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Dave Johnson

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Dave Johnson has been at the Daily Press since 1987. He is an '87 graduate of Virginia Tech, where he occasionally went to class but primarily hung out at Greeks Cellar. He now lives in York County with his lovely wife, two sons, a dog named Roger (after Staubach) and a cat named Rito.

 

Recent Articles

  • Julian Boatner returns home to W&M as an assistant coach

    Julian Boatner returns home to W&M as an assistant coach

    His coaches tried talking him out of it, however tongue-in-cheek. But Julian Boatner was stubborn, and as a result, he’s ahead of schedule in his career path. Boatner, who made 161 3-pointers for William and Mary from 2011-14, is now three weeks on the job as the Tribe’s newest assistant basketball...

  • Salem walks it off in 2-1 win over Jamestown for Class 4 title

    Salem walks it off in 2-1 win over Jamestown for Class 4 title

    Everyone loves a walk-off. The drama and celebration make for great theater. Unless, of course, you’re on the other end. Jamestown’s baseball team is getting too used to that. For the third year in a row, the Eagles’ season ended in walk-off fashion. Matt Wright’s two-out RBI single in the bottom...

  • Grafton boys, Jamestown girls clinch state soccer playoff spots

    Grafton boys, Jamestown girls clinch state soccer playoff spots

    Nearly six weeks ago at Wanner Stadium, Grafton’s boys soccer team was no match for perennial power Jamestown. But in Tuesday night’s rematch, with playing on at stake, it was a different story. The Clippers jumped out to a three-goal lead and held on for a 3-2 win in the Region 4A semifinals....

  • Ariya Jutanugarn wins second Kingsmill Championship in three years

    Ariya Jutanugarn wins second Kingsmill Championship in three years

    Ariya Jutanugarn seemed to have another championship in the bag. Until she didn’t, and the Kingsmill Championship went to a three-way playoff for the first time in its 14-year history. No matter. Smiling all the while — after all, she loves to play — Jutanugarn held off Nasa Hataoka and In Gee...

  • Behind dual-threat McKee, Tribe looks for first win at Norfolk State

    Behind dual-threat McKee, Tribe looks for first win at Norfolk State

    With William and Mary receivers DeVonte Dedmon and Jalen Christian out this week, the Tribe will rely more on wideouts Daniel Kuzjak, Jack Armstrong and Isaiah Kinder along with tight end Andrew Caskin in Saturday’s game at Norfolk State (6 p.m./online at NSUSpartans.com. Though W&M scored only...

  • Quarterback still a question as W&M heads to UVa.

    Quarterback still a question as W&M heads to UVa.

    Ever is a long time, especially for someone going into his 38th year as head coach. But William and Mary’s Jimmye Laycock does not recall being this close to his season opener with this many quarterbacks still in contention to start. Tommy McKee, Brandon Battle and Shon Mitchell are all listed...

  • W&M notches another CAA women's tennis title; Tribe picks up women's basketball transfer

    W&M notches another CAA women's tennis title; Tribe picks up women's basketball transfer

    William and Mary has dominated CAA women's tennis for the past three decades. Nobody appreciates that more than Tribe coach Tyler Thomson, who knows what it's like to be on the other side. From 2002-12, Thomson was the head coach at Minnesota, a solid program that couldn't get past Northwestern....

  • Tribe looks to end season on winning note vs. rival Richmond

    Tribe looks to end season on winning note vs. rival Richmond

    For the sixth year in a row, what is billed as "The Oldest Rivalry in the South" will be played on the final weekend of the regular season. But this time, there's something missing. Not for Richmond, the nation's seventh-ranked team that is fingertip-to-thumb close to securing a top-eight seed in...

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