When Mike Zuk was coaching junior varsity in 2013, he knew that a group of eighth graders just starting would have the potential to make a run at some points during their high school careers. Zuk took the head coaching post in 2014 and led the Knights to a... Read more
Thomas Dale alum Roger Bothe’s athletic resume is impeccable. He was a member of the Knights’ back-to-back state championship teams in 2005 and 2006; including a header to win the match in the second overtime period for Thomas Dale’s first state crown. Bothe went on to have a successful... Read more
Former Matoaca volleyball standout and 2014 Warriors graduate Jaelyn Jackson signed a National Letter of Intent to play college volleyball at Baylor University. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Jackson originally signed to play college volleyball at the University of Maryland, however, a second surgery for a... Read more
2015’s edition of “Shaka Watch” is over and former VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart took the head coaching post at the University of Texas – Austin. One local impact that the story could potentially have is on L.C. Bird standout Kenny Williams III, who signed with VCU this winter.... Read more
Chester has seen its share of professional athletes. Matoaca had James Farrior, Meadowbrook had Morgan Moses and Brandian Ross currently in the NFL. L.C. Bird has Jason Snelling, Thomas Dale has had four players reach the NFL including William Henderson and Rudi Johnson – but the next athlete to... Read more
Senior Alexis McCargo, a standout defender and most talented L.C. Bird girls’ soccer athlete, made her college decision last week. The Skyhawk will take her talents west to Rocky Mount and play for Ferrum College. “When I visited Ferrum, I felt like I was a part of their family,”... Read more
Matoaca Girls No. 1 Rina Croston, Sophomore No. 2 Brittany Beverly, Freshman No. 3 Jackie Cheely, Senior No. 4 Zoey Coleman, Sophomore First year head coach Jen Wells is excited about the talent she has on a young Matoaca team as the top four seeds feature one athlete, do-it-all... Read more
Thomas Dale’s first season of lacrosse was a success. Both the boys and girls teams were formed from the bottom up and both had success as teams, coupled with many individual successes. This year, it’s for real, these games count. 2015 marks the first season that the Knights will... Read more
Matoaca 2014 Record: 14-4 Lost in 5A South Region quarters to Atlee Key Players: Allie Fitzke, senior, third base; Brooke Flowers, junior, catcher; Katie Higgins, freshman; pitcher Key Losses: Jessica McCabe (JMU), Maya Bailey (Virginia State), Taylor Clark Armed with Fitzke and several other seniors to lead the way,... Read more
Matoaca 2014 Record: 17-2 Lost in First Round of 5A South Regionals to Mills Godwin Key Players: Sam Smith, senior, shortstop; Austin Sizemore, senior, second base; Kyle Creasy, senior; pitcher Key Departures: Rick Spiers (Randolph-Macon), Grant Boyd (King College), Jamison and Grayson Trower (Maryland-Eastern Shore), Jake Bailey (Bridgewater), Craig... Read more