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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.

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.

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.

Timothy James Kilday

Timothy James Kilday Jr. was born at Arlington Hospital in Arlington, Virginia on October 4, 1958 to Delsie and Timothy Kilday Sr. He left this life on March 25, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Power Five commitment recap: April 13-19  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is in full swing as talented high school football prospects from around the country are announcing where they will play in college.

Suspect in woman's homicide, dismemberment was arrested for DUI in Virginia  The News Journal

Joseph Beck, 32, has been charged with killing 34-year-old Tia Tucker and abusing her corpse. Police in Virginia arrested him for DUI.

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

Prince William County schools have released their 2019 graduation dates.

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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 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-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 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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 manhandles Battlefield to become Prince William County's lone unbeaten team  Inside NoVA

At the end of Woodbridge's dominating 34-7 win Thursday over visiting Battlefield that left the Vikings as the only unbeaten team in Prince William County, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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'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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Pro Football Focus names Woodbridge graduate Da'Shawn Hand to its mid-season all-rookie team  Inside NoVA

At the halfway point of the NFL season, Woodbridge High School graduate Da'Shawn Hand continues to impress with his play.

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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..

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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.

InFive: Vehicle sought in fatal hit-and-run, cherry blossom dates announced, and national closing store closing all locations  Inside NoVA

Top news and notes from across Northern Virginia.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Da'Shawn Hand's rookie season ends after Detroit places him on injured reserve  Inside NoVA

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday they will put Woodbridge High School graduate Da'Shawn Hand on injured reserve. The move means the rookie ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

PHOTOS: New Prince William County grads take the 'walk of honor'  Prince William Times

Before Prince William County's graduating seniors walked across the stage this week to receive their diplomas, many took a walk of a different kind.

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 School unveils Allen Harim Broiler House for their animal science program - 47abc  WMDT

In Sussex County, a lot of schools are coming up with creative ways to keep students engaged and Woodbridge High is no exception. They are taking their ...

Winners Selected in Area Off the Wall Competition  Prince William Living

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS). Selected PWCS student works of art, on display during the Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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