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Charges pending after Freeman-Hermitage football game ends with brawl  8News

Police, school officials and the Virginia High School League are investigating after a brawl erupted following the conclusion of Friday night's high school football ...

Principals call fights after Freeman vs. Hermitage shutout ‘totally unacceptable’  WTVR CBS 6 News

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The principals of Hermitage and Douglas S. Freeman high schools called fights that broke out following Friday night's football game ...

Why I'm Walking Out: A Hermitage High School junior shares his reasoning for walking out of class Wednesday

As many Richmond-area high school students prepare to walk out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence, the Richmond Times-Dispatch asked two ...

Hermitage's Colonial District streak ends, 77 games and 12 years later, at the hands of Glen Allen

Glen Allen wins 28-7, and Donovan Riddick rushes for 100 yards.

New coaches take over dynasty programs at Hermitage, L.C. Bird

Derrick Johnson is the new coach at Hermitage. Troy Taylor takes over at L.C. Bird. Each team had a coach depart after 17 years.

The 2018 high school football midseason report

We name the best team, the MVP, the biggest surprise and the dark horse for each local district.

Hermitage picks former Matoaca coach Derrick Johnson to lead its football team

Born into an Army family, Johnson grew up in greater Los Angeles, but came to Chesterfield County in the eighth grade.

Henrico kicking off upgrades to high school football fields

Henrico County high schools are gearing up for some major upgrades.

Henrico Schools to live stream graduation ceremonies  WWBT NBC12 News

The stream will be available on desktop computers as well as mobile devices and tablets, and will be replayed on HCPS-TV.

Three things we learned from Friday's high school football games

Five teams in Class 5, Region B are well on their way to locking up playoff berths. Meaning everyone else is fighting for three spots.

Previewing this weekend's high school football games for Oct. 19

Staff writers Eric Kolenich and Tim Pearrell make their picks for this weekend's gridiron action. All games are played at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Coach suspended, players disciplined after brawl at Va. football game  USA TODAY High School Sports

One of the Virginia head football coaches whose team was involved in an on-field fight after last Friday night's game has been suspended.

Hermitage to name Derrick Johnson next head football coach  WWBT NBC12 News

Derrick Johnson will be the next head football coach at Hermitage High School, according to a source close to the situation. An official announcement is ...

Hermitage High School's Patrick Kane resigning as head football coach  WRIC

"I wanted to make sure Hermitage could be set to continue and be successful," Kane said.. News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

CTE made life miserable for family of former Hermitage, Redskins player

Penny Hilton endured years of pain as a result of her deceased husband John Hilton's football-induced brain damage. She is pictured in her daughter's home ...

Johnson resigns as Hermitage head football coach  WWBT NBC12 News

It was one of the worst seasons in Hermitage High School history, and on Friday the Derrick Johnson era came to an end after less than one year. Johnson ...

Hermitage High grad Rashad Robinson, a senior at JMU, named to preseason FCS A-A team

Rashad Robinson played zero defensive back during his varsity football career at Hermitage High School. He was the Panthers' quarterback. Robinson ...

That Small-Town Feel | Real Estate Guide 2018  Richmond magazine

The iconic Main Street, sidewalks, the local library, a central hub of shops and restaurants — all of these are benchmarks for a sense of place, features that spots ...

Judge sentences Hermitage grad to life in prison for murder of pregnant ex-girlfriend: 'It’s the most brutal killing I’ve seen'

Calling the murder of a 27-year-old expectant mother “the most brutal killing” he's seen in his 16 years on the bench, a Richmond Circuit Court judge on Friday ...

Henrico schools hosts Family Learning series summit April 28  Richmond Free Press

Henrico County Public Schools is hosting a Family Learning Series Summit, featuring workshops and activities on topics such as parenting, literacy, diversity, ...

'This is just the start': Thousands of Richmond-area students walk out of school to protest gun violence

Catherine Qian stepped to the microphone outside Maggie L. Walker Governor's School in Richmond and thought of her brother.

Deep Run HS named Blue Ribbon School  Henrico Citizen

Deep Run High School earned National Blue Ribbon School status Monday, as announced by the U.S. Department of Education. It was the only school in the ...

Why I'm Walking Out: A Freeman High School senior shares his reasoning for walking out of class Wednesday

As many Richmond-area students prepare to walkout of class Wednesday to protest gun violence, the Richmond Times-Dispatch asked two students to write ...

National Signing Day roundup: High school athletes pick their colleges  WWBT NBC12 News

Wednesday, Feb. 7 was National Signing Day where athletes from high schools chose what colleges to take their talents.

Top of the Class 2018: King and Queen Central H.S. and Hermitage H.S.  8News

In this video, 8News presents King and Queen Central High School's Madisen George and Meighan Richardson and Hermitage High School's Harry Kelso Jr. .

Hermitage grad D'Marco Jackson, who valiantly fought cancer, dies at 19

D'Marco Jackson, whose speech at the 2015 Hermitage High School graduation on his fight with a rare form with cancer became a social media hit, died early ...

Dining for Dollars | Henrico County Meals Tax Proceeds  Richmond magazine

Henrico's meals tax has funded nearly $58 million in school projects since 2013.

Olympian Queen Harrison returns to Hermitage High School  WRIC

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- 2008 Olympic hurdler and national champion Queen Harrison returned to her alma mater Tuesday to speak to a group of girls.

‘My family raised me better,’ Hermitage student says from jail

A Henrico teen arrested for attempting to rob a pizza delivery driver explained from jail how he regretted his actions.

Fundraiser for Hermitage coach draws more than 400  Richmond Times-Dispatch

In the front row of Hermitage High School's bleachers Thursday night, Jaycen King, donning his team hat and shirt, got to see his football team play for the first ...

Hermitage alumnus combines love of lacrosse with family roots to play for national team -- in Uganda

Lacrosse is a sport not generally associated with the African nation of Uganda, so you might be mildly surprised to learn the country has a national lacrosse team ...

T-D Top 10: Riding a hot start to season, Hermitage seizes No. 1 spot

Hermitage moves up one spot to No. 1 in the latest Times-Dispatch Top 10 ranking for high school football. The Panthers are 4-0 and have defeated three top-10 ...

2 Henrico County high schools briefly locked down after Shrader Road shooting  WRIC

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Two Henrico County high schools were temporarily locked down Monday afternoon after a shooting happened in the area.

A year after his heart attack, Hermitage football coach still fighting, his team still believing  Richmond Times-Dispatch

Hermitage assistant football coach Jaycen King suffered a heart attack, leaving him unable to walk and talk. Everything the Hermitage team has done this year, ...

High school removes all Darren Sharper memorabilia  USA TODAY

Darren Shaper, a former player who was an honor student at Hermitage High School, had his memorabilia removed from the school after he pled guilty to ...

Hermitage grad awaits bone marrow transplant; speech video gets more views  Richmond Times-Dispatch

A recent Hermitage High School graduate whose speech on his battle with cancer was widely shared on social media returned to the hospital Thursday for a ...

School Board member says developer threatened to pull 1,000-home Henrico community if schools are rezoned, according to emails

A Henrico County School Board member said the developer of a planned 1000-home community signaled it would pull the project if it were rezoned as part of a ...

Hermitage High removes Darren Sharper from school’s Hall of Fame after rape plea

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Retired NFL star and Henrico County native Darren Sharper changed course and pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual ...

Senior prank: Hermitage high school put up for sale  WWBT

Students and parents arrived at Hermitage High School on Friday morning to find a for sale sign in front of the school. The makeshift sign was placed over the ...

How Coach Mug is changing lives at Hermitage High School and beyond

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Beloved track and cross country coach Craig "Mug" Hedley has been a fixture on the sidelines at Hermitage High for 13 years.

Man convicted of killing Henrico convenience store owner will serve 42 years in prison

A slain Henrico County convenience store owner's 5-year-old twin sons still ask when their father is coming home, the victim's brother said at a court hearing ...

Friday night highlights: Scores, stats and stories for Sept. 15

The area's No. 1 team goes down, plus scores and stories from around the region.

Highland Springs hoping for 3-peat at Saturday's state championship  Richmond Free Press

Highland Springs High School is on the cusp of achieving something seldom done in state football history. Football Coach Loren Johnson's Springers are one ...

Ex-NFLer, Hermitage grad Darren Sharper gets reduced time on rape charges

HENRICO, Va. – A former NFL star and Hermitage High school graduate, accused of raping nine women in four states, has reached a plea deal.

Is Varina back? "We're about to find out where we are."

Varina has No. 10 Henrico, Lee-Davis, Atlee and No. 3 Highland Springs left on the schedule, a pretty tough final four weeks.

Henrico School Board gathers public's input on candidates for Tuckahoe seat

After a week's delay because of Hurricane Florence, the Henrico County School Board held a public hearing Thursday to gather input on who should be the next ...

Former Hermitage football standout arrested on heroin charge

The former Hermitage football standout was arrested on heroin charges in West Virginia, and for having a stolen gun from Virginia.

4 area students receive Pi Lambda Theta scholarship awards  Richmond Free Press

Four area high school seniors were honored by the Virginia Area Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta at its annual scholarship program on Sunday.

Sharper's high school faces decision on 'tarnished' hero  USA TODAY

HENRICO, Va. – An autographed photo of Darren Sharper wearing his former Green Bay Packers uniform sits next to an autographed mini Packers helmet in the ...

National Signing Day 2018: Local HS athletes put pen to paper  WRIC

Across our area, schools are holding signing day ceremonies for their student athletes who will continue their careers at the collegiate level. . News, weather ...

School Board revises timeline to select Tuckahoe District member  Henrico Citizen

With the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence, the Henrico School Board has revised its timeline to select a new representative for the Tuckahoe magisterial.

'Our ballots will stop bullets'  Richmond Free Press

Thousands of people fill the area in front of the South Portico of the state Capitol during Saturday's March for Our Lives rally and march in Richmond. The event ...

Hermitage High instructor named named Henrico Teacher of the Year

At an evening full of awards, a Hermitage High School French teacher, Kecia Studevant Howell, netted the highest honor — Henrico County's Gilman Teacher of ...

Patrick Kane now Hermitage's winningest coach  Richmond Times-Dispatch

In Week 1, he won his 137th game at Hermitage and surpassed Chester Fritz, the man for whom the Hermitage stadium is named.

300-500 Richmond-area students gather again to rally against gun violence

Carlos Brown wished he was in biology class with Mrs. Nelson at Henrico High School on Friday.

Hermitage navigates early-season gauntlet, emerges 4-0 after beating Varina 42-21

Hermitage High's defense has been front and center so far this season, and rightfully so. Working a little more in the background has been an offense capable of ...

Henrico man pleads guilty in stabbing death of pregnant woman carrying his child

A Henrico County man pleaded guilty Friday to the first-degree murder of a woman six weeks pregnant with his child.

PFF helps high school students prepare for success in college and beyond

Equipping high-achieving high school students for success in college and beyond is the mission of Partnership for the Future (PFF), a nonprofit started in ...

The graduation will be livestreamed: Watch Henrico County ceremonies online

HENRICO, Va. – Henrico County Public Schools will provide live streaming video again this year of all HCPS graduations taking place at VCU's Siegel Center.

John Hilton, former Hermitage High, UR, NFL end, dies

John Hilton, a former NFL and University of Richmond end, a Richmond-area resident, died Thursday after a recent fall that followed a period of declining health ...

Hat trick by Natalie Biliunas powers Deep Run field hockey team to state semifinals

Many high school students sit on the couch *content* to send a Snap or binge-watch Netflix. Natalie Biliunas is different. “In my house, if I have free time, I sit on my ...

Months before teen killed by Amtrak train, his father was killed by car  WTVR CBS 6 News

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Months before a train hit and killed 18-year-old Sammy Rivas, a driver struck and killed the Chesterfield County teenager's ...

Alexandria School Board 2018 Voter's Guide: Answers from District A Candidates  Alexandria Living Magazine

The six candidates from District A running for School Board of Alexandria City Public Schools answer Alexandria Living Magazine's questions.

VUU football Coach Alvin Parker hits ground running  Richmond Free Press

Virginia Union University's new football coach has hit Lombardy Street running. Since being introduced as the Panthers' coach on Dec. 18, Alvin Parker has ...

How a 1,000-home development is factoring into Henrico's redistricting debate

On a website for River Mill, a planned community of more than 1000 homes that boasts of “a rich lifestyle amid an idyllic natural setting,” developer HHHunt gives ...

Voters to select Democratic nominee in Brookland supervisor race  Henrico Citizen

Less than a year after they thought they'd found a new rising star, Henrico Democrats are headed back to the drawing board next week to select a nominee for ...

Virginia Coast Academy hits the gridiron  Progress Index

RICHMOND - It started with Willie Belvin. He had gone to a school called Jersey Coast Academy, and the coach who started the football team there had his ...

Controversy over Byrd Middle School's name dates back decades

On Oct. 19, 1966, the Henrico County School Board agreed to name the county's next high school in honor of former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Harry Flood Byrd Sr.

Previewing this weekend's high school football games for Sept. 22

Keep your eye on Patrick Henry at Henrico, Colonial Heights at Meadowbrook and Huguenot at L.C. Bird.

Pick uptick keeps ex-Hermitage QB Rashad Robinson, undefeated JMU rolling

As a Hermitage High quarterback, Rashad Robinson liked having the football in his hands. He knew he would miss that the most when he moved on to James ...

Matoaca grinds out 90-71 win over Hermitage

Matoaca comes out flat in the first quarter, but surges in the second. Devin Morgan scores 30 for the Warriors.

Schmitt claims Brookland seat, regains board majority for Republicans  Henrico Citizen

Henrico Republicans are celebrating tonight after Dan Schmitt won a special election in the Brookland District to give the party a majority on the Board of.

Richmond area athletes land spots in NFL conference semifinals  Richmond Free Press

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown both earned an A-plus on their NFL first round playoff report ...

What made former Fort Mill football coach, who recently passed away, so special?  The Herald

It was only fitting that a memorial *service* be held on a Friday in the fall for the late Fort Mill football coach Gus Allen. It was by any stretch of the means - game ...

Williams: We are Short Pump Middle School

As a sophomore at Hermitage High School in 1974, our Black History Week assembly ended abruptly when the speaker was greeted with hostility and drowned ...

11 Henrico teachers earn National Board certification  Henrico Citizen

Eleven Henrico County Public Schools teachers achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2017. Board certification ...

Curtis Grant: Hermitage graduate, Ohio State linebacker, national champ

Before the national championship game began, four Ohio State players walked to midfield. At the center of the College Football Playoff logo, they faced their ...

Initial Byrd renaming effort expected to cost $13K

Following the Henrico County School Board's decision to rename Harry F. Byrd Middle School, county school officials estimate that it will cost nearly $13000 to ...

Short Pump Middle School meeting on locker room video gives rise to passionate critiques of policies on racism and bullying

About 400 people gathered at Short Pump Middle School on Wednesday night to discuss racism, bullying and school policy after a lurid video that showed ...

Henrico School Board votes to rename Byrd Middle School

In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Henrico County School Board agreed to strip the name of the late Sen. Harry Flood Byrd Sr. from a middle school because of ...

Dukes picked as CAA's top dogs; Rashad Robinson voted preseason defensive player of year

BALTIMORE — James Madison's Rashad Robinson does the things expected of an exceptional cornerback: He covers, breaks up passes and intercepts.

Music education in Henrico holds 16-year award streak

From maintaining funding levels to hiring professionally trained musicians who collaborate with one another, Henrico receives high marks from one national ...

Inspirational teen D’Marco Jackson’s funeral: ‘He was a fighter’

Friends and family of D'Marco Jackson, a 2015 Hermitage High school graduate who recently died from cancer, said goodbye during a funeral *service* in ...

Students need your help to build new playground for Longdale Elementary  WRIC

The students at the Hermitage ACE Center hope to meet their goal before graduation.. News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

Henrico introduces school redistricting plans | Education

Redistricting options that could shift more than 550 students to different schools were publicly introduced Thursday at a Henrico County School Board meeting.

3 former Hermitage HS football players arrested in armed robbery  WWBT

The robbery happened on Monday around 6:30 p.m. in the 7600 block of Sprenkle Court. The victim was not hurt.

'This is insanity. I’ve never seen anything like this before': Chesterfield and Henrico schools grappling with racial incidents

Racially insensitive displays by middle and high school students in Henrico and Chesterfield counties have fueled investigations and introspection in recent ...

A Return To Coaching  Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune

KEYSER- The Potomac State Men's Basketball team started off their 2017-18 campaign last night and a familiar face was seen pacing the sidelines inside ...

JMU Football Position Group Preview: Linebackers | Sports  The Breeze

Despite being the one position group on JMU's defense to not have an AP All-American last season, the Dukes have several holes to fill at linebacker.

Pregnant Richmond woman killed in bedroom; man arrested

RICHMOND, Va. -- Rita Hawthorne, 27, was six-weeks pregnant when she was found stabbed to death Sunday in the bedroom of her Richmond home, family ...

JMU announces 13 early signees to Class of 2018 recruiting class  WRIC

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- The defending national champions had nothing to fear during the early signing period for football as James Madison welcomes ...

2015-16 high school wrestling preview  Richmond Times-Dispatch

Teams, wrestlers and things to watch as the 2015-16 prep wrestling season is underway.

Stranger gives Henrico teen a second chance at life  WRIC

A bone marrow donor from Brazil is helping to give D'Marco Jackson a second chance at life.. News, weather, sports, headlines for Central Virginia and beyond.

Henrico woman stabbed in Florida attack, suspect arrested at McDonald’s

Ashley Hall was attacked in Boynton Beach, Florida, where she lives with her boyfriend.

Making a Difference - Omega W. Wilson  Richmond Times-Dispatch

On the Monday before Christmas, Omega W. Wilson slipped into her protective gear and headed into the paintball arena.

For Henrico's Walter Williams, a long journey and a great transformation

The biggest game of Walter Williams' career came eight days ago in a muggy gym at Hermitage High School. Williams, a Henrico senior, scored 37 points, hit a ...

Quioccasin selected as new name for Byrd Middle School

In a 3-0 decision, the Henrico County School Board on Thursday chose Quioccasin Middle School as the new name for Harry F. Byrd Middle School.

Micah Thomas finding success at VUU  Richmond Free Press

Micah Thomas arrived late — but fortunately not too late — to make an impact on Virginia Union University basketball.

A look at this week's VHSL state basketball tournaments

The 3A boys bracket features four schools -- John Marshall, George Wythe, I.C. Norcom, Phoebus and Spotswood -- that look capable of winning the state title.

Raymond B. Wallace Jr.: RVA was a restaurant town back in '47

By Raymond B. Wallace Jr. Until after World War II, “eating out” was not on our family's radar screen. But when we landed in Westwood, at Monument and Libbie ...

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