ODU wide receiver Zach Pascal invited to NFL combine

Old Dominion University wide receiver Zach Pascal. (Courtesy of ODU Athletics)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Old Dominion University football wide receiver Zach Pascal will participate in the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine held at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, from Feb. 28 to March 6. Pascal will be the first Monarch to participate in the combine. “Everyone associated with Old Dominion Football is very excited […]

Virginia Beach high school softball players sign with colleges, universities

Hampton Vipers softball

Eight Virginia Beach student athletes signed offer letters Friday night to play softball at colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. “I’m very excited. I’ve dreamed about this day since I was a little girl,” Allison Mulvhill said after posing by a banner featuring Norfolk State University. “I’ve always wanted to go to the next level for softball […]

Dominion Derby Girls talk roller derby, mental toughness and ‘fresh meat’

The Dominion Derby Girls have been making a name for themselves in roller derby since they began in 2005. (Mariah Pohl)

Pink Snap-Her, Shady Skatey, Raven ClawUrEyesOut — these aren’t offensive slurs or deranged superheroes, they’re names taken by members of the Dominion Derby Girls roller derby team. Roller derby is a sport like no other. It’s rough, unapologetic, and played on skates. Games are called bouts. Nicknames are encouraged. Bruises and broken bones are a standard […]

Virginia Beach sled hockey team raising funds for upcoming season

VBHC sled team wing Tara Chandler goes for the puck. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach Hockey Club)

Hockey and sled hockey are similar. There is still thunderous communication between players, games are full-contact and fast-paced. The big difference between them is how players move on the ice. Sled hockey players sit in sledges with two blades at the bottom and thrust themselves in all directions with ice picks attached to two hockey […]

Norfolk’s new boxing center connects with community in ring and beyond the ropes

Team Norfolk Boxing starts its students as young as eight. (Justin Belichis/Southside Daily)

Team Norfolk Boxing fosters local athleticism, celebrates diversity and remembers its colossal legacy and its calling calling the new 13,000 square-foot Norfolk Boxing and Fitness Center on the east side of Harbor Park home. The team moved to its new facility in early November. The space features a classroom with computers, a fitness room with plenty […]

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