Locals hit milestones in NCAA action
Recently, two L.C. Bird alums reached the 1,000 point plateau during their respective college careers.  Those athletes were guard Malik Johnson, who attends Canisius, and forward Keke Williams who is a student-athlete at St. Augustine University.  Johnson started his high school career at L.C. Bird, but transferred to Blue... Read more
‘Ubuntu’ draws Knights closer, nets big results
What makes a team that won five games last season win 17 games a year later with nearly the same personnel? One word: “Ubuntu.” When Thomas Dale hired coach Keyode Rogers last June, athletic director Ricky Talman knew that a culture change was needed. That’s exactly what the Knights... Read more
College basketball hopefuls prepare for postseason
By Luke Krausse Tyler Henderson, LC Bird Tyler Henderson has developed into a leader on a 16-win L.C. Bird team. The lone senior on the roster and the team’s point guard, the 5-9 standout scores well and is just as good at distributing the ball. “Tyler has been consistent,... Read more
Matoaca not coasting on regular season success.
The year is 2020, and the last time Matoaca girls’ basketball had won 20 games was 20 years ago, under Charles Payton, who’s now the school’s athletic director. Coach Glenna Lewis has 20 wins and a core of seniors that have the student body excited to see what the... Read more
Basketball Scores & Stats
Meadowbrook girls (13-8) Meadowbrook 57Clover Hill 53MBK stats: Maya Ellis 28 pts; Trinity Price 23 pts, 13 reb Hopewell 59Meadowbrook 33MBK scoring: Maya Ellis 20 pts Meadowbrook 75Dinwiddie 32MBK stats: Maya Ellis 29 pts; Tiona Moore 13 pts, 5 stl; Trinity Price 6 pts, 8 reb, 5 asst, 6... Read more
Local track and field athletes performing at a high level
L.C. Bird  L.C. Bird boys track has put together a dynasty, winning four straight track championships, spread between two indoor and outdoor seasons. Now, they’ve built one of the best programs in the state, and they are once again expected to contend.  Sophomore Jayson Ward ranked first in the... Read more
Warriors leading area’s wrestlers
Matoaca wrestling is one of the most successful programs in recent times, winning three straight state championships from 2014 to 2016. This year, with a talented roster that’s gotten better as the season has gone on, Daniel Clingenpeel and company are pushing for a state title.  A quintet of... Read more
Basketball scores and stats
L.C. Bird boys (15-6) George Wythe 47L.C. Bird 44Bird stats: Bryce Blaine 10 pts; Keyontae Lewis 10 reb; Tyler Henderson 6 pts, 7 reb. Monacan 76L.C. Bird 65No stats reported L.C. Bird girls (15-6) L.C. Bird 51Cosby 50Bird stats: S’Zahria Jones 24 pts, 11 reb, 4 stl; Kameron Brown... Read more
Student-athletes ink with their schools of choice
L.C. Bird  Four athletes committed to play college football with more possibly on the way for the Skyhawks.  Chris Barfield is an athletic linebacker who spent some time at running back for L.C. Bird over the course of his high school time. An academic with a 4.4 GPA, he... Read more
Recruitment offers pouring in for local athletes
Usually around the new year, football recruiting heats up, and this year’s crop of athletes has been no exception. To go with two commitments, 16 local gridiron standouts reeled in more than 25 different offers over the past few weeks.  L.C. Bird Sophomore running back Ramon Brown continues to... Read more