Jamestown boys, girls stay perfect to win Conference 18 swimming titles

FORT EUSTIS - A week after sweeping Lafayette and Tabb to win Bay Rivers District swimming titles and finish with unbeaten regular seasons, Jamestown’s boys and girls teams each continued their dominance Friday at Fort Eustis by claiming Conference 18 titles. Jamestown’s boys finished with 593...

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  • W&M women learning on the fly after losing Rendle

    W&M women learning on the fly after losing Rendle

    WILLIAMSBURG – With its top scorer, rebounder and the Colonial Athletic Association's top blocker lost for the season to injury, William and Mary's women's basketball team must find new ways to win games while at times, playing a completely different style than it had been accustomed to play. It...

      • William and Mary football opener at N.C. State moved to Thursday night

        William and Mary football opener at N.C. State moved to Thursday night

        William and Mary's season football opener at N.C. State has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 1. The kickoff time will be announced later for the contest, which was originally slated for Sept. 3. This will be William and Mary's first Thursday night game since the 2007 opener against Delaware. N.C....

          • Kyle Cowles named Bruton softball coach

            Kyle Cowles has been named Bruton's new softball coach. Cowles, also the Panthers' wrestling coach, succeeds Danny Williams. Williams passed away in December from cancer after leading Bruton for three years. Lindsay Kimbro was also named as an assistant coach and there is one opening left for the...

              • Williamsburg's Hopper, Riggs top Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix standings

                Two Williamsburg runners, Roger Hopper and Jessica Riggs, were the overall champions of the 2015 Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix, each with nine wins in the 20-race series and each scoring a near-perfect 99 points for their top-10 races. They were recognized Saturday evening at the CRR Awards Banquet...


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                      • More environmental study needed

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                              • Comment misrepresented company's sale

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