BY RICHARD IMMEL, USA WRESTLING SALVADOR DA BAHIA, Brazil – The 2017 Pan American Beach Wrestling Championships was held at Stella Maris Beach recently with a record-setting 60 matches being contested in the unique international wrestling style.   Sam Jones, a Thomas High School graduate and All-State wrestler his... Read more
By Zach Long Track and Field Matoaca: The Warriors are off to strong start for the 2017 indoor track season. Leaning on a little more experience than last year and some fresh new talent, the team has promise heading into the thick of the season. Senior transfer from California,... Read more
A trio of names that have already cemented their names in Matoaca athletics lore recently carved out some big time accomplishments at the college level – Neal Richards (VMI), Austin Akins (Coker) and Blake Roulo (George Mason). Richards has made an early mark on VMI’s program after winning four... Read more
Things didn’t look so bright for Matoaca wrestling during the regular season. People said that their run was over. Some even said they felt as though new coach Hal Miles had allowed the program to decline. If you formed either of these opinions during the season, you were wrong.... Read more
Matoaca’s two-time defending state heavyweight champion Anthony Helm recently announced he will attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University this fall. Helm chose VT over The University of Virginia. A lifelong Hokie fan, Anthony says he has always seen himself in Blacksburg. “I have always been a VT fan... Read more
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
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
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
National Wrestling Hall of Fame member Michael Moore rode off into the sunset on top. Fresh off back-to-back state champions, Moore retired from coaching. Entering the fray, another coach with a plethora of experience at all levels, is Hal Miles. “We are very fortunate to get a coach with... Read more
The Matoaca Warriors wrestling program reached a lofty goal set after last season ended. Saturday at Robinson High School, Matoaca repeated as 5A State Champions. The gradual improvement of a program has begun to bloom into a dynasty. “The first one was a history making one, we didn’t have... Read more