The Daily Progress - Newsletter

A weekly roundup of the latest in Central Virginia prep sports.

Getting a leg up: Strong infrastructure helps Central Virginia high school soccer teams become state powerhouses

Earlier this month, Central Virginia became the Mecca of high school soccer in the commonwealth as four local programs captured Virginia High School League state championships. Read more

Albemarle's Amy Sherrill named Class 5 coach of the year

For their efforts, Albemarle had four players garner all-state honors from the VHSL on Friday. In addition, Patriots coach Amy Sherrill was named Class 5 Coach of the Year. Read more

Western Albemarle athletic program brings in record haul of state titles

Some high school sports programs wait decades to claim a state championship. Read more

Prep notebook: Central Virginia well-represented on Class 3 all-state girls soccer team

Katrine Berg, Julia Berg and Kate DeJong scored goals during the Western Albemarle girls soccer team’s 3-1 victory over Brentsville Distric… Read more

'They're just there for me:' Former Virginia guard De'Andre Hunter shares 2019 NBA Draft excitement with family

A mellow kid from Philadelphia who hadn’t created a Twitter account until after he left UVa, De'Andre Hunter is an archetype of Coach Tony Bennett’s blue-collar program, more likely to celebrate his successes with family and close friends than broadcast his feelings to the world. Read more

Charlottesville's Cleve Packer Jr. signs to play tennis at UVa-Wise

Cleve Packer Jr. was a leader at Charlottesville High School, both as a tennis player and in the classroom. Read more

Madison's Seale, Adams named to VHSL Class 2 all-state softball team

Madison County’s Emily Seale and Sophie Adams were both named to the VHSL Class 2 all-state softball team, which was released on Tuesday. Seale, a junior pitcher, was a first-team selection, while Adams, a junior outfielder, was named to the second team. Read more

New athletic director Jason Bennett felt a calling to Covenant

Faith, family and athletics have held prominent roles in Jason Bennett’s life for more than four decades. The 45-year-old will bring his experience and knowledge of all three to Central Virginia as the athletic director at The Covenant School. Read more

Charlottesville's Kyle Lehnert named Class 4 boys soccer player of the year

Charlottesville’s Kyle Lehnert was named the VHSL Class 4 state boys soccer player of the year on Tuesday, while Black Knights coach Martin… Read more

Fluvanna's Jacob Critzer named VHSL Class 3 state baseball player of the year

The state champion Fluvanna County baseball team is well represented on this year’s VHSL Class 3 all-state baseball team, which was released on Monday. Read more

Taking care of business: Fluvanna County baseball team wins first state championship in program history

Fluvanna cranked out 19 hits and a season-high 16 runs in a 16-10 victory over Tabb at Kiwanis Field to claim the program’s first state baseball title. Read more

Madison County softball team loses pitcher's duel to Richlands in state final

RADFORD — With talented pitchers Emily Seale and Logyn Estes, the Madison County softball team usually has an advantage in the circle again… Read more

Critzer's walk-off homer propels Fluvanna County baseball team to first state championship game

Jacob Critzer’s walk-off blast in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Flucos a 5-4 victory over Brentsville District in the VHSL Class 3 state semifinals at Kiwanis Park. Read more

Jason Bennett named Covenant AD

Jason Bennett is the new athletic director at Covenant, the school announced on Thursday. Read more

Seale the deal: Pitcher's dominant performance sends Madison to state final

Good pitching and timely hitting are key attributes to postseason softball success. Emily Seale displayed both Thursday during Madison County’s 2-0 victory over Lebanon in the VHSL Class 2 state semifinals at Radford University. Read more

State semifinal final preview: Madison softball team eyes return to title game

Preview for Thursday's Class 2 state softball semifinal between Madison County and Lebanon. Read more

State semifinal preview: Fluvanna baseball team faces Brentsville

Preview for Thursday's VHSL Class 3 state baseball semifinal between Fluvanna County and Brentsville. Read more

Unfinished business: Fluvanna players hope to cap decade-long run together with title

When the Fluvanna County baseball team takes the field Thursday night at Kiwanis Field in Salem, it will mark the second straight year the Flucos have advanced to the Virginia High School League Class 3 state semifinals. For eight members of the team, the journey to Virginia high school baseball’s premier event has been more than a decade in the making. Read more

Madison County softball team chasing another state championship

MADISON — Two years ago, the Madison County softball team returned to Central Virginia with a hero’s welcome after capturing the program’s … Read more

After helping CHS boys soccer team win state title, Von Storch set to join Virginia football team

After helping Charlottesville’s boys soccer team win its first state championship since 2004, he’ll walk away from the sport he’s played his entire life and join what is quickly becoming a crowded field of kickers vying for snaps in Scott Stadium. Read more