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Norfolk, VA, United States

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Western Branch wins 6A region crown over Manchester 21-14

For the first time in 21 years, Western Branch can lay claim to a region championship in football. Saturday in Midlothian, the Bruins (11-2) held on to defeat Manchester on the Lancers home field, 21-14. → Read More

Turnovers doom Old Dominion in 12-0 loss to Marshall

Courtesy of ODU Athletics/Harry Minium NORFOLK, Va. – Faced with the unenviable task of scoring against the Sun Belt Conference’s best defense, Old Dominion’s offense struggled mightily at S.B. Ballard Stadium Saturday. Unable to get its ground game going, and stymied by four turnovers, the Monarchs were shut out for the first time in five […] → Read More

Sportswrap Web Extra: ODU Athletic Director Wood Selig speaks to Brian Parsons

Selig joins the Sportswrap’s Brian Parsons to talk about what a regional bowl game means to ODU and how much of an impact Ricky Rahne has had in his first season as a head coach. → Read More

Maury rolls past Green Run 35-7 in the Class 5 state semifinals

VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – In front of a sold-out standing room only crowd, Maury (8-1) defeated Green Run (13-1) to advance to next week’s Class 5 state championship game. Green Run came in with an undefeated record and the Stallions struck first when future North Carolina Tar Heel Tayon Holloway scored to give Green Run […] → Read More

Virginia band The Steel Wheels turn to fans for writing inspiration

NORFOLK (WAVY) – Virginia-based, Americana band The Steel Wheels are the true definition of road warriors. They recently made a stop at the Roper Performance Arts Center in Norfolk for a concert promoted by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music. “We were pretty regular for most years, somewhere between 100-125 shows a year,” lead singer and […] → Read More

Grant Holloway dominates at Olympic Trials, qualifies for first Summer Games

Grant Holloway from Chesapeake had a mission heading into the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, and the 23-year-old Grassfield High School graduate delivered in a big way. → Read More

Smithfield boys, First Colonial boys and girls win state soccer championships

(WAVY) – The First Colonial boys and girls soccer teams both won state championships on Wednesday. The First Colonial boys defeated John Lewis 5-0 while the girls team defeated Briar Woods 3-2 in a penalty shootout. Class 5 Boys Soccer State FinalFirst Colonial 5John Lewis 0 Class 4 Boys Soccer State Final Smithfield 2Jefferson Forest […] → Read More

ODU’s NCAA regional final vs. Virginia delayed to Tuesday morning

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WAVY) – After several postponements, Old Dominion’s Regional Final against Virginia has been moved to Tuesday morning at 9:06 in Columbia, SC. The winner advances to one of the Super Regionals against Dallas Baptist. No location has been decided for those games in the next round. This is the second match-up in the […] → Read More

ODU turns to Taylor Heinicke in new season ticket campaign

NORFOLK (WAVY) — After opting out of the 2020 football season, Old Dominion has hired an advertising agency to help the program sell season tickets for the upcoming season. Athletic Director Wood Selig says he expects S.B. Ballard Stadium to be at full capacity this Fall. “We are proceeding as if we are going to […] → Read More

Norfolk State hopes to exploit Appalachian State’s lack of depth at NCAA Tournament

(WAVY-AP) – No. 16 seed App State (17-11) vs. No. 16 seed Norfolk State (16-7) NCAA Tournament First Four, Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana; Thursday, 7:40 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: App State and Norfolk State will take the floor in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament. Norfolk State earned a 71-63 win over Morgan State […] → Read More

Tides season tentatively scheduled to start on May 4

(WAVY) — After a canceled 2020 baseball season, the Norfolk Tides and other Triple A baseball teams will be forced to wait a little longer before the 2021 season begins. Major League Baseball has decided to push back the start of the season by a month. That means the Tides are scheduled to open the […] → Read More

Senior Send-Off, Bethel’s Jaelyn Gebre

(WAVY) — Today’s Senior Send-Off goes to Bethel High School Jaelyn Gebre. A five-year player for the Bethel soccer program, Gebre played under head coach Steve Midlik and her senior class posted the most wins in school history. After graduation, Jaelyn will attend Old Dominion University, just like her father Woube. She plans to major […] → Read More

Senior Send-Off, Landstown’s Jonathon Leiding

(WAVY) — Today’s Senior Send-Off recipient is Landstown High School’s Jonathon Leiding. A multi-sport athlete, Leiding was the captain of Landstown’s cross country and soccer teams. Leiding has a 4.5 GPA with a focus on applied mathematics with a concentration in economics. A member of the leadership and honors programs at Landstown, Leiding will attend […] → Read More

Brady: It was ‘just time’ to leave Pats for new challenge

TAMPA, Fla. (AP)Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the Patriots. The six-time Super Bowl champion who signed with the Tampa Bay B… → Read More

Multiple area teams advance to high school basketball state finals

BOYS CLASS 6 STATE SEMIFINAL:Western Branch 55Centreville 62 BOYS CLASS 5 STATE SEMIFINALS:Green Run 72Potomac Falls 48 Norview 51Patrick Henry (Roanoke) 45 BOYS CLASS 4 STATE SEMIFINALS:King’s Fork 67GW-Danville 41 Wilson 77Millbrook 58 BOYS CLASS 3 STATE SEMIFINAL:Lakeland 43Western Albermarle 35 BOYS CLASS 1 STATE SEMIFINAL:Mathews 56Colonial Beach 53 (OT) GIRLS CLASS 6 STATE… → Read More

MEAC Madness! Norfolk gets ready for conference tournament

NORFOLK (WAVY) — The MEAC Tournament gets underway at Norfolk Scope on Tuesday with a trip to the NCAA Tournament on the line. The Norfolk State men, which last won the MEAC Tournament in 2012, are the three-seed and open play Thursday night at 8:00 against six-seed Coppin State. The Spartans swept Coppin State in […] → Read More

Area teams advance to high school basketball state semifinals

BOYS CLASS 6 QUARTERFINALS:Western Branch 66Potomac 56 BOYS CLASS 5 QUARTERFINALS:Green Run 78Varina 51 Norview 61Henrico 50BOYS CLASS 4 QUARTERFINALS:Wilson 67Courtland 61 King’s Fork 66Monacan 62 BOYS CLASS 3 QUARTERFINALS:Lakeland 60Armstrong 52 BOYS CLASS 1 QUARTERFINALS:Mathews 59Riverheads 56 GIRLS CLASS 6 QUARTERFINALS:Western Branch 72Colgan 71 GIRLS CLASS 5 QUARTERFINALS:Princess Anne… → Read More

UAB snaps ODU’s 16-game home court win streak on last second shot

NORFOLK (WAVY) — The Old Dominion women’s basketball team was trying to wrap up a perfect regular season record at home on Thursday night but streak is over after losing to UAB on a last second three pointer in overtime. Playing in front of a spirited crowd on senior night, the Lady Monarchs fell behind […] → Read More

ODU women roll past FAU 60-49

NORFOLK, Va. (ODU Sports)- The Old Dominion women’s basketball team rolled past Florida Atlantic, 60-49, Wednesday night at Chartway Arena to take at least temporary sole control of the Conference USA lead. ODU (24-3, 14-2 C-USA) leads Rice (18-8, 13-2) by half a game, but it might not last long with the Owls set to […] → Read More

Ryan Newman in serious condition — but injuries not life-threatening — after horrific crash

UPDATE: Officials say Ryan Newman is in serious condition, but is alive, after a serious crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. He is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. Doctors say they are not considering his injuries to be life-threatening. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New year, another Denny Hamlin win in […] → Read More