Everything came together in the playoffs this year for a young Matoaca girls’ volleyball team. The team is gelling more than ever, and they are going further than anyone expected them to. A thrilling five-set victory over Prince George resulted in a berth in the 5A South region tournament.... Read more
1. L.C. Bird (10-0) The Skyhawks ran the table this year, finishing the regular season undefeated for the sixth time in seven years. The defense was, in a word, dominating. L.C. Bird’s defensive team allowed just 19 points all season. Just seven of those points were scored against the... Read more
JAMES RIVER GIRLS Joe Sullivan is always nervous, at least when it comes to volleyball.  One may think that a coach with such a technical approach and sound understanding of the game wouldn’t be.  “I’m nervous the whole time, I’m always anxious to get here and get things started,”... Read more
In 1994 there was a hit sitcom called Sister-Sister, where Tia and Tamera Landry were identical twins with very different tendencies. While sisters Kendall and Makenzy Johnson aren’t twins, the different tendencies they possess make them dangerous on the volleyball court for James River. The Rapids’ Kendall and Makenzy... Read more
Hard work and  camaraderie pays off for the Skyhawks
L.C. Bird field hockey coach Veronica Zuccarello moved here from New Jersey on a Friday. On Monday, she met her team. Both coach and team have had a season to remember, as the Skyhawks are headed to regionals for the first time since 2004. “The season has been awesome... Read more
Football Recaps: Week 10
L.C. Bird 55, Huguenot 0 The Skyhawks rolled over the Huguenot Falcons again, 55-0. Huguenot has not scored on L.C. Bird since 2006, when they defeated the Skyhawks. J.B. Wright rushed for 145 yards and three scores, while Shedrick McCall ran for 116 yards and two scores. Jalen Elliott... Read more
Speed, Grit and Diligence
Kobe Bryant once said in a press conference – “Everything negative- pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” For this year’s version of the Meadowbrook football team and its senior running back, Jace Miller, that statement holds a lot of weight. The Miller family is... Read more
L.C. Bird XC team  finishes on top
In Chester, Skyhawks soar, but apparently they can also run. Both the the boys and girls cross-country teams brought home Conference 12 Championships this past week. “The team has been really dedicated to showing improvement,” said coach Adam Canning. “We had several runners shave their times significantly.” The biggest... Read more
Village News Top 5
1. L.C. Bird (9-0) As everyone expected, the Skyhawks took care of Huguenot in convincing fashion, 55-0. The Falcons have not scored a point on L.C. Bird since 2006, as Tim Holmes, a friend and twitter follower of mine points out, George W. Bush was still in office. That... Read more
Conference 3 Boys: Cosby Clover Hill Manchester James River Thomas Dale Grant Northcutt (Cosby) won overall 16:04.43 Conference 3 Girls: Cosby Clover Hill James River Manchester Thomas Dale Rachel Northcutt (Cosby) won overall 19:28.01 Conference 12 Boys: L.C. Bird Matoaca Highland Springs Varina Prince George Tyler McNulty (L.C. Bird)... Read more