The American Legion Post 284 Buccaneers have been in full swing over the last month. Their record sits at 6-3 as they come down the stretch. Led by third-year coach Jeremy Cole, the 18-player roster is packed with student-athletes and former student-athletes from the Village News’ coverage area. These... Read more
Dillard gets offer from Chowan
L.C. Bird High School boys basketball got some good news when Jaylen Dillard received a college offer after an outstanding season at a junior college. Dillard, a 6-foot 2-inch guard, received an offer from Division II Chowan, a Murfreesboro, N.C. school and member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.... Read more
Chesterfield ready to host Bronco World Series
The format of the double-elimination Bronco World Series hasn’t changed. International teams from the Philippines, Mexico and the Dominican Republic have already qualified by winning their respective tournaments. Four other participants, coming from the North, South, East and West regions, will be determined July 21. Chesterfield Baseball Clubs will... Read more
Plummer is VN’s track athlete of the year
It’s been well documented that L.C. Bird High School’s boys track program has sustained success at a very high level, with the Skyhawks having won two consecutive indoor and outdoor championships. On a deep and talented roster, coach Adam Canning highlighted rising junior Jacob Plummer. Among his other accomplishments,... Read more
Kim is VN Player of the Year (boys tennis)
Matoaca High School senior Chewon Kim was a big part of the Warriors’ dominance in tennis south of the river over the past few years. In 2019, Kim had a near-perfect 12-1 record and a 4.1 grade point average. For those performances, he has been named Village News boys... Read more
Cedillo is VN Player of the Year (boys soccer)
Thomas Dale High School’s boys soccer team experienced a renaissance of sorts in coach Griff Fowler’s third year at the helm after his father, Mark Fowler, handed him the reins. An appearance in the state tournament for the first time in years was fueled by forward Brayan Cedillo. For... Read more
Skyhawks speedsters off to the next level
Four straight state championships don’t come without talent, and talent is rarely missed when it comes to college scholarships.   L.C. Bird High School’s boys track team celebrated sending three athletes to the next level recently. Twins Jeremiah Hill and Josiah Hill are going to Hampton University, and Shahmique Crowell... Read more
Williams signs with Spurs
A common comment on the San Antonio Spurs in recent times is that they played “boring” basketball. Fans might form that opinion because San Antonio is big on defense and fundamentals. True to form, San Antonio recently signed a defensive specialist Kenny Williams as a free agent. Williams, a... Read more
Rice is VN Player of the Year
Want to go out with a bang your senior year? Try hitting .600. That’s why Thomas Dale High School’s softball utility player Madison Rice did. She is the Village News Player of the Year. The Knights made a run to the state tournament in 2018, Rice’s junior year, and... Read more
Jennings is VN Player of the Year
A big part of having a winning baseball team is pitching. Thankfully for Thomas Dale High School, they’ve had Karson Jennings on the hill. For his performance as staff ace, he is the Village News Player of the Year. After bursting on the scenes with a shutout of First... Read more