Jordan Carpenter gets nod for Lexus leadership scholar- athlete award
By Walter Scott Jr. Every year, schools submit two athletes (one boy and one girl) who made an outstanding contribution to the school both through athletics and academics.  Matoaca’s girls’ basketball star, Jordan Carpenter, has been nominated for the Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious... Read more
By Walter Scott Jr. Although things may be speeding up a bit in the world due to COVID-19, two area athletes have continued to outrun the competition on the recruiting scene.  One of those athletes is L.C. Bird’s Kris Trinidad, who has added five new offers: Navy, Bucknell, Air... Read more
Matoaca alum Richards named to All-American second team
VMI red shirt senior Neal Richards was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-American second team Friday, becoming the program’s first All-American since 1999 (Leslie Apedoe, 285) and third all-time. “Everyone is so proud of Neal,” said head coach Jim Gibson. “This honor is greatly deserved, and is the culmination of hard... Read more
Coleman, Lewis help drive culture change at Matoaca
By Walter Scott Jr. Matoaca’s dynamic duo, Troy Lewis and Jacob Coleman are a part of the culture change that’s been ushered into the school’s football program.  “It’s easy to say these are the two top recruits we’ve had in a long time in general for school,” said Matoaca... Read more
Their paths may never cross again
By Walter Scott Jr. Life is different now. It’s affected everyone, and the Thomas Dale’s boys’ lacrosse team is no different.  The team was poised to have what the school hoped to be a championship season, but COVID-19 ended the run before it started. The roster, loaded with 18... Read more
Virtual Signing Day
Bird gets four football commits; Brown transfers
By Walter Scott Jr. Four gridiron Skyhawks for L.C. Bid made college commitments this past week.  Elijah Rivers is headed to Old Dominion, Dom Gray will attend and play at Randolph-Macon, and Shaun Allen and Savion Parham will remain teammates at Bluefield College.  Rivers really helped his recruiting stock... Read more
Lewis, Coleman have more college offers
By Walter Scott Jr. It seems that the number of scholarship offers for wide receiver Troy Lewis and for running back Jacob Coleman changes day by day.  The Matoaca standouts reeled in more offers this week. Lewis is now up to 22 offers. His previous count total stood at... Read more
Hines commits to play college soccer
By Walter Scott Jr Angel Hines announced her commitment to Chestnut Hill College to play soccer. A multi-sport athlete, Hines played both soccer and football in her time with L.C. Bird. After seeing her potential, head coach Troy Taylor decided to offer her a spot as kicker. In her... Read more
Recruiting Update
By Walter Scott Jr. Matoaca’s Lewis gets four new offers Expanding upon his name even further, Matoaca receiver-safety Troy Lewis added another four offers to his resume. Lewis’s work ethic and talent have earned him his latest offers from Villanova, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Bryant. The number of offers for... Read more