Dancey, Addison pick up offers
A popular saying in sports is “next man up,” and the L.C. Bird High Skyhawks have just that, another big man to help fill the hole left by Hakeem Beamon’s possible transfer. That man is 6-2, 285-pound offensive lineman DeMarkus Dancey. The rising senior picked up his second offer... Read more
Police Athletic League up and running, will host football camp Saturday
Building lasting relationships with youth is Rick Cremonese’s goal. Cremonese, a master officer with Chesterfield Police Department, helped start a Police Athletic League pilot program last year. The program has blossomed into a full-blown one this year, and the Chesterfield Police Athletic League has held an event each month... Read more
Skyhawks’ speedster  commits to Va. Tech
Jaden Payoute, a rising senior at L.C. Bird High School and a track star, wide receiver and defensive back, recently gave a verbal pledge to head to Blacksburg. “I chose Virginia Tech because I felt the connection with the coaches and the players,” he said. “It was a very... Read more
Hickman headed to Cincinnati
Another local athlete made his verbal commitment to play at the next level. Immanuel Hickman will play his college football at the University of Cincinnati. “Cincinnati is the school I chose because I felt the most at home there. Cincinnati has that southern-city feel,” Hickman told Ultimate Recruit. “Honestly,... Read more
Eaton drafted by K.C. Royals
Nathan Eaton, a 2015 graduate from Thomas Dale High School and a rising junior at Virginia Military Institute, recently received a long-awaited phone call. He had been selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball draft. In a draft heavy with speed... Read more
Matoaca High grad finishes successful college career
In a sports world growing more and more obsessed with specialization, Matoaca High alum and Randolph-Macon College graduate Rick Spiers made a career from doing exactly the opposite. “When he was in high school, he did everything well but didn’t go anything great,” said Randolph-Macon coach Ray Hedrick. “He... Read more
L.C. Bird boys win team title at state
When L.C. Bird High School won the boys’ indoor state championship this winter, they did it with balance throughout the team. While only one athlete won an event, they piled up the points to win the title as a team. Ten-year coaching veteran Adam Canning said that he’s seen... Read more
As summer gets ready to officially start, the recruiting scene is scorching for several area student-athletes. Thomas Dale High’s defensive lineman/linebacker Rick D’Abreu has a total of 16 scholarship offers. The four newest offers for the rising senior are from Campbell, William and Mary, and two schools from the... Read more
          L.C. Bird High School’s boys’ basketball program has gotten used to sending student-athletes to the next level. Now the Skyhawks have two more students who seem destined for the college game in Jamon Battle and Mack Burgett. Both were a part of L.C. Bird’s... Read more
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