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‘Battle of the Bay’ is history

The popular “Battle of the Bay” football game is history — at least for now.

Hampton loses MEAC final, NIT in first round

Hampton University’s final MEAC basketball season included many cheers, but ended with a double downer in tournament play.

Claflin University joining CIAA

Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., has been accepted as the 13th member of the CIAA, the nation’s oldest historically African-American athletic conference.

John Marshall heads to Saturday’s state final

John Marshall High School has proven it’s tops in the Richmond area. Now the Justices are out to show they are No. 1 in Virginia.

Huguenot’s Deshawn Ridley snags regional Player of the Year

Deshawn Ridley’s trek to basketball stardom hasn’t always been the smoothest of rides. Twice, he was cut from his school teams — first as a seventh-grader at Elkhardt Middle School, and again as a Huguenot High School freshman.

Lady Panthers win CIAA; headed back to NCAA playoffs

The Virginia Union University Lady Panthers have enjoyed a steady drumbeat of success during the last three years, and the drummer shows no signs of weariness.

VUU men come alive to take CIAA title

Virginia Union University arrived at the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, N.C., with a whisper, and left with a sonic boom.

VCU Rams open in A10

Plenty of lunchtime basketball is on the menu for Virginia Commonwealth University. The eighth-seeded Rams will open Atlantic 10 Tournament play at noon Thursday, March 8, against No. 9 University of Dayton at Capital One Arena in Washington.

Russell Wilson leaves Yankees training camp

Russell Wilson’s baseball comeback has ended, but not without some notable action on the field — and generosity off it.

VUU Lady Panthers, VSU Trojans favored in CIAA Tournament

Virginia State University’s men and Virginia Union University’s women are clear favorites on paper at this week’s CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, N.C.

John Marshall hoping to go the distance at state tourney

Richmond’s John Marshall High School is rumbling into the State 3A basketball tournament with a full head of steam.

Darrell Purdie poised to take George Wythe to state finals

Darrell Purdie may be the area’s MVP — most versatile player.

Despite no home court, Huguenot goes to state quarterfinals

A basketball season that couldn’t have started much worse is now on track to be Huguenot High School’s best ever.

Trinity Episcopal’s Donavan Goode takes record in 55-meter dash

Donavan Goode excels in acceleration. Renowned for his Road Runner-style takeoffs, the 17-year-old Trinity Episcopal School senior is the fastest 55-meter dash man in Virginia private school history.

2018 Winter Olympics end with silver for 2 African-American athletes

African-American athletes were long on desire but short on medals at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, that concluded on Feb. 25.