Essayist Brooks Smith, rediscovering Richmond's sports history, has found that in the 18th century, Virginians enjoyed a game called quoits.
Articles by Brooks Smith
Essayist Brooks Smith, rediscovering Richmond's sports history, recalls the high point of the city's connection with golf.
Essayist Brooks Smith -- rediscovering Richmond sports history -- retells some memories of the Soap Box Derby.
Essayist Brooks Smith, rediscovering Richmond's sports history, tells about two distinctively different horse races.
Major League Baseball will begin soon, and Richmond will be getting a new Minor League team this year. Richmond has a long history of baseball tradition.
Brooks Smith recalls an ill-fated effort to bring a world Olympic festival to Richmond.
Affectionately known as the Plum Street Boys, or simply the Boys, Robert Watkins and deVeaux Riddick are creative geniuses who have been together – on stage and off – for over fifty years.
Secretariat’s larger-than-life mystique tends to eclipse the triumphs of many great race horses from the Richmond area. However, one stands out as maybe the best of the forgotten.
At least 20 Richmonders have competed as Olympians, and more than likely, the true number is double or triple what is found in the local archives.
Richmond formed its first club football team in 1878, less than a decade after the first inter-collegiate game in America.