Matoaca’s Carpenter staying in state for college hoops
By Luke Krausse Matoaca basketball’s top star, Jordan Carpenter, has committed to play ball at Mary Washington.   The senior has received many collegiate offers in her high school career, which included offers to Averett, Bridgewater, Claflin,  Roanoke College, Shaw, Shenandoah, and Virginia Union. Additionally, Carpenter has received accolades for... Read more
Dozier commits; recruitment  blows up for two others
By Luke Krausse Nathaniel Dozier, a 6-2, 250-pound lineman for the Matoaca Warriors, became their latest Division I commitment, as he’ll attend and play for Western Carolina University this fall.  “Nate is a solid player,” said Matoaca football coach Justin Parker.  “He can play multiple positions on both sides... Read more
Bird’s Jones, Henderson make their college choices
By Walter Scott Jr. One of L.C. Bird’s standouts made her college commitment. S’Zahria Jones is headed to Virginia Wesleyan. The senior only played one season with L.C. Bird, but made an impact. Jones had played three years at point guard for Hermitage before. She scored 1,050 of her... Read more
Dale’s Allen headed to ODU
By Luke Krausse After a standout senior season, Thomas Dale football standout Phillip Allen Jr. committed to play at Old Dominion University. According to his Twitter account, @PhillipAllenJr1, this was the cornerback’s third collegiate offer, following Brevard (N.C.) College and UVA-Wise.  “Phillip is long and athletic,” said Thomas Dale... Read more
Matoaca’s Carpenter, Meadowbrook’s Ellis earn all-state honors
BY WALTER SCOTT JR. Matoaca’s Jordan Carpenter After an impressive season, Matoaca’s forward Jordan Carpenter earned second team all-state honors for class 5.  At 5-9, the senior averaged a double-double this season with 11.5 points, and 12.9 rebounds per game. Not only was she a good player for the... Read more
Matoaca’s Carpenter gets big in-state offer
By Luke Krausse In the midst of a 20-win season, offers started to roll in for Matoaca standout Jordan Carpenter. The 5-9 forward reeled in another this past week, this time from in-state Virginia Union.  “Jordan is a communicator, defensive player, and leader,” said Matoaca girls’ basketball coach Glenna... Read more
Lewis nets 2nd team all-state honors
By Walter Scott Jr. A season to remember has ended with an accolade to remember for Thomas Dale guard Kylon Lewis. The junior earned VHSL All-State Class 6 second team honors. At 6-4 and 170 pounds, Lewis was phenomenal for the Knights. His talent helped the team to their... Read more
Matoaca’s Lewis, Coleman get new offers
By Luke Krausse Troy Lewis, a threat on both sides of the ball for Matoaca, has received his fourth offer.  His latest comes from the Air Force.  With his ability, Lewis has also previously received offers from William & Mary, Massachusetts, and Navy. In his junior season, Lewis had... Read more
Thomas Dale’s Jones, Saunders commit
BY LUKE KRAUSSE Judah Jones, who is primarily a defensive player, made his decision to play at North Carolina Wesleyan. The 5-11, 175-pound senior played both outside linebacker and free safety.  In the 2019 season, he had 103 tackles, four sacks, one interception, and one fumble recovery. He was... Read more
Four Knights, one Skyhawk invited to showcase skills in Hawaii
By Luke Krausse Shamus Jones- linebacker/wide receiver Shamus Jones, a defensive and offensive standout at Thomas Dale, has received an invitation to play in the 2021 Hawaii Tiki Bowl Senior All-Star Game this coming winter.  “Shamus is a tall and athletic LB/WR, has been a two year starter... Read more