In a town dominated by football and baseball, four kids from Chester dare to be different. Ashley Wilson, 12, Salem Middle; Peyton Burke, 10, Wells Elementary; Cory Rogers, 9, Ecoff Elementary; and Karie Wilson, 8, Bellwood Elementary, all recently finished their first year racing motocross.
L.C. Bird has long been known for its football prowess.After the past two seasons for the boys’ basketball program, the Skyhawks have become a force to be reckoned with again on the hardwood. At 10-2 and 6-1 in the Dominion District, Bird is likely headed towards the postseason for a third straight year.
Thomas Dale and Meadowbrook has become a bigger and bigger rivalry as time has passed, especially in football, and evidence can be seen of the rivalry in basketball too. A large crowd on hand for the game was the first clue, and secondly, the spirited Monarch fans as the boys basketball team attempted to defend their home court.
L.C. Bird High School hosted its first holiday tournament over Christmas break, bringing competition from all over the state to compete, including: Landstown, Norview, Nansemond River, Middleburg Academy and Meadowbrook.
A sports adage says that “defense wins championships.” That statement couldn’t have been truer for the L.C. Bird Skyhawks on Saturday in the Group AAA Division Six State Championship. Bird took the lead on a 67-yard touchdown run by running back Paul Robertson with 5:57 to go in the second quarter and protected that lead the rest of the way.
Coaches and parents play a big role in preventing injuries.