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
When David Bedwell took the L.C. Bird athletic director’s seat last year, longtime assistant Tony Nicely was named interim coach for the 2017 season. Now, it appears that Skyhawks have found their replacement in a familiar face, former Meadowbrook coach Troy Taylor. “I’m excited to be going back to... Read more
Matoaca volleyball sends two to highest collegiate level
Under coach Tiara Boyd, Matoaca volleyball made a historic postseason run this year to the 5A state tournament, a first in school history. Now, two players have reaped the benefits of their hard work and success in the classroom and on the court. Senior Mackenzy Johnson has committed to... Read more
Matoaca girls’ volleyball, led by coach Tiara Boyd, accomplished a school first last Thursday when they defeated Glen Allen 3-2. The Warriors became the first team of any sport in school history to advance to a state tournament. Matoaca will face Atlee Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the first round... Read more
L.C. Bird Girls L.C. Bird finished last season 17-10, making the 5A state tournament with one of the youngest rosters in the state of Virginia. They fell to Edison 61-51 in the first round, but they have much to build upon, and have much excitement surrounding the program. Coach... Read more
MEADOWBROOK BOYS So far in 2017, Meadowbrook has gotten to a 2-1 start, with victories over Prince George and Thomas Dale. Now in his sixth year as head coach, Jake Oliver will look to guide this team to dispel their playoff demons. Departed from the program are four seniors:... Read more
By Harrison Louis and Josh Matthews Manchester 41, Thomas Dale 7 It was tabbed as the local showdown that football fans had been waiting for two 6A foes, the second-ranked Manchester Lancers and the third-ranked Thomas Dale Knights at Lloyd Swelnis Stadium, both teams fresh off blowout victories where... Read more


Football November 15, 2017

Thomas Dale 50, Franklin County 0 Running backs Chris Tyree, A.J. Chavis, and Elijah Burns led a massive Thomas Dale rush attack, totaling 363 yards as the Knights rolled in the first round of the Region 6 playoffs over Franklin County, 50-0. Thomas Dale totaled an impressive 468 rushing... Read more

Football wrapups

Football November 11, 2017

MATOACA 38 PETERSBURG 22 In their last game of the season, the Matoaca Warriors hosted the Petersburg Crimson Wave. Thanks to Kyle Williams and the defense, Matoaca started off hot-putting up two touchdowns giving them an early lead of 14-0. The Wave quickly responded on assuming possession, going 70... Read more

Football Recaps

Football October 25, 2017

by Louis Harrison Monacan 37, L.C. Bird 22 Going into Friday’s game, L.C. Bird had not lost to Monacan since 1998. The Chiefs were able to overpower the Skyhawks on their home turf winning 37-22. There was plenty of star power in the game, as Bird boasts the top... Read more