Mejia signs with local semi-pro soccer team
Meadowbrook High School soccer alum Bernando Mejia is taking a major step toward redemption. The former Monarchs standout was one of the best goalies in Central Virginia during his time at the school. Now, he’ll be suiting up again, playing semi-pro soccer for Chesterfield-based Loko Football Club. “I saw... Read more
Buccaneers nab No. 2 seed
The American Legion Post 284 Buccaneers started the 2019 season on a tear, winning six of their first eight games. They head into postseason play this week with a record of 8-5. Last week, the Bucs went 2-1. After losing to Powhatan Dirt Sox 14-4 on Tuesday, July 16,... Read more
Coastal Plain League coming back to Tri-Cities
The Coastal Plain League is no stranger to the Tri-Cities. Once in Petersburg, there will soon be an expansion team just down the road in Colonial Heights. Now in its 23rd season, the league has 26 franchises playing on the East Coast in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and... Read more
Chesterfield softball team wins state championship, falls in Southeast tourney
The Chesterfield Little League 8-10 year old softball team fell short of making the final of a regional tournament in Clarksville, Tenn., this past weekend despite a 2-1 record in pool play. Over the weekend, Chesterfield defeated West Virginia 8-2 and Georgia 4-3, but lost to eventual champion Unicoi,... Read more
The American Legion Post 284 Buccaneers have been in full swing over the last month. Their record sits at 6-3 as they come down the stretch. Led by third-year coach Jeremy Cole, the 18-player roster is packed with student-athletes and former student-athletes from the Village News’ coverage area. These... Read more
Dillard gets offer from Chowan
L.C. Bird High School boys basketball got some good news when Jaylen Dillard received a college offer after an outstanding season at a junior college. Dillard, a 6-foot 2-inch guard, received an offer from Division II Chowan, a Murfreesboro, N.C. school and member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.... Read more
Chesterfield ready to host Bronco World Series
The format of the double-elimination Bronco World Series hasn’t changed. International teams from the Philippines, Mexico and the Dominican Republic have already qualified by winning their respective tournaments. Four other participants, coming from the North, South, East and West regions, will be determined July 21. Chesterfield Baseball Clubs will... Read more
Plummer is VN’s track athlete of the year
It’s been well documented that L.C. Bird High School’s boys track program has sustained success at a very high level, with the Skyhawks having won two consecutive indoor and outdoor championships. On a deep and talented roster, coach Adam Canning highlighted rising junior Jacob Plummer. Among his other accomplishments,... Read more
Kim is VN Player of the Year (boys tennis)
Matoaca High School senior Chewon Kim was a big part of the Warriors’ dominance in tennis south of the river over the past few years. In 2019, Kim had a near-perfect 12-1 record and a 4.1 grade point average. For those performances, he has been named Village News boys... Read more
Cedillo is VN Player of the Year (boys soccer)
Thomas Dale High School’s boys soccer team experienced a renaissance of sorts in coach Griff Fowler’s third year at the helm after his father, Mark Fowler, handed him the reins. An appearance in the state tournament for the first time in years was fueled by forward Brayan Cedillo. For... Read more