Petty Officer Second Class Adriano Cuevas Puntiel hugs his wife Jasmine Harrison, right, on Sunday, July 18, 2021 as fellow sailors greet their families after a five month deployment on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Kempsville Football runs onto the field prior to facing Ocean Lakes High School in a high school football game in Virginia Beach, Va. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. Kempsville defeated Ocean Lakes, 36-21 for the first time since 2005.
John Kelly drops off umbrellas at lifeguard stands along the Oceanfront on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The daily umbrella drop is vital to keeping the lifeguards of the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service out of the harsh oceanfront sun and stay ready to help individuals in trouble at the Oceanfront.
Hickory's Sophia Stites (9) lies on the floor as First Colonial celebrates a point late in the first set at the VHSL Class Five, Region A Girls Volleyball Semifinals at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Va. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. First Colonial defeated Hickory in three sets to secure a spot in the VHSL State tournament.
Wittenberg senior Connor Seipel (54) pushes toward the basket for a layup on Nov. 23, 2019. Wittenberg beat Mount St. Joseph, 92-58.
Larry Williams, assistant coach for the Berkley Timberwolves, helps a player find a pair of shoes prior to practice on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. Although cleats are supposed to be provided by the players' parents, Williams and head coach Glen Yearling went to a local sporting goods store earlier in the week to ensure no players went without. “Look,” Williams said, pulling a pair down that still had clumps of dirt on the soles. “Pretty good deal,” Yearling replied. The coaches were experts at doing a lot with a little, stretching their donation dollars as far as possible.
Tripp Boyce, 10, rides around Virginia Beach's newly opened Woodstock Skate Park on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The 30,000 square foot skatepark is built above an upgraded 5.2-million-gallon wet weather offline storage tank that reduces sanitary sewer overflows. The park features a snake run and two-level bowl with waterfall, five corners and two hips; a quarter pipe with extension; ledge runs, stair sets, wall rides, snake run, banks, hips, rails, and other custom ledges; a warm-up area; and shaded viewing spots.
Tara Chang flips off the Virginia Beach School Board after speaking against a potential mask mandate during a Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 meeting in Virginia Beach, Va. The school board resumed their meeting after Chang was escorted out of the building by Virginia Beach Police, eventually voting 7-4 in the early hours of Aug. 11 to implement a mandatory mask mandate in the city's schools for the fall semester.
Western Branch High School long jumper Llyric Driscoll competes in at the Virginia High School League Class 6 Track and Field Finals on Saturday, June 18, 2021 in Newport News, Va. Driscoll placed third with a long jump of 18' 9.50".
Maury's Oliver Ana (4) works her way upfield late in the second half of a high school field hockey game against First Colonial High School on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 in Virginia Beach, Va. First Colonial defeated Maury, 12-0.