Tyree signs with Notre Dame
On hip hop artist Jay-Z’s album “The Life and Times of Sean Carter: Volume 3,” he tells fans in the introduction “you could have been anywhere in the world, but you’re here with me and I appreciate that.” The same could be said by whichever college football coach Chris... Read more
TDHS boys soccer headed to state tourney?
Even as a player, Griff Fowler knew one day that he wanted to coach Thomas Dale High School soccer. After all, he grew up with it. He was a ball boy at 6, watched his dad, Mark, successfully navigate the school to back-to-back state championships in 2005 and 2006... Read more
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
At path to the goal: First Touch Sports is exposing youngsters to soccer
David Glass mans the sidelines for Meadowbrook High School’s junior varsity soccer program, but the work he has done to get local children to play the game has been paramount. Glass founded First Touch Sports, an organization that has over 500 kids from low-income areas playing soccer. In the... Read more
Liberty University makes offers to three Knights
Thomas Dale High School recruits just keep racking up college offers. In this case, one school wants not one, but three Knights. That school is Liberty University. The three athletes are offensive/defensive lineman Bryce Carter, wide receiver/defensive back Jasiah Williams and defensive back Crishaun Saunders. Liberty is the seventh... Read more
Garrett leads Knights to 10-1 start
“A good catcher is the quarterback, the carburetor, the lead dog, the pulse taker, the traffic cop and sometimes a lot of unprintable things, but no team gets very far without one,” said Miller Huggins, Baseball Hall of Famer. Luckily for coach Chris Marshall and Thomas Dale High School,... Read more
Former Knight making his way through pro ranks
After making his debut in professional baseball last year, Nathan Eaton got word of a promotion after this year’s spring training. He started the year in the South Atlantic League with the Lexington Legends. The former Thomas Dale Knights standout was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the... Read more
Run the Rocks 5K: Soldiers help with annual community event
More than 400 people competed in the Run the Rocks 5K on Saturday at Elizabeth Scott Elementary School. Carrie Coyner, a former Parent Teacher Association president at the school, organized the event the previous five years, but this year handed the reins to Rebecca Hall. Coyner lauded Hall for... 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
Williams gets offer, Walker commits
Thomas Dale High School got word of yet another Division I offer for athlete Jasiah Williams when he picked up an offer from Army, his second. Williams played all over the field for Kevin Tucker and the Knights this past year, at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive back,... Read more