TURTLES(!) and Field Hockey playoffs

 A few turtles were released by the Virginia Aquarium after they'd been rehabilitated with various injuries dating back to last year and on Sunday, Oct. 28, the Stranding Response Team affiliated with the aquarium released them back into the ocean. On Friday, Nov. 3rd, at the National Training Center, Norfolk Academy defeated Cape Henry 5-0 to claim the TCIS championship. After that, First colonial bested Cox 2-1 to win the Group 6 Region A title. Thanks for looking!

(All photos ©Jason Hirschfeld and The Virginian-Pilot)

Piglet, a 200lb sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, who was found and brought to shore by members of the public near the Little Island Pier in Sandbridge on September 17, 2016, makes its way back into the ocean, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in Virginia Beach. 

Piglet, a 200lb sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, who was found and brought to shore by members of the public near the Little Island Pier in Sandbridge on September 17, 2016, makes its way back into the ocean, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in Virginia Beach. 

Indigo, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, was hooked by a recreational angler at Lynnhaven Pier on October 14, 2017, makes its way back into the ocean after being rehabilitated by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in Virginia Beach.

Indigo, a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, was hooked by a recreational angler at Lynnhaven Pier on October 14, 2017, makes its way back into the ocean after being rehabilitated by the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 in Virginia Beach.