Thomas Dale downs Meadowbrook, Bird tops Clover Hill, Matoaca falls
Thomas Dale High School’s Codey Wells tackles Meadowbrook’s Antoine Brown. (Rob’s DigiPix) Thomas Dale 17, Meadowbrook 6 The Thomas Dale Knights used their sure and steady running game and a staunch defensive attack Friday to send the Meadowbrook Monarchs to their sixth straight loss, 17-6. “It was an ugly... Read more
Three area grads star at The Next Level
Rayshard Ashby, linebacker Redshirt sophomore at Virginia Tech  L.C. Bird alumnus In what is a younger defense for the Hokies this season, it’s no surprise that a three-time state champion and three-time 5A Defensive Player of the Year would step up to fill the starting role on the big... Read more
Three losses and a bye for area football teams
ABOVE: Matoaca High’s Jordan Robinson tries to shed a tackle. (Rob’s DigiPix) Dinwiddie 35, Thomas Dale 31 Thomas Dale High came out and took an early lead on the Dinwiddie Generals, and trailed by just two points in the third quarter, ultimately falling short in a high scoring affair, 35-31.... Read more
Thomas Dale 28, Matoaca 21 Thomas Dale High School’s football team was able to hold off rival Matoaca 28-21 on the strength of a big-time player posting a big-time performance last week. Running back Chris Tyree finished the evening with 211 rushing yards on 13 carries and caught two... Read more
Even though the rewards stacked up for linebacker Rayshard Ashby throughout his career at L.C. Bird High School, there were still some voices in the crowd that said “he’s undersized,” and “he won’t be a star college player.” Thus far in his starting role for Virginia Tech at middle... Read more
High school football wrapup: Knights, Skyhawks put on solid performances
  ABOVE: Meadowbrook’s Jamon Battle running the ball against Highland Springs (Rob’s DigiPix). Thomas Dale 37, Hermitage 7 Thomas Dale was able to defeat a rebuilding Hermitage program by the score of 37-7 last week on the strength of a strong running game and a stifling defensive performance. Chris Tyree... Read more
L.C. Bird takes Battle of Chester, 32-20
ABOVE: Tre Mason looks for an opening in the Thomas Dale defense. Mason finished the night with 211 rushing yards. They say there’s no “I” in team, and while that’s true, an individual player can make all the difference in the world for a team. L.C. Bird High School... Read more
Despite some doubts about holes left by seniors who graduated, Thomas Dale High School rolled over Cosby last week, 34-0. “Our team played well defensively,” Thomas Dale coach Kevin Tucker said. “We had 11 tackles for losses.” He added that special teams played great, and the offense got better... Read more
Bird opens season with close win over Meadowbrook
ABOVE: Grunt work: L.C. Bird’s Javonte Tuppince and Meadowbrook’s Jordan Lomeli battle it out in the trenches during last week’s game. In a game with a multitude of local ties, it came down to something familiar for L.C. Bird: the run game. Tre Mason did a little more than... Read more
Speed is the key for Thomas Dale Knights
Thomas Dale turned in another great season last year, finishing 9-3 on the wings of changing their offense over to the Wing-T. The resulting offensive statistics were the most points they’ve scored in 15 years and the most yards rushed as a team. Although quarterback John Pierce was the... Read more