Jones nets 1000th career point
By Noah Christian Monique Jones just keeps getting better. The natural talent has always been there, as she played varsity as a freshman, but she continues to build on that talent. The Thomas Dale senior has improved her averages every year. Jones built on her freshman averages of 11.1... Read more
We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges. The L.C. Bird boys’ basketball program is no stranger to a challenge but the remarkable thing is the Skyhawks success amid those challenges. In 2011 and 2016, L.C. Bird knocked on the door with state final... Read more
Thomas Dale Boys By Jamal Davis Last season the boys’ basketball team at Thomas Dale finished with a 9-13 record. While that may not be where it wanted to be, it was an improvement over the year before. The Knights hope to continue to improve this season under head coach Braxton... Read more
By Zack Long Team MVP: Terrence Whitfield Record: 7-5 Coach Michael Knight says his team started off the season “slow” on the defensive side, but with seven wins, that has now changed. The Warriors are playing harder and with a higher energy level. Terrence Whitfield, a senior and three-year... Read more
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BasketballSports January 19, 2017 1

Gilliam was a great Skyhawk in her day on and off the court, and excelled at Cape Fear Community College in order to earn a scholarship to finish up her hoops career at Longwood. The results for the Lancers have proved she was a good investment. The 6-0 forward... Read more
Just ask H.D. Woodson coach Lawrence Mines III. His friends call him Trey. A native of Chester, Mines coaches, lives and works in Washington D.C., but for the past two years has returned to play in the Tri-City Holiday Classic. While he won in 2015 and was runner-up this... Read more
The Next Level
Khris Lane, Basketball Meadowbrook High School R-Junior at Longwood University   After starting his career high school basketball career at Meadowbrook, Lane ventured to Benedictine. Now he’s landed at Longwood by way of Drexel. The Big South and Lancers fans have been put on notice. Lane has averaged 14.2... Read more
Skyhawks perfect in holiday tournament
L.C. Bird Girls (6-1 on season) L.C. Bird’s unselfish play on both ends of the court led them to two victories in the tournament. The Skyhawks dove for loose balls on defense and made the extra pass on offense to get open looks. Jaden Watkins showed off her passing... Read more
Whitfield’s recruiting interest on rise in two sports
By David Evers For Terrence Whitfield, it all started on the concrete courts of O.B. Gates Elementary. What was then just a game has now become a lifestyle. Whitfield has been impressive throughout his high school career at Matoaca, both on the football field and on the court. The small... Read more

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Basketball December 16, 2016 0

Matoaca Boys Yousef Hatter In a tough Conference 12, the boys at Matoaca fought their way to a .500 record (12-12). After losing to Varina in the Conference 12 first round, the Warriors are aiming even higher this year. They look for their speed and athleticism to help them... Read more