At L.C. Bird High School, only a few recruits have garnered more attention than Jamon Battle. At one point, the guard had collected more than 30 offers from his great play on the AAU and high school levels. Battle’s college search recently came to an end when he selected... Read more
Jones transfers to Chowan
Former Thomas Dale High School standout Monique Jones made the next step in her basketball and academic career by committing to Division II Chowan University last week. Jones played two seasons at Louisburg College in North Carolina with excellent results, especially last season. She averaged 14.8 points and 8.3... Read more
Burgett, Conaway make college choices
Recently, L.C. Bird High School basketball has seen two more young men commit to play in the college ranks. Mack Burgett, a 6-foot 8-inch senior, is headed to Anderson University in Indiana.  “Before all, I want to thank the ‘man upstairs’ for giving the opportunity to play the game... Read more
Jags win 9-U championship
The Jacobs Road Elementary School Jaguars won the Cub Division 9-U Big Ten Championship over the Midlothian Mustangs, 22-17, on March 9. First row: cheerleaders, Sydney Hoy, Olivia Duncan, Delanie Harper, Emma Jarrett; second row, Savannah Poore, Kaelah Goodman-Robinson, Madison Thompson, Alyssa Inge, Makayla Reed and Brooklyn Gale; third... Read more
Falling Creek Blackhawks win 12-U championship
The Falling Creek Blackhawks 12-U basketball team won the Chesterfield Basketball League Championship in the Nets SEC division on Feb. 23 with a 57-45 win over Enon-Marguerite Christian. The Blackhawks finished the regular season with a 9-1 record, losing only to a tough Midlothian team. In the playoffs, Falling... Read more
Williams is dancing: L.C. Bird alum in pursuit of second national championship
What do you get the college basketball player who has everything? Another national championship. Kenny Williams, a L.C. Bird High graduate, is a senior at No. 1 Midwest seed North Carolina. After already winning a national title in 2017, he’s looking to end his college career on top. With... Read more
Johnson honored for record-setting career at TDHS
Thomas Dale High alum Ka’lia Johnson had a storied career and will go down as one of the best players to ever suit up in the state of Virginia. She was recently honored by her school by having had her jersey number retired last week. “I’m very thankful to... Read more
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