Thomas Dale boys basketball preview
Thomas Dale boys’ basketball has struggled in recent seasons. In fact, they won just five games last season. Now, there’s a new coach at the helm in Keyode Rogers, who has 16 years of coaching under his belt. Locally speaking, his last job was as an assistant under L.C.... Read more
Matoaca boys basketball preview
By Soren Rutherford Coming into the new season, Matoaca looks to gather even more success after finishing a long regional run in the playoffs with a loss to Varina, 75-54. Despite having success last year with a 15-9 overall record, Matoaca will be playing under newly hired head coach... Read more
Meadowbrook boys basketball preview
With a relatively disappointing 10-12 season last year, Meadowbrook under second-year head coach Sam Bryant will look to push their players to improve to make the playoffs and become contenders, after failing to qualify in 2018-19. Departures: Isaiah Richardson, Alphonzo Mason, Kelly Jones Jr., Duane Watkins. Richardson will be... Read more
Carver Academy boys basketball preview
Head coach William Simon and Carver Academy reflect proudly on last year’s successes, but are hungry for more. A 21-win season culminated in the state quarterfinals loss to the Rappahannock Raiders, 68-60. Simon has some key returners, as well as some depth from last season that could star this... Read more
Knights finish season 9-4  By Soren Rutherford Oscar Smith 29, Thomas Dale 7 The Tigers put the clamps on Thomas Dale in the Region 6A championship game with an overwhelming display of defense, ending a successful Knights season by a score of 29-7. Through the first half, Oscar Smith... Read more
LC Bird Girls Basketball Preview
L.C. Bird girls’ basketball continued their run of excellence by qualifying for the state tournament once again. After winning 17 games, they fell to Princess Anne 65-43. This season, they’re back, and armed with a new weapon and despite the loss of three seniors, are ready to make a... Read more
Thomas Dale Girls Basketball Preview
Once a top program, Thomas Dale has slowly been closing the gap back to being a contender under coach Leon Gholson, who enters his fifth season. Their 16-7 mark last year was the best during Gholson’s tenure. The Knights fell to Cosby in the region at semi-finals, 58-47.  Departures:... Read more
Matoaca Girls Basketball Preview
Matoaca girls’ basketball had a landmark season under Glenna Lewis, winning 18 games and advancing to the second round of the region 5B tournament, where the team fell to Highland Springs. This year, they lost just two players, and five seniors return. This is a group that’s clearly hungry... Read more
Meadowbrook Girls Basketball Preview
By Soren Rutherford After completing a regular season that saw Meadowbrook finish with an 11-11 record and a loss in the 5B quarterfinals to Highland Springs, 74-46. head coach Daniel Connor and the Monarchs are looking to have the same success they had two years ago, when they went... Read more
Dale drops Ocean Lakes 36-6
Will play Oscar Smith for region title Thomas Dale traveled to Ocean Lakes for the second round for the Region 6A playoffs and brought a storm the Dolphins couldn’t withstand. The Knights scored early, the defense clamped down, and special teams made plays as the maroon and gray dominated... Read more