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

  • 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...

  • Tough challenge awaits Jamestown girls soccer in Bay Rivers opener

    The sum of the returning individual parts on Jamestown's girls soccer team is impressive. But, as co-head coach Kevin Dawson points out, making the whole greater than those parts is the key to winning soccer. To begin that process, the Eagles opened the season with a trip to Virginia Beach, where...

  • Team effort paces Eagles in Hampton Roads Winter Classic win over Grassfield

    The Wang twins, Evan and Mason, are a good foundation for a high school basketball team looking to make a lengthy postseason run. They were good as usual shooting the ball from the outside Monday, combining for 26 points and six 3-pointers in Jamestown's 80-65 win over Grassfield in the second...

  • Lafayette lineman Klock ready to represent Peninsula in all-star showcase

    Lafayette lineman Klock ready to represent Peninsula in all-star showcase

    When Lafayette football coach Andy Linn calls offensive tackle Dexter Klock's 2016 highlights video one of the most impressive he's ever seen, it's like hearing Dr. Frankenstein laud his creation. In Klock, Linn constructed a blocking monster, though Trey Neville and other former teammates deserve...

  • Lafayettes clinches state semifinal trip to Dinwiddie

    Lafayettes clinches state semifinal trip to Dinwiddie

    When it was a defensive slugfest in the first half, Lafayette was a little better than Eastern View. When it turned into a big-play shootout in the second half, Lafayette was better then, too, and its defense again played a role. The combination gave the Rams a 48-21 win over the Cyclones in a...

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