Matoaca advances to first state tournament
When a goal from Morgan Mick hit the back of the box, it gave Matoaca a 1-0 lead over Glen Allen. That goal was what propelled the Warriors to their first state tournament.  But a lot more went into the making of the team.  The roots can be traced... Read more
Louthan surpasses century mark, leads Matoaca into postseason
Continuing what has been a triumphant season so far, Matoaca High’s field hockey team has a 11-1 record after topping Colonial Heights in a 10-0 “mercy-rule” victory on Wednesday, Oct. 9. One of the big reasons for their overall success has been senior Annie Grace Louthan.  Louthan is Matoaca’s... Read more
Warriors field hockey off to a hot start
By Soren Rutherford A month into the season, Matoaca High School’s field hockey team has a 6-1 record, with their only loss in an overtime match with Deep Run, 2-1. “We are doing really well as a team,” coach Deborah Wallace said. “And we’re working hard to improve every... Read more
Thomas Dale, L.C. Bird field hockey teams strive for improvement
By Soren Rutherford Thomas Dale In her first year coaching the varsity, Emily Vayo has vast plans and goals for the Thomas Dale Knights. Seeing as the program had its struggles last year, finishing 5-10, the Knights have a new outlook. “Overall, we have a fairly young team this... Read more
Thomas Dale Girls Volleyball The Knights look to bounce back this season after finishing with a 12-12 record and losing to Clover Hill in the first round of the conference tournament. The loss of standout outside-hitter Sydney Frink was a big blow to the Lady Knights; she had the... Read more
Aubree Carasquillo, a Matoaca High field hockey standout has signed with Shenandoah University. The center midfielder played five season for the Warriors and served as varsity team captain for two years. Her many field hockey recognitions include Most Valuable Player, All-Academic Conference 12 team and All Conference 12 First... Read more
Hard work and  camaraderie pays off for the Skyhawks
L.C. Bird field hockey coach Veronica Zuccarello moved here from New Jersey on a Friday. On Monday, she met her team. Both coach and team have had a season to remember, as the Skyhawks are headed to regionals for the first time since 2004. “The season has been awesome... Read more
Field Hockey Champs
Prince George (12-4) Heading into the Conference 12 playoffs in 2014, Prince George was riding high. They were young, the top seed in the tournament and had played a tough schedule very well. Then they got upset by Matoaca in the first round. Their season was over. A refocused... Read more
Leading by Example
Vince Lombardi once said, “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Former Matoaca field hockey player Sarah Brock, a senior on the Shenandoah University team, exemplifies... Read more
Knockin on Heaven’s Door
When it comes to field hockey, Clover Hill has been knocking on the door for sometime now. One of the most competitive teams in the Central Region, coach Rhonda Clopton believes her Cavaliers will get over the hump this year, meaning they plan on making some noise in the... Read more