Bird wins, Matoaca loses

Bird wins, Matoaca loses

Sports September 18, 2018 0

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
Woodland Pond swim team making waves
After moving up into a new division, Woodland Pond Swim Team won their division this summer. They finished third overall at the championship swim meet. Above: the swimmers are celebrating with their trophies. Right: Woodland Pond’s coaching staff: Michael Senter, Sophie King, Meredith Daley, Jillian Butler, Mason Garrett. Read more
The Thomas Dale High School golf team downed Dinwiddie last week, 190-210, at the Meadowbrook Country Club. Jack Brockwell’s 39 was the medalist for the day on the nine-hole par 36 course. Other finishers for the Knights were: Anna White, 44, Nick Papakostas, 47, and Aliyah Kellum, 61. Cody... Read more
Despite some doubts about holes left by seniors who graduated, Thomas Dale High School rolled over Cosby last week, 34-0. “Our team played well defensively,” Thomas Dale coach Kevin Tucker said. “We had 11 tackles for losses.” He added that special teams played great, and the offense got better... Read more
Bird opens season with close win over Meadowbrook
ABOVE: Grunt work: L.C. Bird’s Javonte Tuppince and Meadowbrook’s Jordan Lomeli battle it out in the trenches during last week’s game. In a game with a multitude of local ties, it came down to something familiar for L.C. Bird: the run game. Tre Mason did a little more than... Read more
Speed is the key for Thomas Dale Knights
Thomas Dale turned in another great season last year, finishing 9-3 on the wings of changing their offense over to the Wing-T. The resulting offensive statistics were the most points they’ve scored in 15 years and the most yards rushed as a team. Although quarterback John Pierce was the... Read more
Taylor ushers in a new era at L.C. Bird
Perhaps the biggest statement that a 7-4 L.C. Bird football team made last year was if that’s the worst season you’ve had in more than 15 years, things have been going pretty well. Under interim coach Tony Nicely the team played well last year, but it wasn’t the version... Read more