Marty O'Brien

Writer

A Kentucky basketball lover by night, I've reported by day for more than 15 years for the Daily Press, where my current beats are Bay Rivers District high school athletics, Langley Speedway stock car racing and the occasional NASCAR race.

Recent Articles

  • Walsingham beats Fuqua to win first-ever baseball state title

    Walsingham beats Fuqua to win first-ever baseball state title

    Walsingham Academy already had waited more than 70 years for a first baseball state championship, so what’s another 3 hours, 10 minutes and 10 innings? The wait finally ended when Jack Estep scored from second base on a steal and overthrow in the bottom of the 10th to give the Trojans a 6-5 win...

  • Rams edged in opener

    Rams edged in opener

    The streaks are over. Lafayette High lost 15-10 to Norcom at Wanner Stadium on Thursday, falling for the first time in 47 regular-season games – a streak that included four consecutive unbeaten regular seasons. Quinten Greene ended the Rams’ streak with a spectacular diving catch of Jacoby Smith’s...

  • Fall brings new changes to VHSL realignment

    Fall brings new changes to VHSL realignment

    Say goodbye to the Ironclad, PenSouth and all the other conferences that have cluttered the Virginia high school sports landscape over the last four years. The Virginia High School League is debuting another new look this fall, a twist on the organizational system it rolled out in 2013. Despite...

  • Offensive line fuels Warhill football improvement

    Offensive line fuels Warhill football improvement

    Thad Wheeler’s first observation upon becoming Warhill High’s football coach in 2014 was the players needed to get stronger. Entering his fourth season, Wheeler, a state-record-setting lifter in his days as a high school football player in Georgia, says that mission has been accomplished. “Strength...

  • Jamestown's Tripp leads East soccer all-stars to victory

    Jamestown's Tripp leads East soccer all-stars to victory

    Kevin Tripp hoped to finish his high school soccer career with a win, meaning a second Jamestown High Group 4A boys state title in three seasons. He'll gladly settle for a three-goal performance and Most Valuable Player honors in leading the East to a 4-3 win over the West in the Virginia High...

  • Rochard follows state softball title win with repeat 3A player of year

    Jamestown announces new coaching hires

  • Warhill softball team ready for state title rematch

    Warhill softball team ready for state title rematch

    — The rematch is on. Warhill and Brookville high schools will play again for the Group 3A softball state championship at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Moyer Complex. This time, however, both are unbeaten. Warhill earned its spot in the final with a 2-0 win over Patrick County here on Friday. Brookville...

  • Warhill clinches at least a piece of another Bay Rivers title

    Warhill High is becoming the master of the quick kill, thanks to hitting at the top of a lineup improved even from the Group 3A softball state championship season of a year ago. The Lions hit the ball hard and often in beating Tabb 6-2 on Monday, clinching at least a tie for a second consecutive...

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