Basketball - Virginia Beach

Winter sports hopes slip as Virginia Beach plans to shutter schools

Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757 On Monday morning, Virginia Beach announced the termination of in-person learning by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Due to reports of rising positive test results for COVID-19, Virginia Beach Public Schools announced that all classes would be virtual as of Tuesday, December 8. This affects the start of winter sports at the high school…

Atlantic Shore - Portsmouth Christian

A few Virginia high schools played fall football. How did they fare?

Atlantic Shores vs. Portsmouth Christian 2020 (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757) Atlantic Shores, Portsmouth Christian and St. Michael went against the grain by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The high school football world held it’s breath in the summer of 2020, hoping that we would have a fall football season. The VHSL decided to scrap sports and activities for…

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VHSL confirms December start for HS sports

Governor Ralph Northam signed an amended Executive Order that will let high school sports play by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The VHSL announced on Friday morning that High School sports will indeed start in December with winter sports. In addition to the announcement related to Governor Ralph Northam signing the fourth amended Executive Order 67, the…

Oscar Smith - Highland Springs

Spring football schedule likely to draw ire from coaches and fans

Oscar Smith vs. Highland Springs 2019 (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757) The districts have released the spring football schedule internally by Andy Hilton, recruit757 In a normal year, we would have a ten-game regular season followed by five weeks of playoffs for the teams advancing all the way to the state championship game. This year will be…

Maryland - Larry Hogan

Maryland reverses course, Fall sports to start Oct. 7

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (Video Still: Maryland Governor’s Office) Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces the return of fall sports in public schools by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The news broke Thursday afternoon. During a visit to schools in Fredrick County, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that fall sports would return to Maryland’s public schools on October…

VHSL - Football - Monacan - Kamaree Wells - Devin Flowers

VHSL presses forward with December start for athletics

VHSL Football (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757) The “Championships +1” plan is unanimously adopted by the VHSL Executive Committee by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The VHSL’s Executive Committee met Thursday morning as planned and the result was a confirmation of the “Championships +1” plan that was nominated for approval weeks ago. Earlier in the week, a rally called…

Let Them Play - VHSL - Holly Wiles

“Let Them Play” march on Richmond has perked ears and spirits

Protestors at Monday’s Let Them Play Rally (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757) “Let Them Play” could be called Stage One of an effort to bring back Fall Sports by Andy Hilton, recruit757 I made the trip to Richmond on Monday to address a group of parents and student-athletes who had come from many areas of the state…

VHSL - Football - Monacan - Kamaree Wells - Devin Flowers

VHSL unveils schedule plan for all sports

VHSL Football (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757) A VHSL plan for a season and a post-season for each sport is now on paper by Andy Hilton, recruit757 On Monday, the VHSL announced that they have a draft proposal ready for the upcoming Winter, Fall and Spring schedules for high school athletics and activities. The release called the…

Lake Taylor - VHSL

VHSL Announces Classification Adjustments

Lake Taylor moves down to Class 3 (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757) VHSL announces their adjustments to regions and classifications by Andy Hilton, recruit757 VHSL rules require the VHSL to reclassify schools in order to keep classifications balanced and classify schools by anticipated enrollment. This latest adjustment goes into effect with the 2020-21 academic year and is…