The Ettrick / Virginia State University (VSU) area is changing dramatically. As VSU grows, much like Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, it needs more space. That space was residential lots purchase over the last several years.
L.C. Bird and Hermitage has become a playoff tradition. In fact, the two schools have met for the past five years in the postseason. The Skyhawks took the most recent meeting in convincing fashion, dispatching the Panthers 28-7 with one of the stingiest defensive efforts mounted against Hermitage all year.
A second half collapse ended a very successful season for the Monarchs last year. Although they were upset by a talented Prince George squad in the Conference 12 semi-finals, they had one of their best seasons in school history, finishing at 16-6 and for a time, looked like a legitimate contender.
Neighbors within a mile-to two-mile radius around Meadowbrook High School had teenagers wearing elf hats and green t-shirts that read “Stick it to Hunger” knocking on their doors last Saturday. Nearly 20 members of the Meadowbrook (MBK) Food Bank Club
L.C. Bird is the only team from the area left in the playoffs after they beat Highland Springs 25-23 on a 32-yard field goal by kicker Keaton Riley with 1:11 left. An interception by Daijuane Dorsey thwarted a last minute drive by the Springers.
Since its inception in 2001, the Shepherd’s Center has been enriching the lives of adults 50 and over by offering volunteer opportunities for community service and lifelong learning and helping them remain healthy, active, safe and independent in their own homes for as long as possible.
The Matoaca boys had high expectations last year with a talented roster. They fell in the Conference 12 tournament semi-finals 64-48. That wasn’t quite what head coach Michael Knight had in mind, but a successful season none the less.