Hard work pays off for Dale duo
A duo of talented Thomas Dale High School basketball players recently signed on the dotted line to play college basketball. Jessica Henderson is headed to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C., and Daizjah Brown will suit up for Pittsburgh-Bradford. “Jessica was the first true point guard I’ve had... Read more
A storybook season for the Wolverines came to a halt as they fell in the state quarterfinals this past weekend. Coach Reggie Simon led the team to 21 wins and a top seed at the Class 1 state tourney by virtue of a region title. In his fourth year... Read more
Carver boys, two Bird teams advance to state
BASKETBALL Of the nine high school basketball teams in the Village News coverage area, three made it to state tournaments: Carver Academy’s boys and the boys and girls from L.C. Bird. Carver Academy will be a top seed in the state tournament. They improved to 21-5 last week with victories over... Read more
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