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July 19, 2014 - 10:00am
September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Countdown to ChesterFest: Get ready to hit the trail in the Fest 5K

While many of this year’s ChesterFest attendees are still in their beds, a group of runners will warm up and hit the streets and trails in Chester during the festival’s 5K. The fourth annual race will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, and registration and packet pick-up will start at 7:15 a.m.

DLA Aviation delivers donated supplies to schools

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and DLA Installation Support employees delivered 16 boxes of school supplies to three schools in DLA Aviation’s School Partnership Program on Aug. 26, according to information from DLA Aviation.

Local softball team wins championship

Sandlot Softball, a team composed mainly of L. C. Bird High School graduates, recently won the SSAA E World Championships in Fayetville, N.C., according to information from John Herrin.

Local dealership donates money, equipment to area little leagues

Heritage Chevrolet - Chester, one of seven area Chevrolet dealers that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2010 baseball season, raised nearly $23,100 in donations from the dealership and private parties, according to a press release from the business.

Friday night lights return

High school football is returning to the area with a vengeance, as Thomas Dale looks to continue its success and defend its Division 6 state championship and other area schools look to complete unfinished business from the 2009 season.

New coaches, same expectations

With the departure of three legendary coaches at Thomas Dale High School last school year, change in the athletic program will be inevitable. What we don’t anticipate, however, is any change in the Knights’ success, which saw them capture every Central District title last fall.

Skyhawk sports a matter of numbers, experience

“We’ve got great kids here, but it is simply a matter of getting them to commit to a sport such as cross country,” said coach Seth Kistner. In a nutshell, that seems to be the story across the board when assessing the fall sports program at L.C. Bird High School.

Fall sports look to turn the corner at Matoaca

Fall sports are well under way at our local high schools and nowhere can you find greater enthusiasm than among the athletes and coaches at Matoaca High School.