MATOACA Matoaca Warriors are the Conference 12 2016 tournament champions and finished with 246.5 points. Anthony Helm won conference most outstanding wrestler, but Matoaca’s success can be attributed to their depth – they are sending a representative to the regional tournament in every weight class. Regional Qualifiers: Sam Braswell... Read more
Kier Townsend commits to Rhode Island University Underrated. Overlooked. Those are ugly words in the athletic community. College recruiters are the tireless type though, sifting through the sand for a diamond. Kier Townsend believes he that could be that player. “In my opinion I was overlooked and it just... Read more
Before the 2015-2016 season started, the outlook was looking very bright for Thomas Dale. They returned every main component of their team and were looking to improve on the previous season’s 9-13 record. Monique Jones was the team’s leading scorer last year, returning for her junior year ready to... Read more
Matoaca (4-1) The Warriors on the other hand, are not as balanced of a team they have been in the past. That is because they have nine new wrestlers in their 2015-16 line-up and four of them had no wrestling experience previous to this year. Sam Braswell (106), Brandon... Read more
During halftime of the boys’ basketball game against Meadowbrook, Thomas Dale held their 8th annual “Ring of Champions” ceremony. The Ring of Champions is meant to honor former students and coaches who made tremendous contributions to the Knights’ family. The first honoree was Les Keenan, Class of ’68. Les... Read more
After a tough start to the season turned into a playoff berth for the Meadowbrook Monarchs, lineman Chris Artis has something to be even more proud of. The 6-2, 305-pound tackle has committed to play football at Chowan University. “I chose Chowan so my parents would be able to... Read more
When James Madison football coach Everett Withers announced he was taking the head coach position at Texas State, it sent shock waves throughout the Virginia social media community. L.C. Bird defensive back Kumonde Hines made an announcement shortly thereafter. The once JMU commit would be following Withers on a... Read more
Thomas Dale picked up four wins, only falling to Cosby and had five wrestlers go 5-0 or 4-1 on the day. Caleb Oberly (106), Angelo Scott (120), Blake Correa (126), Jealon Williams (138), and Chris Collins (152) were among the standouts. Scott, Correa and Collins were all unblemished. The... Read more
L.C. Bird girls basketball is just one year removed from a 5A state finals appearance, and they are playing like a team that will do anything to return to the Siegel Center this year. After losing standouts Taja Cole (Louisville) and Tyra Shelton (Queens-Charlotte), the Skyhawks have done a... Read more
The Meadowbrook girls’ basketball team enters the New Year hot, with a 7-0 record. This success can be attributed to someone that was missing last year’s –guard, Nia Jenkins. After being named to second-team all-conference as a sophomore, Jenkins sat out last season because of personal reasons. This year,... Read more