During the holiday break, Christopher “C.J.” George, Jr, age 9, of Chesterfield joined dozens of peers of his age group nationwide for the 3rd annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl held at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
It’s almost mid-season and things are shaping up with area high school basketball. L.C. Bird continues to lead the way, with the boys ranked 7th in the state according to www.maxpreps.com and the girls undefeated at 10-0 and a ranking of 16th in the state. Both teams employ balanced attacks and rely on tough defense to generate offense.
Typically when a high school team loses five seniors, the forecast may be a bumpy one for that following season. After all, it’s a part of the high school four year cycle. For the Meadowbrook girl’s basketball team, a team that finished last season with a 21-5 record, but after losing five key contributors, it appeared to be a ‘rebuilding’ year for the Lady Monarchs.
Chesterfield, Virginia is one of 6 U.S. cities to receive an invitation to attend the International Children’s Games. Sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee, the International Children’s Games is the largest international youth sporting event and cultural exchange for athletes ages 12-15 in the world.
The chant “Rock chalk, Jayhawk, KU!” will be a familiar sound to Chester native Andrew White come next fall, as he will be on the campus of Kansas University gearing up for basketball season. The age old chant is nearly as old as the school, which was founded back in 1866.
The L.C. Bird Skyhawks boys and girls basketball teams both faced Dominion rival Cosby on Friday. Both teams came into the double-header undefeated, and both teams left that way too as the girls defeated Cosby in overtime 63-54 and the boys cruised to a 76-46 in a blowout.