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Highland Springs wins state football title again

The Highland Springs High School football team members are running out of fingers to display their bling. The Springers captured their fourth consecutive Class 5 state championship title last Saturday with a 37-26 victory over Stone Bridge High School of Ashburn in Northern Virginia.

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Gary Steele,Calvin Huey broke color barrier on Army-Navy football teams

The U.S. Military Academy’s football team, Army, is known as the Black Knights, but it wasn’t until 1966 it had its first African-American player. Gary Steele, a military brat whose father was a Buffalo Solider, broke the color barrier in West Point, N.Y., as a star tight end.

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Maggie Walker’s Austin Wade stands out in two sports

It’s not so unusual for a high school athlete to play two sports. What is unusual is to be playing both sports at the same time. That’s the rare case with senior Austin Wade at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School.

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CIAA Basketball Tournament eyeing move beginning 2021

The CIAA Basketball Tournament might have a new host city in 2021. Following the athletic conference’s fall board meeting in Charlotte, N.C., it was announced Friday, Dec. 7, that Norfolk and Baltimore are in contention to host the tournaments, from 2021 thorough 2023, along with Charlotte.

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North Carolina A&T heading to Celebration Bowl Dec. 15

North Carolina A&T State University is making Atlanta a regular stop on its football travel itinerary. For the third time in the four-year history of the Celebration Bowl, the Aggies are heading to Georgia to play in front of a national television audience.

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Lady Panthers’ ‘Towers of Power’ jump-start hoops season

There are at least three towers at Virginia Union University. A visitor can’t miss the brick and mortar tower — the 160-foot Belgian Building — in the middle of the Lombardy Street campus.

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Wilder-Fury heavyweight title match ends in draw

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury were each undefeated upon meeting last Saturday for the World Boxing Council heavyweight title in Los Angeles. After 12 bloody, bruising rounds, both were still undefeated as the bout was ruled a draw by three ringside judges.

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Justices are 3A team to beat despite injury, transfer

No excuses necessary. John Marshall High School basketball Coach Ty White seeks no pity, although it would be hard to blame him if he did. Despite the team’s loss of 6-foot-10 Isaiah Todd, who transferred, and the temporary loss of 6-foot-10 Roosevelt Wheeler to injury, Coach White insists John Marshall is the team to beat in the state 3A division.

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Freshman Pitts making big splash at VUU

Demarius Pitts saw no need to meekly dip his toes in the water to get a feel for college basketball. Boldly, he dove in head first instead.

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Bowie State loses in round 2 of NCAA playoffs

Bowie State University’s football season and quarterback Amir Hall’s college career both ended Saturday, Nov. 24, in Valdosta, Ga.

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