During his career at Bird, Vaughan served as a skilled utility man. As the Trojans primary reserve outfielder, Vaughan hit the ball at a .305 clip during the season. On March 17, in Virginia State’s triumph over Shaw University, Vaughan produced three hits, scoring two runs and a RBI double as the Trojans cruised to a 21-6 victory.
Despite finishing as runner-up in the regular season, the Thomas Dale girls’ soccer team may get another opportunity to defeat Prince George, who won the regular season title in a 5-1 victory in last Thursday’s tiebreaker game, a game that Dale was without star senior forward Regan Flores and sophomore midfielder Jackie Zerull.
The Matoaca Warriors won the 2013 regular season Central District Championship after a three way tie in the standings with Thomas Dale and Prince George. The Warriors defeated the Knights 2-1 last Thursday and on Monday defeated Prince George 4-0 to also clinch a berth into the Central Region tournament.
Chamberlin started his baseball career at Virginia Wesleyan before transferring to Hampden Sydney as a junior. The former Matoaca standout catch made immediate impact for the Tigers in the 2013 season, playing in 32 out of the team’s 41 games.
Austin Gammon signed his National Letter of Intent last Thursday to play baseball for Virginia Wesleyan University. For Bird, Gammon plays a variety of positions including catcher, third base and the outfield, but Virginia Wesleyan envisions developing him as a full-time catcher.
The spring athletics season is coming to a close and teams are gearing up for a playoff run. The following are teams in the area to watch as they battle for a shot at a title. Matoaca softball is enjoying an outstanding season, currently in first place in the Central District. The Warriors hope to improve on last year’s Central District tournament exit and make it back to the region.
Two years ago as a freshman, Bierlein burst onto the scene at Christopher Newport winning the third spot in the rotation as a true freshman, posting a 6-0 record with a 2.29 earned run average. After posting a solid sophomore season, Bierlein has excelled in his junior season.
In a closely fought race all season in boy’s tennis, Thomas Dale Knights and Matoaca Warriors were crowned Co-Central District Champions for the 2013 season. The Warriors had the edge in the standings for most of the year, but split the regular season series with the Knights.