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Woodbridge girls basketball wins Cardinal District Tournament title  Inside NoVA

Vanessa Laumbach and Camryn Platt-Morris each scored 13 points and Adaija Bender 12 Thursday as top-seeded Woodbridge High School's girls basketball ...

Local football notes: Woodbridge's Tavon Matthews commits to ETSU, Heritage hires Colgan assistant  Inside NoVA

Tavon Matthews planned on holding off making his college decision until he completed all his official visits.

Emory & Henry hosts high school art exhibit  Southwest Virginia Today

EMORY, Va. — The artwork of two Washington County students will be on public exhibit at Emory & Henry College throughout February.

Woodbridge becomes hotspot for college football head coaches like Dabo Swinney and Lincoln Riley  Inside NoVA

Is Dabo coming? The question buzzed through Woodbridge High School as word started circulating that the head coach of the national champion Clemson ...

Woodbridge High School Graduate Cited By Virginia Lottery  Woodbridge, VA Patch

Woodbridge High Grad Cited By Virginia Lottery - Woodbridge, VA - A Woodbridge High School graduate been selected by the Virginia Lottery as one of its four ...

Parents' push for Woodbridge High School's turf field pays off  Inside NoVA

When Prince William County Public Schools' Superintendent Steve Walts first presented his proposed $1.2 billion budget Feb. 7 for the 2018-19 school year, ...

Local briefs: Potomac graduate Lynetta Kizer signs with WNBA's Atlanta Dream  Inside NoVA

The WNBA's Atlanta Dream announced Monday they signed Potomac graduate Lynetta Kizer to a training camp contract.

With right pieces in place, John Paul the Great boys basketball team eyes first state tournament trip since 2012  Inside NoVA

The four players all nod their head in agreement when asked if they know the last year John Paul the Great's boys basketball team reached states. It's safe to ...

Woodbridge High School graduate Julia Sinnett helps lead Virginia Wesleyan to second straight DIII softball title  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School graduate Julia Sinnett helped lead the top-ranked Virginia Wesleyan softball team to its second straight NCAA Division III National ...

Woodbridge girls basketball headed to the Bahamas | Prince William  Inside NoVA

The Woodbridge High School girls basketball team will compete in a four-team tournament Dec. 20-22 in Nassau, the Bahamas.

Weekend prep roundup: Woodbridge wrestling wins Appalachian Duals  Inside NoVA

The Woodbridge Senior High School Viking's wrestling team continued their winning ways with a dominating performance at the 2018 Appalachian Duals this ...

Woodbridge graduate Da'Shawn Hand still turning heads as NFL beckons  Inside NoVA

The day started like any other at Beville Middle School, until a report of an unauthorized adult walking through the building caused administrators to put the ...

Local briefs: Woodbridge wrestling wins Battle of the Bridge; former Stonewall standout Chris Garrett to open training facility  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School's wrestling team won the Battle at the Bridge Tournament over the weekend. It was the host's second title in the past three seasons.

Sabrena Baig gives Woodbridge an extra leg up  Inside NoVA

Six games into her season as one of Woodbridge High School's two varsity football kickers, Sabrena Baig keeps asking herself the same question.

Gar-Field, Woodbridge announce 2018 athletic hall of fame inductees  Inside NoVA

GAR-FIELD. Gar-Field High School will induct the following people into its athletics and activities hall of fame Sept. 15. James Artz, Coach, 1967-1991, football, ...

2018 Cardinal District prep football preview: Freedom, Woodbridge, Hylton battle for top spot  Inside NoVA

COLGAN. Head Coach: Head coach: Steve Baudendistel (Third year, 3-7). Classification: Cardinal District/Class 6, Occoquan Region. 2017 overall record: 3-7.

Woodbridge girls basketball rallies from 14 points down to win first region title since 2003  Inside NoVA

The Woodbridge High School girls basketball team rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat T.C. Williams 47-41 Saturday at Robinson High School to capture the 6A ...

After whirlwind offseason and an Alabama offer, Antoine Sampah is ready to take the field  The Washington Post

In March, Antoine Sampah posted on Twitter that he had been offered a scholarship by Penn State and one of his friends was quick to retweet the ...

Prep football notebook: Penn State head football coach James Franklin stops by Patriot, Woodbridge  Inside NoVA

With Penn State having a bye last weekend, head football coach James Franklin stopped by Patriot and Woodbridge high schools Friday to check on some of ...

Woodbridge graduate Da'Shawn Hand gets first NFL start  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School graduate Da'Shawn Hand was a member of the starting lineup when the Detroit Lions played the New York Giants Friday in both ...

Plans for crumb rubber fields concerns Prince William board member  Inside NoVA

Two Prince William County high schools are scheduled to receive new turf fields by next fall, but before the school division seeks bids on the projects, one ...

In front of family and friends, Woodbridge graduate Da'Shawn Hand records memorable moment against Aaron Rodgers  Inside NoVA

With a number of family and friends in attendance wearing No. 93 jerseys Sunday inside Ford Field, Woodbridge High School graduate Da'Shawn Hand turned ...

Football recruiting notebook: Woodbridge lineman Tavon Matthews sees college interest grow since start of season  Inside NoVA

Tavon Matthews began the season with one offer. Now the Woodbridge High School senior offensive lineman is up to 11.

Hoops Fest 23 player participation list | Prince William  Inside NoVA

Hoops Fest 23 is Wednesday, April 11 at Woodbridge High School, starting at 7 p.m. Below is the list of who is competing in what skill competition at the event.

Woodbridge girls basketball team turns the corner | Prince William  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School's girls basketball team entered the season with a different mindset.

Woodbridge's Antoine Sampah picks up football offer from Alabama  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School sophomore linebacker Antoine Sampah received an offer from defending national champion Alabama Sunday.

Threats of violence found written on walls of Woodbridge High School  FOX 5 DC

Authorities in Prince William County say they are investigating after threatening messages were found written on the walls of a school building.

Freedom's Jason Hawkins is nicknamed “Hollywood” for good reason  Inside NoVA

Jason Hawkins likes to talk anywhere, anytime. Sharing his opinions with others is as natural to him as breathing.

Guilty plea in murder of 16-year-old near Woodbridge High School  Washington Post

Brenden Wilson was shot to death last year when five people tried to rob him during a drug deal.

UPDATED: Police identify murdered Woodbridge High School student  Inside NoVA

Police have identified a Woodbridge High School student who was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Lake Ridge as 16-year-old Brenden Wilson.

Woodbridge High marching band takes class honors | Prince William  Inside NoVA

The Woodbridge High School Marching Vikings Band took first place in their class and first in the Orange Division of Class A and Class AA on Saturday in ...

Woodbridge graduate Da'Shawn Hand enters's top 10 NFL rookies list  Inside NoVA

Da'Shawn Hand's standout rookie season keeps attracting attention.

Man sentenced for teen's murder at the 'cut' near Woodbridge High School  Inside NoVA

The gunman in what prosecutors called an “execution-style murder” of a 16-year-old boy near Woodbridge High School in 2014 was sentenced Monday to serve ...

After almost quitting football at an early age, Woodbridge's Antoine Sampah becomes one of the nation's top-rated sophomores  Inside NoVA

There was a time when Antoine Sampah pushed back against facing older competition. He was so adamant on this point he almost quit football for good.

Shooting threat at Woodbridge school prompts police presence  WTOP

A Woodbridge high school principal says extra police will be on scene at his high school on Monday after graffiti was found that threatened a school shooting.

Curtain rises on local middle, high school spring musicals  Prince William Times

There's still time to catch some of Prince William County's middle and high school spring musicals.

Sun sets on Woodbridge season with semifinal loss to Westfield  Inside NoVA

CHANTILLY – As the sun set on this cold December day, the entire Woodbridge High School football team gathered around head coach Gary Wortham and took ...

Woodbridge Restaurant Inspections: 10-Plus Violations At 2 Places  Woodbridge, VA Patch

Woodbridge Restaurant Inspections: Violations - Woodbridge, VA - Two places had more than 10 violations: Here are the most recent restaurant health ...

Woodbridge High School homecoming parade kicks off Friday afternoon  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge Senior High School's annual homecoming parade crosses Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge on Friday between 4 and 5 p.m..

Expect traffic for Woodbridge High School 50th anniversary events  Inside NoVA

Thousands of Woodbridge Senior High School graduates are expected to return to their old school grounds this weekend for a reunion event celebrating the ...

School enrollment growth slows in Prince William County  Prince William Times

The usually fast-growing Prince William school division caught a break in 2018: County schools logged the smallest number of new students since 1984.

Woman pleads guilty to killing Woodbridge High School student  Washington Post

A woman accused of fatally stabbing a Woodbridge High School football player pleaded guilty just before her murder trial was set to begin in Prince William ...

Our top five preseason prep football teams in Prince William County: Freedom is No. 1  Inside NoVA

1. FREEDOM (11-1, 2017 record). The Eagles only lost four total players on both sides of the ball from last year's Cardinal District champions. Overall, Freedom ...

High-school roundup in Arlington | Sports  Inside NoVA

WRESTLING: The Wakefield Warriors placed eighth at the recent Battle of the Bridge competition at Woodbridge High School.

Woman pleads guilty in killing of Woodbridge High School student  WTOP

WASHINGTON – Diandra Samuels has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a Woodbridge High School senior. Samuels is accused of fatally ...

Series of drug buys led to Woodbridge High School teen's killing, authorities say  Washington Post

Diandra “Dee” Samuels and several others drove around Woodbridge hunting the teenage boys who had just tried to rob her during a drug buy, court papers ...

Woodbridge's Antoine Sampah, Gary Wortham participating in Under Armour All-American Game  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School sophomore linebacker Antoine Sampah has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2020 Under Armour All-American Football Game.

Miami Heat assigns Woodbridge graduate Raphiael Putney to G League's Sioux Falls Skyforce  Inside NoVA

The Miami Heat announced Friday that Charles Cooke, Marcus Lee, DeAndre Liggins, Malik Newman, Rodney Purvis, Raphiael Putney and Brianté Weber ...

Detroit Lions sign Woodbridge graduate Da'Shawn Hand  Inside NoVA

The Detroit Lions announced Friday it had signed five of their 2018 NFL Draft picks, including Woodbridge High School graduate Da'Shawn Hand.

Woodbridge High robotics teams compete for state titles  Inside NoVA

The Woodbridge Senior High School sent eight robotics teams to the Virginia VEX Robotics State Championships on Feb. 17 and 18, according to Steve Zylich.

Nohe carves out regional role | People of Prince William  Inside NoVA

When asked about how he became chair of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Marty Nohe said there is one thing he's known for: You don't come to ...

Woodbridge senior football players weigh offers instead of signing early  Inside NoVA

Andrew Hardin was ready to commit to a college football program just under a month ago. And if the Woodbridge High School senior had done that, he could ...

Former Woodbridge principal Alan Ross to help say goodbye to pro soccer at RFK Stadium  Inside NoVA

Just before going to bed Wednesday, Alan Ross received an email that caught his attention.

Woodbridge High writing program sweeps top awards at Teen Golden Nib contest  Washington Post

Woodbridge High School students recently swept the top awards of the Virginia Writers Club's statewide Teen Golden Nib contest, continuing an impressive run ...

Lost friends encourage Woodbridge kicker Jordan Matamoro-Mejias  Inside NoVA

Jordan Matamoro-Mejias stopped in front of a makeshift memorial outside Woodbridge High School, knelt down and cried.

Woodbridge's Gary Wortham named Washington Redskins High School Coach of the Week  Inside NoVA

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation announced Monday that Woodbridge High School head football coach Gary Wortham has been named the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Running Store City County Track and Field Championships  Inside NoVA

Potomac boys and Forest Park girls win team track titles, several meet records set at City County Championships. Not even Achilles' soreness could thwart ...

Woodbridge's wrestling team is a melting pot | Sports  Inside NoVA

Four starters on Woodbridge's wrestling team were born overseas.

Woodbridge lineman Sammy Obiang fits right in after moving from Canada  Inside NoVA

Midway through the start of preseason practice in August, Gary Wortham was summoned to the Woodbridge main office to meet a senior transfer student named ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Forest Park-Woodbridge baseball | Prince William  Inside NoVA

NOTE: Email your commitment information to David Fawcett at Please include the player's name, high school, year, sport, college ...

Supervisors send controversial 'Ray's Regarde' back to the planning commission  Prince William Times

Ray's Regarde -- a controversial new development that some say will exacerbate school overcrowding and heavy traffic in eastern Woodbridge -- is heading ...

Plan to add 325 new homes in Woodbridge advances  Prince William Times

The Prince William County Planning Commission has given its blessing to a new community of 325 townhomes and apartments despite concerns about traffic, ...

Woodbridge graduate Da'Shawn Hand looks to finish his college football career with another national title  Inside NoVA

He graduated from college in three and a half years, finishing with a 3.4 grade point average and receiving a degree in sports marketing Dec. 16. He will head ...

Da'Shawn Hand performs at Alabama's Pro Day and then meets Woodbridge players  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School graduate Da'Shawn Hand competed at Alabama's Pro Day Wednesday in front of 80 scouts representing all 32 NFL teams.

Woodbridge graduate Mike Majette next in line at “Running Back U” as Indiana opens with Ohio State  Inside NoVA

Facing a wide-open competition to determine Indiana University's starting running back entering the preseason, Woodbridge High School graduate Mike Majette ...

Woodbridge graduate Da'Shawn Hand runs impressive time at NFL Combine  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School graduate Da'Shawn Hand ran the seventh-best 40-yard dash time Sunday among defensive ends and tackles at the NFL Combine in ...

Prince William schools announce this year's graduation dates  Prince William Times

Graduation dates, times and locations are now set for Prince William County public high schools, summer school, the practical nursing program and adult ...

Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Woodbridge Student's Death  NBC4 Washington

The man convicted of killing a Woodbridge High School student could be sentenced to up to 50 years in prison Monday.

Former Woodbridge, Osbourn football coach Bill Holsclaw enters Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame through the tireless efforts of one-time player Mike Pietrzyk  Inside NoVA

One day during his freshman year at Virginia Tech, Mike Pietrzyk noticed a familiar name while thumbing through the pages of a Hokie football program.

School Supply List This Summer: Drywall, fresh paint, new carpet  Inside NoVA

As students spend a few months outside of the classroom, crews with Prince William County Public Schools are working through a lengthy to-do list this summer, ...

Woodbridge High School mourns the death of student Kenny Diaz  Washington Post

As the school day began Monday at Woodbridge Senior High School, students in red shirts and hoodies got together in a group. They had worn red because it ...

Mother of Slain Woodbridge Teen Brenden Wilson Seeks Additional Charges  NBC4 Washington

The man convicted of killing a 16-year-old boy near the teen's high school in Northern Virginia was sentenced to 50 years in prison, but the victim's mother says ...

Woodbridge graduate Logan Farrar locked in for first full pro season  Inside NoVA

The silence made no sense. Round after round came and went and Logan Farrar had no idea why teams kept passing him over.

In one memorable year together as teacher and student, Prince William County educator Gina Jones and Meghan Markle formed a special bond  Inside NoVA

As a first-year teacher 3000 miles away from home, Gina Jones arrived at Immaculate Heart High School in in Los Angeles in 1997 wondering if she'd made the ...

Woodbridge basketball standout Paris McBride adds offers  Inside NoVA

After Woodbridge senior guard Paris McBride returned from Nike Nationals with her AAU team earlier this month, four Division I women's basketball programs ...

Woodbridge graduate Austin Brown enters new arena as a Forest Park assistant  Inside NoVA

After returning to the area in March of 2016, Austin Brown wanted to stay involved in football. His playing career was over following a gruesome injury the ...

Top area prep football recruits for the 2017 season  Inside NoVA

CLASS OF 2018. Ricky Slade. High school: Hylton. Position: Running back. College: Penn State commitment. Rankings: No. 1 in Virginia, No. 26 overall in ...

Scott Kerns steps away after 17 seasons as a high school and college head soccer coach  Inside NoVA

Since 2001, Scott Kerns has been a head soccer coach either at the high school or collegiate level. He started at Potomac followed by two seasons at Mary ...

Woman sentenced in 'mob action' slaying of Woodbridge football player  Washington Post

A woman who stabbed a Woodbridge High School student to death in 2013 was sentenced Friday to 18 years and eight months in prison in a crime a prosecutor ...

Local NFL players report to training camp | Prince William  Inside NoVA

DA'SHAWN HAND. Local connection: Woodbridge High School graduate. Position: Defensive line. NFL team: Detroit Lions. Training camp site: Lions Training ...

Rippon Middle School teacher collects ties for students  Prince William Times

A teacher at Rippon Middle School has collected nearly 900 ties, and is hoping to collect about 100 more, to help boys at the school look professional.

Woodbridge wrestling wins Battle at the Bridge | Sports  Inside NoVA

The Woodbridge High School wrestling team won its own tournament Wednesday with a victory at the 30-team Battle at the Bridge.

Former local picks share their Major-League Baseball Draft memories  Inside NoVA

SEAN CHEETHAM. +3. cheetham2.jpg. Woodbridge High School graduate Sean Cheetham. file photo. Woodbridge High School graduate ...

Our top 10 local sports stories of 2017: Woodbridge football is No. 1  Inside NoVA

1. WOODBRIDGE FOOTBALL. The Vikings had their best season in over 40 years when they finished 12-2 to tie a school record for wins and reach the state ...

Police investigate threatening messages on walls at three high schools  Inside NoVA

Detectives have determined that the “graffiti messages” at Woodbridge, Gar-Field and Forest Park high schools pose no credible threat.

Daniel Adam Corris | Obituaries  Fauquier Times

Daniel Adam Corris was born October 5, 1983 at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. He died on January 3, 2019 at home in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Grammy winner hails from Woodbridge | Lifestyles  Inside NoVA

A 1990 Woodbridge High School graduate won a Grammy last week for best classical instrumental solo for his “Tales of Hemingway.”

Washington Redskins select Stonewall graduate Tim Settle in fifth round  Inside NoVA

The Washington Redskins selected Stonewall Jackson High School graduate Tim Settle in the fifth round Saturday of the 2018 NFL Draft. Settle was the 163rd ...

Our top 5 preseason prep football teams in Prince William County: Hylton is No. 1  Inside NoVA

1. HYLTON (6-5, 2016 record). With a core group of veterans, including one of the nation's top running backs, the Bulldogs are in great shape to extend their ...

Woodbridge wrestling wins Sheetz Holiday Classic | Sports  Inside NoVA

The Woodbridge High School wrestling team won its second straight weekend tournament Saturday with a first-place finish at the 32-team Sheetz Holiday ...

Woodbridge names Gary Wortham new football coach | Sports  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School has hired Gary Wortham as its new head football coach.

Top 3 local high schools with most FBS football players in last 10 years  Inside NoVA

The top three local high schools with highest number of players who signed directly out of high school with NCAA Division I-FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) ...

School safety, mental health hot topics at student town hall  Prince William Times

Prince William students care about school safety and have their own ideas for making their campuses more secure, some of which they voiced last week during ...

Woodbridge names new boys basketball, baseball head coaches  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School has named former Mount Vernon High School girls basketball coach Courtney Coffer as its new head boys basketball coach.

Memorable moments over the past 75 years | Special Features  Inside NoVA

1939. Oct. 13: Under the direction of coaches Charles Litwin and Herb Saunders, the county's first high school football team opens the season in Front Royal ...

Where Tim Settle, Greg Stroman, Da'Shawn Hand and Lucky Whitehead stand on initial NFL preseason depth charts  Inside NoVA

NFL teams released their first unofficial preseason depth charts Monday.

Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock draft lists Da'Shawn Hand, DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Settle as top three-round picks  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School graduate Da'Shawn Hand, Stonewall graduate Tim Settle and Mountain View graduate DaeSean Hamilton are projected third-round ...

Six local MLB draft picks make history | Osbourn  Inside NoVA

Over the years, Prince William County and the city of Manassas have seen a fair share of their local players chosen in the Major League Baseball First-Year ...

Rivalry week includes 50th anniversary of Gar-Field-Woodbridge game  Inside NoVA

Gar-Field and Woodbridge high schools will go head-to-head Friday night in one of Prince William County's oldest prep football rivalries.

Karibi DeDe steps down at Woodbridge | Sports  Inside NoVA

Karibi DeDe has resigned as Woodbridge High School's head football coach.

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