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Class of 2020 | The Top 50 high school football recruits in Hampton Roads  Virginian-Pilot

Each season The Virginian-Pilot comes out with its Top 50 senior football players. This year, the list will include players from the Peninsula, with help from Daily ...

IRHS anniversary: 50 years as home of the Braves  Virginian-Pilot

Five decades of Braves alumni – ranging from the mature to the very young – mingled, laughed and reminisced at the 50th anniversary celebration of the ...

Lawsuit seeks $350K from Chesapeake schools after injury during game of tag  Virginian-Pilot

A $350,000 lawsuit claims Chesapeake Public Schools allowed a game of tag to be played during gym class, causing a student to suffer serious long-term ...

Glenwood Ferebee leaves Indian River to coach football in Charlotte at Vance High  Virginian-Pilot

Glenwood Ferebee is leaving Indian River to coach football at Vance High in Charlotte. He cited a chance to be closer to his son and taking over a powerhouse ...

Photos | Indian River High School students participate in 'Every 15 Minutes' program  Virginian-Pilot

Every 15 Minutes” is an interactive role playing program where students learn the results of their decisions in dealing with teenage drinking, personal safety and ...

Teachers for Tomorrow program helps Chesapeake schools find future educators  Virginian-Pilot

Statewide initiative offers guaranteed teaching contracts to students provided they complete appropriate degrees.

Lawsuit seeks $350K for injuries in game of tag in Chesapeake gym class  WAVY-TV

Local education officials have been sued over a game of tag played in gym class by a student who says it caused him serious long-term injuries.

Chesapeake teens produce song in honor of Pharrell's Something in the Water festival  Virginian-Pilot

Inspired by Pharell's upcoming festival in Virginia Beach, the Darden brothers — both students at Indian River High School — wrote and produced a song that ...

Deep Creek vs Indian River 2018 | Videos  Virginian-Pilot

Deep Creek High School vs Indian River High School football game Sept 28, 2018 at Deep Creek.

Whatever happened to ... Longtime Indian River High principal James Frye, who inspired an "SNL" character?  Virginian-Pilot

James Frye was the beloved principal of Indian River High for 27 years. Comedian Jay Pharoah, a school alum, even created a "Saturday Night Live" character ...

Fab 15: Ranking Virginia's top high school football recruits for 2020  Virginian-Pilot

A look at the Daily Press and Virginian-Pilot Fab 15 ranking of the state's top high school football players in the Class of 2020: ...

IN SESSION: Special ed students run 'Riverbucks' store WVEC

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Chesapeake high school is helping prepare students for the working world while also giving them confidence and a new set of skills.

Indian River High students honor "Norfolk 17" and other local civil rights figures  Virginian-Pilot

"You were foot soldiers of freedom," history teacher Craig Blackman said to 11 honorees at Indian River High Thursday night. It was the culmination of a ...

Indian River tops arch rival Oscar Smith for the first time in 20 years  WAVY-TV

CHESAPEAKE (WAVY) – Quarterback Dominique Brooks took a knee as the final seconds ticked away, and Indian River High School celebrated a win it had ...

He quarterbacked Oscar Smith to the state championship game. On Saturday, he'll face them.  Virginian-Pilot

Dominique Brooks gets the rare opportunity to play on both sides of a bitter rivalry on Saturday. Oscar Smith is ranked No. 1 in South Hampton Roads, Indian ...

Chesapeake teen needs kidney transplant to save his life  WTKR News 3

A Chesapeake teenager is hoping for a holiday miracle. Seventeen-year-old Myles Grate desperately needs a new kidney to save his life. The Indian River High ...

Two teens arrested after incident at Indian River High School

Two 16-year-olds from Norfolk have been arrested after an incident on May 4 at Indian River High School, according to Chesapeake police.

He struggled with aggressiveness, then he worked with Cadillac Harris and the REAL Man program  Virginian-Pilot

Indian River student Damari Owens learned to apply the REAL Man program and flourished at school.

Maury races to early lead in shocking rout of Indian River  Virginian-Pilot

Quarterback Alvonte Lawton was nearly flawless as he completed 15 of 19 passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns.

Tennessee offers four-stars from St. Louis, Virginia  247Sports

First-year Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's staff handed out new scholarship offers Thursday to a few more prospects in the 2019 class. Four-star wide receiver ...

HS Football Buzz | No. 1 Oscar Smith vs. No. 2 Indian River showdown is Saturday  Virginian-Pilot

Top-ranked Oscar Smith plays host to No. 2 Indian River in the biggest game of the season. Also, Braves' defense gets help with Princess Anne transfer Chantz ...

2017 Teachers of the Year honored in Chesapeake

Chesapeake Public Schools recently honored the 2017 Teachers of the Year during a ceremony at Indian River High School.

23 local schools listed among ‘2018’s Best High Schools’

Of the 28813 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia, 103 Virginia high schools were nationally recognized.

B.M. Williams Softball League players to reunite for dedication to former coaches  Virginian-Pilot

The B.M. Williams Softball League may be long gone but the sense of camaraderie among the women who played in Chesapeake back in the 1970s and 1980s ...

Basketball | All-time All-Tidewater boys teams  Virginian-Pilot

Here is a list of past All-Tidewater boys basketball teams. The list doesn't include teams from 1972-74 because we were unable to find those teams. If you have ...

Youths learn to push through adversity at Chesapeake football camp  Virginian-Pilot

The three-day camp hosted by the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office teaches football skills, life lessons to young players.

Indian River AD Freddie Spellman retires after 39 years at the school  Virginian-Pilot

Spellman graduated from Indian River High School in 1974. He returned to his alma mater in 1979 and coached football, basketball and outdoor track.

The Pilot's annual fall bazaar guide has arrived  Virginian-Pilot

FALL HAS ARRIVED, and that means it's time for craft shows and festivals. It also means The Pilot's annual bazaar guide is here to help you locate your latest ...

Dominique Brooks helps Indian River dash Nansemond River's hopes for an upset  Virginian-Pilot

Nansemond River came into Friday's game against second-ranked Indian River thinking upset. The No. 10 Warriors wanted to give coach Justin Conyers a nice ...

High school bands from region gather for competition at Chesapeake's Indian River High  Virginian-Pilot

Eleven area marching bands converged at Indian River High School on Nov. 5 to show what they can do at the 2016 Tidewater Festival of Marching Bands.

Hokies sending defender Devon Hunter back to his original position for 2019  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Devon Hunter is back where he started.

After years in private industry, Chesapeake Teacher of the Year knows business  Virginian-Pilot

David Thaw, head of the business and marketing department at Grassfield High School, spent 15 years in private industry before becoming an educator 14 ...

Hickory United Methodist Church’s ‘Pastor Tom’ retiring after 30 years as minister  Virginian-Pilot

Longtime church organist Betty Winslow said she is forever grateful to Tom Mercer for being there when her husband died in 1999. The Mercers were on a family ...

Family, friends warmly recall Chesapeake teen killed in holiday weekend crash  Virginian-Pilot

Kendra Fitchett, 18, and Brandon Riddick, 21, both died in a car crash over the holiday weekend.

UVA Football Completes 2019 Class with Three February Signings  NBC 29 News

The Cavaliers previously signed 21 student-athletes in December as part of the early signing period for football.

Thursday's scoreboard | Hudson's grand slam leads Bruins in rout plus scores, highlights, Friday's schedule  Virginian-Pilot

Box scores and highlights from around South Hampton Roads.

Chesapeake teacher Holli Floyd recognized at Barnes & Noble's "My Favorite Teacher" essay contest  Virginian-Pilot

Alexis Davis, an eighth-grade student at Indian River Middle School, wrote the winning essay, nominating Floyd, her math teacher, for the honor.

Chesapeake High Schools orientation schedules announced | Public Schools  Virginian-Pilot


Upcoming history class project will honor Chesapeake's Korean War vets  Virginian-Pilot

This coming school year, Craig Blackman's Adanced Placement history classes at Indian River High School are embarking on an ambitious project that will ...

Fifth-ranked Oscar Smith ends No. 10 Indian River's eight-game winning streak  Virginian-Pilot

After a slow start, the Tigers roared back in the second half for a 78-60 victory.

Football | All Region teams and players of the year  Virginian-Pilot

A look at the Region A first and second teams and players of the year in Class 3, 4, 5 and 6.

For memorable moments, the 2018 high school football season didn't disappoint  Virginian-Pilot

There were shocking upsets, wacky weather and dazzling performances during the 2018 high school football season in South Hampton Roads.

Western Branch students add a blue heron sculpture to their school  Virginian-Pilot

The artist who is known for working on Norfolk's mermaids gave Chesapeake's Blue Heron Project a boost by creating a blue heron at Western Branch Middle ...

Chesapeake Public Schools honors teachers of the year  Virginian-Pilot

Four educators were chosen for top honors, including Toney McNair of Indian River Middle School for the overall "Teacher of the Year."

Maury will visit three-time defending state champion Highland Springs on Saturday  Virginian-Pilot

After knocking off the top-ranked football team in South Hampton Roads, Maury draws another daunting task in the Virginia High School League state semifinals.

It’s National Organ Donor Day and one local teen is still fighting for his life  WTKR News 3

NORFOLK, Va. - Valentine's Day isn't just about chocolate and flowers. February 14 is also National Organ Donor Day. Myles in dialysis. According to the United ...

Spartans move forward with recruiting class  Virginian-Pilot

The group of four includes former Oscar Smith star Nyzaiah Chambers.

State semifinal previews: Lake Taylor, Maury, Ocean Lakes continue quest for a title  Virginian-Pilot

All three teams play in state semifinal games Saturday.

Liberty adds Louis Taylor to 2020 class  A Sea of Red

Posted by Jon Manson | Jun 2, 2019 | FB Recruiting, Football, Recruiting | 0 |. Liberty adds Louis Taylor to 2020 class. Liberty picked up a commitment from ...

"SNL" regular and Chesapeake native Jay Pharoah brings the laughs home  The Virginian-Pilot

By the time he was finished with his routine, the crowd was on its feet and Jay Pharoah, who went from being a class clown in Chesapeake to now his.

Chesapeake veteran, paralyzed and with cancer, overcomes his depression with help from loved ones  Virginian-Pilot

Curtis Worsley has an infectious smile and a can-do attitude. But there was nothing east about getting to this point. Not the walking. Especially not the smiling.

Allen Iverson and Alonzo Mourning head this all-Virginia NBA draft lottery  Virginian-Pilot

The NBA draft has long been reserved for cities with league franchises, and Thursday's edition is set for the Brooklyn Nets' arena. But from 1989-96, staging at ...

Ruiz Foods stops at Indian River High School for a little market research  Virginian-Pilot

Food tasting gives students a chance to have a say in what will be on the menu next year at Chesapeake Public Schools.

Chesapeake program provides career training for students with disabilities  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake Public Schools Project SEARCH is a school-to-work transition program for students with developmental disabilities that takes place entirely at ...

Chris Davis: Common ground critical to nation's future  Virginian-Pilot

MY INDIAN RIVER High School football coaches repeated a phrase every Saturday, as we poured over the previous night's game film: “Football is a game of ...

Maury tailback CJ Beasley commits to Virginia Tech  Virginian-Pilot

Virginia Tech continued to load up on offensive talent Friday in early efforts to stock its 2020 football recruiting class, gaining a pledge from running back CJ ...

A handrail and a SMILE help Chesapeake teen with brain tumor  Virginian-Pilot

Until 2010, Nijel Myers led a normal life. Then he received the diagnosis he still battles: a brain tumor.

Official bios, heights, weights of UVA 2019 recruiting class  247Sports

Virginia Cavaliers head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced the addition of 20 signees in the 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday.

3-star ATH from the 757, Cameron Hunter, becomes Liberty's 2nd verbal in the class of 2020  A Sea of Red

Posted by Jon Manson | Mar 6, 2019 | FB Recruiting, Football, Recruiting | 0 |. 3-star ATH from the 757, Cameron Hunter, becomes Liberty's 2nd verbal in.

Chesapeake's Teacher of the Year recalls the words that changed his life  Virginian-Pilot

A simple lunch with a college professor changed the course of Jahkari Taylor's life.

Chesapeake Sheriff's Office mentors kids through annual football camp  Virginian-Pilot

The words integrity, discipline and work ethic were written on signs at the Colon L. Hall Stadium as kids from local schools attended the three-day STAR Football ...

UVA signs 20 players during early signing day  WHSV

The Virginia football program signed 20 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2019-20 academic school year, head coach Bronco ...

Chesapeake council approves development on Kempsville Road, waives fees for storm-related repairs  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake Development Holdings LLC plans to build Kempsville Road Retreat II, a community for adults ages 55 and older, in the 1200 block of Kempsville ...

U.S. history students study and honor Virginia’s Native American tribes  Virginian-Pilot

Students at Indian River High School recently spotlighted 11 Native American tribes in Virginia – Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Nottoway, Patowomeck, ...

Spotlight games | Oscar Smith faces its first big district test; Landstown aims to bounce back  Virginian-Pilot

Oscar Smith plays its first real test of the season when the Tigers travel to play Nansemond River. The Tigers face ranked teams in four of their next five games.

Track | Southeastern District meet results | 757Teamz Track & Field  Virginian-Pilot

Track results from Southeastern District regular-season meet.

Living in Hampton Roads: Famous people, places & things  Daily Press

People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more.

QB match-ups could be key in this week's state semifinals  Virginian-Pilot

Three South Hampton Roads football teams play in Virginia High School state semifinals Saturday, and all three have gotten this far with reliable play at ...

Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall learned from last season's early signing period  The Daily Progress

Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall admitted he was caught off guard last season by the impact the debut of the NCAA's early signing period had on the ...

Adidas offering to change Native American mascots at schools around Hampton Roads

The Kecoughtan High School Warriors, Indian River High School Braves, Kempsville High School Chiefs - what do all 3 of these schools have in common?

NFL player James Anderson donates to Chesapeake teachers' wish lists  Virginian-Pilot

James Anderson, an NFL player and actor, recently flash-funded several Chesapeake school projects at Treakle Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, ...

Power Five commitment recap: March 9-15  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is in full swing as high school football prospects from around the country are announcing where they will play in college. During the ...

3 killed, 6 injured in massive blaze at Chesapeake senior living complex

The Chesapeake Fire Department says three people are dead after a four-alarm fire at a senior living apartment complex.

After 45 years, Ivory is clean of waste management  Virginian-Pilot

Jerry Ivory, an institution at the City of Chesapeake where he has worked for 45 years, is retired as waste management superintendent, as of July 1.

What's happening in Sussex, Rehoboth, at the beach  Delmarva Daily Times

Updates on the Delaware Beaches, Rehoboth Beach and other cities and towns within Sussex County will be added to this page each week.

Chesapeake native Jay Pharoah talks about his firing from SNL  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake native and former Saturday Night Live player Jay Pharoah was known for breaking out uncanny impressions of the likes of Jay-Z, Morgan Freeman ...

Robert Moore, Portsmouth Economic Development director | First person  Virginian-Pilot

In September, Moore became Portsmouth's director of economic development. His previous professional experience in Hampton Roads includes working in ...

It's here! The annual Fall Bazaar Guide  Virginian-Pilot

Fall HAS ARRIVED, and that means it's time for craft shows and festivals. It also means The Pilot's annual bazaar guide is here to help you locate your latest and.

Schools announce snow makeup days across Hampton Roads

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- School districts across Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina saw several days of closures following January winter storms ...

Bataan Death March Memorial walk draws hundreds for annual fundraiser  Virginian-Pilot

Hundreds gathered at Chesapeake Dismal Swamp Canal Trail on Route 17 South near Deep Creek for the Bataan Death March Memorial Walk on April 27.

Two Sussex County men die after truck runs off bay-bridge tunnel

The driver of a tractor-trailer that ran off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel July 27 was caught in a blinding rainstorm as he emerged from the tunnel just before ...

Chesapeake native Alonzo Mourning to receive NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Alonzo Mourning, who starred at Chesapeake's Indian River High School, is one of six former athletes who will receive the NCAA Silver ...

Hand in the dirt: Once resistant to the idea, Virginia's Peace thriving as an ACC linebacker  The Daily Progress

Growing up, Virginia linebacker Chris Peace just wanted to play on the offensive side of the ball.

ACCESS College Foundation, 30 years | 2018 milestone anniversary  Virginian-Pilot

We're having a 30th anniversary celebration in October and plan to expand our high school services to full-time at Indian River High School in Chesapeake and ...

Kempsville, Princess Anne boys win Atlantic Conference soccer semifinals  Virginian-Pilot

Kempsville 's crushing counterattack overwhelmed Indian River in an Atlantic Conference boys soccer semifinal Monday. The Chiefs (10-5-1) beat the Braves ...

A Chesapeake Eagle Scout rescued his elderly neighbor. Now, he's being honored for his response.  Virginian-Pilot

When Eagle Scout Ryan La Londe heard his elderly neighbor's cry for help, the 18-year-old Indian River High School graduate was prepared to quickly respond ...

Families remember boyfriend, girlfriend killed in crash in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC ) -- State police identified two people who died in a car crash Sunday afternoon along Route 58.

Moore stands out for size, leadership at Nansemond-Suffolk  Virginian-Pilot

At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Keshaun Moore stands out for obvious reasons. The senior linebacker/fullback was the largest player on Nansemond-Suffolk ...

Chesapeake schools look for funding solutions

Chesapeake's school superintendent says lack of state funding is making it difficult to keep and attract quality teachers. Transportation is also being impacted.

Gophers Welcome Kasiski for 2018-19 - University of Minnesota Athletics

The University of Minnesota has added Garrett Kasiski to the class of 2022, head coach Mike Burns announced Monday. Kasiski joins David Pochinka, Ben ...

What you should know about the 2016 boys basketball season  Virginian-Pilot

We preview the upcoming boys basketball season in South Hampton Roads, including top teams and players to watch.

Portsmouth's new booster-in-chief is weary of negative talk about the city  Virginian-Pilot

The city's booster-in-chief wants everyone here to be a little bit nicer when they talk about Portsmouth. Since taking over as economic development director last ...

Prep notebook: Woodbridge's Antoine Sampah receives five-star rating from Rivals; Potomac relay team wins national title  Inside NoVA

Rivals released its latest rankings for the class of 2020 Tuesday and listed Woodbridge linebacker Antoine Sampah as the nation's No. 12 prospect.

Tuesday's roundup | Norfolk Collegiate boys hold off Bishop Sullivan  The Virginian-Pilot

BOYS BASKETBALL. Norfolk Collegiate 64,. Bishop Sullivan 53. Kyonze Chavis scored a team-high 19 points and the No. 3 Oaks used a 7-0 run midway ...

Police: 113 school threats, 52 arrests in Hampton Roads since Parkland shooting  WAVY-TV

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Police departments across the region have investigated 113 threats at schools and arrested 52 juveniles since the Feb.

Devon Hunter Announces Commitment to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech added received a commitment from safety Devon Hunter on Friday night, their top target for the Class of 2017.

Virginia Tech Target Devon Hunter Reveals Top 11

Hunter, who is the top prospect in the state according to our very own Chris Coleman, attended Junior Day at Virginia Tech. Hunter intercepted three passes last ...

Chesapeake's got talent - and it was recently on display at the 2017 Arts Alive! competition  Virginian-Pilot

Forty-one students, ages 12 to 19, performed in the disciplines of strings, vocal, dance, visual arts, brass, percussion, piano, winds and the newest addition, ...

Virginia Tech football has best signing day since 2013, even with a few misses  The Washington Post

Coach Justin Fuente started his second year at Virginia Tech as solidly as he finished his first. Armed with a 10-4 record in his inaugural season along with an ...

DP List: Top comedians with roots in Hampton Roads  Daily Press

The famous marketing slogan suggests that "Virginia is for Lovers," but it must also be pointed out that Virginia is for laughers. A good number of top comedians ...

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