Knights, Skyhawks advance to next round
ABOVE: Ejay Walker looks for a receiver. He found A.J. Chavis on a screen pass that went for the game’s only score. L.C. Bird 49, Douglas Freeman 14 The L.C. Bird High Skyhawks cruised in the first round of the Class 5 playoffs by scoring 35 unanswered points to... Read more
Knights rumble past Royals, Skyhawks top Titans; Matoaca, Meadowbrook fall
ABOVE: Deangelo Gray cuts back while running the football during gridiron action last week. (Rob’s DigiPix) Thomas Dale 48, Prince George 20 In what head coach Kevin Tucker called a “sloppy” game for Thomas Dale High School, the result looked awfully good on paper. The Knights improved to 8-2 with... Read more
Thomas Dale High School’s boys volleyball team is headed to the state tournament. On the cusp of a region title, the Knights are preparing for a run at a state championship. Thomas Dale and James River played Monday in the regional final. The winner will be the top seed... Read more
Former Skyhawks coach, players coaching success at Glen Allen
ABOVE: From left, Terrance Ervin, Salvatore Camp, Torrey Pettis and Quentin Hall. Under former L.C. Bird High assistant football coach Salvatore Camp, and with the help of three L.C. Bird graduates, Glen Allen High School is currently 7-2 on the year. The Jaguars’ highest win total since the school opened... Read more
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
CHESTERFIELD – With 62 sports events attracting athletes, families and coaches from across the nation and several countries, sports tourism’s local economic impact reach $41 million in Fiscal Year 2018. That is an increase of nearly $2.4 million over the previous year as Chesterfield County matures as a sports... Read more
Thomas Dale boys volleyball team shares the volunteer spirit
ABOVE: Josh Forbes is pictured during a boys volleyball practice last week. He encouraged his team to volunteer to help the community, and the idea has spread to other teams at Thomas Dale High School. Forbes is in his sixth year of coaching at the school. Every generation has... Read more
L.C. Bird High School Hall of Fame inductees
Pictured are this year’s inductees into the L.C. Bird Hall of Fame. From left, Greg Hunt, 1986, Rashad Lewis, 2004, Jamie Wisegarver, 2001, Eric McBride, 2006, and Mike Chaney, 1981. The induction was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Highlands Golf Club. Their sports were: Hunt, track and field;... 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