Hermitage grad Journette named HBCU National Player of Year

Justin Journette’s baseball reputation has gone national.

Fifth-year backcourt fuels VCU hoops hopes for new season

If an experienced backcourt is the key to success, VCU’s Rams have reason for optimism.

Basketball Hall of Famer dies at 84

Chet Walker, a key component on one of the most illustrious teams in NBA history with the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers, died Saturday, June 8, 2024. He was 84.

Squirrels’ McCray takes flight

There is a posted speed limit on Arthur Ashe Boulevard that runs by The Diamond, but there is no limit on speed on the base paths or in the outfield grass inside the stadium. Grant McCray, perhaps the swiftest man …

Neugebauer smashes NCAA decathlon record, aims for Olympic gold

With his chiseled 6-foot-7, 240-pound physique, Leo Neugebauer looks like he could be a basketball power forward, football tight end or even heavyweight boxing champ. Instead, the 23-year-old excels at the decathlon, a 10-event, two-day grind that challenges every muscle …

Ex-Norfolk State star Mauricio one step from Yankee Stadium

Should the New York Yankees need to add a relief pitcher later this season, Alex Mauricio would be glad to oblige.

WNBA shoots, scores with crowds, ratings as they welcome rookies to ranks

The first month of the WNBA season drew its highest attendance since the league’s second season in 1998 and the best television ratings in its history, the WNBA announced Tuesday.

Jackie Robinson rebuilt in bronze after theft of statue

As he coats a mold of Jackie Robinson with wax, metalsmith Alex Haines reflected on the extra importance of a project that will soon give the city of Wichita, Kan., a replacement bronze statue of the baseball icon after thieves …

Boston hopes to add jewel to crown

At least unofficially, professional basketball’s high throne sits at 100 Legends Way in Boston, draped in green.

Virginia State releases inaugural soccer schedule

The Virginia State University men’s soccer team will take the field for the first time this fall under Coach Bob Jenkins. The Trojans released their inaugural season schedule recently, featuring five home games at Rogers Stadium.

VMI Grad Walton named director

Virginia Military Institute has hired alumnus Jamaal Walton as director of intercollegiate athletics.

Freshman phenom Markus White claims CIAA title

An athlete doesn’t need to go to the beach to get sand in their shoes. Markus White is the “Sand Man” for Virginia State University’s track and field Trojans.

Falcons Finish Third

The Huguenot High School girls’ 4x100 relay team finished third at the State Class 4 Track and Field Championships June 1 in Lynchburg.

Falcons add a feather to their cap

Aniah Ross missed her junior season of track and field with illness, but she’s making up for lost time as a senior. The Huguenot High sprinter has helped give the Falcons a re- gion title in the 4x100 relay, and …

VUU keeps breaking records

Virginia Union University may have set a record for setting records this past school year. Coach Franck Charles’ male and female athletes seemed to take turns rewriting the Panthers’ record book for cross country and track and field.