The Lady Knights battled to a 4th place finish in a competitive Central District last season with a young squad and in 2014 will compete in the newly formed Conference 3 with Cosby, James River, Varina, Franklin County and Patrick-Henry Roanoke.
On the morning of February 3, Ayanna Tweedy signed her acceptance papers as the new National Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative for the CIAA for the next three years.
The point guard and team leader for the Skyhawks was selected as the Village News Girls Basketball Player of the Year for her excellent all-around play.
After being ranked 1st in the state for most of the season, according to polls at www.virginiawrestling.com, and cruising through a one loss season, junior Corey Leonard (138) won the 6A State Championship in his weight class.
Hard work, preparation and the will to win are key in any sport. In wrestling, perhaps, the will to win is all one may have when one is seconds away from being pinned and has to get their shoulders off the mat.
Coming into the season as a favorite to make a run into the state tournament, the L.C. Bird Skyhawks had several chores to get done first. Winning the first ever Conference 12 tournament was one of those tasks. Bird defeated a surprising Prince George squad 75-57.