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Past articles by Brian:

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

Indian River’s LaMareon James headlines ODU’s latest recruiting class

CHESAPEAKE (WAVY) — First-year Old Dominion football coach Ricky Rahne has been hard at since coming to Norfolk after a stint as the Offensive Coordinator at Penn State. On the second National Signing Day, Rahne and his staff signed 12 players today, including three-star recruit LaMareon James. James starred at Indian River High School in […] → Read More

ODU women top Western Kentucky for first time in 30 years

NORFOLK (ODU) — The Old Dominion (13-3, 3-1 C-USA) women’s basketball team snapped its 11-game losing streak to the Lady Toppers (10-6, 2-3 C-USA) with a 76-65 win on Thursday night. Sophomore Ajah Wayne led the way with a double-double, notching 23 points and 10 rebounds. “Good win tonight against a very talented team that […] → Read More

Virginia Tech knocks off No. 3 Michigan State 71-66 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Landers Nolley II hit a big 3-pointer in the final minute and scored 22 points, helping Virginia Tech hold off No. 3 Michigan State 71-66 at the Maui Invitational on Monday. The teams grinded through a back-and-forth second half. The Hokies (6-0) — projected 14th out of 15 Atlantic Coast Conference […] → Read More

ODU’s game-winning shot called off, JMU wins 80-78

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Darius Banks and Matt Lewis scored 21 points apiece as James Madison narrowly beat Old Dominion 80-78 on Wednesday night. James Madison (3-2) led 70-55 with about four minutes left. But the Monarchs (3-2) pulled to 79-78 on Malik Curry’s 3-pointer with four seconds to play. Zach Jacobs split a pair […] → Read More

Panthers place Cam Newton on injured reserve, ending his season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Carolina Panthers have placed quarterback Cam Newton on injured reserve – ending his season. Newton has been rehabbing from an injured foot all season. He started two games for the Panthers before being taken out of action. “He saw two foot specialists last week who agreed that he should continue […] → Read More

Redskins unsure about quarterback situation amid 1-8 start

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan said the expectation for rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins in his first start was to win. He did not. The Redskins fell to 1-… → Read More

Rookie QB Dwayne Haskins to start for Redskins in Buffalo

Dwayne Haskins will make his first NFL start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday when they visit the Buffalo Bills. → Read More

Photos: The Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series. A celebration of the season

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Washington Nationals moved a party 86 years in the making from their ballpark’s infield to a booze-filled clubhouse, manager Dave Martinez paused near the dugout and thrust the silver NL Championship Series trophy overhead, to the delight of loud, delirious fans still in the stands. → Read More

Redskins fall to 0-3 after 31-15 home loss to Bears on Monday night

With a defense that managed to make Mitchell Trubisky, a guy who entered Week 3 without a single TD pass, look like a bona fide star for a quarter, and an offense that kept giving the ball away, the Redskins lost 31-15 to the Bears, potentially raising all sorts of questions about whose jobs might be on the line in winless Washington. → Read More

All west lanes closed on US-58 in Southampton County following tractor trailer accident

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – A tractor trailer accident is causing traffic on US-58 in Southampton County in the area of Camp Parkway Sunday morning. All west lanes are currently closed on US-58 in Southampton County near Southampton Parkway following a tractor trailer accident around 10 a.m. Sunday. Details on whether there were injuries during […] → Read More

Norfolk State eyes upset against Old Dominion

(WAVY) — When Old Dominion and Norfolk State square off Saturday night, the star of the game will be the brand new S.B. Ballard Stadium. Both programs are coming off of four win seasons, but ODU competes in the FBS, one division higher than NSU which plays in the FCS. This is the fourth meeting […] → Read More