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CNU prevails as Apprentice School celebrates 20 years of women’s basketball
By Chris Weber, Correspondent | November 23, 2014, 9:37 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Fourteen years ago, the Newport News Apprentice School team hosted Christopher Newport University, where then-head coach Karen Barefoot coached the Builders to a 90-58 win.
Neither program saw each other again until Sunday, when the Builders and Captains renewed the Newport News series Sunday in conjunction with the 20-year anniversary of the Apprentice’s women’s basketball program. The Captains won a close contest, 88-86, at the Apprentice Athletic Center.
For Barefoot, who founded the Apprentice School women’s program when she was 22, the day held special significance.
“I remember saying with that first group, imagine what this program could become in 20 years. The vision was to start something and see it become something solid and something special,” Barefoot said. “The magnitude of it — that part is amazing. Today is one of the most special days I’ve ever been a part of.”
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Dockery leads Bruton to 20-7 victory against Poquoson
By Chris Weber, Correspondent | 10:21 pm, September 19, 2014
Sophomore quarterback Greg Dockery ran for two scores and threw for another as Bruton downed visiting Poquoson 20-7 Friday night.
Dockery, who finished 10 of 17 for 92 yards, took advantage of a Poquoson defense that couldn’t get off the field on third downs or slow the run. Bruton (1-2, 1-1 BRD) finished with 164 rushing yards as the offense compiled 256 yards on the night.
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Smithfield cruises to 35-0 win against Warhill
By Chris Weber | 11:46 pm, September 12, 2014
Despite a scoreless first and fourth quarter, host Smithfield found plenty of time to dismantle Warhill on Friday night. The Packers eased to a 35-0 win behind nearly 400 rushing yards.
Warhill threatened first, advancing to Smithfield’s 2-yard line before a series of penalties and losses stalled the Lions’ drive midway through the second quarter.
The Packers broke through moments later as senior wideout Mario Bibbins found space off the right tackle for a 46-yard touchdown, and the first of Colin Gary’s five PATs put Smithfield ahead 7-0.
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Britt returns, Prewitt shines as Tribe rolls past Goucher
W&M beats Division III team 94-60 as senior returns well from suspension and freshman keeps excelling
WILLIAMSBURG — Brandon Britt had completed his nine-game suspension and was primed to log the first minutes of his senior season. It only took three minutes and nine seconds for William and Mary coach Tony Shaver to send in the team captain.
Britt, whose suspension followed a violation of team rules and Oct. 25 DWI charge, didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. The senior guard recorded nine points and three rebounds in 20 minutes of action Friday night at Kaplan Arena as William and Mary cruised past Goucher 94-60.