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Lafayette's Brender A Brandis, Tyler set for leap to D1 track and field

The 2016 Virginia Gazette boys and girls outdoor track and field athletes of the year share at least one crucial characteristic that Lafayette competitors often do: versatility. The outdoor seasons for this year's winners, Lafayette's Michael Tyler and Alexis Brender A Brandis, were characterized...

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  • Hard-working and thorough Jamestown lefty set to transition to ACC

    Hard-working and thorough Jamestown lefty set to transition to ACC

    North Carolina State snatched a commitment from pitcher Kent Klyman in the fall of 2014, well before his junior baseball season at Jamestown commenced. The Wolfpack saw a big, physical left-hander, one whose skills have since been polished after leading the Eagles to the 4A semifinals in the spring....

      • Lafayette's Trott shook off injuries and illness to finish senior season on form

        Lafayette's Trott shook off injuries and illness to finish senior season on form

        Lafayette boys soccer coach Brian Sorrell instructs his players to write down three team goals and three personal goals before each season begins. When Sorrell retrieved senior Reeves Trott's to-do list in the spring, he essentially got six team goals from the William and Mary-bound area standout....

          • Legacy 76 to host Boston City Saturday at Wanner

            Legacy 76 will host Boston City FC 7 p.m. Saturday at Wanner Stadium in a National Premier Soccer League Northeast Division play-in game. Legacy 76 is the fourth seed and Boston City the fifth. This is Legacy’s first NPSL playoff appearance and will be the first home playoff game for its senior...

          • Post 39 tops Poquoson ahead of Thursday's game, Maryland trip

            The Williamsburg Post 39 American Legion baseball team, off to a 5-4 start, has one more home game this week, 6 p.m. Thursday against Greenbrier Post 280. Post 39 is away Wednesday at Deltaville Post 241 and will travel to Maryland this weekend. Post 39 scored two runs in the sixth inning Monday...

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              • Mail reflects divide of public opinion

                A dip into the mailbag today: This arrived a few months back attached to a Last Word comment: "Dear Tribune censor please try to print this without your usual partisan editing.I understand you must support conservative points of view, but at least try to be a little bit fair." It followed this...

                  • A brush with history on Hatteras Island, 1941

                    My first lesson in resourcefulness occurred when my father was mistaken for the Governor of North Carolina. It happened many years ago in the summer of 1941. My family was attending "The Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island. The locals were buzzing about an impending event of some weight. Word was that...

                      • Last Word on 'progress,' July 23

                        Last Word on 'progress,' July 23

                        Making 'progress' In response to an article, "Crowd welcomes new Harris Teeter in Lightfoot." The store is fine, but Mike Hipple's comment that he's liking it taking the place of where the Outlet was and he remembers when it used to be a corn field, calling it "making progress." Off hand, I think...

                          • Recalling Smith's voice, generosity

                              Kate Smith was called "The Songbird of the South" and "The First Lady of Radio." She was born almost 100 years ago, in Greenville, Va. By her rendering of Irving Berlin's classic song "God Bless America," she became a symbol of American patriotism during the Second World War. Her inspiring rendition...

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