TDHS, Bird, Matoaca win; Meadowbrook falls to P’burg
ABOVE: L.C. Bird wide receiver Jamon Battle stiff-arms a George Wythe defender. Thomas Dale 30, Granby 10 The Thomas Dale Knights improved to 7-2 with a victory over Granby last week in what was a break from the “Central District” schedule. Thomas Dale got a big performance from its... Read more
Thomas Dale 49, Hopewell 42 Football can be a game of attrition, perhaps more than any other sport. Perseverance is needed too. Once again, Thomas Dale High’s football team persevered through a tough contest and defeated Hopewell 49-42 in double overtime. “I’m proud of these boys for having a... Read more
MBK product Amos torches Villanova, JMU moves to 5-2
ABOVE: Kick/punt return specialist D’Angelo Amos electrified the JMU faithful on Saturday with two punt returns against Villanova. “Why did they kick it to him again?” was a popular question during the third quarter of James Madison’s 37-0 victory over Villanova on Saturday. Why were so many people asking? Well,... Read more
Knights wash over Tide, Matoaca gets first win
ABOVE: Matoaca’s Nick Lanier stiff arms a Colonial Heights defender. Thomas Dale 28, Petersburg 24 In the end, it was defense, a signature of the Thomas Dale High School football program, that won out. Defenders converged on Petersburg quarterback Meziah Scott, stopping him a yard short of a score to... Read more
No quit in this L.C. Bird High freshman
ABOVE: Carlos Lee at football practice. One can’t help but notice a certain charismatic young man when watching L. C. Bird High’s junior varsity football team’s defense gather for practice. One’s eyes may immediately be drawn to his prosthetic right leg and the obvious limp when walking or running.... Read more
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