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The News Leader

Staunton, VA, United States

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Past articles by Tom:

Gallery: Stuarts Draft girls edge Buffalo Gap

A selection of photos from the Cougars' 42-40 win over the Bison on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. → Read More

Impending storm forces postponement of News Leader wrestling tourney

The rescheduled tournament will be run as a two-day event on Tuesday at Thursday at Stuarts Draft High School → Read More

Fort Defiance boys, girls sweep 'polar bear' track meet

The Indians' girls topped a six-team field, while Fort's boys dominated their half of the meet with a winning total of 125 points. → Read More

Strong start sparks Stuarts Draft girls to big victory over Page County

The Cougars had four players in double figures as they improved to 7-2 in the Shenandoah District. → Read More

Casto's departure from Riverheads sidelines a seismic event

Casto changed the landscape of Augusta County high school football and his departure does the same thing. → Read More

Draft boys keep their cool in district victory over Leemen

The Cougars withstood a strong fourth-quarter rally by the Leemen to post their second straight district win. → Read More

Postgame: Draft tops Lee boys basketball

Postgame -- Stuarts Draft's joins reporter Tom Jacobs after their win over Robert E. Lee on Friday night. → Read More

Moments of glory: Top five milestones in Casto's time at Riverheads

A look at our top five moments that helped cement Casto's 23-year coaching legacy at Riverheads. → Read More

Moore finding change is good as Lee's assistant principal: Newsmaker

Moore, 46, has made a great impression on the Lee community since being named an assistant principal July 1. → Read More

Wilson Memorial boys stay the course to cruise past Stuarts Draft

Led by 27 points each from Matt Poole and Gabe LaGrua, the Green Hornets halted a four-game losing streak. → Read More

Five spell-binding moments from a magical year

Sports writer Tom Jacobs shares his top-five moments in high school sports from 2018. → Read More

Smith's excellence in secondary fueled Riverheads' dominance

The Riverheads senior is the News Leader's All-City/County Defensive Player of the Year. → Read More

Leadership qualities helped Lawler, Leemen stay strong

The Robert E. Lee senior is the All-City/County Offensive Player of the Year. → Read More

Defense hits all the right notes as Riverheads rolls to third straight state title

The Gladiators shut down Chilhowie's high-scoring offense to give them their third straight state title and sixth since 2000. → Read More

Riverheads going for three-peat in Class 1 football final

A quick look at Saturday's VHSL Class 1 state football championship game between Riverheads and Chilhowie → Read More

Wilson Memorial swimmers open first season as VHSL team

The Green Hornets are now fully approved VHSL participants and are eligible for regional and state competitions. → Read More

Redemption Chilhowie's goal in state final rematch with Riverheads

The hashtag symbolizes what Chilhowie hopes to achieve in Saturday's title game vs. Riverheads, a rematch of last year's final won by the Gladiators. → Read More

Riverheads overcomes, then overwhelms Essex in state semifinal victory

The Gladiators rebounded after fumbling the ball away on their first two series to wear down the Trojans and gain their fourth straight state final. → Read More

Postgame: Riverheads wins Class 1 state semifinal against Essex

Postgame: Riverheads wins their Class 1 state semifinal game and will advance to the state championship next weekend. Reporter Tom Jacobs gives you the highlights. → Read More

'New look' Essex a challenge for Riverheads in football state semifinal rematch

For the third straight year, the Gladiators will have to contend with the Trojans' size and speed, and their new offensive scheme. → Read More