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LSU jumps Ohio State in recruiting rankings  247Sports

LSU jumped back in front of Ohio State to the No. 3 spot in the 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings after Koy Moore committed Saturday evening.

Jason Eldredge named Woodbridge High School's new activities director  Inside NoVA

Woodbridge High School announced Friday the hiring of Jason Eldredge as its new activities director.

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.

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 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.

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, ...

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

Prince William County schools have released their 2019 graduation dates.

2 Killed in Crash Near Woodbridge High School  NBC4 Washington

Two people were killed and another was injured when a sedan and a Prince William County commuter bus crashed. News4's Shomari Stone reports.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Officials investigating threats of violence at Woodbridge High School  Inside NoVA

Police and school officials are investigating two threats of violence at Woodbridge High School this week.

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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Police: 17-year-old arrested after robbing 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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 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..

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

Inspired by her brother, Woodbridge woman creates inclusive theater  Arlington Catholic Herald

Eva Thorpe (right) founded Heart House Inclusive Productions after her brother Michael had trouble finding a place to perform. ZOEY MARAIST | CATHOLIC ...

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.

Fab 15: Ranking Virginia's top high school football recruits for 2020  Virginian-Pilot

A look at the Daily Press and Virginian-Pilot Fab 15 ranking of the state's top high school football players in the Class of 2020: ...

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 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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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'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.

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 ...

Local 'American Idol' Joey Cook to give free concert in Lake Ridge  Prince William Times

Woodbridge's American Idol contestant Joey Cook is home for a visit and ready to perform at a block party in Lake Ridge on Sunday, July 7.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Carter, Shannon Nichole | Obituaries |

Shannon Nichole Carter, 24, of Woodbridge passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Shannon was born on May 2, 1995 in Fairfax. She grew up in Woodbridge and ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Precautionary measures in place after threat against teacher at Woodbridge High School  Inside NoVA

Police are investigating what they believe is a "non-credible" threat against a teacher at Woodbridge High School.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Caps anthem singer to perform tonight on 'America's Got Talent'  Inside NoVA

UPDATE: The Voices of *Service* advanced to the next round following Tuesday's performance.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Area high schools prepare for graduation ceremonies | News  Prince William Times

It's that time of year. Thousands of high school students across the Prince William County area will soon march across the stage to accept their high school ...

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 ...

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 ...

Woodbridge man charged with sexually assaulting 10-year-old girl, a family member  WJLA

A 26-year-old Woodbridge man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. The girl told a school staff member the man, a family member, ...

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.

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