Heritage Chevrolet is one of 11 Chevrolet dealers from the Richmond area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues and helped raise close to $37,965 in total donations from the dealership and private parties in the area. During the 2009 baseball season, Central Chesterfield Little League received both monetary and equipment donations as well as the opportunity to raise up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser.
Freshman Griffin Clark’s 75 took medalist honors in the 2009 Central Region Golf Tournament, held at Meadowbrook Country Club last Tuesday. Clark will lead the Knights into the Central Region Tournament, where he will be one of a handful of players favored to earn medalist honors. The only freshman on the senior-laden team, Clark is the son of Petersburg CC Head
Recognized as one of our nation’s greatest high school football rivalries, the Battle of Chester is also a multigenerational social event of the season. It is an event that carries little in the way of animosity, but instead an extra heaping of good-natured ribbing. On the Bird sideline this year was freshman Tiffany Stevens, a flutist in the Marching Skyhawk band, who was experiencing her first Bird-Dale game. Stevens commented, “There has been tremendous enthusiasm all week.
Thirty years ago, Aubrey Lindsey, the freshly-appointed principal of the brand-new L.C. Bird High School, was summoned to the legendary Wilson Crump’s office. When Lindsey arrived, Crump handed him an envelope that contained a $30,000 check. A stunned Lindsey listened as Crump directed him to establish a first-class athletic program. Crump continued, “They need to look good when they take the field.” Then he added, “Get the best coaching staff you can to lead them.” With this huge assist from Crump, Lindsey did his part in giving birth to what was to become a Bird athletic dynasty.
They dived, rolled, and crawled through the 20-foot mud pit ending the seven-obstacle novelty five-mile run tagged as “a dirty dash through the past” held at Henricus Historical Park. Over 500 runners registered for Saturday’s event, the Henricus Dauber Dash, sponsored by Sports Backers and Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation to benefit the Henricus Foundation.
Meadowbrook football has long been a powerhouse under the leadership of head coach Bill Bowles. Bowles was able to lead his team to district and regional title games, and then to the state championship game, which they won in 2004. But Bowles’ tenure at Meadowbrook came to an end last year upon his retirement. Some might think the Monarchs’ success would have halted with the transition; however, they were fortunate to welcome back former assistant coach to Bowles, Troy Taylor.