Kellen Holtzman

Writer

Kellen Holtzman writes about community, high school and College of William and Mary sports for the Virginia Gazette.

Recent Articles

  • Lafayette football expects to pick up where it left off

    Lafayette football expects to pick up where it left off

    Programs with as sturdy of a foundation as the Lafayette football team enjoys tend not to sweat the departure of star players. Virginia Tech freshman Hezekiah Grimsley was not quite the typical star player — Rams head coach Andy Linn believes him to be the best all-around player in at least the...

  • Tabbed to finish 2nd, W&M women's soccer shooting for CAA title

    Tabbed to finish 2nd, W&M women's soccer shooting for CAA title

    The Colonial Athletic Association preseason women's soccer poll released on Friday reinforced optimism for William and Mary that is sparked by both the return of eight starters and an influx of new players that will make the Tribe a much deeper side. After reaching the CAA tourney semifinals last...

  • Lafayette's Linn happy with choice to remain school's football coach

    Lafayette's Linn happy with choice to remain school's football coach

    An offseason alive with uncertainty followed Lafayette's 13-1 football season in 2016 that included a fifth-consecutive Bay Rivers District title and ended one game short of the Group 4A championship at Zable Stadium. Andy Linn, who had become the school's athletic director last July, was to relinquish...

  • Veteran offensive players powering Jamestown's optimism

    Veteran offensive players powering Jamestown's optimism

    Four-year Jamestown football players like quarterback Hunter Brittain, playmaker Tyler Highley and lineman Zach Pope are in the unique and unenviable positions of remembering what it feels like not win a game all season. The Eagles were 0-10 their freshmen season before snapping the drought in...

  • Building process continues for improving Warhill football team

    Building process continues for improving Warhill football team

    Coaches like to say size and experience cannot be taught. For the first time in his tenure, fourth-year Warhill football coach Thad Wheeler will benefit from at least one of those traits this season. The Lions' seniors are the first group to go the full four years with Wheeler. The veteran presence...

  • Greensprings Gators looking to repeat as VPSU champion

    Greensprings Gators looking to repeat as VPSU champion

    — Timed sporting events like swimming can often be relatively predictable, at least when it comes to narrowing down favorites for team standings. The final meet of the season tends to reflect much of what the athletes accomplished during the regular campaigns. When many of those swimmers are in...

  • Post 39 wins opener before bowing out of American Legion state tourney

    Post 39 wins opener before bowing out of American Legion state tourney

    Williamsburg Post 39's season concluded Thursday in the American Legion State Baseball Senior Tournament at James Wood High in Winchester as the Wildflowers fell 4-1 to Springfield Post 176. Post 39 started the eight-team, double-elimination tournament in impressive, walk-off fashion against host...

  • Bruton opens preseason camp with new coach

    Bruton opens preseason camp with new coach

    — First-year Bruton football coach Timothy Smith played football at Bethel High and James Madison University, and spent the last four years as the defensive coordinator for Warwick High, a Group 5A school in the Peninsula District. Surely life in 2A football, with smaller numbers and often smaller...

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