Marty O'Brien


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

  • 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...

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