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Girls basketball coach Tamika Dudley leaving Woodbridge for Sidwell Friends  Inside NoVA

Tamika Dudley had many good reasons to remain as Woodbridge High School's girls basketball coach.

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 ...

Woodbridge High School inducting nine into 2019 athletic hall of fame  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School is adding nine new members to its athletic hall of fame.

LSU commit Courtland Ford reopens recruitment  247Sports

LSU's 2020 class is down a member as three-star offensive tackle Courtland Ford reopened his recruitment. “After re-evaluating my situation, I want to give ...

LSU back at No. 2 in recruiting rankings  247Sports

The battle for the No. 2 spot in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings has centered on LSU and Alabama for the 2020 class. The Crimson Tide ...

Local briefs: Battlefield grad Steven Kraft signs with Lake Erie Crushers  Inside NoVA

The Lake Erie Crushers of the independent Frontier League signed Battlefield graduate Steven Kraft May 15.

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, ...

Teen Distributes Edible Pot At School In Woodbridge: Police  Woodbridge, VA Patch

Teen Distributes Pot At School In Woodbridge: Cops - Woodbridge, VA - A 16-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly distributing edible marijuana to students ...

Teen charged after gun fired in Prince William County high school classroom, police say  FOX 5 DC

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been charged after a gun was fired inside a classroom at a high school in Prince William ...

Prince William schools announce 2019 graduation dates | News  Prince William Times

Prince William County schools have released their 2019 graduation dates.

Woodbridge High School Alumni and History Wall  Prince William Living

Fifty-five years and still going strong, Woodbridge High School has a long history and thousands of alumni.

Woodbridge girls basketball moves on to state state semifinals  Inside NoVA

The Woodbridge High School girls basketball team put together another balanced offensive output and stellar defensive performance Friday to defeat South ...

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-Cosby state girls basketball final preview | Sports  Inside NoVA

Class 6 state girls basketball final. When: Wednesday, 6 p.m.. Where: The Siegel Center, Richmond. Admission: $10. COSBY (23-4). Head coach: Rachel Mead.

Prince William schools differ on graduation cap decorations  Inside NoVA

At some high school graduation ceremonies, a sea of uniform-colored hats can be seen from the audience.

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.

Woodbridge graduate Rebecca Wakefield-Snider and local coaches Jeff Custer and Lou Sorrentino headed to the VHSL Hall of Fame  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School graduate Rebecca Wakefield-Snider, former Gar-Field and Woodbridge track/cross country coach Jeff Custer and Mountain View head ...

Woodbridge girls basketball wins Class 6 state title | Prince William  Inside NoVA

RICHMOND _ Camryn Platt-Morris walked off the court for the last time as a Woodbridge High School basketball player excited and worried at the same time.

USA Today honors Woodbridge's Tamika Dudley and Aaliyah Pitts  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School's Tamika Dudley was named the USA Today Virginia Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

Prince William County approves controversial Woodbridge redevelopment  Inside NoVA

After more than 40 people spoke during a public hearing Tuesday night, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors approved a rezoning application to ...

Woodbridge linebacker Antoine Sampah commits to LSU | Prince William  Inside NoVA

Antoine Sampah was prepared to make his college choice almost two weeks ago. But then held off as he conferred more with his mother Karla.

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.

Fire damages practice field at Woodbridge High School  Inside NoVA

A fire damaged one of the practice fields at Woodbridge Senior High School over the weekend, according to a letter delivered to parents Tuesday.

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.

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.

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 ...

Maddie Kinney gets her football fix at Woodbridge  Inside NoVA

When Maddie Kinney enrolled at Woodbridge High School over the summer, she assumed she could only participate in flag football, an activity she competed in ...

Hoops Fest 24 to raise money for family of former Hylton student athlete Lt. Col. Kevin Herrmann  Inside NoVA

The family of former Hylton High School student-athlete Kevin Herrmann will be the recipient of proceeds raised from this year's Hoops Fest. The money will go ...

Local high school baseball fields offer a variety of looks  Inside NoVA

Unlike football fields or basketball courts where dimensions are the same no matter the location, baseball fields offer different sizes and oftentimes unique ...

Hoops Fest 23 headed to Woodbridge High School | Prince William  Inside NoVA

Hoops Fest is returning to its roots. The annual charity event sponsored by Battlefield Ford Quick Lane & *Service* Center, and ...

After East Carolina rescinded its scholarship offer, Woodbridge's Taylor Harris will now play football for Navy  Inside NoVA

About two weeks ago, Taylor Harris was scanning the internet when he noticed an item involving Navy's football team.

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 ...

Retriever photo takes top honor at Water Art Invitational  Inside NoVA

Forest Park High School junior Amelia Daum's black and white photograph of her Labrador retriever swimming with a stick in a neighbor's pond won the grand ...

Woodbridge grad Deaundre Jones-Williams's football career was over. Then the Montreal Alouettes called.  Inside NoVA

Shout for joy. Jump up and down with excitement. Smile from ear to ear.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

16-Year-Old Boy Shot to Death Near Woodbridge High School  NBC4 Washington

A 16-year-old boy was shot to death near Woodbridge High School late Monday afternoon. The victim, Brenden Wilson, was a junior at the school. He was shot ...

Potomac High School baseball's Brody Mack stands out by fitting in  Inside NoVA

Brody Mack will never overpower batters with his pitches. He will never burn up the base paths with his speed. And he'll never blast balls over the fence in great.

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.

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.

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.

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.

By committing to Penn State, Woodbridge's Reuben Adams can relax during spring break  Inside NoVA

Coming into last weekend, Reuben Adams Jr. planned to visit Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Miami (Fla.) during spring break.

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 ...

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 ...

Woodbridge Restaurant Inspections: 24 Violations At One Place  Woodbridge, VA Patch

Woodbridge Restaurant Inspections: Violations - Woodbridge, VA - One place had 24 violations: Here are the most recent restaurant (and school) inspections in ...

PHOTOS: Local high school baseball fields | Prince William  Inside NoVA

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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.

Police: 17-year-old robs teen with box cutter at Woodbridge High School  WJLA

Police say a 17-year-old boy robbed a 16-year-old boy with a box cutter at Woodbridge High School on Thursday, April 6.According to a school resource officer, ...

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.

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, ...

VHSL Creative Writing Winners  Prince William Living

In high school creative writing courses, students study the practice of producing poems, stories, and essays.

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 ...

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 ...

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..

Woodbridge's Taylor Harris reopens his recruiting after East Carolina opts to move on without him  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School senior cornerback Taylor Harris announced on Twitter Wednesday evening that he is no longer committed to East Carolina University ...

Twin valedictorians headline New Jersey high school graduation  WABC-TV

At a remarkable high school graduation in New Jersey Thursday, there was not one, but two valedictorians on stage.

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 ...

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 WOW House: $560K For Immaculate Landscaping, Porches  Woodbridge, VA Patch

Woodbridge 'WOW' House: $560K For Rad Landscaping - Woodbridge, VA - NEW LISTING: What does $559900 get you in Woodbridge? According to ...

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 ...

Gar-Field boys basketball captures first district tournament title since 2013  Inside NoVA

Monty Byers and his brother Jalen combined for 34 points Thursday to help Gar-Field High School's boys basketball team defeat host Forest Park 57-49 to ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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'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 ...

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 ...

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. There's no better way to support the local theater scene and ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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.

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'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.

Woodbridge's Lamonte James is the Battlefield Ford Quick Lane and Service Center Prep Football Player of the Week  Inside NoVA

Lamonte James grew up with the nickname “Pudgy.” But the Woodbridge senior running back has added a new moniker this season courtesy of Reuben Adams ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Local briefs: Manassas resident Justin Robinson to compete at PIT; softball tournament to raise money for Ryan Easterly's family  Inside NoVA

Manassas resident Justin Robinson has been invited to 2019 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Patriot boys basketball team's run finishes in state quarterfinals  Inside NoVA

After trailing by as many as 16 points late in the third quarter, Patriot's boys basketball team got within six with 4:41 left in the game on Hagen Vandiver's drive.

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 ...

In her battle with multiple sclerosis, Julie Ellerts finds peace as a Woodbridge baseball mom  Inside NoVA

Her favorite spot at every Woodbridge High School baseball game is behind home plate. With a blanket wrapped around her to keep warm, Julie Ellerts parks ...

Woman Pleads Guilty in Deadly Stabbing of Woodbridge High School Student

Just a few months shy of trial, one suspect has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the death of a Woodbridge High School student, according to The ...

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 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 ...

Identical twin valedictorians headline New Jersey high school graduation  KGO-TV

There will be a remarkable high school graduation in New Jersey with not one, but two valedictorians on stage.

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 ...

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