Burton commits to Va. Wesleyan
While coach Jake Wiseman continues to rebuild L.C. Bird’s baseball program, local colleges are watching. Another standout will play at the college level: pitcher Gavin Burton.  The senior is a 6-foot, 177-pound righty has a mid-80-mph fastball and a slider. He is slotted in to be the Skyhawks’ ace... Read more
Ettrick cruises past Dinwiddie, captures BIB crown
In its first season as a new organization, Chesterfield Youth Baseball produced a champion at the Hopewell Optimist Club tournament. They followed it up by winning the 62nd annual Boys Invitational Baseball tournament (11- and 12-year-olds) in convincing fashion Saturday night, beating Dinwiddie National 16-0 in a game called... Read more
Wilkinson fires no-no, red hot Ettrick offense advances in BIB
After winning the District 11 Championship by defeating their cross-county rivals Post 137, The Bucs did something they hadn’t done in a long while- qualify for the state tournament. Once they got to the double-elimination tournament, they turned in a third-place finish. “Post 284 hasn’t been to the state... Read more
Bucs headed to state thanks to win over rival Post 137
American Legion Post 284 battled their rivals from across the county, South Richmond/Chesterfield Post 137, last week in the district championship. Once it rained it poured for the Buccaneers as they cruised to an 18-8 victory and a berth in the state tournament.  “If we hit the baseball the... Read more
CBC places eighth in int’l tournament
The tenth edition of the Bronco-11 World Series didn’t quite turn out the way that Chesterfield Baseball Clubs envisioned. Try as they might, the team struggled, falling in each of its three contests over the weekend for an eighth-place finish in the tournament. That said, there were many bright... Read more
Buccaneers nab No. 2 seed
The American Legion Post 284 Buccaneers started the 2019 season on a tear, winning six of their first eight games. They head into postseason play this week with a record of 8-5. Last week, the Bucs went 2-1. After losing to Powhatan Dirt Sox 14-4 on Tuesday, July 16,... Read more
Coastal Plain League coming back to Tri-Cities
The Coastal Plain League is no stranger to the Tri-Cities. Once in Petersburg, there will soon be an expansion team just down the road in Colonial Heights. Now in its 23rd season, the league has 26 franchises playing on the East Coast in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and... Read more
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
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