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‘6 for Six’

‘6 for Six’ Hampton’s Lady Pirates win sixth MEAC title

Hampton University’s women’s basketball squad has succeeded in meeting its first goal — a quest dubbed “6 for Six.”

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NC Central defeats NSU to win MEAC

Norfolk State University’s up-and-down basketball season ended with a couple of downers. Finishing with a 17-17 record, the Spartans lost 67-59 to North Carolina Central University in the MEAC Tournament final last Saturday at the Norfolk Scope.

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Monacan’s Megan Walker ends high school career as nation’s top player

In her final Monacan High School game, Megan Walker showed she was human — but more importantly that she was great.

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Norcom High senior, Travis Ingram, is first player on 4 championship teams

Travis Ingram has enjoyed an unforgettable basketball career at I.C. Norcom High School of Portsmouth.

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Wythe, Marshall remain positive despite losses at state tourney

Both George Wythe and John Marshall High schools are looking forward to continued basketball excellence next season — and the next, and the next. Two freshmen who made their mark this winter figure to provide the Bulldogs and Justices with long-term success.

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Frank Mason III of Petersburg is semifinalist for coveted Naismith Award

The University of Kansas’ Frank Mason III is flirting with college basketball’s highest individual honor — and his fans can have a voice in the final decision. Mason, who graduated from Petersburg High School in 2012, is one of 10 semifinalists for the coveted James A. Naismith Trophy awarded to college basketball’s most outstanding player. Four finalists will be announced Sunday, March 19.

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Warren Beatty to award Nutzys at The Diamond

The envelope please … In reaction to the recent Academy Award mix-up when the wrong Best Picture winner was announced, the Richmond Flying Squirrels are planning some light-hearted fun.

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VUU returns from CIAA in trail of tears

Virginia Union University rode a wave of well-earned optimism to the CIAA Basketball Tournament in Charlotte, N.C. Its return to Richmond was amid a trail of tears.

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VCU ready for 7th consecutive bid to NCAAs

Barring an unlikely late season collapse, the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams are primed for a seventh straight trip to the NCAA playoffs.

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George Wythe, John Marshall will enjoy hometown advantage in state tournament

Richmond’s George Wythe and John Marshall high schools will need no GPS to guide them to the State 3A basketball tournament.

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