff. Fall sports practices can begin on February 4 in accordance with VHSL guidelines.

  L.C. Bird’s Manns hits 200 win milestone

L.C. Bird head boy’s basketball coach Troy Manns isn’t one for boasting about his personal milestones, but he has plenty of family and friends to do it for him.

  Dinwiddie’s Pope on national championship stage

Dinwiddie graduate K'Vaughan Pope will hit the field on Monday night with his Ohio State teammates and go after a national title.

VHSL gives update on high school sports

High school sports are back in action in the commonwealth. The Virginia High School League says it understands there will be some hiccups along the way but it is happy with the results thus far.

  VHSL basketball season tips off

Public high school sports has returned for the first time in nearly nine months. While many of our area teams will not begin their schedules until January, Goochland didn't waste any time, giving us a window into what high school basketball will look like this season.

  Benedictine Schools unveil new McMurtrie-Reynolds Pavilion

The Benedictine Schools’ McMurtrie-Reynolds Pavilion isn’t your garden variety high school gymnasium, and it will be even more impressive when students and fans can crowd into the seats.

Petersburg opts to cancel winter sports

Petersburg joins Richmond and Henrico as local school systems that will not participate in winter sports.

  Hopewell’s Henderson officially a Buckeye

The nation’s top running back in the Class of 2021 signed his national letter of intent to continue his career at Ohio State. He’ll enroll early, departing for Columbus on January 4.

  Five Highland Springs football players sign to Division I programs

Kelvin Gilliam, Damond Harmon, Jamareeh Jones, Jordan Jackson and Jabari Parker all signed their names on the dotted line on Wednesday morning.

VHSL to require mask during competition, practice for most sports

The Virginia High School League will require most sports to follow Virginia Department of Health recommendations advising student-athletes to wear masks at all times, including during practices and competitions, the league announced on Thursday night.

  Life Christian’s Carter to continue career at UVA

Bryce Carter verbally committed to Virginia this week, picking the Cavaliers out of about 20 Division I offers.

  Henrico student-athletes rally to bring winter sports back

Despite revised restrictions for sporting events across the Commonwealth, student-athletes in Henrico County will not have to worry about those guidelines since their winter season was canceled.

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

Hanover County announced on Friday that it would be sidelining its winter sports just two days before basketball practice was set to begin.

  ASSIST ready to lend hand to student-athletes during pandemic

ASSIST Student-Athletes is a Richmond-based company focused on helping high school student-athletes reach the college level. To date, the group has helped more than 2,100 hopeful collegiate participants make that dream a reality.

  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

College and high school basketball are among those sports that will be impacted by the amended state guidelines announced on Friday.

Richmond Public Schools will not field winter sports this school year

Richmond Public Schools will not field any winter sports during the 2020-2021 school year, superintendent Jason Kamras announced on Monday evening.

  Burd back on Matoaca varsity bench as head coach

A car accident 15 years ago left Nick Burd paralyzed from the chest down, but his passion for basketball has only grown. Now he takes the reins of the varsity basketball program at his alma mater.

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

Alec Eberle and Nick Clarke were teammates at Atlee, holding down the Raiders' offensive line. Now they’re teaming up again as partners in the business world.

  On the Sidelines- October 30 (Michael Robinson)

The year was 1997 when Michael Robinson stepped onto the varsity field at Varina for the first time. He just wanted to get a chance to play varsity football, but made an impact from the jump.

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

High school sports will start in December as scheduled, but some sports will notice some changes.

  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.