Carver Academy wins district title
Reggie Simon’s work with the Carver Academy boys basketball program will be put to the test, as the team has its best chance at a lengthy playoff run since Toby Campbell’s tenure at the school when it was still Chesterfield Community High School. “The program had hit rock bottom... Read more
Johnson & Johnson excel while chasing hoop dreams
Robert Johnson attended L.C. Bird High School before heading to Benedictine College Prep School, Indiana University, and preseason stints with the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks before landing with the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ G League affiliate. Johnson is averaging 6.5 points and 19 minutes per game in a... Read more
The press is on at Carver Academy
It took a while, but Carver College and Career Academy’s boys basketball team has risen near the top. Head coach William “Reggie” Simon Jr. took over at the Chester-based high school four years ago. His first team won five games and lost 12. His teams went 10-12 and 12-9... Read more
The next level: Caraballo, Cole and Webb playing collegiate ball
Angela Caraballo L.C. Bird High Shooting guard Junior at St. Augustine’s Caraballo originally committed to Division II Barton College in North Carolina, but decided to transfer to St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C., where she was reunited with high school teammate KeKe Williams. This year, Caraballo has stepped her... Read more
The next level: Falden, Morgan and White playing collegiate ball
Charles FaldenL.C. Bird High Guard/forward Sophomore, Winthrop Falden was the 2016 Class 5 Player of the Year for L.C. Bird High and posted many memorable performances for the Skyhawks during his time there. Interestingly, Falden didn’t have a single “position,” which made recruiting more difficult for him. After a... Read more
Well-balanced Warriors off to hot start
Coach Glenna Lewis has Matoaca High’s girls basketball team playing arguably the best basketball they have played in her nine-year tenure. Building off last year’s 19-win season, the Warriors have shot out of the gate, winning nine of their first 10 games. “Like we thought in the preseason, we... Read more
Pressure defense, high energy nets Skyhawks success
For L.C. Bird High’s girls basketball, it’s been more of the same this year – success in the face of whatever circumstances arise. Led in part by sisters Kielle and Kiyah Shaw’s defensive prowess, the Skyhawks have jumped out to a 7-1 start despite playing without last year’s leading... Read more
County champs!

County champs!

BasketballSports December 18, 2018

ABOVE: The Matoaca Middle School girls basketball team recently won the Chesterfield County championship and finished the season with a 12-1 record. The team was honored at the Dec. 12 board of supervisors meeting. From left: assistant coach Donald Pollard, head coach Kim Pond, Brianna Montalvo, Alexa Whitlow, Ava Walker,... Read more
High school boys basketball season outlook
ABOVE: Meadowbrook point guard Isaiah Richardson moves with the ball. (Rob’s DigiPix)  Knights focused on team building With a team that struggled to a 7-16 record last year, Thomas Dale High’s head coach Braxton Byerson is bent on improving the program, and believes his team made strides in the... Read more
Thomas Dale will be tested early Thomas Dale finished last year 10-13 and sent two players to the college ranks. Kylah Webb and Jemiah Brittnum are at Bluefield State College in West Virignia, and Webb (6-1, center) is already starting. The Knights are led by head coach Leon Gholson,... Read more