Meadowbrook boys basketball preview
With a relatively disappointing 10-12 season last year, Meadowbrook under second-year head coach Sam Bryant will look to push their players to improve to make the playoffs and become contenders, after failing to qualify in 2018-19. Departures: Isaiah Richardson, Alphonzo Mason, Kelly Jones Jr., Duane Watkins. Richardson will be... Read more
Carver Academy boys basketball preview
Head coach William Simon and Carver Academy reflect proudly on last year’s successes, but are hungry for more. A 21-win season culminated in the state quarterfinals loss to the Rappahannock Raiders, 68-60. Simon has some key returners, as well as some depth from last season that could star this... Read more
LC Bird Girls Basketball Preview
L.C. Bird girls’ basketball continued their run of excellence by qualifying for the state tournament once again. After winning 17 games, they fell to Princess Anne 65-43. This season, they’re back, and armed with a new weapon and despite the loss of three seniors, are ready to make a... Read more
Thomas Dale Girls Basketball Preview
Once a top program, Thomas Dale has slowly been closing the gap back to being a contender under coach Leon Gholson, who enters his fifth season. Their 16-7 mark last year was the best during Gholson’s tenure. The Knights fell to Cosby in the region at semi-finals, 58-47.  Departures:... Read more
Matoaca Girls Basketball Preview
Matoaca girls’ basketball had a landmark season under Glenna Lewis, winning 18 games and advancing to the second round of the region 5B tournament, where the team fell to Highland Springs. This year, they lost just two players, and five seniors return. This is a group that’s clearly hungry... Read more
Meadowbrook Girls Basketball Preview
By Soren Rutherford After completing a regular season that saw Meadowbrook finish with an 11-11 record and a loss in the 5B quarterfinals to Highland Springs, 74-46. head coach Daniel Connor and the Monarchs are looking to have the same success they had two years ago, when they went... Read more
Johnson named preseason All-MAAC second team
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Canisius senior men’s basketball player Malik Johnson was recently named to the Preseason All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference second team. The Chesterfield resident has started all 99 career games played at the Jesuit-founded college and was an All-MAAC third-team choice at the end of the 2018-19 season... 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
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
L.C. Bird High School will be hosting a basketball skills camp for girls June 17-21. The camp is open to ages 6 to 16 and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. The cost is $100 or $90... Read more