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Warriors baseball program readies players for success at all levels

Head Coach Tim Haynes has the full attention of the Matoaca Warriors for the duration of a practice on a windy Wednesday afternoon. Haynes, a baseball man his whole life, stands behind a net while he looks at the Warriors swing on pitches thrown by assistant coach Jason Burton.

Birdsong transfers to Marshall

Former Matoaca quarterback and James Madison University standout Michael Birdsong announced Saturday via twitter that he was transferring to Marshall University to continue his college football career.

The Next Level: Cullen, Overby, Gammon

Cullen has been one of the lead catalysts and producers for VCU during his four years with the program. A standout on the high school fields, the senior continues to solidify his prospects of being drafted in the MLB draft in June.

Two-sport athlete gets inspiration from hall of famer Bo Jackson

When considering the differences between football and baseball, one might think that an athlete, especially a linebacker, might be the proverbial “bull in a china shop” on the baseball field. That’s not the case for L.C. Bird third baseman Darius Gillus.

Elizabeth Scott prepares, trains for Run the Rocks 5K

The winter weather didn’t stop Elizabeth Scott Elementary School Morning Running Club from training for the upcoming Run the Rocks 5K and Healthy Family Day. These determined, energetic students began meeting in February to train for the first annual Run the Rocks 5k race on Saturday, April 26, starting at the school to Point of Rocks Park and back.

Girls on the Run at Ettrick Elementary

Fourteen students from Ettrick Elementary School are participating in a program called “Girls on the Run.” The program is designed to develop healthy lifestyles and habits in girls and to support a healthy body image.