By ANDY BALDACCI Thomas Dale’s football program has made it a tradition to get athletes to the next level, especially from the defensive side of the ball. The next player to join that list might very well be rising senior Devonte Chandler. The 5-11, 218-pound linebacker has now garnered... Read more
Boys’ Player of the Year: Connor Thomas, Matoaca As a high school tennis coach, it’s always nice to have a player at the top of your lineup who can be relied upon for a win match after match. For Matoaca coach Matt Ramirez, Connor Thomas was just that. Thomas... Read more
Boys’ Track and Field Athlete of the Year Aaron Lewis, L.C. Bird Aaron Lewis, a junior at L.C. Bird helped lead a Skyhawk team loaded with talent in all facets. Lewis ran some sprint events and was part of the 1,600-meter relay team throughout the year, but he shone... Read more
Baum By ANDY BALDACCI L.C. Bird girls basketball standout Madison Baum has committed to continue her athletics and academics at Bridgewater College, a Division 3 school.Last season, Baum, a team captain, averaged 7 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. She was also selected to 1st team All... Read more
The Conference 3 Player of the Year and 6A South region co-Player of the Year put together quite a senior season. After signing to play at VCU in the fall, Hunter Vay continued to impress this spring, and he further proved he is a Division I talent. Vay finished... Read more
Lauryn King is now a two-time Village News Softball Player of the Year. This year, she also managed to be named to the All-Conference 3 first team for her fourth time, earning the honor every year of her high school career. In her senior campaign she batted .486, got... Read more
CHESTER’S HIGH ON JUMPIN’ JOHNNY WILSON
Johnny Wilson was a athletic star, succeeding in four sports and life over 90 years A bronze statue standing nine feet tall graces the front of Anderson High School in Anderson, Ind. The residents of the central Indiana burg have waited over 70 years for their hero’s life to... Read more
Boys’ Player of the Year Juan Carlos Escobar, Senior, Meadowbrook  As a junior in 2016, Escobar finished the season with 19 goals and Conference 12 Player of the Year honors. Improving upon his junior year would be a challenge, but he did just that. Escobar retained his title this... Read more
Area teams find places in  playoffs
With summer on the forefront of students’ minds, there is still business to be done in the classrooms and on the athletic fields. Several Chester-area teams performed well and went to regional play. The coverage area saw one conference champion, as Meadowbrook boys’ soccer brought home the Conference 12... Read more