Three Warriors commit to the next level
Two Matoaca High School soccer players, along with a member of the school’s competition cheerleading squad, committed to colleges this past week. Wilson Tunnell will head to Ferrum. Madi Thrasher will go west to Bluefield College, and cheerleader Amiya Mason will head to Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia.... Read more
The owners of a local Mexican restaurant stepped up to the plate and helped out a Virginia native in Saturday’s NASCAR race at Richmond. Pepe’s Mexican and Hibachi Box restaurants — which are owned by Nelson and Paulo Benavides and located in Midlothian and Richmond — sponsored Colonial Heights... Read more
Tyree, D’Abreu making off-season headlines
Rick D’Abreu If you follow Thomas Dale High School football, you’re used to seeing the program churn out prospects who play at the highest level of college football. Running backs William Henderson, Rudi Johnson and Ken Oxendine went to North Carolina, Auburn and Virginia Tech, respectively. Then they ascended... Read more
The attorney representing several school officials in a civil lawsuit brought over a championship football poster recently responded and asked that the suit be dismissed. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Andrew J. Fulwider filed papers with the Chesterfield County General District Court on March 30. The inadvertent misidentification of a student... Read more
White Bros.: Andrew makes NBA debut, Andrien draft-eligible
Andrew White III, a graduate of the Miller School in Charlottesville by way of Thomas Dale High School, made his NBA debut on Valentine’s Day for the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks took on the Detroit Pistons, and White surged, scoring 15 points in just 17 minutes. Overall, he has... Read more
Overcoming the odds: Dorsey commits to La-Lafayette
One website suggests that just one in 39 athletes will end up playing football at the Division I level. That’s 2.6 percent. That represents an average situation: average upbringing, average high school, average home life, a student with average academics, and an average injury history. What’s considered “average” depends... Read more
Matoaca’s Pencile breaks VHSL record
“If you don’t at first succeed, try, try again.” That adage is applicable to all aspects of life, but especially to Matoaca High School soccer forward Maiya Pencile in the Warriors’ 8-3 win over L.C. Bird last week. On her run to the goal, Pencile kicked the ball toward... Read more
A football championship poster gone bad?
A misidentified player’s photo on the L.C. Bird High School 5A football state championship team poster from 2013 has resulted in a parent filing a civil lawsuit against school district officials. David Shurland sued the school’s principal, Laura Hebert, along with Chesterfield County Public Schools officials Joseph Tylus, James... Read more
By Leon George At Daybreak Farm in Chesterfield County, an unobtrusive sign informs everyone the one-lane wide, asphalt driveway, is for private use. The pastoral serenity of the 90-acre farm quickly makes you forget having to cope with the almost always rush-hour traffic jam of Route 360. It’s easy... Read more
Falling Creek 11-U basketball team wins championship
The Falling Creek Blackhawks 11-U basketball team won the Chesterfield Basketball League championship in the Minor PAC 10 division on March 3 with a 38-25 win over Ettrick. The team was coached by Andrew Lewis, who played at Thomas Dale High School in 1977-78 and is in the school’s... Read more