No quit in this L.C. Bird High freshman
ABOVE: Carlos Lee at football practice. One can’t help but notice a certain charismatic young man when watching L. C. Bird High’s junior varsity football team’s defense gather for practice. One’s eyes may immediately be drawn to his prosthetic right leg and the obvious limp when walking or running.... Read more
Thomas Dale downs Meadowbrook, Bird tops Clover Hill, Matoaca falls
Thomas Dale High School’s Codey Wells tackles Meadowbrook’s Antoine Brown. (Rob’s DigiPix) Thomas Dale 17, Meadowbrook 6 The Thomas Dale Knights used their sure and steady running game and a staunch defensive attack Friday to send the Meadowbrook Monarchs to their sixth straight loss, 17-6. “It was an ugly... Read more
Three area grads star at The Next Level
Rayshard Ashby, linebacker Redshirt sophomore at Virginia Tech  L.C. Bird alumnus In what is a younger defense for the Hokies this season, it’s no surprise that a three-time state champion and three-time 5A Defensive Player of the Year would step up to fill the starting role on the big... Read more
Three losses and a bye for area football teams
ABOVE: Matoaca High’s Jordan Robinson tries to shed a tackle. (Rob’s DigiPix) Dinwiddie 35, Thomas Dale 31 Thomas Dale High came out and took an early lead on the Dinwiddie Generals, and trailed by just two points in the third quarter, ultimately falling short in a high scoring affair, 35-31.... Read more
Thomas Dale 28, Matoaca 21 Thomas Dale High School’s football team was able to hold off rival Matoaca 28-21 on the strength of a big-time player posting a big-time performance last week. Running back Chris Tyree finished the evening with 211 rushing yards on 13 carries and caught two... Read more
Handcycling clinic coming to Pocahontas State Park
      ABOVE: Kenneth Holman and members of the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mid-Atlantic chapter. A life-changing event at Pocahontas State Park is attracting veterans from all across the country. They will handcycle through the wooded trails from Friday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Sept. 30, as part of a... Read more
Bird wins, Matoaca loses

Bird wins, Matoaca loses

Sports September 18, 2018

ABOVE: Tre Mason fights for some of his 342 yards against James River High last week. (Rob’s DigiPix) L.C. Bird 40, James River 20 The L.C. Bird Skyhawks improved to 4-0 with a dominant second half. The Rapids led 13-7 at halftime, but Bird came up with 33 points... Read more
Even though the rewards stacked up for linebacker Rayshard Ashby throughout his career at L.C. Bird High School, there were still some voices in the crowd that said “he’s undersized,” and “he won’t be a star college player.” Thus far in his starting role for Virginia Tech at middle... Read more
High school football wrapup: Knights, Skyhawks put on solid performances
  ABOVE: Meadowbrook’s Jamon Battle running the ball against Highland Springs (Rob’s DigiPix). Thomas Dale 37, Hermitage 7 Thomas Dale was able to defeat a rebuilding Hermitage program by the score of 37-7 last week on the strength of a strong running game and a stifling defensive performance. Chris Tyree... Read more
L.C. Bird takes Battle of Chester, 32-20
ABOVE: Tre Mason looks for an opening in the Thomas Dale defense. Mason finished the night with 211 rushing yards. They say there’s no “I” in team, and while that’s true, an individual player can make all the difference in the world for a team. L.C. Bird High School... Read more