Football Treshawn Smith, Norfolk State Smith was excellent at linebacker for Thomas Dale last year and was perhaps one of the most underrated players in the Central Region. He decided to commit and walk on at Norfolk State under coach Latrell Scott. The athlete’s path to defense was a... Read more
Beamon’s stock soars, Payoute’s starting to climb
The L.C. Bird High School football faithful have another season of watching the greatest recruit in school history: defensive and offensive lineman Hakeem Beamon. Beamon has offers from Alabama, Ohio State, South Carolina, UVA and Arkansas, among many others. The rising senior was originally committed to North Carolina, but... Read more
Fleischer sets home-run record at VMI
Last Wednesday, Thomas Dale High alum Collin Fleischer made history. In what ended up being a dramatic walk-off 9-7 victory over Virginia Tech, the senior got the VMI Keydets’ bats started with a solo home run in the first inning. That round-tripper gave him 42 for his career at... Read more
LC Bird’s relay team brings home the gold
L.C. Bird High’s track program has made for many discussion points recently, especially since coach Adam Canning and the Skyhawks brought home the school’s first-ever state track championship this past indoor season. The Penn Relays is one of the biggest events on the East Coast, and a team of... Read more
Offers roll in for Hickman
They say when it rains, it pours. There may not be a truer statement for Matoaca High defensive end Immanuel “Manny” Hickman. Coming into this spring, the 6-3, 230-pound three star recruit didn’t have any scholarship offers. Now, he’s got a dozen. “He may be a bit of a... Read more
For Matoaca High School baseball, a changing of the guard occurred this past off-season when longtime coach Tim Haynes retired and Chris Olsen, a long-time assistant in the area, was tabbed for his first head coaching position. With a core of veteran players and some exciting young talent, the... Read more
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