Six Warriors sign to play  football at the next level
Manny Hickman was one of the most heavily recruited football players in Matoaca High School history, racking up over 37 FBS and FCS offers. The senior originally committed to Cincinnati, decommitted, got more offers and eventually decided on East Carolina, where he’ll play with teammate Jonathan Coleman and Thomas... Read more
Johnson & Johnson excel while chasing hoop dreams
Robert Johnson attended L.C. Bird High School before heading to Benedictine College Prep School, Indiana University, and preseason stints with the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks before landing with the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks’ G League affiliate. Johnson is averaging 6.5 points and 19 minutes per game in a... Read more
The press is on at Carver Academy
It took a while, but Carver College and Career Academy’s boys basketball team has risen near the top. Head coach William “Reggie” Simon Jr. took over at the Chester-based high school four years ago. His first team won five games and lost 12. His teams went 10-12 and 12-9... Read more
TDHS grad nets success: Blankenbecler makes name for himself at another Chesterfield school
Michael Blankenbecler, James River High School’s boys volleyball coach, never expected to become a coach, much less have three state championships tucked comfortably under his belt within the first five seasons of his career. In fact, Blankenbecler’s earliest athletic endeavors didn’t involve volleyball at all, but baseball and basketball,... Read more
The Chesterfield Senior Softball Association is accepting registrations. The registration deadline is March 1. Fees are $50 for country residents and $65 for non-county residents. Late registration is an extra $10. The CSSA is a slow-pitch softball league open to men 50-plus and women 40-plus. All doubleheader games and... Read more
Matoaca High School has had some exciting recruiting news over the past couple of weeks.  Division I-level recruit Immanuel “Manny” Hickman, who had previously committed to Cincinnati, de-committed and now has offers from East Carolina, Tulane, James Madison and other schools.  Justin Providence, a tight end/long snapper, picked up... Read more
Anderson and Dancey commit, Virginia Tech makes offer to Brown
L.C. Bird High gridiron stars may not have reeled in an Alabama offer, but it was most certainly a productive week for four Skyhawks standouts.  Two athletes committed to colleges last week: Mykey Anderson and DeMarkus Dancy. They’ll continue their academic and football careers at UVA-Wise.  “Mykey was a... Read more
Thomas Dale’s Tyree adds Alabama to list; Carter and Sterling get attention too
It has been an epic climb from Thomas Dale High running back/defensive back, but Chris Tyree has seemingly reached the pinnacle. This past week, Alabama extended an offer to the junior.  “Extremely blessed to receive an offer from the University of Alabama,” Tyree said on his Twitter account, @chris_tyree4. ... Read more
The next level: Baum, Henry Wiley playing collegiate ball
The Village News periodically provides updates on area high school graduates’ athletic progress. Following is a report on Madison Baum, Cam Henry and Pinky Wiley. After redshirting his first year as a Railsplitter, Henry has put in the necessary work to earn a starting role. Through his team’s first... Read more
Knights sign letters of intent
Last month, three Thomas Dale High School athletes put pen to paper on national letters of intent to play their respective college sports.   William Kimenhour was one of the most highly recruited volleyball players in Thomas Dale history. He will play at the University of Charleston in West... Read more