Bird, Matoaca win; Dale loses a close one
By Josh Mathews and Joe Short The Skyhawks’ defense held Cosby at bay for the entire game and made three key stops that kept the Titans out of the end zone to win 7-2. In so doing, Bird kept its playoff hopes alive. Most of the action of the... Read more
L.C. Bird’s kicker is a trailblazer and a queen
Soccer player Angel Hines took her role as a “kicker” and gave it a new meaning.  In August, she made the decision to expand her skills from the soccer field to the football field of L.C. Bird High School, becoming the first female to make the team in the... Read more
Dale rolls, Matoaca loses a heartbreaker, Bird shut out
By Josh Mathews, Soren Rutherford and Joe Short Thomas Dale 75, Meadowbrook 12 The Knights beat up on the winless Monarchs this Friday, scoring a season-high 75 points by way of a season-high 11 touchdowns.  With the return of 247Sport’s No. 28-ranked player for the recruiting class of 2020,... Read more
Skyhawks honor former players and support staff
L.C. Bird High School had a dozen new Hall of Famers inducted at a Sept. 28 ceremony. The newest inductees included figures from a wide range of people involved in the school’s athletic programs, from the football chain crew and field maintenance staff to three multi-sport stars who helped... Read more
Matoaca, L.C. Bird win, Dale thumped, Meadowbrook falls in fourth quarter
By Josh Mathews, Soren Rutherford and Joe Short Matoaca 33, Prince George 14 In front of the home crowd for their homecoming game, the Warriors won their third consecutive contest. Senior quarterback Marcus Dreher torched the Royals defense, showcasing his athleticism. He ran 19 times for 85 yards and... Read more
Matoaca, Bird cruise, Dale outlasts P’burg
By Joe Short, Josh Mathews and Soren Rutherford Matoaca 55, Meadowbrook 0 Nothing seemed to go wrong for Matoaca on Friday, as the Warriors rolled Meadowbrook. Marcus Dreher, Jacob Coleman, Troy Lewis and Ricarlos Taylor had stellar nights. Dreher completed 14 of 18 throws for 246 yards and three... Read more
Matoaca, Bird topple foes
By Joe Short and Soren Rutherford Matoaca 22, J.R. Tucker 3 In their home opener, the Matoaca High Warriors put on a showing in all three phases of the game. In so doing, they elevated their record to 2-1. Their defense wreaked havoc all night. Troy Lewis and Ricarlos... Read more
Tough week for area footballers
By Soren Rutherford and Joe Short Hermitage 21, Thomas Dale 19 In a game that went down to the wire, Hermitage made a late fourth-quarter stand to take victory from a Thomas Dale team that came in having allowed no points from their opponents. With 2 minutes remaining, Hermitage... Read more
Williams commits to U of Richmond
Thomas Dale High School’s starting quarterback and defensive back, Jasiah Williams, made his college choice in front of teammates and family last week. He will be attending the University of Richmond. “Jasiah is one of the hardest working kids we’ve ever had play for us,” Thomas Dale coach Kevin... Read more
Harris, Ashby, Elliott excelling on pro and college gridiron
This offseason, the Minnesota Vikings signed L.C. Bird alum Anthony Harris to a $3 million contract.  In just the opening week of the NFL season, it’s already paying dividends. Harris intercepted two passes in Minnesota’s 28-13 victory over Atlanta Sunday afternoon.  Last season, he intercepted a career-high three passes,... Read more