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Area athletes gaining experience on American Legion diamond

This week we check in with the Post 284 Bucs, the second of both teams featuring players from the Village News coverage area that play their home games at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights.

American Legion Post 284 juniors move up, look to win championship at higher level

Last season the Post 284 Pirates junior team battled successfully. The fruits of their labors were a regular season championship, a legion district championship and then a state championship.

Swimmer aspires to be Olympic athlete

After the eldest sons of Amy and John Bollinger of Chester – J.K. and Tyler – were on the swim team, then three-year-old Cody Bollinger decided he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his brothers.

Classic Equestrians qualify for State 4-H competition

Four senior members of the Chesterfield Classic Equestrians 4-H club recently competed in the Southeast District (Region 2) 4-H Dressage Show and are eligible to compete in the 4-H State Horse Show, September 10-13, at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington. The district’s only dressage show was held May 10, in Beaverdam.

Yankees win CCLL Championship

Again this year Coach Darek Hathaway, Coach Drew Lasky, and Coach Steve Spears have led their Chesterfield County Little League AA NY Yankees team to win the Championships. Congratulations to the team and to the great coaches on a great season.

Varsity athletes to play at next level

Carroll missed half of his senior season with a leg injury, but was still impressive enough to catch the eye of Randolph-Macon College where he signed to play next fall. For the Warriors, The safety registered 13 tackles (nine solo) and an interception in limited action. He’ll join Meadowbrook linebacker Kane Smith as a signee for 2014.