Year in Review: 2016-17 Daily Press All-Stars

A look at our Daily Press All-Stars and athletes of the year for 2016-17.

  • Daily Press All-Stars: Football, defense

    Daily Press All-Stars: Football, defense

    Johnathan Gregory started high school entrenched at the wide receiver position. Gregory had played football since he was 4 years old, and he had played at wide receiver almost as long. Then, in his 10th-grade year, his third season on the Phoebus junior-varsity team, Phantoms varsity head coach...

  • Daily Press All-Stars: Football, offense

    Daily Press All-Stars: Football, offense

      Hampton senior Dazz Newsome entered the 2016 season knowing he would have a lead role in the Crabbers’ offense. Yet even he did not know how bright his star would shine. Newsome made the Daily Press All-Stars team as a wide receiver last season, yet he formed the latter half of a one-two punch...

  • Daily Press All-Stars: Field hockey

    Daily Press All-Stars: Field hockey

    Miya Denison, the Daily Press field hockey Player of the Year, describes herself as “goal-hungry.” You’d think she’d have sated that appetite some by scoring the lone goal in Tabb’s 1-0 win over James Monroe in the 2015 Group 4A state championship game. But Denison’s hunger for another state title...

  • Daily Press All-Stars: Girls cross country

    Daily Press All-Stars: Girls cross country

    While many think of cross country as an individual sport in which they happen to keep score, Grafton junior Meredith Beaver is a departure. Beaver would much rather talk about Grafton’s team than the individual accomplishments that earned her Daily Press girls cross country Athlete of the Year...

  • Daily Press All-Stars: Boys cross country

    Daily Press All-Stars: Boys cross country

      Grafton High junior Price Owens has thrived as the hunter in his rivalry with Lafayette’s Konrad Steck. So much so that Owens became the Daily Press boys cross country Athlete of the Year with a late-season surge past Steck, who earned the honor last year. “I think it always helps to have somebody...

  • Daily Press All-Stars: Girls volleyball

    Daily Press All-Stars: Girls volleyball

    Ellie Popelka seems to have it all on the volleyball court. At 6-foot-2, the Jamestown senior is one of the best hitters in Virginia High School League history, ranking first in Group 4A this year in kills and hitting efficiency. That in itself brought her ample scholarship money to play for the...

  • Daily Press All-Stars: Boys volleyball

    Daily Press All-Stars: Boys volleyball

    Lucas Gray made waves as soon as he joined the Menchville boys volleyball team four years ago. When Gray came to Menchville as a ninth-grader, he already had four years of volleyball experience under his belt, a rarity on the Peninsula. Seeing Gray’s skill and his passion for the sport, Monarchs...

  • Look back: Daily Press All-Stars

    Look back: Daily Press All-Stars

    Our Daily Press All-Stars, from 2000 to present.

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